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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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Can someone please explain what "Pedestal" is
by Martin Kruul 20 hours ago
My keying techniques are getting better and better each day - but can someone please finally explain exactly what Pedestal is All I know of it is that it's "the thing that I want to boost all the way
Re: Can someone please explain what "Pedestal" is
by Dave LaRonde 18 hours ago
The term, "pedestal" was a technical term from Days Of Yore, when TV sets were 4x3 with tubes and everybody could get an over-the-air signal. It meant, "as black as you could get before the electron g
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Text Wrap like a picture in Word?
by Travis Tessmer 2 days ago
Hi! So, I've got a question that's a little hard to explain, so I'll try my best. Does anyone know how to make text in after effects wrap around an image, sort of how you can do it in Microsoft Word,
Re: Text Wrap like a picture in Word?
by Dave LaRonde 22 hours ago
I've never, EVER hear of anything so specialized in AE. Maybe you can write a script for it and make a lot of dough! Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Analyse Blur in AE
by steve diener 22 hours ago
Hi everyone Has been a while since I posted something... I was wondering if there is a way to analyse the amount of blur on one layer and simulate that exact amount of blur on another. I'm compositing
Re: Analyse Blur in AE
by Dave LaRonde 22 hours ago
Sorry, you're limited to the eyeball method. The type of blur you use will make a difference... and AE has a lot of different blurs. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapid
Attaching objects/nulls to a waving line - any suggestions?
by Daniel Poffley 1 day ago
Hello, I am looking for a way to turn a horizontal line into a waving line and back again, whilst being able to attach objects nulls to it. The 'Wave Warp' effect seems perfect for the animation but d
Re: Attaching objects/nulls to a waving line - any suggestions?
by Dave LaRonde 22 hours ago
This is pretty easy if you think about it a different way. It isn't particularly fast, but it IS pretty easy. You want to arrange some stuff on a straight horizontal line, and then you want these thin
animating a mask
by Jake Kranz 2 days ago
Hi I must be doing something wrong , but after masking out a subject, I wanted to animate it with key frames, when I drag it, the entire canvas moves. i can't seem to move the subject itself from the
Re: animating a mask
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
This is a bit easier: Double click on the masked layer to open it in the Layer viewer. Hit the v key for the normal AE cursor. Now you can lasso each mask vertex -- or a few -- and move it. If you wan
Time-code offset in Premiere
by Dan McGuire 2 days ago
I created a project in FCP 7, SD, and I recently redigitized all the tapes and created high-res files. For reasons I don't understand, the TC is not identical. Using Export XML, I have basically recre
Re: Time-code offset in Premiere
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
Hmmm.... there are commonly-used frame rates of 29.97 and 23.976, but no 29.96. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Key-frame problem - suddenly not working.
by John Russell 2 days ago
I key-framed a Quicktime animation to change position, scale and rotation on top of another clip. Everything was working fine. Now suddenly the key-fames don't work and the animation remains static. T
Re: Key-frame problem - suddenly not working.
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
May we assume you've seen the values change in the effects window as you scrub between keyframes Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
edit offset keys
by Andy Engelkemier 2 days ago
I get this often enough. I've had some elements animate in to a specific position. In my case here I had 5 items. My coworker eliminated one. Yay for changes. So now I need to redistribute those. Thei
Re: edit offset keys
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
If the second keyframe value varies among the layers and the timing of that second value differs, I don't know of any other way to do it except one layer at a time. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGA
Exported footage is disappearing
by Kevin OBrien 2 days ago
I'm working in CS6 Master Suite... I exported 2 files to the AME queue... ran AME to transcode them to a specific folder. Nothing shows up! I checked the logs... its says successful.... bu there is no
Re: Exported footage is disappearing
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
What basic steps have you taken so far to fix this For example, have you simply turned your machine off & turned it on again Or tried a restart Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox)
Reproducing net of particles effect
by Jeremy Paul 4 days ago
I am interested if anyone has an idea how this connected net of particles was made: https: st.depositphotos.com 1112817 4614 v 450 depositphotos_46144487-thumb.mp4 My first guess it uses trapcode of s
Re: Reproducing net of particles effect
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
Who says it was made with particles Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
How to control expression through time?
by andrew hur 4 days ago
Im currently using this expression to control my Tao amplitude: (thisComp.layer("Master Control").effect("Both Channels")("Slider"))*5 But I want the first 52 seconds of the expression to be at *2 the
Re: How to control expression through time?
