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Conrad Olson

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How can this sort of a blur effect be achieved?
by Dhruv Sharma 2 years ago
The effect in question is at 1:04 in the following video. How can I get it without using any plugins or which plugin is used for it https: youtu.be 0h_iD1us304 t=1m3s
Re: How can this sort of a blur effect be achieved?
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 2 years ago
Duplicate the layer, pull a key using Luma to get the highlights, animate a vertical directional blur and add glow. Play around with transfer modes - work at 16 or 32 bit. Tudor "Ted" Jelescu Senior V
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Changing camera angle of a video
by Paritosh Srivastava 2 years ago
Is there any way to make it look like a video was shot at a slightly higher angle than it was actually shot I am new to the forum so be gentle with me, although I have been using after effects for the
Re: Changing camera angle of a video
by Conrad Olson 2 years ago
It is possible but a lot of work, and you can only go a certain distance before you will start seeing the limits of working with a 2D image. But this is basically what they do when they convert a movi
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How to simulate dirty lens effects?
by ted stuart 2 years ago
Hello guys! I'm doing a 3D project and I was wondering how I can achieve a dynamic dirty lens effects in After, the same type as we can see in actual video games like this example: https: www.youtube.
Re: How to simulate dirty lens effects?
by Conrad Olson 2 years ago
All the VFX companies that I work at have libraries textures like this that have been shot for real. If you get a dirty lens and point your camera at a black surface, then shine some light in from the
set layer alpha to black
by Xav VonL 4 years ago
Hi folks, I have a pretty simple problem and surprisingly couldn't find the answer... I must have missed something... As the title reads, I need to be able to set the alpha of a specific layer or comp
Re: set layer alpha to black
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
I don't have AE in front of me right now but I think you should be able to use the Set Matte effect. There are a few effects here that might do the trick: http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using cha
Substituting colors
by Oliver de Morassé 4 years ago
We have material of a model shot in front of a greenscreen and have used several keying effects (color key & keylight) to remove the green and leave a transparent background. Unfortunately, the dress
Re: Substituting colors
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
It is usually easier to treat the key and the colour correction as two different steps. Precomp the layer with the key and place that over a copy of the original plate, and set the track matte mode of
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new to understanding a proxy workflow
by Jon Melot 4 years ago
Hello all, I've been doing all my editing in PP and have recently upgraded to CC. I've only edited the native files, but am looking into revamping my workflow to work with Proxy files. I think this wo
Re: new to understanding a proxy workflow
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
Well the proxy workflow is pretty easy for the editing part of the process, but you will want to switch back to the full res files before you do any After Effects or Speedgrade work. Ideally you lock
High Lattitude in Intermediate codecs
by Tim Parsons 4 years ago
I need some help in wrapping my brain around something. Please look here and then please tell me what I'm missing. Everyone says PNG, Animation, DNxHD, etc, are all great intermediate codecs. Why then
Re: High Lattitude in Intermediate codecs
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
I think this could be due to rounding errors in calculations, and I think is down to the software rendering the files out. I have seen this before. It's usually negligible. But you're right, not mathe
Large file editing, give me only one time an in and out. So I cannot use more stuff from that same file.
by ine feijen 4 years ago
Hi, a strange matter here occurred. I imported via media browser the mts files into premiere pro cs6, Now I have large files which I want to edit. So I click on a file and give in my in and out points
Re: Large file editing, give me only one time an in and out. So I cannot use more stuff from that same file.
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
You don't mention anything about adding the section you selected to a sequence. You have to create a sequence and add the first section that you selected to the sequence. Then you can go back to the c
Source timecode incorrect when exporting from After Effects to AME
by John Mitchell 4 years ago
OK trying to use the AE - Media Encoder workflow but have run into the following Major bug. When I export my 25fps timeline from After Effects to Media Encoder, the timecode indicated in the source wi
Re: Source timecode incorrect when exporting from After Effects to AME
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
I noticed something similar the other day. The timecode that AME was burning in didn't match the correct timecode from Premier so I used the timecode effect in Premier instead, but even then I was hav
Auto add preset name to file name?
