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John Pilgrim

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April 8th 2009
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Color managed workflow with Slog3/SGamut3.cine XAVC footage
by John Pilgrim 4 years ago
PREAMBLE: I am very familiar with color managed workflow in general and in After Effects. What is the correct method to set up a color managed workflow with Slog3 SGamut3.cine XAVC MXF footage in Afte
Re: Color managed workflow with Slog3/SGamut3.cine XAVC footage
by Chris Wright 4 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 2 1068752
Inconsistent letterboxing/pillarboxing on Wraptor DCPs
by John Pilgrim 5 years ago
I did some tests of the Wraptor DCP creator in Adobe Media Encoder. Certain combinations of source footage frame size and sequence frame size resulted in cropping of the image, rather than the appropr
Reload RMD from disk?
by John Pilgrim 5 years ago
So I'm grading a project shot on Red and someone ahead of me worked on some but not all clips in RedCineX and saved their work to the RMD metadata, in particular some good curves work. But they didn't
Confroming XML from Premiere CC 2014 — remaining gotcha's?
by John Pilgrim 5 years ago
Hey All, The XML export from Premiere CS and CC used to be quite buggy when conforming in Resolve 8,9,10. Premiere's failure of correctly encode "Scale to Frame Size" into its XML export comes to mind
Re: Confroming XML from Premiere CC 2014 — remaining gotcha's?
by John Sellars 5 years ago
Just finished a job like this. Some observations: h.264 footage will be 1 to 8 frames off (maybe more) due to long GOP errors.Flopped clips will not come in flopped.Export an AAF from Resolve, as well
convert left-handed camera position and rotation keyframes to right-handed
by John Pilgrim 5 years ago
I received a bunch of matchmove cameras from pfTrack that are in left-handed coordinates (i.e., positive Z is into the screen). Does anyone have the correct expressions to convert the position and rot
Re: convert left-handed camera position and rotation keyframes to right-handed
by John Pilgrim 5 years ago
Would that it were so easy! The maths seem to be rather more complex than that: http: answers.unity3d.com storage attachments 12048-lefthandedtorighthanded.pdf
Why XYZ?
by Charles Boileau 6 years ago
Hi guys, I'm preparing a little workshop on color and LUTs for a local school and I'm missing a bit of info... Does anybody know why the DCI decided to go for XYZ instead of RGB for theatrical represe
Re: Why XYZ?
by John Pilgrim 6 years ago
The XYZ color space (and it's non-linear gamma-encoded cousin X'Y'Z') encompasses color values that don't even exist in the visible spectrum. "Imaginary" as well as actual visible colors. As such, it'
Metadata when Importing FCP7 bin via XML
by John Pilgrim 6 years ago
Hi, In Prem CS6 or CC, when importing a FCP7 bin via XML, where do the following FCP7 logging columns get patched into the Premiere metadata scheme MOS=FALSE INT TOD=DAY Circle Take CAM ROLL A9C13 SND
Re: Metadata when Importing FCP7 bin via XML
by John Pilgrim 6 years ago
Indeed. This is raw, unedited footage, which I have sync'ed up with the on-set logging data into a FCP7 bin XML. I'm trying to understand Premiere's metadata framework and how Premiere populates its m
Encore's BluRay maximum video data rate?
by John Pilgrim 6 years ago
Hi all, Can anyone point me to official Adobe documentation of the maximum video data rate enforced by Encore when importing BluRay assets compressed in other apps Of special interest would be specs f
Re: Encore's BluRay maximum video data rate?
by Chris Borjis 6 years ago
It should be within the help file. My recollection is that it adheres to industry standard of a 40mbps maximum (video+audio) bit rate for blu-ray.
