Originally Posted by flintyplus
Neutral on the factory setting is too soft for me,color does not want reducing like in the film.Any ideas Why i seem to get more Moire and Alising than other films i have seen,at 2m 20s for instance on a tripod is there anything i could do.
Vimeo but only 720P https://vimeo.com/75684874
First, I loved the sound - among the best ambient sound I have heard in a natural video. Did you use the built-in mics?
Second, I have found that outdoors, especially on a dull day, 'Neutral' looks terrible. Neutral style is deliberately low sharpness, low contrast, and desaturated. Notice how in the sunny town scenes it looks better. The dull-day scenes look, well, washed out and soft - because they are!
Neutral is meant to be used in post to - add color, contrast and sharpness to taste. I have found it works well, as is, indoors. But not outdoors. For outdoors, I use 'Standard' with contrast knocked down one or two notches. You have plenty of control within picture styles of contrast, sharpness, saturation and you have to experiment to get the look you want.
Some people seem obsessed with dynamic range, and think that Neutral gives them more (and they seem not to care about color). But on a dull day there are no dark shadows and no dynamic range problem. The scenes you took in the countryside in diffused light need, rather, contrast and color and sharpness.
I would recommend you use an editor with the scenes you already shot in Neutral to sharpen, add saturation and contrast and see how they look. They are worth improving. But I think with the controls in-camera you can get what you like.
You can use the included software 'Picture Editor' to make your own customized Picture Style, starting with the canned ones and then tweaking. What is nice is you can take a still (RAW, of course) and tweak in this software to see what would happen, so you do not have to shoot scene after scene of video with different settings.