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LUT Blackmagic Pocket BMCC match Alexa Log C

LUT Blackmagic Pocket BMCC match Alexa Log C

LUT Blackmagic Pocket BMCC match Alexa Log C

 

Recommended video by Rick Young: Rodney Charters, ASC talks about cameras, 4K and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC). He uses the Pocket as b-cam next to the Alexa.

 

The Blackmagic Pocket BMCC match Alexa Log C LUT converts Blackmagic Film (log) footage to Arri Log C, the Log format of the Alexa. Conversion from BMDFilm to Log C without having to render first. After this LUT, any LUT that is made for the Alexa can be applied. The resulting image is are very close in color and tonality to the original Alexa. Of course this LUT does not make your BMCC or BMPCC an Alexa, but for matching both camera’s this is a great solution.

‘LogC’ is a video recording option on the Alexa. This encoding scheme is based on the Kodak Cineon Curve. It’s purpose is to preserve as much picture information as the sensor is able to output.

BMDFilm is a video recording option on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (and BMCC) with the purpose of preserving as much picture information as the sensor is able to output.

Visual differences between BMD Film and Log C:
1. The tonal curve (luminance: light and dark) is more flat in LogC.
2. LogC is more saturated than BMDFilm
3. there are color (hue) differences
4. LogC represents saturated colors as saturated colors, but less saturated colors as even less saturated colors. When overall saturation is added to BMDFilm the areas that should be less saturated become relatively over-saturated while the saturated colors are spot on (when compared to LogC).

Developed by doing side by side testing and comparison of the Blackmagic camera’s and the Alexa.

Please make a small donation. The LUT will be send to you after donation. (.cube format)

$ 20 USD:





€ 18:





Place mouse over image to apply LUT: BMD Film to Log C | shot with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

 

BMPCC match Alexa Log C LUT

Blackmagic Pocket BMCC match Alexa LUT

Graded with the ‘Blackmagic Pocket BMCC match Alexa Log C LUT’ as starting point.

Shot with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Graded with BMPCC match Alexa log C LUT in Davinci Resolve: BMD Film > Log C > Alexa Rec709
Because of it’s size and similar color space the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera makes a good B-cam next to the Alexa. As shown here in Behind the Scenes video of American Sniper:

BMPCC (lower left corner) - American Sniper - post: BMPCC match Alexa log C LUT

One Response to this post
  1. Posted on February 18, 2016 by admin

    The Pocket camera was used as B-cam in American Sniper. Rodney Charters talks about camera’s and the BMPCC: it’s color science is already close to the Alexa.
    http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/18960-rodney-charters-bm-pocket-camera-4k-acquisition-alexa/

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