ex1 Picture profile settings i use

Thanks to Bill Ravens. This creates gorgeous images out of the camera and are perfect for grading. Some may want less crushes blacks.

Matrix ……………on

Select…………….hisat

Level………………0

Phase……………..-5

R-G……………….75

R-B……………….0

G-R……………….-18

G-B……………….-32

B-R……………….-27

B-G……………….13

Color Correction…………..off

White………………………..off

Detail………………………..on

Detail Level…………………0

Detail Freq………………….0

Skintone…………………….off

Knee…………………………on

Auto knee………………….on

Point………………………..90

Slope……………………….0

Knee SAT level……………50

Gamma Level…………..-8

Gamma Select………….CINE1

Black……………………..-12

Black Gamma…………..0

These settings are mainly for the Letus Extreme, when shooting clean, turn the detail off. These are all personal preferences. Am sure I will have a  new set next week!

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21 comments

  1. Thanks Philip.

    The profile looks good. My one concern though is it seems to crush the blacks to much overall. If you adjust the black gamma more towards 0 it seems to bring out more information in the darker areas of the image giving you more options when it comes time to grade. Have you noticed this at all?

  2. Mhh, Bill’s TC2 Profile?
    I always get a greenish sky when using this preset and I wouldn’t recommened the detail setting since it adds artificial sharpening to the video only, which doesn’t look good. With detail=off you’ll get most detail without any oversharpening.

    regards Dennis

  3. Any chance you can post a picture profile for use without a Letus Extreme. I just received my EX1, so it’ll be a while before I can save up enough for a Letus extreme and lens kit.

  4. Matrix select: cinema
    Level: 0
    Phase: -29
    R-G: +31
    R-B: 48
    G-R: -2
    G-B: -32
    B-R: -38
    B-G: +4
    Color Correction ON
    Target Phase: 274
    Target Width: 0
    Level: 91
    Phase: -18
    Knee SAT 50
    Gamma Level: 0
    Select STD1, Cine1, CINE3, or CINE4
    Black: -8

    These are Bill’s latest that I will program in

  5. Thank you for posting this valuable information… good start to experimentation….

    Please, could you be more specific about what conditions you shoot the different cine gammas settings? It would be helpful (the Sony manual doesn’t give very good information, or, at least, not clear information.

    Thank you,

    Eli H

  6. Phil,is this PP changed from Bill’s original or from standard,ie,Bills PP says detail on whereas with PP off,detail is off. What should detail be set at with this profile.

    Thanks,Paul.

  7. A few words on the PP settings I have called TC2 and TC3.
    TC2 gives rich saturated realistic colors, perhaps a bit towards the red/yellow.
    TC3(the second set Phil posted) uses the CINEMA preset and a Color Correction factor. TC3 is less saturated, more balanced towards blue/green than TC2.

    The Black settings have evolved from my original recommendation. A setting of -12 gives full dynamic range to the capture, however, in order to maximize dynamic range, there is no headroom, or footroom if you prefer. IOW, controlled lighting is required or you’ll crush the shadows very easily. I have since backed off the Black setting to -3 for more headroom/footroom in less controlled lighting situations. It would seem even “0” is more forgiving in run and gun situations.

    I hope this helps those with questions.
    best,
    Bill

  8. Oops, one more comment….

    Originally, I had recommended that Detail should be “on”. I have, since, turned detail “off”. This setting “on” adds sharpening within the camera. It is my opinion that adding sharpening in the camera adds to the work that the mpeg encoding algorithm has to do in compressing the image data. File sizes are larger due to the effect of sharpening. In post-production, the in camera sharpening causes noise in the deconvolved image files. So, while the captured images look a bit softer, the sharpness can be recovered in post. Sharpening of the image data is the very last step before mastering. Bear in mind that sharpening can cause problems when transcoding to SD DVD formats.

  9. Hi hello all.

    Why is the black in the profile above set to -8? Is that to accomodate the Letus? Or is this setting a result of measurements? I would like to use a “best movie-look” settings for use with my Brevis.

    Thanks,

    Martin Beek

  10. HI……….

    We are doing video productions with our Sony HVR-Z7 camera….
    We almost do WEDDINGS……
    So, I wonder if you can give me some good Picture Profile settings….

    Thanks,

  11. I find my whites are burning out too much. I use the STD 4 Gamma Hi Sat.
    My question is if you have ‘Auto Knee’ switched to on why do you need a Knee level. Surely the AUTO overrides the knee setting and does its own thing.

    Would I be better off using a cine gamma to help with the white burn out?
    However, I find the cine gammas colourless, even if I push the saturation.

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks.

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