David Brown

Chromatic adaptation OFX

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The CA plug-in seems like a very cool OFX that deserves to be explored. With a single slider move you can do a lot of heavy lifting on multiple variables based on a mathematical model of human vision. I understand that the "correct" use of the plug-in would be to transform an image so that it appears to be the same image (same colors) but under different lighting. For instance, I have  substituted the CA transform into Juan Malara's film emulation powergrade in place of two alternative nodes he provides to adjust white point. That seems like an intended kind of use.

As cool as that is, it seems like we might be able to do some interesting things that could not be dialed in manually.

Anyone using the CA plug-in for anything interesting or useful?

Thanks in advance.

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We use the Chromatic Adaptation OFX plug-in to change baked-in 6500°K color temperatures on material that really should be 3200°. In Resolve 17, the Temperature & Tint controls in the Primary pallet were altered so they more or less reproduce what the Chromatic Adaption plug-in does.

You can also get some extreme looks with it, but you have to watch out for unexpected results and out-of-gamut issues.

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Chromatic adaptation plugin is a RGB gain multiply operation in linear gamma and in one of LMS color spaces you can choose from. This is the same tool as temp and tint in RAW, except for LMS, which is probably different and specific for particular sensor in RAW.

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