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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Gamma Shift?' in the forum. 9 months ago

Well, I was wrong. After further comparing the file inside DaVinci Resolve and FCPX they look identical. The only place they look different is in quick view and QuickTime. So, though it would be nice if they looked the same in QuickTime and quick view it's not a problem as long as it looks the same in DaVinci and FCPX.
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Todd Mavis created a new topic ' Gamma Shift?' in the forum. 9 months ago

First time I've had this issue or noticed but I have noticed a difference in brightness of a video file inside FCPX after importing. The video file was a BRAW output from DaVinci Resolve as ProRes 422. It is a UHD file on a 1080 timeline. I've checked and I do not have any color correction applied to the clip in FCPX. When I preview the file in quick view or QuickTime the brightness appears to match what I see in DaVinci Resolve. Only FCPX shows the brightness change.

FCPX 10.4.7
MaxOS 10.14.6

Here are screen shots...

QuickTime:

[File Attachment: ScreenShot2019-11-21at10.29.32AM.jpg]

FCPX:

[File Attachment: ScreenShot2019-11-21at10.27.55AM.jpg]
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Duplicating a multicam clip' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hello Joe. Yup, that’s what I do but nothing happens.
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Todd Mavis created a new topic ' Duplicating a multicam clip' in the forum. 10 months ago

Is it possible to duplicate a Multicam clip? Everything I've seen seems to indicate that it is. And I'm pretty sure I've done this in the past. However, nothing seems to happen when I try now.

FCPX: 10.4.6
MacOS:10.14.6
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Archive to trimmed project?' in the forum. 3 years ago

OK. Thanks Tom.
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Deleting FCPX Backup Folder' in the forum. 3 years ago

Ok. Thanks! Figured it would be fine. Just wanted to make sure.
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Todd Mavis created a new topic ' Deleting FCPX Backup Folder' in the forum. 3 years ago

Is it ok to delete the FCPX backup folders files? It has accumulated over 3+ years. All the projects are already backed up anyways and I will not need to revert to an early version of the projects.

If it's ok, what is the best method? Just use finder and delete the files?
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Todd Mavis created a new topic ' Archive to trimmed project?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Is there anything like this in FCPX where you can create a trimmed version of a project. For instance if you have 1 hour of footage but only need to keep the 5 minutes used in the project plus handles. This is from Premier ...

"The Project Manager provides several options to consolidate relevant files into a mezzanine codec based on user-defined preferences. While consolidating the files, the Project Manager copies only portions of source footage used in sequences and automatically creates a trimmed project.".
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Jack thanks user 'TMav' in the forum message ' ProRes or native file?'. 4 years ago
Todd Mavis created a new topic ' Broadcast Safe - FCPX VS DaVinci Resolve' in the forum. 4 years ago

Something I've been struggling with for quite some time is making FCPX video Broadcast Safe without making the output look dark. Is there a way to just clip the peaks without bringing them down using FCPX Color Correction or Broadcast Safe effects? Where I'm confused is one of my cameras is a Black Magic camera. I shoot CinemaDNG with it and therefore have to run the clips through DaVinci Resolve to output them as REC709 ProRes so I can import them into FCPX. It seems like DaVinci Resolve just clips anything below 0 or above 100. I can make the video in DaVinci as bright as I need and the output looks good. When I import these into FCPX everything appears legal in the graphs. However, for the video from my other cameras that I bring directly into FCPX if I want to make it broadcast safe I need to apply the Color Correction effect and bring down the peaks and/or apply the Broadcast Safe effect. If I let the Broadcast Safe effect just clip the peaks without bringing them down to legal limits first if makes the extreme overs look weird as it appears to bring them down rather than just clipping them.

