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  1. dermot.shane

    Film Stock LUTS

    if you work in ACES chk out Paul Dore's PFE.. an elegant and flexiable answer
  2. dermot.shane

    Best way to run Raw footage?

    if you can run 1/4rez then the disks subsystem is fast enough for any debayer setting debayer will soon be on GPU, i would wait a week or more, and see if the expected gains are real, if so.. a GPU upgrade may be the better choice
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    Resolve windows bug

    it's on all windoze machines, no matter the cpu/gpu etc etc super e-z workaround is to make the folder with the os, does not effect me much as i use a fixed folder structure already, so any folder i need is more than likely already there dev's know about it, hopefully it gets sorted sooner or later, but there's bigger bugs to sort first IMHO, like ACES on all os's after 15.2.2 needs some lurve they know about that as well....
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    Grading Red footage and Black Magic Braw in one session?

  5. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    not really what we had to deal with, but thanX the XML's we tried would show the same issues even when opened in another FCX as noted above Nucoda, FC7 and Pp were also tried, with the same resualt we did try X-2-7 to get the XML into 7, no joy i have since conformed three more features in Resolve with out any issues, two from MC, one from Pp this is more like the kinda typical workflow in 2019 my machines are not an issue either, unlike the trashcan in the BMD thread, i run HP workstations with dual Xeons, Dual GPU's, 128gig sys ram, 64Tb NAS on 10gigE + 32Tb each SAS local storage.... solid and supported machines
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    Calling all FCPx editors

    thnx Brian, that link is very VERY basic, and was all followed to the letter in the first place, as it could be lifted from my decades old cheat sheet that i send to any editor basic good clean workflows are needed, but really no one involved in this is a beginner, the network's online editor was a scanner op in 2006, we worked on projects together back then i was gradeing his scans, one example of the depth the crew involved have under their collective belt i've been conforming shows since the days of 2" machines with an Ampex ACE, and convergent s90 used for offline, read the late 1970's.... it takes a fair bit to screw up something that i can't un-screw up by now, we even got this sorted, mainly by eyematching with the editors help as he could read out the correct tc/file name from FCX, shot-by-shot... all 90 min it really comes back to FCX, and the lack of support -or- information on what the weak links are, how to sort or avoid far beyond the basic's but that's a solid document, well worth haveing peak if you are not used to doing a handover to sound and picture, every union assist are super solid on this file, and that's who i normaly get handover from
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    Calling all FCPx editors

    we tired that, but unfortunatly garbage in ( the XML) = garbage out, it did the same job as exporting an EDL from Resolve or Nucoda, all avenues we could think of were tried, and personaly i was not hopeful on that one anyway, so not disapointed 😉 and many thanks to you, Brad, Thomas, and everyone else who tried to help moveing forward, if there is ever a bullet proof FCX editor's cheat sheet floating around ti would be loverly to have access to that, so "issues" could be headed off before they become "issues"... something beyond the endless "press this button to make an XML, and everything will be perfect" drivel spread everywhere on the interwebs, it seems to be a disservice to spread the message that it works when in reality it is far from working beyond a very simple demo timeline i really was hopeing for some thoughts from the editor, but he's done with FCX, not interested in touching it again, so has zero intrest in sorting the weak links for future use, and has his hands full catching up on all the stuff he dropped to sort this in the last two weeks, he did not budget his time for this either the issues center on not being able to de-compose the mutlicam, and de-composing compund clips did not actualy de-compose all the clips, only some, and when it did de-compose, it did it incorrectly... all this is about FCX and not about creating the XML or any system that injests the XML not intrepreting it correctly Apple support was somewhere just slightly less than zero, he got a canned reply and that's all... on the good side this film is going to get some visability, opening night gala film at a rather well known festival in the fall, so i'm kinda reluctant to mention the name and have it turn up in a google search.. and the editor did an awesome job crafting the story the only failing was not allowing time and budget to get a clean turnover, the sched was pushed back from gradeing just after Christmas to piclok on Feb10, but the hard deadline was still Feb 20 to hand over my CTM to finishing.... would be possiable without drama with Pp, MC on and on... was barely possiable, and at that only with massive drama for both sound and picture
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    Calling all FCPx editors

