Should you raise Bit Depth and Color Space before Color Grading? Part Two: RAW Video

Want to avoid poor quality web videos? You need to know if it’s worth working in a higher bit depth or color space. Part Two deals with RAW video.

Understanding the limits of Data Rates and Transmission

A brief overview of the data rates involved in various distribution channels, from cinema to television to the Internet.

What is Color Correction or Color Grading?

The simplest explanation of color correction. What is it, what are the three groups of color correction, and what software and hardware do you need?

The Costs of Working with 2K and 4K Uncompressed Footage

  First, we need to understand what we’re dealing with here. How big are uncompressed files, really? To calculate the uncompressed file size and data rate, use this method: How to Calculate Size and Data Rate of Uncompressed Files Where Resolution = Horizontal Resolution x Vertical Resolution Color Data = Color Bit Depth per Channel […]

ETTR – Expose to the Right

To improve signal to noise ratio (S/N), many professionals advocate ETTR (Expose to the right) when faced with low contrast scenes. The Luminous Landscape has two great articles by Michael Reichmann explaining this here and here. You might want to read them first before going on. I decided to test this to see for myself […]