7 Tips to Better Sony HLG HDR Footage

Custom white balance using the X-Rite color checker. This will give you consistent results. Unfortunately, Sony makes doing custom white balance much more tedious than it needs to be. ND Filters. In broad daylight, exposures can be in the thousandths of a second at f/9 or f/10. This might be fine for architectural or landscape… Read More

Achieve Perfect Color and Skin Tones in FCP X, Part I

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

Loving X-Rite ColorChecker and Color Finale!

Go from this to this in just a couple clicks of the mouse. Practically every single serious filmmaking site scoffs at AWB and strongly encourages manually white balancing. But it takes me as long as a minute to manually white balance a shot, and even then, after all my efforts, my colors are still off. I’m wondering… Read More