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Dale Paquette

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May 3rd 2009
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Doubling Frame Rate with Interlaced Video
by Dale Paquette 5 years ago
I understand that when Ae is given interlaced video, it separates the fields into complete frames (must fill them in somehow) to support motion graphics, compositing, etc. Then, upon render the frames
Re: Doubling Frame Rate with Interlaced Video
by Dale Paquette 5 years ago
Thanks, Dale
3D Compositing in AE Technique
by Dale Paquette 6 years ago
Hi, I am trying to composite a model of a stone object into a grassy area shot with a moving camera using Element 3D. After tracking the plate and setting up E3D everything looks perfect in RAM previe
Re: 3D Compositing in AE Technique
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 6 years ago
Sounds good, but without seeing the footage and the final comp it's hard to give precise feedback. It may be that you could use several layers of grass in 3d space. A matte with the original grass foo
A Deeper Technical Understanding
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
I am deeply interested in keying in all its variances. I have read and studied just about everything I can get my hands on to better understand what's going on under the hood. While there's a lot out
Re: A Deeper Technical Understanding
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
Thanks for your thoughts. I have looked at a few other keying packages but since I don't have them, I've not gotten too far. Where I am starting gain some deeper insights is in study of scholarly arti
Recovering Edge Detail
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
I have read on the web of a technique that recovers (at least to some degree) edge detail that may be lost in green screen keying when the matte is being scaled and processed. It supposedly works by s
Re: covering Edge Detail
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
Thanks to both. I'm familiar with light wrap and have rolled my own as well as used a script from AE enhancers. I need to think this through though honestly, I'm not sure. I dug through my stack of no
Cinemascope
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
How does this happen - I prepare a PPro CS5 sequence at 1440 X 1080 then File Export Media. I set the output to be 1920 X 880 pixels (custom), 29.97 fps, and h.264. On render, I open in AE CS5 and the
Re: Cinemascope
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
Thanks, that was the clue I needed - finally got it working.
VFX Split Screen VFX
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
I saw a TV commercial that I can no longer find (or ID) in which an actor was walking in a park when, 3-4 seconds into the footage, he "split" into two instances of himself and each walked off in a di
Re: VFX Split Screen VFX
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
Thanks. Your ideas have lead to a concept I will experiment with once the results of Hurricane Sandy are cleared out of here. The actor will walk along a path and at a specific spot, change to heading
A Question of Methodology
by Dale Paquette 8 years ago
I selected the Maya forum because of Maya's excellent reputation. Personally, I'm a Blender modeler. And, perhaps this is my problem. That said, I have a question wrt 3D modeling. One of the more popu
Re: A Question of Methodology
by Mathias Duch 8 years ago
there are a lot of plugins aswell if your not doing anything to michael bay, i tend to playaround with them, and it works fine.. though i do not think they will be really good on like Avatar, or trans
Photoshop CS5 Image Stabilization
by Dale Paquette 8 years ago
Richard Harrington has a tutorial on Adobe TV on how to stabilize shaky video in Photoshop. Apparently, it only works on 32-bit versions of Ps. I did try it with 32-bit CS5 where I tried to stabilize
Re: Photoshop CS5 Image Stabilization
by Dale Paquette 8 years ago
Under most circumstances I do use AE for stabilization both using the built-in point tracker and the Mocha planar tracker. The Ps technique suggested by Harrington more closely approximates Mocha. Tha
Export transform.position keyframes to txt file?
by Joe Watson 8 years ago
Hi there im new here im new here at the cow forum - a friend of mine told me that people here could maybe help me with my problem. I would like to know if it is possible to write an expression script
Re: Export transform.position keyframes to txt file?
