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kevin33
19-01-13, 10:45 AM
What can I see, this question is not very popular today. What, in fact, I found is just for photo. But I need it for video.
My ideal of picture is 70s period of Antonioni ( The Passenger, Zabriskie Point, Blow Up).

Here are some examples:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dHje8zJMc3Y/TC7n_KQP7qI/AAAAAAAABvs/babzLMgg-Wo/s1600/passenger+1.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YLgAZ2rOut4/TSImqip_ujI/AAAAAAAAAw0/7RlK15kvqoA/s1600/blowup460.jpg
http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/zabriskie_point-11.jpg

Today, faces between professional and amateur cinema are blurring. For example, Canon 7D makes good picture, but it's not quite what I need.

Please, see, that today we can make old look movies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlAMjdch6qs&list=FL0N3XA6d-SiHNXLyOWft6vg&index=1 (it's very cool and looks like what I need)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwg9epx-Gpw (see, how does Mitsubishi look on 0.33 :)))

What actually do cinema being cinema? Camera + lens filters + depth of field + adobe filters? I am beginner and don't know... But I can see difference between brazilian telenovelas, live broadcast of news, glossy Anna Karenina. But can't explain it in the words. Antonioni's movies are not glossy, they have poor colors and video is as if slow.

P.S. Please, don't offer Krasnogorsk, it's not digital camera.

Nigel Atherton
20-01-13, 07:19 PM
I'm sure the differences in the 'look' of some of the things you are describing is due to some being 35mm film, some video, some digital, and film of course changes colour with age. If you're trying to get a specific retro type look on your videos I'm not aware of a digital camera that lets you do that easily, but you could experiment with the white balance, contrast and exposure settings, or use a filter over the lens. SOme cameras offer a range of creative filter effects which will give you a variety of instant processed looks. For example, Olympus' Art Filters on its Micro Four Thirds cameras includes 'Pale and Light Colour' and 'Light Tone' filters which can both be used for video and both lend a distinctive look, though not sure if they are what you're after. Bear in mind that not all the filters can be used for video, due to the intense processing required for some of them.

You might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix GH3 too. It's one of the best still/video cameras on the market for the aspiring film maker, but also incorporates Photo Style and Creative Control modes to enable users tocustomise the look and feel. To quote the blurb:

'With the Photo Style, users can manually choose from 6 color types to get even more detailed image settings, or to match the shooting situation. In addition, the contrast, sharpness, saturation or noise reduction for each mode parameter can be customized in 11 steps and stored in memory.
In the Creative Control mode a total of 14 filters are available - Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter and One Point Color. Most of the filters can be used in video recording, too. With the new GUI and menu tabs, switching filter effect is extremely easy and is possible to preview via the Live View. Effect parameter, defocusing area and exposure compensation are also adjustable.'
I hope that helps.