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Alan Lacey

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Weight tools background transparency question
by Alan Lacey 1 year ago
Is there a way to change the transparency on the pop up display when visualizing the weighting values of the vertices and using the weighting brush I can't seem to see it as an option in the c4d prefe
TP questions
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
A couple of basic questions about TP (C4D R13) How do I split a group into a couple of subgroups, also how to control the proportional split Secondly is there a way of 'containing' the extent of wind
Re: TP questions
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
Thanks a lot Brian for the guidance. I'll give it all a try however I always found Mograph totally intimidating so will be taking it very slowly! All the best Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts
X particles lite
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
I'm not a big user of c4d now but I have a project that needs particles and my ability and memory for thinking particles is very low. The project doesn't justify the purchase of X particles but I've b
Re: X particles lite
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
Yes I saw that Brian thanks. I was hoping that some kind sole who has it might offer to send me a copy. Cheers XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On
TP polygon attractor
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
I'm trying to get TP particles to be attracted to the surface of a torus. I know the torus needs to be polygons what TP node do I use to do this, there doesn't seem to be an 'attractor' node XdcamEx &
Re: TP polygon attractor
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
Sadly he doesn't rsepond to his emails:-( A XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK
Apply motion track to mask position?
by Alan Lacey 3 years ago
I'm not a big user of AE so pardon me if this is a stupid question. I have AE5.5 and need to apply a motion track to a mask. I've done the track just can't puzzle out how to apply to the mask's positi
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Re: Apply motion track to mask position?
by Alan Lacey 3 years ago
Lovely - thanks guys - worked a treat. Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK
Render just between in and out points
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Hi, I'm totally new to Media100 editing, generally working in Edius & Prem pro on PC. I've now discovered it after being asked to advise on editing by a newbie colleague on his Mac. In the past I have
Re: Render just between in and out points
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Thanks for such a quick response Floh. I'm not in front of it at the moment and I think I saw the render dialogue that you refer to, but didn't see an option to render in out points. I'll check again
Basic (read cheap) EX1 editing on a Mac
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Being an EX user (on PCs) someone asked me recently what software is available to undertake basic editing from the cards on a Mac. I use, and suggested, FCPX but for simple cuts and exports I think th
Re: Basic (read cheap) EX1 editing on a Mac
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Thanks again Michael. Your workflow sounds very similar to the one I used when forced to edit in FCP (legacy) years ago. All the very best Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & pos
FCP X vs Premiere Pro CS6 ???
by Ken Bennett 4 years ago
I'm looking for a new NLE since I'm about done with Sony Vegas. Tell me why I should go with FPC X over PP CS6 I am not going to pay a monthly subscription for Adobe CC. I do everything from weddings
Re: FCP X vs Premiere Pro CS6 ???
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Absolute no-brainer. Use Edius - PC but runs well on a mac. Bags of real time XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK
Navigating Fusion8
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
I'm just starting to get into Fusion (love it!) and being a Wacom Tablet user would much prefer to use that rather than the mouse. Can I ask tablet users how they've configured it to navigate the 2D a
Re: Navigating Fusion8
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Many thanks for taking the time to reply to this Glenn - Looks like the way to go. Cheers Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast
Resolve 12 no CUDA
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
I've just loaded Resolve 12 on a beefy but dated mobile workstation (Dell M6400 Win7 pro 64 fitted with nVidea quadroFX3700M) and despite running Fusion well, Resolve loads but immediately crashes as
Re: Resolve 12 no CUDA
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Thanks Peter, I did manage to get it working by updating the graphics driver, but it plays VERY slowly. I guess the machine's just too dated. Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production &
Is Fusion an updated Shake?
