Cine4 to rec 709 lut for Sony A7sii

The Sony A7sii has dozens of options when it comes to color. I’ve spent countless hours trying to decipher what option works best. SLOG3 gives you a ton of dynamic range, but it’s not the easiest format to shoot in and it comes at the cost of some weird banding in white areas, especially when shooting against a white wall. Awhile back, I read an article by Marien Brethouwer who discusses this phenomenon.

He suggested something called PP8 -> CINE4 and switching the color mode to S-Gamut3.Cine.

You’ll find the dynamic range is very similar to SLOG3. You’ll still need a conversion lut for this setting to bring your color back to Rec.709.

Here are some examples. Keep in mind that white balance has not been adjusted.