Good news, Chris. Thanks for the info.
Good news, Chris. Thanks for the info.
Chris! Are you basically saying that in the future, the Ramp effect in Storm, will have a range of controls, so as to be able to extract, control and shape, different areas of the frame in a range of ways. E.g giving the ability to work on lowering the exposure of the window part of the frame, while at the same time have increased exposure in the shadows behind the window? Then in yet another area subtly shift the white balance of the talents face? All with intuitive visual controls? Thanks!
You guys were doing great demo of Storm at RED DAY yesterday. I took my clients are they were happy to see the demo. Keep up the great work!
waiting in-patiently for it... hope it arrives soon...
I'm really interested in seeing the onset metadata tagging, streaming and proxy recording stuff that is appearing all merging and integrating into storm in the future. I think this is where things are headed.
What I'm talking about is streaming and proxy recording a la Teradek Cube. Onset live tagging and review tagging on ipad, laptops smartphones etc for continuity, director, camera and sound notes. Proxy recording to ProRes, Cineform and DNXHD with tools like the cinedeck Extreme, Ki Pro and Atomos Ninja. Or the option of proxy capture using a range of cards like QTtake HD does. With filenaming and rec stop start coming from camera over SDI this should all be able to link up nicely and be imported and matched in stacks (like Lightroom does with jpegs & RAW) within Storm. Tags can then be synced across all versions or, when chosen to, apply only to certain versions.
With Epic and Scarlet the wifi onboard could enable remote sending of profiles so you could tweak a look within Storm and send it live as the look on camera with a click of a mouse so that all your proxies have an up to date look applied. Maybe you could even set it interactively on a scene without having to get some RAW files off camera first by remotely adjusting the on camera look controls within Storm with all of powerful UI for tweaking and look at the SDI out for monitoring via external monitor or, to make use of Storms scopes, via capture card into the computer.
Enthusiasm may be getting the better of me but I see this as a killer onset workflow if all this can get rolled in down the line.
You can add to this later with a system that ties in with preproduction, script annotation, planning and storyboarding software systems to pre-apply and link all this metadata further throughout the production pipeline. I see someone able to plan shots against their script, link storyboarded shots to those shooting scripts and down the line have actual production footage replace (non destructively of course) those shots in a storyboard timeline and as script notes. So you can at any time refer to a written script, choose to see overlaid on it the planned shots (as descriptions or storyboards), directors notes, filmed shots, switch to a timeline view to see your growing color coded coverage of the project etc. This would need some input from production people to refine and make it really useful to all but essentially you would have a centralised repository of everything about the production, dynamically linked, searchable, with intuitive interfaces for different tasks, personnel and stages so everything would be at your fingertips. It would be multiuser, with significant cloud based elements but offline local network enabled for location work.
Now my imagination and enthusiasm is getting the better of me. I will leave it at that for now but might post on my blog an entry detailing this idea further to get some feedback and see if it can be developed further.
Oh and any chance Storm will be networkable?
I'm sure a lot of people would like to have simultaneous users looking through and working on their footage database from their Storm stations in post or with onset post. Especially VFX houses where it could also serve a a project management system with tags for FX shots and their stages of completion.
On set I might want to be tagging and grading at my DIT station whilst the onset editor is making a first cut using all the metadata & functions of storm to tag and select shot for the edit, maybe even doing his cut in Storm.
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