I'm currently struggling with Resolve Lite.. my input is 10 bit log DPX from a 16mm film scan. The film has been over-exposed 1 stop (old stock, EXR100) to compensate for elevated base fog. I want to go to rec709 using Resolve.. but the results I get from Resolve look unbelievably ugly.
For comparison, I opened the DPX sequence using an old version of Pomfort Silverstack (that was still tailored towards DPX), using the Silverstack integrated Log-Lin 1.8 Gamma LUT. I use the R/G/B settings to "print the neg down" again to normal exposure. It looks very nice (see attached image).
Now I'm trying to pipe this through Resolve.. no matter what I do, the image always looks harsh and very un-organic (see attached image.. strange colors, apparent grain, strange highlight handling). It almost looks like a partly ENR'ed (bleach bypass) print! I tried using several different LUTs (the integrated ones as well as the print LUTs LC3DL_Kodak2383_log2hd_*.cube LUTS available here http://cbkmrks.blogs...solve-film.html ..). I tried go get better results by spending lots of time grading the material, but I get nowhere near what I get from Silverstack out of the box (plus R/G/B adjustment), as you can see from the attached image. Unfortunately, their LUTs are not known.
How do you other guys approach this?
Edited by Marc Roessler, 22 August 2014 - 04:51 PM.