On social media and in the forums, camera owners often ask what the best settings and picture profiles are, but there is no substitute for doing your own tests. That’s just one of the responsibilities of being a camera operator – one that should never be left to the discretion of others, however well meaning… Read More
I’ve been relying on Paul Leeming’s LUTs for several months now to restore the rec. 709 color space to my Cinelike D footage, and more recently for previewing V-Log Lite in camera and for color correction in post. Last night, however, while I was reviewing a Cinelike D test shot with the GH5 prior to… Read More
Shot with the Lumix G85 and Olympus 75mm f/1.8. Music by Eric Matyas http://www.soundimage.org
I’ve been shooting at the Saigon Central Post Office with my new BMD Video Assist and the ProRes 1080p files look gorgeous. It does require a bit more file space than the G85 4K files, however – one 64GB card fills up in around an hour. I should be sharing a new video in the… Read More
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
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,… Read More
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.
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… Read More