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Bobby Walker II

Creative Sevices Director
WWTI-Watertown (an ABC affiliate)
A really cool frood
Member Since:
March 8th 2003
236 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Adams, NY
Red digital
by Vince Becquiot 14 years ago
I have heard quite a bit of hype over the new Red cameras (http: red.com ) and was wondering if anyone had actually had their hands on one of them and could share some thoughts Vince
Re: Red digital
by Bobby Walker II 14 years ago
Hey Vincent, From what I understand, RED is still a prototype at this point, though they are anticipating and early 2007 release...at the price point will be very hard to beat...if it lives up to the
Any Word on ProAnimator 4?
by Bobby Walker II 14 years ago
Just curious if there is a new time table with the introduction of AE 7. Also, what will the specs be for the new version Is it going to require Tiger Thanks for your timebobby walker ii broadcast vid
Distributing 3D objects
by Avrohom Kohn 15 years ago
when I tried to distribute some 3D layers (in the z space) i got an error message saying after effects cannot distribute 3D layers. Could someone please tell me a way to distribute 3D layers Thanx, A.
Re: 3D Assistants
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
If you have a newer version of AE then you probably have 3D Assistants from Digital Anarchy on your install disk. They do exactly what they say, assist you in setting up layers in AE's 3D space. If yo
Distributing 3D objects
by Avrohom Kohn 15 years ago
when I tried to distribute some 3D layers (in the z space) i got an error message saying after effects cannot distribute 3D layers. Could someone please tell me a way to distribute 3D layers Thanx, A.
Re: 3D Assistants
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
If you have a newer version of AE then you probably have 3D Assistants from Digital Anarchy on your install disk. They do exactly what they say, assist you in setting up layers in AE's 3D space. If yo
PI 3.01 for Mac won't open?
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Hey guys, As the subject line states, PI 3.01 for Mac keeps crashing whenever I try to open it, or if it does open will immediately shut down when I try to add an emitter. I've trashed prefererences w
Re: PI 3.01 for Mac fixed
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Thanks Alan, as you suspected it wasn't the October emitters. A little playing around as it appears I had a bad blank emitter which was causing the problem. So now all is well. Thanks again for taking
FCP into AE, then back again...aspect ratio gone south :-)
by Gino Guarnere 15 years ago
Hey all, I have a 5 second clip that needs the attention of After Effects. A small area of my footage needs a paint job, and I've successfully brought the small area of my timeline out of FCP and have
Re: FCP into AE, then back again...aspect ratio gone south :-)
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Can't advise while your missing it...since I am too, but try this site for a way to correct it. http: www.dvinfo.net conf archive index.php t-43362.html HTH- bobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5
Yikes! Logged video only!
by John Sutherland 15 years ago
Of course it only happens when you pull a late night to try and meet a deadline... Just realized that I logged (and captured) a BUNCH of clips last night video only-no audio. Is there a way to recaptu
Re: Another Way
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
You can also go back to your log capture window and change your clip settings to Aud+Vid Setting. Then proceed as Tom said by deleting your media. Hilight the clips you wish to batch capture and when
Pixie Dust
by TundraBear 15 years ago
How do I create the "pixie dust" on the Wonderful World of Disney open that is over Cinderella's castle
Re: Pixie Dust
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
This has been discussed numerous times. Just do a search for Pixie Dust. hth bobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5GHZ DP,2.5 RAM, AJA IO LA, Medea G-Raid,FCP HD
WMV format
by Geralyn Abinader 15 years ago
Does anyone know how I can convert a .wmv file to QT for use inn FCP or how I can recored the piece while it's playing Thanks, Geralyn
Re: WMV format
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
To convert I'm partial to Flip4Mac.... http: www.flip4mac.com wmv.htm Price for the pro version that allows conversion is $49 US. For recording off of the screen I like Snapz Pro X.... http: www.ambro
Growing elements. . .
by Lazlo Hollyfeld 15 years ago
I remember there was a tutorial here about making elements grow in AfterEffects. Is that tutorial still around Can anybody point me in the right direction Thanks, Arie
Re: Ooooooo....Cowdog's gonna be jealous of a dancing cow!
