Ridiculous Phone ND Filter
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Move over RED, who needs a cinema camera and a bunch of dumb expensive lenses when you can shoot Hollywood features on your smartphone? The LG V30 (pictured here) shoots in 10 bit HDR LG Cine-LOG and captures 11 stops of dynamic range. Slap a fat stack of adapter rings onto your full size ND and you’re Roger Deakins!

Okay I’m probably not going to show up to my next job with this, but it is a lot of fun to play with.

Sam Garfield
Rokinon Cine DS 14mm T3.1 Lens Distortion Premiere Preset
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Rokinon Cine DS 14mm T3.1

Lens Distortion Premiere Preset

Adobe Photoshop, Camera RAW, and Lightroom all have built-in presets to correct the lens distortion of the Rokinon Cine DS 14mm T3.1. Premiere, for some reason, only has presets for GoPros and DJI drones. Unable to find any info online I made my own preset and am making it available here for archival purposes and in case anyone else is looking for it.

  Ungraded . Left: Before. Right: After.

Ungraded. Left: Before. Right: After.

This is a fun lens to shoot with and correcting the slight fisheye gives another option on how the final shot can look.

  Ungraded . Left: Before. Right: After.

Ungraded. Left: Before. Right: After.

This preset is so simple you don’t even need to download it. It’s probably easier to make. Just add the Lens Distortion (Video Effects > Distort) effect to your clip. In the effects controls set the curvature to -10 or -11. I like -10 but you can play with it and find what you like. Right click on the effect in the Effects Controls window and click “Save Preset…” It’s that easy!

If you’d rather just download a preset that does all this automatically, click here.