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Bill Clotz

Member Since:
March 1st 2003
250 Posts
100 posts
Automate insertion of a transition clip between other clips?
by Bill Clotz 7 years ago
I am making a compilation of several hundred clips, and between each one, I have another clip that I will use to transition between them. Basically, I will have all of my regular clips on Track1, back
Re: Automate insertion of a transition clip between other clips?
by Bill Clotz 7 years ago
Awesome! This is going to save me a ton of time. Thanks for your help!
how to seek through footage faster?
by Bill Clotz 8 years ago
Holding shift+right goes through my footage pretty slowly (painfully slow if I have several hours of footage that I'm trying to look through. The other option that I know of is using my mouse to drag
Re: how to seek through footage faster?
by Bill Clotz 8 years ago
JKL and the shuttle control both dont go very fast. They seem to go at most, maybe about 4x normal speed.
need to insert something between each clip
by Bill Clotz 9 years ago
I'm sure this probably requires a script, but if someone could give me some pointers about what I need to do, I might be able to write it myself (if there isn't already something like this available).
Re: need to insert something between each clip
by Bill Clotz 9 years ago
Alright, thanks for the help everyone!
Simple problem - moving clips across the timeline
by Bill Clotz 10 years ago
I've got a really basic problem here. It's something that has literally been bugging me for years, because it can often cause me to waste minutes of time doing something that I feel should be possible
Re: Simple problem - moving clips across the timeline
by Bill Clotz 10 years ago
Thanks for the quick answer. I noticed it was possible to highlight tracks, but as more than one can be highlighted at a time, I never really noticed a pattern as to where something gets pasted to. I'
expanding ring of circles
by Bill Clotz 11 years ago
I want to have a bunch of circles arranged on the screen in the shape of a circle, evenly distributed, and I need for them to be able to move inward and outward from the center (all at the same time).
Re: expanding ring of circles
by Bill Clotz 11 years ago
This sort of works, but what would be the best way of animating the path I'm having a lot of difficulty with that aspect of it, as masks don't have their position values as readily accessible as say,
dragging video to a different track.
by Bill Clotz 11 years ago
Alright, here is something that has bugged me for a long time, and I haven't figured out a solution to it. Imagine this situation: I have some video laid out one one track, and underneath it is the li
Re: dragging video to a different track.
by Edward Troxel 11 years ago
Click the video, CTRL-click the audio, now drag them both wherever you want them.Edward Troxel
How does this guy do it? Insanity.
by David Ghast 11 years ago
http: www.danielswan.co.uk Im looking closely at his videos, and I cant make sense of what he's doing much less what program is capable of doing it. Its like he has some vast library of rotoscoped gra
Re: How does this guy do it? Insanity.
by Bill Clotz 11 years ago
It looks like he's just using a color key effect on clips that have a uniformly colored sky or ground or whatever.
Cool particle patterns
by Bill Clotz 11 years ago
There is a PC game from Japan called Touhou, which is known for the beautiful patterns of bullets that enemies shoot at you. You can see an example here: http: www.youtube.com watch v=w5_yNPgQGUU&fmt=
Re: Cool particle patterns
by Bill Clotz 11 years ago
What about something like those star patterns around 1:09 I can't really think of any way of pulling something like that off.
Lagarith - Cineform - Uncompressed - WMV tests
by David Timar 12 years ago
Hello everybody! During the last months I did many tests for conversion cross-conversion reasons, and I thought I would share all my facts with those looking for such information. The original sources
Re: Lagarith - Cineform - Uncompressed - WMV tests
by Bill Clotz 12 years ago
If there is even a 0.01% difference in Lagarith - Lagarith or uncompressed - Lagarith, then there must be some sort of bug in whatever software you are using for the conversion or the measurement :p L
Production Premium CS3 Low Price?
by rockandrollvirus 12 years ago
Hey all! I'm getting ready to purchase the Production Premium bundle and was wondering if anyone knows where I can get it for the lowest price from a well known and trustworthy site. I will need the f
Re: Production Premium CS3 Low Price?
by Bill Clotz 12 years ago
According to this site: http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 487942-REG Adobe_19600057_Upsell_to_Production_Premium.html It means if you already own one of the single cs3 apps, you can upgrade to the
HuffYUV rainbow noise
by stefan rochfort 12 years ago
Help! I've been using your HuffYUV codec (ver 2.1.1) for intermediate workflow avis and have come across a problem with horizontal rainbow type noise that appears in random frames when rendering foota
Re: HuffYUV rainbow noise
by Bill Clotz 12 years ago
I personally use Lagarith for all of my work these days. As long as your computer is even decently fast, the speed difference shouldn't be much of an issue at all. I'm running a 3 year old 2.26ghz pen
thinking of upgrading to a quadro graphic card
by Trey Eckles 12 years ago
I am currently using a Geforce 7600GS 256mb dual DVI in my PC. I just got Production premium cs3. I was looking at upgrading to a quadro 1500 Would there be a big difference in performance in AECS3 I
Re: thinking of upgrading to a quadro graphic card
by Bill Clotz 12 years ago
I just bought an Intel Q6600 processor yesterday. It's pretty much the same processor as yours, except it has 4 cores instead of 2. If you have nucleo pro and enough ram (4gb at least) you might be ab
Precompose - Leave all attributes?
