Happy Daze Posted August 16, 2016 Share Posted August 16, 2016 @kidzrevil @vaga The whole idea of 16-235 in the first place was because in the old days cathode ray tubes (TV's) could not handle the complete dynamic range of an 8 bit signal so programming suppliers had to supply media that had a limited dynamic range. Nowadays modern TV's can easily handle the full 8 bit spectrum so the need for shooting in 16-235 has long since gone. Adobe Premiere seems to be stuck in the mud in that it is assuming that media dropped to the timeline (at least in the case of the NX1/500) is shot at 16-235. The problem lies in that although there are workarounds as I have previously described, the curve that is applied to the 16-235 footage to bring the levels back to black and white is almost impossible to reverse completely so everyone is assuming that the camera is clipping blacks and whites which is simply not the case. Let's consider a hypothetical situation and take this to extremes. Instead of shooting in 0-255 let's try 123-124 the resulting clip would have no dynamic range and just two shades of each colour, the fact that 16-235 does not appear to show this is that all editors apply a curve to this footage to bring the 16 back to 0 and the 235 back to 255, it appears seamless because that's what the editors do but there is no doubt that you are losing dynamic range and colour gradation. Try installing the free version of Davinci Resolve and you will see no clipping on 0-255 footage, surely it can't hurt to try it, and honestly the colour grading is so much better than Adobe premiere. But... having said all that you are all welcome to your opinions and I know this is one of those subjects which carries controversy and will continue to do so until the end of time or more likely the common use of 10 bit shooting which negates this whole conversation. Good health to you all and cheers. Pavel MaÅ¡ek 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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