Why a 10% test pattern is so signifcant

The luminance just falls off a cliff beyond the 10% window on this display, so it must be useless for grading HDR, right? Actually, it's still used to this day by LA-based post-production houses and around the world for mastering shows for Amazon, Netflix, Disney et al.  Read on. Photo: Brian Florian

DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Public Beta Color Page Additions

Per-Timeline Resolve Color Management Timelines using custom settings now allow you to override color management settings on a per timeline basis. This allows setting of independent timeline and output color spaces per timeline along with other color management properties. Any existing custom timelines are automatically initialized to color management settings from the project. Set Composite... Continue Reading →

We Try Out The Ninja V + Komodo

After nearly a year, we finally got up the nerve to connect our Ninja V to the RED Komodo and to our great surprise, it didn't fry the SDI port! While our tinkering around with the Atomos Ninja V & Komodo didn’t produce great art it did allow us to discover that, although RED’s creative... Continue Reading →

Sony Announces New Virtual Production Tool Set

From Sony’s press release: Sony Electronics Inc. is announcing a new Virtual Production Tool Set to help improve pre-production and on-set workflows. The new tool set works with the Sony VENICE, Crystal LED and other HDR-enabled LED walls to improve performance and help solve common virtual production challenges such as color matching and moiré to... Continue Reading →

Dolby Engineer: Some of our partners are using LG TVs for mastering Dolby Vision

Just the other day, Nate McFarlin, Senior Content Engineer, Dolby Laboratories, NY, wrote: "Dolby doesn't approve specific displays for content creation/grading. We'll always recommend you use the highest quality (reference-grade) display as possible, but we have plenty of clients and partners that use other display options for their work (including LG TVs). Ultimately, it's up to... Continue Reading →

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