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A group of industry professionals spearheaded by JayDee Vandenberg, Director of Post Production at Walt Disney Animation Studios, is calling for the electronic display industry to begin to phase out support for fractional frame rates over time so that content can be displayed at its intended frame rate. According to the people behind the request,... Continue Reading →

DaVinci Resolve 17 Highlight Bug

Highlight tool doesn't work when using the HDR panel in Resolve. Surprised it's been out for so long and no one has caught this. X-Rite WB Card Power Window + Highlight Tool Adjusting Global wheel in HDR tools breaks highlighter. Adjusting Offset wheel in Primaries, highlight behaves normally.

Ditching the Video Look

Stuff we're doing differently now from the past: during shooting, avoiding yellow in false color entirely except for specular highlights (aside from the infrequent occasions when we want to purposely blow out highlights); in post, being meticulous about adjusting white balance prior to color correction, even if it's just a few degrees; adjusting yellow, blue,... Continue Reading →

Colloid 2.0 Resolve Plug-In for Colorists

Cullen Kelly is a Los Angeles-based senior colorist with credits spanning film, television, and commercials, for clients and outlets including Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Microsoft, American Airlines, and Apple. He is also the creator of Colloid 2.0, a custom suite of Resolve plug-ins for working colorists. Colloid 2.0 has been overhauled with a streamlined UI for... Continue Reading →

The Future of HDR

"Technical details aside, the most important thing to understand about HDR is that it doesn’t represent an enhancement as much as the removal of an artificial limitation. In the realm of human vision and physical light, high dynamic range is a default condition, not an added gimmick". - Cullen Kelly In his article entitled 'Three Predictions... Continue Reading →

Jeromy Young: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

A report dated July 13th with the headline 'Millionaire fined after allegedly fleeing covid-ravaged NSW on superyacht' reads: A Melbourne millionaire and his crew have been fined more than $16,000 by police after they used a superyacht to escape to the Gold Coast from covid-ravaged Sydney. Jeromy Young, 44, the founder and director of... Continue Reading →

CineD Hit Piece on Sony Provokes Community

CineD recently published an article in which the author disputes Sony's claim that the FX9, FX6 and FX3 shoot 16-bit RAW video but brings no facts to the table, only unfounded speculation. The very first paragraph proclaims, "In fact, a true 16-Bit sensor readout only belongs to high-end cinema cameras. Yes, that’s one of the... Continue Reading →

A Reminder: Avoid Log

For HDR projects, steer clear of recording XAVC S-I 4:2:2 internal if at all possible. Art Adams explains: "The Y’CbCr encoding model is popular because it conceals subsampling artifacts vastly better than does RGB encoding. Sadly, while Y’CbCr works well in Rec 709, it doesn’t work very well for HDR. Because the Y’CbCr values are created... Continue Reading →

DaVinci Resolve Studio 17 HDR Grading Breakdown

Node tree Excessive saturation in the shadows can be unflattering to the talent and clothing and objects in the surroundings can be distracting if left untreated. Reducing saturation is often the preferred method for eliminating unwanted color artifacts in the shadows resulting from extreme color corrections. However, you don't want to desaturate colors all the way to... Continue Reading →

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