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Alan Howard

Member Since:
February 27th 2006
91 Posts
Looking for examples of Thomas Crown Affair type titles
by Alan Howard 4 years ago
Hi all, I'm looking for examples of opening title sequences like the BBC's Life on Mars or similar https: www.youtube.com watch v=yIMP6-KBSCs ... I seem to remember the Senna documentary had something
How do I export 4 audio channels with CS6
by Rex Summerfield 7 years ago
I need to export 4 separate audio channels with music, vo and the natural clip audio all separated. I have set up four master channels in a new sequence and have everything mapped properly. Now...how
Re: How do I export 4 audio channels with CS6
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
Hi Rex .. did you ever get a reply to this I'm after exactly the same thing ....
Editing GH4 4K files
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
Hi all.. possibly about to get myself a GH4 after some great experiences with GH2 ... Only editing problem has been AMA sucks (maybe USB 2 connection to my USB3 drive - see my previous post) and I'm c
Re: Editing GH4 4K files
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
I do go file import.... will try the AMA transcode route ... this will all be experiments for the new computer ... Thanks
Which Media drive do you use?
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
Hi, I'm upgrading my edit laptop and am looking at changing the media drives I've been using. For a while I've used inexpensive USB 3 drives, although it was recently pointed out that my machine has U
Re: Which Media drive do you use?
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
Thanks Mike and Jeff... My drives are def USB 3 but I'm assuming the laptop is USB 2 cos it's pretty old ... dumb question is there a way to confirm Like I say I'm updating my laptop so hopefully the
Pasting with V just adds Video no audio
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
Hi, Probably lesson one but can't figure it out ... I'm trying to get Premiere Pro CS5.03 to be as similar as Media Composer as poss, but when I select in and out points in the source monitor and hit
Re: Pasting with V just adds Video no audio
by Todd Perchert 5 years ago
It sounds like you don't have an audio track that is the same as your source. First edit, try making your in & out points in your source monitor, then from the bin, drag that clip down to the new item
White infinity curve background
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
Hi all , I often need a simple white infinity curve which I can fly logos in front of and have made a few in photoshop, which are ok, but not great, I've seen some great ones on vimeo with really subt
Re: White infinity curve background
by Alan Howard 5 years ago
A belated thanks ... !
Should I behead people?
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
This keeps cropping up and is driving me nuts, but I have to ask is it just me Generally when I frame a shot I try to place the eyes on the 2 3rds line ... matching the eyeline between different sizes
Re: Should I behead people?
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
agreed... in the frame I've shown he's leaning forward slightly .. I generally go by the rule of thirds with the eyes being top third either 1 3rd left of right with plenty of "looking room" ... glad
test
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
This keeps cropping up and is driving me nuts, but I have to ask is it just me Generally when I frame a shot I try to place the eyes on the 2 3rds line ... matching the eyeline between different sizes
test post
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
This keeps cropping up and is driving me nuts, but I have to ask is it just me Generally when I frame a shot I try to place the eyes on the 2 3rds line ... matching the eyeline between different sizes
Capture 2:1 over firewire??
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
Hi, I'm using MC6 and I've been told I can capture SD Beta footage at 2:1 over firewire.. is that right I have access to a Sony J2( ) beta deck with Firewire out so that would be great if correct ...
Re: Capture 2:1 over firewire??
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
I used to capture 14:1 with reverse pulldown over FireWire for offline, then recapture uncompressed with reverse pulldown for online, so it should work. Michael
Avid Stabilize ? whats up??
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
Hi.. what's happened to the Avid stabilize effect Up until recently I was working on an MC 3.5 and the stabilise effect was great, just drop it on, wait a mo and it was fixed.. now I'm using 6.5.2 and
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Re: Avid Stabilize ? whats up??
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
Hi all .. still having problems.. here's the settings that are default when it opens up .. any clues here
Big problem with title crawler
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
Hi sorry to repost but here goes ... I have a big problem with an avid crawl that is behaving very strangely and my client is breathing down my neck ... I have a long credit crawler, generated in Avid
Re: Big problem with title crawler
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
I think that's my only option .... was hoping it was a bug with a workaround ... thanks for your help Pieter
suddenly can't export QT refs???
