1. A month ago I decided to put this piece on the ideal way to set up your Canon 5D MKII for video. I had an inclination that the release of the 5D MKIII was imminent - but these settings and principles behind them (although the menus will change) will more than likely apply just as well to that camera. These settings also apply to all Canon HDSLRs as well. I make sure to set up all of my cameras to the exact same picture profile and settings at the start of any shoot (and to ensure that the color temperature settings and exposure setting are identical as well) during multi-cam shoots.

    The 5D MKII came out nearly 4 years ago - but this is still one of the single most common questions I get to this day as new people are continually entering the HDSLR world. I also find that many professionals aren't aware of many of these settings themselves and I thought: "Better late than never." So here are the settings that I have used with the Canon 5D MKII - and a comparison between the standard picture profile, the profile I recommend, and the Technicolor profile with some examples on grading. (INFO on where to download the Technicolor profile - instructions on how to install from Technicolor and LUT buddy.)

    Hop on over to the blog to read the full article, along with a detailed written description of why these settings are used.

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  2. In this tutorial, Stu Maschwitz shares a workfow for using Colrista II across multiple shots. He'll share techniques in creating a consistent look, highlighting your subject,and much more. Though he uses FCP in this video, these methods will work wherever you use Colorista II.

    Training by Stu Maschwitz

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  3. In this tutorial, Apple Certified Master Trainer, Simon Walker, shows you how to speed up rendering on the Final Cut Pro timeline, so you have more time to add production value to your project.

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  4. In this EXCITING tutorial, Stu Maschwitz shows you how you can quickly and easily use Magic Bullet Colorista II for cosmetic skin retouching. You'll learn simple and effective techniques for subtly downplaying signs of age (such as wrinkles or skin blemishes), and giving pale skin a healthy color, without effecting other elements in your shot.

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  5. In this episode of Red Giant TV, Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker gives you an overview of color grading with Several products from the Magic Bullet Suite. He'll show you when to use them together and when to use them separately. He'll also share some tips for removing compression artifacts and noise that become more obvious as you color grade.

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