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    • Beautiful once graded. 👏 I have a big dilemma wrt LUTs: when I edit in Premiere on my Mac, it can look washed after exporting. I took a deep dive on that and found a LUT Adobe created to solve the problem which you can apply on export after color grading. Wonderful.

      Except sometimes. Then it looks too over-saturated, especially skin tones for people who already have a lot of color in their faces. Argh. So I find myself sometimes applying it and sometimes not. Wtf?

      Trying this next:

    • Cool - I should have known you'd be across LUTs.
      The trick I learned the hard way is to install the .cube file on the Ninja V - apply it and view and adjust camera settings for/by the LUT - not the camera display.

    • Good tip, thanks. The best piece of kit for me lately is this audio interface that lets me get studio-quality sound by linking my analogue sound processor to my digital camera. Up to now, I recorded sound on a sound recorder and had to sync. Painful.

    • I just bought Transcriptive for Premiere. Oh my God, life saver. It indexes the words in your videos and lets you search. Perfect for me because I have so much dialog, like with the Charley Boorman interview.

    • Nice. Different functionality, but I use 'Simon Says' plug-in for transcribing sub-titles - Premiere or FCP. Upload - cut - paste - format - edit.

      Most of my clients want subs for playing on Farcebook. Saves so much fiddle.

    • Hellrig II

      I bought a Smallrig cage for the Z6. Shooting some real estate on Sunday. This will work.

      I wish the damn 70-200 f/2.8 would &#$&^*$#%ing get here though. Grrrrr.

    • Yeah - I like the Lume cubes. Best use for them is as additional fill-flash units - they will work off an optical trigger. Although can be a bit flakey.

      You couldn't use them on people the way I have them mounted on the cage here - squint city - but they are good for rooms and objects to give more bam.

      They work pretty good as back and fill lighting for interviews too. SO easy to deploy.

    • They give around 25 minutes of battery life at 100% Brightness - which is surprisingly bright, but isn't much time on a video shoot.

      So typically I rig them with a power bank and haven't run out of juice yet. You can always USB power them of mains as well, but ... like I need more power cords running around a location.

      This works - plonk 'em anywhere: