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Christopher Travis

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April 1st 2008
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Record back spin effect in v.7?
by Christopher Travis 2 years ago
Hello, Pretty self explanatory I think. I've tried vari-fi and reverse from the audio studio effects but neither are quite right. I'm looking for a fast back spin like a DJ rewind. I'm working at a fa
Re: Record back spin effect in v.7?
by Glenn Sakatch 2 years ago
Have you tried a google search ..."record spin sound effect free" comes up with several options. Glenn
SD Cards not readable in High Sierra?
by Christopher Travis 2 years ago
Hello all, I'm trying to offload footage shot on a Black magic Pocket to my touchbar MacBook Pro on High Sierra and every time I put the card in the reader it says it's not readable. I tried the Resol
Re: SD Cards not readable in High Sierra?
by Christopher Travis 2 years ago
No the lock tab hasn't been moved, I double checked, also, I was able to offload on my friends computer. I've tried formatting on the camera a couple of times but still no luck getting it to mount. I'
Audio clipping across match-frame edits?
by Christopher Travis 3 years ago
Hello there, I've been working in Avid for a few years and I think this is the first time I've come across this. I'm an offline editor, and when I'm cutting, I do my rough audio mixing by adding match
Re: Audio clipping across match-frame edits?
by Christopher Travis 3 years ago
Nope, these are audio files that have been imported into the Avid. Just to confirm, I tried adding a match frame edit on a music track that had no percussion, just a droney soundscape, and there is de
Measuring percentage of Go Pro footage in sequence?
by Christopher Travis 4 years ago
Hello all, I'm working on a show for a 4K channel and they have strict requirements about the percentage of footage we can use that is from a non-4K source. Currently, I'm cutting all my Go Pro footag
Re: Measuring percentage of Go Pro footage in sequence?
by Michael Phillips 4 years ago
Assuming the GoPro source clips are tagged as such, you could always do a V tracks only decompose of the sequence with 0 handles, then sort by column to identify GoPro clips. Select GoPro clips and ge
Relink all clips to optimised media?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Hello all, I'm cutting a project in PPCC2014 that was shot on 5D, but when I arrived the media hadn't been transcoded. So I began cutting in H.264, with a plan to relink to Prores once transcoding was
Re: Relink all clips to optimised media?
by Christopher Travis 4 years ago
Sorry Marshall. Seems like I'm the one who's not reading your posts. Sorry. I don't have any other tips for you. I'm onto an Avid job now so dealing with MC related headaches.
Tight reality show schedule
by Christopher Travis 4 years ago
Hi all, I m about to start on a reality show which has a brutal edit schedule. 5 episodes in 16 weeks. Apparently we (myself and the edit producer) will be inheriting long cuts of the main stories (5
Re: Tight reality show schedule
by Christopher Travis 4 years ago
And yes, forgot to say these are half hours not hours.
Short Film Editing Workflow
by Matt Kelly 5 years ago
Hey guys! I'm a high school video student tasked with a 25 minute short film and 2 months to complete it. We have a class of 15 students, but I'm the one leading the charge. I was just wondering what
Re: Short Film Editing Workflow
by Christopher Travis 4 years ago
Matt Kelly "Only issue for me is that I don't know if I'm getting way ahead of myself - maybe a few years down the road I'll discover that video production was just something of a flame towards the e
Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Andrew Kimery 5 years ago
This one is for you, Bill. Step 1. Watch this 8 minute video about learning how to ride bike where the handlebar movement has been reversed (left turns you right, right turns you left). http: dailylik
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Re: Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
This is essentially what I've been dealing with for the last 12-18 months. Back when I only ever used one NLE (FCP7) I would look jealously over at the growing capabilities of other NLEs and wish my c
advice on rate
by Pam Picard 5 years ago
Looking for some advice on what an editor's rate would be for a low budget indie feature.
