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October 15, 2022

In this Office Hours, a team of Mixing Light Contributors tackles member questions about estimating time for HDR trim passes - and much more!


Office Hours: October 7, 2022

Mixing Light Contributors Joey D’Anna, Zeb Chadfield, and Jamie Dickinson join host Patrick Inhofer in leading a Mixing Light Office hours discussion. Today’s discussion includes:

  • What is the “Forward OOTF” option in CST?
  • How many hours would I need to do an HDR grade pass for a feature film?
  • How would you tackle a documentary series (8 Episodes) shot with several cameras?
  • What is the important metric for render-cache speed in hard drives?

Table of Contents

(bold = member question)

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 01:27 – What is the Forward OOTF Option in the Color Space Transform ResolveFX node?
  • 07:45 – Discussion about DaVinci YRGB Color Management’s transforms
  • 09:09 – How many days do we quote for a typical 100-minute feature film?
  • 15:15 – The Team discusses grading in a theater (and grading for theatrical)
  • 18:58 – How much time does it take to do an HDR trim pass?
  • 28:57 – What about analyzing a grayscale ramp to generate Dolby Trims and cutting-pasting the grayscale results across an entire timeline?
  • 35:38 – Is there a market for HDR/Dolby Vision mastering after the initial color grade?
  • 40:43 – How do you approach a 3-4 camera documentary series where your only source material is the rendered ProRes444 picture lock?
  • 48:30- From DaVinci Resolve, can you export the source file name comment in an EDL?
  • 49:03 – What is the important metric for render speed in regard to hard drives?

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