Darren Shearer

Color space input settings for Sony FS7 S-Log 2 with Matrix on in Baselight Editions

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I have scoured the internet to see if there was any guidance in setting the input color space of S-Log 2 with Matrix on.  The usual S-Log 2 setting is way to jacked up, saturation-wise . Can anyone steer me in the right direction on this? I can normalize it manually, but thought there might be another way. 

Thank you!

Darren

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Hi Andy!  Thanks so much for the quick reply.  I got the specs from my DP, but maybe you need more. 

CAMERA: SONY FS7II
SHOOTING MODE IS CUSTOM
Menu: (User/Base Setting/Shooting Mode/Custom)
RECORDING FORMAT IS HD 1920x1080 24p
    Menu: (User/Rec Format/Video Format/1920x1080 – 23.98p)
CODEC IS XAVC-I
    Menu: (User/Codec/Select/X AVC-I)
GAMMA IS SET TO: S-Log 2
    Menu: (Paint/Gamma/Setting/ON)
          (Paint/Gamma/Gamma Category/S-Log2)
DETAIL IS SET TO OFF
    Menu: (Paint/Detail/Setting/OFF)
MATRIX IS SET TO CINEMA
     Menu: (Paint/Matrix/Setting/ON)
          (Paint/Matrix/Preset Select/CINEMA)
          (Paint/Matrix/User Matrix/OFF)
 

If more data is needed, please let me know as I know I am not giving you specific REC 709 primaries data here.   I really appreciate your help with this.  We have been working Baselight into our workflow in all of our properties and this would really help.

Best,

Darren

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Hi Darren,

I read a bit about the FS7.
For future projects my recommendation would be to leave the camera in 'Cine EI' mode and to record S-Log3 / S-Gamut3(.cine).
Only in custom mode one can choose a log tone-curve curve in combination with a custom colour matrix.
It seems like the cinema matrix is a creative tweak to 709, which desaturates the image a bit. 

I created a custom colour space for you. 
You need to put the file into
/vol/.support/etc/colourspaces/

which resolves to
Linux /usr/fl/etc/colourspaces
Mac /Library/Application Support/FilmLight/etc/colourspaces/

It would be good to know, if that is helpful in your case.

Cheers,
Andy

Sony_SLog2_Rec709.flspace

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Hi Andy. Sorry for the tardy reply. This post eluded me somehow.

Thanks so much for this! Awesome.  Only thing is that I can't seem to get it to show up in the colourspace list on layer 1.   I did put it into the colourspace folder and restarted Avid and Baselight. Any other ideas? I am excited to give this a go with our footage.

Thanks again.

Darren

 

 

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Hi Darren,

sorry to hear that. I just tested it here on my Mac again and it worked. I had to hold down 'Shift' to see all available colour spaces in the menu.

If you are on Windows the correct path for the .flspace file is:
C:\ProgramData\FilmLight\Colourspaces

Apart from that I would double check the correct path and ensure that there are no sub-folders in the colourspaces folder.

Thanks,
Andy

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