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Dave LaRonde

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Promotion Producer, KGAN (CBS) & KFXA-TV (Fox), Cedar Rapids-Iowa City-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa
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CC 2014 crashing on Yosemite
by dallas kruse 15 hours ago
This is a new problem. I open AE and it crashes right as the composition windows open. Posted below is the crash report. Can anyone help Process: After Effects 801 Path: Applications Adobe After Effec
Re: CC 2014 crashing on Yosemite
by Dave LaRonde 15 hours ago
What changed on your machine recently Start looking there. Also, double check to make sure AE is at at least version 11.0.4... if not, you need to get the update. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN
How do i install more ram?
by synne siem 19 hours ago
Hi ! I am a very new after effects user, and i am in desperate need of help. When i try to render my project, ( a very short three second one) it says the following : unable to allocate enough memory
Re: How do i install more ram?
by Dave LaRonde 18 hours ago
This is a good time to ask a favor from a friend who knows computer hardware. I would get at least 16 GB RAM. More would not hurt, either. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar
4K render issues
by joseph farina 21 hours ago
When I render a file at 3840 x 2160 in After effects I get 2 big white boxes on the top and bottom. Does anyone know why this could be happening and how I can get rid of it Thanks you, Joe
Re: 4K render issues
by Dave LaRonde 18 hours ago
It would be helpful if I type "2017" and not "3027", yes Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
iPhone Voice Memo can't hear in Source window
by David Saunders 2 days ago
Hey Folks I am recording audio using my iPhone voice memo app, I then load it onto my laptop for editing. When I attempt to listen to the audio in the source monitor, I don't hear any thing. I hear au
Re: iPhone Voice Memo can't hear in Source window
by Dave LaRonde 22 hours ago
Personally, I wouldn't even mess with compressed audio if it's easy to convert. And it is. And the converted file size is still tiny compared to video. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFX
Canon 7D video playback issue
by Ian Mills 5 days ago
Would greatly appreciate any help with a playback issue on my 7D. Here is a screen shot of the distorted quality of the playback image. Has anyone got any ideas if it is a settings issue or hardware p
Re: Canon 7D video playback issue
by Dave LaRonde 24 hours ago
Sorry, but that doesn't help much. We know nothing about what the image is supposed to look like. We can't tell what we're looking at. What's distorted Please elaborate. Dave LaRonde Promotion Produce
Image quality loss upon export
by Carl Richardson 1 day ago
Hey guys, I'm pretty new to this, so forgive me if this has already been covered (I can't find a thread of the same nature). I'm trying to achieve a very short animation of a few flags popping up acro
Re: Image quality loss upon export
by Dave LaRonde 24 hours ago
Here's the only thing that comes to mind for me: too much detail in that map. Fine lines, especially. Once they get scaled down, they can disappear & reappear. It's especially bad in areas of high con
Better option other than raytrace for 3d motion tracked text? Or am I just doing something wrong?
by Ryan Tyre 2 days ago
Is there a better option for 3d motion tracking other than raytrace It takes forever to render out 20 second scene with 3d text motion tracked. I have cuda enabled What am I doing wrong I have an i7 6
Re: Better option other than raytrace for 3d motion tracked text? Or am I just doing something wrong?
by Dave LaRonde 24 hours ago
Yes, there IS a better option -- C4D Lite, which comes bundled with AE. Adobe gave up on ray tracing a few versions back, and the slow rendering speed was the reason. My work hasn't yet required me to
Titles behind a moving video
by Adam Berch 2 days ago
Is there a template where I can put a title behind a movie object like you see in Trailers and commercials all the time now Basically, I just want to be able to drop a moving object into a template, c
Re: Titles behind a moving video
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
You notice how people now ask, "Is there a template that can do it " They used to ask, "Is there a script that can do it " And before that, "Is there a plugin that can do it " Time marches on... but a
How to make a fading trail on layer (position)?
by Bas v Breugel 2 days ago
Hi guys, if you have a layer, lets say a ball, go from left to the right side of the screen. Can you add an effect or trick to have trail behind the ball whichs fades after x time or length I know you
Re: How to make a fading trail on layer (position)?
