Included is an easy to follow guide for installing C-LOG and all profiles on your camera. The profiles are loaded onto your Canon DSLR via USB using the free Canon EOS Utility. A download link for the app (PC and Mac) is given in the instructions.
The picture styles do not affect the RAW image. What they do is provide metadata that tells the photo editor how to bias the settings. In DPP (Canon's photo editor) you can simply change the settings to whatever you want. I'm not familiar with how Lightroom works, but the fact that your images come out differently with different picture styles would seem to indicate that LR at least sees the metadata and knows how to interpret it.
If you open the image in Canon DPP you will also see it's a RAW image (but with some caveats). The RAW file actually contains all the color data, but since DPP is a Canon app, it respects the meta-data setting that tells it you used a monochrome picture style ... so it applies the monochrome picture style in DPP. But you can change this in DPP and it'll show you the image as whatever style you set.
If you open it in something else (e.g. Adobe Lightroom) you'll see it's a COLOR image (you might briefly see it as monochrome as the image is opened.) This happens becasue a RAW image saves a thumbnail \"preview\" image as a JPEG embedded in the RAW and that preview image will be monochrome (or whatever picture style you set). Lightroom shows that preview as it processes the RAW data and as soon as it finishes processing the RAW, it switches from showing you the preview to showing you the RAW.
This isn't just true of picture styles... it applies to things like white balance, hue, etc. The RAW file contains what the camera *actually* saw ... without applying any tweaks (ohter than the ISO gain. ISO gain is always applied after the shutter closes but before saving the file.)
If the camera is set to a given picture style in one of the automatic or semi-automatic modes, it's conceivable that the camera could select a setting (aperture, shutter speed, or ISO value) that favors that picture style. But the impact, if any, on the resulting RAW file should be quite small and easily correctable in post-processing if you were to decide later to use a different picture style.
So far as I'm aware, no other camera setting will have any impact on the 'RAW' data itself. It will be noted that the setting was active in the 'meta-data', but it would be up to the post processing software to read that meta-data setting and apply the effect. When I do this in Lightroom, changes such as 'picture style' are not applied (I've tested this by setting the 'monochrome' picture style.)
Not all software respects all the meta-data ... specifically things like white balance and picture styles. Most will read in meta-data for EXIF data (so they know exposure settings, they know date & time info, etc. etc.)
In part one I recommended using the built-in Standard picture style for general use. Standard produces a decent looking image with sufficient contrast, saturation, and sharpness. Canon has always been recognized for its color science, so basic video out of the M50 looks pretty good for a budget, consumer camera.
Cinestyle is a free Picture Style created by Technicolor. You can install Cinestyle on any Canon camera which supports custom picture styles. Cinestyle was originally designed years ago for the Canon 5D Mark II.
Unlike FilmKit Flat and Cinestyle, Prolost Flat is not a file you download and install, but rather a custom picture style you create by editing settings on the camera. These settings create flat footage that looks similar to FilmKit Flat and Cinestyle.
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With the Camera Connect app* installed on your compatible iPad, it's simple to connect wirelessly to your camera to download images, operate remotely and more. Images stored on the camera's memory card can be downloaded instantly and automatically for review, sharing or use in DPP Express. The Camera Connect app* also makes it easy to change camera settings, take pictures and video and even apply GPS data.
Filmkit Flat is a picture style that expands the dynamic range on Canon mirrorless cameras that do not come with C-log (like the M50, M6 Mark II, EOS RP and R10). It is tuned to take advantage of the additional dynamic range and image pipeline in Canons recent mirrorless cameras. It closely matches the official Canon Log found on the EOS R, so it is fully compatible with LUTs designed for Canon Log. The picture style can be installed on any Canon mirrorless or DSLR that supports custom picture styles.
That's why I decided to create a picture style for Canon mirrorless cameras that fit my requirements of matching Canon-log as closely as possible, retaining accurate color response (no reds turning purple), and minimizing degradation of the image.
Filmkit Flat comes with the picture style (in .pf3 format) and 5 LUTs (in .cube format) for converting the footage shot with the Filmkit Flat profile back to Rec709. It also includes a small guide on how to install, use and grade Filmkit Flat.
Sometimes you want to retain shadow- and highlight detail, without having to extensively grade the footage afterwards. For those fast-turnaround projects I've designed Filmkit WideDR: a picture style for Canon cameras that protects highlights and shadows but can be used straight out of camera (just add some contrast to taste). As an added benefit, Filmkit WideDR is easier to shoot with, because you're not looking at a flat image on your monitor.
The picture styles are compatible with every Canon mirrorless and DSLR that supports user-defined picture profiles, which means every Canon camera released in the last 10 years. This includes the Canon EOS M6, M50 (original and Mark II), Canon EOS RP and Canon R10, but also DSLRs like the Canon 5D, 6D, 90D and 800D.
To install the picture style on your Canon DSLR or mirrorless, you need the free Canon EOS Utility. First, make sure your camera is set to the manual photo mode. Then connect your camera to your computer via USB and open EOS Utility. In the app, click on: 1e1e36bf2d