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Brandon Adam

Member Since:
September 27th 2012
100 Posts
Bad graphic quality after render
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
Hello, I am editing some video in FCPX with some graphic overlay (made in AE). They look great in comp and rendered from AME but turn out horrible when viewing and exporting them in FCPX. There seems
Re: Bad graphic quality after render
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
Michael W. Towe "So what's the solution Render to the Lossless codec with "Straight" alpha. You will need to render after import, but the alpha will be correct and the black will be gone. " I used An
circle animation
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
Hello, I'm working on some logo's one of which is a circle and wanting to animate it in, like shown in this example below (blue logo). I know there might be some masking going, but I'm not sure how to
Re: circle animation
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
Thanks Walter for the reply. I seem to be having some trouble using the mask path. See, the logo already has a mask over it to eliminated unwanted areas. I can't seem to animate the path, so its anima
FCPX DVD or Compressor DVD export?
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
Hello, Is there any difference in quality between FCPX and Compressor for DVD export SD export. Thank you.
Re: FCPX DVD or Compressor DVD export?
by Robin S. Kurz 5 years ago
IMHO, even if you theoretically could achieve a technically (not objectively i.e. visually) higher quality version of a clip through Compressor, I highly doubt the task of endlessly fiddling with GOP
Retain best quality out of FCPX PAL DVD
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
Hello CC, I have some SD PAL video 16:9 and ready for DVD export. What are the best techniques to keep rich colour and retain as much quality out of my DVD Thank you.
Re: Retain best quality out of FCPX PAL DVD
by Robin S. Kurz 5 years ago
Simply export using the DVD setting If your project settings are correct (i.e. SD and 16:9) I don't see what the problem could be. - RK ____________________________________________________ Deutsch Hie
AE quality issue
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
Hello CC, You must get these quality post quite a-lot, and apologise in advance. I have created some simple graphics and both video and graphics get rendered from AE into AME. However, the quality loo
Re: AE quality issue
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
John Cuevas "MPEG2 is a pretty lossy compression, that might explain some of the crunchiness. Does your Master(apple prores lt) look bad " Hi John, Yes, apple pro res lt looks bad as well. SD graphic
What font is this?
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
I already tried Whatthefont numerous times but nothing exact is coming up. Any idea Thank you.
Re: What font is this?
by Brandon Adam 5 years ago
John Cuevas " Do you need to get a 100% match(client likes it), or is this just a font you like and want to get " Thanks John once again and thank you Kevin! The font is for a client (they can be ver
FCPX DVD output
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Hello CC, i have some PAL SD graphic overlay all compressed to apple proress 4444 from AME to overlay over my video in FCPX. However, I get black outlines on the graphics when displayed on a DVD expor
Re: FCPX DVD output
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
Check your alpha settings in the inspector and change them from 'straight' to 'black' or vice versa.
Render issues with PAL video
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Hello CC, I have created some graphics within AE to be rendered into PAL for a SD DVD. I use PAL widescreen upper fields and render apple prores 4444. However, I seem to be getting bad render quality
Re: Render issues with PAL video
by Graham Macfarlane 6 years ago
I would suggest trying Media encoder and see if that helps with the washed out problem. For the black outline issue, try precomposing the graphics in your comp and switching on the continuously raster
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Brandon Adam liked this 6 years ago
Render issues with PAL video
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Hello CC, I have created some graphics within AE to be rendered into PAL for a SD DVD. I use PAL widescreen upper fields and render apple prores 4444. However, I seem to be getting bad render quality
Re: Render issues with PAL video
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Directly from AE.
Quality difference - MPEG-2 or H.264
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Hello, Any difference between the two In my opinion I prefer the look of MPEG-2, as it has much of a smoother image. But what are the benefits from the two regarding image quality. What would look bet
Re: Quality difference - MPEG-2 or H.264
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Thanks Ivan for the informative reply.
Watermark opacity
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Hello CC, I have a watermark that will be placed over video and would like the texture opacity to look similar to the logo below. I guess I could just play around with the opacity, but I'm mostly aimi
Re: Watermark opacity
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
Probably a few ways to do this, but one method would be to create your logo and place it where you want it. Create a solid, place it below the logo layer(I do this just so it's easier to see my work)
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Brandon Adam liked this 6 years ago
Making this shape
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Hi experts, How can I make these two shape layers in After effects. Both the lower third and ticker, as well as making the curved edge on the left of the lower third. Thank you in advanced.
Re: Making this shape
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
It's not much more complicated then manipulating the rounded rectangle tool to create the round bulges. Then creating another rounded rectangle to use as an inverted matte to cut out the half circle o
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Brandon Adam liked this 6 years ago
My Linear Wipes are not looking smooth
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Hello CC I have been "mocking" some channel Seven PRG super graphics and taking them quite seriously as I want them to be perfect and quite the same. Here is a mock I produced using Linear Wipe within
Re: My Linear Wipes are not looking smooth
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
I downloaded both files from youtube so I could watch them frame by frame and they are included in the project i'm uploading(if you want to download from youtube, keepvid.com). Two things I noticed wa
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Brandon Adam liked this 6 years ago
Adding Effect to white Solid
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
It may be hard to tell, but in the image I have uploaded there seems to be a nice white edge of the rectangle. I am wanting the same look, but not sure how to go about it. Its more noticeable in the s
Re: Adding Effect to white Solid
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
If you sample the white bar, it's not pure white. I was able to recreate that effect using 2 instances of CC Light Sweep. You could easily sweep the effect across the border, if you wanted with couple
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Brandon Adam liked this 6 years ago
Converting 23.976 to 25fps?
