Fundamentally different EPICOLOR

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be perceived as the future for software, but not everyone realises how much AI can do for color grading right now.

Lets talk about fundamentally different EPICOLOR

Even the best cameras in the world only record the incoming light and "see" color-shifts in a scene that would be imperceptible to the naked eye if observed in person

Based on an algorithm called Xe8472® which simulates the human brain visual system, the so-called Color Constancy it automatically corrects professional video to make it look natural and realistic without tedious manual correction

This technology is a first of it's kind and is the result of 15 years of research and development

for more info please visit - www.epicolor.film

Davinci Display for external monitor without using extra hardware

Davinci DIsplay

DaVinci Display is a virtual display for DaVinci Resolve. The main purpose of the application is to mirror the preview and allow to place it anywhere in your desktop. It enables you to have a picture preview in the external monitor without using extra hardware like Decklink or Unltrastudio.

How much does it cost?
US$ 25.00

Click HERE to download free trial:
 

Davinci Resolve Free Tutorial - Goat Eye View

Best Davinci Resolve Tutorial

If you are aspiring editor or colorist and looking for great resource to learn Davinci Resolve Software then we highly recommend Goat Eye View - Davinci Resolve tutorials.

Goat's Eye View, London-based post-production for film and television has produced a series of Davinci Resolve color grading tutorials by Daria Fissoun.
For more info - www.goatseyeview.co.uk

 

Best lut for vlogs - DSLR

Click on image to download the luts.

Click on image to download the luts.

These luts for vlogger are perfect to make your footage more cinematic.

This LUT pack will be some base luts to get you a finished look or to a good starting point. It works with  Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut XDavinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch.

Disclaimer

  • We have designed a creative lut.
  • It is calibrated for properly exposed and white balanced image in standard camera settings.
  • You will have to manually adjust temperature, tint and exposure if encountered unexpected results.
  • For any DSLR clips shot in Neutral picture settings.
  • Developed using 3dlutcreator.

Best windows laptop for Davinci Resolve 14

Best laptop for color grading in Davinci Resolve 14

Blackmagic design recommended laptops for color grading in Davinci Resolve 14.

Dell Precision 7720

Approx US$ 3200.00

Approx US$ 3200.00

Intel Core™ i5 or i7 processors
32GB minimum system RAM
NVIDIA Quadro P4000; 8GB GDDR5 GPU
512GB SSD minimum system hard drive
http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetails/precision-17-7720-laptop

HP ZBook 17 G4 Customised Mobile Workstation

Approx US$4500.00

Approx US$4500.00

intel Core i7 processor
16GB minimum system RAM
Quadro P5000 with Dreamcolor display
1TB System drive
http://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?catalogld=10051&urlLangId=&langId=-1&storeId=10151
&catEntryId=1661652&quqntity=1

Davinci Resolve 14 for mac system shopping guide

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COMPUTER

Apple MacPro
Late 2013 model,
12 Core Dual D700 GPU 2.7GHz
Intel Xeon E5 12 Core processor 32GB system RAM recommended
1TB PCIe-based internal flash storage Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs

Apple iMac with Retina Display
Mid 2017 27”Retina 5K model, quad-core i7 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor
32GB system RAM recommended
TB Internal SSD storage
Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of VRAM

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
id 2017 15” model, quad-core i7
3.1GHz Intel Core i7 processor
16GB system RAM
512GB PCIe-based SSD
Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB VRAM

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
End 2016 15”model, quad-core i7
2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor
16GB system RAM recommended
512GB PCIe internal flash storage
Radeon 450 with 2GB VRAM

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Early 2015 13”model, dual-core i5
2.9GHz Intel Core i5 processor
16GB system RAM recommended
512GB PCIe internal flash storage
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 

Apple MacBook
Limited performance for more than HD ProRes Mid 2107 12”, dual-core i5
1.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor
8GB system RAM
512GB PCIe internal SSD storage
Intel HD Graphics 615

Apple Mac Mini
Optional Central Database Server
Late 2014 model, dual-core i7
3.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor
16GB system RAM
512GB PCIe internal flash storage
Intel Iris Graphics 5100 

Blackmagic Design Capture and Playback Card

  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
  • UltraStudio 4K
  • UltraStudio Express
  • Mini Monitor
  • Mini Recorder

UI Monitor

  • LG Ultrafine 27” 5K Display 
  • Dell UltraSharp 27” Ultra HD 5K monitor 
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Color Grading panels

  • DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel
  • DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel
  • DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel
  • Avid Artist Color
  • JLCooper’s Eclipse CX
  • OxygenTec ProPanel
  • Tangent Devices Element Bundle
  • Tangent Devices WAVE
  • Tangent Devices Ripple

 

 

Shooting and Grading STEEL SCULPTURES

STEEL HAS TO LOOK STEEL

Shot on Red’s Scarlet camera, we encountered a number of unique challenges from a dop point of view.  We had to use limited lighting due to 360 degree reflection from the steel sculptures.  

