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22 minutes ago, pandovian said:

Nope! It's actually a native effect under "distort" that I didn't know existed till just recently. It doesn't quite have the sophisticated controls of After Effects's motion blur, but it does gives you shutter angle, which is all I ever use. 

Whoa. Thanks for the tip!

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47 minutes ago, pandovian said:

Nope! It's actually a native effect under "distort" that I didn't know existed till just recently. It doesn't quite have the sophisticated controls of After Effects's motion blur, but it does gives you shutter angle, which is all I ever use. 

Seconded, thanks for the tip!

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14 hours ago, Axel said:

Other NLEs, like Edius and FCP X, used - and continue to use - every dirty trick to improve performance. Premieres 2015's proxy workflow was awkwardly and half-heartedly integrated. As if editing non-natively was a shame.

To be fair, FCPX transcodes to proxies too (though you can feasibly not do that), it just does it in the background and allows you to edit while it's doing it...

FCPX is super fast though

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On 25-4-2017 at 2:24 AM, DPC said:

That's exactly what I thought. Then I wondered if I simply hadn't understood how Resolve works. What I like a lot about FCPX is being able to just create a new library for each job and know exactly where it, and the backups are.

You can easily switch Resolve from database storage to file system storage - no problem even in version 12. All you need to do is uncheck the PostgreSQL install option. Even when running Resolve in database mode, you can optionally save into a conventional project file. This allows you, too, to convert your existing databases into project files, deinstall PostgreSQL and save into files by default. I tested this, and it works.

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3 hours ago, cantsin said:

You can easily switch Resolve from database storage to file system storage - no problem even in version 12. All you need to do is uncheck the PostgreSQL install option. Even when running Resolve in database mode, you can optionally save into a conventional project file. This allows you, too, to convert your existing databases into project files, deinstall PostgreSQL and save into files by default. I tested this, and it works.

Have links to any walkthroughs on that? hate the database storage

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7 hours ago, tugela said:

CorelDraw. IMO it is better than Illustrator.

I second that motion.  An CorelDraw user, 20 years - never looked back.  The PhotoPaint could be better, but I love the easy way to do graphics.

14 hours ago, jcs said:

Check out Affinity Designer to replace Illustrator: https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/designer/

Which use to be Serif... as in Serif Draw?  Interesting, I may look into their photo/graphics package.

10 hours ago, Don Kotlos said:

Well AVID just released a free version of their popular NLE:

http://www.4kshooters.net/2017/04/25/nab-2017-avid-media-composer-first-is-a-free-version-of-hollywoods-favourite-nle/

These free solutions are very good news for this community!

Well finally!  After being told that it would launch the final part of 2015 or beginning 2016.  Nevertheless, I look forward to it.

Lots of great things popping up.

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GH5 422 10 bit file wrap to MXF ...

Link to updated GJeffrey files ... 

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/gh5-4k-24-30p-problem--105152/#ca658569

Quote from G Jeffrey ...

"Wrapping to mxf as been updated. Thanks to john_dennis who reported a problem with 23.976fps mov files.

There is also support for multichannel audio.

Refer to my previous post for updated installation instruction and batch files."

 

Link to JN- zip files with updated code ...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j6p4adbm983p435/AABq-0tGLVRzqRDHnAufINjIa?dl=0

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jn- said:

GH5 422 10 bit file wrap to MXF ...

Link to updated GJeffrey files ... 

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/gh5-4k-24-30p-problem--105152/#ca658569

Quote from G Jeffrey ...

"Wrapping to mxf as been updated. Thanks to john_dennis who reported a problem with 23.976fps mov files.

There is also support for multichannel audio.

Refer to my previous post for updated installation instruction and batch files."

 

Link to JN- zip files with updated code ...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j6p4adbm983p435/AABq-0tGLVRzqRDHnAufINjIa?dl=0

 

 

So what do your files do differently? Do you transcode to prorez? 

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21 hours ago, Axel said:

Converter? Software? Okay, admittedly I only know the few first Neumann clips - the 10-bit clips could be easily opened and played back by FCP X natively (with Better Quality enabled and If a frame drops, stop playback and warn checked). Resolve didn't recognize them. Just tested with Resolve 14 beta: Aside from the 60p (8-bit) clips, the others show Media offline

For the record: GH5 10-bit footage seems to be accepted by Resolve Studio 14 (now $299, no dongle). Can s.o. confirm?

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3 hours ago, Orangenz said:

So what do your files do differently? Do you transcode to prorez? 

 

The CV2MXF.zip is GJeffries code re-wrapped in my old style batch file CV2MXF.bat to give choice, basic logging and elapsed time, as extras.  The result is the same, .mp4 or .mov 10 bit 422 to .mxf, no quality loss.

The CV2P.zip I had made up before coming across GJeffries code.  The CV2P.zip uses ffmpeg to convert .mp4 and .mov to .mov Prores files, giving a choice of quality/compression and basic logging.  The audio is "copied", so no loss in quality, and the video is converted/transcoded,  but you can choose various quality settings yourself for the video.

The zip files have a simple readme.txt that explains most of that, plus the batch files have the same info. in their Help sections.  

 

I hope that clarifies?

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My experience is even worst. It's getting worst and worst since CC 2014 I think. And now I completely unable to edit something higher than FHD smooth. CUDA mode is not working at all showing just empty preview window. OpenCL works with lags. Metal is slide show.

