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Robert Olding

Growing up in Southwestern Idaho, my access to the arts and culture were limited mostly to TV and radio with the occasional foray into macrame and sewing.  I had a great love for all things creative and was generally thought of as an all around weir... [more]
Member Since:
July 21st 2015
36 Posts
Location:
Minneapolis
How come Final Cut won't recognize RGB and alpha transparency from video rendered in Aftereffects?
by Hilary Tsai 1 month ago
I made an animation in Aftereffects to be exported and brought into FinalCut to be used as a layover on top of my video. (just a little animation that plays over top of the video I've already loaded i
Re: How come Final Cut won't recognize RGB and alpha transparency from video rendered in Aftereffects?
by Robert Olding 1 month ago
Put it above the primary timeline. We do this everyday. In the primary timeline, add a generator, stretch it out as long as far as you need, fill it with any color, (we typically use white) then place
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Vectorscope and WFM levels for day for night
by Richard Swearinger 3 months ago
Color gurus!! In a day-for-night exterior sequence what levels should I aim for in Resolve when I adjust my highlights, mids and shadows The goal is make the scene read as nighttime while at the same
Re: Why add a lighted window?
by Robert Olding 3 months ago
"Is it safe to assume they're doing it for simultaneous contrast: the warm tungsten light makes the blueish moonlight look more blue and the lighted window makes the dark areas look darker " I think i
What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
by ryan elder 4 months ago
I was thinking of getting this one, but I was very surprised at the astonishingly cheap price: https: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home A=details&O=&Q=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0dHdBRDEARIsAHjZYYDWEVMG6Yh
Re: What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
by Robert Olding 4 months ago
A reflex lens is typically used for astronomy work. Plus their apertures are fixed. You won't be able control your depth of field. The focal length is achieved with mirrors as opposed to actual physic
FCPX 10.4.2 not recognizing transparency in ProRes 4444
by Michael Angelo 5 months ago
FCPX is ignoring the transparency of the embedded alpha channel in my Quicktime 4444 video files exported form After Effects v15, clip works in other programs including Autodesk Flame but in FCPX the
Re: FCPX 10.4.2 not recognizing transparency in ProRes 4444
by Robert Olding 5 months ago
We shoot quite a bit of product video and 99% of the time we rotoscope the product using After Effects. From AE, we export a ProRes 4444 file with an Alpha channel. We'll double check that the Alpha c
Can this type of shot be pulled off with a gimbal?
by ryan elder 6 months ago
I was going to shoot a short film but the steadicam operator became unavailable, and I am wondering how to pull off the camera movement only two weeks before the shoot. My DP suggested that we order a
Re: Can this type of shot be pulled off with a gimbal?
by Robert Olding 5 months ago
More depth of field won't help keep the shot stable but will help hold focus if the camera, the focus puller, or the talent miss their marks. With a smaller aperture, such as f11, you'll need one of,
Should I choose between a dolly or a slider?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
I am deciding which of the two would be better. A slider is slight cheaper it seems, depending on which one you buy. Here's two movie clips with some dolly moves, and I wonder if a slider would be jus
Re: Should I choose between a dolly or a slider?
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Or a jib on a dolly. #hellyeah
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Why doesn't my videographer color balance with white card before shoot?
by chris pike 6 months ago
I'm new to video production. I occasionally hire people more experienced than myself to assist, and I learn by watching. I always ask these pros if they color balance with a white card before a shoot.
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Re: Why doesn't my videographer color balance with white card before shoot?
by Robert Olding 6 months ago
We white balance. We also include a DSC Lab's OneShot Plus right before we slate the first take of a scene. Most of the time we shoot using a camera's RAW codec, so white balancing isn't as big of a d
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Setting up your Library
by Greg Ball 8 months ago
I'm a little confused on where to store my Library. In the old days FCP7, I would store the project file on my mac computer under documents. But all my media, titles, and render files were stored on a
Re: Setting up your Library
by Robert Olding 8 months ago
My setup is almost the same as Jeremy's. I keep the cache files on a very fast SSD two disk RAID 0, the media is stored on a four disk RAID 5, the Library is kept on a two disk RAID 0 that is backed u
DaVinci Export color/contrast issues No solved in Data Levels
by Christian Lawrence 10 months ago
Hey guys, sorry I'm sure this is a popular question, nonetheless I have no been able to find a suitable way to fix this issue. After grading to my liking in DaVinci Resolve and them exporting to later
Re: DaVinci Export color/contrast issues No solved in Data Levels
by Robert Olding 10 months ago
From page 660 of the current DaVinci Resolve manual ... "Limitations When Grading With the Viewer on a Computer Display" "Most computer displays do not operate at the color critical tolerances or spec
Auto ducking on FCPX
by Jack Pegoraro 11 months ago
Can't seem to find a way of doing this on FCPX which is surprising since iMovie does it.. am I missing something
Re: Auto ducking on FCPX
by Francois Jean 11 months ago
If you have a lot of this task to do you could check this little software that can do the job... http: ulti.media fcpx-autoduck FRANCOIS
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Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd
by chris pike 11 months ago
These are screen shots from video. Shot this with a Canon 5D mark iii. The cameraman said, hey your arm is dissappearing, during the shoot. So it wasn't a postproduction issue.
