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Chad Gilmour

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Can't export DNxHR with alpha channel
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
I'm using Windows 7 AE 2015.1 and have the AvidCodecsLE_2.7.1_Win release installed. I can export quicktime files using the DNxHR codec, and I can import and read them fine in AE however I can't ever
Re: Can't export DNxHR with alpha channel
by Chad Gilmour 3 years ago
I don't use .avi either, magicyuv codecs work for QuickTime .movs too. You should be able to select magic yuva 444 under QuickTime codecs. That should allow you to render an uncompressed QuickTime fil
Saving from Mac to Windows creates unsupported media error
by Chad Gilmour 3 years ago
I can build a simple project on a windows, open and save it on a mac, then open it on a windows and it will produce several errors: "After Effects Warning: Error with file: '\Volumes\Media_D
Re: Saving from Mac to Windows creates unsupported media error
by Chad Gilmour 3 years ago
I don't think it's necessarily an El Capitan issue because I get the same issue when a file saved from Yosemite too. My current bandaid is to open the .aep file, save an .aepx (XML) file, then run scr
Why doesn't Premiere Pro support new Geforce cards?
by Chad Gilmour 3 years ago
Just trying to figure this out since I'm looking at getting a new windows system... Adobe lists it's recommended hardware and supported GPU cards here: https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro system-requi
Re: Why doesn't Premiere Pro support new Geforce cards?
by Chad Gilmour 3 years ago
I was tricked by the Mac OS (again)! So I guess you can't always update Cuda from inside system preferences. I was on a much older version than the current Cuda driver available on Nvidia's website. O
P2 Clips Not Playing Back
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
I have a bunch of "old" P2 clips that have been converted to .mov files. They play fine in premiere, VLC, QT, etc. however in CatDV they are just green. I know that at one point they did play in CatDV
Re: P2 Clips Not Playing Back
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
Actually I've found I can't play video (only audio works) if it has a "DV Movie (HD NTSC 16:9, 48 kHz locked)" or other form of "DV Movie" codec. This is true for Mac and Windows versions of CatDV Pro
Change Media Path
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
Maybe a stupid question, but can you change the "Media Path" of files already in CatDV I know you can add entries to the "Media Search Paths" which basically has the same result. Just wondering if it'
Re: Change Media Path
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
CatDV Standalone with Mixed OS's
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
I built a Catalog with CatDV Pro 10 and it used to work fine on Mac and Windows, but now in CatDV Pro 11.1 all of the clips in CatDV are offline for Windows, and if I reconnect clips in Windows, every
Re: CatDV Standalone with Mixed OS's
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
I heard back from CatDV support, I guess there is a little bit of a bug in regards to this issue in CatDV 11.1 and I'm told it will be fixed in the next update. However CatDV 11.0.7 seems to be workin
Error saving preferences...
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
I'm getting the following error when I try to save a CatDV catalog or change my preferences in CatDV Pro 11.1 and any other version of CatDV Pro. "Error saving preferences: "Name should include colon
Re: Error saving preferences...
by John Vaudin 4 years ago
It looks like the the definition of a Check Box or Radio Button field in the prefs you're importing is incorrect. Specifically they are missing the values embedded in the field name. For Radion button
Batch trim video files
by Andy Seru 4 years ago
Hi all, I'm trying to find a way to batch trim multiple video files. I'm not sure if ffmpeg is the best way to do this, but after reading some posts and articles, I think it's the best solution. So I
Re: Batch trim video files
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
Where did you get help to write your script I'm always on the look out for good sources for that sort of work and help.
Can ffmpeg create a Prores .mov with an Alpha?
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
I know this wasn't possible a few years ago, but I've read it "should" be possible now, but can't seem to find a solution. Has anyone created a prores quicktime with an alpha channel with ffmpeg (or a
Re: Can ffmpeg create a Prores .mov with an Alpha?
