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normal size waveform but still extremely quite playback?
by Ludwig Reuter 4 weeks ago
Dear Creative Cow Community, I have a mystical problem with a voice over file. The artist was recorded with reasonable volume, the waveform of the clip has resonable size and the levels are jump up an
Re: normal size waveform but still extremely quite playback?
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
i get -3 db to 0db with clipping here. very loud even with my speakers turned way down. it must be your speaker playback settings. if you have the original, I would suggest not louder than -10db and y
Color Profile Question
by Adam Davies 1 month ago
To be very brief, This is not exactly an AE question...but bear with me I am in post-production on a 15-minute stop-motion animation. lots of issues and bad decisions along the way, but I'd love some
Re: Color Profile Question
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
Adam Davies "This makes me think that AE is only superficially changing the footage from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB, whereas PS converts the footage... " I'm still unclear on what you think the differe
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how to merge 2 colors to emerge a different color?
by Manohar Stramzik 1 month ago
Hey folks an animation in my video requires 2 different colored solid which are round in shape and when they both merge together i want the color to emerge as a different color(not the one which gives
Re: how to merge 2 colors to emerge a different color?
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
did you want them to create a secondary color effect so that they blend into a mixed color only where they overlap, like gels I only say this because then you can drive the true color with a linear bl
highlights in RAW shot on 5D2
by Enginn Heima 1 month ago
I tried posting this on the Canon DSLR forum, but I'm thinking I might be closer to solving my problem here, so here it goes: I'm having problems with highlights in a shot that was shot in Raw mode wi
Re: highlights in RAW shot on 5D2
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
try AE directly with exposure 32 bpc and see if it shows up. i know they updated the dng filter
Fixed stroke width of the shapes
by Orkhan Huseynov 1 month ago
Hello, I have vector illustration with stroke and fill. I need to scale them in my animation, but keep stroke width the same. Illustration has many groups of objects in it. And when I am scaling the s
Re: Fixed stroke width of the shapes
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
i would recommend using the linear expression function so they animate correctly.
Dealing with Color Shifts: AE comps brought into Premiere Pro
by M. Bernard 1 month ago
Any suggestions on how to bypass, or properly set, the color space in After Effects, for AE comps I bring back into Premiere Pro, that appear to have a color shift I finished and color graded a projec
Re: Dealing with Color Shifts: AE comps brought into Premiere Pro
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
the Color Profile Converter won't work unless you precomp it. also view-simulate might be on there's 16-235 and 0-255 rec.709.
25fps conversion to 24fps - then speed back up picture? Clever or stupid idea?
by Phil Hawkins 1 month ago
Hello all, I've read a bunch of posts about the 24fps 25fps conversion routes but I couldn't find the answer to an idea I had. We have a feature film shot at 25fps that we need to convert to 24fps for
Re: 25fps conversion to 24fps - then speed back up picture? Clever or stupid idea?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
maybe frame blending is turned on a check mark by the appropriate Frame Blending command and Enable Frame Blending button at the top of the Timeline panel. if both are off, then perhaps you just don't
Audition Cs6, Error when using reverb
by tada Chen 1 month ago
Hello, I am facing a problem when i edit some music in audition. When I add a reverb to the track the windows pop up like the above and the software quit automatically. I tried for many times some ef
Re: Audition Cs6, Error when using reverb
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
you have to apply the effect whereas it pre-renders it on the timeline. your cpu is not fast enough for realtime playback. In the Editor panel, Effects Rack, or Mixer, click the Pre-Render Track butto
Effects Rack - Adobe Audition CC - Advice Please
by Alan Flint 1 month ago
Hi, I have been using Adobe Audition 3 for some time, mainly to edit audio files of sermons from our church, to then upload to the Internet. About 2 1 2 weeks ago I downloaded the trial version of Ado
Re: Effects Rack - Adobe Audition CC - Advice Please
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
my opinion: first get a foam cover for the mic if he hits hard consonants. "ranges from strong to very soft" from your description, a multiband compressor should work perfectly. just make sure it is s
Make a big crowd from single voice/smallcrowd
by Chris Shore 1 month ago
Is there anyway to take a single voice or small crowd recording and make it sound like a stadium crowd I want to take a single word and have a larger crowd repeat it over and over again.
Re: Make a big crowd from single voice/smallcrowd
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
effect-chorus has user defined groups and delayed echoes in audition. also you can try multiple layers of audio like a mixdown.
