Chapter 3

Testing and Custom Settings

Every blog, expert, and article about DSLR video mentions the testing process that the filmmakers went through before shooting a project. The results of the test are usually given via camera stats, glossy photographs, or recommendations on cameras, camera settings, or gear.

Controlling the “look” of the image is an important goal of the moviemaker; the color and the ability to create a look are parts of the flow of your project. When shooting in RAW, a preset may change how the image looks on the screen and also can be used for providing quick parameters when gauging a look; however, these settings can be removed or altered later in post and are not ingrained on the image. With DSLR video, the changes to ...

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