Lin2Log, with CDL Data
This is a new one for me and I can’t seem to figure it out.
I’m used to working with Log footage and using cineon converter or LUTs but I’m currently working on a show where the DIT has decided to do things differently.
The plates are in sRGB color space when I receive them. The workflow we’ve been instructed to use is to:
– Apply a standard rec709-Log-C (Lin-Log) LUT to the plate
– Apply the CDL data to the *LOG-C* space plates
Basically the DIT has decided to bypass the Log-Lin workflow and rely solely on the CDL correction to get the dailies from the Alexa LOG-C space to what editorial sees.
My problem is that I can’t get the plates to look correct when importing into after effects. Beyond that, I’m using Cineon Converter to go from Lin2Log and colorista to apply the CDL data.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.