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John Michaels

Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke, Autodesk Lustre, Reaper
Member Since:
January 18th 2012
90 Posts
Replace master clip audio with WAV file?
by John Michaels 3 years ago
Hi! I was hoping for some advice to improve my workflow: Typically, I'll receive an HDCAM SR with picture and no audio. We need picture right away, so I'll ingest the tape with the number of audio cha
Re: Replace master clip audio with WAV file?
by John Michaels 3 years ago
Thank you for the response! I seem to remember that creates subclips though, and what I'm looking to do is to "update" the master clip itself, because our editors have already began to cut with the fo
ProRes 720x486 Black Lines
by John Michaels 4 years ago
Hello, hoping for a sanity check here. I'm taking a lot of 1080p 23.976 HD masters and center cutting them down to 720x486 23.976 SD ProRes files (just following orders). When I do this, I get black l
Re: ProRes 720x486 Black Lines
by John Michaels 4 years ago
Same thing in Switch an Quicktime X. I'm doing this in Vantage (not Episode) using the Quicktime (Telestream) encoder. For my Resize filter, I've tried both "Crop (Center Cut)" and Manual, with 0 crop
Embarrassingly basic question about importing
by Terence Morris 4 years ago
I'm used to importing source footage into FCPX from an SD card: FCPX understands the arcane file structure and basically does everything for me when I plug in the card (Canon H.264 MXF files). I want
Re: Embarrassingly basic question about importing
by John Michaels 4 years ago
If you would prefer to maintain the folder structure as it exists on your SD card, you can right-click the top-level folder in Resolve and choose "Add Folder and Subfolders to Media Pool" to go in and
Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 with Resolve Lite 11
by John Michaels 4 years ago
I'm trying to use the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 with Resolve Lite 11 (Windows). I have selected the Intensity for monitoring in Resolve's I O settings and restarted Resolve. But at this poi
Re: Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 with Resolve Lite 11
by John Michaels 4 years ago
Thank you all. I figured it out for myself; it was a dumb mistake. For those Googling this: I saw that my project settings were set to 10-bit monitoring, when obviously it should be set to 8-bit since
Multiple Jobs at Once?
by John Michaels 5 years ago
I'm on CatDV Worker Node 5.0.1. Currently, jobs execute one at a time. Is there a way to allow several jobs to run at once
Re: Multiple Jobs at Once?
by John Vaudin 5 years ago
The Worker has per-processor licensing. How need to purchase additional licenses to enable running multiple jobs simultaneously on different processors (or cores)
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Quicktime Reference Will Not Decode Properly
by John Michaels 5 years ago
Hello! I have never been able to get ffmpeg to decode Quicktime reference files properly. Usually ffmpeg will only read to the first "edit point," and then stop there. Steps to reproduce: - Take two s
Re: Quicktime Reference Will Not Decode Properly
by John Michaels 5 years ago
Thank you for the insight. I was thinking it was an issue resolving the paths of the referenced files, but the timestamp issue makes sense, too. However, shouldn't flags such as +genpts and +ignoredts
skin grading sony 4k ax100
by sean pollaro 5 years ago
i just got this camera today. the thing is so sharp that it brings out wrinkles and blemishes in people's skin that are invisible to the naked eye. i tried qualifying the skin and doing NR and blurrin
Re: skin grading sony 4k ax100
by John Michaels 5 years ago
If you have a good relationship with the DP, you might gently suggest softer lighting and some kind of mist filter in front of the lens (I'm partial to the Hollywood Black Magics from Schneider) for f
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QTDecoder Error With Footage?
by Christopher Hana 7 years ago
I have Resolve Lite for Windows (Version 8.2.1.). When I go to Browse through my media storage bins I select a folder to import into my media pool, and then a few seconds later during the import an er
Re: QTDecoder Error With Footage?
by John Michaels 5 years ago
I am still experiencing this problem intermittently, though not as often as I used to. I've gotten in the habit of transcoding any long GOP stuff (such as DSLR footage, where I'm most likely to encoun
Resolve 9 Windows: "QTDecoder.exe has stopped working"
by John Michaels 7 years ago
I'm trying to use Resolve 9 to make dailies from DSLR footage (7D, 5DMkIII) shot with Cinestyle. The problem is that 75% of the time I start to bring in the footage (H264 MOV), QTDecoder.exe stops res
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Re: Resolve 9 Windows: "QTDecoder.exe has stopped working"
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Hmmm. While I'm glad it has solved your problem, I am not so sure it's completely the solution. For several projects, I had written a script to use FFMPEG to repackage all the videos from MOV to MP4 c
Render Image Sequence starting at 0?
by John Michaels 7 years ago
When I render out an image sequence from Resolve, the counter in the filename always starts at something like 00806400 like it's keeping a running count or something. Is there a way to start each rend
Re: Render Image Sequence starting at 0?
