Phantom Cine AMA for Avid (MacOSX and Windows)
and Demo Features

ARRIRAW AMA for Avid Features Chart

Version 1.0
Phantom Cine AMA for Avid allows you to work with Phantom Cine ".cine" raw files natively in Avid Media Composer, without rendering or transcoding. On supported systems, you will be able to playback, edit or transcode the Raw files with ease. Adjust the color of the image, using the very same color controls that are used on the camera hardware. With the Phantom Cine AMA plugin, you will always have a perfect color match every time. You can modify the color of each individual shot non-destructively, leaving the original raw files unchanged.

Demo Features
• Reads Phantom Cine files with a Water Mark (a Red Bar through the image),
• Time Code is Fixed to 24 fps in the demo version,
• Time Code time is Fixed to 09:09:09:00.


Phantom Cine AMA Reference
AMA Linking a Phantom Cine file you can simply import Phantom Cine files directly into the Media Composer timeline, without any transcoding or rendering. To import Phantom Cine footage using Media Composer 8.x, select the "File...->Link to AMA File(s)..." (or "File...->Link to AMA Volume...") menu item. A panel will open, allowing you to select any Cine file that you have available. Once selected, your Phantom Cine file will appear in your Bin. At this point you can drag the clip onto the timeline and start working with it. No rendering required.


Changing the Phantom Cine Color Processing

Because the files are Raw files, you can non-destructively change the color settings to suit your needs. Once you have a Cine imported into a Bin, you can right-click on it and select "Set Source Settings..."

This opens a new "Source Settings" panel, in which you can adjust color of your Cine file. The controls provided use the very same color science available in Glue Tool's Séance package or Vision Research's PCC Camera package. When you adjust these settings, you are adjusting the image the very same way that the camera hardware would.

These sliders are populated by values that are stored in the Phantom Cine file's header. Any changes that you make to these values will be saved inside the Avid MC project file. The original Cine is never modified.

Resetting the values back to the Cine's original values is as simple as selecting the "Settings" popup menu, and choosing "Default Settings."

This will restore your image back to the way it was originally saved. The Color Controls, including --- Brightness, Gamma, Gamma Red, Gamma Blue, Gain, Gain Red, Gain Green, Gain Blue, Pedestal Red, Green and Blue, Saturation, Flare and Tone Map --- Each controls how the image is rendered on screen. As you adjust each of these values, you will be able to see the preview image update. Once you have adjusted the imagery, you can select "OK" or "Cancel" to exit the panel. The updated settings should now be applied to the Cine.

Changing the Image Aspect Ratio with FrameFlex
Anamorphic imagery is loaded into Avid at full resolution. This means that the imagery will be stretched when viewed. To correct the imagery so that it looks right, you can open the Clip's Source Settings menu. Once opened, click on the "FrameFlex" tab. You will see an "Image aspect ratio" popup menu. This will likely be set to the default aspect ratio for the project. If you need to change it, simply select the ratio that you need, here. 2.35:1 is used as an example here. Once you have selected the desired aspect ratio, click on Apply and "Ok" to accept the changes.

Frame Flex

windows logo This software has been created for
both MacOSX and Windows

Macintosh System Requirements:
- Avid Media Composer 8.0 or later,
- MacOSX 10.8.5 or later,
- A Mac system that meets Avid's minimum requirements,
- NVidia or AMD/ATI Graphics with OpenCL Support.

Windows System Requirements:
- Avid Media Composer 8.0 or later,
- Windows 7 (64-bit),
- A Windows 7 or 8 PC system that meets Avid's minimum requirements,
- NVidia or AMD/ATI Graphics with OpenCL Support.

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