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aapo lettinen

Member Since 27 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2019 09:44 AM
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In Topic: Changing NLEs from Adobe to Davinci Resolve

20 February 2019 - 09:40 AM

I personally don't like Premiere much but it is useful for some stuff I work with. I also use Photoshop, After Effects and Audition a lot so it does not hurt to have the Premiere come with the same package. 

 

Honestly speaking, I think Premiere is pretty much piece of crap program for most professional uses, it is not very reliable and it is pretty awkward and slow to use for large scale editing I think, especially on mac. The main purpose for the whole program as I see it is for fast turnaround one-man-band video guys who do low budget commercials and indie films etc. where it is useful to have lots of basic features in the same program so that you can edit and finish completely within Premiere even if it's very slow to do (for example grading with Lumetri) and unpractical at times (but still useful for beginner indie guys who don't want to learn to use any other programs and don't know any better nor have high standards for end result...) 

 

FCPX lacks most of the essential features I need so I rarely use it for actual editing. It also does not have very good integration with any other essential pro programs. It is pretty much "editors love it, all the post persons hate it" program :P

 

Resolve is now more reliable than the previous versions so I would consider it "pretty ok" for basic editing. At least it is fast to grade the end result then even when the editing is not super fast with it. 

 

 

BTW, I really love Audition for basic sound work like making of docs and similar stuff. It also seems to be pretty reliable in my use. The funny thing is, it is NOT originally an Adobe program... it is based on CoolEdit from the early 2000 something which Adobe bought and just added new features when keeping the interface and other stuff the same. Maybe their 'anti-Midas touch' thus did not reach the core of the program and it is a bit better working than other Adobe stuff  :lol:


In Topic: How much MTF is enough?

18 February 2019 - 08:07 AM

I think at the beginning of the digital era it was common to measure film mtf with approx 30% or 20% response and digital with 0%. 

that is because the largest film grains mask the fine details sooner (finest details drawn by the smallest thus least sensitive grains) so there is no point to try to see the 0% details on film whereas with digital it is somewhat possible


In Topic: Star Trek Discovery Season 2; what lenses?

16 February 2019 - 04:12 PM

after unsuccessful and short 3D race come large formats and anamorphic. 
Nothing new really, history just repeats itself all over again  :wub:


In Topic: 2.39 / 2.40 aspect ratios

15 February 2019 - 09:01 AM

with DCP on normal screens it is still the choice of whether to letterbox the oddball aspect ratio inside the 1.85 "flat" format OR to pillar box it to 2.39 "scope" format. 

projectionists may be lazy and/or uninformed so even if the dcp spec would allow other aspect ratios it is best to stick with the standard ones... 

 

cinema screens tend to be natively 2.39:1 shaped and pillar boxing 2.35 into it would just annoy the audience without bringing anything extra to the viewing experience (very slight difference between aspect ratios so they are virtually the "same" but the unused screen area would disturb some people) . projectionists might also just zoom the image a little bit so that it fills the sides of the screen completely and thus the top and bottom would be cropped a little which would annoy the director and DP even though the audience would be happy  :P   


In Topic: Best Cinematography Oscar Snub

12 February 2019 - 10:16 AM

maybe they think that the general audience has no idea what a cinematographer or editor does in a movie production (true) so they won't mind if just leaving out those "non-important" categories and show more commercials instead  :blink:

 

well, the general audience has no idea what happens in a movie production in the first place and so they could leave the other categories out as well  ;)


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