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Color Management blues
by Greg Sage 2 weeks ago
I tried asking about some of this stuff a long time ago, and just went around in circles with no resolution whatsoever. Hopefully, I'm asking clearer and more focused questions now. I have videos done
Re: Color Management blues
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
SRgb utility color profile,converter in AE will be most browser in which case they are slowly supporting color management.
High Lattitude in Intermediate codecs
by Tim Parsons 3 weeks ago
I need some help in wrapping my brain around something. Please look here and then please tell me what I'm missing. Everyone says PNG, Animation, DNxHD, etc, are all great intermediate codecs. Why then
Re: High Lattitude in Intermediate codecs
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
"It is completely loss-less so you keep every tiny detail from your original comp." from my tests, EXR with no compression still gives a single digit change in renders on individual pixels, very, very
How can I make this kind of aspect in videos?
by Andre Massotti 2 months ago
Hello fellow friends! Could you help me How can I get this kinda look on videos It looks a little... can I make it in after effects https: www.youtube.com watch v=AslPYSm7jfg Thankss
Re: How can I make this kind of aspect in videos?
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
here's a free ae project with the following features: ---------- blotches dirt specks dirty edges dust exposure flicker hair heavy scratches light leaks orange tint time trapped hair vertical jitter v
File: old film
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
aep file old film ae 6.5 blotches dirt specks dirty edges dust exposure flicker hair heavy scratches light leaks orange tint time trapped hair vertical jitter vertical scratches vignette http: f1.crea
color grading GoPro Protune footage
by Dave Fleming 1 month ago
I've been handed a bunch of GoPro footage, shot 1080p, narrow FOV, Protune mode, and now I need to color grade it. I'm nobody's colorist, and I'm looking for some advice articles tutorials from anyone
Re: color grading GoPro Protune footage
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
too bad ae doesn't natively support color density solids, 3 strip technicolor, skin and background separation. you need a bunch of layers or an expensive plugin. color finesse hasn't changed in 10 yea
Force Push
by Evan Robinson 2 months ago
Hi all, I need to do an effect resembling the force push. I did not see any tutorials that I liked, so came up with an idea. I'm not sure if it will work, and I would like some advice about my techniq
Re: Force Push
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
*sigh* you're way overthinking it. Put a harness of some sort under their clothes with a cable out their back, then put the camera facing the actor. No rotoscoping required. Also, this reference point
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for a Mouse With Special Buttons in AE?
by Adam Sabla 3 months ago
Hey guys! Does anyone have idea on how to set a keyboard shortcuts for a special keys on a mouse like this http: assets.razerzone.com eeimages products 13785 razer-naga-2014-right-03.png For example I
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Adam Sabla liked this 3 months ago
Re: Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for a Mouse With Special Buttons in AE?
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
if your mouse software doesn't support it, you can still create a custom keyboard shortcut then map it to the mouse buttons scroll wheel with the easy to use autohotkey. it would send a fake keyboard
Broadcast-safe colors applied, tape still rejected
by Santiago Avila 3 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm working on some pieces for a TV show and I've applied broadcast safe limits using an adjustment layer with Levels at 16 black in output and 235 white in output, but the file we sent w
Re: Broadcast-safe colors applied, tape still rejected
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
actually broadcast colors would need to be layered as two effects, one as luminance, the other as saturation. also, color finesse has a smart limiter that smoothly transitions to safe without a chop b
successive text on changing pie chart
by Sarah Schela 3 months ago
how do you make a text following the reveal of a clock wipe radial wipe I think it will not work with parenting. at least I tried out and had no success. I have an expression on the start angle which
Re: successive text on changing pie chart
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
trig controls the text for the movable pie pieces http: f1.creativecow.net 1443 ae-cs3-auto-text-orient-pie-pieces
Fill Light Tool for Video?
by Ryan Talbot 3 months ago
Hi! I've been looking all around for a plugin or effect that will brighten up the dark spots of my footage. I know this can be done in Lightroom and with RAW images through the "fill light" tool, but
Re: Fill Light Tool for Video?
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
ae's shadow highlight filter is a lot easier to use
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Fixing Motion blur after stabilizing footage.
by Tim Franklin 3 months ago
I am working on a group of shots I got asked to stabilize for a feature film. They were shot handheld, following in front behind two character walking down the street. There's a lot of walking motion
Re: Fixing Motion blur after stabilizing footage.
