The last two meetings, we’ve had lively discussion around standardizing naming for BOTH the published, fixed, CTL version as well as thinking ahead to the future of wanting consistency in the parameterized version’s naming.
Many good thoughts were put forward, so thank you all for the input and candor. @matthias.scharfenber , @nick and myself are proposing the following naming scheme, and opening up the floor for dissent:
ACES Reference Gamut Compression 1.3
- This would be the official, fixed, default parameters as published in the CTL. It would be what should be used on set & tracked via AMF.
ACES Variable Gamut Compression 1.3
- This would be our suggested naming for any tools wishing to implement a parameterized version of the Reference. It would be the naming for the underlying FixedFunction in OpenColorIO.
It will be up to us as the implementation group to make it very clear the intended workflow and use cases, and that as of ACES 1.3, the Variable version will not be trackable via AMF. We think this is an acceptable caveat, as if you need the variable parameters, you are leaving technical workflow operations and entering the land of creative choices - similar to other grading or VFX operations which alter the pixels of an image.
Please leave any and all issues in the comments.