Just wondering people's opinion on this new feature. Adobe has touted it as a "very powerful," feature. I've not found it to be that at all, but more in line with the built-in color correction tools we've seen in the past. They don't seem to be working directly with the source material, but more on a superficial level. White balance, for example just seems to paint a blue or yellow wash on the existing colors. Admittedly, I have no idea what's happening under the hood. On a practical level, these new features are nowhere near a replacement for SG or Davinci resolve.
I'm personally irritated that Adobe messed with one of the major selling points of Speedgrade over Davinci resolve - the seamless back and forth directly from a premiere timeline. I don't want to color grade in an NLE any more than I want to cut together a sequence in a coloring program. The best thing they could do is integrate the workflow seamlessly. Now, you send a sequence to speedgrade and back and the SG settings are not maintained, you have to start all over and if you have applied any look settings directly within PP, it gets all gummed up.
[Christian Seel]"They don't seem to be working directly with the source material, but more on a superficial level. White balance, for example just seems to paint a blue or yellow wash on the existing colors."
There are some format-specific controls (like color temperature, tint and exposure for CinemaDNG) available as a Master Clip Effect [link] on individual clips.