I’m starting my journey with ACES and color grading for HDR, and I’m starting to grasp all the theory and necessary setups for this. And as any journey learning new technologies there are some things that are not making sense to me right now, and just want to confirm whether my approach is correct or not.
My current setup is as follows:
- EIZO CG319X
- Resolve Studio 17.2
- Test Patterns from Kevin Shaw (Downloads — Finalcolor)
So, the EIZO is set to PQ_BT.2100 (HDR over PQ) in BT.2020 @ 300 nits. I understand that for proper grading I’ll need a monitor that can reach 1000 nits, but for now, I just wanted to test the absolute values on this setup before moving forward on getting new hardware.
What I’m trying to achieve at the moment is figuring out the correct configuration of hardware/software, so for this test Resolve is set to ACES 1.2 with an output transform of REC.2020 ST2084 (1000 nits) which is what the monitor is set at. So if I understood correctly anything above 300 nits should look clipped on my display, right? That’s currently not the case. Instead I get a washed out/hue shifted image.
Windows is set to HDR color and the monitor where the grading and the Resolve GUI will be displayed will ultimately be the same.
Further down the line what I’m planning to do is feed an ACEScc video into Resolve Live and do the grading there to export a .cube LUT, so for now I’m trying to figure out if I’m seeing the correct information on my display and how to configure it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks a lot ACES community!