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.

But there’s more! For another recipe with cool cinematic smoothness, try Cinematone, a film recipe for a moody Netflix drama 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.
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
Soft and nostalgic tones, with Cinechrome film recipe
Faded skies, with the Cinechrome Classic Chrome recipe
Woodland pond, with Cinechrome film recipe

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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