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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 7:16 PM

    • Brian Berdan, ACE
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    Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    I'm considering the options for renewing my software this year and wonder if I go with the "Ultimate" version, and use Symphony color correction, when I send a bin to a coworker who does not have Symphony on their system, will it play without a render file?

     

    Thanks for any input.

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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 7:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    Sorta.  Adjustments that are common between Media Composer and Symphony should work (don't take my word for it, do a test to confirm), however Symphony specific color corrections like channel adjustments or secondary colors won't be seen unless they're rendered on the Symphony system first.

    If you want to play it safe, disable the Symphony option in the App Man.

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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 8:03 PM In reply to

    • Brian Berdan, ACE
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    Re: Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    Thanks, Hbrock, that's what I figured.  I'll keep my life simple.

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  • Mon, Nov 19 2018 9:49 AM In reply to

    • Hansa
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    Re: Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    Just checking, because I haven't seen an Ultimate MC version yet but you have the option to turn off Symphony in App Man with MC Ultimate version?

    Thanks

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    Re: Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    Indeed you do, it's just the same.

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  • Mon, Nov 19 2018 11:17 AM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    Brian Berdan, ACE:

    I'm considering the options for renewing my software this year and wonder if I go with the "Ultimate" version, and use Symphony color correction, when I send a bin to a coworker who does not have Symphony on their system, will it play without a render file?

    Have you thought of using the Baselight plugin to do your grading?

    It's a much better tool for modern colour grading and mostly real-time on the Avid timeline.

    You only need to buy one licence (on the workstation you wish to grade on). Your co-workers can install the plugin as a free player, so you can simply send them the timeline and they'll be able to play and export the graded programme. Of course, they can't make any changes without a full licence. If you do need to make changes, there's a feature in the Baselight licence options that allows you to move the licence to another machine for a specified period. So if changes need to be made to the grade you don't need to necessarily go back to the original system.

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  • Mon, Nov 19 2018 5:10 PM In reply to

    • Brian Berdan, ACE
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    Re: Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    Thanks Bruno,  Yeah, I've checked out Baselight- great plugin.  I don't do finishing so really shouldn't be spending much time or money on this.  But I do like toys, so that might be a good option.

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  • Tue, Nov 20 2018 7:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Symphony color correction playback on non-symphony system

    The greatest thing to me about Symph CC is source based / clip based grading. Which does translate to non-SY systems. 

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