dermot.shane

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  1. 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;
  2. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    appearing in Resolve with -99.00.00.00 timecode and media offline appearing in Resolve with 00.00.00.00 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
  3. dermot.shane

    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?
  4. 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
  5. dermot.shane

    Functions

    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...
  6. dermot.shane

    Color Space Question

    sure, i set my output to match the display, normaly i'd grade in 709 so screeners are somewhat accurate, the path of least resistance + it's as poor a represantation of the master as i will have to show.... about client managment,, working on HDR or P3 and then sitting down for a trim pass to 709, it just seems sad, grey and gloomy, hard to have love for that, but that''s what most people will be seeing.. so starting with 709, then it only gets better.... when 709 is in a happy place, then set ODT to match proj at P3, and fix what needs to be fixed, tweak what wants to be tweaked rinse and repete for the favored flavors of HDR
  7. dermot.shane

    Functions

    cleaner math, look at a transform & a lut over a grey scale contrast and compare not all LUTs are crap, but... far too many are
  8. dermot.shane

    Color Space Question

    ACES + trim pass here
  9. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    Avid|DS, eol'd a few years ago, i have two licences running, so far there's nothing better for my workflow, next best is Flame, and maybe by version 17, Resolve it really only needs Fusion to be a bit more stable and responcive, parent /child timelines & sane / reliable audio mapping, not too far given where it was only a few years ago but if i had to mothball the DS's for any reason, i'd turn to Flame today
  10. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    broadacast = production sends me a DRP + media, i send them roundtripped media + XML/AAF Featiures = production sends me a DRP + Media, then more DRP's as VFX trickle in i grade and runout an uncompressed colortimed master file seq @ largest raster that goes into a finishing system for tweaks/fixes and all that not so fun stuff, do the roller and then create the deliverables from there often i start the finishing process early by running out a dummy file seq and when scenes are finished gradeing they overwrite the placeholder seq, and appear in the timeline of the finishing system automagicly if production cannot sort out getting me a DRP, i ask them to send the project and media to an assist, and they deliver a DRP to me fully sorted and ready to rok, that's at the producer's expence, but cheaper than tieing up a gradeing suite looking through the rushes for a missing shot the finishing system i use offers parent /child timeline relationships, so a change to the main timeline ripples through all timelines, a change to the master HD downconvert timeline only ripples to the HD delvierables, on and on.. a huge safety valve for dealing with QC notes and mutiple deliveries with differing mixes and show runtime's oh, and really simple and reliable audio mapping
  11. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    @ Thomas No i had not seen that, i knew that something was in the works, but any talk of that was a long time ago, and the FCX trainwrecks keep appearing last one cost the preditor two days of edit assist time to get a timeline that was clean enough to start conforming, like i mentioned i do not even touch a FCX project anymore, instead asking for a DRP / XML / AAF from Resolve, Pp or MC, and let the preditor get that sorted before it darkens my doorstep Chapter threeeeee wheeeeeeeeee no real issues with Pp & MC projects, do not see FCp7 anymore, never seen a Lightworks projec
  12. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    good suggestions, many thanX for looking at this is this what i might send on to a FCX preditor? "simplify and Organize the timeline: flatten video to primary storyline break apart compound clips." - i mentioend i don't see how FCX software could get it so very wrong, so very often, i'm thinking it's the training or lack thereof, coupled with the entry point focused user base that's the root of the pain - so your input would be valuable if you can edit in FCX and finish to a high standard / pass QC in anything else - as to the free Resolve idea, i do often suggest that, and it's never been a workable solution, it's appears to be far to hard to figure out for a person who only knows FCX, or their machine cannot run it... - flattened timelines are not workable for me, i usualy deliver DCP for theatre and prefer to work from cam orig or VFX plates to control the quality of the image and the project's color managment, no matter the software used in editorial many / most broadcast projects are roundtripped back to Pp or MC for finishing so effects come back home cleanly, for theatrical i do the finishing, and eye match as best possiable, although i do not use Resolve for finishing, it's getting better every version, but the weaklinks are too weak of a link currently for my comfort, and i have options at hand that are dead reliable already
  13. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    a few issue wit h Pp and MC is to be expected, nothing major, all the shots show up in the correct place so nothing near the level of nuttyness that appears from FCX typicaly i'm thinking it's mainly due to the FCX crowd... the folks i deal with on MC projects are usualy union assists, and are super well orgnised top to tail the folks i deal with on Pp projects are usualy pretty good, not up to IATSE standards, but clean timelines appear the timelines i have seen from FCX are layers of overlapping media, no order for priority, something that is wanted to be seen is on v3, and something useless and not needed is covering it on v17, on and on.... thinking it more about the lack of training, only folks with next to zero money + next to zero experience seem to be cutting in FCX, and then their film gets some legs and they have to finish it to a reasonable standard, meaning outside FCX, usualy preditor's not editors the other issue is i have a long list of Pp and MC trained assists that can sort pretty much anything, and no resources to turn to localy for FCX, it's like the blind leading the blind a good union assist can clean up a film cut in FCX in a few days, but that makes it more expensive than buying a perm licence of MC and getting it right in the first place i would love to have a cheat sheet i could hand off to a FCX preditor, save them the expense of getitng their trainwreck sorted, and i can focus on getting their film to shine like a diamond many thanx for listening, sorry for the bad news right up front
  14. dermot.shane

    Calling all FCPx editors

    i see the vast majority of FCX conforms being total trainwrecks, to the point that i ask for the project be sent to an experienced assit to sort / conform and deliver me a DRP, so i don't have to get near it with a 1000 foot pole to that end, any cheat sheets / check lists for an editor without experience handing over a project for gradeing would be vastly appreacated
  15. i don't touch audio, i ask for all audio tracks to be removed before making the XML, if they still appear in my XML i strip them out before going one inch further, then delete all audio only tracks from the media pool i ask for a refrence with scratch audio, and use that when screening normaly the audio has gone to a professional who will send back to the editor what ever the deliverables call for, and that is laid up against the XML from color in this case if the editor is doing the mix inside his system (yikes!!) then he should be exporting the mix as per deliverables, and importing that into the project with the new graded media