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Pixelated footage after rendering sequence in Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Lee Baltus 3 days ago
I have a render problem within Premiere Pro CC 2015. I have shot a project on my canon 7D (1080 25fps) and GoPro Hero 4 silver (1080 50fps). Now in my premiere sequence (1080 25 fps DSLR) the underend
Re: Pixelated footage after rendering sequence in Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Chris Wright 32 minutes ago
i hear you, it looks good in premiere's monitor, but pixelated upon render. That is why we need to isolate your render settings. and a png trillions(16bit) will remove any questions about compression
Apple dropping QuickTime and backup issues
by Brian Betz 2 days ago
I am seeking some advice on backing up some of my files and I have always received excellent advice from this forum and, thus, I thought I would throw this out to the group and see what folks have to
Re: Apple dropping QuickTime and backup issues
by Chris Wright 56 minutes ago
great find! although as it doesn't explicitly say that windows users will be able to export prores and png video codec, I have my fingers crossed!
ultrakey playback issues
by John McRae 8 hours ago
Hi Guys, I m having issues with ultra-key in play back. In areas of high movement - (eg: hands) the keyed image breaks up horizontally.(image attached) Using Adobe CC 2015.
Re: ultrakey playback issues
by Chris Wright 59 minutes ago
1. right click-interpret modify clip field order conform to upperfield 2. in sequence setting, video fields upper field. 3. in media encoder upper fields(keeping interlacing for future) or progressive
Adobe Premiere Pro CC very SLOW. 8 second delay. WILL PAY IT FORWARD FOR ANY SUGGESTIONS
by Thomas Enderman 11 hours ago
Dear Creative Cow Friends, Please help. Stranded after hours spent trying to fix this huge problem: Adobe Premiere 2015.2 suddenly became very slow. It's like it worked perfectly one moment and now I
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CC very SLOW. 8 second delay. WILL PAY IT FORWARD FOR ANY SUGGESTIONS
by Chris Wright 10 hours ago
has anything changed, no matter how insignificant 1. trash preferences file hold shift+option down same time while opening premiere, and hit yes, delete preferences 2. anti-virus scanning 3. drivers u
Video clips show up in timeline but not in viewer
by Alexandra Hidalgo 16 hours ago
I have a project that was uploaded to Premiere through XtoCC from Final Cut Pro X. The project successfully transferred but although we can see the images in the timeline, they don't show up in the vi
Re: Video clips show up in timeline but not in viewer
by Chris Wright 14 hours ago
check your wrench for composite video. each monitor keeps its own settings for video output.
Conforming?
by Gordon Gurley 2 days ago
Full disclosure: I'm a FCPX user. I've opened PP a few times, done some very basic things with it. Seems familiar enough (I used FCP from 1.2.5 thru 7). A colleague shared a large project with me on a
Re: Conforming?
by Chris Wright 15 hours ago
hi, does it get stuck for a really long time conforming it could be corrupt media cache files you can safely delete. also, if your footage isn't handled well, you can pre-conform via prelude to a smar
Color restoration project on Regular 16mm film transfer
by Tim Leonard 1 week ago
Short version: I am trying different methods, primarily in PrePro and experimenting with AE, and Speedgrade to restore some color home movies from the 1930's (Kodacolor I believe). Some of the footage
Re: Color restoration project on Regular 16mm film transfer
by Chris Wright 2 days ago
here's another plugin you can compare for that exposure problem. digital anarchy's flicker free http: www.digitalanarchy.com Flicker main.html https: www.youtube.com watch v=YxE8d3IZyds
Playback lag
by Giorgos Chatzigrigoriou 2 days ago
Hello, it's the first time I post here, and it's about that is very annoying. I have a decent computer, core i7 5820k, 16gb of ddr 4 ram, vga gtx 960. I just finished creating this video :https: www.y
Re: Playback lag
by Chris Wright 2 days ago
i'm amazed it worked at all. Adobe doesn't support variable frame rate video from camera footage. also, a single disk that had to share, video files, media cache, sound files, effects, rendering, proj
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Three hours to encode this 5 minute video. Is that to be expected?