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
Easy as pie! Piece o' cake! Choose your dessert. Add the Echo effect to your layer. It has lots of parameters to give you many looks. Please note: you have to animate the layer's position for it to wo
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How do I have to setup the Render settings for movies on an escelator panel.
by Ali-Reza Djassemi 2 days ago
Hi everyone, Actually I am working on a project for some presentation on a vertical screen. I prepared all my movies in AE with a flipped aspect ratio, so to sy instead of using 1920 x 1080 is is now
Re: How do I have to setup the Render settings for movies on an escelator panel.
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
You have a 50% chance of being right. If you are not, your AE work will appear upside-down. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
by lee gibbons 1 week ago
I am having a problem, when I try and change composition settings, all of my 3D layers break. please see examples below! before after Any idea how I can fix this I get this problem alot, I always have
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
You start over from scratch. Sorry. That's the bummer about messing with comp sizes... and why you want to be very careful that you have the right one to start. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (C
Quick preview in audio bin
by matt chapman 4 days ago
Is there a way to get a quick preview of audio files in the preview bin without going into the SOURCE window When searching a sound library I'd love to be able to quickly play the sounds in the bin. I
Re: Quick preview in audio bin
by Dave LaRonde 3 days ago
I'm still trying to figure out how much that would actually slow down your work. What is it -- a couple of extra clicks Doesn't sound like a big deal to me.... Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CB
How to correct an out of phase audio clip and...
by Ron German 5 days ago
Using Premiere Pro CS 6. I also wonder how to mix 5 or 6 audio tracks in a timeline when exporting to a h.264 video to get a stereo audio file with 2 mono (same) tracks. Is there any tutorial Thanks R
Re: How to correct an out of phase audio clip and...
by Dave LaRonde 3 days ago
Just take your time scrutinizing all those detailed audio settings when you export. You're not obligated to export in 5 minutes. I'm certain you'll find them. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS
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Blog: A Video to Animation Workflow for Adobe Character Animator
by Michael Hurwicz 1 year ago
I've been playing with the preview version of Adobe Character Animator for a month or so. Animator is designed to create animation from your live movements in front of a webcam and lip sync from your
Re: A Video to Animation Workflow for Adobe Character Animator
by Dave LaRonde 5 days ago
Well, that's nice. However, if I had heard even the slightest breath of people using Character Animator during the period since it was announced and today, your kind offer may have actually meant some
Slow-Motion/Timeline Question
by Joel Yocca 6 days ago
I am going to be shooting a music video with a Canon C100 Mark ii and a Canon 5D Mark iii. Originally I wanted to shoot 60fps and interpret it as 24fps and call it a day, but the singer can't sing at
Re: Slow-Motion/Timeline Question
by Dave LaRonde 6 days ago
Well, you can shoot 59.94 for slo-mo stuff, and 29.97 for the rest. Keep it all progressive, and you're well on your way to that film school film look. That's what I'd do to alleviate frame rate heada
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Converting AVI to ProRes
by Bobby Hall 1 week ago
I'm trying to use MPEG Streamclip to convert some AVI files to ProRes. The problem is that the converted files are just black video with no audio. Anyone know how to fix this
Re: Converting AVI to ProRes
by Dave LaRonde 7 days ago
I'm confused. If they're black after export, why aren't they also black when you import them into the application Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Keynote in FCP 7 split screen
by Greg Ball 1 week ago
I have a presentation I'm working on that has the presenter on the left side of the screen and Keynote slides on the right side(Split Screen). At this point the slides are 720 X540. Sometimes they'll
Re: Keynote in FCP 7 split screen
by Dave LaRonde 7 days ago
