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Offline KenO

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DaVinci Resolve Lite?
« on: 21 / April / 2012, 12:47:46 »
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There are times when would like to vary the colors of my CHDK RAW photos.

Not talking about photo realistic colors from CHDK RAW, think the existing work arounds do a good job.

Instead I am talking about "Artistic Colors"

A friend who uses RED recommended DaVinci Resolve Lite.

Hope someone may use it since it is available for Linux, Mac and Windows, and have some tips for a beginner.

Highlights for Resolve v9 by Peter Chamberlain on Apr 19, 2012 

Interface re-designed to streamline the grading process
o Fast user login by entering user name or scroll user thumbnails
o Browse and select projects with scrubbable thumbnail or list view
o Search and sort project lists
o Larger color palettes with direct user access to more tools for faster grading
o Larger and clearer text to ease eye strain during long grading sessions
o Larger timeline thumbnails makes selecting shots faster
o Resizable gallery stills stored and displayed in user named albums
o Gallery now includes 48 'Looks' for fast grade selection
o Full screen viewer mode for accurate window and qualifier control
o Cinema review mode offers a clean full screen to sit back and enjoy

Clip Management
o Browse and select clips in the media library with thumbnail or list view
o Re-sizeable and scrubbable Library and Media Pool thumbnails
o Fast clip management with drag and drop clips between bins in the Media Pool
o Clip list view now also displays PAR, video/data level, frame rate and audio channels
o Optional automatic creation of the Master Timeline to match the Media Pool
o Master and Default timelines option to sort in timecode order or reel # and timecode order
o Reveal clip in Finder

Conform
o Expandable timeline view for conforming
o Drag and drop clip editing
o Consolidate RED camera clips with user defined handles
o Speed warps from FCP XML and Avid AAF
o User selection of common keyboard shortcut layouts

Color
o Log grading includes contrast and pivot with low and high range controls
o Composite RGBA clips using embedded Alpha
o Stereoscopic 3D floating windows include position, softness and rotation
o Separate 3D monitoring controls for GUI/SDI/WFM mesh
o Camera Raw palette offers real time direct control of raw images
o Camera Raw image debayer and decode settings optionally saved per graded version
o Nodes can now be named and wire linking is faster
o Window palette displays the selected windows and position
o Key shapes and position are displayed in the new key palette
o Image transforms are now controlled in the sizing palette
o Tracker and stabilization palette with editable keyframe tracks for pan, tilt, zoom & rotate
o Stabilization strength control to blend stable and original image track
o Eight colored user selected pins & flags to mark clips for fast & easy location and sorting
o Clip thumbnail timeline filters for color corrected, tracked, rendered, pins and flags
o User configurable preset descriptions for graded version names

Audio
o Multitrack audio decoding from BWF, Quicktime and MXF files - Op-Atom and OP-1a
o Multitrack audio encoding to Quicktime and MXF formats - Op-Atom
o Audio waveform display and 16 channel audio meters with selectable dB and dBu scale
o User selectable reference alignment levels for dBu scale
o One-click Auto-Sync of multiple dual system audio files with camera images

Dailies
o Dailies production metadata fields for fast data entry
o Automatically assign iXML production metadata with audio sync
o Dailies clip sort and simultaneous multiple format rendering
o Simple text name burn in for dailies deliverables
o Source clip data burn-ins include custom text, logos & user selectable fade up/down times
o One click generation of LUTs from the clip grade
o User configurable folders to save LUTs

Deliverables
o Dedicated screen for creating rendered deliverables includes large viewer and timeline
o Deliverables user easy setups can now be saved and recalled
o Batch render queue shows job status
o Encoding and decoding Avid DNxHD in QuickTime
o Avid DNxHD444 codec encode/decode is supported on all platforms
o Up to 50% faster DNxHD/MXF encoding speed
o Additional 'Force Highest Quality' settings when rendering clips
o Additional Resolve control panel controls for Camera Raw selection

General
o Resolve Control Panel shortcuts to new Log, Raw and Stereoscopic controls
o Canon C500 camera support
o Improved decoder performance for uncompressed MXF on Linux
o Projects are now saved in file based database with optional database server
o 4K monitoring with DeckLink 4K
o Resolve for Mac OS; hot plug and play for removable drives
o Resolve for Mac OS; now a 64 bit app
http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/364/124

DaVinci Resolve Lite Free Download
http://www.blackmagic-design.com/support

Thanks

Ken



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Offline Pier

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Re: DaVinci Resolve Lite?
« Reply #1 on: 22 / April / 2012, 12:10:25 »
I've took a Look on the Site and start downloading DaVinci Resolve Lite.
During download, I've took a Look on Instruction Manual.The System requirements about the Computer are terrible... not for poor Man P&S Cam Owner...  ;), and download was canceled.

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Offline KenO

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Re: DaVinci Resolve Lite?
« Reply #2 on: 24 / April / 2012, 11:18:32 »
Hi Pier,

I did not find DaVinci Resolve Lite Instruction Manual or The System requirements before posting.

What are you using for Computer?

Thanks

Ken

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Offline KenO

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Re: DaVinci Resolve Lite?
« Reply #3 on: 24 / April / 2012, 11:41:28 »
Forgot to mention that I only want to use DaVinci Resolve Lite with a single RAW photo (1 video frame) and as result hope I can use older PC hardware that would not work for video.

Hope someone will decide to give it a try!

Thanks

Ken


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Re: DaVinci Resolve Lite?
« Reply #4 on: 24 / April / 2012, 11:51:08 »
Hi Pier,

Did some searching and found another having install problems.  "I'm having problems installing the software on my system. I'm on a iMAC mid 2011 with i7 and 16 GB ram, ATI RADEON HD 6970 2GB ram and OWC 2X2TB RAID0 external enclosure. At the end of the installation process i get a screen that i need to contact the product manufacture for support. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61480401/2012-04-20_00-46-55.png

Tried both lite versions, the 8.2 and the 8.2.1 beta and i got the same error for both. I tried sending blackmagic design a support ticket and apearently they're still working to fix the support page..."
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/364/131

From looking at the hardware seems even new hardware is having this problem.

Ken



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Offline Pier

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Re: DaVinci Resolve Lite?
« Reply #5 on: 24 / April / 2012, 13:15:49 »
KenO,
Thanks for the Info, but I can't help you same way.
I'm usind WinXP Pro/SP3 with 2.7 Ghz Processor... old machine and need to be upgraded soon.
About Hardware Requirements - I remember that after Sine Up and Registering like New User to
download, there was a link to read about all requirements needed to Install DaVinci.
Best Regards  and success with this software / Pier