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
Move the slider Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Internal Verification error (Another context is already running)
by John Prete 4 days ago
This is so far an annoyance but I am in the middle of a big project would hate for it to bite me in the end. Usually upon opening a project after AE has been closed. I get this error fairly quickly "A
Re: Internal Verification error (Another context is already running)
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
Turn your machine off. Turn it back on again. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
After Effects TWO HUNDRED HOURS render time...Ridiculous!
by Adrian Chircu 4 days ago
I have a 2 and a half minute long music video that I WORKED MY BUTT OFF! It has close to 100 clips in it, but only 2 scenes so I precomposed the background, then the camera footage, then the web foota
Re: After Effects TWO HUNDRED HOURS render time...Ridiculous!
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
Screw the server rental. Get yourself a nice, big LOCAL hard drive. They're cheap. Render to a lossless codec. Then use Adobe Media Encoder to transcode the lossless file to the file for delivery. Get
Audio is not showing
by virat vicky 5 days ago
Iam using premier pro cc 2017 ,iam import the mpeg file but dont show the audio in my time line how to solve
Re: Audio is not showing
by Dave LaRonde 5 days ago
The audio might be multiple, also called "muxed". This means that the audio is embedded in the video and does not have a separate audio track. I recommend that you transcode the file. Dave LaRonde Pro
add edit jumps to previous frame before cutting
by Frank Feijen 6 days ago
So I receive sourcematerial from my client, 1 mxf or mov with a number of shots concatenated. I go trough the clip, adding edits to seperate the shots. So I park my blue bar on the first frame of a ne
Re: add edit jumps to previous frame before cutting
by Dave LaRonde 6 days ago
Frank Feijen "I'm betting it's the long-GOP thing, isn't it " That's my suspicion! Any time I see the terms "long gop" and "Adobe product" together, I'm all for transcoding if there's trouble. Dave L
4K and slo mo camera advice
by Philip James 1 week ago
It's time for me to take a step up from my 5D MKIII. I'll be using this new camera mainly for video shooting. I'd like to shoot in 4K (ideally with some slow motion capability) and also have a good ra
Re: 4K and slo mo camera advice
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
On this issue, I come down to one issue: preservation of the original image's quality. I don't care about accommodating a wide variety of images. I don't care about aperture ISO concerns. That's artsy
Downscaling in Premiere Pro CC
by Janis Kalnins 1 week ago
Hello! I recently started working on a project that just involves images. (JPEG, 7360x4912). In this video I zoom into the photos (with some minor effects eg. opacity changes, RGB curves...) so I need
Re: Downscaling in Premiere Pro CC
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
I agree with Jon. Your machine is light on memory for work of this kind. 16 GB would be a lot better. That's not to say more RAM is a cure-all. There may be other issues to diagnose. Dave LaRonde Prom
Equivalent Of Premiere/After Effects Anchor Point
by Patrick Perry 1 week ago
Hey folks. I've recently decided to learn Avid (coming from Premiere) and am, as you can imagine, diligently retraining how I think about certain things. One thing that I can't find any information on
Re: Equivalent Of Premiere/After Effects Anchor Point
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
This is one of the reasons why I can't stand Avid. It forces you to work like it's still the 1990's. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
replacing green screen color on FCP7?
by raju bhai 1 week ago
Hello, I have a bunch of shots i filmed with the band in front of a green screen for a music video. However for a few of the shots i am not chroma keying any images behind the band because i prefer th
Re: replacing green screen color on FCP7?
