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Colourist/ Post Production Specialist
with 30 years of production / online / FX / Dailies and Mastering experience.
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Color Shift on Resolve Exports and h264 Compressions
by Ben Antonio 4 days ago
Here's a screecap of what i'm talking about: 7371_screenshot20140415at11.36.27am.png.zip . Clockwise from the top left, the images are my resolve monitor, the ProRes 422 HQ export at normal range, a 1
Re: Color Shift on Resolve Exports and h264 Compressions
by Joseph Owens 4 days ago
This would be one of the dangers, then, as the UI is not showing you Rec709 calibration if the rendered and roundtripped media mismatches outside of the Resolve interface. Between my SDI Flanders grad
R10 keeps crashing
by Chad Smith 5 days ago
Working on a job that is XDCAM 1080i. Runtime of the show now is 36 min and made up mostly of 4 long takes. Since R10 was crashing a lot I have transcoded the longer takes to ProRes. These files are n
Re: 10 keeps crashing
by Joseph Owens 4 days ago
Chad Smith " Now I can crash Resolve in a few minutes." It does seem to be a timeline navigation issue. Been chasing it ever since R10 arrived. I did a job in R9 installed on a separate boot drive wi
Reslove 11 nle question
by Ricardo Marty 1 week ago
Resolve 11 has a default timeline bin in the browser. What this timeline bin thing I know its not out yet so maybe some nab attendee can inform me. Ricardo Marty
Re: Reslove 11 nle question
by Joseph Owens 4 days ago
Marc Wielage "I think the tools they have in v11 will work as a conforming platform, which I think is all they ever intended." Whatever the application developer's intentions are, there is an entire
Can Resolve 11 export optional subtitles with easy DCP plugin
by Adam Halasz 1 week ago
Hey, in Resolve 11 subtitles will be supported. Does anyone know if it will also support optional subtitles I can't find any info regarding this. Thanks, Adam
Re: Can Resolve 11 export optional subtitles with easy DCP plugin
by Joseph Owens 4 days ago
Adam Halasz "My thought about this: It will happen that we export DCPs from the grading software. With simple stuff it is already happening (commercials with 5.1 sound, short films). Nature of progre
"Failed to link" when importing XML / EDL / AAF
by Jurjen Versteeg 5 days ago
Hi there, We want to do a fairly simple XML import (and link proxies to original DNG sequences) in Davinci Resolve 10, but it's driving us nuts at the studio. These were our steps: 1. Import Cinema DN
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Re: "Failed to link" when importing XML / EDL / AAF
by Joseph Owens 5 days ago
Jurjen Versteeg " One clip is exactly the same length in both applications." Duration is one thing, actual time code HH:MM:SS:FF have to be exactly the same as well. Can you "Force conform with selec
Is Pro-res keeping us Mac Based?
by Brooks Tomlinson 7 days ago
First, I prefer OSX. I edited on DS for 8 years, and now I'm all mac, I'm happier. But lets take personal preferences out of the equation. Where is the Pro-res codec introduced where is it needed for
Re: Is Pro-res keeping us Mac Based?
by Joseph Owens 6 days ago
Ricardo Marty "but can i ingest and work with prores on a win pc or is it just output " Haven't really tried it, but I got 1.87 million hits on Google with "ingest edit ProRes on Windows" as a search
Creative Cow in need of a new forum
by Dustin Parsons 1 week ago
Correct me if I'm wrong but this forum (FCPX Debate) still seems to be the place people congregate to talk about ALL changes happening in the world of post-production whether it pertains to FCPX or no
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Re: Creative Cow in need of a new forum
by Joseph Owens 6 days ago
Tim Wilson " I have a feeling that traffic there will be going up soon." Great. Just what we need. Then can I suggest a "sticky" forum simply entitled "RTFM " jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its
4K!! FOUR KAYE!!!! ... Meanwhile, at ARRI....
by Charlie Austin 2 weeks ago
Anyone speak German :-) http: www.fcp.co forum 4-final-cut-pro-x-fcpx 19892-nab-2014#44225 resolution is a nice one, but he predicts higher contrasts dynamics, better color-resolution and (much) highe
Re: 4K!! FOUR KAYE!!!! ... Meanwhile, at ARRI....
by Joseph Owens 1 week ago
Jeremy Garchow " It should be a swan song for the Red faithful." You do realize that a "swan song" is the allegorical *last act* of a dying entity. jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its never of a
How to handle split screen shots?
by MichaelMaier 2 weeks ago
I got a call from somebody who wants me to grade a project. He explained that during editing a lot of split screen stuff is being done. It seems they had some performance problems and had to divide th
Re: How to handle split screen shots?
