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Charles Ferran

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Creative Cloud for Teams: setting up an office already running Adobe?
by Charles Ferran 2 months ago
Anybody still here Our office has about 12 people using Adobe products. We share accounts back and forth between us, there are personal accounts, educational accounts, it's all over the place. When we
Markers Between Machines
by Charles Ferran 3 months ago
I see this question asked a lot but haven't found any answers. We're in an office with 3 editors, we pass project files back and forth between each other and we rely heavily on markers for metadata. W
Re: Markers Between Machines
by Charles Ferran 3 months ago
Yes I've seen many complaints about it but surprisingly no answers as clear cut and dry as this. Thanks for that. Adobe, go home, you're drunk. Charles Ferran www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to d
Clip Markers and XMP
by Ludmil Kazakov 8 months ago
So, what are the proper settings for working off two systems with one file that can be shared markers keep disappearing and its not cool! Write XMP ID to files on import (OFF) Write clip markers to XM
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Re: Clip Markers and XMP
by Charles Ferran 3 months ago
I have this same question! Charles Ferran www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with the poor spirits who
How is metadata burned into clip and which programs can search it?
by Michael Berrios 4 months ago
Hi All! I have a question that is two-fold: (1) How does Premiere add XMP metadata to clips In other words, is this data that can be read by non-CC programs And (2) Is there a program, open-source or
Re: How is metadata burned into clip and which programs can search it?
by Charles Ferran 3 months ago
Surprised no one has replied, found this looking for another answer to metadata on clips. It's been my experience that markers are written to the clips themselves because when we trade project files a
How does Premiere treat clips 'below' others on the timeline during export?
by Charles Ferran 6 months ago
Hello everyone, Exporting out a 35 minute 4K timeline and I've got multiple angles I've been cutting between. I'm curious how Premiere treats the clips underneath the main timeline. I assume they're i
Re: How does Premiere treat clips 'below' others on the timeline during export?
by Charles Ferran 5 months ago
I had to cut up a few shorter timelines yesterday and decided to do half with hidden clips enabled and half with them disabled and Export was indeed faster. On average I went from about 3:30 render ti
The Magical Pandora's Box: The Canon XF705
by Charles Ferran 6 months ago
This camera gives us amazing images but no way to get at them! A true Pandora's Box. None of these 4K files can be opened in Premiere. Adobe hasn't given any update I can find other than 'we know abou
Re: The Magical Pandora's Box: The Canon XF705
by Charles Ferran 6 months ago
Message incoming! Charles Ferran www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with the poor spirits who neither e
Large (for us) Production coming up, could use some advice!
by Charles Ferran 7 months ago
Howdy! I work for a small'ish' agency in Scranton PA and we've got a new client that has us going to NYC and DC for two separate days, a Monday, then a Wednesday. We think it will be a 3 camera shoot
Re: Large (for us) Production coming up, could use some advice!
by Bruce Watson 7 months ago
Charles Ferran "So I think a more direct question is: What should I be trying to buy vs rent and then ANY advice or experience or knowledge you can point me to would be super helpful to me!" You won'
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Issue with The Wiggler..
by Charles Ferran 11 months ago
Hey guys! I've got a .png asset file from Illustrator that I'm trying to manipulate with the wiggler on the Rotation and whatever settings I choose it won't create any movement. The keyframes appear,
Re: Issue with The Wiggler..
by Charles Ferran 11 months ago
Thanks for the reply, I did a full system restart this morning and it's working now. Must have been a bug. Charles Ferran www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious tr
Premiere Pro CC 2018 GPU Settings?
by Charles Ferran 2 years ago
Hey guys I'm trying to find the GPU settings for Premiere Pro CC 2018. Everything I've read says they're in the General tab but as you can see there are no GPU settings here. I'm trying to use a templ
Re: Premiere Pro CC 2018 GPU Settings?
by Charles Ferran 2 years ago
I changed the sub sequence size up to 4K, the one with the Basic 3D effect and that seems to have fixed it. CUDA is still causing weird issues but that s a problem for another day thread I believe. Th
Removing Mic Line Bad Connection Audio
by Charles Ferran 2 years ago
Hello all, I'm working in Final Cut and trying to remove some nasty audio on a very windy day. I'm just trying to clean it up as much as possible. It was a wedding so reshoots are not really a viable
Re: Removing Mic Line Bad Connection Audio
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
Izotope will almost certainly fix it. For a price. But there's a Hum remover effect in FCPX audio plug-ins, and I would definitely first try using the FCPX parametric EQ and noise reduction plug-ins.