DOP & COLORIST - SUDIP SHRESTHA
PIXELHOUSE PRODUCTION

Before and After grading 

RENT SAMYANG VDSLR LENS - PIXELHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

for rental inquiries -http://pixelhouse.ae/

for rental inquiries -http://pixelhouse.ae/

Pixel House Production is one of the leading tv and film production company in dubai, UAE . We provides full services in Feature Film, TV Commercials, Music Videos, TV Programs, Documentaries Films, Corporate Films and Events Production. We have equipments Inventory of RED Cameras, Lights, Grips, Broadcasting Camera and technical crew to support small, medium and Large production in Media Industry in Dubai UAE.

We provide the best price and Quality Production facilities, Equipment's, Crew and Support the local & International Film, TV & Events Productions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi UAE.

3D LUT Creator - The most Innovative color grading software

3D LUT creator

3D LUT Creator is the latest program with unique tools for professional color grading of digital images and video and creating 3DLUT-files that can be imported into many programs such as Adobe Photoshop,  Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, FinalCut Pro.

Color correction in 3D LUT Creator is made by bending grid tied to the color plane containing the saturation and hue. The use of this interface allows a user in few clicks completely change the color scheme of the image or work with the desired color ranges separately.

3D LUT Creator - innovative color grading software

  • It can manipulate colors in a way that's not possible in davinci resolve or photoshop without selective and tedious masking and tracking.
  • Color manipulation is smooth. No odd edges or banding if you need drastic shift of colors.
  • Easy to use and understand interface.
  • Unlimited creative freedom.

Advantage for videographers and photographers to work with 3D LUT Creator?

For the images. The program lets you save color settings in files with the extension .3dl, .cube, .csv which are cross-platform format. You can apply this color correction as an adjustment layer in Adobe Photoshop, thus making your retouching workflow independent of color correction.

For the video3D Lut creator is able to work correctly with different type of log and raw video. (LogC, BMD Film, SLog, RED Log, Cineon, Cinestyle Log. It allows you convert your log from video camera to Rec 709 with precise adjustment to white balance and exposure. You just need to take one frame of the video, process it in the program, save the settings and apply a color profile for the entire video!

For more information please visit - 3D LUT CREATOR

COLOR GRADING MOMENT TV SHOW SEASON 2 - FIRST OF ITS KIND IN ARAB WORLD

The moment is the first of its kind on the Arabic screen in terms of content and image.

About Moment TV Show - Season 2

The 15 minute tv show aims to address the ignorance of knowledge, by informing viewers about the latest scientific and technological advancements, simplifying them and explaining complex concepts in an entertaining and creative way. 

The program targets all age groups and seeks to explore the future through the huge practical discoveries made by scientists and inventors in different countries of the world.

Program presented by Yasser Hareb

Program presented by Yasser Hareb

Watch Moment Season 1 if you have missed

MOMENT TV SHOW SEASON 2
DIRECTOR - AREF HAREB
PRESENTER - YASSER HAREB
DOP - VOLODYMYR USYK
SHOT - RED DIGITAL CINEMA
COLORIST - SUDIP SHRESTHA
30 EPISODES - 

Color Grading a tv show SADEEM in Pixelhouse

Sadeem is a 30-episode documentary that aims to inform viewers of the successes of humanity in all areas of life and how their efforts have enabled them to uncover some of the mystery of the universe, focusing on the giant step towards Mars, United Arab Emirates.

Color Grading Sadeem TV show

Shot in Sony FS7
Colorist - Sudip Shrestha
PIXELHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, UAE

Colour grading is enhancing the raw image that was shot on film or digital media to present to an audience on different formats. It is the bridge between the camera and the screen. There is a technical translation aspect to it, as well as allowing for a creative side of the process. The cinematographer has a chance here to enhance the image for the audience to enjoy the intended vision of the film or program. Colour grading has replaced the ‘colour timing’ process that was previously done in a film laboratory.

