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By Richard Harrington |

Log recording: DSLR Video Tips

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Log recording is an incredibly handy mode to consider when shooting video. It uses a different color space than standard recording modes, making the image appear flat and washed out—but giving you tremendous flexibility in post-production. When recording in log mode, you retain detailed information in the highlights and shadows of your footage, allowing increased dynamic range in the image itself.

In this episode, Robbie and I explore log recording workflows on a multi-camera set, then transition to post-production and process the resulting footage with Adobe Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade to show you the benefits of log recording firsthand.

You’ll learn • What log recording is • Camera options and settings for log recording • What an LUT is, and how it helps to process log footage • The Dynamic Link workflow between Adobe Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade

Check out the sample videos above and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com to improve the quality of your next shoot.

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