Hey mogle, There are a bu


Hey mogle,

There are a bunch of different ways to get a more film-like look, but even the best of them falls short, sadly.

I’m still using Premiere Pro 2, but I’ve discovered that the quickest way to get a film look is to set your framerate at 24FPS. You can convert standard 30i to 24p in premiere, but I will say that the quality isn’t as good as it would be if you used a camera that records natively in 24p, such at the Canon XH series, or the Panny DVX100’s.

Beyond that, the next most noticeable thing is the far shallower luma range on video. Fiddling with the color correction filters can help you simulate a deeper luma range and give you richer colors, both of which are trademarks of film.

Lastly, if all this fails, there are companies that make "cinema filter" plugins for premiere pro. These cost almost as much as the software itself, but from what I’ve seen, they do a bang-up job.

As far as the capabilities of the CS3 master suite, though, you’ve got me. I can’t afford that puppy quite yet! πŸ™‚

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