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Does Mac (free) Fusion have Primatte?
by Burt Hazard 4 years ago
Greetings, I finally installed a second HD on my MacBook Pro with El Capitan and Fusion 8 (free) and I don't see the Primatte keyed under the Matte tools. I read in another forum on the web that it mi
Re: Does Mac (free) Fusion have Primatte?
by Burt Hazard 4 years ago
Absolutely. The price is definitely right! It's similar to when Apple dropped the price of Shake from $3000 to $500 and I went out and purchased it immediately. This is even more of a no-brainer. And
BMD Fusion forum spillover
by Burt Hazard 4 years ago
I'm seeing a lot of "forum spillover" in the Blackmagic Design Fusion forum from other forums (Adobe Creative Cloud, FCPX, etc.) that makes it a bit cluttered, at least how I'm viewing it on Safari. I
Re: BMD Fusion forum spillover
by Burt Hazard 4 years ago
Oh I see, from reading the thread below this one I discovered that the trick is to deselect the "Fusion" keyword at the top of the forum. That's much better!
Macbook Pro Motion keyboard skin
by Burt Hazard 4 years ago
Does anyone know if there are silicone keyboard skins for a 15" Macbook Pro Unibody for Motion I've seen them for FCP, AE, PS etc. Or it could be a new business opportunity. :)
Pynchon is hot now
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
First promo trailer for PT Anderson's "Inherent Vice." Looks like the trailer editor had an embarrassment of riches to pull scenes from... https: www.youtube.com watch v=wZfs22E7JmI
Re: Pynchon is hot now
by Burt Hazard 5 years ago
I'll definitely have to see this, although I have the book I haven't read it yet. And the idea of a filmic adaptation of Pynchon is pretty amazing, although of course Earl Mac Rauch and W.D. Richter b
Apple's aesthetic skills went off the rails
by Oliver Peters 6 years ago
Not sure if you guys have tapped into this, and it's a bit OT, but... I logged in to the iCloud's web service tonight for my mail and noticed the new design roll-out, which has been "iOS7-ified". Man,
Re: Apple's aesthetic skills went off the rails
by Burt Hazard 6 years ago
Actually I guess I'm sort of mixed on Apple's new design strategy as well. I don't know how long it took me to tweak the settings in Mountain Lion to tame that kitty to make it behave more like Snow L
Where did the Nuke and Imagineer forums go?
by Burt Hazard 7 years ago
Where did the Nuke and Imagineer forums go
Youtube serendipity
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
I was looking on youtube for Elmer Bernstein's music theme to Bill Murray's movie: "Stripes". Found that, and from there, a link to a montage from a Dean Martin "Matt Helm" movie called "The Silencers
Re: Youtube serendipity
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Mark Suszko " Looked like every idea ever used in the Austin Powers films was stolen from, er, inspired by, this one, over-the-top spy flick." Definitely...Mike Myers did draw on a lot of references
Unconventional Christmas Movies
by Jeff Breuer 8 years ago
My wife and I decided to watch some Christmas movies that are a bit off the path of the conventional Christmas movie viewing. So far this year we have watched Edward Scissor Hands and Die Hard. What a
Re: Unconventional Christmas Movies
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
I would add BRAZIL to the list; what a brilliant move on Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, and Charles McKeown parts to have their NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR take take place at Christmas time. Besides, there's n
Nuke forum weirdness
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Hello Cow pasture, The Nuke forum has been acting weird for awhile in that has had threads in it that have seemed to have overflowed from other forums like the AE, FCPX Debate, etc. At first I thought
Re: Nuke forum weirdness
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Thanks Abraham, It looks like you fixed the problem. We be happy Nukesters again! :)
Sherwood Schwartz passes at 94
by Tim Wilson 8 years ago
Creating either of these gets you in the Hall of Fame, but creating BOTH The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island gets your own wing. There are some amazing stories here about how hard it was to sell the
Re: Sherwood Schwartz passes at 94
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Yeah, definitely his stuff is like peering into a TV time capsule; to this day I still think Bob Denver is (alive) and a young man! But actually the 1st season of GILLIGAN started in 1964. And I also
Life of this forum?
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
How long will this invaluable forum live Cheers Alexander
Re: Life of this forum?
