I've heard from some people who'd like to see what can be done in color correction using the ProTune setting. If you're looking for that, I just uploaded a video comparison between the raw ProTune footage, sharpened footage and sharpened/color corrected footage. You can see that here: vimeo.com/59313033
GoPro finally received a new firmware upgrade and with it, comes the long awaited ProTune profile for the camera. Was it worth the wait? How's it look? Does it make all of the difference? Well, check out this side by side comparison video between the GoPro HD HERO2's original profile and the ProTune profile and decide for yourself!
A few things:
- The original footage has been compressed for the web and then recompressed by Vimeo, so the motion test isn't anywhere as near of a clear difference as it was in the original footage. But I included it because it'll show you what typical results will look like when you upload a video to the web. You should still be able to see the difference between the original profile and the 35 Mbps Protune profile, even with all of that compression. You can download the video file to see it without Vimeo's compression, if you like.
A better example of the compression artifact difference is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lio_convoy/8075032681/
- The files I used for this test are the original MP4 files straight off of the memory stick. They weren't tweaked or transcoded in anyway by Cineform or any other program before I brought them into Premiere Pro CS6 to put this together.
- If something's been color corrected, you'll see "CC'D" to show it. All color correction was copied and pasted between the original profile and the ProTune profile so that they show identical results. I have no doubt the ProTune profile would look *a lot* better if I had color corrected this separately to bring out the best in it. But this was a straight side by side comparison and I wanted to show what results people will get by their regular work flow.
Pass on your ProTune thoughts, comments and workflow down below in the comments!
I posted my thoughts on the new ProTune profile on my blog. You can check it out at http://lioconvoy.blogspot.ca/2012/10/my-thoughts-on-gopro-hd-hero2-protune.html