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Sebastian Leitner

Member Since:
July 25th 2012
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New DCP Kakadu encoding option versus DCP-o-Matic
by Sascha Engel 9 months ago
Hi, I have an urgent querstion, due to terrible tight deadline: Usually, I create my DCPs with DCP-o-Matic, but I cannot check it, since the screening place ain't available. You can play DCPs now in D
Re: New DCP Kakadu encoding option versus DCP-o-Matic
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
sadly KAKADU DCP is only available in the studio version after the 15.2 update! so no free DCP via resolve anymore unless you stick with 15.1 if you are interested in professional DCP mastering you ca
Is there a way to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
When it comes to Canon DSLRS do they have softwares or apps that you can put on the camera card to shoot in wider aspect ratio options that are more wide than 16:9
Re: Is there a way to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
you do not understand how DSLRs work they are for photography, so obviously they have a much higher resolution and pixel count on the sensor. if you take a look at the specs of, say the 5Dmk3, you see
PAL DVDs still needed or just use NTSC?
by Chance Chancellor 5 months ago
I have a 23.97 HD source for an animated movie. The animation studio also provided 25fps HD video and audio (its a few minutes shorter on the 120min source so like sped up by 4% ). Based on those sour
Re: PAL DVDs still needed or just use NTSC?
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
there is a reason why NTSC is not sold in PAL countries: it looks like crap. firstly, resolution is even smaller and secondly and more importantly, the 30i would not be displayed correctly on most 50h
Is Full Frame really worth it?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
When it comes to making feature films, or even short films for that matter, we want them to look good of course, any my current camera is from 2011 so I was thinking of getting something new and 4K. H
Re: Is Full Frame really worth it?
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
the rolling shutter is a little bit more apparent, yes BUT it really depends on the model and price range. i personally love the look of full 35mm it's not mandatory of course. there are fantastic cam
Oh no Apple deprecating codecs?
by Robert Withers 6 months ago
This from the internet below . . . Is it time to think beyond apple and FCP Buy the latest powerful MB Pro to work for another few years I don t really care except would rather not have to buy a new c
Re: Oh no Apple deprecating codecs?
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
apple will provide conversion mechanics in future OS versions and 3rd party developers can still integrate their own codecs in their apps just on a system-level and in apple software there will be a "
Professional video viewer
by Hisayuki Yamamoto 4 months ago
Hello everyone I am an engineer in Tokyo JAPAN. What do you use the viewer of the video for I am using mpv and DaVinci Resolve when I want to check color accurately. It is macOS. I liked it because mp
Re: Professional video viewer
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
the absolute best professional video player on mac is SWITCH (telestream) for 10$ it even supports apple's color sync which only apple software uses. resolve is not color-accurate on an uncalibrated s
QuickLook MXF files from Canon C300?
by Chaz King 4 months ago
When I started at my current job I could press space bar on my Mac to do a Quicklook of an MXF file from our Canon C300. About a month ago I wiped the computer clean and even after installing Final Cu
Re: QuickLook MXF files from Canon C300?
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
no, apple changed to AVfoundation als the new multimedia heart and this is a closed system, you cannot add codecs to that. however, make sure you have the latest version of "pro formats", this will en
Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
by Rosie Walunas 4 years ago
Anyone with Yosemite notice when you download or try to open QT videos in codecs such as Animation or Apple ProRes 4444, basically anything that's not h.264, that you can't automatically watch the vid
Re: Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
p.s. there are many other players for more exotic video formats, my absolute favorites being iiNA (free + a better VLC) and switch (paid, professional player)
Little app: Prepare SRT for Translation
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
There was a discussion about "SRT Caption Workflow and Translation" with 10.4.4 on another group last week. I created a little free app which extracts the spoken text from a SRT for a further use with
Re: Little app: Prepare SRT for Translation
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
very cool! reminds me of: https: itunes.apple.com us app subtitle-translation-wizard id687194646 mt=12
A problem with export multiple audio roles to Compressor
by Andrey Komarov 4 months ago
Hello everyone! I apologize in advance if I asked the question in the wrong place, but I'm new here and not fully accustomed. I would be glad if you could help me understand the situation. I import to
Re: A problem with export multiple audio roles to Compressor
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
apple strategically spanned certain functionalities over various apps to keep prices low for beginners. so getting compressor together with fcpX is vital if you want more options. also keep in mind th
TextUp Bold and other Spherico fonts show up in red rectangle FCPX 10.4.5
by Larry Price 4 months ago
I've been on FCP (6 then 7, then 10.0, now 10.4.5) for years. Cut a number of Docs on them. I have a 58-minute doc in rough-cut I put together last July. Then had to step away from it. When I opened t
Re: TextUp Bold and other Spherico fonts show up in red rectangle FCPX 10.4.5
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
also, i found this: might help https: forums.creativecow.net thread 344 53229
Bad Aritfacting on Exported Videos.
