Fujifilm WDR, BT.709 and ETERNA Profiles for Lightroom

Fujifilm has released WDR, BT.709 and ETERNA F-Log LUTS that allow you to create beatiful videos from the footage that you captured on your compatible Fujifilm camera. Out of these three, Eterna especially promises one of the most filmic looks that you can get from a digital camera.

I am a proud owner of X-T20, which actually doesn’t support F-Log unlike its bigger brother X-T2. Even if I don’t have F-Log capabilities on my X-T20, I still wanted to apply the custom lookup tables to RAW (RAF actually) files in Lightroom to get the same cinematic feel in my photographs. The problem is that Lightroom doesn’t natively support Cube file format that Fujifilm provides, and there is no simple converter to convert them into Lightroom profiles. (There is a LUT application plugin for Lightroom, but it costs USD 9.95. Another solution is to use Luminar if you have a licence.)

I took it upon myself to create camera profiles to use in Lightroom by using the Camera Raw’s ability to import LUTs into presets. Below are the XML files that you can use to have the same profiles in your Lightroom setup. Fujifilm X-Pro2, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X100F, Fujifilm X-T20, Fujifilm X-E3, Fujifilm X-H1 share the same APS-C sensor (X-Trans III), so the same LUT file should be fine for all of them.

FLog_FGamut_to_ETERNA_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00.xmp

FLog_FGamut_to_FLog_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00.xmp

FLog_FGamut_to_WDR_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00.xmp

On Mac, copy the XMP files into:

/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

On Windows, copy the XMP files into:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

Here are the samples (Perhaps I could have chosen a better photograph to show the color range of ETERNA sample, but I noticed it after I have exported all the versions and I was to lazy to do it all over again):

Camera PROVIA:Standard.jpg
Camera PROVIA/Standard
FLog_FGamut_to_ETERNA_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00.jpg
FLog_FGamut_to_ETERNA_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00
FLog_FGamut_to_FLog_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00.jpg
FLog_FGamut_to_FLog_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00
FLog_FGamut_to_WDR_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00.jpg
FLog_FGamut_to_WDR_BT.709_33grid_V.1.00

 

By the way out of curiosity, I installed the trial version of LUT Lightroom Plugin by John R. Ellis and compared the results. I didn’t pass the resulting images through a comparison test on any analysis software, but they looked exactly the same to my naked eye.

 

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