awful clip thumbnails when working in RCM

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yargord

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awful clip thumbnails when working in RCM

PostThu Jan 23, 2020 3:23 pm

if you switch to DaVinci Resolve YRGB Color Managed color science, all the clip thumbnails in the Media Storage tab become super contrasty and non-usable. you can't pick the clips based on that. they remain that bad on the Source Monitor and become good only once you add them into a project.
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Re: awful clip thumbnails when working in RCM

PostThu Jan 23, 2020 4:03 pm

When you work in RCM, you need to specify the input color space of every clip. If you don't, Resolve assumes they are all Rec709 (which is fine if they are, but most likely they aren't).

This isn't as onerous as it sounds. Select all your video clips in the media pool's master bin, being very careful to not accidentally select any timelines along with them, right-click, and in the contextual menu you'll see an option to set the input color space. If you don't, it's because you selected a timeline along with the clips.

Also, be sure you haven't applied any LUTs.
Last edited by Brad Hurley on Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: awful clip thumbnails when working in RCM

PostThu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 pm

The OP wants to evaluate clips *before* adding them to the media pool. There's apparently no way at present to view these clips either normalized to rec. 709 or as bmd film log.
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Re: awful clip thumbnails when working in RCM

PostThu Jan 23, 2020 4:14 pm

John Paines wrote:The OP wants to evaluate clips *before* adding them to the media pool. There's apparently no way at present to view these clips either normalized to rec. 709 or as bmd film log.


Ah, I misunderstood. But my clips (which are all log footage from BMD cameras) look fine in the media storage tab and the source viewer, even before I've loaded them into the media pool, and I'm using RCM.
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Re: awful clip thumbnails when working in RCM

PostThu Jan 23, 2020 4:31 pm

Depends on the format. Prores is fine, braw is as described.

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