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Arnie Schlissel

Sensitive, handsome, sophisticated, short & balding. Also Jewish & liberal, but that's hereditary (like the baldness).
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March 28th 2003
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Transfering huge files footage, good server to do it?
by Juan Manuel Palomino Domínguez 4 years ago
Hi, my english is not the best. The point is that i need to receive 93gb in dslr video files and the person who will send it doesn't know how to do. Of course, i either don't know how. Is there some g
Re: Transfering huge files footage, good server to do it?
by Arnie Schlissel 4 years ago
They should copy the files to 2 separate hard drives. Put one hard drive in a safe place. Pack up the other one for shipping. Mail (or ship) you the package. Arnie Post production is not an afterthoug
Motion Picture TV and Theatre Directory worth listing in ?
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
Not sure how many people still get or even use the MPE directory. I am curious on the groups thoughts on whether it is till worth it to purchase a listing or not I have some marketing and advertising
Re: Motion Picture TV and Theatre Directory worth listing in ?
by Arnie Schlissel 4 years ago
I'm based in NYC, but my experience has been that these directories have given me zero business. I've stopped all my listings in them after several years of no results. They were all very sad about ho
FCPX and DPX 2k or 1080 p
by Claude Lyneis 5 years ago
I am working on a project to convert some 16 mm film to digital format. The choices are 1080 p in pro res format or 2K DPX format. The latter is 1556 lines and obviously better quality. The project ha
Re: FCPX and DPX 2k or 1080 p
by Nicholas Zimmerman 5 years ago
My recommendation would be to get the DPX sequences and make the full resolution ProRes files in Resolve. You'd basically just import the DPXs, put them all on a timeline, deliver for Final Cut Pro ro
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How to handle split screen shots?
by MichaelMaier 5 years ago
I got a call from somebody who wants me to grade a project. He explained that during editing a lot of split screen stuff is being done. It seems they had some performance problems and had to divide th
Re: How to handle split screen shots?
by Arnie Schlissel 5 years ago
Marc Wielage "Imagine a scene with five or six people in the frame, and each person is from a different take! It's gonna happen (if it hasn't already)." It has. David Fincher (or, rather, his editors
Public domain classical music
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Does anyone know of a good source for license-free, public domain classical music for use in videos I would really appreciate any suggestions on sources there. I'm trying to track down a license-free
Re: Public domain classical music
by Arnie Schlissel 5 years ago
Try http: www.sounddogs.com A quick search shows one in E major and one in D minor. Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Instagram Looks...asks the client.
by andrew smith 6 years ago
I know this is a rather annoying topic so my apologies for posting what drives many of us crazy with clients wanting stuff to look like there instagram feed. I am wondering what powergrades I may be a
Re: Instagram Looks...asks the client.
by Arnie Schlissel 6 years ago
andrew smith "no money for a colorist" If there's no money for a colorist, then maybe they shouldn't expect to get a professional color grade. If they decide they need a color grade, then maybe they
DaVinci 10 adds many prosumer oriented 'all in one" features, while not fixing basic issues.
by Robert Ruffo 6 years ago
Resolve still has the very worst, least sophisticated secondary color-keyer in the business. Name me one pro color grading app that has a worse one. It has not changed in what 15 years I just tried pu
Re: DaVinci 10 adds many prosumer oriented 'all in one" features, while not fixing basic issues.