by Joseph Owens 2 weeks ago
In this case, the show is edited FCP7. The editor uses a simple soft-edge wipe, (I just have to remember to shutoff the alpha output in the Resolve timeline or the result is a half-black plate) so its
A smile before NAB.
by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago
Before some of us run to LasVegas to try to become better informed about what we do - I short interlude about what it means to work hard to be the one who actually knows how to do the thing - and how
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Re: A smile before NAB.
by Joseph Owens 2 weeks ago
Thank god he finally got it in the end. "Experts" can be so obtuse at times. Rigid definitions, orthodox thinking process. Probably "believes" many things. The truth is, with a little out of the box t
Compositing and tracking
by Jonathan Bigler 2 weeks ago
Hi all, now that DaVinci Resolve has audio support, and editting features, we started using it as an online tool (put everything together, graded shots, audio and animated graphics). I know it's a col
Re: Compositing and tracking
by Andy Winter 2 weeks ago
go to the tracking tab, switch to stabilize and track forward. go on the context menu and copy track data. switch to your clip where you wanna have the data, paste track data, change parameters and hi
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So anyway, 4K
by Tim Wilson 3 weeks ago
Skipping the hype and (yes) the debate, I know that a number of you are ACTUALLY WORKING with 4K and some 5K right now. What's the story -- Are you working with it in native 4K 5k -- Aside from the fr
Re: So anyway, 4K
by Joseph Owens 3 weeks ago
Rich Rubasch "We need an organization (SMTPE ) to come up with standards for file deliveries.....how much slate, bars, black etc. Everyone wants something different. It's going to get worse with 4k.
fyi FCP X and pricing
by Craig Alan 4 weeks ago
From Apple education rep concerning yearly site licenses: 10.1 is not a new version. 10.1 is what we call a dot update i.e. 10.1, 10.2 etc. These are free. If we deployed a new version i.e. Final Cut
Re: fyi FCP X and pricing
by Joseph Owens 4 weeks ago
I'm fine with all of this, especially if Apple starts insisting on using Bitcoin as a universal medium of value exchange. WHAT!!!! You aren't already using this new paradigm Dinosaur!!!!. The "gold-le
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GUI card in expansion box not in mac pro?
by Laco Gaal 4 weeks ago
can I put the GUI card in the expansion box I know that the configuration says that it should be in the Mac Pro, but I'm thinking of buying an expansion box, because I don't want to overload the PSU.
Re: GUI card in expansion box not in mac pro?
by Joseph Owens 4 weeks ago
If you follow the orthodox installation, Slot 1 is where the software engineers want to see it. Its where most OS boots want to see it. If it isn't the weakest GPU in your card mix, why isn't it Also
Monitor Recommendations
by William Edwards 2 months ago
Has anyone used the NEC 27" LCD for GUI I wanted to find out what people are using; I want to upgrade to a larger monitor than the Dell Ultrasharp 24" that I have. Also, for software scopes, I have a
Re: Monitor Recommendations
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
William Edwards "I wanted to find out what people are using;" Current for both stations here -- a couple of 8 year-old Apple Cinema Displays. Paid for. Long ago. The older one has some significant ba
Writing back to PDW-U1
by Joseph Owens 6 months ago
Having no joy. The original MXF opens fine in most software and MacCaptionHD seems to write a new CC-imbedded MXF file with no issues... however, no amount of spending on various transfer, browser, or
Re: Writing back to PDW-U1
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Epilog. Telestream MacCaption patched the code, released as version 6 -- and it all works just fine. jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.
Looking for Music Video Editing tips.
by Gideon Battis 5 months ago
So i don't have alot of experience editing music videos and I am in fact going to be filming and editing my first music video ever here in the next two weeks. The main vocalist gave me the run down of
Re: Looking for Music Video Editing tips.
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Bill Davis "GET A DEPOSIT up front. As big as you can!" The day has come when I agree with something Bill has written. I would add that most of the time, that deposit will be the last money you see f
Close Captioning and HD Video
by Jason Woodruff 4 months ago
Hello, this is my first post, but I am hoping that I will get a better understanding on what the differences are between standard definition and high definition requirements, when it comes to close ca
Re: Close Captioning and HD Video
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Jason Woodruff "I'm assuming the "MP2" is MPEG2." Probably a good call. I use MacCaption for broadcast programming delivered on tape as well as subtitle caption track file-based products, and it gene
Exporting video with closed captions
by Alan Hunter 4 months ago
We've been delivering a weekly half-hour program in SD with captions since January 2006. In October one of our major networks - Fox Sports has requested we start delivering Program in HD. No problem.
