I’ve noticed two things that I would like an explanation for 'cause I don’t have a clue why this would be so.
Every time I turn on filmic in 3.3.0 and look at the curve I see a small orange warning part on the left. This does not happen in current 3.2.1.
Why is this the case?
I distinctly remember that you need to make sure that, in general, the curve is white, 'cause the curve (result) isn’t optimal otherwise.
Why does filmic show 2 different curves for the same edit?
I made a very, very basic edit in 3.2.1 and did the exact same things/settings in 3.3.0. Made a clean duplicate in 3.3.0 and loaded the sidecar from 3.2.1.
Both images look exactly the same in 3.3.0 (there’s a very slight luminance difference, not talking about that), the filmic curve, however, looks very different:
3.2.1 (loaded xmp in 3.3.0)
So which guide/curve is correct? Or better: Which one can I trust?
One of the reasons I spend time comparing filmic in 3.2.1 and 3.3.0 is that I’m having a hard time using filmic in 3.3.0. I do not have any issues using it in 3.2.1 and before.
I do look at the curves during my edits and try to make sure they are optimal (read: white). The thing is that in 3.3.0 I keep getting bad/unsatisfactory results. Not sure if there is a cause-effect thing going on here though, but there’s enough of an uneasy feeling to post this topic.
Are the two points I mentioned above by design (the new eye-candy being the reason, maybe)? Seems to me that what I mentioned makes using filmic harder, not easier. The fact that the defaults got changed, again, doesn’t help changing from one filmic version to the other either.
Some extra info:
- The curve view doesn’t matter. The only one where it is really hard to see is the look+mapping(lin) one.
- this isn’t limited to the example I posted or my 2 cameras.
Please enlighten me