Looking at this clips from the extended DVD editions from LOTR:
And how they talk about being lucky to do a D.I. for the movie, and seeing them busy, how new it is, etc. .... It really hit me.
I'm young, I'm just 25 years old. And I already have a lot of this technology at my hand. I got Final Cut Studio 2, and learned dipping my toes in Color.
Now bought some Resolve tutorials, learning a bit of that (loving the power).
When I saw this feature for the first time on DVD, I was maybe 15 years old, never thinking such features or software (and hardware) power would be in any way within my reach.
And now with Black Magic giving the software for free away, and the full version with a camera.
How far we have come that all this power is available for so many people to learn, to use, to get great results. Grading RAW on a home computer.
We really have some brave companies (RED, Black Magic, Apple, ...) to thank for making such powerful technology affordable.