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Michael McCune

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July 15th 2011
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Fusion 9 at EOL ???
by Michael McCune 2 weeks ago
Last Fusion update was July 2018 during which time Resolve seems to have had more than 6 major and minor updates. So be sure, in 6-12 months--as BlackMagic says--Resolve will more fully incorporate Fu
Re: Fusion 9 at EOL ???
by Mike Harper 2 weeks ago
Would hope not. They are 2 different markets. and with stand alone you get network rendering integration with Avid.There are many compositors that would have no use for the full resolve I am on Resolv
Tutorial: Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use Pt. 4 - Advanced Alphas
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Adobe After Effects Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use Pt. 4 - Advanced Alphas When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The trut
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Michael McCune liked this 1 month ago
Unusable on 4K monitors (Windows 10)
by Josh Williams 1 month ago
I've been searching for an answer to this question with every new release of Resolve but still can't find any. It seems BMD don't even won't to address it. But Resolve is basically unusable on any HDP
Re: Unusable on 4K monitors (Windows 10)--change the display settings via the Properties for the application
by Michael McCune 1 month ago
As you have no doubt found, with the Creator update MS now limits display options to 25% increments in Display settings (via the context menu for the Desktop). Other than that, the only other method s
MeisnerMedia: how to get a Fusion matte into the color page
by Michael McCune 2 months ago
Check out Theo's Fusion matte-to-Resolve color page tutorial at MeisnerMedia, along with the comments and suggestions from others on his channel: https: www.youtube.com watch v=ohAtoC2_vic. Of course,
Resolve 15 Fusion: displays linear gamma; how to understand this???
by Michael McCune 5 months ago
I understand that compositing, at which Fusion excels, is helped by doing its work in a linear gamma, not a 709 or log gamma. And color grading in log often is likewise preferred. But here is a workfl
Re: Resolve 15 Fusion: displays linear gamma; how to understand this???
by Michael McCune 5 months ago
Glenn and Tero; Does not seem to be a DPX (or any other format) export or import issue. The Sony Slog3 footage imports and displays in the edit and color pages normally and as expected. One can color
Two excellent tutorials using Resolve 15 Fusion for masking and mattes
by Michael McCune 6 months ago
One challenge is to use the power of Fusion for masking and mattes and then use the power of Resolve to modify color in the color tab. But how to create the alpha mask in Fusion and stack it on the ti
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Marc Wielage liked this 6 months ago
Resolve 15/Fusion: can a matte created in Fusion be brought into Resolve and used on its color tab???
by Michael McCune 8 months ago
Resolve 15 Fusion allows greater flexibility for compositing and keying and has more options in creating masks and mattes. Tutorials online show Fusion selections (the output say, of the Fusion Chroma
Re: Resolve 15/Fusion: can a matte created in Fusion be brought into Resolve and used on its color tab???
by Glenn Sakatch 7 months ago
Unfortunately you are still jumping to a totally different program, designed by a totally different company, so I think we are still several versions away from that type of interactivity. As it stands
Resolve 15: Face Refinement much improved, but ...
by Michael McCune 9 months ago
The Face Refinement tool saves significant time as it captures the face outline and automatically creates independent masks for eyes, forehead, cheeks and chin that can each be adjusted for saturation
Loop in/out: possible???
by Michael McCune 10 months ago
Mark In and Out commands are shown in the Mark menu, also showing the keyboard shortcuts i & o, and a looping icon appears alongside the view transport buttons. There are also looping commands in the
Resolve slowing to a crawl
by Duke Sweden 11 months ago
This is so aggravating. Resolve used to run like butter but now it's just ridiculously laggy. I'm using optimized video (DnXHD 720 SQ, for cryin' out loud!), set Render cache to "User", and checked "R
Re: Resolve slowing to a crawl
by Michael McCune 11 months ago
Duke; glad to hear that the tooth fairy brought you a nice present! Has happened to me, too, when I am at my wits end! Great tip regarding O&O software; they certainly have an impressive range of diag
Rotoscoping with the new Planar Tracker
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
Having just spent a day doing some very tricky rotoscoping, I have been hugely impressed by how much easier it is with the new planar tracker in Fusion 9. It's genuinely shaved many hours off the job
Re: Rotoscoping with the new Planar Tracker
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
Simon; RE the new Fusion planar tracker: how well would this tool work as a polygon tracker That is, track a set of points outlining an object with irregular dimensions, such as a face outline. A kind
Fusion 9: tool "External Matte Saver" not in the User or Reference Manuals ???
