Monochrome M - Silly Idea?

Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
archaiesteron
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Re: Monochrome M - Silly Idea?
In reply to Peter Sills, May 2, 2012

Peter Sills wrote:

The problem is that without the color channels you can really not work with the file, even if your final result is going to be B&W. Programs like Silver FX Pro need the color information in order to create the stunning B&W conversions it does.

I am not claiming the idea is good or bad, but I am surprised that nobody tells about traditional filter. What you are speaking about is not absolutely new: for B&W film shooting you would choose some physical color filter in order to achieve some special effect. Most digital conversion rest on mixing the channels in given proportions, which is a kind of equivalent of applying some color filter.

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