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  • Getting rid of red shift on skin tone when using Technicolor Cinestyle

    Posted by Neil Pollick on January 31, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I have a lot of footage shot in Technicolor Cinestyle. I am editing it in Sony Vegas 13.
    It was shot on Canon, H264 in mov. I don’t use this picture profile anymore, I just have a lot of old footage to edit.
    I have a LUT that does a good job of bringing the contrast up to just about right, but it doesn’t correct the red tint of the skin tones.
    That is there on every shot, I’ve never found it otherwise with this color profile.
    The footage is correctly color balanced, it’s just the skin tones that are shifted to the red.
    Apart from using the Secondary color corrector to isolate the skin tone, is there a quick way to rectify this problem.
    Perhaps someone has already dealt with this issue and knows of a LUT crafted to this exact task?

    Neil Pollick replied 7 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Aaron Star

    January 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Maybe post a photo of what you are talking about?

    Are you over saturating the colors? Skin tone starts to look really red when you over saturate it.

  • Neil Pollick

    February 1, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Here is a still from the uncorrected footage, using Technicolor’s recommended values in-camera values for saturation, contrast, color tone & sharpness.

    Obviously increasing the contrast in post will just intensify this red/orange cast on the skin tones.
    Maybe someone seeing this picture will recognize just what is happening

    At the time of shooting I think I should have experimented with using different values for “color tone” settings in-camera but that will not help me now that the foootage is shot.
    I have just found a solution which involves Photoshop. I export a jpg image out of Vegas and open it up in Photoshop. I apply adjustment layer style changes to luminance and skin tones then export it out of Photoshop as a LUT file.
    Anything that can be achieved using adjustment layers in photoshop can become part of the LUT, it gives you so much leeway.
    I have a plugin in Vegas that allows me to apply LUTs to footage (VisionColor OFX LUT Plugin).
    I know much more about color correcting in Photoshop than I do in Vegas so this is a good way for me to go.

    I don’t suppose this will help other people who are reading this and hoping to find a solution using Vegas rather than Photoshop.
    Perhaps people reading this would still be willing to share Vegas based solutions. A simple Vegas corrective would still be attractive to me.

    I will be glad to share how the transfer between Vegas and PS is done and how you export LUTs in Photoshop, and how you can apply them to footage in Vegas. If anyone wants to know about that they should send me a message because this forum is not for Photoshop and it doesn’t seem right to go into that here. I will help you set up the workflow.

  • Neil Pollick

    February 1, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    This is more what I would like to see for my projects

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