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
.... found a tool listed in the usual drop-down tool list called, "External Matte Saver." Could be helpful to export mattes to Resolve for example, methinks. But there is apparently nothing in the man
Re: Fusion 9: tool "External Matte Saver" not in the User or Reference Manuals ???
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
Dylan; right, changing the External Matte Saver option under Matte from "A" to "RGBA" does indeed output a usable file and one that Resolve recognizes. But of course it is no longer just an alpha chan
Fusion 9 preview effects in real time??? Or, wait until after the adjustment is applied???
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
Effects in Fusion seem to require that one apply an effect--say, a simple blur, using a blur effect slider--but then wait to see the extent of the blur change until one releases the mouse button. Pref
Re: Fusion 9 preview effects in real time??? Or, wait until after the adjustment is applied???
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
AutoProxy was it, Simon. Thank you! Mike
How hard or how much time to do this?
by Larry Watts 1 year ago
I have about a minute of footage I follow shot of a Polar bear walking parallel to me. She is walking on grass and has a chain link fence behind her. I want to composite her walking on hard hard pack
Re: How hard or how much time to do this?
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
Simon; are you saying that the Planar Tracker works as many tracking points, not just, for example, the four corner points you used in your Planar Tracking demonstration https: youtu.be FyOMddTEGmw Th
Simon Ubsdell's tutorial on managing problem edges is one-of-a-kind, so much information
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
https: youtu.be xRkkUQpaYJg "It's all about the edges." This tutorial, like Simon's other tutorials, has so much information that one really is rewarded by studying them. Edge quality obviously makes
Re: Simon Ubsdell's tutorial on managing problem edges is one-of-a-kind, so much information
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
Thanks, Mike. I'm glad to know it was interesting to you. This is indeed a very useful technique that has many uses and can be a real life saver for fixing problem edges of all kinds. One of the thing
Segmentation Fault 11 / Fusion 9 Studio
by Michael O'Dea 1 year ago
I'm getting a segmentation fault 11 after starting tracking with the planar tracker in Blackmagic Fusion 9 Studio. Is anyone else having this problem MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) 2.3 GHz I
Re: Segmentation Fault 11 / Fusion 9 Studio
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
Vaguely recollect this error, perhaps in Avid; may have been a corrupt frame in a frame sequence source. As I recollect, found it by trial and error, that is, dividing the clip into two, test each seg
Two Rotobrush masks each with different revealed backgrounds???
by Michael McCune 3 years ago
Rotobrush applied to a clip of people sitting a room with walls and windows. Walls need color adjustment and, simultaneously, windows need a separate level adjustment. Rotobrush used to mask either wa
Looking for a Canon Lens for full frame video
by Dan Shaw 3 years ago
Hello guys - I am a photographer who is dabbling in some video and two things are constantly plaguing me: Too shallow of a depth of field and shaky handheld video. My wife is interested in starting so
Re: Looking for a Canon Lens for full frame video
by Michael McCune 3 years ago
Right. There is a split between the goals -- and the visual result--of those with a documentary camcorder approach and those who try to achieve a beautiful result, called cinematography. The first I c
Sony E-mount (A7s) full-frame adapter for Nikon???
by Michael McCune 3 years ago
Conflicting reports on this. Currently using a Metabones full-frame Canon adapter with well-known Canon lenses and they work very well. However I would like to try Nikon and some sources say that ther
Re: Sony E-mount (A7s) full-frame adapter for Nikon???
by Blaise Douros 3 years ago
http: metabones.com products details MB_NFG-E-BM1 Did it occur to you to go to metabones.com
Legal Videography Business
by Holly James 4 years ago
I'm starting a new legal videography business. What would you recommend for the following Software Hardware Sound Mixer Editing Software How do you recommend storing equipment Thank you.
