Sing Me Out – testing new picture profiles on the Sony FS100

Here is a little clip I made, to test my new picture profiles.

The wobbling artifacts you see sometimes, are from the image stabilization.
I shot everything handheld, since it doesn´t look too good, when you show up with a crane and slider on a bone yard.
But after all, this was for the PPs not a Steadycam class.

1. For outdoor shooting and CC in post
BLACK LEVEL +3
GAMMA: Cinematone1
BLACK GAMMA: High/+7
KNEE: 90%/+2
COLOR MODE: Cinematone2/8
COLOR LEVEL: -3
COLOR PHASE -1
COLOR DEPTH: everything at -3

2. For indoor shooting and CC in post
BLACK LEVEL: +5
GAMMA: ITU709
BLACK GAMMA: High/+2
KNEE: 80%/-2
COLOR MODE: PRO/8
COLOR LEVEL: -2
COLOR PHASE -1
COLOR DEPTH: everything at -2

3. RED Look (well, sort of) – very flat, beware of noise.
BLACK LEVEL: +12
GAMMA: ITU709
BLACK GAMMA: middle/+7
KNEE: 80%/-2
COLOR MODE: PRO/8
COLOR LEVEL: -3
COLOR PHASE -2
COLOR DEPTH: everything at -4

For shooting almost “out of the box” without the absolute need to CC in post, I use PP5,
Lower the Color Level to -3 and raise the black level to +2. Knee= Auto/90% which works surprisingly good.

I`m testing the detail settings in the moment, mainly to reduce judder and remove that too harsh look a bit.

Meanwhile you can leave Detail in auto and set it to -5

Not exactly happy yet with all those PPs – but I keep digging into it.
I wish there would be something like the CineD profile on my HVX – which worked for everything (at least for me).

Let´s see what AbelCine comes up with.

Frank

P.S. I had some accidental epiphany yesterday, while playing with some settings on the bone yard.

I need to do some further testing, but watch this space and prepare for the “Bonyard-Epiphany” PP

4 thoughts on “Sing Me Out – testing new picture profiles on the Sony FS100

  1. Hi Frank, are you using a Sigma 17-50mm OS lenses, and if so, is the OS feature causing the jello when it tries to stabilize the image? thanks!

  2. No Allan. The stabilisation was done in postproduction – it introduces the jello effect, not the lens. . I used the Sony kit lens and a vintage Nikon 50/1.4. The kit lens does a great job on stabilizing.

  3. Great film Frank. I appreciate you sharing your settings, how is the “Bonyard-Epiphany” PP coming along?

  4. Nice clip. How did you decide on the picture profile settings for indoor and outdoor use? One DP told me he sets the PPs before shooting so he doesn’t need to color correct in post.

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