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#1 Yaron Weinstein

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:46 PM

Hi
I have just started to work with the beta 970 and 790. I would like to know of web sites to look for information about the manuals - aspatialy the meaning of the deferent parameters and aspatialy working with the color matrix.
thanks a lot
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 06:02 AM

Hi
I have just started to work with the beta 970 and 790. I would like to know of web sites to look for information about the manuals - aspatialy the meaning of the deferent parameters and aspatialy working with the color matrix.
thanks a lot
Yaron


I haven't managed to find the DVW 970 manual yet, but you can get other Sony camera manuals at http://www.sonybiz.net/ They're often found in the support sections for each camera. These are the PAL versions but you can find manuals at the US sites as well.
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#3 Yaron Weinstein

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 03:18 AM

I haven't managed to find the DVW 970 manual yet, but you can get other Sony camera manuals at http://www.sonybiz.net/ They're often found in the support sections for each camera. These are the PAL versions but you can find manuals at the US sites as well.


Thanks. I would like to know of a web page I can find good information about color matrix and how to play with it in the beta 970 manue.
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 06:41 AM

Thanks. I would like to know of a web page I can find good information about color matrix and how to play with it in the beta 970 manue.


If you are referring to the linear matrix, I would leave it well alone unless you know what you are doing. The various settings are inter-related and it is easy to end up with very weird colours!
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 12:33 PM

If you are referring to the linear matrix, I would leave it well alone unless you know what you are doing. The various settings are inter-related and it is easy to end up with very weird colours!


This is exactly why I want to learn the theory of the color matrix and the impact it has on the picture. I saw other people work with it and getting beutiful resolts! So, again, if some one knows of good web pages to learn about it I will apritiate it a lot. Thanks
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 07:03 PM

This is exactly why I want to learn the theory of the color matrix and the impact it has on the picture. I saw other people work with it and getting beutiful resolts! So, again, if some one knows of good web pages to learn about it I will apritiate it a lot. Thanks


It sounds like you should go on a workshop where you can experiment with an instructor. You also need to understand waveform monitors and vectorscopes, it's more than a few web pages.
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 02:19 AM

It sounds like you should go on a workshop where you can experiment with an instructor. You also need to understand waveform monitors and vectorscopes, it's more than a few web pages.


You are absolutely right. Unfortunately in my country there are no such workshops. I am asking people in our film industry to show me and they are doing it when they have the time. I also go to the hiring equipment place and do lots of tests with the camera and a monitor. I still wish to read the theory to understand it better. I don't really have a choice... Thanks for your help
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:50 AM

You are absolutely right. Unfortunately in my country there are no such workshops. I am asking people in our film industry to show me and they are doing it when they have the time. I also go to the hiring equipment place and do lots of tests with the camera and a monitor. I still wish to read the theory to understand it better. I don't really have a choice... Thanks for your help
Yaron


Look at the Paul Wheeler book "Digital Cinematography" it goes through the 790.
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#9 Yaron Weinstein

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 05:07 PM

Look at the Paul Wheeler book "Digital Cinematography" it goes through the 790.


thanks. I have ordered the book from amazone, I hope it will answer few of my questions.
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:59 PM

I bought a DVW 970 and the Sony rep[who is also an ex-cameraman] Showed me some nice adjustments.

The user matrix can be increased around +10 to +15 for more saturated pictures. It is important with the 970 [as opposed to a 700] that each value be the same down the line.
Another cool one is knee point saturation, turn it on and wind it up to +99. It puts the chroma back where you would have lost it through overexposure, for example, on a shiny bald head!

Give those a try, I'd be interested in hearing other opinions...
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