Sony a7 III, Sony FE 20mm f/1.8, S-log2, ISO 800, ~ f/3.2. Steps four and five (Hue/Saturation Curves) were done in the same tab. And finally, I added RocketStock LUT ‘Lucky’, boosted contrast, increased the vignette, made a color mask and corrected skin tones.
Here’s a screen grab from the model shoot yesterday, shot with the Sony a7 III, FE 85mm f/1.8, Hoya ND8, S-log2, ISO 800, f/6.3 and graded with Leeming LUT Pro. Very excited about the new LUTs, and S-log2 is now my very favorite picture profile; but the banding in the sky just kills it for… Read More
Shot with the Sony a7 III and S-log2.
I still see lots of YouTubers grossly underexposing their S-log footage, which leads to a bunch of noise to deal with in post. Here’s an example of a correctly exposed clip along with a screen grab from the same video on YouTube. Incidentally, prior to Athena, whether shooting Cine2, HLG or S-log, previous LUTs required… Read More
With the release of Paul Leeming’s ‘Athena’ LUT, Sony Alpha cameras now have dazzling color. The video was shot with the a7 III, Sony 85mm f/1.8, Cine2 picture profile and edited in DaVinci Resolve using an LG OLED as a grading monitor.
Alongside the newly released Pro II LUTs, Paul Leeming has also given us Athena LUTs, which he says “are a brighter version of Pro II, designed around placing middle grey (also known as 18% grey) at the 50% IRE level after the LUT has been applied, while retaining the same perfect colorimetry”. Both Athena and… Read More
Once you’ve added your LUT folders in Resolve, applying LUTs to your clips couldn’t be any easier.
Here are a few screen grabs from a recent project, shot with the Sony a7 III, FE 85mm f/1.8, Cine2 and graded with Leeming LUT Pro and RocketStock LUTs.
In this video, I give some brief early impressions of using an OLED TV for grading, how I think the soon-to-be released LG CX 48″ OLED could be ideal for filmmakers and how I messed up the skin tones in my last video.