BMCC Raw Files look like "video" setting

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Sean Tyler

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BMCC Raw Files look like "video" setting

PostMon Sep 09, 2013 10:46 pm

So we just shot all day yesterday for the first time with the camera set on RAW DNG, now when we upload the files and look at them in either Photoshop or Resolve, the color appears exactly as DNxHD files shot in "video"... Any explanation? It feels like I'm missing something simple? Any help would be appreciated, even if it starts with "listen dummy..."

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Re: BMCC Raw Files look like "video" setting

PostMon Sep 09, 2013 10:56 pm

What you are seeing is the softwares interpretation of the RAW data.

RAW is not flat or LOG or Video. RAW is just raw sensor data. Its actually black and white. It needs to be debayered and processed to have any colour or look. The image will look different in every app you open it in. Each software package will read and interpret the meta data differently depending on the setting in the software.

You will probably find Resolve is set to process the RAW as Rec.709 and Photoshop is just making a guess as to how it should look.

This video by Denver Riddle might help:
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Re: BMCC Raw Files look like "video" setting

PostTue Sep 10, 2013 6:23 am

I got it now... thanks for the insights, and great link!
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Re: BMCC Raw Files look like "video" setting

PostTue Sep 10, 2013 10:52 pm

I am sure Adam's link has you covered but here is another excellent tutorial on dialing in raw in Davinci so you are not working in Rec 709 which it defaults to on import.

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