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Dan Newton

Member Since:
April 10th 2009
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youtube
by Dan Newton 6 years ago
Hey Hope all is well. I am looking for a template where it is a youtube template -- I can place a video in the template, type out the details and when you look at the views; the numbers increase. I ha
Facebook/youtube/montage
by Dan Newton 7 years ago
Hi So I have this upcoming project and would like to do something similar like this edit: http: vimeo.com 38308810 Based on this edit here are the timings that I need to understand how would one do th
Re: Facebook/youtube/montage
by Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
Start here to learn After Effects: http: adobe.ly bjBT3P For the showing of video through the text, learn about track mattes: http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using alpha-channels-masks-mattes.html
Ink Blot Text
by Dan Newton 7 years ago
Hi Could you let me know on the following on how to do it: I have a some text but would like it to appear like an ink blot -- here is an example of what I mean... when you look at the images in the vi
Re: Ink Blot Text
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
You know on that particular effect, it looks like they used a couple of track mattes to make the ink appear and disappear. The text looks like it was brought on with a simple mask circle mask around t
text switch
by Dan Newton 7 years ago
Hi I need to know how to do the following: I have a piece of text which I like to switch around twirl around to reveal another piece of text. Could you let me know how to do something like that. Much
Re: text switch
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
Hope that helped. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I w
tvc requirement
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
hi need some help I was asked by a client to convert a mov to the following format: MPEG TYPE: H.264 MAIN STREAM TYPE: TRANSPORT ( VIDEO ) VIDEO MODE: PAL CONSTANT BIT RATE: 1900 KBPS FRAME RATE: 25 F
Re: tvc requirement
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
Hi Thanks for getting back to me. Well I use compressor 3.0.5 I keep getting mpeg 2 but not the settings I need. So if I did this on 4 how would I do it. Please help. Much appreciated
tvc requirement
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
hi need some help I was asked by a client to convert a mov to the following format: MPEG TYPE: H.264 MAIN STREAM TYPE: TRANSPORT ( VIDEO ) VIDEO MODE: PAL CONSTANT BIT RATE: 1900 KBPS FRAME RATE: 25 F
Re: tvc requirement
by Rafael Amador 8 years ago
I've found this old thread on the same subject: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 20 860107 rafael www.nagavideo.com
twitter
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
how do you show loads of tweets fill up the screen i have cropped out each tweet in total 40 tweets and need them to fill up the screen but it nice motion --- can you suggest how
Re: twitter
by Michael Szalapski 8 years ago
Use them as custom particles. Set them up in a grid and use Card Dance Animate them scaling up. Animate their position to fly them in one at a time. And dozens of other options. I don't know what you
twitter
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
how do you show loads of tweets fill up the screen i have cropped out each tweet in total 40 tweets and need them to fill up the screen but it nice motion --- can you suggest how
Re: twitter
by Michael Szalapski 8 years ago
A particle system. Keyframe animation. Card Dance. There are several other ways too. You might want to be a little more specific. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Ext
resizing
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
Hi I have a quick question I have been asked to resize the text by 10 percent of picture size so my video is 1024 x 576 they gave me the eps how do i calculate the size by 10 percent to add on to the
Doubt
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
Hey All I have a question doubt if you could help would be great: 1. For audio -- how do you do cross fades between two audio tracks on FCP X --- As in Final Cut Pro 7 you just right click and you can
Re: Doubt
by Nick Toth 8 years ago
New Info To make the fade appear only at the junction of the two clips select the edge of one of the clips and hit Command T. Go to FCP Help and search "add audio crossfade" NT
Doubt
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
Can I open motion 4 work files with the new motion or is that not possible Please let me know when you can
Re: Doubt
by Mark Spencer 8 years ago
Yes you can. -- Mark Spencer Freelance Producer Editor Motion Graphics Artist Apple-certified Master Trainer Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press http: www.applemotion.net
Doubt
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
Hey All I have a few questions doubts if you could help would be great: 1. For audio -- how do you do cross fades between two audio tracks on FCP X --- As in Final Cut Pro 7 you just right click and y
Re: Doubt
by Gary Huff 8 years ago
Dan Newton 2. can I import FP7 work files into FCP X or is that not possible That is currently not possible. 3. Will Magic Bullet work for FCP X or do I need to buy an upgrade for magic Bullet Plugin
slideshow
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hey I have a urgent question --- I have an event happening soon... basically i have 4 different images -- what I like to do is place them as a slide show and manually click when i am done with the fir
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Re: slideshow
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Thanks for getting back to me could you tell me how I can do this
resizing
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hello, I am in need of some urgent help: I would like to know the following: I have received a psd file with text in one layer and on another layer a logo the size is 1280 x 720 I would like to know h
Re: resizing
by Christina Rodriguez 9 years ago
Method 1: This is for video right (i'm guessing because of the size) Make a new file, using the video preset that matches your settings (I think in your case it would be PAL D1 DV, 720x576 (with guide
distance map animation
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hey All, need your help: I want to create a distance animation not sure of the name you know where an arrow leaves one country and goes to another country like what you see in those Indiana jones movi
Re: distance map animation
by Angie Taylor 9 years ago
Thank you for the kind words David, I'm blushing! :-) cheers, Angie Angie Taylor animation & illustration for television, film, web and devices http: www.angietaylor.co.uk Twitter: theangietaylor Link
snap template
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hey I have motion 4 and have been trying to use the SNAP TEMPLATE -- but I can't delete the text on the template --- it doesn't do anything -- can you suggest why
Re: snap template
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Thanks a million buddy
typography
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hey Guys, Could you give me a few good sites that show you how to do some really cool typography videos --- I need to create one -- and need some tips in doing so.... Hope to hear from you soon.
