To follow-up to my earlier test at the beach, I wanted to fully compare the limits of capturing SLOG2 internally with the Sony a7S. This is not a showcase of creative grades- testing requires a good neutral baseline, upon which I can build a workflow for specific stylistic choices in the future. I call this “doing my homework”, as tests can be a monotonous and repetitive task, so I share my results with you, dear reader, in hopes of making my efforts to have been even more worth while.
A disclaimer about the color chart matching: I used a Macbeth chart as a control for the third sections of each picture profile, but loading the chart information did not achieve the results I’d hoped in terms of matching separate profiles to each other. As this is a new feature in Resolve 11, this either points to the feature fully working yet, or alternately user error on my part. Whichever the case, I still found the chart match useful within individual profile sections as a control to observe chroma noise only.
Special thanks to Andrea Savo for modeling in this test.
To find the PicPro settings by Kholi Hicks, read up on his experiences at DVXuser.
*Originally published Aug 26, 2014