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
If you can't get the shot to key properly with the background you first wanted to use, what makes you think it will key any better with a different background Is it because you believe the keyer can t
1080i vs 720P High Bitrate
by Nathan Sample 2 weeks ago
I create gaming videos for my Youtube channel, and if I want to record game footage in 1080p I have to record 1080i then de-interlace it, my question is, is it better to record 720p then upscale to 10
Re: 1080i vs 720P High Bitrate
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
It sounds like you may need to get new screen capture software. 1080p is pretty common these days. Scrutinize new capture software before you buy. Don't get the first thing you find or go by the recom
How do I get a sequence of effects from after effects into AVID in the right order?
by Terry Leahy 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, I send an h.264 out to my after effects team with a finished episode of a program and they lay a bunch of graphics over top of it. I'm trying to figure out how to put those files in order whe
Re: How do I get a sequence of effects from after effects into AVID in the right order?
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
For a task like this you'd be a lot better off cutting in Premiere Pro. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Why does my audio clip get deleted?
by Jeff Adams 2 weeks ago
I'm learning FC after being familiar with iMovie. In iMovie I can select a clip (only the video clip is highlighted yellow) and delete it without affecting my audio track. If I try this in FC for some
Re: Why does my audio clip get deleted?
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
Which version of FCP are you using This forum is for versions earlier than FCPX. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Import and render on MP4's in FCP7
by Bruce Taylor 2 weeks ago
Hello everyone, A new client has been emailing me MP4's to work with, about 14 per project. When I bring them into FCP7 and place in a timeline it takes an ungodly amount of time to render. After rend
Re: Import and render on MP4's in FCP7
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
ProRes 422. It is FCP's go-to codec. FCP MUST use ProRes if it is to function well. If you insist on editing in software that has been essentially dead for almost seven years -- count 'em, almost 7, a
Waveform cache-22
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Running in Sierra, FCP7, tried to launch last night and it freezes up during launch with a message that the waveform cache needs write permission, and I should fix this in Preferences. But, I can't ge
Re: Waveform cache-22
by Dave LaRonde 3 weeks ago
Have you checked the OS permissions Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Mpeg Streamclip to Final Cut Pro
by Alexander Kohler 3 weeks ago
Hello everyone I have a question I have filmed GoPro Hero 3 1920 x 1080p footage and iPhone 7 4k footage of my holiday in Thailand. I ran a batch list on Mpeg Streamclip of my footage to change the co
Re: Mpeg Streamclip to Final Cut Pro
by Dave LaRonde 3 weeks ago
I'd start by looking at details about the clips in the bin. Find the column with the incorrectly-named Field Dominance. If it doesn't say "none" for the clips, change it to none and check them out in
final cut 7 on mac OS 10.12 Sierra.
by Rossella Emanuele 3 weeks ago
Hi, I have a retina mac book pro and have been running Yosemite 10.10.5 for years because I edit using final cut 7. I am now having problems with many softwares including safari because i have not upg
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Re: final cut 7 on mac OS 10.12 Sierra.
