Author Topic: Color grading Magic lantern raw footage to get the Blockbuster Look  (Read 6973 times)

usasikh1

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I want to grade 5d mark III raw footage in Davinci resolve following this method @  http://juanmelara.com.au/the-summer-blockbuster-colour-grading-tutorial/. However I am wondering if color space and gamma setting for this ML footage can be set to BMD film. The tutorial uses log controls in Resolve , therefore its necessary to have log footage. Therefore I was wondering if thats what the magic lantern hack provides out of the 5d mark III. Thanks in advance.

dacssfreak

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Re: Color grading Magic lantern raw footage to get the Blockbuster Look
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 05:29:18 PM »
Yeah. As you already said you just have to set the Color Space to BMD Film. Then you can go on grading your Footage.

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Re: Color grading Magic lantern raw footage to get the Blockbuster Look
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 07:07:22 PM »
Just understand that the "log" that you get our of the 5D will be different than what you get out of the Alexa or the Epic, so the LUT will have to be adjusted accordingly.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution.

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Re: Color grading Magic lantern raw footage to get the Blockbuster Look
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 08:50:10 PM »
I started following that tutorial but also went a bit further with power windows tracking eye colour correction etc. Having some nice results using an Alexa LUT that I made with their online app. You can download my Alexa LUT here: https://bitbucket.org/andy600/tl50d/downloads/ARRI.LUTs.for.Magic.Lantern.Raw.video.in.Davinci.Resolve.zip BMD Film settings.

A few before/after examples:















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Re: Color grading Magic lantern raw footage to get the Blockbuster Look
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 10:16:58 PM »
shadows look kind of purple instead of blue.  :o
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Re: Color grading Magic lantern raw footage to get the Blockbuster Look
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 11:33:00 PM »
Yes, I added a touch more red and I liked the look  ;) The blockbuster tut is a great starting point but I wanted to vary it a bit.
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