This is likely a boring clip for anyone to watch, I was just doing this for myself to see if I could figure out better ways of lighting, and trying to use the flatter Marvels Cine 3.4, and along with that, roundtrip from FCPX to Davinci Resolve Lite.
The roundtripping isn't working great right now, xml problems, but I did just grade the raw footage and worked it that way.
I do know that I now need to get my CFL clamp lights, changed out to a color temp that more closely balances out the 'static' lights in the kitchen which are on track lights, and are halogens at about 2700K (clamp lights were 5000K).
I'm going to remedy that now, and that will help with the white balance.
But in looking through these clips, it appears that I had the BEST luck..when all things were equal, I set the exposure on the cameras light meter to about 2 stops under exposed?!?! Everything else, using any of the flatter picture styles, seems to be over exposed even though the camera meter reading looks dead on center.
Any thoughts on that?
I was also testing out the ExpoDisc thing, that you put on the end of the camera, which essentially covers the lens with 18% grey, and you shot an shot through it (recommended that you do it from the targets POV back to where the camera will be, and this DOES seem to work best). In the latter tests, you can definitely see when dong the Expodisc from the camera POV, the scene was VERY green.
Anyway, this was with my 5D3. The ExpoDisc for setting custom white balance, I color graded with Davinci Resolve Lite, and used FCPX as my NLE.
Lighting was as described above.
Again, this isn't artsy, not interesting..just me rambling about the settings on a camera test, but I'd appreciate input on the exposure, the color grading (I have each clip doing a split screen with out of camera on left and corrected on the right)....
I really want to be able to get the very high quality cinema look the 5D3 is capable of, but so far, I don't think I seem to be able to put things together right, to get the picture as good (or hopefully better) than using the "normal" or "Neutral" settings on the camera.
So..please look and give me suggestions!!!
Again, thank you all so far for helping me to understand the camera and how to try to use it!!
cayenneTest Footage: Marvels Cinestyle 3.4/Lighting
Ps. Sorry for the confusion. Apparently, you can't embed VIMEO here...I wanted to show this in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio I edited it to, and YT added the black bars back in.The vimeo URL for the 2.35:1 is at this link: https://vimeo.com/59782968