Hi, I have a specific issue. I’m grading a shot in a room with large windows. It’s a period piece and I don’t want to see what’s outside the window. Now I can push the highlights up and lose the detail, but I want to then bring those crushed highlights down in another node to tint the colour – i.e. I don’t want my final result to be with the windows at 100IRE. However, when I do this because of the way that Davinci works, I keep rescuing those details in the background that I want to obscure. Does anyone have a work-around for this?
If you add a node after you have pushed the highlights past 100 and then add the Gamut Mapping OFX plug in, it will clip the highlights and subsequent nodes will not be able to recover the highlights. There may be other OFX plugins that do the same but that one is simple
Using Power Windows to isolate the windows, you could, perhaps, blur the exterior scene enough to make it unrecognizable, but still feel natural. Or, you could composite an exterior image (sky, trees, a period photo, etc.). Any of these might be preferable to a featureless void, and less noticeable or distracting.