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Andy George

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March 29th 2002
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CS6 transcode/consolidate
by Andy George 7 years ago
Hi all, I have a 2 minute project built in PP CS6. The bulk of it was shot RED Epic although there is some Cannon C300 (MXF) used as well. I'm working with the native footage in the edit. The graphics
64-bit on my MAC PRO?
by Kent Beeson 8 years ago
So I just found out about 64-bit on my early 2008 Mac Pro 3.0, quad core, 12 GB RAM ...I hold down the 4 and 6 number keys on throughout boot up...but when I do this my trackball (Kensington) and keyb
Re: 64-bit on my MAC PRO?
by Andy George 8 years ago
It's my understanding that the speed benefit's of running the 64bit kernel are pretty small, since osx is capable of running your 64bit process on the 32 bit kernel as well as access all your 12GB of
AE 09 plugins into AE 10
by jack Bibbo 9 years ago
Just upgraded to CS5. Trying to get ALL my plugins from one to the other. Plugins in CS4 live in: application support Adobe Common Plug-ins CS4 Once CS5 was installed a new CS5 folder was placed there
Re: AE 09 plugins into AE 10
by Andy George 9 years ago
All CS5 plugins need to be 64bit. CS4 plugin's are 32 bit so they will not transfer from one to another. You will need to update your plugins. -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
CS5 CC Sphere?
by Wayne Smith III 9 years ago
Hi, I'm using after effects CS5 and can't seem to find CC Sphere or any of the other 3d shape manipulators. Were they not included
Re: CS5 CC Sphere?
by Andy George 9 years ago
They are not available in the free trail version of After Effects but they are included in the full version. Are you running the trail version -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
WorkFlow Advice with Green Screen Footage and After Effects
by Shaun Knapp 9 years ago
I've got HD footage taken from a Canon 7D, logged and transfeed into FCP with Canon's plugin, the audio on all that footage I then was synced with audio taken from an external recorder rather than the
Re: WorkFlow Advice with Green Screen Footage and After Effects
by Andy George 9 years ago
I have used this free little script from Popcorn island with a lot of success moving projects from FCP to AE. http: www.popcornisland.com 2009 03 final-cut-2-after-effects Generally I will do all of t
Importing a PSD file as composition
by Raul Bastos 9 years ago
Hi folks, So I have this odd problem that i cant find a solution... When I try to import a specific PSD file into AE, it only imports as footage, doenst even open that second dialog box... and it only
Re: Importing a PSD file as composition
by Andy George 9 years ago
Double check that it's in RGB color space. A YUV PSD will import as you have described. -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
Jumpy Footage After Time Remapping.
by Marcus Ford 9 years ago
Alright guys, I'm so tired of this.. The other day I learned how to do Ramp Slow-Mo's in AE CS5. I wound up making a decent one first time around after watching a tutorial on it, and the next day when
Re: Jumpy Footage After Time Remapping.
by Andy George 9 years ago
What codec within quicktime are you using QuickTime is just a container for a myriad of different codecs. Pixel motion should definitely be on, although that does not sound like that's the issue. If y
Have Final Cut Pro 7 as a file on our server plausible?
by Nicki Noermark 9 years ago
Hey We've just bought updates to all our Final Cut machines. This is one of those things that might be more work than it's worth. So I thought I would ask the experts :) From what I've read I can down
Re: Have Final Cut Pro 7 as a file on our server plausible?
by Andy George 9 years ago
Awesome tip. I just ripped the first install disk, went really fast and appears to work fine. Have 6 suites to upgrade this week and this will be a huge time saver. I also love the thought of having a
Sync Flare with 3D null object
by Fabricio Micheli 9 years ago
Hi guys, Im using AE and I have a null object (where my camera look at), and I want to add a Flare to that point. What I did is to add a new solid, applied a flare, and using screen mode to blend the
Re: Sync Flare with 3D null object
by Andy George 9 years ago
Seems to be working for me and im not Java savey enough to determine what the error is referring to. Here is an after effects project file where I linked a null to the flare using the expression. It's
'Transform' Panel in After Effects
by Joe Agresta 9 years ago
Is there a place in the After Effects interface where I can type in the size and the placement (along the X, Y, Z) axis of my items (solids, images, etc ) like there is in Illustrator Please see below
Re: 'Transform' Panel in After Effects
by Andy George 9 years ago
Hit the little arrow next to the layer to get to the Transform attributes. The layer must be 3D to access the Z data. -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
can't import photos into adobe after effects
by james miller 9 years ago
i can't import any photos into adobe after effects CS4 when i try to a message comes up saying After effects error: Can't import file "file name": unsupported filetype or extention (0::1) and also whe
Re: can't import photos into adobe after effects
by Andy George 9 years ago
Your not running the most recent version of AE CS4 for windows. You should be on 9.0.2. Run the adobe updater or download it here http: www.adobe.com support downloads product.jsp product=13&platform=
Apple Pro Res 422 Color Change
by Martín Domínguez 9 years ago
Why is it that whenever I use 422 to export an FCP project, the color changes. Its only with this codec, and its very annoying. Is there anyway to get around that problem A plug-in, an update, anythin
Re: Apple Pro Res 422 Color Change
by Andy George 9 years ago
I agree with Shane you need a broadcast monitor to evaluate such things. That aside, After effects may not be interpreting your PR422 material correctly depending upon the version. Here are some impor
Music Library
by Patrick Morrow 9 years ago
Hello, I just obtained a cable channel and need great production music. Can anyone tell me of a good library This is for a school district. THANKS!!!
