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Canon Cinema picture style | by Hans Hoffnung
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Canon Cinema picture style

Compatible with all video capable EOS cameras: 1D, 5D, 7D, 60D, 550D/t2i, 600D/t3i and others

The CINEMA PS, doesn't NEED CC, but LIKES it.


As the CINEMA Picture Style doesn't need any LUT or adjustments, you can save days of color correction by starting with a gorgeous look.

If you want more, or you want your own look, you can color correct it and achieve great results.


Flat styles use only the mid portion of the RGB gamma, losing data all the way. This is NOT RAW. Don't fool yourself mimicking RAW users. It's another world,.. that needs tons of CC days and data storage, and huge budgets.


A review by Philip Bloom


The CINEMA Picture Style is online.

Go here:




Vimeo CINEMA Picture Style Group


Instructions on how to upload the CINEMA Picture Style on the Canon camera via EOS Utility




- Best perceived latitude ever on a 5d, but with a nice contrasty image


Latitude won't change with any picture style, what changes is that LCD tv' s render everything above RGB 236 as white or anyway too bright to not consider it white.

So the "best latitude ever" is meant for the final user who will enjoy all highlights details because this preset shifts all those details in a lower, visible range.

But the curve is made to lower the highlights and boosting the area just below making the image contrasty even if whites are not whites

- Keeps details on shadows and highlights while remaining quite contrasted.

- Vivid colors on low saturated areas, no greysh or monochromatic cast

- Analog like colors on high saturated areas

- Very sharp image,

- Film colorimetry

- Doesn't need color grading

- Best usage of the 8 bit codec


The new CINEMA Picture Style was developed analyzing and replicating a film stock colorimetry, and combined with a digital look and feel of high end digital cameras.

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Uploaded on March 13, 2012