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Grading for vevo - Gara Eh for Ahmed Hassan - EGYPT

Color grading S-log in Sony A7s series cameras

The Sony A7s was definitely one of the hottest cameras from 2014, and as it's been in use for several years now, As a colourist, I have had plenty of opportunity to discover how to obtain the best possible image from it.

When shooting in HD internally, there is a growing consensus among A7s users that it's best practice to expose to the right +2 S (ETTR) (that is, exposure should be compensated brighter without clipping highlights).

Here, the video illustrates the effectiveness of exposing to the right two stops and overexposing a shot and making some quick adjustments in a color grading and achieving the best results.

Before/After color grading

Ahmed Hassan - Gara Eh (Official Video)DOP: Mo Ismael
Editor: Emshad Al Haq
Colourist: Sudip Shrestha
Post Production: Pixel House UAE
Universal Music MENA

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Download Baselight 5.0 student version

Avid vs. FCP vs. Premiere for editing likewise Davinci resolve vs Baselight vs assimilate scratch for color grading. Its your choice. Filmlight recently updated Baselight and sent 90 days trial license to use student version of Baselight.

Train to be a professional Baselight colourist with support from FilmLight


Baselight STUDENT is a comprehensive version of FilmLight’s Baselight colour grading software—with GPU rendering—that runs on any supported Mac platform.

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 your career as a professional colourist assistant.

As Baselight STUDENT is specifically intended to help people learn how to work with Baselight professionally, the licence is limited to a 90-day training period; however this can be reviewed if necessary when your licence expires.

Key features

The student application is built from exactly the same software source as the full Baselight system. That means that it will always be up-to-date with the latest release. 
For a full list of Baselight functionality, please see the datasheets in the Document Library on our web site. Some of the highlights of Baselight STUDENT include:

  • Support for control surfaces including Slate (but not Blackboard).

  • Optional AJA SDI monitoring.

  • 4:2:0 Y’CbCr cache allowing playback on lower-end machines.

  • Rendering capability for h.264* movies or JPEG image sequences.

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PIXELHOUSE COLOR GRADING SUITE UPDATED

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We have recently upgraded our setup to whole new level.
- workflow support upto 8k@60fps
- SDR and HDR workflow
- hd, uhd format for amazon prime, netfilx, imax video mastering
- DCP creation
- 360 VR workflow solution
- Stereo 3D support
- Davinci Resolve Color Grading Suite.

Pixelhouse Production, is equipped with one of the best teams in the industry. We thrive in providing quality work at competitive rates and on time. We have the complete setup as a one stop shop from pre to post production. Whether it is Camera rental, Animation, CGI, Color Correction, Editing or VFX we have the infrastructure to provide it. Peruse our site to know all about us.

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