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Re: solventdreams demo
by David Davidson on Jun 16, 2011 at 2:59:42 am
in the COW - Videos Forum
thanks, the catching part is the creative cow's encoding hiccups!
Re: solventdreams demo
by Powell Schoggens on Jun 16, 2011 at 2:06:49 am
in the COW - Videos Forum
nicely done. most catching were the thought to be photos that started to move.
Apple Xserve RAIDS, fibre card, etc.
by David Davidson on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:52:49 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
Very clean, fully tested, studio condition full populated Apple Xserve RAIDs with low drive hours used for backups and some editing, color work. Always kept in smoke free, air conditioned server room. Includes original boxes, packaging, drive replace
Video: solventdreams demo
by David Davidson on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:45:39 pm
in the COW - Videos Forum
solventdreams demo Some work from solventdreams watch demo reel
Video: solventdreams demo
by David Davidson on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:45:39 pm
in the Demo Reels Forum
solventdreams demo
by David Davidson on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:45:39 pm
in the Forum
Some work from solventdreams
News: Solventdreams Heals Toby Macguire Eyes for Sundance & Weinstein Pick, "The Details"
by Cow News Droid on Jan 28, 2011 at 9:44:31 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Los Angeles, California--January 28, 2011) Silverlake indie post boutique Solventdreams, created several sets of visual effects shots for 2011 Sundance pick, "The Details". Directed by Jacob Aaron Estes, the film was a major catch of the festival, s
News: Solventdreams Heals Toby Macguire Eyes for Sundance & Weinstein Pick, "The Details"
by Cow News Droid on Jan 28, 2011 at 9:44:31 pm
in the NEWS: People in the News Forum
XDCAM proxies
by David Davidson on Dec 10, 2008 at 12:58:02 am
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Has anyone been able to get FCP use the XDCAM proxies?David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Multicam SAN
by David Davidson on Dec 9, 2008 at 7:05:13 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
I'm designing a 4 seat SAN to offline edit two network shows on XDCAM in FCP's multicam mode. I'm not entirely certain if XDCAM will be shot at 35 or 50 Mb/s. I've had very good experiences with MetaSAN, with a multi-seat arrangement at my studio,
Service: solventdreams ltd
by David Davidson on Mar 19, 2008 at 8:28:46 pm
in the COW - Services Forum
Post Production Film Digital Intermediates   Post Visual FX   Color Correction and Gradinglos angeles ca United Statessolventdreams ltdSolventdreams is a boutique editorial studio with ten years experience in independent post. We have exten
solventdreams ltd
by David Davidson on Mar 19, 2008 at 1:28:46 pm
in the Forum
Solventdreams is a boutique editorial studio with ten years experience in independent post. We have extensive experience in digital intermediates, HD color, mastering and visual effects. Our Silverlake studio houses a 2k grading suite, 5.1 surround m
Re: Hitachi Deskstar HDS722525VLAT80 250 GB Hard Drives ATA/IDE
by David Davidson on Feb 8, 2008 at 4:07:15 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
Hi, Simon Yes, they're server class drives with the Apple firmware and do fit the G4 Xserves and Xserve RAIDs. They're still available and I'm willing to deal. David David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222
Re: HDlink Pro LUT format
by David Davidson on Feb 7, 2008 at 4:51:52 pm
in the Blackmagic Design Forum
Andrew, who's your sales rep?David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: HDlink Pro LUT format
by David Davidson on Feb 5, 2008 at 7:44:34 am
in the Blackmagic Design Forum
Sean, did you ever get an answer on this? I'd be curious to know. David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: Apple Xsan VS Edit Share
by Bernard Lamborelle on Jan 30, 2008 at 1:17:01 pm
in the Apple Xsan Forum
Hi Dennis, How many Avids do you have? EditShare will let them share OMF media files and projects, something the Xsan won't... However, EditShare is a black box, so it's easy to get going but you are vendor-locked for all future storage upgrades.
