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Issues adding captions to timeline with .srt files
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
I'm such a beginner at Premiere ProCC , please forgive what's probably a simple question problem... I have a 28-and-a-half-minutes-long show on my timeline, to which I want to add a caption track. I m
Re: Issues adding captions to timeline with .srt files
by Daniel Waldron 5 months ago
I realize this is an old thread, but Paul's fix of finding and removing the extra line break was spot on for me. Thanks for that!
Element 3D, Make the spiral surround the image!?
by Joakim Henningsson 6 months ago
Okay so just want to say, I'm very new to After Effects and not to speak about how recently I discovered the 3D settings. I'm currently making an edit of some famous girl, and I am working on some eff
Re: Element 3D, Make the spiral surround the image!?
by Daniel Waldron 6 months ago
Because AE is not really a 3D program, there is some trickery going on to make things appear 3D and you are running into some of the limitations. You'll want to look into Element 3D's depth compositin
Footage with alpha channel but no luma matte
by Martin McHugh 6 months ago
Please help before I go crazy. I bought some footage from shutterstock which said it had alpha channel. So I presumed bg was transparent and I could just drop into ae. But it just sits there with blac
Re: Footage with alpha channel but no luma matte
by Daniel Waldron 6 months ago
What is the clip of Sometime stock sellers will say it has an alpha channel, when really they expect the editor to change the transfer mode to Screen or Add. I've seen this with dust, fire, etc. It so
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Rendering taking a very long time
by Charlie Herrick 6 months ago
I have a 40 min. long video in After Effects of a person sitting, talking in front of a green screen. The green has been keyed out using Keylight (with the key cleaner suppressor combo). I've also add
Re: Rendering taking a very long time
by Daniel Waldron 6 months ago
That seems about right to me, especially if your footage is 4K. The unsharp mask and Denoiser are killing your render times. An external GPU would certainly help with the Denoiser effect, but I would
When I use warp stabilizer, it puts a black crop all around the footage.
by ryan elder 8 months ago
Basically I want to use it to smoothen out handheld footage but when it's finished, the footage has a black crop border going around the whole picture. I tried different warp stabilizer settings, and
Re: When I use warp stabilizer, it puts a black crop all around the footage.
by Daniel Waldron 8 months ago
Warp Stabilizer should automatically scale up the footage to fill the screen. Did the Preserve Scale parameter get checked by accident There is also an Auto-scale section under the Borders twirl down.
Particle Playground - How to Have Particles Bounce Off a Layer or Mask
by Iz Rog 10 months ago
Hello - I've been trying to have my Particle Playground bounce off, or repel off a mask, or layer, and can't get it to work. The particles are coming out of a pair of eyes (which is okay), but I need
Re: Particle Playground - How to Have Particles Bounce Off a Layer or Mask
by Daniel Waldron 10 months ago
I think your Gravity is too high. I copied your settings and everything seemed to work until I cranked up the Gravity. Turn it down to 100 and see if that works. Obviously that will change the speed o
what plugins do you use?
by Nitai Lev-Oren 10 months ago
what plugins do you use in your work except element 3d and particular
Re: what plugins do you use?
by Daniel Waldron 10 months ago
I'm assuming you mean in addition to the pre-loaded plugins... Besides Element and Particular: - Knoll Light Factory or Optical Flares. They're basically the same, but much better than the built-in le
Switching from Mac to PC - Will there be issues with Ae?
by Filip Stillerska 10 months ago
I'm completely switching over from Mac to PC - will there be any issues problems that I have to look out for when it comes to Ae and all of my current project files For example, are the After Effects-
Re: Switching from Mac to PC - Will there be issues with Ae?
by Daniel Waldron 10 months ago
I switched last year. After Effects will work exactly the same. You will need to install PC versions of any plugins you may have used. Also, you may need to transfer fonts over if you used an unique f
The clips won't touch each other in Premiere Pro, what do I do?
by ryan elder 10 months ago
Basically I am editing on the timeline and the clips won't touch. I think I figured out the problem. Basically I was editing on a 24 fps timeline, when the videos were shot in 25 fps, which was causin
Re: The clips won't touch each other in Premiere Pro, what do I do?
by Daniel Waldron 10 months ago
Can you post a screenshot
Premiere Pro 2019
by Christopher Paul 10 months ago
Premiere has locked up 3 times since upgrading to 2019 yesterday. As usual, better to finish existing projects and perhaps wait for a bug fix version before upgrading. Happens when I export a frame. W
Re: Premiere Pro 2019
by Daniel Waldron 10 months ago
We're still running CC 2017 and it's been very stable. Sure we're missing out on a few bells and whistles, but it sure beats dealing with constant crashing.
