Hi there, i have tried to replicate the workflow but couldn’t get it quite right. My scenario is a bit different, nonetheless should work. My setup is a Resolve 16 to AE 2019 roundtrip. Pre-grading of VFX plates and of dailies for editorial. The whole thing in ACES 1.03 with a mix of Monstro 8K and Alexa LF footage. Trying to wrap my head around the IPP2 from RED but this would be another topic for later. Did just a test with the Alexa footage and no matter what i try i cannot get the grade nailed.
In AE it looks a bit warmer than in Resolve. In Resolve i set the ACES 1.03, timeline to the default AP1, in the media tab applied the Alexa IDT, did a simple primary grade, disabled the Rec709 ODT and exported as half float EXR (PIZ compression), so far so good. In AE set the working space to ACEScg with the ‘linearize’ option ON. In the Media setting ‘preserve RGB’, looks dark (linear), applied the Color Space Converter to ACEScg (input) and the output to REC709 2.4 Gamma. Voila, got normal looking.
After that applied the OCIO thingy ‘Input ACES2065-1, Output to ACEScg’ which didn’t make almost any difference?? Made an adjustment layer above and applied my previously exported 3D LUT (exported of course with the ODT turned off) So while it looks quite similar, still the grade is different. Why??? So i tried the sRGB and it got closer but not the same. What i am doing wrong here. The look (LUT) also looks different.
Any ideas?? I guess the Rec709 Gamma 2.4 is not the same, as well as the LUT is applied in AE, i tried to change the order of LUT right after the footage but still not the same. I managed to get it right in Fusion and Nuke, just AE is a pain in the bud.
Really appreciate any input to solve that riddle.