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Michael GissingRe: Any of you kids see any cameras at NAB?
by on May 5, 2012 at 11:45:58 pm

I'm grading an F3 sLog job next week. It was SDI out to PIX 240 recorder and DNxHD as it was an AVID edit.

Preliminary testing in da Vinci is that the sLog grades magnificently. Clean manipulable black detail is excellent and a bit more highlight detail is nice, particularly on things like hot spots on faces. As it is a historical drama it is nice to have the extra detail to manipulate but ironically we will be adding a bit of highlight bloom to create that blown romantic highlight effect. Nice to able to control what will blow better though.

I experimented with the Alex log LUT and clearly the Alexa is using a flatter highlight as the LUT overdoes the highlight contrast in the F3. So the main advantage is in black detail. Not nearly as powerful as being able to dig into ISO and temp settings in RED footage but for broadcast doco and drama the F3 sLog is FAB.

The editor just whacked a one light grade on when editing to emulate a LUT.


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