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Color with Lumetri - Lowering Pedestal and Black Levels
by Dan Powers 2 days ago
Lumetri does not appear to have a pedestal value... Trying to match some color work done in resolve, and I cannot lower the black levels of my darkest points down to zero without crushing the overall
Re: Color with Lumetri - Lowering Pedestal and Black Levels
by Chris Wright 21 hours ago
i was just talking about this too. you can create your own lumetri preset that fixes the ire 'bug' as shown here with detailed pictures. Thanks again Neil! https: forums.adobe.com thread 2264616
Variable Frame Rate with external audio
by Stephan Egli 1 day ago
So I have footage that I shot with an iphone 6 that is done with variable frame rate. I use handbrake and turn it to constant frame rate so I later can edit the video in premiere pro. However... Now I
Re: Variable Frame Rate with external audio
by Chris Wright 23 hours ago
can you stretch the audio in premiere so the waveforms line up with the phenomes you may need to make a few razor slices. your audio recorder may have drifted compared to a cell phone.
Is Premiere Pro a better NLE for editing documentary films?
by Anna Wong 1 day ago
Hi all, I am going to edit a feature length documentary film with a few hundreds hours of footages in different formats. Which NLE (Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X & Final Cut Pro 7) would you recommend
Re: Is Premiere Pro a better NLE for editing documentary films?
by Chris Wright 23 hours ago
you'll need to take the handbraked video that is h.264 at RF 18 and transcode to prores 422hq. you can set to frame size vs scale to frame size. which one do you use video. https: www.youtube.com watc
VLC seems to be missing some colour info when playing DNxHD RGB 444 10-Bit video
by Angus Gibson 1 day ago
Hi all, My core problem is highlighted in the title. My project isn't showing certain shades of grey when playing back on VLC player. I have realised that it is fine when playing back on Quicktime how
Re: VLC seems to be missing some colour info when playing DNxHD RGB 444 10-Bit video
by Chris Wright 1 day ago
does it look ok when you re-import back into premiere quicktime and vlc use different gamma settings. vlc doesn't have color management you could try mpc-hc or madvr. How the media is delivered and pl
My iMac crashes with Adobe Premiere 2017.
by Irene Steirou 2 days ago
I have an iMac (late 2013) with Yosemite and I am working as a professional videographer. Since I updated in Adobe Premiere 2017, it crashed my system 3-4 times per day, especially when I use multiple
Re: My iMac crashes with Adobe Premiere 2017.
by Chris Wright 1 day ago
does it help if you change to pref-renderer - opencl and enable high quality playback under wrench
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 6 days ago
I have color graded an image in Resolve and really like it. I exported the clip and brought it into Adobe Premiere and it doesn't look the way it did in DaVinci Resolve. Any idea on how to fix this. H
Re: What in the world!
by Chris Wright 2 days ago
well, if the scopes don't change then you're screwed. so in this case, you'd actually need to hope your scopes change, then you could make a "fix it" lut. I use this free one. https: sellfy.com p aQ1y
Premiere 2017 Not Sending Exports to AME
by Benjamin Ahr Harrison 5 days ago
I'm having a little issue with Premiere not sending exports to the Media Encoder Queue. In the Export dialog in Premiere, if I hit the Queue button, it runs a little export progress bar, and AME launc
Re: Premiere 2017 Not Sending Exports to AME
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
what order did you upgrade them ame first sometimes switching the order of installation affects the success.
CUDA not showing up after fresh install
by Todd VanSlyck 5 days ago
I had a boot drive issue, so 1 new hard drive and fresh install later, I'm back up and running. I noticed that CUDA is greyed out (it had been accessible before). So I made sure drivers were updated a
Re: CUDA not showing up after fresh install
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
did you set nvidia control panel to premiere.exe always use what does gpusniffer say go into the bios setup. From there, disable the "iGPU" feature installed geforce experience deleted preferences and
beginner level GPU
by Parthibaraj rajasekar 2 months ago
What will be the ideal GPU for beginners into c4d,after effects, premiere I am having 2 options: 1. go with gtx 1070 straight away, also any suggestions for which GTX 1070 2. start with a very minimal
Re: beginner level GPU
by Chris Wright 6 days ago
quadro has 10 bit float point 3d rendering but less cuda cores so slower for more money. k620 faster than m2000. 1060 much faster than either. you could get a cheaper gtx1050ti than k620 with double t
GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Kyle Blackwell 1 week ago
As the title says. The company I work for is going to purchase a new camera this year and was looking at the C100 Mark II. Now with the GH5 specs being released, I'm wondering how they compare and whi
Re: GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
both around 12.5 dynamic range c100 Built in ND and on board XLR, slightly better lowlight, gh5 3.5mm mic c100 internal AVCHD recording 4:2:0 signal, ninja external recorder $600 STILL 8 bit 4:2:2! ,
Questions on setting up a greenscreen around a house
by Charlie Knott 2 weeks ago
I am currently in pre-production on a short film of mine that introduces a wide variety of technical approaches, all of which I am willing to test out to see what is achievable. My story is reflective
Re: Questions on setting up a greenscreen around a house
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
light the greenscreen and see if your vectorscope target is dead in line 60% to green box. There should be no deviation along this line. If there is, you don't have even lighting. Also, your green ire
Tips on using the unsharp mask
by Elliott Powell 4 years ago
I've been messing around with the unsharp mask with only mixed results, so I'm wondering how other people get the most out of it. Thanks!
