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#1 Pedro Pimentel

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 11:11 AM

Raw footage, after I added a temporary LUT to make it more pleasant for me to edit, I noticed that the footage is really sharp. What do you guys think of it?  

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Edited by Pedro Pimentel, 10 July 2016 - 11:13 AM.

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#2 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 11:16 AM

Looks fine to me, I don't see any unpleasant digital sharpening artefacts in that example. If you want to reduce the sharpness though, there's a slider for that in the raw settings tab in Davinci Resolve.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 11:20 AM

Zooming in, I don't see any sharpening artifacts, in fact the focus seems slightly off or the lens is a little soft or maybe it's just the resolution limits of the file or camera.  It just feels sharp because of the hard lighting.


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#4 Jay Young

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:11 PM

I agree with David. 

I think it looks fantastic.

It looks like a good scan of late 70's film material. 


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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:50 PM

Yes, it does... how was it shot?


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#6 Khalid Khan

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:18 PM

Perhaps the contours on the mans face is making you feel like its sharp ? 


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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 05:32 PM

I cropped into the frame and then did a split screen with a lot of sharpening applied:

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You can see that the original has very minimal edge artifacts, if any (I actually think the original is maybe a little soft or maybe it's just the posted frame), it's mainly the hard raking light on his skin and the bright highlight in his eye that is making you think the original picture is too sharp.


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#8 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 05:40 PM

What camera was this shot on? Interesting look.


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#9 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 06:10 PM

Looks very nice to me.


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#10 Pedro Pimentel

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:10 AM

What camera was this shot on? Interesting look.

 

Red One. 


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#11 Vivek Venkatraman

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 01:12 AM

I think what you mean by sharpness is caused due to the oily/wet skin of the subject along with the hard light that has been used. 


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#12 Patrick Anton Saefkow Seaman_64263

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:00 PM

Looks great. Like others have said; like a classic western film


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#13 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:58 AM

What was the gel package on your 'moonlight' Pedro? Looks nice.


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