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New to AfterEffects, animation and playback
by Conor Farnaby 3 weeks ago
So I'm new to AfterEffects and am struggling. I'm trying to put in titles and also need to animate them. Is there a way to make these titles and animate them and put them straight into PremierePro or
Re: New to AfterEffects, animation and playback
by Daniel Waldron 2 weeks ago
No problem! Here is a basic video showing how to animate text on custom paths. https: www.youtube.com watch v=2EHnGKmf1-s
Favourite examples of dressing up SD archive footage for a doc
by Gabriel Tougas 3 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I'm currently working on a broadcast documentary. We'll be using some testimony from Senate hearings and I wanted to ping the collective consciousness. The best version our archivist coul
Re: Favourite examples of dressing up SD archive footage for a doc
by Daniel Waldron 3 weeks ago
You could shoot an old TV set in a living room and composite the old footage onto the TV. Or if you want to be really dramatic, composite it on to one of the big screens in Times Square. Just a few id
Slow-mo Pro-Res Choppy in Premier Pro CC
by Josh Swarath 3 weeks ago
Im running a 5D mk iv, and was recording to my Ninja Assassin to 60p @ 1080. I brought my footage into Premier Pro CC and dropped it into my regular sequence preset for editing. (DSLR preset,@ 23.97 b
Re: Slow-mo Pro-Res Choppy in Premier Pro CC
by Daniel Waldron 3 weeks ago
Instead of slowing the clip down in your sequence, try right-clicking the clip in your project window and selecting Modify-- Interpret Footage. Change the frame-rate from 60 to 23.98.
C100 footage in Premiere Pro
by Elizabeth Johnson 2 months ago
Hi all, I'm having trouble with my C100 footage in Premiere Pro. When I was working in FCP 7, I would transcode to Pro-Res 422, which worked well in both FCP and Premiere Pro. I've been told I don't n
Re: C100 footage in Premiere Pro
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
What version of Premiere
Premiere pro lagging so much that it's impossible to edit
by Daniel Marcia-Gonzalez 2 months ago
Im currently working on a video that's been playing smooth, until I added a few more clips to insert into the video and now its lagging so much making it impossble to edit. please let me know what inf
Re: Premiere pro lagging so much that it's impossible to edit
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
What are your computer specs and what kind of clips did you add
Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
I posted this in the Backup and Archive forum, but wasn't sure how active that forum was... Anyone use any disk catalog software on a PC to keep track of archived files and projects We've used CD Find
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Re: Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Thanks Joe. That looks great!
Move a pre-comp to a new project
by Amena Sackey 2 months ago
Hi, I am self taught with after effects and still a bit of newbie. I'm working on an animated scene in a club. I wanted to animate my main characters while a friend animates people dancing in the back
Re: Move a pre-comp to a new project
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
File-- Import-- Your friend's project. Or have your friend export a file with an Alpha Channel and import that if you don't need to adjust anything.
Rendering Again a Finished Video
by Nailuj Cequeña 2 months ago
I am working on a film project for our organization which has a length of 2 hours. I edited and rendered in Quicktime Apple Prores 422 since this is the format required by a film producer. After finis
Re: Rendering Again a Finished Video
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
This is the best way. I do it all the time when needing a fast fix and it works perfectly.
Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Anyone use any disk catalog software on a PC to keep track of archived files and projects We've used CD Finder (now NeoFinder) and it works great, but it is for Mac only and we've started installing P
Re: Disk Catalog Software?
by Doug Metz 1 month ago
Not sure if you've found something already, but the makers of NeoFinder make a similar Windows app: http: www.cdwinder.de Doug Metz Anode
exporting my timeline without compression
by Walter Wallace 2 months ago
Is there any way to export my workflow timeline in a lossless way I dont want to have double compression when exporting to youtube. Thanks!
