Cine Obscura – Motion Picture Film Recipe For Fujifilm
Movie-Like Film Simulation Recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV Cameras
Mood: Dark, Low-Light, Motion
What Cine Obscura Film Recipe Is All About?
Cine Obscura is probably one of the best low-light film recipes I’ve ever created, inspired by the Eastman Kodak motion picture film. Made with the Classic Negative as base film simulation, this recipe can create similar colour to the motion picture film. If you like the CineStill 800T or Kodak Vision3 500T, this Cine Obscura film recipe for Fujifilm is the best low-light camera setting.
To get more of the movie tone, it is best used along with any diffusion filters out there, whether from K&F, Tiffen or Moment. You can also get the highest density to make your a lot more dreamy in your photos.
Shooting with the base Classic Negative film simulation at night might add noise if the ISO is too high, so you can bump down the film grain level to Weak/Small or turn it off entirely if you like. The motion picture film recipe Cine Obscura is created only for night photography or videography. It is not suitable for daylight use because you might end up getting a really ‘cool’ mood in your images.
Using Cine Obscura For Video
Can I use this film recipe for a video shoot? Of course, you can! You can set this film recipe in your Fujifilm camera for shooting video if you are not planning to use any colour grading. Most of the low-light film recipes I have can be used for cinematic videos, such as the Cira 800 and One for the Road (B&W), a famous film from Hong Kong that inspires both film recipes. I have tweaked movie recipes for Fujifilm, especially for shooting cinematic videos called Cine 500T. You can even go crazy by adjusting the video settings and making epic videos like in the movies.
Cine Obscura (Kodak Vision3 500T Inspired) Custom Settings
Grain Effect / Grain Size
Color Chrome Effect / FX Blue
Strong / Strong
WB / Color Temperature
3200K, Red -5 & Blue 3
Up to 1/3
Auto up to ISO 6400
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