On this blog you’ll find many posts, discussions, questions, examples and articles on the subject of the Marvels Cine Picture Style for Canon HDSLR cameras. We have decided to dedicate this page to our latest release version (Marvels Cine 3.4).
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About this version
This version is a replacement for our (latest) standard Marvels Cine Style v3.3. It uses a slightly altered curve, made to preserve luminance linearity in the 65-75% (skin tone) range. It further uses the internal Canon Neutral style instead of the Standard style, but this can be altered from the selected style settings menu in the camera.
This picture style’s curve has been mathematically programmed by Jorgen Escher (Fraunhofer Institut, Darmstadt Germany – @colorbyjorg) using propriety tools, instead of the Canon Picture Style Editor. Jorgen has done many tests with this profile and developed an additional (free) anti-moire filter for Final Cut Pro. His blog is http://colorbyjorg.wordpress.com and also contains some test footage.
This picture style has been tested by over 2000 DSLR film makers worldwide during it’s beta stage. All reports, issues, comments and discussions on both our blog and Jorgen’s blog were taken into consideration before the release of this final version. Marvels Film has shot two music videos, two documentaries, two interviews and lots of test footage with this style during the beta stage.
UPDATE: Warning to all users of the Technicolor Cinema-style flat-profile! Using the Technicolor style will severely limit your dynamic range! Blacks are lifted and whites are crushed! With only 255 values between black and white for each color, snooping 10% off at both sides is simple “DR theft”! You remove another 10% of DR when using the Technicolor LUT (via LutBuddy); that’s probably two stops total!
With the Marvels profile 3.4 you use all available digital space. You can make the Marvels profile as flat as the Technicolor profile by altering it’s curve, dialing the contrast setting further down.
Please read the installation instructions here. You can also search this blog for the many posts on the subject.
The Marvels Cine Picture Style v.3.4 file by Marvels Film has been licensed following a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported licence. CC BY-NC-ND. License details: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
For any reuse, distribution or commercial application of the Marvels Cine Picture Style, you must apply to the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is including a link to our web page http://www.marvelsfim.com, or mentioning Martin Beek or MARVELSFILM as creator of the picture style.
Hall of Fame
We want to encourage users to tell us what they have achieved with the Marvels Cine picture profiles (old an new). Music videos, short movies, feature films, commercials – we love to hear about your projects shot with Marvels Cine! And this is not a catch… ;-) The Marvels Cine picture style is (and will remain) free to use and distribute. A mention of our name is much appreciated (see below). Please leave your name, email address and project description as a comment at the bottom of this page!