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Michael West

Member Since:
November 10th 2009
107 Posts
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Exporting from Encore CS6 for use on YouTube
by Michael West 7 months ago
Good evening: I have exported a file from Encore CS6 to a .swf file for use on the web. The people I am doing this for would like it to go on YouTube. The file contains an index page, links to two oth
Animation sequence made in Apple Motion 4 'jiggles' when playing in Encore preview
by Michael West 8 months ago
Good afternoon and Happy new Year: I made an animated sequence in Apple Motion 4 prior to the move to Adobe CS6 (the parts of a logo coming together, then moving backward and up, and getting smaller t
Re: Animation sequence made in Apple Motion 4 'jiggles' when playing in Encore preview
by Daniel Ludwig 8 months ago
Michael, there are to many reasons why this could happen. you might give us a bit more details about your sources fps + i or p), your workflow and where you wanna go (DVD + BD !) otherwise all we can
Making a tearing effect appear in a layer revealing text below in AE CS6
by Michael West 8 months ago
Good morning: I would like some advice on how to make a tear appear in the middle of a comp, like a knife slash or whip gash. I am making an intro for a play about slavery and the image in my head is
Re: Making a tearing effect appear in a layer revealing text below in AE CS6
by John Cuevas 8 months ago
Check out this thread: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1043481#1043486 Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not wo
12 or 20 sided object in AE
by Michael West 9 months ago
Good afternonn: Is it possible to create a Dungeons & Dragons die in AE I hope to have it (in 3D space) roll in and stop, showing the first letter of a word (i.e. 'She'). It's going to be used to make
Re: 12 or 20 sided object in AE
by Michael West 9 months ago
Arghh! Math! Those teachers were right! Thanks for the help. I've dabbled with Cinema 4d, so maybe I'll play there. After I've exhausted myself with AE. Also, I remember reading somewhere that AE and
Help with creating chapters from FCP 7 for Toast 10
by Michael West 11 months ago
I shot 4 videos for an organization thinking they would each be used individually. The folks are now asking if I can create a DVD with a menu for their clients to select the video they want to view, b
Getting stuttering lag in Multicam Monitor
by Michael West 1 year ago
Good afternoon: I've crossed over from FCP 7 to PP CS6. After I created a multicam sequence and attempted to edit in the Monitor window, I get a stuttering lag. When I stop and start again, it picks u
Re: Getting stuttering lag in Multicam Monitor
by Michael West 1 year ago
Thanks for the input. I guess with editing, more is gooderest.
White balance when shooting live theater
by Michael West 1 year ago
Good morning: I am using 3-4 Canon HG20's to shoot live theater performances. The lighting can change from scene to scene, so my question is how best to white balance each camera to make sure each sce
Re: White balance when shooting live theater
by Craig Alan 1 year ago
Each scene or each camera Are you using auto white balance If so switch to manual. If they choose to light each scene with a certain color why not reflect that in the video Otherwise you'd need to man
Putting objects between objects
by Michael West 1 year ago
Happy Saturday all! Motion 4 question. I have a martini glass in one group, "decorative etchings" for the glass in another, and an olive toothpick in another. The glass and the etchings travel togethe
Re: Putting objects between objects
by Don Eitner 1 year ago
Is the group these objects are in 2D or 3D In 2D they should "stack" in the order that the layers appear in the layer browser. In 3D they stack by the z-order of the objects' positions.
Motion 4 question
by Michael West 1 year ago
I'm using the "underwater" behavior on an object, but as it moves, the front edge and the back edge "disappear" under the border of the object. How can I make it move but not be cut off Thanks. Michae
Re: Motion 4 question
by Michael West 1 year ago
Chris (and Stephen): Thanks for the rapid response. Odd, though, Chris, because the "fixed resolution" was already unchecked, but when I checked it, it expanded the borders and the problem was solved.
