Robbie Carman is a Colorist and co-owner of Amigo Media LLC a small finishing boutique located in Washington, DC with a focus on broadcast television and independent film finishing. Robbie has 12 years of experience in SD and HD projects including hu... [more]
Robbie Carman is a Colorist and co-owner of Amigo Media LLC a small finishing boutique located in Washington, DC with a focus on broadcast television and independent film finishing. Robbie has 12 years of experience in SD and HD projects including hundres of programs for Discovery Networks, National Geographic, PBS, MSNBC and others. Technical problem solving and workflow design are among his strengths.
Robbie is the co-author with Jason Osder of Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook. Final Cut Studio on the Spot 3rd Edition with Richard Harrington and Abba Shapiro, Video Made on a Mac: Production and Post Production with Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite with Richard Harrington, and DVD Studio Pro 4 3rd Edition. From Still to Motion A Photographers Guide To Creating Video With Your DSLR with Richard Harrington, Jim Ball and Matt Gottshalk.
Robbie, contributed as the technical editor to Alexis Van Hurkman's The Encyclopedia of Color Correction for Final Cut Pro (Peach Pit),The Apple Pro Training Series book Color by David Gross and Michael Wohl (Peach Pit) and The Apple Pro Training Series book Final Cut Pro 7 Quick Reference by Brendan Boykin.
Robbie is also the author of Color Essential Training, Color 1.5 Essential Training, New Features in Color 1.5, Getting Started with Apple Color and Final Cut Server 1.5 Getting Started for lynda.com
In addition to to creative work, Robbie is also an Apple Certified Instructor and teaches all levels of Final Cut Pro Studio. He teaches and speaks nationally at conferences such as NAB, The Editors Retreat, The NY Post Production conference, and GV Expo
Robbie lives with his wife and daughter in Alexandria, VA.
compare different grades by Rick van den Berg 5 years ago Hi, is it possible to create more grades at the same shot to quickly switch and compare tweak for example, in apple color you can just click something like ''add new grade''. Im familiar with the ''gr
Re: compare different grades by Robbie Carman 5 years ago yes, versions allow you do exactly what you're asking. You have unlimited versions in resolve, you can name them etc. There are shortcuts for quickly flipping back and forth and depending what panel (
Importing corrections by Chad Terpstra 6 years ago Apple Color had this handy feature to import corrections from a different sequence. This meant if you had identical sequences then all your grades would land on the right clips (minus tracking data).
Re: Importing corrections by Robbie Carman 6 years ago sure...its called colortrace. Very handy indeed. Robbie Carman ---------------- Colorist and Author My Books Online Training Twitter Blog Mixing Light Powered By The Tao Of Color
What's your display gamma by Paul mitchell 8 years ago Hi there Resolve community Wondering what gamma value people are using on their sdi grading displays(LCD or plasma) out of the blackmagic video cards when grading HD rec 709 ; 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 Thanks
Re: What's your display gamma by Alexis Hurkman 8 years ago Since my book (the Color Correction Handbook) is quoted, allow me to make a slight correction, and to elaborate on Mike Most's reply. At the time I wrote that, I was going by information regarding the
Penta and FSI comparison by Chris Tomberlin 6 years ago Anybody out there put a Penta and Flanders side by side I know "better" can subjective term so I won't ask which is "better". Just wondering as a grading monitor if one is more accurate than the other
Re: Penta and FSI comparison by Robbie Carman 6 years ago Brandon - Curious what's the price point for that 55 Looking for something in that size for upgraded client monitors Robbie Carman ---------------- Colorist and Author My Books Online Training Twitter
680s, 780s, Titans by Paul King 6 years ago Hi All Here comes that same question again re GPUs. I have to deliver a new Resolve system. It will be based on the Supermicro board and the client wants to do 4k. So to do 4k you need 4 x 680 @ 6000
Re: 680s, 780s, Titans by Robbie Carman 6 years ago Just to reinforce a couple things Juan has mentioned.... Mac can now with latest OS and drivers def. do 5 cards. I'm running it now. Couldn't get it to work at first SMC reset has done the trick. Like
general use lens for 7D by Ashley Davis 8 years ago I'm about to order a Canon 7D body and I need a good everyday lens. At the moment, I'm only getting one lens but will eventually get others too. So I am looking for a good functioning high end lens, t
Re: general use lens for 7D by Robbie Carman 8 years ago Well I would put a vote towards the 17-55. This lens is absolutely one of the sharpest lenses in my bag. Great for photos, good for video (as good as photo lenses can be). I actually sold the Canon L
