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michael stirling

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March 8th 2010
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Hackintosh GPU and MB GPU for GUI
by michael stirling 6 years ago
Hi, We are building a OSX Windows machine for our grade suite. It will sit along side our current Mac Pro 4,1 which will be a scopes machine and emergency back up I know GPUs have been well discussed
DCP looked lifted
by michael stirling 6 years ago
Hi I've just got back from a screening of feature and trailer DCPs I created and the feature looked so bad. I'm not the Colourist on this job, just QCing the grade and delivering. We screened at MPC s
Re: DCP looked lifted
by michael stirling 6 years ago
I think that everyone is misunderstanding the problem I'm having. There is nothing wrong with easyDCP's colour transformation. Putting a rec709 file through the easyDCP chain looks great in the cinema
Learning DaVinci
by Kevin Blum 6 years ago
Can anyone recommend a school, or online training for color grading. Preferably on DaVinci Resolve. I'm a television editor and I would like to expand my knowledge. Any help would be greatly appreciat
Re: Learning DaVinci
by michael stirling 6 years ago
There was a thread about this about 2 months ago which cover it quite comprehensively net based - search for these... Warren Eagles' fxphd fast forward course. Patrtick Inhofer Alexis Van Hurkman. For
Generating .cube LUT's for visual effects artist
by Greg White 7 years ago
HI i just graded a project shot on red, i exported 2k DPX files, the client is working at a visual effects house and they require .cube luts. i tried several different ways but nothing worked, dose an
Re: Generating .cube LUT's for visual effects artist
by michael stirling 6 years ago
Ha! Thanks... I did search through the manual for quite a while. Still works the old fashioned way too btw :-)
RED Trim...great but I wish it was better
by michael stirling 6 years ago
Hi The is half moan half feature request for DVR 10. I've been using the red trim a lot over the last few weeks (since it was pointed out to me in fact) and whilst I love it , it isn't very reliable a
Re: RED Trim...great but I wish it was better
by jake blackstone 6 years ago
No need to get nervous. Just make a copy of the project and do whatever the manual telling you to do without worry. Yes, you can remove your material from the pool after trimming it and adding new tri
Trouble Colour Matching a Studio Shoot
by Rob McDougall 6 years ago
Hello, I'm quite new to both DaVinci and colour grading in general. Looking to get some experience, I've offered to do a friend a favour and grade up a shoot she's done. It's a model in mainly white c
Re: Trouble Colour Matching a Studio Shoot
by michael stirling 6 years ago
I'd definitely be treating the skin and the white separately... node 1 overall luminance contrast balance. Node 2 balance skin tone (either in a HSL key or not) Node 3 key white and balance. I'd do a
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ALEXA Clip Import Issues
by Brittany DeLillo 8 years ago
This is probably the seven millionth post on the topic but I'm going for it anyway. I'm on a project that's shooting with the ARRI ALEXA. We're going with ProRes 4444 and Log-C. I wanted to get some t
Re: ALEXA Clip Import Issues
by michael stirling 6 years ago
Hmm, Just wanted to test some new LUTs and found I didn't have all the flavours of Alexa locally so tried to download these They download about 30MB before they 'think' they're done. I've tried in chr
Advice on 5.1 surround setup for the decklink extreme 3d
by michael stirling 7 years ago
Hi I'm looking to get some powered 5.1 monitors for my edit grading station and would love some advise on both speakers and connecting it up. Here's my set up: Mac pro running FCP7 and Da Vinci Resolv
Re: Advice on 5.1 surround setup for the decklink extreme 3d
by Chad Pearson 5 years ago
Yes. It looks like that's what the HDLink is for.
creating a masterfile with pre-made dolby e
by michael stirling 8 years ago
hi I have to render out a file for a client with stereo (on 1 and 2) and dolby e (on 3and 4). The dolby has been encoded elsewhere and I've been provided with the 2 files that are sync'd. I only have
Re: creating a masterfile with pre-made dolby e
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
Hi Mike, As long as you don't do anything to alter the audio information itself, there should be no problem at all. Adding the tracks and exporting shouldn't do anything to affect the audio. It's wise
fcp7 won't play rendered blue areas
by michael stirling 8 years ago
Hi I'm having a weird issue I've never experienced before I'm onlining an Project I graded and round tripped with DaVinci. It is 2048x873 PR 422 HQ. FCP will only either play back the files that don't
Re: fcp7 won't play rendered blue areas
by michael stirling 8 years ago
thanks thought it might be the size though it is 2k academy scope - so a pretty standard DCP-prep frame size I thought.
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