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Below are various cameras and their settings we have used.

Sony XDCAM EX1 Picture Profiles

These settings were fined tuned to deliver great picture in various scenes on the Carnie Wilson's "Unstapled" show. We've kept a record of these settings as we found they can be applied to other projects and are a good foundation to a better-looking image.

PP1: 4900 LVG
Matrix
Setting: On
Select: Standard
Level: +6
Phase: +11
R-G: +6
R-B: +6
G-R: +6
G-B: -6
B-R: ±0
B-G: -2
Color Correction
Off
White
Offset White: On
Offset<A>: +1
Offset<B>: +2
Offset<ATW>: +2
Preset White: 4900
Detail
Setting: On
Level: +6
Frequency: ±0
Crispening: ±0
H/V Ratio: ±0
White Limiter: ±0
Black Limiter: ±0
V DTL Creation: Y
Knee APT Level: ±0
Skin Tone Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Area Detection:
Area Indication: Off
Saturation: ±0
Phase: 120
Width: 40
Knee
Setting: On
Auto Knee: Off
Point: 50
Slope: ±0
Knee SAT Level: 50
Gamma
Level: +50
Select: STD3
Black
-4
Black Gamma
-2
Low Key SAT
-10
PP2: LOW LIGH
Matrix
Setting: On
Select: Standard
Level: +8
Phase: ±0
R-G: +6
R-B: +6
G-R: +6
G-B: -6
B-R: ±0
B-G: -2
Color Correction
Off
White
Offset White: On
Offset<A>: +1
Offset<B>: +2
Offset<ATW>: +2
Preset White: 3400
Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Frequency: ±0
Crispening: -15
H/V Ratio: ±0
White Limiter: ±0
Black Limiter: ±0
V DTL Creation: Y
Knee APT Level: ±0
Skin Tone Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Area Detection:
Area Indication: Off
Saturation: ±0
Phase: 130
Width: 40
Knee
Setting: On
Auto Knee: Off
Point: 90
Slope: +99
Knee SAT Level: 99
Gamma
Level: +85
Select: STD4
Black
+2
Black Gamma
-1
Low Key SAT
+4
PP3: 4800 INV
Matrix
Setting: On
Select: Standard
Level: +6
Phase: +11
R-G: +6
R-B: +6
G-R: +6
G-B: -6
B-R: ±0
B-G: -2
Color Correction
Off
White
Offset White: On
Offset<A>: +1
Offset<B>: +2
Offset<ATW>: +2
Preset White: 4800
Detail
Setting: On
Level: +6
Frequency: ±0
Crispening: ±0
H/V Ratio: ±0
White Limiter: ±0
Black Limiter: ±0
V DTL Creation: Y
Knee APT Level: ±0
Skin Tone Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Area Detection:
Area Indication: Off
Saturation: ±0
Phase: 120
Width: 40
Knee
Setting: On
Auto Knee: Off
Point: 57
Slope: -10
Knee SAT Level: 65
Gamma
Level: +12
Select: STD2
Black
-23
Black Gamma
-36
Low Key SAT
-9
PP4: 4700 BED
Matrix
Setting: On
Select: Standard
Level: +8
Phase: +6
R-G: +6
R-B: +6
G-R: +6
G-B: -6
B-R: ±0
B-G: -2
Color Correction
Off
White
Offset White: On
Offset<A>: +1
Offset<B>: +2
Offset<ATW>: +2
Preset White: 4700
Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Frequency: ±0
Crispening: -15
H/V Ratio: ±0
White Limiter: ±0
Black Limiter: ±0
V DTL Creation: Y
Knee APT Level: ±0
Skin Tone Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Area Detection:
Area Indication: Off
Saturation: ±0
Phase: 130
Width: 40
Knee
Setting: On
Auto Knee: Off
Point: 90
Slope: +99
Knee SAT Level: 99
Gamma
Level: +85
Select: STD4
Black
+2
Black Gamma
-1
Low Key SAT
+4
PP5: 6500 OUT
Matrix
Setting: On
Select: Standard
Level: +6
Phase: ±0
R-G: +6
R-B: +6
G-R: +6
G-B: -6
B-R: ±0
B-G: -2
Color Correction
Off
White
Offset White: On
Offset<A>: +1
Offset<B>: +2
Offset<ATW>: +2
Preset White: 6500
Detail
Setting: On
Level: +6
Frequency: ±0
Crispening: ±0
H/V Ratio: ±0
White Limiter: ±0
Black Limiter: ±0
V DTL Creation: Y
Knee APT Level: ±0
Skin Tone Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Area Detection:
Area Indication: Off
Saturation: ±0
Phase: 119
Width: 40
Knee
Setting: On
Auto Knee: Off
Point: 50
Slope: +11
Knee SAT Level: 50
Gamma
Level: +80
Select: STD3
Black
+6
Black Gamma
-2
Low Key SAT
±0
PP6: 3700 KIT
Matrix
Setting: On
Select: Standard
Level: +6
Phase: ±0
R-G: +6
R-B: +6
G-R: +6
G-B: -6
B-R: ±0
B-G: -2
Color Correction
Off
White
Offset White: On
Offset<A>: +1
Offset<B>: +2
Offset<ATW>: +2
Preset White: 3700
Detail
Setting: On
Level: +6
Frequency: ±0
Crispening: ±0
H/V Ratio: ±0
White Limiter: ±0
Black Limiter: ±0
V DTL Creation: Y
Knee APT Level: ±0
Skin Tone Detail
Setting: On
Level: -15
Area Detection:
Area Indication: Off
Saturation: ±0
Phase: 119
Width: 40
Knee
Setting: On
Auto Knee: Off
Point: 50
Slope: ±0
Knee SAT Level: 50
Gamma
Level: +50
Select: STD3
Black
-4
Black Gamma
-2
Low Key SAT
-10