Author Archive for: ‘dennis’

Nice grade in Sony Catalyst Browse

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Below are some frame grabs from a recent series of commercial spots my production company was hired to shoot for Philips, which I worked as the Director of Photography on. The looks shown here are not the final grade and only the result of some playing around in Sony Catalyst Browse software which I have been using since it’s release …

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Logmar Super 8mm film camera

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For those who aren’t aware, film is back.   Recently I had a chance to test a beta version of the Logmar Super 8mm film camera combined with a c-mount Schneider 6-66mm zoom lens on my Steadicam. The camera & lens is owned by local Toronto film camera fanatic and serious enthusiast Nick Kovats. I have to start off by saying this is no …

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Sony 3D LUTs test

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In an article of mine published earlier this year by DVINFO.net titled “Replicating CineEI mode in Custom Mode on the F55“ I tested a way to simulate the look of S-Gamut3.cine in Custom Mode on the F55 camera using the built-in matrix presets. One of the obvious conclusions from the test was it showed just how different color is rendered …

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HG7 hypergamma rivals slog

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For fast turn around work where footage won’t have a chance to go through the post production process of being color graded, F5/F55/FS7 shooters have the option of baking in a user uploadable 3D LUT to the camera – or using one of four Sony 3D LUT presets (called LOOKS) built right into the camera. Amongst the built-in LUTs are …

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