A Conversation With Senior Colourist Vincent Taylor CSI
We're happy to introduce our newest Contributor, colorist Kali Bateman. She's relaunching our interview series. Starting with Vincent Taylor.
A Hands-On Introduction To DaVinci Resolve On iPad Beta for Pros
Colorist Joey D’Anna gives an extended review of DaVinci Resolve for iPad Beta, how it differs from the desktop, and what it may excel at.
Color Grading Docs, HDR Trims, NVMe Disks for Cache, and more!
In this Office Hours, a team of Mixing Light Contributors tackles member questions about estimating time for HDR trim passes - and much more!
Streaming Dolby Vision, REC-709a, And Consumer OLED Displays
Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss streaming Dolby Vision mp4s; Rec. 709a (what is to be done); and consumer displays for grading.
Using Compound Clips For Dolby Vision Revisions & IMF Delivery
Learn an advanced compound timeline use-case for Dolby Vision deliverables - without ever rendering & replacing the original HDR timeline.
NAS, Security, Archival Footage, and HDR - An Office Hours Discussion
Team Mixing Light discusses member questions including: TrueNAS storage, archival footage artifacts, budget HDR monitoring, and security.
DaVinci Resolve 17.4.5 - Custom YRGB Output Color Spaces
Colorist Joey D’Anna explains why the new Output color space setting in DaVinci YRGB projects is a great tool for node based color management.
Dolby Vision - Custom ACES SDR to HDR Part 4 - Deliverables And QC
In Part 4, learn how to QC and deliver your Dolby Vision HDR and SDR masters, including Video- or Data- level settings for ProRes exports.
Custom ACES SDR to HDR Part 3 - Dolby Vision Trims
Learn how to use the original SDR color grade as a reference for a new SDR Dolby Vision trim from an HDR re-master (gulp!)!
Elsewhere On The Web: Netflix Recommended Displays (and more)
This series returns with stories on Netflix recommended displays; being a better colorist; color harmonies; and note-taking.
SDR To HDR - Working With Graphics In Node-Level Color Management
In part two of his series, Colorist Joey D'Anna shows you how to color manage graphics when trimming a project from SDR up to HDR.
Behind The Curtain - Building a HDR Ready Show Look
In this Insight Dan (well known for his gritty looks) tries to bring a bit of that style to a cleaner, HDR ready show look created in Baselight
Resolve 17.4: My Favorites From A Huge Release
DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is a substantial update. Colorist Joey D'Anna explores his favorite features, big and small, on the Color & Edit Pages.
Custom ACES: SDR To HDR - Part 1
In this Insight, Colorist Joey D’Anna shows you how to move an SDR grade into HDR using a Custom ACES fixed node structure.
Grading HDR & Dolby Vision: Patrick & Dan Join The Fun
In this installment of 'From The Mailbag' Team Mixing Light discusses Patrick & Dan's newest HDR projects &the challenges they faced.
Good Grades: Color Grading at NFL Films with Chris Pepperman
In this installment of Good Grades we sit down with Sr. Managing Colorist at NFL Films, Chris Pepperman.
Good Grades: Documentary Masterclass with Evan Anthony
In this installment of Good Grades we sit down with renowned documentary colorist Evan Anthony and talk about his start, work and more!
Good Grades: Talking Color & Suite Design With Shawn King
We welcome new contributor Jason Druss to Team Mixing Light as he kicks off his new 'Good Grades' series talking to top colorists. First up Shawn King
A Mixing Light Special Report: Resolve 17 Announcement
Blackmagic Design just announced Resolve 17. We jump on a call to discuss the release, its timing, new features, and our initial thoughts.
What's Tone Mapping?
In this installment of From The Mailbag we sit down to talk about tone mapping and how's used in software and on consumer displays.
HDR Essentials: Vocabulary & Workflow Webinar
In this Mixing Light Webinar replay, join Mixing Light co-founder Robbie Carman as he explores HDR essentials, including vocabuarly & workflow
Custom ACES Part 1: Building An ACES Workflow In A Resolve Node Tree
Learn how to leverage a powerful ACES workflow without any limitations, by customizing it a DaVinci Resolve node tree.
Revisiting RCM, ACES & CST Workflow
In this installment of From The Mailbag, a member's question about using the CST OFX within a color-managed project got us into revisiting these workflows
Understanding Professional Displays With FSI's Bram Desmet
Trying to understand the value of pro video displays? Want to know the differences (and trade-offs) between the technologies? Listen on...
Is the Disney + Series 'The Mandalorian' Fake HDR?
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we tackle a hot topic from the world of color grading this past week - is there such as thing as FAKE HDR?
What's Up With Supplemental IMFs?
In this installment of From the MailBag, we're once again joined by Mixing Light contributor Joey D'Anna who gives us the skinny on supplemental IMF packages for delivery to broadcasters and OTT providers.
