So I’m trying to learn and use ACES for future projects, but I’m a bit stuck!
I’m mostly using the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K, shooting in ProRes in “Film” dynamic range with firmware 6.0.
First of all, what should my settings be in DaVinci Resolve?
I’ve set Color Science to ACEScct v.1.1. IDT should be set to Blackmagic 4.6K V4 correct? Only problem is there’s only V3 despite it being the latest version of Resolve. Oh well, going with V3 for now…
ODT should be set to REC.709 (or whatever device I’m exporting for), correct?
The image after this looks alright, but I don’t understand the point of this. It’s almost impossible to get the contrast right, without blowing highlights or crushing blacks. The tools are so sensitive.
Are my settings off, or am I doing something horribly wrong? I find it quite hard to grade with ACES compared to DaVinci YRGB, and I don’t really see the point to grade with the ODT as one “looses” that LOG look to work with, even though it’s not destroyed, highlights seems to be clipping way earlier than when not using ACES?
Sorry for all the dumb questions!