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Nice animation Kathlyn...All Cowdog has is a cute little face...my best to you, Ron & of course Cowdog. bobby iibobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5GHZ DP,2.5 RAM, AJA IO LA, Medea G-Raid,FCP HD
Bending Text around a corner
by Ken Latman 15 years ago
I'm having some difficulty trying to create an effect. I want to take a line of text and have it go around a cube but as it goes around the text bends at the edges. This is similar to how the news tic
Re: Bending Text around a corner
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Try this oldie but goodie post from Mr. Rick Gerard... http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=2&postid=651159&archive=T hthbobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5GHZ DP,2.5
Slow in set-up window
by Roger Burton 15 years ago
Hi...I'm on a big PC with plenty of ram but I'm struggling to make any adjustments in the set-up window...I'm just manipulating a few words...pretty simple invig stuff really...why should the window t
Re: Slow in set-up window
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Hey Roger, Are you perchance working in full rez as opposed to draft mode bobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5GHZ DP,2.5 RAM, AJA IO LA, Medea G-Raid,FCP HD
Two comments & a question
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
First--Alan you've got an amazing product here...I love the flexibility and the ease of use...Thank you! Second--Aharon, great DVD! Humor and wisdom all wrapped up in a useful interface. If anyone nee
Thank you Elvis! (NM)
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
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Text depth
by rcmsantos 15 years ago
Hi, How can I give some volumetry to a text layer Thanks on advanceRCMS
Re: Text depth...the cheap way
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Create your text layer. Turn on the 3D Switch for the layer. Duplicate the layer 5 or 6 times. Offset the z-position of each layer by 2 or 3 from each othe (example: text layer one z-position=0, text
Alpha Channel output without affecting the image?
by Special Needs 15 years ago
Hello, I have made an animated mask that I would like to render as an alpha channel. Is it possible to do this without affecting the RGB part of the image(blacking or whiting out the maked areas). In
Re: Alpha Channel output without affecting the image?
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
I think your problem may be with your FCP operator. Next time he imports the movie have him double click the movie then go under the modify menu and check that the alpha channel is set to straight. Th
Hot new stabilize program
by Jim Watt 15 years ago
A friend just turned us onto a new video stabilization program that is magnificent, fast and inexpensive. It's called IStabilize and it's a small German company. They have samples on their website. We
Thanks Jim--a one trick pony but a great trick.
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Thanks for the post!! Have played around with the demo and it really is amazing what this little prog can do and the price is definitely right. This will save a few shots from my inexperienced shooter
text hacker problem
by Morgan 15 years ago
I'm using text hacker to reveal text to spacific timed voice over. Everything works great until I render in the QT annimation codex. Then my timing on the text hacker only does not match my timeline,
Re: text hacker problem
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Jim is correct, Text Hacker has a major problem rendering to fields. My work around has been to render TH by itself to frames with alpha channel and then to render the final project using the resultin
WInd noise
by thew 15 years ago
Anyone have anytips or advice, to rid wind noise in FCP.. Im use to using Media100 with a back ground noise reducer. Thanks thew
Re: WInd noise
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
BIAS Sound Soap does the trick for me. hth-bobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5GHZ DP,2.5 RAM, AJA IO LA, Medea G-Raid,FCP HD
levels: input and output scales
by Mac at Full Sail 15 years ago
One of my workstations running AE 6.5.1 Pro is showing values of 0 - 100 in the input and output settings for Effect adjust levels All of my other workstations are showing the traditional 0-255. While
Re: Steve, you beat me by a minute twelve...
