As anyone seen this new picture style. It's from the same place as the Cinema PS and is calling it self the most advanced picture style ever.
How can anyone evalute a Picture Style from some Vimeo files? Is there a download trial available or at least native camera files for comparison? That haven't been stuffed up by whatever NLE was used to add the logos. What can we deduct from the Vimeo files provided? Here's a couple of extracted frames via avisynth.
Just looks like the clipped highlights have been pulled down into even less 8bit levels than the Neutral. The vertical colored bands are the luma range outside of the 16-235 range, so the logos show in that zone but the NLE has reduced the 8bit range of the source files on import.
And how does this PS compare to using Magic Lantern's own Digital ISO's + HTP to get ISO 25, 50 whatever and the supposed additional DR ML 2.3 provides.
Seeing as there is almost NO headroom for highlights in RAW files, I don't think there is much that can be salvaged by a picture style in this area.
The top end of the mapped DR is pulled from the almost saturated state of the photosites (there is less than 1/3 of a stop above picture style white). Even tools like Lightroom's highlight recovery option actually extrapolate unsaturated color channels (if any) when reconstructing, because there is very little RAW data to use. Frankly, I haven't tested the Mark 3, but I see no reason it's going to be any different in this regard.
If the details in the highlights are recovered before compression by a picture style, with the 14 bit DIGIC processor, is it safer than doing it in post with a compressed 8 bit file?
Originally Posted by cinema5dfan
Yes! I'm very curious to see how the skin tones will be preserved at various color temps. Has anyone bought it yet?
U want mah picta styl giva 20 dullars giva picta styl is best picta styl inse world!
I bought his last PS and felt slightly dumb after :P
This is tempting though to see if any highlight details are preserved...if anybody bought this, please share your experience (and video perhaps) with the group!
Quoted from cineplus.chOriginally Posted by mthomas
To get the most from Lightform, try always to shoot at balanced whites, avoiding too cool or warm settings."
I suppose that skin tones will rock at ... balanced White Balances... :roll:
I just bought the package. It is bundled with the 2 Lightform profiles plus the older Cinema Picture one. I'll do a few casual tests with the 5D Mark III over the next few days and report here. BTW, if this saves me just a little time in post, I will consider it a bargain. Neutral Flat is pretty good, but most of the time, I find myself lowering gamma on shots where I shouldn't have to do this. It looks like Lightform has a naturally lower gamma, which may or may not be what I'm seeking.
Great! can't wait to watch your tests.
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