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Aaron Strader

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Systems integrator for Biway Media, with 3 years in system integration, 2 years in DVD authoring, and 2 years in digital compositing and coloring. Worked in the past for NBC, Telemundo, HD Studios, Adrenaline Productions, and Late Talk Productions.
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Member Since:
April 15th 2003
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Filters aren't useable...
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
I'm working on a large file, about 2200 X 3000 pixels or so. The image I'm working on needs some artistic and texture filters and I can't get either one of them to work. At this point, the image is a
Re: Filters aren't useable...
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Aaron, Are you working in CMYK, Lab or RGB Some filters are not available in CMYK or Lab. Change mode to RGB and apply filter and change back to CMYK. It is best to start as an RGB image and then conv
matrox
by MigraineBoy 14 years ago
Hi everybody! I am thinking about buying the matrox xtreme pro and i would like to have your opinion about it... I currently work with Adobe Premiere 2 but i have some doubts if i can change to avid a
Re: matrox
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
Honestly, I'd hold off and see how this X2 product plays out at NAB. It's their new capture card and has built in support for HD and HDV along with all the features of the RTX100. If it does what it p
I want to know if and when somebody tries this, if PPro works...
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
http: www.apple.com macosx bootcamp This would be huge for me if this works with PPro. At least until Adobe re-ports the Pro Suite to mac, as they're rumored to.-Aaron http: www.stopfcc.com Knock it o
Re: I want to know if and when somebody tries this, if PPro works...
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
I've got a Athalon 2700, and it won't install the 2.0 software.-Aaron http: www.stopfcc.com Knock it off! I like my radio and television the way it is...
What happened to my EPS?
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
I'm trying to template-ize all of our documentation, and my freaking template decided to wash all the colors, text and everything to black. What happened Everytime I open it now, it says it's "convert
Building a Video Editing PC
by Aaron Cadieux 14 years ago
I currently run Premier Pro 1.5 on a 5-year-old Dell PC. The computer is 1.0Ghz and has 512 MB of RAM. It does OK on small projects, but starts to slow down on large projects (especially when "playbac
Re: Building a Video Editing PC
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
You want a "future proof" PC You should really, honestly spend a bit of cash on an AMD64. Really. It'll blow your mind to see how fast it is running like that. You'll probably spend a few thousand to
A.C.E. Testing
by Christianfish Video 14 years ago
I am taking the ACE Test for Premiere Pro next Saturday at my Local Community college is there anyone here who has taken the test that can tell what I can expect w o getting too specific And don't let
Re: A.C.E. Testing
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
I'd hold off on taking the test until the 2.0 tests come out. If you've trained on 6.0, you're off a bit from taking the 2.0 tests, or even the 1.5 tests. There are very specific questions that addres
Buying Production Suite online. Any US sites (Not adobe)
by Xavier de Champs 14 years ago
Hi. Can anyone recommend any big online sellers of Adobe production suite Not adobe, as adobe does not ship to my country. I found BH photo video, but won
Re: Buying Production Suite online. Any US sites (Not adobe)
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
If you're from a foreign country outside the US, be prepared to send a scan of your CC. I used to work for a vendor, and we got lots of requests from lots of countries wanting software. It can't be re
My Matrox RTX wont work with Premiere Pro ! Wahh! :~(
by James Stevens 14 years ago
Hi everyone. Recently upgraded from Premiere 6.5 to Premiere Pro 2.0. But... I can no longer use my Matrox RTX (10 I think) card with it, and any files I import that were previously captured and saved
Re: My Matrox RTX wont work with Premiere Pro ! Wahh! :~(
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
Dealers and selected trusted users are usually the first who get access to Matrox's beta drivers. From what I've ever been exposed to, they usually don't do a beta release to all dealers until it's ab
need help making rewind effect
by Brandon 15 years ago
I'm trying to make an effect where it looks like the video is rewinding like on a VCR. I tried several different ways, but couldn't get it right. Any suggestions
Re: need help making rewind effect
by Aaron Strader 14 years ago