If you plan properly you don't need bigger stills. You need to lay out the text & graphics properly. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Media manager question: Copy all used files of a timeline to new drive without changing file names
by Dan McGuire 1 week ago
I want to copy all the files (in their entirety - not clips of files with handles) of a sequence into a new drive. Is there a way to do this in media manager that does not change the names of the file
Re: Media manager question: Copy all used files of a timeline to new drive without changing file names
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
It shouldn't be tough. Media manager can copy the shots used in the timeline to a new drive & folder location. I'm pretty sure it'll do the complete clip, but you'd have to check on that. I don't know
Transcode Basic Ideas
by Thurman Thomas 1 week ago
Hi All, I have h.264 camera files on my desktop that I want to bring into Avid MC to edit. Since the h.264 slows down the performance of MC I'm going to Import the files and change them to a DNxHD cod
Re: Transcode Basic Ideas
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
With H.264, you don't preserve image quality as much as you don't do any more damage than the codec has already done as it recorded. No fooling. But you can do that in Avid. When you create a new proj
Avid MC to Final Cut Pro 7 - Automatic Duck
by Hernan Quintero 1 week ago
Hello everyone, I need to move some sequences from MC to FCP7 but Automatic Duck seems to be Discontinued, I have been searching for hours in the web but still not luck finding the plugin. I wonder if
Re: Avid MC to Final Cut Pro 7 - Automatic Duck
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
John's way is a lot better than mine! I know people are reluctant to give up FCP 7, but it is seven-year-old software, and it hasn't been supported for five years. If it's a money issue, gently inform
Davinci Resolve XML importing back to FCP 7 hangs at 66%
by Matt Wilson 2 weeks ago
Hi, I hope someone has found a solution to this. I'm in FCP 7 and exported a version 5 XML. I took that into Davinci Resolve and graded. I then exported an XML out of Resolve. When trying to import th
Re: Davinci Resolve XML importing back to FCP 7 hangs at 66%
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
Philip Howe "I keep a laptop running vers. 7 for them. " It's likely your XML woes are caused by an OS mismatch. The last one to run perfectly with FCP 7 was 10.6.8. The newer the OS, the more abunda
Video with Alpha Channels
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
My graphic artist gave me several animations of an iPhone and iPad He gave them to me with alpha channels. I'm trying to key these over a matte background, and no matter what composite mode I try, I c
Re: Video with Alpha Channels
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
Sounds like it's time for Alpha Channel School. A still or a movie can have an alpha channel. It's an unseen channel that determines transparency. If you could see this channel, the iPhone would look
Best practice for combining 1080p60 and 1080i 5994 in Avid
by Kell Smith 2 weeks ago
Final destination is DVD. I may also put it online if requested. I'm thinking I need to convert 60p (MTS) to 60i (or to 30p) Dnxhd in another program, then bring in to interlaced project in Avid Is th
Re: Best practice for combining 1080p60 and 1080i 5994 in Avid
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
If you ACTUALLY mean the progressive footage was shot at 60 true frames per second -- meaning it was NOT shot at 59.94 frames per second -- you will get occasional funny-looking motion.. about a coupl
How do I remove frames from a clip?
by Tom Fino 2 weeks ago
Is there an easy way to remove a set proportion of frames (i.e. every other frame or every tenth frame, etc.) from a clip without doing it manually one frame at a time Thanks.
Re: How do I remove frames from a clip?
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
I don't know any way to do it other than by hand... UNLESS it's every other frame. That's the same as twice the normal speed. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
What Panasonic camera files compatible with FC7?
by Jim Carrier 3 weeks ago
I love my Panasonic DVX100B but it's time to upgrade to HD using SD cards. The HMC150 looks and feels familiar, but the AVCHD files sound like a hassle. Any recommendations I'd like an older model tha
Re: What Panasonic camera files compatible with FC7?