Re: Exporting video with closed captions
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Alan Hunter "but if we try and capture them through our other Decklink-based editor (even through we can view them on another Brighteye 72 convertor with a monitor) the captions are not there when we
How to extract closed captions from DVD
by Per Argentine 3 months ago
Hi all, been doing research for the past week and testing out different free programs on mac & PC, but I can't seem to figure out a way to extract a CC track from a DVD a client gave me. Basically I'm
Re: How to extract closed captions from DVD
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Per Argentine "The original DVD authors must have made a script so that the buttons would only play whichever half of the video track you chose." The brute force method. They probably didn't realize
Purchase/Download FCP 7.0.3
by Tim Schwartz 2 months ago
Hi -- I was using FCP 7.0.3 on an old Mac. I don't have the original registration info to download onto new Mac. Is there a way to purchase download the program without buying the Studio suite Thanks
Re: Purchase/Download FCP 7.0.3
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Shane Ross " You'll have to look for it for sale on eBAY or Craigslist. Nearly 3 years gone now..." Looking back on things now.... Apple may have actually done a lot of us a financial favour of some
Trouble importing XDCAM footage into FCP 7
by Jonathann Launer 2 months ago
I am having a terrible time trying to import XDCAM footage shot on a EX3, then dumped to an external drive. I have read other forums on this & downloaded the SXS driver & the XDCAM plugin, but I get n
Re: Trouble importing XDCAM footage into FCP 7
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Jonathann Launer "I am having a terrible time trying to import XDCAM footage" Another option is to spend a few bucks and acquire the Calibrated{Q} MXF Import application. It equips Quicktime to read
And the lightbulb goes on...
by Quintus Lubbe 3 months ago
So, having edited on FCP Legacy for the last 8 years, I finally decided to take the plunge into FCP X about 2 weeks ago and cut a behind the scenes for an upcoming feature. After hitting a few bumps a
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Re: And the lightbulb goes on...
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Charlie Austin "In a weird way, cutting mostly in X has made me faster in legacy. ;-) I find myself using shortcuts I didn't really use before I "discovered" them in X. Despite the popular wisdom, an
Super Newb Question, qualifier viewing
by Andy Bissonnette 3 months ago
So I know this is probably something very simple. I am learning Resolve, currently trying to figure out the qualifier and having some problems. I don't even know how to search for the problem (user er
Re: Super Newb Question, qualifier viewing
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Without really knowing what is going on in your elaborate node tree, it is possible you are using a composite additive combiner that is doubling up the image. jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its
File: Fujifilm Board
by Pedro Saboya Burgos 3 months ago
png file a fujifilm board I've received for balancing. http: f1.creativecow.net 6981 fujifilm-board
Re: Fujifilm Board
by Joseph Owens 3 months ago
Looks like a pretty standard MacBeth Greitag chart on the right, and what Fuji would advertise as equivalent to the Kodak 18% CinemaTools chart. "Chart" is the correct terminology. All three manufactu
exported video is fine on my hard drive, but distorted on YouTube
by Tobin Duby 4 months ago
Hi Creative Cow, For years I've been using "Export QuickTime Movie" and just uploading right to YouTube. But suddenly now when I export from any project, the exported file looks fine in Quicktime or i
Re: exported video is fine on my hard drive, but distorted on YouTube
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
One thing to check out is the Quicktime Inspector, and make sure that what you think you are exporting is actually what format the file wound up being. I often see surprise changes in files that are e
Another ProRes Standard vs. HQ Question
by William Carr 4 months ago
I've read past COW posts and answers, but I still need a little more glimmer of understanding about at what point I should to be working ProRes HQ vs. ProRes standard. The original multitudinous camer
Re: Another ProRes Standard vs. HQ Question
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
William Carr "what you mean by "transparency"." ProRes 4444 supports an alpha channel. It is a much much bigger file, and "enjoys" the distinction of being able to contain either Y'CbCr or RGBA coded
AVID TO FCP Workflow ?
by Emmet Reddy 4 months ago
Hi All i have worked with FCP for a long time and i have had to do a job on avid i managed to get the edit done now i need to grade in apple color. I have used automatic duck to export an aaf and i ca
Re: AVID TO FCP Workflow ?