by Gabriele Turchi 6 years ago
Even if i vote for being focused on color tools for V11 , it is fare to say that since BMD bought davinci , quite many color tools has been updated Hue curves RGB Mixer Log controls Split combiner Ble
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Copying Grades from Different Projects
by Dan Edwards 6 years ago
Hello all! I have a tricky question. A client handed me a single ProRes file of an edit of a promo to grade for testing purposes. I then threw it into Premiere, broke it down into clips, then did an X
Re: Copying Grades from Different Projects
by andrew sableton 6 years ago
Dan....honestly this is a basic operation question..... I would recommend a highly expensive and obscure training resource..... Read the manual AS
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Final Cut 4gb Ram cap...anyone know how to rewrite that
by Grant Strac 6 years ago
I have a beast of a machine, a lot of balls. I'm doing a Pro444 project and I keep getting the Error out of Ram message and I've never seen it before unless I had a corrupt render. I know Final Cut 7
Re: Final Cut 4gb Ram cap...anyone know how to rewrite that
by Andrew Kimery 6 years ago
Just think about the people that used to cut on film and then had to learn how to cut on linear, tape-to-tape edit systems. And then those linear systems died off and were replaced with nonlinear comp
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Sharing rough cuts
by Jon Henry 8 years ago
Hi everyone! Currently, I send my rough cuts to directors in other cities using Vimeo. I was talking to a director the other day who said one of her editors sends rough cuts to her using a website tha
Re: Sharing rough cuts
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Why don't you ask the other editor Or your client Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Best practice moving camera originals with Media Manager
by Stephen de Vere 8 years ago
I have to move my precious camera original card files from a PC formatted drive to new Mac formatted ones. Should I use Media Manager to do it, or the Finder or something like ChronoSync with error ch
Re: Best practice moving camera originals with Media Manager
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
You should just be able to drag & drop them in the Finder, but if you want, you can also try Carbon Copy Cloner. Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
FCP7 and FCPX on Mac OS 10.7 LION is bad idea
by Everest Mokaeff 8 years ago
Just to confirm what was reiterated all over this forum: FCS3 can't sit well on Mac OS 10.7 Lion if FCPx, or Motion 5, or Compressor 4 installed altogether. After installing additional content for FCP
Re: FCP7 and FCPX on Mac OS 10.7 LION is bad idea
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Everest Mokaeff "please read carefully what I said in this post before questioning me." I did. I will repeat my question. Do you know this because you have installed Lion, which is not yet released A
Motion's new keyer
by Alan Okey 8 years ago
It's really, really good. It may not put any Nuke compositors out of business, but it's light years ahead of the old keyers in Motion and FCP. I've come to depend on Combustion's Discreet and Diamond
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Re: Motion's new keyer
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Shh... You'll spoil the outcry against the new software! Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Why all the hate?
by Adam McCune 8 years ago
I've stood back, quietly using this forum and website as a source of great information. The level of knowledge on here astounds me, and I've found it to be an infinitely useful resource. Today, Final
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Rob Grauert liked this 8 years ago
Re: Why all the hate?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Adam McCune " A LOT of hate directed at this. I ask why...why It has made me finally register as a user to say this: There is a lot of fear running through the pro ranks right now, and I finally see
Embarassing release
by ivan zuccon 8 years ago
Damn, this FCPX is the most embarassing release ever. I ve tried to make a simple compositing and looks like it s impossible to apply a transition to a simple compositing or PinP. Also there s no soft
Re: Embarassing release
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Personally, I think that Windows Vista was the most embarrassing software release so far. But someone will someday have the distinction of making a worse one. Just like "Gigli" eventually made "Ishtar
Final Cut Pro X - Release date??
by Stevie Scarlatos 8 years ago
1st of June today. And from the presentations videos on you tube i thought that FCP X was to be released in June. Any serious news on the official release date It is all quiet...
Re: Final Cut Pro X - Release date??
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Stevie Scarlatos "1st of June today. And from the presentations videos on you tube i thought that FCP X was to be released in June." June is 30 days long... Arnie Post production is not an afterthoug
Devil's Advocate: If FCP-X is a flop...what do you do?
by Michael Hancock 8 years ago
Let's pretend that FCP-X is a flop. It's missing a key feature you require - maybe it's buggy, there's no or XML OMF export import, can't load older FCP projects, can't turn off the auto-stuff, no tra
Re: Devil's Advocate: If FCP-X is a flop...what do you do?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Craig, you are now my hero! Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Log and Transfer in FCPX
by Steven Pustay 8 years ago
To All : Yesterday I watched a Filmmaking webinar featuring PHilip Hodgetts outlining his best guess as to what the new FCPX will be like. He seems to confirm a suspicion that I've heard already that
Re: Log and Transfer in FCPX
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
What evidence is there that there's no tape ingest None. Why don't all the self-proclaimed experts of FCP-X calm down & wait for Apple to release specs & other details Base predictions on facts not ru
Do you think 'Sneak Peek' was a good idea?
by Sohrab Sandhu 8 years ago
After Larry Jordan had already told us that he had seen the new version and it was a 'Jaw Dropper', do you think 'sneak peek' was a good idea More so in light of last minute takeover of the supermeet
Re: Do you think 'Sneak Peek' was a good idea?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
On the whole, I think the Sneak Peek was a good idea. Before this there was a small but loud group threatening to switch to Premiere if Apple didn't update FCP to do things like edit AVCHD h.264 nativ
Can't open earlier FCP projects?
