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  2. Thanks! I shared in my local groups as well. 🤞
  3. The FilmLight Colour Awards are currently open for entries (closing 31 July). Watch the 2023 teaser here:
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  5. 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
  6. Hi All. I recently found out that in Resolve you can apply only the Color, Contrast or Saturation from a .cube LUT, individually. Is there a way to do this in Baselight? I would love to be able to set my basic grade and then only apply the color characteristics of the LUT, if possible. Possible? Thank you in advance! Darren
  7. Many thanks for sharing a really interesting insight.
  8. Following its second successful event in 2022, FilmLight is now inviting entries for the 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards. The 2023 awards celebrate colourists across five categories – theatrical feature; television series/episodic; commercial; music video; and the Spotlight award for colourists working under the constraints of lower budget projects. The awards are open to colourists on any grading platform and the deadline is 31 July 2023. For more information or to enter, visit:
  9. Entries open from 1 May – 31 July to colourists operating on any grading platform Following its second successful event in 2022, FilmLight is now inviting entries for the 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards. The awards, which are open to colourists on any grading system, will be presented at the International Film Festival EnergaCAMERIMAGE in November. The 2023 awards will celebrate colourists across five categories – theatrical feature; television series/episodic; commercial; music video; and the Spotlight award for colourists working under the constraints of lower budget projects. As in previous years, the entries will be independently judged by a panel of high-profile creatives, cinematographers and colourists. The full 2023 jury details will be released over the coming months, but FilmLight is delighted to announce that it will include award-winning cinematographers, Greig Fraser ACS, ASC and Daniela Cajías, AEC. Australian cinematographer, Fraser has become a go-to DoP for a number of high-profile directors and is best known for his work on The Batman (2022), Dune (2021), The Mandalorian (2019), Lion (2016), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and more. Cajías, who was born in Bolivia, became the first woman in 2021 to win the best cinematography award at the Goya Awards, for her work on La Niñas. Her latest movie, Alcarràs, won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2022 and has also seen her nominated for best cinematography at the 37th edition of the Goya Awards 2023. Also confirmed to be members of the 2023 jury are some of the 2022 Colour Award winners. Picture Shop VP of creative colour finishing, Michael Hatzer (winner of theatrical feature); senior colourist and partner at alter ego, Wade Odlum (commercial winner); senior colourist Ana Escorse at Studio Feather (music video winner); and senior colourist Aljoscha Hoffmann (Spotlight winner). Stephen Lighthill, 2022 Colour Awards jury member, cinematographer and president of the ASC, commented: “It’s great to see FilmLight step up and help colourists, who work in the shadows most of the time, have their moment in the sun. They’re a crucial part of the team and their role ­– much like the role of the cinematographer – is changing virtually every day.” The Colour Awards are lead and organised by FilmLight, in conjunction with EnergaCAMERIMAGE, and are supported by prominent international groups such as the AFC (The French Society of Cinematographers), the ASC (The American Society of Cinematographers), CSI (Colorist Society International), Imago (the International Federation of Cinematographers), the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC) and more. “Our goal is to ensure that the effort of colourists around the world is recognised and celebrated,” says Wolfgang Lempp, co-founder and CEO of FilmLight. “The last two years have been a very joyful and gratifying experience and we continue to receive lots of positive feedback. We’re very grateful for the support of our partners and have every intention of making this a regular fixture in the calendar. We can’t wait to see the 2023 entries.” Colourists, production companies and facilities are invited to put forward their nominations with a final deadline for submissions on 31 July 2023. For more information, visit:
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  11. Many thanks Lynette for sharing your knowledges and experiences. A really good masterclass.
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  14. How do you usually clean your control panel? My hands are oily and the panel smudges. I can use isopropyl alcohol?
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  16. Will there be any Fusion courses made for more modern updated versions?
