Making the rounds in the last couple of days is this new video picture style for Canon EOS HDSLRs – this isn't free like the technicolor one because it was developed by an individual – but it is only $19.
The new CINEMA Picture Style was developed analyzing and replicating a film stock colorimetry, and combined with a digital look and feel of high end digital cameras.
UPDATE: another video – this one from Carl Pendle – which includes a ‘how to install' section as well as a couple of quick tests vs 3 other profiles.
From the Cinema Picture Style site:
- Great perceived latitude, but with a nice contrasty image
Latitude won't change with any picture style, what changes is that LCD tv' s render everything above RGB 236 as white or anyway too bright to not consider it white.
So the “best latitude ever” is meant for the final user who will enjoy all highlights details because this preset shifts all those details in a lower, visible range.
But the curve is made to lower the highlights and boosting the area just below making the image contrasty even if whites are not whites
- Keeps details on shadows and highlights while remaining quite contrasted.
- Vivid colors on low saturated areas, no greysh or monochromatic casts
- Analog like colors on high saturated areas
- Sharp image
- Film colorimetry
- Doesn't need color correction, but feel free to grade it
What do you think?
Is this something that appeals to you as a shooter? Will you buy? What's missing?
(cover photo credit: snap from the CINEMA Picture Style site)