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David Smith

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April 26th 2011
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Convert natural 32bit HDR to 16bit without color shifting
by David Smith 6 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to do some natural looking HDR images using 32 bit floating point. But when I convert the image to 16 bit to do a content aware fill - the image's colors shift to very vibrant and unnat
Upgrade to R9 or R10 Beta3
by David Smith 6 years ago
I have not used Resolve for just over a year - so I'm still on R8. I just seemingly successfully updated to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard. Should I just jump head first into R10 Is R10 pretty stable
Re: Upgrade to R9 or R10 Beta3
by David Smith 6 years ago
Nope, no client other than myself. No RED either. Thanks for the advice... I think I'll give it a go!
Jump from 2010 config to 2013
by David Smith 6 years ago
I've held off from upgrading for a few years and I really can't wait any longer... I'm SCARED and need a little help. I have: 4.1 Mac Pro 2009 8 GB of RAM Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Resolve 8 Final Cut 7 - I
Re: Jump from 2010 config to 2013
by David Smith 6 years ago
I think I will start saving them myself .. .good idea :)
Tokina 11-16mm EF mount infinaty focus issue
by David Smith 6 years ago
I just came across a thread from the beginning of the year where everyone said there was a problem with the Tokina 11-16mm lens and the BMCC using the canon mount. They said at 11mm you could not focu
Re: Tokina 11-16mm EF mount infinaty focus issue
by David Smith 6 years ago
Great! Thanks!
Can someone confirm the EF BMCC does not have auto focus?
by David Smith 6 years ago
I called Blackmagic today and asked 2 different people if the BMCC EF version had auto focus. The first person I spoke with said it should on some lenses. The second person I spoke with said there is
Re: Can someone confirm the EF BMCC does not have auto focus?
by David Smith 6 years ago
It was helpful. Thanks!
Black Magic Ultra Scope
by Ali Quintana 6 years ago
I am searching for the ultra scope software, am I missing something. Its not on either of the two CD's included in the BMCC. One CD has the DaVinci the other CD the manual and BMCC instaler 1.3.2 (msi
Re: Black Magic Ultra Scope
by David Smith 6 years ago
Any idea if the Ultra scope will work on a $350 dollar (new) PC laptop There are a lot of PC laptops around these day for that price. Also do new PCs come with thunderbolt, or is thunderbolt a Mac thi
Rokinon Lenses RE: Are they full frame? APS? etc
by David Smith 6 years ago
I've been looking at the Rokinon lenses but have become a bit confused about what size sensor they are made for. I'm not sure for example is their 14mm lens is a 14mm for Full Frame, 4 3, APS, etc. I
Re: Rokinon Lenses RE: Are they full frame? APS? etc
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
The Rokinon Samyang Bower lenses are all full frame. Keep in mind too that the focal length is not measured relative the the sensor crop that a lens may be designed for. The image circle though covers
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Rokinon vs Sigma 8-16mm / RE: sharpness
by David Smith 6 years ago
I just bought the BMCC EF and I'm now trying to decided on lenses. For wide angle I'm trying to decide between the Rokinon lenses and the Sigma 8-16mm lens. I've seen a lot of reviews on the Rokinon a
Re: Rokinon vs Sigma 8-16mm / RE: sharpness
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
The Rokinons are very sharp lenses. If you are looking for sharpness then I would go for the Rokinons. But the flexibility of the zooms may be good for you. It all depends on your needs. Co-President
Resolve 9 - my guess Aug 15
by David Smith 7 years ago
I just saw that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is available for pre order at B & H for Aug 15. Resolve 9 comes with it, so I'm just making a guess that is when Resolve 9 will be released also. Anyone el
interlace artifacts after Video Capture
by David Smith 7 years ago
I'm finally getting around to digitizing all my old VHS stuff but I'm running into an issue with interlacing artifacts after I import of FCP7 or uprez in Compressor. At first I tried to Log and Captur
Re: interlace artifacts after Video Capture
by David Smith 7 years ago
Dave LaRonde "How are you looking at it: on a computer monitor or a video monitor " A computer monitor. Basically it's nostalgic old stuff I will want to look at in the future (and I don't own a vide
Why still use 23.976 and 29.97?
by David Smith 8 years ago
I'm still learning... but I know unless a project is going to play in the theaters... I should record and use 23.976 instead of 24fps when given the choice. I know I should, because resounding I've be
Re: Why still use 23.976 and 29.97?
by David Smith 8 years ago
Joseph Mastantuono "30p though should be easy to covert to 2997 in compressor" I realized this was on question I had not asked. Is there any "damage" done when converting 30fps to 29.97 Or 29.97 to 3
Trying to understand 23.976
by David Smith 8 years ago
I've been reading and trying to understand this frame rate for some time now. I know the history of fraction frame rates - making color work on what was an originally B&W system and so on. I understan
Re: Trying to understand 23.976
by David Smith 8 years ago
Michael Gissing "When it goes back to film, everything will run .1% faster which is of no consequence for pitch" Thanks for all your help! Just curious. If audio is slowed down .1% does that affect p
Pro Res 4444 to DPX's
by Beverly Maguire 8 years ago
Im trying to Export ProRes 4444 to DPX's from my FCP but every setting I try is wrong and it changes the Gamma on me. I did export from QT pro and it exported fine, But I need to be able to export fro
Re: Pro Res 4444 to DPX's
by David Smith 8 years ago
Just a guess... Are DPX files LOG only Maybe you need to do a LIN to LOG adjustment
Does FCP degrade 10 bit files/clips?
by David Smith 8 years ago
I'm not sure if this is troubling or if I just don't know how to export from FCP correctly. I created a new Project in FCP: 10 bit uncompressed. I then created a black to white gradient: The "A" butto
Re: Does FCP degrade 10 bit files/clips?
by David Smith 8 years ago
Thanks for the answers!
Log vs. Linear
by David Smith 8 years ago
I'm having 16mm film scanned at 2k. I'm told it is being scanned at 10 bit Log and not 10 bit Linear. At home using my own software, is there anyway to check and confirm this Thanks!
Re: Log vs. Linear
by David Smith 8 years ago
My jpg didn't post... I'll try again: It said Image Uploaded! But it was not included in my reply....
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David Smith liked this 8 years ago
Student Version of MC 5.5
by David Smith 8 years ago
I'm a student and I can get Media Composer 5.5 for $300 dollars. Does anyone know if that is a full version Thank you!
Re: Student Version of MC 5.5
by David Smith 8 years ago
I think I can. Thanks!
FCP uses Cinema Tools - what does Avid MC 5.5 use?
by David Smith 8 years ago
FCP uses Cinema Tools - what does Avid MC 5.5 use Also, can you use DPX files natively with Avid MC With FCP you needed glue tools. (and with FCPX it seems you can't use DPX at all) Thanks!
Re: FCP uses Cinema Tools - what does Avid MC 5.5 use?
by David Smith 8 years ago
Thanks for the reply. The info helps me greatly!
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