The Best Picture Profiles for Sony Mirrorless Cameras

If you own a Sony mirrorless camera, you already know that out-of-the-box there are a lot of picture profiles and configurations to choose from.  Most videographers  use S-Log 2 or S-Log 3 as they provide the most dynamic range.

On the other hand, there has been an increasing amount of users who choose to shoot in the Cine4 profile, for various reasons ranging from faster setup time when filming on the go to quicker post-production workflows and less color tweaking. like sony users Matt Komo, Cody Blue, and Matt Johnson. each videographer uses Cine4 settings some with a little changes to values and others have alot. Take a look at the videos below to see some of my favorite sony picture profiles used by some of my favorite online video creators. the videos will show you menu setup and how to properly expose in certain picture profiles

 

CODY BLUE CINE 4 PICTURE PROFILE

 

If you’re curious as to what settings Cody Blue utilizes for his work, here are the following values for each setting:

  • Picture Profile: PP1 (although you can use any)
  • Black Level: +2
  • Gamma: Cine4
  • Color Mode: Pro
  • Black Gamma: Wide, +4
  • Black Level: +2
  • Knee: Manual, Point: 80%, Slope +2
  • Saturation: -5
  • Color Phase: 0
  • Color Depth: R: +3, G: +1, B: -1, C: -4, M: -4, Y: +3
  • Detail: When shooting 4K: -6, When shooting in slow-motion:

CODY BLUE FOOTAGE USING COLOR PROFILE

MATT JOHNSON CINE 4 WEDDING PROFILE

MATT JOHNSON WEDDING FOOTAGE

For those who are unfamiliar with  the  Cine4 profile , it’s one of the many Gamma presets that Sony includes with their mirrorless cameras. Compared to S-Log2 and S-Log 3, Cine4 does produce slightly less dynamic range. In terms of post-production workflow, however, Cine4 is much more favorable because it’s not as flat as shooting S-Log. The colors are slightly more vivid and present and require less post work.

In addition, the more saturated look to Cine4 means that you don’t have to worry about exposing to the right or tweaking your exposure to compensate for post-production. Instead, you can nail your exposure as you normally would with any camera.

SLOG 2

SLOG 3

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