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  • Thu, Jun 24 2021 3:36 AM

    Workflow to make SDR H264 exports from HDR timeline?

    Gidday gang,

    We are having a grand old time cutting in beautiful Rec2020/PQ HDR 4K. Works great. Our finishing workflow heads offsite to a Resolve based grade, which is also working fine.

    But during the course of cutting we also need to be able to output ungraded wee H264 MOVs for client approvals etc. These will be reviewed using VLC typically, usually on non-HDR capable PCs. Obviously if we just do this off the timeline the colourspace goes pear-shaped and we get milky low-contrast looking imagery.

    I understand that this has grown more sophisticated in the latest versions, but we are stuck for now at 2020.6.

    What is the best, simplest way to output an SDR-corrected review output?




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  • Thu, Jun 24 2021 6:58 AM In reply to

    Re: Workflow to make SDR H264 exports from HDR timeline?

    I'd create a LUT to compress the highlights back down to SDR levels. And then apply that to the whole timeline.

    This won't be perfect you'd need to grade that if you wanted to get a reasonable SDR output but it maybe for review. 

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