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#1 Santiago Benet

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

I Just finished shooting a short film with Red MX using raw view at the time of shooting . And its going to have a lot of CG. I have a doubt about the color correction, should we do the color correction before integrating the CG or should we do it after everything is done or should we do a pre color correction an then do a last one when everything is done? Thanks a lot for your time and responses!
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:41 PM

It depends a lot on the content of your CG material. Talk to your CG vendor about it, and do it the way they want.



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#3 Robert Costello

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:44 PM

If there are going to be dramatic expressive alterations to the shot footage-
you will likely be using the footage as an
environment multiplier in the render,so it might be good to
set up the colors in the footage how you like them-
then adjust the lights and materials in the 3d program to match the footage--

then after you composite you will probably make more tweaks if needed---

but...it might also be a good idea to keep the rendered animations
as color neutral(not a real term) as possible so that they have
more flexibility if you are unsatisfied with how you colored the
footage--you might be able to stretch your options in post without
having to re-render because you made all your lights hot pink and purple
for example---
so matching the render to the original uncorrected footage might be
better--

keep doing tests of 1 frame for different options/workflows--
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#4 Santiago Benet

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for your thoughts and time!
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