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  • Wed, Feb 27 2019 10:23 AM

    • markyramone
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    Sony XAVC footage soft

    I've shot some clips with a Sony FS5 using a flat cinema profile. I've noticed the clips are sharp, contrasty and colourful previewing in Sony Catalyst Browse compared with flat (as you'd expect with a flat profile) brought in to MC. Even graded in MC the clips still have a pasty look compared with Catalyst. See attached still (the MC AMA clip is the top one ). I haven't done any grading in Catalyst, that's how it looks straight off the SD card. 

    Any reasons why the footage looks so much better in Catalyst or tips on MC grading to get the footage to look as good? I'm not convinced I'm getting the most out of MC.



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  • Wed, Feb 27 2019 7:54 PM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Sony XAVC footage soft

    I suspect that Catalyst Browse is apply a LUT (likely a Rec. 709 variant) when you're viewing it. Try applying a Rec. 709 LUT in MC. It should end up about the same.

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  • Wed, Feb 27 2019 8:35 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Sony XAVC footage soft

    I have attached a link to an intersting vid I saw that MIGHT relate (or not).  It deals with how Premiere is (or is NOT) dealing with XAVC-I.  Specifically Premiere's decoder for that codec.  I am currently testing this person's theory and I am not yet convinced he is correct in this statement, but the idea is interesting none the less.


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  • Fri, Mar 1 2019 9:06 PM In reply to

    • touviere7
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    Re: Sony XAVC footage soft

    you can try comparing image by changing the record monitor color space to rec709 (full range) 

    right click on monitor

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