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Brent Cook

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February 2nd 2012
76 Posts
Animated People and Objects
by Brent Cook 3 years ago
I have a client asking for something I don't have experience with. They want a video that looks like this: https: youtu.be fMONXTuQKR4 So I'm looking for plugins for Motion that will do customizable a
Re: Animated People and Objects
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
The puppet tool in AE is a definite advantage for this sort of thing. As is the way AE deals with parenting. Linking in Motion can achieve the same thing, but parenting is much easier to use IMO. mCha
Using Atomos Ninja Star Recorder with DSLR
by Jeremy Gadd 5 years ago
I am considering using my Nikon D5300 DSLR for some video work to compliment my existing HD camera set up. I was just wondering if I got hold of an Atomos Ninja Star Recorder would I be able to bypass
Re: Using Atomos Ninja Star Recorder with DSLR
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
The D5300 is one of the supported cameras for the Ninja Star, so yes, it should record as long as there's space on the card. The record time limit is only for internal camera recording. Using a field
keyed blur *pops* off
by Bruce Taylor 5 years ago
Hello, I'm trying add an element I've masked off into another clip and then zoom in on both. Therefor i'm using a blur filter to make the element look out of focus and progressively become clearer as
Re: keyed blur *pops* off
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
Bruce Taylor "it stays very blurred out and then on last keyframe it just 'pops' into focus. " Sounds like your blur keyframe interpolation might be set to exponential instead of something like linea
Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Greg Jones 5 years ago
This is precisely why I would be nervous about using FCPX. Forgot the fact about lack of tracks, audio mixer, etc. The fact that Apple just drops apps without thinking makes me nervous. I love their h
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Lance Moody liked this 5 years ago
Re: Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
Bill Davis "But it's internal semi round trip link to Photoshop (the return file shows up as a separate tiff alongside the unretouched original) is a good indication that Adobe did not try to make it
Important Question
by joe zabrosky 5 years ago
Hi, I know audio is subjective. Nobody seems to have definitive answers - even so called experts. Please be patient as i need to set this up. The question is at the bottom of post. Project potentially
Re: Important Question
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
I'm not an expert in any way and don't know standard practices of audio for TV, but I do have audio recording experience. If your mix isn't clipping on an accurate meter and it distorts on a cheap TV'
Has anyone used Cinerails?
by Danny Dodge 5 years ago
Just wondering if anyone has used the dolly in this video, and if so is it worth the money. https: www.youtube.com watch v=xe8gtlRbQgY&feature=youtu.be
Re: Has anyone used Cinerails?
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
Jonathan, this is the guy that makes sells cinerails. So he's probably just looking for customer feedback and or advertising his product here. I was intrigued by it when I first saw it. Haven't tried
Keying out grey image backgrounds
by Griffen Lawrence 5 years ago
I need help with keying in motion 5. I am trying to add a ground crack for an explosion but i cant figure out how to get rid of the grey background. I uploaded a picture of what i need to key out plea
Re: Keying out grey image backgrounds
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
Here's how I would do it: Add your crack image on a layer above the ground image. Add a levels filter and bring the white slider (on the right) under the histogram to the left just until you start to
Replacing 2 objects in a group with 2 layers of a PSD file
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
If I want to replace an object in the layers panel with another file from the file browser I just drag and drop it on top of the object. But I have a group with 2 objects in it (created from a 2 layer
Re: Replacing 2 objects in a group with 2 layers of a PSD file
by Andy Neil 5 years ago
Brent Cook "Is there any way to do what I'm trying to do " Yes, and it's not difficult either. Drop the PSD on top of the clip you want to replace. Then go to the properties tab in the inspector. Dow
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Brent Cook liked this 5 years ago
Many Animations in a Single Video
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
Looking for advice to do this as efficiently as possible in Motion 5. I think this could get really messy if I let it. I need to animate all 159 Georgia counties as shown in this video sample: (Logos
Re: Many Animations in a Single Video
by Andy Neil 5 years ago
With 159 counties (meaning 159 layers), Motion is bound to slow down if they're all visible at the same time. So what I'd do in this circumstance is create manageable groups of 5-10 layers that I can
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Brent Cook liked this 5 years ago
I hate color correcting
by Jeff Krieger 5 years ago
I've just watched read umpteen tutorials on color correcting in FCP X. It seemed like the best one was Larry Jordan's. But every time I make a correction, it messes up something else. I just want to m
Re: I hate color correcting
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
I absolutely understand all that, except that FCPX has an RGB color adjuster. I was originally addressing the OP who doesn't seem to have an in depth understanding of color yet. I know that under the
Best Lenses for Nikon DSLR Filmmaking
by Carl Desmond 5 years ago
I'm looking around for a good prime lens for DSLR filmmaking. Currently I have a Nikon D3100, but I'd like to get some good "glass" that will be able to be compatible with any camera upgrades. I'm int
Re: Best Lenses for Nikon DSLR Filmmaking
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
Under 100 (I'm assuming you meant under and not over) won't buy you the best 50mm prime. In fact it'll buy you the worst. But luckily the worst one is still pretty good. This one is the only one I kno
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HitFilm, any good, a great combo for FCPX
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
For many fx's tasks. http: hitfilm.com ultimate Helge Helge
Re: HitFilm, any good, a great combo for FCPX
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
The express version is free for the next few days. I don't know when I'll play with it, but I grabbed it. https: hitfilm.com express free
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Combining new dslr with old optics
by Andreas Ahston 5 years ago
I want to get a dslr. It's for taking stills and video but i suppose video is the more important. It seems like a good idea for me, to get one of those mounts that enables me to use my old Nikon lense
Re: Combining new dslr with old optics
by Brent Cook 5 years ago
I love my old manual focus Nikkors. You would need a lens mount adapter to use Nikon lenses on a Canon. I can't answer what Nikon body would be most relevant to you because I don't know what you plan
er, is that it?
by Aindreas Gallagher 6 years ago
they had a year right they put events and projects into libraries - woop do do - they went back to the 7 project container so, they did something with fx plug, allowed you to copy paste keyframes and
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David Lawrence liked this 6 years ago
Re: er, is that it?
