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Make 24p look like 30 frames per second?
by Andrew Matthews 4 hours ago
Hey everyone, I've got some footage shot at 23.98 that I'd like to make look like bad 80s video. I know a lot of degradation techniques, but struggling a bit with getting it to look like it's 30fps. (
Re: Make 24p look like 30 frames per second?
by Chris Wright 3 hours ago
1. leave video interpretation as default, drop video into higher fps comp. turn on frame blending switch, Choose Layer Frame Blending Pixel Motion. https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using time-stre
Luma vs saturation curve in ae
by Anmol Mishra 1 day ago
is there a luma vs saturation curve in ae Like in davinci resolve. Or the equivalent of the fcp7 filter desaturate highlights with a knee rolloff value. I want to roll the shadows n.highlights gently
Re: Luma vs saturation curve in ae
by Chris Wright 15 hours ago
1. use shift channel alpha as lightness, then add effect-levels, its white and black point can now set that layer as an alpha matte for the footage below. now duplicate footage, set transfer mode alph
I've tried everything - Avi's with DivX, Xvid video and Dolby AC3 audio codecs that play without audio
by Cory Andrews 21 hours ago
I've tried transcoding with MPEGStreamClip, Squeeze, Adobe Media Encoder, Handbrake, DivX Converter, Compressor. These files will not play in Quicktime despite updating my version of Divx, my AC3 code
Re: I've tried everything - Avi's with DivX, Xvid video and Dolby AC3 audio codecs that play without audio
by Chris Wright 15 hours ago
your problem isn't the video codec, you need a directshow audio filter for ac-3 which is used in some dvd's DTS decoding. try this one. I've used it before and it's free. http: sourceforge.net project
Filter to recover "lost" highlights
by Jim Arco 6 years ago
I am sometimes asked to "improve" video shot under poor circumstances or with low-end equipment. It is not uncommon to get footage with deep shadows and blown-out highlights in the same scene. A few
Re: Reduce enhancement artifacts WAS:recover "lost" highlights
by Chris Wright 1 day ago
in almost all my templates, you have to replace the media footage video file with your own. That's because it itself is used to "do stuff". Also the aspect ratio, comp size may not match your own, so
DVX DV tape exporting to youtube on Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2016
by greg gleason 4 days ago
I recently bought a DSLR and am switching from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere. I decided to convert my old tapes from my DVX and export them on Adobe to be viewed on youtube. No matter what choice in
Re: DVX DV tape exporting to youtube on Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2016
by Chris Wright 2 days ago
yes, i understand what you're saying, but remember its extremely important to remove the telecine 3:2 pulldown before you edit or you'll have spliced-jumped destroyed 3:2 cadence patterns that can't e
Why so big a difference in "finished product" from one tv to another
by Duke Sweden 6 days ago
I just got a cheapo green screen kit w lights for $95 bucks. A little sloppy, of course, but my first attempt. This will also show exactly what I mean when I say I'm a "super noob below amateur don't
Re: Why so big a difference in "finished product" from one tv to another
by Chris Wright 4 days ago
The old free adobe gamma calibration program cpl is still available. It's not professional because it uses your eyes to gauge relative color strength and brightness. Better than nothing though.
youtube upload destroying gamma, saturation, contrast, color balance
by nicholas mammano 5 days ago
Has anyone figured out a fix for this, ive been having this issue for a couple years. The internet has sent me on a bunch of dead ends, about color space, rec 601 vs rec 709 (but no answer on how to a
Re: youtube upload destroying gamma, saturation, contrast, color balance
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
wow, i've never seen it that bad before! I mean, sometimes orange skin or something, but that's flat out off. Are you using streamclip (it has a bug) You should definately try a different codec to upl
Interpret as separate fields for deinterlace plugin?
by Sean David 1 week ago
My PAL footage is LFF, and is going onto a frames (no fields) timeline. Just to make sure I understand this correctly for quality sake, and for optimal use of a deinterlace plugin. Under 'interpret fo
Re: Interpret as separate fields for deinterlace plugin?
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
the plugin is really good, too bad you're blocked from a good product; false positive. The multithreading on super resolution is really fast, even faster than realtime.
