Best Camera Settings for dSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Learn more about what settings will achieve the best results
11.13.19
Best Settings for dSLR and Mirrorless Cameras for Applying LUTs

These presets were designed and tested with neutral profiles in mind. We also recommend filming in 1080p HD or higher quality. If you’re filming in a LOG profile, you’ll need to convert your LOG to a rec.709 color space before adding the LUT to your footage for the best results. The easiest way to do that is to add contrast and saturation back into your image before applying the LUT.

Here are our recommendations for the five most popular mirrorless/dSLR cameras brands:

We will be updating this list on a regular basis so please check back. If we do not list your camera below, just reach out via our Contact Page so that we can add your camera to the list of compatible options.

Panasonic ::

GH5 / GH5 S / GH4 / S1 / S1 R / S1H

Natural Profile
Contrast:-5
Sharpness: 0
Noise Reduction: -4
Saturation: -2
Hue:-1

(If your Panasonic camera model does not have the Natural Profile option, then select a neutral or flat alternative.)


Sony ::

A7S / A7SII / A7III / A7R / A7RII

PP of your choice
Gamma: Cine 4
Color Mode: Cinema
(If your Sony camera model does not have Cine 4, then select Cine 2 as an alternative.)

(You can set whichever PP settings you want. Doesn’t matter which one you use. Just set your Gamma and Color Mode accordingly. Everything else we leave to default.)

 


Canon ::

5D MII / 5D MIII / 5D MIV / EOS R / 1DX MII / C100 MII / C200

Neutral Profile
Everything set to “0”

Wide DR Gamma

 

 

 


Nikon ::

Z6 / Z7

Neutral Profile
Contrast dialed down

 

 

 


 

Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera ::

6K  / 4K

ProRes Film

 

 

 

 


 

FujiFilm ::

X-T2 / X-T3 / X-T4  X Series

Eterna Profile
Saturation: -1
Highlight: -2
Shadow: +2
Black: -2

 

 


 

 

What programs can I use the LUTs with to color grade my footage?

You can use these LUT’s with any program that reads a LUT / .cube file. This will work in Premiere in the Lumetri Tab. For FCPX 10.4, you will be able to use the LUTs natively with the new LUT utility built-in. Just navigate to your Effects Browser and search for Custom LUT. Then drag that Effect onto your clip or adjustment layer. In the top right of your Inspector Window, you can find the Effect where you can choose your LUT from the Browser drop-down menu. For Davinci Resolve, you can load these LUTs as a 3D LUT in your node window in the Color Tab.