replacement motherboard option for asus p9x79
by Sean Davis 6 years ago
I've been waiting to build a windows 7 resolve machine and I just pulled the trigger on most of the parts, I ran into an issue because it seems that one can no longer purchase the Black magic certifie
Re: replacement motherboard option for asus p9x79
by John Pilgrim 6 years ago
The Asus P9X79E-WS would seem to be a great mobo. I would have thought the BMD certified P9X79-Pro would still be available, but I'll take your word that it's not. The P9X79E-WS has PCIe switches that
Budget Resolve motherboards
by Chris Ramey 8 years ago
Building a Windows Resolve system around two GTX 580s (jumping from the Apple ship too). While I understand the benefits of using certified parts (ASUS P9X79 PRO mobo or an HPZ820)... I can't help but
Re: PCIe lane constraints
by John Pilgrim 6 years ago
Quadro 4000 in Slot 1 GTX580 (actually now a Tesla 2070) in Slot 5 Per the manual, this gives 16-lanes for each slot. A Decklink Mini Monitor is in Slot 4, getting the remaining 8-lanes. Asus P9X79-Pr
Resolve 10 Mac not seeing second Quadro4000
by John Pilgrim 6 years ago
Hi, I'm setting up Resolve 10.1 on a fresh install of MacOS 10.8.5 and Resolve is not seeing the second Quadro 4000 installed on the machine. As I said, it's a fresh install of the OS on a new boot dr
Premiere to DaVinci - Frame Resize
by Matt Lowe 7 years ago
Hey All, So I've edited a short 3 minute piece using the 4K R3D files on Premiere, on a 1080 timeline, and I've done a ton of frame resizing. I'm trying to find a way to get these frame resizes to tra
Re: Premiere to DaVinci - Frame Resize
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
I just made a test project with two 4K Red clips in a 1920x1080 sequence. The first clip I scaled with the PPro Motion effect. The second clip I scaled with Scale to Frame Size. The FXP XML export had
prores clips with not extansion - Can't read in Resolve
by Ronen Pestes 7 years ago
This is a general question for my knowledge understanding - Why clips with not '.mov' or with the '.-v.mov' extension are not recognized in resolve, yet been seen in Final cut Thanks, Ronen
Re: prores clips with not extansion - Can't read in Resolve
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
"A Better Finder Rename" is another great mac utility that would make very very quick work of renaming the files. I've used it for years and it's super helpful! There's a windows version with a simila
Best Process to export r3d trims from Premiere CS6
by Aaron Bernakevitch 7 years ago
Hello I have spent the last week trying to track down the best way to export r3d's of a short film I am cutting. Our vfx supervisor wants r3d trims of the edit and I am having some issues with sending
Re: Best Process to export r3d trims from Premiere CS6
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
First off, Premiere would seem to export the entire Premiere project in the XML, not a selected sequence. Running the XML through FCP7 would be one solution to cleaning and extracting the sequence XML
Export Sequence without Re-encoding
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
Hi, FWIW, I'm used to a FCP7 workflow. I have a sequence containing ProRes Proxy footage. Is it possible to export the sequence to a ProRes Proxy MOV and NOT have Premiere decompress and recompress th
Re: Export Sequence without Re-encoding
by Kris Merkel 7 years ago
This is a feature that I for one am greatly looking forward to, and it's only 10 days away! "Think of everything in terms of building capacity." Kris Merkel twitter: @kris_merkel Product Manager, Flan
Rolling title question
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
So I'm rather new to Avid, please accept my apologies in advance. I am onlining a project in Resolve and need to edit and re-render a rolling title to then import it in Resolve. I have the full projec
Re: Rolling title question
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
Got it, problem solved! Thank you Kyra! John
Codec workflow with DaVinci Resolve 8.2.x on Windows when source is XDCAM
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Presently finishing the software install a PC workstation centered around servicing DaVinci Resolve production work among other things. Much of the material I will be working with will be XDCAM or Pro
Re: Codec workflow with DaVinci Resolve 8.2.x on Windows when source is XDCAM
by John Pilgrim 8 years ago
I'm curious what was your drill on the Mac side... I've graded many many FCP7 projects consisting of mixed XDCAM-EX footage (MOVs from XDCAM Transfer) and ProResHQ footage (VFX renders from AFX), in P
Where Apple Makes Its Money
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
