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Possible Bug in DR v16 b2
by Bill Ravens 3 days ago
I've been playing around with Resolve version 16 b2. While wanting to engage with ACES, I've come across a possible bug, but, I'm not knowledgable enough to say definitavely. To begin with, my "normal
Is there a way to zoom in on the source / get more details in source window?
by Michael Paul 4 weeks ago
It seems as if DaVinci shows the ENTIRE video with all the details in the source monitor and there is no way to zoom in to get more details. I am used to Premiere and in Premiere you can zoom in on yo
Re: Is there a way to zoom in on the source / get more details in source window?
by Bill Ravens 4 weeks ago
u can zoom in with the scroll wheel on your mouse
Full range to Video LUT
by nigel gourley 6 years ago
We wanted to rescale some full range EXR files so all seems straightforward but whether you use the data to video clip or data to video scale, both Luts clip and don't scale. How do we rescale Everyth
Re: Full range to Video LUT
by Bill Ravens 4 weeks ago
It seems to be a defacto truth that LUTS are designed to output to REC709, which is not an extended gamut. If one wishes to use a LUT designed to output to an extended video space, generally, one must
(UN) availability of BMPCC4K
by Bill Ravens 3 months ago
I ordered a BMPCC4K back on Dec 1. I still haven't received my camera and the vendor has no idea when they will be available. You know, this is just rediculous. BM production rates must be 1 camera pe
Re: (UN) availability of BMPCC4K
by Bill Ravens 2 months ago
Just received my order....;)
DR 15.2 ACES and FUSION
by Andi Winter 6 months ago
dear all! on ACES color managed projects, the sdi output in the color tab or the edit tab is the same. in the fusion tab it seems that the odt to rec709 is not applied. i do realize there are viewer l
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Re: DR 15.2 ACES and FUSION
by Theo Miesner 6 months ago
Hey Andi! What worked for me was using the ACES Transform to monitor in fusion while still using the MediaOut for color. Hope this helps! -Theo
Resolve 15 Choppy Playback (Mainly CinemaDNG) on Windows 10 Upgrade From Windows 8.1
by Rob Ellis 7 months ago
Hey guys, So I've just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 due to the inability to render out 4k h264 in 8.1 - I've got the Pocket Cinema Camera 4k on the way and it's something I'd like to have t
Re: Resolve 15 Choppy Playback (Mainly CinemaDNG) on Windows 10 Upgrade From Windows 8.1
by Bill Ravens 7 months ago
First thing that stands out, to me, is that you're not on the latest update to win 10-64.
Fix in post, or take care of this in camera?
by Duke Sweden 11 months ago
As you can see, I'm a very handsome man. But aside from that, I have this problem with natural lighting. It seems to be worse in the summer, I'm assuming because of the angle of the sun. Anyway... My
Re: Fix in post, or take care of this in camera?
by Bill Ravens 11 months ago
In many cases, spectral hilites can be knocked down with a polarizing filter on the camera at the time of capture. You may want to try that approach.
Convert R3D RAW file to Prores RAW?
by Marco Abujamra 1 year ago
Hi, Does anyone now if it will be possible to convert other raw formats to the new Prores raw I have an 8k raw feature in editing, and it sounds like handy solution for post - or at least to give it a
Re: Convert R3D RAW file to Prores RAW?
by Bill Ravens 11 months ago
I've been fooling around with eGPU solutions for a Mac laptop. I can say, sincerely, it's not ready for prime time. Some people have been able to get it working, but, the advantages are problemmatic.
Duplicate (FX) Track
by Bill Ravens 1 year ago
I have a video track on track 1 and a text overlay FX on track 2. I want to duplicate the FX track in video track 3, but shift the entire track 5 secs earlier. I can't seem to be able to copy and past
Re: Duplicate (FX) Track
by Bill Ravens 1 year ago
Thanx! The 'ALT' key was the secret.