Ringing tinny noise when speakign in high pitches when recording in Adobe Audition
by Simon Haye 1 month ago
Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help with this issue. When I record in either Adobe Audition or Adobe Premiere Pro I get this strange tinny ringing sound when recording certain high tones. See here for
Re: Ringing tinny noise when speakign in high pitches when recording in Adobe Audition
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
call me crazy but it sounds like a simple feedback from the mic hearing the soundcard. Mute the speakers.
Source: 1080i m2ts 29.97fps --> Destination: PAL DVD
by Alberto Bedin 1 month ago
Ok, this is quite odd but I have to do this: My input is: m2ts 1080i 29.97 fps stream. I have to output it on a PAL DVD (25 fps). My idea is: edit in Premiere, add chapter markers and then Export with
Re: Source: 1080i m2ts 29.97fps --> Destination: PAL DVD
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
1. is it true 1080i. That is 29.97i or 59.94 fields. You interpret top field and get a 29.97fps comp. See (3). 2. is it 3:2 interlaced pulldown or 29.97fps whole frames that makes a big difference in
Color management/output profile when outputting master?
by Kristin Maling 1 month ago
Hello. I'm just wondering if anyone could lend some advice with regards to color management when outputting your master I'll be outputting my master as Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), but I'm not really sure w
Re: Color management/output profile when outputting master?
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Your working space doesn't really matter, provided it's large enough to contain all the colors you intend to use. ProRes 422 should probably be Rec. 709. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen
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Wireless Microphone System w/ GoPro!
by Aaqib Usman 1 month ago
I have been using a GoPro to shoot mobile walking architecture tours with a guide. All of this is one long shot, no edits, no cuts. For the moment, I am using the Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF Battery-Po
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Re: Wireless Microphone System w/ GoPro!
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
I haven't personally used it but you can always split the difference and get the ME2 Lavalier Microphone from the G3 for $140 if your existing wireless device functions adequately. or $229 Tram TR-50
how to export pure black from AE?
by Joseph Lewis 1 month ago
How do I export pure black from AE using h264 codec and be able watch the same superblack via Youtube or VLC player This is what I do... I create a new comp, add a solid with black and export using Me
Re: how to export pure black from AE?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
walter is right about misconfigured players outputing 0-255 or 16-235, but you can try burning in the color management with AE's effect- utility-color profile converter. try rec.0-255 and 16-235 and s
After Effects to Photoshop 32bit screening issue/16bit color change
by Ashly Sanford 2 months ago
Hello! Hoping someone out there might be able to help me with an issue I'm having. I've been working on a project for a client in After Effects in 32bit. Its a pretty involved job with lots of layers
Re: After Effects to Photoshop 32bit screening issue/16bit color change
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
It's the render output module. If it says millions its 8 bit, trillions 16 bit, float is 32bit.
Best iso for bright sunlight filming.... 400 iso???
by Ali Quintana 1 month ago
What would be the best iso for bright sunlight filming with BMCC I have a great matbox and ND filter. I normally always shoot at 800 iso but maybe with the last update its safe and even better to go l
Re: Best iso for bright sunlight filming.... 400 iso???
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
If you're not shooting raw, native 800 iso will give the largest latitude which is required in contrasty images. You are basically trading grain for latitude and visa versa when moving away from 800.
Matching Up Fs7, A7s and 60D
by Sascha Engel 1 month ago
Hi Everybody, I will shoot in two days an item for the German TV. I have to match up my main Camera a SONY FS7 with two B-Rolls: a SONY A7s and a CANON 60D. What are the best settings on each camera t
Re: Matching Up Fs7, A7s and 60D
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
A quick chip color chart recorded in front of the focus point will save you hundreds of post time hours.
Walk cycle sliding feet problems
by Spiridon Mekas 1 month ago
Hello! I'm compositing an animation film and i'm constantly having to deal with sliding feet on walk cycles. Now, i know how to manually adjust position of the floor, frame by frame so that the moveme
Re: Walk cycle sliding feet problems
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
Try posting in expressions forum. Pretty simple since the person is stationary, the ground just needs to move the opposite distance of the leg pushing away. A simple script where when the leg touches
Any tricks to fix over-sharpened video?
by Perry Kroll 6 months ago
I'm working on a project with a ton of mixed media sources, and some clips were shot on a Canon Rebel that unfortunately had sharpening turned up all the way in the shooting profile. Anyone ever come
Re: Any tricks to fix over-sharpened video?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
Right click replace image sequence with footage, then controls layer has sliders. The comp is hd so you may need to resize as nessessary
Mocha tracking data on layer larger than 100%?
by Jean Carey 2 months ago
I'm trying use tracking data from Mocha, but I need to scale the layer I'm applying it to larger than 100% so it won't get cut off as it moves. But this messes up the Mocha corner pin. Is there a simp
Re: Mocha tracking data on layer larger than 100%?