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
Emmet Reddy "is it easy to learn and is the workflow between apps straight forward " If you have been using Apple COLOR, then you are some distance along, and the learning curve won't be too steep. T
Closed Captions for PAL DVB-S and DVB-T
by Rob Dunford 4 months ago
Simple question, does FCP 7 support in any way CC's for UK and EU PAL broadcasts Or is there a Mac software that does the job We deliver MPEG2 files to our broadcaster and the original files from the
Re: Closed Captions for PAL DVB-S and DVB-T
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
Peruse the Telestream MacCaption website for more info. Teletext is not the same as EIA 608 708 closed captions. You will have to re-encode your original closed caption files from 29.97 to 25 fps, and
Color then encode NOT in timeline
by adam chesbrough 4 months ago
It seems as though the only way to color clips is to have them in the timeline. Is there something that I am missing here. I would like to color my RAW clips and then encode them for editing in FCPX.
Re: Color then encode NOT in timeline
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
adam chesbrough " is motion tracking in the works " There is a motion tracker and stabilizer built in to the software presently, but the tracker is intended to direct color correction windows shapes,
Program that does Zooms and Pans (Keyframe Shortcuts)
by david mayer 4 months ago
I am looking for basic keyframe shortcuts. Either a program that works with Final Cut or instead of Final Cut. I have to put a little bit of motion - in, out, left, right - on 400 photographs. I looke
Re: Program that does Zooms and Pans (Keyframe Shortcuts)
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
There's an auto-Ken-Burns effect in iPhoto... jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.
Quicktime gamma
by Neil Kidney 4 months ago
Slightly OT, but thought here might be the best place for my question. The gamma issue for quicktime is well documented. To summarise: When I encode on mac or PC, it plays back washed out on PC, but o
Re: Quicktime gamma
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
Som apps don't obey Quicktime rules, some default straight to Rec709, others you can set up for whatever colorspace you want to monitor in. This really started being a bigtime issue when Apple COLOR w
I'm getting a "Low Disk Space" error msg from FCP while importing. Reaching out for assistance.
by Laurence Wallace 4 months ago
Final Cut Pro is giving me the following error message when I attempt to log and transfer several clips: "The Volume Macintosh HD is about to run out of disk space. The transfer queue has been paused.
Re: I'm getting a "Low Disk Space" error msg from FCP while importing. Reaching out for assistance.
by Joseph Owens 4 months ago
Steve Eisen "Never use your system hard drive as your scratch disk" This piece of excellent advice is actually a law and cannot be over-emphasized. One other reason that you may get an error message
Baselight vs Resolve.
by Rick Turners 4 months ago
Panels aside, is there anything creative tool wise that one does and the other doesn't From what I've heard baselight makes sky replacements basic compositing easier, which I see more and more clients
Re: Baselight vs Resolve.
by Juan Salvo 4 months ago
One of the biggest difference is the way people like to work. The layer metaphor vs the node metaphor. The way the timelines work. How shapes are built. How curves are controlled. It's not so much tha
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Leaving & Removing colors
by Russell Yost 5 months ago
I am trying to have an object in a shot be in color, but the rest black & white. The problem I am having is that the object I want in color is very similar to the background wall and skin tone in that
Re: Leaving & Removing colors
by Joseph Owens 5 months ago
Wow, I didn't know anyone used Apple COLOR anymore. Your issue is how to separate image values that are very similar. If you can't get a good enough qualification in Secondaries, then you will have to
Client wants my .drp?
by andrew smith 5 months ago
Hello forum friends, I have an interesting request from a client today after delivering a project I did remotely on my own system they are asking to also have the .drp because they say they might have
Re: Client wants my .drp?
by Mike Most 5 months ago
ProTools sessions are a required deliverable on many, if not most, studio level television productions. Color sessions are not, primarily because there are multiple systems being used and therefore no
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I Need Color Correction and Effects Workflow Advice: FCP7 to After Effects
by Jon Mitchell 5 months ago
I'm looking for some advice on workflow. I just finished a short film and now need to color correct and a few effects and animation shots. I figure my best bet will be to use Automatic Duck to import
Re: I Need Color Correction and Effects Workflow Advice: FCP7 to After Effects
by Jon Mitchell 5 months ago
Thanks for the input guys. I think I will just stick with what I know. Going to test run a round trip here in a second to see what limitations exist. Yeah, I was just watching a tutorial on Resolve. I
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A feature from COLOR in DaVinci
by Sascha Engel 8 months ago
Hi, Coming from COLOR, I wondered, if there is an equivalent feature in Davinci: When I finished a grade for a clip and he client e.g. Wants to a a certain feature, let's say a blue tint. I could ad t
Re: A feature from COLOR in DaVinci
by Itai Bachar 8 months ago
Is it something that you can do with Append node in Resolve Just append to the last node.
