Try this when shooting S-LOG 3 on Sony cameras

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One of the most common problems with S-LOG 3 is that it’s very counter-intuitive to expose it! Harv Video/Audio Stuff on YouTube says he is getting far better results with far less noise in the shadows with his technique, shown in the video above.

I highly recommend trying it yourself.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera tips – ‘overexpose’ it for best results – and interview with John Brawley

blackmagic cinema camera rewo cage

Above: my Blackmagic Cinema camera with ReWo cage – a shootout with the Red Epic is coming soon

BlackmagicUser.net recently did an interview with John Brawley, the cinematographer close to Blackmagic Design and main tester for the cinema camera.

His experience exposing the camera goes along with what I am finding, that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera works best when you ‘expose to the right’.

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How Mac OSX still *screws* your GH2 / FS100 / NEX footage – A must read!!

FS100 and GH2

I’ve had my suspicions for a while now about AVCHD footage having a different exposure on my Mac to on the camera. When I edit my GH2 and FS100 stuff natively in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 or the new CS6, or preview AVCHD MTS files in VLC Player (Quicktime X still does not support AVCHD) blacks are crushed and the image is darker overall with far less shadow detail than on the camera’s LCD.

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