Saturday, May 14, 2016

Re: [Avid-L2] Older AVID Mac Keyboard (USB)

 


I do have a USB EZKeyboard for Avid for sale. Has seen some use, but
has been cleaned since these photos were taken. In great shape.

Let me know if you're interested.

Mark

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> Does anyone have an older model Mac Avid Keyboard for sale -
> I'm looking for a full size keyboard, not the ultra thin version.
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> thanks,
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> rob
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Re: [Avid-L2] Older AVID Mac Keyboard (USB)

 

I always heard you needed the US keyboard not the mexican or singapore ones, can't remember why.

On 5/15/16 7:13 AM, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] wrote:
 

Way back when Avid's would come with some sort of Macnally" or something like that with a keycap set with a keycap puller tool.  That was a pain.  Anybody know if that keycap puller tool would work on the G5 keyboards.  I don't have one handy to test.  I have some G5 keyboards that are defective but have the Avid Keycaps and I have some virtually unused plain G5 keyboards.  I figured when one of my current working G5 keyboards dies I'll swap the keycaps on to one of my plain keyboards.  I can't see why that wouldn't work but sometimes strange things happen.  Anybody ever swapped keycaps on the G5 keyboard.  I could always find a set of the Avid button stickers but would prefer to swap keycaps when the time comes.  That way I can maintain my weight lifter.  ;-)



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Damn...disregard...they are sold out

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Does anyone have an older model Mac Avid Keyboard for sale -
I'm looking for a full size keyboard, not the ultra thin version.

thanks,

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Re: [Avid-L2] Older AVID Mac Keyboard (USB)

 

Way back when Avid's would come with some sort of Macnally" or something like that with a keycap set with a keycap puller tool.  That was a pain.  Anybody know if that keycap puller tool would work on the G5 keyboards.  I don't have one handy to test.  I have some G5 keyboards that are defective but have the Avid Keycaps and I have some virtually unused plain G5 keyboards.  I figured when one of my current working G5 keyboards dies I'll swap the keycaps on to one of my plain keyboards.  I can't see why that wouldn't work but sometimes strange things happen.  Anybody ever swapped keycaps on the G5 keyboard.  I could always find a set of the Avid button stickers but would prefer to swap keycaps when the time comes.  That way I can maintain my weight lifter.  ;-)



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Damn...disregard...they are sold out

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Does anyone have an older model Mac Avid Keyboard for sale -
I'm looking for a full size keyboard, not the ultra thin version.

thanks,

rob

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Re: [Avid-L2] Older AVID Mac Keyboard (USB)

 

I've got one on the shelf.


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Friday, May 13, 2016

[Avid-L2] Hitting Enter on extra keypad While in Color Correction turns on Audio Scrub?

 

I just started working on my current 4K project in color correction.  Things are working normally with one quirky exception.  I use a wacom tablet combined with a Kensington Expert mouse trackball and an additional numeric keypad that I set on the wacom tablet next to the trackball.  I enter a lot of values numerically and the extra keypad closer to my tablet speeds things up.

What I noticed is that after I type in a numeric value on the addition keypad and hit enter then audio scrub turns on as I drag along the timeline while in color correction mode.  Caps Lock is not on.  If I bounce out of CC mode there is no scrubbing audio and when a change back to CC mode there is no scrubing audio until I hit "enter" on the keypad.  If I type the numbers on the keypad but hit enter on the main mac keyboard the audio scrub does not turn on.  I don't even have to be entering numbers.  Just hitting enter on the keypad turns on audio scrub and it doesn't shut of until a bounce out of CC mode.  Weird.  I've been using this setup with differing wacom pads and different numeric keypads for several years but never encountered this until now. 

Just one more thing in my never ending battles with technology the last few weeks. 
 
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Re: [Avid-L2] Older AVID Mac Keyboard (USB)

 

I also hate the chiclet keyboards, and our 'G5' keyboards are starting to get clunky.

