White Text HDR in Final Cut Pro | 20210114


White Text HDR in Final Cut Pro | 20210114 | 1-memo•com

SUMMARY
Problem : Grey Text
White text eg. Titles in Final Cut Pro ,
looks grey on HDR footage ( iPhone 12 – Rec.2020 HLG ) in a FCP Wide Gamut library. Solution : HDR Tools
Apply HDR Tools to the title clips, logo (PNG) etc … Mode : PQ to HLG (Rec.2100) Peak Brightness (nits) 100 (– 200). Brightness may be fine tuned with a peak (nits) between eg. 100-200/300.

Text like eg. Titles in Final Cut Pro that normally is white in a standard library (SDR) is grey on HDR footage in a wide gamut library, and thus cannot be used in most cases.
Here I use a Wide Gamut library in Final Cut Pro (using version 10.4.10) and a Project color space : Wide Gamut HDR – Rec. 2020 HLG.
I today found a solution – workaround perhaps – using the HDR Tools filter in the app.
Just apply the filter to the title clip and set the HDR Tools Mode : PQ to HLG (Rec.2100) – Peak Brightness (nits) 100.
This also works in the Motion app that I use to make custom subtitle templates – here the HDR Tools is used on the layer ‘Type Text Here’.

Footage filmed in Dolby Vision HDR on the iPhone 12 Pro Max with Shure MV88 for sound, in the Green Heart of Holland.

This short film starts with no HDR Tools applied. Top left is the logo ① memo based on a PNG file. A FCP lower-third title is used in the first part. In the last part the summary text is shown in a custom made Motion template.

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Earbags … Binaural Primo EM272 Microphone


Binaural sound test with Primo EM272 external microphones inserted in Earbags as ‘headset’, plugged in the Sony ZV-1 camera with audio level 15 the first minute, and level 20 the next minute.
Recordings like this in my ZV-1 camera need rebalancing in Post (FCPX) of the Stereo Left/Right to around -50% (shift to left channel). I am not sure right now after these first tests (done Oct 31th at home in the garden) whether the camera is the problem because I used a 3.5 mm right-angle adaptor to hook up the Primo mics cable to the camera, that may have caused this. However the Primo mics gave perfectly balanced left/right recordings in my Olympus LS-10 field recorder.
Earbags Binaural Primo EM272 Microphone | 20201104 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

Primo Coffee Duet


Stereo sound test with Primo EM272 external microphones plugged in the Sony ZV-1 camera.
Recordings like this in the ZV-1 camera need rebalancing in Post (FCPX) of the Stereo Left/Right to around -50% (shift to left channel). I am not sure right now after these first tests whether the camera is the problem because I may have used a 3.5 mm right-angle adaptor to hook up the Primo mics cable to the camera, that may have caused this. However the Primo mics gave perfectly balanced left/right recordings in my Olympus LS-10 field recorder. Primo Coffee Duet | 20201103 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

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 | 1-memo.com

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 | 1-memo.com

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 | 1-memo.com