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Weston Jones

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June 4th 2009
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Nesting a sequence without moving keyframes and effects to new sequence
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
After Effects has a very useful behavior when "precomposing" a sequence: You can choose to either "leave all attributes" on the layer in the current composition, or "move all attributes to the new com
Re: Nesting a sequence without moving keyframes and effects to new sequence
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
OK, so I can hit "F" on the clip to Match Frame, then drag the clip onto the "new item" icon, creating a new sequence matching the clip. Then select the clip in the timeline with the effects, and righ
Functionality of clip drag commands changed in 2018? How reset
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
Hello, It seems with new PPRO CC 2018 12.1.1, the functionality of changing clip lengths and ripple edits have changed in the timeline. I'm not 100% on the proper terminology, but here's what happens:
Re: Functionality of clip drag commands changed in 2018? How reset
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
Ah there it is, thank you!
Merge/Passthrough Audio with Video?
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
This isn't about help with Media Encoder per se, as I'm nearly certain it's something I can not do with Media Encoder, but hoping others here have same issue: Since Adobe's drop of Dolby Support, (AH
Re: Merge/Passthrough Audio with Video?
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
I was able to do exactly what I needed using the free software SUBLER: https: subler.org , by muxing an MP4 from adobe media encoder with the AC3 from my sound designer. Looks like this software will
Millions vs Trillions of Colors - ProRes4444 Export
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
Hello, I'm finishing a project and want to make sure I'm not throwing away bit depth in my exports from After Effects. I'm working with Alexa LOG C footage 12 bit, in a project with color management t
Re: Millions vs Trillions of Colors - ProRes4444 Export
by Weston Jones 2 years ago
I'm using viewing luts (lumetri input LUTS) on an adjustment layer that's a guide layer, so I maintain the LOG color on export. I will go the open color route next time. I realized the banding is only
LOG color workflow with effects in PPRO
by Weston Jones 3 years ago
Hello, I'm working with ARRI LOG footage with intention sending the footage to a colorist to apply color adjustments. I'm not finishing in Premiere. I've been working with an input LUT applied as a ma
Re: LOG color workflow with effects in PPRO
by Weston Jones 3 years ago
Thanks so much Chris, this is really great info. The way I've been working is with the 2nd option you describe, as is also outlined in the http: generalspecialist.com link. The only difference is I ha
Ingset settings
by Weston Jones 3 years ago
Trying to get the media encoder settings straight to make ingest presets for Premier Pro. Is it correct that I cant set the frame size to match source It seems the only way premiere will read the inge
Flickering problem with shape layer
by Weston Jones 3 years ago
Hi, I'm having an issue where this shaper layer is flickering in RAM previews and rendered exports. Its a shape layer with repeater, and opacity changes across the repetitions. Seems to be flickering
Re: Flickering problem with shape layer
by Weston Jones 3 years ago
I've exported it at 60fps, enabled motion blur, and put a noise adjustment layer over it. This has helped and the flicker is hid enough to be basically passable, but its still there. But it takes a su
Mixing Gh4 1080p60 with 4k 24fps
by Weston Jones 4 years ago
Hello, I'm planning a feature production and would like to utilize the 4k on my gh4. However, I'm considering some sequences to involve slow motion, shooting the slo-mo most likely in 1080p60, though
Application monitoring software?
by Weston Jones 7 years ago
Hi Cows, I'm looking for suggestions for applications out there that monitor software. In the past, I've used an application called "Keep-It-Up-X", which is no longer being made for Intel Macs. Here i
Re: Application monitoring software?
by Weston Jones 7 years ago
Thanks for the link! Going to browse those apps and see if anything works. It would be nice if the software worked on 10.6 and higher.
FCP 7 layout question
by Weston Jones 7 years ago
This seems it should be simple, but I can't figure it out. I'm trying to make the grey area in the timeline above the video tracks smaller...it's wastin space! See image below, area of wasted space ci
Re: FCP 7 layout question
by Weston Jones 7 years ago
Ah, OK, got it, thanks!
mpeg streamclip rotate video?
by Weston Jones 7 years ago
Hi, I'm shooting video in the portrait orientation and want to rotate it when I transcode my camera's files to prores. So the video is shot at 1920x1080, and I want to rotate the file 90 counter clock
Re: mpeg streamclip rotate video?
by Ryan Harris 6 years ago
Try these settings: Note the new destination setting via MPEG Streamclip v1.9.3b8. Good luck!
automated looping expression?
by Weston Jones 7 years ago
Hello, Have a looping problem for all you expression masters. Thanks in advance. So I have a video layer. I would like to loop 6 frames of it, then scrub the in out point of that loop down in time of
Re: automated looping expression?
by Dan Ebberts 7 years ago
I think this works: numFrames = 6; numLoops = 5; f = timeToFrames(time) startFrame = Math.floor(f (numLoops*numFrames)); fOffset = f%(numLoops*numFrames)%numFrames; framesToTime(startFrame + fOffset)
Tracking/clone stamping/mattes...turn off the lights!
