Part I: Project settings Part II: Color correction Part III: HDR Grading Palette, project render settings Since publishing my exhaustive workflow for HDR 10 in Final Cut Pro, I’ve been inundated with requests to do the same for DaVinci Resolve – and with the introduction of customizable HDR color wheels that allow extremely precise exposure… Read More
A few years back, when a younger, more handsome Vincent Theo of HDTVTest declared in his review of the Sony BVM-X300 reference monitor, “When I say that something is reference, it means that you know this accurately reflects the director’s and producer’s intention because this is in fact the monitor that is used in post-production… Read More
For whatever reason, whether shooting S-Log3 internally or ProRes RAW via the Ninja V, Rec. 2020 PQ colors are far less accurate than Rec. 709. In the image below, we can see that the color chips of the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video line up almost perfectly on the vectorscope in Final Cut Pro in rec.… Read More
In the comments section of my YouTube channel, I’ve gotten numerous requests for an HDR color correction workflow. The problem with trying to do a tutorial on YouTube is that QuickTime screen recorder only captures in SDR, resulting in a dark image and wacky colors, so for now, screen captures are the way to go.… Read More
This is perhaps the first of my videos that really begins to use light in a way that takes advantage of HDR rather than being a video that just happens to be mastered in HDR. Not that there aren’t numerous benefits to uploading even videos with limited dynamic range as HDR, including greater perceived sharpness,… Read More
One of my favorite HDR shoots yet!
According to lenstip, Sony’s 35mm f/1.4 is pretty sensational. The only serious flaw I see is focus breathing, but I’m not pulling focus, so no biggie. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get my hands on one next month! Have a look at the MTFs:
There’s not really much I can add to what’s already been said about the 135 GM, a spectacular instrument that we nevertheless seldom see being employed by filmmakers. I’ll confess it was a challenge trying to navigate the narrow passageways of 14 Ton That Dam in district 1 and shooting in seriously cramped quarters with… Read More