by walter biscardi 8 years ago
Philip Hodgetts just raised a very interesting topic of concern on his Twitter feed and something we just discussed briefly on Larry Jordan and Michael Hortons Digital Production Buzz. Can Final Cut P
Re: Can't open earlier FCP projects?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
walter biscardi "Can Final Cut Pro X open a Final Cut Pro 7 project Philip says it's not yet known if it can." I'd like to point out that it's also not yet known if it can't. Yes, backward compatibil
Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by John Davidson 8 years ago
I like to have our 2 screen edit systems set up in the Avid format - Files effects etc on the left monitor, and timeline, viewer, and canvas on the right monitor. I've worked like this for 6 years sta
Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Tell your editor to simply swap the monitor cables. This will effectively swap the position of the monitors. When he decides that the performance is improved, you can tell him about the placebo effect
Are iMacs 64-bit?
by Richard Herd 8 years ago
The information I found said "not by default." So what do you have to do to make it 64-bit Not sure if this is the correct forum, but it's getting a lot of traffic right now :)
Re: Are iMacs 64-bit?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
As seems standard in this particular forum, there's more misinformation than otherwise. Fortunately there's an obscure website called APPLE.COM were you can find a lot of this stuff out. Which Macs su
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Subcontracting question
by Randy Wheeler 8 years ago
I subcontracted a motion graphic artist fro the first time to do a logo animation for one of my clients that I'm working with on a video project. It is my clients business name that is being animated.
Re: Subcontracting question
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
There's absolutely nothing wrong with you asking your vendor not to mention your client on his web site or facebook page. But a more interesting question is why don't you want your client to know that
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Mac Pro Purchase
by carlton hathcoat 8 years ago
I am planning on buying a new Mac Pro in the next two weeks. My original plan was to buy a new 8 core but there are a lot of used ones that are significantly cheaper. I produce a show that airs on cab
Re: Mac Pro Purchase
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
You can look up they year and specs of any Mac here: http: www.everymac.com ultimate-mac-lookup Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Thunderbolt Phone?
by Jason Brown 8 years ago
I saw an ad on TV last night for a new phone from Verizon... http: www.htc.com us products thunderbolt-verizon Wouldn't that technology name be trademarked Like the word Firewire or HDMI... -Jason
Re: Thunderbolt Phone?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Bret Williams "The phone was first." Actually, it was the now defunct Republic aircraft company: http: www.vectorsite.net avp47.html Or maybe Thor, the norse god of thunder Zeus, perhaps Arnie Post p
720p 30?
by peter tours 8 years ago
First I am old - for most of my career video had 29.97 frames. I could deal with that. My crew is now shooting P2 DVCPRO HD 1080p 30. My clients want SD masters. Since I am more foresighted than them
Re: 720p 30?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Because, according to SMPTE, ITU, EBU and the NTSC, there's no such thing as 720P30, only 720P60 (actually 59.94) and 720P50. IOW, the broadcast standards for 720P are frame rates of either 59.94 or 5
ki pro mini & convergent nano flash
by Jeremy Rothman 8 years ago
Not to be camera specific as there are already too many out there, with aja coming out with the ki pro mini and convergent already with the nanao flash; what are the key pros and cons of the two recor
Re: ki pro mini & convergent nano flash
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
At it's top data rates, the Nano can record an all I-frame version of MPEG2. But I think the data rate is something like 200MB sec or more, similare to the data rate of ProRes or PorRes HQ. Arnie Post
Resetting Scratch Disc ?
by Jeffrey Stoner 8 years ago
Maybe this is just "the way it is", but I'll ask anyway. :) Let's say I have a project called "A" and another one called "B". I set up project "A" and designate the scratch disc and folder to use. I d
Re: Resetting Scratch Disc ?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Jeffrey Stoner "If I've "told" the software what folder to use for a project, there's no reason it should be think I want to change it every time I open and close a project." Where did you set this f
dual stream capture
by Neil Fergusson 8 years ago
Hi I have a bunch of HDcamSR tapes that have been shot in 3d dual stream. The offline edit will be happening on FCP, but they wish to be able to monitor on a 3d monitor. My first question relates to w
Re: dual stream capture
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
To get the best 3D editing experience in FCP, you'll want to use Cineform's Neo 3D codec with a Kona 3 or 3G card from AJA. With Cineform, the dual stream or HDMI output from the Kona can be seen on a
image packages for 3D?
by Brian Cooney 8 years ago
Does anyone know of a resource to purchase images for a 3-D project What I mean is, maybe there are packages that offer several perspectives of the same subject In my case, a chimney cleaning commerci
Re: image packages for 3D?
