I know, I know, the footage from a Red-One is RAW, and you're supposed to tweak it in post.
I guess I'm dense, but I just don't get it. We spend hours and hours setting up and lighting a set, and it looks terrific in the monitor and sharp as a razor. So, we shoot it with our Red-One. Later, after downloading it into the PC it looks like shit. It's slightly soft, has no contrast, the colors are off, and there's just no sparkle. It also looks like we almost shot it out of focus, which, of course, we did not. It is very, very disappointing.
I have asked this question before, and everyone has told me that it is supposed to be that way, and you're supposed to do the adjusting in post later on. I'm sorry, but I just don't like that and it is not acceptable. I want to see it later on the PC monitor "EXACTLY" the way we shot it "without" having to fuss with it first.
Is there any way of achieving this, so that what we see when we shoot it is what we get? Then, if we don't like it, or change our minds, we can later adjust it in post, not the other way around.
Maybe there is no solution, and it's just the way it is, but I want to state officially for the record, that I do NOT like it.
Thanks for your time.