First Post, technical question.
This is my first go at using the ACES workflow in Davinci Resolve, I’m using RCM set to ACES cct, ODT set to REC 709 and IDT set to none (My project was shot on the URSA Mini 4k and the Pocket4K, which have slightly different color spaces) and I’ve assigned my IDTs to all the clips. See RCM setting in Screenshot below;
So a weird thing about the pocket 4k that I’ve had to work around is the over saturation of certain colors (especially red) in relation to luminance. The brighter a color is, the more saturated it gets, creating a generally ugly over saturated color. I’ve worked around this in Resolve using the gamut limiter and using Arri as the gamut limit, which tends to fix the issue. However I’m working through my first ACES project and I’m not sure which is the best solution. In the screenshots below you can see I set the gamut limiter to ACES for these .braw clips and still get an ugly over saturation, especially from the light source in the upper right corner. Screenshots below;
However the limiter works as it has for me before when I set the limit to ACES AP1. The over saturation is gone and the light has the correct luminance.
I guess I’m not as clear on the difference between ACES and ACES AP1 and would just like some feedback about whether I am going about this the right way.
Thank you for any help!