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#1 David Cunningham

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:09 PM

Hi All,

 

I have been working with both DPX log and DMIN/DMAX Prores 4444 2K flat scan files.

 

I just cannot get the skin tones right, or really colors as a whole.

 

I have tried both effects in Premiere Pro/After Effects and Speegrade.  I pretty much get the same results either way... just an unpleasing skin tone.  

 

I feel like I should generally just need to do a gamma correction, but apparently it's way more than that.  I've tried the Cineon effect as well as various other RGB and Gamma correction effects/tools.  I never seem to be able to get the right result.

 

Here is the look I am trying to match:

 

 

See the end of the video... around 2:37

 

Here is a DPX files I'm working with that I just cannot seem to get even close..

 

http://www.nevintage...dvadsfadsf0.dpx

 


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#2 Chris Burke

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

Looks okay to me. I only looked at 2:30 on... What specifically do you not like about the skin tones?


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#3 David Cunningham

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:39 PM

I think you misunderstand. The Vimeo clip was professionally graded. When I try to match that look with the attached DPX file I can even come close. The skin is greyish or even green and the shadows are flat and noisy. In general, I can't even get the colors to match like on his shirt or even the grass in the background.
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#4 David Cunningham

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:28 AM

Hi All, the DPX file is here:

 

http://www.nevintage...dvadsfadsf0.dpx

 

 

 

Sorry, I typoed.

 

Dave


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