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
We keep hearing the same old rubbish about Sony colors being shiite. Screen grab, no color correction, shadows pulled down a bit in post.
People used to say, yeah, but what about Caucasian skin tones? Now they’re saying, yeah, but how about under a mix of daylight, fluorescent and tungsten? Oh, I almost forgot – I’ve heard that skin tones suffer at ISO 100,000! It’s really never-ending absurdity…
We keep hearing in the online community how awful Sony’s skin tones are. Yet when I share images, the usual response is, yeah, Sony’s fine for Asians, but Caucasian skin tones are still atrocious. However, when custom white balancing, they’re really not all that bad. What I am noticing when watching YouTube videos are abrupt… Read More
More skin tone samples from the Sony a7 III, this time shot with the Voigtlander 65mm f/2 lens. Mixed lighting daylight/fluorescent, ISO 800. No color correction in post: I just pulled the shadows down a bit. To be quite honest, I’m very satisfied with both Caucasian and Asian skin tones straight out of the camera. I shot… Read More
My biggest fear before purchasing the a7 III were the skin tones. I half dreaded they’d be a nightmare to work with. But having shot with the camera a bit, I must say the skin tones aren’t bad at all, especially since I hardly did any color correction in post. Sorry, the screen grabs aren’t… Read More
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.
Below are some screen grabs from a series of videos shot with the Veydra Mini Primes. Camera: Lumix GH5 Lens: Veydra Mini Prime 85mm T2.2 Settings: HLG, ISO 400, ALL-Intra, 400Mbps, T2.2 Leeming LUT Pro Beta v602
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
I just did a very quick test with the Lumix G85 in natural light which leaves little doubt that there is greater dynamic range and less noise in the shadows when exposing to the right. Colors are a little trickier, first of all, because I’m not a professional colorist, so I couldn’t exactly match the ETTR… Read More