So after seeing Michael Solomon's thread on his Color Grading Reel (beautiful work again Michael! https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php?t=1139325 ) I decided that I should finally give it a go. I've had the Technicolor CineStyle picture profile downloaded to my camera for about a month and a half now and have never shot anything with it.
So I went out to my front yard and shot a few quick clips of my rose garden in it's dormant state during winter. There are still some dried up red roses hanging on the thicker stalks and shockingly they still have color and beauty in them.
So again, this is my first full blown CC effort working with a picture profile that needs grading. The CineStyle PP is a flat, lifeless look that offers some interesting options and helps to expand the dynamic range of these cameras a bit. It's pretty amazing what you can see in the darker areas using this PP as opposed to other profiles. With the contrast set so low you see details in the blacks that would otherwise be lost. And through proper CC, some of those details should be retained in the final look.
Now, did I get that? I'm not sure. Heck I'm not even sure I did any of this right. I was basically fumbling my way though this. Learning as I went.
It's funny how long this took considering that this video is only about 36 seconds long!
So tell me what you think. Did I over do it? Did I under do it. It's so hard to tell being this close and having no real idea about this stuff.
Anyhow, thanks for looking!