Re: advice on rate
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Great, thorough, helpful post as always Mark. One question though: If "your rate is your rate" then why does it matter who speaks first in negotiations Surely I'll always come out with the same number
Can't export AAF?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Panic mode. I've cut 2 short videos in premiere and need to have exported AAFs for mixing yesterday. Each time I try, on both sequences, the export hangs around two thirds through. The sequences are m
Re: Can't export AAF?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Update: Thanks Alex. I tried flattening the sequences but had no joy. What did it in the end was exporting in 2 goes. I duplicated the sequence twice. One the first one I deleted everything below trac
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Is an FCP style Edit with Transition possible in AVID?
by Jerry Sneede 5 years ago
In FCP I'm used to assigning a dissolve length, say 12 frames, to a favorite, setting that as the default, then using Edit with Transition. It's not a big deal, but it does save some time. Is there an
Re: Is an FCP style Edit with Transition possible in AVID?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
There isn't a shortcut for adjusting my multiple Db at a time but if you're in MC7 or later (I think), you can adjust the gain on clips on active tracks by 1Db at a time, with opt+down arrow. That's f
Looking for advice - Sharing an edit room
by Claude St-Arnaud 5 years ago
Hello everyone! I am looking for advice on this situation. I will consider everyone of them, from any side the coin may land. I am working as a promo producer for a new tv station in Montreal and we a
Re: Looking for advice - Sharing an edit room
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
A few places I work have iMacs for editing in their open plan production offices and it is far from ideal. If the editor is working alone on headphones it's manageable but not great. If and when eithe
"Show/reveal clip in bin"?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Hi guys, Just learning PP now and have a real basic question. I have a clip in the source monitor, what's the shortcut to match back to find the clip in the project window. edit: while I'm here, is th
Re: "Show/reveal clip in bin"?
by Ann Bens 5 years ago
If you want to know if a KBSC is available just type in a some keyword(s) in the search. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CC Adobe Community Professi
Anyone think of a better way to do this..?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Hello, I've got my picture locked sequence, with my sync video and sound on V1, A1 & A2. However the dubbing mixer wants me to put back all associated audio for all my cutaways as well (even though I'
Re: Anyone think of a better way to do this..?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Sounds pretty sweet Glenn, I've been hearing a bit about these G13s, maybe I'll take a look. Thanks also to Neil for your suggestion. I've gone and done it the laborious way now but I'll look into mac
FCP/ Avid/ Premier for doc post producion houses?
by james henson 5 years ago
Ok, here is my story... I basically made a rough documentary on Sony Vegas, but I clearly need professional help to finish the edit. To my dismay, I could not find any decent professional documentary
Re: FCP/ Avid/ Premier for doc post producion houses?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Most "post-houses" (i.e. facilities where edit suites and editors are hired out) are Avid. They're also mostly Windows based (in my experience).
Do I really need to render to see reverse motion effect?
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
Hello all, Can it be possible that on this whizzy new macbook pro, Avid MC7 really needs to render to see a simple reverse motion effect Please tell me there's a setting somewhere that allows me to pr
Re: Do I really need to render to see reverse motion effect?
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
Sadly, no. You are not missing any setting anywhere to view a reverse motion in real time. Nothing to do with the whizzy new OS and platform, but with the way the video and VFX pipeline are built. Mic
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UK NLE Survey
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
Interesting UK survey among production company execs. http: www.televisual.com read-reports-surveys 31 257 The-top-editing-compositing-and-grading-systems.html Clearly they haven't been listening to A
Re: UK NLE Survey
by Christopher Travis 5 years ago
A "taster tape" is in common parlance where I come from (London). It's a not-for-broadcast clip produced for commissioners or clients to sell either a programme idea or to show new presenting talent.
OT: Hit Film For Mac
by David Mathis 6 years ago
Just noticed that Hit Film is now available for the Mac platform. Even more exciting it is also available as plug-in, which is just awesome!
Re: OT: Hit Film For Mac
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Motion is generally acknowledged to be able to give you about 80% of what AE can do, for about 50% of the time investment. It's designed to pre-empt a lot of the repetitive tasks that get done in AE,
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How many of you editors are introverts?
by Steve Kownacki 6 years ago
Best jobs for introverts: Film video editor. Hmmm. I consider myself to be an introvert. Or more a combo intro extro. I don the extroversion when needed for meetings, events, and so on. But I highly g
Re: How many of you editors are introverts?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Not sure where I fall on the intro extro spectrum. I'd basically say I'm a bit shy. I like people and enjoy company, but I'm not gregarious. I tend to wait until I've been spoken to before speaking my
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one app for one month?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hi there, I'm in the running for a job on Premiere Pro and would like to get some practice in, so I was hoping I could just rent PP for one month since I'd have no real need for it the rest of the tim
Re: one app for one month?
