[Tig] DI workflow, capabilities and requirements

Steve Shaw digital.praxis
Sat Mar 26 19:01:39 GMT 2005

Hi Rob,

I would agree that that was how it was done, but the DoP's I'm talking to 
want to see it done the way I describe as it has a lot more benefit for 

The dailies scans are done full range, but with LUTs to display as required, 
either as 25 across to show the DoP what he/she shot, or with printer-light 
grading to generate 'happy pictures' for the production and offline. Using a 
LOG full range scan with realtime LUTs also enables display changes to be 
made to the images while previewing them. Very cool.

As I said, it's a brave new world. I have a number of clients already using 
the approach I describe. Things are changing...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Lingelbach" <robling at ucla.edu>
To: "Steve Shaw" <digital.praxis at virgin.net>
Cc: <tig at tig.colorist.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Tig] DI workflow, capabilities and requirements

> On 2005-03-26 at 13:37, Steve Shaw (digital.praxis at virgin.net) wrote:
>> The problem with a colourist peforming a dailies transfer is thet they 
>> will always massage the image to look good. A colourist is human after 
>> all. And this is actually the last thing the production needs. They need 
>> to know what is actually being shot, as well as what the final 
>> possibilities are.
> the real world is not like that Steve with all due respect.  Dailies
> transfers are done often with more attention to detail than the final
> transfer, for purposes of showing the client the best possible cut.
> However, in a DI workflow, if the client understands perfectly that the
> dailies are done not as dailies but as full range scans, we are talking
> about two separate subjects.
> -- 
> Rob Lingelbach
> http://www.colorist.org

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