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Tracking masks
by Arnold Foote 7 years ago
Dear All, I know very well how to apply a motion tracker to an image or graphic... but does anyone know if it can be applied to a mask Thanks JJ jj.foote@mac.com
Re: Tracking masks
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Take a look at the TrackerViz script and Tracker2Mask Cheers, Ben Curious Turtle Pro Video Training Editing Support Out Now - Creative Color Grading with Apple Color, Film Wash Color Effects Vol. 3 &
Render
by Stefano Cerri 7 years ago
I have a problem when I make the render of a video, I want to save it as .mov and even if I put the excellent quality when it exports it the file have a bad quality what I can do for resolve this huge
Re: Render
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
You don't say what type of QT you have exported to. A Quicktime movie can contain a number of different codecs, all with various strengths and weaknesses. Have a look at the manual for more informatio
Object Removal
by jithendria kumar aravamudhan 7 years ago
Hi, I have posted once before for an issue in QT, but this is the first time for After Effects. I have a short that I shot(I had a DP). The problem is , on two of the shots some objects need to be rem
Re: Object Removal
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Like Todd, for the grass I'd go with the clone stamp linked to a motion tracker, in the first instance. If that's not enough then take a look at these tutorials to give you another idea on how to do i
h.264 conversion to ProRes422?
by Ju Santana 7 years ago
Hello everyone, I am sort of stuck on figuring out how to edit footage shot with a Canon 5D Mark II which has a native format of H.264, I've read many postings that say to convert these files to ProRe
Re: h.264 conversion to ProRes422?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
If you use the EOS Plugin in FCP then you can use Log and Transfer to do a selective transcode to ProRes of only the bits of the clips you want. This will save diskspace and make editing a bit faster
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time delay from the leading position Z
by Leif Heidenreich 7 years ago
hello world, i am having multiple layers offseted on the x axis, wich should appear from the distance, one after the other. i created a control layer, with a keyframed animation for the z position. fr
Re: time delay from the leading position Z
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
You've got the valueAtTime in the wrong place: delay = thisComp.layer("Control Layer").effect("delay control")("Slider"); d = delay*thisComp.frameDuration*(index - 1); position 0 , position 1 ,thisCom
slow motion effect (like cold play yellow song)
by April Henderson 7 years ago
Hi there! I've seen several videos where it appears the singer is singing in slow motion to his song and yet it's in time with the music. It's a cool effect I think. I would presume they the sped up t
Re: slow motion effect (like cold play yellow song)
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
sebastian brown "take footage shot at 30fps and slow to half speed in post" No. That's the exact opposite of what I'm saying. Film at 60fps then playback at half speed in post. The settings for that
Camtasia question
by Pat McGowan 7 years ago
I know, wrong forum bu what the heck. i have a client that wants to send me Camtasia V 6.3 AVIs (must be captured on PC as the app they are demoing is PC only) and also the project files. I asked them
Re: Camtasia question
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Yes the Camtasia software can zoom in very nicely into the capture using the Zoom Pan tab. So basically they capture the entire screen window, then focus afterwards. Or you can capture just a specific
White Outline
by Araceli Lamas 7 years ago
Hi, **I'm pretty new to AE I am using after effects to make a video I shot on a green screen, transparent. I learned how to do this watching tutorials. I did a few videos that came out good.... then..
Re: White Outline
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Definitely the wrong forum. You want the main After Effects forum in the future. It sounds like you want to take a look at how you export your alpha channel as white fringing sounds like a classic pre
Rotoscoping
by Peltier Florian 7 years ago
Hello, I have a fairly urgent problem. I do rotoscoping several sequences and I would facilitate the work if possible embezzling up to see my character in the best shape (which is not always easy when
Re: Rotoscoping
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Joe is right, you'd better settle in for a long roto session. There are some things you can do for the hair, and if you're lucky it will get rid of some of the foliage. Try to build up some procedural
AE Camera Move Looks Jittery
by Derek Tokar 7 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a project that requires me to do a lot of fairly simple camera moves on still photos. What I'm noticing is that some of the moves are looking subtly jittery when I render them (I'm
Re: AE Camera Move Looks Jittery
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Derek Tokar "I'm using uncompressed renders" Are you sure your drives can handle the throughput Render out to a more compressed codec to check where the problem is. Do your clips give the same judder
Render settings for 7D footage
by Scott Clark 7 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of a hard time nailing down the proper render specs to get my 7D footage back out of AE once I've worked with it. I am mostly just doing some mild CC and ideally I'd like
Re: Render settings for 7D footage
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
To build on Dave's final point. You don't say what you will be editing have edited the footage on. Do a quick search on these forums for 7D and 5D workflows, there are many good posts. Here's my simpl
Scherben effect
by Sebastian Baxmor 7 years ago
Hello, I would like to Adobe After Effects CS4 Create one effect scherben. That is, I have a picture (in my case a logo), which in ca. One hundred do not agree to explode and then I ggf. Also can zusa
Re: Scherben effect
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
I think you're looking for the Shatter effect. If you are looking for a different type of shatter then the Boris Continuum Complete filter set has a couple in there that should do the job. Hope that h
Smoothing a shot in After Effects?
