I have a very simple requirement. I am grading in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 on the latest 5K Apple iMac (with default iMac Display Profile enabled). No external monitor attached.
All I need is for the rendered file to look the same as the images I see and grade in the Resolve Color tab... ON THE SAME SCREEN. All I care about is that what I see in DaVinci on the iMac, is reproduced in the file when viewing on the same iMac.
At the moment, when I bring footage into Resolve it looks much darker that it did in Premiere and when I grade it and render it out (whichever codec it seems), there is a big gamma shift and it looks brighter and washed out. I then have to go back in and crush the image and boost saturation, guessing along the way how the final image will look like when rendered.
I understand there might be a subtle gamma shift at the codec level, but nothing this extreme. I guess I’ve got wrong settings in the Color Management preferences but I’m not sure what to choose and the only drop-down available is “Timeline Color Space”... the others are grayed out