I almost always shoot Cine2, but a question from a forum member over at DPReview about noisy footage at ISO 3200 inspired me to whip out my a7 III and try out S-Log2 for only the second time in two years. I dragged the clip into the Final Cut Pro timeline, threw on Paul Leeming’s… Read More
Update: Do not calibrate your external monitor with a Mac. See here. In a previous post, I noted that my iMac prevented me from installing calibration software downloaded from the Asus website. I sent a message off to Asus technical support, but they’re pretty shiite. Apple support is better by miles. I since learned that… Read More
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
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
“Bounced” by Cheese N Pot-C License
The search for perfect color is never-ending, but I’ve just added one tool to my arsenal that was long overdue – a display calibrator – which should help bring me much closer to my goal. Two reasons I waited so long are that calibrators aren’t cheap here in Vietnam; and I thought calibrating my display… Read More
This workflow is based on Denver Riddle’s Final Cut Pro X Color Grading Tutorial Crash Course for 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… Read More