by Mike Schmitt 7 years ago
Hi there, I'm working on a quick 15 second project with a deadline of six this evening. I have some shots I need to stabilize. A slightly shaky zoom out and a wobbly pan. I can use Mocha, but I though
Re: Smoothing a shot in After Effects?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
With footage that can be stabilized, if you set the filter up properly, the optical stabilizer is fantastic. Much faster and more controllable than Apple's SmoothCam in my experience. It's worth going
Removing BCCAE5 from AECS3
by Michael Dorian 7 years ago
I am having no luck in removing the Continuim Complete plug-in from After effects CS3. On am Intem Mac pro and running 10.5.8 Fisrt off, i cannot even find the plug-ins from Boris. Any help on this wo
Re: Removing BCCAE5 from AECS3
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
If you do a Spotlight search for "BCC" that should lead you in the right direction. There are several folders to look at. Here are a couple: Mac HD Library Application Support Adobe Common Plugins CS3
removing a logo and replacing it with colour in FCP, Color or Motion
by spencer meredith 7 years ago
Hi, I have filmed a shot of a hot air ballon but I need to remove an advertising logo that is written on the middle of the balloon, and instead of blurring out the logo I I'm trying to see if I can re
Re: removing a logo and replacing it with colour in FCP, Color or Motion
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
The Mocha motion is seconded :o) Depending on the exact shot, this should be a doddle. The basic idea would be: i) Track the balloon ii) Paint the logo out of a copy of the balloon in Photoshop. iii)
Timelapse from DSLR stills
by Paul Ray 7 years ago
Hello, I have 400 stills from my Canon 5D Mark II. I've imported them all into FCP, now the question is how to efficiently get all 400 into my timeline at 1 or 2 frames a piece. Is there a way to do t
Re: Timelapse from DSLR stills
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Generally I do the same as you. After Effects mainly, Motion for a quick hit. Grain and grading tools are better in After Effects IMO. I do like the ease of sticking a quick Behaviour on a camera in M
Transcode 7D footage before or after overcranking in cinema tools?
by Riley Blakeway 7 years ago
I have just started using my 7D to shoot some footage that I intend to edit in FCP. I am using Cinema Tools to change the 50p footage to 25p But I also need to transcode the footage to prores for edit
Re: Transcode 7D footage before or after overcranking in cinema tools?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
You'll get repeated frames rather than interpolated ones. From the manual: # If a clip s media file frame rate is faster than the sequence frame rate: Final Cut Pro drops frames of the clip s media fi
flicker problem on tv (sos)
by mahesh dood 7 years ago
hi i have made a project with High resolution pictures, when i play the DVD version of my project on a CRT TV the video flickers. do i need to add deinterlace and anti flicker to every picture before
Re: flicker problem on tv (sos)
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Here's a few things you can do: i) In the Sequence Settings Video Processing set the Motion Filtering setting to Best (not at my system at the moment so the name might not be 100% but it's the bottom
Canon 7D Footage Stretched
by Oscar Lao 7 years ago
Hey everybody, I've been having a ton of trouble recently switching over from Sony Vegas to Final Cut Pro. It seems that everytime I try to render any of my images videos they all come out stretched i
Re: Canon 7D Footage Stretched
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 7 years ago
Also check the clip settings in the bin (or using Item Properties). Make sure that the pixel aspect ratio is set to Square and that the Anamorphic flag is off. With regards to you text, this could be
Red Light Reflection in After Effects
by Eleazar Planas 8 years ago
Hi! i like to know if some of you, have a idea of how making the following effect in after effects. this it is the example http: www.youtube.com watch v=3800cD5XtNs they are reflections of red light l
Re: Red Light Reflection in After Effects
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
It just looks like some stock film clutter light leaks composited over the video with Add or Screen mode. Something like this but I'm sure there are lots of other places that sell this sort of stock.
