ARRI has at all times nailed its shade science. It’s one in every of (many) the explanation why professionals flip to high-end ARRI programs for his or her productions. Most of us aren’t going to be fortunate sufficient to have ARRI ALEXA’s at our disposal for many of our shoots. Lots of us are lucky sufficient to have some current Sony cameras although.
Filmmaker Nolan Molt has a workflow to make your Sony digicam seem like an ARRI ALEXA. It ought to work on many of the present fashions, together with the a7S III, FX3, and a7 IV. It’s easy too, some cautious capturing settings adopted up with a LUT in submit.
Lots of the heavy lifting is finished with the LUT and to not preserve you all ready they’re the Phantom LUTs. Particularly so after the newest replace to gen 5. Lots of work is put into these LUTs to get them to go from one digicam and match one other. And it’s surprisingly good.
The popular settings are to make use of S-Log3 in 10-bit. It ought to truly work with virtually any digicam that provides it, together with the a7 IV or FX6. Cameras just like the a7C with solely S-Log2 and 10-bit even have choices however aren’t splendid.
The LUT’s newest replace has a give attention to shade science and bringing the footage nearer to the ARRI ALEXA. Within the comparability footage it seems to have targeted on making pores and skin tones look extra pleasing and maybe an emphasis on purple and a discount of yellow.
The place you would possibly see the most important assist with these LUTs is getting you near an finish outcome without having to spend an excessive amount of time grading. In case you are newer to enhancing or just don’t want or wish to spend a lot time getting issues proper this can be a option to get 90% of the best way there with a single click on.
You additionally don’t have to fiddle an excessive amount of with publicity. You may expose “usually” and never fear an excessive amount of about pushing overexposure to get issues wanting proper later. Even simply sticking with one thing that appears good utilizing the in-camera Gamma Show Help goes to work out nice.
Have you ever used Phantom LUTs earlier than? Do you’ve any most popular LUTs?
[source: Nolan Molt]