Walter Volpatto, Senior Colorist, Company 3 (Interstellar, Homecoming, Dunkirk), drops so much wisdom in this one hour, 45 min video! There isn’t a dull moment, but perhaps the most interesting segment begins at one hour, 27 minutes where the colorist describes how he had to make the digital image match the film print of Dunkirk… Read More
Stuff we’re doing differently now from the past: during shooting, avoiding yellow in false color entirely except for specular highlights (aside from the infrequent occasions when we want to purposely blow out highlights); in post, being meticulous about adjusting white balance prior to color correction, even if it’s just a few degrees; adjusting yellow, blue,… Read More
Sony a7 III, Sony FE 20mm f/1.8, S-log2, ISO 800, ~ f/3.2. Steps four and five (Hue/Saturation Curves) were done in the same tab. And finally, I added RocketStock LUT ‘Lucky’, boosted contrast, increased the vignette, made a color mask and corrected skin tones.
With the release of Paul Leeming’s ‘Athena’ LUT, Sony Alpha cameras now have dazzling color. The video was shot with the a7 III, Sony 85mm f/1.8, Cine2 picture profile and edited in DaVinci Resolve using an LG OLED as a grading monitor.
If you’re still trying to grade using your Mac’s display, then this article isn’t for you. This is strictly for those using DaVinci Resolve on a Mac and grading rec. 709 footage at 2.4 gamma using a calibrated external display for delivery to YouTube. We aren’t interested in emulating Final Cut Pro’s 1.96 gamma with… Read More
After months of agonizing, I finally broke down and hired a professional calibration technician to adjust my LG OLED C7, calling the very first name that popped up in a Google search for Ho Chi Minh City. The price was steep – $300.00 – but the quest for perfect color has become a crazy obsession.… Read More
Vincent Teoh, in his unboxing video of the Panasonic HZ1000 OLED TV, corroborates what I’ve been saying for months now, which is that an OLED display should outperform Apple’s Pro Display XDR for HDR grading, and just might be the best budget option short of a reference monitor. When I reviewed the Apple Pro Display… Read More
I thought I’d jot down my first impressions of the PA32UCX solely in its capacity as a grading monitor for delivery to YouTube – the primary purpose for which I purchased the display. For this, I’m evaluating the image quality of an HLG HDR video edited on the Asus, uploaded to YouTube, and viewed on… Read More
What we can say for sure is that the XDR is the display HDR content creators have been waiting for and that, while it may not be replacing Sony BVMX reference monitors in production studios, it will most certainly find a place right alongside them; and it is the answer to the prayers of every… Read More