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Yeah, there is still a Commotion and a Shake forum here at the Cow pasture...just in case there are people still using these EOLed apps.
Build Picture Row by Row
by Don Smith 8 years ago
I'm 80% there but can't make this work without asking for a little help. I need to simulate a still picture 'revealing' on a TV screen as tiny sections (pixels) painting on-screen row-by-row. Of cours
Re: Build Picture Row by Row
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Patrick Sheffield had developed a technique for this: https: discussions.apple.com message 3479095 messageID=3479095
Motion 5 Install
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Actually I've got a quick question: are you people (that have already installed Motion 5) running it from a partition on a system drive or a separate drive (either internal or external) or can Motion
Re: Motion 5 Install
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Oh wow, that is some great stuff...the new Motion Rigging Widgets reminds me of the Macro functionality in Shake and the "Gizmo" functionality in Nuke.
Motion 5 new features and Shake
by jim bachalo 8 years ago
Hi Trying to get my head around Motion 5, its history, feature list and what advantages it may have compared to After Effects... Can anyone tell me what features, if any, from discontinued Shake made
Re: Motion 5 new features and Shake
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
Well basically Apple had integrated some of the keying, tracking, and optical flow technologies from Shake into Motion.
Motion vs After effects -Feature Comparison
by jim bachalo 8 years ago
Hi If I invest in FCPX, it only makes sense to get Motion as well for round tripping. But I already have After Effects and was wondering if there is a good feature comparison of Motion vs After Effect
Re: Motion vs After effects -Feature Comparison
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
I'd just add that both AE and Motion are excellent pieces of software of course. And AE has had lots of years of development behind it as well as thousand of plugins etc. developed for it. Having said
Final Cut Studio Gone!
by David C Jones 8 years ago
Maybe I'm missing something (in my cave too long), but I noticed Final Cut Studio is gone from the Apple site. I already have and use it but, does this mean it's not available anymore You don't need i
Re: Final Cut Studio Gone!
by Burt Hazard 8 years ago
They also still have it at Macmall...but for how much longer.
Roto Artist
by Mayuri Khake 9 years ago
Hi This is Mayuri Khake have knowledge of Eyeon Fusion After Effects Combustion Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop looking for job in rotoscopy. If anybody know Contact me 8097763887
Re: Roto Artist
by Burt Hazard 9 years ago
Actually you could apply to Luma Pictures (Venice Beach, CA), they're currently looking for roto paint people.
VFX Compositor Needed ASAP for USC MFA Thesis Film
by Raymond Lai 9 years ago
Need an experienced compositor fluent with Adobe After Effects and hopefully Final Cut Pro working on a Mac machine to composite a few minutes of footage shot entirely on green screen for a USC film s
Re: VFX Compositor Needed ASAP for USC MFA Thesis Film
by Burt Hazard 9 years ago
Hello Raymond, I actually haven't used AE in a while but I have used FCP since it came out in 1999 (when the nuclear waste blasted the moon from orbit, of course). I use Shake, Nuke, and Silhouette Ro
VFX artist
by Alana Spears 9 years ago
I just finished shooting a student short and needed a vfx artist to work on the effects. It's a fantasy short 5 min. After Effects is fine to use. the effects needed are as follows: lightning type par
Re: VFX artist
by Burt Hazard 9 years ago
If you still need someone I'm interested. Sample lightning effect: http: www.youtube.com watch v=9uRmp_R865M Burt Hazard Munedawg Communications Generation 5 FX munedawg (at) yahoo (dot) com
Rain?
by Charles Wren 9 years ago
Hi all, I've built a 3D scene in Motion 4 and am looking to add some rain to the scene now. I've tried the preset particles in Motion, but nothing's took my fancy. Any advice on where I can find some
Re: Rain?
by Burt Hazard 9 years ago
Also, there's a Rain macro on the Shake installer disk in the "Cookbook" macros folder (Image Macros Rain Macro) which you could install and play around with. The funny thing is, rain (drops, at least
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£££/$$$?-Musical theatre performance edit pricing
by Matt Barone 10 years ago
Hello guys and girls. I'm writing here as I hope that one of you experience editors will be able to give me his her opinion regarding the following budgeting estimate issue. I'm based in London and ha
Re: £££/$$$?-Musical theatre performance edit pricing
by Burt Hazard 10 years ago
And definitely download the Captain's Blowout Filter if you don't already have it: http: pistolerapost.com pluginz (courtesy of Patrick Sheffield and Captain Mench).
