ARRI has at all times nailed its shade science. It’s one in all (many) the explanation why professionals flip to high-end ARRI techniques 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. A number of us are lucky sufficient to have some latest Sony cameras although.
Filmmaker Nolan Molt has a workflow to make your Sony digicam appear to be an ARRI ALEXA. It ought to work on a lot 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 put up.
A number of the heavy lifting is finished with the LUT and to not hold you all ready they’re the Phantom LUTs. Particularly so after the latest replace to gen 5. A number 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 really work with virtually any digicam that gives 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 supreme.
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 centered on making pores and skin tones look extra pleasing and maybe an emphasis on crimson and a discount of yellow.
The place you may see the most important assist with these LUTs is getting you near an finish consequence with no need to spend an excessive amount of time grading. If you’re newer to modifying or just don’t want or wish to spend a lot time getting issues proper it is a method to get 90% of the way in which there with a single click on.
You additionally don’t must fiddle an excessive amount of with publicity. You’ll be able to expose “usually” and never fear an excessive amount of about pushing overexposure to get issues trying proper later. Even simply sticking with one thing that appears good utilizing the in-camera Gamma Show Help goes to work out positive.
Have you ever used Phantom LUTs earlier than? Do you may have any most popular LUTs?
[source: Nolan Molt]