How to Upload Sony HLG HDR to YouTube from Final Cut Pro X in 2 Minutes

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Beta Testing Leeming LUT One Panasonic HLG v501 with 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, the middle image is with the beta LUT with built-in 16-235 range applied using the… Read More