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Blaise Douros

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How to match color to a color that is dynamically changing in After Effects?
by patrick beck 2 days ago
Hello, I have a fire effect (saber from VC). I am trying to tint the surrounding area to match the color of the burn flicker effect Is there a way to select a point on the screen to continuously match
Re: How to match color to a color that is dynamically changing in After Effects?
by Blaise Douros 16 hours ago
Parent the color of whatever effect you're using to tint the area to the color of the blade in Saber. That will make sure the color always matches, even if you're changing the color of the blade.
Canon DSLR clean HDMI Out for Livestream?
by Michael Kellam 2 weeks ago
I'm trying to use a Canon 800D T7i to livestream video through the HDMI output. I'm having difficulty because the DSLR does not easily output a clean feed through the HDMI. It generally overlays the m
Re: Canon DSLR clean HDMI Out for Livestream?
by Blaise Douros 5 days ago
Most DSLRs at the low end, like the T7i, don't really output 1080p video fromt heir HDMI port. In fact, Canon themselves have a list of DSLRs that have a true clean output, and the T7i is not on it. h
3 user NAS w/ multiple streams of 2k
by David Davidson 5 days ago
Hi there all Looking for a 100-120TB usable RAID6 10G based NAS for 4 users, all editing 8 full res (not proxy) streams of 2k (4:3) 23.98 ProRes 422 HQ w stereo 24bit audio. These will connect to Imac
Re: 3 user NAS w/ multiple streams of 2k
by Blaise Douros 5 days ago
I have a 48TB QNAP TVS871T with three seats editing a mix of 1080p (100mbps) and 4K (400mbps) content; it handles things no problem. Even a 1G connection does pretty well with just 1080P. I've never t
Colour matching C300 mk i with Canon C100 mkii
by Hugh Hill 1 week ago
I am trying to Colour match the Canon C300 mk i with the C100 mkii. So far without much luck, these cameras are so similar and yet so different, especially in the colour profile Does anyone know how I
Re: Colour matching C300 mk i with Canon C100 mkii
by Blaise Douros 1 week ago
Are you using Premiere It has an auto-match color feature in Lumetri Color. Otherwise, you're going to need to hook them up to a waveform vectorscope, and start fiddling with the settings.
adobe premiere export multi format
by nick hartcher 2 weeks ago
hey team, I am currently have multiple projects and sequences in premiere that I need to export so that I can send to various people so that they can edit in thier own programs such as Final Cut Pro w
Re: adobe premiere export multi format
by Blaise Douros 2 weeks ago
Maximum quality and file portability are mutually exclusive. Use ProRes or DNxHD at the native resolution for a visually lossless transfer, but don't expect it to be small.
Rendering a 1080p Composition down to lower resolution wrecks quality
by Dakota Geng 2 weeks ago
Hey all! I've lost all hope finding an answer from hours of Googling, so I've turned making own post to hopefully finally resolve this. So I have a project that I work in 1920x1080 by default but for
Re: Rendering a 1080p Composition down to lower resolution wrecks quality
by Blaise Douros 2 weeks ago
A couple of things spring to mind. Have you tried switching renderers to Software In Premiere, at least, I often find that text anti-aliasing is better with the Software renderer than the OpenCL or Me
Wand trail effect
by Matthew Boehm 4 weeks ago
I am trying to make a trail effect for someone who is drawing In air(similar to the disney ID). I am fairly new to after effects so I watched a tutorial online. This is the only video I could find for
Re: Wand trail effect
by Blaise Douros 4 weeks ago
(Sigh) watching tutorials from 14-year-olds is always going to be a recipe for frustration. I would bet that you've made the typical rookie mistake of not knowing what to attach your track point to. I
AUDIO PROBLEM! High Pitched Whining Noise in Background
by Colin Slater 1 month ago
I'm using adobe premiere pro to edit and after shooting I've noticed my audio has a high pitched background sound to it which wasn't there when filming. I couldn't hear this when recording and I was u
Re: AUDIO PROBLEM! High Pitched Whining Noise in Background
by Blaise Douros 1 month ago
That's nasty. I only heard one of the upper harmonics. Premiere's DeHummer effect might do the trick better, since it is able to handle multiple harmonics. It's still not as good as clean audio, but i
"Pull to center" radial blur?
