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#1 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:55 AM

Hi Guys,

 

I'm editing my first Alexa project in FCPX and for some reason the clips are being displayed in what appears to be rec709 gamma (when they were recorded in Log-C).

 

I want to keep the footage in Log-C so that my eventual export to Resolve for colour grading works properly. But when I try and export the footage at the moment, it's being exported in rec709 and I'm losing a tonne of my highlight detail as a result.

 

Is there some way to switch this automatic rec709 display off?

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Mark


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#2 Oliver Temmler

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:48 AM

I sent you a PM.


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#3 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:26 PM

Thanks again for the PM Oliver, solved all my problems. Much appreciated.


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:27 PM

Perhaps either of you would care to share the fix for anyone else who may be in similar situations? With the proliferation of "log" based cameras, I can see this type of thing coming up a lot.


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#5 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

Good point.

 

In the 'Info' section of the the 'Inspector' panel in FCPX there's a little drop-down menu box at the bottom. By default it sits on 'General View'.

 

Click 'General View' and change the selection to 'Settings View'.

 

This brings up a 'Log Processing' checkbox, which you can then simply de-select if you want to work without a rec709 LUT applied to your footage.

 

This is explained in Apple's user manual, but it's explained really badly - so try as I might, I couldn't find the 'Settings View' option until Oliver helped out.

 

Hope this helps.


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#6 Will Montgomery

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

That does help. Thanks for sharing! Ran into a similar issue on some Black Magic Cinema Camera footage last month.


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#7 Padraic O'Meara

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:24 PM

Hi all, thanks for this helpful information.

 

Unfortunately it seems the Log switch button is no longer there in FCP X 10.1.4

 

If there is a work around or I am looking somewhere different than I am supposed to I would appreciate it.

 

Best

 

Padraic

 

 


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#8 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 06:02 PM

Well, this thread is definitely a keeper.  Thanks!


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#9 Nate Weaver

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

 

 

Unfortunately it seems the Log switch button is no longer there in FCP X 10.1.4

 

If there is a work around or I am looking somewhere different than I am supposed to I would appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

It's in there. You have to switch metadata views until the pulldown menu comes up.


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