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Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:05:35 AM »

London, UK, 14 May 2013 – Canon today announces the release of a new in-camera Picture Style pre-set for its range of EOS DSLRs. Created following direct feedback from video enthusiasts, the new Picture Style, called Video Camera X–series-look, enables users to capture EOS Movie footage with lower contrast levels, allowing for easier colour grading during post production processes.


Similar to that available in Canon’s range of X-series camcorders, the new Picture Style works by lowering colour saturation levels and contrast during filming. This makes it ideal for videographers during post production grading processes, especially if complementing with pre-existing footage shot with Canon’s X-series models, or alternatively for those who instantly want to add atmosphere to Full HD movies. In addition, the new Picture Style can also be applied to still images captured in RAW or JPEG formats.


The new Picture Style can be downloaded now from: http://software.canon-europe.com/


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Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:05:35 AM »

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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 12:49:52 AM »
Well that's cool. I hope to see some comparison videos between this, cinestyle, and marvel.

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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 12:54:16 AM »
Is this listed as a firmware update? I can't seem to find it for any camera model. Hoping to find it though for 7D, but I'm curious as to where I might find it if I had a 1Dc or other model.
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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 01:24:53 AM »
Can´t find the Picture Style.

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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 01:55:00 AM »
Meanwhile, back at Magic Lantern...

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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 02:17:27 AM »
Seems like a sensible move, anyone tried it yet?
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 02:17:27 AM »

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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 03:09:47 AM »
to MxM

Thank you for the link.

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 03:16:59 AM »
Seems like a sensible move, anyone tried it yet?

Just downloaded and installed it on my 60D. Knocked the settings down ala ProLost settings (Sharpness 0, Contrast -4, Saturation -2, Color tone 0). Did a quick, non thorough test in my bedroom (low-light) with my 28 ƒ1.8 @ 1.8 ISO 640. There's even less contrast compared to Neutral ProLost profile and I can definitely see a little more detail in the shadows. I'll shoot daytime tomorrow and see what I can see. I'm interested about skin tones.

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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 06:25:36 AM »
Well...

I downloaded the new Video X profile on my 5DmkIII. Honestly, I'd say don't bother.

Cinestyle still has best retention of detail in the highlights.

On the up side, I liked the contrast and color better in the Video X profile, but those are all things you can bring back in post. Granted if your not too post savvy, maybe the Video X profile might be an ok option. (It just comes with a price.)

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 09:55:58 AM »
I am going for a shoot in the dessert during the next few days, will try to make a comparison between prolost and x if I get the time :)
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 10:22:37 AM »
Seems like a sensible move, anyone tried it yet?
I'll give it a test soon on my 7D to see how it performs. If not tomorrow (Wed) then I'll do it on Friday, weather permitting.
I've left my normal personal settings for User Def 1 (2,-4,-2,0).
I've loaded the Video-X on Def 2, unchanged
and the same settings as Def 1, on Def 3 with Video-X loaded.
I'll link the video from YouTube if I'm allowed
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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 10:51:47 AM »
Off-topic: Does anyone know of any reference-ish media player? With some clips, I seem to get variations in different players unless I tweak them. Kinda makes it hard to compare files unless we specify players and codecs?
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 10:51:47 AM »

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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2013, 12:21:30 AM »
VIDEOX_TEST

Neutral Prolost (Sharpness 0, Contrast -4, Saturation -2) first
Video Camera X (Sharpness 0, Contrast -4, Saturation -2) second

Shot on 60D and 50mm 1.4. Mostly 100 ISO (1 or 2 clips might be 400 ISO, can't remember), various apertures. No filters, these are H.264 files straight from the card to final cut pro x. No correction or grading.

I tried shooting high contrast situations. The video X profile is less "contrasty" than neutral Prolost. This is by no means a log profile but it seems to retain a little more highlight and shadow detail.
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Re: Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture Style
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2013, 05:29:00 AM »
A quick test for those who're seeking comparisons. First is Standard (default settings), second is Video X (0 sharpness, -4 contrast, -2 saturation), third is Cinestyle (same settings as Video X). All shot at the same exposure.
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