Mike Kobal sends in a lot of stuff (thanks Mike!) and he sent this some time ago and I found it interesting to see his comparison of the ungraded CineStyle picture profile from Technicolor with a graded one. Do your best to press play on both of these at the same time so you can see what an impact the grading can have.
I received quite a few emails asking for ungraded cinestyle footage. Here we go ladies an gentlemen, check out the graded version first (with my new secret magic homemade nostalgia filter), compare to the totally ungraded cinestyle version
I am torn, one minute i prefer the graded, then next the ungraded!
A few thoughts re this profile (download it from here):
I have been using it since the day it was released. Never looked back. Until we get to shoot raw video this is the closest we will get to nirvana! I dig the super flat curve as a starting point for grading. Much easier to achieve the look one is after with a few minor tweaks rather then from high contrast, over saturated footage. The tonal range in this shoot really begged to be pushed towards high key lighting and the flat tone curve totally supports the look.
The bokeh is amazing and the ability to go very close without additional attachments makes work a lot easier!
And my Zacuto EVF! Can’t live without it. Still using the iDC follow focus although without the follow focus on the Zeiss lenses since the friction method doesn’t really work, however the mounting bracket provides a stable EVF platform.
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So, what do you think?
Which one do you prefer?
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)