ultra scopes 1.5 not showing gamut by Robbie Carman 8 years ago I just updated my ultra scopes to v 1.5 Seems like there is a bug. With gamut checked for both parade and luma waveform out of gamut trace doesn't appear read as it used to. Anyone having the same pro
Re: ultra scopes 1.5 not showing gamut by Robbie Carman 8 years ago Thanks Hersh and Joshua for your updates. (Joshua I just responded to your email). After Luke informed me about the profile tie-in, now gamut highlighting it does indeed work for RGB however I still c
5D Iris by Roy Schneider 8 years ago Hi All: I was shooting on a project today, and got brain freeze and lost in space. Once I have my camera set up in manual, and am happy with all my settings, is there a way to move the camera and not
Re: 5D Iris by Robbie Carman 8 years ago michael well said. I was writing almost the same thing as you posted Robbie Carman ---------------- Colorist and Author Check out my new Books: Video Made on a Mac Apple Pro Training Series DVDSP From
Re: Taking requests for new DSLR Podcasts by Robbie Carman 8 years ago Bill Reading your original post I think the thing was that it was kind of confusing and exceptionally metaphorical. Not to take way from what you were are saying I think Rich's response was one of con
Timcode on HD Extreme/Ultrascope by Robbie Carman 8 years ago Hoping someone has a answer for this one. I've written BM support but haven't heard back. A few months ago I swapped out my AJA Kona 3 for a HD Extreme since we moved to Resolve. With the old card and
Re: Timcode on HD Extreme/Ultrascope by Joshua Helling 8 years ago Hi Robbie, The first email I've seen from you was forwarded to me from Peter Chamberlain. I've responded to your email in some detail, but also had some questions. I've also responded to a post with s
ProPrompter HDi by Danny Grizzle 8 years ago Anyone using ProPrompter HDi with a DSLR rig This looks like a cool iPad-based device that would be perfect for a project I have early in 2011. Even cooler, a separate iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch)
Re: ProPrompter HDi by Robbie Carman 8 years ago yep I"ve used it a few times and works great. Also check out Prompster which is pretty good too Robbie Carman ---------------- Colorist and Author Check out my new Books: Video Made on a Mac Apple Pro
DIY skateboard dolly by Robbie Carman 8 years ago Came across this cool story. For a $100 easy to build your own dolly http: mikemillerproducer.blogspot.com Robbie Carman ---------------- Colorist and Author Check out my new Books: Video Made on a Ma
Re: DIY skateboard dolly by Joseph W. Bourke 8 years ago That's a relatively easy build if you've got the tools (which I do). For more of this DIY stuff, you owe it to yourself to check out: Cheesycam.com Some of the stuff on there is laughable, but a lot o
Pluraleyes - No Sequence coming up by Stefan LaToure 8 years ago Hey all!! I downloaded Pluraleyes to test it out on my MacBook Pro, but after it finds the Project it doesn't find the Sequence to actually do the sync. Has anyone seen this or know how to fix it Than
Re: Pluraleyes - No Sequence coming up by Robbie Carman 8 years ago do you have the seq open before running plural eyes I seem to remember having this issue when the sequence wasn't actually opened before running plural eyes Robbie Carman ---------------- Colorist and
Tip: add sharpness back in! by Richard van den Boogaard 8 years ago Hi, Recently, I got a great tip from another DSLR shooter, which I want you guys to take advantage of as well: add a sharpness effect back into the footage in your NLE. Many of us DSLR shooters choose
Re: Tip: add sharpness back in! by Robbie Carman 8 years ago I just wrapped up grading a feature shot entirely on 7Ds last week and agree with this. Just a touch will do it because nothing is uglier in my opinion then a overly sharpened video. Another thing tha
Timecode to Ultrascope by Robbie Carman 9 years ago Hey guys I have a little bit of a head scratcher. Recently pulled my Kona 3 and replaced with HD Extreme 3 as I've set up my machine as a Resolve. I also have an ultrascope setup. So SDI out of the BM
Re: Timecode to Ultrascope by Dave Gorrie 9 years ago That sounds weird for sure - did you try going out of your BMD card into your monitor, then your switched out (if you monitor has it) goes to ultrascopes to see if it's the same result Just got my HD
Re: Tangent Devices/Resolve by Robbie Carman 9 years ago nope because its not USB but ethernet based. Currently supported surfaces are Tangent Wave (USB) New Resolve Panel (also USB) and on LInux the older 2k style panels Robbie Carman ---------------- Colo
29.97 to 59.94 on the Fly? by Robbie Carman 12 years ago Have a client that has a question that I think I know the answer too but thought I check with the experts here. I belive footage source is 720p30 Footage was digitized what looks like using the 720p30
Re: 29.97 to 59.94 on the Fly? by Jeremy Garchow 12 years ago Yes, it will. No worries there. When you monitor your footage out of your Kona, you are actually watching 720p60. The pulldown is being added on the fly by FCP. Jeremy