How to create Quicktimes from image sequences with FFMPEG

Using the Quicktime libraries in Windows results in massive color shifts, etc due to Apple’s color managing the file based on display profiles.  I know this because I have spoken (at length) to Apple engineers on the subject.  I don’t want the color management as I deal with so much of that already (linear exr -> log -> OCIO CCC …

Building a file server for home (and small VFX usage)

  I have been building a server for a bit of time now.  It’s a FreeBSD build from ZFSGuru. I have 16 2tb drives on the array in a RaidZ2 (Raid 6) formation.  There are 2 vdevs of RaidZ which means I have 8 drives x 2.  Each vdev has RaidZ2.  This results in better iops and overall performance. Here …

Full length Archetype film online now

The short film I supervised for Aaron Sims is online now. I supervised the visual effects, on set and post.  Once the design, model, and textures were complete I stepped in and did shader design and setup in Maya using VRay.  Using VRay RT I managed to get a lighting rig for the main character within a couple of hours. …

Recovering a bad drive with the Ubuntu Live CD

Well, I lost a drive in my raid.  The new drive did not take so I was advised to clone the drive.  I tried several Windows based utils.  All of them failed at the task of pure sector cloning.  Pathetic. Well, Linux (Ubuntu) to the rescue.  I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 LiveCD because I knew I could use ddrescue to …