We’ve been asked why we don’t grade videos in P3-D65 instead of Rec.2020. After all, that’s what the big production houses do. So out of curiosity, we went ahead and shot some ProRes RAW HQ, transcoded it to ProRes 4444 and imported it into DaVinci Resolve. We bet you’re wondering how it turned out! Allow… Read More
Up until recently, we’d been uploading HDR videos to YouTube at around half the recommended data rates, which are from 44-56Mbps for 24, 25 and 30 frames per second video. You can see for yourself whether 29Mbps encoded video looks any worse on your display by following the link in the video description.
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
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!
Not that anyone would notice, but this is the first video shot with the Sigma FE 85mm f/1.4 DG DN where I bothered to turn on in-camera distortion compensation. 🙂