While working with the Canon EOS 7D, Technicolor PP and Final Cut Pro 7 I had to wait for rendering often. To make use of that time I moved a car and took a photo. Then I moved the car a little more and took another.I repeated this process through out the day. Having just been playing around with Picture Profiles (PP’s) for the Canon EOS 7D I wanted to try out some in camera tweaks.
So with the Twilight PP from Canon installed I turned the Saturation all the way up and did the same with the Color Tone. I also gave the sharpness a couple of nudges up.
I guessed the images would potential be gaudy but I wanted to experiment, just for fun.
Philip Bloom believes in shooting in a Flat PP (he chooses Marvels over Technicolor) and after reading a long post on his site it appears some do not share his view! The informative article was written by Preston Kanak of http://3minuteshorts.ca/.
I DO shoot Flat and grade after. 99.99% of the time. But after reading the blog I was keen to mess about in camera and not grade at all.
Here is the result of messing around while waiting for that render bar to do its thing!
As for that little render bar it has been busy this weekend. Grading color can be a big job when your dealing with over 1.5 hrs of footage shot in some really challenging conditions! I have been using my Sony HDR-HC3 as a B camera and have been importing into FCP with Apple Pro Res 422 for HDV and am very happy with how the picture quality holds up compared to AIC. (Apple Intermediate Codec)
About the author:
John-Jo has been working within the snowboard industry since 2005. Through riding and teaching in New Zeland, he became involved with The Rookie Training Academy and Treble Cone in the capacity of Cinematographer. Currently based in Banff Canada, John-Jo is working on several video projects of his own as well as some exciting collaborations in post!