Renders from other programs 1 frame short
by Nathan Caswell 10 years ago
OK, I've had this issue for years and am finally sick of it. Renders from various programs (AE, Combustion, Nuke) import in Final Cut Pro 1 frame shorter than they should be. Happens in 29.97, 30, 23.
Re: nders from other programs 1 frame short
by Burt Hazard 10 years ago
Yeah, it is pretty annoying, but like so many things I've just gotten used to it! :) I've run into this type of problem because I'm doing my main compositing work in Shake but all my main roto work in
General 3D Forum?
by veronica purcell 10 years ago
Apologise if this is not the correct forum to ask this but I couldn't see any other that best fitted this question. I been searching the forums for tips in regards to 3D animation render work and coul
Re: General 3D Forum?
by Burt Hazard 10 years ago
Actually Blender is open source, i.e., totally free and has nothing to do with Autodesk. And they also have a Newtek Lightwave and a Maxon Cinema 4D forum here at the Cow. You might want to check out
Motion 4 - Plenty to be happy about
by Alan Smith 10 years ago
If you have not had the chance to work with Motion 4 yet, Apple made some nice upgrades to the app. The simple fact that with the click of a button you can add reflections and cast shadows without hav
Re: Motion 4 - Plenty to be happy about
by Burt Hazard 10 years ago
I haven't purchased the upgrade yet but I'm pretty excited about Motion 4's new feature that allows you to link behavior parameters, etc. to each other; that in itself is a killer ability, on par with
What does your assistant do for you?
by Jim Blokland 11 years ago
Hello: I'm about to start cutting a feature, and I'm wondering if other editors with experience in low-budget feature film can give me some advice about working with an assistant. Beyond ingesting, sy
Re: What does your assistant do for you?
by Burt Hazard 11 years ago
I make the lazy slouch "gofer" coffee, sweep the editing room & green rooms, clean the monitors, etc. :) Hey wait a minute, I am the assistant as well! It ain't so grand after all! :(
royalty free music
by Rob Grauert 11 years ago
Hello, Is there somewhere I can order royalty free music from. Does anyone have any suggestions about what they've used I edit a lot of shorts covering upcoming college bball players and occasionally
Re: royalty free music
by Burt Hazard 11 years ago
As a follow-up to the clipping issue, I did a quick Wiki search and discovered that nowadays Adobe Audition, Audacity, Sound Forge, and Nero have some kind of audio peak restoration capabilies, but of
Creating Shadows
by Daniel Bugeja 11 years ago
Hi guys I want to create a scene where I have a group of people standing in a room and all of a sudden a shadow begins to travel over the room and group of people.Is there anyway I can create a shadow
Re: Creating Shadows
by Burt Hazard 11 years ago
Yes, you can using an animated mask shape(s) and blending modes to achieve this sort of effect in Motion.
The (Painful) Way it Was
by Rafael Amador 11 years ago
For the one that complains about FC, please have a look to this short article: http: www.smpte-ne.org articles painfulwayitwas.html Look at the picture of the first edit suit.Mac OX 10.5.2-FC 6.02-QT
Re: The (Painful) Way it Was
by Burt Hazard 11 years ago
Funny and excellent article. It does never cease to amaze me how much people whine and complain nowadays about editing, color correction, compositing when it is so much easier to do this stuff now. To
Dustbusting workflow
by Matt Blum 11 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for ideas on how to best do dustbusting. I'm using a AJA Kono and the footage is 4:4:4 1080 23.97psf. From Final Cut I use Apple Color for grading, But I'd like to do the dustbusting b
Re: Dustbusting workflow
by Burt Hazard 11 years ago
I'm not sure how you're going to avoid rendering by performing these operations. I don't know what compositing app you're using, but I'm familiar with Shake in which you have to render out your Shake
SHAKE 4.1
by Miles Mcclane 11 years ago
does anyone know of any online tutorials to teach me basic use of this program..ive just got it, but am finding it hard to get started....advice !!!j
Re: SHAKE 4.1
by Burt Hazard 11 years ago
Also you can check out: SHAKE 4 Marco Paolini (excellent book, although of course it is just like seeing just the tip of of the iceberg that is Shake) ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VISUAL EFFECTS Damian Allen and B
Motion 3: 3D Camera Effect for Evolution
by Jerome A Franks 12 years ago
I recently purchased Evolution.. I love how Andrew Kramer made the video. I especially love the camera effect where the camera would pan from item to item, While keeping the same background... So I ju
Re: Motion 3: 3D Camera Effect for Evolution
by Burt Hazard 12 years ago
OK, here goes... 1) Create your elements 2) Click on Create New Camera in Toolbar, this is the fastest way to create a 3D scene in Motion 3) Click on the 2D 3D icon for your background layer in the La
OMG... it's one thing after another!!!