by David Gruwier 1 month ago
I remember seeing a post asking about the same thing a long while ago, but that was several years ago, and I'm hoping there might be news on this front. Does anyone know of a "pull towards center" ver
Re: "Pull to center" radial blur?
by Blaise Douros 1 month ago
CC Light Rays does exactly this. You'll just need to play with it a bit to get the rays going the right direction. If you set the shape to Square, you can choose the direction of the light. This might
How do you maintain consistent stroke width on rotating 3D shape layer?
by Kevin Foster 2 months ago
Like the object rotating over the hand in the attached.
Re: How do you maintain consistent stroke width on rotating 3D shape layer?
by Blaise Douros 2 months ago
You can't. You need a real 3D model in a real 3D app to do this--and AE is only 2.5D: 2D planes in 3D space.
Colour Issues with Sony PWX X70
by Margaret Lomas 2 months ago
This is a weird problem and I have spent 4 hours today with no success. I am filming on a well lit green screen. I sit in front of the camera and we do the white balance and get what looks like the pe
Re: Colour Issues with Sony PWX X70
by Blaise Douros 2 months ago
I'm thinking mainly about Auto Gain Control--that's the one that can be really insidious. Or even setting the AGC limit to +0dB
How to avoid juddering in the rolling text in credits
by Bernhard Walzl 2 months ago
Hello! After intensive research about this, I have still no idea how to solve this very common problem: My credits is a composition with the dimension of 1920x10000 with all the text and logos. In ano
Re: How to avoid juddering in the rolling text in credits
by Blaise Douros 2 months ago
This is a really over-complicated solution. Just set two keyframes, and mess with the timing to get the roll length and speed. Then turn motion blur on.
Google Earth Studio - make a 2D-element follow along
by Simon Anderson 3 months ago
I am trying to integrate 2D-elements to my composition in order to show some areas of interest. These areas have first been key'd out in AE (by importing KML-files into GES and activating them as over
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Re: Google Earth Studio - make a 2D-element follow along
by Blaise Douros 2 months ago
Mocha would probably be your best tool to deal with this. A planar track would be ideal to match the surface, and wouldn't require you to key out the objects--once you have the planar track, you can i
Mask from effects in AE
by Marie-Christine Laniel 3 months ago
Hey everyone! I was wondering if there is a way to create a mask from an effects; let me explain. I am currently using liquify on footage, and I want to isolate the part of the footage that has liquif
Re: Mask from effects in AE
by Blaise Douros 3 months ago
A Difference Matte would probably get you the results you want. Original copy of the footage on the bottom layer, liquified version on upper layer, Difference Matte applied to the upper layer. Make su
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Animating thousands of dots around one anchor point | After Effects
by James Dolley 3 months ago
Hi all, I'm looking to animate thousands of dots around the one anchor point. Basically, the circle on the left would be my starting point, and I want to almost make it 'breathe', with the dots moving
Re: Animating thousands of dots around one anchor point | After Effects
by Blaise Douros 3 months ago
And even simpler than using the Polar Coordinates step--the Audio Spectrum effect allows you to orient the audio samples along a mask path, so if you just draw a circular mask, duplicate it on each in
Creating video for 16k screen
by Philip John 3 months ago
Hi, I've been given the task of creating stills and videos for a screen that has the dimensions of 16640 x 1800 so I've been doing a lot of research and some testing recently and while I'm happy with
Re: Creating video for 16k screen
by Blaise Douros 3 months ago
Hey Phil - in a nutshell, yeah, that's how anamorphic works. It's not "real" resolution, in the sense that the more desqueezing you do, you will get slightly softer results. Your project resolution re
FS5 Blown-Out Whites | How Did I Get It So Wrong? (Is the FS5 internal 4k just crap?)
