So I have 2 questions - it's in regards to being dissatisfied with a telecine transfer from a post house and wondering if there is a way to check the scopes using Da Vinci Resolve Lite at home.
16mm xfer to 2K scan > The colorist gave my my film but didn't time it so initially gave me an ungraded file. (it's the picture on the left) then he realized his mistake and graded it (from the scan he gave me which was ungraded) and pulled the blacks to 0 and the whites to 100. It looks aweful in my opinion, and puts black particles in the film. So I am trying to figure out if he introduced noise into the picture while doing the final color correct. I checked the 16mm print and it doesn't have these dark values in the grain structure. I will say the film was a little fogged and slightly overexposed / underexposed to begin with (I am an experimental filmmaker) but I dont think it should have such dark values in the grain. See the ungraded and it looks okay. So I am trying to figure out if I can determine if he pushed a button and accidentally added noise into this picture. The final product will be both 16mm film (scan from file) and 2K.
I will post Problem 2 in a different post since the image will be too large.
Thanks so much