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
The limiting factor is that you can't use Mocha on a scaled layer, correct So how do you overcome this You use Mocha on an UN-scaled layer. Then you take all the layers you just made, nest them in a c
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AE / Mac Pro speed issue for Stop Motion Project with large images
by Stephen Ong 2 months ago
Hi I'm new here but have been lurking around for a long time. Just been reading a few posts about machines for AE but looking for any suggestions as to what i might need to invest in. Recently I've be
Re: AE / Mac Pro speed issue for Stop Motion Project with large images
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
What else is on the disk with the cache How much space is free Do you have any caches from previous versions of After Effects Separating the project from the media won't make much difference, but sepa
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Hiding single frames within video footage with high frame rates
by Tom Holmes 2 months ago
Hi Guys!! This may not necessarily be an after effects query, but I'm working in AE so here goes... I have 240fps video. I want to be able to "Hide" a single frame within the video so it can only been
Re: Hiding single frames within video footage with high frame rates
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
Nice idea, but not correct. There isn't any interlacing at 59.94 (aka 60) frames sec. Using a normal playback & display device, the video would be 1280x720, 59.94 FRAMES. The interlacing comes into pl
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Correcting Cinemascope Without Fully Stretching the Format
by Hayden Martin 4 months ago
Hi Is there any way to take 2:35:1 footage into after effects and warp it so it fits a regular 16:9 aspect ratio The problem I am facing is that there is quite a spherical object that I can't have war
Re: Correcting Cinemascope Without Fully Stretching the Format
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
I published an AEP to do a non-linear stretch from 4:3 to 16:9 a while ago, which you may be able to adapt to your needs: http: www.keenlive.com renderbreak 2013 06 non-linear-stretch-43-to-169-in-aft
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Audio Solution for shooting outside on a budget
by Benjamin GS 4 months ago
Hi, I am doing video semi professional. Sometimes I do fun projects, sometimes I do paid gigs. I am trying to find a good audio solution for shooting outside with actors. Here is my current situation:
Re: Audio Solution for shooting outside on a budget
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
woah, you said nothing about sound quality when there is no cloth noise. Professionals use hidden mics too. One trick is to create two triangles of tape made inside out that sandwich the mic and isola
Making dialogue recorded at close range sound like it is from a distance.
by Jake Reeves 2 months ago
I have a scene where two men are talking at a distance, exterior, in the woods. Not yelling. Just normal speaking voices. The audio was all recorded at close range and there is no re-record option. Th
Re: Making dialogue recorded at close range sound like it is from a distance.
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
in parametric eq 10 band, lower 100hz-500hz geometrically less the higher freqs, and add subtle reverb, which naturally comes from trees and hills echoing. Also, you can add noise from wind in leaves
free star wars 5 "look" for after effects
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
free star wars 5 "look" for after effects 5 not for profit tinkering. all rights reserved to Lucasfilm LTD. ae cs5.5 technicolor, tints, etc. 8358_starwars5colorpreset.rar.zip
File: free star wars 5 "look" for after effects5
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
rar file free star wars 5 "look" for after effects5 ae cs5.5 technicolor, tints, etc. http: f1.creativecow.net 8358 free-star-wars-5-look-for-after-effects5
slog2 = 8-bits in 14 stops?
by toke lahti 2 months ago
Sorry if this is already discussed here, but I couldn't find anything. I'm just wondering when comparing to "normal" video DR, does slog2 help so much, that even if you have only half the bits per sto
Re: slog2 = 8-bits in 14 stops?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
there is no such thing realistically useful as 14 f-stops in 8 bit(that is why the big boys use 10 bit or higher). Sure, you might get some detail, but unless you're shooting raw, in color correction,
DNG's from MLV's with Ae Pr and Resolve
by George Goodman 2 months ago
Having premier and resolve round trip is no problem. But if I want to do any compositing or general after effects work, I have no way to retain the flexibility of the DNG. At best, I can render out to
Re: DNG's from MLV's with Ae Pr and Resolve
by David Fuller 2 months ago
"Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like no matter what, I'm going to lose my "raw" image - but maybe it doesn't matter If I crunch all the info such that there is no clipping and use EXR or DPX w
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Audio tricks for video editors?