by Brett Turner 3 months ago
Hello everyone - I have to hold my hands up and admit I screwed up quite badly on a shoot recently and would prefer not to repeat again! The issue I have is dark skin and white, reflective clothing in
Re: FS5 Blown-Out Whites | How Did I Get It So Wrong? (Is the FS5 internal 4k just crap?)
by Blaise Douros 3 months ago
Slog profiles will change the way you think about shooting--they are designed to take advantage of the full dynamic range of a sensor. In high-contrast situations, they will save your bacon *if* you t
Will upgrading an underpowered machine' RAM improve performance while grading?
by Christian Jensen 3 months ago
Hi, My question is as stated in the subject. I have a waay underpowered laptop editing canon c200 footage (mp4 4K) at work. The performance is generally okay as I'm editing with proxies, but as soon a
Re: Will upgrading an underpowered machine' RAM improve performance while grading?
by Blaise Douros 3 months ago
More RAM will never, ever hurt your system. Premiere's Lumetri Color is also hardware-accelerated, so a good graphics card will really help, too.
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Anyone seen this issue before
by Michael Smollin 4 months ago
Hi I am shooting cannon Mark 11 with a 1 4 pro mist filter and my images look like this: Any suggestions or setting I can use to fix this issue. Thanks!
Re: Anyone seen this issue before
by Blaise Douros 4 months ago
It's not the filter. The problem is that you are shooting light that is highly saturated, and it's maxing out the values available in the codec. It's the equivalent of a bright sky clipping to white,
Getting the right visuals for a client
by Robin Fearon 4 months ago
I've been shooting with a client on a corporate video job and we had some time in a lab equipped with UV lights. The lighting was particularly gloomy. I shot on a Sony NEX VG30 cam (APS-C) in 25p. Iri
Re: Getting the right visuals for a client
by Blaise Douros 4 months ago
We could help you better if we could see what your footage actually looks like. One thing that can really enhance fluorescence (which is what you're actually trying to shoot) is using a yellow filter
Tracking tips on MOCHA
by Rafael Braz 4 months ago
Hello. I don't really use mocha in my usual workflow, thus I'm not really familiar with its functionalities, which are many. Not to mention the interface changes. Even so I'm able to solve the problem
Re: Tracking tips on MOCHA
by Rafael Braz 4 months ago
Thanks. You were absolutely right.
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embed timecode into still using export frame function?!
by Susan Dempster 4 months ago
Desperately need to embed source timecode into a still image (jpeg or tiff) using the export frame function. It's not enough to have the source timecode in the file name, I need timecode embedded into
Re: embed timecode into still using export frame function?!
by Blaise Douros 4 months ago
Premiere can't do that, so you won't be able to do this without going through the extra step of using a secondary EXIF editing tool. Have you thought of just using the Timecode effect on the timeline,
tamron sp 24-70mm f/2.8 di vc usd g2 | Compatible w/ C300 Mark II autofocus
by Todd Hart 5 months ago
I just purchased the lens and the focus menu is greyed out. I thought all auto focus lens were compatible with c300 mark ii but each to a different degree. Is this totally incompatible
Re: tamron sp 24-70mm f/2.8 di vc usd g2 | Compatible w/ C300 Mark II autofocus
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Canon will tell you that only 1st party lenses will be fully supported by their camera bodies. If 3rd party manufacturers fail to get their lenses compatible, that's on the 3rd party, not Canon--they
Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Adam Leonard 5 months ago
Reposted from the Studio Design forum because that one seemed a little quiet, and I need an answer soonish. So I'm working at a mid-sized university putting together a lightboard studio. It's mostly d
Re: Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Leave it to this forum to invent solutions this crazy Adam, is it possible to get your camera farther back away from your subject You may be able to solve this with simple light physics: move the came
Tokina 11-16 f2.8 vs. Samyang 14mm t3.1 cine
by Dominic Reagan 5 months ago
I'm trying to decide between the Samyang 14mm and the Tokina 11-16mm. I'm looking at these lenses because I need a very wide angle budget option with a wide aperture (and Canon's wides aren't exactly
