[Tig] Alexa. Lut or no Lut

Darin Wooldridge dwooldridge at mac.com
Fri Feb 17 22:04:27 GMT 2012


That's what I do. if I need a little back pre lut work I correct for it.    Works great.  

Darin Wooldridge 
Di colorist , Technicolor 

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On Feb 17, 2012, at 1:54 PM, Carl Skaff <carl at stopp.se> wrote:

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> I was thinking more to put the Lut IN the grading. On a node.
> That way you can decide to grade before, after or even take down the
> opacity of that node.
> 
> I believe that Arri says that you pretty much have to use the (by them
> provided) Lut to get the image right.
> (could be wrong, I just remember a YouTube-clip from IBC2011 from
> Arri-booth talking of how important it is to load the Lut)
> 
> I usually don't load it.
> Sometime I load it just for fun. Then match it manually (-ish). But the Lut
> does something nice I have to say. Although not all the time. Sometimes it
> just looks horrible.
> Sometimes I looks nice with how it adds contrast without punching the
> blacks but instead the lower midds.
> 
> 
> On one job I was grading 22 spots.
> For one of them I loaded the Lut to have a look. And then the director
> said: 'oh that's excellent, what did you do'
> So for that I used the Lut all thorough it.
> And also for a couple of similar spots.
> It was on a beach in south Africa. And the Lut made the sky and water pop
> out quite nicely.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> /Carl
> 
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> 17 feb 2012 kl. 22:33 skrev Janet Falcon <janet at shootersinc.com>:
> 
> So when everyone is talking about using LUTs in grading for tv and limiting
> the range, I assume the LUT is being put on in the input?  Does anyone use
> LUTs in the output?  That way the range is not limited as you are
> correcting "under" the LUT. Any reason not to work this way?
> -Janet
> 
> 
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 3:07 PM, "George Daniel Mitre" <danmitre at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
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> 
> Plus what's the point to load a LUT when grading for TV when all it does is
> minimize your range?
> 
> Yes I load, check, play, experiment, but never use it when grading for TV.
> 
> 
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 11:40 PM, Carl Skaff wrote:
> 
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> 
> When you guys grade Alexa LogC (from Prores)... Do you prefer to load a Lut
> 
> or not?
> 
> 
> This is for grading for TV.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> And for you filmguys...
> 
> Anyone using a LogC>Linear Lut and the applying your own in-house-created
> 
> Luts?
> 
> 
> I suppose that for an IIF ACES-workflow we would need to load a LogC>Lin
> 
> Lut and then the IDT. Or?
> 
> 
> Or is the LogC>Lin mainly for VFX
> 
> 
> 
> 
> /Carl
> 
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