Common Log Grading Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Color grading log footage manually with just contrast and saturation might be easier, but it can introduce problems with color accuracy and luminance. Today we’re talking about how to prevent and fix those issues.
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Table of Contents:
0:00 – Intro & Setup
1:33 – Log vs Linear
4:58 – The Problem with Contrast
6:30 – What Pivot Does in Resolve
7:49 – Understanding Luminance & Tonality
9:23 – Applying LUTs to Log Footage
10:53 – Why Quick Grades Aren’t Accurate
14:44 – What about HLG?
16:30 – Tips for Setting Saturation
17:20 – Using Curves to Correct Log Footage
19:31 – Applying Contrast as a Finishing Touch
21:02 – Example Curves
23:50 – Twitter Questions
24:13 – Does Color Science Matter?
25:00 – Does Bitrate Affect Log Grading?
25:45 – Getting & Applying LUTs
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