News: Solventdreams Upgrades Workflow with AC&NC's JetStor SATA 516F and Tiger Technology's M
by Cow News Droid on Jan 24, 2008 at 7:23:12 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(LOS ANGELES, California--January 24, 2008) Solventdreams, LTD, a leading post-production facility for cutting-edge digital video productions, utilizes a JetStor SATA 516F with MetaSAN software to expand the scope and efficiency of its operations. â
Re: Blackmagic HD Pro
by David Davidson on Nov 26, 2007 at 5:55:50 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
still for sale david AT solventdreams.com
Re: Blackmagic HD Pro
by David Davidson on Nov 26, 2007 at 4:50:00 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
still for sale david AT solventdreams.com
Re: $8.5k
by David Davidson on Dec 20, 2006 at 4:55:48 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
$8.5kDavid Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: Kona 3 and HD 4:4:4 RGB Dual Link pipeline
by David Davidson on Dec 19, 2006 at 3:04:48 am
in the AJA Kona - Mac Forum
Should change over to RGB automatically. We just did some tests today on the very thing...David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: Log, 2k, HDCAMSR with the Viper
by David Davidson on Dec 19, 2006 at 3:03:43 am
in the AJA Kona - Mac Forum
Filmstream to HDCAMSR.David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Viper Filmstream Workflow
by SD_FX_Ap on Dec 18, 2006 at 8:23:32 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Has anyone had any experience with the Viper filmstream workflow? Below is what we are testing. 1: Capture 4:4:4 RGB 10bit Quicktime via Kona3 2: Use override header settings to set Black and White points to 95/685 in order to emulate our film based
Re: Final Post
by David Davidson on Dec 18, 2006 at 2:47:22 am
in the Apple Color Forum
Congratulations! Thanks for all your valuable support and knowledge. We are sincerely appreciative of your professional insights.David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 3
Re: XServeRAID and HD 10bit RGB
by David Davidson on Dec 17, 2006 at 12:25:35 am
in the Apple Xsan Forum
Mody You tried capturing DPX HD444 or HD444 Quicktimes with 2 xraids on a SAN and it didn't work? We have three 3.5tb xraids & want to implement them as a single volume, shared between 2 systems. The second system would not be in use when the firs
Log, 2k, HDCAMSR with the Viper
by David Davidson on Dec 16, 2006 at 11:50:59 pm
in the AJA Kona - Mac Forum
We did an ingest of the Viper 444 log image using the Aja LOG codec, and getting some confusing results on the histogram. Anyone do this before? Does the log codec "logiffy" linear material? Is there some special aspect of this codec which transfo
Re: UB 2.7 made XML worse
by David Davidson on Nov 17, 2006 at 5:21:58 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Walter The fast rendering quandry (in leaving FCP open simultaneous to FT) may be the Macpro's troubling RAM addressing problems also seen when starving After Effects of memory. Not sure because your using a UB, supposedly native, yet could be old c
UB 2.7 beta 2 Available
by David Davidson on Nov 15, 2006 at 6:11:20 am
in the Apple Color Forum
2.7 Beta 2 AvailableDavid Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: HDCAM 24P to 25P
by David Davidson on Nov 14, 2006 at 3:25:29 am
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Thanks. The 25p is artificially created--not in the camera.David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: HDCAM 24P to 25P
by David Davidson on Nov 13, 2006 at 9:33:46 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
What technique do you use to take a 1080 25P (not PSF) sequence to 23.98?David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: ARRI d20 images
by David Davidson on Oct 27, 2006 at 4:26:08 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
I'm sure you got busy. Tony, feel free to email me at david@solventdreams.com. I'd love to evaluate some of those images here if you have a moment! david David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica b
Re: ARRI d20 images
by David Davidson on Oct 27, 2006 at 4:11:42 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Hi, Tony. Any chance we might see your images? I'm thinking of going over to Clairmont for some tests, but would love to see what you have beforehand. Feel free to call me David David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdrea
Re: Anyone use Jetstor RAIDs
by David Davidson on Oct 27, 2006 at 4:06:06 pm
in the HD High-End Forum
Probably, but in unprotected mode--who wants to work in that. David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdreams.com
Re: Fibre questions
by David Davidson on Oct 23, 2006 at 8:57:50 pm
in the Forum
Have you tried other drive enclosures, such as ADTX and Jetstor? Not really happy with XRAIDs anymore.David Davidson Managing Director solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222 santa monica blvd los angeles, ca 90028 323 906 9700 info@solventdre
Re: ARRI d20 images
by David Davidson on Oct 19, 2006 at 3:23:52 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Tony That would be much appreciated. We can set up a secure FTP acct if that would work. Please feel free to email or phone. David www.solventdreams.com 323.906.9700 david [at] solventdreams.comDavid Davidson Visual Effect Supervisor solventdre
Re: ARRI d20 images
by David Davidson on Oct 15, 2006 at 10:34:02 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Thanks much for the lead. Did you shoot HQ mode? I can't see the sense yet of acquiring in HQ, unless sony refitted the HDCAMSR studio decks to accept that. In the indie feature world, HQ seems good for VFX scenarios. David Davidson Visual Eff
Re: projector
by David Davidson on Oct 15, 2006 at 10:30:57 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Polispol There's some good talk about this right now on the CML-jk-444 discussion list at cinematography.net. People are discussing the Cineo3+ favorably. I'd considered the JVC HD2K, but it's not bright enough. BTW, Jorge on the list here menti
Re: projector
by David Davidson on Oct 15, 2006 at 10:30:57 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Polispol There's some good talk about this right now on the CML-jk-444 discussion list at cinematography.net. People are discussing the Cineo3+ favorably. I'd considered the JVC HD2K, but it's not bright enough. BTW, Jorge on the list here menti
Re: ARRI d20 images
by David Davidson on Oct 14, 2006 at 5:42:23 am
in the Apple Color Forum
First of all, let me apologize for our president. Secondly, when I get footage next week, I'll post it here and at the SC support forums. I'm particularily interested in the permutations of log in SQ mode is like..David Davidson Visual Effect Super
ARRI d20 images
by David Davidson on Oct 13, 2006 at 3:32:20 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
We're doing some tests with the camera, planning on working in LOG-C mode. Anyone here had the chance to work with the D20's images and a viewing LUT for filmout? David Davidson Visual Effect Supervisor solventdreams, llc www.solventdreams.com 4222
Finding Jaime Fowler?
