Bernhard Walzl: Activity About Images
Bernhard Walzl

Member Since:
June 11th 2011
60 Posts
Export isn't smooth
by Bernhard Walzl 2 months ago
Hello! I have footage that was shot on a Sony FS5 (HD, 29,97p). I then did the edit in Premiere and exported the whole lot as HD, 29,97p, H264. I have had the chance to get to see my film at a commerc
Re: Export isn't smooth
by Bernhard Walzl 2 months ago
Well, thats the issue. It is shot to be screened mostly on Youtube. However there will be two or three screenings on TV and cinema. What a dilemma :)
Thin white line on bottom of 1:2.39 video
by Bernhard Walzl 11 months ago
Hi! I am working on a short film shot for a 1:2.39 ratio. I am using 1920 x 803 pixel. I export to H264. However, after exporting there is a thin white line on the bottom of the screen when viewed in
Re: Thin white line on bottom of 1:2.39 video
by Ann Bens 11 months ago
Never use odd numbers: change sequence setting to 804. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS2 CS6 CC Adobe Community Professional
Animate a skeleton with the puppet tool
by Bernhard Walzl 1 year ago
Hi! I have to let a skeleton dance in after effects. Pretty easy deal I thought, I just go for the Puppet tool. I found a good skeleton like this one: https: vignette.wikia.nocookie.net yatalu images
Re: Animate a skeleton with the puppet tool
by Bernhard Walzl 1 year ago
Well, so there is an update to this story. I have tracked the hands and elbow etc of a real person dancing and linked them with the puppets of the skeleton. (Lasso from the puppet to the position of a
lines visible from illustrator
by Bernhard Walzl 1 year ago
Hi! I have drawn with the brush some lines, then rasterized and filled the areas with the fill tool. save as .AI and that I imported in After effects. This should be all good but when looking closer,
Re: lines visible from illustrator
by Richard Garabedain 1 year ago
Those are really thin..do they show up when on FULL A simple choker with a very low value should be a useable workaround. Another workaround would be copying the paths in illustrator and pasting them
Nikon D500 or Sony Alpha 7
by Bernhard Walzl 1 year ago
Hi! I will be shooting soon a short film and have the option between two cameras on which both I have never shot before: Nikon D500 or Sony Alpha 7 I was wondering what you guys think, which of those
Re: Nikon D500 or Sony Alpha 7
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
The Sony, no question whatsoever. Nikon's video features are an afterthought, while Sony has a solid codec, the option of Slog2 color, and choices of framerates.
Eraser feather isn't feathered nicely
by Bernhard Walzl 2 years ago
Hi ! This is what I want : and this is what I have : The feather around the eraser tool is pixelated. Would you know whats wrong here Thanks
Re: Eraser feather isn't feathered nicely
by Bernhard Walzl 2 years ago
Thanks for your answer. The problem i experienced at the time was not the selection tool but rather the eraser tool.
My Canon 50mm 1.4 just fell on the floor
by Bernhard Walzl 2 years ago
Hi! Something very silly just happened, my assistant dropped a Canon 50mm 1,4 lens on the floor. There are no visible cracks anywhere but when turning the focus ring, it does change the focus but it i
Re: My Canon 50mm 1.4 just fell on the floor
by Warren Eig 2 years ago
Yes. Contact Canon. My 50 mm 1.4 stopped focusing but not from a drop. I contacted support and they issued an RMA. I sent it in for service, I think it was something like $90 US, and within a week I g
How to take a group picture of 70 people
by Bernhard Walzl 2 years ago
Hi! I have already googled this topic and there are many hints and opinions out there so I was wondering if someone of you has some practical advice. I am meant to take a photograph of about 70 people
Re: How to take a group picture of 70 people
by Bernhard Walzl 2 years ago
The inbuilt flash has no effect. People are at least 5-6 metres away from the camera and we have a bright sunny day. There is no way the inbuilt flash will reach anywhere near the group unfortunately.
After Effects Courses/Workshop in LA, HI or NZ, AUS
by Bernhard Walzl 3 years ago
Hi there! Sorry this might be the wrong forum but i haven't found a better place where to ask this question. My work let me participate at some After Effects classes workshops and it is now up to me t
Shaky 5D MK III footage on 50mm (1.4)
by Bernhard Walzl 3 years ago
hi there, I was wondering about the settings of the 5D MK III when shooting handheld. I used the Canon 50mm lens (aperture 1.4). shaky footage not sure if the video is long enough to really judge it b
Re: Shaky 5D MK III footage on 50mm (1.4)
by Bernhard Walzl 3 years ago
The original file has 600 mb you can download it from here : https: www.wetransfer.com downloads 53a94add612d265f73b5962605e7645a20151113181309 74d61bea392c0b823ca1e0464004ef1820151113181309 7357f8 th
Grey outline Alpha Inverted Trackmatte
by Bernhard Walzl 3 years ago
Hi, I need to create a black video with transparent text. So only the characters from the text are transparent so the underneath video can bleed through the letters. For this I have an illustrator fil
Re: Grey outline Alpha Inverted Trackmatte
by Bernhard Walzl 3 years ago
well, that was the reason why i didn't see it at the beginning. i always had a light bachground which worked just fine. until yesterday when the background was dark and i clearly could see it :(
white border when using alpha matte
by Bernhard Walzl 3 years ago
hi! i have white text (an indesign file) on a black background solid. i duplicate the text layer and apply a luma matte on it so a background will be visible in the characters. this is the most top la
Re: white border when using alpha matte
by Bernhard Walzl 3 years ago
it's an indesign file. so the text is written with the text tool in indesign. i import the indesign file into after effects and hit the sun icon to continuously rasterize.
