Whether optimizing a sensor’s color response or matching multiple cameras together, our custom camera profiles are manually built and verified. We have found that, while there are many automated software processes that attempt something similar, the results often do not meet our quality standards. Learn more about stress-testing LUTs.
Often, a camera sensor’s color response will differ from the scene’s actual colors. By analyzing some known color samples, we can create a 3D LUT that optimizes the camera colors for a particular scene. The optimized colors will be dependent on the camera’s white balance and exposure settings.
In the following example, the default camera colors were optimized using a custom-built 3D LUT.
When working with multi-camera projects, dealing with color differences between various camera sensors and models can be challenging. Our camera matching process allows for a target camera’s look to be applied as a 3D LUT to the other cameras in the edit – streamlining the color grading process.
The following camera test with cinematographer Sean Ryan illustrates the process.
A 3D LUT was created to match the Panasonic GH2’s Smooth Profile to REDcolor4 / REDlogFilm.
The same grade was applied to both shots.
Note: Some manual grading may still be necessary to completely match various shots together.
By sending us a high-quality still frame of a properly exposed color chart (from one or more cameras in a scene), we will be able to optimize and / or match the colors based on the current lighting & white balance settings.
X-Rite Colorchecker DigitalSG
X-Rite ColorChecker Classic
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo
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