Re: Tokina 11-16 f2.8 vs. Samyang 14mm t3.1 cine
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Warren's right--if you can, go someplace and test them out, or rent them, if you're super worried about it. Distortion and vignetting come with the territory with ultrawides--it's part of the charm. I
Blend 2 Separate Panning Shots Together So It Looks Like No Cut
by Rory Keenan 5 months ago
I'm going to start a commercial project soon. The director has a concept of no visible cuts. Everything transitions when the camera pans. The idea is that a person will speak on camera, then the camer
Re: Blend 2 Separate Panning Shots Together So It Looks Like No Cut
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Just make sure the whip pan that they do on set is really fast so it introduces lots of motion blur, then crossfade on the blurry portion. Red Giant also has a Whip Pan transition effect in one of the
Multiple external monitors on FS7
by Filippo Mira 5 months ago
Hi guys, is it possible to connect two external monitors on the FS7 at the same time Like one in the HDMI output and one in the SDI Thank you very much! Filippo
Re: Multiple external monitors on FS7
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Yes, I believe so, though I've never found it necessary; this allows you to output signal to both an external recorder and a director monitor. Just to be safe, in case you got to set and it wasn't wor
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Webcam problems
by Neil Orman 6 months ago
I'm not sure why, but video quality from this fairly new Logitech c922 webcam doesn't looks grainy and unclear. A link to sample video is https: vimeo.com 331848730, with password: webcam, using first
Re: Webcam problems
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
I have one other suggestion; if you have an existing decent video camera, you could pursue one of the solutions listed here: https: filmora.wondershare.com webcam-recording use-dslr-camera-as-webcam.h
How do you get a serial number from an SD Card?
by Chris Dukes 5 months ago
Hi, I am trying to make an inventory of SD cards and I want to include the serial number. It seems like you can only do this on a PC and even then Linux is involved. Any ideas about how to do this on
Re: How do you get a serial number from an SD Card?
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Just buy a labelmaker and label them: 001, 002, 003... I don't think a serial will help you even in the event of theft--the cops would laugh at you if you tried to get them to recover an SD card! Just
Weird Distortion on 8K clips
by Matthew Whitney 6 months ago
Hello everybody! I've been working on an 8K editing project in premiere for a few months now and recently started seeing some weird distortion on my footage. I've attached a photo. One colleague I spo
Re: Weird Distortion on 8K clips
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
Try switching to Software Only rendering--sometimes the video card gets a little screwy.
Successfully Achieving an "Evenly Dim/Evenly Dark/Evenly Moody" Look
by Logan McIntyre 6 months ago
Hi everyone. I'll be shooting a short film this summer that'll require several scenes with a more or less "evenly" dim lowlight look indoors. Scenes that look like moonlight or dusk interiors, but the
Re: Successfully Achieving an "Evenly Dim/Evenly Dark/Evenly Moody" Look
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
But...just because an exposure is dark won't make it automatically noisy. It will only become noisy if you went too far, and you're trying to brighten it back up in post. I wasn't suggesting underexpo
Canon C300 MkII and external monitor via HDMI
by Nels McLaughlin 6 months ago
Hey everyone - I have a new (purchased in December 2018) Canon C300 Mark II cinema camera, and I am trying to connect it to an external monitor - in this case, a Vizio TV AND a SmallHD monitor. I have
Re: Canon C300 MkII and external monitor via HDMI
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
Nah, 59.94 = 60hz for all practical purposes on consumer equipment. Interesting problem. I don't have any other useful suggestions other than to maybe try other combinations of cameras with the TV, or
The 5 C’s of cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli
by Chris Oben 6 months ago
On the cover of the 5 C s of cinematography it says, One of the three most important books on cinematic techn ique ever published -- American Cinematographer " What are the other two Thoughts C. Chris
