System specs: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 w/both versions of Quicktime installed.
Kona 3 7.5.1 (also used 7.5.0)
Final Cut 7.0.2 (also used 7.0.1)
HDCAM SR - SRW-5800
Tektronix 7020 scope
I am capturing RGB 10-bit material from HDCAM-SR with SMPTE range. I am able to capture/output no problem if I use the Bars & black signal that originate from the tape.
Any blank spots, or slug will cause the blacks to dip below 0mv. Also, using any stills or other non-RGB footage (such as Animation) will render fine if I don't use any effects such as a dissolve or crop. Once I apply any effect/filter/motion, the overall levels change.
My sequence is setup to render in RGB. I have heard rumors about some secret magic way to get RGB to render correctly in 10-bit. Trashing Quicktime prefs? Imported Still/RGB Video gamma setting?
Any insight would be appreciated, and possibly result in more sleep.
It seems to me that opacity changes and exporting still frame and possibly other manipulations occur as YUV effects not RGB even if you're set up RGB.
If I paste 10bit RGB footage into a 10bit uncompressed sequence and render I don't have luma/color issues in playback and the resulting darkening when stopped or parked on a frame.
Even though I set up a 10 bit uncompressed timeline I still render in RGB.
when I import the footage (file based DPX to RGB quicktime AJA xlater) I have the Gamma set to 2.2 for RGB images. after all's put together I copy the RGB sequence and paste to a 10bit uncompressed sequence and render.
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