Dehancer OFX 5.2.0 Delivers!

While Dehancer 5.1 failed to deliver on its promise of double the performance over version 5.0, Dehancer 5.2.0 brings it on with a new quality selector, allowing the user to choose between normal-fast/high-slow settings, each of which offers significant improvements in playback speed. On our 16" 32 core M1 Max MacBook Pro (late 2021) with... Continue Reading →

How Should Scopes Appear in HDR PQ?

Concerning an often asked question regarding the appearance of HDR scopes in your NLE, one significant difference is that in SDR, the signal can ordinarily fill out the scopes, say, from 0-1023, while in HDR PQ, the bulk of the signal will usually be bunched up toward the bottom end of the waveform, from 0-100... Continue Reading →

Core Elements Creative LUT Pack

Cullen Kelly has just announced the release of a new LUT pack that is compatible with an HDR workflow. From his website: Create studio-grade cinematic looksTailor to your visionUse for HDR, SDR, and everything in between 9 LUTs, 45 possible looks, endless customization. The Core Elements Creative LUT pack contains four tone LUTs for creative... Continue Reading →

Dehancer 5.1 Doesn’t Deliver

Although Dehancer OFX ver. 5.1.0 promises up to twice the performance with the new Apple Silicon Macs, playback speeds are identical to what we measured prior to the update - around 14 fps with grain enabled. CineD reached out to the developers informing them that several readers were not seeing the promised performance gains and... Continue Reading →


Frequent Blackmagic forum contributor John Brawley never tires of calling colleagues in the film industry shills and accusing RED of being unethical, but the DP prefers to downplay his role as official brand ambassador for a scandal-ridden conglomerate guilty of one of the worst cases of financial corruption Japan has ever known. The Olympus scandal... Continue Reading →

Cullen Kelly Disentangles PFE Befuddlement

Part I: The State of HDR Film Emulation LUTs Part II: Moving Beyond Traditional Film Print Emulation Part III: CineD Review of Dehancer Pro Part IV: Dehancer Print Film Profiles Part V: Negative and Print Clarified During an episode of Grade School, a weekly YouTube Live session where he answers questions on all things color grading,... Continue Reading →

Netflix Outlines Three Approaches To On-Set Monitoring

Acknowledging that HDR monitoring for every display on-set for the entire length of a production is prohibitively expensive for most productions, Netflix proposes three alternatives: CAMERA TESTS (E.G. HAIR & MAKEUP TESTS) Camera tests for hair and makeup are typically the first time images are evaluated and sent through the entire production pipeline. Some productions... Continue Reading →

Resolve 17 Highlight Bug A Feature?

We wrote about this back in August. Supposedly, Blackmagic was on top of it. The highlight tool hasn’t worked properly when using the HDR panel in Resolve 17 since day one. X-Rite WB Card Power Window + Highlight Tool Adjusting Global wheel in HDR tools breaks highlighter. Adjusting Offset wheel in Primaries, highlight behaves normally.

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