Category: ‘PXW-F7’

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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Catalyst Browse & Catalyst Prepare

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I had a chance to test drive Sony’s Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare this month. Catalyst Browse was released by Sony on September 30th, 2014 and is completely FREE to use and download. Catalyst Prepare was released about a month later and costs $199 USD. The versions I tested were Catalyst Browse 1.0.3 build 338 for PC and Catalyst Prepare …

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F3 FS7 F5/55 gamma curves

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I became a big fan of the Sony gamma curves on the Sony F3 when I wasn’t shooting in slog. Most of the time slog requires meticulous exposure, some form of a monitoring LUT to satisfy video village, and a post-production colourist who has experience working with it to make it shine. Myself along with many others have found that …

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