Wondering how to store film simulation recipes custom setting? After showing what are the best vintage film simulation recipes I’m using on my Fujifilm X-T30, this post will reveal the steps on how to store custom film recipes on your camera.
By using the Q button on the Fuji camera, we can quickly access and select any film simulations, including the original and the custom film recipes. As I mentioned before, we can store up to 7 custom film simulation recipes setting on Fujifilm cameras.
As for the white balance of each film recipe, it is recommended to choose a custom film recipe with a different WB selection. To make it simple, I choose each recipe that uses only one white balance for one recipe. For example, CineStill 800T uses Fluorescent Light 3 and I only set the WB just for the recipe and avoid using another recipe with the same Fluorescent Light 3 white balance. The white balance adjustment is shared across all custom film recipes, if you alter the White Balance Shift, it will also affect the WB shift of other recipes as well. So it is best to use only one specific white balance for one recipe. Kodak Portra 400 recipe for portrait photographers, uses Daylight White Balance, so make sure you only use the White Balance just for the recipe itself.
As for which film recipes custom setting to use, you can either choose the custom film simulation recipes from Fujixweekly or customize one to your liking. You can also refer to some of Fujifilm’s most popular custom film recipes used by other Fujifilm shooters.
Setting Up The Custom Setting for Film Simulation Recipes
Let’s get started on how to store a film recipe custom setting for Fujifilm X-T30 with an X-Trans IV sensor.
Step 1 – Choose your favorite film recipes custom setting
Choose an X-Trans IV film recipe from Fujixweekly website that you would like to store in your camera for taking vintage still images. You will find all the film recipe setting including ISO, Noise Reduction, Film Simulation, Highlight, Sharpness, Color, Dynamic Range, and White Balance.
Step 2 – Choose The Right Shooting Mode
First, make sure the standard shooting mode is on S mode for the still image. If another mode is selected such as video, panorama mode, etc, the I.Q option and will be greyed out.
Step 3 – Create A New Custom Setting
Press on the Menu button and you will find the I.Q. (Image Quality Setting) on the first tab. Scroll down to the last and find Edit/Save Custom Setting option.
Step 4 – Set The Recipe Custom Setting
By referring to the recipes custom setting found on the FujiXWeekly website, enter the settings for each option. Example of Kodak Portra 400 film simulation recipe custom setting for X-T30 below
Film Simulation: Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR-Auto
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
White Balance: Daylight, +4 Red & -5 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +2/3 to +1 (typically)
Kodak Portra 400 Recipe by Fujixweekly
Step 5 – Name The Custom Setting
After entering all the options, save the custom setting by scrolling down and select Edit Custom Name. On this screen, you can set the name for the recipe.
Voila and now you’re done. You have successfully stored a film simulation recipes setting on your Fujifilm camera! So what do you think of the film simulation recipes setting guide above? Feel free to comment below, what is your favorite film simulation recipe setting you have stored in your camera.