My Fujifilm X100V Cine Teal Film Simulation Recipe

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Red Lights & Raindrops – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Cine Teal”

Baseball legend Lefty Gomez said, “I’d rather be lucky than good.” This particular film simulation recipe was a failure, but it was a lucky failure. I’ve been trying to create a Kodak Vision3 500T recipe, but I can’t get it right. I’ve tried a number of different combinations of settings, but I haven’t cracked the code (yet). This was one attempt. Under the right light, it does resemble Vision3 500T, but under most conditions it does not. Even though it was a failure, I like the look of this recipe, so I thought I’d share it with you.

I call this new film simulation recipe “Cine Teal” because it looks a bit cinematic thanks to the Eterna film simulation, and has a teal, green or yellow cast, depending on the light. This recipe looks best when used in the “blue hour” of dusk or dawn, and does well in shade and on overcast days. It can be used in other situations, but the results tend to be so-so, although you can still get interesting pictures sometimes. This recipe is a little limited in where it works best, but in the right situations it can look very nice. It’s not for everyone, but some of you will really appreciate it.

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Sunlit Tree Leaves – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Cine Teal”

Because this film simulation recipe requires the use of Clarity, it will slow your camera down considerably. Fujifilm suggests, if you shoot RAW+JPEG, to add Clarity later by reprocessing the RAW file in-camera or with X RAW Studio. I just use the pause to slow myself down. This recipe is only compatible (as of this writing) with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4.

Eterna
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: -2
Shadow: +4
Color: -1
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -2
Clarity: -5
Grain Effect: Weak, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Weak
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: 4550K, +1 Red & -9 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this “Cine Teal” film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:

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Small Garden Flowers – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Roses Red – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Roses are Red – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Waiting Wishes – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Subtle Rays – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Cloud & Half Moon – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Suburban Cloud – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Evening House – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Shadow of Self – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Apple & Bike – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Masked Man – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Urban Blossoms – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Evergreen – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Small Table & Chairs – Orem, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Grand Girl – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Mischievous Smile – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Learning to Play – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Lights Off – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Coffee Table – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Asian Decor – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Dining – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Hood Ornament – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Open for Business – Orem, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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FedEx – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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Movie Theater – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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17 comments

  1. Nicolas · 24 Days Ago

    that has a very lovely look… thank you so much!
    Two questions:
    1. can I somehow simulate this on my X-E3?

    2. I kind of lost the overview of all your film simulations (my bad) and maybe you could tell me which simulations also use Kelvin + color shift setting? Was ist Kodacolor, Kodachrome?

    Do to my still limited firmware (Fujis bad) I can only use one Kelvin setting in my C1-C7… :-((

    cheers Nicolas

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    • Nicolas · 24 Days Ago

      excuse my typos… shouldn’t be doing two things at the time… ^^

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 23 Days Ago

      I haven’t kept it up to date, but this is the article:
      https://fujixweekly.com/2019/11/02/film-simulation-recipes-that-use-kelvin-white-balance/
      It’s not possible to use this recipe on the X-E3, but it might be possible to get close using Pro Neg Std. Maybe try DR400, Shadow set to +2, and Color set to -2 or -3. White Balance will need to be adjusted a little, but I’m not sure exactly to what, you’ll have to play around with it.

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      • Nicolas · 16 Days Ago

        Thanks Ritchie

        I was trying to go about a Cine Teal look film simulation and I can’t get it to work… 😦
        What kind of setup does my X-E3 (X-Trans III) need, or would recommend?
        This mixture of orange lights and cyan shadows are not that easy to achieve, at least for me…

        Thanks for your help!
        cheers Nicolas

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      • Ritchie Roesch · 15 Days Ago

        I’m working on that right now

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      • Nicolas · 15 Days Ago

        you are my hero 🙂

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  2. veijom · 23 Days Ago

    Hi!
    I like the look in the photo named Small Table & Chairs. It has some special character in it.

    For me the look of 500T is sought after, I really have used some time to emulate, or get some of the aesthetics of this film, in a Capture One -style. Everybody seems to have different idea of the look, but from what I have seen, I especially like the look of the film when color corrected with a filter. I understand that it works in mixed lighting as is, without color correction and some photos I have seen look beautiful or at least interesting even in daylight without color correction filter.

    But I guess one would have to decide do they want a look without color correction (thus blueish daylight photos) or do they want color corrected look out of it. I personally would choose color corrected anyday over T-balanced look, even though it is against the original purpose of the film. The neutral look is so special that it should also be available for daylight shooting as well. Just my thoughts on the look.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 23 Days Ago

      There’s different ways to shoot it and develop it, so creating a recipe is very difficult. I can get some settings to look similar to certain pictures captured with the film, but are far off from others. I’ll keep trying. Thank you for the input, it really helps!

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  3. noji · 23 Days Ago

    Why set B-9 at 4550K? Why not just set it to 5600 or 6300K R+1 for example? Does that not achieve the same thing?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 23 Days Ago

      Sort of, but not exactly, although if I had used a warmer white balance, the shift wouldn’t need to be as radical. When creating this recipe, I started at 3200K, and slowly increased the Kelvin, and so that’s how it came to be what it is. I hope this makes sense.

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  4. Tom · 22 Days Ago

    This is cool. Kinda reminds me of Paola M Franqui (@monaris_} on Instagram. Great stuff as always!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 22 Days Ago

      I can see that. In certain situations it can look similar to his pictures.

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  5. Joev · 21 Days Ago

    Any chance you can attempt to simulate the real look on the fuji x-e1?

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  6. Roberto · 11 Days Ago

    Hello Ritchie,

    Firstly, thank you for your hard work bring us so delightful film recipes 🙂

    I have a T-4 now after moving from the T-3 and I don’t remember the camera taking so long to store the photos. I hadn’t used any of your recipes at that point, but I remember it was pretty faster.

    Now, with all recipes I got from your blog, except the one that uses Velvia as reference, have quite long storing times. Sometimes making me losing precious moments.

    I guess that the new clarity adjustment slows down the process as you mentioned. But do you think faster cards could help? I’m using the same I used to use with the T-3 (Sandisk Extreme Pro (170 mb/s). Or maybe my camera is a faulty one?

    Tks for the help!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 11 Days Ago

      A faster card might help, but Clarity definitely slows down the camera. Also make sure Performance is set to Boost. Set Clarity to 0 and see if it’s faster. You can always add Clarity later if you shoot RAW+JPEG, so that you don’t miss the shots.

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