View Full Version : Dailies Tool???
12-02-2005, 06:35 PM
I know many studios write their own "Dailies Tool"- a tool that takes your rendered frames for movies and composites them with any overlay information you want to plug in and exports a video using a specified codec.
Does anyone know if there is one availble for purchase or download? I know tools like AfterEffects can do this same job but its overkill and too expensive for just this function or playblasts serves a similar function but lacks features like adding notes, date, take numbers, etc. I want a specific Dailies tool that only does this job!
Any info. would be great appreciated!!!
12-03-2005, 12:55 AM
to string together my still frames I use quicktime pro. but as for notes, im not sure
12-03-2005, 12:58 AM
you can use project dogwaffle , painter , etc to load up the movie , draw annotations and save it back.
12-03-2005, 06:37 PM
you can embed information into a playblast...any app with a scipting language will have ways of finding out anyting about the file or the environment...date, time, file name, user etc...
you can do this in Houdini and in Maya look into the headsUpDisplay mel stuff...you can also create text geometry and parent it to the camera so that it will act like a HUD...
a tip here would be to setup your playblas/flipbook camera with overscan - and put your info into the extra area...
12-03-2005, 07:12 PM
12-03-2005, 11:09 PM
Thanks for the responses. Very good suggestions.
One thing is that all of these suggestion lack is a common codec that is also efficient ex. Sorenson3 , DivX, etc. So everyone is using the exact same codec. Playblasts are sometimes acceptable, but not always.
Here is what I want, that I have used in bigger studios:
1. render out a series of images
2. tool to compile all of the image sequence [as AfterEffects, Fusion, etc. would]
3. Type in notes such as take number, shot number, changes made, etc. in same tool
4. Export completed movie with notes using one format and codec.
Anyone ever seen this out side of a large studio? Our have any idea without using a compositing program like AfterEffects, Fusion,etc??
12-03-2005, 11:09 PM
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