I would like to know where I can find the full user manual for both RV and specifically RVIO. The manual that seems to come with the software seems to be missing some of the things the tech support people mention on the site as well as containing some errors in the examples.
For example on page 104 of the manual, example 14.2.6 "shell> rvio foo.#.tga -codec H.264 -outkeyinteval 20 -outdatarate 2500000 -o foo.mov -quality 1.0" does not work at all when executed on a local file.
When running the following command based on the above example: "rvio -v mountain_collapse_v2_anim.mov -codec H.264 -outkeyinteval 20 -outdatarate 2500000 -o foo.mov -quality 1.0" i get the following error: "unrecognized arg: -outkeyinteval"
I assume the spelling of the command is wrong in the manual so I added the missing r to -outkeyinteval.
Running "rvio -v mountain_collapse_v2_anim.mov -codec h.264 -outkeyinterval 20 -outdatarate 2500000 -o foo.mov -quality 1.0"
produces "INFO: mov requires plugin mio_libquicktime.dylib
INFO: writing foo.mov
INFO: output compressor H.264
INFO: output codec H.264
ERROR: Unsupported video codec: H.264"
A while back I was asking why this was not working and someone form tweak responded and gave me the following command to use: "rvio -v *.exr -codec x264 -outparams x264_i_bitrate=25000000 -scale 0.50 -outgamma 0.4f -outsrgb -o preview.mp4"
So changing the H.264 to x264 seems to be working but doing a search in the pdf manual for x264 or in the command line format list (rivo -formats) does not return any results. x264 does not seem to be mentioned anywhere in the documentation, at least not in a searchable context.
Another issue I'm having is that apple ProRez files don't seem to be recognized when running the x264 command above, example 14.2.6 on page 104 of the manual mentions that codecs vary depending on the platform but I'm running osx with final cut installed so according to the information this should be working.
Can anyone from tweak take a look at the documentation or perhaps start a more specific task threat with common scenarios and examples ? Not everyone using the tools is working for Weta where IT guys are a plenty, I'm sure there are other folks out there that would appreciate a little bit more documentation on commonly used workflows such as frame sequence to quicktime with burn in + watermark form image file + uncrop for the data to live in. Or image sequence to prorez (or other format) proxy + web version h264. Or multipass single file exr to multiple quicktime proxy movies. Some of those are pretty common requests even as small studios and it would be nice to keep a common workflows thread going in addition to the manual.