Color Grading HLG Sony ZV-1

HDR footage (HLG2) shot a week ago at sunset in Holland with the Sony ZV-1 camera , edited using the color wheels in Final Cut Pro X in a Wide Gamut-HDR library, plus Neat Video noise reduction.
Color Grading HLG Sony ZV-1 | 20200927 | Michel van der Burg |


Note : Export for YouTube as h264. I will try an Apple ProRes HLG file tomorrow

Sennheiser MKE200 Indoor Audio Review 4

Indoor audio quality of the Sennheiser MKE 200 microphone on the Sony ZV-1 with varying audio volume levels , and checking background noise with this directional, super-cardioid, microphone.
HDR footage (PP10 HLG2) edited in Final Cut Pro X in a Wide Gamut-HDR library with grading of exposure, saturation, and tint using the color wheels only. Sennheiser MKE 200 Indoor Audio Review 4 | 20200926 |

Color Grading Sony ZV-1 Cinematic HLG footage

Here a slightly color graded film version of the raw HDR footage (PP10 HLG2) filmed with the Sony ZV-1 camera shown in the Sep 20th published video ‘Sennheiser MKE200 Microphone Review’ (20200920).

Before -for the past years – I have been filming using the standard profile with my Sony cameras , generally with exposure reduced -0.3 to -0.7 , and generally with no color editing or limited to reducing brightness of mid tones and sometimes the highlights – using the color wheels in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). Intensive color grading was used only for underwater video , archive footage, special effect videos, or when needed for combining footage from different cameras.

Over the past week, however – while focussing actually on audio tests comparing microphones with the Sony ZV-1 camera , I have started using the Picture Profile 10 (PP10) with the Hybrid Log-Gamma ‘HLG2’ , and kept using it when I learned a few days ago that PP10 HDR footage can be used with no modification after changing the clips setting (in the FCPX clip inspector) ‘Color Space Override’ from ‘Off’ to ‘Rec.2020’ (corresponding to the BT.2020 setting in the Sony default PP10 profile.

So I used original – non color graded – PP10 footage for the review videos published the last week on the Sennheiser MKE 200 microphone of Sep. 20, 23, and 24 (20200920, 20200923, 20200924) .

Today I took that clip I used before for the 20200920 video , and did this first simple color grading resulting in a more realistic image – quite different tweaking from what usually is needed , but nevertheless fairly simple changes : turning of the color wheels in FCPX : slight overall (master) increase of saturation , plus a slight reduction of the brightness of highlights and shadows, plus a large increase in brightness of the midtones.

Sound from the Sennheiser MKE 200 microphone without the furry windshield.

Color Grading Sony ZV-1 Cinematic HLG footage | 20200925 |

Sennheiser MKE200 Windshield Review 3

Testing the included furry windshield accessory of the Sennheiser MKE 200 Microphone with a gentle breeze – 19 km/h – 12 mph – this week at sunset in the polders of the Green Heart of Holland, – using the Sony ZV-1 camera with in camera volume levels of 20, and 25 respectively. Also checking background sound from this directional, super-cardioid, microphone.
Sennheiser MKE200 Windshield Review 3 | 20200924 | Michel van der Burg |

Review 2 of the MKE200 Sennheiser Microphone

Review 2 of the MKE200 Sennheiser Microphone .
Cows grazing and pissing during this test of the new compact Sennheiser MKE200 Microphone – not using the fuzzy windscreen – on top of the Sony ZV-1 camera , at sunset earlier this week in the polders of the Green Heart of Holland.
More of this testing with the MKE200 mic and using the windscreen , soon again. Review 2 of the MKE200 Sennheiser Microphone | 20200923 |

Embrace Installation

Placing of Koenraad Tinel’s work of art EMBRACE – a translation of his remarkable friendship with lawyer Simon Gronowski – in Ganshoren , Brussels , Belgium, October 22, 2018.

A sculpture on Simon Gronowski’s jump to freedom at the age of 11, when pushed by his mother out of the 20th death train to Auschwitz in 1943.

Watch the inauguration panorama October 26, 2018 here –

Both Koenraad Tinel and Simon Gronowski together received honorary doctorates (doctor honoris causa) by both the VUB and ULB Brussels’ universities today Sep. 22th 2020 at 3:22 PM CET in Brussels.
Embrace Installation | 20200922 | Michel van der Burg | | Miracles.Media