by Julie Hill 12 years ago
Thanks to all who posted in response to my super weird error yesterday! I have concluded that the only way I am (hopefully) going to fix the problem is by re-installing FCP6. (BTW... I downloaded FCP6
Re: OMG... it's one thing after another!!!
by Burt Hazard 12 years ago
Actually I also realized that I ultimately used this document from the Apple website when I did my FCP 5 reinstall a couple of weekends ago: http: docs.info.apple.com article.html artnum=302337 Mainly
Flame Plug-In
by Jacob Picorale 12 years ago
-Hey Everyone Just thougth I'd save myself some time and research by dropping a line here. Does anyone know what the best plug-in is for making an image catch fire and burn away Is there such a plug-i
Re: Flame Plug-In
by Burt Hazard 12 years ago
You could do it in Motion with an animated mask and one of the fire media clips in the Content folder.
crackles and pops in audio of XL1
by Ryan Santos 12 years ago
I'm shooting with an XL1. I notice that the audio of the footages taken has crackling and popping sounds from time to time. What could be the possible causes Thanks.
Re: crackles and pops in audio of XL1
by Burt Hazard 12 years ago
Actually you could be experiencing two different issues. I too have an older XL1, bought used, and I haven't taken it in to a Canon dealer to have proper service yet and occasionally I do get mini-DV
making paint splatters...
by geestring 13 years ago
whats a good technique to make paitn splatters... would it be better to do in photoshop or illustrator
Re: making paint splatters...
by Burt Hazard 13 years ago
Probably Photoshop with a custom brush...or you could do it the Jackson Pollock way, get tanked up on some cheap rotgut whiskey then go out into your backyard with a couple cans of paint and a white-b
New XL1 tripod
by Burt Hazard 14 years ago
I need to replace my old Bogen Manfrotto #3021 (tripod) #3063 (head) combination...any suggestions (It looks like the #3011N tripod is the newer version, but I'm also toying with getting one with the
Widget to browse forums
by Solie Swan 14 years ago
Just saw a widget to browse a German based FCP discussion board and wondered if anyone could write one to browse the cow
Re: Widget to browse forums
by Burt Hazard 14 years ago
Good idea, they could even design it to look like an animated cow that would "graze" through the entries...and late at night, in between all the UNIX housekeeping chores, the FCP yak could enter into
Tiger Upgrade Advise
by Keith Hill 14 years ago
As I begin my first major upgrade to my G5 2ghz Power Mac. Is there anything that I should be careful about as I prepare to jump right into Tiger and then upgrade right into FCP Studio upgrades (not t
Re: Tiger Upgrade Advise
by Burt Hazard 14 years ago
With FCP, it's always better to let other people be the testers and make sure there are no issues between FCP and a new Mac OS (unless you want to be one of the brave ones!). I'm only buying the Tiger
creating a gunflare effect for film footage
by raine parrish 15 years ago
hello all- making a low budget film and want to create some effects- like muzzle flares from guns, bullets hits on walls and people and flames coming from an apartment window. anyone out there veresed
Re: creating a gunflare effect for film footage
by Burt Hazard 15 years ago
Also, there's an app from the UK called Alam DV (2) which specializes in this sort of thing; it's $90 (50 pounds, I forget how many Euros) and developers are constantly adding new plugins. It is a bit
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