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Bill ONeil

Member Since:
November 23rd 2001
140 Posts
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Focal length doubling
by Bill ONeil 8 years ago
Is there a workaround to the focal length doubling that occurs when attaching 35mm lenses to the Micro 4 3" mount Someone told me that the new NovoFlex adaptor moves the lens further from the camera a
Re: Focal length doubling
by Bill ONeil 8 years ago
I had never heard of the Micro 4 3 lens format until the AF-100 arrived. 35mm lenses have always been a standard and I have acquired a nice collection of Nikons over the years . I also own a Canon 17-
New Tutorials for Foundry's CameraTracker
by Bill ONeil 9 years ago
Hello AE users, As an addendum to my Foundry Camera Tracker review, I wanted to mention 4 new CameraTracker for AE tutorials on the Foundry website. These cover further integration with Trapcode Parti
7d video - shutter speed suggestion
by brian hoven 10 years ago
I'm new at the whole manual hddslr world but am shooting a behind the scenes video this week. I'm wondering how I should approach the shutter speed. It is at a photo shoot so lighting should be fine.
Re: 7d video - shutter speed suggestion
by Bill ONeil 10 years ago
With the Canon 7D, I have found that when shooting 30fps, 1 60 is the correct number to simulate proper film motion blur. Your aperature setting will be a slave to this shutter setting so if you want
Bill O' Neil's "Big Ten" questions...
by April Henderson 12 years ago
The Big Ten is such an awesome creation. Did he really use only AFX layers No Invigorator Pro or anything My main question is....how did he make such a realistic floor surface on that stage Next is th
Re: Bill O' Neil's "Big Ten" questions...
by Bill ONeil 12 years ago
April Henderson "parts of the stage look so curved. Are they really curved 3d objects or just an illusion of that " That's the hitch with AE 3D. There are no curved surfaces. It's all simulated from
16:9 playback
by Bill ONeil 12 years ago
How do I get my transcoded clips to playback in 16:9 I transcode them in my NLE at 640 x 480 squeezed and bring them into Encore. I can get the main menu to appear in 16 x 9 but for the life of me, I
Re: 16:9 playback
by Bill ONeil 12 years ago
I answered my own question by sifting through aspect ratio posts and found "ReStream", a free utility that changes the flag of the MPEG2 file. It worked great! This from Bob Cole: Mpeg movie footage c
Monitor Recommendation
by Bill ONeil 12 years ago
I just purchased the Brevis 35mm adaptor for my HVX200. Can anyone recommend a decent monitor that will flip the image and have enough resolution for critical focusing Thanks! Bill O'Neil http: chicag
Re: Monitor Recommendation
by Jeremy Garchow 12 years ago
Check out the 9" Panasonic monitor I think it's the 900A http: catalog2.panasonic.com webapp wcs stores servlet ModelDetail storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=68537&surfModel=BT-LH900A You can conve
COW Tutorials: After Effects Building a 3D World
by COW Articles 12 years ago
Building a 3D World in After EffectsWhen needing a photorealistic 3D world, After Effects isn't usually the first program that comes to mind. Typically a 3D modeling animation program is necessary to
Re: COW Tutorials: After Effects Building a 3D World
by Bill ONeil 12 years ago
Thanks, Roland! I can't remember all the time I put in on the various tasks but I think it was a couple of weeks altogether. I shot both year one and year 2 in one day on the green screen stage. We ha
P2 communication with a laptop PC
by Bill ONeil 13 years ago
Thanks for the advice. I shot some test footage but now I'm having trouble getting my new laptop (PC) to recognize the cards when I insert it into the slot or when I hook up a USB cable to the camera.
Re: P2 communication with a laptop PC
by Bill ONeil 13 years ago
Thanks, Gary. I was able to finally see the P2 card on both computers through the USB port when I held down the mode button for 2 seconds. Wow! Nobody else could come up with that simple solution. The
Shooting to P2 Cards
by Bill ONeil 13 years ago
I have had the HVX200 for about a year now but have never shot to the P2 cards until now. I
Re: Shooting to P2 Cards
by Bill ONeil 13 years ago
"Where did you hear this 720p is DVCPROHD at twice the bitrate as DVCPRO50." On page 92 of Barry W. Green's "A Guide to The Panasonic HVX200 Camera" there is chart that says shooting in DVCPRO50 will
vector paint as a mask
by jeserin 13 years ago
I need to create a "handwriting" effect, and I've done it before with vector paint - but I can't seem to do what I want to do. All the the letters are starting at once, rather than one after the other
Re: vector paint as a mask
by Bill ONeil 13 years ago
Ron Lindeboom "I have to tell you, Bill, that your Smithe Furniture ads are hilarious. Great work. For local commercials, these are some of the very finest I have ever seen. Right up there at the top
COW Tutorials: After Effects More Lighting and Shadows Tricks
by COW Articles 14 years ago
More Lighting and Shadows TricksIn part two of our Shadows, 2 part tutorial, Bill O'Neil continues with an explanation of an effect that he's constantly asked how it was done. He doesn't use 3D -- it'
Re: COW Tutorials: After Effects More Lighting and Shadows Tricks
by Bill ONeil 14 years ago
I have a sound effects library and a synthesizer to compose music and drums when needed. I think I used an "eerie wind" sound and a "whoosh" sound for this clip. I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial! Bil
Assembling spots from separate files.
by Bill ONeil 14 years ago
I
Re: Assembling spots from separate files.
by Bill ONeil 14 years ago
Great tip, Joe! Thanks David for the tutorial. I will use the playlist feature a bunch! Bill O'Neil www.chicagospots.com
"File not found" error
by Bill ONeil 14 years ago
I am attempting to open a project but it gives me an error, "File not found (File Error 16019)" and loads nothing. After Effects will allow the project to load even if the files are missing. Does Enco
Creative Suite 2 Slow and Sluggish
by Bill ONeil 15 years ago
I just installed Adobe's Creative Suite 2 (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design) on my WindowsXP machine (dual 900mhz processors with 1 gig of RAM). I'm finding the applications extremely sluggish. The p
Re: Creative Suite 2 Slow and Sluggish
by Bill ONeil 15 years ago
I updated my Matrox millennium video card and CS2 seems to be redrawing faster now. Apparently, this sluggish performance is pretty common when the video card is not configured properly with updated d
3D Camera Movement
by Mike Morris 15 years ago
I have been having some serious problems (I'm sure just because I am missing some obvious step or something), but I need help with the movement of my Camera through my 3D composition. Here's the setup
Re: 3D Camera Movement
by Bill ONeil 15 years ago
The Point of Interest can be your best friend if you know how to use it. In AE, you have to think of camera motion in terms of both camera position AND point of interest. With these two parameters alo
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