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where is Solid Color inside Color?
where is Solid Color inside Color?
by Enginn Heima on Mar 25, 2019 at 11:24:55 am

I generated a solid color clip on a video track then when I go into Color I can not see it... is this normal that you can't Color grade such clips?


Re: where is Solid Color inside Color?
by Tero Ahlfors on Mar 25, 2019 at 1:30:23 pm

You need to turn it into a compound clip first. Then it'll show up. This also works for other generated clips like color bars and ramps etc.


Re: where is Solid Color inside Color?
by Enginn Heima on Mar 25, 2019 at 3:56:32 pm

Thank you for these clarifications!


Re: where is Solid Color inside Color?
by Marc Wielage on Mar 26, 2019 at 3:18:15 am

I think there is a BMD philosophy not to allow color-correcting generator-only images, but what is frustrating is that you also can't render them. You have to either turn it into a compound clip (which is a real file) or place one "real" file format on the timeline before you can render a mostly-generator timeline.


Re: where is Solid Color inside Color?
by Joseph Owens on Mar 26, 2019 at 4:34:29 pm

[Marc Wielage] "what is frustrating is that you also can't render them. You have to either turn it into a compound clip (which is a real file) or place one "real" file format on the timeline before you can render a mostly-generator timeline."

Of course, the truly resourceful find a way around that, but it was annoying to have to work it out. I like sending bars and a sawtooth through the various re-encoders (DCP, etc.) to see what the process is doing to my previously-beautiful work.

jPo, CSI

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