Audio bit rate
by Oscar Gotti 1 week ago
I am being asked to do an export with only a bit rate of 128kbps for audio. In this case, is it better for the quality of my audio if I export the audio mono Surely if I export stereo each channel wil
Re: Audio bit rate
by Chris Wright 6 days ago
if you use AAC, even 64kbps should sound good. it's the replacement for mp3. if you use a special mono only file, the file size will be the same!, but you can squeeze in more quality for the same file
almost there with an expression to auto orient along a path properly but layer rotation is wrong when moving or stopped
by Russell Beyer 6 days ago
I need a little help fixing an expression I found that works way better than auto orient. The problem is the expression makes my layer rotate -180 degrees when moving and then snap back to it's defaul
Re: almost there with an expression to auto orient along a path properly but layer rotation is wrong when moving or stopped
by Chris Wright 6 days ago
lemme know if this helps, also post this in the adobe expression forum, so that dan ebberts can help you https: forums.creativecow.net thread 227 16368#16396
Color managed workflow with Slog3/SGamut3.cine XAVC footage
by John Pilgrim 2 weeks ago
PREAMBLE: I am very familiar with color managed workflow in general and in After Effects. What is the correct method to set up a color managed workflow with Slog3 SGamut3.cine XAVC MXF footage in Afte
Re: Color managed workflow with Slog3/SGamut3.cine XAVC footage
by Chris Wright 7 days ago
https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 2 1068752
Frame Blending "issue" when changing speed in Premiere Pro
by Catalin Buda 3 weeks ago
Hi guys I don't understand the way frame-blending is done in Premiere when you slow down a clip. For example, if I import a 29,97fps clip into a 29,97fps sequence and then I change the speed of that c
Re: Frame Blending "issue" when changing speed in Premiere Pro
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
premiere creates new frames by nearest frame match. if you want another way, like time interpolation with optical flow, use that instead. if you just want another way to custmozie frame blending, you'
Intense scripting: Smart Importer (finally)
by Spencer Tweed 2 weeks ago
Hey Guys, I'm working on a script and I'm a little over my head don't put as much time into it as I want. So I'm posting it here in the hopes that some of you would be interested in helping me develop
Re: Intense scripting: Smart Importer (finally)
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
thanks!
export 25p sequence as 60i
by jason levy 2 weeks ago
Does Premiere do this well Else what would be the best technique We need to take shows originated and edited in 25p and master for North American broadcast @60i. Thank you jason
Re: export 25p sequence as 60i
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 3 973726
Frame interpolation 30fps -> 60fps...
by joe shmow 2 weeks ago
I am looking to convert some old 30fps clips to 60fps (perhaps even higher). Soap opera effect as some call it. Is it possible to do this in Premiere Pro I found a youtube video that describes how to
Re: Frame interpolation 30fps -> 60fps...
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 3 973726
Lowering Guitar Twang
by Jess Wellington 2 weeks ago
Hi Everyone, I normally work on video and motion graphics, but need some help with this music track that a client wants to use for their video project. They like the music, but would like to lower the
Re: Lowering Guitar Twang
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
Filter #1 parametric eq lower 100hz -9db, 1000 -6.1db, and 8000 -11db Filter #2 studio reverb room 70 decay 200ms width 28 high freq cut 348hz low freq cut 20hz damp 50% dif 50% dry 71% wet 100% Filte
Areca with SSDs or HDDs?
by Chris Atlanta 4 months ago
Hi all, First-time poster. Please be gentle. Working on a maxed-out late-2014 iMac 5k and need to get a RAID set-up for 4k workflows (using Adobe CC). I have decided to purchase this Areca 8-Bay Thund
Re: Areca with SSDs or HDDs?
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
the only way right now to get thunderbolt 3 is a hackintosh. But I think my point was, it will get mainstream pretty soon and macs will eventually join the club. areca said they will ship in a few mon
Ideal pixel dimensions for graphics, compression blocking? (sharper graphics)
by Ted Bragg 4 months ago
Awhile back, SmashingMag ran an illuminating tip sheet on JPG compression and how to properly size graphics for maximum sharpness and less artifact noise. Ever since, I've set up my snap-to grids to 8
Re: Ideal pixel dimensions for graphics, compression blocking? (sharper graphics)
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
best rule of thumb is denoise before compression. It helps mpeg4 alot! so does desaturation of bright primary colors! keeps the bleeding down too as a bonus! there's some codecs like flv that can enco
File: wedding test
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
aep file ae 2015 wedding test vhs color correction http: f1.creativecow.net 9270 wedding-test
Audio Clipping when levels look good
by Cory Lusk 5 months ago
I shot a Stevie Ray Tribute band, and I connected the zoom H4n, to the sound board. I made sure to check the levels, and listen with the headphones. I left the device at shot the show. Afterwords when
Re: Audio Clipping when levels look good
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
if you leave it, make sure that you have an inline compressor like ratio 3:1 or a smart limiter. You can always uncompress, you can't recover clipping.
