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Optimize your camera.

 

Primers are per-sensor designed image optimization tools, usable on set and in post. Through custom-made highly particular image transformations they correct image signal offsets in high precision, achieving improved imaging results, allowing the visual Creative to focus on the creative part.

Cinematographer benefits from visual feedback of sensor-optimized signal distribution and more accurate scene light representation, affecting lighting and exposure decisions.

DIT benefits from practical tools for dailies with improved imaging performance. 

Colorist benefits from powerful per-camera designed image shaping tools for first light.

 

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Each digital camera has imperfections in its color response, varying from subtle do drastic, affected by each sensor’s and camera’s processing and digital signal mapping properties, imperfections which cannot be corrected through in-camera settings. This requires additional time and effort spent in primary color correction, and certain types of offsets are very difficult or practically impossible to correct in typical post.

 

Typical camera picture profiles are basic and very general image modes, limited with camera’s processing precision, capacity and signal chain properties, which typically lead to processing errors and additional color offsets and signal distortion. Unlike typical camera profiles, Primers offer much greater scope and precision in correcting the image signal. Their form of industry standard look-up tables (3DLUTs), applicable on monitors, recorders and in post production environments, enables harvesting the power of higher precision computing, increasing image performance and practicality of shooting and post.

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Camera response optimization:

Accuracy. Consistency. Post-practicality.

 

Fusion of interdisciplinary experience in video engineering testing & analysis and in post production is integrated into developing custom methodology for inspection and optimization of each camera. All with a goal of reducing/removing digital-induced errors, minimizing the digital feel of the imagery, while maintaining picture neutrality. Primers are NOT typical creative “looks”, they are very delicate image optimizations targeting reference values, useful as a basis for further look creation. A specific creative look is left to the expressive intent of the Creative.

Done with care for picture accuracy and especially the feel of a digitally acquired image.

Benefits:

  • 1) Increased color performance > accuracy, separation, harmony, consistency
  • 2) More natural image aesthetics
  • 3) More practical shooting, ability to choose optimized profiles for the scene (standard Primers for 8 bit cameras)
  • 4) More informative on-set monitoring, ability to perceive the outcome after primary color correction with sensor-optimal exposure
  • 5) Reduced unpleasant surprises in post production
  • 6) Speeding up post-production
  • 7) Reduced deterioration of footage with lower color sampling
  • 8) Maximum utilization of sensor DR (Primers EQX for 10 bit+ cameras)

 

Designed for set and post. For the visual Creative’s toolkit.
Fueling productivity and creativity.

Crafted for Craftsmen.

 
 

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Primers Equinox Edition

Specifically designed for professional motion imaging cameras

 

 Primers EQX for RED Dragon sensor cameras

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Primers EQX Dragon package contains:

- 4x 64^3 Log3G10/RWG > rec.709 cube files for post production

- 4x 33^3 Log3G10?RWG > rec.709 cube files for camera preview

- Primers for Dragon info document

 

 

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Primers EQX for RED Helium sensor cameras

 

Primers EQX Helium package contains:

- 4x 64^3 Log3G10/RWG > rec.709 cube files for post production

- 4x 33^3 Log3G10?RWG > rec.709 cube files for camera preview

- Primers for Dragon info document

 

 

 

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 Primers EQX for SONY FS7 / FS5

 

FS7 Primers are designed specifically for its sensor, S-Log3 gamma and S-Gamut3.Cine color space as a shooting basis. Usable also with Sony FS5.

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Generic Sony SL3/SG3C > 709TypeA 3DLUT compared to FS7 Primer 02_NTR 3DLUT

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FS7 Primers EQX package contains:

- 4x 64^3 S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine > rec.709 cube files for post production

- 4x 33^3 S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine > rec.709 cube files for camera preview

- Primers info document

Achieved:

- Improved color accuracy and harmonized response

- Maximum sensor dynamic range utilization

- Improved highlight handling

- Improved color separation

- More natural image aesthetics

- No more “Sony look”

Sony FS7 Primers are also usable with Sony FS5 with 10 bit recording. Prores on external recorders is highly advised to remove the macroblocking and increase thickness of the material for Primers to correct the signal.

