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I have always found these before-and-after videos of ungraded to graded footage to be entertaining. Plus, it also goes to show just how versitile the DLOG-M format can be. So, here’s a comparison vid of my most recent project, “Ascending Darkness.” Thanks all.


4-1 15:08
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Hello and good day LUX.aerial. Thank you for sharing this side by side DLog-M / graded comparison video with us today. You did an amazing video. Congratulations.
4-1 15:14
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Nice. Are you using DaVinci?
4-1 18:27
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Woe Posted at 4-1 18:27
Nice. Are you using DaVinci?

Nah, nothing so advanced. I wish I was, though. My old laptop can’t even play 4K videos without stalling/crashing, so editing them is outta the question. I do all my editing and grading on a an iPad Pro (3rd gen), typically with an app called LumaFusion.
4-2 13:18
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That is pretty cool Lux. I think I'll try color grading in a future project.
4-2 14:37
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LUX.aerial Posted at 4-2 13:18
Nah, nothing so advanced. I wish I was, though. My old laptop can’t even play 4K videos without stalling/crashing, so editing them is outta the question. I do all my editing and grading on a an iPad Pro (3rd gen), typically with an app called LumaFusion.

That's cool. Are you using Luts?
4-2 18:06
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Woe Posted at 4-2 18:06
That's cool. Are you using Luts?

For most of my footage, yes I’m using a LUT as a starting point for my color grading. Occasionally I do find that creating a unique color lookup table (1D) is needed which I can create from any photo. But, that takes time and 1D LUTS are extremely limited in their usefulness.  Making 3D LUTs is beyond my skill set and technical equipment, but 3D LUTS are really the way to go. So, for the most part, I use LUTS from SpectrumGrades. Their LUTS are the best I’ve found, both in terms of quality and versatility.
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BHProductions Posted at 4-2 14:37
That is pretty cool Lux. I think I'll try color grading in a future project.

If you’re thinking of using LUTS, I’d recommend you change your style preferences to some more like +1 sharpness, -2 or -3 contrast, 0 saturation. Having mostly flat footage majorly aids  in the reduction of digital noise, especially when shooting in low light scenarios.  But there is a drawback to that as well though, namely it’s going to take longer to grade that footage well because of the reduction of contrast.  But, if you take your time do it right the results are pretty amazing.
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LUX.aerial Posted at 4-2 19:42
If you’re thinking of using LUTS, I’d recommend you change your style preferences to some more like +1 sharpness, -2 or -3 contrast, 0 saturation. Having mostly flat footage majorly aids  in the reduction of digital noise, especially when shooting in low light scenarios.  But there is a drawback to that as well though, namely it’s going to take longer to grade that footage well because of the reduction of contrast.  But, if you take your time do it right the results are pretty amazing.

cool! thanks for the tips!
4-2 22:32
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Very impressive work. Thanks for sharing.
4-3 00:15
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Excellent comparison - grading really makes it pop
4-3 00:18
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DJI Panda Posted at 4-3 00:15
Very impressive work. Thanks for sharing.

Panda Bear, thanks for all you do. And all the kind people who work behind the scenes at DJI, thank you. I hope you are well.
4-3 05:40
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A J Posted at 4-3 00:18
Excellent comparison - grading really makes it pop

Thanks AJ. Grading isn’t difficult, but it does require a few things: time, an eye for color and the discernment to recognize when “enough is enough.” I’m still trying master that last bit. Haha.
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I did not know there was a difference between 3D and 2D lut.
4-3 05:51
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JHollimanPhoto Posted at 4-3 05:51
I did not know there was a difference between 3D and 2D lut.

I meant 1D LUT. 1D Luts are excellent for setting contrast, the white point of a display, or overall color balance adjustments  but they dont convey the complexities  necessary  for creating a good looking image when grading.
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LUX.aerial Posted at 4-3 05:46
Thanks AJ. Grading isn’t difficult, but it does require a few things: time, an eye for color and the discernment to recognize when “enough is enough.” I’m still trying master that last bit. Haha.

You're doing a fine job LUX - looks good enough to me mate
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Great job. Thanks for posting.
4-3 19:06
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Great job. Thanks for posting.
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Sayhelloforme Posted at 4-3 19:06
Great job. Thanks for posting.

“Hello!” There, I said it for you. Hehe!