FCP Suddenly Demands a Serial Number!
by Gary Leva 8 years ago
After using this version of FCP for years, today out of the blue, when I tried to open the program, it asked for First Name, Last Name, Organization and Serial Number. I can't find my serial number an
Re: FCP Suddenly Demands a Serial Number!
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
david Cabestany "Contact Apple, they have every serial on file." If you registered, and haven't spent the last few years cancelling the Register Now window! (I've seen this happen in a couple of stud
"Error: Out of Disk Space" message. Why?
by john whiteway 8 years ago
I've been using an Apple G4 with FCP2 to capture footage through a Sony DSR-11 deck. I've set up a LaCie 500GB 7200, with most of its 500GB available, as capture disk. As late as last summer I used th
Re: "Error: Out of Disk Space" message. Why?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
This probably gets brought up fairly often when talking about preferences, but check out Preference Manager. This will save you from having to redo all your prefs after you've ditched them. Saves a fe
Velocity Curves in Red 3.0?
by Adam Duplay 8 years ago
Is there an equivalent function to After Effects graph editor in Boris Red 3.0 I am trying to dampen the final landing speed of an animation that already has the starting keyframe set to decelerate a
Re: Velocity Curves in Red 3.0?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
If you twirl down the property enough you will get a graph. Set the keyframe to Ease In Out and you can adjust the bezier curve very easily. Hope that helps, Ben Curious Turtle Pro Video Training Edit
Capturing HDV to Apple Prores422 problems
by Hannah Gibson 8 years ago
Hi guys, I have been hunting around the web and these forums but can't quite find a solution to my problem. Basically I can't seem to log and Capture my HDV footage shot at 1080i50 to Apple ProRes. In
Re: Capturing HDV to Apple Prores422 problems
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
When you say Final Cut V6 do you mean V6.05 Grab the updates from Apple's site. Your Audio Video capture settings sound as if it should work fine: Capture Preset: HDV-Apple ProRes 422 Have you tried t
Simple expression problem
by Conan Stott 8 years ago
HI, I am very new to expressions, and have a simple question. One so simple I suspect its the reason I can not find the question asked while doing a search. I have created a spinning arrow in a clockw
Re: Simple expression problem
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
You're right to apply it to Opacity. Sorry, I should probably have been clearer and not assumed so much. Your reading of the expression was bang on, but you didn't apply the data you got to the final
Looking for a way to remove objects that is NOT Boris
by stefan springman 8 years ago
We are shooting video of a busy street scene with multiple moving foreground elements we wish to remove from the scene, so the Boris motion tracking option doesn't seem applicable. Can anyone recommen
Re: Looking for a way to remove objects that is NOT Boris
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
I'm going to suggest something "Boris" first, then give another solution. You could try BCC Motion Key in the Continuum Complete package. This will try to reconstruct a background image from multiple
Expressions
by iryna tietje 8 years ago
Please, need help. I want to make 5 pictures to move around in a perfect circle, so that they always face the camera. the pictures should move around the circle. but they should not rotate around ther
Re: Expressions - Parenting round a null
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
The easiest way to do this would be to use parenting rather than expressions. i) Create a null layer and add a camera too. ii) Add your five picture layers and turn all six layers into 3D layers. iii)
Cut white Final Cut
by Renato Mauro 8 years ago
Hello, I have a picture com white background.This photo is in jpg. Have some form simpple I cancel, Cut, Take this background and leaves it transparent so I can animate the photo I know I can do this
Re: Cut white Final Cut
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
You could probably do it with the luma key in Final Cut. But save yourself the hassle and just do it in Photoshop and bring that over. You won't have to keep rendering when something changes, and you
Grid with squares organic motion in Z space
by Brad Hodgson 8 years ago
Hi all... can anyone help me with an expression Should be fairly easy I'd think... I have a grid of 9 squares. I need an expression tied to a slider to make it easy for those 9 squares to float back a
Re: Grid with squares organic motion in Z space
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
Here you go. Adjust frequency as you want, and the amplitude is your slider. Just keyframe the slider back to 0 and you're done. freq=1; amplitude=effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); a=wiggle(freq,amp
Add alpha channel to AE6.5
by Simon Burley 8 years ago
Hi everyone, I only use AE once every few months, and every time I do it feels like I have to start from scratch... I need to add a simple luma key but pass through RGB untouched, so I can write an RG
Re: Add alpha channel to AE6.5
by Dave LaRonde 8 years ago
There are two ways to do this: Create TWO files: the RGB image (often referred to as the Fill) in one file, then its matte in a second file. The matte file is 100% white in the places where you want t
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Black and White Effect
by Scott Wittrock 8 years ago
To those of you who can help me, I got thrown into a project on Media 100 version 7.0.2 and need to do some basic effects. Anyone know a good tutorial that will give me the basics of effects in media
Re: Black and White Effect
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
No problems! Your black and white conversions will never be the same again :o) If you want to give it a bit of a tint after getting the b&w done, then just tip the U or V slightly above or below the c
Archive-self contained movie?