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
Yeah, it took me a long time before I realized it was actually the DNxHD codec that was the real issue. Do you know if ffmpeg can combine the RGB or YUV info from one video file, the Alpha from anothe
jpeg2000 out of ffmpeg messed up chroma?
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
Can someone advise the proper way of converting a DNxHD 422YUV file to jpeg2000 yuv quicktime. I have tried the "jpeg2000" codec and the "openjpeg" codec in ffmpeg, and they both produce a video, but
Re: jpeg2000 out of ffmpeg messed up chroma?
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
Sorry, see below, also here is a .pdf of the output: 9334_untitled.pdf.zip It did complain about not having global headers, but I'm not sure what that means... "codec for stream 1 does not use global
CatDV Workgroup Server-limitations?
by neal swisher 4 years ago
Hello all-- I am investigating CatDV workgroup edition, rather than purchasing the full Enterprise Server. I do not need the Web server feature or different users roles. So far, the biggest limitation
Re: CatDV Workgroup Server-limitations?
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
What's the big advantage of workgroup server vs. just sharing catalogs using the standalone catdv pro app
Missing RGS Grow Bounds
by Jack Parks 9 years ago
Hello Please could someone direct me as to how to install Red Giant Software Grow Bounds Plug-In. I am running CS4 on Snow Leopard, I have all of the Trapcode Plug-Ins installed with serial numbers en
Re: Missing RGS Grow Bounds
by Chad Gilmour 4 years ago
I have a mac running Mavricks with AE CC 2014, I have correct serial numbers for Shine, but RGS Grow Bounds is missing and won't install. I've even tried copying RGS Grow Bounds from another system, b
8TB+ Volumes on a Terrablock?
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
Just wondering if anyone is doing this successfully I seem to recall this function being around for awhile, but was a bit buggy and scared me away from it when we first got our Terrablock 3 years ago.
Re: 8TB+ Volumes on a Terrablock?
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
Good to know, well maybe I'll experiment with it. It's good to know it's becoming more common. Thanks for the input!
WIndows 7 not seeing newly deleted space?
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
I recently upgraded to Terrablock 6.0.3 and so far everything is great, mounting the volumes to the C: drive has solved some big issues for us. I am noticing now though that when I delete (from any cl
Re: WIndows 7 not seeing newly deleted space?
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
It's happening on every volume. Every volume is multi user write. We don't have a need to mount a volume as read only, so I guess I'm not sure what "updating read only" would, or is supposed to do Yes
Setting up Premiere Pro with Facilis Terrablock
by Christian Simpson 5 years ago
So our small group here acquired a Facilis Terrablock that I'm loving by the way and I was wondering what the best setup was if you work with Adobe products. Premiere Pro to be exact. We have 4 client
Re: Setting up Premiere Pro with Facilis Terrablock
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
We have 2 Macs and 1 Windows connected via Fibre to our Terrablock. Having the volumes mapped through the C: drive is key for us to collaborate. We have mixed feelings about placing sharing render fil
Mac to PC, PC to Mac workflows
by walter biscardi 6 years ago
We're looking at installing a new 16 Core PC with 2 - 4 GPUs as essentially our beast render box. The issue we run into when moving Mac to PC or vice versa is we always have to reconnect the media whe
Re: Mac to PC, PC to Mac workflows
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
In case anyone missed it... Facilis' 6.0 upgrade has a new feature for Windows clients that will mount drives to a "Volumes" folder in the "C:" drive root which allows Premiere to relocate media, even
"Project file doesn't exist"
by Lon Waitman 8 years ago
A few days ago, I clicked on an AE project file in order to open it and when the UI appeared, I got a message that said that that project file does not exist, even though I actually clicked on that pr
Re: "Project file doesn't exist"
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
This thread literally just saved my day! Opening through the AE interface and the double spaces both solved my issue. Thanks guys!
AVID Codecs 2.3.9 for Windows has no Alpha?
