Palm reading: more LUT fun

This was shot on an Olympus OMD-EM5, mainly using an old Leica Screw Mount Canon lens, the 50mm 1.8. It’s an old rangefinder lens from the 1950s, made of chrome and very heavy. It’s a 40mm thread so you can’t put any filters on it, and it has a few other quirks, eg a tendency to go foggy when there’s a sudden temperature change. But in the right conditions it has lovely colour and rendering. The colours in the video below¬†are 90% the lens. The Tetrachrome 400 LUT, my favourite in the ImpulZ collection, takes it up a notch.

I like the way the lens is flaring here
I like the way the lens is flaring here

The OM-D E-M5 has some quirks for video (30 FPS only, not that high a bit-rate) but it has one unique feature: 5-axis stabilisation which works with any lens. This makes it possible to shoot a 100mm-equivalent lens handheld.

LSM Canon 50/1.8 on the OM-D E-M5
LSM Canon 50/1.8 on the OM-D E-M5

The 30 fps footage is on a 24 fps timeline, for 80% slow motion. There’s also a little FCPX Optical Flow in there too. For some reason Optical Flow seems to really like E-M5 footage.

 

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