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
ETTR Test II
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 →
Can Neat Video Reduce Macroblocking When Uploading to YouTube?
The short answer is 'no'. Neat Video dramatically reduces noise in the original clip, but macroblocking is still present in YT. https://youtu.be/6yP2wbXPzFs
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 →
Over One Month to Get V-Log
It took almost five ridiculously long weeks for Lee Zavitz of ZedPro Media to get V-Log for his Lumix GH5. Not that most of us need it anyway.
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 →
Just How Bad Is CineLike D? Full Testing Coming Soon!
Sorry everyone for making you wait so long for my next vlog. It'll cover CineLike D, the X-Rite ColorChecker Video Passport, Color Finale, the RodeLink Filmmaker Kit and more. So stay tuned. https://youtu.be/aX31fF2ZWTQ
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 →
CineLike D – What’s Not to Like?
Lumix G85, ISO 400, f/2.2, Sharpening -3, NR -5. Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4. Straight out of the camera.
My New Interview Setup
Here are a few shots of my Lumix G85 rocking a Saramonic SR-AX100 mixer and two RodeLink receivers.