(Motion 4) making an object have a rocking motion
by Michael West 1 year ago
Folks: I have 4-5 race horse images that I want to move along the screen from left to right. As they move, I would like them to slightly rock back and forth. Is there away to use another behavior alon
Re: (Motion 4) making an object have a rocking motion
by Michael West 1 year ago
Mark: perfect. Exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for this and all the other help you provide. Michael
Bending an object to follow a motion path in Motion 4
by Michael West 1 year ago
Good evening: I created a musical scale using a line and replicator. I put notes on it and grouped them together. I would like to have the group travel along a wavy path created with Motion Path but c
Re: Bending an object to follow a motion path in Motion 4
by Michael West 1 year ago
Jason: Sorry for the late reply. I'm at work. When I have grouped all my objects together (scale, notes,) they become a singular, rectangular unit. I want that single unit to flow along a curved path,
Pluraleyes 1.2 "use markers" question
by Michael West 1 year ago
I am using Pluraleyes 1.2 with Final Cut Pro 7. A film maker sent me files in H.264 codec (shot with a DSLR) to edit. This is the first time I've worked with this type of fileand this sort of "scatter
Masking question for Motion 4
by Michael West 2 years ago
Good morning: This is for Motion 4. I made a martini shaker. As it moves upward the cap covering the spout will come off and fly away. As the top comes off, I would like it to reveal the spout. How do
Re: Masking question for Motion 4
by Michael West 2 years ago
Stephen & Jason: Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for your input. I solved the problem by not using a cap, after all. The imagery is stylized, so needing a cap is just a touch of OCD on my part. Howev
Three-camera shoot color correction
by Michael West 2 years ago
Good morning: Shot a 50 minute musical revue last night. 3 cams: Canon HG20's, CineMode, 60i. At the last minute, a different light sound person came on board. Different light technique from the first
Re: Three-camera shoot color correction
by Michael West 2 years ago
By Jove, I believe I have it! Multicam edit in FCP 7, collapse, send to and correct in Color 1.5, bring back to FCP 7, add any other gobbledygook (opening titles, credits, etc.), export, burn DVD, and
File: Collapse Video Motion 4 Elements
by Michael West 2 years ago
motn file Elements used to create Collapse http: f1.creativecow.net 5012 collapse-video-motion-4-elements
Re: Collapse Video Motion 4 Elements
by Michael West 2 years ago
Let me know if I've done this correctly
FCP 7 splitting sync into 2 separate sequences
by Michael West 2 years ago
Good morning: Using Plural Eyes 1.2 I've used this version of Plural Eyes a number of times before and it always performed beautifully. FCP 7 was lagging, acting weird during multiclip playback, so I
Re: FCP 7 splitting sync into 2 separate sequences
by Michael West 2 years ago
Hemma: Thanks for responding. As happens from time to time, I clear my head (mentally "trash my preferences"), start fresh, and, even though I follow the same steps I did when the problem started, eve
Using color correction on a muticam edit
by Michael West 2 years ago
Good morning: Did a 3 camera shoot using Canon HG20's. When I opened the footage in FCP7, one of the angles had a greenish tinge to it. Last minute shoot, didn't perform due diligence, my bad. Is ther
Re: Using color correction on a muticam edit
by Roli Rivelino 2 years ago
Don't do it in FCP, do it in Color. Colour correction in FCP stinks, use the still store in Color to match up footage and to save space and time, don't do it until you're 100% which shots you're going
Attaching a Sony ECM-55b under clothing
by Michael West 2 years ago
Good time-of-day-wherever-you-are: Just got my first lav, a Sony ECM-55b. I plan on using it to produce trailers for live theater, shooting selected scenes from various angles (vs. shooting the whole
Re: Attaching a Sony ECM-55b under clothing
by Michael West 2 years ago
Folks: Sorry for the late reply. I didn't get an e-mail notification of current responses. Thanks for all your help. I can't wait to try the "sticky triangle" method, the hair curler solution, and oth
BeachTek DXA-2T XLR vs. Tascam DR-40
by Michael West 2 years ago
Good morning: Just discovered the BeachTek DXA-2T XLR system after purchasing the Tascam DR-40. Regarding sound capture, will the DR-40 give better overall quality than the Beachtek, since the Beachte
Re: BeachTek DXA-2T XLR vs. Tascam DR-40
by Michael West 2 years ago
Thanks, but in this case, "smart choice" came down to best equipment within in my current budget to best do what I want to do (be do be do). Gotta share this with an audio person (and why I'm happy wi
FCP7 editing compatibility with an HG20
by Michael West 2 years ago
I have 2 HG20's and am temping as a Cirque Du Soleil usher to afford a third. Is there another of the Canon Camcorder models (HF, HR, etc.) that I could purchase to use on a three-camera shoot, editin
Want to create a swinging sign
by Fionna Mariani 3 years ago
Hello, I am trying to create a swinging sign using dynamics. I've found tutorials that show you how to swing an object that's attached to the end of a rope by using the dynamic spline, but I can't fig
Re: Want to create a swinging sign
by Michael West 3 years ago
C4D'ers: Please include me in the answer. I'm looking for the same process. Thanks. Michael p.s. thanks, Fiona, for starting the conversation
Rookie video/audio question...
by Michael West 3 years ago
Sound people: I'm an amateur videographer, shooting editing sfx'ing trailers (as a personal education tool) for local theaters here in San Jose, CA. I am just beginning to use voice audio (I've mainly
Re: Rookie video/audio question...
by Michael West 3 years ago
You guys are great. Thanks for all your advice. Is there a site for used equipment you would recommend...aside from Craigslist Michael
Multicam edit difficulties...
by Michael West 3 years ago
Good morning: 2 clips, both shot with Canon HG20, all recording settings the same. Log & transfer to external hard drive for use in FCP7. Imported both clips into FCP7. Set "Multiclip Playback" in RT.
