FSI Announces Industry-First Quantum Dot OLED Display
Get a FIRST LOOK at our industry's first Quantum Dot 2,000 nit reference display, the Flanders Scientific XMP550. We chat with FSI's CEO.
How To Set Up A Headless Computer For Resolve - And Why?
Colorist Jason Bowdach on regaining control over your multiple computers while ditching the keyboard and mouse and gaining new efficiencies.
Talking Professional Reference Displays with Bram Desmet of FSI
Flanders Scientific's CEO visits with Mixing Light members answering questions in this Office Hours conference call.
'Syncthing' - A Better Way To Sync Media Between Workstations
Colorist Joey D'Anna shows how to set up and use the open-source software 'Syncthing' to share media across three remote locations.
Using A Blackmagic Color Panel Remotely - Resolve 17 Solves A Problem
Learn how to use Resolve 17's new remote panel capabilities for remote color grading that is secure, interactive, and color accurate.
Getting Sync'd Up: Advanced Audio Monitoring In DaVinci Resolve
Learn to measure audio/video sync issues with a smartphone, and compensate in DaVinci Resolve using Fairlight's B-Chain
3D Printing For Post-Production: An Introduction
Learn the basics of 3D printing, and how you can use it to improve your post production environment with custom upgrades.
Mailbag LIVE! Selecting The Proper Storage For Post Production
Today's Agenda: What do digital video post production professionals need to consider when buying a storage solution for their digital media?
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
Color Correction Gear Head: The Stocking Stuffer Edition (November 2020)
With the holidays nearly upon us, in this installment of Color Correction Gear head discover several 'stocking stuffer' pieces of gear to add to your list!
Moving Bits and Bytes - Facility Networking Made Easier
Learn to use VLANs, link aggregation and more to manage high performance networks for post production, using Ubiquiti products.
Review - The OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 Workflow Supercharger
Get a hands-on look at OWC's direct-attached Thunderbolt-3 RAID chassis. Plus, (3) configuration ideas for post production professionals.
eGPU Workflows: Enhancing Processing & Performance
An eGPU setup could offer a dramtic performance increase to your workflow. Learn about eGPUs, the AKiTio Node Titan & workflows leveraging an eGPU
Color Grading Success 101 - Displays, Colorimeters, and Scopes
In Part 2 of this foundational series, learn about the physical considerations of a color grading suite that impact taking paying work.
2019 Mac Pro - One Colorist's Thoughts After Switching Back To The Mac
What does a colorist think of the 2019 Mac Pro after switching back to Mac? Plus, learn his thoughts about optimal specs for color grading.
Color Correction Gear Head: January 2020 Edition
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head, Robbie shares some essential items that went into the building of his new facility.
Why Is Color Grading So Hard (and what can you do about it)?
Do you doubt your ability to color correct moving images? Are you constantly re-doing your work? Learn what's going wrong and how to fix it.
How to Set Up Premiere Pro for Quick Color Grading Sessions
Learn how to set up your physical workspace for quick color grading in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, optimizing the software for your workspace.
$5000 For A Monitor. What Should I Get?
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.
Updating A Color Grading Suite - 2 Years Later
Learn how I've evolved my grading suite in the past 2 years. I added new hardware and adjusted my layout to fit new, advanced workflows.
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!
Our Initial Thoughts On The 2019 Apple Mac Pro Announcement
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.
What to do if your client doesn't trust any of your reference displays?
Team Mixing Light tackles a member's question on how to handle a DP who doesn't trust any monitor in a facility?
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?
The 2018 Mac Mini - Perfect Color Suite Companion?
In this Insight, Robbie takes a look a the new 2018 Apple Mac Mini and how he's using it in his color suite.
Is It Your Responsibility to Archive a Color Grading Project?
Multiple members have recently written asking the same question: Is it a colorists' responsibility to archive media and project files?
Shared Storage For The Small Studio: Case Study With The Lumaforge Jellyfish Mobile
In this Insight, learn about the basic design of the Lumaforge Jellyfish Mobile, and why it might be a perfect solution for your set-up.
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?
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.
One Year Later: A Video Review of the Resolve Mini Control Surface
In this 'Resolve Mini' control surface Video Review, see several exciting features in action - plus a bug that confuses things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Learn How to Start Scripting El Gato's Stream Deck Using Autohotkey
The Elgato Stream Deck is a powerful control surface add-on for colorists, especially when paired with autohotkey. In this insight, learn to take that functionality to the next level with advanced scripts and workflow examples.
Color Correction Gear Head: November 2017 Edition
In this installment of Color Correction Gear we take a look at Intel NUC mini computers, Procool Rackmount fans, & Cinemaquest LED Bias Lighting
Getting To Know The El Gato Stream Deck: Part 1
Designed for gamers and streaming is the El Gato a suitable control surface supplement for colorists? In this Insight, learn about the Stream Deck
Design Essentials: Another Perspective On Suite Design
In this Insight, Joey D'Anna shares some of what went into the design of his color suite, why he loves Aeron chairs, TBC consoles and more!
