What kind of mxf files? Have you checked workflows from various manufacturers (Sony, Panasonic, Avid)? There may not be a need to re-invent the wheel.
For most of my projects I have my entire pipeline color managed. If I am sending to another production company I use their export settings and their color management settings. Do you have a set of published standards you are working with or are you building something new for your own use? Do you have a color management system already set up?
There are a few good color management tutorials and explanations available. Here's an intro from Adobe TV.
Hi Rick, thanks for your advice, the link you posted is very informative.
The production company are still deciding which camera to use which I'm realising is vital to my colour management. The composited footage will ultimately be going to Avid Nitris for grading then broadcast HD/SD TV.
Any further advice very much appreciated all!!
In the Color Management tab of the Interpret Footage dialog, similar to Color Profile Converter effect, you can assign an ICC profile (which are stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Color\Profiles\ folder on Windows and somewhere in /Library/Colorsync/Profiles on a Mac accordingly). If you have any sort of LUT instead of an *.icc file, you have to use Apply Color LUT effect.
Hi guys, this is juuust about making sense to me! I really appreciate your advice. So they've decided to shoot on Sony f55. Supplying the files in log colourspace (to match the original rushes) composited with vfx. Any advice on ICC profiles for f55 footage?
This article might be helpful. He made a LUT for that camera - (in AE:effect/utility/apply color LUT)
↑LUT download link↑