Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to matty1980)
I looked at the link and it seems to make sense.
In FCP, select the sequence you want to send to Color then (in the top menu bar) press File > Send to > Color
It is not necessary to create an XML file, this instruction does it for you. It also allows you to name your Color workfile and open Color.
Once in Color, go to the Setup Room then to the Project Settings tab and set the Render File Type to DFX.
It's really that simple.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 2:49 PM (in response to RatVega™)
Yeah I done all that as per 1st message. I send to Color via 'send to' on my chosen sequence.
It opens up in Color and in Project Settings tab it doesn't give me the option to change the render file type to DPX. It just says quicktime.
What I mean is that after this failed, I decided to open Color, start a new, then imported an XML to se if that would make any difference, but again same result - no option to change.
Try it yourself see if you get it, cause I'll be darned if I know what I'm doing wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to matty1980)
I wonder if this is a FCS2 (and Color version ...) issue.
I have FCS3 and Color 1.5.3
Not that it makes much difference with Color, try using Digital Rebellion's Preference Manager to delete your Color Prefs and try again.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 4:25 PM (in response to matty1980)
Maybe someone out there with FCP6 could test for me??
I'm trying to get a colourist to help with the final grade - I'm sure he said he had DaVinci Resolve - I just did a bit of research and think you can export DPX files from there. Not entirely sure of the workflow but that could be an option.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to matty1980)
Sorry I've been absent... things get busy sometimes.
I have both Studio 2 (FCP6/Color 1.0.4) and Studio 3 (FCP7/Color 1.5.3) running on systems here so I tried it both ways. I ran into the same issue problem with Studio 2 as you describe, so I looked a bit further and found this on page 99 of the Color User Manual (Chapter 5 Setup):
"Render File Type: This parameter is automatically set based on the type of media your project uses. If you send a project from Final Cut Pro, this parameter is set to QuickTime, and is unalterable. If you create a Color project from scratch, this pop-up menu lets you choose the format with which to render your final media. When working on 2K film projects using image sequences, you’ll probably choose Cineon or DPX, while video projects will most likely be rendered as QuickTime files."
If your prospective colorist can accept a Final Cut Pro 6 project file, that may be your easiest way out.
Oddly, even though the documentation for Color 1.5.3 says the same thing, I was just able to output DPX files from a FCP7 project I sent to Color 1.5.3, so it may be a lot easier (and less expensive) than I thought.
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