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    GH4 shooting over saturated...

    "less is more" "shoot flat for grading" "turn down saturation"

    yeah, we've all grown up hearing that. GH4 is an 8 bit camera - IE it already lacks AMOUNTS of stuff....

    I'm asking... have any of you GH4 shooters pushed UP the saturation? I'm thinking about giving it a shot. Any examples out there?

    OBVIOUSLY, maxing it out would be a train wreck of wrong colors and perhaps posterization, but how about just beefing it up a little so it is already baked in AND getting the white balance correct in camera
    https://www.youtube.com/user/gjb2074/videos

    #2
    If you're recording in camera, definitely don't shoot flat on the GH4. You'd be throwing away an already limited about of bandwidth for recording image information. The encoder is expecting a full range image and in CineD I've seen no benefit in the shadows to shooting flat. I leave contrast at zero, lower sharpening to -3 and turn noise reduction to -5, leaving color and tint at zero. Boosting color more, I'd be worry about the channels clipping. And I always white balance, although with the gh4 I've found a white card works better than a grey card. A few stills from my film--






    "Money doesn't make films...You just do it and take the initiative." - Werner Herzog

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      #3
      any way to tell if colors are clipping in camera while shooting internal with no external monitor tell you as such?
      https://www.youtube.com/user/gjb2074/videos

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        #4
        I don't believe so. The Zebras only indicate luminance overexposure. Saturation at zero should be more than enough. And you can boost it a healthy amount in post before you get weird artifacting.
        "Money doesn't make films...You just do it and take the initiative." - Werner Herzog

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          #5
          any more GH4 shooters still here? ever try shooting over saturated? love to see examples
          https://www.youtube.com/user/gjb2074/videos

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            #6
            I would try Cine like V it’s as punchy and saturated as anyone could need.
            It’s already there so no need to reinvent it.

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              #7
              good point CINEV. have never used it. I also recall a VIVID setting which could be fun.

              * Readers should note: not going for accuracy here, wanting to color outside the lines to be creative.
              https://www.youtube.com/user/gjb2074/videos

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                #8
                cine v is made for video vivid is more for stills. Clients that bemoan the loss of the canon standard PP find solace in cine v

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