Final Cut Pro 10 is working flawlessly in 4k even with tons of color corrections

Why Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 is a shit on Mac?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3263TpJP4IQ


 

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3 hours ago, Andrey Burkov said:

My experience is even worst. It's getting worst and worst since CC 2014 I think. And now I completely unable to edit something higher than FHD smooth. CUDA mode is not working at all showing just empty preview window. OpenCL works with lags. Metal is slide show.

Final Cut Pro 10 is working flawlessly in 4k even with tons of color corrections

Why Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 is a shit on Mac?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3263TpJP4IQ


 

Cool profile pic 😇🙏. That sounds like what I experienced back in December when I had to build a new Win10Pro box to edit 4K.

Since I switched to Sierra and the latest Nvidia drivers, everything has become more stable and the latest PP CC edits 4K again. HW is 2010 12-core MacPro 24GB RAM and GTX980ti (modded for OSX by Macvidcards). A major part of the issue is the Nvidia drivers (Nvidia Sierra drivers have so far been pretty stable).

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22 hours ago, Geoff CB said:

Have links to any walkthroughs on that? hate the database storage

No, I once did that myself and described it on the German-language Slashcam forum. But it's very straightforward:

1) From the project browser, consecutively open every project, saving each of them with "Export Project" (Ctrl-E)

2) Deinstall PostgreSQL. Davinci installed this as a separate package from Resolve, so this is easy and straightforward. In Windows, just deinstall it using the system dialog for installed apps.

3) Resolve will now start in single-user mode with an empty project browser.

4) Open a new/empty project, consecutively import all saved projects via "Import Project". The projects will NOT open in Resolve, but turn up in the project browser.

5) Go back to the project browser to see and open your reimported projects.

6) From now on, all projects will automatically be saved as project files, not into a database. Saving can take more time with complex projects - the price you pay for the convenience.

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On 23/04/2017 at 4:01 PM, Neumann Films said:

I cannot stand it when companies behave like Adobe has. 

I've been paying a CC subscription for 3 years, but I'm still using CS6 because Adobe killed AE multiprocessing support in CC 2015. What a fucking joke.

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On 25/04/2017 at 10:58 AM, Lintelfilm said:

The one thing I really feel the lack of is a Lightroom alternative. It still boggles my mind that Apple dropped Aperture and replaced it with ... Photos. I bought Cyberlink Photo Director 8 recently to try as a photo library, which seems adequate if rather slow at loading thumbnails. To me it's weird that apple offer an excellent and well supported pro video app but not a pro photo  manager. You'd think the two would go hand in hand.

If I didn't have a CC subscription through work, I'd probably give the open source Darktable a try: http://www.darktable.org

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I found today that "Title" has disappeared from the "New" menu in Premiere.

So i found this tutorial in trying to hunt for it: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/how-to/add-titles-graphics-video-project.html

Except that none of the menus mentioned exist as described.

On PC here, there is no "Title Tools" under Window. What there is, is an unfinished entry that says (no title) at the top, if you click on (no title) you get a "Legacy Title" window.

After searching in the keyboard shortcuts I found "New Title" bound to Ctlr+T. That's the only way to access it, otherwise it appears it has been hidden.

You can also now access text tools in the second tab of "Essential Grpahics", but these don't appear in the bins, confusingly enough. You also wont be able to use these without first selecting the type tool and typing on the frame.

Also, in essential graphics, you can't type the name of a font you want, only the first letter, so if you have lots you have to scroll for days to get the one you want.

It's just all a bit... shit.

This feels like beta. I mean literally not finishing typing the names of the menu entries before releasing...

I dunno what to say.

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2 minutes ago, jgharding said:

I found today that "Title" has disappeared from the "New" menu in Premiere.

So i found this tutorial in trying to hunt for it: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/how-to/add-titles-graphics-video-project.html

Except that none of the menus mentioned exist as described.

On PC here, there is no "Title Tools" under Window. What there is, is an unfinished entry that says (no title) at the top, if you click this you get a "Legacy Title" window.

After searching in the keyboard shortcuts I found New Title bound to Ctlr+T. That's the only way to access it.

This feels like beta. I mean literally not finishing typing the names of the menu entries before releasing...

I dunno what to say.

Meanwhile Resolve gets Fairlight Audio.

I think I'll let Adobe's new team rock back and forth in the corner for a few years while they figure out how to add Titles to the Menus.

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You can also now access text tools in the second tab of "Essential Grpahics", but these don't appear in the bins, confusingly enough. You also wont be able to use these without first selecting the type tool and typing on the frame.

Also, in essential graphics, you can't type the name of a font you want, only the first letter, so if you have lots you have to scroll for days to get the one you want.

It's just all a bit... shit.

It's just really disappointing.

Lumetri panel was a breath of fresh air, great accelerated grading in the timeline, this new update feel like some kind of mess.

My only hope is that theyre leaning towards integrating the whole production workflow, but the suite is now spread out across so many different programmes, betas, tools and even some abandonware (Speedgrade) that something as contained as Resolve makes it look like a bit of a bad joke.

Once resolve editing is as swift as Prem, it'll be a no-contest. It may well be for all I know. But I'm now a decade-long user, who has started learning a rival piece of software...

The question is: do i really to give them £500 a year to give me occasioanl beta updates? I'm not sure I do.

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