View Full Version : wide-gamut monitors and Nuke?

04 April 2010, 03:42 PM
I'm wondering about Nuke and wide-gamut monitors. Is it still a problem? I'm a little confused by colour management in Nuke - is it really a film compositor with no colour profile communication with the OS?

04 April 2010, 10:17 AM
nuke colour management is very simple really. it is designed to composite all material in a linear-to-light fashion and then display the images with your choice of LUT or gamma correction in the viewer.

the problem with most OS level colour management systems is that they are only really designed to display gamma corrected imagery through sRGB monitors.

When you say wide gammut monitors do you mean 10bit displays like the HP dreamcolour or the psuedo nonsense of people like apple and dell who claim all sorts of things and then use 8bit displays or 6 bit with dithering.

Nuke is very much a film biased colour managment system. Ideally you would be creating a 3dLUT for your claibrated monitor to display images in scene referred colour or as a print target look. But for broadcast situations you have the option of going to REC709 or to an external display device such as a refernce monitor.

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