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
I have a H.264 file at 720p 23.976 that needs to be converted to 25fps 1080 by 1920. Can it be as simple as importing the file into a comp set to 25fps Thank you CC.
Re: Converting 23.976 to 25fps?
by Nancy L. Sutton Smith 5 years ago
The Adobe forum answered me for anyone else having this issue: As you have found out, Interpret footage in either AFX or Premiere will play out the same number of frames but at 25 per second rather th
Brandon Adam liked this 6 years ago
Effect on Solid
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
This is the BBC logo, how have they got that nice line going across the logo Have a look; http: gnta.ge sitecontent wp-content uploads 2013 02 temp..ttajvkjz.175x175-75.jpg Thank you!
Re: Effect on Solid
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 7 years ago
Using Shapes and Gradients inside the shapes. I have attached a project file- the missing file will be the logo you posted and it's used for reference only. 6663_bbclogobkbuild.aep.zip I would recomme
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Brandon Adam liked this 7 years ago
ATEM TVS to assist with playout
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
Hello, I'm wanting to integrate my play-out software (softron) into the ATEM TVS, to help with graphic overly. Do you think it would be ideal Thank you. PAL 1080i50. TV PlayOut. BroadcastTVAus
Prepping 1080 graphics to end up on SD DVD?
by chris Cummings 11 years ago
Hi All, I'm creating motion graphics for a project that was shot in HDV (1920 x 1080i), that will ultimately end up on SD DVD through DVD Studio Pro. It sounds like once I have the edit integrated (th
Re: Prepping 1080 graphics to end up on SD DVD?
by Jimmy Brunger 11 years ago
Just to throw something in...I've done numerous adverts programmes (in PAL) with interlaced SD footage and progressive GFX overlaid - works fine on any type of TV that I've seen. We also down-rezzed 1
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Brandon Adam liked this 7 years ago
Graphics interlaced looks bad
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
When rending graphics in 25i upper fields, they dont look "smooth" these graphics have been purchased and are professionally made from video hive. My setup is a ATEM TVS from Black Magic running 1080i
Compressor 4: Frame-rate conversion
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
Is Apples Compressor 4 able to convert 25frames per second to 50 frames per second I never triad a frame rate converter and hoping this might do the trick without issues. Thank you in advanced.
Re: Compressor 4: Frame-rate conversion
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
1280 by 720, 50p will be my final output. Using 25i just hasn't resulted in what I wanted. My final delivery will be outputting via Softron OnTheAirExpress (play-out software). Another issue is, all b
Frame Rate Converter
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
Is Frame Rate Converter able to convert 25fps to 50fps with best results Also will this Frame Rate Converter result in issues with cut and transitions Thanks. (would like to try a demo, if available)
Adobe Premier Pro CC trial not downloading
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
I attempted to download the trial from Adobe Creative Cloud, but this just gives me an update option in the Applications tap. I have not got Adobe Premier Pro at all in my applications. Any idea why t
Effects on Solid
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
How can I create this effect on a solid I create. See how there is a line in between. Have a look at what I mean: http: f1.creativecow.net 6547 effects-on-solid uploaded=file
Re: Effects on Solid
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
You can get get pretty close using bevel and emboss and playing with the "Highlight" & "Shadow" modes, their respective opacities and the light direction . I made a quick example project(the missing f
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Brandon Adam liked this 7 years ago
UltraStudio Mini Monitor
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
My graphics card in my Macbook pro Rentia display (in-built HDMI) is not the best for outputting video from OnTheAir Express (choppy look), will the UltraStudio mini monitor make a difference Macbook
Software for Video playback and graphic overly.
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
Is there any program software for the Mac for video playback and graphic overlay ( LOGO, bringing up what name of the show is called and what's coming up next) I'm trying to accomplish what TV channel
Re: Software for Video playback and graphic overly.
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
Thank you Mike. As you can tell I'm not really sure how play-out systems work, all I image in a play out system is mulit-view of preview and program, and just hooking up my Mac via HDMI with program o
Macbook Pro video playback problem
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
I am using a Macbook Pro Retina display to playback video. The ATEM is set at 1080i, 59.54, as-well as the Macbook. My issue is that when playing out video using Quicktime, it seems to jerky a-bit and
Re: Macbook Pro video playback problem
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
The videos are mostly 1280 X 720 between 25 to 30 FPS, H.246, AAC. I live in Australia and use the NSTC format, but still does not make a difference, but a much better then PAL. When just plugin in my
Software for Video playback and graphic overly.
by Brandon Adam 7 years ago
Is there any program software for the Mac for video playback and graphic overlay ( LOGO, bringing up what name of the show is called and what's coming up next) I'm trying to accomplish what TV channel
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