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Tamerlin

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  1. That's not true. There are several alternatives to Adobe's suite now, like Capture One, Exposure, On1 that provide very similar functionality t what Adobe provides -- and in some cases superior. On1 and Capture one both have a better reputation as far as the final image goes, and both are closing the gap on asset management where it still exists with impressive alacrity. I've been using On1 for most of my asset management since Luminar has been so buggy and nigh unusable, and using Topaz, Imerge, or Affinity for more sophisticated retouching. Affinity doesn't NEED to provide a DAM, because it's obviously doing pretty well with its current products, but it doesn't seem to be gaining much traction with professionals. I'd be pretty pleased if Affinity DID introduce a DAM especially if it does as good a job as with Photo and Designer, but for now I'm just happy that I have access to a great editor that doesn't require giving more money to Adobe's empire of mediocrity.
  2. I agree that the Luminar DAM functionality has been a tremendous disappointment, it's not the only alternative to Lightroom. I've been using On1 Photo Raw lately, that's improved to an impressive degree, and has pretty solid asset management functionality now. I haven't used Lightroom years though, so I can't compare.
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    Affinity Video Editor?

    There are actually several alternatives already. The two most prominent are HitFilm and Resolve 15; HitFilm has an easier learning curve, Resolve now that it includes Fusion is pretty amazing. A great complement to Affinity Photo.
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    Call for Camera Images

    So it's ok if I upload some R3D snapshots and stills then? Awesome. I'll do that this weekend!
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    Affinity Video Editor?

    There are alternatives to AfterFX. HitFilm is one, and Fusion is another. Fusion has an admittedly steeper learning curve, but also more capability.
  6. Red recently released a Photoshop plugin to enable importing R3D stills into Photoshop. I installed it in Affinity, and so far no dice; I'm hoping that this can be addressed so that I can import Red Raw stills into Affinity Photo for editing.
  7. Red recently released an R3D plugin for Photoshop, and I'm hoping to use it in Affinity Photo. I installed it in Photoshop and then copied the folder from the Photoshop plugins folder to the Affinity plugins folder, and Affinity Photo isn't recognizing it. I double checked that I put it in the correct folder, and also turned on the "unkown plugins" option, but still no dice. Any ideas, suggestions?
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    Affinity Video Editor?

    Your best bets are probably Natron, Blender, and Fusion.
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    Affinity Video Editor?

    HitFilm just got a major update... it's turning into a pretty solid editor. I'm editing an hour long video in HitFilm, and it's working out nicely. It doesn't have the metadata support yet AFAIK that Resolve and FCPX and Avid have, so I would still recommend Resolve over HitFilm for long-form, but I don't choose Premiere any longer, since I don't much like the UI. I haven't tried 2017 yet though. I love doing color grading and light compositing in Scratch, but its audio playback engine was a deal killer; I could get smooth playback without audio, but very choppy playback with audio, so I found it to be largely unusable as an NLE other than for adjustments to conforms. I like the UI though. The Fusion + Resolve combination is ridiculous. Ridiculous in that BMD gives so much away for so little. Even a paid Resolve license is just $1000, and once you have a dongle, you get upgrades for the price of downloading them. And for most, the paid version is overkill. Then again, even the free version is amazingly full-featured. Fusion is incredibly powerful, but it also has quite a learning curve. As a compositing app I think it's pretty close to Nuke, though the Nuke Studio combo of edit + compositing in a single app is pretty sweet, and hard to beat. It sounds like The Foundry is putting some focused effort on improving the performance and stability of Nuke Studio, hopefully turning it into a really solid suite. Still expensive, but I'd forgotten about the non-commercial version. Resolve is a lot better with ordinary graphics cards now, though for color grading it still pushes the GPU rather hard.
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    Affinity Video Editor?

    Why do people think that Scratch is an NLE? Just because it has a timeline? It's not designed for editing... and ASSIMILATE doesn't advertise it as such, either. It's a great dailies tool, and a phenomenal color grading suite with some pretty powerful 3D compositing tools built in. And Nuke Studio is $10K. For tight budgets, the best bets are HitFilm and Resolve, depending on whether you're more interested in color or more interested in VFX.
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    [Multi] Windows Thumbnail Previews

    It's pretty much bogus; microsoft's implementation is quite poor. I installed Sony's codec pack and I now have previews for Sony raw images in explorer, but it's rather slow and it doesn't have useful catalog features like ratings and such.
  12. I just started experimenting with the beat in Windows... and it took just a couple of minutes to understand why it's so well regarded :) So... now that Red has a 35 megapixel camera (well, three of them now, but they all save in R3D) with a stills mode, it seems reasonable at last to take advantage of a rather nice photo editing application to edit R3D stills... because if that happens, then I can consolidate my kit for travel into a single body. :)
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