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#1 Gringo

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:25 AM

Allows to convert 2K (or other) compositing to PAL (or NTSC and others) for preview, applies cashe with additional info.

Attached File  Dailies0.jpg   30.21KB   232 downloads Attached File  Dailies2.jpg   54.38KB   241 downloads

Attached File  Shot_Name_Dailies_Macro.comp   72.13KB   73 downloads - an example of using the macro

* The name of the shot in the upper left corner is taken from the name of the composition (beginning of the file name before the firs underscore _)
* In the left bottom corner the name of the quicktime movie is displayed. It's taken from the Saver_mov node. The name of the saver matters!
* "Handle Blend" affects the indicator that shows that a frame is outside cut
* Zero-frame (Slate) displays the quicktime name from the Saver_mov, current date, notes, the artist name and the composition name.

Thanks to Roman Fedotov for help in scripting.

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#2 Gringo

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:13 PM

Some bugfixes

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:10 AM

thanks for this useful script! i'm gonna try it right now

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:03 PM

Bug reports and wishes are appreciated!

I could automate the Result Numbering Offset and result frames amount if somebody told me how to get Global Start Time, Render Start Time, Global End Time and Render End Time to script :)

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:30 PM

Here is an improved version of the macro.
It's optimized for Fusion 5.21.
This version is two times lighter and 20% faster.
Controls are made more intuitive, some redundant ones are removed and some useful are added.

I don't know, is it worth to add the type of resize algorithm parameter? Now Catmull-Rom is used by default.

The macro:
Attached File  Dailies_mov_v09_PAL.setting   35.2KB   50 downloads

An example of using:
Attached File  Shot_Name_Dailies_Macro.comp   46.17KB   49 downloads

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:52 AM

I have not utilized this forum very often since I joined...

but today I discoverd your macro and I am delighted to have returned.

WOW! awesome man


regards,
William
Chicago, IL


Here is an improved version of the macro.
It's optimized for Fusion 5.21.
This version is two times lighter and 20% faster.
Controls are made more intuitive, some redundant ones are removed and some useful are added.

I don't know, is it worth to add the type of resize algorithm parameter? Now Catmull-Rom is used by default.

The macro:
Attached File  Dailies_mov_v09_PAL.setting   35.2KB   50 downloads

An example of using:
Attached File  Shot_Name_Dailies_Macro.comp   46.17KB   49 downloads



#7 Gringo

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:21 PM

Nice to hear you find the macro useful! :)

I don't know exactly, what is the best equivalent for "Cashe" in English.
Cash? Letterbox? Mask? Matte?

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:36 PM

I don't know exactly, what is the best equivalent for "Cashe" in English.
Cash? Letterbox? Mask? Matte?


Any versions?

I mean the dark (black) rectangles at the top and at the bottom of frame...

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:37 PM

Here is a new version of the macro.

Parameters are named more correctly and logically.

See also its description at VFXpedia.com

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#10 djdeluxe76

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:04 PM

Hey thanks for the macro Gringo :)

About your question.... i'm no native english speaker either but the following might work:

black upper and lower third borders

black top and bottom rows

black backplate

and letterbox sounds right too... in fact I even like that one better than the others.

#11 Gringo

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 04:35 AM

Thank you!

Let it be Letterbox! :)

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:43 AM

Meet the 11-th version! :)

In this version all the Expression modifiers have been replaced with simple expressions.

Thus, some undesirable external connections have been removed and the macro has become a little bit faster.

Please, report of any bugs.

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#13 Gringo

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:00 PM

A new version of the macro.

Now it calculates numbering offset, total frames amount in the result and source lenth automatically.

Besides, it creates a fixed output resolution even though you use the Proxy mode.
For example, if you define 720x576 it'll render 720x576. Not 1/2, not 1/3 when the Proxy is on and set to 1/2 or 1/3

Mind one more condition: the main Loader that imports your scan should be named Loader1

Remove the TXT extention from the archive name, unpack to find the macro and an example of using.
Attached File  Dailies_mov_v13_3_PAL.rar.txt   230.28KB   45 downloads

Report of any bugs, please.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:15 PM

A simplified version without slate

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:19 PM

By the way, a question to Eyeon: why does the Letterbox have two separate number controls for pixel aspect instead of one point control like in other tools (Resize, Scale etc.)?
Is it possible to apply a simple expression to it?




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