Paul Leeming’s Leeming LUT One for Panasonic GH5 Now at Version 4.0.5 for Cinelike D and V-LogL

Cinematographer/director Paul Leeming has released version 4.0.5 of Leeming LUT One for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Micro Four Thirds Super 16 stills/video hybrid camera and he has nailed it in obtaining the best video tone, colour and dynamic range of which the camera’s sensor is capable. Leeming LUT One version 4.0.5 for the GH5 comes in two versions, one for Cinelike D and one for V-LogL. 

Leeming LUT One version 4.0.5 for Panasonic Lumix GH5 applied to V-Log footage along with a looks LUT for a filmic look and feel. Footage shot with Contax Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens at f2, mounted on Metabones Speed Booster after modification.
Leeming LUT One version 4.0.5 for Panasonic Lumix GH5 applied to V-Log footage along with a looks LUT for a filmic look and feel. Footage shot by Paul Leeming with Contax Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens at f2, mounted on Metabones Speed Booster after modification.

Mr Leeming also supplies a GH5 monitoring LUT, LL1_V40x.vlt, for viewing the corrected colour and tonal range in camera, or an external monitor or monitor/recorder such as those made by Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Convergent DesignSmallHDVideo Devices and others.

From the evidence, Panasonic has got it right with V-LogL given the GH5’s 10-bit 4:2:2 option that was unavailable on its predecessor the 8-bit 4:2:0 GH4.

Mr Leeming’s recommended settings whether using Cinelike D or V-LogL in combination with expose-to-the-right (ETTR) making shooting  great footage an attractive possibility for GH5 owners including those less experienced in grading now that version 4.0.5 of the Leeming LUT One for the GH5 is available.

Shot on GH5 with V-LogL, Leeming LUT One version 4.0.5 for V-Log applied, no looks LUTs, before and after

Shot on GH5 with Cinelike D, Leeming LUT One version 4.0.5 for Cinelike D applied, no looks LUTs, before and after

Add the current generation of LUT-savvy NLEs, plug-ins and colour grading suites into the mix and getting the best out of the GH5’s Rec. 709 Cinelike D or flat logarithmic V-LogL footage is the easiest it has ever been.

Another benefit of Mr Leeming’s effort to create version of Leeming LUT One for every popular video-shooting camera upon which he can lay his hands upon is ease of colour matching footage from a range of cameras used in the same project.

Using a mix of cameras, sensors and thus native colour science has become common but colour matching footage without benefit of a tool like Leeming LUT One is a time-consuming chore better spent elsewhere.

I look forward to Mr Leeming releasing versions of Leeming LUT One for other cameras that I use to shoot video, soon.

Testing the GH5 Cinelike D Leeming LUT One with Lumix GX8 Cinelike D footage

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GX8 rangefinder-style is one of my favourite cameras for shooting stills and video, and is favoured by other moviemakers like documentary cinematographer Rick Young of Movie Machine.

The GX8’s sensor has been described by some as between those in the GH4 and the GH5 in quality and colour response. Paul Leeming is working on a version of Leeming LUT One for the GX8, and tells me that it may work well with his GH5 Cinelike D Leeming LUT One.

I tried it out during an overcast late autumn day and here are the results. I applied some looks LUTs from the Leeming LUT Quickies free collection to some of these screenshots, on top of the GH5 Leeming LUT for Cinelike D.

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