Thanks for the encouragement. I really do appreciate it. Hope you’re well.
4-4 09:17
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LUX this is very good work! The LUTs are amazing - do you had much work after applying them (you said you use them as  starting point)?
4-4 11:00
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the video is insane and the creators crazy enough happy to see such thing around
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TomThomson Posted at 4-4 11:00
LUX this is very good work! The LUTs are amazing - do you had much work after applying them (you said you use them as  starting point)?

Hello again, Tom. I’d say about 65% of the time my footage requires little more than applying a LUT and minor tweaks to the gamma or highlights/shadows. The other 35% of the time typically requires me to do some heavy editing (as much as one can edit using only iOS and LumaTouch). I do love to shoot fading/low-light scenes though, which lend themselves to more digital noise than under more normal conditions.  The subtle gradients in that type of footage are the most difficult for me to grade, scenes in which I want to both reduce any of the original digital noise, while making sure I don’t introduce any color noise by applying a LUT. I’m sure the whole process would be much easier using NeatVideo or some other plugin via a traditional computer environment.
4-4 14:22
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elberti Posted at 4-4 13:13
the video is insane and the creators crazy enough  happy to see such thing around

Uh oh! My insanity has been outed! Haha! Nah, I’d describe myself as “eccentric’, but I guess the rest of the world would simply call me crazy.
4-4 14:26
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elberti Posted at 4-4 13:13
the video is insane and the creators crazy enough  happy to see such thing around

Thanks for the great comment.
4-4 14:27
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Excellent comparison - grading really makes it pop

Lux this is produced on a professional level ! It is obvious  you've been putting your nose to the grind stone . You got my support and I wish you all the luck in the world , I think you could have a career at this


4-4 15:16
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Nice video and great video.  Thanks!
4-4 18:56
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Roy Rogers Posted at 4-4 15:16
Excellent comparison - grading really makes it pop

Lux this is produced on a professional level ! It is obvious  you've been putting your nose to the grind stone . You got my support and I wish you all the luck in the world , I think you could have a career at this

Wow, Roy, that’s nice of you to say. I’d like to think that I could also, but when, how and what that would look like is all up in the air (pun definitely intended). I remember some time back you said you mentioned living near my region, so I’m sure you understand the economic plight all too often here. When I moved back here to rural VA after over a decade of living in the ever-so-quickly modernizing Asia, I realized this place had become a land that time (and the rest of the country) had largely forgotten. Needless to say, local work opportunities are slim here currently, but I remain hopeful something truly engaging will become available here soon, or for such an opportunity  with enough promise that I’d consider packing my bag to relocate once more. Whatever happens, I will still create: good career or not, drone or no drone. I’ll make my own way, smiling all the while. Thanks so much, Roy.
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LUX.aerial Posted at 4-4 14:22
Hello again, Tom. I’d say about 65% of the time my footage requires little more than applying a LUT and minor tweaks to the gamma or highlights/shadows. The other 35% of the time typically requires me to do some heavy editing (as much as one can edit using only iOS and LumaTouch). I do love to shoot fading/low-light scenes though, which lend themselves to more digital noise than under more normal conditions.  The subtle gradients in that type of footage are the most difficult for me to grade, scenes in which I want to both reduce any of the original digital noise, while making sure I don’t introduce any color noise by applying a LUT. I’m sure the whole process would be much easier using NeatVideo or some other plugin via a traditional computer environment.

Thanks for your detailed answer - I'm still impressed by the fact that you are doing all this on an iPad ... crazy
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LUX.aerial Posted at 4-4 14:26
Uh oh! My insanity has been outed! Haha! Nah, I’d describe myself as “eccentric’, but I guess the rest of the world would simply call me crazy.

to make such things you have to be different; call it as you wish
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This is OK.
But generally the basic recipe for such corrections or enhancements is: brightness 1 step down + saturation 1 step up + contrast 1 step up + sharpness correction if you shot in RAW format.
Of course it is not for all pictures or movies. Much depends on the motive and basic setup of the camera. For more enhancements there are much much more adjustments available in more complex programs (Photoshop as a standard) but in average picture will look better.  
4-6 10:19
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thanks for sharing
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Great Job LUX.aerial,
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What an amazing thing we need certificate for this or not to use it on public place
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Very nice video!
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Really amazing video you have shared...
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Francis Posted at 4-6 16:30
thanks for sharing

Thanks , Francis.  Glad you enjoyed it.
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Pinker Posted at 4-7 04:21
Great Job LUX.aerial,

Thank you, Pinker.  Stay tuned for more!
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