by Dave LaRonde 3 weeks ago
There isn't much you can do. FCP7 has essentially been dead for almost 7 years. If you insist on using FCP7, use your current computer as a legacy FCP7-only machine. Get another machine for other purp
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migrating to premier
by Sakahara Atsushi 4 weeks 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 to premier
by Dave LaRonde 3 weeks ago
Sakahara Atsushi "Could you please advise what I should do " Yes -- DO NOT DO THIS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROJECT!!!! Complete the project in FCP 7. Then make a clean break with the past. If you want to
GoPro file unknown
by Paolo Drusi 3 weeks ago
Hello, File Error: Unknown File This message appears when I try to add a GoPro file into FinalCutPro 7. I've tried exporting the file in different formats and codecs but I always get the same error me
Re: GoPro file unknown
by Dave LaRonde 3 weeks ago
What happens if you import the clip into a different application Preferably it would be an application that has NOT been essentially dead for almost seven years , which is long before GoPro footage ev
Video quality for broadcast
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
There was an interesting thread here about some Osmo footage being rejected by a network's QC. Do you know of any studies of the major drone camera makers, which would rank the quality (and broadcast
Re: Video quality for broadcast
by Dave LaRonde 1 month ago
I'm going to say that it depends on two things: 1) who you're shooting for and 2) what you're shooting. Case in point: I have personally prepared variable-frame-rate, vertical video shot on a phone ca
Compressing a quicktime file
by Terry Flaxton 2 months ago
Hi I have put this post in Compression but I thought it may be best here: I need upload a high quality H264 or Mp4 of a quicktime pro res file that is an FCP Studio Output file. The high quality is ab
Re: Compressing a quicktime file
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
It depends on how this compressed file is going to be used. Please tell us. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
How do I get around "General Error" when exporting a large video file on FCP7?
by Ben Hunt 2 months ago
Hello tech friends, I have a 3+ hr large video file I'd like to export from Final Cut Pro 7 to a self-contained Quicktime Movie. However, after multiple attempts and much troubleshooting, I am still g
Re: How do I get around "General Error" when exporting a large video file on FCP7?
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
Here's a thought -- DaVinci Resolve. It can edit. It's free. You can't avoid the banner ads for it here on the COW. You could try it out. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar
How do you label your drone shots?
by Michael Tyas 2 months ago
I'm self-trained in drone videography. While I feel confident that my shots are professional, I'm lacking the language to label keyword them in my editor for easy retrieval, or to communicate with a t
Re: How do you label your drone shots?
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
The industry is so new that I doubt a standard lexicon of terms exists yet. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Post action import png sequence errors every time....WHY?
by Richard Garabedain 2 months ago
So i render out in png and i set up a template to import after rendering. It works..but every time it gives me 1 error for every single frame..so for 30 seconds i get 900 errors..and nothing is wrong
Because there's a bug, that's why.
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
You may have to update your version of AE. I THINK this particular bug got fixed, but I don't know for sure. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
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Brief flicker when recording video over 15 seconds of video with 5D MKII
by Kevin OBrien 3 months ago
Hello All... I was shooting some long takes with my Canon 5D MKII and noticed a very quick, faint "flash" (or single flicker) every 15 seconds or so (It happens randomly ). Changed the CF card (32GB U
Re: Brief flicker when recording video over 15 seconds of video with 5D MKII
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
Sounds like it's time to send the camera back to the factory for repair. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Question about frame rate
by Daniel Echecopar 3 months ago
Hi, I'm wondering how ONLY the frame rate affects the look of a video. I mean, you can really tell the difference in the motion blur of a (24 fps) 1 48 footage and, lets say, 1 500; so it makes sense
Re: Question about frame rate
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
You should have seen a VERY noticeable difference between 59.94 and 23.976 footage. Since we don't know what you used to play back the two clips -- hardware AND software -- it's impossible to make inf
Making LCD TV Screens Look Good in Background
by Evan Cox 4 months ago
Hey guys! I work for a radio show and I shoot a number of interviews with artists per week. Every now and then our interviews are sponsored. Our studio was equipped with two large LCD televisions, the
Re: Making LCD TV Screens Look Good in Background
by Dave LaRonde 4 months ago
Available light is NOT going to cut it. You're shooting a TV show. Okay, it's really a radio show, and it needs to look good for TV. The simplified explanation is this -- the brightest parts of the su
Canon 7D video playback issue
by Ian Mills 5 months 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 5 months 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
Transcode Basic Ideas
by Thurman Thomas 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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
Best practice for combining 1080p60 and 1080i 5994 in Avid
by Kell Smith 5 months 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 5 months 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
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AMA Link
by John Hill 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
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