Color grading/correction

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Color grading/correction

PostTue Feb 07, 2023 6:14 pm

Dumb question...

I'm live streaming from a

Canon C500 Mark II connected
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini Thunderbolt 3 Capture & Playback Unit

connected via thunderbolt to blackmagic WDM capture software on a PC

If i want to color correct, what are my software/hardware options? (cost is no limit)

I already bought my colorchecker passport, but not sure where it goes :)
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Re: Color grading/correction

PostWed Feb 08, 2023 8:43 pm

Vmix maybe.. You can do software color correction and then also stream with Vmix.
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Re: Color grading/correction

PostWed Feb 08, 2023 8:48 pm

If you have a consistent setup, you could come up with a grade in Resolve, and then export a LUT to use in your streaming software. Much easier than being ready to live grade.
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Re: Color grading/correction

PostThu Feb 09, 2023 10:28 am

In a consistent setup, you can also use hardware für color correction. You can for example create a LUT in Resolve and load it onto a Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 12G. That way color correction won't eat up CPU capacity on your streaming computer. If a single 3D LUT isn't enough, there are devices like the AJA ColorBox that implement a complete color management workflow for a single 12G SDI signal.
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Re: Color grading/correction

PostThu Feb 09, 2023 6:30 pm

The Canon RC-V100 is a paint box for the C500. There’s also Pomfort Livegrade If you want a software approach that offers secondary correction on the wire.

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