Eterna 8K film recipe for Cinematic Softness

Fuji film simulation recipe for X-Trans IV cameras using Eterna Cinema

One of the fantastic skills of recent Fujifilm cameras, is to be able to shoot and record movies directly in the Eterna Cinema film simulation. This wonderfully soft simulation adds instant mood and sophistication to many shots.

It’s no suprise then that there are a number of excellent film recipes based on Eterna, including ones especially for night use, or that work well in the golden hour. Take a look at the YouTube videos by ‘Eteernuh’, such as Beach Day Eterna and Sunset F2 Eterna as examples.

These two in particular inspired me to experiment further with Eterna and come up with an adaptation that would bring softness and warmth to shots I took in morning and afternoon light. This recipe uses an 8000K colour temperature, and enhanced shadows to find a balance between softness and everyday usability.

Backlit tree in golden hour, with the Eterna 8K film recipe

Eterna 8K Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 8000K
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, +5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: +2
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Looking along the shore, Eterna 8K recipe
Sunlit forest trail, taken with Eterna 8K film recipe
Small but mighty, with the Eterna 8K film recipe
Ivy league
Spring blossom
Sunflare at f8, taken with the Eterna 8K film recipe
Pay Here
Street light, taken with the Eterna 8K recipe
Spring shoots, Eterna 8K
Soft green tones, Eterna 8K
Soft golden sunset, just right for the Eterna 8K 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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