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
I'm running Windows 7 with AVID's codecs, version 2.3.9, and no matter what combination of settings I set in After Effects, I can't get a quicktime file with an alpha channel. I've made sure to set RG
Re: AVID Codecs 2.3.9 for Windows has no Alpha?
by Chad Gilmour 5 years ago
Great tip! It worked using DNxHD 220 8 bit with an uncompressed alpha channel. That will work for now, but I'm still curious about why I can't get a 444 codec exported with an alpha I really prefer to
CUDA + Set Matte = Glitches
by Chad Gilmour 6 years ago
Not sure if anyone else has run into this, but on my machine, the Set Matte effect yields wild inconsistent results when CUDA is enabled. I'm using a Quadro 4000 for Mac. CUDA Driver Version: 5.5.28 G
AE CS6 Glacially Slow; Can't Seem To Resolve
by Scott Bruffey 6 years ago
I'm running CS6 on a PC built to DaVinci Resolve specs: 32 GBs of RAM, one Quadro 4000 card, two GTX 680 cards, an i7-3960 CPU overclocked to 4.3 GHz with project files on an SSD. To my mind, I should
Re: AE CS6 Glacially Slow; Can't Seem To Resolve
by Chad Gilmour 6 years ago
Your bit depth might be a culprit too. I'm not sure if I'm the only that has this issue, but whenever I'm working in a Linear 32bit color space, the mere act of selecting a layer can take a couple sec
Mercury Accelsior for Premiere
by Michael Jones 7 years ago
I have the Mac Pro 4,1 and Just ordered the Accelsior 480. I was thinking that the Accelsior would be my "RAID" I'm new to Premier (FCP User) but I think Premiere's Mercury system "Conforms" the origi
Re: Mercury Accelsior for Premiere
by Chad Gilmour 6 years ago
I'm looking at getting one of these too in order to speed up my mac. It's already maxed on a RAM and I have 1 available PCI slot. Does anybody know if this drive would be of better use as an OS APP dr
Premiere Pro CS6 writes slow to Terrablock, but Finder writes fast.
by Chad Gilmour 6 years ago
I've recently discovered that writing Prores422 QT files to our 48TB Terrablock is noticeably slower than writing to an internal sata hard drive. We have 3 Macs with OSX 10.7.5 connected via Fibre all
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 writes slow to Terrablock, but Finder writes fast.
by Matthew Mullen 6 years ago
Chad, It would be best to take a look at the system event log to see what may be happening on the server side. There were some performance tweaks specific for Premiere as well so we may want to recomm
UV Mapping & Geometry Best Practices
by Chad Gilmour 6 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm expanding into the modeling bodypaint frontier. Is there any advice or tips for someone like me that knows their object's geometry is going to be changed after I unwrap the UV's and pain
Re: UV Mapping & Geometry Best Practices
by Chad Gilmour 6 years ago
Thanks for the tips! I usually can get away with only using shaders and fiddling a bit with projection mapping, but the current project I'm on has some pretty specific requests requiring custom painte
Premiere timeline codec vs. export codec
by Tom Durham 8 years ago
Two studios I'm connected with are moving to Premiere and so far loving it. I'm trying to understand the way it thinks. Question: Let's say my timeline is h264, with lots of effects and stuff. My expo
Re: Premiere timeline codec vs. export codec
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
Good point, I don't recall what my filter situation was, I usually don't have too many going on, usually just basic color correction since I tend use AE for anything more than that. Perhaps that is th
Can I do this without Body Paint?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
Is there a way to recreate this type of material (specifically the cracks displacement) WITHOUT using bodypaint I've recreated the glossy chrome look, but the displacement is proving difficult or impo
Re: Can I do this without Body Paint?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
Thanks! Couldn't have done it without your guidance!
Terrablock and LTO backup
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
Anyone have a Pro-Cache5 direct attached to a Terrablock I currently have one on our network router which we then initiate file transfers from our computer over the network with. We've kind of hit the
Re: Terrablock and LTO backup
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
I suppose I could just call them. I'm also waiting to hear back from a rep that said Facillis is working on a new update that has some sort of built-in interfacing for Cache-A devices.
