Frequently Asked Questions

Who developed CineStyle Profile?

The CineStyle Profile was created by Technicolor color scientists and engineers.

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Why was CineStyle Profile developed?

Technicolor is responding to industry demand from cinematographers for enhanced flexibility in capturing images from digital cameras.

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How does CineStyle Profile help the cinematographer?

The Technicolor CineStyle Profile provides better dynamic range of the captured content. This allows for greater artistic freedom during the color grading process in post-production.

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What does CineStyle Profile do to the image?

When the Technicolor CineStyle Profile is selected in the camera, video images are recorded in log space. In layman’s terms, though the image will appear flat and de-saturated, there is actually more detail retained in the shadows and mid-tones which is excellent for color grading.

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Can it be used for all Canon EOS cameras?

Although the Technicolor CineStyle Profile was designed and optimized for the Canon EOS-5D Mark II camera, the Technicolor CineStyle can be installed and used on any current Canon EOS DSLR camera.

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What are the recommended Canon EOS-5D Mark II camera settings to obtain optimal image quality?

We recommend the following settings:

  • Sharpness: 0
  • Contrast: -4
  • Saturation: -2
  • Color Tone: 0
  • ISO: a multiple of 160

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What are requirements to use the CineStyle Profile?

Canon Cameras

  • Canon EOS DSLR camera
  • Canon EOS utility
  • USB cable
  • PC – Windows 7/Vista/XP; or Mac – Mac OS X 10.5/10.6+

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Where can I get more information about the future development of CineStyle Profile?

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How do I load CineStyle Profile to my Canon camera?

Please see the steps below:

  1. Ensure that EOS Utility v2.6 or later is installed on your computer
  2. Download the Technicolor CineStyle™ Profile by clicking here
  3. Connect your camera to your computer using the appropriate USB cable
  4. Note: for the EOS 5D Mark II you may need to set "Communication" to "PC connect" in the camera's menu
  5. Start the Canon EOS Utility
  6. Select "Camera settings/Remote shooting" on the main window
  7. Once the capture window opens, click the camera icon
  8. Click "Register User Defined style" under "Shooting menu"
  9. Once the new page "Register Picture Style File" opens, select one of User Def. 1, 2 or 3 at the top of the new page
  10. Click the open file icon
  11. Select the CineStyle.pf2 file you've just downloaded
  12. Click on OK

Congratulations, the Technicolor CineStyle Profile is now loaded in your camera! You should confirm that the Profile has been properly loaded by pressing the Picture Style selection button at the back of the camera and using the thumbwheel on top of the camera to scroll through the styles.

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