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#1 Red-Dave

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 09:42 AM

Hi all.
I was wondering if anyone out there could recommend a place to learn more about the Sony DVW 700 series of cameras. Specifically, I would love to learn some color enhancement techniques to gain better control of things like skin tone for example, without having to use a warm card to skew a white balance.
If you know of a book that gets in-depth, or maybe an online resource that goes into detail about this topic I'd appreciate knowing more.
I just don't like the factory color scheme very much. To my eye people tend to end up looking like corpses, with a blue gray skin tone that is simply unacceptable. My workaround has been a set of warm cards to get a better skin tone, but it also turns white things yellow and green things brown. I know this camera can do better.
Thanks for any help!!!
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:17 AM

Hi all.
I was wondering if anyone out there could recommend a place to learn more about the Sony DVW 700 series of cameras. Specifically, I would love to learn some color enhancement techniques to gain better control of things like skin tone for example, without having to use a warm card to skew a white balance.
If you know of a book that gets in-depth, or maybe an online resource that goes into detail about this topic I'd appreciate knowing more.
I just don't like the factory color scheme very much. To my eye people tend to end up looking like corpses, with a blue gray skin tone that is simply unacceptable. My workaround has been a set of warm cards to get a better skin tone, but it also turns white things yellow and green things brown. I know this camera can do better.
Thanks for any help!!!
Dave


Hi,

Paul Wheeler wrote a book Digital Cinematography. This is based around the DVW 700/790 cameras. I think its worth a look!

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#3 Phil Connolly

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:41 PM

Hi,

Paul Wheeler wrote a book Digital Cinematography. This is based around the DVW 700/790 cameras. I think its worth a look!

Stephen


I have this book its been pritty useful, especially as it outlines all the menu settings for the 700/790 and gives a good recommended base set-up.

It just needs to be updated now to cover the DVW 970 as its settings are a bit different, as a found out on a recent shoot.
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