Best Picture Style for Shooting Documentary on Lumix G7 and GH4
Submitted December 19, 2015
Hi, I have just found this website, it is exactly what I need..thank you.
I am just an amateur, but very interested in film making, especially in travel documentary.
So far I made a few videos from my trips just for fun. But my next project I want to do best as possible.
I am going to spend one month on Palawan in Philippines. 10 days I will stay on uninhabited island and the rest of time to travel around the Palawan, climb to highest mountain, visit local natives etc.
Palawan is an amazing place on Earth, so I think it would be great theme for film. But problem is that I will be alone so it will not be easy to do everything on my own.
So now the question.
I have a new Lumix G7 which is quite similar to GH4. I would like to ask you which picture style do you recommend for these cameras. The flat profile like CinelikeD with adjusted contrast, saturation etc. or it is possible to use any "baked in" profile which I will not have to correct in post?
I would prefer something that looks nice, quite natural colours but still has kind of "film look". And I will not have to spend tons of time by color correcting (which is not easy as well and maybe I would made it looks worse than I use automatic profile).
Thank you for answer and sorry for my english :)
Jan from Slovakia
ANSWERFrom Matt James Smith, Owner Lintel Film
Simple answer: Cine-V with sharpness turned all the way down, don't touch any other settings. The Natural profile is nice too.
Caleb Pike of DSLRVideoShooter.com
sells a G7 course if that helps. He knows his stuff.
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