There's a time displacing filter in the Sapphire plugin pack that does exactly this. "Time Slice" adds in the proper look of rewinding ffwding footage. It also adds a funky wobbly look to it when you
Monitors
by Wes Kane 15 years ago
Looking to upgrade...What's a good dual screen monitor for video editing Thanks, Wes
Re: Monitors
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
The Dell 24" widescreens are fantastic looking. Well worth the investment if you can pull the $. I would totally advise against 17" monitors. You can find good-okay 19" CRTs ($100 apiece) if price is
80` disco floor
by simonclausen 15 years ago
HI. I have keyed out a person on a croma key, and I want to make the floor like an old disco floor like you se in movies, where the floor changes color in square-shapes, hov do i do that
Re: 80` disco floor
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
Running off of Spaceman's idea, Animate radial gradients, setting the colors of the inner and outer portions by about 15-20% in value. That way the floors look like they're lit by a bulb, instead of j
80` disco floor
by simonclausen 15 years ago
HI. I have keyed out a person on a croma key, and I want to make the floor like an old disco floor like you se in movies, where the floor changes color in square-shapes, hov do i do that
Re: 80` disco floor
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
Running off of Spaceman's idea, Animate radial gradients, setting the colors of the inner and outer portions by about 15-20% in value. That way the floors look like they're lit by a bulb, instead of j
How to put text in orbit around a planet
by Cornelius Matteo 15 years ago
Hi All, I have a rotating planet using cc sphere and now want to put some text that flys around the planet (first in front, then hidden behind the planet) as if in orbit. Is this possible Any suggests
Re: How to put text in orbit around a planet
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
I would map some text out using 3D assistants over two different layers into a ring, and then mask out the top layer's behind the globe portion. Another way... Use CC Cylinder. Same procedure. -Aaron
Vector Paint -- wiggle?
by Jason Brown 15 years ago
Hey Guys, I am having a hard time with this... I want to create a word..."house" for example. And I want that word to wiggle (like the effect used in "Dr. Katz"...I believe it is reffered to as -- Sq
Re: Vector Paint -- wiggle?
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
The Squigglevision was less an effect and more the fact that they didn't draw consistently to achieve that look. There's text animation presets that have wiggling letters in the preset library. You co
Vector Paint -- wiggle?
by Jason Brown 15 years ago
Hey Guys, I am having a hard time with this... I want to create a word..."house" for example. And I want that word to wiggle (like the effect used in "Dr. Katz"...I believe it is reffered to as -- Sq
Re: Vector Paint -- wiggle?
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
The Squigglevision was less an effect and more the fact that they didn't draw consistently to achieve that look. There's text animation presets that have wiggling letters in the preset library. You co
Sapphire plug in error...
by marcelokron 15 years ago
Hi, When I apply the Sapphire effect on my clips I receive the message: "Has version mismatch. Code version is 1.0 and PiPL version is 1.0(81000) (25::16)" Any one have this prloblem Thanks all!
Re: Sapphire plug in error...
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
You need to make sure you're using the latest version of the filters. http: www.genarts.com download-sapphire-ae-windows.html Older versions were designed for older versions of AE, and have buggy issu
Concern over the Analog Hole?
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
I spotted this as something that's passed through Congress yesterday. This seems to be taking a Broadcast Flag idea a bit too far. http: www.boingboing.net 2005 11 01 hollywood_after_the_.html http: w
EXPERTS.. plz have the patience to watch THIS ...please..
by aroonzfx 15 years ago
hi all, how would u rate this OSCAR title animation i have just 1.5 year experience in animation... EXPERTS...........explain me abt the things tat u feel wrong or inaccurate in this animation.. plz r
Re: EXPERTS.. plz have the patience to watch THIS ...please..
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
This is why you have budgeting on your projects. It'll depend on your markets you're trying to go after. Do they have someone else as equally skilled that charges less Go to some of your potential com
Disrupted Text Effect?
by Henrik 15 years ago
Hi, Does anyone now how I can get text to behave disrupted shaky in After Effects, as in the title sequence to Seven I want it to quickly appear on screen looking disrupted with "echoes". Is there an
Re: Disrupted Text Effect?