by David Davidson on Aug 17, 2006 at 7:40:18 pm
in the AVID Forum
I've lost touch with Mr. Fowler & am searching for his whereabouts about acquiring an Avid system... Isn't he in Texas? Any info where I could reach him would be much appreciated. David A. Davidson solventdreams.com david@solventdreams.com
News: Apple features Solventdreams stop-motion film Disaster!
by Cow News Droid on Jan 16, 2006 at 5:48:17 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Los Angeles, California - Jan 14, 2006) Los Angeles-based Solventdreams has garnered the attention of Apple Computer who is now featuring the work of Solventdreams in a three-page feature on the highly trafficked Apple website. Solventdreams is bein
Re: Filmout tests - Panasonic reps
by David Davidson on Jan 8, 2006 at 3:05:46 am
in the Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2) Forum
Jan I'm available for contact at david@solventdreams.com. Didn't know where to find your contact info... many thanks david
Filmout tests - Panasonic reps
by David Davidson on Jan 7, 2006 at 7:57:22 pm
in the Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2) Forum
We'd be interested in shooting some tests to send to different labs. Especially tests which convert the material to a full HD 10bit 4:4:4 format, graded, put thru a film LUT, and how the material prints back with different negative stock. Since the
News: Solventdreams Uses Magic Bullet Editors for National Geographic Series
by Cow News Droid on Dec 12, 2005 at 5:05:29 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2005) Red Giant Software today announced that Solventdreams used Magic Bulletâ„¢ Editors on the National Geographic mini series called the Microkillers, which explores the deadly strains of microorganisms such as Ebo
Re: Uncompressed 10bit
by David Davidson on Nov 9, 2005 at 10:45:10 pm
in the HDV Format Forum
I've read all the HDV > uncompressed posts & not conclusively certain about this issue for high end finishing of HDV material. When doing a color correct on HDV material in a FCP HDV native timeline, then outputting to say a mastering format like
Re: LA HD Post Facility?
by david davidson on Nov 2, 2005 at 5:10:45 am
in the HD High-End Forum
We do this using FCP. Cost effective. Same quality. David Davidson www.solventdreams.com david@solventdreams.com
HD 4:3 d5s
by David Davidson on Aug 18, 2005 at 7:21:25 pm
in the HD High-End Forum
Hi, all One of the deliverables on our list is a D5 pan and scan version. Has anyone accomplished this by simple pan and scan operations? My curiosity is that in changing the pixel aspect from square to rectangular, you get what looks like a 1920
Legalizers? What are you using?
by david davidson on Aug 11, 2005 at 8:23:51 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
I've heard FCP's scopes are not 100% accurate because of the way they scan the picture. I've also heard that the "broadcast safe" filter at any setting doesn't guarantee safety either. As a facility, we've not had anything kicked back yet from QC b
Re: D5 layback issues
by david davidson on Aug 3, 2005 at 5:37:01 am
in the AJA Kona - Mac Forum
Aaron I haven't experienced that, but I have had difficulty getting the card to lock onto the deck @ 23.98, even w/ a tri-sync gen. When does the jittery picture happen? Can you be more specific? DavidDavid Davidson Visual Effect Supervisor sol
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