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DaVinci Resolve: Difference between adjusting Y or YRGB

My statement that the effect looks the same was incorrect. The use of these sliders is explained in the manual, in "Primary Grading Controls" -> "Color Wheels Palette" -> "RGB Lift/Gamma/Gain Sliders" ...
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Do any iOS video apps record in log color space?

This announcement article dated January 11, 2017 indicates that there will be an upgrade to the app FiLMiC Pro which may accommodate what you are looking for. Note that the FiLMic Pro App Store web ...
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How do I batch replace video clips in Premiere to graded copies? (from Da Vinci Resolve)

Method 1 First, with the Premiere project closed, move the original files that you're editing with to a new folder or other location. Open your project and it will warn you of missing files. Click the ...
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What does a color grading software offer over a compositor?

The functionality of editing vs color grading vs compositing software is overlapping since every professional software can do a bit of everything. But they are experts in their own domain. Resolve has ...
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How can I do color grading that changes over time?

DaVinci Resolve seems to be an industry standard software for color grading that exists as a free version. Here is a tutorial on how to use keyframes to animate color grading that worked for me:
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What exactly is D-Cinelike?

“Is D-Cinelike just a flatter colour profile with less contrast (to capture more detail in shadows and highlights)?” Yes. It's closer to log color rather than linear. The big thing to be aware of ...
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Should I do color grading in FCPX or round trip do DaVinci Resolve?

Use Resolve, it is far superior to FCPX for grading. This is my workflow, since I always shoot in RAW with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I know there are ways to do this using XML, but I've run into ...
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Color grading basics

I would look at some of the tutorials on YouTube. There are plenty of them. If you want to get into grading; you can jump right in as long as you are shooting RAW; or at the very least; 4:2:2. If ...
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How to get the Cinematic look

There are a few important things to consider: Lighting is perhaps the most important aspect to creating a filmic image. A lot of filmmakers like to use natural light such as Innaritu on The Revenant. ...
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Correct gamma for SMPTE ST-2084 EOTF

The short answer is: You don't pick a color space for your RAW material based on what kind of monitor you're using. A color pipeline is a very complicated series of mathematical conversions, which is ...
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Color correct to compensate for low blue

I am not very certain that I understand your question, but if you want to shift the color-grade of your image away from the orange, you can use the temperature to shift it towards blue, effectively ...
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Change color to look as how a color blind person sees

With these values, I get the results shown below. Note that your color management settings in Resolve will affect your result, and so will the input color space of your source. To avoid ...
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Why use Lumetri scopes?

The scopes are objective and absolute measures of the levels in your image. They aren't susceptible to the vagaries of human perception—colours and levels looking different depending on context—and ...
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How to light a set using coloured fluorescent lights

Try searching for "LED Neon Tube". Nowadays LEDs are so common for venue lighting, maybe the set designers might went that route. If this is fluorescent, they could be white fluorescent bulbs ...
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Source ProRes 422 Proxy / Edit / Export to ProRes 422 proxy?

Definitely proRes 422HQ. While you won't gain anything by encoding in a higher quality codec, what you will do is avoid losing more. Proxy codecs are just that: stand-ins for the real content, ...
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Why doesn't my s-log3 footage reach 100% value?

A log curve is a mathematical transfer function. SONY have defined a LOG curve (as many vendors do) that imagines future/alternative sensors having larger electron well capacity (higher clipping) and ...
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Why a color grading suite needs high CRI lamps?

The truth is that you do not need them... unless you do of course. You only need good CRI for the ambient lamps if you need to compare colors with real-life things, probably the skin tone of someone, ...
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How do I find out if a video is actual or if it was modified with a Software?

Chameleons do have some pretty wild colors they can change into, and the process is extremely advanced, requiring physicists and biologists to fully understand how it works; check out this video for ...
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Should color grading be performed on raw clips, or final sequence?

Grading multiple clips in Premiere is still a bit fiddly compared to something like DaVinci Resolve. If it was only three clips, I would do the grade on one clip, then copy and paste the Lumetri ...
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Recovering from an Automatic White Balanced mishap

DaVinci Resolve is industry standard for colour grading. However if you don’t need very special and specific functions in DaVinci Resolve, you can do the grading in FCP as well. In your situation I ...
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My colors look awful, I can't tell why

'Awful' is pretty extreme - I don't actually think it looks that bad. Perhaps it's a little bit over exposed (the car is almost glowing, it's that white) so you might want to consider an ND filter if ...
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Reference for creative color grading

I am sorry that I do not have an exact answer to the question on the title. But here is the core of the question I'm looking more for general principles and ideas. So here are my two cents: 1. Focal ...
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Colour grading advice

First off, I recommend you use davinci resolve for grading (it's also free). There are two options that you have, you could either draw a mask on the part you want to affect, track that mask to follow ...
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Using Secondary HSL in Lumetri on a masked part of a clip

You do need a second copy of the Lumetri effect, but you don't need to duplicate the clip, whether or not you keep the extra copy. Instead of your current workflow, try using Adjustment Layers: ...
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How to Replicate a Color in Final Cut Pro X

The key thing to realize is that double-clicking the text color within the Inspector brings up a separate color wheel window which contains an eyedropper. Dragging the eyedropper to the color of ...
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Is footage recorded through external recorder really better?

Unless the DSLR/Mirrorless camera you are using outputs 10-bit 4:2:2, using an external recorder to up-convert the footage to ProRes HQ will not result in a better image quality than what the camera ...
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Banding in waveform monitor

The "banding" you are seeing is the levels of the three channels that make up a video signal. It isn't an 8-bit artifact. In the upper left and bottom scopes, the white/grey trace is the luminance ...
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Originally smooth unicolor background shows "steps" in the color gradient when exporting

The choice of codec will largely depend on what you're doing with the material. Your problem is that there just aren't enough colours in 8-bit colour space to give you a smooth gradient over the size ...
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Is there any use in archiving graded 8-bit footage as 10-bit file?

Yes, you will lose information from the grade if you save as 8-bit. Here's a thought experiment to illustrate. Say your original red level for a pixel was 128 out of 256 (00001111 / 11111111), and ...
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Color Correction filter to dull/desaturate Video

If you do a primary color correction on your video to get it normalized (this is assuming your footage looks correct in terms of exposure, white balance, etc); I'd add the following filters to achieve ...
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