A new post @ CineTechnica... Very helpful.
Thank you so much Andy Shipsides!
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06-21-2012 10:27 PMHenry Epstein / CinemaElectronika
PMW-F3L + SLog Gamma-RGB444-LUT Workflow / HPX370 / Letus Ultimate / Letus ProRelay / Nikon D800 / Canon 5DmkII / Zeiss ZF Primes / Nikon ED Zooms
06-22-2012 03:37 AM
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
Thanks, that is a great article. I just posted a few follow up questions for Andy and came to these conclusions:
1-I've been playing around with F3 Slog in Final Cut using LUT Buddy and once I load a LUT into LUT Buddy I don't see any reference as to what LUT I'm using. I find this very confusing and it makes it hard to evaluate different LUT's as I lose track of what I'm testing quickly.
2- I continually find that none of these LUT's alone allow me to keep all the dynamic dynamic range in the SLog. i.e. once its applied the LUT throws away lots of that great highlight detail so that I'm not sure how much better it is than shooting in cinegamma or 709 in the first place. I haven't seen any pre-made LUTS that really do maintain all that info and still look good on a monitor.
So Here's my solution:
1- in FCP just put LUT Buddy in your favorites and copy it a bunch of times. Load a LUT into a copy and rename it with the name of the LUT.
Make a filter sandwich with
- Your favorite LUT
- the 3 way color corrector : This will correct for exposure so the shot centers on the LUT and can add the right amount of saturation, and correct for color if neccessary.
- a free shadow/highlight filter from Too Much To Soon (or Lyric - they both work a little differently) This compresses the knee and toe dynamic range that the LUT throws away. (I set my highlight compression on TMTS to 1.4)
I put LUT Buddy after the other filters though I don't know if it matters.
Bingo - Instant Dailies
This is what I've wanted to be able to offer clients who stay inside FCP for color correction and are afraid of Slog because of the time in post. Should be pretty quick especially if you keep your exposures consistent.
Last edited by Lenilenapi; 06-22-2012 at 02:40 PM.
06-23-2012 06:31 PM
Does Colorista Free support Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5?Bill Totolo
06-24-2012 11:09 AM
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
The Abel approach is helpful. However, for Avid Media Compose and Symphony users the adjustment layer will not accept the software's color correction input. The only way to accomplish the task on the "filler" track is to use a filter, such as one of the BCC color correction filters. This does work and the adjustment can be saved as a preset for future use.