5D MKII + Davinci Resolve Colour Grading Demo

5D MKII + Davinci Resolve Colour Grading Demo

5D MKII + Davinci Resolve Colour Grading Demonstration from Juan Melara on Vimeo.

BMCuser.com member Ervani posted a request for members to try their hand at colouring his footage. Contemplating a switch to Davinci Resolve, Ervani wanted to see what Resolve users could do with his 5D MKII footage. You can read the original thread here.

The footage was shot with the Technicolor picture style, so it was ready to go inside Resolve with no extra work. If it had been shot with a regular profile, I would’ve used a video2log input LUT to convert the footage to log.

5D MKII footage starts to fall apart quite easily if pushed too far. I tried to be gentle with my corrections to avoid this, so the majority of the look is achieved without using secondary qualifications.

In the 1080p grabs below, there are all sorts of artifacts visible, which don’t seem so evident when in motion. 5D MKIIs are definitely not BMCC or Red cameras!

The video above includes a few before and afters. Click images for 1080p grabs.

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