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Fill Light Tool for Video?
by Ryan Talbot 20 hours 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 10 minutes ago
ae's shadow highlight filter is a lot easier to use
Fixing Motion blur after stabilizing footage.
by Tim Franklin 10 hours 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 2 hours ago
the only un-blur way I know of is reelsmart motion blur set at negative value -2. And its def not perfect.
Cleaning up 8mm and 16mm footage
by Ryan Ritchey 2 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I don't touch AE much, as I'm usually more on the editing side of things (usually FCP 7 X) I am working on a project using 8mm and 16mm archival footage. I'd like to clean up the scratche
Re: Cleaning up 8mm and 16mm footage
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
ouch! $9,000 for linux, here's a $49 one that works just as good http: spotremoverfilter.com
RGB to YUV possible
by Anhtu Vu 3 weeks ago
I have a MOV file in DnxHD with RGB color space. Can AE interpret this file properly and output it in YUV color space If not, any other software you can suggest Thx
Re: RGB to YUV possible
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
is he trying to match the 16-235 pixel values because a pure conversion to yuv is just data transform with a small error not a pixel value change. some people force 255 to 235 16 with the levels effec
How to extract velocity data from real footage
by Spencer Carpenter 3 weeks ago
Hello, I was wondering if there is a way to create a velocity map from footage. I know you can create these in 3d apps but that's not what I'm looking for. If you imagine that motion blur systems like
Re: How to extract velocity data from real footage
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
"greyscale matte where white equals lots of movement and black equals no movement." timewarp which comes with ae has a motion blur setting. just leave it at speed 100 for time and turn on shutter angl
Fixing telecined frame rate flicker?
by Jon Doughtie 4 weeks ago
I have some public domain film footage shot off-the-screen. Presumably the original is either 18 or 24fps. I shot it years ago with a miniVD cam, shot NTSC 4:3 29.97. I am trying to clear up the frame
Re: Fixing telecined frame rate flicker?
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
most likely the original footage is flickery too. most 18fps is not in pristine condition anyway. try this ae template i wrote a while back. I have used it on public domain footage that has completely
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Using 1080 clips in 4K
by Eric Jordan 1 month ago
Hi all, Working on an AE animation at 4K resolution for a client, and they would like to be able to mix in some 1080 clips in order to have access to a wider variety of stock video. How would this wor
Re: Using 1080 clips in 4K
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
this post might be too late, but consider Infognition's super-resolution to upscale. It uses ajoining frames to get better quality than you could alone.
De Interlace to match Premiere
by Paul Kozinski 1 month ago
Hi chaps, I've deinterlaced all my footage in PREMIERE PRO CC using Field Options Always DeInterlace, but there are a few clips in my timeline that are After Effects CC Comps. I've went into the comps
Re: De Interlace to match Premiere
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
also in AE, if you select preserve details,the deinterlace may look better
Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for GH4
by Jim Cunningham 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

Step away from the Apple Keyer now! (And build a better one of your own.)
by Simon Ubsdell 3 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 3 months ago
Re: Step away from the Apple Keyer now! (And build a better one of your own.)
by Chris Wright 3 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 3 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 3 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 10 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago
aep file orient to layer rotation based on position ae 5.5.aep http: f1.creativecow.net 6831 6831
File: orient to layer rotation based on position ae 5.5.aep
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
aep file orient to layer rotation based on position ae 5.5.aep http: f1.creativecow.net 6830 6830
DSLR dilemma
by Jim Makichuk 5 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 5 months ago
gh2, gh3 dlsr unlimited recording time
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color banding when shooting in daylight - MK II
by lauren phillips 5 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 5 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago
would it bother you to sync external sound up zoom h1n is less than $99
free ae projects
by Chris Wright 10 months 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
http: library.creativecow.net articles ebberts_dan particle_gen.php
best way to remove hot pixels on dslr footage
by christopher tegg 10 months 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 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.
a creative and stylized 3D LUT.
by andy mike 1 year ago
Hi dear friend My discussion is about how to create to creative and stylized 3D LUT. Our film is in the postproduction the director hope that the final color would be seem a older film exactly it shou
Re: a creative and stylized 3D LUT.
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
you can create 3dlut's with software and then use it in the projector too, but why wouldn't you just send color correction to post and burn in the CIE XYZ color space 2.6 gamma so that the film will w


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