Kat Caverly

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  1. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    Fascinating, and relevant to this discussion: XML issues with Resolve
  2. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    I would love to try to sort out the problems to figure out how to avoid them in future projects.
  3. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    I am wondering if converting to an EDL would solve some of the compatibility issues? EDL-X
  4. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    What a nightmare! I would be on the phone with Apple for sure, something just ain't right with that project. If I was the editor all of those problems would make my head spin, and I want (need) to know why??? This is NOT the way Final Cut is suppose to work. Thank you for sharing the details.
  5. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    "garbage XML" can you be more specific? Sounds like that project was a nightmare but is that really all due to FCPx. I only work on my own projects, so I don't deal with compatibility issues I cannot solve myself. I convert fcpxml to Adobe compatible files with XtoCC (Audition) and there is an XtoPro tool for ProTools. I guess I thought that conforming could to be done in Resolve?? I love working in FCPx + Resolve + Audition. And I don't see any problem with fcpxml files.
  6. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    curious??? What version of FCPx? version of fcpxml?? I assume the editor was using ProRes files instead of the raw files. So many questions, but I do believe there are answers!
  7. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    I have no experience with multicam clips yet, but this problem caught my imagination. This may help: https://blog.frame.io/2017/10/04/turbo-charge-fcpx-workflow-davinci-resolve/ It seems as though Resolve handles compound clips and multicam clips from the fcpxml, so what is the problem? The conform artist/editor needs to use Resolve 14+ to prepare for the colorist?
  8. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    "goes into a finishing system for tweaks/fixes" ~ @dermot.shane so what is your finishing system? Hardware, software? a curious Kat wants to know :)
  9. Kat Caverly

    Resolve > FCPx > Resolve workflow

    I found this by Noam Kroll: The Unique Finishing Workflow I Used To Grade, Mix, & Master My Feature Film
  10. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    @dermot.shane I'm curious what is your workflow for finishing?
  11. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    @dermot.shane I have thought about your issues all weekend. I doubt that Media Composer would "get it right in the first place" since Final Cut doesn't inherently get in wrong. With some of these preditors maybe the best workflow for you is for them to render out a ProRes 422HQ video only file and then you can use scene detect if the fcpxml truly is a "trainwreck". I found that FCP generators don't translate, nor titles, but then I replace these in Resolve or do a roundtrip back to FCP after grading. I would suggest: Simplify and Organize the timeline: flatten video to primary storyline (this became easier in v 10.4), break apart compound clips. And they have to decide how to handle FX filters (again they can handle it in a roundtrip back to FCP) the export XML as well as a reference movie. Maybe suggest they get a free copy of Resolve so that they can see for themselves the issues, especially if they really don't have the budget/experience. It is easier if the editor is also a colorist and vice versa. I know how to fix things both in Resolve as well as FCP, but I really only use FCP for editing, and not effects, and I am trying to do finishing in Resolve 15+ now.
  12. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    I will work on this!
  13. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    Thank you so much. Honestly I prefer to deal with the bad news right up front. It helps me troubleshoot and find solutions, maybe, with any luck, I can avoid the problems in the first place. Nothing excuses a lack of organization in a production pipeline. I came from an animation background and before that commercial photography (film days) so I approach workflow with a commitment to what serves the creative process. My husband is an IATSE crew member (art department) and we have friends who are editors, DIT on union productions for me to ask questions and get insights into finding a way for professionals like yourself to help Final Cut editors solve these problems. These are not the colorist's problems to solve, though I hear the frustrations. If it is just a no budget/inexperience issue I imagine you'll see the problems come up with Resolve editors too. There are some amazing teachers, a few even for Final Cut, but I must admit it is possible to edit a project in FCPx with no training at all in the technical aspects of the application nor training in editing. But oh boy, does the training open up a whole world of creative possibility and what I know about no-budget productions is sometimes you can't help them.
  14. Kat Caverly

    Calling all FCPx editors

    As an editor who is also the colorist (and all post-production) on our projects I know of some things that don't translate to Resolve in the fcpxml, but aren't there also problems with conforms from Avid and Premiere Pro? I will gather some checklists for my workflows. Maybe these will spark some answers to your conform issues. Maybe the Final Cut editors are applying effects? I did run up against some issues but since I am also the editor these were solved in the round-trip back to Final Cut. I am trying to do all of my finishing in Resolve now. I do all sound design in Adobe Audition since Fairlight hasn't worked out for me yet and I gave up on ProTools before I started to do sound editing and design. I only use PT as a dedicated system on a vocal booth. But sorry for getting off-topic. You are a professional colorist and have huge problems with Final Cut XML conforms. I would like to know more about your issues.
  15. Kat Caverly

    Final Cut Pro forum

    WOW! Thank YOU!