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Well THAT was easy. Thanks!
Render Image Sequence starting at 0?
by John Michaels 7 years ago
When I render out an image sequence from Resolve, the counter in the filename always starts at something like 00806400 like it's keeping a running count or something. Is there a way to start each rend
Re: Render Image Sequence starting at 0?
by Juan Salvo 7 years ago
It's based on the timecode.one hour is 00806400 frames from 00:00:00:00. Just set your TC to start at 00:00:00:00 in the delivery room. Colorist Online Editor Post Super VFX Artist BD Author http: Jua
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Davinci Keying without noise
by sean ross 7 years ago
Hi all, I am struggling to get the noise out of my keys using Davinci. They seem exceptionally noisy relative to the keys that I am used to in Autodesk Flame and Lustre. Noisy to the point that they d
Re: Davinci Keying without noise
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
DaVinci Resolve is a color grading tool, not a compositing app. Resolve's HSL and RGB qualifiers are there to isolate secondary color corrections, not to perform chroma keying for compositing. You're
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Vertical lines over list headings
by John Michaels 7 years ago
This is obviously very low priority, but I find it really annoying. On most windows (Bins, Media Tool, etc), if I horizontally scroll through a list then scroll back, it leaves vertical lines across t
Re: Vertical lines over list headings
by Michael Phillips 7 years ago
"UI droppings..." I agree it is ugly but not high priority. There are a several areas with the new UI changes in v6 that have redraw and other issues that still need to be dealt with (floating windows
WWDC 2012: No New Mac Pro
by John Pilgrim 7 years ago
:-(
Re: WWDC 2012: No New Mac Pro
by Robert Houllahan 7 years ago
Wow super lame from Snapple iThing pad phone tvo Co. Maybe we should run Resolve on the cloud from out iPhone. -Rob- Robert Houllahan Director Colorist Cinelab Inc. www.cinelab.com MAHC-PRO 6-Core 3X
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Strange thing...
by Pichela Michel 7 years ago
Hi - Strange thing when i import in avid the aaf from resolve. Everything seems to work fine : all the graded mxf are load into my bin. The sequence seems ok but... it is not. When i try to play it th
Re: Strange thing...
by John Michaels 7 years ago
You might have more luck over at the Avid forum. It sounds to me like an issue with Avid, not Resolve.
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Making dailies with resolve
by Javier Sanchez 7 years ago
Hi all Well thats what i did, i habe alexa material wich i have to burn lut rec709 on with resolve and made proxies for edition, but i ha lost the audio, how do i relink to the original audio, i am af
Re: Making dailies with resolve
by John Michaels 7 years ago
You could copy the audio track over with Quicktime Pro as Juan said, or ffmpeg might be a better option in the long run with the -acodec copy -vcodec copy and -map options to grab the video, audio, an
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Does anyone have success with Resolve to Avid?!
by Roman Hankewycz 7 years ago
I have worked on a few Avid originated projects and they're always a pain. With much effort I'm able to get my projects from Avid into Resolve but I have yet to find a reliable method of sending grade
Re: Does anyone have success with Resolve to Avid?!
by Juan Salvo 7 years ago
Is what you're missing just AAF back out For what it's worth even in my fcp workflow I don't round trip XML. I bring XML in, grade, render source and then manually relink in fcp. It's just the way I f
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2K Aspect Ratios (Dumb Question)
by John Michaels 7 years ago
I'm doing title animations for a friend who shot on a RED. They told me they're doing 2K with a 1.85 aspect ratio. I've never worked with 2K before so this is a bit new. In After Effects, I created a
Re: 2K Aspect Ratios (Dumb Question)
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Excellent. Thank you again!
DaVinci Resolve Lite Installation error
by Daniel Dobie 7 years ago
Hello, I'm having problems installing the software on my system. I'm on a iMAC mid 2011 with i7 and 16 GB ram, ATI RADEON HD 6970 2GB ram and OWC 2X2TB RAID0 external enclosure. At the end of the inst
Re: DaVinci Resolve Lite Installation error
by John Michaels 7 years ago
From the second section you posted: 23 04 12 09:37:26,395 com.apple.launchd: (com.edb.launchd.postgresql-8.4 53004 ) getpwnam("postgres") failed That looks like a problem with your PostgreSQL database
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709 scale RGB for web
by stig olsen 7 years ago
Hi, Maybe a bit out of topic, but I guess this affect us all in some way. I mainly keep the material 709 all the way through Avid, compositing software and grading before delivery for both TV and web.
