CRFTSHO is at it again, spreading falsehoods about HLG, saying it uses less of the color space of the GH5 sensor than V-Log, which simply is not true. They might come across as more credible if they had the footage to back up their claims, but their ugly, blurry, poorly exposed shots of Christmas tree... Continue Reading →
Some random observations about Veydra, Fuji, Sigma and Olympus. A comment by a viewer who'd watched my YT video, 'Why Aren't More People Talking About These Lenses?' was so spot-on that I just had to share it here. These lenses will be that sort of thing where they will go unnoticed while the company is still in business.... Continue Reading →
Which SD Card for Your GH5?
This is not a comprehensive look at all the available cards that will work with 400Mbps ALL-I files, only the 128GB V90 cards sold by Panasonic and Angelbird. Both cards cost roughly $250.00 when I purchased them in Singapore a couple of months ago. To the best of my knowledge, the Panasonic retails for around... Continue Reading →
Still at Work on Shooting Models with LED Lights
Here's a frame grab from the project I'm working on now - shooting models with LED lights. Lumix GH5, Olympus 75mm f/1.8, HLG, 400Mbps, ALL-I, ISO 500, Lishuai 700RSV For those who are interested, here are screen grabs of the waveform scopes before and after applying the Leeming LUT at 100%.
Coming Soon: Shooting Models with LED Lights
In preparation for my upcoming project, shooting models with LED lights, I've been testing out my Lishuai 700RSV, a 20-inch edge light, and playing around with the new color controls in FCP X 10.4. I've gotten lots of requests to see more footage shot with the Veydras, so I'll do my best to include those... Continue Reading →
How to Work with the Leeming LUT for Panasonic HLG in FCP X 10.4
Update: See new workflow with Leeming Fixie LUT here. For those looking to work with Sony's HLG, here's the workflow. Apple has gone ahead and and released what can only be described as a humungous update for Final Cut Pro, including the ability to edit 360° video, advanced color grading tools like curves and wheels, look up... Continue Reading →
Is Fuji Still Relevant?
Ever since Fuji added 4K to the X-Pro2 with firmware update v.4, there's been a lot of hype about the video capabilities of the camera. But does extra resolution alone a video camera make? For one thing, unlike the more capable X-T2, in-camera sharpening and highlights/shadows cannot be adjusted while shooting UHD on the X-Pro2.... Continue Reading →
Shooting Models Using Natural Light
I’m at work on several projects at once: how to shoot models using natural light and how to shoot HLG and use the Leeming LUT in post. The frame grabs below were shot with HLG, 400Mbps, ALL-Intra, ISO 400. Leeming LUT applied, no color correction in post.
After being charged $50.00 to shoot at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, being denied entrance to the Saigon Zoo and being chased off the grass at Tao Dan park, I thought it might be about time to look for some locations that were a little less hostile to photographers. So this afternoon, we set... Continue Reading →
Two Free Minutes of Downloadable HLG Footage!
Subscribe to my YouTube channel (optional), then click on the link to download two minutes of ungraded HLG + Leeming LUT footage. Lumix GH5, Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN, ISO 400, HLG, 400Mbps, ALL-Intra
Focus Pulling with the Veydra Mini Primes – Pleasure & Pain
Lumix GH5, Veydra Mini Prime 16mm T2.2, 400Mbps, ALL-Intra, HLG, Sharpening -5, Noise Reduction -5, T2.2 I'm at work on a new project, shooting with cinema lenses and the whole shebang. This afternoon, it felt like I was carrying seventy pounds of gear with me down the alley in 90 degree heat to catch a... Continue Reading →
HLG Rec. 709 with Leeming LUT Tutorial Coming – Eventually!
A reader over at EOSHD suggested I do a tutorial showing how I shoot and use HLG with the Leeming LUT, so we're at work on it now. Stay tuned!
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN + Leeming LUT = Sensational!
Lumix GH5, 400Mbps ALL-I, ISO 400, HLG, NR -5, Sharpening -5, Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN, ETC Mode