Video track 2: Cross dissolves, superimposed shots & Gausian Blurs?
by Sean Kapleton on Feb 28, 2011 at 4:46:12 pm
An editor passed me a sequence from FCP which has a few shots in V2 which contain effects that the editor thought he did not need to "bake in" before sending me.
The first effect are some cross dissolves on top of video track 1 - i know i can grade v1 & v2 sperately in Color but I am used to bringing everything to one video track and baking where necessary.
There are also some gausian blurs (duplicate of the below shot on track 1) blurring out product names, as well as a few superimposed shots where V2 contains lowered opacity shot.
My question is whether or not I should bake all of these shots and bring down to only V1 before sending to Color, or if its fine to just send to color as is and grade V1 & V2. The gausian blur shots its just a duplicate shot from V1, where as the dissolves and lowered opacity shots contain different shots.
I know this is pretty basic and i should most likely bake-in but just wanted to get another opinion. Last time i checked all filters, and even speed changes, etc were still to be baked in as a precaution because of issues color sometimes has.
Re: Video track 2: Cross dissolves, superimposed shots & Gausian Blurs? by Paul Provost on Feb 28, 2011 at 6:06:53 pm
i've sent some pretty complex 2 video layer projects to color and back with no problem (latest versions of everything).
speed changes/dissolves/efx etc included.
just be aware of the limitations: you will not see dissolves/effects/superimposed video etc in color. also limitations of keyframes in color with speed changed media.
but if you are worried about it just bake.