Re: exporting my timeline without compression
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Pro Res or DNxHD are supposed to be visually lossless, but are actually still being compressed into their respective codecs. Quicktime Animation or TIFF sequence are technically lossless, but will giv
Finally rendered to TIFF seq. Now Premiere cant play it smoothly. What to do?
by Adrian Chircu 2 months ago
Hello. If you ve read my previous thread I was struggling to render a 3 minute video which was taking hundreds of hours, finally I managed to do it in 20 hours with a bit of work. I rendered the video
Re: Finally rendered to TIFF seq. Now Premiere cant play it smoothly. What to do?
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Now that you successfully rendered it out of After Effects, use Media Encoder to convert it a Pro Res or DNxHD file that Premiere should be able to handle. Exporting the TIFF sequence was basically to
Clouds depicted as looking at them from above
by Jeremy Paul 2 months ago
I am interested in the clouds scene from this clip: https: www.youtube.com watch v=j9qFjMv4H7c&t=36s How would you recreate this Any tip is greatly appreciated.
Re: Clouds depicted as looking at them from above
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
You can create it with a particle system. Using either Particular or Particle World, make big, puffy particles that have a long lifespan and a very wide emitter.
New Mac for feature doc on Premiere?
by Emmanuelle Antolin 2 months ago
Hi All, I m an independent filmmaker about to start editing my first feature documentary. A lot of the material is 4K though delivery will be 1080. For a short project I just cut, I ve been loving edi
Re: New Mac for feature doc on Premiere?
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Unfortunately your current laptop is really not adequate for editing 4K. Not sure why the folks at Apple thought it would be good enough. I also recommend a PC with a robust graphics card and lots of
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Reproducing net of particles effect
by Jeremy Paul 2 months ago
I am interested if anyone has an idea how this connected net of particles was made: https: st.depositphotos.com 1112817 4614 v 450 depositphotos_46144487-thumb.mp4 My first guess it uses trapcode of s
Re: Reproducing net of particles effect
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
I've used Plexus to do this. Nodes 2 would likely also work. You could try doing it cheaply using the Connect Layers script with a bunch of Null Objects animated with expressions to animate position a
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After Effects TWO HUNDRED HOURS render time...Ridiculous!
by Adrian Chircu 2 months ago
I have a 2 and a half minute long music video that I WORKED MY BUTT OFF! It has close to 100 clips in it, but only 2 scenes so I precomposed the background, then the camera footage, then the web foota
Re: After Effects TWO HUNDRED HOURS render time...Ridiculous!
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Honestly, with 6 camera lens blurs and 70 rotobrush shots, I'm not sure how much you can do to speed things up. Definitely render to a local drive. Also, export an image sequence so if you do get an e
recreating repeater like animation
by Jeremy Paul 3 months ago
I am trying to recreate a similar effect to this: https: streamable.com nu0pa As you can see, logo of different opacities is sliding into the correct position. How would you recreate this type of anim
Re: recreating repeater like animation
by Daniel Waldron 3 months ago
Pre-compose your logo first, then create your animation with the precomps. Change the logo by changing whatever is in the precomp. You can also replace multiple layers by selecting them, holding Alt (
Element 3d airlane watch my video and tell me how to improve and make these changes
by hanna dean 3 months ago
kindly tell me few things in this way.. 1: how do i make the airplane move realisticly more faster , as the video plays it seems to move little slower. 2: the particular added to solid layer to the en
Re: Element 3d airlane watch my video and tell me how to improve and make these changes
by Daniel Waldron 3 months ago
Overall, pretty good! 1. To make the plane move faster, simply speed up the animation. 2. Here is the manual for compositing in Element 3D. Scroll to the bottom for the tidbit on particles. 3. It depe
Zoom F8 crashing
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
Our Zoom F8 has crashed a few times now. While recording, the screen suddenly shows the time counter of 999:59:59 as if it were recording for almost 1000 hours. The recording does not stop, and the co
Re: Zoom F8 crashing
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
Thanks Ty. Yes, we do format the cards before use. Since posting, we've experienced the issue with a new pair of cards. We also did contact Zoom about the problem, but I was hoping in the meantime tha
Creating Safe Action Area for Network Bug
by Katherine Linhardt 9 months ago
Hello! New to Creative Cow but hoping someone may be able to help me what seems like it should be a fairly straightforward task but I am struggling to figure out how to do it in Premiere. I was given
Re: Creating Safe Action Area for Network Bug
by Dave LaRonde 9 months ago
For that kind of precision, I'd go right away to After Effects. Make a 1920x1080 comp. You can set up vertical guides in the Comp window at X positions 1402 and 1607. Then set horizontal guides at Y p
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Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!
