Black & White w/SDX900
Posted 13 March 2006 - 09:51 PM
I noticed that from the downloadable scene files in the Goodmans Guide that there was no plain B&W setting. Does this mean that it's not possible to extract all the color from the image? I've also heard that it's not possible to do so with the Varicam either.
If I was to shoot in color and then correct to black and white in post, what would be the best way to view the image on set? Is it as simple as switching my monitor to black and white and referencing from there? Or should I be doing something completely different?
Any thoughts, tips, or past experiences would be of great help.
Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:03 AM
I shot a segment for a TV pilot in B&W with the SDX. I set up the camera for a fairly neutral/natural color reproduction, then on set I simply turned the chroma down on the monitor, and in post we simply hit "desaturate" in Final Cut Pro. There were no surprises between what I saw on set and what I got in post.
Beyond that, you may want to tweak the gamma a bit to achieve the most desireable B&W image. I think I ended up raising the master gamma a little bit and then closing down the iris to round of the highlight rsponse a little more smoothly. But that was specific to the scene I was shooting.
Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:25 AM
I did the same procedure as you but thenin most I color graded by layers a lot.
Now trying to get it on DVD but hell I cant ge the contrast Ihave in the final dv file to dvd colors and contrast go bananas...
Any wayhere is a link to it. Any opinions would be great.
Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:10 PM
Here's a chessy extreme example I had to throw together one afternoon. Just two hard lights and a lot of post processing (the crappy audio sells it, i think). Link
Posted 30 October 2006 - 12:43 PM
Also I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Color Finesse. We're planning on doing our final color correction with it and I haven't used it before. Being that the project is B&W I'm wondering if there's anything else out there that would help.