by Mike Chambers 6 years ago
I think this is the page you want: https: creative.adobe.com plans Single app, select month to month. Also depending on when you used the trial before, it may have reset (we did a reset earlier in the
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How can I get a grid with no vertical lines?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Ok, so I guess that wouldn't be a grid, but I don't know what else to call it. I've applied the grid generator to an adjustment layer at the top of this comp with and an "overlay" blend mode. I like h
Re: How can I get a grid with no vertical lines?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Thanks to everyone for your responses. As ever, there are numerous ways to achieve ones goal in After Effects and it's always interesting to hear different approaches even if I've found one that works
Separating voice from background music?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hello all, I'm cutting my showreel and I'm working with final masters with no audio stems. I want to use a lot of sync from my shows so I could use some advice for helping to separate the sync from th
Re: Separating voice from background music?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Ok, thanks Ty. The music beds are pretty quiet in the mix anyway, I was just wondering if there were anything extra I could do. I guess I'll just have to play it by ear, some sound ok, others not so m
So do you ever see a Graphics job posting with this?
by John Grote, Jr. 6 years ago
Just curious as the years go by of being a multifaceted editor because of our ever changing industry, have any of you ever noticed a job posting for a Graphic Artist that ever mentions "Editorial Skil
Re: So do you ever see a Graphics job posting with this?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
I was thinking just yesterday about how, as freelancers are expected to be more and more diverse in their skills, it seems that this expansion is happening from editorial, outwards. Rightly or wrongly
Guides to editing for 3D?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hello all, I've just been informed that the doc project I'm starting on next week is shooting in 3D, so I need to bone up on 3D techniques and practices. Can anyone point me in the direction of good a
Re: Guides to editing for 3D?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Thanks for your response Bill. I never got to check him out and the job is done now. It was pretty full on but managed to get the cut to the channel in time in the end. I must say my initial thoughts
Am I old fashion?
by Baz Leffler 6 years ago
With the new FCPX being out for over 2 years now, and all the mass debate regarding it, I find myself continually using FCP 7. Even though I have Avid MC 6 and Symphony 6, Adobe CS6 and of course FCPX
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Re: Am I old fashion?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
As an aside... The needs for speed isn't only about the times you have a client over your shoulder, it's also about the ability to implement ideas as quickly as you can have them. Yes, a lot of editin
Tips for this key anyone?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hi there, I'm not a hot-shot VFX guy, so my keying skills are pretty weak. Can someone suggest the best course of action to sort out the horrible edge I'm getting on this woman's hair I'm using Primat
Re: Tips for this key anyone?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Thanks for the fast response. I'll check out the macbreak studio podcast today. I'll also have a look into baking the keyed comps into one track. Then I could just use opacity keyframes on that layer
Export problem. Can't see comp...
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hello all, A colleague and I are both using Motion 4 to do some chroma keying but for some reason when my colleague tries to export his comp, all that comes out is the white background. The comp looks
Re: Export problem. Can't see comp...
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
That sounds promising Andy. I'll check it on Monday.
Using my powers for good
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hello all, Not entirely sure if this is the board for this but it's my best guess. Feel free to move this if there's a more appropriate home for it. I am a London-based editor with about 6 7 years bro
Re: Using my powers for good
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
woops. Quite right I forgot the link. http: www.vso.org.uk That's clearly a UK site. Not sure if they have a north American branch. I'm a big lad and I can handle Bob's "style", but I do find it funny
Looking for inspiration : sports documentaries
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hello all, I'm looking for suggestions for great sports documentaries. Either tv or feature. In particular I'm interested in telling the stories of individuals participating within a game. So not just
Re: Looking for inspiration : sports documentaries
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Thanks everyone for your responses. I'm going to try to find time to watch a few of these over the weekend.
staying consistent for clients
by Lanique Davis 6 years ago
Hey, I was just wondering if any editors here with multiple repeat clients have tips on keeping the different elements of their finished videos consistent with any previous projects they may have done
Re: staying consistent for clients
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
While in many ways its clearly not ideal in all situations. There is something to be said for receiving notes by email. I like how it (sometimes) forces the client to distill their thoughts into a ser
FCP-X Keywording, Movieola and Me.
by Bill Davis 7 years ago
Just a heads up for any who might be interested. Last month, Movieola out in LA asked me to do one of their production related webinars: My topic is: Tagging and Keyword Strategies Inside Final Cut Pr
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Re: FCP-X Keywording, Movieola and Me.
