Andy Minuth

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  1. Hi Darren, for 709 footage, you can keep all colour spaces on 'Rec.1886: 2.4 Gamma / Rec.709'. This will then give you a classic video grading pipeline. The more modern approach would be a scene-referred grading workflow: InputCS: According to the footage WorkingCS: e.g. T-Log / E-Gamut DRT: e.g. TruelightCAMv2 CursorCS: Rec.1886 'Legal to Full' and 'Full to Legal' in the cursor should be set according to the footage and Avid project settings. Most people have a legal range project in Avid, that means you should set the cursor to 'Full to Legal' in Baselight for Avid. 'Legal to Full' can be turned off for certain shots. I hope this is helpful. Andy
  2. Hi Darren, do you mean to apply LUTs via the legacy blend modes (Colour, Luminosity, etc.)? I think that is a bad idea for various reasons. Here are three: 1. The common blend modes were made using 709 colour math and are not optimised for modern wide gamut spaces. 2. Critical components of LUTs are missing when only the colour is applied. Print film emulations for example darken saturated colours a lot. This is one of the key components of these looks. When applied through a colour blend mode, these parts are missing. 3. There is a risk of colour noise artefacts. Nevertheless here is how I would do it in Baselight: Put a LUT operator inside a layer and set the input and output colour space of the LUT accordingly. Then in the layer flow graph use one of the settings from the screenshots. Both will apply only the "colour component" of the layer. The result blending slider works differently between both. In the one with the Colour blend mode and LUT on the 'B' branch, the slider will mix between no LUT applied (left) and LUT with Colour blend mode (right). In the other one with the Luminosity blend mode and LUT on the 'A' branch the slider will mix between Full LUT applied (left) and LUT with Colour blend mode (right). Cheers, Andy
  3. Thanks for your insight, Mason. Yeah, I assume that S-Log2 / Rec.709 should be the matching input colour space. And the cinema matrix is a creative tweak, that desaturates the image. So the starting point should be a desaturated image with proper contrast.
  4. Hi Darren, interesting to hear about the issue with the metadata. Are you maybe using an older version of Baselight 5.1 or 5.2 ? Sorry to hear that the space it not fitting perfectly. But as I said, it seems like this camera mode is more offtrack. To properly evaluate/modify the space we would need some test shots. Ideally a scene including an Macbeth ColorChecker shot at different exposures. e.g. -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3 or whatever works. Cheers, Andy
  5. Hi Darren, sorry to hear that. I just tested it here on my Mac again and it worked. I had to hold down 'Shift' to see all available colour spaces in the menu. If you are on Windows the correct path for the .flspace file is: C:\ProgramData\FilmLight\Colourspaces Apart from that I would double check the correct path and ensure that there are no sub-folders in the colourspaces folder. Thanks, Andy
  6. Hi Darren, I read a bit about the FS7. For future projects my recommendation would be to leave the camera in 'Cine EI' mode and to record S-Log3 / S-Gamut3(.cine). Only in custom mode one can choose a log tone-curve curve in combination with a custom colour matrix. It seems like the cinema matrix is a creative tweak to 709, which desaturates the image a bit. I created a custom colour space for you. You need to put the file into /vol/.support/etc/colourspaces/ which resolves to Linux /usr/fl/etc/colourspaces Mac /Library/Application Support/FilmLight/etc/colourspaces/ It would be good to know, if that is helpful in your case. Cheers, Andy Sony_SLog2_Rec709.flspace
  7. What does 'Matrix on' do on the camera side? Does it matrix to Rec.709 primaries? I could create a custom space for that, but we need to know which primaries are encoded in the file.
  8. Thanks, Levent. Was also great meeting you. Görüşürüz 😉
  9. A quick reminder about the approaching deadline on the 31st of July. With the 'Spotlight' category we hope to give artists working on smaller budgets projects more recognition. And of course, entry is open to users of any grading platform. Good luck to all of you 😉
  10. The easiest way is chaning the scene container path. Daniele shows it in this video at 01:21:30 The container should always be the root directory of the project. In your example /DI/FILM The media is then referenced as %C/ONLINE FILES/... In that scenario you would just change the scene container to /DI/FILM01/ If you did not setup the container correctly in the scene, you can use the Consolidate tools to fix the paths to each clip. First, prune the part of the paths, that should be part of the container (see screenshot). Once the Consolidate starts, cancel it immediately. We are only interested in fixing the media paths in the clips. All clips should now look like %C/ONLINE FILES/... Then go into scene settings and set the image container to the new path. If you only want to change a few clips, you can select them in Shots View and then use 'Conform X selected Shots' from the cog-wheel menu in shots view. Cheers Andy
  11. We have 3 days of training and workshops with Daniele Siragusano in Mumbai from April 5-7. Check out the available sessions and register here: Cheers Andy
  12. In case you haven't heard about it yet: FilmLight has launched a new competition honouring colourists and the art of colour worldwide. The awards will be judged by noted cinematographers and other industry creatives. Entries will close on 15 September, with a shortlist announced on 15 October. The winners will be revealed on 15 November, and be invited to participate in a panel/presentation hosted by FilmLight and its partners at the EnergaCAMERIMAGE film festival in Poland. Entry to the Colour Awards is free and open to users of any kind of grading system. The judging and awards are being organised with the co-operation of the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers), Imago (the International Federations of Cinematographers) and CSI (Colorist Society International). And if you are interested about our motivation behind this, please read: Cheers, Andy
  13. The recording of the event is now available: