Thomas Singh

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  1. Strangely I read the two shots different and think the last shot is the most natural one. The first shot has quite infected blacks, less natural skin tones and greens that can't be found in real nature. If you want shots from different locations and light to match, it could be an idea to determine some factors that should be the same between shots, e.g that blacks should be black.
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    Color couch podcast

    This is super cool, great podcast Vincent!
  3. We would be happy if you introduced a product that works. Why do you ignore questions like Keidrich's?
  4. You don't have to, but in many cases you simply do re-track because it's faster or you don't care to look for the last good frame. Absolutely no wrong about doing that.
  5. I work primarily in DaVinci Resolve Fusion and After Effects, do I need Mocha Pro to get a good track on skin and clothes?
  6. I use the DM240 as my main reference monitor and CX for clients. We have swapped the CX several times, but have decided that we can live with the percentages of uniformity issues on the one we have now. What I don't like with it is the motion.
  7. Wish I saw this After Effects course when I started out, would have saved me enormous times searching for this information. Thank you Lee!
  8. I would suggest posting the questions in the comment field below the actual course, it will help to know what course you are talking about.
  9. You need to be more specific in what you want to do before asking people here in the forums. If you want to even out the colors to get a flat more even look you can try to bring the hues closer together. It's a good lesson on exactly that on the professional color grading course here on Lowepost. For specific skin work, removing blemishes and imperfections, that's typical tasks that can be resolved inside of Fusion and I suggest the Beauty Retouching in DaVinci Resolve Fusion training for that.
  10. Hopefully, Resolves rotobrush improves over time but considering how poor the auto-roto solution in After Effects is after all these years I have no big hopes. Anyway, for now, see how much you can get away with using the luma keyers and then pick up the rest with manual roto.
  11. Yeah, color trace is nice. It's an automatic process and you can do manual adjustments.
  12. That's a cool build and a very informative post! Would you recommend Z CAM E2-M4 or the Z CAM S6? Is the upgrade worth it?
  13. I have just finished coloring a drama episode and the editor delivered an AAF for a shorter version of the same episode that I have to adjust. I have no experience with these things and need to take care of the conform myself this time. How do I do this the fastest way?
  14. How do I change the background color of the UI in DaVinci Resolve?
  15. Thanks guys! It looks like this is addressed in DaVinci Resolve 17 as they have included a new function called "remove gaps".
  16. To be honest, I'm s bit disappointed. It might seem like a unthankful comment, but do we really need the hundreds of things they just added? A few things maybe. What I would like to see is simple compositing tools in the editing module, in+out rendering in addition to the unreliable smart cache, better sub cap tools, a Fusion that doesn't crash every minute, editing tools that editors from the other big NLEs are used too and so on.
  17. How to remove empty space on the timeline in DaVinci Resolve? I have more than two hours of blank space after the last clip on the timeline that I want to remove, and I have tried to set in+out point and delete it but it doesn't work.
  18. Hi Cole. I would say, start with the professional color grading course as it will take you through the most important steps. Then I would dive into the masterclasses and read the color grading case studies in the insider section of the site. When you are ready for it watch the color management workflow course. I also find the conforming course very useful and tend to go back and watch parts of it when I'm stuck with I/O issues.
  19. Lately I have been editing in Resolve. It's quite a transition from Avid, but I'm starting to like it, and I save so much time with everything around such as the conform tools, audio syncing, rendering and so on. I have one newbie questions though. In Avid I have a button at the bottom of the timeline that lets me switch the timeline between the player and source. How do I do that in the edit module of Resolve? It's very useful when editing source audio.
  20. To deliver the job, I rendered the 16:9 clip out and brought it back into the square timeline.
  21. That could be a workaround, the problem is that the original timeline contains so many unwanted elements such as subtitles. I applied a resize (stretching it back to 1920x1080) after the polygon (and prior to the media1) and that seems to work in this case. I have done some more testing with copy/pasting fusion comps to different timelines with different aspect ratios, and it seems that if I copy the original fusion comp and paste it into a new 1:1 resolution timeline, it will crop everything outside of the square and it seems impossible to retrieve the lost pixels. The trick with applying a resize prior to the media1 doesn't work in this case, in the example above it only stretched out the polygon shape to the original format (1920x1080) it was made in.
  22. After having looked closer to it, it looks like the scaling and crop matches, but that the roto of his hand (the polygon) is twisted. I have wired the polygon directly to the Media in, if that can have something to do with it?