Here is another piece of news from the Cine Gear Expo – higher resolutions, like 4K and 8K, make it possible for editors to re-frame, zoom, alter colours in Avid, and cinematographers aren’t happy about it:
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Cinematographers Worry Digital Tools Will Allow Other to Alter Images
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Posted 07 June 2016 - 12:08 PM
Yea, BUT that's been happening since the very first optical printer. It's just, people don't pay attention to older movies and see the punch-in's. Studio's use to control all of that stuff, even leaving directors on the sidelines.
Personally, if I'm a hired cinematographer, I'd absolutely fight for the framing, but it wouldn't be much of a fight. Most of those changes are made in the coloring suite, so the DP SHOULD be present for them and plead his case.