Re: typography
by Andy George 9 years ago
AEtuts has a cool collection- http: ae.tutsplus.com articles roundup 25-amazing-typography-videos -Andy George Senior Editor www.chiselindustries.com
EDL Output
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hey Hope all is well... I have completed my first OFFLINE edit and waiting for approval from the client. Now if it does get approved by the client I need to send the EDL to the online supplier who wil
Re: EDL Output
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hey Michael, thanks so much for getting back to me --- a few things to know... so if there are three v tracks first i would highlight the first v track --- output it as a edl then for the second v trc
avid trouble
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
hey i have a simple question: 1. how do I speed up or slow down things in Avid Media Composer -- for example -- I have a clip of a man running --- I want to start it off slow then normal speed then fa
Re: avid trouble
by grinner hester 9 years ago
Time Warp is yer buddy. Thrw it on there, open the effect pallet, set your keyframes then select what render ya want. PLay around with each of those to see the varying results.
glass cracking
by Dan Newton 9 years ago
Hey I have a doubt and would really appreciate if you guys can help me out: i have shot a small clip where i have a guy crashing into the screen i want to give the effect that when he crashes into the
Re: glass cracking
by Michael Szalapski 9 years ago
No such thing as AE CS2. Try the Shatter effect. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several
motion 4 templates
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey Could someone tell me if there are any good websites where i can donwload custom made templates for motion 4 Hope to hear from you soon
Re: motion 4 templates
by Stephen Smith 10 years ago
Here are some sites, I'll let you determine if they are great or not: http: www.motionvfx.com (motion and AE) http: rippletraining.com engine designer_templates_final_cut_studio.html http: motiontempl
pictures and videos
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question: I am new to motion and think its amazing and wanted to do something simple: i want to do like a college of pictures and videos in a cool mosiac style how would i go to do someth
Re: pictures and videos
by Stephen Smith 10 years ago
One of the Screen Savers for the Mac does that with photos placed in iPhoto. Use screen grab software to grab it. Or google free mosaic photo stitching software. Hope this helps and best of luck. Step
image output problem
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
I have a small problem --- i have an image that i converted to PNG FORMAT Now when i move the image from left to right -- when i output the image the image looks all shaky --- why is that --- I even t
Re: image output problem
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Thanks for getting back to me -- If I interlace it in Final Cut --- what should it be -- 1. UPPER ( ODD ) 2. LOWER ( EVEN ) 3. FLICKER FILTER ( MINIMAL ) 4. FLICKER FILTER ( MEDIUM ) 5. FLICKER FILTER
motion help
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
I am new to motion can you suggest any good sites where i can learn the basics
Re: motion help
by Stephen Smith 10 years ago
Don't forget the COW's Apple Motion video tutorials. Best of luck. Stephen Smith
16 x 9 to 4 x 3
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question --- I have a video which is 16 x 9 FHA --- but i need to convert it to 4 x3 with bars -- so i make it into 720 x 576 but which bars do i use --- 1:78:1 or 1:85:1 in addition, if
Re: 16 x 9 to 4 x 3
by Bret Williams 10 years ago
Yeah, because most people will be watcing it on a big 16:9 screen with his teeny tiny little rectangle in the middle. Who would watch that Plus, the teeny tiny rectangle isn't even HD. If you must out
16 x 9 to 4 x 3
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question --- I have a video which is 16 x 9 FHA --- but i need to convert it to 4 x3 with bars -- so i make it into 720 x 576 but which bars do i use --- 1:78:1 or 1:85:1 in addition, if
Re: 16 x 9 to 4 x 3
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
Please don't double post on both FCP forums. That's not considered good form on The Cow. Thank you... David Roth Weiss Director Editor Colorist David Weiss Productions, Inc. Los Angeles POST-PRODUCTIO