Understanding the Future of Color Grading - Part 4
The film and television production and distribution pipeline is quickly evolving to support wide color gamuts. What's pushing this change?
Accurate Monitoring in Premiere - HDR and Apple displayP3 Colorspace
Learn how to set up Adobe Premiere Pro for HDR workflows and to make Apple Retina's displayP3 monitors 'accurate' for web-based deliverables.
ACES in Action Part 2 - Breaking Down the Imaging Pipeline
In Part 2 of this Series, learn the details of an indie film navigating ACES between DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.
ACES Color Correction in Action: An Indie Case Study Part 1
The ACES color management workflow is a key technology for major Hollywood productions. Learn how an Indie film implemented ACES.
Our Initial Thoughts On The Apple Pro Display XDR - Is It Truly XDR?
The XDR looks like an impressive display from Apple but - is it a reference monitor? It sure is priced like one!
Clients Unhappy With Your Downstream SDR Tone Mapped Color Grade?
High Dynamic Range color grading is challenging. Listen as we discuss a question about HDR > SDR tone mapping and how to handle expectations?
New Dolby Vision Training & Looking Forward to NAB 2019
The Team discusses a new training title we produced for Dolby about creating Dolby Vision content. Plus, Our thoughts about NAB 2019.
Understanding The Future Of Color Grading - HDR and 'Presence'
In Part 3 of this series, you learn about the evolution of digital video from Standard- to High- Dynamic Range. Why is it here to stay?
Revisiting Using A Single Large Format Monitor
Team Mixing Light revisits the idea of using a single large format monitor in a color suite. Is it a viable solution?
Color Correction Gear Head: January 2019 Edition
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head we look at new GPUs, storage, GUI monitoring and HDMI routing and more!
Is High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video Legit? Should I Invest In HDR Tech?
Team Mixing Light discusses a member question about HDR: Is here to stay and should they be investing in HDR tech?
Getting To Know Dolby Vision Part 3: Dolby Vision For Everyone!
In part 3 of our ongoing Dolby Vision series, learn about big changes to Dolby Vision & Resolve in 2018, plus new tools & workflows.
Integrating Graphics & Text Into A Dobly Vision HDR Project
Team Mixing Light is once again joined by Joey D'Anna to discuss integrating graphics and text into Dobly Vision HDR projects.
Understanding The Future Of Post Production and Color Grading: Part 1
Digital video post production and color grading is rapidly advancing. Which technologies do you need to prepare for? And why?
Color Grading HDR For The First Time - In A Live Competition!
Dan & Robbie describe watching colorists grade HDR for the first time, while competing! Plus, Mixing Light's partnership in China.
Should I Standardize Every Project Using A Color Management System?
We discuss if professional colorists should be standardizing every project around color management systems like RCM & ACES?
Elsewhere On The Web: Managing Saturation, Live HDR, Resolve Fusion (& more)
Summer 2018 round-up of don't-miss color correction tutorials from other websites (with commentary). We wish we had them here, first.
LG 8 Series Or FSI XM650U - Which Large Format Display To Buy?
The Team discusses a question we've been getting a lot: Is it worth getting the FSI XM650U over a 65" LG OLED?
10 Things I've Learned (So Far) About HDR Grading
In this Insight, Robbie explores 10 things he's learned in 3 years of grading HDR and how his recent experiences have informed his view on HDR.
The 3000 NIT FSI XM310K: Talking HDR With Bram Desmet
Flanders Scientific is shipping it's highly anticipated XM310K - a 31 inch DCI 4k 3000 NIT HDR mastering monitor with 12G connectivity. I talk to FSI CEO Bram Desmet about HDR & the XM310K.
A Month Later: Team Mixing Light's Take On NAB 2018
It's been a little over a month since NAB 2018. We discuss what we saw including Resolve 15, new HDR monitoring, control surfaces and more.
First Impressions with DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta (after NAB)
Learn what one colorist thinks of DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta the first time he launches it. Not on the trade show floor in Las Vegas where he first saw it... but in quiet of his suite. And discover the huge new feature no one is talking about!
Color Correction Gear Head: May 2018 Edition
In this installment of the Color Correction Gear Head series, Robbie takes a look at the 2018 LG OLEDs (C8), the HD Fury Integral 4k, Aja 1616 12G Router, OWC Mercury HeliosFX and remote control application Splashtop.
OLED vs LCD: The Future Of Display Technology with Bram Desmet
Where does the battle of OLED vs LCD sit today and what are their comparative advantages (and challenges)? The CEO of Flanders Scientific answers questions about the state of display technology in 2018.
Talking LGs, OLEDs, and Calibration With Portrait Display's Tyler Pruitt
In this special edition Mixing Light Podcast, Technical Evangelist Tyler Pruitt joins Robbie to discuss LG's 2018 OLED monitors and various calibration issues like metamerism, colorimeter matrices and more!
