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  1. #1 Where can I learn about the different colour profiles in a Red Epic? 
    Member Robert Bahou's Avatar
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    New to Red, so forgive my ignorance.

    I'd like to learn about working with the different colour profiles (especially the new IPP2 pipeline). I recently acquired an Epic MX and would love to get the most out of it.

    Also, if anyone has any other resources for getting the most out of the epic, please let me know. Tips and tricks are much appreciated.

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    Senior Member Brandon Veen's Avatar
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    The best place to start out with is by viewing the different Red Tech videos Red has produced.
    All of them are full of useful information, some of the information is geared toward the newer cameras but a lot of the aspects apply to our DSMC1's as well.

    REDCINE-X is a great program for experimenting with IPP2 and getting values for color correction.
    IMO it's the most accurate way to white balance thanks to the dropper.

    Premiere Pro (since 12.1) has had IPP2 support and so does the latest version of Resolve.
    Otherwise RED has the Output Transform LUTs if you edit in something that doesn't have IPP2 Support.

    As for LUT's in general, if you use certain ones they should still work with IPP2 Footage (although FilmConvert has some issues with it),
    and/or you can get Phil Holland's PhilmColor LUTs that are made for IPP2.
    And James Miller was able to sort of export the DXL's Light Iron Color Matrix into some LUTs that work with IPP2.

    Most of all though, you just have to test the camera out and shoot it until you're comfortable with it.
    RED's love light, and besides the Gemini and Monstro you need to provide them enough to get the most out of your images.

    So much of working with REDCODE is RAW, but there are a few things to look out for:
    - When shooting you want your temperature values to be in the green.
    - Black Shading is important to make the cleanest image possible.
    - During low light shoots, if you can fit some contrast it'll help minimize noise and make it easier to grade.

    Hope that helps get you started.
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