Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 1 9
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Todd Prior

David thanks for this excellent article. Very clear. I stumbled on to Davinci and i love the color grading controls. I don’t actually do much video but I do edit photo’s…THe photos are already DNG files so I don’t need to convert the raw settings. The colorspace of the camera is sRGB and I will output mostly to just share photos with my friends and family so following what you said up here wrt displays and working spaces would I set everything to sRGB for using Davinci as a psuedo photo editor…..I had been using Darktable to edit the photos and they use the camera icc or built in matrix for input then they suggest a wide space for their working profile and then they have an output and display profile for those purposes….sorry if it is a dumb question…just trying to get my head around it…..basically stumble on this when I discovered the color match feature of davinci while trying to wrap my head around creating linear tiff files for camera profile creation with colorchecker and some opensource software…argyllcms and DCamProf….Thanks again great article and very clear…


Nice article. I was wondering when you say the obvious choice for the timeline color space is the output color space. To my mind it would be the linear color space.



Thanks for the very insightful article, David! In regards to the timeline color space area, what if you were delivering multiple versions of the same piece that require different color spaces and gammas? With how quick paced turn arounds can be, I can’t imagine create several different timeline color spaces in the project would be the answer. I’m assuming some sort of Trim node at the end of a grade for adjustments? If this is the case, would you start the timeline color space in its widest color and narrow, or vice versa?

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