Re: Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd
by Robert Olding 11 months ago
What your seeing is motion blur. If your shooting at 24 FPS, set your shutter to at least 1 50 of a second. This still may not help so you'll have increase the shutter speed to something higher. To ca
And it starts. Animoji Music Videos are a thing.
by Bill Davis 12 months ago
Someone, somewhere (maybe inside Apple ) is surely working on 3d portrait capture and mapping to these. The future will be weird. (Yes, Albert Einstein IS a member of my Ska Band - why would you think
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Re: And it starts. Animoji Music Videos are a thing.
by Bret Williams 12 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed that! _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists Hang Tag http: bretfx
How can my client A/B audio tracks remotely?
by Xavier Paredes 1 year ago
I am currently editing a live musical performance for my client. He asked me to send him the videos once I'm done "sweetening" the audio. However, I would like for him to compare the original audio vs
Re: How can my client A/B audio tracks remotely?
by Jeremy Garchow 1 year ago
Do they have a Mac If so, open both in Quixktime X and hit shift enter to play them both at the same time. Then click back and forth to select whichever one you want to listen.
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Light Fall Off
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hello, I have a question regarding the inverse square law in regards to different types of light. I understand how light quadruples when the distance is halved and how light quarters when the distance
Re: Light Fall Off
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
The source and or modifier won't matter. The inverse square law will apply equally. Robert Olding www.8streetstudio.com Minneapolis, MN
Optical flow jittery? Useless?
by Alan Langdon 1 year ago
I have footage shot in 60p, and am slowing it down and applying Optical Flow. No matter what speed I use (25%, 3%), I don't get smooth motion but rather stuttery footage, with repeated frames every so
Re: Optical flow jittery? Useless?
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Depending on the cut you're attempting to smooth out, you may have to try a variety of "optical flow" workflows. Give MotionFX's mMorphCut a try, it works great. If that doesn't do the trick, here's a
Gamma shift from Davinci Resolve to Export
by Tom Ranieri 1 year ago
When I color in Davinci Resolve 12.5.5 the color looks great but when I export and view it in quicktime, there's a gamma shift and the color looks desaturated. I'm using a calibrated monitor. The gamm
Re: Gamma shift from Davinci Resolve to Export
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Hi Tom ... read this response I posted a little while ago. It might help you. https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 277 41024 Robert Olding www.8streetstudio.com Minneapolis, MN
crushed blacks in QuickTime
by Paul Guarri 1 year ago
Hi, I graded a video in Resolve 12.5. All clips are ProRess 422HQ from a Blackmagic cinema camera. Clips are set to video levels, export is set to video levels (tried auto auto as well). "Use mac disp
Re: crushed blacks in QuickTime
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Hi Paul ... read this response I posted a little while ago. It might help you. https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 277 41024 Robert Olding www.8streetstudio.com Minneapolis, MN
Color space issue at render
by Nicolas Chausson 1 year ago
Hi, I color graded a video on resolve and rendered it in ProRes 422 HQ. The video graded on Resolve looks like this: Now I want to put it on After Effects but when I import it that looks different, li
Re: Color space issue at render
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Hi Nicolas ... read this response I posted a little while ago. It might help you. https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 277 41024 Robert Olding www.8streetstudio.com Minneapolis, MN
Ultimate discussion about gamma shift issue from Resolve 14 into Quicktime / Youtube / Vimeo
by Kamil Iwanowicz 1 year ago
Hi Guys, Here's the problem: when exporting a file from Resolve 14 into any other format (H264, Prores, DNx or MP4), the image looks brighter and color looks different when watching the video in Quick
Re: Ultimate discussion about gamma shift issue from Resolve 14 into Quicktime / Youtube / Vimeo
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
The best solution we've found is to calibrate your computer's monitor using DisplayCal and follow the instructions for creating a LUT that Resolve will use for the GUI display. You'll need a professio
Apple Final Cut Pro X Forum
by Creative COW 2 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net fcpx
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Understanding Moire in FCPX?
by Kasey Gay 1 year ago
Hey team, I'll post some video comparisons soon, but I was hoping you guys could help me understand how to get better results from my exports out of FCPX. (I don't really understand what moire is. Wha
Re: Understanding Moire in FCPX?