The Ergonomics of Keyboards, Keypads and Computer Displays
In Part 3 of our series, you'll see the different input devices I've experimented with and the computer displays I'm using... with eye toward ergonomics.
Choosing Between ACES Or RCM? Plus, Control Surface Sensitivity.
The Team fields a member question about how we set up the sensitivity of our colorist control surfaces? How do we decide?
How to Design an Ergonomic Desk for Editing and Color Correction
As creative professionals working in post production, you are tied to your chair and desk. This Insight shares the fundamentals of healthy workspace design.
How much faster can you color correct with a colorist control surface?
Are you wondering about buying a Color Correction Control Surface? This article explains the benefits - following one colorist making the transition.
From the Mac to PC for Media Pros: Answering Member Questions Part 2
If you need to buy a high-performance video post production computer today, then you're looking at a PC. Here are more answers to questions of Mac users.
Moving From A Mac to PC for Media Professionals: Member Questions
A 2-part interview series for media pros talking about the challenges Mac users face when moving to the PC elicited many questions. Here are the answers.
Color Correction Gear Head: Review of the Resolve Mini Control Panel
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head veteran colorist Marc Wielage provides his impressions of the new Resolve Mini Control Panel.
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
First Look: Getting To Know the Resolve Mini Control Surface
In this special edition of the Color Correction Gear Head series, we welcome Joey D'Anna & his review of the Resolve Mini Panel.
Colorist Podcast Episode 010
In this edition of the Colorist podcast Josh talk to the famed Warren Eagles from the International Colorist Academy.
Breaking Geographic Boundaries: Remote Grading Part 2
In part 2 of this ongoing series, Robbie explores using Streambox's Hybrid Encoder for remote sessions plus some additional gear.
Building a PC Optimized for Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve
In Part 2, Eric Bowden of ADK Video highlights the importance of optimizing PC hardware to your specific workflows, codecs and software.
Color Correction Gear Head: February 2017 Edition
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head Robbie talks about some recent gear & software finds to make life in the color suite easier
From Mac to PC - What Post Pros Need To Know Building A Custom PC
Are you a Mac-based Post-Production professional moving to the PC platform? Eric Bowden, custom PC builder, talks about the differences.
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
Breaking Geographic Boundaries: Remote Grading Part 1
In part 1 of a 3 part series, we explore the different methods of remote grading and how remote work can help your bottom line.
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.
Color Correction Gear Head: January 2017 Edition
The Color Correction Gear Head Series is back! This time around we cover a video router, a couple sets of adapters, and a streaming solution.
From The Mailbag EP 34:Talking GPUs & Tech We Can't/Can Live WIthout
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.
Making The Move From Mac To A Windows PC: Part 2
In part 2 of this ongoing series we take a look at popular Windows PC turn-key solutions & the essentials of PC hardware components.
Making The Move From Mac To A Windows PC, Part 1: Addressing Common Objections
In part 1 of new series on switching from the Mac to Windows, we address some common complaints often cited about moving from a Mac to a PC
The State of the Mac Desktop (after Apple's October 2016 Presentation)
Apple provided a much needed glimpse into their thinking about the Mac Desktop. But does it bode well for video post-production professionals?
Getting To Know The DaVinci Resolve Control Panel - An Overview
The DaVinci Resolve Control Panel gives you the most hands-on control of Resolve. In this Insight, learn about the design & functionality.
Color Correction Gear Head: September 2016 Edition
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head we take a look at the Pascal Titan X GPU, LG B6 OLED, & some fantastic Focal Speakers
Getting To Know The New Flanders Scientific BoxIO
Color management can be complex. We talk to FSI's Bram Desmet about their new BoxIO Lut box and how it can help on-set & in post.
Color Correction Gear Head: August 2016 Edition
In this Color Correction Gear Head, Robbie takes a look at the zBook Studio From HP, the GeChic 1303i monitor, Tangent Ripple & CineXtools
Resolve Remote Rendering: Setting Up A ProRes 'Dongle'
Working on a PC but need to render ProRes? In this Insight, learn how to setup Resolve remote rendering & use a spare Mac for ProRes renders
Color Correction Gear Head: The July 2016 Edition
In the inaugural edition of the Mixing Light color correction gear head series we take a look at 4 pieces of gear for the colorist.
Optimizing for CalMAN: The i1 Display Pro and SpectraCal C6 for CalMAN
Optimizing for CalMAN the X-Rite i1 Display Pro and SpectraCAL C6 is easy. Learn how—and the differences between these colorimeters.
Color Correction Ergonomics - Working Faster and Comfortably
If you're looking to improve your color correction ergonomics for your editing or color correction suite - this post has some ideas for you.
Anatomy Of A Grading Suite: Additional Technical Setup
In the last installment of the 3 part series learn about computer setup, control surfaces, GPU expanders & other key accessories for a suite
Anatomy Of A Grading Suite: Technical Setup
In part 2 of the series, learn about monitor and bias light setup, viewing distance, industry monitoring recommendations, routing & more
Anatomy Of A Grading Suite: Design
Team ML gets a lot of questions on who to build a proper grading suite. In this Insight we tackle overall room design, furniture & lighting