Grading tools in Final Cut Pro may be seriously limited when compared to DaVinci Resolve but that doesn’t mean there’s not a whole lot that can still be done to improve the look of your videos. Up till now, I haven’t done any grading of my HDR videos at all (apart from neutralizing the green… Read More
In our untiring commitment to being the ultimate resource for those seeking factual information on uploading HDR videos to YouTube, we’ve added another comparison that aspires to settle the question: should you be transcoding XAVC S-I to HEVC or to ProRes 422 when uploading to YouTube? This 10-second clip took 83 seconds to finish processing… Read More
My first long format HDR video, things didn’t go so well… After playing the video for a couple of minutes, ASBL kicks in and pretty soon the picture is too dark to watch comfortably. I believe that lowering contrast to 80 and turning off Peak Brightness prevents ASBL from activating, but that defeats the whole… Read More
This is just a superficial comparison between Sony a7s III S-Log3 and ProRes RAW HQ. Because I was recording them simultaneously, one internally, the other to a Ninja V, I had to settle on a compromise exposure. For S-Log3, I normally use the camera’s own zebras set to custom 2 lower level 94% and for… Read More
I hadn’t graded any of my previous HDR videos until just a couple of days ago, when I ended up spending far more time than I care to admit trying to rid the model’s face and hair of green tint. I suppose I could’ve just applied an adjustment layer to the entire project and dialed… Read More
After spending an extra hour correcting the green tint on my latest video, I thought I’d try out a tip from Gerald Undone that he posted on Twitter the other day. Video coming shortly!
For a limited time, purchasers of DaVinci Resolve Studio 17 will receive a free DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor (value $295.00), reason enough to upgrade for many. For me though, it’s all about the new HDR grading tools. When working in Final Cut, I make my basic adjustments (till now I haven’t done any proper grading!)… Read More
Garden variety 8-bit SDR TV has a displayed dynamic range of around 32:1, or 5 stops, while HDR has in the neighborhood of 14 stops, which corresponds roughly to the sensitivity of the human eye for a single, or static scene. HDR also has a vastly greater color volume than SDR. Videos uploaded to YouTube… Read More