Another short exercise to learn Resolve 10 to grade Pocket Cinema camera footage, this time with RAW DNG, and I love the footage, although hated the time spent on it. Feel free to download the hi res h264.
Shot in Edinburgh at twilight, the setup consists of Camera with ciecio7 PL mount Adapter and the Canon 8-64/2.4 lens (I love the lens!), with a genus wide matte box, and TVlogic monitor on a EVF holder in a semi compact rig, similar to size of a S16 camera. I had the Skier IRND 1.2 on most of the time, and I noticed there are noticeable soft edges, especially at wide end 8mm, maybe its the way the matte box or filter is placed, need to investigate further.
Every shot is shot handheld without a shoulder rig, the weight of the lens and set up help to stabilised the rig a bit, but not a lot. Just grabbing everything I saw interesting and hope for the best. There are quite a few intentionally overexposed shots to see how much detail I can save in post with Raw.
I had been slowing learning to use Resolve 10, still at very basic level and only know how to do basic colour correction, which is what I did in this video.
My early 2011 MBP prove to be insufficient to grade DNG RAW in Resolve, so I have to export to Prores Proxy to edit in FCP 7, then conform back in Resolve. I had made a few mistakes, and end up have to force conform all the proxy to DNG. Exporting from DNG to proxy will take about x3 times on my laptop.
There is so much freedom with RAW DNG, you can change the colour temperature, tint, exposure, sharpness without moving the colour wheel. I am really impressed with how much can be saved from highlight and the high level of dynamic range the footage gives.
Time to do a proper short film on it!