by Zopiro da Tracia 3 months ago
I'm a somewhat experienced video editor who has at most of my career had an audio guy nearby to work on sound design, effects and cleanup. For some freelance projects, however, there's nobody to do th
Re: Audio tricks for video editors?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
sounds like you should focus on broadcast specs ebu and ITU-R https: tech.ebu.ch loudness if you don't want pro-tools, I'd recommend adobe audition, not only is it integrated heavily into adobe produc
Water coloring
by Gigi Marzo 3 months ago
Hi! I have to film a scene about water. I'll try to explain better: I have to film a boy (and after a girl) in bathtub, so I cannot color physically in the narrowest sense the water with color pigment
Re: Water coloring
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
Besides, who says you have to use dyes or food coloring to color the water Soft drinks come in almost every color of the rainbow. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids,
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After Effects on VM servers
by Michael Estepp 3 months ago
Hello, I runnning After Effects on a virtual server, 10 gig line. It seems when I kick off render batches, it crashes out every time. Are there any known issues with this set up Thanks
Re: After Effects on VM servers
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
importing only tiff image sequences for rendering would be a huge help in discovering if quicktime is the culprit, especially if the sizes are huge(over 3gb) and it doesn't crash(your network can hand
Sweeten on camera audio suggestions?
by Kevin Carlson 3 months ago
Hi, We are shooting DSLRs with flash audio recorder, and we mistakenly didn't hit record on audio soon enough. Anyone have suggestions for audio post from on camera mic I think we did have the Rode sh
Re: Sweeten on camera audio suggestions?
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
was there alot of room noise denoise spectrum analyzer. may possibly need noise gate if your levels are low. was there alot of reverb from the room iZotopte de-reverb sweeten by using a 10 point Param
AE CC2014 and GPU cards
by David McLasty 3 months ago
I have a question on the multiple GPU support under CC2014. I know Premiere can support multiple GPUs for export, but does it have any effect with timeline rendering in AE I have a Quadro K5000 in my
Re: AE CC2014 and GPU cards
by Michael Szalapski 3 months ago
After Effects doesn't use the GPU for rendering anything except the old ray-traced renderer and a few third-party effects (like Red Giant Universe and Video Copilot's Element 3d). See more info here l
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Panick Stricken
by teddy gregg 3 months ago
Hi everyone. I hope you are well. I have been shooting my first scenes for my Honours Project. The scenes are shot indoors at my house. I shot them yesterday and although they looked fine on preview s
Re: Panick Stricken
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
if you're going for image quality, you want a very low iso like 640 or less or you'll have a lot of grain. Also, you probably need more light. You can reflect more light in there with bounce boards if
S-log 2 ???
by Paul Rijkaard 4 months ago
Hello I am struggling to find online resources to help define a suitable grading workflow. I am using footage shot on sony FS700 with s-log2 profile. For the sake of offline I have been working with p
Re: S-log 2 ???
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
if you don't want to damage the quality in the pipeline, consider luts instead of icc profiles. pre-grade how you want it and pass the lut around. For final master, eventually it will have to go to th
Film out to 35mm tests.
by Fred van Stry 5 months ago
Hi, I hope Im posting this in the right forum section. I've been trying to look up any tests of digital footage being transferred onto film online. The only things I could check were movies like Dance
Re: Film out to 35mm tests.
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
call fotokem. they are really nice and would prolly help you more than you know. they work with hollywood down to undergrad student filmmakers. http: fotokem.com services film_laboratory.php
Fury
by Scott Roberts 4 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=-OGvZoIrXpg I m always surprised when a big budget Hollywood war movie comes along, and it tries to do things in really unconventional ways. Take this film for example,
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Article: Gone Girl: Editing a Hollywood Feature with Adobe Premiere
by Kylee Wall 4 months ago
Adobe Premiere Pro Gone Girl: Editing a Hollywood Feature with Adobe Premiere David Fincher's "Gone Girl" is the latest in a series of critically acclaimed films from the director, but it's
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Re: Gone Girl: Editing a Hollywood Feature with Adobe Premiere
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
this link ties all adobe cc together with 1 person vs feature. http: vashivisuals.com grind-perfecting-post-production-workflow
Exporting 60p animation to 29.97 for broadcast.
by Brian Medina 5 months ago
Hi everyone, I have a 1920x1080 60p mov file created on After Effects that needs to be converted to 29.97 for broadcast. Whenever I try to export the file I get double frames and judder effect on text
Re: Exporting 60p animation to 29.97 for broadcast.