Exporting to DVD format in highest possible quality
by Alex Eyre 5 months ago
Hi guys, I need some advice on exporting an HD sequence from premiere (45 mins) to a HQ DVD format. I understand it is going to have to be downscaled etc but have not done this before and need to reta
Re: Exporting to DVD format in highest possible quality
by Jon Doughtie 5 months ago
I would respectfully disagree that Media Encoder is not good for the job. Here's the reality. DVD video is MPEG-2, which is a heavily compressed format. You are going from HD to SD - from 1920x1080 to
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"Why I like Premiere Pro" - looking for serious discussion
by Jeff Markgraf 5 months ago
What In this forum Heavens to Betsy! Seriously, though...I've recently had to start working with PPro for some network promo stuff. CC2014, because the client says CC2015 is too buggy, and so won't up
Re: "Why I like Premiere Pro" - looking for serious discussion
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
dynamic link works fairly good, finally, after like 10 years, lol, but woa to the user who has a wide gamut monitor or uses DNG for compositing. why 1. dynamic link 2015 connects and force auto simula
Working with prores for VFX - having problem with clamped whites
by Calvin Romeyn 6 months ago
I'm shooting a VFX heavy short-film with the Black Magic 4K Production camera. I shot some tests using prores 422, but when I bring the clip into Nuke (or Premiere, or After Effects), all my highlight
Re: Working with prores for VFX - having problem with clamped whites
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
Adobe CinemaDNG @ 2.5K RAW Apple ProRes Log 4:2:2 HQ @ 1080 "Film" (log) or "Video" (Rec. 709) gamma. Avid DNxHD @ 1080 "Film" (log) or "Video" (Rec. 709) gamma. here's the 3 modes. if you selected re
CINEMA DNG post production workflow and color spaces
by Tom Durham 6 months ago
Hey All, If someone can answer this, I think it will help lots of folks... since Adobe + BlackMagic is a dream combo for indie filmmakers... :) Recently shot commercial on BlackMagic Production Camera
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Re: CINEMA DNG post production workflow and color spaces
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
https: forums.adobe.com thread 1552600 it's such a massive bug that for professional results, you will need a......wait for it.. LUT to convert between ACR's in AE and lumetri's dng plugin for Premier
File: bmd film raw to log 64 emulator
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
3dl file bmd film raw to log 64 emulator will convert DNG files using a tonal curve similar to bmd film LUT to log in 64 cube lustre format. http: f1.creativecow.net 9256 bmd-film-raw-to-log-64-emulat
Color grading on a regular PC monitor
by Ben Waflik 5 months ago
Hello! I'm using Adobe CC. I'm trying to figure out is there a point in color grading in Speedgrade or Premiere if I have a regular PC monitor. The thing I learned from web and my own experience is th
Re: Color grading on a regular PC monitor
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
its pretty easy, brizsoft and dispcal asks for your monitor profile(the calibrated one), and what you want the icm to convert to(rec709). it interpolates a new custom LUT that conforms the difference.
