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Frame flicker
by Stephen Patience 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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
Time Remapping and Twixtor Problem.
by Adrian Chircu 1 month ago
First of all, hello! My name is Adrian Chircu, I m 19 years old and this is my first post. I thought I could learn everything I needed from YouTube alone, but it seems sometimes I can t. That s why I
Re: Time Remapping and Twixtor Problem.
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
you have to precomp your footage, then apply twixtor to the precomp or you'll get glitches.
Remove harsh shadow cast on actor's clothing
by melissa boyajian 1 month ago
Hi, I have been searching through threads about cast shadows, but they seem to be about removing them from backgrounds from objects such as boom poles. I had a severe time crunch and was shooting in a
Re: Remove harsh shadow cast on actor's clothing
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
it depends on if there's any information in the shadows. if there is, you can use effect-extract-key darker, use it as an alpha matte for effect-shadows and highlights. It also has a built in saturati
Adobe CC color management
by Jeremy Haccoun 2 months ago
Hi All, There's something I've been wanting to understand for a while about Adobe CC color management and although I've read countless forums on the subject, I'm not 100% clear and would really apprec
Re: Adobe CC color management
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
i guess the real question is, does view-simulate affect external monitors I'm guessing not... and it also looks like AE doesn't work with anything besides REC709 for external previews.....very poor pr
Shooting music video at 60fps to convert to 24fps?
by Ti Jak 2 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 2 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
'Smoothening' subject motion
by Hayden Martin 2 months ago
Hi guys I'm taking some footage and slowing it down. I'm happy with the results that the optical flow timestretch give me, But what is frustrating, is the inescapable jaggedness of the subject's motio
Re: 'Smoothening' subject motion
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
instead of timestretch, try applying the timewarp effect. It gives you more control over the global vectors, you can increase to 20, filter extreme keeps it sharp and timewarp supports masks too. buts
Ideas on how to remove this Mic Shadow?
by Anthony Sneed 2 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 2 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!
gamma shift with Quicktime player
by Brenden Younan 2 months ago
Hello, I've had this problem for quite awhile now. I have a animated logo (1920X1080) Animation. When I bring it in After Effects to edit etc and export using either ProRess or H264 and run it back us
Re: gamma shift with Quicktime player
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
Anytime you rescale a video object, it gets softer. I recommend getting the original logo so that it can be re-rendered to the final needed size by vector than by post bicubic or bilinear resizing. Al
only recorded one audio track
by Bill Hash 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
AE CC2014 crashes 100% of the time when I adjust my workspace
by Jon Farmer 3 months ago
Really strange issue here. I have had to set up a new user on my Mac. In my user account, everything is fine. In the new user account, After Effects will crash 100% of the time when I try to adjust an
Re: AE CC2014 crashes 100% of the time when I adjust my workspace
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
sounds like a permissions issue. You'll have to delve deep into the permissions stuff to enable it under your account. chmod anyone lol also, it's possible copying stuff over like that may have gotten
Render time drastically changed after reformat.
by Clarence Jophiel Sampang 3 months ago
I bought a newly built PC, installed Windows 7, got Adobe and immediately started editing my film. I rendered the final sequence on After Effects and it took 30 mins! Everything was just suprisingly f
Re: Render time drastically changed after reformat.
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
1. how did you format it you can install windows again and it won't delete malware unless you format the partition itself. 2. you probably have render multiple frames turned on in prefs 3. mem setting
Can Audition *subtract* the audio of one track from another?
by Atiq Zabinski 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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
normal size waveform but still extremely quite playback?
by Ludwig Reuter 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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
Dealing with Color Shifts: AE comps brought into Premiere Pro
by M. Bernard 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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
Source: 1080i m2ts 29.97fps --> Destination: PAL DVD
by Alberto Bedin 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 5 months ago
A quick chip color chart recorded in front of the focus point will save you hundreds of post time hours.
Mocha tracking data on layer larger than 100%?
by Jean Carey 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
AE CC2014 and GPU cards
by David McLasty 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 7 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 9 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 8 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


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