Re: Legal Videography Business
by Michael McCune 4 years ago
Anecdotal evidence, as it were: I trained for legal video depo work as a new career path. Had lots of video and audio tech background, so no problem there. I also thought I would use much of this equi
Error message: "Segmentation fault" in thread "MainThread", at address 0x0
by Lewis Stiefel 5 years ago
Hello I am a college student, I am currently working on a project and this error popped up. Can somebody give me advice on a way to fix this issue Thanks!
Re: Error message: "Segmentation fault" in thread "MainThread", at address 0x0
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
Lewis; With problems of this sort, that is, "Corruption ...," "Segmentation ...," "Consistency ...error found ...," I have found that housecleaning often--magically--cures the error. This suggests to
Avid FX parameters input black/output black & input white/output white: adjustments use knee to roll off up to the limits???
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
An acquaintance and I have different understandings of the character of the signal curve created by these input output settings compared to, say, Avid's built-in color black level and gain settings. I
Still images appearing aliased with jagged edges on DVDs
by Victor Seckeler 5 years ago
For years I have built programs that included still images that I added to the shows using Moving Pictures. On DVDs these images appeared as very high quality. All of a sudden, the images on DVDs appe
Re: Still images appearing aliased with jagged edges on DVDs
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
... just a thought ... We all hope you find some simple setting or fix. BUT ... Is it supposed to work with MC 7.02 Probably once a welcome tool, but is it actively updated StageTools 64-bit capabilit
Looking into an HD DSLR for use with MC - Recommendations?
by Pat Ratkowski 5 years ago
Hi All, I'm looking into buying a new HD camera and I'm thinking about going the DSLR route. I've done some research into the Canon 5d MkIII, the Nikon D800 and the Sony A99. If anyone has any advice
Re: Looking into an HD DSLR for use with MC - Recommendations?
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
I was surprised to find that the Panasonic GH3-- while not one of the Canon or Sony "big boys"--has features that video shooters value, such as --no 12 minute or 29 minute time limit ( it records abou
Avid FX: using both noise reduction and unsharpen; only the top enabled filter has an effect ???
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
Very basic situation: using just one video track, V1. Try to apply both noise and sharpening filters. The goal is to have simple noise reduction applied first to some Canon 5D footage and then to appl
Re: Avid FX: using both noise reduction and unsharpen; only the top enabled filter has an effect ???
by James Macon 5 years ago
Hi Michael- This sounds like something we can address at given a look at your project file. If you'd like to contact us in support we can delve a little deeper into what's going on. James
Avid FX: combined fx, noise reduction & unsharp mask: one or the other works but not both together ... ???
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
A little unsharp mask helps a simple Canon 5D video track immensely; likewise for FX noise reduction. But applied together only the top one has its intended effect. That is, the upstream effect, eithe
DSLR with visible time stamp for legal work?
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
For some work a visible time stamp is required on the running video. There are some broadcast and semi-pro camcorders, from about $2,000 and up, with this option. A DSLR or even a POV type would be sm
Re: DSLR with visible time stamp for legal work?
by Nathaniel J Opgenorth 5 years ago
I'm surprised this isn't one of the strange features buried in something like a Canon 7D or something like that. Maybe a request to Magic Lantern for something like this If your not sure what Magic La
Workflow for scanning photos HD, Theatrical Doc
by Addison Mehr 5 years ago
We are scanning photos for a documentary that will eventually have a theatrical release. What is a safe resolution to scan these photos so that it holds up in a 2K or 4K screening environment. Thank y
Re: Workflow for scanning photos HD, Theatrical Doc
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
Addison; As Michael Phillips says, all the available resolution will help, it seems to me, especially if Pan and Zoom is contemplated. Most available scanners are limited in resolution, unless one goe
Avid FX: how to add filler to the *front* of the FX timeline ???
