These BASE LUTs sets the correct contrast, saturation and gamma levels for the different cameras without loosing information in highlights or shadows – no whites are clipped and Superwhites (video signals over 100% IRE) are scaled to 100% IRE to expand dynamic range even further. Blacks are lowered to the lowest possible – with all shadow details preserved without crushing the blacks.
All Canon LUTs are gernerated based on precise light meter (Sekonic L-408) readings with a standard grey-card. Base exposure was the light meter reading with additional stops overexposure depending on the selected gamma’s needs, so that colors and contrast look right.
Canon C300 MkII c-log2 via RAW needs +2 stops over exposure. This LUT is needed when filmed with a Canon C300 Mark II via RAW output and recorded via Atomos RAW recorders (Shogun, Shogun Inferno, …). RAW recording on the Canon C300MkII bypasses all picture styles like c-log2, clog, etc. hence it outputs the raw sensor readout. The resulting image is hard to grade and this LUT is helping to bring back the image to a normal base look.
Included LUT file