Direct Link colour space/bit depth problem
by Patrick D'Arcy 6 months ago
I record footage in ProRes 4:2:2 and H.264 simultaneously at the moment. This is so I can have backup footage in case of an emergency, but just to check I put two identical clips in premiere pro and l
Re: Direct Link colour space/bit depth problem
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
using DL disables all color management https: forums.adobe.com thread 1508203
What colour calibration settings should I use for colour grading
by Patrick D'Arcy 10 months ago
I bought a Spyder4Pro a few months back, calibrated my monitor to the default settings and got on with video work. Since then, while colour grading footage, I've noticed myself turning the calibration
Re: What colour calibration settings should I use for colour grading
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
if you want perfection, D65, or in kelvins: 6504K for HD rec709. D65 has a CCT of 6500K which is 4 less. Then again, the tolerance for a spyder is probably 3% anyways. sRGB is gamma 2.2 with D65 white
Looking For Assistance - Dialogue Sound - Adobe Audition
by Gabriel Moore 6 months ago
I'm creating a short funny film and am really trying to nail the dialogue down and saturate the film with Foley and music. I have a general understanding of compression and have been floating towards
Re: Looking For Assistance - Dialogue Sound - Adobe Audition
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
Tinny sound https: forums.creativecow.net thread 30 874168#874190 ADR location atmosphere https: forums.creativecow.net thread 168 858838#858839 Remove silabence https: forums.creativecow.net thread 1
Normalizing an entire film's soundtrack
by Zack Hosseini 6 months ago
Just finished a feature film and my sound guy mixed it for the purpose of playing it in the theater at the premiere. So when you listen to it on a computer, the loud scenes are much louder than the qu
Re: Normalizing an entire film's soundtrack
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
try multiband compression for small differences of loud and soft and then follow with rms normalizer for overall volume.
Removing 'tinny' sound after using noise reduction in Audition CS 6
by Michael West 7 months ago
Good morning: I followed a tutorial about using the Noise Reduction filter in Audition CS 6 to remove background noise from an interview. It worked wonderfully, except, even after playing with the set
Re: Removing 'tinny' sound after using noise reduction in Audition CS 6
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
try effect-studio reverb with low settings and set the filter to 150hz. that should add studio reverb to just the bass.
Best Video Codec for AE
by Scott Witthaus 7 months ago
Hey all. Is there any "flavor" that AE likes best. Thanks in advance. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: Best Video Codec for AE
by Dave LaRonde 7 months ago
I'm with Michael on this one -- don't use codecs with inTERframe compression. Use codecs with inTRAframe compression. And because you're almost always compositing with AE, lossless codecs give you the
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Frame flicker
by Stephen Patience 8 months ago
Dear all, My first post to this forum and hoping I may get a solution to my problem. I shot a 500 frame (approx) time lapse of an aurora not long ago. Each frame was for 20 seconds. The shoot went wel
Re: Frame flicker
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
its an artificial light problem, so a bit tricky, does it pulsate If it doesn't pulsate, Color finesse has a grey point eye dropper that will find the white balance, plus it looks like there's a ffx p
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CANON XA10 AND RODE SVM MICRAPHONE... Sound blown out... need assistance please.
by Josh Parten 8 months ago
Please Help..... Im using a rode svm mic on my canon xa10 and recording loud live alternative music performances... seems i cant get it dialed in and all sound is blown out. i have tried lowering the
Re: CANON XA10 AND RODE SVM MICRAPHONE... Sound blown out... need assistance please.
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
a dynamic mic is designed for loud sounds. Good ones are expensive because they can handle loud db range(check the specs page on them, they'll say like up to 120db). All you have to do is either hook
mesh warp pixelation
by Rick van den Berg 8 months ago
Hi, quick question, im making an animation with some lines flying trough the image. when i use the mesh warp to give them some curves, it gets pretty ugly. i added some pictures to make it somewhat mo
Re: mesh warp pixelation
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
smart blur or cc vector blur might help, but it wouldn't be perfect like antialiasing anistropic filtering in a 3d program.
shapes falling into place?
by Stephen Roberts 8 months ago
Hello! I'm trying to figure out a way of animating a bunch of simple shapes falling into place. In this case a cityscape (see attached). Without key framing each shape. images.creativecow.net 281010 s
Re: shapes falling into place?
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
I was thinking a reverse timeremap after you apply newton's explosion collision detection program. http: www.motionboutique.com newton
Can I edit down mic bleed in Audition?
by Edward Holpfer 8 months ago
I'm new to using Audition to edit my podcasts and am running into an issue with mic bleed. We have 4 people sitting around a 6' table, each with their own Heil PR 40 in a fairly dead room. I apply the
Re: Can I edit down mic bleed in Audition?
