I just received a bunch of footage which was shot on the Arri Alexa. It is my first time dealing with the Alexa ProRes4444 Log C files in AE CS5. I'm having the problem that I need to interpret the footage in with the Log C LUT. However files came with an embedded HDTV (Rec. 709) Y'CbCr profile, which apparently cannot be changed (according to AE help).
So how do I apply the Log C LUT to footage which I can't modify?
Anyhelp would be great.
AE CS5 10.0.0.458
Here's where Google can be your friend. The procedure is relatively straight forward. You just apply the color LUT in AE using 32 bit color settings. You should get a full understanding of the entire color workflow. There's an excellent article over at FXGUIDE by John Montgomery with a podcast by Stu Maschwitz. I'd suggest that you go through that article and the podcast completely. Anyone planning to do high end color grading should take a look.
You'll find the Article Here.
Also, there is gobs and gobs of helpful Alexa PDFs on Arri's website.
I'd love to hear your experience with Alexa. I'm really eager to shoot with it!