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Aaron Neitz
From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 5:25:22 pm

No EDLS?

I already eye match 30% of your offline due to poorly imported/managed media. If we have to do 100% then it's going to cost you precious time chasing down clips when I could be starting that really complicated roto.

But I know it's going to happen. At least once.

silver lining: I guess we can charge for an extra 8 hours trying to re-conform your edit ;-)



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Brian Mulligan
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 5:38:18 pm

If FCPX had BITC then it would make eye matching that offline easier. :)



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Michael Pierro
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 5:44:38 pm

[Brian Mulligan] "If FCPX had BITC"

Wait, wait, wait... It doesn't have BITC? Really? That can't be right! It's not included as one of the filters?


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moody glasgow
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 5:38:16 pm

My thoughts exactly...

moody glasgow
smoke/flame


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 5:53:57 pm

Just thirty per cent? The recent fashion trend is to cut video-assist footage. I did four features of 100% eye-matching conform.


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Aaron Neitz
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:08:39 pm

[Michael Aranyshev] "Just thirty per cent? The recent fashion trend is to cut video-assist footage. I did four features of 100% eye-matching conform."


AH!!!!! Tell me you're kidding?

It's definitely been getting worse. Just when you started to get a handle on reliably reconfirming RED then comes along a dearth of 5/7D footage.



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Nigel Thompson
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:32:17 pm

Video Assist footage ???!!!!!!!!! You cannot be serious !!!!!!!!!
OMG and i thought i had it bad ........

Where do these idiots come from?

RED,DSLR, FCS and more,
High End, Production & Post Production
in the Caribbean
http://www.bistt.com


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Gary Huff
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:44:43 pm

The same idiots who can't even tell that skin tone isn't supposed to be a shade of orange?


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Nigel Thompson
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 7:52:21 pm

Oh yes I know the orange/ red color grading scheme very well, where ever one looks like they just had a 24 hour suntan. And they are usually very proud of their color grading skills afterwards

RED,DSLR, FCS and more,
High End, Production & Post Production
in the Caribbean
http://www.bistt.com


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:56:58 pm

[Nigel Thompson] "Where do these idiots come from?"

You're relatively safe for now. They all come from Kazakhstan.


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:46:46 pm

See, I'm editor. This is nothing for me. :)

OK. It goes like this:

A producer comes to me saying he secured the postproduction budget from a studio but all the post guys turn the job down with sound people using the strongest language. Turns out he has a DVD that was made from 25 fps DV shot off a screen of assembled workprint projected at 24 fps. He has workprint too and the original negative untouched. The film doesn't need a lot of CGI but serious amount of rotoscoping, matte painting and retouching. I also feel that digital grading would help it a lot.

I tell him to order a set of DVCAM dailies with proper burn-in and reassemble the cut. Now the sound guys are willing to negotiate. The nearest film scanner is 3,000 kilometers away so I make pull-lists and cut-lists to cut the negative to reduce the shipping costs and customs. I get the assembled negative transferred to DV again to check against my cut, correct errors then take it to scan and back. The rest is just regular DI.

Here it is: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464239/

The other three were RED. They cut on–set playback. I take all R3D's, make "digital workprint", reassemble, generate EDL's and feed it to Monkey Extract. Depending on whether our colorist decides to work natively or not I either tell Monkey to pull the needed R3D's or render to DPX. It's really smooth except BTC in RED videoassist output is always ahead of the TC in the actual clip by 3-6 frames.


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José Luis Martínez Díaz
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 7:36:35 pm

Michael,

I dunno if you are a catholic, but you should be canonized...

J


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 8:10:05 pm

Thanks for your kindness but I have to confess, I charge them an arm and a leg for their stupidity.


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Jason Wood
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
on Jun 23, 2011 at 7:55:54 pm

"I really liked this film. Maybe because I am a man and there is plenty of nudity in this movie. Especially the girl, she is gorgeous and sexy."

I have nothing of importance to add here, I just like this quote from the IMDB user review.

Well said, sir.


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moody glasgow
Maybe no more EDLs or XMLs isnt such a bad thing
on Jun 24, 2011 at 5:43:24 pm

Just got another garbage EDL and XML from FCP. Maybe their way of fixing all the bad EDL's, is to not make them at all.... BRILLIANT!

moody glasgow
smoke/flame


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