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  • Fri, Apr 23 2010 8:29 AM In reply to

    • mrmikster
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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    15 minutes? C'mon Tony, that was only half a try.

    My Capture settings window opens full height. My DS just is better behaved I guess.

    Congrats on the Moderator Status, Brothers in Arms and all that.

     

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  • Fri, Apr 23 2010 8:39 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    mrmikster:
    15 minutes? C'mon Tony, that was only half a try.

    Yeah, but clients, work, that sort of thing... it all gets in the way of the important stuff Wink

    Tony

  • Wed, Apr 28 2010 4:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    When setting up a track, use generate -> clip -> cross hatch as the tracked image to check for wobble

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  • Wed, May 5 2010 7:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    Use the shortcuts to the left of your Explorer window to add quickly accessible paths. I have mine mapped with "The root folder for my current projects", "Image FX", "Tree FX",  "Client" folders and "Network Paths" for access to the server. Instead of clicking through multiple folders to get to a destination, one click gets me where I'm going.

     

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  • Wed, May 5 2010 7:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    When color correcting in DS, it may be useful to use the "Luma Ranges" tab to break your image into "Shadows", "Midtones" and "Highlights". Some images live entirely in one of these three zones, Dark, Mids or light. If you work on the image without remapping it, you are only allowing yourself a limited selection of tools. You won't have all the breakdown available in the Shadows, Mids and Highlights tabs.

    The "Luma Ranges" tab has a handy radio button (3 Tone) to give you a preview of exactly where your image is heavy on Shadow, Mids or Highlights. Then by selecting the various F-Curves, you can move the ranges around to suit.

     

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  • Tue, May 11 2010 7:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    tonyjover:

    ...I've forgotten the magic workflow I worked out a while back to have the Capture Settings window open up full height.  I know I used to be able to do this, but I can't now.

    There has to be a way - anyone got any great ideas?

    Tony

    Tone, Any luck remembering how to make the Capture Settings window open up full?  It's starting to bug me and I haven't had any luck messing around with editing/saving the layouts to fix it.

     

    Oh, and just so I don't hijack the thread completely, here's a paraphrased tip that I believe came from the DS-List awhile ago (probably from someone who has already contributed to this thread):

    "If you want Timeline markers that will move around with Ripple, you need to put a deactivated clip on a top Video track and have that carry the markers."

    -Dave

  • Tue, May 11 2010 8:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    dltarr:
    Tone, Any luck remembering how to make the Capture Settings window open up full?  It's starting to bug me

     

    Dave, not in front of DS right now, but try this...

    1. Open Capture Window

    2. Go to Edit layouts

    3. Change Capture Window to full height

    4. Save Layout

    5. Close Capture Window

    6. Go to Edit Layouts

    7. Wiggle something.  Anything

    8. Save layout

    Does that work?

    T Smile

  • Tue, May 11 2010 9:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    No luck.  That's pretty much what I tried before.  

  • Wed, May 12 2010 8:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    The trick seemed to be (for me):

    1. Go into User Preferences and on the General tab, turn on all 3 checkboxes for the hell of it, "On Resizing", "On Closing", "On Moving" under "Update Default Window Size/Position"

    2. Open Capture Settings and put it wherever you want at whatever size.  Leave it open if you want it to be open by default when you make a new sequence, etc. or close it if you want it as such.

    3. Save your Layouts (I just did Editing only, the layout I happened to be on.)

    4. Quit DS

    5. Relaunch DS and open something.  Capture window should open/be open where you stuck it.

    You can then go turn off 'Update Default Window Size/Position' in the prefs.

  • Wed, May 12 2010 8:47 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    Yes, yes, yeeeeeeeeees... it works..

    Thanks a million, Manchicken. Yes

    //mike

  • Wed, May 12 2010 9:14 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    Hmmm, and now I have to figure out how
    to get it to stick in every layout.

    //mike

  • Wed, May 12 2010 9:55 AM In reply to

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  • Wed, May 12 2010 1:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    He, he, I think I get the drift. Big Smile

    Just keep on walking those layouts...

    Anyway, thanks for leading med "on the right path".

    Yeah, kind of religious feeling over the whole thing. Cool

    ...and then God said "open your eyes and the layouts 
    will come to thee, and thee will be enlightened" Idea

    So in short, life's a lightbulb. Wink

    Cheers...

    //mike

  • Wed, May 12 2010 2:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    ManChicken:

    The trick seemed to be (for me):

    1. Go into User Preferences and on the General tab, turn on all 3 checkboxes for the hell of it, "On Resizing", "On Closing", "On Moving" under "Update Default Window Size/Position"

    2. Open Capture Settings and put it wherever you want at whatever size.  Leave it open if you want it to be open by default when you make a new sequence, etc. or close it if you want it as such.

    3. Save your Layouts (I just did Editing only, the layout I happened to be on.)

    4. Quit DS

    5. Relaunch DS and open something.  Capture window should open/be open where you stuck it.

    You can then go turn off 'Update Default Window Size/Position' in the prefs.

    Thanks, Bob.  That did the trick.

  • Fri, May 14 2010 8:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DS - Tip Of The Day

    TIMEWARPING HI RES FILES IN A SD SEQUENCE

    Let's say you are bringing HD footage into a SD sequence.  You know you need to Timewarp it for some reason.  So you put your Timewarp effect on the Clip.  Then you put on a DVE to resize, move in, whatever.

    When you do this all you will see is a SD sized cutoout of your HD footage.

    The tip / workaround is to put your DVE effect on the clip BEFORE the Timewarp.  Now, this can make for some interesting timing challenges if you are trying to corodinte a DVE move with a complex speed ramp ....   But it is a bit more interactive than the alternaives.

    And if your HD material is progressive, besure to set your DVE for Source Material: Frame.  It will be much sharper looking.

    Also experiment with Bicubic  and Bilinear in the Quality setting.  One of these will generally be better looking than the default of Multi Tap in this workfllow.

    Good luck,

    Jef

     

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