AG-AC 30 Camcorder Sticky Power Switch
by Charles Ferran 2 years ago
Hey everyone, having some trouble with my Panasonic AG-AC 30 that I bought in February. My power switch is becoming very difficult to activate, turning it off is easier but it's getting to the point w
Making DVD’s on a PC with files from FCPX
by Charles Ferran 2 years ago
Hello, I m having some trouble. I m trying to burn a DVD that will play in a DVD player. I created an ISO file out of Final Cut and since I don t have a burner on my Mac I bring the file over to my PC
Re: Making DVD’s on a PC with files from FCPX
by Charles Ferran 2 years ago
Just tried on two separate discs, they both aren't readable on a dvd player, and my pc spits them out saying there's nothing on them but they are burned.. ehhh help is my image corrupted maybe but it
Can we figure out how this effect was done?
by Charles Ferran 3 years ago
Link is below, the effect starts at 2:16 https: www.youtube.com watch v=aLA7AlnDftE Never mind how odd the video is Its hard to explain, and Google was no help. Wondering if any of you guys know how t
Re: Can we figure out how this effect was done?
by Charles Ferran 3 years ago
YES! thank you sir!! Charles Ferran 845-699-5270 www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with the poor spiri
Character Offset Woes
by Charles Ferran 4 years ago
Hello CC! I'm having a frustrating thing happening to me that I'm sure is a checkbox somewhere I'm missing. When I put a character offset on a text layer and then change offset, it changes, but it cha
Re: Character Offset Woes
by Kevin Camp 4 years ago
you can set the character offset value of the animator (to say 6) and then animate the 'offset' value of the range selector (not the 'character offset' value), and if the 'based on' value is left at t
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did NOT know where to post this
by Charles Ferran 4 years ago
So, sorry if this is the wrong place. I'm a Graphics guy at a TV station, my boss keeps bringing up the fact that he wants to do 'those 3D reenactments you always see on the big networks' Like when a
Re: did NOT know where to post this
by Mark Spano 4 years ago
I don't know. But I think you're right - he's crazy.
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update multiple instances of same text layer
by scott tupper 9 years ago
I have a text layer and an inverted copy acting as a reflection. Is there something like parenting that would allow me to update the original and have the copy update itself too Thanks
Re: update multiple instances of same text layer Expression
by Brian Charles 9 years ago
Reveal the Source Text property for both layers and pick whip the reflection source to the original source. 705_sourcetext.png.zip
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Any obvious reason my file sizes vary 'so' much?
by Charles Ferran 4 years ago
Hello CC! I'm building videos now on a daily basis for a very finicky system that will only accept Animation codec .mov's AND they need to be under 500 mb.. ugh... So I cut them down as short as I can
Re: Any obvious reason my file sizes vary 'so' much?
by Charles Ferran 4 years ago
you understand me perfectly!! and this is of course all my fault. We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on this system, it CAN'T be the system's fault... A system still reliant on a version of JAV
"Graphics Director" at a local TV station, is my position real or made up?
by Charles Ferran 5 years ago
Hello Broadcasting land, I've recently been searching all over for a forum where 'tv professionals' gathered to talk about their respective careers and I didn't think to check the Cow until now. This
Mask on an invisible layer?
by Charles Ferran 5 years ago
I feel sooooo dumb today! Can't believe I couldn't figure this out. Anyway, what I'm trying to accomplish is this: I have a bunch of headshot pictures coming down, they're all slightly different sizes
Re: Mask on an invisible layer?
