I am struggling to find online resources to help define a suitable grading workflow.
I am using footage shot on sony FS700 with s-log2 profile. For the sake of offline I have been working with pro-res proxy files using native slog 2 profile.
Now it's time to grade and I am confused as to best workflow for my task. I understand that s-log 2 provides the greatest possible colour range (potentially at least), but fail to believe that once a pro-res 444 is baked from the raw file that this can contain any more potential colour range than Rec 709.
I have experimented and find that 709 is too saturated with too much contrast for my likes, instead would prefer to work with something a little bolder than the native s slog 2.
Can someone help me out here? I still find it difficult to believe in Raw video, even though I am well versed in (still) camera raw. If i bake 709 at the start of the process, will it give me fewer colour options when I come to grade? are there any good resources for this to read more?
workflow i am currently preparing for online:
sony raw viewer: Raw > pro res 444 (slog 2 or 709)
edit in premiere
grade in speed grade