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
are you exporting with fields on off that will make 59.94 fields sec or 29.97fps. your comp should be 29.97fps with lower fields(SD) upper fields HD)
Flickering Lamp-Post
by Javed Ali 4 months ago
I need to make several lamp-posts flicker. However, since the scenes are at night, the lamp-posts are powered on. Plus, the posts are completely in frame meaning you see the lamp up high, the post, th
Re: Flickering Lamp-Post
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
each part of the image will have to respond to the flicker differently, how far away the light source is, what objects are in the way, how brightly they reflect the light. You'd basically have to have
Should I colorgrade in ProResHQ or dslr h264 codec?
by Andreas Ahston 8 months ago
I shot my footage on a Nikon D7100 that compress the material to h264. So I suppose that h264 is the original, highest possible quality that I've got. But it is very compressed and at least for editin
Re: Should I colorgrade in ProResHQ or dslr h264 codec?
by Joakim Ziegler 7 months ago
I would definitely go with ProRes 422 HQ, or otherwise as high quality as you can. Bitrate is not directly comparable between codecs, both in quantitative terms (h.264, being interframe, can be expect
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Tracking and floor replacement conundrum
by Matteo Vegetti 5 months ago
Dear CCers, I'm looking for suggestions because what I've tried so far didn't work really well and I'm looking for alternatives. I've shot a 600 frame long slide and crane shot: whilst the slider is m
Re: Tracking and floor replacement conundrum
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
here is the exact same tutorial https: library.creativecow.net larsen_carl simple25d_rig_removal 1
Do I need to do an EQ thing to my Audiobook??
by Camille Kleinman 5 months ago
Hi guys, We recorded a children's story audiobook from one of my stories for Halloween. I read somewhere that one has to do an EQ to an audiobook but I don't understand about this. :( Can someone plea
Re: Do I need to do an EQ thing to my Audiobook??
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
play some reference tones at different freqs, you'll actually be able to match up 99%. It's been done for 50 years this way.
Sample Rates and Bit Depth
by Jennifer Keller 5 months ago
I am trying to troubleshoot a problem in a multitrack session of Audition. The length of the file seems to change after exporting the session and the markers are all out of place when I bring it into
Re: Sample Rates and Bit Depth
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
did you try save as edit-convert sample to all match and edit-interpret each
Resample WITHOUT changing duration or pitch
by jim bachalo 8 months ago
I have a number of 96kHz audio files that I need to resample to 48kHz, WITHOUT changing pitch or duration. Is this possible Can anyone tell me how to do it You should follow me on Twitter here. My lat
Re: Resample WITHOUT changing duration or pitch
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
edit-convert sample rate isn't working
Ethereal, booming VO
by Jess Wellington 5 months ago
I am trying to take a VO that was done and make it into this booming ethereal voice. The VO is supposed to be the voice of a seer who is warning people of dangers that lurk ahead. How would I go about
Re: Ethereal, booming VO
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 168 858090 after the "warming" spoken about above, you could add 1% chorus effect(voices 1). its the "zeus" effect, hehehe. that should scare the crap out of the
cc simple wire removal tutorial
by Rowby Goren 2 years ago
Hi I am looking for an in-depth tutorials for CC simple wire removal. I want to learn the subtleties, all the features, of the effect. Beyond the Point A and Point B. Most of what I find on Youtube an
Re: cc simple wire removal tutorial
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
sorry, as far as i know, no such AE plugin exists. I don't know why there's no b-spline or bezier plugins, very strange, seems like there would be a huge market for it. Mocha kind of took over that pa
Haze Removal in AE or PP win
by Pedro Luz 5 months ago
Hi! Does anyone knows any plug-in that automatically can remove haze from a video sequence For still photos there are several plug-ins out there but for video I just can't find any. There is one that
Re: Haze Removal in AE or PP win
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
what type of haze you could try duplicating the footage ctrl+d when its highlighted then set the top new layer transfer mode (F4 to pop up) to multiply, overlay, or soft. You could try soft, then ctrl
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