Technicolor’s CineStyle Delivers the Goods: NOW WITH VIDEO
Us DSLR shooters have to put up with some pretty pesky issues in order to deliver proper content to our audiences/clients. We have a wonky, yet sometimes beneficial form factor, there’s no proper audio ports on the device, no HD-SDI, no timecode, live view goes MIA once you plug a monitor in, and last but not least… horrible aliasing! But to me, the biggest problem of all, is the puny color space and lack of latitude. Well Technicolor has answered the call in the form of a new picture profile setting, dubbed CineStyle.
This profile is incredible. The folks at Technicolor are wizards, they’ve managed to pull out a lofty amount of information from not only the shadows, but the highlights. The CineStyle profile is the flattest, most color accurate picture profile available. It’s not going to turn your 2500 dollar 5D Mark II into a RED EPIC, but it makes it a better camera than it was yesterday and that’s all you can really hope for 2+ years after release. Technicolor also provides a S-Curve LUT for working inside Apple Color and other LUT compatible color grading suites. I used Magic Bullet’s LUT Buddy to do my work, but that proved to be a buggy experience.
EDIT: I’ve finally managed to get the video up! You can see the results in action now!
You can grab the profile here, along with the LUT. Enjoy!