Re: 709 scale RGB for web
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Coming out from Avid, I output to Quicktime as RGB which scales to full range, then convert to h264, webm, etc from there to produce output very similar to my reference monitor. It is true that many o
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True no budget setup for grading, what are the best options?
by Gabriel Bergeron 7 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm an editor (with a big background in photography) who's started to use and learn Resolve to be able to grade small budget projects to complement the editing. I started to search for in
Re: True no budget setup for grading, what are the best options?
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Attempting to calibrate your iMac's display to REC709 is not going to work, because the video preview window in DaVinci is already showing an approximation (though still inaccurate) of what it might l
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LA based PC Davinci for testing?
by andrew sableton 7 years ago
I really want to test a round trip between a MAC Davinci and PC Davinci before I actually invest in a PC setup. Is there anyone in LA with a PC Davinci setup where I could bring in a project, do a qui
Re: LA based PC Davinci for testing?
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Bootcamp
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RED and 5D footage on same timeline ?
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
If I bring the fcp XML into resolve all the 5D footage shows up but red footage not found as it is looking for the pro res .mov files. If I import the XML into redcine-x pro and link back to the origi
Re: RED and 5D footage on same timeline ?
by Kevin Cannon 7 years ago
Hi Chad, As far as getting the media in, you may need to do it in two steps... see how this works: first load the XML and tell it to automatically load media and ignore file extensions. When it asks y
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Where do you put custom LUT in Resolve (Windows 7)
by josh phoenix 7 years ago
I just downloaded the 5d LUT for Cineform from the forum. There is many post on where to put this for a Mac machine but nothing for windows. This info is not in the manual either.
Re: Where do you put custom LUT in Resolve (Windows 7)
by John Michaels 7 years ago
I asked this a few weeks ago. It is: C: ProgramData Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Support LUT CineSpace (with backslashes obviously, but they don't show up here) For 3D LUTs.
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Cutting ProRes In MC6
by jack Bibbo 7 years ago
Project Started in FCP07. I want to move over to MC6. Shot RED converted to ProResHQ to Edit. Honestly how is the ProRes codec in AVID Does it want to covert to a MXF wrapper Good and Bad please. than
Re: Cutting ProRes In MC6
by Juan Salvo 7 years ago
If you haven't cut anything... then AMA to red footage and Transcode to DNxHD36. And edit away. But trying to use an XML from fcp and work with your prores proxies... with the hope that they'll link b
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Export Resolve project on Mac Import on Resolve PC
by Jeremy Ball 7 years ago
I exported a project on Resolve 8.1 on Mac to bring home to work on a project using Resolve 8.2 on PC. The export was successful. When I went to import the .resolve.tgz files they will not show up in
Re: Export Resolve project on Mac Import on Resolve PC
by John Michaels 7 years ago
I have not tried this, but can you just untar it (with something like 7zip) and ZIP it instead
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Film grain
by Gustavo Bermudas 7 years ago
I think we're all going to need this http: www.kickstarter.com projects crumplepop grain35-beautiful-35mm-film-grain-scans-for-your-d
Re: Film grain
by John Michaels 7 years ago
I'll never understand why people go through so much trouble to try to make their stuff look like film. If you want your footage to look like film, why not shoot it on film If I want my chicken to tast
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XDCAM AMA vs XDCAM MXF: Best for performance?
by John Michaels 7 years ago
I am editing from a large number of XDCAM EX clips in MC6. The clips were originally ingested via FCP, so they are Quicktimes I'm linking to via AMA, but I hear there is a performance hit to using AMA
Re: XDCAM AMA vs XDCAM MXF: Best for performance?
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Thanks for your input! Converting to MXF as I type this.
Advice new edit system
by Brett Allen 7 years ago
Hi All. I'm new here and a post rookie. Just wanted to ask for some advice. We have a canon 7d and will be shooting different projects and I wanted to setup my own editing system here at the house. I
Re: Advice new edit system
by John Michaels 7 years ago
Well, I can find you a $10,000.00 storage solution that would work great. ;) Do you have a general idea of how much you're willing to spend At the very basic level, you should certainly find a laptop
HD Footage to 16:9 MPEG2-DVD Is Slightly Pillarboxed
by John Michaels 7 years ago
When I try to compress 720 or 1080 HD footage to a 16:9 DVD, Media Encoder always adds a slight pillarbox to the footage. This happens with any HD stuff, whether it's a Quicktime movie or even things
Re: HD Footage to 16:9 MPEG2-DVD Is Slightly Pillarboxed
by Joe Lacy 6 years ago
Ever figure out a solution to this It's happening to me right now too.
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