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Alex UdellNon Technical Color Grading setup
by on Jun 28, 2016 at 8:27:13 pm

Hi All...

As we get new footage into our library, I'd like to add a step of doing some base beauty work on it which will include punching up the color.

I'm not looking for broadcast legal at this stage. But just general beautification.

My approach here would be equivalent to the "boombox" approach of listening to your audio thru the common speakers of a boombox to see if anything annoying is apparent to you.

Operator at that workstation is running a Mac OSX with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2048 MB.

I've got an spare general low end HDTV I can connect via HDMI to one output of the card.

My thought is to do Lumetri looks in PPro and apply in logical batches via Media Encoder.

Procedure wise, what do we need to do the setup of the monitor for it to be looking at "TV Color" (Rec 709?) when attached to a computer gfx card?

Does this happen as an adjustment layer in a sequence in PPro, or are we really looking at making control panel settings adjustment at the OS level?

Again....I'm looking for general...not legal.

As long as we're in the ball park and not clipping data....finesse will be applied at the other end of the pipeline...

discussion is appreciated...

thanks!

Alex Udell
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Chris WrightRe: Non Technical Color Grading setup
by on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:30:14 pm
Last Edited By Chris Wright on Jun 29, 2016 at 12:38:32 am

https://f1.creativecow.net/9975/slog-3-to-rec709-effects-preset-for-premier...
this preset will punch up the color in 32bpc.

premiere views, sets, conforms, previews, transmits, dynamic links everything in
Rec. 709 0-255.

you can use an adjustment layer across all the clips as well.
you can also simply burn in a lut in media encoder.


some gfx cards have a driver menu for 16-235 instead of 0-255.

OS level should match premiere's previews at sRGB or Rec. 709 0-255 gamma 2.0

color finesse can do soft clipping legal levels.


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Alex UdellRe: Non Technical Color Grading setup
by on Jun 29, 2016 at 4:02:50 pm

Hey Chris

check this out...

Workflow wise....

we start with a folder of source which we import into PPro

in PPro using thumbnail view we drop related items into bins

then from each bin set we choose a representative shot and load it into the source viewer.

apply the blank Lumetri effect and color to taste.

save the setup as a preset named accordingly

then select the remaining members of that BIN.

drag and drop the preset over one of the highlighted bin members and it's applied to the group

** in thumbnail view you can see that the effect as been applied as a master clip effect. VERY COOL...

** also with any selected set of clips in the bin selected, you can right click and choose to disable the master clip effects so you can toggle quickly and see the changes made by the CC. VERY COOL!!!

repeat for remaining bins

save project

send clips from bins to Adobe Media Encoder for batch processing...

render...

check....

step back in and adjust sets or subsets as necessary

from there were can file name the graded material and keyword and metatag as necessary

and push out to the library....

Alex Udell
Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX
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Ivan MylesRe: Non Technical Color Grading setup
by on Jul 5, 2016 at 1:50:52 pm
Last Edited By Ivan Myles on Jul 5, 2016 at 5:14:37 pm

Alex, tho might be tangential to your question, but here are two recommendations that I didn't see mentioned in your workflow:

• Calibrate the monitor.
• Check the color-corrected footage with the scopes. Especially note the RGB values because it is possible to have legal luma with one or two RGB channels out of range.

Hope this helps.


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