Asus ProArt PA32UCX-K Color Calibration + HLG HDR Sample Footage!

Update: Do not calibrate your external monitor with a Mac. See here. In a previous post, I noted that my iMac prevented me from installing calibration software downloaded from the Asus website. I sent a message off to Asus technical support, but they’re pretty shiite. Apple support is better by miles. I since learned that… Read More

Achieving Perfect Color and Skin Tones in FCP X, Part II

In the second part of this tutorial, we color correct a shot taken with a daylight balanced LED light. The image is already looking pretty good straight out of the camera, and the differences might be too subtle to see given that the images uploaded to WordPress are small and much darker than the originals.… Read More

Achieve Perfect Color and Skin Tones in FCP X, Part I

In a previous post, we looked at how to expose for skin tones, and now we deal with how to turn those properly exposed clips into beautiful looking footage through color correction. This is an abbreviated version of Caleb Pike’s wonderful tutorial on YouTube in which he explains how to get perfect color every time… Read More

The Eternal Quest for Perfect Color

The search for perfect color is never-ending, but I’ve just added one tool to my arsenal that was long overdue – a display calibrator – which should help bring me much closer to my goal. Two reasons I waited so long are that calibrators aren’t cheap here in Vietnam; and I thought calibrating my display… Read More

How to Work with the Leeming LUT for Panasonic HLG in FCP X 10.4

Update: See new workflow with Leeming Fixie LUT here. For those looking to work with Sony’s HLG, here’s the workflow. Apple has gone ahead and and released what can only be described as a humungous update for Final Cut Pro, including the ability to edit 360° video, advanced color grading tools like curves and wheels, look up… Read More

How to Import XML Files into Resolve Without Crashes

I’d had Resolve in my applications folder for forever but not for one second did I think I would ever need it, let alone learn to use it. But since I became interested in color grading, I realized FCPX wasn’t going to cut it. There remained only one obstacle – importing XML files into Resolve from… Read More