Resolve Sharpen Function
by Peter Robertson 1 year ago
Hi I have some content of an orchestra with highly reflective instruments. Is there a way to apply sharpness to the image generally but NOT to those instruments where the luminance level exceeds a cer
Re: Resolve Sharpen Function
by Bill Ravens 1 year ago
Can't you mask those high luminosity areas before you sharpen the rest
Bug Report for Resolve 15 B2
by Bill Ravens 1 year ago
Just a heads up, reporting a possible bug.... Running resolve 15 b2 on a Windows 7SP machine with nVidia GFX1070 vidcard... Applying spatial noise reduction causes Resolve to crash
Re: Bug Report for Resolve 15 B2
by Bill Ravens 1 year ago
Sorry for the typo...thats a very current GTX 1070 vidcard with the latest nvidia drivers. All worked well with v 14.x. It was the update to v15 that stopped working. I am aware that win 7 64SP has no
Best Monitors for Avid 2-Monitor Editing
by Trevor Ambrose 2 years ago
Hey Folks! I'm looking for a couple of new monitors for my Avid Editing setup. I'm retiring two 8 year old 24" Dell monitors. They were awesome but they are getting cloudy on the sides. I cut in a two
Re: Best Monitors for Avid 2-Monitor Editing
by Bill Ravens 2 years ago
U may want to wait a few months, if you can. The newest X-SYNC monitors coming from ASUS promise outstanding 4k, HDR performance at refresh rates that match your video card capabilities.
Recommendations for new PC buildout?
by Leslie Simmons 3 years ago
I am looking to purchase two new desktops and one laptop for Media Composer editing. Believe it or not, our desktops (which we got through Core Microsystems) are nearly 5 years old. They are still chu
Re: Recommendations for new PC buildout?
by Bill Ravens 3 years ago
I'm shooting with an F5; and, editing in Media Composer and Davinci Resolve. I can offer a few of my own observations and experiences, after a new build over a year ago. For editing 4K content, all my
How can I use my Xrite ColorMunki to calibrate a monitor hooked through the BlackMagic Mini Monitor?
by Martin Parraga 3 years ago
Hey guys, I've looked everywhere online for some kind of hint as to how to do this so my last resort is to post here... I've hooked an HP Z27x monitor to my Mac Pro via a BlackMagic Mini Monitor (thun
Re: How can I use my Xrite ColorMunki to calibrate a monitor hooked through the BlackMagic Mini Monitor?
by Bill Ravens 3 years ago
Go visit the S p e c t r a c a l website for the software app to do this.....the right way is with either C A L M A N or L I G H T S P A C E software.
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
A little bit of general conversation to throw in the mix: Are you shooting it yourself Are clients bringing it to you Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, production com
Re: Where's your footage coming from?
by Bill Ravens 3 years ago
One man production company, working mostly on documentaries and promos for private individuals. I shoot with a Sony FS700, Sony F5, or Canon 5D, capture to an Odyssey O7Q. So, all my footage is Prores
Exporting .mov files
by Sue Daly 3 years ago
Can anyone help with this It's making my life very miserable. I shoot for my local TV station on a Canon XF 105, copy the clips to a folder on my Mac (OS X Yosemite 10.10.1) then work with them in Avi
Re: Exporting .mov files
by Bill Ravens 3 years ago
I would suggest ALWAYS exporting as a Quicktime Reference file. These are very small, SAS files that require no rendering, except for FX. I would then import the QTRef file into whatever delivery appl
Using Davini to convert 23.976 to 29.97 fps
by Andrew Franklin 4 years ago
Hello, This is my first post with creative cow. Looking forward to the experience with this community. Im looking to use DaVinci resolve to process some footage into Avid MXF files. I'm hoping Resolve
Re: Using Davinci Resolve Lite to convert 23.976 to 29.97 fps
by Marc Wielage 3 years ago
Resolve 12.5 added the ability to add 3 2 pulldown to 23.976 material for 29.97 renders.
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MXF files Media Composer Mac
by Manuel Estevez 3 years ago
Hi, I recently started learning the basics of Avid Media Composer. For that purpose I was working on Windows and everyhthing went ok. However, today I wanted to use my project and mediafiles on a mac
Re: MXF files Media Composer Mac
by Bill Ravens 3 years ago
The fundamental problem I've experienced when transferring files from PC to MAC, is the permissions. I suspect you need to allow your MAC system RW access to those hard drives and files.