 

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 Primers EQX for Canon C300 Mk1

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Package contains:

- 4x 64^3 Canon “cinema” mode > rec.709 cube files for post production

- 4x 33^3 Canon “cinema” mode > rec.709 cube files for on set preview

- Primers info document

Achieved:

- Improved color accuracy and harmonized response

- Improved highlight performance

- Improved color separation

- More natural image aesthetics

 

 

 Primers EQX for Canon C100 Mk2

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Package contains:

- 4x 64^3 Canon “cinema” mode > rec.709 cube files for post production

- 4x 33^3 Canon “cinema” mode > rec.709 cube files for on set preview

- Primers info document

Achieved:

- Improved color accuracy and harmonized response

- Improved highlight performance

- Improved color separation

- More natural image aesthetics

 

With C100 series it is highly recommended to shoot to external recorder in a higher quality to avoid visible compression artifacts and get the most out of the camera and Primers.

 

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Primers EQX for Ursa Mini & Mini Pro

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Package contains:

- 4x 64^3 Ursa “film” mode > rec.709 cube files for post production

- 4x 17^3 Ursa “film” mode > rec.709 cube files for camera preview

- Primers info document

Achieved:

- Improved color accuracy and harmonized response

- Improved color separation

- Significantly improved highlight performance compared to factory transforms

- More natural overall image aesthetics

 

 

 

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Primers Standard Edition

 

SONY A7 Primers

 

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Package includes:

Set of 33^3 cube files designed specifically for each camera model’s sensor and color science, covering most shooting scenarios.

Achieved:

- Improved color accuracy and harmonized response

- Maximum dynamic range utilization

- More natural image aesthetics

- No more “Sony look”

- Reduced image deterioration with XAVC-S codec, compared to required primary color correction and generic LUTs

- Stabilized color properties for further image manipulation and look creation

 

NOTE: Primers are best used with Prores recordings, but can also be successfully applied to in camera recorded XAVC-S in most scenarios, depending on camera compression efficiency.

For more info about general LUT usage please check the bottom of the page with useful links.

 

Sony A7R2 Primers

(13 Primers, 11 gray scale neutral & 2 bonus toned)

S-Log2 gamma, S-Gamut color base > rec.709

 

 

 

Sony A7S1 Primers

(12 Primers, gray scale neutral)

S-Log2 gamma, S-Gamut color base  > rec. 709

 

 

 

Sony A7S2 Primers

(13 Primers, gray scale neutral, for SLog2 & Cine4 gamma)

Option 1)

CAMERA SETUP: Cine4 gamma, S-Gamut3.Cine color, saturation: 20, black gamma: wide, level +3

Option 2)

CAMERA SETUP : S-Log2 gamma, S-Gamut3.Cine color, saturation: 25

 

 

SONY A6300 / A6500 Primers

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Package includes:

12 Primers for Cine4 S-Gamut3cine & S-Log2 S-Gamut3cine  > rec.709 (33^3 cube)

Option 1)

CAMERA SETUP: Cine4 gamma, S-Gamut3.Cine color, saturation: 20; black gamma: wide, level +3; Knee:mode manual, point 75%, Slope +5

Option 2)

CAMERA SETUP: S-Log2 gamma, S-Gamut3.Cine color, saturation: 25

 

 

 

Other cameras are being analyzed and optimized. For any questions regarding Primers and purchases feel free to use the contact sheet on contact page.

EXAMPLES:

A7R2 – S-Log2 S-Gamut video frame grabs, standard contrast & saturation vs. Primers signal optimization:

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General LUT information:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_lookup_table
  • https://www.convergent-design.com/knowledgebase.html?view=kb&kbartid=33
  • http://www.lightillusion.com/luts.html

Implementation:

1) 3DLUT implementation in various sofware

2) 3DLUT application in Premiere CC

3) 3D LUT implementation in Photoshop CS6