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Amit Zinman

Member Since:
March 22nd 2005
231 Posts
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SureTarget Alternative
by Amit Zinman 4 years ago
Hi, I've been using Video CoPilot SureTarget to drive and control layers in my project, but it does not load anymore on my AE CC. What are you using right now to do complex 3D animations with a lot of
Youtube wait circle
by Amit Zinman 4 years ago
Hi, Can anyone show me how to create the wait animation on youtube when a movie is buffering using Shape Layers I've tried creating a circle a repeater but for some reason the circles do not line up w
Re: Youtube wait circle
by Amit Zinman 4 years ago
Thanks! Interesting solution, though I was hoping to solve this with a single Shape Layer :)
Cut layer into many sub-layer susing masks
by Amit Zinman 4 years ago
I have a large image that is actually text that I want to animate (I do not have the font). I managed to trace the letters using Auto Trace and now I have one layer with many masks. How can I create a
Re: Cut layer into many sub-layer susing masks
by Amit Zinman 4 years ago
which script
Article on creative a stop motion music video with AE
by Amit Zinman 5 years ago
http: www.sternfx.com blog index.php 05-2012 stop-motion-music-video Enjoy! Amit
Re: Article on creative a stop motion music video with AE
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Thanks for sharing Amit. Cheers RoRK Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia Adobe ACE ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer
Revolving counter
by Amit Zinman 6 years ago
Hi, I want to create a counter that not just counts but has numbers leaving up as next coming from bottom, or imitating cards flipping, with motion blur. This can be great for simulating website user
Re: Revolving counter
by Michael Szalapski 6 years ago
Like this: link - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly i
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Revolving counter
by Amit Zinman 6 years ago
Hi, I want to create a counter that not just counts but has numbers leaving up as next coming from bottom, or imitating cards flipping, with motion blur. This can be great for simulating website user
Re: Revolving counter
by Michael Szalapski 6 years ago
Like this: link - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly i
when AE finishes rendering, video turns black
by Jakob Schlötter 7 years ago
Hello, I have a weird problem with rendering. - firstly i rendered the video in h.264. - the preview in after effects looked perfectly - i stopped rendering, and watched the rendered file in quicktime
Re: when AE finishes rendering, video turns black
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
Try rendering to qt jpeg or simply to mpeg-2 (which newer versions of Adobe really like, FCP, less so)
Aliasing on animation for NTSC
by Avital Pelakh 7 years ago
I made a simple animation in AE which I've exported to use in Final Cut sequence that is set to NTSC DV 16:9. The animation looks nice and smooth in AE and then looks terrible as soon as it hits FCP.
Re: Aliasing on animation for NTSC
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
What type of animation Does it look good playing with Quicktime or VLC Can you be a little more specific as to the type of "horribleness"
AE Resizes Video on Export
by Allen White 7 years ago
Exporting HDV video from AE CS5 I've already had the gamma shift issue described elsewhere (darker gamma on export), and haven't quite fixed it by changing the Project Settings. But I've also noticed
Re: AE Resizes Video on Export
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
You can update here: http: www.adobe.com support downloads product.jsp product=13&platform=Macintosh
Create a button for selecting Subtitle
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
Hi, I want to create a menu for subtitle selection. It will have three buttons: English, French and Off. Is that possible in Encore I'm using CS5. thanks, Amit
Re: Subtitle button problem
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
If you want the button to land on a "Play Movie" button instead of itself after pressing enter, you must set the link of the subtitle toggle button to that "Play Movie" button, and also make sure you
Exporting to AppleTV format
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
Hi, In order to submit a movie to a festival I have to convert it to AppleTV format. I've shot it with the Canon 5D mk II 1920x1080 24 format. I've tried converting to Quicktime and re-converting but
scale algorithm in FCP 7
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
Hi, I do not have FCP myself but do color correction and compositing work in AE. My client has a project, partially shot in HDV, on a DV timeline in FCP. For some reason the scaling algorithm makes th
Re: scale algorithm in FCP 7
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
Just in backwards countries such as mine
including external text file in an expression
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
I am applying the expression below to the Source Text property of a text layer. However, for some reason I am getting a Syntax Error on this. What am I doing wrong #include 'file: f: collager texts.tx
Re: including external text file in an expression
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
Thanks! that would be most useful :)
Repousse problem with CS5 Extended
by Amit Zinman 7 years ago
So, I'm trying this new technology out. I've taken a logo and tryong to extrude it. I selected everything and hit Repousse. Problem is that with closed selections (say, the letter O), the internal sel
Re: Repousse problem with CS5 Extended
by Chris Lee 7 years ago
I have dug a little deeper with this issue and it lies in the internal constraints settings inside repousse at the bottom. I found a tutorial that explains. Will post link instead of tryin to explain.