by Greg Burke 4 months ago
RAW Proress is fine. But the second it goes through Media Encoder, Premeire. It gets really really bad Artifacting, Im unsure why. I even Match Raw Footage settings on export, still bad Artifacting. h
Re: Bad Aritfacting on Exported Videos.
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
i don't know exactly what you mean, try exporting a master in prores and compress then. adobe does have a blocking problem and some formats are pure ugliness try handbrake instead or apple's native h2
Contrast change after update to resolve 15
by Tristan Hachmeister 1 year ago
Hallo guys and gals, I recently updated to resolve 15 and now the shift in contrast and color appears again. My workflow is: Editing in Premiere, XML-Export to Resolve, Roundtrip to Premiere Pro. I'm
Re: Contrast change after update to resolve 15
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
have you tried this: https: www.youtube.com watch v=YwjLuUR51gE also: you should use video levels (most formats use it and if you override more shifts are likely to happen) resolve changed the underly
Unacceptable Gamma shift when uploading to Vimeo from Permiere
by Matt Hannon 1 year ago
Hey everyone, I am in need of bit of help if that's ok, I have a deadline approaching in 2 days and although I have finished the work and exported the file from Premiere Pro (CC 2018), when I upload i
Re: Unacceptable Gamma shift when uploading to Vimeo from Permiere
by Sebastian Leitner 3 months ago
your problem is colorsync in apple's retina p3 displays: i made a video about it (AND THE SIMPLE SOLUTION!), you can also read up on the details on my website (all in the description of the video): ht
Can't download Technicolor Cinestyle
by Adam Reichardt 4 years ago
Hi All, I've tried on multiple browsers to download the cinestyle camera profile from the below websites. The form needed to register never appears to pop up. Does anyone have experience with this or
Re: Can't download Technicolor Cinestyle
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
friends, i still have it on my canon and uploaded it. get it from: https: sebastianleitner.com cinestyle.zip
Choosing frame rates for projects with the C100 Mk II
by Jenn Lindsay 2 years ago
Greetings, all. I last posted on this forum when I was on the market for a new camera and I decided to go with the C100 Mk II. It has presented a huge learning curve for me, which is good I guess, but
Re: Choosing frame rates for projects with the C100 Mk II
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
shoot in 24, the easiest to conform to anything you need. if you need slow motion, record in 60 since 60 to 24 is the mathematically best algorithm. for web fps does not matter but anything else than
Magic Lantern
by Sergio Lelevier 4 years ago
I have a Canon 60D and I use it for still photography and for video. If I install ML, can I disable it to shoot photos or is it active all the time or can you bypass it for stills. Or, is ML also used
Re: Magic Lantern
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
no, warranty is not an issue anymore because you side load ML now and not overwrite anything. it lives on the SD card, when removed, camera boots into standard firmware. yes, best firmware for the mk3
Auto-focusing in video-mode with 5D mark III
by Adriano Castaldini 2 years ago
Hi everybody, just a newbie question: I'm in video-mode with a 5D mark III and an auto-focus lens. I'd like to know if it's possible to set the camera in order to focus automatically the central regio
Re: Auto-focusing in video-mode with 5D mark III
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
no, the mk3 is too old for that! you can, however, if you install "magic lantern" focus with the little jog wheel (controls motors) and set certain focus points where the servos would go to with the p
Hissing Noise with DSLR and Shotgun Mic
by Ashley Geiger 1 year ago
Hello, I just bought a new Audio Technica AT8035 condenser mic. I am using it with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera. It seems that when I have it plugged in, I have to turn the gain so high on the camera tha
Re: Hissing Noise with DSLR and Shotgun Mic
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
you can get something like "juicedlink" or "tascam dr70" to mount under the camera! yes, DSLR-preamps and connections are very bad, also the internal gain is noisy.
