Nobody needs 12K – Blackmagic’s new Ursa, and why you actually want 12K

So Blackmagic announced the new Ursa 12K - and folks went totally mental. "Nobody asked for 12K" and "I wanted a flip screen, and all I got is 12K" - comments all over the web. Only a few people seem to get, what this new RGBW sensor actually means, and why it is not about... Continue Reading →

FineCut – why you should give the Davinci Resolve Cut page a try, even as a seasoned editor.

As Blackmagic introduced the new Cut page, I was really like - WTF?Why an other editing page? We already have one that works just fine - and on top of that (at least at first glance) a totally dumbed down version of an editing page? Seriously? I switched to Resolve as my main NLE since... Continue Reading →

Shooting Tergiversation

Shooting a short film - Tergiversation - during the last 4 days in Switzerland. Amazing actors (Alexa Jago, Sidney Kean and Lionel Podarski), great script, and the always awesome "Grey Eminence" crew: Remo Pini, Carolyn Pini, Marco von Allmen, Timo Schaub, Dominik Di Rosa, Annika Fausch, Alina Sara Hediger, Klemens Niklaus Trenkle, Sandro Schreiber We where shooting on two... Continue Reading →

Everything looks better on KODACHROME – K-Tone LUT

Many moons ago, I made a Profile for the FS100, that mimics (as good as possible) the look of vintage Kodachrome film. Now I made a LUT that does the same. I kind of "re-engineered" the KODACHROME 828, daylight & Type A material, that was made from 1936 to 1962. This is the film that came out before the K-11 processing. It has a very nice "Vintage-Sweet-Home-Alabama-Look" to it, and gives you some very special red, yellow and blue tones. It also has a certain elegance and poetry to it that I really love. The K-TONE is a 3D cube LUT that plays nice wit most NLEs and color grading programs. The K-Tone LUT is expecting Log footage as input.

Bag of LUTs – a look at the VisionColor OSIRIS LUT collection

Last week, I stumbled over VisionColor's new set of OSIRIS LUTs. A grab bag of high quality Film emulations that gives you a great starting point for your grading.  Similar to FilmConvert they provide a range of film stock looks,  albeit without the grain function that FilmConvert features. But instead of just emulating film stock, they... Continue Reading →

Four new Picture Profiles for The FS100 2.0

The FS100 finally received the 2.0 firmware update, so it´s time for some new profiles. My main goal was to get good looking skin tones at daylight. For other situations, play with the white balance till the skin tones are right and everything else should fall into place For best results: Adjust your black levels... Continue Reading →

Out of the Black: BlackMagic`s new Cinema Camera – why they got it right, but so wrong

Some of the things that really created quite a rumble at NAB this year was Black Magic´s Cinema Camera. I´m not gonna list the tech specs, since most folks that read my blog already know them by heart (for everyone else, look them up on the BM site). I want to share my thoughts, why... Continue Reading →

Shooting “Man Of Steel” with Sony´s new FS700

After Sony`s announcement of the FS700 have shaken the community, the dust has settled a bit and I´m allowed to release the stuff I shot with it. I gonna shoot a series of micro documentaries this year, called 10DOC, cause each one will be 10 minutes long. Interesting folks, with a strong dedication and passion,... Continue Reading →

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