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Old July 22nd, 2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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New CineForm Mac Build (BETA) posted

CineForm's updated Mac workflow has been posted and is available for download from the Downloads section of the website as a 15-day Trial. There are a number of new features in this build including:
  • Second monitor support
  • New panels for Active Metadata. A global Active Metadata panel is now located in /Sytem/Preferences. Clip based Active Metadata controls are made through the SetActiveMetadata utility located in /Applications/CineForm. When experimenting with Active Metadata you'll normally want to use only the SetActiveMetadata control (not the global control). The SetActiveMetadata panel should be kept active while using either FCP or QT Player for dynamic adjusting of color information.
  • Active Metadata is now supported for CineForm 444 clips also with identical operation to that in FCP. This means you can render out from RAW without baking in color information, then apply Active Metadata on the CF-444 clips instead.
Following is a link to a zip file with four CineForm 2K MOV files in it: Two of the files are Cineform RAW and two of the files are CineForm 444. You can put all four on the timeline simultaneously. There are (I think) three LUTs inside the zip file also. You can register the LUTs by double-clicking on them or else importing them using SetActiveMetadata.

We'll get the first rev of our Tech Note published in the next day or two. Currently documentation is a bit sparse. Please let us know what comments you have.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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Have just done a couple of quick tests with both QT & AVI files - all shot with SI-2K

The QT files are good - can now swap looks and adjust colour/contrast etc - no green shift.
Nothing happens with AVI, still stuck with the look that you shot with. (This isn't a big issue for new projects - if you are going to edit on FCP you would shoot Quicktime anyway so as not to get stuck with FCPs 8 bit limitation on AVIs)

Hope to do more serious testing (playing) next week
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