Technicolor Cinestyle Picture Style For Canon HDSLR Cameras.


There has been a bevy of posts about the new Technicolor Cinestyle Picture Style for Canon DSLR cameras. It is basically a Flat picture style with a few tweaks here and there. Technicolor claims that it will increase the latitude in the highlights and shadows. This could easily be the best thing for DSLR cameras since the 24P firmware update. However it may turn out to be just another downloadable picture style. The jury is still out. We decided to test it out tonight and will post the footage next week. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime here is what Vincent Laforet had to say about it.

I decided to throw in the definition of Look Up Table as well.

Click here for the definition of a  Look Up Table LUT from Wikipedia.

Here is a quote from Vincent Laforet about the new picture style from Technicolor.

“Below you can see the Technicolor profile with the settings recommended in this article compared to what you could previously expect out of the Canon 5DMKII using the same Picture Style settings but without new profile. These are simple frame grabs off of a series of files opened up in Quicktime straight off of the CF Card (i.e. untouched – and the video file was not converted to any other format.)”

Click here to check it out.

Click here to download the Technicolor Cinestyle Picture Style for Canon DSLR cameras.

Screen Grab By: Vincent Laforet




Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.