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
Is it posible to setup Media Encoder to add the name of the encoding preset (or part of it) to the filename that it outputs For example I have been working on a sequence called "Showreel" and I want t
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Re: Auto add preset name to file name?
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
No. I'm afraid note. --- conradolson.com
Versioning a Sequence that contains Nests
by Dustin Parsons 4 years ago
I come from FCP 7 where any nests created in a sequence are duplicated along with the sequence so it's easy to lock down a version that was delivered to a client with the confidence that it won't chan
Re: Versioning a Sequence that contains Nests
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
I had the same issue on my latest project. I ended up un-nesting the sequences. I'd definitely like that feature. --- conradolson.com
Footage has a motion blur on after export
by Oliver Smith 4 years ago
So when I export my movie from Adobe Prem I find that all the motion seems to have a motion blur on it. Though this was not present when I played it on the timeline. Is this something to do with my ex
Re: Footage has a motion blur on after export
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
Does the framerate of your export format match the framerate of your footage --- conradolson.com
Zooming and moving
by Sikter Hajvan 4 years ago
Hello, Adobe Premier CS4 user here! I just finished my newest music video and exported my project to my_video_name.mp4 On several places I used to move&scale some footages and they're moving and zoomi
Re: Zooming and moving
by Jeff Pulera 4 years ago
I would question why the need to convert from 25p to 24p That is most likely causing a bit of stuttering motion in the playback. Stick with 25p output unless there is some compelling reason that REQUI
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Remove blemish
by Doug Swift 4 years ago
I'm just curious how others might try to repair this image. I got a nice interview with this subject, and I like the look, but the camera captured an obvious smudge on the mirror that was not so obvio
Re: Remove blemish
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
The clone tool is going to be a painful way to try and fix this. You might be better just trying to add some more blur to that area of the mirror, just to break up the defined shape to the smudge. You
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Corrupting files saving to NTFS disc from Mac with Paragon
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
A couple of months ago we bought a new iMac. Before that I had been working with CC on my PC laptop, but the 27" screen on the iMac it too tempting to ignore now so I'm mainly working on that. I am wo
Re: Corrupting files saving to NTFS disc from Mac with Paragon
by Faye Hellner 3 years ago
Conrad, While many people on the internet praise about the Paragon NTFS, I have had my share of disappointment in this software. My line of work requires me to have both Mac and PC, I started using bo
Photoshop text has jagged edges at native resolution
by Nick Ryan 4 years ago
Hello all. I'm one of the old Final Cut 7 immigrants - so while I know editing, I'm afraid I'm rather clunky on Premiere. I've been looking around on the COW and the web at large for information on th
Re: Photoshop text has jagged edges at native resolution
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
Are you viewing your sequence as full resolution or are you set to 1 2 or 1 4 --- conradolson.com
Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real
by Rob Grauert 5 years ago
I can't tell if this is real or if they faked it. The more I look at it, the more it seems faked. What do you guys think https: www.youtube.com watch v=M7FIvfx5J10 Rob Grauert, Jr. www.robgrauert.com
Re: Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real
by Conrad Olson 4 years ago
Here is a making of article: http: www.fxguide.com quicktakes behind-the-scenes-of-jcvds-epic-volvo-split It's just rig-removal. --- conradolson.com
Offline/online workflow or Relinking clips to different versions of the media
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
I have several projects that I am using and offline online workflow for. They are both using file based media and proxy versions. One is a short film shot on RED, and I have transcoded everything to D
Re: Offline/online workflow or Relinking clips to different versions of the media
by Alex Udell 5 years ago
I know that native relinking is supposed to be beefed up...but I can't tell you anything about it... Have you looked at this: http: www.retooled.net page_id=784 I know it's an extra fee...but if you a
Not enough disk space render error
by Brendon Sulesky 5 years ago
I have a five-ish minute long audio visualization that I have been working on, and I wanted to render it so I could move on to my next project, but when I try to render it, only when it's finished ren
Re: Not enough disk space render error
by siew kei 5 years ago
Hi Brendon, Just a suggestion - if your composition is complex enough such that the export is going to take 8 hours, it may be a good idea to export it out as a TIFF sequence. Then import the TIFF seq
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Creative Cloud forcefully re-taking 'Open With' for CC products
by Jon Bennett 5 years ago
Hi, We're in the process of transitioning all the workstations here to CC gradually, but we still need to keep working in CS5.5 as not all machines are making the move immediately. The problem is that
Re: Creative Cloud forcefully re-taking 'Open With' for CC products
by Cat Marshall 5 years ago
Whoa, straight from "I am somewhat inconvenienced" to Nazi death camp http: i2.kym-cdn.com photos images original 000 353 279 e31.jpg
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Why do my 1080p videos look like crap on youtube?
