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John Wahoo
Color management Arri Scan->Arri Laser dpx log workflow
on Mar 24, 2010 at 10:34:05 am


i work for a digital film restoration company using the following workflow:

- we scan with an Arri Scanner in 10bit log .dpx in 2k and 4k
- resorate with a software calles "diamant" that has support for 3d Luts
- we mainly worked with black/white material, color correcting with after effects and color finesse, checking back in diamant
-print back to film with an arri laser

the workflow involved quite some trial and error, besides still not being perfect, it works with black and white projects. As we will now start working on a color project, we are looking for a solution that will give us a more or less balanced color preview while grading.

The problem is that after effects and color finesse both don´t offer 3d Lut support. Solutions like the icc color management in after effects using Universal Camera Film Print density as well as the cineon converter don´t offer reliable results as far as i can judge.

Is there any solution you can think of how to get a 3dlut preview in after effects, or should we go a completely different path?
i know of some some color management solutions like the arri cube that are beyond our budget (15k €), but if you can point me to a more affordable solution it would be really helpful.


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