Please go to the preferences of the Lightroom and go to the preset tab, under the preset tab un check the option which says"apply auto tones adjustment" .
As you can see from the image (italian version) everything is unchecked.
Here is an example:
JPEG file taken with slog3:
same file taken in ARW, untouched, just imported in LR:
The camera is doing something non-linear when it produces it’s JPGs, whereas LR is merely interpreting the raw data as shot and knows nothing of the slog modes.
And isn’t Slog3 for videos not stills so would apply to After Effects not Lightroom.
I know about the video thing (i'm a filmmaker), but I was wondering about stills since I'm trying to take some shoot lately.
Thanks for the tip by the way!
So basically if i take a pic in .ARW mode it doesn't matter what kind of picture profile i choose because ARW (or RAW) is something different.
So the picture profiles are just for video mode and jpeg mode? Am I right?
The only disappointing thing is that I tried to take a pic with every single picture profile and the only one that changes from the preview to the editing (in that darkly way) is the one with the slog3 (which is the one I always use for my videos).
My topic was open trying to find a way to not be forced to change the picture profile every time I switch from video mode to photo mode. But apparently there isn't a way...
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My Canon DSLR has a way to save 3 custom sets of user settings, and if I was faced with this situation on my camera, I’d save one user setting for video and another for stills, so then with the turn of a dial on top of the camera I could choose one or the other. If your Sony has no such facility then you’ll have to switch settings between video and stills which seems like trouble.
It’s possible you can correct the photos to some degree using adjustments to the Tone Curve and saving that as a preset, but Googling for Slog and Lightroom I’m not really coming up with anything so I am not sure there is a solution other than turning Slog off.
As a filmmaker you may know all this, already, but for others reading the thread, here is some info about how slog works:
Thank again for your help! Cheers
David - just picked up a sony a7sii and having this same problem in Lightroom (darker upon import). Did you ever find a solution?? It's maddening....
not yet... still trying to figured it out... Have you got any luck?
I'm getting the EXACT same behavior. Using my new A7S II with Lightroom and when I first import them, they look nice and "muted" because I shot with S-Log 3. However, 1 second after looking at the photo, -POP-, it makes it super dark.
Then of course I can make my adjustments and crank up the exposure, but I end up with a very noisy image because I've had to boost everything.
I understand as well slog 3 is a colorspace for video, but I've set my stills to use the same colorspace thinking I'd have more flexibility in Lightroom.
Yeah, i'm having the exact same problem. Fully up to date and have updated camera firmware and also installed the latest camera raw plugin and the photos are still looking unusable and, as previously mentioned, are not really fixable. Seems that somehow the dynamic range has just vanished on them. Really disappointing. Everyday a new reason to stop relying on lightroom.
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Yes according to the Sony white papers on slog2 and slog3 ( especially the latest ones dealing with the fs7 and CineEI raw) one must apply a 2.2 gamma curve to any raw slog footage. This would explain the exposure being off by about 2 stops since all a 2.2 gamma curve means it's 2.2 stops underexposed on the Adobe camera raw slider, which we have to adjust. Remember raw data is just that raw data untouched, a slog puts a curve on it and that's what we're doing. Though raw should be raw, that isn't true with slog raw. Its different