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Converting Sony A7SII video files for DaVinci Resolve?
by Seth Cashman 1 year ago
Hi all, Pretty new to video, so I'm still easily confused. Just shot some footage on an A7sII (slog3 XAVC-S mp4 wrapper) and I'd like to be able to work on them in Resolve, but the files don't seem to
Re: Converting Sony A7SII video files for DaVinci Resolve?
by Chris Tomberlin 1 year ago
Edit Ready will rewrap or transcode to a format Resolve likes. http: www.divergentmedia.com editready Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
Blog: Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-Production
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Outpost Pictures introduces Postgenie(https: outpostpictures.tv postgenie ), a new web-based post-production tool that provides editors with customized shot cleanup and color grading right on the web
Video: Excellent Cut vfx breakdown
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Excellent Cut vfx breakdown The movie's technically called Excellent Cut... but it's got excellent vfx, color and sound too. Check out our behind-the-scenes breakdown to see how we did it. (And if you
Resolve12 and Windows 8.1 or 10?
by michael stirling 2 years ago
Hi, I see that Resolve 12 isn't going to run on Windows 7. What do other windows users think about going to 8.1 or 10 Have any of you been on either of these OS with Resolve 11 for a while What about
Re: Resolve12 and Windows 8.1 or 10?
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
For what it's worth, I've been running Resolve 11 on Windows 8.1 for many months and prefer it over windows 7. Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
Video: Excellent Cut
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Excellent Cut An Outpost Pictures self-promo short film. Very short. A culmination of lunch table conversation for the past couple of years. Starring Outpost editor colorist sensei, Chris Tomberlin. S
Need advice on TV screen replacement (AE/Mocha,etc.)
by Richard Pilawski 2 years ago
I'm having problems with capturing the tracking for this shot for screen replacement. The video can be watched here: http: tinypic.com r 2eai0cz 8 It involves replacing a CRT TV screen with video foot
Re: Need advice on TV screen replacement (AE/Mocha,etc.)
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Richard, I can do this for you if you're still having trouble. Contact me at chris_at_outpostpictures.tv Thanks Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
manual for SONY J-3
by sebastian toth 2 years ago
Someone have operation manual for compact player SONY J-3 (not J-30) I tried to google it. And without success. And one more question. SDI out on betacam is always interlaced upper field I have AJA Io
Re: manual for SONY J-3
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Hi, I have a J3; I can look around monday for the manual. HOWEVER, since the J3 is a standard-definition deck, I can tell you that the output would but LOWER field first. HD is upper field first. Chri
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59.94p 4k XAVC to 23.976
by Eric Liner 3 years ago
I'm working on a new MBP running Resolve Lite 10.0 on Mavericks OS. I'm attempting to create Pro Res HD dailies from my XAVC 4k source. The project, timeline, and output are all set at 23.976 and my s
Re: 59.94p 4k XAVC to 23.976
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Hi Eric, Something changed along the way with either Sony or Resolve in terms of the way they handle frame rates for slo-mo. It's easy to do what you want though, I do it all the time. In the media pa
Video: Outpost Pictures Color Reel 2015
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Outpost Pictures Color Reel 2015 Before after samples of some recent work. Source material includes RED, F55, FS700, Cinema DNG, F3, F5 and others. All grading done with DaVinci Resolve.Contact us at
Outpost Pictures Color Reel 2015
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Some before after samples of some recent work. Source material includes RED, F55, FS700, Cinema DNG, F3, F5 and others. All grading done with DaVinci Resolve. Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost P
Video: Outpost Pictures Color Reel 2015
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Outpost Pictures Color Reel 2015 A sample of some recent color work. Source material includes RED, Alexa, Sony F55 RAW, Canon and others. Contact info@outpostpictures.tv for more information. watch de
Adobe, you guys ever gonna fix this flicker issue?
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
After several discussions on the Adobe support site with Todd and others beginning almost a year ago, this issue remains unresolved. There are many others that have reported this issue years before I
Re: Adobe, you guys ever gonna fix this flicker issue?
