sharpening bmpcc footage for theater?
Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:34 AM
I wanted to know if it was a good idea to slightly sharpen the bmpcc footage in resolve for theater projection at film festivals or if it's better to keep the footage unsharpened. I find that when I apply a very small radius light sharpening it makes my images a lot better but would it look good too in a cinema or would it make it look too digital or draw attention to the pixels?
Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:41 PM
Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:10 PM
Thank you! What do you mean by Rec709 encode? What I do is I use the film log space and I grade it all manually. I don't use the horrendous bmpcc film to rec709 LUT in resolve.
Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:27 PM
Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:06 PM
It would be best to make a test of different levels of sharpening and scale for DCP and view in a proper DI theater to be sure of the level you like best.