16 x 9 to 4 x 3
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question --- I have a video which is 16 x 9 FHA --- but i need to convert it to 4 x3 with bars -- so i make it into 720 x 576 but which bars do i use --- 1:78:1 or 1:85:1 in addition, if
Re: 16 x 9 to 4 x 3
by Terence Curren 10 years ago
Look in your effects palette for the "Reformat" effect menu. In there you will see a prebuilt 16:9 Letterbox Effect. Drop that on an upper track over your video and you will have a letterboxed show. T
4x3 to 16 x9
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question I was given a tvc which is 4x3 but the client wants the footage in 16 x 9 now i know i need to put anamorphic bars on them as i cant stretch it as it will look dreadful. what i n
Re: 4x3 to 16 x9
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey thanks for getting back to me --- I am working with 720 x 576 Pal so when i asked around they said I should just apply the 1:85:1 bar on the footage will that be ok Please Advise as thisi s the fi
4x3 to 16 x 9
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question I was given a tvc which is 4x3 but the client wants the footage in 16 x 9 now i know i need to put anamorphic bars on them as i cant stretch it as it will look dreadful. what i n
Re: 4x3 to 16 x 9
by Arnie Schlissel 10 years ago
Dan Newton "now i know i need to put anamorphic bars on them as i cant stretch it as it will look dreadful." Bars are not anamorphic, bars are letterboxed. Anamorphic means stretched. http: en.wikipe
4x3 to 16x9
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question I was given a tvc which is 4x3 but the client wants the footage in 16 x 9 now i know i need to put anamorphic bars on them as i cant stretch it as it will look dreadful. what i n
Re: 4x3 to 16x9
by Job ter Burg 10 years ago
No you should use 16x9 bars if you want 16x9 bars. 16x9 is around 1.78:1. However, if the client needs 16x9 as in 16F16 (full height anamorphic), then you will definitely need to vertically stretch. I
masking
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey Need some help I have a moving car -- now i need to mask out its numberplate --- make the number plate plain black. could you let me know step by step how you do this the car moves a lot...
Re: masking
by Michael Szalapski 10 years ago
You may be able to use motion tracking to track a black solid onto the license plate. This page from the AE manual has information about motion tracking (and includes links to tutorials and other thin
seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I got a little problem -- my company just got the seinnheiser ew 345 G2 wireless mic what would I need to know is if what do i need to get to connect to the transmitter to the mac -- as i want to
Re: seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey Thanks for getting back to me --- so i am going to use a macbook pro so i got an XLR CABLE --- i plugged the xlr part into the transmitter and the other end is the audio cable which plugs into the
exporting on quicktime 10
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a little problem --- i just got a new mac with the operating system ( snow leopard ) now this comes with the new QUICKTIME --- but my problem is ---- I can't export anything --- there is no
Re: exporting on quicktime 10
by malek Onaissi 10 years ago
yea this sucks so how do i export video files to final cut pro.
ntsc to pal
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey have a doubt ---- I work with Pal format --- now when I receive a digi beta from the states -- they convert it from ntsc to pal -- now when i put the footage into the system -- it looks deinterlac
Re: ntsc to pal
by Terence Curren 10 years ago
Don't know how you can "fix" it as the damage is already done. Ask for a better conversion maybe. Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
dvd menu
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question when I am creating my DVD menu --- how would i make each video i place show as a thumbview --- meaning let us say i have 5 videos --- in stead of just having play video one, play
Re: dvd menu
by Michael Sacci 10 years ago
Different programs handle this differently but this type of thing is normally answered in the manual.
