Tag: Project Management

Making Sense of File Organization

When it comes to real life, I’m pretty unorganized. Actually, scratch that. I’m a mess. But as far as my “digital” life goes, I’m extremely OCD and particular about file organization, UI, colors, desktop icons and backgrounds, etc. My coworkers actually make fun of me a little because I’m so particular about it. Not long…
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Quick Tip: Fixing (Some) FCP to Premiere Problems

Here’s a quick tip I encountered a few hours ago: I was moving an old FCP7 project to Premiere Pro CS6 through XML, and the import kept freezing or crashing Premiere. It was a large project with 500+ clip of P2 DVCPro HD footage transcoded to .mov in FCP. I did a little research and…
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Colorist Tip #47 – The Lightbox

Use a “lightbox” to see consistency, progression of a grade over time, and to pick out problem shots. The lightbox can give you a (very useful) 10,000 ft. view of the project you’re working on. Wow! It’s been a long time since I had an official “colorist tip”. This one comes full-circle from my early days…
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Web Safe Names

I’ve got a few color posts coming (when I finally find some time), but here’s a quick tip I just implemented for my workflow that may help you too: At my job, we upload h.264 approvals to a RackSpace Cloud CDN. All filenames (as is normal for web assets) need to exclude spaces, generally replaced…
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FCP, Color Grading, and the irritating gamma shift…

I woke up this morning with this twitter mention on my phone this morning: @videoaaron Need a 3rd opinion.Is there any way to properly stop gamma and colours changing when you export from FCP?Any plugin etc? TY! — Jonny Jones (@MrJonnyJones) April 18, 2012 I remembered encountering this a few times a while ago, but…
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