Which bit depth does DaVinci Resolve grade in?
by Juan Juig 4 months ago
Hello, when grading in DaVinci resolve, the values on the scopes are displayed on the scale from 0 - 1023, meaning that colours are previewed as 10bit. Does DaVinci always previews colours this way If
Re: Which bit depth does DaVinci Resolve grade in?
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
yes, resolve works with 32bits float internally (as does fcpX by the way) but monitoring (waveforms etc) are limited to 10bit because people usually only need it for broadcast 12bits is the maximum an
Davinci Resolve 15 - Video exported with alpha has jagged black strokes around images (pics attached) ...
by Chris Simeone 4 months ago
I am trying to use a video clip in a DaVinci Resolve 15 project that I created and exported with alpha transparency using DaVinci Resolve 15. The video clip shows several YouTube icons (TIFF files) fo
Re: Davinci Resolve 15 - Video exported with alpha has jagged black strokes around images (pics attached) ...
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
yes, this is a known problem of resolve's latest instalment. so far, nobody knows wha exactly. even with prores444 it happens some times i found that the best results are with cineform. alpha processi
FCPXML to DaVinci Correct Audio levels and transitions
by Alex James 4 months ago
Hi There, I cant seem to find a way to get DaVinci to read my FCPXML's audio values correctly. The levels just appear all set to 0db with in-corrected transitions upon import. Is there any way to get
Re: FCPXML to DaVinci Correct Audio levels and transitions
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
there is definitely something wring with the latest resolve instalment and audio levels! for me all levels are shifted 6-9db when monitoring compared to fcpX. for now bug-reporting is the only thing w
REC 709 or REC 2020
by Joseph Berg 4 months ago
So, I'm a little stuck here as my knowledge of color spaces is still rather limited. The majority of what I do is commercial work. The final delivery that I send out is 1920x1080 ProRes 422HQ. I shoot
Re: REC 709 or REC 2020
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
using anything else than rec709 does NOT make sense if any one of the following is true: a) your panel display does not support wide gamut (P3, adobe RGB color space or similar) you would not see it a
FCPX Flow transition is killing me
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
About three months ago I needed to use flow. I watched Simon demonstrate MFVX's tool and was impressed so I tried the one in FCPX. EVERYTIME I try to use it I got a beach ball. I chalked it up to my s
Re: FCPX Flow transition is killing me
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
optical flow can become corrupted sadly. i had this several times on different machines. optical flow would completely stop working and any speed adjustment (or flow transition for that matter) would
Echo. A side effect of Hum Removal?
by Xavier Paredes 5 months ago
I hear echo whenever I turn on Hum Removal. This has been happening I think since the very first time I used the Hum Removal. It is also happening with many different video clips (not just a particula
Re: Echo. A side effect of Hum Removal?
