This is the first industry newsletter that I actually rush to my email on Sunday to check for. I have so much junk mail that never informs me of anything, but the Tao has seriously ignited my already burning crave to be a colorist.
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for professional Video / Film Colorists & Finishers. Delivered Sunday. ---- Sunday, 20 January 2019 | Web Archives
Not much in the Tools section this week. I guess with CES, the software peeps decided to take a week off.
But for those of us who embraced FCP Legacy back in 'the day' - it's sad to hear that the Las Vegas SuperMeet is no more.
A huge shout out goes to my friend Dan Berube and his co-Producer Michael Horton - the driving forces behind the SuperMeet. It's fair to say this Newsletter is part of their legacy - along with my dearly departed friend and community development mentor, Michael Vitti.
I thank them all for their service to the community they supported. And inspired. Their work lives on.
Enjoy the Newsletter! I'll see you next week.
- Patrick Inhofer Colorist | Publisher | Mentor
Featuring the work of creative craftsmen, the theory of color, and industry news. Learn practical workflows, useful theories, and actionable insights from existing (and emerging) leaders and teachers in our industry.
AbelCine / LA is hosting a two-day class designed to 'prepare you for the job of grading and delivering HDR shows for Netflix, Amazon . . . using DaVinci Resolve." The class is lead by Dado Valentic. Feb. 6 & 7.
With the UHD plan jumping to $16, I suspect those months when Tao HQ subscribes to HBO Now... we'll be dropping Netflix. It's hitting the price point where budget conscious streamers won't consider it a no-brainer.
The SuperMeet was the highest expression of traditional User Groups. Dan Berube and Michael Horton built and sustained post-production communities. Publications like this were inspired by their achievements. Good luck on your Next Thing, Dan & Michael!
We've spent the last 3 years designing a shared storage device for color, editorial and VFX workflows. We call it the Jellyfish. With an integrated database server, it's perfect for Resolve's groundbreaking Collaborative Workflow.
Our craft keeps changing. And growing. Learn about updates to your favorite software. Discover new tools to help you work faster or more creatively. Build your toolchest with new techniques and approaches.
(forum) If you scroll through, you'll get examples of fixed node trees from big projects. But I'm getting the feeling that as this concept is popularized it's going to take a while for people to realize there is no 'best fixed node tree'. Like the 'what's the best LUT?' question... be patient. They'll get there.
The 31” XM310K is a true 4K resolution HDR reference monitor that qualifies as a Dolby Vision mastering monitor. With a peak luminance of 3,000nits it is the brightest commercially available professional HDR monitor on the market.
I suspect most readers of this Newsletter know that multiple GPU-aware apps don't offer much help on CPU-intensive operations. What got my attention? The fact that this Mac-focused gear site still finds itself falling back to a 2010 Mac Pro for these kinds of tests. Bring back the cheese grater!
(video) The folks at HDTVTest.com have a nice video explaining the new user selectable HDR tone mapping roll-off feature (presumably for non-Dolby Vision HDR content). It's used with the CalMAN integration and built-in pattern generator.
I've been trying to set aside some time to watch the 'Black Mirror' spin-off feature-length interactive movie. But after reading how I get to choose what cereal a character eats - I'm not so sure I'm excited anymore. But I'll give it a spin anyway.