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Same here. For the record, I needed to sign up as a member before I could access the old webinars. It wasn't very clear, and even when I did sign up and click the link, it didn't send me the download
AE drives the NLE decision
by Oliver Peters 7 years ago
I edit and do training from time to time at broadcast facilities. What I've seen has been FCP in the commercial promo department and Avid in news. The general flow I've seen is to cut a base layer in
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Re: AE drives the NLE decision
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hey Oliver, Can you explain how FCP X is lacking in this department compared to Avid and or FCP 7 I've never used FCPX, so I'm curious. Thanks, Chris
Creepy Matrix commercial
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
Is it just me, or is this creepy in a bad way, regarding selling the product http: www.youtube.com watch feature=player_embedded&v=loinY8MmVq8
Re: Creepy Matrix commercial
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
As a reference point for an ad extolling the benefits of technological advancement, The Matrix seems a terrible choice. The point of that film was that we, as a species, sought such reliance on machin
How do I put a mask for a set period(time)?
by Jasmine Kim 7 years ago
I'm very very new to after effect so please be patient. I do have understanding of general logic of how AE works i.e photoshop related, key frame, etc. What I'm trying to do is simply putting the mask
Re: How do I put a mask for a set period(time)?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
I'm only a baby AE user myself, and I don't have it in front of me so can't test it, but if you're in a hurry here's a thought for you to try. I've tried to switch masks on and off and never worked it
Consolidate PP CS6 timeline to ProRes for FCP7
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hi all, I guess this is a popular question but not sure how best to search for it. I've got a job coming up which is shot on Canon 5d so will be all H.264 quicktime movies. I've heard plenty of talk a
Re: Consolidate PP CS6 timeline to ProRes for FCP7
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Just to play this one out... The XML isn't the problem is it The problem is consolidating a timeline to a new codec right Can you consolidate a project Would it be possible to cut the clip, then bring
How can I improve this camera track?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
5642_f2fe02workout4wifi.m4v.zip Hopefully you can see at this resolution. I want to use the camera tracker to have text appear painted onto a wall. This is my first stab at it, I did it by analysing t
Re: How can I improve this camera track?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Thanks for the tip. On my way home now but will try this out tomorrow. Ive dipped into Mocha before but in my ignorance had assumed that the built in camera tracker in CS6 ha made it mostly redundant.
Autosave didn't save?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hello all, This has never happened to me in the 7 years I've been using FCP so I almost can't believe it. I just had a crash after applying a plugin filter to a clip on my timeline. And when I go to r
Re: Autosave didn't save?
by Neil Patience 7 years ago
I have had this happen to me on the odd occasion where autosave simply has not worked. It is pretty rare but enough to get me into the habit of hitting S fairly regularly. I tend to set my autosave in
Going above and beyond... quietly?
by Bob Cole 7 years ago
This isn't a crisis, but I'm curious about how you all handle this type of situation - or whether I'm the only one out there who does this. Every now and then, I steal from myself, by working more hou
Re: Going above and beyond... quietly?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
I'm not sure showing discounted hours would create an expectation of free work. Overall I'd say theres a greater risk in NOT showing those hours because it will lead to the client thinking the work ta
Youtube to open post-house in Soho, London
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=cEMqxcfIqp4 Discuss...
Re: Youtube to open post-house in Soho, London
by Joseph Owens 7 years ago
Is this a free service Or is it for the 1% Do you have to book it, or just "show up" Its a whole new universe! Its a whole new paradigm! Wait for it... Wait for it....This changes EVERYTHING! . Even S
Getting shattered text to fall on floor?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hello all, I'm a total novice after effects user doing a bit of a feasibility study. Can someone tell me off it's possible to do this: I already have some text which gets shattered by a moving force w
Re: Getting shattered text to fall on floor?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Thanks Brian, I'll look into this.
