Pro Neg Standard film recipe for a Kodak Gold look on Fujifilm X-Trans IV
It’s good to have a setting that you can just rely on, and know it’ll give a great result in all sorts of conditions. This recipe is based upon Pro Neg Standard, and is aimed at being a good-to-go film recipe.
The look was modelled on the Kodak Gold aesthetic, with a warmer tone and mid-saturation colours. It shares a number of settings, including the colour balance with the Kodak Gold recipe that uses Classic Chrome. This recipe is richer, with a bit more punch, reflecting the use of Pro Negative Standard.
This recipe was developed on X-Trans IV, but with CC Blue and Clarity off, it may work well on older sensors too.
Gold Standard Film Recipe
- Simulation: Pro Neg Standard
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Off
- White Balance: Daylight
- WB Shift: +4 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -1
- Shadows: +1
- Colour: -2
- Sharpness: -2
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3
Portrait Examples with Gold Standard
By popular demand, a couple of skin tone portrait examples. You’ll have to make do with selfies for now!
Going for Gold
Kodak Gold 200 was such a universal film that there are several interpretations of the look in Fujifilm film recipes. I have two (so far!) and there are others to consider on other sites as well. Here are some to review…
- Kodak Gold – based upon Classic Chrome
- Kodak Gold v2 – FujiXWeekly version
- Kodak Gold – for X-Trans III & IV from FXW
- Kodak Gold – from Piotr Skrzypek
What about a retro faded Kodak Gold? Yep, there’s a recipe for that too…
- Classic Gold – faded, aged and softened Kodak Gold