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.dng - Blackmagic color space and gamma
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:23:59 PM »
Hi everyone,

In Davinci Resolve, on the camera RAW tab, you can set the BMD color space and gamma. However, the names are generic: Blackmagic Design Color Space and Blackmagic design Film Gamma.

Does anyone know which one the ML's .dng is based on? Because each one of the following cameras uses a slightly different BMD color spaces and gammas (correct me if I'm  wrong):

Black Magic Pocket
Black magic 2.5K
URSA Mini 4.6k

Sorry if this has been asked before.
Thank you.


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Re: .dng - Blackmagic color space and gamma
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 03:32:57 AM »
I'm pretty new to the RAW functionality of ML and I am wondering this as well. Can you choose your color space? Is there a way to find out any footage's color space and gamma without knowing anything about the camera? I'm a little disappointed that hundreds of people have visited this single post and there's been no reply.


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Re: .dng - Blackmagic color space and gamma
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 01:38:11 PM »
For cinemaDNG files (from ML): In the camera RAW tab of davinci's color grading tab I change decode using to clip, color space and gamma to black magic design. Highlight recovery checked.
In my project settings -> color management I set the timeline color space to rec709 gamma 2.4 (which is my default).

Color grade using the nodes and if you want to use a LUT create it in the begining and add it at the end. Create the remaining nodes prior to the LUT.

That my starting point when I grade footage to look cinematic and not videoish. Any better suggestions from others since I come mainly from the Pr/AE world.
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