by Dale Paquette 8 years ago
I'm afraid I can't answer the question, but I have a similar need. When I use the motion tracker for positional stabilization, a keyframe is applied to every frame to mark a change in anchor point loc
Drop Shadow for Video
by Dale Paquette 8 years ago
In Ps, it is straightforward to open and RGB image with transparency, create a drop shadow, delete the image, and save just the drop shadow as a file with transparency. Is it possible to do the same w
Resource Central
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
I run PPro CS5 on Win 7. When I open PPro, the resource central panel opens and connects to the internet. I for one, don't want my PC arbitrarily connecting to the internet. What's more, with few exce
Re: Resource Central
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
Thanks. Indeed, closing the Resource Central panel and saving the project file keeps it from opening again when the project file is re-opened. My goal is to NEVER have it automatically access the inte
Ps vs. AE
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
I have just begun reading Richard Harrington's new book, "Photoshop for Video." Already I've learned some new things, but have developed a question I suspect others may have. Ps and After Effects perf
Re: Ps vs. AE
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
Thanks. Can you provide a reference to the Adobe Press book you mention - I can't seem to trace it. Dale
Watching Cow Reels
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
I recently installed Win 7 64-bit and with either IE or Mozilla Firefox, began to enjoy watching Cow reels. All of a sudden (like, today), the reels load only part way and then stop. When the video ca
Re: Watching Cow Reels
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
I forgot to mention, I can watch all of the Cow video tutorials! Thanks again, Dale
Newbie Q: 24fps Import
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
I'm a real newbie at this - please bear with me. I just acquired PPro CS5, my first. Documentation is as yet non-existent (except unclear help files). I want to import a clip shot in 24 progressive se
Re: Newbie Q: 24fps Import
by Vincent Rosati 9 years ago
I was hoping someone would have an answer for this, so I gave it a few days. Any luck on your end I've never used CS5. It looks like there were issues in CS4 in removing pulldown from source from spec
Opening Soundbooth Problem
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
I have just installed CS5 on a Win 7 PC and am having some problems opening Soundbooth. When I click the icon, it does indeed open. After I close Soundbooth and try to reopen it, it comes base with a
Re: Opening Soundbooth Problem
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
Yes and no. The yes is that if you open the task manager and look at the processes that are running, Soundbooth is in fact running even after you close it in task manager, not the apps that are runnin
Interpret Footage
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
Sorry, this question should have gone to After Effects. I shoot with a Canon HV30 which uses the HDV format. When I import some so called 24p footage into AE it is actually 24 progressive sequential s
24psf
by Dale Paquette 9 years ago
I shoot with a Canon HV30 which in either 24p or 30p actually uses progressive sequential scan and, in the case of 24p, 3:2 pull-down. When I import this to PPro CS5, it looks great on the monitor. My
Re: 24psf
by Jeff Pulera 9 years ago
Hi Dale, This is all handled behind the scenes. You say the frames are "gone" when you make a cut, but in reality, the original file is still intact on the hard drive and is being referenced for playb
Reels Freeze
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
When I try to watch various Reels, I get about 20 - 30 seconds of video and then it freezes. I get the "downloading" indicator (rotating circle of lines) but nothing more ever comes. Is this me (my PC
Re: ReelsFreeze(answeringfirstpost).
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
Thanks, I just tried increasing cache with no luck. Thing is, I watch streaming video (with sound) from dozens of sites with no difficulty at all - only with the Cow. I note, however, that even with t
PPro 2.0 Not Showing Footage
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
I have PPro 2.0. When I import an mpeg2 (m2t) (p30) from an HV30, PPro seems fine with it - knows all about it like frame size, PAR, etc., plays it in the viewer, doesn't squawk at all - it just won't
A thought on Stabilization
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
Has anyone tried this - my Canon HV30 is really small and lightweight and thus shakes with every little body movement and breeze that comes along. I am contemplating adding some weight probably where
Re: A thought on Stabilization
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
Cool. This looks pretty good. In fact, it looks so simple I think I'll throw together a mock up and, if it works, purchase a manufactured version. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks, dale
using laptop as monitor with hd camera while shooting
by margarita kouvatsou 10 years ago
dear all let me start by saying that i am not sure if i am posting under the right category...but this seemed the most appropriate till now... a simple question, we are shooting some hd video soon and
Re: using laptop as monitor with hd camera while shooting
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
I have never used a PC to monitor, but I have used a personal portable DVD player. I'm certain the technical aspects of the imagery are not accurate as stated in the previous response. However, the DV
Planet Earth
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
The Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth" is the most impressive example of nature cinematography I have ever seen. Does anyone know of a book or other material that details the cinematographic details o
Re: Planet Earth
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
Thanks Mike. I'm particularly interested in the ground-based extreme telephoto shots of wildlife where much action needed to be captured. Were the cams mounted on a tripod Seems like they'd have to be
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