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
Motion does not import any 3D geometry. It sounds like your client is looking for someone to do this in C4d, Lightwave, Max or Maya. Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.co
Post House in NY
by Pedro Marin 8 years ago
Hi, I saw the other day a post where someone needed to convert a 25 to 24 footage and I think Walter Biscardi refer him to a post house in NY. I cannot find the post anymore but I just want to have th
Re: Post House in NY
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
I like to use GRS. You can also try Voltage, USA and Broadway Video. http: www.grsv.com http: www.voltagevideo.com http: www.usastudios.tv http: www.broadwayvideo.com Arnie Post production is not an a
Incorporating...what type?
by Shane Ross 9 years ago
OK...here's the skinny. I often hire myself out on small jobs that don't want to 1099 me. They want to pay a company with a federal ID. And occasionally I get hired as an editor, and they rent my syst
Re: Incorporating...what type?
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
You might also want to look at an LLC. You might want to talk to an accountant and a tax lawyer. The benefits of each type of business ownership varies from state to state because of differences in th
444 RGB in FCP for output to SR
by Uli Kunkel 9 years ago
Gary, The documentation in FCP 7's manual on 10 bit RGB processing is vague and non-specific from what I can tell. Everything you've said looks to be true, but I'm still looking for verification on a
Re: 444 RGB in FCP for output to SR
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
As per Apple: "Apple ProRes 4444: The new Apple ProRes 4444 codec preserves motion image sequences originating in either 4:4:4 RGB or 4:4:4 Y CBCR color spaces. At its remarkably low data rate as comp
Facial morph animation in motion 3?
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
I have a project in development that calls for some facial morph animation, to make an inanimate object seem to talk. What would fit the bill is Crazy Talk, but that's a PC-only product. I'm wondering
Re: Facial morph animation in motion 3?
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Never used it myself, but: http: www.chv-plugins.com cms FxPlug Morphing Morphing.php Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
gamma conversion
by Giorgia Meacci 9 years ago
Hi, someone knows how to convert gamma from 2.2 to 2.7 with Resolve hoping this is possible.. thanks
Re: gamma conversion
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Giorgia Meacci "I know we have to deliver a 2.6 files sequence for DCI. is it correct " You should check with whoever is making your DCP. Typically, I think that they will change the gamma when they
Missing NIC & DVD Decoder
by Thomas Hughes 9 years ago
Sorry to ask a question unrelated to Production Post-Production, but there's nothing that comes close to the level of intelligence, experience and practicality of the contributors to these boards. I h
Re: Missing NIC & DVD Decoder
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
You probably just need a driver for the network card. And you'll need some DVD player software, not Window Media Player. Try VLC from videolan.org Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: w
Robin Hood
by Scott Roberts 9 years ago
Saw the new Ridley Scott Russell Crowe Robin Hood over the weekend. It was OK. It was about what I expected it to be, so it matched my low expectations. I think it wanted to be a summer blockbuster, b
Re: Robin Hood
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Mark Suszko "It is hard to top the Errol Flynn version for great character acting and just all-around spectacle and action" Wow, both sound and color! My fave is the Douglas Fairbanks version. Silenc
Resolve on a iMac27" ATI 4850
by Sascha Haber 9 years ago
Hi guys, lets look at the lower end for a second. I am not planing to build a production system right away, but I am very keep on personal training, like a lot of people I heard. So IO, panels and cla
Re: Resolve on a iMac27" ATI 4850
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
How much lower end do you really want to get What's the point There's absolutely no way to connect a video monitor or high speed storage to an iMac, and the single display will be too crowded. I'm all
Article - Sony Puts NEX SLR Sensor in Camcorder
by David Sikes 9 years ago
http: www.wired.com gadgetlab 2010 05 sony-puts-nex-slr-sensor-in-camcorder There is no denying the fact that DSLR video is inhibited by the simple fact that the cameras are built for still photograph
Re: Article - Sony Puts NEX SLR Sensor in Camcorder
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Following Panasonic's lead: http: news.creativecow.net story 863708 Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Emergency Stock Footage need
by Todd Terry 9 years ago
Hi guys... This is not really really a business question (other than that it pertains to my business)... but I couldn't decide on the best forum for it, so I stuck it here as I consider this sort of m
Re: Emergency Stock Footage need
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
I just typed "oil spill" into the search engine at corbis.com and there's a couple of possibilities right there for you on the first page of results, including birds & seals. Arnie Post production is
Advice on getting paid
by Mick Haensler 9 years ago
