In this video The DSLR Film Noob compares Marvels’ Cine Picture and Canon & Technicolor’s CineStyle color correction using DSLR footage.
One of the most popular methods for color correction with DSLR footage is to shoot with a flat picture style. This usually gives you more latitude when trying to grade footage in post.
One of the most popular Flat pictures styles, and one that I often recommend is Marvels Cine Picture style currently on version 3.4. Canon in conjunction with Technicolor have finally released there own Flat picture style. Both are designed to make color correction in post easier when working with DSLR footage.
I’ve been using the Marvels Cine picture style for quit some time and it was interesting to test it against Canon’s picture style. After color correcting some test shots, it seems like Both Marvel’s 3.4 and Canon’s Cinestyle picture styles are very similar. It did feel like I was able to get a little more color adjustment out of Canon’s CineStyle picture style then Marvel’s 3.4, but the difference was minimal.
The test footage was shot on My Canon 7D using the Canon 35mm f1. 4 at 1/60 ISO 200 and f1.4. Simple color correction was done in Colorista.
I don’t think you’ll go wrong with either of these if you plan to grade your footage in post.
Equipment used in this video:
Canon 7d & t2i
Canon 35mm f1.4
Sennheiser G2 wireless mic