The role of the colourist is to help enhance that image and to be the cinematographer’s ‘hands’ by understanding his vision and making sure the audience will see the program or film in the way the cinematographer intended it be viewed. The colourist has a responsibility to convey the cinematographer’s intent. Obviously we (colourists) give creative input and have the technical know-how to carry out this process.

TIME TO PRAY - COLOR GRADING IN PIXEL HOUSE

Short film "TIME TO PRAY" - Color grading in Pixelhouse Production, Dubai, UAE

Short film "TIME TO PRAY" - Color grading in Pixelhouse Production, Dubai, UAE

Shot in Canon 5D Mark 3

Director of Photography - Sara Munif
Colorist - Sudip Shrestha - www.pixelhouse.ae
Editor - Dania Mousa
Producer -Al Hanoof Al Jasmi
Director - Ahmed Al Kuwaiti

Grading SAMA in Davinci Resolve 14

Short film "SAMA" graded in Davinci Resolve 14 Beta.

Short film "SAMA" graded in Davinci Resolve 14 Beta.

Shot in - Canon 5d mark 3 and Sony A7s Slog2.

Director of Photography - Peter Moussa
Colorist - Sudip Shrestha - www.pixelhouse.ae
Editor - Peter Moussa, Hind Anabtawi
Producer - Taline al Rasheed
Director - Hind Anabtawi

BEST COLORIST FOR MUSIC VIDEO NOMINEE - AICE2017 TEAL & ORANGE MADNESS

AICE is the marketing communications trade association whose members are independent creative editorial, design, visual effects, color grading and audio post production companies. It is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of these companies and the essential role their services play in the media creation process.

2017 - BEST COLORIST FOR MUSIC VIDEO NOMINEES

Colorist: Josh Bohoskey 
LEAF- NADA
The Mill

Colorist: Jaime O'Bradovich 
Beyonce - HOLD UP
Company 3

Colorist: Adrian Seery
Sia - The Greatest
MPC

TEAL & ORANGE MADNESS CONTINUES

Color Grading Monitor in budget - HP Z31x DreamColor Studio Display

HP Z31X Dreamcolor Studio Display - US $3999.00

HP Z31X Dreamcolor Studio Display - US $3999.00

HP has now unveiled its latest additions to the DreamColor lineup, targeted at the professional colorist and editors.

The DreamColor Z31x features support for multiple working color spaces, and the display's color gamut covers 100% of sRGB, 100% of Adobe RGB, 99% of DCI-P3, and 80% of BT.2020. It can also handle multiple frame rates, including native support of 60 Hz, 50 Hz, and 48 Hz (which would be exactly double the 24fps frame rate of film).

The HP Z31x is designed with the features demanded by industry-leading digital creators: an integrated KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switch, True 2K viewing, markers and masks, and much more. The built-in KVM of the HP Z31x can switch between two computers with a quick keyboard shortcut, allowing the user to share one display, keyboard and mouse between two computers. Many artists have two computers, a Linux® box with their animation/compositing app and a Windows® box with Adobe® Photoshop or internet access.

 

 

DAVINCI RESOLVE 14 - THE NEW JACK OF POST-PRODUCTION

What's New!

DaVinci Resolve 14 has hundreds of new features for editors, colorists and now, for the first time, audio professionals. The new playback engine dramatically increases responsiveness with up to 10x better performance for editors. You also get a whole new page with the full Fairlight audio post production tools that let you record, edit, mix, sweeten and master sound with full 3D audio space and up to 1000 channels. Colorists will find amazing new filters that include automatic facial recognition and tracking for quickly smoothing skin tones, brightening eyes, changing lip color and more! Plus, DaVinci Resolve 14 features revolutionary new multi user collaboration tools such as bin locking, chat and timeline merging that allow editors, colorists, and sound editors to all work on the same project at the same time! All these new features make DaVinci Resolve 14 is the world’s most advanced post production software!

DaVinci Resolve includes virtually every imaginable editing and trimming tool available, making it perfect for both creative and online editing! The new high performance playback engine, which is up to 10x faster, makes playback instantaneous and trimming more responsive than ever, even for processor intensive formats such as H.264 and RAW.

DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and television shows than any other grading system! You get the industry’s most powerful primary and secondary correction tools, advanced curve editor, tracking and stabilization, noise reduction and grain tools, Resolve FX and more.

DOWNLOAD PUBLIC BETA NOW FREE.

Download free Baselight STUDENT from filmlight

At NAB2017, FilmLight will preview their latest product, Baselight STUDENT, a software-only macOS application that answers the call from a growing number of facilities for trained Baselight colourists and assistants.

Baselight STUDENT is intended as the perfect learning tool, either for those wanting to train to become a professional colourist, to work on short personal projects, or for experienced practitioners moving up to Baselight from other grading solutions. While the new application is free, interested parties must register and be eligible to become a part of the Baselight Learning Programme to obtain a licence.

“We’ve had growing requests from freelance colourists and creative artists for this product,” explained FilmLight founder and CEO, Steve Chapman. “But we don’t just want to hand out a free piece of software and walk away. We want to work with training institutions and the creatives to make sure that they have the right resources and support to achieve their goals.”

Baselight STUDENT is a fully functional version of FilmLight’s Baselight colour grading software – with GPU rendering – that runs on any supported Mac platform. This includes support for an optional control surface, like FilmLight’s Slate panel, and even SDI monitoring for a full grading suite experience.

The principle limitation is that the application is restricted to render out only h.264 movies or JPEG images. With no watermarking, this means that Baselight STUDENT can be used to create academic-year projects within the limitation of the delivery formats. Along with conform capability, colour space handling, format editing and the ability to render both image sequences and movie files, this also makes the application the ideal tool to learn how to start a career as a professional colourist assistant.

FilmLight will initially talk to participants to assess their individual needs and then provide them with a free licence for the appropriate length of time, along with practice material they can use to get up to speed. FilmLight will also develop regular video tutorials and live best-practice webinars for members of the Baselight Learning Programme.

“We’ve reached pretty far with our team of in-house trainers but it just isn’t physically possible for everyone to access face-to-face training with FilmLight product specialists,” added Chapman. “With the growing popularity of the BLG metadata workflow, and the forthcoming release 5.0 across our product line, this grading software provides a unique opportunity for everyone to get a handle on Baselight’s advanced colour tools as used by top-notch artists everywhere.”

FilmLight will demonstrate Baselight STUDENT at NAB2017 on booth #SL3828 (24-27 April, Las Vegas Convention Center). Interested parties can register for updates at http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk/baselightstudent.

What next big thing we need in color grading softwares?

Blog for the color grading software developers - Assimilate Scratch, Baselight and Davinci Resolve.

1- ROTOBRUSH TOOL FROM ADOBE AFTEREFFECTS.

2- PF TRACK /MOCHA TRACKING

 

3- SIMPLE COLORIZE TOOL OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

NOTE - VIDEO USED IN THE BOLG IS JUST FOR DEMO PURPOSE.

SONY BVM-X300 V 2.0 - De Facto Standard Monitor for Colorist

“This monitor has become the de facto “standard reference monitor” for mastering HDR content, primarily due to its stability, uniformity, and fabulous contrast ratio,” - Josh Pines, Vice President of Imaging Research and Development for Digital Intermediates at Technicolor.

BVM-X300 V 2.0

The New Sony BVM-X300 30-inch* 4K OLED master monitor is the flagship model in Sony’s professional monitor line-up. This high performance TRIMASTER EL™ OLED monitor includes unparalleled black performance, colour reproduction, quick pixel response, and industry-leading wide viewing angles. In addition, the BVM-X300 has enhanced interface and features for High Dynamic Range (HDR) live production, as well as a wide colour gamut conforming to DCI-P3 and most of the ITU-R BT.2020 standard*. By unleashing these superb features and qualities, this master monitor makes an ideal tool for a wide range of applications such as colour grading and QC (quality control) in the 4K production workflow.

Key Specs -

Colour space - (colour gamut) ITU-R BT.2020*2, ITU-R BT.709, EBU, SMPTE-C, DCI-P3, BVM-X300 Native*3, S-Gamut/S-Gamut3*2, S-Gamut3.cine*2

EOTF - 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, CRT, 2.4(HDR), S-Log3(HDR), S-Log 3(Live HDR), S-Log2(HDR), SMPTE ST 2084(HDR) , HLG SG1.2(HDR), HLG SG Variable(HDR)

PRICE - Approx US $17,995.00