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Windows only. Happens on different versions of Windows, different Windows machines, different versions of AE and different GPUs. Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
Video: After Effects GUI Flicker Windows
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
After Effects GUI Flicker Windows watch video
Re: After Effects GUI Flicker Windows
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
After several discussions on the Adobe support site with Todd and others beginning almost a year ago, this issue remains unresolved. There are many others that have reported this issue years before I
Sharing Resolve projects between Windows and Mac
by Joshua Pinos 2 years ago
Hi all, We have a couple of resolve suites in our facility running both mac and pc. Sharing projects seems to be a problem because mac mounts our san in Volumes and windows as X:, Y:, Z:, etc... Does
Re: Sharing Resolve projects between Windows and Mac
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Peter, Can you clarify what you mean here by defining the other OS path Also, are there plans yet to include volume names along with drive letters in the Windows version Thanks Chris Tomberlin Color F
coolest looking Resolve video playback glitch contest
by Paul Provost 2 years ago
I'll start the ball rolling with this one. My favorite... today, www.filmandtvcolor.com colorist Los Angeles, CA Twitter: @4kfinish
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Re: coolest looking Resolve video playback glitch contest
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
It's a custom build machine from Mediaworkstations.net. They specialize in machines for our industry. It's this model: http: www.mediaworkstations.net desktops i-x2.html You should have a conversation
ProRes 4444 vs GoPro Cineform for color
by Lukas Dreser 2 years ago
Hello fellow professionals, Now that Adobe added Cineform option to our export possibilities, I can see how hugely beneficial this can be to PC users, however, I was wondering when working on MAC, hav
Re: ProRes 4444 vs GoPro Cineform for color
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
Paul, I'm also considering a Cineform workflow on the PC. Why don't you like it What issues have you found Thanks Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
Flickering screen in windows version - Adobe, can you just not figure this out??
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
The windows version of AE has a long standing bug where the interface randomly flickers like crazy. There are posts about this on the Adobe forum dating back to 2012, maybe earlier. This issue spans m
Re: Flickering screen in windows version - Adobe, can you just not figure this out??
by Chris Tomberlin 2 years ago
As I mentioned in the original post, this has been going on for several years, across different operating system versions and different hardware. It can't possibly be just the GPU driver, though I do
(FYI-For windows users) Miraizon ProRes codec passes QC
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
There was some discussion below regarding ProRes encoding support on Windows and whether 3rd party solutions are a good idea or not. This is not intended to be a definitive answer on that question, bu
Re: (FYI-For windows users) Miraizon ProRes codec passes QC
by Marc Wielage 3 years ago
That's one!
Prores encoding available on windows but not supported by Resolve - FEATURE REQUEST
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
Dear BMD, Please either allow the ProRes encoder for windows from Miraizon http: www.miraizon.com products codecsoverview.html to show up in resolve or license the codec from Apple for the windows ver
Re: Prores encoding available on windows but not supported by Resolve - FEATURE REQUEST
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
Yes that's another whole discussion. Wouldn't it be great if Apple licensed OSX for other hardware Anyway, what's your best guess as to why Apple sees fit to license the ProRes codec for use in Scratc
Mixed platform SAN file path question
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
I recently added a 20-core windows box as our finishing machine. Other than that computer we are a Mac shop. One thing I did not think about in setting this up was that Windows (STILL) uses drive lett
Re: Mixed platform SAN file path question
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
Kendall Kaiser " If it mounts under c: Volumes, every application sees the same file path: Volumes Volume_Name folder file" Which is great for every app EXCEPT AVID. This is because avid only sees me
After Effects limited to 32 cores?
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
I'm running Windows Professional 7 on a new machine with 2x 10-core E5v2 processors. There's a total of 20 actual cores and 40 virtual cores. After Effects CC (latest build) is only registering 32 of
Re: After Effects limited to 32 cores?
