This is a continuation of an earlier test I did:
This test was to see how the two profiles (Prolost & Standard Canon profile) stand up to grading...
I shot some more clips (handheld - sorry) using the Standard profile on the 7D and the settings suggested on the Prolost Blog. Except for this one I bumped the sharpness up two notches from the suggested settngs (so -2).
I then took the clips and graded them with various Magic Bullet Looks (as it seems one of the most popular ways to do so).
The video shows the Prolost clip followed by the Standard profile clip.
1080 25p, Nikkor 50mm f1.4 AI (shooting @ f2.0 - f3.5), 1/320th - 1/600th shutter (sorry I could not use 1/50th to emulate 180 degree shutter), 100 ISO (it was too bright to use the popular 640 ISO), White Balance: Cloudy, Highlight Tone Priority: Off.
I transcoded from h264 using Cineforme Neoscene (set to High Quality).
I edited using Premiere Pro CS4.
I exported as h264 50mbps 1080 25p.
Magic Bullet Presets used (in this order):
Black & White Crunch,
BW Film Stock Grainy,
Multi Grad Cool,
Days of Night,
Crime Scene Alternate,
RESULTS & EXPERIENCES:
Using the Canon Standard profile gives a crushed look to my eyes that isn't very appealing or flattering to the image. Also the whole image is more contrasty, losing all the subtle shades, not to mention the colour balance being way too saturated IMO.
Using the (modified) Prolost settings gave all the images much more subtle and decent looking grades. Also there is still a bit more latitude to go even more intense if desired.
I personally will always now shoot using the (modified) Prolost settings, unless I do not intend to do anything more with it than put it on facebook or something I care little about.
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