We have just started looking into using ACES in our grading suite, but have a few questions that I can’t seem to find answers to.
What tools are supposed to be used for primary grading in ACES? The primary controls seem to affect far too much of the image to be useful. We are working in ACEScct and even then, the controls seem like “rubber”.
If I adjust the lift control, the entire picture (highlights and all) seem to shift upward. If i counteract that with a gain control down, then the entire picture (shadow and all) seem to shift down. Basically the primary controls all counter themselves too hard, it doesn’t respond like traditional log footage in the slightest.
Log controls seem to work better, but they are somewhat cumbersome to use as primary grading tools.
If anyone has any insight into the correct tool in Resolve to use as primaries, the workflow or mentality one is supposed to use when working in ACES, I would be grateful.
This community has so far proven to be an invaluable resource in making the jump to ACES!