Learning Silverstack Part 3: The Offload Wizard

Colorist & DIT Ryan Nguyen continues his series on Pomfort's Silverstack with a deep dive on the Offload Wizard. Including saving and managing offload templates, using wildcards to create custom offload directories and evaluating download progress in the Jobs Sheet page.

Handling A Rejected Grade, As A Freelance Colorist

Dan Moran recently joined the freelance world. He's curious how Pat and Robbie handle a client who rejects a grade - fix it or charge more?

Behind the Curtain - Commercial #2: From Base Grade to Final Look

In this Insight, Dan covers another of his behind the curtain commercials. This time we look at a bright morning kitchen scene. In this real-world assessment and grade, Dan focuses on getting a bright airy feel without losing on the filmic sense.

Grading The White Cyc Stand Up - When White Is Not White

In this video, you learn techniques for color correcting log encoded white cyc footage. Plus get several solutions for fixing common problems with these types of shoots and why, many times, your corrections are a compromise.

CalMAN Part 10: Using Calibration Test Patterns In Your NLE

If you want to calibrate your reference display through your main non-linear editing software then you want to use calibration test patterns playing through a timeline. Learn how to be sure you don't have Data- and Video- level mismatches.

Behind the Curtain - Commercial #1: From Base Grade to Final Look

Dan returns to his Behind The Curtain series with a real-time insight that shows his approaches to this commercial grade. He covers primaries, look theory, shot matching and Look refinement.

How To Back Up Your Resolve Databases And Your Computer

One of our members asks about backing up Resolve databases and computers. This is an essential skill for colorists, listen to how we do it.

Colorist Podcast EP 021:Shane Mario Ruggieri

In this episode, Josh talks to Shane Mario Ruggieri, C.S.I. from Dolby. Learn about HDR from the colorists perspective, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, grading HDR and SDR and more! If you're interested in HDR this episode is a must listen!

How Do You Choose A 4k Reference Monitor For Color Grading?

The Team discusses the pros/cons of 4k monitoring. We explore new offerings from Flanders Scientific including the XM650U and XM310K.

Demystifying Contrast and Brightness Calibration Test Images

In our reference display calibration series we've been using a specific set of calibration test images. But two test images (used to precalibrate our Contrast and Brightness settings) generate a lot of confusion. Get unconfused in this Insight.

First Look: FSI XM650U UHD Monitor

In this special Insight, Bram Desmet CEO & General Manager stops by Robbie's studio to take a look at the brand new FSI XM650U UHD OLED HDR Monitor. Learn about the essential design of the monitor, its capabilities and how it might help you.

Is Your Reference Display Input Properly Set To Data Levels Or Video Levels?

If you have a broadcast reference monitor for editing and color correction then you need to make sure it's properly processing your images. Learn how to know if you have a mismatch in data levels with your editing or color correction software.

How To Color Grade Full Range for Data Level Broadcast Delivery?

A member asks a question about working in Full Range but delivering a video rendered to legal/broadcast levels. We work through the thinking.

From The Grading Suite: From Short Form To Reality

Dan shares the tale of his attempt at grading long-form reality television after spending 10 years being a pampered commercial colorist.

Learning Silverstack Part 2: Overcoming the User Interface

In this second insight of a series with Pomfort Silverstack, you take a first-contact look at the user interface to overcome the initial fear of learning a new software. Explore the various layouts and workspaces available to better understand how you navigate the program.

Being Flexible As A DIT: The Always Evolving DIT Cart

We all know that a good cart is essential to a DIT's kit. But what if there is no room for your cart? What options do you have when size becomes a cause for concern? Get a list of differently-sized DIT Carts for odd situations.

Calibrating A Reference Display Without Using LUTs Part 2

Learn how to calibrate your video reference monitor if you can't load a calibration Look Up Table (LUT) into the display, with CalMAN Studio. It's simple. It's fast. But it does require a professional display to be fully successful.

Grading A Short Film Part 2 - Testing The Feel Of The Footage

Dan shares his assessment of how to get the feel of the footage before you speak to the director. It helps when you can be upfront about what is and isn't possible.

Precalibrating A Reference Display (without using LUTs) Part 1

In this CalMAN Studio series you've learned how to calibrate a video reference display using Look Up Tables (LUTs). Not every display supports internal LUTs. If you don't have (or want) an external LUT box then what do you do then? Watch and learn.

Revisiting The Judd Modification When Calibrating OLED Displays

Team Mixing Light answers a member question about using the Judd Modification for an OLED reference monitor. What is it? When to use it?

Getting Sh*t Done: How To Do More And Have It All

Do you want to cram a ton of productivity into your life? Get insight into how to do that from a highly productive post professional.Get tips and strategies to maximize your down time or add something to your life you never had time for.