Note: Apparently, FCPX update 10.4.6 was supposed to finally address the stability issue that has plagued Final Cut for so long, whereby sharing to YouTube from within the app would inevitably fail; nevertheless, as of this writing, I still suggest making a master file. Update: Occasionally, my master files weren't recognized as HLG HDR videos by YouTube... Continue Reading →
Quick Test: Sony a7 III + Leeming LUT
https://youtu.be/GqJlQEkxntA Paul Leeming has said he will be renting an a7 III and producing a new set of LUTs for the Sony very soon.
Four Steps to Good Skin Tones
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.
Vol. III: Best Cinema Lenses for X-H1, GH5s, a6500 & Pocket 4K
Camera: Lumix GH5Lens: Veydra Mini Prime 16mm T2.2Settings: HLG, ISO 400, ALL-Intra, 400Mbps, T2.2 https://youtu.be/ABUTTlfEGHk "Botein" by SPCZSourceLicense
Mini Doc On Its Way
Lumix GH5, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN, ISO 400, HLG, ALL-Intra, 400Mbps, Leeming LUT, no color correction in post
Get Consistently Good Exposures with HLG
I still see filmmakers struggling with exposure shooting HLG with their GH5. In order to get consistent results, be sure to set your zebras at 90% - this should help avoid clipping of the red channel. Next, using a white balance card like the X-Rite ColorChecker, reduce exposure just until the zebras disappear. You should... Continue Reading →
Underrated? The Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN for Micro 4/3
I've begun a new project - a mini-documentary - and couldn't make up my mind which lens to use for the interview portion: so I took along the Sigma 30mm f/1.4,the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 and the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 has been my go-to lens for portraiture, but I didn't necessarily need... Continue Reading →
Wrapping Up ‘Shooting Models at Night’
GH5, Olympus 75mm f/1.8, HLG, ALL-Intra, 400Mbps, ISO 400
Leeming LUT One – Panasonic HLG v501 (16-235) Beta: Custom LUT vs. Custom Camera LUT
Is there any difference at all between applying the new Leeming LUT - Panasonic HLG v501 (16-235) as a custom camera LUT or as a custom LUT? I'm not seeing any, but then again, I'm pretty sleepy! hehe In short order, getting unbelievably beautiful-looking color in FCP X will be as simple as highlighting all... Continue Reading →
Beta Testing Leeming LUT One Panasonic HLG v501 with Built-In 16-235 Range Adjustment
Frame grab, Leeming LUT One beta version Panasonic HLG v501 + built-in 16-235 range adjustment Paul Leeming is working on a beta version of his Panasonic HLG LUT with a built-in 16-235 range adjustment that will eliminate the need to apply two LUTs in FCP X 10.4. The first image is with the Fixie LUT,... Continue Reading →
Revised Workflow for Leeming LUT One for Panasonic HLG in FCP X 10.4
Update: New, simplified workflow for Leeming LUT One - Panasonic HLG v501 (16-235) here. Once you've created your library, event and project and imported footage, you'll notice that clips in the browser appear blown-out like the image below. What you'll want to do is go into Final Cut Preferences and select 'Show HDR as RAW... Continue Reading →
New Workflow for the Leeming LUT in FCPX 10.4 Coming Shortly!
Lumix GH5, Olympus 75mm f/1.8, HLG, All-Intra, 400Mbps, ISO 500
Paul Leeming Releases Fixie LUT
Final Cut Pro users need no longer be left out in the cold when using the Leeming LUT as a result of not being able to select proper data levels. The Fixie LUT is designed to be applied to footage before the Leeming LUT and is available for free download here. Without Fixie LUT (L),... Continue Reading →
CRFTSHO Spreading More Misinformation About HLG
CRFTSHO is at it again, spreading falsehoods about HLG, saying it uses less of the color space of the GH5 sensor than V-Log, which simply is not true. They might come across as more credible if they had the footage to back up their claims, but their ugly, blurry, poorly exposed shots of Christmas tree... Continue Reading →
Still at Work on Shooting Models with LED Lights
Here's a frame grab from the project I'm working on now - shooting models with LED lights. Lumix GH5, Olympus 75mm f/1.8, HLG, 400Mbps, ALL-I, ISO 500, Lishuai 700RSV For those who are interested, here are screen grabs of the waveform scopes before and after applying the Leeming LUT at 100%.
Coming Soon: Shooting Models with LED Lights
In preparation for my upcoming project, shooting models with LED lights, I've been testing out my Lishuai 700RSV, a 20-inch edge light, and playing around with the new color controls in FCP X 10.4. I've gotten lots of requests to see more footage shot with the Veydras, so I'll do my best to include those... Continue Reading →
How to Work with the Leeming LUT for Panasonic HLG in FCP X 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... Continue Reading →
Shooting Models Using Natural Light
I’m at work on several projects at once: how to shoot models using natural light and how to shoot HLG and use the Leeming LUT in post. The frame grabs below were shot with HLG, 400Mbps, ALL-Intra, ISO 400. Leeming LUT applied, no color correction in post.