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
In MC, we can add filler to the front of a timeline clip, in selectable amounts of time. Or add time to the end of the MC timeline and then likewise extend the clip. In FX, it then shows the new exten
Re: Avid FX: how to add filler to the *front* of the FX timeline ???
by James Patterson 5 years ago
If you add the Avid FX to filler on the track above the video you want to work with you can roll the start of the track out and the effect will kick in where you want it to. Best Paddy
Media Composer with NVIDIA GTX
by Daniel Skrobowski 5 years ago
Hi, I'm a Media Composer 7 user. I'm thinking of upgrading some of my hardware, and I have a question: Is there anyone who is successfully using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, GTX 670, or other NVIDIA GeF
Re: Media Composer with NVIDIA GTX
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
Thanks, Erik; yes, I have heard from veteran programmers that parallel processing really is difficult and, in his opinion, the use of cores in CPUs or GPUs was in its infancy. Nevertheless, they make
Quicktime reference RGB and 709 look the same
by Razvan Dimitriu 5 years ago
It should be straight forward, right Avid works in legal range (16-235). When exporting for web, I choose "RGB" in the export settings, to remap the video levels to full range (0-255). But exporting w
Re: Quicktime reference RGB and 709 look the same
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
Razvan; This video tutorial, http: c2.avid.com forums p 86781 492177.aspx, by Douglas "drgaijin" might give a little useful information. He exported the same test footage many times in succession, var
Pan and Zoom for 3 points animation.
by nicolas remond 6 years ago
Hello, I love Pan and zoom filter, it is extremely intuituive, fast, and produces flawless quality. I am using "AB automation" most of the time, and with the semi automatic and full control modes I ha
Re: Pan and Zoom for 3 points animation.
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
Nicolas; Can you bring up the graph mode in FX Douglas - Gaijin-Eyes - has a wonderful tutorial on the graph capabilities of FX. It is #16.07. There is a huge benefit in *seeing* the FX transformation
AVID Menu Quality Button: it affects only the *display* ??? Or other output as well ???
by Michael McCune 5 years ago
Guys: The AVID Help guide refers to this Menu Quality Button as affecting the monitor *display.* implying it affects only the display. And then it points the inquiring mind to "Options for Controlling
Re: AVID Menu Quality Button: it affects only the *display* ??? Or other output as well ???
by Steve Rhoden 5 years ago
Sorry Michael, you are in the wrong Forum.........lol Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader) Film Editor & Compositor. Filmex Creative Media. http: www.facebook.com FilmexCreativeMedia 1-876-832-4956
PP5.5 Effect Control detail question
by Michael McCune 8 years ago
... new to PP after years with Sony Vegas Pro... Please advise. The universal control for Effects Controls adjustment is a slider with a corresponding numeric input option. This works. But fine adjust
Re: PP5.5 Effect Control detail question
by Michael McCune 7 years ago
Thank you. That is a big help. And, yes, I see the master reset button which resets all the values for that effect. It would be helpful if there was a way to reset the value for the ONE parameter that
Vegas render times at 6-12 times real time?
by Michael McCune 8 years ago
... Been using Vegas for years, now with 10e on an i7 quad core w 12 gig ram, GeForce 570 card (it has 480 cuda cores), Raptor OS drive with Vista Business 64-bit and several terabytes of storage. All
Re: Vegas render times at 6-12 times real time?
by Michael McCune 8 years ago
Thanks Nigel, Steve and Jeff for your thoughtful comments. Cut to the chase: I am trying Premiere Pro and it consistently renders in about 1.5 times real time; that is, one minute of video renders out
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