If you want to harness the full potential of Sony's high-end camcorders, such as the PXW-F55, F5, FS5, and FS7, you must shoot with S-LOG and/or RAW. But if you aren't color grading that video footage in DaVinci Resolve, or not using Resolve properly, you're missing a vital part of the workflow. Grading can elevate a good image to great, or a great image to outstanding. In fact, color grading can be one of the most impactful tweaks you can make to any footage you shoot -- and it is absolutely mandatory for S-LOG and RAW.
In this 4-hour tutorial video, well-known Sony camera expert, cinematographer, and educator Doug Jensen, explains why Sony S-LOG and RAW footage deserve a specialized workflow that goes beyond what can be accomplished in an ordinary NLE or by just applying a LUT in post and calling it good. Doug shows you exactly how you can easily use DaVinci Resolve to take your footage to the next level.
This video is designed for solo operators, small production companies, corporate video producers, stock footage entrepreneurs, or anyone who wants to work efficiently with Sony S-LOG and RAW files. Whether you've already had some experience with Resolve or are just getting started, Doug will lead you step-by-step through the process of importing, editing, coloring, and exporting your footage. It's like having a private, one-one-one, 4-hour, training session with Doug at your convenience.
Overall Resolve workflow
The advantages of shooting S-LOG and RAW
Two basic workflows
Scene Files vs. S-LOG
Ingesting footage into Resolve
Understanding the scopes
Video vs. Full levels
Chapter 1: Overview of S-LOG & Resolve (41:25)
Chapter 2: Importing Clips (15:50)
Chapter 3: Editing and Grading (1:39:00)
Chapter 4: Exporting Graded Clips (16:13)
Bonus Chapter: More Step-by-Step Examples of Grading (50:11)
About the instructor:
Doug Jensen describes himself as someone who “lives and breathes” video production and digital photography. As an HD cinematographer, producer, director, editor, and consultant, Doug enjoys being involved in all facets of production. With over 35 years of video production and post-production experience, Doug combines his extensive professional experience with his teaching skills to bring a wide-ranging, real-world perspective to his independent training videos, books, and live classroom workshops.
During his career, Doug has worked in many areas of the television and video production industry, including: freelance ENG/EFP owner-operator; cameraman for live sporting events and concerts; news photographer; director of photography for documentaries; and a corporate video writer/director/producer who specializes in training and promotional videos. As one of only a dozen members of Sony's Independent Certified Experts (I.C.E.) team, he teaches workshops around world and has worked for Sony at every NAB convention since 2006. Doug is also on the faculty at Maine Media Workshops.