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David Davidson

I've been making films since 12. Writer, producer and director of 18 films, my work has screened at 38 international festivals including SXSW, Telluride, Cannes. An industry production veteran for 20 years, I've worked as Producer, Director, AD, Art... [more]
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December 13th 2002
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Promise SanLink2
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Anyone had a play with one of these in 10Gig Bast-T form Seem cheaper than Atto Thunderlink but does that mean not as good S
Re: Promise SanLink2
by David Davidson 4 years ago
Philipp Who build your system ! David
10GbE woes on OSX
by Christoph Tilley 5 years ago
Hi folks, I have been struggling with 10GbE networking on OSX for over a year now and several pros (including the wonderful Chris Duffy from Smalltree) haven't been able to help me with this issue yet
Re: 10GbE woes on OSX
by David Davidson 5 years ago
Thanks for the reply Jess. This discussion interests. What are the great many benefits you mention for a NAS over a fibre SAN aside from cost The 10Ge has a huge price appeal, obviously. But what are
Kona LHI
by David Davidson 5 years ago
For sale, Kona LHI, in excellent condition with breakout cable, used with Davinci Resolve. Powerful card that does digital and analog, cross conversion, deck control, etc. Compatible Premiere Pro, Fin
Consolidating ArriRAW files before conform/grading
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 years ago
There were these threads some months ago on consolidating ArriRAW files so one need not have to connect multiple source file drives RAIDs to Resolve to do a conform or grade http: forums.creativecow.n
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Re: Consolidating ArriRAW files before conform/grading
by David Davidson 5 years ago
Hi Neil Thanks for working this out and sharing this. The script is a great idea. I'd be interested in it! David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica b
Remote Cutting, Editing in a foreign language
by David Davidson 6 years ago
Hello group I have a general query about editors who've had experiences cutting features in a foreign language. What solutions did you arrive upon The feature will be shot on Alexa & I'll ideally be o
BMD Decklink HD Extreme 3 Closed Captioning
by Nathan Rogers 7 years ago
Okay I've been having issues getting closed captioning to print to tape from FCP 7 through my Decklink HD Extreme 3. I am curious if this card is not capable of passing through Closed captioning, and
Re: BMD Decklink HD Extreme 3 Closed Captioning
by David Davidson 6 years ago
Found out it's easy with an LHi. Just use VTR exchange. David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solvent
Where do I advertise?
by John Corbitt 6 years ago
Hi folks, I am very much interested in creating these kinds of products but not quite sure where to advertise my services Who hires for DVD authoring And if anyone kind enough would like to share what
Re: Where do I advertise?
by David Davidson 6 years ago
Eric, is there a way to contact you off list about consulting on a job (Sorry for thread heisting)
post houses in L.A. with terranex
by jim joyce 7 years ago
hey guys, do you know a good reasonably priced place that you could recommend for the "upscale uprez" process that the terranex suite of tools does thanks, jim
Re: post houses in L.A. with terranex
by David Davidson 6 years ago
Eric, I'm curious what configuration of AVISnyth do you use to get Alchemist results
SDI Video Output wrong aspect ratio bug
by David Davidson 7 years ago
Resolve 9.03 lite on OSX 10.6.8 Macpro w a qualified BM Extreme HD card woke up this morning not wanting to send out full 1080, and is instead sending a scaled down 16:9 image, more like 720 inset on
Re: SDI Video Output wrong aspect ratio bug
by David Davidson 7 years ago
Thanks for the reply Juan. I wish it were mismatched settings. It's now happening at random in single timeline projects where Resolve automagically scales full 1080 down to 720 out SDI. Here's the iss
16:9 Output Scaling Issues
by Jon Wright 7 years ago
Hi there, Not sure if this is just me being stupid, but in R9 I can't seem to find a consistent way to monitor my HD footage on an SD grading monitor (as I was in Resolve 8.x). My footage is coming fr
Re: 16:9 Output Scaling Issues
by David Davidson 7 years ago
I'm having a very similar issue. But it seems project specific for me. Did you get a resolution http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=3&t=3606
Blu-ray way to force subtitle display?
by David Davidson 8 years ago
Anyone know how to do this Or if its possible Thanks! david
Re: Blu-ray way to force subtitle display?
