Olympus released the new LUT for their flat profile. You can get the file for both the E-M5 mkII and E-M1 mkII from Olympus here. They certainly didn’t make that link obvious.
I’ve put together a quick video comparison of the E-M1 mkII flat profile. I show 4 clips side by side.
1. Flat profile
2. Flat profile with Olympus LUT applied
3. Natural Profile with Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness all -2 in-camera.
4. Natural Profile as is.
Make sure to check it out full screen at 1080P quality. It definitely makes it easier to see.
Light is a Paul Buff Digibee 800 with a large wescott umbrella to camera left. Settings are 1/48th, F/2.8, ISO 200. C4k 24fps. Nothing crazy or scientific, just wanted to see the difference side by side.
I definitely see the highlights retained better in both flat clips. Even after the LUT is applied, that clip still shows detail in the brightest areas the two natural profiles don’t seem to show as well. Aside from that I need to experiment some more and get a better feel if this will become my starting point or if I will keep using my own adjustments directly from flat. What are your thoughts? See any interesting differences?