I've been traveling around with my A7SII for eight months now. I started this trip in part to launch my career as a freelancer (at least when I make it back home) and also to travel a lot before life gets "real" (as I was already stuck in an office but felt it was too soon for that).
This was the first piece I created when I was in Canada, and there are many to follow, but for some reason I never posted them here.
Here it goes:
Let me know your thoughts,
Thanks for watching!
There is no "proper way". You can do it anyway you want.
You can think of LUTs as the easy way of translating color information.
So you can shoot sgamut3 and have an LUT that gets you to sgamut3.cine space or an LUT that gets you from sgamut3.cine to rec709. You can add another LUT on top of the previous to add secondary looks, or you can have just one that combines all the LUTs together. Or you can do all these things manually with color and contrast manipulation but spend a significant amount of time doing it.
I agree that people tend to misuse LUTs, but then again color grading is not a trivial task. I find that people misuse/overuse more the slog/sgamut than LUTs...
While shooting a wider gamut allows more control of the final image since you can do more translations of color (match very different clips), it can lead to bad & unbalanced results easily and with 8bit codecs things can get messy (banding, plastic looking colors, etc..) very fast. That is why wider gamuts such as sgamut3.cine or log profiles are not always advised.
For my type of shooting (documentary run&gun style), Cine4/Cine2 gammas with Cinema/Pro/rec709 gamut with rec709 LUTs added in post, give me the best balance between gradability and quality.
This is odd, or maybe I didn't quite understand the theory. I have just bought an A7SII (I used to have a Nikon D5300&D5200) so I thought all my DX glass would render useless. Well, using a dumb adapter (K&F Nikon G to Nex) I attached the classic paperweight (18-55 VRII) and even though in 18 I did have lots of crop and vignetting, down to 55 the image looks like this: (the attached picture of the lens) After doing that, I tried my beloved 35 1.8 (nikkor, DX format) and the result was quite good too: (Bobblehead picture) The camera is set to FF mode (no cropping, no nothing) Is this normal? Cheers.