Canon XC15 Instruction Manual

Using Looks

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Using Looks

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Using Looks

The camcorder can shoot using looks—settings that affect the image-related characteristics of the picture. 
The camcorder has several pre-installed looks available and you can even create your own user-defined look 
based on one of the pre-installed looks. This function is available when the shooting mode is set to 

n, “, ‚,

 or 

’.

Selecting a Pre-installed Look

1 Touch [FUNC.] and then touch 

[Looks] (in 

 mode) or 

[Looks] (in 

 mode).

2 Select the desired option and then touch [

X].

• The selected icon will appear on the left side of the screen.

• For settings other than [

Canon Log], you can adjust the settings with the procedure below before 

touching [

X].

• Touching [WFM] will display the waveform monitor (

A 83).

Options (for clips)

Operating modes:

[

Standard]:

Standard profile for general video shooting situations.

[

Cinema EOS Std.]:

Reproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to 
[Video].

[

Neutral]:

Reproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to 
[Neutral].

[

Production Camera]: Reproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to 

[Production Camera]. Uses the same gamma curve as that of [

Wide DR].

[

Color Matrix Off]:

Reproduces the look of an EOS digital cinema camera when [Color Matrix] is set to [Off].

[

Canon Log]:

Creates a picture with wide dynamic range that is suitable for processing in post-
production.

[

EOS Std.]:

Approximates the look of an EOS digital SLR camera when the picture style is set to 
[Standard] P.

[

Wide DR]:

Applies a gamma curve with a wide latitude and colors appropriate for the gamma curve.

[

–Highlight Priority]: Creates a picture with a natural gradation in tones and reduces overexposure in bright 

areas by not compressing highlights. When playing back a clip recorded with this setting, 
we recommend increasing the monitor’s overall brightness.

[

v User Setting 1],

  [

v User Setting 2]: Allows you to create a customized look. Start with one of the pre-installed looks and 

adjust the settings as necessary.