Whether grading Rec. 709 or HDR footage, the colors of the Asus are too warm; and in order to calibrate the monitor, I'd need to shell out another $1,600.00 for the Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR, with no guarantee that the colors would be any better. For only $1,300.00, you can pick up... Continue Reading →
For as long as I can remember, I'd been attaching the Titan arm to the rosette mount of my Benro S8 video head. But it was less than ideal, not only because it increased the likelihood that someone would bump into the attached monitor, it also meant that I was always looking to the side... Continue Reading →
Exhausted from weeks of struggling to get the colors of the Dolby Vision certified Asus PA32UCX to match those of my LG OLED C7, last night, in a fit of desperation, I connected the Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4K Mini directly to the television, opened up a long dormant project in Final Cut Pro, began grading, and... Continue Reading →
I thought I'd jot down my first impressions of the PA32UCX solely in its capacity as a grading monitor for delivery to YouTube - the primary purpose for which I purchased the display. For this, I'm evaluating the image quality of an HLG HDR video edited on the Asus, uploaded to YouTube, and viewed on... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/fiNxXXDKoCk Custom white balance using the X-Rite color checker. This will give you consistent results. Unfortunately, Sony makes doing custom white balance much more tedious than it needs to be. ND Filters. In broad daylight, exposures can be in the thousandths of a second at f/9 or f/10. This might be fine for architectural or... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/WK_WbjzVVBU I have confirmed that HDR PQ does indeed work with the Asus PA32UCX, UltraStudio 4K Mini and Final Cut Pro. Meanwhile, still shooting Sony 8-bit HLG!
https://youtu.be/aFYkotwoEj4 Since shooting HLG 3 and properly exposing, I've had to re-evaluate my attitude towards Sony's implementation of HLG, also known as instant HDR. HLG requires no color correction, though it can still hold up to a very tiny bit of manipulation in post. The LCD on Sony's a7 III is too dark even in... Continue Reading →
Update 23.01: I have since confirmed that HDR PQ modes do indeed work with the Asus PA32UCX, UltraStudio 4K Mini and Final Cut Pro. Also, I did not realize at the time I posted this that Daniel was not using an I/O box. The BMD UltraStudio works with both DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro.... Continue Reading →