    so yea, compound/mutilcam clips come into Resolve, Nucoda, Pp, FC7... they come in with all the issues listed above mutiple software tried mutiple finishing artists / online editors tried no one could get anything but garbage out of the XML the editor could not get it any better even importing the XML into a diffrent FCX install failed to link to the cam orig.... like really.... it can't even open it's own XML.. smart folks tried i asked the editor to write me a cheat sheet for future FCX editors, but they only this he would write is "don't use FCX" again , really, literaly the best cheat sheet he could come up with is not to use it, and he's the one driveing it no idea what version of FCX he had we tried current Pp, Nucoda 2018.2 and Resolve 15.2.2 the network's post sup and crew tried Pp, Resolve 15.2.3, FC7 and a seperate current FCX they keep around for times like this the editor tried current Pp and FC7 all failed a perfect 100% fail rate this one is now gone to QC i'm thrilled if a great show appears cut on FCX, it's a great show then be happy the editor had the tools they wanted and did great work, i'm pretty offline edit agnostic would be great to have some real world probelem sorting, not yet another boring, tired, basic "geee wizz kidz, this is how you export an xml...." bumph and there is loads of resources should Avid or Pp project go off the rails, the resources for sorting FCX trainwrecks is thin on the ground... and that seems to be a weakness of the FCX community, the editor asked anyone and everyone he could, i also asked the smart folks here... i really appreacate the help offered here, and i passed it on to the editor who tried every suggestion but wowzers, one more basic, boring, out of touch with reality tutorial on clicking a button is prolly not how i want to use the time i have
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    Calling all FCPx editors

    the ripple training looks as the very basic functions assumeing a clean and simple timeline in FCX.. not anything near the real world of complex timeline with compound and mutlicam clips this show is done now, the outfall of this is: - the producer could have bought a new car cheaper than paying pro's to fix this, - the garbage XML also affected the mix in a major way.. they were just a hosed as i was - the producer's were paying for a mix theatre and gradeing suite to do assist work, hours were huge as we were under a tight deadline so no chance to do the sensible thing, and go back to Pp or MC and ask an assist to eye match the whole 90 min, then issue an XML/AAF/OMF that was not garbage - the network who commisioned it have now banned FCX from any project submitted by filmakers, they will have to submit a XML from Pp. FC7,Resolve or AAF from MC from now on, how they get there is up to them, but the qt and XML cannot be issued from FCX timeline anymore - the editor will never cut anything on FCX again, as he lost huge hours, and other gigs while he dropped everything to sort this - and i am sticking to my prefrence... send and FCX XML to an assist and pay them to sort the mess before it enters the world of color and mix, and be prepared to pay for their time, basicly add $3k and a week to the end of any FCX project i don't care what tools an editor uses, they are the one's telling the story,so as long as the producer's are prepared to pay for FCX and allow time in their sched... i see no reason why it should not be used if the editor can tell their story best with it just hope that production is aware of the expense at the back end
  10. dermot.shane

    MC Color XML setup

    i'm not sure i understand the issue did you create custom mapping and then recall the default, and now cannot find the custom mapping to re-load?
  11. dermot.shane

    PixelTools PowerGrades for DaVinci Resolve

    one thought, just cause i use L*a*b alot.. on the "L*a*b sat" PG, set pivot to .5, that gives more range to the effect using contrast to push it to 11 should it be needed;
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    Calling all FCPx editors

    appearing in Resolve with - timecode and media offline appearing in Resolve with timecode and media ofline appearing in Resolve with wrong media appearing in Resolve with black appearing in Resolve with the correct media, but out of sync correct but showing what i know are r3d files as 1920x1080 with no access to the raw tab could be any one of the above seemingly randomly and thanks for taking the time to help the editor out
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    Calling all FCPx editors

    help needed! i have a feature cut in FCX conformed last night there's a zillion "mutil-cam" clips in there the editor has de-composed the compound clips but cannot figure out how to de-compose these mutlicam clips any advice i can pass on?
  14. if there's a good uni level art school nearby, see if you could audit their version of color theory 101 course? also check out what is nearby in computer science/color and medicine/color at any local uni,there may be courses on offer that can be of great value to a colorist if allowed to audit
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    it's been many years since i last used a LUT beyond reverse engineering it, the math errors of some of the stuff the cleints drag through the door are amazing, and not amazing in a good way either...