FilmConvert have released several new profiles for cameras recently, making their colour grading software compatible with some shiny new(ish) hardware. Now supported are:
- Canon C300 MkII
- Kinefinity KineMAX 6K & KineMini 4K
- DJI Xenmuse X5
- and the DJI Osmo
Good news for anyone using those cameras wanting to get a head start on grading their footage. And if you’re new to colour grading or want to get a little more in-depth information on how Log gamma curves work and why they’re useful, head over to the company’s new Color Hub blog, where you’ll find user profiles and articles like this one aiming to make colour science a little more accessible for the rest of us. Wait a minute. Interviews? Articles? News? Sound familiar? Hmm.
Something they’re doing that we’re not doing, though, is organising another Color Up film competition. Categories this year are Creative Storytelling, Music Video, Action, Documentary, Commercial, and Wedding – the film you submit doesn’t have to be made expressly for the competition but it does need to have been graded using FilmConvert. If you don’t already own FilmConvert’s software you can download the free trial and use that to grade your footage. The entry pack is here, and you can glean some tips for your submission from a free webinar with Story&Heart and the competition judges on September 26 at 12pm PST.
Submissions open on September 27 and will remain open until October 17 – then there’s a round of voting for the People’s Choice award from 24 October to 14 November, with all the winners announced on November 21.
Prizes up for grabs are slightly different for each category, but include gear from Atomos, Rode and Sony; music licensing credit from Marmoset, year-long plans from video approval platform Wipster and cold hard cash from FilmConvert. Cash prizes!
Good luck to any Newsshooters entering – we’d love to hear how you get on.