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04 April 2003, 08:05 PM
Anyone had experience using Combustion for film res stuff? I'm sorta new to the subject. Does it work well handling that kinda res stuff? Any limitations? Better than After Effects when working with film (I assume)? Any comments or experience greatly appreciated.

04 April 2003, 06:24 PM
yes! you are able to combine footage of different resolution
and there is a great grain tool , LUT and so on ..


04 April 2003, 06:36 PM
Great, it's what I thought, but I had to ask someone experienced before I made any stupid assumptions.

04 April 2003, 06:37 PM
What is LUT by the way?

04 April 2003, 07:08 PM
LUT = Look Up Table

04 April 2003, 07:30 PM
gotcha. Thanks.

04 April 2003, 07:58 PM
if any one could offer a better explanation of what a look up tabel does from experience then please do...i'd like to know.

04 April 2003, 02:19 AM
Its an accurate color profile for you monitor so what you are seeing on the monitor is as close as possible to what it will look like when you goto film or video or whatever medium you are working on.

04 April 2003, 02:20 AM
think of it like monitor colour correction for film. Lets say you care working with Cineon format at 30bit colour log space - your monitor cant show all that range of colour values. If it just averages the range from top to bottom, it may not reflect what the final output will be. A look up table accurately maps your screens 8bpc colour space to the formats 30bit space, so if you paint on some sunflower yellow, it should look like sunflower yellow on screen...

04 April 2003, 05:41 PM
hey thsnks !!!.
sooo do u guys use it often.Considering silver screen projects dont happen every day but stilll...yes/no ???


04 April 2003, 12:19 AM
I use C2 for film work for nearly every job.

I recomend that you calibrate your monitors to 5500K, or you will be sorry if you need to do any color correction.

Most work is done with the cineon file format. I've found that using a view lut is better than setting each footage layer to use a lut. It seems to be less taxing on the system and then you don't have to remember to set the Lut's back to straight before you render.

If you haven't worked with Cineon files yet it takes a bit getting used to.

Alan Bell

04 April 2003, 06:33 PM
thanks alan,
havent worked on cineon myself, but our scanner scans in that fomatt as i'll try some stuff out soon.
Thanks for the monitor tip :surprised .5500k :hmm:
ok dumb ass question: is there a software i can use to be sure of
caliberating my monitor.
thanx a ton for the info, tip of the day ;) .


04 April 2003, 05:32 AM
I use the Pantone ColorVision "Spyder"

It's a software hardware based system that works great.

I think I paid about $300 for it.

Good luck

Alan Bell

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