How To Invert Black & White LomoKino Movies


After you’ve recorded a black and white movie using the LomoKino Smart Phone Holder, you can easily invert it from negative into a positive using different programs. This guide will show you how to invert movies using 3 different pieces of software.


Final Cut Pro 7

Adobe Premiere CS5

Looking to invert your movie using Windows Movie Maker? It is possible, but it takes a little longer to do it and involves some coding – Check out this how-to guide on codeidol for more information.

A Note on Inverting Color Negatives

Inverting color negatives using software is trickier because there is no ‘template’ which works consistently. Color films have an orange color cast when scanned; this need to be balanced out before inverting and involves manually playing with curves and levels. This is possible but there is no easy formula for doing it – Different films have different shades of orange color casts and each shade will need to be adjusted differently before inverting. Find out more about the orange mask of color negative films in this article on

For this reason, the easiest way to get quick color results using the LomoKino Smart Phone Holder is to shoot color slide film and develop it using the E-6 process. This form of processing will result in positives, so you won’t need to invert your movie after recording it!

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Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!

written by tomas_bates on 2012-01-18 #gear #tutorials #movies #tipster #invert #premiere #lomokino #smartphone #imovie #smart-phone-holder #final-cut


  1. glenn
    glenn ·


  2. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    You can also shoot negatives and cross-process them. This is opposite from how cross-processing is normally done, but you will end up with positives. If you're developing your own film, this isn't a problem.

  3. sinvertigo
    sinvertigo ·

    well... is not more easy if you check that your phone camera has the "negative" effect?. capture your lomokino movie with this effect on, and you can see your movie in "positive"... ;)

  4. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @sinvertigo - Yes it would be :-) could you tell me the phone you have which has a negative effect? Thanks!

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