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Old May 15th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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Editing in premiere - Grading in Davinci

So I came to think that this probably is going to be a desireble workflow as soon the Mac version of Davinci hits the shelves (atlest for those who are used to Premiere and dont like Final Cut).

A few things come to mind which will make this a headache from the start.

1: How do you make the transfer? We have gotten used to dynamic link in Adobe products, and now some of us will have to go cross platform into a grading suite which has no relation to Premiere.

I suppose you will need to use the EDL export function. And here is where I relly get a migrane. Trying to export an EDL from Premiere Pro CS5 dosnt seem like a simple task.

First. You can only export one video "layer" at a time. So forget about having your titles or semi transparent overlays in the edit. I guess you could make multiple EDL exports. One for each layer. Would that even work?

Second. Will it read any native file you throw at it, or do you have to transcode into an intermediate like cineform?

2: After grading, how do you return to Premiere to finish your project?

I suppose you do a EDL import function. But. Will it be able to read the location of the graded files or do you have to relink each file individually?.. I tried making an EDL export, and then import that EDL into the project. All files were offline and I had to relink each one. Oh yeah and the timeline was messed up.. Not all files were where they should.

Perhaps using project manager would have helped here?

In either case I would like this thread to be a discussion about cross platform/application, premiere pro being the backbone NLE for editing, and another software used for grading/VFX work and others. Whether its Davinci, Lustre, Smoke, Nuke, Shake whatever...

If you have any experience or questions... throw it here..
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Old May 15th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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Ask over on fxguide.com. I'm a member at fxphd.com, which is their sister site. FXPHD also has a class on Davinci Resolve but you must be a member/post-grad in order to buy the Davinci class (which is only $100 for 10 classes).

A VERY nice benefit of fxphd is having free access to Nuke & Smoke on Mac just to name a few available programs.
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