by Bill Clotz 13 years ago
What is the purpose of the precompose option to leave all attributes in the current composition, as opposed to moving them into the new composition I've been using After Effects for quite a while now,
Re: Precompose - Leave all attributes?
by Steve Roberts 13 years ago
Ah, yes. I guess I haven't pushed it to that point yet. Thanks, Steve
Disable realtime editing?
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Is there a way to disable realtime editing in Premiere Pro Things always worked great in Premiere 6.5 because premiere would render stuff, but Pro always tries to play in realtime... but... its kinda
Re: Disable realtime editing?
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
No, premiere pro tries to simply play it without rendering if I hit enter. At least thats the case if I just have 1 video layer with simple or no effects.
matching cuts to beat of song...
by preditor ron 14 years ago
we're cutting a show open, and the music was produced for it. i want to go with the beats of music as cut points. i work in fcp, and ae v7... what's the best way to do this thanks!
Re: matching cuts to beat of song...
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
If you are working in FCP, it would probably be far easier to cut it to the audio there, wouldn't it
2005 AE7 hopes fading...
by GavinVVI 14 years ago
My hopes are fading for a fourth quarter 2005 release of AE7. Anybody care to share anything with me and other people anxiously awaiting it's release I can find nothing anywhere on the web, except for
Re: 2005 AE7 hopes fading...
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
I am thinking we will probably hear something either this month or in January. It's just not like Adobe to let their products be shown off too far in advance, and a new version is has been due for som
Using expression to distribute layers along a path
by John Dickinson 14 years ago
Hey guys, I'm looking for an expression that will enable me to distribute layers (in this case small circles) along a path mask. I know how to use value_at_time and Position to have layers follow each
Re: Using expression to distribute layers along a path
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Some of the project files on this site might be of some help: http: www.mizutama.com aetips_ex_library.html I tried looking at them a while back to see how they work, and it was totally over my head t
Centering the Anchor Point for text layers
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Whenever I create a new text layer, for some reason After Effects decides that its not a good idea to put the anchor point right in the center! So if I decide to do anything like rotate the text layer
Re: Centering the Anchor Point for text layers
by Steve Roberts 14 years ago
There's a baseline shift control in the text control (bottom left). If you set it to whatever it takes to center the anchor point vertically, all subsequent text will be offset by that amount. Doesn't
How to make this project easier?
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
I downloaded the Vegas 6 trial to see if it would be good for this project I am putting together, after being sorely disappointed with Premiere Pro. I tried it once before, back when it was in 4.0, an
Re: How to make this project easier?
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Thanks! This will be very helpful.
need draft quality visually, but best quality accurate positioning
by Colin James 14 years ago
Hey all, I'm doing some "pixel" animations at broadcast res, to make some stuff look like fake video atari games. Anyway, all my elements look great, and just the way i want in AE when all of the laye
Re: need draft quality visually, but best quality accurate positioning
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Not sure if it would work or not, but you could try rendering out your source files (without motion) in draft quality, then apply your motion to these with best quality. Or you could also try the mosa
Particular Blood Splatter
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
I'm using particular to make some cartoony blood explode out of a shotgun wound, and its looking pretty good so far. I need to make the blood splat on the floor though. I set up an invisible 3d plane
Re: Particular Blood Splatter
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Setting the size down made it look alright. It made the blood spray too fine like a spray of water though, but I think I managed to pull it off pretty well using 2 emitters--one for thick sticky blood
Making grass with particular, and 3d tracking
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
I've got 2 questions about Trapcode particular. First of all, is it possible to create tall grass with it, like you would see out in a field Having the grass gently blowing in the wind would be nice t
Re: Making grass with particular, and 3d tracking
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Hmmm... I'm having some trouble getting this to work when applied to my own layers. Here's what I'm doing, maybe you can spot some step I'm missing or something. 1. I open up your project and select t
ace exam
by peterock 14 years ago
can anyone tell me some things about the after effects exam Its just on the paper I heard. What is asked about expressions or particle effect for example Are there more informations in the web than on
Re: ace exam
by Bill Clotz 14 years ago
Where can you take this exam, and does it cost any money Also, what level of expertise would one need to have with After Effects in order to successfully pass it Does it ask stupid questions like what
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