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
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Leeming LUT Pro
Leeming LUT Pro
Here’s a quick beta test of Paul Leeming’s latest version of his LUT to convert HLG to rec.709. When released, users will notice that in-camera saturation must be reduced to -5, and ETTR is highly recommended, otherwise clips will appear too dark on the timeline. Both color accuracy and dynamic range appear to have significantly… Read More
Paul Leeming has said he will be renting an a7 III and producing a new set of LUTs for the Sony very soon.
“Stages of Awakening” by Podington Bear Source License Leeming LUT Pro
The screen grab below is from a clip using the first beta LUT made by Paul Leeming with the CamAlign chart, making it the most accurate LUT to date for Panasonic HLG rec.709.
Mixed lighting: daylight & fluorescent. Lumix GH5, Olympus 75mm f/1.8. HLG, ISO 400, f/1.8. Custom white balance with the X-Rite Colorchecker. Calibrate your grading monitor. Be sure to use Leeming LUT Pro. Adjust color temperature, tint and saturation before adding any looks.
As you’re already well aware, pretty much all I shoot are people. But for the street shooters among you who are wondering how Paul Leeming’s LUT works out in the open air, I’m sharing a screen grab from a clip shot near my hotel in Singapore just before a storm. The colors are nice and… Read More