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Unnesting a Sequence
by Can Adil 1 week ago
Hi, I have sequence formed of different clips in 2 video layers. It's an interview recording, with the second layer being the subtitles mov file. (a transparent alpha mov file with only the subtitles)
Re: Unnesting a Sequence
by Daniel Waldron 1 week ago
If you set in and out points in the nested sequence, it will only copy and paste what is in between those points. Perfect for copying and pasting select portions of a sequence.
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Any suggested Effects Packs for AE? E.g. smoke, fire explosions
by David Goodwin 1 week ago
As described in the Subject I'm looking for vfx clips packs similar to https: www.videocopilot.net products action2 only cheaper (smaller amount of content)
Re: Any suggested Effects Packs for AE? E.g. smoke, fire explosions
by Daniel Waldron 1 week ago
Check Pond5, VideoHive, or similar stock footage sites.
Title/text one word at a time
by Karan Shah 1 week ago
Hi all, I am looking to have text in Adobe Premiere Pro CC that shows up one word at time, but in line with the person speaking. To elaborate what I mean, here's an example: https: youtu.be 8dol06yznH
Re: Title/text one word at a time
by Daniel Waldron 1 week ago
You can use the Typewriter preset and change it to animate on by word instead of character, or just have a separate layer for each word and start the layer where necessary. Use the Decompose Text scri
How can I re-scale a motion path?
by Gareth Randall 2 weeks ago
I'm bringing a graphic into a 1080 project, scaling it down to 75% so that it fits inside the frame, doing an Auto-Trace, and then copying and pasting the resultant mask path into the Position paramet
Re: How can I re-scale a motion path?
by Daniel Waldron 2 weeks ago
Double-click a point on the mask before you copy it and then use the outer box points to scale it down. Hold Shift+Command to scale it from center point.
Creating an outline of an animal using paw-prints
by Gareth Randall 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, I'm very new to AE, although I have some experience using Apple Motion. I have images of various animals with alpha channels. I want to be able to create outlines of each of those animals usi
Re: Creating an outline of an animal using paw-prints
by Daniel Waldron 2 weeks ago
It's lacking feature for sure... See this tutorial for how to parent CC Particle World to a Null Object (skip to around the 4:30 minute mark).
3D camera tracker
by Claus Foged Borggreen 2 weeks ago
Hi Trying for the first time to use the 3D camera tracker but it keeps crashing. It tracks and all but when I am to select a spot and right click to select text solid spot whatever it crashes immediat
Re: 3D camera tracker
by Daniel Waldron 2 weeks ago
What version of After Effects and on what computer
Stabilizing 6k
by Mike Rafferty 3 weeks ago
Anyone have luck stabilizing long (5+ minutes) of RED 6k footage We shot the horizon in 6k to display on a 72 foot wall exhibit using HD projectors, but the footage bounces from the wind on shore. The
Re: Stabilizing 6k
by Daniel Waldron 3 weeks ago
Make 1080p proxies to stabilize, then relink or copy that data to the 6K files. As long as you have some high contrast points in your shot, it should work. The problem with separating into chunks is y
can you give me your opinion?
by Iury Teles 4 weeks ago
that is my first paid job as an editor, so before showing it to the client i like a opinion from you. and other ways to insert the text, i'm not feeling good to see this text like this. here is the vi
Re: can you give me your opinion?
by Daniel Waldron 4 weeks ago
Nice job. You can try varying the font sizes to highlight certain words and maybe experiment with blend modes on the opacity too.
Exporting an Entire Movie?
by Gareth Williams 4 weeks ago
I m a total beginner and really need some advise on what s the best way to export an entire movie from Premiere. It s about an hour and fifteen minutes in length. I don t know the exact length yet bec
Re: Exporting an Entire Movie?
by Daniel Waldron 4 weeks ago
You're final file will be roughly 16 GB as is. If you have Adobe Encore from CS6, you can export a high quality master file (or use Dynamic Link), and then Encore will transcode it to a DVD format for
How best create flexible vignette layer in AE?
by Tom Clasman 4 weeks ago
What is a simple way to create a vignette layer in AE Like this picture - https: d37wxxhohlp07s.cloudfront.net s3_images 756424 vignette_001_inline.png 1340770536 - but where the white is transparent,
Re: How best create flexible vignette layer in AE?
