September 13, 2016 at 5:22PM

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Handling V-Log on GH4

Hey folks, I just picked up the V-Log upgrade for my GH4 and am completely unfamiliar with it. Can I get some advice on optimal settings and exposure? I've heard conflicting instruction on this, with many people suggesting overexposure, but Hurlbut in particular suggests underexposing by 2/3 to 1 full stop. Thoughts?

Also, having never worked with a log profile, I've never graded with a LUT. Is it as simple as plugging it in, or is there some preliminary grading to be done? Recommendations on good, affordable LUT packs?

Thanks in advance.

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This link will give you all the info you need: http://www.leeminglutone.com/ . I bought Paul's product and, with an ATOMOS SHOGUN to get the 10-bit 422 color quality that makes things gradable, it works really well.

September 13, 2016 at 5:36PM, Edited September 13, 5:37PM

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Awesome, thanks! I think I'm gonna get an Atomos Samurai which will give me that 422 color space....

Navarre Megali

September 14, 2016 at 11:24AM

>>>I've heard conflicting instruction on this, with many people suggesting overexposure

This is to get less image noise in the shadows, but you sacrifice dynamic range in the highlights.

>>>but Hurlbut in particular suggests underexposing by 2/3 to 1 full stop

This is to get maximum dynamic range, but you have to live with a noisier image. ( you will probably want to use a de-noiser if you shoot this way )

September 13, 2016 at 10:28PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Got it. Yeah, the Leeming Lut One site that Michael posted suggests exposing to the right and then moving it back to neutral in post.

Thanks, Guy!

Navarre Megali

September 14, 2016 at 11:30AM

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