thedest Posted February 19, 2014 Share Posted February 19, 2014 thedest, how about this? How does it look on your screen? haarec, all the colors look very pale and undersaturated. There is too much noise on the right. On my iPad it looks better (I cant see the noise), but thats not a good sign. I think that some of you guys may be using stock calibration on your displays. That means wrong gamma, saturation, blacks, sharpness etc. Most displays and TVs come out of the store with a bad calibration. If you guys are using that kind of calibration you will see my grading with too much sharpening, contrast and saturation - but thats not a problem with the grading. Thats because the monitor is adding MORE saturation, contrast and sharpening over an image that has been graded to the limits of the safe levels. Check that quick test. Its not the best tool to calibrate your monitor, but you can have an idea of what is happening: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/black.php For example, if in the Black Level page you cant distiguish all the black squares, that will explain why you dont have a good shadow area and more noise on the right. Thats because you have raised your black levels to match your display. If thats true, on my grading the blacks probably look crushed to you. But they are not, as you can see on every NLE graphic. http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/contrast.php In the contrast page, look to the right. If you cant distinguish all the final steps or if the steps dont increase equally, my grading is probably oversaturated for you. You may even see some color bleeding. But thats not a problem with the grading. Again, its your monitor that is creating that. And I repeat, my grading was made to be displayed on well callibrated monitors. Its probably 10% or more over what you would consider broadcast safe. When you do stuff for TV, you have to tone it down, because most TVs are not calibrated. I did this grading because we are reviewing a camera, so its fair to push it to the limits - without creating artifacts. And we are discussing about raw/ProRes. If you work with those codecs, you NEED a well calibrated monitor. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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