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
there are transfer modes called 'stencil alpha' and 'silhouette alpha' (near the bottom of the list of modes). try moving your solid above the layers to get cropped, then trying one of those transfer
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Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
by Charles Ferran 7 years ago
Hey guys, Its been a very long time since I created assets to use inside of After Effects. I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create basic shapes and assets that I want to animate inside of After Effe
Re: Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
by Charles Ferran 7 years ago
true :) I brought it in as footage Charles Ferran 845-699-5270 www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with
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Editing to music in FCPX?
by Charles Ferran 7 years ago
I might just be totally not used to editing in this program but my audio keeps hopping to the main story track, I want to edit my clips and have ducking set up and audio transitions while my clips go
Re: Editing to music in FCPX?
by Mark Morache 7 years ago
Put your audio in a secondary storyline under your primary storyline. You can perform your audio edits and crossfades, and keep this storyline below the primary storyline. This will need to be attache
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Letters behind letters: a way to create missing elements?
by Charles Ferran 8 years ago
Hey everyone, little bit of a dilemma here. I need to create a moving 3D bumper for a project using an image, we don't have the PSD anymore so I need to work with what we have. it's basically two line
Re: Letters behind letters: a way to create missing elements?
by Richard Harrington 8 years ago
Content aware fill and clone stamp (using the rotate brush command) will work best Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adob
72 dpi to 300 dpi
by Charles Ferran 9 years ago
I tried this over in the photoshop forum, but didn't get any responses, maybe its a basic question hey everyone. was wondering if there was a way I could take a single frame of video captured with a s
Re: 72 dpi to 300 dpi
by Cora Smith 4 years ago
Hey, I think you should refer to arttoframe society as they'd be able to help you in the best way just like they helped me through the canvas art. Good Luck, Cora
frame of video blown up for print? (poster size)
by Charles Ferran 9 years ago
hey everyone. was wondering if there was a way I could take a single frame of video captured with a screen snap and using photoshop blow it up to 300 dpi so it could be printed as a poster. I basicall
Re: frame of video blown up for print? (poster size)
by Charles Ferran 9 years ago
nothing really please lol Charles Ferran 845-699-5270 www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with the poor
Creating DVD Studio Pro Menu's in Photo Shop
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm in need of some Photo Shop assistance. I need to learn how to create DVD Menu's in Photo Shop, I guess I need to rasterize and flatten the images I'm pretty new to Photo Shop, neve
Cannot add points to bulleted list?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
I have this bulleted list, when I click into it I can change the text, but the text for all of the bullets changes, if I try and add a bullet, it mimics the previous one. I am very new to Flash and ju
Re: Cannot add points to bulleted list?
by Brodd Nesset 10 years ago
Hello! My guess is that you are using the same MovieClip ("bullet") for all your bullets. When you doubleclick into one of them, you change the text for all, quite naturally actually... Several ways t
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'Ghosting' Animation file?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Hi all, had a weird issue today where I had an animation file I made in After Effects was ghosting and leaving nasty fragments behind. The file was just text I made with both RGB and Alpha channels. I
Re: 'Ghosting' Animation file?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
I know its really bad for graphics, which is why I export as animation then re-export as dvcpro50 through mpeg streamclip, that workflow has seemed to work pretty well so far. I work for a church doin
Way to clean up 'raspy' voice audio?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Hello, we have a lady who comes in and does our V.O.'s I feel so bad for her, she got really sick recently. Her voice is pretty much not there anymore, its really raspy and 'throaty' is there a way, o
Re: Way to clean up 'raspy' voice audio?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
ended up not even using her voice, but thanks anyway, one of these days when I have time I'm going to brush up a bit on some basic Soundtrack Pro tuts, because you're right I must have done something
Audio Filter for 'raspy' voice?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Hello, we have a lady who comes in and does our V.O.'s I feel so bad for her, she got really sick recently. Her voice is pretty much not there anymore, its really raspy and 'throaty' is there a way, o
"Change clips to match sequence settings"?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
How do I get this dialogue to pop up again I have dozens upon dozens of clips on a timeline and the only thing that doesn't match the sequence settings is the audio, they're both set to 32K but the se
Re: "Change clips to match sequence settings"?
