[Tig] Do you Do It in the dark?
Tue Mar 1 22:37:26 GMT 2005
What happens at a couple of places in the UK is that the walls are
essentially neutral grey with minimal lighting for the majority of grading.
For fine tuning near the end, grading is done in the dark. As to why this
might be, there are a few conjectures, such as the increased ability to
discriminate between luminance levels needed when working in log colour
space as opposed to linear (it should be noted that most film compositors
work in complete darkness), but I suspect the real reason is to emulate the
conditions of a theatre, thus putting the clients more at ease. Personally I
can't think that it can be healthy to grade in complete darkness all the
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