Wide-angle, midday desert footage is a brutal test for any 8-bit camera, so I thought I'd challenge myself by attempting a colorful, saturated grade.

Footage courtesy of W. Ashely Maddox
Original Grade: vimeo.com/99082568
newsshooter.com/2014/06/25/sony-a7s-first-impressions-by-w-ashley-maddox/

Graded in FCP X

Sharpen @ 2.8
Apply LUT 1: Alexa LogC - Rec709 (I know it's the wrong LUT, but it looked better)
Apply LUT 2: Osiris Prismo LOG (57% strength)
Additonal tweaking with TKY ShadowsHighlightsV2
Some additional shape/color masking for vignetting and sky gradients

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