Updated: Jan 2
Sony Film Simulation Recipe - EvPro+ Sony Picture Profile
I've been saying this for hundreds, if not thousands of times.
When people ask me 'What Sony Picture Profile do you recommend?'
The One and Only.
My favorite Sony Film Simulation Recipe,
and that is because no matter what settings you use on it,
It will look good!
Straight out of Camera JPEG using Evpro+ Sony Film Simulation
And not saying that all the others are not special or good,
This is just a very special Sony Film Simulation Recipe very dear to my heart.
Having a Natural charm to its colors,
Super soft gradations from shadows to highlights,
A 109% Video Output, making it easy to recover Burnt Highlights ,
Best Low Light performer from all Sony Gammas,
& a Low Base ISO allowing for much cleaner results than any HLG or Log profile.
It's easy to understand why this will be a top performer in almost any situation.
If you don't want much hassle and a straight forwards color grading process, definitely use this Film Profile for both Video & Photo with the use of the Picture Profile Menu.
A couple Random Out of Camera JPEGs shot with Evpro+
Most of the times, it comes so good straight out of the box,
you don't even know what improvements you can bring to its image.
Usually the only thing I change, is the Black level.
And it's so easy to adjust from the Picture Profile menu
If the image is too contrasty, I just raise the Black level to my desired liking
Usually for Daytime i go around -9 and Nighttime at -2
If you have been watching my videos you know I love the crunch in my image, so I choose to crush the black by quite a bit, but you don't have to do the same thing.
Raise the black Level to get a more Faded Dreamy Kind of a Look
Black Level set to -10
Black Level set to 0
So who is this Picture Profile for?
From Street to Landscape, Product Commercial or Cinema,
I think you will find a place for this profile in pretty much any type of project,
I definitely have, and been using it confidently in 90% of my work.
I know what it's capable of.
Its Versatility and Color Beauty
will make you save it as a first choice in the Picture Profile Menu,
ready to bring the most out of any kind of project.
While S-log has more dynamic range with the trade of worse noise performance, I will dare to say in many occasions the EvPro+ came in more handy, rendering better color and contrast straight out of the box, cutting a lot of time spent color grading.
2 years ago when I started this,
I would've never imagined it will hit so hard and evolve in such a long lasting project.
Initially I made 8 Sony Picture Profile for myself, to ease my workflow,
but they came out Soo Good, I felt the need to share them with the rest of the world.
Now we have 32 Sony Film Simulations,
and who knows how many to come?
Thank you for reading :D