by Scott Davis 10 years ago
Create a new sequence with the settings you want. Go to your old one and select all. Copy and paste to the new one. It should ask you the pop up question. Scott OSX 10.5.5 Quad 2.5Ghz 8.5 GB RAM Final
Change Sequence to say '1 Stereo' under Audio in the Browser?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Hi, I have a ton of clips, and I'm trying to match the sequence settings up exactly with the clips so I don't have to render, all the clips are DV DVCPRO - NTSC the only thing that differs, is the aud
Re: Change Sequence to say '1 Stereo' under Audio in the Browser?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
it asked me before, I ignored it, but I can't seem to get it to ask me again Charles Ferran 845-699-5270 www.charlesferran.com "Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even thou
Multiprocessing?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
happy day! I have just been upgraded from 2GB of RAM, to 11 amazing wonderful glorious GB's of RAM. Now I'm wondering how I can utilize this new power. When I start up AE it says I am using 4% of 3 to
Re: Multiprocessing?
by Walter Soyka 10 years ago
Charles Ferran "Maximum RAM Cache size 100% = 3GB's " I think your maximum RAM cache is set way too high. The default is 60%, and Adobe doesn't recommend going over 90%. Walter Soyka Principal & Desi
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Measuring the Space Between Objects
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Hello there, is there some kind of ruler, or tool that will tell me the distance between two separate objects I have five or six bars and they all need to be the exact distance apart. Up until now I'v
Re: Measuring the Space Between Objects
by Scott Roberts 10 years ago
Use distribute spacing - either horizontal or vertical to space out your objects. If you need them space an exact dimension, make an object with that exact dimension and place that object as a spacer
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Rendering with low memory workflow?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
I have a doozy today fella's, exporting a psd sequence, AE looks frozen with beachball but about every oh, I'd say, 10 minutes I get a new frame rendered, I'm 9 frames in after 1 Hr, 11 Min this is ob
Re: Rendering with low memory workflow?
by Walter Soyka 10 years ago
Charles Ferran "mind if I quote you to my uppers when I ask for more RAM :)" Of course not! I went into a little more detail on After Effects RAM usage in multiprocessing in this post. But don't just
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How do I take specific things out of an image?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Hello, ok, have a quick deadline coming up, can someone help me I have a hand drawn scan that has a bunch of objects drawn on it. using the quick selection tool I cut out all the images but how do I n
Re: How do I take specific things out of an image?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
and how do I do that :) lol actions that is, thanks!
Resolution vs. Image Size?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
This is a VERY noobish question, and I'm sorry for making you guys roll your eyes but I need help here! I DO know that the proper resolution for print is 300 but my question is, how do I adjust the im
Re: Resolution vs. Image Size?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
Thank you, slowly but surely learning the world of PhotoShop, its all coming together! I'll keep at it :)
Final Cut Pro 7 and the Canon HV 20
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
I've been having trouble with this horrible camcorder for two years now, and I curse myself for ever purchasing it. Final Cut could never understand the bastardized version of HDV the thing put out an
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and the Canon HV 20
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
yeah, up until a few weeks ago I've been using it as a DV camera as well, but I bought it for HDV and was sadly disappointed. about two weeks ago I fixed my problems, on the site you mentioned there i
Dropping frames on cuts?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
in the master timeline I'm losing frames on the straight transitions, or cuts in my project, its driving me crazy because I can't watch my timeline without it lagging, also playing in reverse using 'J
Re: Dropping frames on cuts?
by Charles Ferran 10 years ago
well thanks guys, now that I feel like a total ass, changed the sequence settings and seems to be running fine now, thought I was being smart when I changed them from DVCPRO to H.264 to match the sour
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