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Attila Bakos

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  1. 41 minutes ago, Inazuma said:

    Edit: Oh wait, this footage is actually from the XT2. Damn! Hah. Who needs FLOG when the standard profiles already have as much dynamic range as necessary. 

    Yeah I used my X-T2 to create the LUTs, I just tried them on the X-H1 too and they seemed to work. I sold my X-T2 but I'm not sure if it was a good idea. I wanted to get the X-H1, but it has serious AF issues, lots of moiré/aliasing in not just 120p, but 60p as well, and I've seen jerky movement with IBIS in more videos. In many ways the A7III looks better, but I can't leave Fuji just yet, I love the colors and their lenses. With my method I could create Fuji LUTs for the Sony though, but I will wait and see if Fuji can fix the mentioned issues.

    @deezid is unfortunately right, when you shoot F-log, there will be blocky noise which is not, or not entirely related to compression, and I see it especially in the red channel. At first I thought they fixed this in the X-H1, but now I see it in Ryan Carlson's footage. I had this even with externally recorded ProRes on the X-T2.

    This is the red channel after nothing but a color space conversion and an s-curve:


    Once you start pushing the footage, you will need heavy noise reduction. I'm not sure if this is normal.

    This is the red channel of ProRes from the X-T2 + Video Assist 4K, again, only color space transformation and s-curve:



    You can't see if from these still images but this noise is all over the face, especially problematic in the darker parts.

  2. I downloaded an X-H1 F-Log footage shot by Ryan Carlson, you can find the sources here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTVzlV6trak

    I applied WB correction to the eye, then my LUTs, then the same contrast curve to all versions. Again, the LUTs are available as a free download from colorizer.net.

    When you use them on X-H1 footage, switch the clips to use video levels!

    Original F-Log








    Classic Chrome


    Pro Neg Hi


    Pro Neg Std


  3. 6 minutes ago, Django said:

     Still will probably go with XH1 for DCI 4K @ 200mbps, ergonomics & color science.

    I sold my X-T2 for the X-H1, but seeing all the reports about bad AF and jerky IBIS, I decided to wait and see if they can fix these issues.

  4. 5 minutes ago, KrisAK said:

    Any 'gotchas' when using the X-T2 and and external recorder?


    I use a Blackmagic Video Assist 4K with the X-T2, and I have to start recording on both the camera and the recorder. If I don't press record on the camera, it sends out a worse quality signal. This step is easy to forget, I'm not sure if they fixed this on the X-H1. Also, when recording for a longer period, you will have thermal noise in your F-Log footage. It was not visible with the built in film simulations, only with F-Log. It basicly looks like a lot of hot pixels, but it's only visible in dark shots. Since the X-H1 manages heat better, I believe you won't have this issue there. The biggest problem with X-T2 is that F-Log is kinda broken, the red channel is very problematic, it breaks very easily, which rendered some my footage almost unusable. I tested F-Log coming from the X-H1 and it is WAY cleaner. This is something noone seems to talk about, I had to find this out myself. Oh and if you use film-simulations, the in-camera recordings will be full range, but when you send it over HDMI, it will be video range, so you'll have slightly less precision, if that matters to you. I can't really recommend an external recorder for the X-T2, but a smaller monitor like the SmallHD Focus can be very useful.

  5. @kidzrevil Yes, the gamut of F-Log is Rec.2020. Of course you have to fix exposure issues before applying a LUT, but that's not a big deal, I do it all the time. I'm not speaking against RCM, I love it, but I believe LUTs are great too, if you know how to use them, and you are aware of the limitations.

  6. 1 hour ago, kidzrevil said:

    @Attila Bakos yeah bro not enough math within the space of the 64 cube for color conversion but they work better with rec709 in to rec709 output workflows

    I wanted to see this for myself so I took two examples, both are 8bit Rec.2020 F-log. All I did was a color space conversion to Rec.709 and I added some contrast/saturation. In the first picture the conversion is done by a 64 LUT, in the second it is done by Resolve. Everything else is equal.



    I see absolutely no difference here. Now let's see some more reds, that's usually more telling.



    There is a very slight difference when you look at the harp, but that's it.

    I'm not a professional colorist, but the result of the LUT would be precise enough for me. And this is trilinear, not even tetrahedral!

  7. 9 minutes ago, kidzrevil said:

    I do know however that tetrahedral interpolation in a program like resolve tremendously improves the accuracy of LUTs

    Yes, and even though you are right about the precision of pure math, a 64 LUT with good interpolation is more than enough for most people. I created size 64 LUTs that transform color space, gamma, and color, all in one, and the result was visually identical to the version where I applied the transformations one by one, each one with a size 64 LUT. But I wouldn't go lower than 64 if precision was needed.

  8. 26 minutes ago, kidzrevil said:

    the difference in image quality is night and day from using those hard coded luts that do weird things to an 8 bit image

    LUTs as a tool are not the problem, but poorly built LUTs are. If you have a LUT with very smooth transitions, and your 8bit footage still breaks with it, Resolve's color management won't save it either. And what do you mean by "very limited amount of transformations"?

  9. It's not my image but from the looks of it the left part has 0% luminance and 100% saturation at the bottom. As we go up vertically, luminance rises, and at the half of the image it reaches 100%. Then saturation is dropped until the top is reached. The right image has 50% luminance at the bottom, and 0% saturation. As we go up vertically, they both rise, at the top they are both at 100%.

  10. 1 minute ago, Mattias Burling said:

    There is an electronic follow focus that will get AF in a firmware update. It means AF of on manual lenses as well. Electronic follow focus or Autofocus on all lenses ever made for any system.

    I was asked to review it together with a gimbal but will wait until the AF update.

    (You wouldn't believe how many companies try to give me gimbals for review. By reviewing the cranes it seems like I opened a Pandora box.)

    Now that sounds interesting! I'll keep my eyes open :)

  11. 6 minutes ago, DBounce said:

    Pricey, but not when compared to other wireless follow focus systems. Build quality it great, QC is great. Reliable with strong motors with user adjustable torque settings. It should serve many years . I know I will be using this long after my GH5 and S are history.

    Yeah but occasionally my camera sits on a Zhiyun Crane, then I still need decent AF. Unless I keep the distance...

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