Colorist/ Post Production Specialist
with 30+ years of production / online / FX / Dailies and Mastering experience.
Instudio or Outcall Freelance: Have dongle will travel.
December 4th 2006
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
XML Transform by Eric Santiago 1 day ago Is there anyway for Resolve 11 to import XMLs and disregard the transforms created in the NLE
Re: XML Transform by Joseph Owens 1 day ago Would have to backtrack to confirm this as a post-import process, but it has always been an option (uncheck the default) to use "sizing information" on the XML-import dialogue. In Resolve 12, you can
23.976 footage delivery to 29.978 fps by Mario League 4 days ago Hi Guys, I have a question, maybe you can help me out. The question is about setting up the proper frame rate for a documentary. For the first time, I m planning to use Resolve editing too so I ll try
Re: 23.976 footage delivery to 29.978 fps by Joseph Owens 2 days ago Glenn Sakatch " get a spec sheet from the broadcaster. Understand their break structure. (CBC is going to ask you end on a full second and start on a full second for each segment.) This can really sc
One frame scene detector problem by Dave Williams 5 days ago I have a finished spot apple prores 422hq 30 sec long. This spot has about 30 single frame edits. After running it through the scene detector and dropping the cuts on the time line the spot was two an
Re: One frame scene detector problem by Joseph Owens 5 days ago Dave Williams "Went back and checked and all the one frame edits are in the time line at about 5 sec long." What is your default setting for still frame duration on import I'm betting its 5 seconds.
Davinci Resolve AVCHD Import Issue by Nikhil Nath 4 weeks ago Why does Resolve give me really bad preview The iMac is a 3.4 Ghz i5 with 8Gb DDR3 RAM 2 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M. We're doing a closing AV for an event. The same footage is being played with Quick
Re: Davinci Resolve AVCHD Import Issue by Joseph Owens 4 weeks ago The issue is with the extra core processing that it takes to reconstruct a Long-GOP format... easy enough in a Player-only application, which Resolve is not. Have you tried proxy or optimized media as
FCP 7.0.3 to DaVinci RoundTrip by Sascha Engel 2 months ago Hi Guys, Following problem: I finished my feature Doc Film, exported an XML Type 5 from FCP7 to DaVinci, all came in good. Now, my colorist send me some tests, getting it back into 7, but unfortunatel
Re: FCP 7.0.3 to DaVinci RoundTrip by Joseph Owens 2 months ago Sascha Engel "also the clips come in wrong scale and Ratio." This could be as a result of the way resolve treats input scaling on import and then re-applies (or does not) rescale the clips according
Da Vinci freezes then crashes by David Baudry 2 months ago Hello I was working with a client on da vinci and the it started to freeze each time i press play. I changed in the pref cpu prices mode and it crashes. the project is a feature in HD. I don t know wh
Re: Da Vinci freezes then crashes by Joseph Owens 2 months ago David Baudry "it started to freeze each time i press play" Normally I associate this behaviour with overloading the call for data from the source drive or exceeding the VRAM associated with the GPU.
Button Hit Area Off by Ashley Ripka 5 months ago So I am trying to reteach myself Encore. It's been about 4 years since I've used this program. I am trying to adjust the hit area of my button. When I am editing in Encore, it's showing the green box
Re: Button Hit Area Off by Joseph Owens 2 months ago Now that Adobe has totally abandoned DVD authoring, its just us trying to help each other out. The preview area is not always exactly accurate... the better test (and only one that counts) is to burn
DaVinci 12 Viewer window is a thumbnail by Rebecca Murray 2 months ago I am new to Resolve. On the default settings I only see my clip in a tiny window in the viewer. I have tried dozens of things to fix this and just cannot figure it out! I definitely can't use resolve
Saving Project backups by Bob Cole 3 months ago For peace of mind, I like to be able to save projects on more than one hard drive. Also, given the possibility of a corrupt file, I like the idea of having multiple copies of the project file. I under
Re: Saving Project backups by Joseph Owens 3 months ago Bob Cole "Can I create a backup without causing linkage problems to the original "Projects" file " Basically the same rules apply as most NLEs; there are consolidate options and then there is the mor
Walter Murch - Part 2 by Oliver Peters 3 months ago The second part of Rick Young's interview. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1744-part-two-walter-murch-talks-4k-and-beyond Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oli
Re: Walter Murch - Part 2 by Joseph Owens 3 months ago Herb Sevush "As for shooting wide to reframe" Wouldn't it be grand to also have the color depth to work with Attendees of the Supermeet a few years ago, when it was still the FCPUG, featuring the est