by Todd Kopriva 3 years ago
See my response here: http: forums.adobe.com message 5997609#5997609 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Adobe Syste
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Another "clips won't relink" plea for assistance...master clips retranscoded but won't come online
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
Linked AMA to a bunch of F55 and F5 footage. Transcoded clips to DNXHD and edited. Project completed and transcoded footage deleted. Client needs revisions so linked to AMA files again and transcoded
Re: Another "clips won't relink" plea for assistance...master clips retranscoded but won't come online
by Richard Sanchez 3 years ago
This is a workflow guide I put together for a show I worked on a while back. This was built around the AMA capabilities of Media Composer 5. You probably don't need to necessarily assign a tape name b
Blackmagic Design Decklink & MC7
by Phillip Byrd 4 years ago
I just installed MC7 and the latest Blackmagic driver (9 7 5). Avid doesn't recognize the card and runs in software mode. MC6.0 and 6.5 worked well with Blackmagic Decklink. Press release last week fr
Re: Blackmagic Design Decklink & MC7
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
What resolved the Decklink issue I'm having the same problem now; no video out from v7 to my Decklink card. Thanks Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
Service: Outpost Pictures
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Vestavia Alabama, United States Post Production   Design Outpost Pictures HD Post Production     Editing     Graphic & Motion Design Outpost Pictures is an Emmy Award winning
video production or manager at WAWA gas station
by Bob Zelin 4 years ago
There is a big gas station chain from Pennsylvania called WAWA that has just opened up in Florida. It's big, bright, clean, and has a decent quality hoagie sandwich station in the center of the large
Re: video production or manager at WAWA gas station
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Bob, you just might be a tad cynical. But then, so am I. Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
File: Ghosting sample-book
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
jpg file Ghosting sample-book https: f1.creativecow.net 5952 ghosting-samplebook
How to Relink DPX media
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
VERY new to Smoke; really trying to do something here that I'm not quite prepared for. I got an archive from another facility. They archived the project but didn't send the actual media until later. I
Re: How to Relink DPX media
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Found some resources and figured it out. Seems Smoke "re-links" by choosing the "un-link" command. Not really intuitive to my brain. Chris Tomberlin Color Finishing Outpost Pictures
Noob -- no real time anything? How do I send something to back burner?
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
I've been playing with Smoke off and on just a bit. What kind of real time performance should I expect with DNXHD 175x footage on a 12-core Mac with 48GB ram and a GTX580 I can't even get a real time
Re: Noob -- no real time anything? How do I send something to back burner?
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Brian, Thanks so much for the info. What about real-time playback Shouldn't I at least be able to get a dissolve to play out to the Kona card without having to render On the same system, Avid, FCP, Re
Disappointing first inhale of Smoke 2013..
by Adrian Lopez 4 years ago
Greetings all, I just installed my new copy of Smoke 2013 today. I ve been studying online tutorials from Joelosis and Grant for the last month or so, and I m eager to sink my teeth into this package.
Re: Disappointing first inhale of Smoke 2013..
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Well, my solution does involve the Cubix expander because the Mac just doesn't have enough slots to do all that I need to do. I'm running Avid Symphony, FCP7, After Effects and Smoke all with the AJA
questions about F55 XAVC codec to AVID workflow
by Sarah Phoenix 4 years ago
Hello, I've been researching possible workflows for a doc we'll be shooting soon. The team is interested in the Sony F55 and I am trying to find specifics about a workflow through AVID, as I will be t
Re: questions about F55 XAVC codec to AVID workflow
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Though it was F65 and not F55 footage, I recently used Resolve 9.1 to transcode directly to Avid MXF files. It was very fast and the files dropped right in the media files folder - didn't even need fa
Create a "reflection only" layer
by Paul Roper 4 years ago
Hello. I am trying to create a reflection cast by some words I've positioned above a table (words = generated in AE, table = in the footage). I've positioned a solid "on" the table (with the aid of th
Re: Create a "reflection only" layer
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Kevin, I have this exact same need. I don't see a link in your post though, could you provide one Thanks Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
Smoke 2013 and Resolve on the same system? - Yes indeed.
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Here's how: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 277 21959#21959 Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
Intensity pro card , mac pro, avid 6.0.3 = slow performance
by Mark Raudonis 4 years ago
I've just installed an intensity pro card into my Mac Pro tower and when I launch avid media composer, performance slows to a crawl... Completely unusable beach balling. Uninstall bmd software, perfor
Re: Intensity pro card , mac pro, avid 6.0.3 = slow performance
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Just curious - what setting did you switch Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
Can we get some masks/windows/vignettes IN the color warper?