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
I'm halfway through a project and have been happily exporting QT refs into Sorenson to encode and send to client ..... Now, 20 minutes into the timeline, for some reason I get the "Calibrated Q" water
Re: suddenly can't export QT refs???
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
It's gone !! just output a ref and the section that had the watermark on is now fine ... weird .. thanks for your input ... I think the devil, she is in my avid ...
Rostrum inspiration needed
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
Hi All..... I have a new gig that involves a lot of rostrum cam of photos in AE ... Fashion and old pics .... Apart from the fact that most are portrait which is a pain in itself I'm after inspiration
Re: ostrum inspiration needed
by Alan Howard 6 years ago
Thats great thanks I'll check out the video co pilot stuff and try some of your suggestions ... Please do keep 'em coming as I have lot of stills over next few months! Thanks again Alan
How do I sync sound from two cameras then edit in new sequence?
by wolf wildwood 8 years ago
Gday, I am filming with a canon 500d but capturing sound on a sony hcr1. I have synced up the sound from the sony with the 500d clips in a sequence timeline, deleted the 500d sound and sony video, dra
Re: How do I sync sound from two cameras then edit in new sequence?
by Alan Howard 7 years ago
That's pants! firstly according to Adobe TV you really don't need to transcode unless you're sharing footage between systems, secondly it's a pretty basic requirement for many editing situations ... I
Brush change?
by Alan Howard 8 years ago
Help please.... The default brush that used to come up whenever I used the Eraser (or other brushes) seems to have been replaced by a new one with jagged edges as the icon tip... my old brush didn't h
Re: Brush change?
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
You can always clear out your preferences: http: forums.adobe.com thread 375776 LittleBlackBird.net GraphicsDump.com
strange new brush
by Alan Howard 8 years ago
The default brush that used to come up whenever I used the Eraser (or other brushes) seems to have been replaced by a new one with jagged edges ... my old brush didn't have the jagged edges and gave a
Re: strange new brush
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
It happen if the brush is set to 'Full Brush Tip' in the Cursor setting under Preferences dialogue box. Change that to 'Normal Brush Tip', and you'll get a clear circle even if you bring down the hard
Animation preset background duration
by Alan Howard 9 years ago
Hi ... simple question re CS3 AE... I have selected an animation preset background (silk.ffx)to cover a 2:30 composition .... by default the duration of the effect seems to be 5 seconds ...If I pull t
Re: Animation preset background duration
by Dave Johnson 9 years ago
I don't use presets much and I'm not familiar with that particular one so I'll try to answer in general terms. If you think about it, what you're asking is how to time-stretch something without affect
Raining in text effect adjustment?
by Alan Howard 10 years ago
Hi, I need to produce a "raining in" text effect similar to the preset, but the text needs to resolve on a piece of paper that is lying on a table in the foreground of a shot.. is it possible to keep
Re: Raining in text effect adjustment?
by Alan Howard 10 years ago
I've never used shatter ... I'll look through it ........ thanks
Inspiration for store front displays
by Alan Howard 10 years ago
Hi... I've just pitched (and hopefully got) a gig producing a looping sequence for display in a shop window "great offers inside etc" ... I was wondering if anyone knew of a good site to see what othe
Extend Intro duration & Extra scores ?
by Alan Howard 10 years ago
Chaps.. sorry if a dumb post ....I thought I'd find the answer in a search but no luck ..... I'd like to extend the duration of the intro in one of the soundbooth scores .. how do I do it also I keep
Encore DVD build question
by Allen Sutton 11 years ago
Hi, I have imported a QT reference file from Avid for burning in Encore. I followed the instructions for burning to DVD and it appears to be working, but it seems to be doubling back on itself (for la
Re: Encore DVD build question
by Alan Howard 10 years ago
Hi Jeff, am having the same problem but the above "cure" isn't working ... It is the whole folder called Media Cache I have to delete and not go in and delete it's contents I tried another route of en
incompatible dvd player ...
