Cinelike D Photo Style on the Panasonic GH4

The GH4 has a photo style called Cinelike D which is supposed to be great for capturing very contrasty scenes by compressing the highlights and shadows, sort of like a log profile on raw shooting video cameras. I was excited to put this to use when I first started shooting with the GH4 but then once I got it into post, skin tones tended to end up looking very strange. It turns out that this had a lot more to do with my lack of color grading skills than any problems with the photo style. In this episode I walk through how I use it for different situations and when I find that it speeds up my workflow to use other photo styles.

The examples are shown in DaVinci Resolve Lite 10. Version 11 comes out very soon and should work the same for this type of work.