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
This really seems to be the "missing link" in Smoke's color tools. I know it can be done with additional layers, etc but even the Baselight plug in for Avid and FCP has this built in - and that's just
Re: Can we get some masks/windows/vignettes IN the color warper?
by Gustavo Bermudas 4 years ago
I also was disappointed that they didn't include Lustre with it. Where does ADSK wants to go with Smoke for Mac Trying to grab the editorial market's FCP users offering $4K software doesn't seem like
Link FCP XML (via conversion to aaf) to already transcoded footage in Avid??
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Relatively new to Avid and wondering how this should or could work. Here's the scenario: 1) Client drops off Alexa ProRes 4444 footage. We link to AMA and transcode to the DNxHD equivalent 2) All clip
Re: Link FCP XML (via conversion to aaf) to already transcoded footage in Avid??
by Michael Phillips 4 years ago
First make sure that the AAF from the converted XML has the same source information that was used in the transcode - it will either be in the Source File or Tape columns. And they will hopefully match
Blackmagic support in Smoke 2013? (please?)
by Chris Tomberlin 5 years ago
Any one know if there are plans to support Blackmagic with Smoke 2013 If not, consider this a feature request. Thanks Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
Re: Blackmagic support in Smoke 2013? (please?)
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
...Though I'm finding out that Blackmagic cards don't work so well with AVID either. What we really need is Resolve to run on AJA hardware; but that won't happen. I'd certainly pay more for that optio
Decklink not working with open io
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Anyone else having issues with Decklink extreme 3D It's not releasing when I turn off the video hardware in Symphony. I have another system with an AJA Kona card that works fine. Chris Tomberlin Edito
Decklink and AVID open IO
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
So, is BMD working on fixing this or what Avid has kindly implemented hardware switching so if Avid is in the background or the hardware is turned off other applications like Davinci, AE, etc. can use
Please add Blackmagic support.
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
I know this has been brought up before, but since support has not been added (to my knowledge) I thought I'd bring it up again. I see myself as a VERY good candidate for at least one (maybe more) Smok
Re: Please add Blackmagic support.
by Chris Tomberlin 4 years ago
Thanks for the clarification and your willingness to listen. Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
Storage DNA users?
by Chris Tomberlin 5 years ago
Curious - any SDNA users out there What has your experience been so far Thanks Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
Re: Storage DNA users?
by chris karcher 5 years ago
We installed a system about 30 days ago. I can't say enough great things about the system and the fantastic setup and support from the DNA reps staff. Highlights: Consistent data transfer of 800-900 m
"New" low end Mac Pro Quad now 3.2GHz... :-(
by Paul Dickin 5 years ago
Hi On the UK pages that's the only difference I can see - still a Q4 2009 Nehalem CPU. So 9to5mac predicted correctly - same old same old :-( http: www.apple.com uk macpro specs.html
Re: "New" low end Mac Pro Quad now 3.2GHz... :-(
by Chris Tomberlin 5 years ago
Isn't anybody else getting tired of Apple yanking the professional's chain To think that FCPX and a laptop is all the "PRO" would ever need is just a fundamental misunderstanding of what many pros nee
Did I miss the whole new MacPro part?
by Lance Bachelder 5 years ago
Ummmm... Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Irvine, California
Re: Did I miss the whole new MacPro part?
by Chris Tomberlin 5 years ago
Guess it's "hello windows" huh Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
29.97 and 23.98 mixed frame rate workflow for finishing in AVID
by Chris Tomberlin 5 years ago
Former avid guy, fcp guy, avid guy again. Now with that disclaimer out of the way - What is the proper workflow for dealing with mixed frame rates DP shot multiple cameras and had some set at 29.97 an
Re: 29.97 and 23.98 mixed frame rate workflow for finishing in AVID
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Chris Tomberlin "What is the proper workflow for dealing with mixed frame rates " You can mix them fine in Avid MC 4 and up. Avid mixes frame rates REALLY well. Unlike FCP. Just choose the format you
On another note, is there ANY scenario where AMA doesn't just screw you down the road?
by Chris Tomberlin 5 years ago
Seriously. Seems like it is half-baked at best. Chris Tomberlin Editor Compositor Owner OutPost Pictures
Re: On another note, is there ANY scenario where AMA doesn't just screw you down the road?
by Chris Tomberlin 5 years ago
Thanks to both of you. We're in a somewhat painful transition from FCP back to Avid. It's changed A LOT since the last time I used it so it's like starting all over. FCP never worked as advertised eit
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