by Larry Applegate 8 years ago
Select your project and look in the Properties list. You will see initial settings for Audio and Subtitle. On a side note, leaving them at "No Change" can lead to unpredictable results. Regards, Larry
XDCAM proxies
by David Davidson 11 years ago
Has anyone been able to get FCP use the XDCAM proxies David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdr
Multicam SAN
by David Davidson 11 years ago
I'm designing a 4 seat SAN to offline edit two network shows on XDCAM in FCP's multicam mode. I'm not entirely certain if XDCAM will be shot at 35 or 50 Mb s. I've had very good experiences with MetaS
Re: Multicam SAN
by Daniel Hatch 11 years ago
David, Here's some information on Apace Systems that might be of use: The best solution to provide you with support for multi-ingest XDCAM streams is to consider two products from Apace Systems. a) Th
HDlink Pro LUT format
by Sean Donnelly 11 years ago
I'm planning on ordering an hdlink pro (if I can ever find one), and I'm curious about the file format of the LUT's created by it. Is it possible to export DaVinci or other formats directly from the s
Re: HDlink Pro LUT format
by David Davidson 11 years ago
Andrew, who's your sales rep David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
24p via SDI
by David Davidson 12 years ago
Have you had pretty good experience bringing in 24p (not 24pa) material via SDI thru a Kona or Blackmagic HD card and getting the card to recognize the proper A frame Any recommendations on the settin
Re: 24p via SDI
by Noah Kadner 12 years ago
It's not worth it IMHO. Same exact effect by capturing Firewire and export to ProRes with much less storage requirement. Probably need a trip to CinemaTools though. NoahUnlock the secrets of the DVX10
Kona 3 and HD 4:4:4 RGB Dual Link pipeline
by Ruslan Akmanov 13 years ago
I have a little question about Kona 3 RGB modes work. We got Kona 3 few days ago and don't have Kona 3 experience yet. We have Sony SR-5500 and want to capture 4:4:4 RGB Dual Link video. Kona 3 contro
Re: Kona 3 and HD 4:4:4 RGB Dual Link pipeline
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Should change over to RGB automatically. We just did some tests today on the very thing...David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles,
Log, 2k, HDCAMSR with the Viper
by David Davidson 13 years ago
We did an ingest of the Viper 444 log image using the Aja LOG codec, and getting some confusing results on the histogram. Anyone do this before Does the log codec "logiffy" linear material Is there so
Re: Log, 2k, HDCAMSR with the Viper
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Filmstream to HDCAMSR.David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
HDCAM 24P to 25P
by Per Ottesen 13 years ago
Are there any who had some experience with the conversion from HDCAM24P to 25P
Re: HDCAM 24P to 25P
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Thanks. The 25p is artificially created--not in the camera.David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solv
FCP to Avid to FCP
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Forgive the cross post on the Avid side of these forums. We're working with an editor who is comfortable with Avid and wants to cut this feature on an old Media Composer. However, the director wants t
Re: FCP to Avid to FCP
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Thanks, Nick. I'd heard of Sebsky's tools before & I'll try this as part of my workflow & see what I come up against. We're logging in FCP as currently these are our resident HD systems & have a techn
FCP to Avid to FCP
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Hi, Avid users. First time posting to this part of the Cow. Forgive the cross post on the FCP side of the forum. We're working with an editor who is comfortable with Avid and wants to cut this feature
Re: FCP to Avid to FCP
by Scott Simmons 13 years ago
I would also suggest that if you do this then investing in Auto Duck is the way to go. i have heard many good things and from my experience they have great support. The big issue I get between Avid an
Finding Jaime Fowler?
by David Davidson 13 years ago
I've lost touch with Mr. Fowler & am searching for his whereabouts about acquiring an Avid system... Isn't he in Texas Any info where I could reach him would be much appreciated. David A. Davidson sol
Re: Finding Jaime Fowler?