by David Benassi 8 years ago
I am told that one of the best ways to archive an FCP project is to make a self-contained quicktime movie. My question is what is the best format to do this in I have 2 different projects, one is stan
Re: Archive-self contained movie?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
Export Using Quicktime Conversion will always add a compression hit to your footage, as it transcodes it from one codec to another, or even into the same codec. Export Quicktime movie is faster and wo
BCC 6 tutorial for color matcher?
by Jon Iverson 8 years ago
Looking for a good tutorial on how to use the color matcher in BCC 6 for AE Don't see such a tutorial on the Boris site itself. Thanks in advance, Jon
Re: BCC 6 tutorial for color matcher?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
See my other post on this topic in the AE forum. Cheers, Ben Curious Turtle Professional Video Training Editing Support www.curiousturtle.com Need help with your planar tracking : Rock Steady : Succes
TS_conversion
by ralph conradt 8 years ago
Last post on this subject is really old so hoping someone can tell me what works to get Video_TS into Media 100 Producer. Have tried Handbrake and Streamclip and they each tell me one of the files is
Re: TS_conversion
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
I've always had good experiences with MPEG Streamclip. The fact that it says one of the files is unrecognisable and copying the VIDEO_TS folder to your harddrive fails, suggests that there's a problem
SheerVideo codecs for 8.2.3a system?
by Robert L. Kopf 8 years ago
Does anybody know whether or not I can use the Bitjazz SheerVideo Quicktime codecs in a Media 100 v8.2.3a system I'm putting one together for ingesting analog sources (after my old one died) and would
Re: SheerVideo codecs for 8.2.3a system?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
Any footage you want to use in V8.23 will have to be transcoded to the Media 100i codec. So whether that happens at capture in realtime, or when you import (at speeds a great deal less than realtime)
Motion Tracker to Brush Path
by Manuel Dugué 8 years ago
Hi, im new to expressions. I've got a motion tracker, following some information in the movie and want to draw a line, that follows the tracker all the time. Begin should be the first feature center,
Re: Motion Tracker to Brush Path
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
Here's a way to do it: i) Track your footage and apply it to a Null. ii) Use the Write-on effect and use the pickwhip to link the Brush Position to the Null's position. Job done. In fact, you could no
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Somebody here must have a favorite Mac for an 8.2.3a system
by Robert L. Kopf 8 years ago
Ok, I'm going to try one last time. I am going to setup a P6000-based version 8.2.3a system to ingest analog sources. Surely someone here must have an opinion about which Mac to use. I want one that i
Re: Somebody here must have a favorite Mac for an 8.2.3a system
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
I agree with Paul about the MDD series. The noise would definitely be an issue for you. In the original post you said you were looking at the Quicksilvers. That would be a good choice IMO. All the bes
If and Wait
by David Gray 8 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm new to expressions so don't really know what i'm doing wrong or right. :p Basically I'm trying to get a layers opacity to go to 100 3 frames after another layers opacity has reached 100.
Re: If and Wait
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
To look at the layer below you can use: delay = 3; layerBelow = thisLayer.index+1; thisComp.layer( layerBelow).opacity.valueAtTime(time - framesToTime(delay)) Cheers, Ben Curious Turtle Professional V
parenting to one parameter
by Daniel Renda 8 years ago
hello I was wondering if anyone can answer this... I have a camera moving in my comp and i want to parent a layer to the cameras Z position only with an expression, i tried pickwhipping the position o
Re: parenting to one parameter
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
This should do you: z=thisComp.layer("Camera 1").transform.position 2 ; value 0 ,value 1 ,value 2 +z Just change the layer's name if your camera layer isn't called "Camera 1". You can now move your la
844 problem
by Cornelius Vanliempd 8 years ago
Aquiring the feed looks normal but afterwards de bin shows only purple clips. Playing those clips shows only very noisy, horizontal blue red stripes. some advice. reg. Chr. the Netherlands.
