Camera Color Science: What Makes Canon Special & Should We Even Care?

Camera Color Science: What Makes Canon Special & Should We Even Care?

Today’s video is all about color science in cameras: why pretty doesn’t mean accurate, what makes Canon’s colors unique, and if it should affect your gear decisions.

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Table of Contents:
0:56 – What Is Color Science?
1:50 – How Colors Are Captured by the Image Sensor
2:32 – The Bayer Filter Mosaic Explained
3:20 – How Cameras Use Color Filters to Create a Unique Look
3:48 – Unfortunately Pleasing Colors Aren’t Always Accurate
3:57 – Sony Is Very Accurate, but Canon Is More Pleasing
4:40 – How Raw Images Are Demosaiced or Debayered
5:19 – What Is a Color Matrix & How Do You Change It?
5:58 – How Raw Development Is Similar to Film Processing
6:28 – What Canon Does to Its Colors to Get the “Canon Look”
7:12 – But This Is All Subjective!
7:42 – Applying This to Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw
8:06 – Why Color Science Matters Less with Raw Files
8:17 – What “Adobe Standard” Does Differently
9:05 – When Everything Else is Equal, Color Science Doesn’t Matter
9:22 – Practical Applications & What about Raw Video?
10:21 – Does Camera Color Science Matter for Log Recordings?
11:01 – Make Your Choices Based on How Much Time You Have
11:17 – Situations When Color Science Isn’t As Important
11:36 – The Problem with Referring to the Look as “Color Science”

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