A RED Tutorial on Saving Looks to the Scarlet and Epic Cameras

One of the great advantages to shooting RAW is that nothing is permanent. If you've shot with a RED One, RED Scarlet, or RED Epic, you've experienced the liberating feeling of knowing that the changes you can make in the color grade are virtually limitless. If you've got a specific look that you'll be applying in post with Scarlet or Epic, it can be tough to know how you should be lighting without seeing that look in the camera monitor. It can be especially helpful for other crew members who might have a hard time visualizing and seeing what the final product will be. Well, here's a simple tutorial from RED on creating those looks and then displaying them in-camera:

This technique will work very well for times when the look is very specific. For example, if you were to shoot a piece with a sepia tone like the one above, it might help to have this look turned on so that you can see where your potential problem areas are. There's also the matter of wardrobe and sets -- you might decide to pick a different color for something after you've seen it using the correct look in the camera. As with all RAW, you are not stuck with this look in post -- so it can be further tweaked and pushed -- or a completely different grade can be applied.

Link: Saving Looks to Camera - REDUser

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Think they will come up with something similar for the BMC? If so, this will be interesting for me and probably many others who are getting the Black Magic Camera and consequently Davinci Resolve, loved working with Scarlet and RAW, one of the many reasons I'm buying the BMC.

June 24, 2012 at 2:04PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


We'll have to wait and see - the good thing is that we'll at least have the non-log ProRes or DNxHD to look at as a better reference. I'm sure Blackmagic, if it's not already an option, will consider adding it to the camera in a future firmware upgrade. They've been very receptive to a lot of suggestions - I think they really want to get that camera right for the people who will be using it.

June 24, 2012 at 2:07PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Joe Marine
Camera Department

One of their great Triumphs: They listen...

I'm really expecting great things from BBMC. All of us...

June 24, 2012 at 6:47PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Alex Mand

thanks! very helpful!

June 25, 2012 at 5:48AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM