[Tig] re: Compressed grade
Mon Nov 5 00:34:51 GMT 2001
Dominic Case wrote:
>The only problem is that the first transfer looks dull and lifeless (it's
>not meant to look good), and you often get producers upset that they
>"pay again to have the colour grade fixed up - why didn't they get it
>the first time?".
Quite so, but we have been using this technique for years, with one
The compressed grade "master" is recorded direct from the telecines
output, whilst the off-line tapes are recorded from the output of the
grading desk. This means that the desk can be used to stretch out the
low con telecine output to give a much more pleasing look to work with
at the off-line stage, whilst not compromising the integrity of the
We've found this particularly good for episodic and long form work,
where rushes are being transferred over weeks or even months.
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