Big Sur: UltraStudio 4K Mini Glitchy

After installing Big Sur (at last, Safari 4K HDR!), the dreaded spinning beachball of doom appeared anytime I tried doing anything at all in Final Cut Pro 10.5. Unplugging my UltraStudio 4K Mini, things returned to normal, so I was certain the device was the culprit. I’d already updated to the latest 12.0 beta firmware,… Read More

Sony a7s III ProRes RAW Support in Final Cut Pro (update)

I was really excited to learn that Apple had finally enabled white balance and ISO adjustments to ProRes RAW in Final Cut Pro and was looking forward to trying it out when my a7s III arrives in a few weeks, but Jordan Drake just brought to our attention that ProRes RAW WB and/or ISO adjustments… Read More

Switching to Resolve!

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

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

How to Use the Ninja Inferno for Grading HDR Video in Final Cut Pro

Once you’ve set up your project in Final Cut Pro and installed Blackmagic Desktop Video on your computer, you’re just about ready to grade HDR video using the Ninja Inferno as an external monitor. You’ll probably want to edit your project in 1080p and export in 4K. Note: This section is a work in progress! I’m getting… Read More

Say Your Goodbyes to SDR!

So basically, if you’ve got a camera that shoots RAW or LOG, for around the cost of the GH5s, you can get yourself a Ninja Flame or Inferno, a BMD UltraStudio Mini Monitor and the best 55″ OLED TV on the market and begin creating and enjoying HDR videos that blow the socks off anything available today. What… Read More