Author Topic: 5D3 with 400 5.6 processed with Resolve adjusted white level to 16383  (Read 955 times)

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Took a walk this morning with my 5D3 400 5.6 L and a tripod made a little edit in Resolve and used the same workflow as i use to. My last adjustment is to adjust the white level before working with them in Resolve from 15000 to 16383 with Exiftool.
It makes a very big difference, thx to https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=15801.100 baldavenger for his great thread.
The 3 times crop zoom is very welcome with the 400 5.6. Thanks for watching if you watch :)


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Nice birding.
Tip:
It´s possible to set custom white level straight in mlv_dump, Mlv App, Switch etc. and simply export to dng. No need to go through exiftool.

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It looks overexposed.

The branches, leaves, the beak all have burned out spots. Not sure if it was shot so or it is the 16k white level or you need to pull down highlights in resolve.

But nice calm shots though.
once you go raw you never go back

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Nice birding.
Tip:
It´s possible to set custom white level straight in mlv_dump, Mlv App, Switch etc. and simply export to dng. No need to go through exiftool.

Hi thank you! Yes I might use any of those instead of the one I always use (raw2cdng), when I use the exiftool way I write to the SSD twice which is a bit unnessesary. Which of the one would you recommend for MLV to DNG with adjusted white level in the conversion? Which is most easy to use with drag and drop features with folders and so? Thanks in advance Danne!

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You tell me which one is heavily maintained these days...

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You tell me which one is heavily maintained these days...

True! MLV App 1.7! I find it really fast white level and conversion to DNG. Thanks for clearifying that for me, now I spare my SSDs write lifetime by 100% :)

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It looks overexposed.

The branches, leaves, the beak all have burned out spots. Not sure if it was shot so or it is the 16k white level or you need to pull down highlights in resolve.

But nice calm shots though.

Yes its possible to take them back in Resolve further. I like contrasty images but will think about it next time.

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@allemyr: 14 bit RAW with 16383 WL and ETTR exposure requires "Apply Soft Clip" and "Highlight Recovery" in Camera RAW settings.

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Re: 5D3 with 400 5.6 processed with Resolve adjusted white level to 16383
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 11:09:06 AM »
Hi again.

Happy as always with the quality of 5D3 and ml raw especially. I use a simpler grade and faster workflow in Resolve so my grades go quicker. Grading old footage, it looks better offline but still happy with online UHD quality.


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Re: 5D3 with 400 5.6 processed with Resolve adjusted white level to 16383
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2019, 11:48:13 AM »
I would lower the exposure on almost every shot. It seems washed out to my taste.
5d3 1.1.3 exp
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Re: 5D3 with 400 5.6 processed with Resolve adjusted white level to 16383
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2019, 02:32:57 PM »
I would lower the exposure on almost every shot. It seems washed out to my taste.
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Re: 5D3 with 400 5.6 processed with Resolve adjusted white level to 16383
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 03:57:37 PM »
I would lower the exposure on almost every shot. It seems washed out to my taste.

Hi thank you for your comment. Yes maybe I'am looking to much on the midtones in the image and want them bright, too bright so the image fall flat. Thanks again for commenting.

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Re: 5D3 with 400 5.6 processed with Resolve adjusted white level to 16383
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 05:37:31 PM »

I updated the grade and did focus on the blacklevels.

One of my favorits shots, taken from a bike with a Ronin M,
https://imgur.com/nDX4ZCS

There is so much information and to get the sky visible I made a curve that looks like that.
https://imgur.com/mRHJ2Ts

Last grade looked like that
https://imgur.com/bBqZscm

And a old grade looked like this, warm colors but too bright
https://imgur.com/FCP2nGD

Without anygrade and only "color space transform" it looks like this
https://imgur.com/dUF5Wfl