Colorist Podcast EP 022: Dado Valentic
In this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh sits down with colorist, trainer and industry visionary Dado Valentic to discuss his much talked about presentation on color grading and AI, HDR workflow, on tools for colorists and more!
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.
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.
Colorist Podcast EP 020: Ian Vertovec
In the first installment of the Colorist Podcast for 2018, Josh sits down with well-known colorist Ian Vertovec from Light Iron. They discuss Ian's work, ACES, HDR, VFX workflow and much more!
Talking About and Understanding Dolby Vision Color Grading
Building on Robbie's recent articles, Pat and Dan ask questions about workflow and Robbie's recent trip to Dolby in Burbank, CA.
About the New Blackmagic Design Conference, The New iMac Pro
Team Mixing Light discusses the first ever Blackmagic Design Conference & Expo as well as our thoughts on Apple's latest - the iMac Pro.
Getting To Know Dolby Vision Part 2: Delivering To non-HDR Televisions
In part 2 of our Dolby Vision series you learn more about suite setup. Then you dive into using the Dolby Vision trim controls (in DaVinci Resolve) for Standard Dynamic Range TVs. Plus, Dolby Vision 'mezzanine' file creation.
Colorist Podcast Episode 019: 2017 Year In Review
In the last installment for 2017, the Colorist Podcast looks back at some key moments from the series this year with a year in review highlights episode
Getting To Know Dolby Vision Part 1: Terminology, Gear, and Workflow
In part 1 of our series on getting to know Dolby Vision HDR workflow & color correction, you learn the essentials of setting up a professional Dolby Vision mastering suite.
Colorist Podcast Episode 18: Patrick Woodard
In this installment, Josh talks to Digital Film Tree lead colorist Patrick Woodard about color correcting high-end TV, remote sessions, ACES and more!
Colorist Podcast Episode 17: Bob Festa
In this episode, Josh talks to legendary colorist Bob Festa about his gigantic body of work, grading techniques and much more!
Colorist Podcast Episode 16: Alexis Van Hurkman Part 2
In this episode, Josh continues his conversation with director, author and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman. they talk HDR, ACES and more!
Colorist Podcast Episode 014: Juan Ignacio Cabrera, CSI
in this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh talk to colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera about his work on cutting edge projects & many other subjects.
Colorist Podcast Episode 013: Vanessa Taylor
In this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh is joined by colorist Vanessa Taylor. From balancing tech & art, grading HDR this is a great listen!
Colorist Podcast Episode 011: Dave Abrams
On this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh talks to famed calibrator Dave Abrams of Avical about display technology, HDR & getting great calibrations
Colorist Podcast Episode 09
In this episode of the colorist podcast, Josh talks to Technicolor senior colorist Peter Doyle about his amazing career & many other subjects
Using Reference Monitors & LG's OLEDS Together In The Color Suite
Team Mixing Light discusses choosing colorist reference monitors. Plus, using LG's consumer OLED televisions in our color suites.
Syncing Resolve's LUT Folder & Viewing HDR & SDR Simultaneously
A member asks how they can easily sync Resolve's LUT folder between suites. Plus, the pros/cons of viewing HDR & SDR simultaneously.
New Stereoscopic Tools for HDR Workflows in DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 has introduced some new Stereo features... to support HDR workflows for High Dynamic Range color grading. Learn more...
Colorist Podcast: Episode 3
In Episode 3 of the Colorist Podcast Josh talks to well-known finishing artist & colorist Gray Marshall from Technicolor L.A. about his work.
DaVinci Resolve Studio - Exclusive Features for the Paid Version
Learn how Resolve Studio 12.5, the paid version of Resolve, is starting to get siginificant features that free users will want.
HDR Essentials: Reading The Scopes In DaVinci Resolve
The Waveform & RGB Parade are essential tools for color correction. But when working with HDR footage in Resolve reading them can be slightly confusing.
HDR Essentials - Getting Setup In Premire Pro
HDR video is coming, and coming fast. In this Insight, learn how to get setup and work with HDR video in Premiere Pro's Lumetri Color Panel.
From The Mailbag EP 29: HDR Musing & Log Saturation
In this episode, Team MixingLight discusses HDR and best practices for setting saturation levels for log encoded footage
HDR Essentials: Getting Setup In DaVinci Resolve
Diving into HDR (high dynamic range) video? Check out this Insight to learn the essentials of getting setup for HDR in DaVInci Resolve
HDR Essentials: What's HDR?
HDR is the 'next big thing' for color grading.In this Insight, get up to speed with two discussions about HDR with industry experts Bram Desmet & Juan Salvo
RED HDRx Workflow With Resolve
In this Insight, learn the essentials of working with RED HDRx media in DaVinci Resolve to get the most out of an exposure and the look of a shot.