Updated: Feb 8
Velvia Film Simulation Recipe on Sony Camera using Picture Profiles
This Sony Film Simulation that has been requested for a while now.
Now it's here, and it's great.
The differences are almost none,
With an accuracy of 90-95%, I can say this Film Simulation is a Success.
This is another proof that Sony Cameras are Truly Limitless, and the most important thing in achieving great colors, is actually knowing your camera.
(and some years of Color Theory heheh)
Let's Show the results
Sony vs Fuji Colors Comparison
Custom White Balance Set with the help of a Grey Card.
Of course there are some slight differences,
but to me they are very minor and remember, this is straight out of camera
using Sony's Picture Profile menu,
so definitely it's impressive we can achieve such Color & Film Look
only by using the in camera tools.
Just imagine how much time you can save Color Correcting & Color Grading,
just by using this In Camera Picture Profile Film Recipe.
Anyways, the differences will be noticeable only if you really put them side by side, and really start comparing really closely the values of Hue, Luma and Saturation.
The main differences in color that are more noticeable are the blues from the upright corner.
On the Fuji they are darker and shifted towards Magenta,
when Sony is brighter and shifted towards Teal.
As you can notice,
there is a slight difference in Magenta's between the two cameras,
but it's neglectable.
Greens on Fuji are shifted towards Teal while Sony is more true to real life.
Besides these, it's rather hard to find differences, and even if there are, it's ever so slightly and honestly nobody will notice.
Even for me it's pretty hard to notice them, I have to put them on top of eachother in Davinci and keep sliding through each on to check the main distinctions.
In terms of contrast and overall Tones, they are pretty much identical,
and it's really hard to find any differences between the two.
One major detail I noticed is that Fuji has a green Shift in the highlights
and the brighter yellow tones.
While Sony is handling the Highlight Roll-off much better
and with more pleasing tones.
(noticeable in the desk color)
Shifting the brightest yellows towards green can get tricky when shooting Portraits,
because many times we have yellow tones in our skin tones,
and this can bring unpleasant colors in our models faces.
This can mean a little bit extra time to color correct in post.
Reason why I like the Sony a little bit more here,
and because it has a little bit more reach in terms of Dynamic Range.
The green tint can also be caused of a Grey Card White Balancing Error,
or just how the Fujifilm sensor reads out the Perfect White Balance.
Let's Check Differences
Fuji has not correctly balanced the Greys
Sony is closer
So what we can see through these short comparison, is that fuji might have had a warmer image because of the incorrect white balancing.
So we might have seen improved results in the Highlights if the camera had set the Custome White Balance Perfectly, or atleast closer to the real Grey Value.
I'll finish this article before it gets too technical and boring.
Would love to Hear Your thoughts on this New Sony Picture Profile,
and would you like to use it?
For me this New Sony Film Simulation came out much better than I've expected,
it was a little bit of an hassle, but definitely worth it.
We currently have 40 Sony Film Recipes,
and I Keep on creating more.
Have a Great Day! :D