🎨 Colorist Newsletter #565

Published: Sun, 09/17/23

Issue DLXV: The C to C Edition
The Color Grading Newsletter
News, reviews, thoughts, career advice, and humor for professional Video / Film Colorists & Finishers. Delivered Sundays. Curated by a professional color grader.
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Curated & Published
Patrick Inhofer
From The Publisher
It looks like IBC 2023 is shaping up as quite interesting. Read on for highlights.

Happy Grading! I'll see you next week.


Pat Inhofer
Colorist & Publisher
The Craft
Featuring the work of creative craftsmen, the theory of color, and industry news. Learn practical workflows, useful theories, and actionable insights from existing (and emerging) leaders and teachers in our industry.

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The Tools
Our craft keeps changing. And growing. Learn about updates to your favorite software. Discover new tools to help you work faster or more creatively. Build your toolchest with new techniques and approaches.
I've often said that Blackmagic's .1 updates are the equivalent of other developer's .5 updates. This update again proves the thesis—there is lots to dig into, including their initial foray into 'Camera to Cloud' workflows. However, one of my favorite features is minor: The ability to export a Power Grade image without automatically generating a .drx file. I'm linking to the Read Me document.

(video) Bernd Klimm covers the list of new features in Fusion.

(video) Mr. Alex Tech is early out of the gate with his highlights of the latest release,

For the editors out there, "While there are a number of new features across the board in Resolve 18.6, it’s the Final Cut Pro-like range-based keywording that finally works, albeit with several steps"
"You can now connect your own enterprise cloud storage to Frame.io; our improved side-by-side comparison viewer now supports videos, images, PDFs, audio files, and design files, making it even easier to review (and approve) your assets; and we have new Camera to Cloud integrations for video and photography teams."

(video) Darren Mostyn, "The Blackmagic CAMERA APP turn(s) your iPhone into a Blackmagic Design camera ... Then DaVinci Resolve 18.6 allows EASY sync of the files direct to the editor with no technical knowledge required - Super Easy via NEW Blackmagic Cloud set up."

This is a great roundup at NLE-based transcription features - not just in Premiere but in other NLEs and plugins.
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Pushing Photons
These stories are from MixingLight.com's membership Library of color grading articles, tutorials, and podcasts (Tao Of Color is co-Owner). Do you want to read a story listed here but not a member? Sign up for a 7-Day Test Drive.​​​ There's also color correction Practice Projects for purchase.
(video) "Learn how to set up DaVinci Resolve's color management when delivering to YouTube and modify the default preset for better quality."
(video) "The Color Timer learns to turn a limited visual color palette into creative strength with professional insights from a color-blind filmmaker."
(video) "In Part 3, VFX artist Bernd Klimm customizes a shareable animated Fusion title template with expression modifiers, user controls, and macros!"
(video) "In our Dehancer Pro v7 Part 2 review, colorist Peder Morgenthaler digs into its 'dehancing' tools: Grain, Halation, Bloom, Weave, and more."
Gear Heads
Stay updated on the latest hardware that's shipping - because the craft of color grading isn't just about software. Plus, keep an eye on future equipment trends and hardware odds-and-ends.
(video) Colorist Darren Mostyn, "I've been using the Advanced panel for 13 years and now am trying out the DaVinci Resolve MINI PANEL from BlackMagic Design."
For my non-Resolve PC users out there, "The ultra-low latency KONA X I/O card, HDR Image Analyzer v3.0 update, and new 12G-SDI OpenGear audio and HDMI conversion solutions to streamline M&E and proAV workflows are AJAS’s key news for IBC2023."
"Other World Computing announced a new level of portable and desktop collaboration with the introduction of two solutions: Jellyfish Nomad and Jellyfish Studio. See them at IBC2023."
"Here we show you how to make the two Extended screens act like one with a few simple changes to your system settings."
"A USB-C enabled iPhone 15 Pro is on the way with ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) color support ... Log capture, and external recording capabilities. Combined with 4K60 ProRes capabilities* on the phone, the “seven camera lenses in your pocket,” and the ability to use Capture One with a USB 3 cable..."
"The only reason there was [not] faster adoption of the format was the connection, but it did not take long for adapters to allow the use of U.3 drives (which is easier to connect than the U.2) to be used in desktop computers."
For those of you who like to keep abreast of panel manufacturing. Keep scrolling down the article for additional analysis.
Sunday Fun(nies)
Random thoughts, tidbits, and fun stuff catching my attention this week. Maybe it's color grading related. Maybe not. Ya gotta read to the end of the Newsletter to find out.
We are deep into Hurricane Season here in Florida. It has me thinking about topics like this. The items linked are good, and some of them are fun.
We are only 10 weeks from the holiday season. And if Macy's has Christmas trees on display (they do), then I'll share this fun list with you, "The 10 best gifts for bourbon lovers include glasses, bitters, coasters, books, decanters and even a whiskey scent, all under $100."
Check out these elephants that have learned to stop traffic and grab a quick snack. Fun and funny.

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