Offline 2013 MBPro for stability
by Al Perry 10 months ago
Hello everyone, I am increasingly disillusioned with laggy and useless updates and wish to return to a happier time when my Macbook was snappy and responsive. I would like to downgrade my Macbook to t
Re: Offline 2013 MBPro for stability
by Daniel Waldron 10 months ago
I feel your pain. I have a 2012 MBP that I used to use full-time for editing. Now, it can barely open Word or a web browser without beach-balling. Your computer is 5 years old and unfortunately they s
Premiere CC 2018. Playback 4K is Choppy (lag) GTX1080
by Arve Hansen 12 months ago
I use 4K footage from DJI Mavic Air and Sony A7III in mp4. Have newest update for Premiere CC 2018. 1-2 weeks ago. Hardware:Win10 64 bit. I7-8700K With 32GB memory. GPU GTX770 2GB. In timeline when hi
Re: Premiere CC 2018. Playback 4K is Choppy (lag) GTX1080
by Daniel Waldron 12 months ago
Yes, you can edit just like normal. Renders and exports will always use the original high-res footage. If you would like to see your high-res footage in your sequence as you edit, you simply need to t
Raw green screen footage has frame drops / stutter
by Arif Mitha 1 year ago
Hello, I am having an issue where if I import raw green screen footage into premiere I have a horrible stutter or lag in the video. I have tried all of the following solutions so far: Memory setting R
Re: Raw green screen footage has frame drops / stutter
by Daniel Waldron 1 year ago
I would also convert your footage to DNxHD or ProRes, which is easier for Premiere to handle.
Start projects with default bins and sequences?
by Michael Tesh 1 year ago
Is there a way to start a new project with a default set of bins and sequences already setup For example I have a particular type of organization I use for every project. I create the following bins e
Re: Start projects with default bins and sequences?
by Daniel Waldron 1 year ago
I've also used the method Dave described. It's very simple and effective. Definitely going to check out Post Haste though.
Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 2 years 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 Tim Jones 2 years ago
In case you see this and look for NEO Finder for your own use, the website is http: www.cdfinder.de, not cdwinder.de Oh, and NEO Finder also imports BRU PE catalogs. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group
Zoom F8 crashing
by Daniel Waldron 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 Katherine Linhardt 3 years ago
Thank you so much, Jeff! This is perfect, such a huge help. The network will be putting it in themselves, but asked us to confirm that we have QC'd with this in mind. I just threw in a jpg and reduced
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HUGE new AE tool to boost your workflow
by Michael Szalapski 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 Daniel Waldron 3 years ago
In other words, apply the effect to the clip you want to color grade, or onto an adjustment layer above your clips.
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Harry Potter Spells Particular
by Brandon Thresher 3 years 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 3 years ago
Saber was my back up plan already edited in:)
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Adobe update bug
by Oliver Peters 4 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 4 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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Daniel Waldron liked this 3 years ago
Survey on Motion Graphics Freelancer Hourly Rate
by Igor Martins 4 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 4 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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Daniel Waldron liked this 4 years ago
FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 Claudio Silva 4 years ago
So nice! Thanks
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Need to choose between PP or FCPX
by Siobhan Elise 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 11 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 6 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 david doherty 5 years ago
Well, the Bezier has created a mask essentially, but I think it's shit. I'd like to create interesting shaped masks, that evolve Cheers for reply
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Final Cut is throwing an error message & not exporting the footage
by Lisa Rudnitsky 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Positioning Textures Dilemma
by Debbie King 5 years ago
Hello Andrew: I have a clip that I would like to add a texture to. The problem that I am facing is that once I add it to the clip, it positions itself at the beginning of the timeline and I cannot mov
Re: Positioning Textures Dilemma
by Daniel Waldron 5 years ago
To move a layer in the timeline, click on it and drag to the right or left. You could also use option(alt)+ and option(alt)+ to trim the beginning and end of your layer to whatever point you are at on
How to convert AVin video format
by Daniel Waldron 7 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 5 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 7 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 7 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
Twitch Film Gate Effect - Slow Slide
by Zachary Palmarini 8 years ago
Hi hi - Little road block here with using Twitch. I've created faulty film gate effect that I'm happy with except I just wish I could slow the slide down sliiiiightly. I feel like I'm missing somethin
Re: Twitch Film Gate Effect - Slow Slide
by Daniel Waldron 8 years ago
Don't have my AE in front of me now, but shouldn't there be a Speed control in the Slide controls If not, you might have to tweak the the Twitch speed and amount along with the Slide amount until you
Quicktime from FS-100 only plays first minute
by Daniel Waldron 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 years ago
Ok, thanks very much to both of you. Your suggestion were very helpful!
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