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RAW/CinemaDNG import workflow, Resolve, AE, etc.

09 June 2014 - 06:35 AM

I have footage captured in Magic Lantern .raw format, converted it to CinemaDNG and want to make Prores proxies. I've done this exact workflow before with Resolve to roundtrip to FCP/Premiere but I noticed for some reason the default skin tones in Resolve aren't as pleasing/more red compared to the Raw import of AE which I think looks better.


1) Is there a way to skip the Raw Import settings that pop up every time in AE so I can simply apply the same color balance settings to all after it's been imported? I looked into the interpretation rules.txt file but not sure what to do for .dng stuff


2) Or does anyone have a LUT or workflow for Resolve that simulates the skin tones closer to what ACR is doing?


I tried exporting a .xml file from Resolve of the dng files and importing that into AE but it's been freezing up.

Adobe CC, thumbs up or down?

29 May 2014 - 04:52 PM

I was going to start a simple poll but figured that might be too black/white and considering the number of threads about technical issues, it seems more complex than that. After a year what would you give it for for ease of use, features, price, stability, etc. A combined thumbs up or down?


Of course after giving the trial a shot I had connection issues which worries me obviously. http://www.thedailyb...rs-with-it.html But wanted to hear what people think having used it daily more long term.

Maya/Max/Softimage 2015, subscriptions, and Softimage discontinued

18 March 2014 - 11:21 PM

Maya 2015



Max 2015



Monthly/Annual Subscription (not forced, can still purchase normally)



Softimage discontinued - 2015 is last update


C4D Character Animation/iPi Mocap good workflow?

23 February 2014 - 11:40 PM

I've done some very basic rigging and mocap retargeting in Maya using the HumanIK system a while ago. Wanted to know if there is a solid workflow in getting mocap data from iPi into C4D and usable retargeting?


From some searches I get the impression is can be fustrating using the standard C4D retarget tool and .bvh but "Cactus Dan" seems a bit better:




Also how is character animation in C4D in general once you've got everything rigged up? Or is it better to just stick w/ Maya for C.A. work in general?

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

05 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

Was reading up about it a bit (http://en.wikipedia....rdable_Care_Act) and saw the state-based health insurance enrollment starts in October (coverage starts Jan 1st 2014). Will this help freelancers? Now that policies are starting to go into affect, how will the ACA affect the mograph industry in general?