Re: Music Library
by Andy George 9 years ago
I have used firstcom.com for several years. There rates are generally pretty comparable to other companies. Killertracks is another popular large library. -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustri
iMac Setups
by Jesse Davidson 9 years ago
Hello Everyone, I'm in the market for a new computer. My comp is 7 years old and I've been running FCP HD since I had the computer. Needless to say, it is time to upgrade. I feel that the Mac Pro is a
Re: iMac Setups
by Andy George 9 years ago
We have a 27 inch we take on the road when we need an computer and can't bring a tower. So far it's worked out really well for us. In my opinion the biggest downfall to editing on the imac is the sing
replace media
by Nathan Halder 9 years ago
I have brought a PSD file onto the timeline. When I try to click it in the timeline to open it in the browser window, it wants to open in a new tab. If I click it once, and go to motion, the speed ram
Re: replace media
by Andy George 9 years ago
Try Right Click or CMMD Click and select open in viewer. That will get you access to the position property. -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
Low rezolution Exports in FCP
by Huffy Williams 9 years ago
Hellow fellow Heffers! I'd like some advise on exporting low rez QT from FCP that will maintain the correct aspect ratio, and a relatively nice quality. My current project is 1440x1080 @ 25fps
Re: Low rezolution Exports in FCP
by Andy George 9 years ago
Hi Huffy, The footage your working with uses a non-square pixel aspect ratio. Unlike FCP Quicktime player will not handle a non-square pixel. So the key to getting the aspect ratio to appear correct i
Which codec to choose for a music video edit with this setup?
by Simen Myrberget 9 years ago
I am using a new camera (for me that is) a Panasonic Hdc Sd700 and have shot a music video with two of these cameras. I am using Clipwrap to encode and the options as far as I can see are: Apple Inter
Re: Which codec to choose for a music video edit with this setup?
by Andy George 9 years ago
Michael, Thanks for pointing that out. I had some bad information there. Always learning. -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
Do you think my Quicktime will play on this system?
by george mandl 9 years ago
Hello, I've been asked to set up a screening for a movie, and wanted to get an opinion or two on whether or not this system will work. The screening facility has a Mac Mini with the following specs: 2
Re: Do you think my Quicktime will play on this system?
by Andy George 9 years ago
Good to know you can download that player. Learn something everyday. The h.264 backup sounds like a good plan. Im guessing the h.264 will be roughly 100-150Mbps smaller, so it's a pretty large data ra
looping comps (I give up)
by Alex Volkov 9 years ago
Hi I feel exhausted. I have just spent around 2 hours to try and loop my composition. I have found several tuts online how to do it, and even with this thorough tut http: forums.creativecow.net readpo
Re: looping comps (I give up)
by Andy George 9 years ago
This might be the type of script your looking for- http: aescripts.com the-loopmaker -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
Flipside expression error
by Andy George 9 years ago
Using Mr. Eberts's flipside expression in CS4 I keep getting the following error: After Effects warning: layer to comp matrix isn't invertible in toCompVec Expression disabled. Error occurred at line
Re: Flipside expression error
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
Ah, OK. When the scale of the layer is zero, the toCompVec() operation doesn't have anything to work with. Try this variation to defend against that condition: if ((Math.abs(scale 0 ) .001) &&( toComp
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Linkin z position to scale
by Göran Thorén 10 years ago
Hi all! So I have tried to figure this out but since I'm not very good with numbers I need some help. What I'm trying to accomplish is this: Setting up 3d layers in a comp and when I move the layer ba
Re: Linkin z position to scale
by Andy George 10 years ago
G ran, Your welcome. Maybe this script would help to center all of your anchor points- http: aescripts.com repositionanchorpoint -Andy
Layer Space Transforms - precomps
by Nathan Clark 10 years ago
My brain is hurting. Please don't laugh at how simple this might be (I assume it is going to be) I have a PreComp with 2 Nulls positioned in 3D space In the MainComp the PreComp is a 3D layer and I ha
Re: Layer Space Transforms - precomps
by Andy George 10 years ago
Nathan, It's possible to link attributes from one composition to another. The easiest way would be to: Open both compositions at the same time, so that you can see all of the attributes you want to li
How to make WIGGLE start at the exact frame?