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
the only un-blur way I know of is reelsmart motion blur set at negative value -2. And its definitely far from perfect. the shutter was set too low. it's all about relative motion. if the camera was on
Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for GH4
by Jim Cunningham 4 months ago
The GH4 looks like a very exciting addition to anyone's kit. And the YAGH had the potential for being a perfect interface for balanced audio w phantom power, and HD SDI BNC out, until I found out that
Re: Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for GH4
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
a little off topic, i apologize. maybe you can figure out why its latitude is no better than the gh3. the blackmagic is going to crush it. gh4 isn't even RAW, ack!
File: kodak vision 3 film emulation
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
aep file kodak vision 3 film emulation by Chris Wright 1 day ago aep file free kodak vision 3 film emulation hi everyone. I was looking at some vision prints and thought I might make an AE template fo
free kodak vision 3 film emulation ae project
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
free kodak vision 3 film emulation hi everyone. I was looking at some vision prints and thought I might make an AE template for you guys. I added print light and grain with tints, mixes, densities etc
pics
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
sample kodak vision 3 template pics
File: blur the quantization errors for 8 bit effects and low chroma quality 4:2:0.
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
aep file blur the quantization errors for 8 bit effects and low chroma quality 4:2:0. http: f1.creativecow.net 7137 blur-the-quantization-errors-for-8-bit-effects-and-low-chroma-quality-420
Image: 2.jpg
by Chris Wright 5 months ago

Step away from the Apple Keyer now! (And build a better one of your own.)
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
Looking more closely at the Apple Keyer in FCP X and Motion 5 recently, made me aware that it is pretty unsuited to most keying situations that require you to resolve fine edge detail. Some sharp wit
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Walter Soyka liked this 6 months ago
Re: Step away from the Apple Keyer now! (And build a better one of your own.)
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
hey, thanks for the vid. you inspired me to make an after effects procedural keyer. It has the same edge detail as keylight plus more refining tools. i made it open source so that you can port it into
File: free procedural color keyer for ae cs5.5
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
aep file free procedural color keyer for ae cs5.5 features: despill deartifact lightwrap inner outer blur with custom edge transparency i tried to match its quality to keylight, so if you want, you ca
free beta procedural color keyer for ae cs5.5
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
free procedural color keyer for ae cs5.5 features: despill deartifact lightwrap inner outer blur with custom edge transparency i tried to match its quality to keylight, so if you want, you can merge t
File: auto white balance cs3 and up
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
aep file auto white balance cs3 and up http: f1.creativecow.net 6154 auto-white-balance-cs3-and-up
Re: auto white balance cs3 and up
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
if you enable the text layer and scroll Gamma Clamp at gamma*10 so that the text box reads 25, it will fix timelapse and old movie's flicker.
File: ae cs5.5 sky
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
aep file ae cs5.5 sky luma with 3 mattes http: f1.creativecow.net 7029 ae-cs55-sky
File: ae cs5.5 technicolor 3 strip update
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
aep file ae cs5.5 technicolor 3 strip update ae cs5.5 technicolor 3 strip update smaller file size with new shadow, sharpen features turn video into 1950's look http: f1.creativecow.net 7019 7019
DSLR or camcorder? Any reviews or recommendations?
by Lois Carr 7 months ago
I'm starting uni in September and I'm doing film production. I have no idea what camera to get, as far as I can tell there is no specifications from the uni either. I'm considering a DSLR because of w
Re: DSLR or camcorder? Any reviews or recommendations?