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
This is how I've done this effect before... I've taken the text and put it on a tight and fast, up and down movement on a set path. Make the movements short and it can appear as though it's vibrating
Disrupted Text Effect?
by Henrik 15 years ago
Hi, Does anyone now how I can get text to behave disrupted shaky in After Effects, as in the title sequence to Seven I want it to quickly appear on screen looking disrupted with "echoes". Is there an
Re: Disrupted Text Effect?
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
This is how I've done this effect before... I've taken the text and put it on a tight and fast, up and down movement on a set path. Make the movements short and it can appear as though it's vibrating
does anyone know how to make music sound levels ?
by janaipnai 15 years ago
hi im trying to make music levels inside a word... right now i got a word thats transparent inside so that the colums would look like its bouncing.. like this is a small example of what im looking for
Re: does anyone know how to make music sound levels ?
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
Your answer is in the archives. http: www.creativecow.net cgi-bin page_wrapper.cgi forumid=%3CFORUMID%3E&page= articles kahlenberg_roland led index.html-Aaron http: www.stopfcc.com Knock it off! I lik
Most professional application for DVD Authoring?
by Jason_Walsh 15 years ago
What is the most professional application for DVD Authoring Somehow I can't see George Lucas people sitting with Adobe Encore. Or am I wrong
Re: Most professional application for DVD Authoring?
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
Unless you're looking for specific features that Scenarist offers, I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole personally. http: www.sonic.com products Professional Scenarist compare.aspx It's too much li
Sites with tutoriais about tips and tricks about effects in After Effects
by Renato Bello 15 years ago
Could anyone tell me some websites address with tips and tricks about effects in After Effects Thanks Renato renato.bello@gmail.com
Re: Sites with tutoriais about tips and tricks about effects in After Effects
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
Another popular one is Ayatoweb. It's a bit of work getting the instructions to make sense, but all the effects work. http: www.ayatoweb.com ae_tips_e.html
Flickering on text out to NTSC
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
We're burning some projects off the timeline to DVD and when we play it back for review, titles made in FCP are flickering on a television. Any reason why this is occuring I'm not too keen on what all
Re: Flickering on text out to NTSC
by Thax Clave 15 years ago
One of the traps in adding text to video is you cannot make QUALITY EVALUATIONS based on the Canvas window on the computer screen. If you do, you can end up making the wrong creative corrective decisi
jumpy text
by Jaime Lackner 15 years ago
Hello, Does anybody know a way to create an effect to make type a little jumpy Like a "grungy" kind of look. Sort of like the text in the end tag for the Mitsubishi comercial Any suggestions would be
Re: jumpy text
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
I've found the Random Edits plugin with the Sapphire plugins does the job nicely. Random Edits needs text with some predone movements. Applying Random Edits to this layer will animate it with random m
COW Tutorials: Business & Marketing Dealing with Control Freaks
by COW Articles 15 years ago
Dealing with Control FreaksIn this article, Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom looks at dealing successfully with clients who will not let you get a word in edgewise, don't listen to you when you do speak a
Re: COW Tutorials: Business & Marketing Dealing with Control Freaks
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
Save for wanting to sue me, this sounds exactly like a person I've dealt with. Your article's made me completely reconsider my relationship with that client. -Aaron http: www.stopfcc.com Knock it off!
Anime action background
by Justin Folk 15 years ago
I want to create an anime action style of background in photoshop and later bring it in and animate it in After Effects. I want it to have the action lines ect. to make it look as if something in the
Re: Anime action background
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
What I created once when I did something like this was: I created a proper contrasting gradient for my character in PS. Went into illustrator and drew a VERY long wide graphic. I placed drawn lines in
3D Stroke Around objects
by gffilm 15 years ago
I have things moving around in 3D space and I went to bend a stroke around these objects. I've been playing with the settings in stroke but I can't seem to get it to wrap around an object. Either it w
Re: 3D Stroke Around objects
by Aaron Strader 15 years ago
It's technically, what you'd call 2 1 2 D. It doesn't operate in AE in a true 3D space, so it's up to you to make it look that way. The easiest way is to know when your stroke is roaming in it's own 3
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