Posts Tagged ‘DPX’

Fix It In Post available for pre-order…

Fix It In Post coverMy latest book, “Fix It In Post” is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

Thanks to everyone who let me pick their brains over the course of the last few months.

The blurb:

“Finally!  A well-written software agnostic guide to fixing common problems in post ranging from shaky camera to film look!”

—Jerry Hofmann, Apple Certified Trainer; FCP Forum Leader, Creative Cow; Owner, JLH Productions

Fix It In Post provides an array of concise solutions to the wide variety of problems encountered in the post process. With an application-agnostic approach, it gives proven, step-by-step methods to solving the most frequent postproduction problems. Also included is access to a free companion website, featuring application-specific resolutions to the problems presented, with fixes for working in Apple’s Final Cut Studio suite, Avid’s Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as other applications.

Solutions are provided for common audio, video, digital, editorial, color, timing and compositing problems, such as, but not limited to:
* automated dialogue recording, adjusting sync, and creating surround sound
* turning SD into HD (and vice-versa) and restoration of damaged film and video
* removing duplicate frames, reducing noise, and anti-aliasing
* maintaining continuity, creating customized transitions, and troubleshooting timecodes
* removing vignettes, color casts, and lens flare
* speeding shots up, slowing shots down, and getting great-looking timelapse shots
* turning day into night, replacing skies and logos and changing camera motion

Fix It in Post: Solutions for Postproduction Problems

Spotlight DPX and RedCode…

Pomfort is offering two free Spotlight plugins for indexing DPX/Cineon and R3D files (Mac OS X only).

Get them here…

Posted: April 9th, 2008
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Glue Tools Cineon/DPX Quicktime Components…

Mac users: Get Cineon & DPX functionality with Glue Tools’ Quicktime Components…

The full version will also integrate nicely with FCP, giving you access to metadata such as timecode. At $400 per license, it’s a bit too pricey for us to use here but the demo mode will at least let you see DPX thumbnails in the Finder. I tried out a folder of DPX files with Leopard‘s QuickLook and it actually plays through the sequence (although with red bars in demo mode). I did notice a few problems though, such as the image preview in Finder’s detail pane only shows the first frame of the sequence rather than the selected frame, and the thumbnail preview seems to select a random frame from the sequence and then use that as the thumbnail for every frame. I’ve still yet to find anything that shows DPX files quickly and correctly in Coverflow view.

Posted: November 26th, 2007
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