So – I’ve got a few questions that many Color users will be asking concerning Resolve on Mac:
– Will ethernet based control surfaces be supported at release? JL Cooper and Tangent users in particular will need to be sure our investments in those surfaces will still be viable.
– Will RED for HD delivery workflows be supported?
– Will the standard complement of FCP codecs be supported, including ProRes?
– I get that traditionally Resolve is a real-time powerhouse. I still need to be able to give back my clients rendered, color corrected files. Will this be supported? If so, will Resolve render out to ProRes 4:2:2 HQ and 4444?
Looking foward to seeing the Resolve on my desktop!
Yes, these are precisely the questions that i would be asking if I were wandering the aisles at the LV Convention Center.
I’ve got $20K worth of Tangent-200 panels sitting here. I’ve got an old Quadro 4500FX that was virtually useless in COLOR/FinalTouch, and I’ve gotten used to the FCP/COLOR “integration”.
DaVinci/Blackmagic Resolve will still require a revision in mind-set, because its core engineering is still for a single-layer tape-to-tape workflow. If Blackmagic can give us what we started out with, plus multi-layered (and keyable) sequences from FCP, I would begin to think that personal jet-packs are truly next.
The curse is “May you live in interesting times”, so we must have done something really bad to deserve this.
I would also like to know about the future panel support. If resolve will only support USB panels I would be disappointed. We invested in 2 Tangent CP-100 panels and they still work great. Not quite as flashy as the new panels but they do a great job for us. I really hope all the Tangent panels will be supported at some point.
i’m more curious how easy it will be to import a FCP project into Resolve, then spit it back out to FCP. seems to me as if Resolve is only a stndalone grading tool. nothing more than a software version of the current davinci which doesn’t integrate with FCP or Avid at all. i imagine you would have to export a quicktime movie then import it into Resolve. do you think apple would really allow for any competition in its workflow. i love the ability to send a graded project back into an editting environment where you can then finish your online with graded shots and efx and titles and layers. bringing in RED footage and grading is okay but you can do that with color and its basically free so what’s the big deal and how would you go about importing files from XDCam for instance? lots of hype and lots of questions. i’ll reserve judgement for now.
According to posts in this thread on the Apple Color forum
( https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/223/16493 ) , Grant Petty of Blackmagic says that XML support will be coming soon after initial release. Of course we won’t know how well the FCP round trip works until we actually see it, but all the statements so far seem positive…..
Do not use Color unless you have a compatible video I/O device and broadcast monitor.