Author Topic: Low-light street videography with the 5DMkIII/4k anamorphic, 12-bit lossless RAW  (Read 1273 times)

Luther

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More exaggerated version :P
This reminds me of the old rawtherapee forum color grading "competitions".



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By the way, LMMSE got some artifacts:

Bender@arsch

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This reminds me of the old rawtherapee forum color grading "competitions".


Challenge accepted;)



Luther

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Challenge accepted;)

We need someone to judge which one is better now :P

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We need someone to judge which one is better now :P

This scene is not really good for judging the colors. It's actually very difficult to make it look natural as the light sources are mixed and some colors info is missed.

Sometimes I try to make the same color grading using 3 different programs: ACR, MLV App and Resolve (for practice only). Most of the times I get the fastest and the best results with ACR and than I can easily match it with other two programs.
But in this exact shot I cannot get the same result. Close enough but not the same.
Still ACR gives me better colors out of the box than other color grading programs.
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This scene is not really good for judging the colors. It's actually very difficult to make it look natural as the light sources are mixed and some colors info is missed.
Well, IMO, not everything should look "natural" all the time. For example, the two man behind the musician have purple midtones in it. I prefer to bring those hues to cyan instead, because the combination of yellow and purple are not as pleasing as yellow and cyan...

If I was to judge:
- Your version, @Dmytro_ua, is the most natural posted until now. I would just lift the shadows a bit, to bring more details to his overcoat.
- My version was purposefully exaggerated in the teal/orange. Noise everywhere. Bad separation of midtones in his face. Too much saturation.
- @Bender@arsch version has muddy midtones. I would bring more exposure there and decrese exposure in deep shadows. Colors are good.
- @DeafEyeJedi has some issue with magenta/green. Skin tones look pale.
- @Ilia3101 has a overall green cast.

Of course, each person has it's opinion. This is art, after all.

off-topic: why most of you guys use "ibb.co" to host images? Can't enter the site without javascript, it's quite annoying :)

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Not to hijack this thread but @Dmytro_ua has my vote by far for first place. @Ilia3101 comes second. Third will probably go to @Luther but then I feel like due to his intentional exaggeration thus shouldn't qualify.  :P

So @Bender@arsch takes this last spot in despite not having enough exposure on his face and whatnot. Decent colors though.

But I admit that using LUT is not the most practical way and I was just trying to utilize the most out of MLV_App in ways like never before.  :D

Still trying to find that perfect workflow as far as how grading goes. That's what makes it worthwhile for this amazing app.  ;)
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Well, IMO, not everything should look "natural" all the time.

You're absolutely right. Maybe I wasn't quite clear.
By natural I didn't mean "neutral" (to correct everything by WB grey card).
I meant natural looking. When I look into the picture I don't want to see a green skin tone (if there were no obvious green light), pink color shift (as in the first post), oversaturated orange face or muddy shadows. All these are catching my eye not in a good way.
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off-topic: why most of you guys use "ibb.co" to host images? Can't enter the site without javascript, it's quite annoying :)

Funny you brough this up. For years I had been using Flickr (still do) and although I had noticed majority of the users on this forum were sharing images through ibb.co so decided to get the hang of that since that's what I assumed works best for y'all.

Correct me if I'm wrong though. Ha.
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All these are catching my eye not in a good way.
I agree.
Funny you brough this up. For years I had been using Flickr (still do) and although I had noticed majority of the users on this forum were sharing images through ibb.co so decided to get the hang of that since that's what I assumed works best for y'all.

Correct me if I'm wrong though. Ha.
Well, not for me and a1ex:
https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=18003.msg216880#msg216880