by Travis Roesler 5 years ago
I have the most updated version of compressor, and I use the highest quality preset classified under "Video Sharing Services". Yet, my videos do NOT look sharp at all. Could this be a youtube data-rat
Re: Why do my 1080p videos look like crap on youtube?
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
It's something at the Youtube end, not a compression problem. Have at look through our Youtube settings to see if you can change the default. I know you can in Vimeo. I'd check, but I can't sign into
premiere pro, after effects
by Ben Oliver 5 years ago
A few questions. I work for a small video production company. We have one editor who can use after effects as well as a graphic designer who can use after effects. Everyone is networked, we are workin
Re: premiere pro, after effects
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Ben Oliver "What is the best way to take all of these graphics we've created, and get them into one AE project to go with the PP project so nothing gets lost." While you could create a new AEP and im
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PP 7.1 CinemaDNG forced to video levels?
by Per Holmes 5 years ago
Hi, I just got the new Premiere Pro 7.1, and excitedly started testing the CinemaDNG workflow, and I've hit a massive wall. It appears that Premiere Pro uses only part of the latitude of the RAW forma
Re: PP 7.1 CinemaDNG forced to video levels?
by Mel Matsuoka 5 years ago
Gary Alan "Mel, I think you need to understand that not everyone works like you do. In fact, I can't believe anyone would edit offline anymore with all the technology we have these days. We had no ch
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Add mode and 32 bit
by G. Scott Scribner 5 years ago
Add, screen, color dodge and linear dodge don't seem to work correctly in AE CS6's 32 bit. These modes can all make an image darker or even black. If I understand any of these, they should only be abl
Re: Add mode and 32 bit
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Walter Soyka "Apparently Nuke does not use 1 - ((1-a) * (1-b)) for screen; instead, Nuke uses max(max(a,b), a+b-ab). This protects against errors over 1, but introduces the possibility of clipping th
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Will CC Kill Off Adoption of After Effects by the Next Generation of Motion Graphics Artists?
by Scott Clements 5 years ago
I am wondering what the next generation of young motion graphics artists will be using to learn their craft in their bedrooms. I think CC will make it very difficult for them to get off the ground wit
Re: Will CC Kill Off Adoption of After Effects by the Next Generation of Motion Graphics Artists?
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
Todd Kopriva " If we wanted to make as much money as possible, we'd be doing different jobs. " As a visual effects artist I know exactly what you mean :) --- conradolson.com
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Replacing merged clips footage
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
I am editing my friend's short film, which was shot in 5k on an Epic. There was no audio captured on the camera, only separate audio from the sound guy. My friend has already spent a long time in Prem
Re: Replacing merged clips footage
by John-Michael Seng-Wheeler 5 years ago
Conrad Olson "I have transcoded an R3D into DNxHD and relinked the media in Premier to this proxy. This half worked but the clip retained the full 5K resolution and the new footage was tiny in the mi
DNxHD: QuickTime or mxf
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
Hey Guys, I have been asked to edit my friend's short film that was shot on RED. I am planning to transcode the R3D files into an intermediate format to work with and then re-link the final edit back
Re: DNxHD: QuickTime or mxf
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
I don't think anyone in our project will be using an Avid but it is good to know that there can be issues. Nice to know that it's is faster as MXF too. Thanks! --- conradolson.com
Should I worry about linear workflow (as a photographer)?
by Daniel Schmidt 5 years ago
I hear people talking a lot about linear workflow recently and I am wondering if this is something that should concern me as a photographer. Is this an issue that is only relevant for 3D artists and m
Re: Should I worry about linear workflow (as a photographer)?