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
I was never a big Shake user so not in a position to judge, but having started learning Fusion, which is great btw, it seems to have a great deal in common with Shake. Not just being node based, but m
Re: Is Fusion an updated Shake?
by Shawn Miller 4 years ago
Alan Lacey " Is Shake part of Fusion's past " Nope, two completely different design and development teams. Although, I believe they both appeared around the same time... 96 or 97, I think Shawn
Using Intuos Pen & Touch with FCPX
by Don Smith 4 years ago
I've been using the Magic Trackpad as an input device on my 2013 Mac Pro and it's been great. Now trying the Intuos Pen & Touch (Small). Working great so far but with the Magic Trackpad I could pinch
Re: Using Intuos Pen & Touch with FCPX
by Alan Lacey 4 years ago
Pleasure Don and good luck. I was brought up using a tablet instead of a mouse right from the start. We had a DOS based graphics workstation called a SpaceWard SuperNova, a sort of poor mans Quantel P
Motion 5 refuses to 'save as'
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Brand new MBP running latest Motion. On many occasions it refuses to save or 'save as'. Very frustrating as I loose work. Is there a known problem or work around I can adopt Thanks XdcamEx & HD, C300,
Re: Motion 5 refuses to 'save as'
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
BUT.. It is formatted ExFAT. Having said that, the 'save as' command doesn't open the dialogue at all, so no opportunity to save as test to the desktop. XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of product
Add keyboard shortcuts, Motion 5
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Is it possible to add custom keyboard shortcuts to the tool under the select arrow. ie Anchor point, drop shadow, especially 'Edit points' I can't see how to do this in the commands customize options.
Re: Add keyboard shortcuts, Motion 5
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Thanks Matt, that's what I feared. A XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK
Input bitmap sqeuence
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
I have a number of animated lower thirds rendered at tga files with alpha. Whats the best way to bring them into FCPX I have Motion5 is that the way to go Thanks Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all so
Re: Input bitmap sqeuence
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Haven't got a modern Compressor Jeremy, is it worth having A XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK
best cheap method of digitising VHS tapes into FCPX
by sj miller 5 years ago
... been given some ancient footage, they only have vhs tapes. Any reccomendations for the most affordable solution to digitise the footage for use in FCPX thanks
Re: best cheap method of digitising VHS tapes into FCPX
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Olaf, that really takes me back. I remember out first TBC had enough memory for 16 lines of PAL SD! Even then the manufacturer (IVC) designed the system and then had to wait for delivery of the memory
New Photoshop competitor
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
And Illustrator, too https: affinity.serif.com blog - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: New Photoshop competitor
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Beg your pardon you are quite right. I guess that's why I didn't consider it a PS competitor. Still really pleased I've found it though. I'll check out the photo. Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all s
Is it safe to come back
by Darren Kelly 5 years ago
So, as many did, I departed FCP for Premiere 5 years ago. Now Adobe wants $50 per month instead of the $30 I've been paying. I think it's too much, So I'm in need of a full featured, fast pro grade ed
Re: Is it safe to come back
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
"how do I do (create burnt in clip TC) Not an unreasonable, or particularly professional, request. Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the Ea
newbie continuing support please
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Working on my first edit with FCPX so please bare with me. A few basic questions: How to get audio to scrub with video on timeline when skimming is off How to super clip timecode in timeline 4:3 still
Re: newbie continuing support please
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Thanks for the workflow Jeremy. Looks to be straightforward, I'll give it a go. Yes most of the media will be ProRes from Samurai Blades, with some c300 and DSLR thrown in. Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DS
First serious edit on FCPX
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Just started using FCPX and have a hit a hurdle immediately. Media files all on external drive and mainly ProRes422 (12 hours worth). These import immediately and are a dream to edit with but I have a
Re: First serious edit on FCPX
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Hi Noah, I buy these drives to mount a) in Atomos devices for recording then b) transfer to external caddys that have eSata for PC laptop and usb3 for the mbp. Generally 1TB is generally enough per pr
Io4k being advertised
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Being left with a heavy AJA doorstop now (my IoHD) I'm never going to buy AJA again. Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of th
Re: Io4k being advertised
by gary adcock 5 years ago
Alan Lacey "Being left with a heavy AJA doorstop now (my IoHD) I'm never going to buy AJA again." You are using a device designed for workflows using FCP 6 (2007) using an connection interface that A
SxS card reader to usb
by Alan Lacey 6 years ago
Does anyone know of a cheap alternative to Sony's SxS card reader that I can use to get the contents of my cards via usb I don't care about speed, just need a cheap alternative. Many thanks Alan Xdcam
Re: SxS card reader to usb
by Alan Lacey 6 years ago
Thanks guys. Guess I'll have to use one of the cameras, but I didn't want to tie them up. Cheers Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East
Anyone used/using HitFilm 2?