Basic Shot Matching by Ashley Smith 3 months ago Hello Colorists, I have a simple question... I have tried google with no luck and I know there is a simple answer to this simple question. But please educate me. I have an interview sequence I shot .R
Re: Basic Shot Matching by Joseph Owens 3 months ago Ashley Smith " we lost daylight and used a 5600 softbox" Sounds like the culprit. So you are dealing with a mixed-temperature cross-light. If you do a lot of industrials there will be plenty of oppor
A quite long 2-part GPU/Monitor question by Mike Leonard 4 months ago Hi fellow Resolvers! I've been following these (and other) forums for quite some time now and it always has been a great help! But now that I am about to "step it up a notch", regarding my setup, I th
Still working with Shake 4.1 by Juha Leminen 9 months ago Still at it... If anyone need keyingdone , masking roto, coloradjustments, planar tracking like putting an poster on to a wall when there is camera movement, what else... -If you need film noise added
Re: Still working with Shake 4.1 by Joseph Owens 3 months ago For an application that is now almost 10 years dead, it still does an amazing job on some things. Yesterday did a Smoothcam on a shot that needed some help with its tripod jib work and the result was
Color Calibration for Two Screens by Melis Balci 4 months ago Hello, In our collaborative animation project, my partner uses IMac and I use Gigabyte P25 laptop. In the post-production phase, we tried to calibrate our screens. No matter how much we tried our scre
Re: Color Calibration for Two Screens by Joseph Owens 4 months ago the only way to achieve any repeatable results is to acquire some sort of calibration tools -- these days its software plus photo-sensitometer. Search for these things using those keywords and you'll
Deal Breaker, coping with versions by Joseph Owens 7 months ago Reaching out for experience with migrating external projects among Premiere Pro projects. I own several versions of PremPro, up to CS6, but it has always been in a semi-loaded state basically on stand
Re: Deal Breaker, coping with versions by Joseph Owens 7 months ago Thanks for the tip... not sure if I will go back a version -- my sense is that I would require an XML export to get the CC2015 version to open in CC2014 and lord only knows what else will corrupt. Slo
OT: Super 8 and X by David Mathis 11 months ago This is going to sound a bit odd, I know. I just recently purchased a Super 8 camera off of eBay, waiting for it to arrive. Very interested in using a film camera with real film, and hoping this fad c
Re: OT: Super 8 and X by Joseph Owens 11 months ago Here's another one: DIY with things you have around the house -- http: www.faculty.idc.ac.il smozes 8mm.html jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.
FCPWORKS NAB FCPX Suite by Noah Kadner 11 months ago FCPWORKS NAB FCPX Suite is now open for registration, including a very special session featuring several members of this very forum doing what they do best: Monday, April 13 1:00pm - 2:00pm Creative C
Re: FCPWORKS NAB FCPX Suite by Joseph Owens 11 months ago Michael Gissing "Marquess of Queensbury " Handbags at 3 paces, I should think. Used to be the convention in F1, anyway. jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.
Bizarre looping by Joseph Owens 11 months ago Creating a DVD under CS5, and also tried creating a version in CS6. Same behaviour: We want to play a 20 second "WARNING" as First Play, so I made a graphic, fadeup fadedown, compressed an m2v of it,
Re: Bizarre looping by Joseph Owens 11 months ago So... couple of observations... Either not a lot of people are using Encore. Or... not a lot of traffic in this forum... or nobody has any ideas... or... But just in case some wandering soul finds thi
Monitor: Calibrating color with what I have by Dan Kirklin 1 year ago Hey! I own a Dell u2713h and X-Rite i1 display pro. I know this is not meant for proper color grading work, but it's better than a random monitor. After reading a lot on the subject and trying numerou
Quantifiable evidence by Walter Soyka 1 year ago Here's some. Check out Warren Eagles's open survey of colorists, with 400 responses: http: icolorist.com what-are-you-grading-2014-results In response to the question, "What edit system was used to cu
Re: Quantifiable evidence by Joseph Owens 1 year ago Andy Field "FCP 7 has been EOL for several years and it's still BBC Washington's primary edit tool (not sure about London end) with no sign of change soon." For me, as a facility owner, if it still d
Re: iPad and FCP X by Joseph Owens 1 year ago Bill Davis "modest little Resolve control surface" Messed around with a couple of the iPad offerings -- no tactile feedback, requires that you take your eye 'off the ball', *not the controls* -- the
Re: Think NLE or Camera maters? Watch this by Joseph Owens 2 years ago I thought the point was to achieve a specific look. And it apparently takes a lot of rigging. Now somebody like Bill Maher might observe that it takes a lot of resources to provide the 0.1% with a fas
Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End by John Davidson 2 years ago Hi everyone. It's been over a year since we last made one of these walk through videos. There are many reasons we took so long. The first is that we've been too dang busy. The second is that it's pret
Re: Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Very nice little home video. Glad it didn't cost too much or was very difficult to do. A. You carnivores disgust me. B. It takes three times as long to explain how to do it as the clip proper C. I did
Theatrical presentation "Unclaimed" by Joseph Owens 2 years ago A few years in the making, "Unclaimed" is a feature documentary profiling Tom Faunce, a tireless missionary and Vietnam veteran who has devoted his life to "leaving no one behind". Now playing until M
Bob Zelin wasn't too kind to X by Bobby Mosca 2 years ago This is from Bob Zelin's NAB roundup. Too harsh "BOB ON NAB NLEs Ed. note: We asked Bob for his observations on NLEs in a follow-up email. As someone who designs and installs systems for a wide variet
Re: Bob Zelin wasn't too kind to X by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Tim Wilson "As a result, I don't see exposure as any less important...but it's no longer THE thing wrt setting up the picture. " I don't know about that. Every sensor, tube, emulsion, whatever has it
Compositing and tracking by Jonathan Bigler 2 years ago Hi all, now that DaVinci Resolve has audio support, and editting features, we started using it as an online tool (put everything together, graded shots, audio and animated graphics). I know it's a col
Re: Compositing and tracking by Andy Winter 2 years ago go to the tracking tab, switch to stabilize and track forward. go on the context menu and copy track data. switch to your clip where you wanna have the data, paste track data, change parameters and hi
Writing back to PDW-U1 by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Having no joy. The original MXF opens fine in most software and MacCaptionHD seems to write a new CC-imbedded MXF file with no issues... however, no amount of spending on various transfer, browser, or
Re: Writing back to PDW-U1 by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Epilog. Telestream MacCaption patched the code, released as version 6 -- and it all works just fine. jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.
Looking for Music Video Editing tips. by Gideon Battis 2 years ago So i don't have alot of experience editing music videos and I am in fact going to be filming and editing my first music video ever here in the next two weeks. The main vocalist gave me the run down of
Re: Looking for Music Video Editing tips. by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Bill Davis "GET A DEPOSIT up front. As big as you can!" The day has come when I agree with something Bill has written. I would add that most of the time, that deposit will be the last money you see f
Close Captioning and HD Video by Jason Woodruff 2 years ago Hello, this is my first post, but I am hoping that I will get a better understanding on what the differences are between standard definition and high definition requirements, when it comes to close ca
Re: Close Captioning and HD Video by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Jason Woodruff "I'm assuming the "MP2" is MPEG2." Probably a good call. I use MacCaption for broadcast programming delivered on tape as well as subtitle caption track file-based products, and it gene
Exporting video with closed captions by Alan Hunter 2 years ago We've been delivering a weekly half-hour program in SD with captions since January 2006. In October one of our major networks - Fox Sports has requested we start delivering Program in HD. No problem.
Re: Exporting video with closed captions by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Alan Hunter "but if we try and capture them through our other Decklink-based editor (even through we can view them on another Brighteye 72 convertor with a monitor) the captions are not there when we
How to extract closed captions from DVD by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago Hi all, been doing research for the past week and testing out different free programs on mac & PC, but I can't seem to figure out a way to extract a CC track from a DVD a client gave me. Basically I'm
Purchase/Download FCP 7.0.3 by Tim Schwartz 2 years ago Hi -- I was using FCP 7.0.3 on an old Mac. I don't have the original registration info to download onto new Mac. Is there a way to purchase download the program without buying the Studio suite Thanks
Re: Purchase/Download FCP 7.0.3 by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Shane Ross " You'll have to look for it for sale on eBAY or Craigslist. Nearly 3 years gone now..." Looking back on things now.... Apple may have actually done a lot of us a financial favour of some
Re: Fujifilm Board by Joseph Owens 2 years ago Looks like a pretty standard MacBeth Greitag chart on the right, and what Fuji would advertise as equivalent to the Kodak 18% CinemaTools chart. "Chart" is the correct terminology. All three manufactu