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    Hello,

    I have received some pregraded material and the client is not happy with the colors. But I have a hard time fixing theses colors. Blacks are not black and whites are not white. I need some help how to fix these. In resolve. Anybody?

    Thanks a lot!

    Hello,

    I have received some pregraded material and the client is not happy with the colors. But I have a hard time fixing theses colors. Blacks are not black and whites are not white. I need some help how to fix these. In resolve. Anybody?

    Thanks a lot!


    imgur.com/a/Dx4PQYs
    imgur.com/a/oLr1zWa
    imgur.com/a/aal30Gg
    Last edited by Polaroid22; 10-02-2019 at 03:52 AM.


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    Goes without saying that you have been placed at a disadvantage with pregraded footage. If you cannot get the ungraded out of camera material ...
    then options are a bit limited.

    But if you look at the Davinci Resolve manual ... p.2027 ... you might try the lum vs sat curve and pull down the saturation for the blacks and the whites ... then adjust other balance once those have been
    corrected.


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    Looks like they've been run through a pretty nasty LUT.

    The images your linking to, is that what you've got as a baked in file?

    That said.... what is your problem exactly? You can drop the blacks a remove color cast and so on?

    I'd worry more about some very ugly faux log conversion that has removed much of the footage native contrast/elasticity. Especially link 2 and 3.
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    Yeah they want the blacks to be black and the whites white. Atm they are not looking natural.

    You mean crush the blacks to get rid of the color cast in the blacks? White balance is so poo pooed, i tried fixing it with temp but that does not cut it.


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    Maybe the client should go back to the person who initially "graded" this and have them fix it.

    Or give you the camera originals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaroid22 View Post
    You mean crush the blacks to get rid of the color cast in the blacks?
    Not a fan of crushed blacks (or lifted for that matter) myself.

    To my eyes, this is not just a WB error. This has "yeah, I slapped a LUT on this baby" all over it. There are large portions of the image—like the table top, piano top and the back rest of the chair—that have virtually no tonality. Looks like a DSLR or similar "cine curve" with some additional 'look' processing.
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    Oh nice! Looks like they used the basic tumblr starter pack grade.


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