Graded Lenses? Great Video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by 130tc, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. 130tc macrumors newbie

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    #1
    This was done by a friend who keeps talking about the merits of graded lenses. from what I understand, its an effect on the colours but what does it actually mean?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7t_WED1ddc
     
  2. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a

    TH3D4RKKN1GH7

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    #3
    Shooting video with a grad filter on like that might be the silliest thing I've seen, especially in a world of color grading in post. I can see using a grad for like a still shot or something, but that video is horrid. You have the orange tinge of the grad filter all on the top of the screen it's just silly. Magic Bullet Looks and Apple Color are your friends.
     
  3. gødspeed macrumors regular

    gødspeed

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    #4
    It's almost always a very bad idea to mess with video before it's captured, especially in a way that is not uniform and cannot be altered later. Capture video without color filters, preferably with a low-contrast preset if your camera offers that functionality, and do all of the color work you want in post-production through computer software -- a good option for color grading on Mac is Magic Bullet Looks, as mentioned above.
     

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