by Duke Sweden 4 days ago
Those of you who have followed my comments know my situation. Consumer PC, integrated HP graphics card, etc. Even still, should it take over 3 hours to have encoded this into h264 in Media Encoder htt
Re: Three hours to encode this 5 minute video. Is that to be expected?
by Chris Wright 2 days ago
i wouldn't do this for this project because its already done, but I did re-read your posts and you have mp4 video ingested and scaled, and variable h.264. 3 big things that slow down renders. you don'
Should Green Screen be a Vibrant Green?
by Kevin Camin 4 days ago
Hello, I'm at a studio where we are moving into doing green screen work. I'll tell you what I know: the screen should be very evenly lit so that it's value is uniform and easy to isolate, keep the sub
Re: Should Green Screen be a Vibrant Green?
by Chris Wright 3 days ago
i made an AE template that pushes green into rgb 0,1,0 so that there's only one color for the keyer to see. it's in 32bpc https: f1.creativecow.net 9925 9925 also, much above 60-70ire for newer camera
Advice on coloring
by Noam Osband 5 days ago
I often adjust my color in FCP X (well, duh), and I have a question. I know as a general rule, you don't want the blacks below 0. Attached here is a screenshot. How should I adjust my blacks I can hav
Re: Advice on coloring
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
are you grading to neutralize or getting the "look" anything too low high and 8 bit effects renders will get clipped so keep that in mind.
Working in 32bpc and exporting to 8Bit for Youtube
by Marten Zander 5 days ago
Hey guys, I have the following problem. I am working on a little logo animation and for the sake of good quality and more freedom in compositing I am working in 32bpc color space. I want to publish th
Re: Working in 32bpc and exporting to 8Bit for Youtube
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
here's what youtube recommends. https: support.google.com youtube answer 1722171 hl=en also, there's a rumour that uploading a slightly higher resolution file to YouTube grants a higher bitrate when i
File: premiere magenta test neutralize
by Chris Wright 7 days ago
prproj file premiere magenta test neutralize https: f1.creativecow.net 10114 premiere-magenta-test-neutralize
After effects Users Its A MUst Download This : software to compress videos keeping its quality read on
by hanna dean 7 days ago
its recommened all users to download this software i found and used its the best and life safer. pain is not reliefed. compress example 5GB Movie to 20 or 30Mb Keeping its original quality intact dont
Re: After effects Users Its A MUst Download This : software to compress videos keeping its quality read on
by Chris Wright 7 days ago
i see you found the "secret". try the free patch h.265 with 10 bit same size. RF 18 is bluray quality. all handbrake is 4:2:0 8 bit unless you get the 10 bit patch. not even adobe can do 10 bit h.264
File: remove magenta test
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
png file remove magenta test https: f1.creativecow.net 10112 remove-magenta-test
How to Distort/Alter a voice.
by Joel Evans 2 weeks ago
Using audition, tried several different things but could not come up with what I am looking for. Think confidential informant. I can blur the face out. Looking for a distinct sound but the persons wor
Re: How to Distort/Alter a voice.
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
oh, that's just effect pitch shift, special-distortion, effect flanger robotic. I'm surprised you didn't see them.
right levels for vlogging with rode videomic pro???
by Josiah Sickler 3 weeks ago
So to keep it short and sweet I have a canon t3i and just bought the rode videomic pro, I've done a lot of research on it and found that every one suggest to have the high pass filter on, with +20db a
Re: right levels for vlogging with rode videomic pro???
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
http: www.juicedlink.com collections preamp-selection http: cdn.shopify.com s files 1 0283 6284 files FieldGuideToAudioProduction.pdf 1065
Need to fix a poorly lit white screen video
by Dave Chavinsky 2 weeks ago
Hello, I shot a white screen video that I really botched the lighting for, and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix it. I was using a cramped basement, and some of my lights weren
Re: Need to fix a poorly lit white screen video
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
yea but what does the camera footage look like
Auto generate grade LUT by comparing before/after frames?
by Jack Hextall 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm pretty sure this doesn't exist but wanted to check. My situation is that I've edited a film which has then been professionally graded. I'm now cutting a trailer using some footage that has
Re: Auto generate grade LUT by comparing before/after frames?
