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Intro image for article Canon Log for the 5D Mark IV
Tech News
Many will remember the excitement surrounding Canon’s release, in March 2010, of a firmware update for the 5D Mark II which added 24p to the camera’s already ground-breaking video mode (the 5D Mark II was the first “full-frame” DSLR with 1080p video recording). This mid-lifecycle enhancement is perhaps most responsible for igniting the DSLR video revolution.
Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2016
Tech News
As the year officially draws to a close, it's time for our annual round-up of the most popular CineTechnica blog posts over the last 12 months.
Intro image for article Canon Log 3: Is It the "GoldiLog"?
Tech News
Canon's newest firmware update (1.0.4.1.00) for their C300 Mark II camera contains a number of nice improvements to the camera's features and functionality. One of the updates that caught our eye is the inclusion of a new logarithmic gamma curve, Canon Log 3, available from the Custom Picture menu.
Intro image for article Canon Releases New 3D LUTs for the C300 Mark II
Tools, Charts & Downloads
Canon recently released two packages of 3D LUTs for use with Canon Log and Canon Log 2 on the C300 Mark II. The LUTs are being made available by Canon in .cube format, which is suitable for use in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and many other programs.
Intro image for article An In-Depth Tour of the Canon C300 Mark II
Tutorials & Guides
At this year's NAB show, we were lucky enough to grab a few moments at the Canon booth to take a first look at the new C300 Mark II. Now that we've gotten to spend more time with it, I wanted to do an in-depth tour of the camera, both inside and out.
Intro image for article Working With Canon Log
Tutorials & Guides
Recently I have been getting a number of questions about Log mode in the Canon C300, which is great because that means that many of us are using this mode. However, there are some really important things to know before jumping in. Canon has recently published a white paper on Canon Log that is full of great info. It's not exactly light reading, however, so I'll try to outline some of the important information about Canon's Log curve in this blog.
Intro image for article Applying LUTs to Log Footage in FCP, Premiere, Avid and Resolve
Tutorials & Guides
Working with Log material can be difficult at times, so we have put out a couple of different LUTs for use when using the Sony F3's S-Log or Canon Log from the Canon C300. You can download the F3 LUTs here and the C300 LUTs here, as many of you have already done. Arri has their online LUT Generator, and the Technicolor CineStyle LUTs are available when using the CineStyle profile on the 5D Mark II.
Intro image for article Canon C300 Log LUTs and More Scene Files
Tools, Charts & Downloads
Canon provides several De-Log LUTs on their website that are meant to convert Canon Log back into REC709 or video gammas. These files can be found on Canon's website but can be tough to use, because they are given in 1D LUT format as a simple CSV (comma seperate value) file.
Intro image for article An Introduction to LOG and Its Uses
Tutorials & Guides
Our eyes perceive brightness differently than an electronic sensor does. Video monitors are locked into a standard for color and contrast, but now Digital Cinema camera systems are being used to capture images that are used and displayed in media that can see well beyond those limitations.