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Vital Butinar

Member Since 20 Mar 2017
Offline Last Active Feb 14 2019 06:01 AM
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In Topic: Changing NLEs from Adobe to Davinci Resolve

06 February 2019 - 07:59 AM

I agree completely that the Adobe suite feels like a sluggish dinosaur at times and stability is an issue. 

But I still can't seem to completely abandon it for Davinci.

 

I will definitely try to edit more stuff in Davinci.


In Topic: Changing NLEs from Adobe to Davinci Resolve

02 February 2019 - 03:12 PM

As far as other software for Photoshoping and vector graphics I'm covered I can use anything else like Gimp or Inkscape or even some other stuff. It's just the video editing and FX stuff.

I guess I'll try to move to Davinci and keep Adobe for now with the intent to move off Adobe gradually. :)

 

Thanks for the input guys.

 

I guess now I have to dive into Fusion :)


In Topic: Changing NLEs from Adobe to Davinci Resolve

01 February 2019 - 11:11 AM

Honestly, I don't like Premiere at all. I think it's buggy and Adobe appear to be more focused on features rather then stability. As a professional editor, I can't use the tool at all for anything serious. 

 

DaVinci was pretty easy to learn editorial wise. It is missing a bunch of features tho. The major one being a tool which helps select all media on all tracks and slide it back and forward. This is a critical feature when making changes to the timing/length of your timeline and is completely missing in DaVinci. The editor also has some funny quarks that don't exist in any other tool. One that bugs me the most; when grabbing the play head and dragging it left and right in the edges of the visible timeline to show MORE timeline, it tends to get out of hand and skip several minutes instead of seconds. The sensitivity of this control is based on how zoomed in you are, but since the keyboard layout uses the zoom control for the "coloring" panel, you can't use the mouse trackball or the +/- keys for zooming. Ya basically need to build your own command structure for the program, which is annoying. There are dozens of other annoyances from how they deal with keyframes to audio going offline if it's anything else but native codec's. 

 

In the end however, I have found DaVinci to be MUCH MORE STABLE when Premiere. It also doesn't have the horribly annoying "max audio gain of 6db" issue OR the tracks being stuck at mono or stereo. You can change all of those parameters at any time. Plus, the "adjustments" window on each track is open all the time, which makes doing audio editing much smoother/easier. 

 

I use DaVinci most days for editing short form projects and I'm currently cutting a documentary feature in it. Where yes I do cuss and feel like throwing the machine out the window on the feature, on the short form stuff it works so well, it makes up for it. DaVinci feels like a piece of hardware rather than a program running on the machine. It seamlessly functions with the hardware in it's own environment, which keeps you focused on work without distractions. It's multi-user/project tools are also very good and it doesn't suffer from cache issues like premiere does. 

 

Over-all as an video editor only, Premiere has more tools then DaVinci. However, DaVinci is a better written program, it is what the future is going to look like. A program that does 90% of everything at the best level possible, built-in to one program. Where to get full raster video out of Premiere requires checkboxes and long render times, DaVinci does full raster in real-time flawlessly. It doesn't require ANY rendering, it just flat out works no matter how many effect you throw at it. When I go back to Avid and I have to sit and watch a render bar, I always ask myself why I didn't just use DaVinci. So more and more I'm not bothering to open any other program but DaVinci and that tactic so far, has been working great. 

 

If DaVinci stays on it's current path, the Adobe suite (Pr, Ae, Me) won't have any reason to exist. They're an antique workflow that is not part of the future at all.  

 

Thanks I was thinking in the same way. I have no problem working with a different workflow in different types of software. I was just wondering if I could get rid of my Adobe suite and still do the work. 

 

So thank you for your input.

 

As far as Fusion goes I have no problem with working with nodes and any kind of stuff that comes along. 


In Topic: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - CONFIRMED! BMPCC 4K!

21 January 2019 - 01:20 PM

Hope you get it - I ordered 5 of them in September last year - still no sign of them :(

Some manufacturing issues according to the dealer

 

Wow... that long. Yeah the dealer told us the same thing that there are some problems that's why it takes a month or two to arrive. But they said that the people that had ordered the them in November and December 2018 have just received them.

 

Hope you get yours soon.


In Topic: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - CONFIRMED! BMPCC 4K!

21 January 2019 - 11:14 AM

Well the good news is that I have just placed an order for the Pocket Camera 4K last week and it should be arriving next month with lens adapters and everything that I need.

I am really excited about it. :)


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