Software waveform displays and vectorscopes in the software of your choice might not always show you what you need to know. Especially when you need to adhere to broadcast standards, this can be an issue. This little post outlines the problem, provides some examples and on a quick fix.
In today’s Daily Color Grading Tip I mentioned to use masks/PowerWindows™ with lifted & tinted blacks to fake some optical artifacts in your grading:
Today’s #ColorGrading tip: Halation & glows are easily simulated by a soft mask which has its black lifted and tinted.
— Phil Strahl, C.S.I. (@PhilStrahl) March 1, 2017
Here’s a little and pretty straight forward example of what I am talking about.
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