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Ace Billet

Creative / Art Director / Video MacGyver
Member Since:
July 8th 2013
29 Posts
Location:
Toronto, Canada Area
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Deliverying at 59.94 - how to avoid the "Video" Look?
by Ace Billet 3 years ago
I'm delivering a bunch of motion graphics created in After Effects, rendered out as 59.94p. My issue is with the look I'm getting - ye olde "video" loo - higher frame rate, not pretty. Any way to avoi
Re: Deliverying at 59.94 - how to avoid the "Video" Look?
by Ace Billet 3 years ago
Thanks Walter! This is what I was talking about. I will check about the desired look, whether they need the HFR look or not.
How to render 29.97i comps?
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
Working on a graphic packaging for a show. The elements are vector graphics and some QT renders from Cinema4d. I'm asked to deliver 1920X1080 QT files at 29.97i. What's the best MO 1) Work in 29.97 co
Re: How to render 29.97i comps?
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
Well, all my stuff goes into Avid, and the editors are dealing with final delivery. I'll deliver DNxHD or Animation. The show is shot cut at 59.94 1080i, so my comps will comply.
Pixelated Artifacts on XDCam footage
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
I got some footage off AVID - a mix of DNxHD and XDCam. When I brought some shots into After Effects, I noticed that some of the materials that's in XDCAM HD422 1080p30 (50 MB s) has weird pixel artif
Re: Pixelated Artifacts on XDCam footage
by Kev Stenson 4 years ago
Hi, I've got exactly the same problem with CC2015 and xdcam footage. I tried to export another aaf with linked transcoded files (in prores HQ) but now, automatic duck says that it can't handle video f
Pixelated Artifacts on XDCam footage
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
I got some footage off AVID - a mix of DNxHD and XDCam. When I brought some shots into After Effects, I noticed that some of the materials that's in XDCAM HD422 1080p30 (50 MB s) has weird pixel artif
Pixelated Artifacts on XDCam footage
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
I got some footage off AVID - consolidated it. When I brought the footage into After Effects, I noticed that some of the materials that's in XDCAM HD422 1080p30 (50 MB s) has weird pixel artifacts, po
Wacom users?
by Gabriel Regalbuto 7 years ago
I've been using a Wacom tablet exclusively for the last 4 years or so, as it sped up my editing and reduced fatigue in my right hand. It works great in FCP, and in AE, PS, and AI, but in PP it constan
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Re: Wacom users?
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
Paul Jones You're not only a great guitar player, you also solved my Wacom Wonkyness! Rolling back the drivers works, and premiere's keyframes don't drift. Sweet!
Trackers for Green Screen Shoot - Tips?
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
I'm about to shoot some green screen spots, and would like to do some camera moves: Jib up over the talent, spin 90 around the talent on a dolly etc. What's the best MO for placing trackers I was thin
Re: Trackers for Green Screen Shoot - Tips?
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
I usually spike with small crosses of yellow or orange tape. Orange ping pong balls are also commonly used. You can see some from one of my shoots on this page.... http: fantasticplastic.com portfolio
The perfect, trembling lines of CUB STIDIO
by Charlie Hughes 5 years ago
Has anyone any idea how to approximate the beautiful subtle shake of lines in this studio's work I haven't been able to get shape layer wiggles even close. Most of their work has the effect. http: www
Re: The perfect, trembling lines of CUB STIDIO
by Ace Billet 4 years ago
Roughen Edges will do the trick. IIRC animating the Evolution property will make it jiggy with it.
Network Backup Solution - Projects / Docs
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
Looking for a solution to backup a network of 8 Macs, running anything from 10.6.8 to 10.9. The data is mostly project files images documents - no footage. I thought of getting a RAID or a large drive
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Ace Billet liked this 6 years ago
Re: Network Backup Solution - Projects / Docs
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
While this solution looks fine, are there any other, network solutions
Rotate Clones with Plain Effector - can the clones stay put ?
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
Super simple setup - grid cloner with some cubes in it. I'm swiping a plain effector across the grid to make the cubes rotate, however after the pass the cubes don't stay put in their new angle, but r
Re: Rotate Clones with Plain Effector - can the clones stay put ?
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
They're not staying. Once the effector passes the cubes they revert back to their original, straight position. Should I just extend my effector in order to wrap them
CatDV Pro + BRU PE = love ?
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
I'm working in a small shop, and one of the new year's resolutions is to take care of Archiving. Currently the setup is : 16TB raid, a couple of individual smaller RAIDs. We're thinking of setting up
Re: CatDV Pro + BRU PE = love ?
by Tim Jones 6 years ago
Sorry, Tom, but DAX Broadcast Archive and BRU Server were working natively with CatDV before the Cache-A plugin was available. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www.productionbackup.com B
CatDV Operating Questions
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
1) Is there any way to have the proxies reside with the catalog file Or they have to be in user Movies 2) Is there a way to organize my "Log Notes" window - say I set up some categories, but I want to
Re: CatDV Operating Questions
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
Re: Interface adjustments, Under Log Notes I added a bunch of categories fields to better suit our needs Now, I want to rearrange my fields; Say Move Proj Name and Proj Number to the top of the user f
Moving from Trial version to Retail
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
Testing CatDV now on a 1-month trial version. We are creating some catalogs on this version. Will they open and be fully functional when we upgrade to the retail version Also, I'm modifying some of th
Re: Moving from Trial version to Retail
by John Vaudin 6 years ago
Yes. Once you purchase the software just enter the license key into the software you already have installed and everything else will remain exactly as it is.
CatDV - Tagging Clips workflow
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
I'm testing CatDV before a purchase. Read the manual, just making sure I have the workflow right: The tagging takes place under "Log Notes". You can add "Notes" or use the "user" fields for adding spe
Re: CatDV - Tagging Clips workflow
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
Holy Cat. Going through this ! Anther methodial question - What's the "right" or safest way to work Organizing Catalog Files by projects Then "Browse Catalogs" when necessary I've read it's not advisa
No Fibrejet database has been found
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
Working on a 3-machine setup, connected via fibre to Rorke Raid. Commandsoft Fibrejet 4.6.8 is used. One of the machines reports a "No Fibrejet Database has been found" error. The other two connect ju
Create An Object With Edges, No Faces
by Ace Billet 6 years ago
I'm trying to create a pyramid that's built only of its edges, like a tent frame. How do I remove the polygons and create a frame Is there a way to make the edges width controllable this is a referenc
Re: Create An Object With Edges, No Faces
by Nolan Scott 6 years ago
Either, use an Atom Array... Or, make your Pyramid Editable select all edges Edge to Spline. Create a Rectangle (or else) in a suitable size. Drag the Rectangle (first position) and the Pyramid.Spline
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