Avid Default Color Temperature
by Wilson Reyes 3 years ago
Hi everyone, just wanted to ask if Avid has a default color temp setting Or does it just base everything on the data from the video when importing I can't seem to find anything anywhere, so I'm guessi
Re: Avid Default Color Temperature
by Bill Ravens 3 years ago
There's no such thing as "color temperature" in any NLE that I know about. Perhaps the OP is referring to white balance.
Exporting and keeping Log S color/gamma look?
by Nick Ravich 3 years ago
Hello- Export question. Been exporting 1080 29.97 footage - primarily Log C shot C300 & Long S shot F5 Fs7 F55, then consolidated in Avid - for our motion graphics guy to build graphics from. Footage
Re: Exporting and keeping Log S color/gamma look?
by Bill Ravens 3 years ago
I've followed up with an email to you...
Servo Zoom on New Black Magic Studio Camera
by John Coates 5 years ago
My studio is looking to upgrade our cameras, and we've been looking at the new blackmagic studio cam. So far the only problem I've run into is trying to get a lens with servo zoom without spending $30
Re: Servo Zoom on New Black Magic Studio Camera
by Bill Ravens 4 years ago
You may not like my answer, but, I'll throw it out there, anyway. My kit has several Canon Zoom lenses. I have tried several wireless focus devices, settling on a Cinegear Wireless Focus and thumbwhee
Cinema Camera RAW grain
by Charlie Hughes 4 years ago
EF Black Magic Cinema Camera Tokima 11-16 F2.8 Available bedroom lighting. Hi there, I have no business with this camera so I'm hoping the problem is in my lack of skill here, I never shoot RAW becaus
Re: Cinema Camera RAW grain
by Bill Ravens 4 years ago
How did you determine "proper" exposure when the shot was made It's the nature of RAW capture to look, in the viewfinder, as if the scene is being overexposed, washed out. If you try to correct that "
Black Magic vs Matrox vs AJA
by Sarah Furie 4 years ago
I am trying to set up an Avid system. I am using Media Composer 7 and the new mac trash can. I need the audio to go out of the Avid and in to my speakers and video to my external TV monitor. I have be
Re: Black Magic vs Matrox vs AJA
by Bill Ravens 4 years ago
I'm using an AJA IO4k and couldn't be happier with the performance.I was using a Matrox box but gave up on it because it was finicky and didn't keep up to date with Avid version releases. I, also, hav
GUI Monitoring question + Color Workflow
by Adrien Oneiga 4 years ago
Hi All, apologies in advance if this is in the wrong forum, but since i'm using BM gear i thought i'd try here. My question relates to setting up a 10bit environment with OSX. yes, i know the gist, an
Re: GUI Monitoring question + Color Workflow
by Bill Ravens 4 years ago
In a word, "no". Blackmagic would need to write drivers to allow a direct connection to each and every GUI enabled application, in this case for Windows Mac desktop. I've wished, for a long time, that
4K Monitor
by Craig RussillRoy 5 years ago
Hey Guys Does anyone know if the 4K monitor shows Interlacing in SD unlike the Current Studio Monitor The Dual Views do Interlacing the 19inch model doesn't show interlacing ... GB Labs 60TB SPACE FCP
Re: 4K Monitor
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
REC 2020 and 4K are not, necessarily, connected to one another. While REC2020 encompasses 4k, 4k does not encompass Rec2020.
OTish: Thunderbolt G-Raid runs hot
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
Hey all - picked up at 4tb G-Raid TB drive. After editing for a few hours today, I noticed that the thing runs very hot! I can see a spot for the fan on this thing, but it just felt out of the ordinar
Re: OTish: Thunderbolt G-Raid runs hot
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
I have a Highpoint Rocketstor 6328. It tends to run very hot.....like Noah says..."wow, that's uncomfortable"....but, it never sent me running for an ice cube. It's normal.
