cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

M Series Picture Profiles Confusion

csgaraglino
Contributor

I am new to Canon and jumped in with the M6. I was shooting this past weekend and noticed that the settings for Photos are the same as the setting for Videos. For example, if I am shooting a photo (Mode Tv) using the Landscape profile and switch to the Video Mode, that’s what is used for Videos. If I change the video profile to Neutral, then it changes it for Photo as well. This is the same for some of the other settings (White Balance) even when I change the shooting mode switch from Tv to Video and back.

 

I find this very odd, as each needs its own settings to perform correctly. So I am assuming that I am doing something wrong.

Chris Sgaraglino
Blog: The Outdoor Life
Website: Widow Creek Photography
7 REPLIES 7

jrhoffman75
Legend

Do you mean Picture Styles?

 

They set different levels of sharpness, contrast, color enhancement. They are the same for still and movie mode on the cameras. Picture Styles are sort of like choosing a film type in the analog world. 

 

They do do not have any effect on camera control settings. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic

I understand how the profiles work. 

 

When shooting photos I use the Landsace (modified) Profile. That way my JPEGs have some adjustments to them and I can use those for simple social posts from my phone, and I have the RAW files for post processing in LR later. But for video I shoot completely Nutural so have all the data for processing when editing. 

 

Having to switch back back and forth is ridiculous to say the least, I would assume that Canon did not over look this point and that’s why I am asking as I must be doing something wrong. 

 

However, the lack of response has me a little worried!

Chris Sgaraglino
Blog: The Outdoor Life
Website: Widow Creek Photography

We are just volunteers. If you need immediate assistance, you should call Canon.

 

Frankly, I don't think many of us fool with the styles very much.

KV, I’m confused by your statement? I thought the idea of community forums was to toss out a question to the community and see what comes back. I was just clarifying my original question that JR answered.

 

As I stated, I am new to the Canon software format and frankly the whole Canon culture. I have been shooting for 30+ years with Nikon so I am trying to learn my way around a new OS and a different way another company thinks, it helps No problem e (people) do under expectations better. What seems obvious to one may not be so to another. That’s why these community forums exists, so people can ask a question and learn. But no one can learn from answers with attupitude and contemptment.

 

 

Chris Sgaraglino
Blog: The Outdoor Life
Website: Widow Creek Photography

jrhoffman75
Legend
I think you could set the camera up to use Neutral Picture Style as a default setting and configure C1 setting to use Landscape Picture Style. Switch to C1 for your stills and back to another mode for video.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic

JR, this is very helpful and give me a direction to pursue! Thank you!

Chris Sgaraglino
Blog: The Outdoor Life
Website: Widow Creek Photography

Canon has a video Picture Style you might want to try. 

 

https://global.canon/en/imaging/picturestyle/file/index.html

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
Announcements
06/10/2022: Service Notice:UPDATE: Canon Inkjet Printer continuous reboot loop or powering down
06/07/2022: New firmware version 1.3.2 is available for PowerShot G7 X Mark III
06/07/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3 is available for EOS M50 Mark II
05/31/2022: Did someone SAY Badges?
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.5.1 is available for EOS-C500 Mark II
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C300 Mark III
05/10/2022: Keep your Canon gear in optimal condition with a Canon Maintenance Service
05/05/2022: We are excited to announce that we have refreshed the ranking scale within the community!
04/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.1.1 is available for EOS R5 C
03/23/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C70
03/22/2022: New firmware version 1.2.0 is available for PowerShot PICK
03/16/2022: New firmware version 1.5.2 is available for EOS-R5
03/16/2022: New firmware version 1.5.2 is available for EOS-R6
02/09/2022: Share Your Photos is back!
02/07/2022: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for EOS-R3
02/07/2022: New firmware version 1.6.1 is available for EOS-1DX Mark III
01/19/2022: READY FOR ANYTHING EOS-R5 C
01/13/2022: Community Update. We will be retiring the legacy profile avatars on 01/20/2022. Click this link to read more.
01/05/2022: Welcome to CES 2022!
12/7/2021: New firmware version 1.3.0 is available for Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x
12/7/2021: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for CR-N 300
12/7/2021: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for CR-N 500
12/2/2021: New firmware version 1.1.0 is available for RF 70-200 F4 L IS USM