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On Feb 28, 15:34, "Craig Leffel" wrote:
> In addition, a question. What does anyone have to say about Davinci
> Artisan? I viewed it during the Eastern region conference, and on
> first impression I'd have to say I'm at least happy that the platform
> is changing.
Me too. I haven't seen it, but I think they're doing the right thing
by making it software, and opening the architecture a bit, so to
speak. Irix 5.x is a great operating system...
> they actually seem very interested in what we have to say. I also was
> happy to hear that they seem to want to dump the panel. It sounds like
> it's costly for them to manufacture, and it makes more sense to break
> it up.
Are you sure they want to dump the panel completely? If the future
8:8:8 is completely within an SGI (Iris/Indy), what form will the
operator interface take? Won't we need trackballs at the very least?
I have long thought the panel needs to be updated, dropped, or changed
radically, but I think we need access to realtime, immediate control,
which takes us back to trackballs/joysticks --something beyond a
QWERTY keyboard or pen/tablet. As for program operation, allow
"modes", where the colorist tailors the operation of the list to
allow/disallow immediate mark insertion, and some kind of preview mode
that retains the original list... we have discussed a lot of this over
the past year here.
But all this could be cleared up when I see ARTISAN and daVinci
explains it all.
> ranged from 30 to 50K.
For what, ARTISAN and the platform? or just ARTISAN software?
> I like
> idea of breaking up the color correction list as well. The ability to
> select part or all of a previous color correction would be desirable.
absolutely. It's time we were allowed to manipulate the 1's and 0's,
so to speak, *while also* allowing speedy transfers in an on-the-fly
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