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
"MatchLight IMS is an Image Matching System that enables LUTs to be automatically generated by the direct comparison of two or more images, creating a LUT that matches the before image to the after."
Advice to speed up rendering significantly?
by Isaac Someah-Kwaw 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm ready to do the final render for a project, but Media Encoder is giving me horribly long render estimates. The project is a somewhat complex music visualizer for Youtube, and as such, I wi
Re: Advice to speed up rendering significantly?
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
take all the prerendered PNG's and turn them into Tiff(LZW compression off). Render final comp as Tiff. all PNG's use deflate and hog cpu resources for renders. Also, they are not thread safe so multi
RGB gone wild
by Bob Cole 3 weeks ago
I set up a color expression layer, and input an RGB value. All fine. When I went to put in a new RGB value, I found that on its own, the RGB had changed from the 0-255 range to ranges in the thousands
Re: RGB gone wild
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
use linear() expression http: help.adobe.com en_US AfterEffects 9.0 WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906c6dea-7a06a.html
DCI-P3 Measurement RCM vs. ACES
by Swen Linde 3 weeks ago
I try to find the best way of viewing and measuring for cinema grading in our facility. If we use ACES we are running into problems with measurement when working in DCI-P3 on a DCI capable Projector (
Re: DCI-P3 Measurement RCM vs. ACES
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
I agree, ACES is not bulletproof. Its standards change all the time which equals buggy in my mind. There's many variations of P3 as well. The only thing that matters is rgb matrix, gamma, and white po
File: ae custom 50-50 opacity frame blend with autofps and scene detect cs6 working
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
aep file ae custom 50-50 opacity frame blend with autofps and scene detect cs6 working to use: make both comps same fps. use text edit control to change edit tolerance so it won't blur edit cuts. will
Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
update now works on any fps. bugs fixed
bypass adobe frame mixing with custom blending
https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/50/863803
fully automatic selective frame mix with sampleimage
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
Whenever you need to change framerate of video in AE, it frame blends every single frame whether it needs it or not! so I made a script that only frame blends the images needed to not be simply duplic
Update :fully automatic selective frame mix with sampleimage
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
update: now works with any framerate! ae custom 50-50 opacity frame blend with autofps and scene detect cs6 working to use: make both comps same fps. use text edit control to change edit tolerance so
Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
fully automatic intelligent frame mix
https://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/50/863803
Any advice on how to approach this key?
by David Fleury 1 month ago
And yes, the fabric is blowing all over the place. I see no possibility of not having a roto-fest but I thought I would check here first. Primatte did a decent job but there is a ton of chatter left
Re: Any advice on how to approach this key?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
i musta been drunk because that was wrong link! color punch- enhance primary secondary colors https: f1.creativecow.net 9925 9925 Just right click replace landscape.jpg with your own footage. If your
Chris Wright 1 month ago
this shows every 4th frame mix frame 18 fps and 3rd frame 16fps to reduce image damage
https://f1.creativecow.net/10024/convert-18-to-24fps-and-16-to-24fps-with-s...
Best HQ render codec?