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
I know this is an old thread but I thought I should reply. As a visual effects compositor who works with a linear workflow every day in Nuke I would like respectfully disagree with Jonathan. The reaso
Why Doesn't a Timeline Render Expedite Export Time?
by Joe Campanale 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I have a half-hour prores timeline with all prores media. The sequence has some keying. A render takes 40-45 minutes. But an uncompressed export takes just as long. Shouldn't the render e
Re: Why Doesn't a Timeline Render Expedite Export Time?
by Tom Daigon 5 years ago
Ha, this sums up the situation very nicely. http: www.retooled.net p=123 Tom Daigon PrP After Effects Editor www.hdshotsandcuts.com http: www.youtube.com watch v=DxPrG3WUyz8 (Best viewed at 1080P and
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Export setting for archival reasons
by Drew Keo 5 years ago
Hello, Recently finished a 10 minute video and wanted to export a best quality file for archival reasons. I have a PC and currently use Adobe Premiere 5. The premiere project consists of hi-res images
Re: Export setting for archival reasons
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Conrad Olson "That being said, I'm sure the Avid one in particular is common enough that it will be readable for a long time to come and the difference in file size verses the quality will probably m
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Rotoscoping Programs?
by Bill John 5 years ago
Hi, After After Effects, what is the next best person rotoscoping program I need one that works well with moving people.
Re: Rotoscoping Programs?
by Tero Ahlfors 5 years ago
Silhouette is neat: http: www.silhouettefx.com
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Compositing actor to 3D virtual set
by Evan Robinson 6 years ago
Hi, I am having a hard time compositing a 3d actor in a 3d virtual set. I tracked the shot using AE's built in 3d tracker.(I am trying to motion track a actor into a 3d virtual set that has camera mov
Re: Compositing actor to 3D virtual set
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 6 years ago
After reading the whole thread it seems to me that there is one major issue- why are you making the actor layer 3d ! You have a Camera moving in the "real world" shooting the actor- right You are tryi
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Change time speed.. for a whole precomp, that uses write-on effect to reveal image
by Paul Boone 6 years ago
ok, so I have a black border of a bed that is being drawn on by means of the write-on effect using reveal image. I have arranged the keyframes so that the bed is drawn on smoothly and at the same spee
Re: Change time speed.. for a whole precomp, that uses write-on effect to reveal image
by Dave LaRonde 6 years ago
Paul Boone "...add something like timewarp to tweak the speed of the whole pre-comp, rather than adjusting each individual keyframe of which there are about 15..." Oh, you're overthinking this thing.
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Nuke forum weirdness
by Burt Hazard 7 years ago
Hello Cow pasture, The Nuke forum has been acting weird for awhile in that has had threads in it that have seemed to have overflowed from other forums like the AE, FCPX Debate, etc. At first I thought
Re: Nuke forum weirdness
by Conrad Olson 7 years ago
I've noticed it too. It is a pain and dilutes the Nuke information. --- conradolson.com
External drives no longer recognized when imac OS is reloaded from scratch, please advise
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
One of my kids borked the old iMac G4 PPC and I had to nuke the drives and reinstall everything from scratch. I installed OS9, then OS10, then the 10.1.5 updater and the 10.4.11 updater. All is well e
Re: External drives no longer recognized when imac OS is reloaded from scratch, please advise
by Conrad Olson 7 years ago
Is the drive NTFS There is a plug-in I had to install to get them working properly with our Macs. I think that was only so we could write to them though. You should be able to read the disc without it
Streaks with Footage
by Mark Saliba 7 years ago
Hi, I've got a problem. It's more of a technique problem rather than anything else. I've been testing and trying out different ways for a week and can't find the perfect way to this. What I want to ac
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Re: Streaks with Footage
by Conrad Olson 7 years ago
Ideally you need a 3D camera track and an object track of the car in 3D space. Then you setup the path for your particles in 3D space and the camera movement gives you the movement.You can probably us
Using underscores instead of blank spaces in file names
by Joan Solsona 7 years ago
Hi there, He says that using blank spaces in the naming of files can cause serious problems with some programs, and he strongly suggests to use underscores instead of blank spaces, so EVERY file or fo
Re: Using underscores instead of blank spaces in file names
by Conrad Olson 7 years ago
If you work entirely on a Mac (and never use the Terminal in OS X) you don't need to worry about spaces. The operating system deals with it for you. But if you ever need to use the Terminal to run a c
._is ._there ._any ._way ._to ._stop ._osx ._from ._doing ._this ._thing?
