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Old August 15th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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First Light congrads, question, suggestion

David N and David T,

First Light really is getting nicer by the day! Our congrads on a seriously innovative product, potentially giving us tremendous workflow/output control. It's starting to fit into our workflow more, as it gains stability and user-friendliness. I think the impact of it really came home when we were tweaking the color saturation on a larger video and needing to quickly adjust it before crunching it for a DVD test. We were using TMPGEnc and immediately saw our FL changes, so did not waste time opening unnecessary progs for that simple task.

Our AE man usually does our color correcting/grading and asked about any timeframe CF might have for getting AE/Photoshop-type curves for better control and speed/user-friendliness. You mentioned those things being on your agendas for future enhancements, so we're wondering about how they are coming along? It would definitely give FL a big boost in the eyes of those used to those types of controls.

Even little things like not "locking the interface" (not using fixed width controls), so on larger monitors the controls can interactively and proportionally "stretch" wider for finer mouse control when dragging the adjustments, would be a real help for now. Punching in numbers is just not as fast or intuitive when visually tracking changes.

Tnx again for the hard work and good support.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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David N and David T,

First Light really is getting nicer by the day! Our congrads on a seriously innovative product, potentially giving us tremendous workflow/output control. It's starting to fit into our workflow more, as it gains stability and user-friendliness.
I agree.
It took me a bit to catch on to the controls & to understand how much FL will do (all T & E).
I am very enthusiastic now and have used FL exclusively on the last 3 projects.
Except for the extra step of importing clips into FL, it seems to be very, very efficient.
If someone could crank out a video tutorial, it would probably increase FL usage substantially.
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Yes we should do a video on workflows using First Light. We just used First Light alone completely color correct an entry for the San Diego leg of the 48 Hour Film project. There is nothing that could be faster and achieve the quality results we got. After the theatrical screening we will post the video for all to see.
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