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Dynamic Perception

Hurlbut Visuals bdring/camera-slider Blog - Flatten Your?5D Readers of The DV Rebel’s Guide know that I like to set up my cameras to record as much dynamic range as possible, resulting in a low-contrast, low-saturation “digital negative” that allows more flexibility for grading in post. If you’ve seen any video I’ve shot with the Canon 5D Mark II lately, whether in the Red Giant TV tutorial or on fxphd, you may have wondered how I set up the camera to achieve this. The answer comes in the form of some in-camera Picture Style settings. I posted a while back about using Canon’s PictureStyleEditor software to create these custom Picture Styles. Since then I have found that the controls in the camera are more than sufficient for creating a more post-friendly look for the 5D’s video files. Starting with the “Neutral” setting, I make the following modifications: Sharpness all the way downContrast all the way downSaturation two notches down Save that as on of your User Defined Picture Styles. UPDATE: Or don’t. Your settings should look like this: Stu

DynamicPerception/OMLibraries » Chronocontroller The Chronos Project The heart of the Chronos system is the Chronocontroller featuring ChronosTimer 1.5 time lapse engine. This can also be setup to control any stepper driven timelapse system, including rotational axis and lens controllers. Price $259.99 USD, Shipped Continental US Includes Chronocontroller. Price $274.99 USD, Shipped Worldwide Includes Chronocontroller. Add a 8xAA Battery Holder for $5.00 (use 1.5v batteries only, no enelooops) Controller Features Simple to use interface using the Chronos 2.0 software package makes setup extremely fast and intuitive, even when programming complex movement patterns.No dealing with “Inches per minute” and Interval count to determine the number of shots. Timelapse Motion control Live motion Control Real time continuous motion control for real time dolly movements (requiring a dolly setup with a motor/drivetrain capable of realtime moves)Assignable virtual limit switches and instant A-B Keyframe distance scaling. Camera control Configurable adjustments

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