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xiaolom
Kona 3 grading setup
on Nov 9, 2007 at 10:22:48 am

Hi,

we need to set up a Kona 3 system for grading a 15 min short shot on HDCam. The system is usually used for SD editing, so we don


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walter biscardi
Re: Kona 3 grading setup
on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:39:15 pm

[xiaolom] "So what would be the (most) color-accurate setup:

1) grade on SD CRT (SDI-Connected)"


That would be the most accurate, however understand that your colors may appear muted in HD. You will actually want to push the colors a little bit more. I don't grade on the Dells, we only use them as computer monitors.

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Bob Zelin
Re: Kona 3 grading setup
on Nov 10, 2007 at 12:48:59 am

I have a question -
what is a low budget project that is shot in HDCam, and requires an HDCam VTR, a Kona 3, and a drive array fast enough to hold uncompressed HD video ? That's an expensive Camera, expensive VTR, and expensive FCP setup. Can't you rent a monitor for this project ?

Bob Zelin


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xiaolom
Re: Kona 3 grading setup
on Nov 10, 2007 at 12:46:06 pm

Hi Bob,

thats true, those are all expensive things that have to be paid ;-). I guess thats why the production has too little left to just finish the whole project that way.
Maybe they got a good deal from a rental house for that camera and now end up in a high end editing world that they cannot really afford. I don


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