USB 3.0 external Mac safe 2 bay RAID 0
by Fabrizio D'Agnano 5 years ago
Hello. I recently bought a top of the line MBPr to replace my old one I used to solely import, organize, name and sort the footage and build rough cuts with media on external drives when on the fields
Re: USB 3.0 external Mac safe 2 bay RAID 0
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
Google "KeepDriveSpinning". It's a free app that simply creates a launch agent that tells OS X to touch a hidden file on the selected drive once every minute so that the drive stays awake. Works great
Using Blackmagic Mini Monitor for picture and Avid Fast Track Duo for sound....Possible?
by Scott Clements 5 years ago
Hi, I am trying to set up a simple grading system. I have an HP Dreamcolor Z24x monitor being fed an HDMI signal from the Blackmagic Mini Monitor out of Avid Media Composer 7 on my macbook pro. I used
Re: Using Blackmagic Mini Monitor for picture and Avid Fast Track Duo for sound....Possible?
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
Hey Scott... Yeah, I'm using a Kanex Pro with good success. It's nice because it powers off an available USB connection.
Burning DVDs
by Mike Gerken 5 years ago
I am trying to burn a DVD from a FCP project whose video files are 1080i Pro Res HQ shot on a Ninja 2 recorder Nikon D800. The DVD does not have to be HD for I understand you can't burn HD to a normal
Re: Burning DVDs
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
DVD SP is no longer available, is it
$300-400 monitor for FCPX 'rough cut' use w/new MacBookPro 12/2013 Tbolt/HDMI?
by Stephen Underwood 5 years ago
Hi, If anyone has a 'wow' favorite 24-28" monitor recommendation, I'm trying to get something with the best 'quality for dollar' ratio. A few that I've found at B&H: NEC EA244WMI 24" Widescreen LED Ba
Re: $300-400 monitor for FCPX 'rough cut' use w/new MacBookPro 12/2013 Tbolt/HDMI?
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1006644-REG nec_pa272w_bk_sv_multisync_27_gb_r_lcd_display_spectraview.html
Advice: How should you make a quiet video Louder with the right way? (no changes to audio) FCPX
by Mansur Oscar 5 years ago
Hi, I have a video that is too quiet! which is under -20db, the audio itself is perfect but only quiet! And now, what is the right to do < Without Audio effect changes, it should be originally. onl
Re: Advice: How should you make a quiet video Louder with the right way? (no changes to audio) FCPX
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
hmmmm....the proper way of increasing the RMS volume is to use a compressor on the audio signal. You want to be sure to keep the peaks below 0 dB, but, boost the mean volume. This is done with a compr
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FOR SALE: Sony DVR-20 DV Tape player/recorder....
by Bill Ravens 6 years ago
Very low hours...in excelent condition $300. video at newmexico dot com
Does anyone have success with Resolve to Avid?!
by Roman Hankewycz 7 years ago
I have worked on a few Avid originated projects and they're always a pain. With much effort I'm able to get my projects from Avid into Resolve but I have yet to find a reliable method of sending grade
Re: Does anyone have success with Resolve to Avid?!
by John Michaels 7 years ago
I do round trips between Avid and Resolve all the time with no problems. To relink footage in Avid, the footage (both ungraded and graded) must belong to the same Tape. Are you doing that Here's a vid
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Question about superblacks and superwhites in AE 5.5
by Bill Ravens 8 years ago
I've tried to search for an answer to this, but, it seems to be such a huge source of confusion that I can't understand what I've read. My question relates to the color space used within AE 5.5. When
Re: Question about superblacks and superwhites in AE 5.5
by Bill Ravens 8 years ago
AHAH! Many thanx, Darby! I'm not a wise-axx...just thickheaded, sometimes. That worked.
FS100U and Sony CMU software
by David Temmesfeld 8 years ago
I am working on a project that was shot on the new Sony FS100U camera. I am using the Sony CMU software to import the footage into a folder on my computer. When I play it through the CMU software I he
Re: FS100U and Sony CMU software
by Bill Ravens 8 years ago
Strangely enough, Adobe After Effects, as well as Adobe Media Encoder, will read LPCM audio in Sony AVCHD.
