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How to Expose S-Log2 and S-Log3 for Natural Looking Skin Tones

Of all the color profiles included with Sony mirrorless cameras, S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 are arguably two of the most frequently used gamma curves by aspiring filmmakers and seasoned professionals alike. While the dynamic range and color flexibility has helped bolster the flat profiles’ reputation for

How to Edit and Color Grade ProRes RAW Footage in FCPX

As you already know, ProRes RAW is Apple’s latest addition to the ProRes family of video codecs, promising to deliver RAW-like flexibility with the speedy performance creative professionals have come to know and love for years with the rest ProRes flavors. Due to the fact that the

Get the Ultimate Resolve 15 Course Bundle for Just $97! (Limited-Time Offer)

Exactly one month ago, Blackmagic Design unveiled the latest iteration of their full-fledged post-production suite DaVinci Resolve 15 featuring seamless Fusion integration, incredible new Fairlight audio tools alongside nearly a hundred other enhancements. Today, seasoned colorist Alex Jordan from Learn Color Grading and Film Simplified announces the official

How to Smooth Out Skin Tones in DaVinci Resolve 14

Many folks tend to neglect the fact that the skill set of seasoned colorists extends way beyond the manipulation of colors. Making subtle aesthetic changes such as improving talents’ skin tones and removing blemishes, for instance, are just as essential. Even though the smoothening of your actors’

DaVinci Resolve 14 HDR Color Grading Workflow

With a powerful coloring grading platform such as DaVinci Resolve 14, achieving the visual aesthetics you want is now easier than ever before. What’s more, you can even emulate a high dynamic range look without even using a camera that has HDR capabilities. Apparently, this innovative concept

Cine D vs V-Log – Which One Should You Use on the GH5?

When videographers are given a choice between shooting Log or any other picture profile, more often than not the decision goes to Log. That’s simply because shooting in this mode is claimed to provide a flat image, retaining more detail and making it easier to dial in

Faster Color Grading with Groups in DaVinci Resolve 14

Even though DaVinci Resolve is relatively new to the line of non-linear editing programs, the platform has become a proven powerhouse for video editing. In fact, it’s reached a high enough potential to the point that an increasing number of seasoned professionals have found themselves switching from

Color Grading Workflow with LUTs in Premiere Pro CC

With the vast improvements added to color grading applications in the recent years (from the introduction of Adobe’s Lumetri Color panel in Premiere Pro to the fast-growing number of features implemented in DaVinci Resolve), utilizing LUTs has become a common practice for many seasoned colorists and enthusiasts