by Andy Field 6 years ago
Looks useful, anyone have experience with it http: hitfilm.com
Re: Anyone used/using HitFilm 2?
by Alan Lacey 6 years ago
A word of warning though. I understand HitFilm will not work interlaced. Maybe not an issue with most Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the
Atem 1 M/E +bcf2000
by Gerald de Bueger 6 years ago
Hi all, I just bought a new Behringer BCF2000 to manage the audio of the Atem Switcher... with no luck. Can someone help me configure the BCF2000 to worrk with the atem switcher So far, the BCF2000 is
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Re: Solved Re: Atem 1 M/E +bcf2000
by Alan Lacey 6 years ago
I've just now received my BCF2000 and running CS5.5 Audition. Gerald, would you mind giving me a real fools step by step as to how to do this Many thanks Alan XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of p
PPro cs5.5 offline media
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
I'll repeat a very basic question that I posted recently that I can't belive hasn't been addressed in PPro. When you open a project that has files offline, how do you access the old filepath of these
Re: PPro cs5.5 offline media
by Alan Lacey 6 years ago
So it's not been addressed in CS6 either! That's bad. I've given up PPro now in favour of Edius. Not so feature rich but totally stable and fast with lots of realtime. For every piece of media it give
NEF files opened directly in PhotoShop CS5.5?
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
I'm trying to set up some actions to be undertaken in PS(CS5.5) on Nikon raw NEF files. Just a load of 'opendownressave as jpgs' to be used as proxys for the time being in a video edit. My PS doesn't
Re: NEF files opened directly in PhotoShop CS5.5?
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Forget it, I've just found out I can do this in Bridge. Thanks XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK
Using a 'small cloned image' brush in PhotoShop
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Years ago I had a graphics system here in the UK called a Spacward SuperNova. One of the things it would do, and I'd really like to know how to do this in photoshop (I have CS5) is enable one to paint
Photoshop macros
by James Morganti 7 years ago
Hi, For my final piece for my Photography GCSE, I'm looking to recreate this kind of effect. I'm looking at capturing a couple of thousand photos with an intervalometer, and then combining them in Pho
Re: Photoshop macros
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Just for your info. Macros in 'photoshopspeak' are called actions. Really worth getting to grips with them, and they're not too difficult. They can be life savers in many instances. Alan FlashXDR,XDca
Version 6.5 a big step forward for Edius
by Dominic Deacon 7 years ago
Rule number 1 of editing may just be that you don't update versions on your software mid project but I got myself in a position where I had to. I'd been colour grading within Edius 6.0 (by-the-by mask
Re: Version 6.5 a big step forward for Edius
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
As a user of both Edius and FCP (although not FCPX yet) I too am very pleased to see this here. I've yet to achieve a bulletproof way of swapping media between the two apps (and platforms) although I'
Explosion of chemical symbols
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Not being a big user of AE I wonder if someone could advise me on where to start with this I'm working on a medical piece and modelling in c4d and ae I'm aiming to have a light beam hit a human retina
Re: Explosion of chemical symbols
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Hello again Joe, I've had a good look now at the properties now of all the particle effects in my AE (5.5) and the BCC ones but cannot find anywhere about making the particles from layers:-( Could you
Long live the ioHD
by Carsten Orlt 7 years ago
As I'm sure we can give up on the ioHD being supported by FCPx or any other modern NLE I just wanted people to know what I did. Get a SDI only or Component only video card from Aja or Blackmagic (sorr
Re: Long live the ioHD -can you elaborate??
