This new film simulation recipe, which is for Fujifilm cameras with a Bayer sensor, isn’t meant to mimic any specific film. I wanted to create something with a cool color cast, perhaps similar to Tungsten film. Kind of the opposite of my Golden Negative recipe. I call it Analog Cool.
I can’t tell you how many requests I’ve had for recipes compatible with Fujifilm Bayer cameras, such as the X-T200, X-T100, X-A7, X-A5 and XF10, but it’s been a lot! I don’t have very many recipes for these cameras, partly because you cannot save custom presets like you can on X-Trans models. You more-or-less have to use one recipe for a period of time, and only switch occasionally. This recipe will work on X-Trans I & II cameras, but it won’t look exactly the same.
This “Analog Cool” film simulation recipe works well in warm light, because it balances with that lighting condition. I didn’t test it under artificial light or for night photography, but I imagine it would be good for those situations. In cool light conditions, it will produce a pronounced blue cast that is similar to using Tungsten film in daylight, which is something you can try for creative effect or avoid if you don’t like it. Overall this is a pretty good recipe that produces interesting results under the right conditions, and I think some of you are going to really appreciate it.
Dynamic Range: DR400
Noise Reduction: -2
White Balance: 4200K, -2 Red & -5 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: -1/3 to +1/3 (typically)
Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this “Analog Cool” film simulation recipe on a Fujifilm X-T200:
See also: Film Simulation Recipes
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Yes! Please more Bayer recipes.
A nice soft film stock recipe would be great. Something like Portra 400 or Ektachrome 100SW for Bayer would be amazing.
Thanks! I hope to create more Bayer recipes, but I have to give the X-T200 back to its owner soon. I’ll have to get a different camera so that I can create those!
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Hi, I’ve just ordered XT200, because it’s the only one which fitted my budget and it’s on the way.
Can we use the custom film simulation to shoot videos as well?
How to improve dynamic range in video in the raw footage itself, as it doesn’t have f-log to play around?
Yes, you can apply the recipes for video, too. On X-Trans IV cameras, there are some JPEG features that aren’t available in video mode, but on the X-T200, I believe they all are. For maximizing dynamic range, try DR400, set Highlight and Shadow to -1 or -2, and use Pro Neg Std.
OMG! I’ve been looking for xt200 recipes because obviously, I’m new to this. I’m so glad I found your page/blog. I hope you will create more recipes for the xt200. ❤️
Thanks for the comment! Don’t be afraid to try X-Trans I & X-Trans II recipes on your X-T200. It will look a little different, but you might like it anyway.
Hey Man ! Can you tell me how to setup custom film simulations on xt200. I cannot find any option to create Custom film simulation on my camera
The Bayer cameras don’t have C1-C7 presets. So you can only program one recipe at a time, unfortunately.