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
Good find Bill, same sensor too! they both support a hot shoe EVF, and a hot shoe Samsung EM10 mic which has a 3.5mm headphone monitor. The mic also has a built in electronic analog to digital convert
File: banding/white masker
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
aep file banding white masker for removing 8 bit color banding and or keying white http: f1.creativecow.net 6898 bandingwhite-masker
parent puppet tool "rotation" real problem
by juan banchero 4 years ago
Ok my problem is not so simple. I need to link the rotation of a layer to be perpendicular to the relative position of 2 puppet tool pins. So when I change the position of the pin this rotate. somethi
Re: parent puppet tool
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
i re-created it because i dont have the file anymore. ae 5.5 just make sure that the arrow's anchor point is centered. this will do 2 things. the small block will always points to the big block's pupp
File: orient to layer rotation based on position ae 5.5.aep
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
aep file orient to layer rotation based on position ae 5.5.aep http: f1.creativecow.net 6831 6831
DSLR dilemma
by Jim Makichuk 8 months ago
I'm new to DSLR, Canon 60d. Have lots of experience with Sony HVR cameras (with cassettes) and am forcing myself into this new thing. I've learned that audio on 60d is awful and that I need a separate
Re: DSLR dilemma
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
gh2, gh3 dlsr unlimited recording time
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color banding when shooting in daylight - MK II
by lauren phillips 9 months ago
Hello! I am new to DSLR and color correction. I recently shot a film in Hungary outside in daylight. All of my footage looks great except for a handful of shots shots where only the red roofs seem to
Re: color banding when shooting in daylight - MK II
by Chris Wright 9 months ago
this plugin for fcp doesn't work with red bricks very well http: philipbloom.net 2011 02 17 moire the best way is to download a demo of After Effects or try to get FCP to use a tracked mask, median fi
APS-C vs Micro 4/3
by Daniel Empson 10 months ago
Wide open question. I just started running an educational access station, 2 employees w student help and we need a dramatic upgrade in our cameras. I have had people tell me to go the APS-C route with
Re: APS-C vs Micro 4/3
by Chris Wright 10 months ago
amazing breakdown, yours should be a sticky tab. also, don't forget the 13 f-stop Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera $995. http: philipbloom.net 2013 08 27 pocketcamera
pre-amp or no pre-amp. that is the question
by Jon Hwan 11 months ago
i think i've heard that plugging a mic directly into the camera doesn't allow you to get the best audio quality out of the mic because of the camera's poor pre-amp. is it true how big is the differenc
Re: pre-amp or no pre-amp. that is the question
by Chris Wright 11 months ago
would it bother you to sync external sound up zoom h1n is less than $99
free ae projects
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
Hello cow members: I am reposting these files because the file servers don't hold them for long. I am posting them directly to the cow so hopefully links won't go dead. I have a lot of stuff I've made
Re: free ae projects
by Chris Wright 11 months ago
i made an update to the blow out fixer. it now supports jpg or lower quality 8 bit video.
Best cheap mic
by Jon Hwan 11 months ago
I need a shotgun mic for under $150, been considering the Zoom H1(though it is not a shotgun mic). Will be shooting documentaries and short films.
Re: Best cheap mic
by Chris Wright 11 months ago
you need to consider: all lavs, shotgun mics and wireless systems lav- would be countryman lav. or Audio-Technica ATR3350 if there's not much wind. shotgun- a rode ntg(1,2,3) VideoMic, you can make yo
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Which camera should I buy?
by Sean Glazar 11 months ago
Heyyoo, Im interested in a couple cameras but I cant find any real comparisons online so i can really makeup my mind, so ill open this to everyone, hope your opinions can help me out. I dont have a hu
Re: Which camera should I buy?
by Chris Wright 11 months ago
the magic has 13 f-stops and raw. 1080p, in ProRes 422 (HQ) or lossless CinemaDNG 12bit RAW. the other has like 4 stops and no raw 8 bit and a very limiting color profile. one is for serious video qua
Underwater Video Color Correction (Premiere Pro CS6)
by Luca Esposito 1 year ago
Hi everybody, first of sorry for my poor written English. How can I properly color correct an underwater video I'm referring to those particular one that miss completely the red color. If I can make a
Re: Underwater Video Color Correction (Premiere Pro CS6)
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
also try Darby's method. It's in the new thread I posted above.
free wiggle, rubber, bounce, throw, inertia expressions i find useful
by Chris Wright 5 years ago
These expressions save so much time, you might get home earlier tonight just by reading this post. If you've ever animated these sorts of things manually, you'll know what I mean. Most will need to be
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Layne Haacke liked this 2 years ago
Re: free wiggle, rubber, bounce, throw, inertia expressions i find useful
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
I don't know exactly how you want to perceive the cord, but one way I imagined was the cord closest to the usb port was slightly stiff and the far tail was way looser. I would apply starch to the fron
Keep particle from ever appearing backward to camera?
by Greg Neumayer 1 year ago
Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: I have a bunch of letters as particles, and an emitter that spits them out. Their starting rotation is aligned to their path. When my emitter travels Left to Righ
Re: Keep particle from ever appearing backward to camera?
