Ultimate Exposure Guide: Getting Low Noise Video with HLG & S-Log2
Complete guide to shooting & grading video for the lowest noise possible. Exposure tools (false color, waveforms & zebras), picture profile comparisons, & camera tips.
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Table of Contents:
0:27 – The Problem
1:04 – A Word from Today’s Sponsor (Storyblocks)
1:28 – The Test Setup
2:04 – How to Expose to the Middle
2:22 – How to Use Zebras, False Color, & Waveforms
3:52 – Why Underexposing HLG is Bad
4:50 – How to Correctly Overexpose HLG
7:50 – The Risks of ETTR (Exposing to the Right)
9:36 – Expose for the Subject!
11:25 – Exposing HLG for Different Skin Types
12:12 – Using Zebras as a Meter
12:53 – HLG Skin Exposure Level Cheat Sheet
13:18 – Differences Between the HLG Versions
13:32 – How Detail & Crispening Affect Noise
15:05 – Why S-Log2 Has the Best Low Noise Potential
15:37 – How to Expose S-Log2 to the Middle
15:54 – S-Log2 Recommends 32% Middle Grey (Don’t Do This!)
17:37 – How Far Can You Overexpose S-Log2?
19:08 – Ideal S-Log2 Overexposure
19:59 – S-Log2 Skin Exposure Level Cheat Sheet
20:13 – Comparing the Cine Gammas for Overexposure Potential
21:58 – Quick Tip about Zebras on Sony Cameras
24:56 – Why Cine4 Is Best for Noise Suppression
25:29 – Evaluating the Movie Gamma a.k.a. PP Off
27:02 – Comparing the Samples in Resolve
27:15 – Basic Grading Tips for HLG with Colorcheckers
27:20 – How to Correct an Image Using Waveforms
30:01 – Comparing Underexposed HLG to Middle Exposure
30:19 – Lowering Noise in Post with Basic Corrections
31:01 – HLG Noise Comparison (Under vs Middle vs Over)
31:12 – Underexposed S-Log2 vs Underexposed HLG
31:23 – S-Log2 Noise Comparison (32% vs Middle vs Overexposed)
31:37 – Cine4 Low Noise Grading & Evaluation
31:58 – Cine4 vs S-Log2 Noise Comparison
32:09 – Conclusion: Never Underexpose, but Overexposure Has Diminishing Returns
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