I have been looking for a way to composite linear/srgb footage over Log footage while being able to revert to Log at the end in After Effects.
I have not found a guide to this roundtrip and am looking for a way to convert my LOG through the right color profile (let’s say Arri) to Rec709 but also revert back to log the whole composite at the end.
in all the tutorials and guides I have seen, there is no such workflow, and ACES is used only for getting better highlights and color corrections, but not a proper roundtrip back and forth.
this would be the equivalent but I hope much better workflow than using Ae’s color management with ICC profiles to go to linear conversion and back. any advice on this will be much appreciated.
here in the folder is some Arri log footage and another linear gamma footage:
I want to composite the football screen on the log footage, and make some digital cleanup to the log footage and in the end need to export to colorist as log. I could work on log the whole way through, match the linear gamma footage to log, place a lut on top to see how it would look, but I much prefer to composite on linear gamma and not log. in Ae I can kinda do the roundtrip with ICC profiles, or use color profile converter, cineon converter, OCIO lut and inverse lut, but I would like to see how aces handles it Please enlighten me how would that work.