A type of video recording that is confused with LOG and Raw is the notion of shooting flat. Shooting flat is usually heard with shooting DSLRs. What separates shooting flat from shooting in LOG or Raw? In this movie, author Patrick Inhofer explains the difference between shooting flat with shooting in LOG and Raw.
- One concept that's confused with log and raw…is the notion of shooting flat.…You'll often hear this term when shooting on DSLRs…but unless your DSLR has a specific setting for log,…flat is not log.…Shooting flat means you're turning down…all the artificial enhancements that cameras impose…on your images during recording.…If you go into a camera and you turn down the contrast,…sharpness, and saturation enhancements,…then you're shooting a flat image.…
But log goes further, and it allocates more bits…to the part of the image where humans are very perceptive…and fewer bits were human vision is poor,…resulting in an image that's very robust…and well-suited for color correction.…When you're shooting flat, you're not doing any of that.…You're just turning down the stuff…that makes video look video-y.…
Once you're familiar with the differences between log, raw, and flat recordings, explore two different methods for color correcting that footage. First, Patrick shows you how to color correct manually, using the traditional tools in DaVinci Resolve. Then, he explains how to use lookup tables (LUT), and discusses LUT strengths and limitations.
- Differentiating between raw and log recordings
- Differentiating between cameras that record flat vs. log
- Setting project-wide raw and LUT preferences
- Applying LUTs to footage
- Exporting LUTs from Resolve
- Color correcting raw footage
- Color correcting log footage
- Using LUTs with log, raw, and flat footage
- Importing, exporting, and managing LUTs in Resolve
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Defining Our Terms
2. Color Correcting Raw in DaVinci Resolve
3. Color Correcting Log and Flat Footage in DaVinci Resolve
4. Demystifying Lookup Tables (LUTs)
5. Color Correcting Log, Raw, and Flat Footage with Lookup Tables
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