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
http: library.creativecow.net articles ebberts_dan particle_gen.php
best way to remove hot pixels on dslr footage
by christopher tegg 1 year ago
Shooting new zealand duck calling champs was easy, but how do I remove in premiere pro cc hot pixels ruining my shots. Shoot me your answers Quauck quack. Chris
Re: best way to remove hot pixels on dslr footage
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
it probably put them in another folder, do a search for aex files and put them in the plugins folder.
Converting-upsampling 24 to 60fps for slow motion
by jim bachalo 1 year ago
I have some regular 24 fps HD footage. I'd like to simulate 60fps footage, converting it so it will appear in slow motion. This means intelligently interpolating frames. Is this possible in AE and if
Re: Converting-upsampling 24 to 60fps for slow motion
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
can you try slowing 50% then taking that render and ingesting again for more slowdown. Sometimes it creates nicer results than trying to warp all at once.
Edirol or Fostex?
by Makis Asimakopoulos 1 year ago
Hello to all ! I'm new to the forum and to the job as sound recordist in short and feature films. In a few days I 'm going to work in a feature film. To the point: I need a 4 channel recorder (1 for b
Re: Edirol or Fostex?
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
wait, why would you want to wait another 1:1 playback hours to offload DAT tapes, you'd need to buy organize like 1 thousand tapes, lol...plus no Db soft limiter, bad snr, only 3 freqs, yea, hehe. Plu
What is HDCAM (PAL or NTSC) requirement in Warsaw Film Festival or else please?
by Kimberley Whytte 1 year ago
I am interested in sending my short documentary film to 29th Warsaw Film Festival ( http: www.wff.pl en zgloszenie-filmu ) Among the requirements, if selected for the fest: Item 6, point 3 says: forma
Re: What is HDCAM (PAL or NTSC) requirement in Warsaw Film Festival or else please?
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
i wouldn't go hide in a hole somewhere... opedcp works fine in theatres and is free and has been tested against the Sony, DoRemi, GDC, and Dolby servers https: code.google.com p opendcp downloads list
Feedback on my first stop motion video?
by Laura Callaghan 1 year ago
Hi everyone! My other half and I have made a stop motion video for one of our band's songs. It took 8 months to make using a point and shoot digital camera, iMovie, lots of eggs and plasticine. If you
Re: Feedback on my first stop motion video?
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
sick! sick! but yet, you are a very talented director. I can't imagine would you would do with live action but your camera angles and timing are impeccable. bravo.
Trailer for my new noir feature.
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
Today I finish work on my third feature Only The Young Die Good. It's a period detective noir film shot in black and white on a 5D for a four figure budget. As an editor I don't have great technical s
Re: Trailer for my new noir feature.
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
what FPS is that
RED Green Screen Questions
by John Reis 1 year ago
Getting ready to do my first RED Green Screen project, just had a few questions, and any further suggestions are welcome 1 Should I get a plug-in for better compositing 2 Project is for the Web, but a
Re: RED Green Screen Questions
by Todd Kopriva 1 year ago
I mostly agree with Dave about shooting 4K, but do consider that shooting with a higher resolution than you need can given you the freedom to scale, reframe, and otherwise transform shots in post---wh
Chris Wright liked this 1 year ago
what the correct fps for stop motion, early 1900s film, and super 8 mm???
by Nick Natteau 1 year ago
I'm planning to do a stop motion film with my Canon 7D and mix it with simulated turn of the century (1900s) type film, as well as super 8mm 1960s type film camera motion. Can anyone advise me on the
Re: what the correct fps for stop motion, early 1900s film, and super 8 mm???
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
actually, what you'll need to decide is: 1. do you want 18 fps with frame blending with pixel motion to give a smooth 18fps. 2. 18fps as an undercrank where the motion is a little faster than normal,
Colour Shift between Magic Bullet and Premiere/After Effects
by Matt Hannon 2 years ago
G'day, I know others have experienced this issue, but in the posts I have seen so far there has been no answer or solution to people's queries... Essentially, when I grade a clip in Magic Bullet Looks
Re: Colour Shift between Magic Bullet and Premiere/After Effects
by Chris Wright 2 years ago
premiere doesn't support color management. To get it to play nicely, you have to burn in the same color management you set your monitor to with AE's color profile converter.


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