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Cal Johnson

Member Since:
July 23rd 2003
77 Posts
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
"Short Siding"
by Cal Johnson 8 years ago
Came across the film term "short siding" as in "we short sided the subject in the frame"... could someone clarify for me what this means I searched on-line, and found people talking about it, but not
Re: "Short Siding"
by Cal Johnson 8 years ago
Thanks for the clarification! Cal
Im Looking to buy a_______? xl2 vs gl2
by Randall Krall 9 years ago
I am looking to get a professional camera on a budget. I have narrowed it down to either xl2 or gl2. Which is better I'm going to be using it for all kinds of things from mountain biking, skiing snowb
Re: Im Looking to buy a_______? xl2 vs gl2
by Cal Johnson 9 years ago
Hi Randall, I have the Canon XL2. For what you are describing, I would recommend the GL2 over the XL2. The XL2 is just a larger, bulkier camera that will be harder for you to pack around. I think ther
AVCHD in CS4...
by Cal Johnson 10 years ago
Nevermind, I was able to solve the problem...
Re: AVCHD in CS4...
by Cal Johnson 10 years ago
Thanks guys, but I'm not trying to make a 720x480 DVD... hehe.. done that a thousand times. It just needed to be an MPEG2 file that is 1920x1080, and using the latest version of Squeeze I was able to
Quicktime settings in CS4...
by Cal Johnson 10 years ago
I have a client who's video department is asking for footage to be delivered as a "1920x1080 Quicktime wrapped self-contained DVCPRO HD 100" file. In CS4 when I go to export a 1920 by 1080 HD timeline
Re: Quicktime settings in CS4...
by Brian Louis 10 years ago
You can save as various flavors of DVCpro, you have to select P2 Movie, and it will save as a .MXF, I don't know if it will do you any good.
JVC's new GY-HM100 and GY-HM700 camcorders
by Melvin Cox 11 years ago
JVC has recently announced the availability of two 35 mbps Solid State Media Camcorders, the GY-HM100U (handheld) and the GY-HM700U (compact shoulder form factor). Both cameras record to inexpensive C
Re: JVC's new GY-HM100 and GY-HM700 camcorders
by Cal Johnson 11 years ago
I'm wondering about this camera too... I'm not great with keeping up on all the different formats out there, its hard to keep up with it all. It seems to me from JVC's press release that this camera i
The Ring, The Grude character movment technique.
by justin reeves 11 years ago
Does anyone know how to get the jerky stop and go motion of the characters like the girls in The Grudge, or The Ring
Re: The Ring, The Grude character movment technique.
by Cal Johnson 11 years ago
Just taking a total guess at it, I think that they might have filmed it with a small shutter angle, and then just skipped some frames in post. I haven't tried, but again, if I was given one shot at it
Is It Premiere CS4 or Is It Me?
by Dean Stapleton 11 years ago
Hi guys, is Premiere CS4 buggy as hell or is it my system that just can't keep up. I've had it crash on me today numerous times and I've restarted it myself numerous times because it slows to a stop.
Re: Is It Premiere CS4 or Is It Me?
by Cal Johnson 11 years ago
Eric, how well does the dynamic link function work Are you able to bring in an AE comp into your Premiere timeline and play it ok Cal
CS4 & Dynamic Link...
by Cal Johnson 11 years ago
Hello. I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who is using CS4 and dynamic link on a PC platform successfully. I just received the CS4 Production Suite package, and have tried it on two systems, on
Re: CS4 & Dynamic Link...
by Cal Johnson 11 years ago
Well this thread seems to be opening a big can of worms, and I thank everyone for their input. Jon, I may have mis-stated my computer situtation. BOTH systems were within the specs recommened by Adobe
Very Strange 2.0 Issue
by Aaron Cadieux 11 years ago
Hello, Let's see if anyone has run into this before. I'm running a Intel Core 2 CPU with 2.40GHz and 3.25 GB of RAM. I have an Quadra FX1500 video card with all of the drivers updated. I am working on
Re: Very Strange 2.0 Issue
by Cal Johnson 11 years ago
Aaron, I've had the same thing happen... I'm racking my brain trying to think of what caused it. The program isn't generating a PEK file while you're trying to play it back is it Cal
Ease Ease Keyframes...
by Dan Franzen 11 years ago
How do I get rid of the ease ease function that has been set to a keyframe Unfortunately it's too late for Ctrl Z. I've tried erasing the keyframe, but when I place another one it already has the ease
Re: Ease Ease Keyframes...
by Cal Johnson 11 years ago
Just right hand mouse click on the keyframe you want to change, and select "Keyframe Interpolation", then change it to what ever you want, Linear, if you want to go back to the default setting you sta
Optimal format...
