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Netflix and not FCP x

 

Hey all.

I’ve just seen this in Broadcast magazine


I’m interested in why Final Cut Pro X is not on the list.  Presumably there is a questin about Fcp x’s image processing? I 

Michael

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James Marsden
 

Hi Michael
     Not 100% but it is unlikely to be an image processing, having delivered directly to playout servers there are a load of things clocks and title headers that all delivery needs for on-demand they won't need clocks but there will be other stuff tacked on the front of the file, also there is versioning and captions, which really demand a track based timeline so you can turn tracks on and of and nest and the need to lay into a timeline with the right leader, in other words the magnetic timeline in FCPX makes all this very difficult to do easily, it is much more likely to things to with this stuff than anything to do with image processing or image quality, to be honest, if anything the image processing in FCPX is better than Avid or Premier, but the mkagnetic timeline makes a very bad fit with the mechanics of delivering a file to a playout server compared to track based bit of edit software even for an on-demand service, as I say not 100% but having delivered adds directly to broadcast playout servers I have first-hand experience of what a ball ache it is, and I suspect both Netflx and Amazone will be using adapted play out servers or software of somkind, also I think Netflix adds its own closed captions and alternative dialogue tracks but not surte about altered versions for different markets, but agian this may use XML from the edit and again all the software on the list is track based FCPX is the only one that is not

Hope that helps


James Marsden
DIT London

Nathanaël Havez
 

I’m also interested into getting more infos about this issue.
(Because, yes, I do consider this as an issue)

Nathanaël

Le 20 sept. 2018 à 16:55, Michael Sanders via Cml.News <glowstars=me.com@...> a écrit :

Hey all.

I’ve just seen this in Broadcast magazine


I’m interested in why Final Cut Pro X is not on the list.  Presumably there is a questin about Fcp x’s image processing? I 

Michael

Michael J Sanders: Director of Photography 
  

Mobile: +44 (0) 7976 269818   

 

I posted the question on twitter as well where someone suggested lack of IMF integration.  


Could it be this?

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On 21 Sep 2018, at 00:07, James Marsden <james_marsden@...> wrote:

I suspect both Netflx and Amazone will be using adapted play out servers or software of somkind, also I think Netflix adds its own closed captions and alternative dialogue tracks but not surte about altered versions for different markets, but agian this may use XML from the edit and again all the software on the list is track based FCPX is the only one that is not

Stu Willis
 

I posted the question on twitter as well where someone suggested lack of IMF integration.  

I would strongly suspect that this is the case. We only got closed captioning support this year!

FCPX isn't geared towards a traditional drama pipeline either, and I suspect the number of projects originating on FCPX aimed for Netflix is low (although it is great for documentaries). So there simply isn't an incentive for Apple to be beholden to Netflix. 

Ironically, however, FCPX's metadata driven approach to sound (and timelines in general) is a way better fit for IMF than traditional track-based timelines. 

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Stu Willis
Edit + Post + FCPX Apologist
Melbourne, Australia

Geoff Boyle
 

Maybe, just maybe it’s because it’s bloody difficult if not impossible to control exactly what the output of FCP is.

 

Testing PRR and trying to get predictable levels etc out has not been possible.

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
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www.cinematography.net

 

 

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I’m also interested into getting more infos about this issue.

(Because, yes, I do consider this as an issue)

 

Nathanaël



Le 20 sept. 2018 à 16:55, Michael Sanders via Cml.News <glowstars=me.com@...> a écrit :

 

Hey all.

 

I’ve just seen this in Broadcast magazine

 

 

I’m interested in why Final Cut Pro X is not on the list.  Presumably there is a questin about Fcp x’s image processing? I 

Michael


Michael J Sanders: Director of Photography 
  

Mobile: +44 (0) 7976 269818