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Craig Seeman
Re: Interesting article on using FCPX for Broadcast
on Jan 6, 2012 at 3:17:37 pm

[Walter Soyka] "I can't tell if he's crediting the software for the improvement or not, and I can't figure out whether he believes FCPX enables "better quality" work than FCP7 or not."

I can't help but think the article was overly edited so we have to infer things. I think the gist is that FCPX hasn't had a negative impact on quality. There's no qualitative downside to FCPX. That's probably why he goes into Rec709 and color calibration as well as color grading because that would certainly be a quality issue.

[Walter Soyka] "There's a lot of misinformation about color in that article. Simply selecting a Rec. 709 profile for your monitor will not make it accurate. Accurate color via ColorSync absolutely requires an accurately profiled monitor. It is not optional."

I was under the impression he was talking about profiling but, yes, I can see where he might be saying either/or. Again it seems the article is overly edited and I think the interviewer/writer should have clarified this point. I thought the "wrong/correct" example might have been related to the difference between using a Rec 709 profile vs actual profiling.

[Walter Soyka] "Also, feeding "blue-only" monochrome color bars via RGB to a monitor that has no proper controls anyway will neither help you guarantee accurate color nor even roughly line the monitor up."

Another fuzzy part of the article. I don't see a blue only feature in FCPX (can I really not find it?). Since he makes mention of both Lion and FCPX perhaps he's beta testing the next FCPX release and slipped something out.

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