Conversion
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have two urgent questions which I need help in:- 1. I have been asked to convert a MOV to a mpeg 2 now the program I normally use is Sorenson Squeeze and Final Cut Studio Compressor --- but I no
Re: Conversion
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey Thanks for the feedback so what would the output normally be will it be .MPEG or .M2V
conversion
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have two urgent questions which I need help in:- 1. I have been asked to convert a MOV to a mpeg 2 now the program I normally use is Sorenson Squeeze and Final Cut Studio Compressor --- but I no
Re: conversion
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey Thanks for the feedback --- when I use Squeeze -- the format comes as mkv or something shouldn't it come with an mpeg output please help
conversion
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have two urgent questions which I need help in:- 1. I have been asked to convert a MOV to a mpeg 2 now the program I normally use is Sorenson Squeeze and Final Cut Studio Compressor --- but I no
Re: conversion
by John Fishback 10 years ago
Going from PAL to NTSC is more complicated than changing from mov to mpeg-2. I've always used the Natress standards conversion software. http: www.nattress.com Products standardsconversion standardsco
conversion
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have two urgent questions which I need help in:- 1. I have been asked to convert a MOV to a mpeg 2 now the program I normally use is Sorenson Squeeze and Final Cut Studio Compressor --- but I no
4 Channels of audio
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
hey have a question ----- normally when I output a tape on a digi or sp beta ---- i normally have 2 channels of audio --- my question is --- if was to do 4 channels of audio ---- what would I need to
Re: 4 Channels of audio
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey thanks for gettign back to me ---- ok --- so if I decide to go for method One --- duplicatign the two audio layer tracks --- 1 and 2 onto track 3 and 4- -- tell me if this is correct --- AUDIO TOO
4 channels of audio
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
hey have a question ----- normally when I output a tape on a digi or sp beta ---- i normally have 2 channels of audio --- my question is --- if was to do 4 channels of audio ---- what would I need to
Re: 4 channels of audio
by Darwin Phillips 10 years ago
What are your two channels. Vo, Dia, SFX Music Mixed Are you outputting a stereo mix or direct split Sounds like a two channel mix. But your on track... just add two more tracks. usually 4 tracks are
Station Specs
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I have a question regarding tv station specs --- now I deal with PAL --- SD I got the new station specs and some of them require the following ---- some stations require that the audio has to have
Re: Station Specs
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
Hi Dan - do you work for a dubbing house Are you used to simply popping in a tape in one VTR, assigning it to another VTR (or bank of VTR's) and just hitting the play and record buttons to make a dub
Expressions
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I am new to after effects --- could someone explain to me ---- the expressions -- how would I know what to write .... please help me out
Re: Expressions
by Bert Brown 10 years ago
http: motionscript.com mastering-expressions table-of-contents.html an oldie, but goody. this was a great place to start, for me.
color button
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey Have a problem --- which seems not to be working ok i need to know how step by step i can do the following --- when i create a simple button or a button from photoshop --- i want to change the col
Re: color button
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey The DVD authoring software I use is --- DVD STUDIO PRO
exporting from photoshop
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
i need to know if i create a button in photoshop and want to put it into dvd studio pro -- what format do i need to export the button from photoshop for it to go into dvd studio pro and also --- if i
Re: exporting from photoshop
by Michael Sacci 10 years ago
For backgrounds and overlays I always use tif files, but you can use most standard files, the manual list all acceptable types. Few things to keep in mind. Images need to be RGB 8-Bit, video is non-sq
image sequence
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey have a question I was given a png 's of a quicktime mov file --- is there a way to import the png's as a sequence like in AVID where we can import a targa sequence... Please let me know if this is
Re: image sequence
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
hey thanks for the feedback so i open quicktime -- file --- open image sequence -- click the first png --- the ok then i can export the video to whatever codec i want. Awaiting for your reply Dan
hd conversion
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey Guys, I have a question ----- when I capture a Digi Beta tape into the Avid--- I was wondering if i want to export the footage into a HD720P is that possible if so how would I do that --- Please l
DVD Playback problem
by Dan Newton 11 years ago
Have a question when i create a background in DVD STUDIO PRO , is it possible to make the background the button -- what I mean is when someone watches the DVD they can just press anyway on the backgro
Re: DVD Playback problem
by Michael Sacci 11 years ago
All you need is to make the button area the entire size of the menu, make the end jump to the track you need.
Broadcast requirement
by Dan Newton 11 years ago
Hey Guys Need some urgent help -- I have been given the new format -- from a television station --- they will not use digi or sp for broadcast but mpeg 2 now please fund below the exact requirements:-
Re: Broadcast requirement
by Dan Newton 11 years ago
Hey One question ---- what about the data rate --- will it stay as 1536 please advise
exporting
by Dan Newton 11 years ago
Hey How can import a full targa sequence into final cut --- the tv station gives me a folder of lets say 10500 targas pngs and i want to put them into final cut and then export them to a full tvc -- h
Re: exporting
by Shane Ross 11 years ago
Don't use FCP...use Qucktime. It is designed for this. FILE Open Image Sequence. Then set the frame rate. Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it. Read my blog, Little Frog in H
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