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🍁Classic Cinema Film Simulation | Freshly Baked Series

The classic cinema is a subtle and charming film recipe, which emulates the look of the movies from the 90's, with an overall warm retro feeling of it.

The Classic Cinema Film recipe has been out there for a while now, but I had no opportunity to showcase it in a proper manner.

This film simulation has balanced contrast, with warm tones and bright soft skin tones.

It was designed to render skies slightly magenta, and no worries if you don't especially like that, just shift the Color Phase by +1 or +2 steps to get it where you want it.

The mean of use it's pretty straight forward:

Load up the settings, set AWB with the specified Color Filter and set it to P Mode with -0.5 exposure. It cannot be easier than this. Doesn't get much effort to get nice colors.

That's why it's one of the first choices I recommend to most users, it doesn't take much effort to get nice looking images.

You can try this recipe and all other 50 Sony Film Simulations on the website.

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Aug 28, 2023

reminds me of the look i got out of a 1990's Sony hi8 camcorder. better img quality of course. good look.

Veres Deni Alex
Veres Deni Alex
Aug 28, 2023
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Yeah, I see what you mean, and maybe it feels like that because the RX100 is basically a camcorder, heheh. With it's 1 inch sensor it has pretty much no bokeh, so it cuts out all the 'cinematic flare'.

With this film simulation I actually took inspiration from Donnie Darko which was shot on Kodak film using the Panavision Panaflex Millennium Camera, but with less contrast in mind. Also Donnie Darko was underexposed most of the movie, while my shots are at exposure +0 or +1.

Even tho' it doesn't have what today we would call cinematic colors (Teal & Orange and so on), it still has a vibe which stays in your mind and is hard to replicate.


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