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Rendering pausing for very long amounts of time
by Patrick Perkins 5 days ago
My rendering appears to freeze for a long amount of time! I'm working on a frankly overly-complicated file, with hundreds of layers of a pattern distributed in z-space. I'm rendering my project at abo
Re: Rendering pausing for very long amounts of time
by Daniel Waldron 3 days ago
What are your computer specs Sounds like a huge project... This could be where a render farm comes in handy, depending on your budget. I suggest rendering to an image sequence. That way if anything go
migrating from FCP 7.0
by Sakahara Atsushi 5 days ago
I am migrating from FCP7.0 to Premier 2017. I have 7 sound tracks on FCP 7.0. If I create XML file by FCP7. and read it by Premier 2017, not all tracks are transferred properly. Some tracks lost sound
Re: migrating from FCP 7.0
by Daniel Waldron 3 days ago
You may have to wait for them to finish conforming in Premiere before they play back.
What's going on with Video CoPilot?
by Mark Whitney 2 weeks ago
Anyone have any knowledge of what's up with Video Copilot I, along with numerous others have posted questions on their forum, specific to THEIR plug-ins and there hasn't been any official response in
Re: What's going on with Video CoPilot?
by Daniel Waldron 7 days ago
I contacted Matt at technical support a few months ago and he was very responsive and helpful. I'm guessing the website is taking a back seat to the actual visual effects work Kramer is doing.
Zoom F8 crashing
by Daniel Waldron 1 month 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 month 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
Black rectangle in upper left-hand corner after rendering After Effects
by Lisa Pine 1 month ago
In some of my compositions, there is a black rectangle in the same corner. What about these compositions is different than the others ! I don't see the object in preview. Project to is to be deployed
Re: Black rectangle in upper left-hand corner after rendering After Effects
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Can you post a screenshot of your AE workspace Also, computer specs
Animating Drop Shadow and Bevel with Light Sweep
by Mason Kaplan 1 month ago
Hello again, I have another question that I can't seem to figure out. I am adding a light sweep to my titles and I want the light sweep to look as though it is creating a drop shadow and bevel for eve
Re: Animating Drop Shadow and Bevel with Light Sweep
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Use an adjustment layer. Mask out a narrow section, add your effects, and animate the position to move across the text.
Element 3d - how to control text?
by daniel persson 1 month ago
So I need some help figuring out how to seperate and control a line of text. Basically I want to have the first word fade in and the rest of the text fade after a few seconds, now each letter is very
Re: Element 3d - how to control text?
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
You only need one Element layer. You need two text layers; one for the first word, and one with the rest of the text. Put each text layer in it's own group.
8K in premiere?
by alex ezorsky 1 month ago
I'm taking an animation I made in AE and I want to cut it to sound in premiere for a 360 video for youtube. Youtube actually recommends a 2:1 version of 8K for max res 360 videos https: support.google
Re: 8K in premiere?
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
What are your computer specs With YouTube, you have the benefit of the video playing on someone else's machine (their servers). It sounds like a codec or graphics card issue on your computer.
H.264 in Quicktime wrapper out of Media Encoder
by Ron Price 1 month ago
I know that Rule One is simply "don't do this," and usually I don't, but I'm dealing with a signage display playback system that doesn't care what the rest of the world is doing. What I'm trying to do
Re: H.264 in Quicktime wrapper out of Media Encoder
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
I agree on MPEG Streamclip. Better quality Quicktime H.264 than AME in my opinion. Free download too.
Layer is getting cropped on final render
by David Cabestany 1 month ago
One of the layers in my comp is getting obscured or cropped (for lack of a better word) on the final render. Nothing complicated going on with it, it's an .ai logo which is scaled up a lot and slowly
Re: Layer is getting cropped on final render
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Can you render the logo animation out on an alpha channel separately then place it back on top to render the final file Doesn't fix the bug, but could be a work-around if you need it quickly.
Third party Mac software for timelapse movie creation from still image sequence?
by Don Hertz 1 month ago
I have dozens of time lapses to convert to movies in Premiere. They were all shot as still image sequences in the CR2 format - which Premiere cannot import. So I set up a batch in Photoshop to convert
Re: Third party Mac software for timelapse movie creation from still image sequence?