Re: The 5 C’s of cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
https: theasc.com contact :)
Wildlife Filmmaking Camera Questions
by Patrick Negwer 6 months ago
Hello everyone! First time poster! I've been a photographer and videographer for over 10 years now. My hobby is to travel around the world to nature reserves and watching animals. To do so I camp, wal
Re: Wildlife Filmmaking Camera Questions
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
The Sony RX series are great--I use the RX10 II for a B camera, and it is good enough for any amateur. I haven't used the IV, but I'm sure it's nothing but an improvement on a great little camera! How
Advice on shooting light trails with a Sony PXW Z150
by Anna Little 6 months ago
Hello I've been asked to shoot light trails with my Sony PXW Z150. I've found loads of info online for shooting light trails with DSLRs, but nothing with my video camera. Can anyone tell me how I can
Re: Advice on shooting light trails with a Sony PXW Z150
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
YouTube or Vimeo Don't go to any trouble, I was just curious :)
Does Anamorphic 1.33 Lens Result in LOSS of Resolution and Blocky Images
by Steve Crow 6 months ago
I have been having some trouble with image quality (blockyness) using a 1.33x anamorphic lens. It happens to be concerning still images shot on my iPhone using the Moondog Labs anamorphic lens (I assu
Re: Does Anamorphic 1.33 Lens Result in LOSS of Resolution and Blocky Images
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
When you "desqueeze" the image, the machine takes the original readout and stretches the pixels horizontally. This obviously gets mapped to the pixels on your monitor, but that's how the computer "thi
Construction Safety - Compliance Video
by Andrew Tucker 6 months ago
Good Afternoon, I am the video specialist for a Construction company and have been asked to create a field employee orientation "video." Our copyrighter and myself took their powerpoint presentation a
Re: Construction Safety - Compliance Video
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
Expressions are mostly good for making things move in reaction to other things. But when it comes to building a text-heavy template, there's no substitute for good old-fashioned rolling up your sleeve
Video looks grainy/compressed?
by Ritz Ho 7 months ago
My videos have come up so much more grainy than usual all of a sudden with this rainbow tinge and I can't figure out why. My camera only recently started doing this but I've tried changing up a lot of
Re: Video looks grainy/compressed?
by Blaise Douros 7 months ago
Looks like garden-variety moire to me.
Looking for ideas how to make an idea possible...
by Erik Davis 7 months ago
Hi. I have a DJI Mavic Air. I would like to fly 15 1km flights in succession and try to stitch them together using either a special software or editing technique to give the illusion of one continuous
Re: Looking for ideas how to make an idea possible...
by Blaise Douros 7 months ago
Apply for a waiver from the FAA for Section 107.25 Operation from a Moving Vehicle or Aircraft. If you can prove you can do this safely, and get the FAA to sign off on your waiver, just follow the dro
Vintage SLR lens on m4/3 dslr
by Peter Robertson 7 months ago
Hi There are many bargain vintage lenses on ebay and I have found a Tokina with "M MD" mount. Is this simply the Minolta MD mount. The prefix M is confusing me since there are many MD to M4 3 adapters
Re: Vintage SLR lens on m4/3 dslr
by Blaise Douros 7 months ago
Actually, vintage stills lenses work great for video--many of them are great quality, they're available for low prices, and they can be modded so that the aperture changes smoothly. The focus breathin
FS7 Footage @120fps
by jamie mcgee 8 months ago
Hi, I have been given a load of footage to prepare for an edit. Director wants it as slo as possible. XAVC Intra HD Looks like FS7 capture FPS at 120 fps HD Record Frame Rate at 50fps Shutter angle 36
Re: FS7 Footage @120fps
by Blaise Douros 8 months ago
Exactly. The shutter setting of 1 120 @120 fps means that the amount of motion blur on each frame is what would be appropriate for a shot that was captured at 60 fps. The shutter should have been at 1
One point color for canon C100?
by Sebastian Santana 8 months ago
Hey guys! Any idea how to select one color in camera on Canon C100 mkii I m shooting live and need the picture from the camera to be black and white with only green visible as color. Panasonic has the
Re: One point color for canon C100?