by Eugene Dalarov 10 years ago
Hi, there! I hope AE guru here can help to answer. I guess there should be some add to the basic expression wiggle(x,y) but quick search in google didn't give anything. wiggle(x,y)
Re: How to make WIGGLE start at the exact frame?
by Andy George 10 years ago
Hi Eugene, check out this recent thread on the topic I think it's what your looking for http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 227 13002 -Andy
free wiggle, rubber, bounce, throw, inertia expressions i find useful
by Chris Wright 10 years ago
These expressions save so much time, you might get home earlier tonight just by reading this post. If you've ever animated these sorts of things manually, you'll know what I mean. Most will need to be
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Re: free wiggle, rubber, bounce, throw, inertia expressions i find useful
by Andy George 10 years ago
Thanks Chris! -Andy
Scripting: Assign layer color based on file name?
by Matt French 10 years ago
Sorry if this is a basic question, I am a relatively newbie at AE from a Shake and Nuke background. I am hoping it is possible to script something that will automatically assign layer colors based on
Re: Scripting: Assign layer color based on file name?
by Andy George 10 years ago
If your ultimate goal is layer controll check out this script for tagging layers. http: aescripts.com zorro-the-layer-tagger -Andy
Encore hangs on open project
by Andy George 11 years ago
I have a project that I am trying to open and encore hangs at about 60% on the open project bar. I end up having to force quit it. Anyone ran into this problem before Thanks for your help Encore CS3 M
best codec for film to hard drive transfer
by Andy George 12 years ago
Im starting a job on a client Avid system (Ive worked on Avid but it's been about 10 years!) and we are considering having the film transfered straight to hard drive. The client does have a Beta SP d
Re: best codec for film to hard drive transfer
by Andy George 12 years ago
Thanks Michael, good to know. These are regional commercials that we are doing so they will be exported to a variety of formats (best the stations can handle) If we end up cutting HD they will likely
continued learning
by Andy George 14 years ago
Im thinking about gettin some more of that education stuff (part time still need to edit ot pay the bills) and was wondering if anyone here had any advice on online schools. I already have a degree in
Re: continued learning
by Andy George 14 years ago
All good thoughts. Thanks for your insight everyone. AG
OT continued education
by Andy George 14 years ago
Im thinking about gettin some more of that education stuff (part time still need to edit ot pay the bills) and was wondering if anyone here had any advice on online schools. I already have a degree in
Re: OT continued education
by Jim Kanter 14 years ago
Many excellent web and book resources available. If you're feeling a little singed around the edges, I'd recommend a course as it will expose you to others' ideas which can be more inspirational (and
Help me convince a friend's boss to go FCP on a Mac instead of cheap PC NLE
by Robb Stan 14 years ago
I am an avid FCP user and would like some additional support from the COW Community to help back up a friend in the industry. He needs to justify the purchase of an FCP system to his boss. Their forma
Re: Help me convince a friend's boss to go FCP on a Mac instead of cheap PC NLE
by Andy George 14 years ago
Looks like you might want to wait untill this rumor is either squashed or confirmned before convincing anyone to move to a mac. AG
Waveform monitor question
by Andy George 15 years ago
Hi all, I have a question about the difference between analog and Digital waveform monitors. A company wants to hire me to monitor a shoot using a digital dvcpro camera and all I have is an anolog wav
Re: Waveform monitor question
by Andy George 15 years ago
Got it figured out. AG
Books
by Carlos Eduardo 15 years ago
Hi guys, Could u indicate me good books about the art of editing Not target for a specifics softwares, (avid or apple final cut, etc), but editing in general. thanx ce
Re: Books
by Andy George 15 years ago
"The art and Science of Digital Compositing" by Ron Brinkman is an excellent book. Its considered the "bible" amoungst compositors but I think every editor should read it if they are interested in com
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