HDR Masterclass February 2022

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HDR has become the most important delivery format for all Episodic, Feature, Documentary or Reality TV production content. We are witnessing an exponential rise in requests for colorists skilled to deliver HDR color grades of exceptional quality daily.


MODULE 1: Preparation for HDR Grading

What is HDR, all the formats and standards

Color Science: Color Gamut, Dynamic Range, EOTF and how it works

Grading Suite technical specification and setup

DaVinci Resolve Preferences and Settings

Media Ingest and Setup for Simultaneous HDR/SDR grading

MODULE 2: Look Development and Control

Workflow overview: From Camera to Final Master

Colour Management for HDR – how it works

Creating base grade and the right approach to HDR/SDR translation

Reading ‘NIT’ values and controlling the look and mood of the scene

Correct techniques for dealing with the challenge of Large Color Volume

MODULE 3: Developing an eye for HDR

HDR and Skintones

HDR and night scenes

HDR and bright exterior scenes

HDR and VFX shots

Common issues tips and tricks: Flares, Noise, Out of Gamut, SDR Archive

MODULE 4: Mastering

Mastering for Dolby Vision

Mastering for HDR10/HDR10+

Netflix IMF master creation and QC

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