Parker Walbeck offered a $10,000 prize to the one who could guess the camera the most number of times. https://youtu.be/xZjIz8sB2vg
Monster Guide: HDR10 in Resolve Studio 18 (Part IV)
Part I: Project settings Part II: BT.2020 or P3-D65 Limited? Part III: HDR Palette, project render settings, generate MaxCLL and MaxFall HDR10 metadata Part IV: HDR to SDR Conversion LUT for YouTube Part V: RAW Part VI: The Grade Part VII: The State of HDR Film Emulation LUTs & Plugins Part VIII: Why HDR Production Monitors Matter YouTube's... Continue Reading →
DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.3.1: I/O Device Detected, No Picture
If your I/O device is recognized by Desktop Video but there's still no picture... Click on Preferences. Go to Video and Audio I/O, and be sure the I/O device is selected. The UI changed with Resolve v.17.3, which might account for Monitor device returning to 'None'.
Can Peak Design Backpack Store Entire a7s III Kit?
We'll be moving to Quang Ngai province once lockdown is lifted, so we needed a backpack large enough and rugged enough to accommodate our a7s III kit but small enough to qualify as carry-on luggage. The fabric of version 2 of the backpack has a rubberized coating, presumably to improve weather protection; however, many rubbers... Continue Reading →
Display HDR in DaVinci Resolve Viewer
This post explains how to use the HDR capabilities of an Apple MacBook or iMac built-in display when using DaVinci Resolve and also applies to external HDR capable displays such as the Apple Pro Display XDR, allowing you to preview HDR content directly via the Resolve viewer. The feature is only available on macOS 10.14.6 and above and... Continue Reading →
Brilliant iPhone 12 Campaign Video
John Brawley: No Product Placement on The Morning Show
John Brawley, Director of Photography on season 2 of The Morning Show, in response to the Wall Street Journal's analysis of product placement in over 74 episodes of Apple TV+ shows, including Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Defending Jacob, and Trying, insists that "Apple don’t dictate product placements", maintaining that there's no product placement whatsoever... Continue Reading →
FSI to Release 5,000 Nit Mastering Monitor This Fall
FSI will be releasing the XM312U this fall - a 5,000 nit mastering monitor with 2,300 individually controlled LED backlight zones and priced at $22,000. It appears that we'll be reaching the dizzying 10,000 nit peak brightness of PQ HDR sooner than most people think. Keep in mind though, that with PQ HDR, anything above 100-200... Continue Reading →
Vimeo Now Supports Dolby Vision!
As reported in DPReview, "Vimeo and Dolby announced that Vimeo is the first to market to allow users to host, share and play iPhone videos shot in Dolby Vision within the Apple ecosystem. Vimeo writes, 'Starting today, millions of Apple device users can now use Vimeo to unlock the same professional-quality video technology embraced by... Continue Reading →
Walter Volpatto Talks Node Structure
Walter Volpatto, Senior Colorist, Company 3 (Interstellar, Homecoming, Dunkirk), drops so much wisdom in this one hour, 45 min video! There isn't a dull moment, but perhaps the most interesting segment begins at one hour, 27 minutes where the colorist describes how he had to make the digital image match the film print of Dunkirk... Continue Reading →
HDR vs. SDR Contrast Ratios
Rory Gordon, Senior Colorist at ArsenalFX Color, during a presentation at a 2019 SMPTE conference entitled "Beyond Better Pixels: How HDR Perceptually and Emotionally Effects [sic] Storytelling", used data gathered from her work as a colorist on over 35 episodes of HDR content to explore the psychological and emotional impact high dynamic range has on... Continue Reading →
Dehancer Lite 4.2.1 Film Emulation Plugin
Dehancer, an OFX plugin suite for film-like color grading and film effects in DaVinci Resolve, is compatible with macOS and Windows and comes in no fewer than eight flavors: a Pro and Lite version, as well as individual plugins for grain, bloom, breath (with gate weave), false colors, halation and a photo edition with a single frame per clip export limitation.... Continue Reading →