Color grading on the 5d Mark iv

I have had my Canon 5d mark iv for about 2 years now, which is crazy to think it has already been that long. First got it so I could shoot photos at weddings as a second photographer and that lead to shooting video.

Well, when I first got my 5d Mark Iv it didn’t have C-Log installed on it and as I grew in my video shooting and was getting more and more video work, I felt the upgrade for c-log was something I ought to do. Canon offered the install for $99 and maybe shipping? Either way, I didn’t see the $99 being too steep for the benefits that came along with having c-log, so I sent it off and had it installed.

Fast forwards 6months and I multiples shoots and trips, I can say it was well worth it. I remember color grading before I had log on the camera and any preset you applied made it muddy and noisy with grain and it just didn’t look good at all to my liking. Now with C-log I can actually use a preset and make adjustments and get some cool looking footage out of the 5d mark iv, you can say I love it really. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of editing footage is seeing what you can do with the color grading to make it pop!

Check out my video below to learn some of the benefits and to see the sample footage now that I have c-log. I should do some comparison to footage that is not in c-log to some that is and color grade it to match and see if the difference is noticeable but that’s for another day!

(You can fast forward to 1:49 in the video to bypass my talking of specs of benefits)



Thanks for coming back for another blog! Hope you have a great week and see you next time!



Published by dereklivingston9

I am a freelance photographer and full-time videographer.

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