Please read carefully below so we won't have any misunderstanding.
The following video will show some interesting details in your footage you
It will repeat by playing original, an applied fix and last, a graded option w/o applied fix.
Note, most playback software as well as streaming services online expects RGB while this camera records in YUV color space.
The problem is, from the ITU.709 specs an YUV decoder expects white level to be 235 at maximum. RGB decoders expect white to be 255 on 8-bit channels.
Vimeo, Youtube etc will all decode the codec as RGB footage, blowing out highlights. This is default manner of Quicktime, VLC, Youtube, Vimeo etc.
I put the output value of white at 220 in every 2nd clip to ensure a clearly visible difference.
It is important to understand that this is a very quick thing I did and I didn't split the clip to grade each clip alone.
I made a generic grade to lower the "grey" layer on top as well as removed the blue tint from the incorrect auto white balance.
The rendering engine of my NLE obviously couldn’t mix HD and UHD so my footage has a 4th of it’s quality and looks like LEGO.
So, don’t mind my quality - just see how I would prefer the coloring. I could fix it but heey - this is not a quality thingie..
Only for original => Fix => color grade (which actually also changed due to the lower res).
Some of my grades ARE too dark and I admit that it could be much better. But, like I said, I made one trying to match all
With the energy I could fix both the YUV highlight clip limit, grade and so on. My clips were exported in 1080p thus slightly lower res.
This is because I didn't insert the license USB stick to unlock 4K in davinci resolve.
Only to show color difference.
Now, please download the file on the link and hopefully your system will be able to show you what I did.
The screen used in this case is calibrated 2 month back. My two presets are still photo and other is for video editing.
The video calibration is based on REC.709/BT.709 standard from ITU.R.
Now, for the clip.
One of the most visible differences are at around 1:09. Look at the plastic bag as well as on the sign to the left once they pass it.
In 2nd part of the same clip, you can see more details in the bag as well as the sign got letters written
Same in the first clip of the clouds.
One clip you see a colourfully dressed woman walking with a stroller. The white car passing on the white lines as well as the white lines do
have more white information now.
At around 2:35 you’ll see the people walking towards you. Notice in the 2nd clip how details came out from the blown out part further back on the road.
Further on, the bricks on the other stroller clip where the kid jumps down are blown out but I managed to at least recover the edges slightly.
If you check on the flower in the end, I’m sure you’ll see some more detail in the whites of the flower.
These are details and people often complain about these stuff on this particular camera. This is because of what I wrote above and it’s very easy
to correct to achieve details in the white areas.
Maybe I’m too sensitive but I want 100% advantage of my camera.