Sony FS100 K-Tone Picture Profile – Everyting looks better on Kodachrome

As promised in my previous post, here is the K-Tone Picture Profile for the Sony FS100. Seems o be an appropriate time, since Kodak is on the brink of going chapter 11 – so we have a chance to get the “Everything looks better on Kodachrome” look over to our digital cameras. I was aiming for the Kodachrome 25, that got discontinued in the early 1960s.

Examples and comparison

No profile

AbelCine Technicolor

K-Tone (this is as close as I can get in the camera)

K-Tone with K-Tone LUT

This is still work in progress, so check back from time to time if there is a newer version available.

K-Tone Picture Profile – version 0.6

Black Level: +1
Gamma Standard (indoor) Cinematone1 (outdoor)
Black Gamma: middle, +7
Knee: 80, -2 (with Gama Standard – indoor) 90, +2 (with Gama CineTone1 – outdoor)
Color Mode: ITO709, +8
Color Level -2
Color Phase -7
Color Depth: R+7, G 0, B+6, C+5, M+6, Y+5
WB-Shift: LB-5, CC+2
Detail 0

Expose 1-2 stops under and dial in WB manualy, by looking at skin tones only.
If you got the skin where you want it, all other parameters are fine (for that profile).
If you don´t shoot something with skin, a lot of that parameters is tied to WB and
since this is a “out of the box” profile, that requires no or less grading (depending on your situation),
try to get the look you want (close as possible) by dialing it in with the manual WB.

Here you can download the LTU file,
you can use it with the free LUT-Buddy from RedGiant Software

If you don´t know what a LUT is or how to use it in your workflow – all questions answered here

Have fun,


31 thoughts on “Sony FS100 K-Tone Picture Profile – Everyting looks better on Kodachrome

  1. Beautiful, beautiful. Thanx very much. Any chance you can post a1D ASCII file so I can manually input the LUT into Media Composer?

  2. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  3. It’s difficult to find educated people in this particular topic, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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  5. Here is the link to the K-Tone-LUT.cube file:

    The Sony FS100 K-Tone Picture Profile has wonderful color and contrast. It does require a little extra processing time in post (but it’s well worth it).

    The only other Picture Profile that I like better for ‘vintage color’ is the Technicolor Profile.

  6. Hi Frank, wow, this is so beautiful. Nothing like this on the Web at all, so refreshing to stumble across this site. I not a tech guy or not a fan of overly grading. I would love to create the K-Tone on my Alpha 7s (similar to the FS700). Is there way for settings of this PP as a middle ground to shoot both indoor and outdoor? I love the VSCO vintage looks and to have a look straight out f cam would be phenomenal. Thank you for taking the time..

  7. hi frank, i am new to video and i coped myself a sony nex fs100. still struggling to get to grips with the camera. are there any tips or respources u can offer me?

  8. i know it’s been a long time, but is the LUT for this still available? i’m currently toying with this profile in my own camera and would be awesome if i could get it again…

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