Comparison: With and Without the Leeming LUT

I shot a short clip this morning using Cinelike D, exposed normally, imported it into Final Cut, and added the Leeming LUT with a -4 reduction in highlights. Which image has more accurate skin tones, in your opinion? Let me know! (1) SOOC (2) + Leeming LUT


Here's another test of ETTR, again in available light, along with screen shots of the histograms and vector scopes. Skin tones are pretty much spot on for both the ETTR shot and the clip that has been underexposed. To my way of thinking, the vector scope is showing far greater color information in the ETTR shot, and... Continue Reading →

ETTR: Noise, Dynamic Range and Skin Tones

I just did a very quick test with the Lumix G85 in natural light which leaves little doubt that there is greater dynamic range and less noise in the shadows when exposing to the right. Colors are a little trickier, first of all, because I'm not a professional colorist, so I couldn't exactly match the ETTR... Continue Reading →

CineLike D Retarded Color

Lok Cheung, in his  review of the GH5, perpetuates the false idea that CineLike D somehow gives awful color straight out of the camera, and that even after grading, the footage looks unnatural. Which is why I'm still at work on my next vlog about CineLike D, the best picture profile for most users. Also,... Continue Reading →

CineLike D, ISO 800

Lumix G85, CineLike D, ISO 800, f/1.4. Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4, SOOC. I still haven't seen any footage from the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 that touches the Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 at any aperture. This despite assertions by some reviewers that it's just at the edges of the frame that we begin to see the... Continue Reading →

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