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Now video shooters can apply the EOSHD Pro Color optimisation to Panasonic cameras.
It’s time to remove that harsh, clinical digital edge from Panasonic’s in-camera colour and white balance.
Using a combination of optimised in-camera settings and a LUT file to apply the revised color science, Panasonic 4K cameras such as the GH4 and GX85 can benefit from Canon-standard colour and expanded dynamic range.
Skintones are greatly improved, giving life back to your subjects and flattering talent in front of the camera.
How it works
EOSHD Pro Color is based on the picture profile I developed for Sony cameras like the A7R II, which in turn was developed using the Canon C500, Canon 1D C and ARRI Alexa as a high-end reference for cinema-standard colour and skin-tones. However on Panasonic cameras, the profile is applied in post with a LUT file on your timeline. Optimised in-camera settings are used too (these are just a few simple changes) but the real magic happens with the LUT in just a few clicks.
- A more realistic and cinematic image
- Truer, deeper reds
- More realistic, healthier looking skintones
- Smoother roll off to highlights
- Reduces the harsh 8bit-crayola colour of the default settings
To get around the limitations of Lumix cameras which don’t provide enough control over colour in-camera, we apply EOSHD Pro Color in post and this has the added bonus of making EOSHD Pro Color possible with previously shot footage.
EOSHD Pro Color maximises dynamic range on Lumix cameras without compromising colour – no need to dial down contrast to -5. Simply shoot on Standard and let EOSHD Pro Color take care of everything else in post.
EOSHD Pro Color is a universal fix for the Standard Panasonic Lumix color profile and can be applied to any kind of footage or scene.
The same LUT is applied to all clips, and it allows a broad range of controls on top of it in Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro X:
- Exposure corrections
- Temperature and tint fine tuning
- Contrast and saturation adjustment
- Shadow and black level boost
The EOSHD Pro Color LUT is easy to apply in a few clicks to your footage – and my guide explains everything for beginners and professionals alike.
- Panasonic GH4
- Panasonic G85 / G81 / G80 / G70 /G7
- Panasonic GX85 / GX80
- Panasonic GX8
- Panasonic LX100
- Panasonic FZ1000 / FZ2000 / FZ2500
* When shooting with the Panasonic GH4, it is not necessary to use V-LOG.
** Footage already shot on any camera settings – support is offered as a bonus and is not guaranteed for the more extreme camera settings or Photo Styles such as monochrome for instance.
*** Support for older cameras such as the GH3, GH2, GH1, G6 and older is currently experimental and you are welcome to try it. Those that do and offer feedback will receive free ongoing updates to improve compatibility with their camera.