It’s getting to the point I’m sure my eyes aren’t good enough anymore, I just can’t get the level my brain thinks is natural enough. Here is a test I did this morning, the contrast is as is, just played around to get this which to me looks OK but a part of me thinks it’s a bit over saturated.
Drone DJI FPV DLog:
I ignored the 180 rule.
I adjusted the shutter until I got 0 EV.
I set saturation to 1.
I set K to 6300.
But in all seriousness, I’d agree with the topic title. What little colour grading I’ve done over the years just results in me second guessing myself after a while. It’s the same with picture editing in post sometimes too. You can spend far too long on it and I’ve found the quicker I am at making the judgement call the easier it is on my sanity levels all round.
It’s a bit like when the optician is swapping lens… is 1 or 2 better? 4 or 5…? 5 or 6…? Man… I have NO idea now, I just want some glasses
@PingSpike you’ve nailed, I’m done chasing as I’m definitely gone insane, I learnt to make sure not to have the eye saver on in the monitor, used the OLED TV which helped, so ended up buying a 4K monitor which looks completely different.
I went back to TV to setup a LUT then tried to edit on monitor, I’ve worn out the stair carpet.
I’ll render the clip I’ve used to capture the screenshot and see what it looks like and post it here for your amusement.
None of you guys ever calibrate your screens? Common practice in photography and very worthwhile. I could never get prints to match what I had edited on screen until I started calibrating it and using icc profiles to match ink to paper… Screen brightness is also a huge issue, most screens are set way too high as standard to make them pleasing to the masses.
I have used a Datacolor Spyder X for years now. They are great for calibrating your screen and you can leave them plugged into your pc so it can adjust your monitor brightness according to lighting conditions in the room you are working in. Even with minimal colour balancing options on your monitor / graphics card it will make a difference. A bit pricey, bit I can’t fault mine so far.
Having more or less calibrated the monitor I’ve rendered the backend of this clip which is DJI FPV D-Log.
I’m done chasing, this will have to do as it looks right on my custom setup on the TV as others at home have said…