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  • Matching colours: Canon C300 mk2 & Sony FX6

    Posted by Jason O’hara on February 9, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    We are preparing for a 2-camera shoot in a studio, w/ a controlled 3-point lighting set-up (interviews), with 2 cameras on sticks, so no moving cameras, or changing light sources.

    Of course – we would prefer to use 2 of the same cameras, however we are still in development so cash-strapped and really need to make the most of the cameras we have access to (FX6 & C300mk2) , and so we are seeking workflow advice to optimize our set-up to ensure the images match visually and can be inter-cut.

    We will be sure to film a colour chart (attached image), prior to rolling each camera, so that the colourist has this reference for matching the 2x cameras in post.

    We also intend to film flat/log on both cameras, so on the FX6: Slog3-S-Gamut3.Cine

    On C300mkii: Canon Log 2 (which I understand would be the preferable option to Canon Log 3, Canon Log 2 being flatter and more comparable to Slog3?)

    We much appreciate any advice relating to our intentions outlined above, and any other workflow advice for our set-up, given our intentions to inter-cut this footage.

    Thank you in advance! -J

    Riccardo Luppi replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Riccardo Luppi

    March 23, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Hey Jason,

    here are my 2 cents as a colourist:

    – Between Canon Log2 and Log3, I would agree on using Log2 as it retains more shadow detail. Canons usually have worse low-end sensitivity compared to Sonys and thus Log2 should help reduce the gap. Log2 could potentially introduce more noise in the shadows, but in a studio environment, I doubt that would be an issue.

    – About camera matching, just make sure that both cameras get a clean view of the colour chart. ideally set them side by side and have the colour chart placed where the subject will be. Also, make sure that there is not hard light directly shining on the chart, to avoid reflections that could false the read. As long as you dial in the same exposure and colour balance in the two cameras, it should be fairly easy for the colourist to then match the two.

    Hope this answers to your doubts!

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