Thomas d'Auteuil

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  1. @Stefan Stark I totally agree. I tried using the key piping method, but it became too cumbersome on large projects. Instead, I simply got used to be ultraprecise in the luma and saturation selection. I'll try messaging the people at Blackmagic to suggest a color space aware picker tool. @Rune Felix Holm For now, I'm strongly considering converting my footage to rec709 in the middle of my node tree. I just don't know anything about how to grade in rec709 without messing up the gamma and introducing ugly tints.
  2. Usually, it's feasible, but the luma and saturation controls are all crammed up in a tiny zone. It's overly sensitive and imprecise. More often than not, keys are much cleaner (and easier) in rec709. That's why I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, like not using the right qualifying tool.
  3. I've seen the episode "Piping a key downstream" in the first color grading course. It makes sense to CST into rec709 to have a more accurate contrast and saturation to key in. However, it's a hassle to send keys to other nodes and potentially risking to break the node structure (I use ripple node changes on big projects). Is there a way to have a "Log Space Aware" HSL qualifier? What's the best procedure to have accurate keys? My goal is to have my keying done as cleanly as possible and changing the exposure of that key in log space (ex: bringing up the exposure in the skin).
  4. As always, I really appreciate the masterclasses here at Lowepost. However, I feel that, in this one, a huge chunk of the work was done in preproduction and we don't get to see that part. I wish we could have been given more insight into how that show LUT was elaborated. Also, the footage was shot so incredibly well that little had to be done in post. I'm on Lowepost because I'm starting out and, so far, I've had to fix the colors and exposure on every single shot thrown at me. In other words, this masterclass felt more theoretical than practical.