Rotating a polygon
by Michael West 3 years ago
Good folks: I am following a tutorial at: http: www.maxoncomputer.com tutorial_detail.asp tutorialID=132 I was fine until I hit Step 16. I cannot seem to rotate the polygon as required. I am using C4D
Re: Rotating a polygon
by Michael West 3 years ago
Again, thanks very much.
Dividing a Poser model in C4D
by Michael West 4 years ago
Good morning: I am using C4D 11.5 with Interposer Pro (an incredible program), and Poser. I have brought the Millennium Horse LE into C4D and wish to remove the bottom half of the model (back legs on
Re: Dividing a Poser model in C4D
by Michael West 4 years ago
Thanks Adam. Have a good weekend. Michael
Compressor doesn't like my movie...
by Michael West 4 years ago
Good morning: Little background: three days ago trashed preferences in FCP 7 due to it acting "twitchy" for a multicam edit. Yesterday, shot some other footage on a Canon HG20 and Flip (B-Roll stuff),
multicam edit sync points question
by Michael West 4 years ago
Hola! When I attempt to find a sync point to do a 3-camera multicam edit, can I use any common point from the 3 timelines to match things up If I found a common sync point farther down the timelime (s
Re: multicam edit sync points question
by Michael West 4 years ago
Michael: Thanks. I didn't want to dive in until I got some good advise. Time to play. Michael
Multi Cam Editing in FCP 7 w/Canon HG10 & HG20 problem.
by Michael West 4 years ago
All: I am trying to follow Richard Harrington's tutorial here regarding muti-cam edit. I have sent him a message regarding this, but I also want to throw it out to the gathered gurus. He says frame si
Re: Multi Cam Editing in FCP 7 w/Canon HG10 & HG20 problem.
by Michael West 4 years ago
To all the Mike's (and the other folk as well): Thanks for all your help. I appear to have a full weekend ahead of me. Manuals have a function beyond being coasters after all, it seems. Best to you al
How to burn a large video to DVD.
by Michael West 4 years ago
I finished shooting my footage using a Canon HG10 & HG20. Log & Transfered, then edited in FCP. Exported it as a Quicktime .mov. It came to 77gb. How can I make this into a DVD As I write this at work
Re: How to burn a large video to DVD.
by Michael West 4 years ago
(reluctantly dragging himself to the den office, mumbling) "Manual I don't need no stinking manual. Them guys is full of it." (opens manual, begins to read) "Hey, there's...stuff in here...(reads more
What determines a "clip" for multi cam editing?
by Michael West 4 years ago
I shot a conference here at work. I'm in a bit of a time crunch (last minute gig because they tried at first to do it on the cheap). 2 cameras (Canon HG10 & HG20), both running continuously for about
Re: What determines a "clip" for multi cam editing?
by Michael West 4 years ago
Eric: thanks so much for the info. You're saying I can use all three clips (HG10, HG20, and Flip after using Media Slipstream to convert it for use in FCP ) and sync them up using Pluraleyes
Using Filp MinoHD & Canon HG20 in FCP
by Michael West 4 years ago
Should I set the HG20 to 30 fps progressive to match the Flip It's a small conference here at work and my main concern is continuity when I edit the footage in Final Cut Pro. I know there will be som
Re: Using Filp MinoHD & Canon HG20 in FCP
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
BTW, I have seen side by side tests of the Flip vs. the Kodak version of this camera,the Zi8, and the Kodak is better for the price, plus it has an audio input jack. Doesn't help your immediate proble
Shortening video clips to conserve space
by Michael West 5 years ago
Just shot a bunch of video. D L'd to external hard drive via FCP. Didn't I O in FCP before doing it so clips are way long and take up a lot of drive space. How can I go back, choose a clip, select the
Re: Shortening video clips to conserve space
by Michael West 5 years ago
Rafael: I think I figured it out. I open my main project. I then open the individual clip by double-clicking on it in its folder. It shows up in my Browser Window in my main project as a separate tab.
Creating a paintdrip
by Faraz Mozafarian 5 years ago
I am working on a project for my company and they have provided me with a Photoshop file of black paint that has dripped down. They want me to animate the dripping action. Is there any way I can do th
Re: Creating a paintdrip
by Michael West 5 years ago
Now my problem is I cannot find the Splash Template in Motion 4. I have what appear to be all the others. I started with FCS 3, so I don't have any content from previous versions. Am I out of luck, or


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