PMW-350 Scene Files. Two to get you started.

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With the PMW-350 now starting to ship I thought I would dig out the settings I used when I did my 350 review. I created two scene files and the details are as follows:

File One: Aimed at giving high latitude with deep almost crushed blacks and the image well saturated and slightly warmed up.

Detail: ON    Aperture: ON    Detail Level: -15     Aperture Level: -10     Detail Frequency: +24

Matrix: ON      Matrix (User): ON      Matrix (Preset): ON      Matrix (Prst) Sel: 6

R-G 1, R-B 12, G-R 2, G-B 11, B-R 0, B-G 0

Gamma: ON         Gamma Table: STD           Gam Table (STD): 5

Black Gamma: ON       Black Gamma Range: HIGH        Master BLK Gamma -24

Knee: ON     Knee Point: 85.2      Knee Slope: -14

White Clip: ON     White Clip Level: 109.0 (If will be graded) 104 (if not graded or for broadcast)

Master Black: -2

File Two: Aimed at giving maximum latitude with deep but not crushed blacks and vivid slightly warmed up colours.

Matrix: ON      Matrix (User): ON      Matrix (Preset): OFF      Matrix (Prst) Sel: 1

R-G 8, R-B 10, G-R 0, G-B 15, B-R 5, B-G 6

Gamma: ON         Gamma Table: HG           Gam Table (HG): 4

Black Gamma: ON       Black Gamma Range: H.MID        Master BLK Gamma -28

White Clip: ON     White Clip Level: 109.0 (If will be graded) 104 (if not graded or for broadcast)

Master Black: -3

Detail: ON    Aperture: ON    Detail Level: -15     Aperture Level: -10     Detail Frequency: +24

These settings were created on a pre-production PMW-350 so it would be wise to try them and look at them before using them in anger. All other settings are default or 0.

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3 thoughts on “PMW-350 Scene Files. Two to get you started.”

  1. A couple of quick questions for you:

    I studied the thread on DV Info where your scene files evolved. Is the above your final preference? If not, please point me in the right direction.

    Can I delete scene files in the cam or do I just change and overwrite them?

    I will shoot quite a bit of low light (wildlife) footage and need a good scene file for low light (up to 18db gain). I know that is not recommended, but where I am using the footage, it will be acceptable. Do you have any ideas for modifying your scene files to improve low light video?

    Thanks for all your help.

    Bill

  2. Hi, my name mark and I have a pmw-320, I shoot weddings and I am looking for a scene file that suits my production, I also shoot talking heads and would need a scene file as well, was wondering if you can help me out, I read about your different scene files but I am not sure if they are meant for weddings, can you reply when you have a minute or possibly shoot me a diagram that would fit my needs, thank you. Mark

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