Fujifilm X-Trans 4 film simulation recipe using Classic Chrome
For a natural look that isn’t overly stylised, this recipe uses Classic Chrome with only minor adjustments to the base settings. This allows you to capture life as it is, shooting the world around you in a documentary style.
In a way, the small adjustments do pull against the Classic Chrome simulation, bringing it back closer to neutral, with a slight warming and small boost to colour. But, with the values of all settings being small, the personality of Classic Chrome is still the defining characteristic of this recipe.
Documentary Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +2 Red, -2 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -0.5
- Shadows: -0.5
- Colour: +1
- Sharpness: +1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3
Classic Chrome Film Recipes
The Classic Chrome film simulation has been present on Fujifilm cameras for several years, and there are a wide range of film recipes to choose from. Some of the most popular replicate Kodak Film styles, including these five on this site.
- Kodak Portra – a classic style based on the popular Portra film stock
- Kodachrome – famous the world over as the film of a generation
- Kodak Portra Daily – Portra 160 recipe tuned for maximum usability
- Kodachrome Daily – Kodachrome 64 tuend for use everyday
- Kodak Gold – Warm recipe reminiscent of Kodak Gold prints
The other stylistic trend with Classic Chrome is to produce nostalgic looks for a more sentimental style of photography. These often include softer contrast, warm tones and a grainy look. Here are a few popular choices.
- Retrochrome – A mellow toned style based on 1970s vibes
- Retrochrome Plus – A recipe to bring out Classic Chrome toning
- Cinechrome – A aged look with cinematic tones
- Yakisugi – Mellow and refined guest recipe, by Medhi Berrada
- Toasty Chrome – Warmly nostalgic Classic Chrome tones