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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:12 PM

I have been finding that I have to do a lot of asking when I go into the grading suite. As a result I really feel I ought to learn as much as possible about this black art so I can get what I want when I go in to the 250 / hour dark room. I know it s a world of dark arts and secretive techniques. Is there any books I should read? Are there any URL s that could get me to speed? I want to mess about grading my own stuff on color finness 2 or similar so I can play with looks I want at a later date.


Thanks for all your time


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 04:11 PM

I know it s a world of dark arts and secretive techniques. Is there any books I should read? Are there any URL s that could get me to speed?


There is no "dark art" and there are no "secretive techniques." There is only talent and experience, as in anything else.

If you want a good source, try Steve Hullfish's book, "Color Correction for Digital Video."
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#3 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:20 AM

I have been finding that I have to do a lot of asking when I go into the grading suite. As a result I really feel I ought to learn as much as possible about this black art so I can get what I want when I go in to the 250 / hour dark room. I know it s a world of dark arts and secretive techniques. Is there any books I should read? Are there any URL s that could get me to speed? I want to mess about grading my own stuff on color finness 2 or similar so I can play with looks I want at a later date.
Thanks for all your time
Thomas


Yes and No.

One way to feel confident about your choices would be owning an actual waveform and vectorscope and also a CRT monitor. Then watch your scopes when it is being fed a signal, even if it's off of cable TV or direct TV. Assuming you know how to accurately calibrate a television monitor you will learn relatively quickly what is what.
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#4 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:54 AM

There is no "dark art" and there are no "secretive techniques." There is only talent and experience, as in anything else.

If you want a good source, try Steve Hullfish's book, "Color Correction for Digital Video."




I don't know about you but I sacrifice a small animal before every sit in session and I only use fresh holy water to clean the panels on the Copernicus.

-Rob-

BTW Check out ScopeBox for the mac (scopebox.com) the current release is good but the upcoming scopes (I'm alpha testing) are really great even when compared to a set of nice Tek's good way to get a set of scopes.

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