Perfecting our Color Grading

July 11, 2014

There are so many great cameras on the market today who knows what the next great camera will be. At Still N Motion we keep pace

with this advancement and maintain competitive pricing by matching these diverse cameras in multiple camera configurations. We have done this using DaVinci Resolve 11.

After extensive testing we have discovered the automatic color match feature does not produce accurate and consistent results. Using the Datacolor Spyder Checkr color chart, we have developed a workflow to manually go in and adjust the colors to match between cameras. The uncorrected images below reveal high contrast and saturation in the D800 while both the SONY’s were much warmer and lower in contrast.Davinci Compare

Using the chart with the onboard waveform and vectorscope we were able to manually pinpoint a base color balance on all cameras (as shown in the vector). Now we can add advanced color grading with consistent results across all three cameras. This technique allows us much more flexibility with camera selection and as a result we have much more flexibility and budget. Contact us for more information.

DaVinci Blog