by Dave LaRonde 11 months ago
Hope everything's yummy tomorrow! Hope you see lots of family & friends! Hope you get to watch parades! Hope your team wins! Hope you don't eat too much! Hope you pause long enough in the festivities
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!
by payman naderi 11 months ago
happy tanks giving to every single member of this site and forum. enjoy your turkeys and family reunions,and gifts.
HUGE new AE tool to boost your workflow
by Michael Szalapski 12 months ago
I know some folks poo-poo Video Copilot for producing easy-to-use plugins that newbies can just slap on stuff and look good, but this new tool is in a different league entirely. This is one, massive,
Re: HUGE new AE tool to boost your workflow
by Michael Szalapski 12 months ago
Agreed. I used Saber the day it came out for a client project. It saved me a huge amount of time. This one is a whole different league though. It doesn't make anything at all, it just saves massive am
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Assistance: Magic Bullet Looks on After Effects CC 2015
by Siddharth Srivastava 1 year ago
So I wanted to add some colors edit some colors in my video. And then this happened... When I made a new black solid, and dragged and dropped Magic Bullet Looks on it, I clicked edit, and when the win
Re: Assistance: Magic Bullet Looks on After Effects CC 2015
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
Siddharth Srivastava "When I made a new black solid, and dragged and dropped Magic Bullet Looks on it, I clicked edit, and when the window popped up, there was a black screen on where should have bee
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Harry Potter Spells Particular
by Brandon Thresher 1 year ago
Hello Creative Cow at large... This is my first time posting so please tell me what information I may be leaving out. Im working on a project and am trying to duplicate an effect show in a tutorial fo
Re: Harry Potter Spells Particular
by Brandon Thresher 1 year ago
Saber was my back up plan already edited in:)
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Adobe update bug
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
http: arstechnica.com apple 2016 02 warning-bug-in-adobe-creative-cloud-deletes-mac-user-data-without-warning - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe update bug
by Ryan Holmes 2 years ago
Andrew Kimery "Just more reasons why I don't get in early on any new software build regardless of which company it comes from." This is more the takeaway than anything else. Every major software deve
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Survey on Motion Graphics Freelancer Hourly Rate
by Igor Martins 2 years ago
Hi everyone! I'm the founder of UP - Inspiring Motion (http: www.up-im.com). We are a remote international team of talented digital artists and designers. We're doing this survey on what are the avera
Re: Survey on Motion Graphics Freelancer Hourly Rate
by Igor Martins 2 years ago
Yes, as you complete the survey, you'll be able to see the results. But all personal information, such as Portfolio and E-mail will be kept confidential, we won't show it to the public. www.up-im.com
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FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
So... what's the verdict Does it (mostly) still work Any guinea pigs out there ready to report :)
Re: FCP 7 meets new machine with El Capitan
by Daniel Waldron 2 years ago
No offense Ernie, but your post is no more of a solution than anyone else's. The original poster asked if FCP 6-7 worked in El Capitan. The answer is a giant maybe. I personally know several people wh
Beware of El Capitan!!!
by David Roth Weiss 2 years ago
DO NOT UPGRADE!!! While your apps "might" open and work, there are MANY reported driver and plugin issues. If you insist on forging ahead, you'd best clone your boot drive first, or you'll be sorry. D
Re: Beware of El Capitan!!!