Final Cut Pro can be assumed to represent a rather small fraction of that green "software" segment (as well as some small fraction of the Mac hardware segment). High-end film and video users of FCP --
Re: Where Apple Makes Its Money
by Jeremy Loftus-Hills 9 years ago
Apple can charge a premium for most of its products. The question implicit in many of the FCPX discussions is why . To what extent is Apple s brand driven by cool , and to what extent is that image dr
Pro Applications Update 2010-02
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
Disheartened by FCP-X and the end of support for FCP7, I wanted to make sure I could still upgrade the FCS3 apps from the versions on my install DVD to their final versions. Pro Applications Update 20
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Re: Pro Applications Update 2010-02
by Tony Brittan 9 years ago
It was removed completely and redirected to FCP X page up until this afternoon. Very good to see them acquiesce a little to our needs! Tony Brittan Island Shore Productions
Automated conversion of spreadsheet clip logging data
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
I recently wrote a Python script to import clip logging data that my clients had entered into a Google spreadsheet. Export the spreadsheet data as a CSV file, do a tiny bit of cleanup in a text editor
Importing Excel files
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
I have some footage loggers who would like to use Excel for logging tapes. Can I import Excel files into FCP for logging purposes My loggers will not be capturing footage or have access to FCP. Would
Re: Importing Excel files
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
I recently wrote a Python script to import clip logging data that my clients had entered into a Google spreadsheet. Export the spreadsheet data as a CSV file, do a tiny bit of cleanup in a text editor
Mac Avid Codecs LE
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
I have a thread going over in the Apple FCP forum (link), that I wanted to get the Avid point of view on. Briefly, I'm a FCP AFX online editor and have a ProResHQ MOV file that I need to convert to a
Re: Mac Avid Codecs LE
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
Well, the issues are not limited to Compressor, given that trying to export the file in DNxHD from FCP completely crashes FCP. I don't want to hijack this forum with FCP issues, so let me refocus the
Exporting to / Compressing to DHxHD
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
Hi all, I need to convert a 1080p25 ProResHQ file to DNxHQ (1080p25 185 10bit), so it can be laid off to tape from an Avid. (The decks in question are only connected to Avids.) I'm having trouble usin
Re: Exporting to / Compressing to DHxHD
by John Pilgrim 9 years ago
My DNxHD settings were always 1080p25 185 10bit. The Luma Ramps were rendered from a 32bit AFX project.
combining textures
by John Pilgrim 10 years ago
Hi, I'm a C4D nube and am trying to rebuild a project in C4D that I started in Maya. It needs scrabble tiles, which in Maya were made by applying a procedural 3D wood texture and then adding a 2D text
Re: combining textures
by John Pilgrim 10 years ago
Awesome! I'll give it a try! Thanks, John
Controller for expressions
by John Pilgrim 10 years ago
Hi all, This is my first post in the Maya forum. (I usually frequent the After Effects, Apple Color and Final Cut Pro fora.) I'm setting up a rigid body simulation, and want to more easily control som
Re: Controller for expressions
by Michiel Duvekot 10 years ago
I wouldn't use expressions but simply connect the attributes. This bit of MEL will connect the staticFricition attribute of a node called rigidBodyMaster to all other rigid bodies: string $rigidBodies
FCP-AFX-FCP rountrip with XDCAM EX, ProResHQ, DNxHD
by John Pilgrim 10 years ago
So I finally spent some time trying to make sense of the options and to validate a FCP-AFX-FCP roundtrip workflow, to send XDCAM EX mov files from FCP to AFX, and return either ProResHQ or DNxHD rende
Re: FCP-AFX-FCP roundtrip with XDCAM EX, ProResHQ, DNxHD
by John Pilgrim 10 years ago
Another insightful workflow, thanks! Let me reiterate again, I'm working to validate a FCP-AFX-FCP workflow, specifically one whose settings can be inspected within the AFX project file itself. Mods t
Codec for rendering
by John Pilgrim 11 years ago
Hi We're setting up a VFX pipeline for a microbudget feature shot on the Sony EX1 (1080p24). We have picture lock in FCP and will be color grading in Apple Color and finishing to ProRes. We are recrui
Re: Codec for rendering
by John Pilgrim 11 years ago
I am a Color operator and Color doesn't like Animation, that's for sure. I do not believe it will take _any_ non-QuickTime formats other than DPX and some other image sequences. I guess I should clari
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