Cinechrome for Smooth Cinematic Tones

Classic Chrome film simulation recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras

Cinematic tones can be many things, but for me it means a low saturation smoothness with a subtle retro tint. This recipe gives you cinemtatic tone with the classic chrome simulation, so it’s called Cinechrome.

As well as softness from reduced saturation and low contrast, this film recipe has a 5800 base temperature, with a subtle blue colour balance. This cools the image a little, giving an aged nostalgic feel to pictures without appearing too creamy. Grain is off for a clean, smooth look.

Untidy boats, taken with Cinechrome film recipe

Cinechrome Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 5800K
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, +2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Fishing boats at Beer, Devon. Cinechrome film recipe
Beer beach from above, with Cinechrome film recipe
On the beach at Beer, with the Cinechrome film recipe
Reeds blowing in the wind. Shot with the Cinechrome recipe.
Autumn discoveries, with Cinechrome Film Recipe
From a dead tree comes new life, Cinechrome Film Recipe
Oak leaves rainbow, using Cinechrome Film Recipe
Woodland trail, with Cinechrome film recipe
Tree in bloom, taken with Cinechrome film recipe
Tiny garden on a forest wall, taken with Cinechrome film recipe
British weather, windy sunny raining all at once, Cinechrome Recipe
10 minutes later, heavy rain on the way, Cinechrome Film Recipe
One of the locals, captured with Cinechrome Film Recipe
Soft and smooth tones, with Cinechrome film recipe
Faded skies, with the Cinechrome Classic Chrome recipe
Woodland pond, with Cinechrome film recipe

But there’s more! For another recipe with cool cinematic smoothness, try Cinematone, a film recipe for a moody Netflix drama look.


🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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