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Offline 2013 MBPro for stability
by Al Perry 6 days 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 3 days 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
Remove orange tracking markers from green screen
by Filip Stillerska 4 weeks ago
I've got a shot with actors in front of a green screen with orange tracking markers applied to it. There's a lot of camera movement in the scene and unfortunately, there's a couple of frames where the
Re: Remove orange tracking markers from green screen
by Daniel Waldron 4 weeks ago
Good idea, but it the orange seems pretty close to the skin tone clothing color of the actor on the right. Probably best to just do it manually with masks. How much time it will take depends on the am
Premiere CC 2018. Playback 4K is Choppy (lag) GTX1080
by Arve Hansen 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
I've also used the method Dave described. It's very simple and effective. Definitely going to check out Post Haste though.
Editng shots as if it was memory for the talent
by Bram Van Workum 2 months ago
Hi, I have a bunch of shots with a talent and a bunch of shots with b-roll, other scenes, moving shots whilst driving etc. These shots should be editted as if they were memories. IE: the viewer should
Re: Editng shots as if it was memory for the talent
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Sound design and color grading are often used to distinguish flashbacks from real time. It really depends on the look and tone of your film as to how you want to approach it. A few ideas are warmer to
How to make 3D rocks/stones to start shaking and floating in air
by Faustas Labanauskas 3 months ago
Hey, I am creating a short film and in one scene i need a shot in which subject's feet and ground is visible and on the ground I need to place 3D stones and animate them to raise up in air (Like witho
Re: How to make 3D rocks/stones to start shaking and floating in air
by Daniel Waldron 3 months ago
You can use a particle system like Element 3D or Particular to get a decent looking effect. I would start there. I think Element 3D even comes with some textured 3D rock models.
need to shrink time lapse video
by Zachary Chilson 4 months ago
I m very new to Premiere pro. I made a mistake by filming instead of still shots and now I have about 50 hours of me working on this art piece and all of my files combined are like 100 gbs which is ab
Re: need to shrink time lapse video
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
100 GB is tiny. You can buy a decent 4 TB external drive on Amazon for around $100. I'm assuming you shot on a GoPro or something comparable, in which case it is already very compressed. Don't reduce
Who knows how to recreate the effect in the video???
by Alexandra P. 4 months ago
How do u call the effect starting at 13 sec https: youtu.be h03GpBtMWag I m really new to AE, sorry if the question seems a little dumb. I m trying to find the tutorial on how to create a similar effe
Re: Who knows how to recreate the effect in the video???
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
You can do it with the Element 3D plugin, but you need a 3D model that already has all the pieces separated or pre-fractured. Probably easier to do it in an actual 3D program.
Export Video_TS/Audio_TS from Premiere
by Molly Blank 4 months ago
I need to create an .ISO. When I used the MPEG-2 DVD setting from Premiere I got a .m2v and a .wav file. Can I turn those into TS or export TS straight from Premiere Looks like I need the TS files to
Re: Export Video_TS/Audio_TS from Premiere
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
You need to install Premiere CS6 (included with Cloud subscription) in order to get Encore. From Encore you can create the ISO file.
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3D animation flattened when pre-composed...
by Nicolas Chausson 4 months ago
Hi, I made a basic animation with form layers, which move on the Z axis. I put a camera and a light to create shadows of those layers. The animation works well. But when I pre-comp it to put in an oth
Re: 3D animation flattened when pre-composed...
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
You need to click the little sun button on your layer to Collapse Transformations.
contract camera movement
by ali brakat 4 months ago
Hi, I have a shot with camera banning like this one https: www.shutterstock.com video clip-5945381-virginia---october-2008-epic-large-scale-revolutionary now if I track the camera in 3d and want to us
Re: contract camera movement
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
So you want to stabilize the shot of the soldiers and composite it onto the other shot To stabilize a shot in After Effects, you can use the Stabilize Motion button in the Tracker. Or you can track a
Weird behaviour of 4K footage on 1080p TL
by Sascha Engel 5 months ago
Hi, I have an issue with following situation: I have 4K material, with plays back fine in the Source & Sequence Window, when I set the playback quality to full. But, when I lower it to 1 2, 1 4 or 1 8
Re: Weird behaviour of 4K footage on 1080p TL
by Daniel Waldron 5 months ago
What version of Premiere are you using And are you using proxies I recall that happening to me a few years ago and I believe it was a bug in CC2015 pertaining to proxies in that situation.
Maths symbols fly through
by Christophe Cuny 5 months ago
Hello CC, AE newbie here. I am viewing a lot of training videos and doing my homework, but I would appreciate your help in designing a workflow for the following. I would like to create a mathematical
Re: Maths symbols fly through
by Daniel Waldron 5 months ago
Great. Good luck.
Particles Construct Logo
by Nimrod Zin 5 months ago
Hi, I'm struggling with an idea I don't know how to realise. Trying to create a logo to construct from particles flying from right to left and reveal build the logo. I want the first particles to disa
Re: Particles Construct Logo
by Daniel Waldron 5 months ago
Deconstruct your logo using Particular, and then pre-compose everything and time-reverse your precomp layer.
broadcast element question
by Elena Colombo 5 months ago
Hi, any of you knows how technically are called the little animated banner with alpha channel at the corner of a tv channel I mean the one with short videos with some host that strike a pose... I dont
Re: broadcast element question
by Daniel Waldron 5 months ago
Not sure if you'll be able to pull one up online very easily. Record a few hours of TV and you'll likely catch a few. Check shows on YouTube too.
Moving Plug-ins from PC to Mac
by Rod Duarte 5 months ago
Hello! So, I'm using my PC to work in After Effects, but I want to render everything on my Mac Pro. Now, I've thought of three ways to do this: - Exporting the project and then importing on the mac -
Re: Moving Plug-ins from PC to Mac
by Daniel Waldron 5 months ago
Most plugins only come with a license for 1 user computer at a time, or maybe 2 for home and office or something like that. I work between multiple Macs and PCs quite often, and the solution is to sim
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Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 1 year 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 Dave LaRonde 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 Dave LaRonde 2 years 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 2 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 2 years ago
Saber was my back up plan already edited in:)
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Adobe update bug
by Oliver Peters 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 10 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 5 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 years ago
Ok, thanks very much to both of you. Your suggestion were very helpful!
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