Category: Tests

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – ProRes Resolve Grades

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Colour Grading Breakdowns from Juan Melara on Vimeo. Earlier this week John Brawley made available the first ProRes files from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Being a fan of it’s bigger brother, I had to take a closer look at them… If you want to check them out for yourself, download [...]

August 7, 2013 // By : // 17 Comments

Kodak 2393 LUT – Alex Montoya Real World Examples

Kodak 2393 LUT Alex Montoya Footage Breakdowns from Juan Melara on Vimeo. So how do the LUTs from my previous post look when used with footage from a serious production? Below are some real world examples using R3Ds from Alex Montoya’s great short film Maquillaje (Make Up). See the short film on Alex’s Vimeo page here. If [...]

January 23, 2013 // By : // 25 Comments

Print film emulation LUTs for download

Kodak 2393 Emulation LUT Test + LUT Download Link from Juan Melara on Vimeo. What is a LUT? A look up table (LUT) mathematically translates a set values in your image into another set of values. For example converting a flat log image into video gamma that has correct brightness and contrast, or converting from [...]

January 18, 2013 // By : // 106 Comments

5D MKII + Davinci Resolve Colour Grading Demo

5D MKII + Davinci Resolve Colour Grading Demonstration from Juan Melara on Vimeo. BMCuser.com member Ervani posted a request for members to try their hand at colouring his footage. Contemplating a switch to Davinci Resolve, Ervani wanted to see what Resolve users could do with his 5D MKII footage. You can read the original thread [...]

January 3, 2013 // By : // 8 Comments

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Colour Grades

I’ve been closely following the development of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and have been looking forward to grading some of it’s raw files. The other day I stumbled onto this post on Fstoppers.com which links to some raw sample footage. The video above and frame grabs below were graded in Davinci Resolve from 2400×1350 raw [...]

December 26, 2012 // By : // 9 Comments

Samyang / Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Lens Test

The Samyang 35mm T1.5 is here. It’s a cineivsed version of the popular, low cost, manual focus and manual aperture DSLR lens. The cine version is manufactured by Samyang in Korea but is also rebadged and sold under the Rokinon brand name. The DSLR version is also sold under the Bower and ProOptic names. It [...]

November 26, 2012 // By : // 1 Comment