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AUTHOR SUBJECT: Cinestyle
Velusion
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Posted: 8/23/2017 3:24:49 PM
I've been taking a serious look at  This thing called Cinestyle.  It is a software that you upload to a CANON DSLR which enables the camera to shoot video that can be post processed to look much more like film than video that does not benefit from the use of the software.  Apparently from the literature and the videos, it extends  the dynamic range of the captured video so that the whites are not washed out and the blacks still have detail in them.  The video straight out of the camera looks washed out but after you apply a Look Up Table, LUT, then do your color correcting, it looks amazing!  Now, of course you have to buy one of the DSLR cameras that the software was designed for. They seem to be in the $2,000 range but if you're shopping around for a camera, I'd learn more about Cinestyle then take a good look at the Canon line up before making a final decision.

www.technicolor.com/en/solutions-services/cinestyle

Cinestyle is FREE!!  It's not magic but it does seem to put  you in a better position for creating very pleasing  video.



There is a lot of information and a lot of tutorials for Cinestyle.  Here is one:
www.youtube.com/watch



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Sv Bell | Black Flag Pictures
Sv+Bell
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Posted: 8/24/2017 5:23:40 PM
Cinestyle appears to be a simple profile that you download. Most DSLR cams allow you to create your own profile already. I'm curious about 'boasting the dynamic range of the camera' claim though. Because it's only a software. It cannot make lens brighter, or make a sensor more sensitive. If the software can really widen the dynamic range, that only means the DSLR camera has its dynamic range artificially limited by default.

Let me know when you'll give it a shot!

Mike Conway
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Posted: 8/24/2017 8:54:36 PM
It sounds pretty interesting.  Canon cameras aren't on my radar.  It could be a year away, but so far my gaze is set on the Sony A7s line, with Panasonic GH cams running second.

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Posted: 8/25/2017 10:52:14 AM
Panasonic  has a camera that, for an additional $90, you can buy a key that will unlock additional exposure latitude... That's bullshit in my opinion.  If the camera is capable of doing it, don't charge extra to unlock the feature.

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185322-REG/panasonic_dmc_gh4_camera_body_black.html

I have the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7  but it doesn't appear to be on the list of Lumix cameras that offer greater dynamic range by unlocking it....  The best I can do is set the highlight and shadow curve plus tweek a few other settings.  It helps.

mokkimachi
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Posted: 8/25/2017 12:12:06 PM
Interesting.  But my camera has a film look setting built in so no additional software for me. 

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