I love CS6 - and very much disrespect BlackMagic for destroying the markets they enter and stabbing their own paying customers in the back - kind of the Walmart of the production world - but really, how is this better than Resolve Lite? Why bother?
This is good news!
What's expensive in color grading today isn't the licenece for MAC OSX or Windows and the licence for the CC software itself.
Whats expesnive is a good grading cinema - color managed monitoring - good quality panels - experienced artists and a good service for the clients...
And at the end that will make the difference between a laptop with a CC software licenced on it and a grading facility.
Exiting times for color graders today - it's no longer that "they have a XXX system installed"...
They didn't kill Resolve, they made it better, and they probably will make it better again with the next upgrade.
I don't know why you said they stab their paying customers in the back? Because DaVinci went from 200K to 1K?
They weren't Black Magic's customers before they did the acquisition, right?
The color correction industry was getting democratized anyhow with Apple's acquisition of Color, and if they didn't do it, anyone else would have.
You could also say that RED Digital Cinema 'destroyed the market' when they suddenly released a 17.5k 4K Digital Cinema Camera. It's called disrupting the market. Sometimes it needs that.
Every change has it's own challenges. One of the main challenges used to to get access to professional material.
Now it's more of a challenge to rise above the thousands of others people that have access to the same tools.
In this example, the answer may depend on:
a) UI logic preference
b) expressive logic preference
c) workflow requirements
d) targeted outcome with regards to its path
Props to Lin for his participation on RedUser. I understand that R3D workflows are seen as too esoteric to justify resource allotment for many vendors but Adobe and their new pal SpeedGrade have stepped up. Credit where credit is due.
Cheers - #19
It looks to me though Speed grade just stepped up a real big step in stereoscopic workflow and interoperability with the rest of the Adobe suite.
Whats the optimal hardware set up for Red stereoscopic grading for a Mac Pro ?
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