In this episode, we discuss if project-wide or more custom approaches to color management are the 'right' way to do things.
A member asked for some advice on matching two shots that had distinctly different looks. In this Mailbag, we discuss strategies for matching these shots.
Team Mixing Light announces an upcoming new website feature & the Team revisits the issue of exports looking 'wrong'.
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.
In this From The Mailbag, we discuss the current and the possible future of work from home & remote workflows + concerns that we might not be consindering.
In this From The Mailbag we revisit some key aspects of a Resolve remote workflow as we try to answer questions from a member on the same subject.
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
In this episode, we discuss the past decade and speculate on the next 10 years in the world of color grading.
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?
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.
In this episode of From The Mailbag we discuss a member's email about how he feels he should be landing bigger projects but isn't.
A Mixing Light member has color graded for an internal team for years. But how does he know if he's ready for outside client color sessions?
Team Mixing Light tackles two problems creating a DCP. We also discuss proper troubleshooting techniques for any post production problem.
We get a lot of questions about picking a color-accurate monitor for grading. In this episode listen to our thoughts on things to consider.
Team Mixing Light discusses the Resolve Advanced Panel, compares it to the less costly Mini, and asks if the larger panel is worth keeping?
The XDR looks like an impressive display from Apple but - is it a reference monitor? It sure is priced like one!
At WWDC 2019 Apple took the wraps off a brand new Mac Pro & a new HDR display. In this Mailbag, Team Mixing Light discusses the new Mac Pro.
Team Mixing Light tackles a member's question on how to handle a DP who doesn't trust any monitor in a facility?
High Dynamic Range color grading is challenging. Listen as we discuss a question about HDR > SDR tone mapping and how to handle expectations?
The Team discusses a new training title we produced for Dolby about creating Dolby Vision content. Plus, Our thoughts about NAB 2019.
Team Mixing Light revisits the idea of using a single large format monitor in a color suite. Is it a viable solution?
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we take a look at trends and thoughts about 2018 and discuss what 2019 will hold for colorists.
Team Mixing Light discusses a member question about HDR: Is here to stay and should they be investing in HDR tech?
Color grading 1,500 shots in a single timeline is daunting. We discuss a question about how to gain efficiency grading really long timelines.
Team Mixing Light discusses color correction business issues. Mixing Light's Dan Moran (who recently went independent) is our subject.
Team Mixing Light is once again joined by Joey D'Anna to discuss integrating graphics and text into Dobly Vision HDR projects.
Pat, Robbie and Mixing Light Contributor Joey D'Anna discuss what can DPs and onset staff do to make the final color grade easier?
We discuss if professional colorists should be standardizing every project around color management systems like RCM & ACES?
We discuss the best advice we've received for our color grading careers. From attitude to technical to creative, we share what's worked.
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.
We've got lots of questions from members asking how to get started as a professional colorist and how has grading changed over the years?
We discuss our 2018 NAB teaching plans and where to find Patrick on the show floor? We answer a member's question about the Harris DL860.
A member asks about grading on a direct view monitor vs. the cinema. We discuss the differences and why overcomplicating it is a bad idea!
Team Mixing Light discusses strategies for moving Resolve PowerGrades, PowerBins & project configurations between databases.
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.
Team Mixing Light answers a member question about using the Judd Modification for an OLED reference monitor. What is it? When to use it?
Building on Robbie's recent articles, Pat and Dan ask questions about workflow and Robbie's recent trip to Dolby in Burbank, CA.
Team Mixing Light discusses the first ever Blackmagic Design Conference & Expo as well as our thoughts on Apple's latest - the iMac Pro.
The Team fields a member question about how we set up the sensitivity of our colorist control surfaces? How do we decide?
The Team discusses our new Resolve 14 New Features title as well as DaVinci Resolve Remote Rendering with guest Joey D'Anna.
Learn about changes and new features for Mixing Light members with the newest version of our Website - Mixing Light 2.0.
Team Mixing Light discusses choosing colorist reference monitors. Plus, using LG's consumer OLED televisions in our color suites.
Robbie, Pat, and Dan discusses the look of the series 'Westworld' and our look creation philosophies when color grading.
The Team discusses GPUs for the colorist and how to select one. Plus, tech we've discovered we can live without, and tech we can't.
We discuss our Insights Marathon moving to January and what to expect. Plus, we reveal plans for the next iteration of our website!
Apple provided a much needed glimpse into their thinking about the Mac Desktop. But does it bode well for video post-production professionals?
A member asks how they can easily sync Resolve's LUT folder between suites. Plus, the pros/cons of viewing HDR & SDR simultaneously.
The Team answers a member's question about sharpening quick focus pulls. Plus they discuss using the HP Z27x DreamColor display.
It's a busy day for Team Mixing Light as we discuss our NAB 2016 plans, log style color grading and handling sRGB deliverables.
In this episode, Team MixingLight discusses HDR and best practices for setting saturation levels for log encoded footage
In this installment of From The Mail Bag, Team Mixing Light discusses what goes into the 'glossy' look of many commericals & how to edge sharpen shots.
In the latest installment of From The MailBag learn about our annual holiday marathon & our soon to be released Resolve 12 training
Three colorists discuss DaVinci Resolve 12 including: What it means to use Beta software; favorite features (so far); areas of improvement
A couple weeks after NAB 2015, Team Mixing Light breaks down NAB 2015 - the gear & other amazing stuff from the week.
In this Mailbag we discuss when do you call yourself a colorist & are colorists as a group under threat?
In this installment of From The MailBag we take a look at file naming and project organization as well as tips for sharpening footage.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we discuss using grain as an external matte on a still & broadcast safe workflow.
In this installment of From The Mailbag we explore the idea of a rolling conform in Davinci Resolve and using Dropbox to share databases
In this From The Mailbag, we cover two GPU questions. Should you upgrade your system or GPU & does GPU debayering for RED footage work?
In this episode of From The Mailbag, the team explores fixing blotchy skin and what goes into a film stock emulation.
Check out this episode of From The MailBag to learn about grading of Vimeo/YouTube & When to use an SSD For Resolve's Render Cache.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, learn about our 25x25 Holiday Marathon & we each discuss our top 2 color related questions.
Do you need to color balance every shot in your video? What are the best strategies to color balance and enhance gray skies? Listen & learn.
In this episode of From The MailBag, learn about Resolve 11's new broadcast safe option & how to use LUTs while Grouping.
In this episode of From The MailBag learn about what to do when you have no client direction & how to achieve that national spot look
In this installment of From The Mailbag we discuss two questions about video legalization & using R3D trimming in Resolve with Remote Grades
In this episode of From The Mailbag, we discuss using the Tangent Element In Adobe SpeedGrade & what goes into getting good skin tone.
In this episode of From The Mailbag learn about our picks for top reference monitors and how to build a calibration system on a budget