by Andrew Kimery 2 years ago
You remember the good ol' days when people just knew not to run out and upgrade their OS the second a new one was released
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Oh dear. Yosemite whinging at FCP 7.0.3 please offer advice
by Dom London 2 years ago
Hi guys Can anyone help with FCP 7.0.3 and Yosemite 10.10.5 Ive just updated and (of course) FCP7 hangs on loading, heres the splash screen 0_fcp-hangs.png Can anyone please offer any steps to AVOID m
Re: Oh dear. Yosemite whinging at FCP 7.0.3 please offer advice
by Daniel Waldron 2 years ago
Even if you do somehow get it to load now, who knows what will or won't work once you bring it a clip or make a new sequence. You want a quick fix, but the only one guaranteed to get it back working t
Simple Rotating Question
by Clay Stanton 2 years ago
Hi guys I have a 4 squares i would like to orbit around a circle. It seems so simple but I can't figure it out. How can I do that without rotating the squares individually Image attached.
Re: Simple Rotating Question
by Clay Stanton 2 years ago
Hi Daniel!!! That worked great!! Thank you so much :D I love Creative Cow!!
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Keyboard Shortcuts
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
This is a fun graphic for shortcut keys in After Effects: http: www.setupablogtoday.com 2015-adobe-after-effects-keyboard-shortcuts-cheat-sheet Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo
Re: Keyboard Shortcuts
by Dave LaRonde 2 years ago
Now, that's pretty neat. Something like that should have been created years ago.... by Adobe! Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
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Need to choose between PP or FCPX
by Siobhan Elise 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm a regular visitor to Creative Cow but rarely post. Today I need to ask for people's honest thoughts on an opportunity that has been presented to me. At work I am being offered to choose a
Re: Need to choose between PP or FCPX
by Daniel Waldron 2 years ago
I agree that you should go with whatever software you are most comfortable with. In terms of PC vs Mac, keep in mind that you can use Premiere and Final Cut on a Mac; you're stuck using Premiere (of t
Food for thought
by Robert d'Alexis 2 years ago
http: www.provideocoalition.com are-you-as-an-editor-defined-by-the-nle-that-you-use Great article, well worth a read IMHO. Warning: might make for some uncomfortable reading though. :-)
Re: Food for thought
by Daniel Waldron 2 years ago
I don't see why people need to bash away at any NLE that works, regardless of their proficiency. I personally like Premiere the best, but have seen some amazing work done in FCPX and, of course, Avid.
Adobe Media Encorder - H.264 file sizes
by James Malamatinas 3 years ago
Hi, I'm just jumping back into some editing after not doing anything for a while and I've just finished encoding a 13min video. The footage was shot on the Canon 7D and encoded in H.264 using the exac
Re: Adobe Media Encorder - H.264 file sizes
by Daniel Waldron 3 years ago
Yep, that seems normal. If size is an issue, you could probably set the bit rate to 6 or 7mbps and still get a very good looking video on Vimeo at half the size.
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Center objects relative to the canvas
by Dustin Parsons 9 years ago
I have an image that I want to align in the exact center of the canvas but I can't figure out an easy way to do this. I assume this is a relatively simple task but I can't seem to figure it out. Thank
Re: Center objects relative to the canvas
by Rob Duncan 4 years ago
In the interest of continuing to beat a dead horse (or thread), since I was looking today, the keyboard shortcut for centering an object within the view is: COMMAND-HOME -------------- Freaky People P
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How to make a stills slide show on steroids?
by David Honan 3 years ago
Hi from 7 degrees C thank god no more baltic wind York UK :-) I really would like to emulate this type of still photography presentation: Link to slideshow The damn link better work but basically its
Re: How to make a stills slide show on steroids?
by John Cuevas 3 years ago
Nothing in that slideshow is difficult, but depending on the length of your video, it could take a week to do, as there were quite a lot of different transitions effects mixed together. You might want
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Sequence discoloration.. color has changed somehow on whole sequence
by Paul Boone 3 years ago
I'm opening old projects to fix them up for my portfolio, and when I try to open my project in FCP 7, my whole sequence is wierdly colored. The blacks go to pure black really easily, and everyone look
Re: Sequence discoloration.. color has changed somehow on whole sequence
by Daniel Waldron 3 years ago
Final Cut Pro is not supported in Yosemite. That could easily be your issue. Unfortunately, I don't have a solution other than to get access to a computer with FCP and and older OS.
