Discussion in 'Panasonic GH1/ GH2 etc' started by Mike Green, Feb 10, 2012.
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What is the best setting for the GH2 for grading later?
The consensus seems to be either the smooth or nostalgia base with the sharpness and contrast dialed down. Most recently I've been using Smooth with -2/-2/0/+2 (which is also what Andrew Reid suggests here: http://www.eoshd.com/gh2-film-mode-vault) and when the image is just a touch over-exposed it's been giving me a lot of latitude with Red Giant Mojo for coloring.
Thanks man! Going to film my Hollywood blockers today.
Good find Joe. I was actually looking for this answer the other day. Thanks for asking the question Mike.
Charles, EOSHD is a great resource for GH2 shooting beyond personal-view.com. Andrew Reid is a huge GH2 advocate and does a nice job distilling news for us Lumix shooters - worth a bookmark
Done! Thanks for that.
Nostalgic -2,0,0,-2. We have a Smoke/Flame/Lustre grading suite at work, and the colourist said he was amazed at how much he could pull the codec around before it began to come apart
Will have to take that setting for a spin.
Would it be possible for those who are suggesting these settings to post links to clips using said settings?
thx for the info on the gamma settings. does the i.Res setting make any difference? what about the i.dynamic range? tested the kiselev hack in low light. it's still very noisy at 42mb/s. tested it using a 50mm 1.4 nikkor. any ideas? thx!
I find that you get more shadow detail when you use nostalgic, yet the colors are warm. It's taken too much time grading them to a neutral balance to fix it. So recently I've switched to smooth. I feel like you lose a fraction of a stop when switching between these modes. My plan of action, if I can remember in the moment, is to shoot with nostalgic in low light situations and use smooth for the rest. Also I've found that keeping the NR setting at +2 really improves the quality of my footage. I work on FCPX and don't have the option of noise reducing plugins just yet. Unless I've missed something.
depents on what your filming.
a clip i did ones, to see whats happening when grading
for next clip, i did find out that neautral, -2 -2 0 -2 did give for me the best results that i like the most.
with i-dynamic and i-resolution on
Oh nice! I was right about Nostalgic
hi mozes. thx for the reply. are you certain the i-dynamic and i-res settings have an effect on shooting video? was under the impression it has no effect. thx!
i-Dynamic definitely has an effect during video. I've tested and seen it many times.
In the user manual it says that the highest settings of iR and iD do not work in video mode. The others do.
It works, but its hard to say when it is needed.
after the shots, when editing you now.
I noticed that for example twixtor works better when its on.
But it also make noise more visible...
So i have set it to standard or low, but to be honest, most off the time i complete forgot to set it when the scene changes..
Most of the above involve setting the Saturation to 0, which reminds me of an issue I've had. I really can't see any difference when I shift Saturation to a higher or lower setting-- not on the preview screen, and not in the final video. Am I missing something?