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Roger Bolton

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How to remove a dust/water spot in post?
by Jack Niedenthal 6 years ago
I would really like to know how to remove a spot in post (I am always shooting by the sea, so this happens a lot, it happens with dust and also droplets). See the attached picture. Thanks in advance.
Re: How to remove a dust/water spot in post?
by Roger Bolton 6 years ago
You can try using CoreMelt "Object Remover" plugin which is part of SliceX to clone an area of the hair next to the spot. See here: http: www.coremelt.com videos slicex-remove-objects.html - Freelance
VFX heavy job: offline editor refusing to cut to length until the director has seen the cut?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
We recently did a job on a 60 second TVC. The director turned up a day late for the offline putting the schedule back, so we tried to push the AVID editor to create a 60 sec version with lots of alter
Re: VFX heavy job: offline editor refusing to cut to length until the director has seen the cut?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
The 2 minute version had more than twice as many green screen shots, we needed some input on which ones would be most likely to make the cut. But yes we did actually start rotoscoping based on the 2 m
GTX 590 vs 690 for resolve?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Hi, I read that for some CUDA applications the 590 is actually a faster board than the 690 due to some optimizations for games only in the 600 series. Eg see this thread from May: http: forums.creativ
how big is the benefit of separate GPU for GUI?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Was going to configure a box with one x GTX 260 (gui GPU) and one X GTX 590 (rendering GPU). How much of a speed benefit will that give me over just having the GTX 590 alone This config is supported b
Re: how big is the benefit of separate GPU for GUI?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Ah, someone told me that the 590 was faster than the 690 for CUDA, is that not correct So I need license to run a one card for render and one card for GUI setup I thought Da Vinci Lite could handle th
any benefit from more than 6 i7 cores?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
I have an ASUS motherboard with single six core i7 980x, I'm interested in configuring this system with 2x Nivida 590s as a resolve box. Would I get any benefit from extra cores, eg on debayering spee
Re: any benefit from more than 6 i7 cores?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
ok thanks guess I'll keep this machine as a training system then and buy a dual socket quad core box for the production one. - Freelance: Flame - Smoke - Resolve - Nuke - VFX Supervision Owner Directo
any way of outputting an XML referring to graded dpx?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Hi, I have noticed that when you output an XML you can only do it from the conform page and that resolve maintains links to the original file names in the xml. In this case thats MXF files from avid,
Any AAF file event viewer?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Is there any program (on mac if possible) that will let me just view the filenames and timecodes of each shot inside an mxf file. having some conversion issues going from MC to resolve and hoping to l
Re: Any AAF file event viewer?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Well AAF is binary but at the end of the day it decodes into a list of file names and timecodes per track. Its a pretty simple job for a programmer to just decode the structure and print out a spreads
On MacBook pro
by Sala Sultan 8 years ago
Hi! I tried Resolve and I love it, the only problem is its slow and slog ish, an sometimes really slow. My MacBook pro is i7, 16GB of ram or memory SSD, it's 2011 model.. Any ideas to make it faster S
Re: On MacBook pro
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
I don't think anyone things their laptop is going to be as fast as a proper resolve suite just because it's the same software. But the thing is, resolve as it ships with default settings does seem pre
having to reselect mc color control when restarting?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Hi, seeing a strange problem where when I restart resolve it loses the connection to the mc color. To get it back I need to go into preferences, switch the mc color off, quit resolve, then restart, sw
Re: having to reselect mc color control when restarting?
