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After Effects not Preserving Color & Detail when changing Brightness (Curves, Levels)
by Zak Ciotti 4 days ago
On the LEFT is After Effects CC and on the RIGHT is Premiere Pro CC. Both have Curves applied using the same values. In AE the darkening turns the brights grey, but in Premiere it's as if the exposure
Re: After Effects not Preserving Color & Detail when changing Brightness (Curves, Levels)
by Chris Wright 4 days ago
premiere doesn't support color management. anything going in that was designed for color interpretation, is going to come out looking messed up. to fix this, the color management has to be burned into
Creating SBS 3D video from 2D source
by jim bachalo 6 days ago
Can anyone tell me how I would create 3D SBS video (NOT anaglyph) , without resorting to expensive plugins You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Re: Creating SBS 3D video from 2D source
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
are you going for cheesy popout effects also known as 2.5D Think background rotates faster than forground. AE does have a free displacement matte plugin, coupled with a depth matte(you can hand draw o
Any tricks to fix over-sharpened video?
by Perry Kroll 6 days ago
I'm working on a project with a ton of mixed media sources, and some clips were shot on a Canon Rebel that unfortunately had sharpening turned up all the way in the shooting profile. Anyone ever come
Re: Any tricks to fix over-sharpened video?
by Chris Wright 6 days ago
find edges, shift alpha as luminescence, levels-alpha white black. set as alpha matte for fast blur .2. should smooth the black edges.
How to achieve the "diamond effect"? (Clip inside)
by Guilherme Oliveira 7 days ago
Hi guys, I'm working on a project for a jewelry and I want the transitions in my video to look like the ones in this example (starts @ 00:13) https: www.youtube.com watch v=21P1n_pp_wE See how it look
Re: How to achieve the "diamond effect"? (Clip inside)
by Chris Wright 7 days ago
linear wipes with gaussuan blur with 6,000 bloom effects on 3-d adjustment layers flying around. add spin for taste. reminded me of superman II, 'cept I'm more seasick.
Image quality loss (banding) in any video compression-full quality PhotoJPG, Prores, NTSC (After Effects preview and Image Sequence fine)
by Rosa Gaia 1 week ago
I made an SD video in After Effects that simulated fog smoke using fractal noise. The preview in AE looks great, and I exported it lossless and full quality. But I've tried basically every compression
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Rosa Gaia liked this 1 week ago
Re: Image quality loss (banding) in any video compression-full quality PhotoJPG, Prores, NTSC (After Effects preview and Image Sequence fine)
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
if fact, the lower picture has banding, just less noticeable. that is why it doesn't show up till you compress. you should work in 16bpc and if possible, and if the projector supports it, render out 1
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chroma key artifacts
by Kelly Schaefer 1 week ago
Hi All, thanks for the responses to my question about multiple keys. I have another problem with the same video. I've attached a link. What can I do to fix the crawlers and artifacts around the area w
Re: chroma key artifacts
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
It's a last resort because it takes longer, but AE's rotobrush has anti-boiling features. read up how to use it, it's a little different than masks. You can also get done a lot faster by using junk ma
canon 600d difference between monitor and camera screen.
by MichaƂ Krawiec 2 weeks ago
hi, i have problem with my videos. i used lights to lighten my scene and was correcting it by looking at camera screen. i was really confused when i copied files and tried to use quick time, media pla
Re: canon 600d difference between monitor and camera screen.
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
hack it with http: www.magiclantern.fm download to get zebra stripes for reference
Another 1080p to 1080i question
by Noelle Bye 2 weeks ago
On a tight deadline and not sure how to proceed: I accidentally shot two scenes of a feature that just got picked up for distro in 1080i60, and most of the film is in 1080p24. I know there have been p
Re: Another 1080p to 1080i question
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
short of going to a professional service or buying a teranex hardware conversion box, this is the only one you can buy and use yourself all in one go. http: www.redgiant.com products all frames other
magic bullet looks won't render in full res
by jo roy 3 weeks ago
Hi, I have a problem with magic bullet look, using AE CS6. I just installed the latest update via red giant link, and the problem remain. The footage is prores 422 4.5k, but in a 1080 comp. ( I also t
Re: magic bullet looks won't render in full res
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
It might work if you put it in comp size 720x480. I'm guessing you have the SD plugin not HD. I'm keeping this post up because some people don't buy the right plugin
Exporting H264 - gamma shift??
by Alexander Pedersen 1 month ago
You've probably heard this problem before but it is driving me INSANE and I simply can't find any solution to this problem whatsoever! Even worse I've run into this issue before but I somehow fixed it
Re: Exporting H264 - gamma shift??
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
yes, Color Profile Converter. obvously, the h.264 is the culprit. did you reimport it back into AE to see if you could match it up there's 2 different kinds, 0-255 and 16-235 rec709 color management.
Making dark footage lighter.
by Sarah Broadbent 3 years ago
Hi guys, I'm just about to start editing a wedding video that was filmed on Super 8mm film way back in the day, and after looking through it I've realised that most of the inside shots are going to ne
Re: Making dark footage lighter.
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
auto white balance, shadow, color, contrast, deflicker, set gamma clamp text box at 25 http: f1.creativecow.net 6154 auto-white-balance-cs3-and-up set gamma clamp text box at 25 remove wavy banding li
File: chroma repair
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
aep file chroma repair cs5.5 http: f1.creativecow.net 7877 chroma-repair
File: old film
by Chris Wright 3 months 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
Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for GH4
by Jim Cunningham 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

Step away from the Apple Keyer now! (And build a better one of your own.)
by Simon Ubsdell 8 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 8 months ago
Re: Step away from the Apple Keyer now! (And build a better one of your own.)
by Chris Wright 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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
DSLR dilemma
by Jim Makichuk 10 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 10 months ago
gh2, gh3 dlsr unlimited recording time
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color banding when shooting in daylight - MK II
by lauren phillips 11 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 10 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Arturo Torres liked this 3 weeks 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
what FPS is that
RED Green Screen Questions
by John Reis 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
what the correct fps for stop motion, early 1900s film, and super 8 mm???
by Nick Natteau 2 years 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 2 years 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,


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