If this is confusing I can add some pics showing examples.
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'ProRes or native file?' in the forum. 4 years ago

I edit on rMBP late 2013 that has 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB Ram and the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB optional video card. I never optimize my video in FCPX because performance without doing so has been fine editing the native files and when optimizing it takes a long time and uses huge amounts of hard drive space. I'm able to get good performance without optimizing multicam clips with 1 stream of 4k video from a GH4, 1 stream of 1080 AVCHD of of a Panasonic AGAC160 and BMCPC 1080 output from DaVinci Resolve as ProRes 422 HQ, plus a couple streams of audio. All my libraries and files are kept on external drives. Primarily I use SSD drives I swap out to external FirmTek USB 3 case. But I've gotten pretty good performance unoptimized on 7200 RPM drive also.
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Broadcast Safe' in the forum. 4 years ago

OK, here is an typical example of me attempting to make something broadcast safe in FCPX. What I find is to get rid of over peaking in highlights results in a darker image. Is there a better way? or is this fine? Seems like DaVinci Resolve just clips my cinema DNG footage on output when anything is above 100 IRE. However, FCPX Broadcast Safe filters don't seem to do this as transparently.
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Broadcast Safe' in the forum. 4 years ago

Here are two recent examples of events...

youtu.be/WTHH65lhIg4?t=45m35s

youtu.be/N0P0R_PxcqA?t=51m32s

Do they look too dark to you guys? My initial impression when correcting the video was that it was getting too dark. But I did that to make them broadcast safe and I just went with it. Again, I'm always working in unideal lighting conditions so you have to make due and I realize that.
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Broadcast Safe' in the forum. 4 years ago

dgwvideo wrote:

Karsten Schlüter wrote:

Why that?!?
twice the BSF is one too many
He is probably applying one instance to correct luma levels and another instance to correct chroma levels, which is OK but not always necessary.
To the OP: If good initial exposure and color saturation adjustments are made, often no BSF is even needed. When used, the filters default to 100% but can be adjusted down to the point where they achieve the reduction desired based on your scopes. You may find minimal adjustments of 20% to 30% often are enough to remove some peaks without further altering the image.

Yes, I do try to make good exposure and color saturation adjustments so that the Broadcast Safe filters are only being used to catch any overs I didn't adjust for. However, I am not a colorist so....but I am a one man army and have to rely on my self to do it all. My techniques may not be correct. I'm going to post a more detailed example of what I have going on and some examples to see what you guys think.
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Broadcast Safe' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hi Greg!

I'm applying the Broadcast filters last in the effects chain inside each angle in multicam clips. So if I have three angles I apply the Broadcast Safe filter to every clip on the angles.

My process is usually creating the multicam clips, editing the multicam clip in a project (selecting the angles etc) and lastly color correcting the multicam clips. Color correcting is my least favorite thing to do, hence why I do it last. Plus I figure this will create less cpu strain while editing.
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Todd Mavis replied to the topic 'Broadcast Safe' in the forum. 4 years ago

Karsten Schlüter wrote:

TMav wrote:
… Then I apply two instances of the Broadcast Safe filter….

Why that?!?
twice the BSF is one too many...

and keep in mind, you can arrange what filter should come first by dragging the filters in the Inspector up and down. Otherwise, your corrections get corrected ;)

What I would do:
balance clip first (that is a must before any C)
apply your personal CC
then finally Broadcast Safe Filter

It could happen, that you have to adjust your personal CCs, because the BSF affects midtones too

And Welcome, Todd, to fcp.co :)

Two instances of Broadcast Safe filter for both luminance and saturation.

Broadcast Safe filters are applied last in effects chain.
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Todd Mavis created a new topic ' Broadcast Safe' in the forum. 4 years ago

When making my videos broadcast safe I notice it often results in making the overall picture darker. What I do is I bring down the exposure of the highlights until the peaks are below IRE 100 using the RGB Parade and Luma waveform monitor. Then I apply two instances of the Broadcast Safe filter and make sure there isn't any noticeable clipping when toggling the filters on and off. But what I've noticed is that there seems to be a lot of spiking in the highlights in my cameras thus resulting in the darker picture when bringing them down below IRE 100. I also notice when I just apply the Broadcast Safe filters without reducing the exposure of the highlights first the picture retains the brightness. But, doing so can result in some weird clipping that is noticeable in the picture.

Anybody with suggestions or better techniques would be appreciated.
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