The Panasonic LX100 made a name for itself among the pocket cameras with its Leica F1.7-2.8 lens, manual controls and 4K recording. I recently filmed some random scenes to see how it holds up with colours, dynamic range, etc. It seems to be doing well. The LX100 has its pros and cons, but this is not a review, I am still busy evaluating the camera and doing further tests. The following scenes were the first walk around tests, nothing serious. All files are shown SOOC (straight out of camera) and then the processed version. Some of them might have a serious color cast on them SOOC, but that was when one of the in-camera filter effects were used. The files have minimum processing done on them as I didn’t want to spend hours on footage I might not use. The workflow consisted of 4 basic steps without further mingling.
- Film Convert applied, no changes except > Grain lowered
- FCP X auto Balance Color (don’t tell anyone)
A Color Correction filter was applied to two scenes to increase saturation quite a bit.