Fujifilm X-Trans IV Film Simulation Recipe: Fujicolor Super HG (Part 1 of 3)

Suburban Home – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Fujicolor Super HG”

This Fujicolor Super HG recipe was created by Thomas Schwab, who has made several film simulation recipes published on this website, including Fujicolor NPS 160 PulledSuperia Xtra 400Urban Vintage ChromeKodachrome IIKodak Portra 800 v2Classic MonochromeB&W Superia, and Monochrome Kodachrome. Thomas has also collaborated on other recipes, playing an important role in getting them right, including Kodak Portra 800Kodak Ektar 100Kodachrome 1Kodak Portra 400, and Kodak T-Max 400. Whenever Thomas sends me a new recipe idea, I’m always eager to try it out!

Thomas was photographing using the Provia 400 film simulation recipe, which requires a Fluorescent 2 (also called “Warm White Fluorescent” or “Neon 2”) White Balance. He wanted to see how that not-often-used White Balance would look with some other film simulations, and, after several adjustments, came up with this recipe. He shared it with me, and I shot with it and really liked the results! We wondered if it closely resembled any particular film—it seemed to be in the general ballpark of several Fujifilm emulsions without matching any. After digging a little deeper, and after a chance encounter with a box of prints from 1992, it was determined that Fujicolor Super HG, which is a predecessor to the Superia line, was a surprisingly close match. This recipe wasn’t intended to resemble Fujicolor Super HG film, but fortunately it does!

Smokey Sunrise – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Fujicolor Super HG”

I thoroughly enjoyed shooting with this recipe, as it produces some great analogue-like results! Because it requires Classic Negative, Color Chrome FX Blue, and Clarity, it is only compatible with (as of this writing) the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10 and X-E4 cameras. I want to give a big “Thank you!” to Thomas Schwab for creating this great recipe and allowing me to share it with you—thanks, Thomas!

Classic Negative
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: 0
Shadow: +1
Color: +2
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: 0
Clarity: -3
Grain Effect: Weak, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Weak
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: Fluorescent 2, -3 Red & -1 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Super HG film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X-E4:

Hole in the Wall – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Locked Bike – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Free College – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
College Hunks – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Arizona Neighborhood – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Hidden Home – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Window Desk – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Suburban Patriotism – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Ceiling Lights – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Carousel Top – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Super Shock Control – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4
Giant Metal Gorilla – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4

Part 2 – Fujicolor Super HG v2
Part 3 – Super HG Astia

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  1. Albert Mann · July 24, 2021


    Thanks for sharing. I’m new to the Fujifilm film simulations and Fuji X Weekly, and I’m loving your dramatic Classic Chrome on my X-E3! I attached a couple from our backyard.

    Take care, Albert

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 25, 2021

      I’m glad that you like it! The attachment didn’t seem to work, but I’d love to see your photos!

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  4. JR · July 30, 2021

    It’s strange. My x100v doesn’t allow Dynamic Range: DR400. I only have 100% and 200%

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 31, 2021

      Check your ISO, as DR400 requires a minimum ISO of 640.

      • JR · July 31, 2021

        Thank you I checked and (obviously) you’re correct at 640 I get DR 400.
        Other question. If there a big impact in not adding Clarity? When I add clarity, it takes 2-3 seconds to save the image.

      • Ritchie Roesch · July 31, 2021

        Clarity does take a moment. Make sure Boost Mode is enabled. That helps a little. Fujifilm suggests shooting RAW+JPEG and reprocessing the RAW file in-camera to add Clarity. My suggestion is, when you need to shoot fast, use a continuous shooting mode, which disables Clarity, and add it later to those pictures. Also, if the recipe requires a negative Clarity (like this one), you can use a Black Pro Mist or Cinebloom diffusion filter instead of Clarity.

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  6. Calvin · October 12

    Thank you for all your work! Do you know if there’s any way to recreate this recipe on the older X-trans IV sensors like in the X-T30?

    • Ritchie Roesch · October 13

      Unfortunately, Fujifilm never gave Classic Negative to the X-T30, so it’s not possible. Sorry. As an X-T30 owner myself, I wish it was possible.

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