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
I feel a little stupid for asking this question, but I've just never gotten around to it. What would be the optimal file format to render from After Effects to be used in Premiere Pro without loss of
Re: Optimal format...
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
Thanks Darby, and Dave. The last two posts you guys put up between have really clarified this for me. Good explanations... thanks again.
CD/DVD Printers
by Brad Holland 12 years ago
Hey Guys...I'm trying to find a printer that will allow me to print directly onto a CD or DVD. I've found several, but I'm curious as to how accurate the colors will be. In the event that I print out
Re: CD/DVD Printers
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
It depends on how much money you want to spend, and what kind of quality you want to end up with. A great torture test that I highly recommend is that you lightly wet your thumb, and do a smear test.
Final Cut& AVI files..
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
Ok, I keep hearing that Final Cut is THE editing platform, and I've started using it coming from Premiere Pro. Now I know there's a million Final Cut guys that are going to go on about how great Final
Re: Final Cut& AVI files..
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
Ok, thanks for the info.
Mutilple Screens..
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
Hi everyone. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how to create the effect of multiple screens in 3D space. I've seen it used a few times now, where we see what appear to be 100's of floating screens in
Re: Mutilple Screens..
by Steve Roberts 12 years ago
Check out Trapcode's Particular or Echospace. If you use a article effect, you might be able to do it by making a long comp where each image is one frame long, then you use this comp as the particle s
Photoshop to After Effects question...
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
I have a Photoshop file with many layers that I have imported into After Effects for animating. I imported the Photoshop file as a compostion, so After Effects brought in all the seperate layers, and
Re: Photoshop to After Effects question...
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
Hey thanks, that's a good suggestion, thank you!Cal
Working with over-sized graphics...
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
Ok, maybe I'm going about this all wrong but... I working on a 16x9 SD Mini DV project, and I'm creating some animated graphics. Its basically a chart, and I want to be able to zoom around to differen
Re: Working with over-sized graphics...
by Cal Johnson 12 years ago
Thanks Darby... I just started learning Photoshop which is why I used it for the graphic. I thought of vector graphics and Ilustrator when I saw that the "continually rastersize" button wasn't an opti
Yoga Video question, how much to pay the Instructor/Actor.
by Clint Nitkiewicz Hernandez 13 years ago
How much should I pay the instructor, a one time fee for the day, or a percentage of the profits of the dvd sales, 15-40%, I know this may vary based on the actual person, but say they are top knotch,
Re: Yoga Video question, how much to pay the Instructor/Actor.
by Cal Johnson 13 years ago
Its a good question. I think one of the things you have to consider is how you are going to market the video, and who's going to be buying it. For example, let's say you are creating a "beginners" yog
AVI Files...
by Cal Johnson 13 years ago
I'm totally new to FCP, and I'm trying to edit an AVI file, but while FCP will open the file, it won't play it properly. My friend said that they didn't think that FCP reads AVI files, which I find ha
Re: AVI Files...
by Enzo Tedeschi 13 years ago
What is the codec of the AVI file This can make a big difference is "editability"... Enzo Tedeschi ____________________________ Editor www.outpostpps.com Sydney, Australia Check out our latest music v
Alternate Audio Track...
by Cal Johnson 13 years ago
I have Encore 2.0, and I've figured out how to add a "directors commentary" audio track. I've brought in one video only track, and two audio tracks, one with the normal sound track and one with the co
Re: Alternate Audio Track...
by Cal Johnson 13 years ago
Thanks guys. I ended up just putting in "Lords of Dogtown" and looking at how they did it. Its a good example as they have not only a directors commentary, but a commentary with Tony Alva and Stacy Pe
can no longer transcode...
by Cal Johnson 13 years ago
I'm using version 1.0, and I can't transcode a 9 minute AVI file. There's lots of room on the hard drive, and I can transcode other, shorter AVI files. I have deleted the AVI file, then exported it ag
Re: can no longer transcode...
by mark harvey 13 years ago
I have had issues with AVI files that are over 2GB in size. I have not seen these issues in Encore but rather in After Effects. It is like as if the AVI envelope doesn't get closed properly. Can you t
After Effects Tutorials...
by Cal Johnson 14 years ago
Just a comment that isn't ment to piss anyone off, but so many of the "After Effects" tutorials start with "ok, lets get started making our image in Photoshop..." I don't use Photoshop. I came to Afte
Re: After Effects Tutorials...
by Dex Craig 14 years ago
One more thought to the mix.... I often find the AE tutorials that say "then apply Tinderbox filter such-and-such" to be similarly frustrating. While I'm sure those extra plug-ins are awesome (I have
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