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Found him via CMP. Thanks CMP
Measuring raster lines
by David Davidson 13 years ago
Anyone know how to accurately measure raster lines in FCP's sequence window Must be some quick way to do so...
color correction broadcast safe
by Jose Alfonzo 14 years ago
Here it it: At work they wanted me to color correct all these clips coming from AE. (look all blown and funky, etc.) and they want me to use the color corrector 3 way, looking at the vector scope, wv
Re: color correction broadcast safe - sidebar
by David Davidson 13 years ago
That's a bummer. Did you ever get rectification for this
POLL - who would use DPX or Image sequence capture in Decklink.
by adrian hauser 13 years ago
Hi All, I thought Id start a little Poll to see how many people want to use image sequence capture support within Decklink Hardware. We know manufacturers such as BMD do resond to their clients wishes
Re: need jpg
by David Davidson 13 years ago
DPX, OpenEXR, JPEG2000
Filmout tests - Panasonic reps
by David Davidson 14 years ago
We'd be interested in shooting some tests to send to different labs. Especially tests which convert the material to a full HD 10bit 4:4:4 format, graded, put thru a film LUT, and how the material prin
Re: Filmout tests - Panasonic reps
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Jan I'm available for contact at david@solventdreams.com. Didn't know where to find your contact info... many thanks david
Filmouts or D-Cinema
by Thomas Mathai 14 years ago
Having spend a good part of a decade doing film scanning and recording, I find what happens in post plays a big part in how video looks when it's transferred to film. Before DVX100, since most video
Re: Filmouts or D-Cinema
by David Davidson 14 years ago
100mb sec to an Ipod Ipods can handle that data rate over firewire
Marketing Lists
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Has anyone here used marketing lists for postcard mailings to the local production industry Wondered if there were any positive results and or resources for formatted lists other than the manual copy
Check me on this
by David Davidson 14 years ago
We're charged with laying off to D5 a HD 422 feature & are concerned about delivery specs. A local company raised the specter of a probable failure if we did it with our little ol' Final Cut Pro Black
Re: Check me on this
by jason levy 14 years ago
Can't help much with the technical aspect of this.. but for what it's worth I will offer this advice: that a very helpful thing to do is too take some time and get the person who is actually going to
D5 layback issues
by Aaron Goddard 14 years ago
Does anyone have experience with ghosting (jittery picture) when laying back to D5 AJ-HD2700H at 23.98psf Uncompressed 10bit G5 D2.5 6.5 GB OSX10.3.5 FCP 4.5 QT 6.5.2 K2 1.1.2
Re: D5 layback issues
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Aaron I haven't experienced that, but I have had difficulty getting the card to lock onto the deck @ 23.98, even w a tri-sync gen. When does the jittery picture happen Can you be more specific DavidDa
SDI audio levels
by David Davidson 14 years ago
When sending perfectly mastered audio over an SDI channel--be it HD or SD--would there ever be an occasion that a deck would show overmodulation of signals We've sent a SDI stereo pair to a D5 w the P
Re: SDI audio levels
by Armagnax 14 years ago
We use SDI for audio all the time. It's great. no messing with levels necessary what comes out goes in. The advantage of Digital.
SDI audio levels
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Did a layoff to D5 this weekend with a HD Pro card. Mixer had provided a properly limited file, clamped on top and bottom correctly with no distortion. When imputting into the D5, we noticed in certai
Trisync - User queries
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Blackmagic's site specifically says there's no need for a trisync generator when going direct to the deck: "In order to sync your deck to your DeckLink card, without using a blackburst generator, we h
Re: Trisync - User queries
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Very interesting. It's hard to find user stories what these outputs are like. I'll email you directly. David
24 FPS for Final Mix
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Hi, all This is my first posting in this forum, so go light on me. We've been editing a digital project at 24fps, doing the sound mixes with the designer on a Protools system @ 24fps and things sync f
General Practices on Deliverables
by David Davidson 14 years ago
We've often wondered if there's a "standard" way or general practice of adding textless material at the end of a HD, NTSC or PAL show. Is there some publication on this, or is the industry standard se
Re: General Practices on Deliverables
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Thanks for those replies. We've received deliverables lists from different distributors, not from different countries. Our lists from each distributor seem pretty close i.e. 2 or 3 aspect ratios for t
SWF files come out BLACK from Sorenson Squeeze
by David Davidson 14 years ago
Anyone know why this might be I have the Sorenson 3 Pro codec installed and working 10.3.8.
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