  17. The Sony FX6 is a popular camera among professional videographers, thanks to its versatility, compact size, and powerful capabilities. But to get the most out of the camera, you need to build the right rig that suits your specific shooting needs. In this article, we'll go through some essential components that you should consider when building your Sony FX6 camera kit. Monitor While the FX6's monitor is certainly functional, some users may find it to be on the smaller side. This can make it difficult to see details and evaluate footage while shooting, especially in bright outdoor environments even though it comes with a monitor sun hood. Additionally, the monitor's built-in controls can be limited, making it challenging to fine-tune settings on the fly. One solution to these issues is to use an external monitor, such as the Atomos Ninja. This monitor is designed to work seamlessly with the Sony FX6 and can provide a larger, more detailed display with more extensive control options. With the Atomos Ninja, you can monitor your footage in real-time and make adjustments quickly and easily, even in challenging lighting conditions. Moreover, recording with the Atomos Ninja offers some distinct advantages. For example, the Ninja allows you to record in higher-quality ProRes RAW or DNx codecs, which can provide greater flexibility in post-production. Additionally, the Ninja's recording capabilities allow for simultaneous recording to both the Ninja and the camera's internal memory card, providing an extra level of backup and security for your footage. You could also consider Shinobi if you don’t need ProRes RAW. Overall, while the FX6's built-in monitor is certainly serviceable, using an external monitor such as the Atomos Ninja can take your footage to the next level and help you capture the shots you need with ease. Power The FX6 is known to consume a lot of power, which can result in shorter battery life than some users might prefer. To address this issue, many FX6 users opt to use external battery solutions, such as V-mount or Gold mount batteries, along with a battery plate that can be mounted directly onto the camera rig. While Sony offers their own line of batteries for the FX6, these can be quite expensive. One more price-friendly option is the Hawk-Woods line of batteries, which can provide reliable power at a fraction of the cost of Sony's batteries. These batteries come in various capacities and can be a great option for extended shooting sessions. It's worth noting that the Sony FX6 uses the BP-U series batteries, not the L series. Audio When it comes to audio systems for the Sony FX6, there are a few options to consider. 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  18. We can grade using any of them, and just do a final check in a house that a suite can be rented by the hour that has one of Netflix approved monitors.
  19. In the market for a mastering monitor and am looking to invest in HDR. What's the general take on Sony's BVM-HX310? Is it still relevant in the current HDR monitor climate, and at it's 30K price point will it hold up against new monitors over the next 5+ years?
  20. Sorry for the delayed response, been a full week. Personally I would stick with exporting everything as Rec 709-A. As far as I understand it is only metadata so won't change anything about the file itself, it's only telling Quicktime/Vimeo/YouTube/ how to display the file's contents. Tell any broadcasters you are delivering to that it's been graded for Rec709 Gamma 2.4 and they should be able to fit it into the pipeline accordingly, regardless of metadata tags. And actually, when you open up files tagged Rec 709-A, Quicktime says they are technically tagged correctly (1-1-1 / ITU-R BT.709) as opposed to "Unspecified" which you get when exporting with the tag set to Gamma 2.4. Most, if not all, mastered files I've ever received from other large-scale post houses are also tagged with the Rec 709-A/1-1-1 tagging scheme, so if they consider that to be the best then it's good enough for me for final deliveries. Hope that helps and if anyone out there has a better understanding/experience please feel free chime in.
  21. I'm having a little bit of trouble trying to connect the Project Library to Resolve. The downloadable files provided seem to have been updated since the course was uploaded. For context, similarly to what's shown in the course, I try to connect the folder 'editing-in-davinci-resolve'. But when I select the folder and click Connect, it immediately kicks me right back to the Add Project Library menu. Am I trying to connect the wrong folder or has the workflow changed since? For further context, I'm using the free version of Resolve and 'editing-in-davinci-resolve' is NOT in an external hard drive.
  22. Thanks so much for the response! Very useful information! The only question that still remains is: do I need to export rec709 gamma 2.4 for screens/oled and broadcasting and rec709-A for web? That means that I will color grade in gamma 2.4 (since my hero monitor is set to this and my project aswell). And export in both gamma for different viewing.
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