by Mark Palmos 9 years ago
Hi guys, I use FCP and therefore OSX, but find I am constantly tidying up after my mac as it seems to pollute any PC phone non-osx device with all these ._files which basically make it twice as hard t
Re: ._is ._there ._any ._way ._to ._stop ._osx ._from ._doing ._this ._thing?
by Conrad Olson 9 years ago
You can install Tinker Tool which lets you customise all sorts of things in OSX. There is an option in there called Don't Create hidden .DS_Store files over a network Connection. I think it just chang
clientserver crashing
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
Hi guys, I'm struggling to get a particular encode to work. I have a full HD clip 1920x1080 25p as an animation QuickTime and I'm trying to encode it into a 29.97 H264 clip. I've switched on the PAL N
Re: clientserver crashing
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
I've just experienced another clientserver crash, this time trying to encode H.264 from an HD source. The one thing different about this clip is that it's 60fps. Ended up having to use Compressor inst
Bad edit point keyframes since upgrade
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
Hi guys, I had a decent H.264 preset that I'd created a couple of months back. I was using it to encode HD material in to HD H.264 and it was looking pretty good. Since I ran the update the other week
Re: Bad edit point keyframes since upgrade
by Craig Seeman 10 years ago
Try rebuilding the setting from scratch. Sometimes changes in how Episode handles the settings require the settings to be rebuilt. I'd also run File Restore Templates first.
Another 25PsF question
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
Hi Guys, I know there have been a few posts on this whole 25PsF thing but I'm still not quite sure how to set up my sequences. Our projects are primarily aimed for computer viewing so we want out fina
QuickTime Codec
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
Hey guys, I'm sorry for all my posts recently but I'm getting to grips with Episode and the more I use it the more I appreciate it. My next issue is the choice of QuickTime codecs. When I choose MOV f
Re: QuickTime Codec
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
I thought it was odd too. Sorrenson is there but not Animation, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, DivX etc.
Colour Shift Between TIFF and Animation only in FCP
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
I'm working between AE and FCP and I know there are all sorts of things I should be doing to avoid colour differences between the two applications and I think I've got it sorted for the main part but
Divx Encoding on a Mac
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm not very familiar with the Divx format. We usually deliver WMV or QuickTime files to our clients but for this particular project we've been asked for Divx files that will be played on som
Re: Divx Encoding on a Mac
by Conrad Olson 10 years ago
Hi Daniel, Well after two days of messing around with the DivX Converter, ffmpegX, MPEG Steamclip etc. I tried the trial of Episode. To start with it didn't seem to have the options I needed but then
how can i get constant background music throughout menus?
by Vin2000 11 years ago
hey guys, i have loop music playing in the background on the main menu. is it possible to continue that loop if someone goes to a different menu instead of restarting the song all over on the new menu
Re: how can i get constant background music throughout menus?
by Conrad Olson 11 years ago
It's not possible I'm afraid. Each menu has it's own spearate audio track.
Confussed about time between compositions
by Conrad Olson 11 years ago
Hi Guys, I thought I was being really clever. I had a layer in a pre-comp with a wipe transition effect on. This pre-comp was nested in side another comp which was the main comp for the project. I wan
Re: Confussed about time between compositions
by Conrad Olson 11 years ago
Hi Dan, Sorry I didn't reply sooner but was ill at the end of last week but back in the office now. I've restarted AE (and the computer) and have tried this on a brand new project but I'm still having
Encodes working on everything except QT and Apple DVD Player
by Conrad Olson 11 years ago
Something has stumpped me. I used DVD SP 4 to author my DVDs and usually only work with PAL videos. On the few occasions that we've been asked to create NTSC DVDs we send the videos to another facilit
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