It's so tragic. I remember when I read some of the punchlines of the upcoming Mac OS X back in '98. One sentence about Quartz/CoreGraphics read "All onscreen elements are colormanaged. Even Quicktime is rendered through Colorsync"
I found that truly revolutionizing what advanced colormanagement in a video architecture could bring us. Well that was 9 years ago, and still a pipedream apparently.
Reading a sentence like "The application assumes....to work around that" is just plain crazy.
Why assume anything when its wrong 50% of the time.
And dont get me started on the Field issues in FCP 6.
("Ok, your 1080psf material is now suddenly half res vertically after updating? Well that's because FCP 6 assumes you now want to de-interlace your psf material. Turn it off? no, you can't do that. But to work around that....")
Hopefully, The quicktime/FCP group will put some weight on your comments. At least you were featured on their web page.
(I have tried a few times to document the bugs I find through https://bugreport.apple.com/cgi-bin/....woa/wa/signIn
Well, reported about 6 in FCP 5.1, and a 4 in FCP 6.0. They haven't fixed a single of them yet so not a great statistic)
This might work for you apple people:
edit: whoops nope that's for PCs only.
On the discreet systems or the sony cobra here, there are settings for -every- indivdual clip.
decode as lin/log.
which colorspace - handle as yuv/rgb.
apply level conversion before/after rendering pipeline.
apply level conversion before/after output to display.
apply level conversion before/after output to tape/disc.
souce has 8/10/16/float space. round/convert/maintain bit deptht/gamma.
use/don´t use LUT.
all simply checkboxes. All that stuff is, as of yet, not implemented in qt/fcp and would be, basicly, necessary in order to fully use the potential of red.
Furthermore, in the last version of fcp, i have come to the impression that its in/export are not consistent (as in level conversion done or not depends on source/target codec etc).
Oh boy, i would love to have our red already delivered here in order to press it through all the etalished workflows. Another 10 weeks *sigh*
i attached a screen with the relevant discreet i/o control missing atm in qt/fcp.
its just the os.
Simply install windows (in paralells its even a window without reboot). Highly recommended.
Same for discreet smoke/flame, quantel generationQ etc btw - they all are usual pcs as well, with aja cards in the case of dicreet.
i really miss irix/sgi... ah the gool ole days.
If you guys at Red can't make apple to solve this gamma shift, I mean… who will.
We tried for years, many of us.
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