Re: Tips on using the unsharp mask
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
i got an example buried in this template: under the comp "final output" in layer called "sharpen" with its alpha matte if you're curious. https: f1.creativecow.net 9780 ae-technicolor-cc-2015
Best render settings for video with lots of motion?
by Dustin Novacek 2 weeks ago
Hello all, I have been searching this forum for years now and its helped me out alot by you guys answering other peoples questions. But I am stuck right now. I used after effects to create an animatio
Re: Best render settings for video with lots of motion?
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
the best quality comes from dnxhd hr uploaded, but you need a fast internet upload connection.
Adobe AE Black Screen (Project Viewer)
by Stephen Curry 3 weeks ago
I would like to pick some people's brains on a phenomenon that occasionally happens to me using AE. This has happened in AE CS 5, 5.5, 6 and CC 2015. Phenomenon: When importing (almost always a video
Re: Adobe AE Black Screen (Project Viewer)
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
oops, I meant to say purge disk cache any LUT's applied it sounds like a combination of transitions or effects that causes the issue. you could narrow it down by adding them back one by one until the
Encoder gamma (color/contrast shift?) ...one more time with feeling!
by Roman Privalov 3 weeks ago
Screenshot speaks for himself! Just simply adding from AE to ME. Its' darker ...or more contrast ...or gamma shifting... Tried everything: - nvidia DR 0-255 16-235 - software Mercure CUDA engine - in
Re: Encoder gamma (color/contrast shift?) ...one more time with feeling!
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
that's one dilly of a problem! have you tried rendering from AE directly AE also has an effect called color profile converter. have you tried adding an adjustment layer and placing that effect over th
White noise (periodically) when recording
by Jeff David 3 weeks ago
Wow - I am really upset as lately I have been having what I call, "white noise" when recording in Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13. I never had this happen before but now - sometimes - I get this low hum
Re: White noise (periodically) when recording
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
try plugging into another computer. audition can remove a lot of white noise with adaptive noise removal.
Color for P3 then LUT to REC709, or the other way around?
by Tom Durham 3 weeks ago
Big thanks to all the coloring geniuses for time help. I'm new to serious coloring, but slowly beginning to understand the process and equipment needed. The little indie feature I'm involved with will
Re: Color for P3 then LUT to REC709, or the other way around?
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
1. for most people, grading in rec. 709 and translating to P3 will be "good enough" as they usually didn't take advantage of the available brightness colors from the camera while capturing storing. Al
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Conforming to 5K
by John Sniadecki 3 weeks ago
Hi All I'm an infrequent but grateful user of Creative Cow and need help with a conform. And I'm new to Davinci; nonetheless, we are actually editing a very simple 90 minute feature in Davinci Resolve
Re: Conforming to 5K
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
uh, the free version is limited to UHD size.
10-bit monitoring on super basic coloring setup
by Tom Durham 3 weeks ago
Greetings Folks, For a little indie, I'm building a hopefully not-awful post machine that can do half decent coloring. Will color in Premiere or Resolve. Windows machine, GTX 1080. Shooting most likel
Re: 10-bit monitoring on super basic coloring setup
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
premiere's render engine has two render output settings. 1. rec. 709 2. J2K only HDR ST2084 rec. 2020 P3 PQ h.264 HDR https: mixinglight.com portfolio hdr-essentials-getting-setup-in-premiere-pro All
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MAJOR PROBLEMS: Crashes, Panics & Encode Stops in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2017
by Brian Mac 1 month ago
Hey Creative Cow Forums, New to the forums here. I'm writing to you in great frustration as I have no idea what is causing the tremendous amount of problems that I am having between Adobe Media Encode
Re: MAJOR PROBLEMS: Crashes, Panics & Encode Stops in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2017
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
at this point, you will need to narrow down what is causing the issue. transcode a test file to dnxhd with prelude before importing into premiere. do no effects, render test for 10 minutes. if that cr
Image looks good, except for bright shirt which looks cartoonish
by Duke Sweden 1 month ago
For some reason my shirt appears to be solarized in this footage. Everything else appears normal. You'd think a GH4 could handle this. Any ideas Here's a screenshot.
