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  1. Took my daughter out to learn how to ride a bike this afternoon after this strange yellow orb appeared in the sky above Scotland! I shot a mixture of standard all 0's and vlog-l with -5 sharpness and nr. I used a pre loaded lut in the vlogl assist mode to help nail the exposure. I have found that you cannot expose using one preloaded LUT in cam and then try and user another LUT in the edit as in most cases the exposure is off. If you use however the same lut in cam as well as in your edit you will find it exposes the same.

    Shooting standard all 0's really is tack sharp with lovely colour representation. I was shooting with the 12-35 mk1 which gives me dual is 1 and it really is great for stabilisation hand held. I dont think I would pay the extra to get the mk2 version for that extra .5 stop for dual is 2. I used a genustech variable nd and shot everything at 2.8 which was a bit too much for the vari nd at some points.

    uploading the footage now and will link it when ready. I graded the vlog-l footage with the filmconvert gh4 log profile. I had to bring the exposure down by 0.9 and bring up the shadows, I used the kodak 5207 stock.

  2. Played with some converted cubes to vlt files in the gh5 tonight. They are definitely not looking the same in camera as the cube luts within fcp x, but are a far bigger improvement over just recording with a log preview.  The included rec709 lut seems to work well however, so I might use that instead of my converted ones.

    James millers latest deluts pack for the gh5 does include vlt files he has created so maybe they will look better in cam than the cube converted ones..

    Will post some tests tomorrow 

  3. 3 minutes ago, Orangenz said:

    OOOO Please tell me how to convert! I just asked Visioncolor but you're much closer. Yes, the overlayed LUT stays on screen (including recording) until turned off in menu or you change the profile being used from vlog. The LUT is not recorded to the card. 

    There are a couple of ways, there is a free tool online called LUTcalc https://cameramanben.github.io/LUTCalc/LUTCalc/index.html Easy to use and understand but let me know if you struggle.

    The other way is to do this in davinci resolve.Simple apply an existing cube lut to some footage, and then in the colour editing screen you can right click on the clip and export the LUT to a .vlt file... any problems let me know!

  4. 4 minutes ago, Orangenz said:

    I am using https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1275616-REG/sandisk_sdsdxxg_128g_ancin_extremepro_sdhc_128gb.html I am waiting until later in the year with the firmware updates before purchasing the new V60 cards - allow the manufacturers to test them properly. 

    Just found it on page 186 of manual. Take any LUT with the .VLT extension, make sure the name is 8 characters or less, and pop it in the root directory of card 1. There are 4 slots available plus the Vlog_709 is already in camera, so a total of 5 luts can be stored (4+1 permanent). Creative video (M) - vlog assist -

    Can only play with that menu if vlog is both activated and turned on. And it works! It shows an extra marker on screen indicating the color is for monitoring. The LUT can be sent out the HDMI (monitoring or recording) but not recorded in camera. 

    Matt try to keep responses to questions, tips, answers in this thread. 

    Thanks for the info! I have already converted some of my most used LUTs from the .cube format to the required .vlt format to use on the GH5!. Just to confirm is the overlayed LUT still displayed when you are recording or only shown before hand?

  5. This page explains more about activating the vlog on gh5 and also supplies you with the official Panasonic Varicam lut in various formats , including vlt to use with the GH5.


    If anyone needs any help converting their existing .cube luts to the required .vlt let me know as I have spent all weekend working out how to do this and convert my own batch of fave .cubes to .vlt

    Here is the link to the manual if needed


  6. I have been very interested in this feature and it is mentioned more in the manual on page 186. Basically the lut you upload has to be in .vlt format which is a shame as most of my luts are in .cube format. Luckily with software like lutcalc out there you can convert your existing .cubes to .vlts to then Import in cam. You can also export luts from davinci resolve into the required .vlt format. I have purchased the vlog code for the gh5 and should be getting one Wednesday so will try this out!

    At the moment it is not baked Into the footage, just used for preview but still not sure if the preview overlay stays on while your recording.. yes you will need the vlog code to use this, the existing gh4 vlog code can be bought which will work with the gh5.

    i believe you can store upto 4 luts at a time on the camera.

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