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Some good suggestions already. I believe Lightroom can also export timelapses...
Which file to use?
by Samantha Carson 1 month ago
I exported two final versions of a short film. One I thought was better quality as it was AVI so I exported this thinking I had set it to 1920*1080, but unfortunately it somehow ended up as 720*480 bu
Re: Which file to use?
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
720x480 is useless if you want HD video. The H.264 seems a bit small (not sure of the length of your film). Also, H.264 is pretty lossy, so not a good workflow to re-export if you can help it. Not sur
Sorry for the noob question... I can't change timings on the typewriter preset animation...
by Christopher Morrison 1 month ago
This is driving me freakin' NUTS. I put in a text field, type in my text, apply the typewriter preset and then... ... it proceeds to NOT finish typing my text into the allotted time frame of the works
Re: Sorry for the noob question... I can't change timings on the typewriter preset animation...
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
It sounds like one of the Range Selector parameters got changed inadvertently. Twirl open your text layers text properties until you see Animator 1 Range Selector. The Start parameter should be keyfra
Problem Instalation Magic Bullet Suite
by Afian Razi 1 month ago
im need help how to fix them. Before the re-install could be installed and used. But now after re-install even can not. this my spec please i need help:(
Re: Problem Instalation Magic Bullet Suite
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Just a tip, bit you may want to remove the images with the serial number before someone steals it... I'd contact Red Giant. I've found them to be very responsive.
Element 3D does not extrude last character text layer
by Morxa Rekabi 2 months ago
Hello everyone My element 3d plugin was working great and with no problem. I could extrude whole text characters. Yesterday i got a problem. When i tried to extrude a text layer, the last character ha
Re: Element 3D does not extrude last character text layer
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Can you post a screenshot of your comp window with the text layer made visible
RAW to Pro Res how much am I losing?
by Anthony Sneed 2 months ago
I have RAW 4.6k dng footage. I want to edit in Premiere and finish coloring in Davinci. Since I'm using a lot of keyed changes to zoom, position, opacity, etc. would I be losing a ton of information i
Re: RAW to Pro Res how much am I losing?
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Can you make proxies to edit with and then enable the RAW once you're ready for color grading finishing
always getting errors / crashes when rendering
by Mike Tyler 2 months ago
So I was about to render out a project and I am getting this error within Premiere: and Encoder: Also my Macbook already crashed once.. Why's this happening and what do I do Was meant to hand in the p
Re: always getting errors / crashes when rendering
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
I have also run into this. Usually if you render your entire sequence (Render In to Out) in Premiere, you will see the green bar appearing over your clips as it is rendering, then it will fail and you
Transform effect problem premiere
by Sebastian Forssman 2 months ago
Hello! I have a problem with The transform effect. To start with i worked well. I apllied it to several clips where i wanted to use it. I unchecked The "use composition shutter angle" and set my own t
Re: Transform effect problem premiere
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Works for me fine in CC 2015. I have used this effect quite often and never had a problem.
Problem with exporting XML from Premiere
by Marko Ristić 2 months ago
Hi! I have a problem exporting project from Premiere to Final cut. Every time i try to export i get this report : Sequence at 00:00:00:00, audio track 9: Effect on Clip not translated. Translation iss
Re: Problem with exporting XML from Premiere
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
I would think there are very few effects that translate from Premiere to FCP. Unfortunately it appears Cross Fade is not one of them.
PPr and AME h264 Export
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
I know this is an old issue and I am still baffled as to why we still have to deal with this. What is the secret sauce with exporting h264 from Premiere Pro AME these days You spend all them days in R
Re: PPr and AME h264 Export
by Daniel Waldron 2 months ago
Maybe try a preset like the Vimeo 1080p preset and see if that helps.
Creating Safe Action Area for Network Bug
by Katherine Linhardt 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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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Daniel Waldron liked this 9 months ago
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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Daniel Waldron liked this 1 year ago
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 5 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 3 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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