[Tig] Scans from different scanners

Jim Houston jdhouston at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 22 16:51:30 GMT 2014

On Nov 19, 2014, at 10:56 PM, Darin Wooldridge via Tig <tig at colorist.org> wrote:

> Isn't ACES still in beta. 
> A work in progress? Constantly changing? 

Not exactly.   The scanner work was all completed and standardized in 2012.
This isn’t changing and neither is the ACES color space.
The output preview has been tweaked (just like Kodak tweaked their print films for years)
but is getting close to a stable version.

Getting scanner manufacturers to provide a built-in ADX setup is a bit of an issue…
it is a chicken and egg problem because they won’t do it unless users ask for it,
and users can’t see it because it hasn’t been put in.

The ASC’s ICAS test shoot a couple of years ago used ACES for the production
and the film element was shot in ADX.  Dailies of the film and the digital film
cameras all matched each other without the need for much of a grade.
All the film scans needed were to set the black level on the scope and they
were done.

Jim Houston
Pasadena, CA

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