v15 User Guide errors

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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostWed Dec 05, 2018 2:10 pm

part 10

2339 - “Light gray when turned on, dark gray when turned off” - White when turned on, gray when turned off

2349 - “A small viewer to the left of the Monitoring panel” - A small viewer to the right of the Monitoring panel

2351 - “To the far left, a Timecode field” - To the far right, a Timecode field

2362 - “Fairlight > Oscillator Settings” - Fairlight > Test Tones Settings

2381 - “two frames of ̨looping.”

2385 - “then press Command-M. Playback pauses until you enter some text” - it’s not working

2388 - “On the right, click the audio input” - On the left, click the audio input
the same mistake in the next sentence

2400 - “section of of the track”

2407 - “To the far left” - To the far right

2408 - “Select the the Media Pool”

2409 - “Choose Trim > Selection Mode” - Choose Trim > Normal Edit Mode

2414 - “Clips selected in this way display an orange highlight” - on selected track clips intersect the playhead display as grey with white hightlight. On the next page not correct sreenshot, there are track not select

2415 - “Clips intersecting the playhead in Range Selection mode are automatically selected with orange highlights” - Clips intersecting the playhead in Range Selection mode are automatically selected with white highlight

2418 - “Double-click the In (or Out) point of the clip to move the In point to the very beginning of that clip’s media.” - it’s not working

2420 - “or Range Selection (press T)” - or Range Selection (press R)

2449 - “The ̨range”

2466 - on second screenshot mouse should be above track header, not on clip

2467 - “To apply an audio filter to a track or bus in the Mixer: Drag any filter from the Audio FX panel of the Effects Library onto the clip in the Timeline you want to apply it to.” - To apply an audio filter to a track or bus in the Mixer: Drag any filter from the Audio FX panel of the Effects Library onto the plus button in strips in the mixer you want to apply it to.

2473 - Reaction Time: Relaxed, Fast, Pre-emptive - Slow, Medium, Fast

2494 - “A small viewer to the left of the Monitoring panel” - A small viewer to the right of the Monitoring panel
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostThu Dec 06, 2018 5:15 pm

part 11

2522 - “Audio: This option only appears” - Format: This option only appears

2523 - “written to the filename of of the image”

2545 - “Add 3:2” - formatting problem

2546 - “an audio layback.” - an audio playback.

part 12

2574 - on second screenshot right identifiers 3D_R

2581 and 2582 - “When enabled (orange)” - When enabled (white)

2598 - “float _powf(float x, float y” - float _powf(float x, float y)
“int _ceil(float” - int _ceil(float)

part 13

2627 - “The following requirements must be met for remote grading to work.”

aaaaaaaaaaand it's DONE!

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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostMon Dec 10, 2018 11:29 am

Not technically an error, but immediately redunant (indicated by my italics):

p. 377:

‚* Step One Frame Forward/Step One Frame Back: The Left Arrow and Right Arrow keys move the playhead back and forth one frame at a time, while Shift-Left Arrow and Shift-Right Arrow move the playhead in one-second increments.

‚* Step One Second Forward/Step One Second Reverse: Shift-Left Arrow and Shift-Right Arrow moves the playhead back and forth one second at a time.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostMon Dec 10, 2018 11:33 am

Also on p. 377, this is clumsy wording:

Previous Keyframe/Next Keyframe: Shift-Semicolon moves the playhead to the next previous keyframe on the left when keyframes are displayed in the Timeline, while Shift-Apostrophe moves the playhead to the next keyframe to the right.

Better would be:

Previous Keyframe/Next Keyframe: Shift-Semicolon moves the playhead to the previous keyframe (to the left when keyframes are displayed in the Timeline), while Shift-Apostrophe moves the playhead to the next keyframe to the right.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostMon Dec 10, 2018 11:40 am

p. 379: Play to Out: Option-Command-Option-Forward Slash (/). Initiates playback and stops at
the current Out point.

I'm pretty sure this should be described as either Option-Command-Forward Slash or Command-Option-Forward-Slash. There is no Option-Command-Option key combination.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostFri Dec 14, 2018 9:06 pm

The Guides section (pg 962) is not accurate for version 15.2.2 on Windows. Nothing happens when right clicking on a Viewer.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostTue Dec 18, 2018 7:55 pm

There's no mention of the 'Dual Pane Media Pool' feature in the Edit page.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostWed Dec 19, 2018 10:17 pm

Will the guide ever be published with these errors fixed?
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostSun Dec 30, 2018 1:27 pm

On page 2079, the manual claims:

Code: Select all
Right-click the clip thumbnail, Gallery still, or memory you want to copy the grade from, and choose Apply Grade from the contextual menu.
The grade of the clip you middle-clicked is copied to the previously selected clip or clips.


This is correct when the Clip node tree is selected in the Nodes view. If Group Pre-Clip or Group Post-Clip is selected, then Apply Grade has no effect. I suggest that Apply Grade should be grayed out of the menu in those circumstances. But the manual could also be corrected so that it's clear when the Apply Grade function does or does not have any effect.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostTue Jan 01, 2019 6:36 pm

Main problem with the user guide for Ver 15 is...

Don't know where to find it / download it.

Didn't come bundled in the Resolve download...