by Ocean Byrne 1 month ago
You'd think, after 20 some years of playing with AE, I would have the rendering part down, but I still feel a lot like I'm stumbling in the dark. What I have been doing for a while now, is rendering o
Re: Best HQ render codec?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
I had to re-read the OP to see that the issue is being brought up because of the rising black level. first off, VLC doesn't have color management and although prores, dnxhd hr, cineform are all high q
Getting the 'ARRI' look (xpost from colour grading)
by josef brett 1 month ago
Hi all I've been trying to get the kind of look used in tv shows such as HBO's 'Girls' and Netflix's 'Flaked' for the past few months and I'm struggling. I'm not sure if i have the right kit if I'm ho
Re: Getting the 'ARRI' look (xpost from colour grading)
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
if you need some clues, here's a template I made a while back in after effects enable the layer-tint red matte highlight and shadows https: f1.creativecow.net 9780 ae-technicolor-cc-2015
Compression issues with S-log 3 footage low light
by Brad Bores 1 month ago
I am working on a music video and I am attempting a vintage creamy hazy look by flattening the blacks heavy in the curves on 2nd node. First node is color corrected with Impulz slog 3 LUT and minor tw
Re: Compression issues with S-log 3 footage low light
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
that might indeed be the problem, where there's artifacting, but crushing the blacks with a contrasty lut isn't going to help. neatvideo assigned to just shadows might fix it some. Make sure you only
Where to do the mixing of audio for my film; in premiere or audition..?
by Steve Marce 1 month ago
Hey guys, I was wondering if after laying down the ADR dialogues, sfx, music all on their separate tracks in premiere pro, in their respective sequences (as there are multiple sequences in my project)
Re: Where to do the mixing of audio for my film; in premiere or audition..?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
i could try to answer all these but here is a really, really nice video explaining how easy it is to do everything. video has: send via dynamic link, match loudness, surround mix, 5.1 mixing, track pa
Is there a kind of transition morph feature in audition?
by Peter Steele 1 month ago
Hey guys, I hope I'm not spamming too many questions here but this forum is a big help. I'm just wondering if there is a feature in audition comparable to the "morph" effect in premiere for interviews
Re: Is there a kind of transition morph feature in audition?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
audio fading in audition https: helpx.adobe.com audition how-to audition-add-audio-fades-cc.html "When you crossfade clips on the same track, you overlap them to determine the size of the transition r
audio levels
by Peter Steele 1 month ago
Hi, another quick question about audio levels. What number on the level meter do I want the audio to be peaking out on Also, if it is too low or too high what do I want to change to adjust it I can't
Re: audio levels
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
yes -23 for dvd, for web use same ITU BS 1770-3 l but change lufs to -16 as computers and tv's have a different loudness standard.-16 is the new podcast standard volume so people don't have to adjust
Tips for making a character drown?
by Bree Williams 2 months ago
I'm directing my first short film soon and I am needing some tips for how to make a character drown. I've produced a couple of shorts before but this is my first time directing. It's a very short film
Re: Tips for making a character drown?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
don't see a problem here. just light for the greenscreen, separate actor with a one way mirror(to eliminate spill onto water), and light for actor in pool of water to match plate. some air and water t
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any tips on color correcting these two clips? wildly different DSLR settings
by Jason Berger 2 months ago
I'm on Final Cut Pro 7, so somewhat basic options. I've obviously got no hopes of matching this footage, but I want to at least make it obvious that it both cameras were shooting the same event. One w
Re: any tips on color correcting these two clips? wildly different DSLR settings
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
these steps are from premiere but the visual scopes workflow should work pretty much the same because the order of grading levels matters. these steps neutralize your footage then you grade back to wh
Correcting or Grading this different color clip
by Fadily Hamdan 2 months ago
Hi.. is there anyone kind enough to give some tips on how to correct this color specifically on RED (shirt).. its very much different. it was shot on DJI phantom Pro 4 and Canon DSLR.. I did try with
Re: Correcting or Grading this different color clip
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
can you use premiere with fast color corrector hue angle to change white balance It's gonna be a custom wb unless you want to neutralize both clips then match later.
