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Please don't call it color grading

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Old 04-16-2015, 09:33 AM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

I agree, it's a valid term, I just don't find that my clients use it, but things can change.

You just know you've opened pandoras box with these answers, be ready for topics like "how was this color graded", "how to achieve this grading", "was this color graded"...
It'll get more and more popular, just like it happened with frequency "separation" and people asking was this done with FS?
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:52 AM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

It's all about your end result. Do you like what you see? You can call it what you want.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:26 AM
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It's all about your end result. Do you like what you see? You can call it what you want.
It's nothing to do with the end result. It's to do with what you call it. For example, you might say "I think I messed up the grading."

Some words come in and out of fashion because they're seen as 'cool' or give the impression of knowledge, or reinforce the speaker's identity etc. etc.

But other words come into fashion because they're useful and improve communication. When they fill a gap in our specialist vocabulary, then they're likely to be adopted permanently.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:20 AM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

Afraid I'm with AKMac on this one Doug. I lean towards 'treatment' but if someone talks to me about grading I used to think privately 'that's film, but I get your meaning...' and now it doesn't really trouble me. Digital retouching has co-opted most of its terminology already!
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:26 AM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

I'm cool with software you can't touch having palettes and panels. I can dig windows and mice in a computer context. Unsharp mask is named after the physical process it mimics. But color grading is not only a misnomer, but is used to describe a process in a program that already has tools named after variants of those terms.

Terminology should clarify, not obfuscate. Jargon is one thing, argot is something worse. And "color grading" is close to going one step further, becoming a cant.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:46 AM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

The reason I called it color grading is because I do my color correcting first, that is wb then tone system then at the end I had colors to my image. Should it then be color correction also?
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:49 AM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

So it should be color correction when working with images?
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:55 AM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8699/...47cf7210_k.jpg

Is this image color corrected or color graded?
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:03 PM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

Depends on who you ask. I'd say if it's a still image it hasn't been color graded. Just creatively color adjusted.

Others will undoubtedly disagree
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:33 PM
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Re: Please don't call it color grading

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I'm cool with software you can't touch having palettes and panels. I can dig windows and mice in a computer context. Unsharp mask is named after the physical process it mimics. But color grading is not only a misnomer, but is used to describe a process in a program that already has tools named after variants of those terms.

Terminology should clarify, not obfuscate. Jargon is one thing, argot is something worse. And "color grading" is close to going one step further, becoming a cant.
So is your objection that it causes confusion? I can't see how it's use in the context of still imagery should in any way undermine its well established usage in the film industry.
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