4K to 2K DPX Generation

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Reghu Pillai

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4K to 2K DPX Generation

PostWed Sep 30, 2015 12:52 am


I am currently facing an issue in Resolve:
I am conforming a feature on Red 4k 4096 x 1708 with 2.4 matt burned in . My goal is generate a 2K 2048x858 DPX files for color grading. Final deliverable will be in 2K 2048x858 Scope.

When I am looking at my work space monitor the original source file frame and editing frame looks the same,but on my coloring monitor two sides of the frame is cropped.When I render the output file at 2K 2048x858 DPX, frame matches the source file frame. I don't why this happening on my color grading monitor.

I am attaching pictures of my settings and also output on color grading monitor. I am using cg318-4k for grading.
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Color Grading Monitor Output Cropping On Sides
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Scaling Settings
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Master Project Settings
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Subrata Senn

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Re: 4K to 2K DPX Generation

PostWed Sep 30, 2015 5:31 pm

Please check what your monitor resolution is. Is it 2K or 1920x1080?

2K image will not show in an HD monitor. There will be crops on both side.

The workaround is: Set your timeline resolution to 1920x804. Grade on this timeline. Render out at 2K Scope.
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