by Daniel Waldron 4 weeks ago
Take Dave's advice and do some basic training on AE. Once you understand the basics, you can start problem-solving things like this pretty easily. You're on the right track with the mask on a solid la
Element 3d - Duplicating models to specific locations
by Brian Lee 4 weeks ago
Hey guys, I'm creating a map that includes radio towers scattered around the US to specific cities. However, I also need the ability to go back and add some basic modeling changes and textures later o
Re: Element 3d - Duplicating models to specific locations
by Daniel Waldron 4 weeks ago
You can duplicate the model into different groups in one instance of Element 3D and position each group individually. You might be limited to the number of groups, but a change to the texture should a
Figuring out audio settings for FS7 Proxy encoding
by Alexandre Brandt 1 month ago
Hello all, I've got some nice FS7 UHD footage I'm trying to create proxies for in ProRes422 Proxy. I'm having some trouble with audio... When I go to Create Proxies and I select my Ingest Encoding pre
Re: Figuring out audio settings for FS7 Proxy encoding
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
You need to use a preset that uses a codec that can handle all the audio channels. ProRes or DNxHD, for example. If it's H.264 or something similar, it will cause issues.
How to achieve better reult in Element 3D
by Owen Forsyth 1 month ago
Hi, I have a question regarding Element 3D I am hoping someone can help out. I am trying to achieve a look for a characters skin material. Most of the time Element 3D gives amazing results but in this
Re: How to achieve better reult in Element 3D
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Enabling Ambient Occlusion and playing with those settings is probably a good place to start. The environment and lighting settings will also affect the look. Finally, check out this tutorial which go
How to decrease brightness of only brightest parts of your video
by Guillaume Jaecques 1 month ago
I've got a video with women driving on a bike in a white blouse. My problem is that the white of the blouse is a little bit too bright, while all other colors are good . I tried to fix it with brightn
Re: How to decrease brightness of only brightest parts of your video
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
You could duplicate your footage, use the Extract effect to isolate your hotspot, and then use that layer as a track matte to to target your over-exposed footage. Like others have said though, if it's
Creating Safe Action Area for Network Bug
by Katherine Linhardt 1 month 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 1 month 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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Scaling image: can PPro fill empty pixels from edge color rather than transparency?
by Michael Tiemann 1 month ago
Because Adobe killed the garbage matte and is not bringing it back, I need a better solution to creating mattes whose size and location I can animate. I don't want to learn AE. My idea was to create a
Re: Scaling image: can PPro fill empty pixels from edge color rather than transparency?
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Do you have a screenshot of what you're trying to achieve It's a bit unclear for me. The garbage matte has been replaced by masks and in most cases you can just keyframe a mask on the opacity paramete
Neat Video Premiere vs After Effects
by Matt Merin 1 month ago
Hey Guys, Long time reader, first time poster. Quick question for the community. In regards to Neat Video, would you recommend the plug-in for Premiere or After Effects and why Any pros cons would be
Re: Neat Video Premiere vs After Effects
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
What do you mean about keeping the Project File size down These files are typically in the low MBs, so I don't think that should be an issue. Dynamic linking Neat Video comps from AE to PP sounds like
AFX effect looks fine outside of PPro, jerky inside of PPro sequence
by Neil Orman 1 month ago
I made a short title effect in AFX CC, and imported it into PPro CC. It looks fine inside of AFX, or when I clicked on the rendered exported file and played it outside of my PPro sequence. But inside
Re: AFX effect looks fine outside of PPro, jerky inside of PPro sequence
by Daniel Waldron 1 month ago
Great!
Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!
by Dave LaRonde 3 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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Daniel Waldron liked this 3 months ago
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!
by payman naderi 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
Assistance: Magic Bullet Looks on After Effects CC 2015
by Siddharth Srivastava 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
Harry Potter Spells Particular
by Brandon Thresher 8 months 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 8 months ago
Saber was my back up plan already edited in:)
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Daniel Waldron liked this 8 months ago
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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Daniel Waldron liked this 12 months ago
Survey on Motion Graphics Freelancer Hourly Rate
by Igor Martins 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Daniel Waldron liked this 1 year ago
Oh dear. Yosemite whinging at FCP 7.0.3 please offer advice
by Dom London 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Hi Daniel!!! That worked great!! Thank you so much :D I love Creative Cow!!
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Daniel Waldron liked this 1 year ago
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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Daniel Waldron liked this 2 years ago
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 8 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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Daniel Waldron liked this 2 years ago
How to make a stills slide show on steroids?
by David Honan 2 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 2 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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Daniel Waldron liked this 2 years ago
Sequence discoloration.. color has changed somehow on whole sequence
by Paul Boone 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.
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