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  1. #1 Color Correction for "TimeScapes 4K" 
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    Forum member Bruce Allen helped me color correct two of the shots in "TimeScapes 4K". He was kind enough to donate his time and talents. I think Bruce did an amazing job! Maybe Bruce can weigh in and tell us how this was done? I want to know myself!

    Also, here is my own meager attempt at very simple correction, for the Big Sur sunset shot. The only difference between the top and bottom shot is that I used Red Cine-X Pro Alchemy and Alchemy Saturation in the bottom one vs the standard tools in Adobe CS5.5. As you can see, Alchemy easily wins!! The sun looks like an orange blob in the non-Alchemy version, and looks like film in the Alchemy version. I hope Adobe will implement Alchemy soon, because like Jim said, I will be tempted to use it for nearly every shot!



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    hell yeah :)
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    Great stuff, thanks for sharing Tom! ;)
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    OK, OK, Tom - am on an insane deadline at work at the moment but will update this post w a nice description of the process tonight with pics etc...

    Summary is:
    1. Start with the most awesome footage imaginable

    Then color correction is easy :)

    Update pt1: BEGIN THE INSANELY-DETAILED TUTORIAL!









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    Thanks Tom! Interesting stuff. I'd love to see what your S-curves looked like for those shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Allen View Post
    Summary is:
    1. Start with the most awesome footage imaginable

    Then color correction is easy :)
    AWESOME quote. AWESOME grades, too.

    Just want to add my voice that any finer details you supply, I will be absorbing like a sponge. I'm eagerly awaiting more info.
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    Tom,
    do you see realtime results when checkboxing Alchemy? I've looked on some shots and don't see any realtime difference in look. Now, i've not tried to transcode out yet, but just step one.
    Thanks.....

    EDIT: Ok, I know why i'm not seeing it. I'm monitoring out of SDI and those effects are likely similar to HDRX in that you cannot monitor them via rocket card out via SDI....i do see them if i turn off my external rocket monitor and view in on my workspace monitor within RCX pro. Sure would be nice if we could get those effects to be seen out of SDI and rocket.
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    bump to my question :-)
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