Problem with Importing 8-bit files as 10-bit
by Bill Ravens 8 years ago
I've been importing 8-bit native footage to AE CS5.5 with Project Properties set to 10 bit. I am noticing that I am getting some very odd artifacts....black lines appearing around all the very high lu
Re: Problem with Importing 8-bit files as 10-bit
by Bill Ravens 8 years ago
Thanx for replying Dave. I'm bringing the footage into a 16-bit project from AVCHD formated files acquired from a Sony FS100, altho' the same happens with footage from an EX1. The files were transcode
Ki Pro via Avid AMA in MEdia composer for cut
by aaron shadwell 8 years ago
hey all specking out a job.. Looking At capture to Aja KiPro for edit via AMA in MC5. Yes I know FCP would be great for obvious reasons , but lets set that a side for a min. It's an episodic TV thing
Re: Ki Pro via Avid AMA in MEdia composer for cut
by Bill Ravens 8 years ago
Thanx for replying, Gary. Yes, i would agree about the default values. However, my point is, that you CAN force 10-bit if you need it. I do this a lot with 10-bit Cineform Intermediates. In fact, Medi
nanoflash experts
by jim stamos 9 years ago
from what ive read, connecting the nanoflash to the ex1r will give you the option of recording to compact flash at 50 100 200 mbs. i was telling a friend this and she is convinced that the inner worki
Re: nanoflash experts
by Bill Ravens 9 years ago
I have to be amused at the parochial attitude that many videographers take to technology. To add to Rafael's post, the XDCAM EX uses a hardware compression codec that is limited to 35mbps bitrates. Th
Does the nano help reduce interline twitter on EX-1
by William Urschel 9 years ago
I have an EX-1 and am seriously considering purchasing the Convergent Designs nano Flash - My primary question is - does using this device for continual I-frames REALLY help much with detail in fairly
Re: Does the nano help reduce interline twitter on EX-1
by Bill Ravens 9 years ago
I agree with you Tim. Your post made me think of another factor. Downrezzing HD(1920x1080) to SD(720x480) is inherently a problem, quite different from the twitter that results from bandwidth limiting
Ex1 Audio distorted.
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
I'm new to the EX1 R which I purchased recently. My audio settings are all default and on auto. I'm using an external Rode NTG1 on channel 2 and internal mic on channel 1 I did a shoot in a very loud
Re: Ex1 Audio distorted.
by Bill Ravens 9 years ago
Point made, Michael. However, if you want to take short cuts, regardless of the inconvenience, then you should be prepared for the consequences. I have no issues with using headphones with run and gun
EX1 What is Gain -3 all about?
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
A friend suggested that -3 is the preferred setting for gain where at all possible. Is this right or should I be shooting at 0db where possible In all my cameras over the years I've never heard of gai
Re: EX1 What is Gain -3 all about?
by Bill Ravens 9 years ago
The PVC article is only part of the story, where the EX1 is concerned. In reality, for the EX1, there is no appreciable increase in noise at a setting -3dB of gain. However, having said that, it is al
EX1R - How do I increase Sharpness
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
I just bought an EX1r. How do I make the picture a little sharper Any drawbacks to doing this -Frankie
Re: EX1R - How do I increase Sharpness
by Bill Ravens 9 years ago
It's a fairly well documented fact that when you turn "sharpening" on in the EX1, the default setting of "zero" is actuall introducing some level of sharpening. The recommended choice for no sharpenin
Audio noise after converting with Sony Clip Browser
by Johny Pissinger 9 years ago
Hello, I'm currently testing if I can directly use footage from one of our freelancers who is shooting on a JVC GY-HM700. The format is PAL MP4 1920x1080 50i, and I want to convert to SD to import int
Re: Audio noise after converting with Sony Clip Browser
by Bill Ravens 9 years ago
The audio contained in the mxf file is embedded in the mxf wrapper and needs to be disembedded to play back. There is a glitch in some of the earlier 3rd party disembedders that causes random white no
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