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> On May 13, 2016, at 5:31 PM, Rob Chatlin avideditorrob@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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> I'm looking for a full size keyboard, not the ultra thin version.
>
> thanks,
>
> rob
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Re: [Avid-L2] Older AVID Mac Keyboard (USB)

 






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Damn...disregard...they are sold out

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Does anyone have an older model Mac Avid Keyboard for sale -
I'm looking for a full size keyboard, not the ultra thin version.

thanks,

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Damn...disregard...they are sold out

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Re: [Avid-L2] Older AVID Mac Keyboard (USB)

 

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/Apple-White-Wireless-Keyboard-w--Number-Pad-p-21339.html

On Friday, May 13, 2016, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

I believe those are called G5 keyboards IIRC.  I don't have any to sell but have a few broken ones that I might salvage the keycaps on a plain G5 I have somewhere.



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I believe those are called G5 keyboards IIRC.  I don't have any to sell but have a few broken ones that I might salvage the keycaps on a plain G5 I have somewhere.



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Re: [Avid-L2] Is Avid RGB export of DNX-175X media really RGB in video essence level?

 

That has not been my experience.  The import dialogue only counts when you import.  What counts in ama linking is the source setting which seem to always default to "do not modify levels"  If I toggle that to "Graphic levels to Video level or is it Graphic to 601/709?  I see the level drop like I would expect but when I set to do not modify the levels are perfect and legal when viewed on my external scope.  That tells me the unmodified level must be 16-235 as the ama link bypasses the QT engine, at least that's what I've been told over the years.



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Hopefully I am not spreading misinformation, but I seem to remember AMA linking in MC 6.5x follows the setting in the import dialog, so your RGB/709 toggle could be affected by that?  

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"If you pick "709" it assumes the media is already in 709 and won't touch it.  This is the default value and should basically never be modifed.  If you send Full Range media (setting Scale to Full Range in the export setting) to the encoder… and let the encoder believe it is 709 media, you actually achieve an encode at Full Range (the encoder, just like Media Composer does not eliminate values below 16 and above 235).   If you pick "RGB Levels", you are telling the encoder that Full range media is sent to the encoder… it will thus apply a scaling from Full range to Legal range!  This result is the opposite of trying to export Full Range.  This is why we usually don't change this setting."

Okay this starts to make sense as to what I'm seeing.  By checking RGB in the first Avid section the values are scaled to Full Range but when I check RGB in the Custom Encoder section it's telling it to do the opposite.  That explains what I'm seeing when I do a Custom Export.  But I rarely use Custom Export and I still get levels that seem to always reflect legal range levels when I ama link back to them even when I've checked RGB in Avid 6.5.4.7.

Here's my first followup question for Luc A.  Why when I export a QT Ref .mov out of Avid checking Full Range/RGB, sorry but given I have older versions the RGB nomenclature is still in play for me, and I then open that QT ref in QTPro7 and do a save as the resulting file will ama back into my Avid with perfect levels?  The fact that it ama's with perfect levels in SNDX 6.5.4.7 which has no color transforms only source settings and those settings are set to not modify the level I see perfect color bars coming back.  That means to me the underlying video essence is legal/ 601/709/ 16-235 levels and not true Full Range video essence.

Second follow up question.  Why when I make a QT Ref out of Avid and take it into Adobe Media Encoder do I get low levels well under 16-235 range if I export the QT Ref with 601/709 legal levels checked.  I have found I have to check Full Range/RGB when exporting a QT Ref to process in Adobe Media Encoder.  Why is this?



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Ok here we go.....   I received some good fodder from Luc A. in Product Design that should be considered an introduction to some of the things discussed in this thread.   Knowing this group, I am sure many, including John Moore who started the thread, will have more specific questions that I can then ask him to tackle.

For many years the nomenclature about RGB / 709 has been quite confusing.  It was not clear if, for example, the setting on import was to convert to that selection or to assign it so it could be properly imported to video levels.  This is why Avid changed the nomenclature since v8.3 (if I recall properly).

