New cinematic drone footage, color graded in DaVinci Resolve


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7 hours ago, Av8Chuck said:

Hi @Sleeplessin, welcome to the forum.

It's hard to critique color grading online but in my monitor the blacks are crushed.  Some people intentionally go for that look?  

What version of Resolve are you using?

Hi Av8Chuck

Thanks, the blacks shouldn't crush. The histogram was fine. But it seems the exported file is a bit darker than what I see in the edit preview in Davinci Resolve. I use DaVinci Resolve Studio 16. 

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21 hours ago, Sleeplessin said:

Hi Av8Chuck

Thanks, the blacks shouldn't crush. The histogram was fine. But it seems the exported file is a bit darker than what I see in the edit preview in Davinci Resolve. I use DaVinci Resolve Studio 16. 

Are you on a Mac or PC?  If your on a Mac the pedestal is usually raised so its less contrasty.  It depends on how/if you have calibrated your monitor, what version of OSX, and whether your using the Rec709-A Quicktime tag.

Read these:

"Grading for Mixed Delivery: Cinema, Home, and Every Screen in Between" by Cullen Kelly
https://blog.frame.io/2019/10/14/grading-mixed-delivery/

"How to Deal with Levels: Full vs. Video" by Dan Swierenga
https://www.thepostprocess.com/2019/09/24/how-to-deal-with-levels-full-vs-video  and "A Deeper Look at Consistent Color with QuickTime Tags From Resolve To YouTube & Vimeo on Wide Gamut Apple Monitors" by Dan Swierenga https://www.thepostprocess.com/2020...i-resolve-to-the-internet-with-quicktime-tags

and I think they cover the issues and the solutions very well. Understanding color management is also helpful:

"Color Management for Video Editors"
https://jonnyelwyn.co.uk/film-and-video-editing/colour-management-for-video-editors/

 

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On 12/12/2020 at 5:36 AM, Av8Chuck said:

Are you on a Mac or PC?  If your on a Mac the pedestal is usually raised so its less contrasty.  It depends on how/if you have calibrated your monitor, what version of OSX, and whether your using the Rec709-A Quicktime tag.

Read these:

"Grading for Mixed Delivery: Cinema, Home, and Every Screen in Between" by Cullen Kelly
https://blog.frame.io/2019/10/14/grading-mixed-delivery/

"How to Deal with Levels: Full vs. Video" by Dan Swierenga
https://www.thepostprocess.com/2019/09/24/how-to-deal-with-levels-full-vs-video  and "A Deeper Look at Consistent Color with QuickTime Tags From Resolve To YouTube & Vimeo on Wide Gamut Apple Monitors" by Dan Swierenga https://www.thepostprocess.com/2020...i-resolve-to-the-internet-with-quicktime-tags

and I think they cover the issues and the solutions very well. Understanding color management is also helpful:

"Color Management for Video Editors"
https://jonnyelwyn.co.uk/film-and-video-editing/colour-management-for-video-editors/

 

Thank you, I will read that over coming the holidays and work myself deeper into it. 

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Also just switched to DaVinci Resolve after years of Premiere Pro -- already glad I did. 

Watched your video with great interest. Won't comment on the color grading since I'm new to Resolve (and to drones as well). There were a number  of features I liked such as  the addition of sound to match the images - the church bells, traffic, and oars in the water. Also the interesting 'flip' of the reflection! 

Nicely done video. I'll look forward to seeing more of your work.

 

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