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stig olsen
After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 10, 2012 at 1:39:48 pm

Hi,

I have a clip that is shot on a 5D, that will be worked with in AE (paint and VFX) and then sent to Resolve.
What is the best workflow for this?

The original file will be manipulated in AE and exported (compressed with animation) and then I guess it will be difficult to match (or apply a cineform LUT) on the replaced file?

Stig


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Juan Salvo
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 10, 2012 at 2:57:51 pm

Have them render out to dpx sequence. and then bring that into resolve.



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stig olsen
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 10, 2012 at 3:08:03 pm

Ok, and the cineform LUT will work the same way on the DPX as the original file?
The reason why Im asking is if I can grade the original footage and then replace without experiencing any changes.

Stig


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Sascha Haber
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 10, 2012 at 3:11:01 pm

Honestly, it's 5D footage, it can't get worse.
I would hard convert all of it to DPX and then stay with it throughout the pipeline until final delivery.
Working on the .mov files should only bd taken into consideration if you either need to work online or have no storage available

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stig olsen
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 10, 2012 at 6:23:08 pm

Thanks for your inputs.
Why do you convert it to DPX? You dont improve quality if you convert it, do you? I thought the best way is to stay native as long as possible?

I know it is crap, but we have actually made some TV-commercial shot on 5D lately that I think we made look good:

http://sheriffcompany.no/?section=reklamefilm&videoId=51&lang=

and

http://sheriffcompany.no/?section=reklamefilm&videoId=52&lang=


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Margus Voll
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 11, 2012 at 9:52:16 am

Camera h264 is not good for AE work imo.

DPX, tiff, uncompressed mov are better and simpler for different systems to cope with.

Some systems read only image sequences so .mov is not option there.

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stig olsen
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:17:16 am

Ok, so for performance and not improvement of quality.


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Margus Voll
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:24:15 am

if you go away from h264 you will "capture" the quality and probably will not loose any more.

processing h264 over and over will most likely loose quality in the end of the pipeline if
re rendered many times.

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stig olsen
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:31:40 am

Ok thank!


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michael stirling
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:48:39 pm

Issues I often find when AE is in my workflow:

They often come back with a gamma shift so this would negate you grading the unprocessed clip in advance.

I've also had VFX guys just send me the frames in the shot where the effect happens - that's where the gamma shifts are killer.

Shots from AE have also come back (more often than not) with a start TC of 00:00:00:00

Maybe I've been unlucky

M


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Paul Nordin
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:10:43 pm

I'd say you need to work with more experienced a AE artists! All of those issues are operator errors, not inherent flaws with AE.

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michael stirling
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:21:23 pm

I know - none of these happen when I drive AEFX. But they are gotchas that working with (inexperienced) AeFX people can cause a Colourist so I thought they were worth adding as this was a AeFX to Resolve workflow thread.


Unfortunately as a Colourist I don't get to pick the entire post team (!) and can't always even flag these things up as the VFX has finished before I'm even on board.

M


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Sascha Haber
Re: After Effects to Resolve
on Apr 13, 2012 at 6:28:58 am

I couldn't agree more :)

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