Music Video, blends, distortion, colour
by david doherty 3 years ago
Hi there, experienced shooter, relatively new to AE. I've shot some ace footage in a skate park. I took these clips into AE and duplicated them, then experimented with the Blend Modes, creating very n
Re: Music Video, blends, distortion, colour
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
The best advice is this: play around with AE. See what it can do. Normally, these things are planned out, with specific effects in mind, INCLUDING what to do with colors & shapes of images. Art direct
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Final Cut is throwing an error message & not exporting the footage
by Lisa Rudnitsky 3 years ago
I can't seem to export media. It seems as though there is a pause in the system but nothing happens. When I try using compressor or export using compressor settings iFinalCut Pro is throwing error "Th
Re: Final Cut is throwing an error message & not exporting the footage
by Daniel Waldron 3 years ago
What did you update your OS to Final Cut Pro 7 and under are no longer supported by Apple, so updating the OS can be risky business. If it worked fine before the update, that is almost definitely the
Adobe Premiere Pro 11 or 12?
by Anna Finucane 3 years ago
As a college graduate I have experience using Final Cut 7 & X. However, I do not own a Mac. I have an HP. Before I go into specifications, I do have a LaCie hard drive that is formatted for both! I do
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro 11 or 12?
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
The current version of the software is called the Adobe Creative Cloud 2014...and the specific version of Premiere Pro is 8.1. It's pretty dang good... Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog
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What happens when deleting old rendered fies?
by Jonny Cates 3 years ago
I'm on a rush project. Got the message OUT OF MEMORY While editing an HD project that's 10 minutes long, my render manager came up and said; OUT OF MEMORY - Check in the remove column to delete unwant
Re: What happens when deleting old rendered fies?
by Daniel Waldron 3 years ago
You can delete render files from old projects with no problem besides having to re-render them if you ever open the project again. It won't delete any of your source footage or anything from your time
How to convert AVin video format
by Daniel Waldron 6 years ago
I was given a QuickTime video file in the AVin format and was told it was some sort of Avid codec. It doesn't play in QuickTime or VLC and won't open in Final Cut or Premiere. I don't have an Avid sys
Re: How to convert AVin video format
by Daniel Waldron 4 years ago
Never figured it out unfortunately. It was archive footage, so I was able to move on without it. Good luck. Let us know if you figure anything out.
FS700 - can't get picture to an external monitor?
by Dylan Hargreaves 5 years ago
Hi folks, Encountered an odd one with my new FS700... I just hooked it up to an external monitor and can't get a picture out of it, either via HD SDi or HDMI. It's going into a Datavision 7" monitor,
Re: FS700 - can't get picture to an external monitor?
by Daniel Waldron 5 years ago
Richard (or anyone else), We also have the FS700 and a SmallHD monitor. When connecting with SDI, the only framerates the SmallHD recognizes are 1080p24(fx and fh) and 1080p30. When I switch to anythi
Quicktime from FS-100 only plays first minute
by Daniel Waldron 8 years ago
Hi, I just shot 720p30 with an HVX200 to a Firestore-100 and dropped the clips onto my computer. The first minute or so of the clips play with little problem, then they stop and freeze on a frame even
Re: Quicktime from FS-100 only plays first minute
by Daniel Waldron 8 years ago
I actually just used the Firestore to make the clips reference files and that seems to help with the playback. Unfortunately, I went from about 40 clips to log, to near 100. Any answer to my original
keyframing expressions?
by Daniel Waldron 9 years ago
I've been using After Effects CS3 for about a year now, but have just started dabbling with expressions. For a television intro I'm working on, I have a camera zoom into the title and then pan across
Re: keyframing expressions?
by Daniel Waldron 9 years ago
Ok, thanks very much to both of you. Your suggestion were very helpful!
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