filmic with the Fujifilm sensor


(David Vincent-Jones) #1

Filmic does not always play well when used with the Fujifilm sensor. There are times when I can process any number of images using, initially, the (very convenient) ‘auto tunes level’ and gain a reasonable starting point for the finer process settings, yet there are also instances where the ‘black slider’ simply maxes-out often making it difficult to determine any reasonable basic settings.
Filmic is useful … very useful … and it would be a little less frustrating if we knew of a way to further limit this ‘little quirk’.
Is there any attempt being made to solve this problem?


#2

Auto tune is based on certain assumptions about the image. Some images don’t fit them, so it won’t work. I don’t typically use dt but using the middle, white and black sliders was a breeze once I got the hang of it.

Also, filmic is being improved all of the time. If you are using the 2.6.0 release, you are already missing the good stuff.


(David Vincent-Jones) #3

I am running the 2.7 git … probably easier to use a ‘preset’ as a starting point and then mess with the fine tuning. The presets at least gets one into the ballpark.


#4

It can’t really be simpler than middle, white and black though. Possibly auto tune with middle (@aurelienpierre)? Even auto in LR fails once in a while.


#5

The picker of the autotune gathers the maximum, mean and minimum value.
When images are a bit noisy, the minimum value is very wrong.
When this happens, I usually enable the raw denoise module, with the force slider set to the maximum, then I use the picker in filmic, and then I disable the raw denoise module.
After that, I can lower a bit the value of black if I feel the need.


#6

Also, if I recall correctly, auto tune has a box that you could redraw to suit your needs.