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
Andy Field "audio mixing is adjusting levels" Audio mixing is WAY more than just adjusting levels. Mixing is adjusting levels, skillfully adding compression, limiting, EQ, distortion, reverb, etc, et
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Non-Low Light Visual Noise
by Justin Renaud 6 years ago
I have been filming with a Panasonic Gh2 for about 2 years now and I own some pretty quality lenses (Voigtlander 25 f .95 and Olympus 45 1.8). No matter what I have tried, I can't figure out why when
Re: Non-Low Light Visual Noise
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
I see what you're talking about. It's pretty bad whatever it is. It looks like a combination of really bad aliasing and compression artifacts. Does it look this bad in your NLE at full quality What we
How much would you charge for this video?
by Jesse Head 6 years ago
https: vimeo.com 66213917 Just wondering what you guys would be willing to pay for this video That includes the original filming, creation of all the fireworks, particle manipulation etc etc. I've don
Re: How much would you charge for this video?
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
I'm a bit confused. This is your video, right I assume you know how much time and effort went into creating it. It doesn't really make sense to ask someone else how much they think its worth. Like Joh
Paintings in final cut pro
by Chevas Rolfe 6 years ago
Hi, I had a issue today using FCPX. First I created a project using 24 frames per sec, not sure if that is an issue(because I was using stills). I dropped in a series of my painting sized in PS so tha
Re: Paintings in final cut pro
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
1800x3200 is not terribly high resolution. That's less than 6 megapixels. In my last project I used 7 or 8 full res 16 megapixel tiffs in a timeline (with 1080p video) with keyframed transforms and di
Wish List For Final Cut Pro X
by David Mathis 6 years ago
A few simple things I would like to see in the next version or update: 1. Being able to save different versions of the same project 2. Send to Motion to make for more efficient workflow 3. The ability
Re: Wish List For Final Cut Pro X
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
Bret Williams "But audio should have tracks, because audio HAS tracks (channels)." Tracks are not the same as channels. I don't have a lot of NLE experience outside of FCPX but I have extensive DAW e
Is there a way to exclde a small area from a chroma key?
by Shea A.J. Comfort 6 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am working with a shoot that has a wooden table and a green screen behind it. There is product on the table, and unfortunately there is a green power cord on the table, as well. When
Re: Is there a way to exclde a small area from a chroma key?
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
By the way, I really like these 4, 8 and 16 point mask plugins, but I just remembered you can't actually keyframe the individual points, but you can other stuff like width, height, angle, position, et
Creating my own Drop Shadow for FCPX
by Chris Jordan 6 years ago
I am having a heck of a time trying to get the simplest thing done. I want a drop shadow with 50% opacity, and 30% blur, that is 20% offset to the right. (X: 239px) I don't want to have to manually ch
Re: Creating my own Drop Shadow for FCPX
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
Chris Jordan "So I assume that the FPCX version of dropshadow, won't act the same as the Motion effect created." That's what it seems like. Click on the arrow to the right of each parameter (arrow ap
OT: Fox embraces the new century
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
After realizing that the 20th century ended a long time ago, Fox has decided to re-name its studio and TV operations. :) ______________________________________________ "Up until here, we still have en
Re: OT: Fox embraces the new century
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
I wonder what they're going to do with the logo. I'm not sure changing the 0 to a 1 would look right. It would lose much of its epicness.
Render Problems with 10.0.8
by Chuck Pelini 6 years ago
Anytime I movement on a basic title such as position or scale, the render freezes for me. Anyone else having this problem I did not have this problem in 10.0.7.
Re: Render Problems with 10.0.8
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
No problem here. Does it happen with every project including a newly created one Did you try trashing your preferences
wide screen: 1920 x 816
by adam chesbrough 6 years ago
In FCP7 I was able to create a sequence at 1920 x 816 and then export natively. I can not change the aspect ration in FCPX to an unnative ratio. I simply want to end up with an 1920 x 816 mov for uplo
Re: wide screen: 1920 x 816
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
This might help. It's sort of a work around, but seems to get the job done. Just tried it myself and it works great. FCPX_Custom-Resolution-Timelines video-tutorial
Call me crazy if you want... but I know an imminent extinction when I see one. :)
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
From reading the posts on here about the new Premiere Pro, I'm really starting to get the feeling that if this thing lives up to the hype, the days of FCP 7 are going to be numbered once it ships. Peo
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David Lawrence liked this 6 years ago
Re: Call me crazy if you want... but I know an imminent extinction when I see one. :)
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
Michael Gissing "Only people new to this forum make this request. Each time the balance of opinion from the forum stalwarts is that the name change is not important and after a few days new posters g
DSLR dolly track
by Danny Dodge 6 years ago
In case anyone has been looking for track. I've been using the SnapTrack Cinerails system and putting it through the hoops for the last year. Shot several network TV shows with it, and now I've put th
Re: DSLR dolly track
by Brent Cook 6 years ago
I dig this. Have you tested the longevity of the notches in the cinerails Will the long pvc pipes snap in and hold after many snap unsnap cycles What is your retail price going to be
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