by Weston Jones 8 years ago
Greetings Cows, I have to remove the moving red car light in the shot here and others like it: https: vimeo.com 43236206 (password is: "test") The car light comes in at about 6 seconds. Figured it wou
Re: Tracking/clone stamping/mattes...turn off the lights!
by adam taylor 8 years ago
Hi Benn, i tried a way to replace the light for you, and have emailed it to you. Hope it is useful for you. Adam Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Character Options Lt
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Clips have diferent in/out on export...
by Weston Jones 10 years ago
The problems never end... When exporting my sequence I have this problem where clips from the same footage item, no matter where they are in the sequence, have different in outs. Meaning the length of
Re: Clips have diferent in/out on export...
by Weston Jones 10 years ago
Rafael to the rescue again! However same problem, deleting the constant frames folder didn't work. I've also trashed my preferences. :(
5:4 pal to 16:9 sequence settings?
by Weston Jones 10 years ago
Greetings! Currently I've edited a sequence in FCP that is in PAL 5:4 (please see embedded image below for my sequence settings). I want to now move all of the clips into a 16:9 sequence. I want to cr
Re: 5:4 pal to 16:9 sequence settings?
by Weston Jones 10 years ago
Ok I get it, sweet! God damn shooting on tape! I just get anal, feel like FCP is always out to get me in this workflow. The COW saves again! Take care, Ben
photo jpeg vs. animation....FIGHT!
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Greetings I would love some advice about the animation and photo jpeg codec for intermediary use in editing. Typically when coming out of my compositing programs and 3-d programs I will encode to anim
Re: photo jpeg vs. animation....FIGHT!
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Tru...still helpful tho. Yeah I'm gonna just do photoJPEG at 75% being that I don't need 444 compression. Dang I could have saved many a hard drives if I would have know this earlier! :)
DPI workflow for compositing and printing
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Greetings, I'm about to prepare a composite image for print and I could use some advice on a proper DPI workflow. The final image size to be printed is 20" x 30" at 400dpi, Lambda C print. The image I
Re: DPI workflow for compositing and printing
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
hah yeah I figured there was no way around it. The printer takes 200dpi, so that will help some. Thanks for the advice.
exclude objects from light, little TOO much exclusion...
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Hello all, I have a scene where I want some objects to be lit with a light source, and others to not be lit. I have figured out how to "exclude" objects from the light source in the tag of the light,
Re: exclude objects from light, little TOO much exclusion...
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
yep...that worked just great! this seems like a valuable technique when one is happy with the default lighting, but could use a little more control. thanks!
"arrange" function?
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Greetings... Is their the equivalent of an "arrange" function in Photoshop CS 2 I have about 300 images that I want to arrange in a uniform grid in my document, and I would really prefer to not do thi
Re: "arrange" function?
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
In the end, I used the photomerge function. although it didn't do exactly what i was asking at first, the result was fine. It arrayed all my images in a more or less random display...which actually wo
Newbie deformer question...
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Oh another one of those nights spending 8 hours on what I expected to take 5 minutes, part of the game I guess... Anyway...What I'm trying to do is deform a plane so that a spherical bulge travels thr
Re: Newbie deformer question...
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Cool thanks, I'm gonna check out this method soon. Also got some other ideas that may interest you (haven't tried them yet) here: http: www.c4dcafe.com ipb index.php showtopic=45217
UV Mapping - Texturing a sphere with an image sequence (n00b alert!)
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Dear imaginative bovines, I have what I believe to be a fairly simple texturing question (i pity those trying to texture organic shapes!) Essentially I have 30 second video clips (1920x1080pxl) as ima
Re: UV Mapping - Texturing a sphere with an image sequence (n00b alert!)
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Oh yeah that works just fine. Edited the images in photoshop and batched them...didn't take long to finish the batch at all. Although AE has the tools mentioned in that tutorial, they work differently
Wanna get some money back on your Kona card?
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Hello, I have about six HDV tapes that I'm looking for someone to capture with a Kona at ProRez 422. I have a small budget so I'm looking to spend significantly less than all the post houses in LA wan
Re: Wanna get some money back on your Kona card?
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Cool. I started capturing my footage to ProRes 422 with pretty solid results. I can't capture as ProRes422 HQ, my MacBookpro can't handle it and drops frames. Standard ProRes captures without any lag
Getting HDV footage to a happy place : ) :( !!!!
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Hello, I have never posted to Creative Cow before, but have sought it's advice may times in the past. Great stuff! OK, this is going to be a once and for all for me, and I would love some feedback. My
Re: Getting HDV footage to a happy place : ) :( !!!!
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Aight. I'm going to capture the HDV to ProRes 422 on capture from the FW camera...as FCP 6.0.2 and above allow. I also want to get the footage to be 1920x1080 square pixels, as well as progressive wit
Best quality compression for DVD
by David Benassi 11 years ago
Using latest version of Apple Compressor. Trying to compress a 7 minute project from Final Cut for best quality on a DVD, type 5. Been using the pre-set "Best quality: 90mins", but wondering if there
Re: Best quality compression for DVD
by Weston Jones 11 years ago
Yeah whew I feel your pain. I too always have such problems with mpeg2 compression for a DVD. Problems being: pixels are pronounced, even when viewing at native size, color gets all wonky - saturation
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