EOSHD Myth Busters Part 1 – Forget HDR – It’s about tonality

Maria

This is the first in a new series of articles dispelling current ‘trends, myths and sacred cows’ in digital video.

Currently it’s trendy to tune cameras for more dynamic range. We have CineStyle for DSLRs, HDRx for RED and S-Log for the Sony F3… the list goes on. I feel the technique has overtaken the artist, the gimmick has triumphed over substance and we are operating in a world of myths and plastic looking images.

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GH2 hack testing – initial report and how to test

GH2 hack testing

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Thanks to a leaked firmware update and Vitaliy Kiselev we now have a GH2 hack to experiment with. It’s very early days so don’t expect anything drastic yet. The AVCHD encoder is very different to the GH1, so a lot of testing needs to be done before the right parameters and patches are discovered that improve image quality and functionality.

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Hands-on guide to Technicolor Cinestyle, LUT curves and Canon 600D

Cinestyle has transformed my Canon DSLR and footage looks so cinematic with it. The key to good looking CineStyle footage on Canon DSLRs is a LUT curve. Here is a guide on how to do all that, with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere CS5.

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