Green rims on animation with alpha
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
After updating Adobe Premiere to 4.2 I now get strange green rims on my quicktime animation with alpha titles I made in After Effects. Can I change the alpha behaviour or is this a bug
expression
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Hi, I need to create the following expression: hold a number for three second, then advance one number up in the next second, then hold it for three seconds, then advance, etc. so for the first three
Re: expression
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Thanks man, you're the best!
Creating a list sub menu
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Hi, I would like to create a list menu. All the Menus that come with Encore seem to come with "video" buttons. I know I could create one in Photoshop, but that would take a long long time. Also, does
Re: Creating a list sub menu
by Jon Geddes 8 years ago
You could use an existing template from Encore that has video buttons, then go into Photoshop and just remove them, retaining the rest of the design. You would probably want to chose a template that w
star wars title crawl text style
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Adobe has this: http: www.adobe.com cfusion exchange index.cfm event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1232517 on its site. However, this quite limited for a longer text. As far as I can tell, both the
Re: star wars title crawl text style
by Ryan Hill 8 years ago
Does it just move in a straight line If so, you should be able to make the y value depend upon the x value if you get the slope of how much both change. For example, if X moves from 100 to 300 and Y m
Video footage of New York streets
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Hi, I need a few random shots of New York street corners, nothing fancy, but it needs to be in 16x9 DV or HD(v) of any kind. I saw soome footage in stock sites but it was all wrong and too touristy fo
Re: Video footage of New York streets
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Sure, that would be really cool... Contact me by e-mail amitzinman@gmail.com
Determining size on disc
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Hi, When I check the project, Encore notifies me that my project is to big for DVD. However, I can't tell how much each item weighs. Though Encore can tell me the size of objects, it doesn't divulge t
Re: Determining size on disc
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
but it doesn't tell you what weighs what
Menu Audio
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Hi, I would like to create a menu with looping video (at one point) but want the audio to play on and not loop. Is this possible Amit
Re: Menu Audio
by Joe Bowden 8 years ago
It's possible if the video is shorter than the audio and you create the video loop in Premiere or After Effects.
DVD markers
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
a question about DVD markers. I want the whole movie to play from the main menu and also have a separate "chapters" menu. However, I seem unsure as to how to make the chapters play and return to the m
Re: DVD markers
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
thanks!
Replacing footage (CS4)
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Okay, so I exported my two hour long movie to mpeg-2 and put 20 markers in it. However, Encore can't "vobify" it and I needed anyway to replace a shot. So I decided on encoding to AVI instead and havi
Re: Replacing footage (CS4)
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
aparently replacing doesn't work from mpeg to AVI, oh well. Transcoded externally and it now works.