Anyone else think the AE to C4D isn't any good?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
I got a solid track in AE exported to C4D, and the keyframes are off. I double checked the FPS and I wonder if there is an issue with AE being set to 23.976 and C4D being set to 24 The animation is on
Re: Anyone else think the AE to C4D isn't any good?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
So it definitely was a frame rate issue. I followed David's advice and had AE interpret the footage as 30fps, then did the track in a 30fps comp. Imported and exported the type as 30fps in C4D, did al
Halftone materials?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
I'm trying to figure out a way to create some comic book style halftone effects. I'm currently experimenting with sketch and toon, but not getting the best results. Anyone know of any tutorials or mat
Re: Halftone materials?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
It wasn't quite getting what I wanted, but it was close, I needed more than just putting spots on an object, though I like the way it works with lights and shading. I ended up processing footage in ph
Invert 1 Key Frame Value With A Checkbox?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
I couldn't find an answer to this, but expression language is still pretty difficult for me to grasp. I have 2 key frames and I want to be able to invert the value of the first keyframe by clicking a
Re: Invert 1 Key Frame Value With A Checkbox?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
My second keyframe value is 0 so no checkbox keyframing required. Good to know though! Is there way to only select a specific keyframe with markers or something
Align the spline; why don't my clones follow my sweep nurbs properly?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
I'm having issues getting cloned objects to align along a sweep nurbs shape. The ultimate goal is to be able to make a somewhat easily editable replaceable type out of coaster track and doing custom r
Re: Align the spline; why don't my clones follow my sweep nurbs properly?
by Chad Gilmour 7 years ago
Awesome! I knew it had something simple like that. i would have preferred to have been able to use the mospline so I would only have to update 1 spline and then it would auto-update thru the whole thi
Automator Text Field input?!
by Chad Gilmour 8 years ago
I'm trying to setup Automator to auto-send my last weeks billable hours to our coordinator. I'm using Hourguard (a free program) which has an option to view report, pick a date range, then email. Ever
SAN Storage Solution for Volumes larger than 8 TB
by elan dassani 8 years ago
Hey guys, We're currently using a Facilis Terrablock for our DI SAN Solution. We're working with Red files and uncompressed HD 10-bit. The Terrablock has a volume size limit of 8 TB. Is there a SAN so
Re: SAN Storage Solution for Volumes larger than 8 TB
by Chad Gilmour 8 years ago
If it helps at all... we just implemented a Facillis Terrablock and have run into the same issue with volumes being limited to 8TB. My understanding is that it's a Windows limitation on the server end
Anyone seen any Cool Document Photography?
by Chad Gilmour 8 years ago
This is kind of a weird question, and since there isn't really a photography forum, I thought this might be a good place... I'm just curious if anyone has seen any cool examples of document photograph
Re: Anyone seen any Cool Document Photography?
by Chad Gilmour 8 years ago
I hear ya, I didn't really want to bust out a video camera. I guess I was looking for any cool ways people have photoshoped pictures of that nature.
DG Alternative?
by Chad Gilmour 8 years ago
Anybody know of any other companies services out there that offer the same (or close to same) services as DG Fastchannel I'm trying to shop around a bit and I'm not a big fan of DG, I know about Extre
Re: DG Alternative?
by Chad Gilmour 8 years ago
Rich, I am interested in Flash Spot, but I can't seem to find any contact info on them. The link you provided wants my payment info immediately and they're main page doesn't say anything. A Google sea
Atto R680
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
I'm currently running an Enhance E8 MS with a HPT RR3340. I simply don't trust the HPT card, and due to a horrendous customer service experience with them when my last card went bad, I want to go with
Re: Atto R680
by Chad Gilmour 8 years ago
Hey guys, slightly off subject, but it is in regards to the ATTO R680. As I'm sure guys may be aware, the card runs super hot and the driver forces the Mac Pro fans to be on full tilt 24 7. ATTO showe
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