I'm having a problem getting paid from a client, but there's a twist. I get jobs from this client through on online referral service. The clients are supposed to be vetted. I've done about 5 jobs for
Re: Advice on getting paid
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Mick Haensler "The client is now saying they need the work ASAP, I'm saying I need to get the old invoice cleared up and paid before I release the current job." I would ask for payment on both jobs b
How to transfer HDCAM SR contents to Hard Drives via Kona 3 or directly
by Nhan Nguyen Dinh 9 years ago
Hello, I have some HDCAM SR tapes, I'd like to tranfer its contents (all HDCAM SR shots) to Hard drives, please help me : How to transfer HDCAM SR contents to Hard Drives via Kona 3 or directly withou
Re: How to transfer HDCAM SR contents to Hard Drives via Kona 3 or directly
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
You need to rent an HDCam SR deck, or find a facility that has a deck and can capture the footage for you. Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Canon 7D vs EX3 with Lense Adapter
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
We are looking to achieve a more filmic look on an upcoming project. We're debating whether to purchase a Canon 7D (we have a TON of Nikon still lenses we could use and I'm guessing there is an adapte
Re: Canon 7D vs EX3 with Lense Adapter
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Since you already have the EX3, why not test out your Nikkors on that You could buy an adapter from someone who has a decent return policy, or rent one for a few days while you run some tests. If you'
Keying with KONA 3 and FCP7
by Nhan Nguyen Dinh 9 years ago
Hello I have some shots on green screen (from P2 Panasonic) very badly lighted. - Can Kona 3 fix that green bacground - How to use Kona3 for Keying. I have read Kona 3 Manual, but I am not be able to
Re: Keying with KONA 3 and FCP7
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
The Kona 3 does not do this. No capture card does this. For this you need compositing software, and someone who knows how to use it. Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.co
Does DaVinci Resolve for Mac require a control surface?
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
First of all, it has been a long time since an announcement at NAB got me excited like I am about the impending release of DaVinci Resolve for Mac! From what I am reading, we don't have a clear idea o
Re: Does DaVinci Resolve for Mac require a control surface?
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Peter Chamberlain "While we showed the "Wave" at NAB, we are working on a SDK for the other panel vendors so Resolve on Mac will support a number of other panels soon. Very soon. " I think you just m
Looping movie
by Steve Voltmer 9 years ago
I am trying to do a simple looping movie in Motion and export it to compressor and then to DVD studio pro. But the final playback is always just once then it stops. What do I do
Re: Looping movie
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Steve Voltmer "I was asking how to do it in Motion." You don't. All looping DVD menus have this problem, regardless of whether they're made in Motion, AE, Smoke, Quantel, etc. It's the way DVDs work.
The point being missed about DSLR video.
by Bill Davis 9 years ago
This is simple. I've been shooting professional corporate video for nearly 20 years. 12 months ago I bought a 5DMk2 as a lark - primarily because I had a gig that needed both video and quick stills a
Re: The point being missed about DSLR video.
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Interesting point, Bill. I both agree & disagree. I've seen footage from the 7D, just shot in the camera store, and I was blown away by the look. It's not just the shallow depth of field, there's a di
DSLR Shooting Rigs are more expensive than DSLR Cameras
by Gerardo Diwa 9 years ago
Further into my research on using DSLR cameras for professional video production, you know, those dramatic shots with movements; slides, pull-in, pull-out, focus control... I stumbled upon DSLR shooti
Re: DSLR Shooting Rigs are more expensive than DSLR Cameras
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Are you "handy" Do you own some tools If so, you could probably make a lot of this stuff yourself. There's plenty of metal bar, rod & plate stock available on eBay. You can also find the various fitti
Not enough Card Slots in a Mac Pro !!
by Jeremiah Belt 9 years ago
I plan to move as quickly as I can to my old friend DaVinci as soon as I can get my hands on the Resolve software. Couple problems though. I need to be able to run my Kona 3 (hears to hoping they will
Re: Not enough Card Slots in a Mac Pro !!
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
Joseph Owens "I'm kind of thinking that they should be selling the software with a dongle that checks out the config." Not a dongle, a system engineer with a mallet. The mallet is for you & me, in ca
Using pantone colors in Motion
by Dan Huber 9 years ago
I'm trying to modify one of the library backgrounds using client-supplied pantone colors but can't figure out how to access that palette. Any suggestions - thanks,
Re: Using pantone colors in Motion
by Arnie Schlissel 9 years ago
You should be aware, and you should also inform your client, if their color choice falls outside of "broadcast safe". And you should warn your client that their color will probably not look the same,
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