Re: Image looks good, except for bright shirt which looks cartoonish
by Duke Sweden 1 month ago
UPDATE: Well, here's what I did. I added my old standby input LUT "G7 to BM4K" which flattens the video, THEN I added an adjustment layer and added this Noam Kroll CineD LUT there and it looks great.
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Color or Gamma/Brightness Shift in FCPX output...anyone else see this?
by Rich Kaelin 2 months ago
Hi. This is a long but detailed description of issue, but please read and see attached files. I have avoided FCPX but finally got on board. In FCP 7 I would see a NOTABLE color shift (or gamma shift,
Re: Color or Gamma/Brightness Shift in FCPX output...anyone else see this?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
does it appear if you render out of adobe media encoder dnxhd -click- config video levels, not full range. that should render out 16-235 instead of 0-255. also, AE has utility color profile converter
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Best light-wrapping tool?
by Tom Durham 1 month ago
Greetings folks! I key in keylight but need a good light-wrapping tool. I've been doing it manually all these years! Any recommendations (And, while we're at it... does anyone use a keying tool that j
Re: Best light-wrapping tool?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
i second primatte. I also made an AE 32bpc keyer template that features: despill deartifact lightwrap inner outer blur with custom edge transparency. I think it has some cool parts and its very custom
AE CC 2015 MP4/H264 Color Shift/Gamma/Weirdness?
by wyclef chron 1 month ago
Hey, if I export an MP4 encoded with H264 from AE (or I guess it would be Media Encoder now because they removed the MP4 capability in CC) I'm getting some strange color differences between viewing it
Re: AE CC 2015 MP4/H264 Color Shift/Gamma/Weirdness?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
this might work. 64 cube iridas lut for burning in darker 16-235 from 0-255. export from media encoder https: f1.creativecow.net 10598 fixmyyoutube or you could try AE's built in utility color profile
Video on Premiere is good, but on Avid it's darker and unsharp - how can i solve it?
by ploom pi 1 month ago
I used the same video on Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. The video looks sharp and clear on Premiere but dark and unsharp on Avid. Does anyone knows how can that be solved th
Re: Video on Premiere is good, but on Avid it's darker and unsharp - how can i solve it?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
"color is not right even before exporting" are you editing in avid and then exporting a full render or XML how can the color be wrong in avid if you're color correcting in avid What is your workflow
Secret of arri
by Karl Dixon 2 months ago
Hi everyone I have made it my goal to find out what is so special about the software that arri uses to look so good. Please refrain from answering its due to their wonderful parts they are not any dif
Re: Secret of arri
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
and now, of course, I'll eat my hat and post this... iPhone 7 + Video vs $50,000 RED Weapon Footage https: www.youtube.com watch v=ztpX3AO1UtU
taking out a hum
by Jim Williams 2 months ago
Do you have a tutorial specifically on removing hum from an audio track in Audition I really need to know how to stretch an audio track out, so as to get at a really short section to capture it as a s
Re: taking out a hum
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
Apply the Noise Reduction effect In the Waveform Editor, select a range that contains only noise and is at least half a second long. ... Choose Effects Noise Reduction Restoration Capture Noise Print.
12 stops of dynamic range on an 8 bit field monitor
by clyde villegas 2 months ago
Can you see the 12 stops of dynamic range on an 8 bit field monitor Thanks! God bless! ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus
Re: 12 stops of dynamic range on an 8 bit field monitor
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
the only way you can see hdr is if it can show at least 1000 nits brightness in 10bits. That is by definition. You can still see 12 f-stops dynamic range in 8 bit, but luma values could have banding.
Hpx170 footage looks different in Viewfinder and LCD that when put onto the computer?
by Dean Kubasek 2 months ago
Does anyone else have a similar problem i'll be out filming and color looks good in the viewfinder but i'll get home and upload and the color always seems to be different than what i'm seeing in camer
Re: Hpx170 footage looks different in Viewfinder and LCD that when put onto the computer?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
you don't have to black balance everytime. its a repair tool for calibration. this camera's manual says use white and fill whole frame or it averages the colors in your scene.