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Wow I had no idea this existed, thanks Kevin. I do have a 'long in the tooth' MBP with FW that is still working with the IoHD. So I guess I'll be able to use that for the 'cross conversion' Is that so
Preview cut in waveform view
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Hello All, I've just started trying Audition having used Soundforge for years. Is there a way of playing around a selection in the waveform view as you can with SF with 'ctl K' ie preview a short peri
Re: Preview cut in waveform view
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Also it doesn't import the markers placed by either my h4n recorders or embedded in wavs exported from SoundForge. Am I doing something wrong Ta Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,
NTSC ProRes project wrong
by Oliver Peters 7 years ago
FCP X project setting is NTSC 720x486 29.97i. The render format is ProRes. Source is 720x486 29.97i ProRes rendered out of After Effects. When I place this source on the FCP X project timeline, spatia
Re: NTSC ProRes project wrong
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
Oliver Peters "This is the second time FCP X has been problematic for me with SD media. The other is that it does not properly handle 480 media in a 486 timeline" FCP 6 ( ) did this too, or whenever
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Overwhelmed: what is the best solution?
by Lynette Gilbert 7 years ago
I work for a non-profit organization that has a very, very small budget when it comes to video. (I am the entire department, and I'm only part-time.) We work with a LOT of tape (we have thousands of t
Re: Overwhelmed: what is the best solution?
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Whereabouts in the World are you Lynette I've recently retired and have a shedload of modern production and post production equipment looking for something worthwhile to do. If you're in the UK perhap
AJA IOHD and Premier Pro CS6
by Mitch Jordan 7 years ago
I'm considering switching from FCP7 to Production Premium CS6, but I have an IOHD. I can't afford to change to a Kona card right now. I understand that IOHD works in ProRes, which is Apple's codec. Ho
Re: AJA IOHD and Premier Pro CS6
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
We're talking IoHD here! It's still looking like an expensive door stop for the future. Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius, G5,MBP,Vista64,XP
IoHD and FCPX
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
I've just seen this posted by AJA. Does it mean I'll be able to use my IoHD with FCPX now Anybody tried it yet Version 9.0.1 Software for Io Express, Io HD, and KONA Now available for download, softwa
Re: IoHD and FCPX
by gary adcock 7 years ago
Alan Lacey " Does it mean I'll be able to use my IoHD with FCPX now " Not until Apple chooses to allow it. The IoHD drivers for FCP have always been written by Apple, so Apple will need to update tho
ioHD & FCPX - The phantom update
by Tim Kirby 7 years ago
Was I dreaming when I read about a forthcoming update to the ioHd back in Jan Feb to give us lost souls who own the ioHD video out with FCPX Maybe it's just too much hassle for Aja - either way, it wo
Re: ioHD & FCPX - The phantom update
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
And FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius, G5,MBP,Vista64,XP
Questions for CS6
by Dennis Radeke 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm very busy prepping for NAB and hope to see some of you there. That said, I always enjoy supporting this community and so... While I expect that many of the questions that might be asked, I
Re: Questions for CS6
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
Prem to report back its last known filepath to clips that have gone online. PLEASE! Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius, G5,MBP,Vista64,XP
Why are you still here? (part 3 in a continuing series)
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
The car crash that was the FCPX launch happened 9 months ago, why are you still spending your valuable time here and what are you getting from it Steve Connor "FCPX Agitator" Adrenalin Television
Re: Why are you still here? (part 3 in a continuing series)
by Alan Lacey 7 years ago
To read Aindreas Gallagher's posts FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius, G5,MBP,Vista64,XP
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FCP X 10.0.3 and AJA ioHD
by George Griswold 8 years ago
I am starting to wonder if our ioHD boxes will be stuck on FCP 7. The new Aja drivers will enable Kona pci cards and the ioXT, but no mention of the ioHD anywhere I could find. I know they don't discl
Re: FCP X 10.0.3 and AJA ioHD
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
This is very good news, shame you couldn't have told us sooner, some of us have already initiated other plans. All we have to do now is hope for continued Apple FW support. Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcam
AJA Control Room Software not for ioHD?
by Roland Blaser 8 years ago
Dear all, in September 2011 (IBC Amsterdam) AJA "introduced" their Control Room software, promised to introduce it in October as a free download for different AJA products: "...AJA Control Room and AJ
Re: AJA Control Room Software not for ioHD?
