You have to get used to the ADV mode if you're used to brilliant. It will definitely look dull in comparison because brilliant so oversaturates the colors. Once you watch ADV mode properly set up for a while, though, you'll see just how much more realistic everything looks. As far as transformers goes, what you're seeing is normal. It was filmed like that on purpose. I recommend despicable me and avatar if you want some good eye candy.
6/7/11 at 8:46am