Reconstructing audio
by Jim Dockery 2 months ago
This is from a location shoot where only one mic on the camera was working. 10825_joannelou.wav.zip I'm trying to remove the room noise and bring up the voices as the overall recording is poor. I appl
Re: Reconstructing audio
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
they don't say it in the help files, but applying little bit at a time until you hear tinnyness then back up one time instead of one hard noise reduction all at once. capture noise print noise process
Premiere Pro Quicktime Export Significantly Lower Quality
by Madeline Stephenson 2 months ago
Hey guys! Please bear with me, as I am new to Premiere and not a very experienced editor. If there is any more information you need, just say the word. I am editing Apple Pro Res 422 footage in Premie
Re: Premiere Pro Quicktime Export Significantly Lower Quality
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Are you exporting final delivery files As many find out the hard way, Adobe's Quicktime H.264 compression is garbage. A good workflow is to export a ProRes master of your final file and use Media Enco
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4K Display with HDR Recommendations
by Elliot M. Smith 2 months ago
I'm a colorist, I've had only a handful of requests for HDR deliverables, but I expect to get more soon. From my digging right now (Nov 2016) the 4K HDR spec is still sort of floating around, and ther
Re: 4K Display with HDR Recommendations
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
93% P3 and 1000 nits is minimum for HDR specs. ironically, how they expect to work everything in rec 2020, when most Tv's can't handle 100% P3 is beyond me.
Color Grading in FCPX
by Liz Goldman 2 months ago
Hi Everyone! I have a question about color grading and wanted to reach out here to see if anyone could help. I shoot with a canon 5D Mark III and shoot in visiontech picture style. I use colorfinale f
Re: Color Grading in FCPX
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
In camera, the sharpness and contrast is all the way down and only slight unsharp is added in post. for the grading, it looks like they warmed the white balance towards magenta.
smoothing out changes between frames to avoid jittery sketch and cartoonize effects
by Greg Sage 2 months ago
There are a number of effects that turn each frame into a sketch, cartoon, brush stroke, etc. I have the same problem with all of them, though, that they look great on individual frames, but an absolu
Re: smoothing out changes between frames to avoid jittery sketch and cartoonize effects
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
flash will do tweening(interpolation) that's why. thanks for posting solution.
What should a properly exposed 18% gray card read under the RGB color picker?
by Tim Wilde 2 months ago
In Resolve 12.5, after enabling "Show picker RGB value", what are the RGB values of a properly exposed (or corrected) 18% gray card (Rec709 assumed)
Re: What should a properly exposed 18% gray card read under the RGB color picker?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
this should clear it up http: www.xdcam-user.com 2014 12 ultimate-guide-for-cine-ei-on-the-sony-pxw-fs7
deinterlace 50i to 25p with smooth motion
by Zsolt Koppányi 2 months ago
Hello, I sent this post to Premiere Pro forum but I use both programs, and could an AE expert here who knows the answer. My original footage (.mts) setting is 1920x1080 50i (this cam can't record prog
Re: deinterlace 50i to 25p with smooth motion
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
in AE, right click footage, interpret to change field.
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Getting the best color H264?
by Patrick Murphy 2 months ago
Hi Community, I am tired of seeing my color get washed out after a render. (see embeded image... top is AE, bottom is the rendered h.264 video) I have been doing 2d animation for a while now and have
Re: Getting the best color H264?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
if you're not selecting -configure-codec in media encoder dnxhd 709 as video levels or you want another codec that doesn't support it, you can burn in the video levels with a LUT. I made one that work
Unrecognised audio by Premiere Pro
by Mike Kann 2 months ago
Weird Problem I have just recorded my screen as an MP4 with an MPEG4 codec, playing the video back all works fine: the video is goo, computer audio good, computer mic good. It plays back fine in every
Re: Unrecognised audio by Premiere Pro
by Ann Bens 2 months ago
Convert with Handbrake and also set it to constant framerate and try again. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 CC Adobe Community Professional
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Need Clarification on AVCHD render quality
by Bryce Douglass 2 months ago
I just upgraded my iMac to 16GB of ram and am now able to edit AVCHD natively in premiere pro CC. My iMac is an i7 quad core with 1TB fusion drive. If I add any effects to my timeline that has AVCHD f
Re: Need Clarification on AVCHD render quality
by andy lewis 2 months ago
Effects (including colour correction) in PPro are calculated in 32-bit float. This isn't going to improve the quality of 8-bit material but it does mean that inserting an upconversion stage (prores tr
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File: skin and noise repair