by Blaise Douros 8 months ago
I've never heard of any camera including this feature, ever! A little more context might be helpful. When you say "live" do you mean "broadcast," or do you just mean you want to get it in-camera
Recording PowerPoint and speaker as inexpensively as possible
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
I got a request to shoot and edit speakers who are using PowerPoint. It is for internal use, so quality has to be adequate, not broadcast. My first reaction was labor-intensive: Shoot the speaker and
Re: Recording PowerPoint and speaker as inexpensively as possible
by Mark Suszko 8 months ago
This stuff has been my bread and butter for years. I've done it every way that it can be done, probably. The current workflow I use, when it's long-format, multi-hour stuff we need done cheap, is: A K
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Problem 'scaling (subtitles) to frame size' in version 13.0.2
by Neil Orman 8 months ago
I'm trying to add subtitles to my PPro sequence in Version 13.0.2, so I can burn them in to the exported video. But I'm having a problem I've never encountered before. In the past, I've created my sub
Re: Problem 'scaling (subtitles) to frame size' in version 13.0.2
by Blaise Douros 8 months ago
According to your second image, your captions are already at 1920x1080. Are you just trying to increase the text size If so, you can do that in the Caption panel: select all your captions from top to
How to get consistent lighting/color over jump cuts?
by Kevin Hickey 8 months ago
New to the forums here and just invested in starting to build home office studio and started a new channel for my wife. I started filming with the Canon M50 for my wife's new Youtube series but when e
Re: How to get consistent lighting/color over jump cuts?
by Blaise Douros 8 months ago
You'd be amazed at how quickly natural light can shift--when you're shooting outdoors, the sun goes behind a tree or cloud, and boom, two full stops of exposure change. Since it's not your only source
Fast movement issue Panasonic Lumix GX85
by Aleksandar Ljubomirovic 8 months ago
Hi there. I have one question about Panasonic Lumix gx80. If anyone can check the video below and answer to my question I would be grateful. This was recorded with Panasonic Lumix GX80. As you can see
Re: Fast movement issue Panasonic Lumix GX85
by Blaise Douros 8 months ago
Mike Smith "You don't mention whether you are using progressive scan or interlaced video (at 24fps). Interlaced will allow you to push your pan a little faster before this kind of effect shows up - t
NAS for Home Business Editing, 3 Macs
by Aj Jasche 9 months ago
I've been reading the forums for years for advice but this is my first post. My brother and I run a video business out of our house using two Macs and a MacBook running Adobe CC. Typically we have had
Re: NAS for Home Business Editing, 3 Macs
by Blaise Douros 9 months ago
Echoing Bob; you can get into an incredibly well-performing QNAP system for a couple thousand bucks that has terabytes and terabytes of space. If you consider the NAS system your "online" drive, and u
Particle Sprite Z-depth pop
by Eric Barker 9 months ago
For my work, I do a lot of cloud simulations using particle sprites. I've used Particular for about 10 years, and demo'd Superluminal Stardust. One glitch that ALWAYS drives me crazy is that when spri
Re: Particle Sprite Z-depth pop
by Eric Barker 9 months ago
Definitely agree with your last point there. Still don't think multi-layer instances is an option for my particular cases, considering I often swing around the systems, particles need to be able to ov
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What's the Easiest way to create the lightsaber effect?
by Sa Dilshan 9 months ago
Hi, I want to create a lightsaber effect (one person, tripod shot) . I have a toy saber (without lights.) Problem is I want to create 2-3 minutes videos every week. (dont want to be professional at al
Re: What's the Easiest way to create the lightsaber effect?
by Blaise Douros 9 months ago
Make a really visible track point at both the tip and the hilt of your lightsaber. Use the Point Tracker to track each of these points. And then download this plugin: https: www.videocopilot.net blog
Network Server Editing
by Kelly Longtine 9 months ago
Hello - My companies IT dept. wants to try and set our AV department up on CISCO Hyperflex. It's a SSD Server with unlimited expandability (space). That is all I really know about it. The goal is to u
Re: Network Server Editing
by Blaise Douros 9 months ago
Kelly, The solution is very simple--you need to tell your IT team that it's not their fault but they aren't qualified to set it up (they aren't), this is an extremely specialized area (it is), and tha
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