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Flaat for Canon
Flaat for Nikon
Flaat for the BMC
Flaat for NEX-5N
Old Picture Style Tests
550D video lineskip
APS-C vs Full Frame
Badly assembled lenses and image quality
Lens mount compatibility chart
ISO on different cameras
High ISO on the 5D3
DIY: DR test chart
RGBWK Bayer sensors
Notes on DoF-FoV
Notes on crop-DoF-FoV
Custom Cropmarks for Magic Lantern on the Canon 550D
How many megapixels do I want?
How many megapixels can I see?
Quick Monitor Calibration Chart
Last important bits of information before you download these...
How should I grade my footage? Do you have a LUT?
As a first step, just bring down the black level (it is very slightly lifted in version 1 of Flaat for Nikon), apply a curve to re-assign contrast to the parts of the image where you want it to be,
and adjust saturation. This should give you a very good starting point. I think following that route is better than applying a fixed LUT that may not suit your footage.
How do I install this?
If you don't know that, maybe you shouldn't be playing with Flaat (please make sure you know what you're doing). Anyway, I obviously know, and even so I always forget some details, so here's a very quick
(and really insufficient for newbies) guide:
* Take card out of camera, connect to computer
* Unzip Flaat zip file in root of card (it installs into the Z:\NIKON\CUSTOMPC directory; if you already have there a picture control in position 9-13, it will crush it)
* Take card out of computer, put it in camera, turn camera on
* Shooting menu: manage picture control, copy to camera, load/save, select Flaat version (position 9-13), select unused slot, no need to rename, exit all menus
* Shooting menu: manage picture control, set picture control, select Flaat version
Is this free? And DOWNLOAD
Yes, the Similaar suite of Flaat picture controls is free. If you click on the Download button below, you'll get a zip file with Flaat_10 and Flaat_11, and will be able to start working with them in just a
few minutes. If you like them, you may consider making a donation in the button below, but it's totally fine if you don't.
As a bonus, if you make a donation, you'll get Flaat_12. I must admit, though, that this is not much of an incentive, since Flaat_12 is the least useful option in the Flaat suite of picture controls: not
only does it not actually reach 12 stops of DR (I'd rate it at 11.7), but it will most often show some very ugly posterized noise the heavily-pushed-up shadows, even at ISO 100, so many people wouldn't even
consider using it.
(Sometimes the redirect doesn't work; if that happens, write to me and I'll send you the file)
And of course, in any case: no warranty or responsibility, use with care, and know what you're doing.