aapo lettinen Posted November 1, 2019 Share Posted November 1, 2019 5 hours ago, Tyler Purcell said: When I look at your samples above and I see different looks generated through lighting, filters, lenses, but also through grading. I also see a lot of "controlled" lighting, which I mentioned was where the Sony cameras seemed to be OK. The exterior shots are practically sunless and many interiors have a muted color pallet. It's pretty easy to make any camera system work well when you have full control AND no extreme's in the color pallet, highlights or black's. It when you hit the extremes, that the camera system falls apart. I handle lots of nature footage shot with F55 in raw in extreme conditions and it grades fine. I have to do a basic "dailies grade" on every clip and it rarely takes more than 50 seconds to one minute to make it look nice first time. then copy-paste to the other clips of the scene and fine tune the brightness differences and fine tune occasional momentary color casts if there is any (greenish reflections from vegetation on a single clip etc). To get the material to render overnight I have to regularly do this to 300 or 400 or 500 clips in a single day so I need to work pretty quickly and have less than a minute to use per clip. Based on this I would say the Sonys grade pretty well like any other camera and the material if fast to work with. Very rarely you need to touch any raw settings, just the basic LUT to all the clips and then fiddle with the Resolve Panel to get it look nice. Take into account that this is nature footage where most of the time the lighting can't be controlled and there may be extreme contrasts at times. By my experience the Reds tend to need a little bit more work to get them look nice quickly, even the newer sensors. they are not bad but there is a difference... they are not "muddy" like some other cameras but the colors need more work to get them pop up nicely. So far the easiest to work with on this project have been the F55 and Varicam LT material. The Inspire2/X7 raw material needs intermediate versions to be first rendered but the material itself is pretty easy to grade after you get from proresraw into some workable format like normal prores Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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