Tag Archives: color grading

Getting the perfect exposure and colors every time

Getting the exposure and colours right (and the focus!) are the basics of video and filmmaking, but we don’t always get them correct. There are a lot of things happening on the day of a shoot, and it’s easy to overlook these simple things. The best thing is to develop a good routine to go through as you set up your shot. There are also some tools out there that make this process easier. Continue reading Getting the perfect exposure and colors every time

Best tools for calibrating the colors of your monitor

Continuing with the series covering equipment that help you color grade, today we’re talking about tools specifically designed to calibrate colors of computer monitors. Here we review two top-sellers from X-Rite and Datacolor. Continue reading Best tools for calibrating the colors of your monitor

Best video and photo editing monitor: here’s what I bought

Color grading is challenging enough, but it is much more so when you don’t have a professional monitor. There are many good monitors out there, but they cost thousands of dollars. I wasn’t quite prepared to spend that much money, though. Continue reading Best video and photo editing monitor: here’s what I bought

Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K

At the beginning of this year, I wrote about a laptop I purchased and then modified for editing 4K video. Since I am on the road a lot, having a portable machine is a must. However, the time had also come to get a new desktop editing machine. I recently purchased the BlackMagic Ursa Mini 4.6K EF camera and wanted an editing workstation that would allow me to work smoothly with the camera’s 4.6K CinemaDNG RAW files Continue reading Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K