Adobe to Drop Color Management by Default. Alister Chapman Responds

“Log was never, ever supposed to look flat. It has been the incorrect handling of log for over a decade that has led to the notion that log content is flat,” Alister Chapman writes in the comments section to his blog post Adobe to Drop Colour Management by Default, where he doesn’t mince words when it comes to Adobe’s decision to revert to everything being handled as Rec.709. 

“Rec-709 is now getting very dated and more and more productions are moving to Rec-2020, Rec-2100, Dolby and other more modern standards. For the next decade it is likely that many productions will need to deliver in multiple standards and the easiest way to do this is via a colour manged workflow. The colour management tools in Resolve are wonderfully easy to use and colour managed workflows such as ACES are where the industry is heading, Adobe need to catch up, but to do it properly.”

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