You’ll see nothing really fancy here since the mask can only be square (or pretty close to a square shape though). But if you check out Colorista for instance, the two allowed shapes are ellipse and rectangle.
I’ve been fighting with so many people about the subject of “how should you orient your cameras for perfect 3d feeling”. I always was against the idea that both cameras should be parallel, because it’s not how our eyes work at all!
I was pretty happy when I learned that James Cameron ask for developing a new kind of 3d camera where both ocular are looking to the focal point and not to the infinite. So far I couldn’t explain better my self than this video, all the facts are here :
I’m currently taking a class at Fxphd called “DOP210 -DSLR Cinematography” with Stu Maschwitz (prolost) & Mike Seymour as mentors!
This is an awesome class if you have a Canon 5D or a Nikon D90 and want to make movies with it and post-production/grading as well!
Either if the class is talking about the two cameras, the focus is mainly on the 5D!
Stu had a really nice post on Prolost about setting the 5D called “Flatten Your 5D“. Those settings aim to get a neutral picture (low contrast, low sharpen, low saturation,…) which would give a better control in post-production for grading. Settings which he’s using in his class of course !
Since I own a D90, I thought I would give a try to port his 5D’s settings to the D90!
Here is what I have done :
I also turn off D-Lighting, but I’m not sure it is the right move. I’m not sure it is the best settings yet but it looks close though
Update : Also I recommend you to take a look at “Understanding and Optimizing the Nikon D90 D-Movie Mode Image“ on the DVXUser Forum, it give nice tips to trick your camera a bit