i am looking at shooting a short film with the f3 and a gemini recorder here and was simply wondering if, when i wanna grade the footage in resolve, i need to apply a lut (like s-log to rec709) to bring it into a linear color space or if that is optional? which lut would i have to use and where would i get it from? hope someone can help me with that
I did a film recently shot on F3, i graded from the camera orignal media, and ignored the Slog Lut, it seems to be best suited for getting the images into the off-line system's comfort zone... and to reduce producer wobblies to a minimum...
The LUTs are avb somewhere on Sony's site, i have them as well for Iridas tho
cavet is that i didn't use Resolve for the F3 film i graded, so not sure how the LUTs will play there.
Personal pref + how flexiable your choice of software is in dealing with log math... but yea i prefered working with the flat images.. i was working in a DCi2K project and gradeing on a P3 mon...
if you are targeting a HD finish, and have limited time, then maybe gradeing with the LUT makes sense just to get you to a place the producer & DP are Ok with straight off the mark, but not my first choice..
Not even sure where i got it from anymore, might have been Sony... and i didn't use it, it's Slog to 709, and i was working in P3 anyway
But it is what the off-line folks were using, so i could play the conform for the Dir & DP with the mon in 709, and have it look like what they were used to seeing... then i ignored it and went to work with the flat images and the mon in P3 ;-)