Popular colour grading plugin FilmConvert has added the Sony VENICE camera pack to their growing list of supported cameras. FilmConvert already support major brands such as ARRI, RED, Canon, Sony, and other younger camera makers such as DJI and Kinefinity with loads more to be added in the future.
I am sure lots of you are using FilmConvert, and those that are not yet, should really try it out. FilmConvert lets you quickly and accurately grade your footage in popular NLE’s such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve and includes dedicated camera packs that increase the colour accuracy of the film match to your footage.
See a full list of supported cameras and relating camera packs via this link here and also download the Sony VENICE pack if you already have FilmConvert.
Sony Venice on set of launch promo film
A few months ago, FilmConvert announced Nitrate, which features more advanced curves and further control over grain in addition to Cineon Film Emulations that can take your grade to the next level.
Of course, colour grading is a complex mixture of art and science, and is a high-end skill that takes years to get good at, so don’t expect to become a master colourist with a couple of clicks around the FilmConvert curves, but nevertheless, FilmConvert offers you speed and some very efficient and high quality tools to make your footage shine.
Their so-called “camera packs” work inside the FilmConvert plugin software and cannot be loaded into your camera, but you can use the plugin software to export a LUT with your colour settings to use in-camera if you wish.
Image by FilmConvert
The VENICE is Sony’s flagship digital cinema camera, packing in some serious horsepower under the hood including a new 6K full-frame sensor (not the same as in the Sony FX9) and Sony’s acclaimed compressed RAW format X-OCN among many other high end features. The camera has already been baptised on big Hollywood productions such as “Maverick” (aka the “Top Gun sequel”, set for release in 2020) and has also earned the coveted Netflix stamp of approval for originals productions as well.
See this commercial below shot on the VENICE and graded in FilmConvert by Guille Vázquez:
SUZUKI SWIFT | Commercial from Guille Vázquez on Vimeo.
- Suzuki Hallowswift Commercial
- for Suzuki’s Halloween campaign in Spain
- Director: Daniel Damanti
- Director of Photography: Guille Vázquez
- Colour Grading: Guille Vázquez
- Shot on Sony Venice & Cooke S2/S3 Lenses
- Graded in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
- FilmConvert Film Emulation: Fuji FJ 8553 ET
FilmConvert has been doing a great job of adding more and more popular cameras in their Camera Packs for both the FilmConvert Pro plugin and the more advanced Nitrate bundle, and the company has recently stated they are working on adding even more camera packs in the upcoming months, including the long-awaited GoPro Hero 8, DJI X7 and X5S, and a “brand-new camera manufacturer never supported in FilmConvert before”.
My guess would be that this new manufacturer is Insta360 as their 360/action cameras have been gaining popularity over the last couple of years.
What do you think is this new camera maker FilmConvert would be supporting soon? Let me know in the comments below and if there’s a specific camera you’d like to see FilmConvert support, you can register your request via their website here.
Explore FilmConvert here and see pricing options and further details on how it can take your grade to the next level.