Another mulicamera question (CS4.1)
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Can I select just the camera for the video and make all these unneccessary audio cuts
Re: Another mulicamera question (CS4.1)
by eric monroe 8 years ago
Just curious.......why do you not want the cuts in your audio When you final render it they won't be there. However, you can stop it from happening. Once you setup your nested sequence, click the audi
More MultiCamera problems (CS4.1)
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Now, all of a sudden, 18 minutes into the edit, after every cut I get a 5 sec delay. Also, when adding an effect. Other then that the (three track multicamera nested comp) timeline, even unrendered, p
Multi Camera Editing (CS4)
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
Hi, When I press spacebar, even when just the multimonitor and the multitrack nested sequence are selected, it doesn't play. It tries instead to play the program monitor. I have to manually press the
Re: Multi Camera Editing (CS4)
by Amit Zinman 8 years ago
I did render it. Also, suddenly for every cut I have to wait four second to complete. What's wrong with Premiere's multi camera Also, can't understand why I would need to render a regular DV frame whe
lighting/shadering a model
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
Hi, I am new to Maya. I bought this model: http: www.turbosquid.com 3d-models 3d-antique-compass-model 414768 and imported it to Maya. Of course it looks gray and dull like the default. Can anyone poi
Re: lighting/shadering a model
by Alvaro Castaneda 9 years ago
Hi That's rendered using ambient occlusion, here's how ambient-occlusion-maya good luck---------------------- varomix - pixelEater www.intelianimate.com
HDV Scene detect
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
Come on Adobe, it's already v4.0.1 and still no scene detect for HDV Wake up and smell the competition.
Re: HDV Scene detect
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
And yet all the other pro and home packages do it. I seem to recall similar excuses ragarding the JVC HDV format and yet, eventually it was supported. HDV is no small player in the video market. Adobe
Using CS4 Content Aware Scaling on a video
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if I could use this wonderful feature on a video (exported to a jpeg sequence) I am trying to create a scene where a guy sits on a bench by a girl and, magically they are drawn tog
Re: Using CS4 Content Aware Scaling on a video
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
I could go for a little weird. I've been getting good results with the feature so far...
Automatically create one bitmap from many
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
Hi, I need to do some compositing work and would like to take 200 small bitmaps and create a single one from them, like a grid. any ideas Amit
Re: Automatically create one bitmap from many
by Paul Benson 9 years ago
Would Contact Sheet work Pauley
Problem with Maya 2008 interface
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
I pressed something and suddenly the menus are gone How can I set Maya to default and bring back hidden UI elements Amit
Re: Problem with Maya 2008 interface
by Christian Kragh 9 years ago
ctrl+space
News: Matrox RT.X2 Realtime HD Editing Platforms Now With Support for Windows Vista and Sony XDCAM EX
by Cow News Droid 9 years ago
(Montr al, Canada--July 4, 2008) Matrox Video Products Group today announced that Matrox RT.X2 release 3.6 is now available. Highlights include support for Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate
Re: News: Matrox RT.X2 Realtime HD Editing Platforms Now With Support for Windows Vista and Sony XDCAM EX
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
Is there support for 64-bit Vista
Vegas 9
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
There are rumours circulating the Vegas 9 is out but very little information. Does this also mean that the 64-bit version is near
Re: Vegas 9
by Amit Zinman 9 years ago
So, is it out
Should I convert from FCP????
by Chris Ahrens 10 years ago
I am an Apple FCP user but I need to upgrade my home system. I am looking at spending $3000-$3500 for an iMac 2.8 GHZ Core 2 Intel machine with FCP Studio 2. My question is can I get an Avid system wi
Re: Should I convert from FCP????
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
For a single or independent editor, even Avid officials admit (though reluctantly) that Avid MC is not the best solution as it is targeted to the expert editor working in a medium to large studio. Avi
Sony vegas slowing down
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to edit MXF from the new Sony EX1 camera, and throughout the editing it gets slower and starts skipping frames even when I preview 320x240 on 640x320. Is there any way improve this with
Issues with playback of HD material
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
Hi, I've been editing some PMW-EX1 footage (720p50) on vegas, but the full preview jitters, and even a "half" preview sometimes doesn't display all the frames. I do have a relatively new core-dou PC w
Re-programming the spacebar
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
Hi, The one thing I truly hate now, moving to Vegas from Avid and Premiere is that when I press the spacebar to stop the cursor goes to the beginning of the play rather than just stop. I do realize K
Re: Re-programming the spacebar
by Edward Troxel 10 years ago
Options - Prefereces - check the option to Make the space bar F12 Play Pause instead of Play Stop In reality, you're wanting it to "pause" which keeps the cursor at the current location instead of "st
in and out
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
In other NLEs I can specify an In and Out points for creating sub clips, making cuts, etc, rather than using the mouse. Is there a way to achieve this in Vegas
Re: in and out
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
Also, why do the in and out points change when I move. I also am unable to scrub and change in and out points :(
multiple sequences in Vegas?
