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
Davinci Resolve Favorite Locations by Greg Norton 2 weeks ago Hi Folks, Im looking for a time saving solution to this problem. Every time I import an XML from Premiere into Resolve I get asked the usual questions, then I get asked to locate the missing footage.
Color Calibration for Two Screens by Melis Balci 2 weeks 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 28 minutes 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
Failed Render by jim bachalo 1 year ago Out of the blue getting this error message. had no problems rendering to exact same path before. WTF DaVinci Resolve is unable to render to the selected path " ...." as it does not have write permissi
Re: Failed Render by Joseph Owens 1 month ago Sometimes the error message has nothing to do with the situation and the application is sjmply making a best guess. You will get this notification if you have run out of space on the disk, as well. jP
getting up to speed on Lustre? by Sean Sartori 5 months ago Hi, I primarily grade on Resolve but recently I got a request for Lustre. It seems a bit difficult to get trained, as its part of Flame and there are either youtube videos or the training center in LA
Re: getting up to speed on Lustre? by Joseph Owens 2 months ago Michael Gissing "What it does represent is the possibility of democratising grading" Ughh...how I detest the use of the d-word in this context. Has nothing to do with any kind of consensual market pa
Remote Usage of Resolve by Achim Schaefer 2 months ago We have Resolve 11 (and 12 beta) Studio running on an HP Z840 with a K620 for GUI and a GTX980 for computing. I'm trying to establish a remote desktop connection to our workstation so I'm able to do s
Re: Remote Usage of Resolve by Joseph Owens 2 months ago My understanding is that you are not using the Resolve station as a remote desktop to a more powerful system, but that the two connected systems have to be identical. So if you don't have a processing
Client Monitors Options? by Eric Weiner 2 months ago Hey not sure this is the best place to post this question, but it seemed like my best option. So we are looking to upgrade our edit bays with new large screen client monitors. We are HD only no 4K and
Re: Client Monitors Options? by Joseph Owens 2 months ago Eric Weiner "My instinct is to simply get a bunch of 50 - 55 inch Vizio E class monitors for like $500 a pop and get them to all have the same settings. What do you guys use, or suggest. Do we have t
Which GPU upgrade to run DR12 by John Calhoun 2 months ago I have a MacPro 1,1 2.66 and I need to upgrade to a better graphics card. Which one would be best for DR12 Also, when I try to launch an older version of DR, it says I need OpenCL. Will the graphics c
Re: Which GPU upgrade to run DR12 by Joseph Owens 2 months ago Greg Jones "If you're adventurous you can actually run Yosemite on older unsupported macs" Thats true, but you will eventually run up against the roadblocks that Apple has put up, and uncrossable bri
Problem with 60fps in da vinci by Oleg Myakinin 3 months ago hello I have a problem that I can not decide. I'm shooting on GH3 in 60fps. When I export xml from premiere to da vinci, each frame begins with a half-second later than the original editing in premier
Re: Problem with 60fps in da vinci by Joseph Owens 3 months ago Oleg Myakinin " each frame begins with a half-second later than the original editing in premiere and ending a half-second later. As if da vinci shifts the sequence for half a second" The answer is in
Deal Breaker, coping with versions by Joseph Owens 3 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 3 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
Monitoring by Eric Klassen 3 months ago I'm working in a lab with a Mac Pro that has Thunderbolt going into an UltraStudio 4K and converting to SDI. The SDI is going out to a TV for monitoring (getting converted to HDMI along the way). Is i
Re: Monitoring by Joseph Owens 3 months ago Massimo Alberto Croce "you need to use a Black Magic design card" or other supported external display device -- BMD makes other options, but its only BMD that Resolve will recognize. jPo "I always pa
Davinci Resolve Nodes? by Manav Bhathal 4 months ago I'm watching tutorials and see people putting saturation down on one node then cvontrast on another What is the purpose of multiple nodes exactly Couldn't the person just have done saturation and cont
Re: Davinci Resolve Nodes? by Joseph Owens 4 months ago Manav Bhathal "What is the purpose of multiple nodes exactly " Its mostly organizational, since it is true that you could stack up an entire grade in one node, other than any parallel processes that
OT: Super 8 and X by David Mathis 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Is Resolve the NLE we've always wanted?! by Greg Lee 1 year ago There is another Resolve 11 thread, but not quite hewing to this topic. And it needs to be said clearly. Is Resolve the missing NLE ! I just saw this Resolve 11 vid. https: www.youtube.com watch v=OtN
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
Another ProRes Standard vs. HQ Question by William Carr 2 years ago I've read past COW posts and answers, but I still need a little more glimmer of understanding about at what point I should to be working ProRes HQ vs. ProRes standard. The original multitudinous camer