Category: ‘Color Grading’

Catalyst Browse & Catalyst Prepare

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I had a chance to test drive Sony’s Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare this month. Catalyst Browse was released by Sony on September 30th, 2014 and is completely FREE to use and download. Catalyst Prepare was released about a month later and costs $199 USD. The versions I tested were Catalyst Browse 1.0.3 build 338 for PC and Catalyst Prepare …

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Coloring FS7 slog3 4K footage

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While waiting for my Sony FS7 test unit to arrive¬†from Vistek Toronto, I had a chance to get my hands on various files off the internet and found one in particular shot by DP Tuomas Hakal that I enjoyed grading and felt really showed some of the capabilities of what could be done with the footage from this new camera …

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Video & Data Levels Demystified!

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There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to use of video or data levels when recording with most cameras, including the Sony’s, and usually it rears it’s ugly head when it comes to the post production process resulting in everything from shifted levels, clipped signals, and just a mass of confusion that can leave you scratching your …

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Roundtrip Workflow in Resolve and the F55

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I am a huge fan of roundtrip workflows using Davinci Resolve and various NLE softwares! For one, when shooting 4K on the F55 in XAVC and especially RAW the files can be massive but often reduced to a very small fraction of the originals which then can easily be given to an editor, producer, etc.. as either dailies and for …

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