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January 14, 2021

Today's Agenda: Is it just me or does the ACES color management system feel like it's limiting my creative choices?


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Why Doesn’t ACES Color Management Feel Right When I’m Color Grading?

Welcome to our very first edition of Mailbag LIVE! Like our pre-recorded podcasts, our goal is to answer a Mixing Light member’s question – and they join us on a live Zoom conference call, where other Mixing Light members are welcome to attend and participate.

After the Team talks with the member about their question, we invite members on the Zoom call to offer their thoughts on the subject. Or to ask questions inspired by the discussion.


Today’s Agenda:

Is it just me or does the ACES color management system feel like it’s limiting my creative choices?

Mixing Light Member Russ Lasson is curious about the opinion of other colorists and if they find it frustrating to color grade in an ACES pipeline?

Robbie, Joey, and Dan all do some screen sharing to demonstrate the choices they make when working in ACES – showing both DaVinci Resolve and Baselight in action. Plus Mixing Light members suggest tools for ‘sniffing’ hidden metadata in camera recordings (to help properly tag gamut/gamma settings for color-managed workflows).

At the end of this Mailbag, questions are asked, suggestions are offered by Mixing Light members on this call.

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