Don't see a link to it on the Resolve page here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/produc ... ciresolve/

Don't see it linked to anywhere in the support center...

Couldn't find it by just googling for it...

Did you take it down while you correct the errors???
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostThu Jan 03, 2019 10:08 pm

It's in the DaVinci Resolve Support area of the web site, where it always is:

https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... Manual.pdf

It is included with each Resolve release. Select the Resolve Help menu, then select the "DaVinci Resolve Reference Manual" selection to access.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostSun Jan 06, 2019 10:11 am

Dwaine Maggart wrote:It's in the DaVinci Resolve Support area of the web site, where it always is:

https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... Manual.pdf

It is included with each Resolve release. Select the Resolve Help menu, then select the "DaVinci Resolve Reference Manual" selection to access.


Thank you.

I spent about 20 minutes looking for it before giving up, so your link is VERY helpful.

Never realized it is also accessible from within resolve help menu either.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 4:42 pm

p. 653 Using Fusion Connect - 2 Right-click one of the selected clips and choose New Fusion Connect Clip from the contextual menu.

- This seems to be an outdated/renamed function... in Resolve I see the options;

New Compound Clip...
New Fusion Clip...
New VFX Connect clip...

As a new user this is very confusing. The manual is 6 months old, yet the software was updated just a few weeks ago... can I suggest some sort of rolling edit system so that at the very least the manual hosted at your website (which is rather hard to find btw) is always up-to-date. There are many many edits already listed on this thread that have not yet been changed in the latest (August 2018) manual.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostThu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm

Happily I like typing, so it works out for all of us


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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 8:05 pm

Scene Split:
P292 refers to a "Plus" button which should be "Add" I think.
P290 N and P work but not the arrows
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostWed Jan 16, 2019 5:07 pm

Page 361 - Duplicating a Timeline

"Right-click any timeline in the Media Pool, and choose Timelines>Duplicate Timeline from the contextual menu."

Pretty sure this method changed on a previous update, as that option doesn't appear anymore with a right click.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostTue Jan 22, 2019 8:35 pm

Page 2519: Restrict to, Key Frames, Frame Reordering were also Options I had on NVIDIA h.264 and h.265. This "(Available for QuickTime H.264)" I find misleading.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostFri Feb 01, 2019 9:15 pm

On page 611, in the discussion of the Inspector, there's this tantalizing promise:

Cropping

The Edit page has an additional set of cropping parameters:
‚ Crop Left, Right, Top, and Bottom: Lets you cut off, in pixels, the four sides of the image. Cropping a clip creates transparency, so that whatever is underneath shows through.


Alas, whatever transparency may be created as far as the Edit Window is concerned, what this does not do is to create any sort of mask or alpha information that can be used in the Color window. It would be very nice if, when cutting off pixels, the alpha channel would reflect what pixels were cut off (or not).
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostSat Feb 02, 2019 4:59 pm

Hello Everyone,

The errors are highlighted in the attachment and the text here after shows what I believe it should be.

Page 2135 (see attachment highlight)

Outside nodes is inverting the key that node 6 is feeding to node 4
Outside node is inverting the key that node 6 is feeding to node 5


Page 2135 (see attachment highlight) Correct me if I am seeing it incorrectly

One thing. Doesn't node 6 key output need to be connected to node 4 key input for this to work?
I think there is a bug with the key out technique used here. Version 15.2.3
Cannot get it to work.


and click the key input invert so that node 5's key is identical to the node 6's key

My suggestion would be to also specify which of Node 6's key should it be identical to, there is key out and also key in.

So I would have it read:

Double click node 5 to select it, open the key palette, and click the key input invert so that node 5's key input is identical to the node 6's key output. This avoids the key out from node 6 being inverted on arrival on the node 5's key input, which would in essence nullify the effect.

The idea is to have the receiving key node input match the key node output thereby allowing for the effect we spoke of above.

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This avoids the key out from node 6 being inverted on arrival on the node 5's key input, which would in essence nullify the effect.
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Outside node is inverting the key that node 6 is feeding to node 5
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostThu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 am

Page 561 To Add Keyframes to the Level Curve
The Manual says hold the Option Key and Click on the Audio curve to place a keyframe.
This does not work in the EDIT page although it does work in the FAIRLIGHT page.

Page 561 To Adjust any Keyframe
The Manual says that once you start dragging in a particular direction
the movement os constrained to that direction.
This does not happen either on the EDIT page or the FAIRLIGHT page.

The Manual als repeats this wrong description word for word on Page 2432.

EDIT
I have just discovered that if you hold down the Shift Key, then it is possible to adjust the Keyframes in a constrained way as described in the manual. However the manual does not mention the use of the Shift Key.
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Re: v15 User Guide errors

PostFri Feb 08, 2019 3:40 pm

Page 157 Useing the Smart or User Caches ...

The Manual says " manually flag for Caching by right clicking and enabling the Render Cache Clip Output Option".
This option does not exist, it is only possible to 'Render Cache Fusion Output' or 'Render Cache Colour Output'.
It is therefore not possible to render a performance intensive effect such as a large Clip Speed Change so it will play in real time.


Page 161 Sequence Caching

The Manual states that 'In Smart Mode, Resolve automatically caches .....any clips with opacity or speed effects'
This does not happen when speed effects are applied to a clip.
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