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Redžinald Šimek
RED 35 mm color
on Jul 22, 2009 at 8:18:17 pm


I've been working on the short film and it is shot on RED.
Budget is no budget, and production does not give me too much time.
Grading will be done in the Color and output is the 35 mm print.
I have mac pro with Matrox MXO2, Apple Cinema display and Sony Broadcast professional SD monitor.
I also have 5der 3 Elite color calibrator.
I did some gradings for the HD on the calibrated Apple cinema display and i got good results, but i never did it for 35 mm.

My questions now.

Is it possible to do it with this equipment to get fairly good result?

What about LOG/LIN?

Client wants also HD master, do i need to do CC all over again.

Witch gamma space i use when calibrating monitor?


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Uli Plank
Re: RED 35 mm color
on Jul 23, 2009 at 5:38:59 am

Well, no budget AND little time is a hard one…

What I'd suggest is this:

- Shoot a DSC color card
- Get it out of Color with no correction at all and have it transferred to 35mm
- Compare by eye and try to match it as closely as possible by grading your file in Color
- Use that grade as a LUT in Color
- Switch that LUT off again before final rendering

Talk to your transfer service if they want lin or log, in Color it's not very important, since it can render up to 32 bit.

If you have some money, get Cube Builder.

Hope this helps,


Director of the Institute of Media Research (IMF) at Braunschweig University of Arts

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