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the new mac pro is the son of R2D2 and Darth Vader
by Craig Alan 10 months ago

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Re: the new mac pro is the son of R2D2 and Darth Vader
by Joseph Owens 10 months ago
Gary Huff "some people are gravely offended by these kinds of images..." Quoting "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"... its very difficult to offend someone who really has Asperger's... jPo "I always pass
Whoever caught this is a Genius.
by Greg Lee 10 months ago
Couldn't script it better. https: dl.dropboxusercontent.com u 35257673 Screen_Shot_MacPro.jpg
Re: Whoever caught this is a Genius.
by Joseph Owens 10 months ago
Harry Pallenberg "nice" Will Apple then be releasing its own brand of coffee to compete with Starbucks Your "Java" in the morning, via a Thunderbolt port. jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its nev
Resolve & New Mac Pro
by Paul Kim 10 months ago
Any thoughts on using Resolve 10, with Blackmagic cards and all necessary accompaniments, on the new Mac Pro as teased today
Re: Resolve & New Mac Pro
by Joseph Owens 10 months ago
However, if you can find Grant Petty's statement (search the Resolve forum on this site), you will find that apparently Blackmagic has already been testing the device. They seem to be departing from s
Since everyone here is old and grumpy...
by Charlie Austin 10 months ago
I thought this would bring a smile to all. :-) I present to you, Google as it would have been seen in the 80's ... http: www.masswerk.at googleBBS There's some really fun stuff on their site, includin
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Re: Since everyone here is old and grumpy...
by Joseph Owens 10 months ago
Charlie Austin " including the best 404 page on the internet." Awwww...... "Space Invaders".... I'm going to go sit in the corner with a lump in my throat for a while. Anyway. Been trying to figure o
Issues with reconfirm.
by Justin Keating 11 months ago
Hi all, I'm new to Color, I've only used it for a few small projects over recent months. An edit had to be updated so I sent the NEW sequence XML (Not the original. Yes, facepalm indeed) to the Color
Re: Issues with reconfirm.
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
Unless you opened the exported XML in the original project, the Send To... command creates a new project that has no memory of any previous versions, no matter how similar. Depending on how the timeli
Lite and Full version on same machine?
by Timo Teravainen 11 months ago
Is it possible to have both installed on the same machine If not, then is it possible to open projects made with the full version on a machine with lite version I know that it works fine the other way
Re: Lite and Full version on same machine?
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
Timo Teravainen "Is it possible to have both installed on the same machine " Not without extraordinary intervention, like an alternate boot drive. Some operations created in the full license will not
ColorTrace question
by Jordan Mena 11 months ago
I am working on a project that has over 1100 shots. My client up versioned the cut. I Re-applied my grades using Colortrace in Manual mode. Actually worked pretty well. Once I was done I realized I ha
Re: ColorTrace question
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
I might have been tempted to re-import the new version timeline into the original Resolve project (you can have more than one timeline in a project) and all this ColorTrace stuff would probably have g
scaled legal video
by Ben Edwards 11 months ago
Hi, I have been trying to work out how to deliver broadcast safe video, I found the below in the manual but cant find the 'drop' down on the deliver page. Where exactly is it Ben "Output Data Level Se
Re: scaled legal video
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
Thanks for that, so basically you are saying there is no simple way to get resolve to output broadcast safe video. From my understanding Broadcast safe is where white levels are a max of 1000 (100%),
Autosave, now I have read the manual I am really confused
by Ben Edwards 11 months ago
OK, the my 'List Backups' is empty on Auto Save panel so I had a look at manual, now I am really confused;). What does this actually mean I am afraid my previous 15 years in IT (some of this spend wri
Re: Autosave, now I have read the manual I am really confused
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
Perhaps the source of ambiguity for you is that Autosave is not active by default. You do have to turn it on, and the list of options govern its behaviour while it is operating. eg Save every... is th
Recording from SRW-5800 to DVD..??
by Ray Brown 11 months ago
We have both; and SRW-5800 and an SRW-5500. At present our workflow is to patch the 5800 to the 5500 and from there into the DVD player to record a clean copy before sending the tape out to the broadc
Re: Recording from SRW-5800 to DVD..??
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
Ray Brown "no way to record directly into the DVD deck straight from the 5800 without the addition of the SD conversion card ($15,000 or so). " You can buy a lot of other things for $15K. Teranex, fo
Can't relink to Color media after moving FCP source files
by Roli Rivelino 11 months ago
I'm now on Color 1.5 and FCP7 My workflow thus far - Obtain client drive with media and start an FCP project from project file and reconnect to media on client drive 2. Prepare timeline and export to
Re: Can't relink to Color media after moving FCP source files
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
Roli Rivelino "6. Open Color and attempt to relink, manage to relink grade information but media still needs relinking." This part I don't get... but anyway... Create a new XML export with the relink


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