Re: 844 problem
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
When you say the feed looks normal, do you mean that it looks OK in the Acquire window Sounds like the media's not capturing properly - so I'd look to the drives first. Are they fast enough Too full B
Benefits of Wacom for Media100
by Ryan Buonamia 8 years ago
I have been tossing around the idea of purchasing a Wacom Intuos tablet and I am curious about the benefits it brings to editing on Media 100. How have people's day to day editing improved because of
Re: Benefits of Wacom for Media100
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
I use an A5 Wacom tablet for editing and personally find it much easier on the hand than a mouse. Admittedly, I use the keyboard shortcuts for most of the heavy lifting, but still the pen & tablet is
Particle Illusion 3D
by Franz Vorenkamp 8 years ago
I was told by someone who claims to know some people behind the development of PI that a "Particle Illusion 3D" (essentially particle illusion that uses 3D particles instead of 2D) has been being deve
Re: Particle Illusion 3D
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
Hi, Unless there's been a public announcement from Wondertouch, I doubt anyone who is able to confirm *would* confirm it on a public forum like this. I'm with you though. A 3D PI (with an option to im
Jittery Movement
by Tom Prigge 8 years ago
Problem: Quicktime files exported from Final Cut Pro and brought into a Media 100 844 X timeline causes any movement to be jittery. I'm talking about things moving across the screen, for example, a lo
Re: Jittery Movement
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
If it's just a simple SD movie causing the interlace problems, then there is a button to press on the import screen called "Reverse fields" (off the top of my head - it might be called something sligh
"slushing" system?
by Joe Valdez 8 years ago
So does anyone know how I can "slush" the system Also what does this do for the system Thanks in advance.
Re: "slushing" system?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
Hi, "Slushing" is just another term for updating the firmware. "Backslushing" means going back to a previous version of the firmware. Is there a specific reason for asking The only reason for slushing
too many tracks when i export
by Susan Weimer 8 years ago
When i export a mix from soundtrack i would like ideally to have a 2 track .aif file, but when i export it i end up with multiple tracks with audio in only two tracks. How do i export an .aif file wi
Re: too many tracks when i export
by Glenn Fisher 8 years ago
I also faced a similar issue when upgrading to the new version of Soundtrack Pro in Final Cut Studio 2. Soundtrack Pro 2 has been designed from the ground-up to support surround sound, and I suppose t
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Motion as an online finishing tool
by Alan Okey 8 years ago
I do most of my compositing work in Combustion, which is a great app, but like After Effects, it relies on RAM cache playback and doesn't make nearly as much use of the GPU as Motion. I've used Motion
Re: Motion as an online finishing tool
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
Alan Okey "I'm guessing that it would be much better to start a project in Motion by importing the finished audio track and then building everything on top of it within the application rather than tr
feathering cropped edges
by ann edwards 8 years ago
It seems like there is no direct way to feather cropped edges in Motion. Is this true thanks deborah
Re: feathering cropped edges
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 8 years ago
You could group the layers together that you want to feather and add a feathered mask to that group. A channel blur on the alpha channel would give some effect. I'm not on my system at the mo, but if
Computer with 844x
by Butch McDonald 9 years ago
What is the last workstation that the 844xe is compatible with... Currently running hp XW8000 dual 2.8. Will the XW8200 dual 3.8 still work CheersHelping others gives you good cowma.
Re: Computer with 844x
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 9 years ago
The big thing to look for is whether the new XW8200 has the right number of slots. You'll need 3 PCI slots for the boards. Four really, as I believe there's a gap between the BFX IFX boards and the St
Percieved timecode breaks
by Jack Morgan 9 years ago
I quite often get a "Received Timecode break" indication in the bottom left screen when digitizing 24p (23.98Psf, Pull down out) downconverted footage from my HDW-1800 deck. That is not usually a prob
Re: Received timecode breaks
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 9 years ago
Hi Jack, The big problem with Ignoring Timecode Breaks is that you'll create "fragile media", which means that you won't be able to re-acquire at a later date. The VLAN search error generally occurs a
text in a room, how?
by sergio anaya 9 years ago
How to make a text floting in 3D space in a middle of a room or in a middle of a cube, how Comments are welcome. ThanksLIQUID 6.1 3.2 Gb processor 1 Gb DDR 128 MB CARD
Re: text in a room, how?
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 9 years ago
If you have Boris Red, you need to start out by creating a 3D Model Container. Now drag your layers in to the model container and position rotate them how you want. Once you've done that, you can set
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