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
aep file skin and noise repair AE CC 2015 this will compare, via procedural techniques, 4:4:4 to a faux 4:2:0 to analyze your footage to determine likely low quality pixels. it can blur noise, chroma,
Choosing color bit depth when transcoding 10-bit footage
by Eren Gulfidan 2 months ago
Hi there, I recently shot some footage on Sony FS7. The camera records 10-bit, and we shot in 4K. Now I need to transcode all the footage to ProRes 4444 on AME and I'm going to leave the size 4K. The
Re: Choosing color bit depth when transcoding 10-bit footage
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
do what the colorist wants 444. even more grading opportunity at 444 XQ though, higher bitrate for more dynamic range. EXR plugin is 32bpc. adobe warns about large file sizes. max render quality- is f
File: fixmyyoutube
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
cube file 64 cube iridas lut for burning in darker 16-235 from 0-255 for youtube upload. it darkens image, then youtube re-lightens again. https: f1.creativecow.net 10598 fixmyyoutube
Re: fixmyyoutube
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
it doesn't work with adjustment layers directly you have to use it in the dropdown for the export in adobe media encoder. or you can NEST it first. its a premiere bug. also it needs to be copied in bo
File: premiere pro cc 2015.2 broadcast safe preset
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
prfpset file premiere pro cc 2015.2 broadcast safe preset 1. import preset. two items appear 2. make two adjustment layers on separate video tracks above all footage 3. make first one just over video
Banding in the sky only after I render a clip
by Luke Pearson 3 months ago
I have an opening scene in a video I'm working on that starts with a slow fade in. That first clip looks crisp and smooth until I render the clip. Then you can see terrible banding in the sky during t
Re: Banding in the sky only after I render a clip
by John Pale 3 months ago
Luke Pearson "where do i change the preview codec " Bottom portion of Sequence Settings. In some sequence presets, the default is MPEG I-Frame, which I believe is 8 bit.
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Resolve Color Management: Gamma shift on SAME screen upon render
by Jacob Altman 3 months ago
Hi there, I have a very simple requirement. I am grading in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 on the latest 5K Apple iMac (with default iMac Display Profile enabled). No external monitor attached. All I need is fo
Re: Resolve Color Management: Gamma shift on SAME screen upon render
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
Its probably the 0-255 to 16-235 conversion. You can handle it with color profiles or transfer luts.
Best software for changing frame rate?
by Mathew Farrell 3 months ago
Hi all I'm altering the frame rate of a few projects at the moment, mostly coming from 24, 25 and 30 fps to 24 and 25 fps (or the decimal speeds). I know a bunch of different apps or ways to do this,
Re: Best software for changing frame rate?
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
Alchemist od will do a better job
Skin tones in Premiere CC
by Oliver Smith 4 months ago
Looking for advice... the following skin tones don't look correct to me... any tips on how to adjust improve it. Thanks in advance.
Re: Skin tones in Premiere CC
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
lookup skin tone line and hue rotation. Temperature and tint. Should be @ 1100 position using scopes while crop masking only skin.
Exported Stills JPGs and TIFFs to low contrast
by Florian Gintenreiter 4 months ago
Hi! I'm trying to export stills of the grades I made. I exported them to JPG and TIFF files, but they have lower contrast compared to what I see in the viewer during grading. To make sure it was not a
Re: Exported Stills JPGs and TIFFs to low contrast
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
see if this rgb to video lut will help. it will convert 0-255 to 16-235 https: f1.creativecow.net 10598 fixmyyoutube
Slow splash-screen startups for no apparent reason. WTF?!
by Mel Matsuoka 4 months ago
I am about to go "Office Space" on Premiere Pro 2015.4 on macOS 10.10.5. For no reason, Premiere will often randomly decide to take 30 minutes to startup, leaving me and my clients to stare at the all
Re: Slow splash-screen startups for no apparent reason. WTF?!
by Mel Matsuoka 4 months ago
Well, after more investigating, I figured out that the possible culprit could be the Noise Industries "FXFactory" plugin package. Even after trashing my Premiere prefs, uninstalling Premiere, deleting
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16mm Photochemical Generation Loss Look with DSLR footage 10-bit and up
by Kk Akuoku 4 months ago
It seems that when trying to achieve the "Film Look" on digital these days, the few who really take their time to craft in are drawn to the clean, low contrast film negative style. I, on the other han
Re: 16mm Photochemical Generation Loss Look with DSLR footage 10-bit and up
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
the subtractive process can greatly change any color including skin tones at 16bpc precision for high quality work. that external software link says the LUT will work in davinci. if its iridas or adob
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