#86 – Color Grading

Posted: May 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment »

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In episode 86 Dan walks us through the job of being a digital imaging tech or DIT, we discuss color grading in video and how it relates to you photography. More about hard drives and USB3 and thunderbolt and how Bill hosed his MacOS install on his main Hackintosh, only to get it back with good backup planning.

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  1. 1 C D Tobie said at 4:02 pm on May 21st, 2012:


    I’m “the guy” (also known as C. David Tobie) referred to repeatedly in minutes 37 to 40 in your podcast #86, on color grading. I’m flattered to hear that you have adapted my color calibration presets for correction of the 5D Mark ll or Mark lll; its not clear which you are using. But the concept that you don’t quite describe is one where the Datacolor SpyderCheckr software actually analyzes the target automatically to create these custom camera calibrations. So its not “me” noodling around to find the right settings (on a total of 24 different sliders, that would be a lot of trial and error), but instead is a process that we went to great pains to automate, so that anyone can shoot the target, and get a calibration profile for their camera. Which leads to my final point. The numbers you lifted from the screenshots are certainly likely to improve the results with the body you own, but not as much as a custom calibration you perform with that body, instead of data for another body of that same make and model.

    Thanks for the link, and best of luck with your podcast series.

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