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Justin Stephenson

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Video Out from Fusion though decklink and Expressions guide

PostMon Dec 01, 2014 3:02 am

Hello,

I am just starting out with Fusion and really enjoying it. I have decided to do a fairly simple project in it and I have a couple of newbie questions that I did not find answers to in the manuals:

- I am trying to get 2k out to my video monitor through my Decklink SDI 4K. Fusion currently outputs NTSC for me. I am using DesktopVideo 10.3 and it was installed after I installed fusion.

I cannot find any settings in Fusion to modify the video out resolution/bit depth/luts etc. How might I be able to adjust these settings for video out through the Decklink.

- Are there any online resources for expressions in fusion?
- Looking to access the current frame number to drive position over time
- Looking to be able to parent the position of one node to the position of another.

I look forward to any input you might have.

Thanks,

- J
Justin Stephenson
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Re: Video Out from Fusion though decklink and Expressions gu

PostMon Dec 01, 2014 12:25 pm

Hi Justin.

Welcome to the amazing world of Fusion...:-)

The output resolution is determined by the resolution of the tools in the flow.
If you take (e.g.) a Text+ and set it's resolution to 2K in it's image-tab,
it should output the exact resolution you want.

For expressiony, you might want to have a look at the Fusion Tool Reference,
available as a PDF download in the support section of this site.

In terms of position-over-time, this simple expression on a tool's center-control
should give you an idea:
Point(time/100,0.5+ sin(time/10)/2)

Parenting can be done easily by typing '=' in any value field and press return.
Then use the little '+' to pickwhip the position from the other tool.

Cheers.

Eric.
my hovercraft is full of eels.
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Justin Stephenson

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Re: Video Out from Fusion though decklink and Expressions gu

PostMon Dec 01, 2014 4:22 pm

Alright, between the Tool reference and some online stuff (an archived version of VFXPEDIA.com) I have the expression stuff well in hand.

I still, cannot figure out the video output from Fusion to my monitor through my Decklink card. I only manage to get NTSC out.

Does anyone know how to adjust the video out settings so that I could send 2K out through my decklink card?

- J
Justin Stephenson
Moving Image Designer
http://justinstephenson.com
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Resolve 15.2 Studio, W10 Pro, 8C i7 5960X@4Ghz, ASUS X99, 64GB Ram, GTX1080, Decklink 4K Pro -> FSI DM240, Micro Panel. Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI>4K TV.
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Re: Video Out from Fusion though decklink and Expressions gu

PostMon Dec 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Eric,

Thanks for the expressions tips. I am sorting through and have discovered little gems like reference size in order to tie together two different sized layers.

I am still having trouble getting 2K to my monitor. I just opened a new comp. Put a Text+ tool in. It is showing a size of 2048X1152 (my cinema spec), I hit the 3 key and it sends NTSC to my monitor. Tried the same with a background to make sure it's not a DoD issue and the same thing happens.

I have also tried the more vanilla 1920X1080 and the same thing happens.

Any other input you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

- j
Justin Stephenson
Moving Image Designer
http://justinstephenson.com
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Resolve 15.2 Studio, W10 Pro, 8C i7 5960X@4Ghz, ASUS X99, 64GB Ram, GTX1080, Decklink 4K Pro -> FSI DM240, Micro Panel. Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI>4K TV.
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Re: Video Out from Fusion though decklink and Expressions gu

PostMon Dec 01, 2014 6:25 pm

Got it. Global Preferences>I/O.

Hurray.

The Manual leaves a bit to adventure I would say.

Best,

- J
Justin Stephenson
Moving Image Designer
http://justinstephenson.com
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Resolve 15.2 Studio, W10 Pro, 8C i7 5960X@4Ghz, ASUS X99, 64GB Ram, GTX1080, Decklink 4K Pro -> FSI DM240, Micro Panel. Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI>4K TV.

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