Grading GH4 V-Log
Recently Driftwood Productions was kind (or is that cruel) enough to share (rub our noses) in some clips from their production, Swim to Land, shot on the Panasonic GH4 utilizing a beta version of the V-LOG profile.
While it would be foolish to jump to conclusions based on two short clips shot under the same conditions, I’m having a hard time holding back my enthusiasm for what I’m seeing. V-LOG is nothing like the broken “CINE” profiles we’ve all been trying to push.
I did some extremely quick, global adjustments using my go-to tools for extremely quick, global adjustments: FilmConvert and Finisher. Results below. (Click to link to full resolution uncompressed PNG’s.)
EDIT: I almost forgot, here’s what my final grade would look like (from stacking the two above.)
EDIT 2: Can’t resist playing with this. Here’s a very aggressive “day for night” grade:
Part of the reasons these clips hold up so well to grading is that they were recorded @ 4:2:2 10bit on an Atomos Shogun, but I suspect that internally recorded 4:2:0 8-bit clips will hold their own, too.
With every new day, and every new “leak”, it seems more likely that Panasonic will release V-LOG for the GH4.