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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]
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July 21st 2015
44 Posts
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Minneapolis
Video and audio timecode sync questions
by Paul Page 3 weeks ago
Dear friends, I have received a project with RED raw files and separate stereo audio and was researching about a timecode sync in Resolve. I'm not very experienced in this workflow, but my assumption
Re: Video and audio timecode sync questions
by Marc Wielage 3 weeks ago
Paul Page "So that means they didn't sync it during filming and I have no other way but to manually connect it using clapper as a reference " Yes. That is the way motion pictures shot on film were sy
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Green screen noise high when people wearing white or black?
by Adam Leonard 3 weeks ago
Let me know if this should be on another forum. So we're shooting with a Canon XF405, tungsten lights with lightboxes, and using ATEM as our switcher. The big problem is, when we use the green screen,
Re: Green screen noise high when people wearing white or black?
by Chris Santucci 3 weeks ago
I've done a LOT of greenscreen work, including post work, and even though I've never used a switcher, it sounds like either exposure is low or it's really just a settings issue with the switcher. Poss
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RAID setup for 4k editing- Advice sought!
by Varun Trikha 3 weeks ago
Hello, Can the kind editing porofessionals help me out with their valuable feedback and advice here, please. I have been working on a documentary as a director for 5 years and now we are entering the
Re: RAID setup for 4k editing- Advice sought!
by Robert Olding 3 weeks ago
Hi Varun, Using a RAID on a Mac is simple and easy to do. I doubt you'll have any issue setting it up. I'd put all your footage on the 12TB RAID, use one of the LaCie drives for your FCPX Library and
Frame Rate Question
by Robert Olding 1 month ago
I've got a commercial shoot coming up and the client says besides posting the video on the usual web and social media sites, it may end up being broadcast in the UK and Australia. Should I be shooting
Re: Frame Rate Question
by Robert Olding 1 month ago
Shot it at 25. Thanks Marco! Robert Olding Studio Eight Director of Photography http: www.studioeightmn.com Minneapolis, MN
Frame Rate Question
by Robert Olding 1 month ago
I've got a commercial shoot coming up and the client says besides posting the video on the usual web and social media sites, it may end up being broadcast in the UK and Australia. Should I be shooting
Is my client's style guide wrong? Colour matching issue
by Markus Stone 4 months ago
The style guide says the logo red should be CMYK 10, 100, 78, 2, which it is, in illustrator. But, the style guide also says that in RGB, it should be 214, 0, 55 (#D60037), which it's not. I have trie
Re: Is my client's style guide wrong? Colour matching issue
by Robert Olding 4 months ago
I agree with Kalleheikki and would ask the client for an RGB sample. I would caution that it's possible that the person you have direct contact with may just take a CMYK file, convert it to RGB and se
Monitor calibration
by Enginn Heima 6 months ago
Hello. Always this same confusing subject for me, but I'll try to make this as clear as possible and if anyone could throw in their two cents, I would be much obliged! I'm working with rushes from a S
Re: Monitor calibration
by Robert Olding 6 months ago
Enginn ... for more of an explanation, take a look at these various sites. http: www.pixelupdate.com solutions-to-resolve https: mixinglight.com color-tutorial gamma-2-2-vs-gamma-2-4-davinci-resolve i
OT: Ripple Training
by David Mathis 6 months ago
More training for Resolve users this time it is the Fusion tab: https: www.rippletraining.com products davinci-resolve warp-speed-fusion Kudos to Mark Spencer, Steve Martin and the entire team!
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Rotoscoping tricky shot
by Mike Poliskey 6 months ago
Hi, I need to rotoscope a girl walking across frame, but the shot is a bit tricky, colourful background with yellows and reds plus some motion blur etc. I've tried to use AE rotobrush but with poor re
Re: Rotoscoping tricky shot
by Robert Olding 6 months ago
Just as Richard says ... rotoscope different segments of the body separately. It will still take time but you'll get a much better result. Robert Olding Studio Eight Director of Photography http: www.
How come Final Cut won't recognize RGB and alpha transparency from video rendered in Aftereffects?
by Hilary Tsai 8 months 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 8 months 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net fcpx
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Understanding Moire in FCPX?
by Kasey Gay 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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RESOLVE vs. RESOLVE Studio
by Tom Durham 3 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
FCPX 10.3 Reassign Role Inside Synchronized Clip
by Marco Abujamra 3 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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Re: FCPX 10.3 Reassign Role Inside Synchronized Clip
by Jeremy Garchow 3 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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News: Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
by Cow News Droid 3 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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Offline // Online workflow for FCPX
by Liz Parham 4 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 4 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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Any suggestions for how to improve this clip's color correction?
by Noam Osband 4 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 4 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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