Some Resolve 17 Color transform methods to DCI X´Y´Z´

Example: Rec 709 2.4 to DCI X´Y´Z´

If you choose Rec 709 Gamma 2.4 as the Timeline color space, DCPs made with Kakadu or the Easydcp plugin will have an automatic color transform. Another valid DCP timeline color is P3.

It will look strange on a normal monitor when rendering, but when you drop the DCP back in a Rec 709 2.4 project, it will have a reverse DCI X´Y´Z´ to Rec709 2.4 transform applied and look normal.

In “Project setting” – “Color management” – “Color Space and Transforms”
Color science = DaVinci YRGB
Timeline color space = Rec.709 Gamma 2.4

Example DCI X´Y´Z´ with REC 709 2.4 3D LUT color transform

When DCI X´Y´Z´ is chosen as the Timeline color space, there will be no automatic color conversion when making a DCP.

DCI X´Y´Z´ can be used when using a 3D LUT to do the conversion to DCI X´Y´Z. You can apply an Output lookup table to the project in Lookup tables – Output lookup table.

Project setting – Color space & Transforms

Project settings – Color Management – Lookup tables – Output lookup table.

3D Lookup table interpolation = Tetrahedral

Other 3D LUTS you can use from my free XYZ 3D LUT PACK:
P3 D60 2.6 gamma
P3 DCI WHITE 2.6 gamma
P3 D61 2.6 gamma
P3 D65 2.6 gamma
Rec709 d65 2.2 gamma
Rec709 d65 2.4 gamma
Rec709 d65 2.6 gamma

Example DCI X´Y´Z´ with no color transform

If the video in the project is a DCP or avTIFF XYZ sequence that has been converted to DCI X´Y´Z´, you choose “Timeline color space” “DCI X´Y´Z´.”

DCPs made with Kakadu or the Easydcp plugin will have no automatic transform when choosing DCI X´Y´Z´.

On DCP trailers, you can add graphics in RGB with a 3D LUT color transform to DCI X´Y´Z applied to match the DCP.

Example DCI X´Y´Z´ from Rec.709 2.4 with white point adaption from D65 to DCI WHITE

Use Project Setting – Timeline Color space DCI XYZ

Use a corrector node with the Color space transform in Open FX – Resolve FX color effect

Input Color space – Rec. 709
Input Gamma 2.4

Output Color Space: Use Timeline
Output Gamma: Use Timeline
Tone Mapping method: None
Gamut mapping method: None

Advanced. “Use white point adaption” is ticked

Note: When viewing a DCP made with a white point/chromatic adaption from D65 to DCI WHITE in Resolve, the picture will be greenish. You can add a corrector node with a “Chromatic Adaption” Resolve FX effect from DCI White to D65 to get it back to normal.

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