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Christian Neil

Member Since:
July 20th 2005
32 Posts
Stop motion
by Christian Neil 2 weeks ago
I just inherited a short (15 second) stop motion project that I need to knock out very quickly. It looks like the previous editor already pulled out the right frames for the stop motion, but I need to
Re: Stop motion
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
are you faking the look by lowering framerate or posterized time you can either duplicate frames or optical flow make new frames. Slowing it down is just going to look like slowing down; either way yo
Time interpolation
by Christian Neil 1 month ago
I have a very long clip (about 3-4 minutes long) that is an unbroken shot. I want to do a time lapse on almost the whole clip, and then have it slow down to real time for a small amount of dialogue. I
Registering BRAW Studio
by Christian Neil 2 months ago
I just purchased and installed this product, but it is still in trial mode. Their online support page included below isn't very helpful, and I can't figure out where to enter the activation code. I go
Re: Registering BRAW Studio
by Antoine Dorni 2 months ago
But if you're looking for BRAW Studio for After Effects (since we are in the Adobe AEfx sub forum) then it's not out yet. Only PPro and AME are supported as of now AfterCodecs and BRAW Studio plugins
Registering BRAW Studio
by Christian Neil 3 months ago
I just purchased and installed this product, but it is still in trial mode. Their online support page isn't very helpful, and I can't locate the options button that it mentions. I submitted a support
Re: Registering BRAW Studio
by Christian Neil 3 months ago
Premiere has worked out well for me, but the last time that I edited a feature, I'd lose a lot of work each time that they pushed an update through.
DCP Files for a film fest
by Christian Neil 7 months ago
Hello! Our feature got accepted into a film festival that requires a DCP file for screening. I tried to render what's normally about a 12 Gb file directly from Premiere, and it wouldn't even start bec
Creating a split screen
by Christian Neil 8 months ago
I'm working on a project and trying to create a split screen. Specifically, I have two clips featuring tiltups of actors that start out at 50% in size, and want to split the screen vertically and zoom
Re: Creating a split screen
by Christian Neil 8 months ago
That worked! Thanks so much for the help!
Keyframing text colors
by Christian Neil 11 months ago
I'm working on a retro look title card that's going to run for about 5 seconds in a 15-20 second teaser. I want the text to cycle through all the colors of the rainbow, and am hoping that there is a q
Re: Keyframing text colors
by Steve Bentley 11 months ago
Good idea Andrew - just animate the hue offset through 360 degrees of offset.
+1
Rendering 1080 footage at 50 Mbps bitrate
by Christian Neil 1 year ago
I have a distributor that sent out some very specific specs for the file that they want, and one of them is a 50Mbps bitrate. It appears that the maximum bitrate available in Premiere or Media encoder
Re: Rendering 1080 footage at 50 Mbps bitrate
by Christian Neil 1 year ago
That was easy....rendering now. Thanks, Tero!
Trouble importing projects and sequences
by Christian Neil 2 years ago
My friend Murphy continues to be a member of every film crew that I'm on, and loves to throw new problems at me while I'm trying to finish up a feature. Over the last couple of days, I have not been a
Re: Trouble importing projects and sequences
by Cameron Warn 2 years ago
What version of Premiere are you using A bug has been introduced in CC2018 - especially the 12.0.1 version - where importing projects and sequences can fail. We reluctantly had to upgrade to CC2018, b
Fixing unlit in-car footage shot at night
by Christian Neil 2 years ago
Hello! Kind of throwing a "Hail Mary" here, but I'm trying to finish a project, and am getting a little desperate. I'm using PP18, and one of the scenes that has been a thorn in my side is a scene sho
Re: Fixing unlit in-car footage shot at night
by Christian Neil 2 years ago
This was a very guerilla production with a DP shooting in 4k for the first time. Still no excuse for not lighting your scenes. though.
Removing boom shadow with AE 6.5
by Christian Neil 11 years ago
I've got a few medium closeups of an actor sitting on a couch, and a faint (but obvious) boom shadow appears on the wall behind him. Unfortunately, he does move in front of the shadow a couple of time
Re: Removing boom shadow with AE 6.5
by Chris Wright 11 years ago
use mokey to remove it automatically or rotorscope clone brush. roto is cheaper.
Using motion tracking to fix shaky hand-held footage
by Christian Neil 12 years ago
I've got some footage that was shot hand-held and is pretty shaky. The way I have been fixing the shakiness is to zoom in about 20% and keyframe the postion and rotation properties to compensate, usin
Re: Using motion tracking to fix shaky hand-held footage
by Christian Neil 12 years ago
I finally figured out the problem...I was looking at the trackers, and not the comp. I just discovered the "apply" button, and now it's working great. Thank you to all of you for the help on this. You
Suggestions for free looping animated bgrounds?
by David Del 12 years ago
I am looking for some samples of looping background (animated), any suggestions or urls Thanks
Re: Suggestions for free looping animated bgrounds?
by Christian Neil 12 years ago
I concur with Kyle's suggestion. If you go to Artbeats, they email you a free piece of stock footage each month. The libraries themselves can be a bit pricy if you're on a tight budget, but they are a
InDesign Books
by Christian Neil 14 years ago
I've got a fair amount of experience using PageMaker, and upgraded to InDesign recently. I have had the hardest time getting started with it, and am currently looking for a good instructional book. I
Re: InDesign Books
by dondigital 13 years ago
Hi Christian, how about DVD training tutorials I always fall asleep with this classroom in a book stuff. Have a look at this link: http: www.totaltraining.com prod adobe indesigncs2.asp mscsid= Great
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