So does these PowerGrades instantly work with other footage, too? Yes, no, maybe. Let me explain. As I wrote before, the grades here are not “LogC or Rec709” specific. They are based solely on the behind the scenes images that can be seen on this website. So if your footage looks like these “BTS” images here, the PowerGrades work pretty well.
Concerning the examples: On the picture „above“ you can see: Original BTS.
In the picture „below,“ it is: Free footage from the internet that comes close to the original BTS footage. With those requirements, as I said before, were no more steps to take after applying the PowerGrade.
Don’t expect automatically that this will be the case every time. It really depends on your “starting material” how much you have to tweak each node. With the “First 12”, I wanted to demonstrate a straight grade from “Image A” to “Image B” without LUTs and a minimal Node Tree. See it as an inspiration and as a starting point.
To develop a more consistent node structure I suggest taking a look at the “Soft 2 Strip” PowerGrades where I work underneath a Kodak 2383 LUT, put a CST on the first Node and balanced everything.