LokiControl:JobCreation

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Creating a Job

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To create a job, open the Job Creation interface by clicking Click to Create a Job.

This will open the creation interface and show the five tabbed pages used :

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Input Media

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The Input Media page lets us select the input sequence (or folder containing the sequence) to process. Select the folder icon to open a file browser.

When processing an image sequence the selected frame in the browser will be the first processed frame.

Multiple Input Sequences

If you process a folder containing multiple video sequences you must use export output variables to ensure the output is exported to different file names and/or folders. See the Output Naming page.

Note

A note is a processing preset that is applied to the selected input video sequence and rendered. The Note page displays a list of available notes we can apply.

The notes list is created from notes found inside the configured notesDir.

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You can create a preset note using the Loki application.

Project

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The Project page lets you configure the rendered output :

  • Format (resolution, aspect ratio etc.)
  • Frame rate
  • Framing (scale, filtering)
  • Colour channels and bit depth

Setting the format as Custom lets you manually set the width and height to the desired values.

Scene Detect

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The Scene Detect page lets you configure a scene detection step which will analyse the input sequence and locate scene (shot) boundaries. Select Scene Detect when processing edited material (i.e. a sequence that is composed of multiple separate shots).

DVO Tools require scene boundary information. Except DVO Twister and DVO Steady.

Options
  • Scene Detect - enable scene detect function
  • Sensitivity - sets how susceptible we are to locating scene changes. A value between 0 and 1.
    • A high sensitivity means we might create false positives
    • A low sensitivity may not find all the scene changes that exist
  • Apply - where to apply the scene detect step :
    • Input - do scene detection step on source material
    • Output - do scene detection step on output (post-preset) material
  • Fields - this enables field mode edits. Enable this for interlaced source material.

The default value for sensitivity should be suitable for most material.

Output Media

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The Output page lets us configure where to place our rendered sequence, what to call it and what file format to use.

  • Folder - Choose the output folder by selecting the folder icon and browsing to the desired location
    e.g. S:\output\day10
  • Name - Enter the file name for the rendered sequence.
    • The file name must include the file extension
    • The name can include numbers and they will indicate the initial number of frame output IF using the DPX format and NOT using source order. See the Output Naming page.
  • Source Order - This will export the sequence using original source timecode values. Because source timecodes may overlap, you should use output variables. See the Output Naming page.
  • Extension - Choose the file format to use for the rendered sequence. Depending on the chosen format, format options will allow further definition.
DPX
  • Depth - DPX colour channels and bit depth e.g. RGB10 is three RGB space colour channels, each 10 bit, YUV10 is YUV color space at 10 bits for each sample.
  • Tag - Tag the DPX with LOG, LIN or SMPTE header data values.
MOV

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  • Codec - Choose what Quicktime codec to use
MXF

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  • Codec - Choose what MXF codec to use

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