Accurate Skin Tones with Sony FS100
The Sony FS100 is a fantastic camera. In Philip Bloom’s Large Sensor shootout, it held up very well against the more expensive Canon C300 and Sony F3. While it is becoming a proven tool, a common complaint of the FS100 has been the reddish skin tones. It looks like Frank Glencairn’s G-Log profiles also help solve this. I haven’t tried them yet, but I have found a recipe of my own that I think gives a nice flat(ish) profile with accurate skin tones. The full logistics are below the vimeo example.
Strapping Color Profile
Black Level: +5
Black Gamma: High, +3
Knee: 97.5%, Slope: -1
Colormode: Cinematone2, Level: 8
Color Level: -4
Color Phase: -1
Color Depth: R -7, G -6, B -6, C 0, M -2, Y +5
I think the key was lowering the R and M values on the color depth. I’m going to keep tinkering for a flatter version of this and I am always open to new suggestions.
Thanks for reading.