Nicolas Hanson

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  1. I think they are quite similar really when it comes to silver. You could try to de-connect the RGB channels and draw a luma curve. It will increase the silver. You could also use the top part of the curve to compress the highlights or flatten them out. And, play with the midtone details slider to reduce sharpness.
  2. Would need to see how the lighting is on the shots you are working on to determine which techniques to use to get there. Need to know what's already taken care of and what challenges you face.
  3. Any chance you can post references? Sounds like you are looking for ways to compress highlights but your post is a bit cryptic and I'm not up for guess games right now.
  4. What is a Mercury look? Is that a movie reference?
  5. Hi Marc. Any reason why you wouldn't use a parallel node istead of a layer node in this case? I find that by pumping the color I want from the source in a parallel node will give a less destructive result than with a key inside a layer node.
  6. I think this guide is spot on and stands out from the other guides out there because it actually dares to say that a professional line monitor comes with the higher price tag. Lowepost is one of the few reliable resources out there and I would be disappointed if they listed all the crap displays that can be found on some of the other industry blogs. We used the discontinued PVM-A250 for years, and recently bought the number two on this list - BVM- E251.
  7. New to motion design, and loved this course Nick. Hope for more!
  8. Download Desktop Video and if it's not visible there, you need to boot the Mac Mini M1 and reduce the security. 1. Apple menu/ Shut Down. 2. Press and hold the power button until you see “Loading startup options”. 3. Click Options, then Continue. 4. Reduce the Security Now, Desktop Video will recognise your Ultrastudio.
  9. Yeah, need to see the colour management settings and full UI.
  10. My first panel was the original Wave, followed by the Avid Artist panel and I'm also looking to upgrade @Tobia Montanari Lughi. I must say these images makes me want to order the Elements right away!
  11. I would set up the DaVinci Resolve Mini M1 with your devices like this: 1x Thunderbolt/USB4: UltraStudio HD/4K with external monitor and speakers. The ports on the Mini m1 has its own busses so it should not steal bandwidth from the other ports. 1 x Thunderbolt/USB4: External drives (with our without a hub) 1x HDMI 2: Screen 2x USB A: Panel etc 1x 3.5 mm/headphone: Desktop audio
  12. Is there any issues with using the UltraStudio Mini to connect audio and a monitor to the new Mac Mini m1?
  13. A big thank you Walter and Lowepost, this is big! 🙏
  14. You can hit the wall by not preparing for HDR, 4K etc of course, but how long will you an Eizo monitor last when thinking solely on the life span of the components and the image quality? Second, I have read that Eizo will update their cg2730 to a cg2740. Is that because the technology is old, and will they also update the cg279x?
  15. I wonder if I can save some cash by going for Eizo cg2730 instead of Eizo cg279x. I hope to be able to trust the internal calibration, but I understand it relies on calibration with a 1D LUT only. So for 100% accuracy I would probably need external calibration with a 3D LUT that cg379x has built in. I have also picked up that I don't need the built in 3D LUT capability that comes with cg279x if I add an external 3D LUT box (which I dont want to do) or output a 3D LUT from Resolve. So my question will be; what is the process of outputting a 3D LUT from Resolve when used for calibration?