Basic jpg resolution issue
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hi, I'm a real beginner to AE and I'm trying to animate some jpg screen grabs across the screen in a 1920x1080 project. When I put the jpgs on the timeline in FCP and scale them up the text in them re
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Re: Basic jpg resolution issue
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
I am a fool. I had the preview quality set to 50%. As you were...
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Basic jpg resolution issue
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hi, I'm a real beginner to AE and I'm trying to animate some jpg screen grabs across the screen in a 1920x1080 project. When I put the jpgs on the timeline in FCP and scale them up the text in them re
Re: Basic jpg resolution issue
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
I am a fool. I had the preview quality set to 50%. As you were...
Where the EFFING BELL can I download the log and transfer plugin?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
I have been clicking around the sony site for the last hour and cannot find a download link for this plugin. I keep getting directed to this page: http: support.pro.sony.eu software detail.aspx id=BPE
Re: Where the EFFING BELL can I download the log and transfer plugin?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Sorry, Yes I'm looking for the XDCAM log & Transfer plugin. I should have made that clearer, I was just in a bit of a rage. I've been to that page before and it seems I have to sign up to "ServicePlus
Alexa Footage - Media Manager Error 34
by Eddie Kesler 9 years ago
I have a large commercial project I'm working on in FCP that was shot on a new Arri Alexa. We're utilizing the ProRes422 HQ output from the camera with merged WAV audio (there were many sync issues!).
Re: Alexa Footage - Media Manager Error 34
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hey all, I'm having this problem and it seems to be a problem with the length of the clip names generated by the Alexa. It copies all the clips but they end in "-v". I found a solution on the Apple di
Learn Smoke Exercise Media?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
Hello all, I'm an FCP editor and I've just downloaded the Smoke 2013 trial. I'm going through the lessons on the Smoke 2013 youtube page and I'm wondering if there is anywhere to download the files th
Re: Learn Smoke Exercise Media?
by Ken LaRue 7 years ago
Chris, Unfortunately no the media is not available as we do not have permission to distribute. You'll have to use your media at this time. And we look forward to helping you with your questions :-) Ke
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Frame Rate conversion - best practice?
by Christopher Travis 8 years ago
Hello, We have about 30 hours of footage shot at 23.98FPS which we need to cut into about 3 minutes of content for broadcast at 25FPS. Since we are only going to end up using a tiny fraction of the fo
Re: Frame Rate conversion - best practice?
by Christopher Travis 8 years ago
ok, I just tried this and now I'm getting lots of warping around moving elements. If it's not too much trouble, could you post ALL of your settings for one of your successful conversions
23.98 - 25fps?
by Christopher Travis 8 years ago
Hello all, What's the best way to get a 23.98 Prores Clip to be editable in a 25fps timeline without duplicating frames Is it really my best bet to speed it up by 4% or is there some other way Thanks,
Re: 23.98 - 25fps?
by Christopher Travis 8 years ago
Nevermind, I conformed it in Cinema Tool and then used Audacity to pitch correct the audio. Sorry for the useless post
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Why SHOULDN'T I switch to Premiere Pro?
by Christopher Travis 8 years ago
Hello all, I'm looking at making a switch at the agency where I work. Here's a quick summary of what we do: We produce short form commercial content for broadcast and the web. So that's anything from
Re: Why SHOULDN'T I switch to Premiere Pro?
by Andy Edwards 8 years ago
How old is your hardware You definitely want to have newer gear to deal with some of the current Adobe issues. Tons of ram, an NVIDIA gfx card will be a must. If you think bumping an old tower to Lion
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Advice for a new home system?
by Christopher Travis 8 years ago
Hello all, I'm thinking about upgrading my home edit from a 2009(ish) iMac and I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on whats available on the windows market these days. I know this is off-top
Re: Advice for a new home system?
by Jacob Lanum 8 years ago
Avid's disc has mac & pc versions on it Adobe is One or the other
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File sharing between Snow Leopard & Lion
by Christopher Travis 8 years ago
Hello, I work in a small production company running 7 FCP and AE systems. Our temporary shared storage solution of opening up the internal RAID of one Mac Pro to share on the ethernet network in the o
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