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
really how do we submit a bug report theres no obvious way on blackmagics website. - Freelance: Flame - Smoke - Resolve - Nuke - VFX Supervision Owner Director: CoreMelt Plugins
RED AMA->DNXHD transcoding workflow for passing to Resolve with no issues
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Hi, I'm just researching the best workflow for an upcoming job. We are going to edit in Media Composer, grade in Resolve, then finish in Smoke. I did a test yesterday taking in R3D files via the AMA p
Re: RED AMA->DNXHD transcoding workflow for passing to Resolve with no issues
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
thanks very much, ok will try that workflow of spitting out DNxHD directly from Redcine. sounds simpler I did try using prores lt 720p proxies from Redcine into Avid... no luck, avid was changing the
Lock and Load Stabilization updated for FCP X
by T. Payton 8 years ago
Oh I have been waiting for this. CoreMelt just released their update for Lock and Load to work with FCP X. It was fantastic in FCP 7 and with my first test today in FCP X it is working every better. N
Re: Lock and Load Stabilization updated for FCP X
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Jeremy, since 10.0.0 FCP X has added a lot of features to make it a more usable tool. Its still not suitable for all workflows that FCP 7 could handle, thats fine those users have got other places to
Lock & Load for FCPX... finally
by Mitch Ives 8 years ago
CoreMelt has released Lock & Load for FCPX. If you aren't familiar with it, it was the best stabilizer for FCP. I've been stabilizing footage in FCP7, before using it in FCPX. It's that much better. N
Re: Lock & Load for FCPX... finally
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Hi Mark, we had a problem with our license server yesterday, its now resolved, everyone that ordered during the time we had a problem got sent an email with their license manually within 1 hour. Yours
Is FCPX worth it now with the new update?
by Christopher Targia 9 years ago
So now that FCPX finally has multiclip (and an awesome one from what I have seen), as well as some other features like a new chroma keyer and 7toX plugin, is FCPX worth getting now ===================
Re: Is FCPX worth it now with the new update?
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Iain, FCP X renders faster than 7, but rendering is just a pretty small part of the whole workflow. FCP X magnetic timeline slows me down, it gets in my way and it clearly is not such a ground breakin
Are people happy with the built in stabilizer and rolling shutter removal in FCP X?
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Are you happy with the built in stabilizer and rolling shutter correction in FCP X Does the background processing work as it's supposed to I'd be interested to hear all your comments for reasons that
Re: Are people happy with the built in stabilizer and rolling shutter removal in FCP X?
by Mark Morache 9 years ago
I like the stabilizer. I haven't needed the rolling shutter filter since I don't use a dslr. Stablizer can take some time to analyze the shot, but it makes my shots look like I used a steadicam. -----
Interesting notes about fcpx plugins
by Jeremy Garchow 9 years ago
Check out this video sent to me over the Twittersphere. I don't use Magic Bullet Looks, but there's some general interest comments in here: http: vimeo.com 31549183 Jeremy
Re: Interesting notes about fcpx plugins
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Personally I disagree with Apple's design decision on this. In Motion 4 and Motion 5 both custom controls and on screen controls are supported. The developer can choose which is more appropriate depen
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Lock & Load renders blue screen
by Rich Gehron 10 years ago
Been using L&L on a project and successfully stabilized a shot a few weeks ago. Went back in to make a few adjustments today, re-tracked the shot, re-rendered and final render gives me a blue screen.
