Final Cut Pro X: Turn log processing on or off

Turn log processing on or off

Many modern cameras have a log or wide-dynamic-range recording option that provides more f-stops of exposure latitude in the image. You can apply log processing to this footage to change its appearance to a standard broadcast look. Some cameras embed metadata in the media file, enabling Final Cut Pro to turn on the appropriate log processing setting automatically. Many cameras do not embed this metadata, and sometimes the metadata may simply be lost if the material is transcoded. In any case, you can change this setting at any time.

  1. Select a clip recorded with the log option.

  2. If the inspector isn’t already shown, do one of the following:

    • Choose Window > Show in Workspace > Inspector (or press Command-4).

    • Click the Inspector button on the right side of the toolbar.

      The Inspector button in the toolbar
  3. Click the Info button at the top of the inspector.

    The Info button
  4. Click the Metadata View pop-up menu in the bottom-left corner of the Info inspector and choose Settings.

    Metadata View pop-up menu
  5. Click the Log Processing pop-up menu and choose an option for converting the appearance of your footage:

    • None: Turns off log processing.

    • ARRI Log C: Applies ARRI Log C linearization with a default tone mapping.

    • ARRI Log C (3D LUT): Uses the 3D LUTs embedded in the media to apply a custom look.

    • Blackmagic Design Film: Applies the appropriate linearization and a tone mapping for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

    • Blackmagic Design Film 4K: Applies the appropriate linearization and a tone mapping for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

    • Canon Log: Applies the appropriate linearization for Canon Log.

    • Canon Log2/Cinema Gamut: Uses Canon’s EOS C300 Mark II 3D LUTs that convert Canon Log 2 with Cinema Gamut to Wide DR gamma.

    • Canon Log3/Cinema Gamut: Uses Canon’s EOS C300 Mark II 3D LUTs that convert Canon Log 3 with Cinema Gamut to Wide DR gamma.

    • Panasonic V-Log: Uses Panasonic’s Varicam 35 3D LUTs that convert V-Log to V-709/V-2020.

    • Sony S-Log2/S-Gamut: Applies the appropriate linearization and 709(800%) MLUT tone mapping for footage shot with the S-Log2/S-Gamut setting on Sony cameras such as the F5 and F55.

    • Sony S-Log3/S-Gamut3: Applies the appropriate linearization and 709(800%) MLUT tone mapping for footage shot with the S-Log3/S-Gamut3 setting on Sony cameras such as the F5 and F55.

    • Sony S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine: Applies the appropriate linearization and 709(800%) MLUT tone mapping for footage shot with the S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine setting on Sony cameras such as the F5 and F55.

Note: Final Cut Pro properly displays Apple ProRes media captured with the ARRI ALEXA camera Log C recording option and imported with Final Cut Pro 10.0.8 or later. If Log C media was imported into an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X, Log C processing is disabled by default for that media.

Published Date: Apr 17, 2017
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