by Alan Howard 10 years ago
Hi, FYI this has already been posted on DVDit forum but no replies! Using DVDit I'm burning a -R DVD out of Avid via QT ref ... plays fine in laptops but not our main client DVD player ... "Incompatib
Re: incompatible dvd player ...
by Chris Sebes 10 years ago
I've always used a stand-alone DVD player for testing. We have a few different models (Sonys, Samsung) around the studio. If they play on any of these, we can confidently tell the client that it's wor
Play First Then Menu ? ?
by Henry Panniell 11 years ago
Hello all, I have a project that i want to play a short presentation once before the menu. I want to play the presentation first, then go to the menu. I put the presentation on the timeline before the
Re: Play First Then Menu ? ?
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
Hi Henry this is something I do all the time with encore ... Firstly take your video footage that you'd like to be seen first and put on a timeline on it's own .... make that first play by right click
won't stop transcoding !
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
I have a 65 min project in Encore I have been trying to burn to DVD for about 4 days ... it just won't finish transcoding ! Original material was a QT movie ...tried to transcode but 4 hours later it
nero grabs my menus!
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
I have Nero on my machine which I use for simple recording straight from tape to Mpeg 2 .. it's all fine until when I'm in Encore and right click my menu to "edit menu in photoshop" ... I get a nero s
Re: nero grabs my menus!
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
Simple but brilliant! Thanks Alan
High quality 90 min DVD?
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
Hi, I'm about to start a job that involves delivering a 90 min DVD to a distribution company for retail. My usual vids are max 60 min and I simply author in Encore and transcode using auto or high qua
Re: High quality 90 min DVD?
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
Thanks Jeff, is the process explained in your book (which I have)... I guess you set in out points on the time line and set a higher bit rate for footage with lots of changes within the frame and lowe
shaded contour map from ordnance survey?
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
Hi, I need to produce a copyright free map of a mountaineous ( )region for a walking series... my idea is to base it on an ordnance survey map that shows contour lines, and throw a side light into thi
Re: shaded contour map from ordnance survey?
by Dave LaRonde 11 years ago
It sounds like you might need 3D Warps from the folks at Zaxwerks. It might do what you need.Dave LaRonde Sr. Promotion Producer KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA
Bad fade quality on transcodes
by Alan Howard 11 years ago
Hi, I seem to have really bad video quality during any kind of fade (cross fade fade to from black) when transcoded by encore ... the original looks fine (QT ref out of Avid) but after it's been tranc
Re:Vision Synch Problem
by Alan Howard 13 years ago
Hi, I've just de interlaced a 60 min PAL 16:9 piece using Re:Vision FieldsKit Deinterlacer (default settings) and some synch issues have come up .. at various parts of the piece synch will slip out an
Re: Re:Vision Synch Problem
by Alan Howard 13 years ago
Thanks Pete, I know it seems odd and I guess that in the tired state I was that night I may have rendered the wrong sequence with a stray edit in (I really doubt it tho!)... Later, when I put the rend
Boomy Audio (mic too far away)
by Alan Howard 13 years ago
Please help me! I'm stuck editing a piece for a corporate where the guy who shot it had the mic way too far from the subject .. the result is low level and very reverby, I can crank up the audio but i
Re: Boomy Audio (mic too far away)
by willie toth 13 years ago
I think before someone is allowed to go out and film that they should know at least some basic information about audio, most importantly what can and what can't be fixed in post ... This my friend is
DeInterlacing PAL footage.
by RobOday 13 years ago
Hi guys, Im just trying to decide whether to use Magic Bullet or FieldsKit for just pure deinterlacing my footage. Im looking through the 200+Mb tutorial files, but im not sure if it covers this exact
Re: DeInterlacing PAL footage.
by Alan Howard 13 years ago
I'd love to know the difference in render times as I've read another guy (somewhere on Creative Cow) who swears by FieldsKit and says its at least as good as MB.... (that interface looks kind of scary
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