Since first revealed at CES in 2015, we’ve been closely following Panasonic’s mirrorless flagship GH5 (and then the GH5s). While the micro-four thirds cameras offer powerful 4K video recording and have been an industry favorite for years - owners do have their concerns when it comes to the cameras’ ability to shoot cinematic footage.
ARRI ALEXA on Your GH5/GH5s
First, let’s quell some expectations here. Emotive Color’s GHAlex LUT will not make your GH5 or GH5s footage really look like it was shot on an ARRI ALEXA. Once we can get that big notion out of the way, we can look at what this creative look-up table (LUT) can produce some cinema-styled colors which can add a more complex and dynamic look to your compositions.
The GHAlex LUT
As you can see in the image above, the Emotive Color’s GHAlex LUT comes in two different presets. They offer a “daylight” option and a “tungsten” balance (bottom and top respectively). Each option is built to prioritize skin tones to make them more natural and dynamic once you add the LUT (and even combine it with your full color grade).
Price and Reviews
In the video above by Cameron Gallagher, we get a peek into how the two GHAlex LUTs can be applied onto footage (wedding footage in this case) in his edit using DaVinci Resolve 15. While the initial looks can be quite drastic, there are times when the LUTs don’t work well - most often when dealing with overexposed scenes or darker compositions. It really comes down to a value proposition for you and your cinematography goals, to decide if the GHAlex LUTs are right for you.
What are your thoughts on the GHAlex LUT? Have any samples to share of your own? Hit us up in the comments below!