I can't post messages for some reason, so I kinda dwell with stuff and keep active a little.
This is the new THE BLOB test... from bmpcc ... and as you may or may not see it is UGLY.
I THINK it's the chip and cleaning stuff is in the mail ...
I will say that there are 'planes' in images. Their is also 'grain'. Grain can be beautiful, but dust and smudges are ugly. Flares ( like anamorphic) are 'fads' and also another plane ( on top of 3d image in 2d represenation). Being sorta perfectionist about stuff one tends to control these things for a purpose.
Remember using spot tone ( 1,2,3 ) to make B&W prints perfect when dust was on negative ?? That created a plane on top of image that was ugly unless it was fixed. Tiny little brushes, etc. The BLOBS are ugly and I don't like them.
I am extremely bummed out. Cleaner on way.
If, on top of everything else going on, I had to deal with stupid stuff cause an NLE is not working right, I would go bonkers.