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
you fast typer you. the best--bobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5GHZ DP,2.5 RAM, AJA IO LA, Medea G-Raid,FCP HD
New IO Software-what are the system requirements?
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
I'm sorry if I'm being blind and or dense today, but I've looked on the AJA site, read the pdfs, but no where do I see what the system requirements are. I'm currently running a very stable system, OS
Re: Apparently I AM blind - Thank you steffie & AJA Sales (NM)
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
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ProA -MAC OS X - you won't believe this one...ANIMATION window stuck under Apple Menu bar...
by bill daul 15 years ago
I know this must be a APPLE problem...but I thought I would try the Zaxwerks community...ok...here we go... SOMEHOW...I don't know how...one of my existing scenes managed to get the ANIMATION window t
Re: ProA -MAC OS X - you won't believe this one...ANIMATION window stuck under Apple Menu bar...
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Hey bill, for future reference hitting F12 should allow you to see all open windows and let you move any window you wish. hth bobby walker ii broadcast video COW G5 2.5GHZ DP,2.5 RAM, AJA IO LA, Medea
Building editing system with Betacam SP deck and need some help please.
by Crystal Behrends 15 years ago
Hello. I have been using Premier Pro 1.5 on my eMachines T6212 capturing miniDV tapes through my camcorder and now need to capture and record to Beta SP tapes. I will be purchasing a Sony UVW-1800 Bet
Re: Building editing system with Betacam SP deck and need some help please.
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
You won't be able to use any of the gear your purchasing without some kind of card to interface the new gear with the computer. Once you have the card you'll need XLR cables, co-axial cable with BNC c
exporting a 30 sec quicktime movie in FCP on a G5 to run smoothly on my G3 (help)
by Grant Cowling 15 years ago
Hey there, I was hoping someone or anyone could help me. I have just finished a 30sec film (tv ad) on my G5 using final cut pro 4.1 and have saved in a quicktime.mov format. I burnt it to a disc so i
Re: exporting a 30 sec quicktime movie in FCP on a G5 to run smoothly on my G3 (help)
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Are you playing it from the CD or copying the movie to the HD first It should play fine on your HD (if not pump up the RAM). If its from the CD I'd check to see if the CD player is up to scratch, i.e.
Importing text drop shadows to FCP
by Rick Diamond 15 years ago
I'm having trouble importing text created in Photoshop CS into Final Cut 4.5. The text itself comes through fine, but any glows, drop shadows, etc., don't make it unless I merge layers. Is there somet
Re: Importing text drop shadows to FCP
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Your doing nothing wrong, it's just that FCP doesn't recognize layer styles. The only way to get them into FCP is to right click on the style button to the left of the name of the layer and select "cr
Quick text anagram animation?
by Owain Street 15 years ago
Hi, Just wondering if there was a plugin for AFX which could quickly and with minimum effort animate the order of text. For example to create an animation in which text which might start as Rich Cliff
Re: Quick text anagram animation?
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Hey Owain, The plug in set Text Anarchy from Digital Anarchy does this. The particular plug in is Text Hacker. http: www.digitalanarchy.com text text_hacker.html hth bobby walker ii broadcast video CO
Movie clips in my training video.
by Daniel5000 15 years ago
Hello More of a production question but I thought I would try posting here too
Re: Movie clips in my training video.
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Whether it's for resale or not, whether it's for a small group or not, it's still a copyright infringement. If it's not for home use (which for the most part means you and your immediate family) your
FCP and Firewire 800 Storage
by MechaBoy 15 years ago
Just a quick confirmation needed. I have heard differing arguments that when cutting in FCP uncompressed footage, you can play it back off a Firewire 800 storage device. I just want to know if this is
Re: FCP and Firewire 800 Storage
by Bobby Walker II 15 years ago
Yes you can play back 8-bit uncompressed of a FW800 drive. I can play 2 streams of same off my G-Raid. That being said, will it have enough throughput to play a half-hour show Don't know and am unwill
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