by Dave LaRonde 3 weeks ago
Jim Carrier "What if I upgrade to FCproX, and stick with the Apple product Camera options improve " Tell you what: open up iMovie on your Mac. See what you think of it. iMove works like FCPX. If you
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 9 months ago
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AMA Link
by John Hill 2 months ago
When I want to import media - a photo - on my mac I can see under Media heading my Music, Photos, and Movies and I can click on each of those to see their files. But when I go to the Source Browser to
Re: AMA Link
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
You ought to be able to navigate to the drive & possibly the folder where the original media is located. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Micing up for dance videos
by Al Rivera 3 months ago
Currently recording dance videos with a cheap Sony stereo lav and my smartphone and have a bunch of rubbing noise (hair maybe) even when I wear it externally. I am looking to upgrade my setup with an
Re: Micing up for dance videos
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
Al Rivera "Currently recording dance videos with a cheap Sony stereo lav and my smartphone " ...and do yourself a favor -- get an app for that phone that forces it to shoot a FIXED FRAME RATE. Not a
Nikon D5200 Video - Focus on a Moving Subject
by Jimbo Arnot 3 months ago
Hey Guys, I apologize if this is extremely beginner, but i do product videos of UTV sprayers where i work, and i'm having a real struggle to keep focus on moving subjects (sprayers) when i video using
Re: Nikon D5200 Video - Focus on a Moving Subject
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
Cody Walters "I would recommend that you decrease your depth of field. That will keep more of the focus plane in focus. " I think you mean INCREASE depth of field. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGA
DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Sam Lee 3 months ago
I knew it was too good to be true... DJI Osmo scenics footage failed Netflix qc. Looking carefully at the raw capture, I see plenty of color banding and dithering when there is shot of tree and shade
Re: DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
Sorry about your problem. I take it this is a warning to others. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 4 months ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Dave LaRonde 4 months ago
You'd think if you worked at a TV station as I do, you'd ALWAYS work in horizontal video. Not necessarily! For station promos going to social media, the Home Office mandates SQUARE video. 720x720. Fur
Recording & Synching Sound
by Shaun Dowey 5 months ago
Hi Normally I record sound direct into the camera but recently decided to try something different. I recorded the footage through a Canon 700D and I set up a microphone through a Zoom H4N to record th
Re: Recording & Synching Sound
by Dave LaRonde 4 months ago
No clue -- you have said nothing about the specifics of the audio file(s) you recorded. List detaiks. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Motion 4 and MC6
by Sheree Day 4 months ago
HI I am importing a Motion 4 file with video and audio into Avid MC6 and I get a pop up message that says: This movie file contains audio and alpha information. It can be imported as either a clip wit
Re: Motion 4 and MC6
by Dave LaRonde 4 months ago
It sounds like you rendered an alpha-channel file out of Motion. containing an audio file. In Avid, you have to make a choice: you can either import the video & audio (no alpha) OR you can import the
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AAF Export Stopped Working
by Dave LaRonde 5 months ago
I'll admit, I don't know much about Avid. But something that was working no longer works: the AAF Export. I'm trying to export a 20-second timeline for use After Effects. About a month ago, the machin
Re: AAF Export Stopped Working
by John Pale 5 months ago
Dave, you can e-mail me your screen grab of the settings and I will try to take a look later. In the meantime, try doing it using a different user setting than your own and see if that makes a differe
I hope this works!
by Dave LaRonde 5 months ago
Hi, COW folks! For the first time in years, I want to embed an image in my post. So here goes: Hmmmm..... I don't seem to have received an embed code for the image. I even checked my email to see if i
Re: I hope this works!
by Abraham Chaffin 5 months ago
Hello Dave, The company firewall could be blocking image uploading, but here's a few ways to get images into your posts: 1) You can use the image icon found above the post box and follow the instructi
Adobe After Effects Forum
by Creative COW 9 months ago
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News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 7 months ago
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more (San Jose, CA--September 6, 2016) Adobe today revealed a series of innovat
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@Roei Tzoref
by Dave LaRonde 6 months ago
As far as I know, the After Effects team totals 12 members. That's it. For everything. I'll let you worry about interface issues. I will continue to worry about software that may or may not work. Dave
Does audio has a rate like frame rate?
by Nitai Lev-Oren 7 months ago
I'm asking this because I've heard if you shoot 30 fps or 23 fps you will have a problem with the audio Let's say you record on double system on a DSLR and you have an external recorder. the audio wil
Re: Does audio has a rate like frame rate?
by Dave LaRonde 7 months ago
I'd go with 59.94 fps, also known as 60p. Unless , that is, I werte in Europe where the tv sets work at 25 fps. ThenI'd shoot at 50p. I think I'll repeat what others have said: WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO
Denoise and ProRes, which comes first
by Andrei Popa 9 months ago
Which is the best workflow Thanks
Re: Denoise and ProRes, which comes first
by Dave LaRonde 8 months ago
Transcode to ProRes first, then denoise. You need to know that denoising doesn't work miracles. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
AE won't import swf files from Animate (unless they're on the desktop!)