free slog 3 effects preset
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
free slog 3 to rec709 effects preset for premiere create a vibrant film look from slog3 footage without speedgrade or any luts! a tweakable effects preset that can be modified to work for slog2 or any
File: slog 3 to rec709 effects preset for premiere
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
prfpset file slog 3 to rec709 effects preset for premiere https: f1.creativecow.net 9975 slog-3-to-rec709-effects-preset-for-premiere
best back-up software
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
What do you recommend for backups for Windows 10 devices I bought Acronis some years back, and they are now telling me that I should upgrade to their latest software, which includes cloud backups. Thi
Re: best back-up software
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
Acronis is pretty amazing, fast small file size, recovery disks, painless encyption etc. I love it. It has mac support as well. Is there a reason you're browsing
is Sony BVM-L230 D-Cine similar to P3
by Sally Shamas 2 months ago
Hello people, Im grading a feature on davinci using Sony BVM-L230 (which has colorgamut option: D-cine, wide and rec709 ) im using davinci on video levels and the monitor on rec709 considering that it
Re: is Sony BVM-L230 D-Cine similar to P3
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
video is 16-235 so I don't think you'd use that unless grading to NTSC or something. you would need a D-cine color matrix transform lut for your calibrated monitor. It would convert from ( P3 rec. 202
basic audio balancing question
by Peter Steele 2 months ago
Hey guys, I'm sure that this is really easy to do in audition but I am just having a bit of trouble figuring it out. When editing a longer project how do I do blending or balancing of levels from vari
Re: basic audio balancing question
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
effects - match volume select all files drag into match volume rms or peak amp use limiting click run
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Correct order of operations for post processing of dialogues
by Steve Marce 2 months ago
Hey guys, What is the correct order of operations for the post processing of vocals- dialogues & VO; i.e, normalisation, Noise reduction, compression, EQ... I know it depends on the requirement and fr
Re: Correct order of operations for post processing of dialogues
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
there's a million opinions on this. The best thing you can do is put them in effects rack and change order. This below is what I do. I put them in order of non destructive. 1. dc offset - affects dyna
Encoded Video Color Errors
by Chris Clementson 2 months ago
I find this disturbing. I created a .bmp image containing the primary and secondary colors. I then encoded this image to various video formats and checked the color reproduction using an eyedropper-li
Re: Encoded Video Color Errors
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
the problem is color management by 3rd parties and if the full range is even being used. 0-255 or 16-235. some media players like media player classic support color management but vlc doesn't. quickti
Choppy playback in Premiere Pro CC 2015.2
by Bob Seybold 3 months ago
I'm having a problem with choppy playing of clips that seemed to begin with the latest update of Premiere Pro CC. This is footage simply imported with no effects on them: https: youtu.be zRT2ziqhzY0 T
Re: Choppy playback in Premiere Pro CC 2015.2
by Joel Arvidsson 2 months ago
Chris, its nice that you collected so much on the one list. I like to add turn of autosave aswell. Its ridiculous that having it turned on actually makes premiere much less responsive. joelarvidsson@g
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enhance primary/secondary colors template
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
an after effects template that works similar to viveza that has the ability to enhance individual primary and secondary colors by pushing them into solids not the ugly flourescent saturations. example
Re: enhance primary/secondary colors template
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
ok, i didn't want to report back without comparing. it looks like selective color still follows a somewhat whitish saturation transfer while mine pushes into the pure solids. Mine also seems to make k
Logo is not crisp!
by Loria Hyslop 2 months ago
Hello, I am brand new to Premier. I am working on some digital signage content. It is still image with some After Effects titles brought in. I want our company's logo in the bottom corner. The logo is
Re: Logo is not crisp!
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
DPI means nothing in video. it's all about PIXEL DIMENSIONS. Something 4000x3000 pixels, 72DPI (72 is the video default) will look much crisper than 400x300 at 300DPI. Shane Little Frog Post Read my b
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Chris Wright liked this 2 months ago
Video Card (GPU) Comparison Chart?
by Daron C. Davis 2 months ago
Does anyone know of a chart or some type of breakdown showing the differences in power of the common GPUs For example, I'm having a difficult time telling the true difference between say a GTX 960, 97
Re: Video Card (GPU) Comparison Chart?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
I don't have chart but it goes like this. 1gb Hd, 2gb 2k, 4gb 4k
Removing Difficult Rolling Bands with Flicker Free
by Jake Keller 2 months ago
Hi all, I've got a piece of footage that has some serious rolling bands happening and have tried to use Flicker Free to remove them. It's not working too well and I wanted to see if anyone had any oth
Re: Removing Difficult Rolling Bands with Flicker Free
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
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