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  1. Thanks man! I've had an nx1 for two years (after reading your review), debated the hack on and off, and this was the extra boost to finally install it. I've spent a little time in Resolve, but it looks like the footage is holding up well to the grade. While the cameras colors are digitally nice and accurate, I am going to look at boosting some of the lower areas of saturation to bring the footage to be more filmic. Thanks again.
  2. Yeah, those look off. I am assuming those are with the 16-235 luts? I tried to make a baseline correction for the 0-255 luts to work in 16-235 (so I could stack the other node/grades on, instead of rebuilding) and tested it out on one video with the chart. Guess they didn't scale properly, sorry about that. One thing I am working on how I want to handle is skintone accuracy for each lut, and how the luts work with my settings for high dynamic range vs lower contrast scenes (studio lit interview, about 6 to 7 stops).
  3. Here are the ones for 16-235. These are all (beta) versions. I tested it out on some older footage and seemed to work good. The brightness isn't standardized/corrected so I would recommend bumping them up the shadows and lowering the highlights. 16_235_R1G95b1-GDR-velvia.cube 16_235_R1G95b1-GDR-astia.cube 16_235_R1G95b1-GDR-1dx.cube 16_235_R1G95b1-GDR-690.cube 16_235_R1G95b1-GDR-chrome.cube 16_235_R1G95b1-GDR-nuetral.cube These are the most recent settings for my recommended settings: NX1-luts-beta.zip
  4. Glad you liked it! I plan on touching up the lut with the knowledge I have gained from making more luts since, but I am also pretty happy with it as is. I have a few more coming soon. I have made all of them with the base correction with the Color Checker, but it is not necessary to use them. I have designed them to not require one, but may end up posting luts that you could stack after applying a color match/correction base per each shot for improved accuracy (if you have a color checker and use it for each shot). Just use the suggested in camera settings in combination with the lut. On a side note these are all made for 0-255 which premiere clips to 16-235 on h265 files. I just use RMMC to convert to prores. I have been focusing on creating a main group (probably 10) and will limit posting of alpha/beta test versions of them for now. I do think an individual thread would make sense. Partially due to the amount of photo/video needed to properly present what each lut does, but to also not crowd/bury other settings. Organization also helps! I am working on this. I have a backlog of video shot with these settings (so I have some motivation to rework the main accuracy one). The colors/saturation/luminence do not uniformly scale between in camera settings, so it does require me to remake the lut(s) from scratch. Fortunately I have gotten better after creating a few.
  5. I was curious about the saturation, it should be less neon with the suggested settings I listed. All of the settings have a "beta" tag on the names currently. I plan on updating the settings to work for other in camera settings (Normal Gamma, Gamma C, etc), once they are more finalized. Just a quick preview of the ungraded video, accuracy/general lut, canon/1dx lut, and classic chrome lut. I am pretty happy with the general lut and 1dx. The classic chrome works well for landscape/city scapes, but I still have some luminance issues with skin tone to adjust. nx1dx-cs-beta.cube GammaDR-ar_custom-beta.cube chrome-beta.cube
  6. Looks pretty good. There is a slight green cast to the highlights (neck area) in the second clip. It might just be down to how each camera handles color balance/temp. The purple looks more saturated in the second clip. I doubt viewers would really notice either that much.
  7. Looks nice! I actually lived in Texas until last year. Glad to see the lut/settings working out for someone else. I have uploaded another LUT for the same settings based off Canon's 1DX Camera Standard profile and applied it to your original as a reference. nx1dx-cs-beta.cube I plan on working on some Fuji ones next (classic chrome, astia). I have some alexa and actual film ones I am playing with at the moment, but no idea how long they will take.
  8. I used the .SRW file with the x-rite profile created as a reference. Used the Eyedropper on each of the squares to compare and then correct. This was used after first applying the Color Match feature of Resolve on a node, then using RGB Curves, Hue vs Hue, Hue vs Sat, Hue vs Luminence (to a small extent, anything more than a +/-10% change introduced artifacts) to further improve accuracy. The Color Match feature of Resolve does leave you with a pretty neutral and desaturated image so I added a Hue vs Sat curve to match the Saturation levels as seen in the .SRW file. The lut was designed for exposed to 0, it might be my use of 0-255, Gamma DR, or -5 Black level. Try using the offset or exposure dial in tandem with the lut, hopefully that helps/works? I should be able to recreate the lut for use with other Gamma & settings in general (16-235, etc). These would be a heavier grade so I do not know how well additional look luts (M31) would work with them. Beyond correcting the overall color of video to closer match a corrected still, I wanted to give myself a starting point similar to my editing in Lightroom. I have had some good results manually recreating some popular lightroom presets. The Hue vs Luminence curve is the remaining piece for me to achieve a closer match. I am also working on some other luts that I might end up sharing, but those are much more work and require some testing. I want to look further into what settings work for grading for the styles I am aiming to recreate.
