Loving the Shogun Inferno

I’d initially purchased the Inferno to shoot and edit HLG HDR video but when I ran into problems using it as an HDR grading monitor (not to mention how heavy the contraption is out in the field) it got stored away in the closet for the longest time. YouTubers Caleb Pike and Gerald Undone reawakened… Read More

Leeming LUT Pro + Leeming LUT Quickies

We just shared a couple of primers on exposing for skin tones and achieving perfect color using the X-Rite Colorchecker – but those are only the first steps toward getting a cinematic look. In order to obtain more accurate, pleasing color, Leeming LUT Pro is essential to the grading process – at least it is… Read More

Achieving Perfect Color and Skin Tones in FCP X, Part II

In the second part of this tutorial, we color correct a shot taken with a daylight balanced LED light. The image is already looking pretty good straight out of the camera, and the differences might be too subtle to see given that the images uploaded to WordPress are small and much darker than the originals.… Read More

Achieve Perfect Color and Skin Tones in FCP X, Part I

In a previous post, we looked at how to expose for skin tones, and now we deal with how to turn those properly exposed clips into beautiful looking footage through color correction. This is an abbreviated version of Caleb Pike’s wonderful tutorial on YouTube in which he explains how to get perfect color every time… Read More