Using Looks (Settings that affect the image) (XC15)

Article ID: ART166425 | Date published: 09/09/2016 | Date last updated: 09/20/2016
 

Description

Using Looks (Settings that affect the image) (XC15)

Solution

The camcorder can shoot using looks - settings that affect the image - related characteristics of the picture.
The camcorder has several pre-installed looks available and you can even create your own user-defined look based on one of the pre-installed looks. This function is available when the shooting mode is set to [M], [Av], [Tv] or [P].

Selecting a Pre-installed Look

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [ : Looks ](in [ ] mode) or [ : Looks ](in [ ] mode).

3. Select the desired option.

REFERENCE
  • The selected icon will appear on the left side of the screen.
  • For settings other than [ : Canon Log ], you can adjust the settings with the procedure below before touching [ ].
  • Touching [WFM] will display the waveform monitor.

4. Touch [ ].

  • Options
For Clips : StandardStandard profile for general video shooting situations.
: Cinema EOS StdReproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to [Video].
: NeutralReproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to [Neutral].
: Production CameraReproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to [Production Camera]. Uses the same gamma curve as that of [ : Wide DR ].
: Color Matrix OffReproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to [Off].
: Canon LogCreates a picture with wide dynamic range that is suitable for processing in postproduction.
: EOS Std.Approximates the look of an EOS digital SLR camera when the picture style is set to [Standard] .
: Wide DRApplies a gamma curve with a wide latitude and colors appropriate for the gamma curve.
: Highlight PriorityCreates a picture with a natural gradation in tones and reduces overexposure in bright areas by not compressing highlights. When playing back a clip recorded with this setting, we recommend increasing the monitor’s overall brightness.
: User Setting 1, : User Setting 2Allows you to create a customized look. Start with one of the pre-installed looks and adjust the settings as necessary.
For Photos : StandardStandard profile for general photo shooting situations.
: PortraitAppropriate for taking photos of people, as this look brings out a sense of vitality in skin tones.
: LandscapeMakes colors in the landscape appear more vivid.
: NeutralThe details of the subject are emphasized, which helps create an image that is suitable for editing later.
: FaithfulFaithfully reproduces the colors of the subject.
: MonochromeAllows you to take a black & white photo.
: SepiaAllows you to take a sepia-toned photo.
: ClearThe contrast in the image is emphasized, making the subject clearer and stand out more.
: Autumn HuesBrings out the beauty of colors found in, for example, autumn foliage.
: User Setting 1 , : User Setting 2Allows you to create a customized look. Start with one of the pre-installed looks and adjust the settings as necessary.

Adjusting the Settings of a Pre-installed Look

1. Touch [ ].

2. Adjust the desired setting by touching [-] or [+].
Sharpness 0 (low sharpness) to 7 (high sharpness)
Contrast*1 -4 (low contrast) to +4 (high contrast)
Color Depth*2 -4 (shallower colors) to +4 (richer colors)
*1 : Not available for [
: Production Camera ], [ : Wide DR ] or [ : Highlight Priority ].
*2 : Not available for [
: Neutral ], [ : Monochrome ] and [ : Sepia ].

NOTE
  • When using the [ : Highlight Priority ] look, you can set [ : System Setup] -> [ : View Assistance ] to [ : On ] to display a more accurate looking image on the screen.
  • When using the [ : Highlight Priority ] look, taking photos during mode is not available.

Creating a User-defined Look

You can create your user-defined looks based on one of the pre-installed looks. The camcorder can store two user-defined looks for clips and two for photos.

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [ : Looks ](in [ ] mode) or [ : Looks ](in [ ] mode).

3. Select which user-defined setting icon to use.
  • Select [ : User Setting 1 ] or [ : User Setting 2 ] for clips and [ : User Setting 1 ] or [ : User Setting 2 ] for photos.

4. Touch [ ] and then touch [Standard].

5. Select the look that will be the basis of the user-defined look.

6. Touch [Yes].

7. Touch [OK].

8. Adjust the settings as described in the previous section.
  • The settings for [ : Canon Log ] cannot be adjusted.

9. Touch [ ].


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