[Tig] To LUT or Not to LUT

George Daniel Mitre danmitre at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 17 17:51:00 GMT 2012


Tom Rovak said it nice and true.
Cheers

On Feb 17, 2012, at 4:45 PM, trovak at comcast.net wrote:

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> Very true Graham!!! When it comes to initial grades, or dailies grades  on any raw files, I have never seen anything a LUT can do that I can't do better. Funny how for so many years we graded film in it's many falvours with out LUTS. Todays colorists rely on too many pre-packaged fixes and looks that take the fun and true creativity out of it. 
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Graham Collett" <grahamcollett at visible-sprockets.co.uk> 
> To: "Marc Wielage" <mfw at musictrax.com>, "TIG" <tig at tig.colorist.org> 
> Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:01:12 AM 
> Subject: Re: [Tig] To LUT or Not to LUT 
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> <a LUT is whatever you want it to be> 
> How about we call it colour correction !! what a novelty 
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> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Marc Wielage [mailto:mfw at musictrax.com] 
> Sent: Fri 17/02/2012 5:32 AM 
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> Subject: Re: [Tig] To LUT or Not to LUT 
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> Some interesting comments from LA Light Iron Digital's Michael Cioni, who 
> reveals how they avoided using traditional LUTs for the recent 4K/5K film 
> THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO during their workflow and post process: 
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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qztrb9arZl4 
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> Instead, they debayered the R3D files to 4K DPX log files, set to 
> RedLogFilm, and then used custom curves on their Pablo color corrector, with 
> linear color grading, all viewing in P3 color space in a projector.  (This 
> is about a 35-minute presentation; the LUT conversation starts around 28 
> minutes in.)  He says what I've said for years, in that a LUT is whatever 
> you want it to be -- and that in some cases, the LUTs can work against you 
> and actually slow the process down. 
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> Very interesting point of view, and Michael is a very articulate and 
> passionate spokesman for 4K post.  I have no doubt his thoughts will be 
> controversial, but Cioni makes a good case for what they did, and the film 
> obviously did well (and was nominated for several Oscars). 
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> --Marc W. 
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