Now, RGB refers only as the color model used to store the information, not the signal level.
This is why it is seen in the project color space setting where you can pick from a combination of color models (YCbCr or RGB) and color spaces (like 709, Rec.2020, DCI P3).


Rec 709 and Rec.2020 by specifications are "video range" as signal levels. BOTH are video levels for 8 and 10 bits. UHDTV is the same video levels - RGB 4:4:4 and YCbCr 4:2:2, including the 12 bits mode. You can see the specifications here: Rec 709 specifications. This means for 8-bit media, black is 16 and white 235.  For 10-bit media, black is 64 and white 940.


Media composer internally works at video level to match those specifications.  This is why when importing media the (new) choices are clear the media will end-up being treated at video levels:

-Do not modify; treat as legal range
-Scale from full range to legal range


For linking, MC will try as much as possible to detect the levels based on the metadata and we automatically apply color transformations to match the project color space.  


For example, when using graphics files, these are usually created on computer graphics systems for which black is 0 and white is 255 (referred as "Full Range" in our nomenclature).  For most graphic formats (tiff, JPG…), Media Composer understands this is full range and will automatically apply a color transformation "Scale from full range to video levels". If for some reasons the metadata informing us about levels is missing or wrong, users can manually apply color transformations in the source settings to bring the media to video levels (black =16, white =235).  Besides color levels, look-up tables and CDL values can also be applied as color transformations.


Note that internally, levels are normalized to values between 0 and 1.  Black being 0 and white being 1. This normalization process makes it easy to handle media at 8, 10 12 or 16 bits.  Our internal format supports normalized values from -2.0 to 2.0 so nothing gets lost when you apply color transformations.  It might become out of the Legal range (0 to 1 in normalized values, 16-235 in 8 bit representation) but those values are still there.  Values go negative below black point, and above 1.0 for levels above white.

When exporting to QuickTime, there are 2 areas where you can change the color levels.  The first one is from the first export window that opens:

Description: D:\color level LE forum\export setting.PNG
In this window, you assign the color levels being sent to the QuickTime encoder.

Users can select:

-Keep as Legal Range. (This means it won't apply any further color transformations)
-Scale from Legal to Full Range.  (This means video black 16 will be remapped to 0 and white 235 be remapped to 255.  If there was some information below 16 and above 235, it will be lost by the remapping)


The second area available to change levels is in the QuickTime encoder window and should basically never be used (except for some legacy workarounds with other applications).

Description: D:\color level LE forum\compressor setting.PNG 
The QuickTime encoder window

 

Here's why:
This second setting is found when using "custom" codecs then "format options".
This opens the QuickTime encoder settings. When clicking on "settings" for video, it opens yet another window where "color levels" can be picked.  The possible choices are:

-709
-RGB levels

This is where it gets interesting.  The QuickTime encoder expects legal range as input.


If you pick "709" it assumes the media is already in 709 and won't touch it.  This is the default value and should basically never be modifed.  If you send Full Range media (setting Scale to Full Range in the export setting) to the encoder… and let the encoder believe it is 709 media, you actually achieve an encode at Full Range (the encoder, just like Media Composer does not eliminate values below 16 and above 235).   If you pick "RGB Levels", you are telling the encoder that Full range media is sent to the encoder… it will thus apply a scaling from Full range to Legal range!  This result is the opposite of trying to export Full Range.  This is why we usually don't change this setting.

In between older versions of Media Composer / After Effect / Premiere, there have been many changes on all sides on how to interpret metadata and color levels.  This is not an easy task but we are working with partners to make this as transparent as possible.


I hope the images come through ( there are 2 ) but if not, email me directly and I will respond in kind and provide the doc Luc created via email.    marianna.montage@...


HTH and now you can start asking questions.... I will gather them up and send to Luc over the next few days.  

Marianna

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