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
yes, also with the 50hz hum removal, voice gets an echo in 10.4.5 hum removal is not meant for noises like fridge compressors etc. it's meant for power line hums in either 50 or 60hz, which occur with
Best Sharpener Tool for FCPX
by Sascha Engel 3 years ago
Hi Everyone, I have a project for a museum, in which I have B&W Archival Footage SD, blown up to HD. I wanna sharpen it a bit to get rid of the fuzziness due to blow up. What is the best Sharpener Plu
Re: Best Sharpener Tool for FCPX
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
yes you can. but i've tested both on 4K footage from a FS7 in a flat profile (no in-cam sharpening). in the newer versions of FCPX the internal sharpening has improved. were i could clearly see differ
Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by Jim Elliott 2 years ago
Well, this is depressing. I don't know if something is wrong with my MacBook 2016, but I've noticed that footage in the Premiere program monitor looks VERY different to the exported video in various p
Re: Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by Sebastian Leitner 4 months ago
FIX COLOR GAMMA SHIFTS ON APPLE (iMac) P3 RETINA DISPLAYS TAKEN FROM MY WEBSITE, READ MORE AT https: www.sebastianleitner.com (check out my DCP course and hit "show more") it's not really a bug, more
Force relink
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
It would really, really, really be nice if a "force relink" feature were added so that mismatched media files could be relinked. Dare I say... just like in FCP7. Right now FCPX is just as bad as Media
Re: Force relink
by Sebastian Leitner 2 years ago
QUICK AND EASY FIX FOR ANY RE-LINKING ISSUES it's not a real "force re-link" and I don't know if it has already been mentioned BUT here is my little trick to deal with occasional errors like these: FC
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Can't render a DCP after adding subtitles path
by Zack Lee 3 years ago
Hello, I am using Davinci Resolve 11 to create a DCP. Normally, I can render a DCP by using the easy DCP plugin. However,I added the subtitles Path in the render settings and I received the message :
Re: Can't render a DCP after adding subtitles path
by Sebastian Leitner 3 years ago
hey! I had exactly the same problem! It used to work before but then it stopped! I'm on Resolve 12.5.1 and my XMLs are conform to the TI interOP standard (they come out of "belle nuit montage"). I fou
DDP authoring fluke
by renee bergan 8 years ago
Hi, I don't even know how to explain this, but i'll try. I made a master DDP data DVD to send to a replication house (which they required as a master for replication). When my client received the copi
Re: DDP authoring fluke
by Michael Sacci 8 years ago
If you do a Build and Format, and then you make changes and then do just the Format, you have not updated the build so it is using the old VIDEO TS folder. So if you make changes always do a Build and
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subtitle or menu subpicture too complex - HELP
by Frans Suijs 10 years ago
Hi, I have a dvd with 2 sets of 9 clips. The first set contains 10 subtitles, the second set 7. There are 85 menu's on the dvd. When I do a project check it seems to be fine, but when compiling to dis
Re: subtitle or menu subpicture too complex - part 3
by Sebastian Leitner 5 years ago
i just want to concur quickly! if i disable outline (set it to "none") i can have any values of the other options they do not get in the way at all. i'm on mac and cs6
DaVinci Resolve 10 beta 2 is now available
by Peter Chamberlain 6 years ago
Hello, we are pleased to report that DaVinci Resolve 10 beta 2 is now available on the BMD support web site. This is a no charge download for all DaVinci Resolve customers and there is a Lite version
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 10 beta 2 is now available
by Sebastian Leitner 6 years ago
i have the exact same problem. first i thought the CUDA update did something but on my other machine it is the same without it. v9 and even beta 1 of v10 worked! someone told me, resolve only handles
Importing AAF files into Final Cut
by Zeliha Bozkurt 13 years ago
Hi I have an AAF file (which was created by using Automatic Duck) that I am trying to import into Final Cut. When I try to import this file Final Cut gives me a message saying that this file is not re
Re: Hey...
by Wes Plate 7 years ago
Jan, Can you zip the AAF file and send to us ftp: ftp.automaticduck.com user: support pass: support Please create a folder and name it with your email address, then put the zipped AAF file into that f
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Recommended hard drive for DCP?
by Gustavo Bermudas 8 years ago
Can anybody recommend what's the standard hard drive used for DCP I know it has to be Linux formatted, 500GB, but my confusion is when it comes to connect the drive to the DCP server. I've heard that
Re: Recommended hard drive for DCP?
by Sebastian Leitner 7 years ago
NTFS works on DOREMI and some other servers (with the latest firmware). the easiest way to deliver an EXT2 formatted harddisk (without using any linux) is the following though: make your DCP with open
DCP files
by nick avaliani 8 years ago
Hello Forum what DCP files mean and how can I make it out of Final Cut Pro I was told to deliver DCP files to movie thanks
Re: DCP files
by Sebastian Leitner 7 years ago
hey there! i just finished my first DCP with openDCP and it's kick-ass. i tested it in a big cinema that had a DOREMI 2k4k server with a DOLBY DP8 processor. 5.1 surround played beautifully and pictur
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