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
The writing was on the wall for IoHD the day the specs for FCPX were released I guess. It would have been curteous of AJA to tell it's users via this board exactly what the implications were are. Alan
D4 and Premiere Pro cs5.5
by Jack Rusak 8 years ago
Saw a very nice video shot with the D$, but in the comments the folks who made it said that they had to edit it with Pro Res on a Mac because Premiere Pro doesn't support it yet. Can anyone provide an
Re: D4 and Premiere Pro cs5.5
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Richard, I just tried a test changing the avi to mp4 of some clips from my D3s to see if PProCS5 preferred them. They won't open in PPro even though the avis do. Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc F
Why promote IoHD
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Now that there is no support from any current NLE software, why do AJA still have it prominent in all their adds Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius, G5,MBP
Re: Why promote IoHD
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Agreed, well as Legacy FCP did anyway, but that's not my point. There is currently no nle, with any future anyway, that it supports and no communication from AJA about further compatibility. Alan Flas
opening ppro cs5.5 PC projects on a Mac
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
If I was proposing to hand over a (HD) ppro project, along with all the media, originating on a PC to a second editor on a Mac what should I look out for Undecided about aquisition format xdcamhd & ex
Re: opening ppro cs5.5 PC projects on a Mac
by Angelo Lorenzo 8 years ago
As long as you keep the general folder structure in tact on the hard drives, relinking media is easy (It will prompt you to locate files because PC and Mac file paths are inherently different). What i
render for iPad
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Hi, I'm using Motion3.2 and AE(on Win7)and I have a 50sec animation that I'd like to transfer as high quality as possible to iPads (1&2) I believe the iPad2 has native resolution of 1024x768 so that's
Possible improvement to band-aid fix for Nikon issue
by Derek Andonian 8 years ago
In the thread about the CS 5.5.1 update, it was mentioned that there is a bug related to video from Nikon SLRs that causes very choppy playback. It was also mentioned that changing the file extension
Re: Possible improvement to band-aid fix for Nikon issue
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Easy do a batch rename in Xcel too. Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius, G5,MBP,Vista64,XP
Laptop Specs for CS5
by neil frye 8 years ago
Hey I am new to the forum. My questions should be simple. Which one of these 2 laptops can run CS5 adobe premiere the most efficient I would love for the mercury engine to work on the next laptop I pu
Re: Laptop Specs for CS5
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Hi Pushpantha No problems with the Dell, but I've little to compare with. I've been FCP for a number of years following the demise of my beloved Liquid Silver. Never really took to FCP so changed to E
Is it True?
by sandy shapiro 8 years ago
I've been in the post industry for 10 years. Avid, but that turned into FCP - most of my colleagues switched to FCP too. There seems to be an uproar in the industry when we learned Apple was phasing o
Re: Is it True?
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
$299 is the price for full FCPX, this is NOT and upgrade from CS3 Alan FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius, G5,MBP,Vista64,XP
CS5.5 Titler
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Having opened an existing Title in the Titler, how do I close and escape the Titler without saving the changes With thanks Alan (uk) FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vega
Re: CS5.5 Titler
by Jon Barrie 8 years ago
Any alterations made in a Title is automatically saved to it. You would need to undo any alterations you have made then close it. If you want to make a duplicate based on current title there is a shor
Interlaced TGA's
by Nick Kennedy 8 years ago
I've been sent a graphic as TGA files and have been told that the TGA incorporates both interlaced fields. but on import to FCP7 the files are interprated as Progressive and even if I change them all
Re: Interlaced TGA's
by Alan Lacey 8 years ago
Hi Nick, Sadly FCP is the only NLE I know that doesn't import bitmap sequences directly. The way I do this is via Motion. Import the first tga, telling motion in its import dialogue that it's part of
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