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
Hi, I'm checking out Vegas, been editing with Premiere and Avid for a while not. Is there no multiple sequence or timline capability in Vegas Amit
Re: multiple sequences in Vegas?
by Steven Dumala 10 years ago
If you are sing the "pro" version of Vegas. You can open the Vegas program multiple times. You then will need to go back and forth between each open "instance" of Vegas.
Loggin clips
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
I have shot some footage for a music video on a EX1 camera. Now I have it all on my Vegas. I was wondering what do you use to go through all the shots to determine which ones are good. Can't put them
Re: Loggin clips
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
Problem is how can I go clip by clip and view them Going back and forth between the trimmer and project media windows can be exahusting
Beginner rotating camera problem
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
Hi, I am just going through some beginner tutorials. Now for some reason when I press the Alt key + Left Mouse key, instead of rotation around the axis I get this sort of a weird minus sign. I am usin
Re: Beginner rotating camera problem
by N. Row 10 years ago
You are probably in an Orthographic view and which does not rotate. Switch to a persepective view to rotate the camera.
Disintegrating People with particular like the illusion tutorial
by Frusta 11 years ago
Disintegrating People with particular like the illusion tutorial Hi, i see the tutorial by Elvis Deane in the illusion section... how to do it with trapcode particular http: forums.creativecow.net cgi
Re: Disintegrating People with particular like the illusion tutorial
by Amit Zinman 10 years ago
I've follow these instructions and I still get a bunch of particles, nothing that reminds me of the layer :( Frusta, can you write here your exact settings
Creating show reel with ecore
by Amit Zinman 11 years ago
Hi, I need to show a few clips I made to clients. For some reason it seems that Encore is focused on showing a single movie with scenes and extras. Is there a simple way of doing this Nero style DVD A
Re: Creating show reel with ecore
by David Garrett 11 years ago
just delete the text or video buttons on the menu (if it is one of the Encore Library menus), and if you have several small video files then just drag and drop them one at a time onto the menu and Enc
Adobe After Effects 7 and Premiere Pro 2 Released
by AK-Jake 12 years ago
I've been waiting for AE 7 Pro for over 2 years now and it's finally been released. I'm not overly blown-away by AE 7 Pro, but it's still a decent upgrade I guess. Premiere Pro 2, on the other hand, i
Re: Adobe After Effects 7 and Premiere Pro 2 Released
by Amit Zinman 12 years ago
Yes, any suite that does not have its own codec, like Avid does cannot subsample easily because a lot of the times it just plays the original material rather than converting it.
Import Adobe Premiere project into Xpress??
by Drew Dahms 12 years ago
Anyone know if you can import a Premiere v6.0 project into Avid Xpress v3.5 If so,how Thanks in advance.
Re: Import Adobe Premiere project into Xpress??
by Amit Zinman 12 years ago
I don't think you can. With Premiere 1.5 you can export and import the EDL but you'd have to re-digitize your material and the effects you put will be lost.
Bringing out dialogue
by Amit Zinman 12 years ago
Due to a technical problem with my camera, in one of the interviews, instead of the dynamic mic, the camera mic was working. The result is a now so loud human voice mixed with a lot of background nois
Re: Bringing out dialogue
by Ozpeter 12 years ago
If you are using Audition 1.5, and if the camera mic was a stereo mic, and if it was pointing towards the person speaking - then, you could try the Centre Channel Extractor effect to increase the leve
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