by Tony Mines 9 months ago
Hi, I'm using a workflow that relies heavily on importing .swf files into AE. It's a workflow I use often and has been a cornerstone of my professional practice for over a decade. Presently, I cannot
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Re: AE won't import swf files from Animate (unless they're on the desktop!)
by Tony Mines 9 months ago
UPDATE. Further experimentation has revealed the following, but still offered no viable solution. It is not, as previously stated, that I can only open swf files saved to the desktop. It seems to be t
repair corrupted .mov files
by James Hark 10 months ago
hey there I had to recover some deleted .mov files from my sd card. is there any freeware like REMO REPAIR I used remo repair in january and I swear it was free then. I cant even find the original pro
Re: repair corrupted .mov files
by Dave LaRonde 10 months ago
Y'know, there's something to be said for PROFESSIONALISM. There's something to be said for people who don't hose themseluves..... as you have apparently done. I personally think you are sunk, and you
Football is a bad word?
by Dave LaRonde 11 months ago
Maybe I'm just behind the times in modern slang. It's certainly possible. On the main After Effects forum, an AE beginner is asking about dressing up videos of flag football games. Twice I've posted i
Re: Football is a bad word?
by Dave LaRonde 11 months ago
Well, now I know. Thanks! I didn't know the problem was so big! So it wasn't a matter of being behind the times, slang-wise. It was a matter of being oblivious. Figures. Dave LaRonde Promotion Produce
Is it Moire? How can I fix it?
by Joshua Ansley 1 year ago
So I shot on a Canon 60D with the nifty 50 and they only had LED lights to light the space for the event. I'm not worried about the color but there are moving lines running up the screen in certain pl
Re: Is it Moire? How can I fix it?
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
We need a screen shot. we need an image. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Beware of Adobe Stock Service
by Morten Ranmar 1 year ago
Thought I might explore this new offering, since I needed some stock images, and there was a promise of discount - so I signed up for the minimum of 10 images. Or so I thought. Works out that accordin
Re: Beware of Adobe Stock Service
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
I'm sorry it happened to you. That stinks. But think about this -- when you're renting your software, can you REALLY expect more than the level of service you got Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN
DSLR and 24 fps questions...
by Bojan Bojović 1 year ago
Hello everyone... Here in Europe television is 25fps. I am shooting 24fps to achieve that "cinematic" look, but my videos are full of that famous 24fps judder. It is unbearable while panning and it is
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Re: DSLR and 24 fps questions...
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
I'd like to know if you could REALLY tell the difference between 24 fps and 25fps footage. Can you actually discern a difference of one lousy frame per second I doubt it! "Cinematic" my foot.... more
Question about recording format.
by James Hark 1 year ago
A client wants to be able to submit his video to Much Music. This is what they say the format needs to be, "Tapes delivered to CTV must be XD-HD in the 50Mb, 1080i 59.94 and signal parameters must con
Re: Question about recording format.
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
Okay, first things first. You are NOT delivering at 59.94 frames per second. You are delivering at 29.97 fps, which is 59.94 FIELDS per second. So if you need to deliver at 29.97, I wouldn't shoot at
transcoding in 1080i/59.94, clips still coming out as 1080p/29.97
by Matthew Clark 1 year ago
Hi everyone. So the company I'm working with right now has recently moved to Avid 8 and we all have some workflow questions. We're working in a 1080i 5997 project. When we AMA link to quicktime files,
Re: transcoding in 1080i/59.94, clips still coming out as 1080p/29.97
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
Got After Effects It's a cinch to tell if the original footage was shot progressive. Make a 1920x1080 comp at 59.94 frames per second. Import a clip with a lot of motion. Interpret the field order as
From the Adobe AE forum
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
A lot of people in here edit, and don't use After Effects. Some do. For those who don't, there has been great frustration over AE CC 2015. The new version broke features that previously worked just fi
Re: From the Adobe AE forum
by Dar Holmes 7 months ago
Thanks for your reply Walter, and appreciate your enthusiasm. However, in mid-to-late 2016 as I am restarting Ae yet again...just to try to get the preview to work *at all*...one must ask: With previe
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