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So Technicolor just released their CineStyle profile, that you can download…for free!
The Technicolor CineStyle™ is a Picture Style (profile) for Canon EOS DSLR cameras that optimizes the dynamic range in the image by leveraging the capabilities of the Canon imaging chipset. Cinematographers and their post-production partners will have greater flexibility in color grading and finishing their projects.
It’s pretty awesome. I have been using SuperFlat but this Technicolor CineStyle works so much better in optimizing dynamic range. I mean look at the photo above. In almost every other image, you could barely see the twin lens reflex camera on the left, but you can totally see it under the Technicolor CineStyle. This opens up color correcting for DSLRs so much more for me. Just knowing that things won’t get lost in the abismal shadows is exciting to me. I look forward to now using this user profile. Thanks Technicolor, I give you smooches.
*Every single one of those photographs was taken with the same setting of ISO400, F4, 1/60 sec shutter, Zeiss Distagon 28mm lens.