Lighting with bright background
by Bernhard Walzl 4 years ago
Hello! So I have a shooting outside in brightest daylight at noon. The subject will be under a tree in the shaddow. I want to keep the background so when I put a reflector on the subject to brighten h
Re: Lighting with bright background
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
John has the answer. I'd only add that there is a "reverse" way to look at the situation; instead of lighting the talent, dim the background down so it's closer to the level of the foreground, using a
Assign tracking area for Warp Stabilizer?
by Bernhard Walzl 4 years ago
Hello! I was playing a bit around with the warp stabilizer and sometimes it is just not exactly doing what I want it to do. For example when i have a handheld shot of a crowd of people in a room and t
Re: Assign tracking area for Warp Stabilizer?
by Morten Ranmar 4 years ago
For these kind of tasks, I find that setting the stabilizer to only scale, position, rotete, gives a better result. - No Parking Production - Adobe CC2014, 3 x MacPro, 3 x MbP, Ethernet File Server w.
Dynamics: Limiter is on -3dB on Premiere CS6
by Bernhard Walzl 4 years ago
Hi! I have a long audio file and can't go thorugh it manually to adjuste the peaks, so I want to put a compressor on it, and limit it off to -0.1 dBFS. So when I do so, the limiter is set on: Threshho
Re: Dynamics: Limiter is on -3dB on Premiere CS6
by Bernhard Walzl 4 years ago
i just found out it is a bug: https: forums.adobe.com thread 1144304
NX3 Questions
by Rick White 5 years ago
I have had the camera for a couple of months now. First issue. I removed a card after filming. I put it back in to view the clips. I could see the clips but there was no audio. Yes volume was turned u
Re: NX3 Questions
by Bernhard Walzl 4 years ago
I am not sure if you have found the answer for your questions already, but the problem with Premiere is not a problem but a feature: Spanned clips will appear merged under the same clip name. I don't
Sony HXR-NX3 behaving not normal
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Hello world, I bought a brand new Sony HXR-NX3 and recorded a few interviews with it without a problem. But just then, I came across the following: After a few seconds the sound keeps looping! I have
Re: Sony HXR-NX3 behaving not normal
by Bernhard Walzl 4 years ago
Hi! I've found another example. This time, I can play the file fine in VLC (and on the camera). Whereas when I want to play the file in the Adobe Premiere media browser, the sound is doing literally w
NXCAM workflow on Adobe Premiere CS6 on a Mac?
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Hello ! I am about to receive soon a NX3 and I would like to ask for the best workflow with footage off this camera, editing with Premiere Pro CS6 running on a mac. Unfortunately the official workflow
Re: NXCAM workflow on Adobe Premiere CS6 on a Mac?
by Bernhard Walzl 4 years ago
Hi Ian, and the rest of the creativecow world! So I have a project to complete which was shot on several days and with different cameras. In between the shooting days I transferred the footage on my h
professional video store based in europe
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Hello world! I am about to place a big order for a camcorder, lights (dedo), audio, pelican cases, and some other random items. I am looking for an online shop like bhphotovideo but who is based in eu
50Hz flicker under fluorescent lighting
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Hello, I am in (some sort of) France where they use an electricity frequency of 50 Hz. My camera is set to a shutter speed of 50, but I still get flicker-effects. I tried all different shutter speeds
NXCAM vs XDCAM
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Hello! I am about to purchase a new camera and I am just discovering this entire NXCAM world. I was using until recently an EX1 and was a happy bunny with the XDCAM workflow, MAC compatibility and usa
Re: NXCAM vs XDCAM
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Thanks for your replies! This is great information. However, I need to purchase for work a camera rather soon, so waiting a year is no option unfortunately. If NXCAM doesn't do it, which format would
Create Proxy files to edit
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Hello! I have to edit about 3 TB of footage which is recorded in AVCHD into .MTS files. I can not convert all files into prores to edit them as I have not enough disk space and it would take too long
Re: Create Proxy files to edit
by Bernhard Walzl 5 years ago
Hi there! I installed a quicktime plugin to make .mst work unfer FCP. Luckily it is just an assembly of (many, many) files and not an actual edit. So now I want to export the films (each has a runtime
Face replace of old paintings
by Bernhard Walzl 6 years ago
Hello! I am replacing some faces over old paintings and I was wondering if someone would know how I can make this look more real. The colours look quite right just the original painting looks rougher
Re: Face replace of old paintings
by Bill Stephan 6 years ago
Alien Skin has some "fine art" Photoshop plug-ins that might be helpful. Also you might want to experiment with adding some texture to the replaced face, which suffers from looking too good compared t
Charging batteries in a car for Sony EX3
by Bernhard Walzl 7 years ago
Hi there! I will be shooting a little doco in a couple of weeks and I am researching how I could charge my batteries. I will be out in the field for several days and the only power source I have os th
Re: Charging batteries in a car for Sony EX3
by Clint Fleckenstein 7 years ago
I charge my still camera stuff and power my netbook using a cheap inverter. Lower current ones plug into your 12v accy lighter and deliver plenty to drive a battery charger. Using an EX3 I did a long
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