slowly trying to get into ACES, but it is a steep learning curve for me. I’m really sorry to bother this forum with this, but I really can’t wrap my head around it.
So - I’m using Nuke with aces_1.1 and ACEScg as my working space. The first and obvious thing I tried to do was reading in a random sRGB picture from the internet. My viewer LUT is set to sRGB (ACES), I changed my read node to Utility - sRGB - Texture. What I see now in the viewer is similar to what I see in my finder (I’m on Mac) but not the same. It is slightly darker. When rendering the frame with Output - sRGB this difference also shows up in Finder / Preview.
What confuses me even more is that the only way to get the exact same visual in the Nuke viewer is to set the Viewer LUT to RAW (ACES) and turn my read node to Raw Data. At this point I’m totally lost now. I kinda understand the theory that using no sRGB curve on the picture (by choosing RAW) and using no LUT for the viewer, things kinda neutralize itself and I get the correct sRGB visual in the Nuke viewer again.
But I would assume that the workflow I described first should be exactly the same thing…“removing” the sRGB curve by assigning Utility - sRGB - Texture and then re-applying it again with the Viewer LUT set to sRGB.
Sorry for describing my problem in such a layman’s terms way…I really appreciate any help on this!