Achieving consistent colors between different camera models is often challenging and time-consuming. Not only do the various camera sensors respond differently to light, but the image is further modified by each manufacturer’s custom gamma curve and color matrix. The profiling process takes these factors into account, resulting in a close match between the source cameras.
We can provide camera profiling services in the Los Angeles / Orange County area in which an Image Technician captures data from the desired camera equipment. The information is then processed by a Lab Technician for the final LUT generation.
Camera Matching in Practice
The following example is a camera test with cinematographer Sean Ryan, which illustrates the process.
A 3D LUT was created to match the Panasonic GH2 footage with REDlogFilm.
The result was then matched further in the grade.
Some manual grading may still be necessary to completely match various shots together. In the above example, secondary corrections were used to bring some colors into alignment.
|Profiling Service||General Pricing|
|2 Camera Profiles + 1 Custom LUT||General Pricing: $875|
|Additional Camera Profiles||General Pricing: $375 each|
|Additional Custom LUTs||General Pricing: $125 each|
|Equipment Rental||General Pricing: Variable*|
*If the desired equipment to be profiled is not available, a camera rental option can be added to the order.
For more information and service availability, please contact us.