In our latest round up of Canon filmmaking tips, we take you through how to set up your Canon DSLR for a flat picture style.
If you don’t know what it means, you could be forgiven for finding it a little counter-intuitive. A flat image – why would I want a flat image? Surely I want things as visually vibrant and interesting as possible?
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In fact, experienced videographers know that a flatter picture style – i.e. one that’s unsharpened, less contrasty and a little undersaturated – is very useful indeed.
Unlike Nikon, Canon shooters don’t have a gift-wrapped little corner on the web where multitudes of film types have been simulated and prepared for users to download and install on their cameras, but they can install custom Picture Styles downloaded from the internet or make their own. Sadly the search for pre-made film emulation Picture. Canon Picture style adalah salah satu fitur yang ada dalam kamera EOS DSLR yang memungkinkan Read More Free zafizack color action photoshop Series Download Now. Start the Canon EOS Utility; Select 'Camera settings/Remote shooting' on the main window; Once the capture window opens, click the camera icon; Click 'Register User Defined style' under 'Shooting menu' Once the new page 'Register Picture Style File' opens, select one of User Def. 1, 2 or 3 at the top of the new page; Click the open file icon.
It allows you not only to maximise your dynamic range and gain back as much as two stops of latitude, but also gives greater flexibility in post production colour grading.
Here you can see the comparison between the two picture types
If the original image is flat enough, then contrast and saturation can be fine-tuned in post-production to exactly the degree you want them.
In this video tutorial, we show you how to set up a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR for a flat picture style by setting your own picture style using the camera menu.
We also show you what a visual difference the flat setting will make to your videos, and run through a few pitfalls it’s important to avoid.
For example, you’ll need to remember that the flatter the image is, the harder it is to focus it. When the Canon DSLRs crush the video image, it’s also essential to make sure it doesn’t blow out the highlights as these cannot be fixed in post-production.
For more Canon filmmaking tips on customising and setting up your DSLR, check out this tutorial on how to customise the Canon buttons on your DSLR. Radiohead mega.
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Make sure you click on the video above to watch the full tutorial.