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And this is using the highlight picker, then adding the Leeming LUT, then using the color match feature.

Edit: I just realized I put the LUT in an adjustment layer, so maybe the order of operations is not like I described. :( 

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18 minutes ago, Orangenz said:

So when do you white balance to the white panel on the left? Isn't that first? 

First, I dragged Color Finale onto the clip, then I used the highlight picker to white balance. Next, I threw an adjustment layer above the clip, dragged LUT utility over the layer and selected Leeming LUT.  Lastly, I used the color match feature in Color Finale on the clip. Because of the adjustment layer, I believe the Leeming LUT would register as the last step in the operation, so the result most likely is not what we were looking for.

For this one, I dragged Color Finale onto the clip and used the white picker, then I put an adjustment layer above the clip and added the Leeming LUT, and finally, I put another adjustment layer above that and used color match.

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5 hours ago, jonpais said:

Practically every single serious filmmaking site scoffs at AWB and strongly encourages manually white balancing. But it takes me as long as a minute to manually white balance a shot, and even then, after all my efforts, my colors are still off.

Yeah, I have noticed that too, whitebalancing on grey card often gives a clearly inaccurate result. I found out the translucent lens cap is working better for this but most often I'll just dial it in. Haven't played around with the new AWBc yet, which is supposedly suppressing the prevalent reddish tones under certain conditions.

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2 minutes ago, zetty said:

Yeah, I have noticed that too, whitebalancing on grey card often gives a clearly inaccurate result. I found out the translucent lens cap is working better for this but most often I'll just dial it in. Haven't played around with the new AWBc yet, which is supposedly suppressing the prevalent reddish tones under certain conditions.

 I think if you gave ten people a grey card and asked them to WB, each would get a different result. :) I was going to test this out with a friend over the weekend, since I'm a curious kind of fellow.

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23 hours ago, jonpais said:

 I think if you gave ten people a grey card and asked them to WB, each would get a different result. :) I was going to test this out with a friend over the weekend, since I'm a curious kind of fellow.

Can't you just use a preset WB, film the grey card at the beginning of your take and then use the picker tool in Color Finale Pro to give you middle grey... or 18% grey... whichever it is?

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15 minutes ago, mercer said:

Can't you just use a preset WB, film the grey card at the beginning of your take and then use the picker tool in Color Finale Pro to give you middle grey... or 18% grey... whichever it is?

Yes, I'm still just playing around with my new toys. I only got the Color Checker, what, last week, and I just purchased Color Finale. If you've got some bright whites and deep blacks in the scene, or using the card, you can quickly get to a great starting point using the picker tools. So, whether you use one of the camera's presets or white balance manually, I guess it's not so big a deal as I once thought. Probably best to get it as close as possible to begin with just so you're not pushing the pixels around too much? Not really sure about that either. Another reason to try to get as close to the correct color as possible in camera is so your shots match more closely from clip to clip.

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If you're in a mixed lighting situation, the position and angle of the grey card will have a huge impact on the result of a custom WB, depending on what percentage of each light source it reflects. 

If you're shooting under one kind of light only, the custom WB should be the same every time, unles you're getting a lot of reflected light from a coloured object on the card.

If I'm shooting outdoors I'll happily use a WB preset like daylight or cloudy. Or if I want a warmer or cooler look I'll dial in the Kelvin. Indoors I'll always try to do a custom WB because who knows what colour contemporary light bulbs are - there's a crazy range of spectrums in different products these days.

Either way, I will tweak the temperature and tint of nearly all shots I use. Not because I want to neutralise the colour of the light or mixture of lights, but because I want to fine tune the colour relationship of the objects in the scene. I fiddle with the sliders from too blue to too orange and back again, looking for the sweet spot. Then I do the same for green and magenta. But the next clip, shot in the same location from a slightly different angle, might need a tweak of both sliders to match the previous.

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First weekend out with my GH5 a month ago, I meant to test most of the features while shooting some Parkour / Freerunning. First feature I tried was 180fps slowmo and I got totally obsessed. Amazing feature. Here's a video of the test footage I shot with a talking intro and then some discussion of my experiences with it after. First real video I've produced on the GH5 and am loving every second of i!!
Shame about the awful 1080 YouTube compression but hopefully shows off the 180 awesome well enough.

 

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Has anyone had their GH5 shut off 30 min into recording? I was recording HD on a Sandisk Extreme 95 so I'm sure it wasn't a card error. I had it set up to record some BTS and when I checked on it 45 min later it has powered down. I turned it back on and the battery was still 3/4 full. I checked the file and it had recorded 31 minutes.

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6 hours ago, AaronChicago said:

Has anyone had their GH5 shut off 30 min into recording? I was recording HD on a Sandisk Extreme 95 so I'm sure it wasn't a card error. I had it set up to record some BTS and when I checked on it 45 min later it has powered down. I turned it back on and the battery was still 3/4 full. I checked the file and it had recorded 31 minutes.

Yep and works like a charm. I am constantly recording 95 minute interviews to 256gb cards.

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On 5/29/2017 at 4:17 PM, funkyou86 said:

Yep and works like a charm. I am constantly recording 95 minute interviews to 256gb cards.

Which card is this?

I current use a Lexar 2000X in my GH4, and have a GH5 on it's way to me, so, I need a new card, or so I've read...

15 hours ago, Orangenz said:

wooden camera? 

Thanks, I wil look this up.

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2 hours ago, buggz said:

Which card is this?

I current use a Lexar 2000X in my GH4, and have a GH5 on it's way to me, so, I need a new card, or so I've read...

Thanks, I wil look this up.

SuggestionofMotion on facebook is investigating some of those sort of things atm. 

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