Are you able to do everything you need from inception of an idea to execution up until delivery with Adobe CC alone, or do you need other apps like Da Vinci Resolve and Capture One for coloring your video and photo projects? With Adobe's latest update, is it possible to do it all using only Adobe?
I try to follow the big players in the industry, and the videos Adobe and the others make are obviously edited to only show the apps they are trying to promote and not the part where they export to do the coloring in other apps. What I am currently trying to do is become an expert colorist in video and photography.
The current video workflow I am familiar with is to edit in Premiere Pro or Final Cut and export to Da Vinci Resolve for the color correction and grading. It's called round-tripping because after you've applied your LUTs and graded the footage in Resolve, you have to import it back into Premiere to export your deliverables. In this video, you can see this workflow.
With photography, tethering is much more stable when using Capture One instead of Lightroom, and the grading of color is a bit more advanced. You can edit skin tones in a way that Photoshop can't do, or not that I know of. In this video, Jeff Rojas goes through adjusting the skin tones in Capture One.
Adobe recently updated their apps, and most importantly for me, Premiere Pro and the Camera Raw module. With Premiere you have a color-match option in the Lumetri color tab that matches the color using one click of a button. This shows that Adobe is focussing on color and on having you do everything in-house. Is it better than moving everything to Da Vinci Resolve or is Resolve able to do color adjustments Adobe's Suite can't? They've moved their color editing tools from the former Speed Grade to being able to modify colors inside Premiere with the Lumetri color tab, so it seems they are on track with regards to making it as comfortable as possible to do color work within their somewhat walled garden of an ecosystem, without the need for other tools.
With regards to the Photoshop Camera Raw module, there is a new color profile browser which makes the grading process a lot more intuitive and fits with the workflow of editing a photograph.
What is your current workflow, and do you round-trip with other applications, or do you enjoy the eco-system Adobe is providing. Do you use the Lumetri color panel or Da Vinci Resolve, and do you use Bridge and Photoshop, Lightroom, or Capture One or a combination of all of them?