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Kasey Gay "1. My knowledge up until this point said that transcoding to Pro-res was actually BETTER for color grading. I take it the people giving me this advice weren t accounting for the fact I was
GPU Memory is Full
by Joseph Robba 1 year ago
Hi There, I'm fairly new to using Resolve, and I've yet to run into this issue yet, but I'm currently having a problem where Resolve will not render or display video, and it continues to return the me
Re: GPU Memory is Full
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Check and see if your monitors are plugged into the proper Thunderbolt ports. Reference this Apple support article. Robert Olding www.8streetstudio.com Minneapolis, MN
Can someone explain why my footage quality isn't so good?
by Scott Clifford 1 year ago
Hello everybody, I'm currently using a Canon 700D to film my video projects and whilst some of the footage is satisfactory, often times it is producing results such as this. I've attached a screen cap
Re: Can someone explain why my footage quality isn't so good?
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Hi Scott ... I'm not sure if I'm reading your post correctly but it looks like you say your frame size is 4K. If that's correct, then FCPX is increasing the size of your image 2 times. If you're captu
Arrrrgh. Also Off Topic - Photos. Grrrr.
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
Damn, Damn, Damn, I'm venting here because many of you know this story. (My long, sad, frustrating story about my battles with my now terminated Adobe Photo Subscription.) As many of you know, I final
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Re: Arrrrgh. Also Off Topic - Photos. Grrrr.
by Robert Olding 1 year ago
Regarding software for the asset management of photos, I don't believe anything has yet to surpass Apple's Aperture. Unfortunately, it's not an option anymore. If you need something for just asset man
Totally OT - It's Sunday, do you know what your crew (and gear) are doing?
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
https: vimeo.com 223494758 BTW, NO CLUE what this was edited with - that's not the point. Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
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Re: Totally OT - It's Sunday, do you know what your crew (and gear) are doing?
by Claude Lyneis 1 year ago
That made working on a film crew look like fun. Great stuff.
FULL Calligraphy Animation, Handwriting Animation, Typography animation Tutorial wz Apple Motion
by Mohamed Mira 2 years ago
Hi Wishing you all the best. Beginners start from Part 1 Intermediates start from Part 3 https: www.youtube.com playlist list=PL3zg_sRE3_8utGFPz10vmInbou58dPYC2 Looking to hear from you Any comments a
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Robert Olding liked this 2 years ago
RESOLVE vs. RESOLVE Studio
by Tom Durham 2 years ago
Big thanks to the coloring pros for their time insights. Thinking of using Resolve to color a little indie feature... The non-Studio version seems amazing powerful. In looking at the comparison chart,
Re: RESOLVE vs. RESOLVE Studio
by Robert Olding 2 years ago
Hi Glenn ... I'm not sure about the free version from the Mac App Store, but I was able to get a third party OFX plugin to work with the Mac App Store Studio version of Resolve. It's a bit of a pain b
Lines and blocky noise added in renders
by David Coleman 2 years ago
Lately Resolve has been adding lines and strange noise about halfway through a render, regardless of the length of the media. Anybody run into this I re-render and the offending file and that usually
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Gino Amadori liked this 2 years ago
Re: Lines and blocky noise added in renders
by Robert Olding 2 years ago
We're doing 4K projects and we ran into the problem with our Mac Pro's with D700's in them. Our Mac Pro's with D500's don't exhibit the problem. We installed iStat Menus ( https: bjango.com ) on the m
FCPX 10.3 Reassign Role Inside Synchronized Clip
by Marco Abujamra 2 years ago
Hello, I am working on a complex documentary project, and updated to 10.3. I have all the interviews synced inside FCPX (synchronized clips). I've decided to assign audio role names (subroles, in fact
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Robert Olding liked this 2 years ago
Re: FCPX 10.3 Reassign Role Inside Synchronized Clip
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
Map a keyboard shortcut to "Open Clip" (mine is mapped to shift-zero) then select the clip, choose the keyboard command (or use the menu Clip Open Clip) and once the clip opens. change the audio Roles
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Robert Olding liked this 2 years ago
News: Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland, True Blood and many classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State, joins us to talk all about it all. (Boston, MA--November 3, 2016) T
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Robert Olding liked this 2 years ago
Offline // Online workflow for FCPX
by Liz Parham 3 years ago
Before we make the switch from FCP7, I just want to make sure an offline online Proxy workflow is doable for a feature length documentary with over 10tb of footage. Ideally, we would want to transcode
Re: Offline // Online workflow for FCPX
by Michael Angelo 3 years ago
Hello Elizabeth, Oliver's post is a good examination of your end game and finishing outside of FCPX, thank you Oliver: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 344 40379 I put this together so you can g
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Robert Olding liked this 3 years ago
Any suggestions for how to improve this clip's color correction?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I have a clip I shot in the airport. Color correcting to normal looking skin has been hard, and this shot is well nigh impossible. It's mixing different colored lights and is just a nightmare. I'm att
Re: Any suggestions for how to improve this clip's color correction?
by Joe Marler 3 years ago
Here is my attempt. All I did was: (1) Crop on her face to isolate that (2) Use the waveform scope to increase her skin luminance to about 40% (3) Use vector scope and color board to place the cropped
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