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  • Input color space issue

    Posted by Sean Lennon on January 10, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Folks a little new to resolve and I forgot to pick the designated input color space and went ahead and graded a project, am I stuck or is there something I can do about this?

    Any help appreciated.


    Marc Wielage replied 4 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Marc Wielage

    January 11, 2020 at 3:15 am

    It depends. What space was picked? What are you delivering in? What is the source material?

    I routinely do everything in DaVinci YRGB rec709 gamma 2.4, but I also deliver in Rec709 and used calibrated Rec709 displays. If you’re using a display-referred workflow, what you see is pretty much what you get.

  • Sean Lennon

    January 11, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for the response. The space picked was, s-gamut3/slog-3.
    1920 X 1080 25fps. Gonna be just uploaded to Vimeo.

  • Marc Wielage

    January 11, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    It may not matter. If you’re monitoring in Rec709 and looking at a calibrated Rec709 display, and you;’re delivering to a Rec709 audience (like Vimeo), then I’d say it should be OK. Upload a short test and look at it for yourself and see if it looks OK.

    The input color space is just there for people who would rather work in the camera’s native color space. I generally don’t like to do that, but I can see the value of using a Color Space Transform node in the node tree, which can essentially do the same thing, shot-to-shot.

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