Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve gets 12.5.4 update improving both its editing and color grading capabilities.
Drones have revolutionized the way filmmakers approach aerial work today, allowing anyone to get incredible landscape shots without the need for hiring out a helicopter and pilot, which can be expensive. With a multitude of new production techniques available, however, come new challenges in the world of post production.
For colourist at Yellowmoon Scott Ferguson, delving into these challenges was an integral part of completing the grade on his latest project, Channel 4 documentary Britain at Low Tide. Exploring coastlines all over the UK, the documentary unveils the country’s most fascinating coastal archeology throughout history including Tudor era forts, Thames sailing barges, and even World War II artifacts.
UK satellite broadcaster Sky has added two new colour grading systems to its west London headquarters for in-house post work. The FilmLight Baselight TWO 4k workstations were installed early in December 2016, with one already used on the forthcoming second series of comedy-sport panel show A League of Their Own: US Road Trip.
With the major US broadcasters commissioning more 4K content over the last year, and the launch in recent weeks of Sky Q Silver and Virgin’s 4K ready V6, 4K post is on the rise. What really gets Soho’s houses excited though is High Dynamic Range, though everyone needs to go through a learning curve. UHD HDR and HD HDR deliverables will be accelerated now that the DVB has standardised on PQ and HLG for production and delivery.
X-Rite has updated their i1 display profiler to support Rec. 2020 and DCI-p3 workflows. The device allows a computer display to be set up to a known profile, with regular checks maintaining calibration as the monitor ages. For the new generation of video editors who have embraced grading and looks, the use of a profiled monitor is essential.
The “magic” in Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite 13 set of color correction tools only starts in its default presets—but that may be all you need to look like a golden-eyed color grading pro.