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2008 January 16th, 12:23
I am shooting a 3-4 minute short film in Norway with the HV20 in Feb, without any adapters (was gonna hire the SGpro, but I don't have access to any lenses that will work with it) and need some advice when it comes to colour correction, post-production etc. In Norway at these times coulded skys and rain/snow is common, which is not an issue, but something that will make the footage pretty grey and dull, right? I want the final result to turn out as good as possible, and would really love if someone could advise me when it comes to editing softwear, as I have no idea what is best. I'm looking for one that has a good colour curves/correction/editing function. I saw this (http://vimeo.com/431500) clip on vimeo.com, and it says that only colour curves have been applied in post, no adapters/lenses, which is amazing thinking of the result. Something similar is what I want to achieve.
I know this is a very vague and common question, but I don't know how to else best ask for this type of advice, so I really hope to get some.
Thanks very much!
2008 January 16th, 16:35
i like magic bullet. colorista is great, "looks" even greater, together they rule. a bit pricey but worth it if you're serious about color correction. final cut studio comes bundled with apple color, an industry standard app, but it's too powerful and just gets slow in my opinion.
2008 January 16th, 17:45
final cut studio comes bundled with apple color, an industry standard app, but it's too powerful and just gets slow in my opinion.
Vegas has more or less the same tools as apple color, built in... as far as getting "the look" goes, it's a combination of a lot of things - there's no magic bullet (pun intended). Most important stuff happens in front of the camera, not in edit.
2008 January 16th, 18:00
See if you can get a polarizing filter; it could help in 'punching' things up a bit.
2008 January 16th, 19:36
as far as getting "the look" goes, it's a combination of a lot of things - there's no magic bullet (pun intended)
of course, but have you tried the new magic bullet looks? it's pretty fantastic to say the least.
2008 January 18th, 23:36
A simple "tweaking" of contrast, gain or brightness in post works too.
I just got my HV20 a couple months ago and have not had a chance to put it through it's paces yet, but have been working with a Panasonic PV GS500 and Pinnacle Studio for over a year. I've used ProCinema mode (somewhat similar to the HV20 Cine mode) almost exclusively and found on partly cloudy days it come out a tad dull and "lackluster".
A very slight "tweak" in contrast and sometimes a touch of extra brightness (very slight amount) brought it back to life yet still retained the slightly muted cinema feel.
Like many others, that video clip shot in the rain helped me decide on the HV20.
2008 January 21st, 09:42
That rain clip made me buy one too... and that was only last week.
Looking forward to messing around with it!
2008 January 21st, 12:08
I was shooting over the weekend and it was very grey outside. In Sony Vegas, I did Color Curves -> Increase Contrast, and then Color Curves -> Yellow Tint (it was footage of closeup brownish leaves on a tree. Looking at it, you'd think I shot it on a bright sunny day. Brought the colors right out.
I recommend using Sony Vegas for an easy and very cost effective solution (and great results to boot).
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