Re: Lock & Load renders blue screen
by Peter Mackie 9 years ago
If you are running Mac FCP and have had a difficult time with Lock and Load you MUST try Mercalli 2.0 I fought for days with unreadable frames and blue screen in L & L, and finally tried the Mercalli
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Project X27
by Steve Connor 9 years ago
http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2011 09 announcing-project-x27 So this will give me the ability to get FCPX Projects to FCP7 and then out to OMF, XML, and EDLs That will be a handy workaround. "My Name i
Re: Project X27
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
FCP 7 does work in Lion. There were problems in many third party plugins due to a bug in Lion that's fixed in 10.7.2 Apples official position is that FCP 7 is supported on Lion. - CoreMelt V2 plugins
fcpx stabilizing workflow
by jason leue 9 years ago
With fcp 7 the best workflow was to re-render out the footage you were actually using in your cut and then use smooth cam other wise it would analyze the whole clip in the bin. Is this the same in fcp
Re: fcpx stabilizing workflow
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Turning on stabilize in the inspector only analyzes the portion in use in the timeline. - CoreMelt V2 plugins
A Plug-In maker chimes in on FCPX
by Herb Sevush 9 years ago
Just received this e-mail from FCP plug-in maker CoreMelt : Apple released their latest version of Final Cut Pro on 22 June; Final Cut Pro X. There's a lot of great new features, and we are investigat
Re: A Plug-In maker chimes in on FCPX
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Exactly, fxplug2 is basically the same api with 64 bit extensions, no surprise there. Having to wrap them in a motion template to work in FCP is a bit weird but whatever. At this stage we are thinking
Facility Management Dilemma re: FCP-X
by Jan Maitland 9 years ago
I currently have 7 seats of FCP 7: 4 for editors, 2 for assistants interns and 1 in a mobile rig. THE PROBLEM: I need to hire two more editors and one more assistant this year. Since it's not ready fo
Re: Facility Management Dilemma re: FCP-X
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
I know that Apple has "officially" stopped selling FCP 7 and taken it from the website and Apple Store. However as a larger facility you would deal with Apple Enterprise (do they still exist ) and hav
Copying FCP X / Motion / Compressor to other computers
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Has anyone found a solution to downloading once and installing on multiple computers (Which are authorised under the same Apple store id) FCP X Motion Compressor is a 4GB download and we have 6 mac's
Re: Copying FCP X / Motion / Compressor to other computers
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Hmm, I didn't try just copying the installation as I can see that during installation FCP X runs a bunch of terminal scripts to set things up properly. Have you tested this and made sure it works ok E
CoreMelt and FCP X
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Unfortunately, Apple choose not to give us any information about plugin support in FCP X prior to it's release today (22 6 11). We would like to support FCP X as quickly as possible, but until we have
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Re: CoreMelt and FCP X
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
There may be, but we haven't been given access to it yet. Yes we find it hard to believe as well. - CoreMelt V2 plugins
Droplet image sequence to prores convertor?
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Anyone know a handy tool that you can drop a folder of image sequences on that will automatically spit out a ProRes quicktime with predefined settings Compressor can't actually take folders of images
Re: Droplet image sequence to prores convertor?
by Roger Bolton 9 years ago
Yes I know you can use QuickTime Pro but it's too slow doing this for dozens of new versions of shots everyday. I'm looking for a faster solution, and yes I'm aware that Compressor can't do it, I'm ho
Plugin to Emulate Handheld Footage???
by Max Frank 10 years ago
Hi there, I have some locked off HD interview material that I'd like to appear as if it were shot handheld. Is there a plugin for FCP or Motion, at the worst that will help emulate a gentle floating,
Re: Plugin to Emulate Handheld Footage???
by Roger Bolton 10 years ago
Hi, we have a Camera Shake plugin as part of CoreMelt "Gadget" which does both gentle float and shake with separate parameters for both. http: www.coremelt.com docs V2 C2%20Gadget%20-%20Editors%20Tool
Sony DSC1024HD scan convertor into Intensity Pro?
by Roger Bolton 11 years ago
Hi, I am trying to get the output from a Sony DSC 1024HD scan convertor into an intensity Pro as 1080i HD under Windows XP SP2. I am just trying to test the input with the Amcap test program in Window
Re: Sony DSC1024HD scan convertor into Intensity Pro?
by Roger Bolton 11 years ago
Updated the BM software to 3.4 and tried using Media Express as well, same symptoms, works fine at PAL but not at 1080i. I also have an edirol V440 HD mixer here, and that works fine going into the BM
Not another FCP Slideshow Question!
by Josh Brown 11 years ago
Hi guys, I'm trying to create a photomontage to be viewed on computer only. I have struggled with this for weeks and am still not happy with the results. Here is one of my better test videos: http: ww
Re: Not another FCP Slideshow Question! VIDEO TUTORIAL in this post
by Roger Bolton 11 years ago
Moire can be elminated with anti-aliasing and motion blur. Both of those are included in ImageFlow FX V2 in all plugin hosts. Roger CoreMelt - CoreMelt V2 plugins
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