Colorists must understand how cameras work in order to grade efficiently. Students will learn about how to use camera footage within their color correction system, and examine the most commonly used codecs. We will also look at how to handle Raw, 4K, and HDR content, the use of LUTs on set as in color correction, and how to import and handle camera footage, with a special focus on fixing camera errors. This class is ideal for junior and senior colorists with a desire to know more about digital cameras.
“We will fix it in post, but only if the colorist knew what the cameraman did.”
Modern colorist needs to know about cameras. It’s essential to know where the footage is shot on and what codec is used. Did they use RAW, S-log, Log-C, or V-log, and, if so, was it Log 2 or 3?
If you don’t know these things, the colorist really has a problem, as it’s practically impossible to backward engineer camera-brands and –settings. Without knowing these things every colorist will have a hard time getting the colors right.
In this hands-on workshop we will focus on: Arri, Sony, Blackmagic, Panasonic, Canon and DJI.
This class is ideal for junior and senior colorists with a desire to know more about digital cameras.
What You Will Learn
- Introduction to digital cameras
- How to import different codecs
- The use of different cameras in one project
- Multi-camera projects
- Debayer settings and digital negative (RAW) development
- The use of ACES
- The use of custom LUTs
- Hands-on digital cameras
- Fixing camera errors/mistakes in a color correction program
- The future of cameras and HDR