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
a noise gate should work. it will automatically cutoff lower db sounds. If the db is just as loud in all mics, you'll have to manually select what you want to hear. you may want to invest in a hardwar
Shooting music video at 60fps to convert to 24fps?
by Ti Jak 9 months ago
So I plan on shooting a music video in 60fps to later convert(what I usually do) in Sony Vegas to 24fps since I don't know which parts I would want to go back and put in slow motion. Since I am shooti
Re: Shooting music video at 60fps to convert to 24fps?
by Chris Wright 9 months ago
sure, there's inverse telecine but that is 23.976 encapsulated in a reverse pulldown from 29.976. The actual framerate would still be still 23.976 in that case. I believe he's actually 60fps whole fra
Ideas on how to remove this Mic Shadow?
by Anthony Sneed 9 months ago
https: vimeo.com 125734293 The mic appears on the board at a certain point and I need to remove it. The director won't let me blow up the image. I'm posting because there's a few approaches and I'm tr
Re: Ideas on how to remove this Mic Shadow?
by Chris Wright 9 months ago
looks like any easy fix. just use effect-extract key with a garbage matte, do a simple color correction and feather it out, and viola!
only recorded one audio track
by Bill Hash 10 months ago
I was out of video editing since 2009. I had sold my sony z1's then. recently I decided to make a video for a friend and make a dvd to sell on amazon's create space Have done several in past. The edit
Re: only recorded one audio track
by Chris Wright 10 months ago
you should be able to copy and paste the mono channel so it comes out both L,R. as stereo. Then again, if what they want is true dolby stereo, you would have had to record with a stereo mic in the fir
Clean audio file using another audio file
by Eduardo Alcantara 10 months ago
Hi, I'm new in this forum. I have a voice recording that has a song in the background, and I just want to delete that song and keep the voice. Also I have a file with that song. Is it posible in Adobe
Re: Clean audio file using another audio file
by Chris Wright 10 months ago
you need two mono sources, then combine them into a stereo track, effects-invert one, then stereo to mono conversion. although... its sounds like you have a song that is similar but isn't exact. it ha
Apply EQ to a selection, but soften the transitions?
by Dustin Bowser 10 months ago
I've got an impact sound effect that I like the sound of, except I'm looking to soften the sharpness on the actual transient of the impact moment. What I would like to do, is just select that little s
Re: Apply EQ to a selection, but soften the transitions?
by Chris Wright 10 months ago
Start with a 10 point parametric eq to isolate the freq. keep the curve smooth like a gradual curve. Any kind of distortion or reverb with just the selection should be no problem. I'd recommend studio
Input-Output Sample Rates Out of Sync
by Ron Moore 10 months ago
I'm running Audition CC 2014 on an AMD 64bit, Quad-core machine with 8GB of RAM and just received an error message stating: "The sample rates of the audio input and output devices do not match. Audio
Re: Input-Output Sample Rates Out of Sync
by Chris Wright 10 months ago
are you on windows Catalyst Control Center is your AMD radeon graphics software. try uninstalling and installing the latest from AMD. Speaker properties and recording properties, advanced has the play
Can Audition *subtract* the audio of one track from another?
by Atiq Zabinski 10 months ago
I have an interview recorded in a highly noisy environment, and worse, one with very variable and intermittent noise -- music, speeches. I have the audio from two different cameras, one stationed clos
Re: Can Audition *subtract* the audio of one track from another?
by Chris Wright 10 months ago
i've done exactly this before in audition and depending on the audio quality, its pretty amazing. if i remember correctly, you need two mono sources, then combine them into a stereo track, effects-inv
Examples / Tutorials to embed ADR form Studiomic into on location atmosphere audio
by Felix Gorbach 11 months ago
Hi audition masters, When I search the net for tutorials there are plenty of them that shows how to master, multitrack etc. audio. But the issue I very often come around is that I have a certain locat
Re: Examples / Tutorials to embed ADR form Studiomic into on location atmosphere audio
by Chris Wright 11 months ago
https: forums.creativecow.net thread 30 873530 This post is about far away sound but the principle is the same. ADR is always warmer, ,different mic, bass more boomy, slyabents more poppy, because the
Color Profile Question
by Adam Davies 1 year 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 1 year 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 year 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 1 year 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
Color management/output profile when outputting master?
by Kristin Maling 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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
Best iso for bright sunlight filming.... 400 iso???
by Ali Quintana 1 year 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 year 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.


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