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    I would say 2/3 of the film used de-aging VFX,...

    I would say 2/3 of the film used de-aging VFX, from what I remember of it after seeing it a week ago.
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    Most of the look of the film was done on the set...

    Most of the look of the film was done on the set by DP Lawrence Sher, as well as the color-correction by Jill Bogdanowicz at CO3/Santa Monica. What I see in the video doesn't look a thing like what...
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    Yes, we're switching over to the C9 this week at...

    Yes, we're switching over to the C9 this week at our facility. It was time. We could've just gotten a new C8, but I figured, what the hell.
  4. I have (reluctantly) used the PVM-250A (or maybe...

    I have (reluctantly) used the PVM-250A (or maybe it was an A250) at a client's facility for color on a feature, and I was not very happy with it. To me, it's kind of a half-ass monitor. I think it'd...
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    If you've been working on Macs all this time, why...

    If you've been working on Macs all this time, why not wait for the 2019 Mac Pro?

    My solution for a workflow issue like editing 8K material would be to transcode it all to a lower-res format, edit...
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    At this link: The New MacBook Pro Keyboard is...

    At this link:

    The New MacBook Pro Keyboard is a Throwback in the Best Way
    https://www.ifixit.com/News/16-inch-macbook-pro-magic-keyboard-throwback
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    Does this mean Red will allow Apple to develop...

    Does this mean Red will allow Apple to develop ProRes Raw?

    And what about the Afterburner hardware option for the 2019 Mac Pro? Will Red permit Apple to sell this?
  8. I just used 16.1.1 on a small project yesterday...

    I just used 16.1.1 on a small project yesterday as a test, and it was fine for me (under Mac OSX 10.14.6, which I think is the minimum OS required). No issues with performance that I can see... yet.
  9. I know quite a few LA colorists who are lobbying...

    I know quite a few LA colorists who are lobbying to do a separate SDR pass first, then do an HDR trim pass (rather than vice-versa), because at the moment the SDR is being scrutinized by far more...
  10. All I can say is, I tried playing back 8K Raw...

    All I can say is, I tried playing back 8K Raw last year at 1/8th resolution on a music video project, and my poor Trashcan Mac almost caught on fire. Not a wise idea. We were able to finish it, but...
  11. Was the display calibrated? Was the project...

    Was the display calibrated?

    Was the project graded by an experienced colorist?

    If the answer to both is "yes," then I would check it on scopes and see if what you think see is actually in the...
  12. Depends on how it's set up.

    Depends on how it's set up.
  13. Yes, I think Dermot is 100% right here. NR is not...

    Yes, I think Dermot is 100% right here. NR is not a "one size fits all" process.

    I typically use it only with noisy underexposed shots, and let the bright day stuff go, assuming it looks good. It...
  14. It is frustrating that Apple will not make a full...

    It is frustrating that Apple will not make a full "desktop replacement" laptop, like the ones they used to make.

    In truth, there are good reasons to edit with proxies/transcodes, for the simple...
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    Jannard is an amazing man. I hope he'll consider...

    Jannard is an amazing man. I hope he'll consider writing an autobiography -- he's got some stories to tell.
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    Jason Bowdach has an interesting article on film...

    Jason Bowdach has an interesting article on film emulation over on Frame.io this month:

    https://blog.frame.io/2019/10/21/emulating-film-look/
  17. Note that The Island and Bad Boys II were both...

    Note that The Island and Bad Boys II were both shot on film, so the aesthetic is quite a bit different than Michael Bay's digital productions. Stefan Sonnenfeld did digitally color-time both films,...
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    There's a lot of "it depends" to this, and...

    There's a lot of "it depends" to this, and there's an art in deciding how narrow or how wide to grab a key, and how to use (or not use) softness to make the key more gentle and gradual. And to some...
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    No, you'll find that the results with a LUT will...

    No, you'll find that the results with a LUT will also vary widely shot to shot as well. There's nothing "magical" about a LUT: it's just a mathematical version of a color correction. You can modify...
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    Note that LUTs tend to be fairly destructive, and...

    Note that LUTs tend to be fairly destructive, and you may be able to match the look without unnecessarily crushing or clipping the image with a film-emulation LUT. There are some who do a node before...
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    I have no idea if these guys are any good, but...

    I have no idea if these guys are any good, but the price is right:

    $300 Data Recovery
    (323) 230-0622
    https://www.300dollardatarecovery.com/
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    That is kind of true, but there are advantages to...

    That is kind of true, but there are advantages to taking Long-GOP H.264 material and converting it to even 8-bit ProRes or DNxHD, provided it's at a decent compression rate. We routinely take any...
  23. The flaw with this approach (or a Timeline NR...

    The flaw with this approach (or a Timeline NR grade) is you risk NR smear from one cut to the next, particularly in very high contrast/extreme noise situations, like a bare lightbulb in a black room...
  24. Jesus, that looks like an awful lot of work. I've...

    Jesus, that looks like an awful lot of work. I've done 15-20 Red features in the last four years with maybe 2-3 preliminary nodes that set up the overall look, and then everything after that is a...
  25. No, there's no way to do this. There are...

    No, there's no way to do this. There are workarounds: for example, use a Fixed Node Structure and use NR only in one specific node, then bypass that one node during the session and turn it back on...
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