Variety ran a piece about DPs and their work in the growing world of post:
As post-production of films has shifted from photochemical processing to image manipulation in the digital intermediate (DI) suite, d.p.’s have been devoting growing chunks of time to post-production. The problem is, their compensation hasn’t always kept up with the extra hours.
We as a DI facility strongly support the cinematographer’s participation during a session. Our artists are enabling the DP to fully-realize the image s/he captured on set. I hope all producers recognize the importance of a cinematographer’s contribution during post production and compensate these cinematographers for their time. As Steven Poster wrote, a better-looking image can be better-monetized.