  9. Did you use the lut in combination with the nx1 settings I posted? Can you also specify what program you used and if you did any grading prior to use? The lut should only apply a moderate contrast/sat and color change. The image of the tree in my last post shows the overall change. Hi Ricardo, I am excited to test these settings out. Do you currently use Hue vs Luminance curves in your grading? This is currently one area the settings I have been using are rather limited in. To be fair it is specifically made for accuracy out of camera for use in rec709. I plan on doing another test specifically to see what in camera settings work better for more extensive grading.
  10. Thanks. I am pretty happy with the settings and plan on sharing some videos soon. I have had some good results at night other than a few underexposed auto white balance with mixed sodium/fluorescent (but even those I believe are really down to it being underexposed and bad lighting). I plan on building a separate corrective lut for night uses after more experimenting/testing. example footage screenshot with custom settings and lut applied (no other correction)
  11. Here is an updated lut for the settings. This was created with the use of Resolve's color match then HSL curves to further match a RAW file of the same scene with a DNG profile created from Xrite's software. It isn't a perfect match, but it is definitely usable as is (and a RAW file has much more latitude). Color Checker NX1 Settings Luminance Level 0-255, Master Black Level -5 Gamma DR {Color - 1.00Red, 0.95 Green, 1.00 Blue, Saturation: -3, Sharpness: -10, Contrast: -3, Hue: 0} Photo/Raw file with a DNG profile applied generated from X-rite's software into lightroom (same scene/settings in camera) Video screenshot with Lut applied Video screenshot with Lut applied with example of skin tone NX1-GDR-ar_custom-beta.cube
  12. Yeah the Color Match feature isn't perfect, but I still like it as a starting point. I have attached a screenshot of a mask applied to one strip of colors in the chart. I usually then apply a slight Hue vs Hue, and Hue vs Saturation curve then move on to grading. The chart in this specific shot was shot under an overcast day, so green and yellow were pretty vivid in person. I plan on doing a comparison between RAW NX1 images with an Xrite dng profile applied verse videos with resolve's color match. Partially for better accuracy and also so that I might be able to imitate how I tweak (and presets) images in Lightroom (depending on how much I can push the files). I am currently not using the bitrate hack, but I would imagine it would help with the video's flexibility to grade further.
  13. I was able to use a .cube file from the ARRI lut generator, but it did result in some strong saturation/macro blocking in use with resolve's 3d lut > arri > alexa clog to rec709. I have seen people match bmpcc to arri log c with the use of a color checker/resolve's color match, but have not done enough research/testing at the moment for the best method of shifting NX1's video after using resolve's color match into a log space. At the moment I have had better results with Rec.709 luts applied after using color match then converting it into a log or other space and applying a grade/lut.
  14. The lut (alpha test version) was designed for the following settings: Color Checker NX1 Settings Luminance Level 0-255, Master Black Level -5 Gamma DR {Color - 1.00Red, 0.95 Green, 1.00 Blue, Saturation: -3, Sharpness: -10, Contrast: -3, Hue: 0} The other settings below came close in accuracy, but didn't work as consistently across color temps (so I would not recommend them unless someone else wanted to do further testing with a Xrite Color Checker). Alt Color Checker Rough Draft (don't use this!) Luminance Level 0-255, Master Black Level -5 Gamma DR {Color - 1.04Red, 0.93 Green, 1.04 Blue, Saturation: -3, Sharpness: -10, Contrast: -3, Hue: 0} If you haven't used the Color Match feature in Davinci Resolve before, it does result in an overall desaturated/neutral image once applied (just an accurate starting point). The intent of these settings is to have as minimal of grading applied from in camera video to a color accurate starting point. This would also help with having more latitude to match other cameras. Most of this is to correct the shift/inaccurate deep red/magenta, deep blue, and aqua/teal colors (which in turn help skin tone and in general). At the moment I do not know how beneficial these settings will be without the use of a color checker. Currently I use the color checker to set a custom white balance and then use color match in resolve(the lut I attached was generated off of the color match feature in resolve). The lut is just a (beta test) file for people who do not have a color checker who want to try these settings. Within Resolve or other programs you can then convert from Rec.709 to Linear or other color spaces after using the settings and lut as a starting point.
  15. I used the 16-50 2/2.8 S lens only (only lens I have for it). I generated a LUT from resolve's Color Match feature (input LUT) if you would like to play with it. Keep in mind this is based of a single example after setting my white balance with the gray card and the listed settings. For a more accurate run and gun setting (when I don't have the color checker with me) I would ideally find the average variation between color temps and in camera white balance. Gamma C was more accurate than Normal (Gamma DR being the best). I tried out all of the picture wizard settings, but they were pretty all over the place (not that I was expecting much out of Forrest or Retro). A second setting that came oddly close to my listed settings from the last post used all of the same settings except for (color 1.04 Red, 0.93 Green, 1.04 Blue). I am going to play around with this setting in some non-clinical uses. I like it so far in tandem with resolve's film looks, as long as they are scaled back a little. I do like Ricardo's Settings with Gamma C and the raised black level for more heavily graded uses. NX1-GammaDR-custom-alpha_1.SAM_0908_1080P_ProRes422_LT.cube
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