The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

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The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby ronaldnztan » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:50 pm

Hi Everyone,

Is there anyone here that don't like the "look" of the new Clarity tool in version 7? I primarily shoot male models for men's fashion and bodies work (underwear and anything considered "hot" or "*censored word*"). The old Clarity tool was perfect and I don't use beyond the value of 50 to initially enhance male model musculature.

With the new version, the Clarity tool add a stronger darkening fringes between skin and say seamless paper background. I'll probably create a rough video capture to show my point. Using the old process version, a max Clarity value of 100 creates those noticeable fringe halos. That is why I never go past a value of 50 (or 60 is wanting to stretch).

In the new version, the halo/fringe is noticeable, even at low amounts of 30 and does NOT look as effective in musculature enhancement.

I'll update this thread with another post with a link to YouTube, showing the unsatisfied results of the new Clarity tool. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Yours sincerely,

Ron
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Re: The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby Daniel143 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:57 pm

Just use the old tool then? Problem solved.
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Re: The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby ronaldnztan » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:03 pm

If I don't elected to use the new process version, I won't have access to the other GOOD enhancements, e.g. Lens Correction and Noise Reduction.
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Re: The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby Paul_Steunebrink » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:01 am

Just for clarification, do you use Clarity Neutral or Punch?
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Re: The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby ronaldnztan » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:20 am

Clarity Neutral.

Let me make a rough video capture. I haven't done that yet.

Most of my images are shot (if in studio) either in front of a white wall or grey (Savage Thunder Grey or Savage Charcoal). When the new Clarity is used even at low settings, e.g. 30, I could see a noticeable darkening fringe or halo around the interfacing region of my model and the background.

I know things will make sense once you see the rough video capture.
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Re: The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby ronaldnztan » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:35 am

Here is the rough, unscripted video I made showing the darkening halo even at low Clarity settings of the new C1PRO 7.

http://youtu.be/rK3OHl3Lomg?hd=1.
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Re: The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby ben43456 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:05 am

Playing with the clarity settings.
It almost seems like C1 v6 is better with portraits and v7 and vastly better for landscapes.
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Re: The New Clarity Tool in C1PRO 7

Postby ronaldnztan » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:36 am

This is what I thought too. I can't tell C1PRO 7 to have everything process version 7 and have the Clarity to look like version 6.


ben43456 wrote:Playing with the clarity settings.
It almost seems like C1 v6 is better with portraits and v7 and vastly better for landscapes.
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