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David Eells

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February 25th 2002
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Keyboard Shortcuts Not Working in 2014
by Alex Kuzelicki 6 years ago
Hi, I've been using the KeyEd Up script to change a few keyboard shortcuts in AE - has always worked a treat and my workflow has become much more efficient as a result. But, for some reason, in AE CC
Re: Found the Answer!
by David Eells 5 years ago
Awesome job! Sorry it took you a whole day. But yay! Thanks for sharing! And BTW, i went to the Adobe site and put in a feature request for a gui for the purpose of changing shortucts.
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Small finder window when invoking import command
by David Eells 7 years ago
I've never had or heard of this problem before, but here goes. I'm working on a brand new Mac Pro running FCP 7.0.3 over OSX 10.8.2. Whenever I invoke the Import command, for instance to import a bunc
Re: Small finder window when invoking import command
by Bret Williams 7 years ago
Try just using list view vs. column view. Unless you're referring to the columns in list view, but I think youi're referring to column view. I have the same column view issue with Mountain Lion.
Multiple artboards in Illustrator
by David Eells 8 years ago
Can anyone tell me why I end up with multiple artboards in Illustrator when I create a new document This is causing me problems in FCP because if I import an Illustrator file with multiple artboards,
Re: Multiple artboards in Illustrator
by David Eells 8 years ago
I don't know, but for the time being I'll either try to remember to delete the extraneous artboard, or just use the Basic RGB profile, which behaves normally.
Multiple artboards
by David Eells 8 years ago
Can anyone tell me how I end up with multiple artboards when I create a new document I don't see any preference that would cause this.
Re: Multiple artboards
by Otto Lindqvist 7 years ago
There is an optinion for single or multiple artboards when you create a new document. It's right under document profile. You can add artboards and decide the arrangement of those. Hope this helps If i
Motion 4 Keyboard shortcuts problem
by David Eells 8 years ago
On my home setup, Motion 4 does not respond to keyboard commands unless the canvas is highlighted. SInce I use the keyboard a lot, it's driving me crazy that I can't make an adjustment in the timeline
Re: Motion 4 Keyboard shortcuts problem
by Andy Neil 8 years ago
Unfortunately, there's no hidden control like that and Motion shortcuts are sometimes dependent upon which section of the app (utility, viewer, or timeline windows) is active. However, CMD+ (tilde key
FCP and Motion don't recognize alpha
by David Eells 9 years ago
I could swear I used to be able to do this, but I can't get Motion or FCP to recognize alpha in files that come from Illustrator. This goes for .ai files, as well exported .png and .psd files, althoug
Re: FCP and Motion don't recognize alpha
by David Eells 9 years ago
So I got hung up on the fact that in Motion, the Media Tab doesn't give you the typical None Ignore, Straight, Black etc. Alpha dropdown for for Illustrator files. Motion still utilizes the alpha.
Trouble with alpha using Illustrator files
by David Eells 9 years ago
I often use Illustrator files in Motion. Most of the time I have no problem, but occasionally the Alpha dropdown in the Media tab in the Inspector is not present for a particular graphic. If I open th
Re: Trouble with alpha using Illustrator files
by David Eells 9 years ago
I scratched my head for a while and figured it out., and the answer is: Operator Error. Motion doesn't show choices for alpha in the Media Tab for illustrator files, but it stil recognizes the alpha.
first nle
by Scott Sudbury 9 years ago
What was the first NLE you used and what was your first version of fcp
Re: first nle
by David Eells 9 years ago
Montage Picture Processor, 1985 or 1986. It used a bank of modified vhs decks as storage.
exporting transcribe from premiere to word document
by Tim McMillan 10 years ago
I have transcribed a movie file using the speech to text tool in adobe premiere. Now how do I export this as a word document or similar Thank you.
Re: exporting transcribe from premiere to word document
by David Eells 10 years ago
Right-click on the text and click "copy all".
Mixing mutltrack sequence from FCP - sanity check or horrorshow?
by David Eells 10 years ago
I have a simple short documentary-style piece in Final Cut. The first section has two audio tracks and a stereo music track. Easy. I use Send To Soundtrack Multitrack Project to create the Soundtrack
Re: Mixing mutltrack sequence from FCP - sanity check or horrorshow?
by Dean Sensui 10 years ago
For my second season of shows I decided to do all my audio work in STP, and immediately discovered that it's not like FCP. Took a little while to get accustomed to this change, and develop an efficien
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Video gone, audio still present
by David Eells 10 years ago
I've got an Intensity Pro, which until a week ago was working fine. I've been working on a Final Project, and the video just went away. I've check all the settings in Final Cut and they seem to fine.
Using fractal noise with add mode
by David Eells 10 years ago
First time I've encountered this and wondered if anyone had any insight. Simply put, I'm trying to build an effect that involves adding fractal noise to a solid and then setting that layer to add mode
Re: Using fractal noise with add mode
by David Eells 10 years ago
Thanks Dave and Steve for responding. I tried the methods you describe - spent time playing with contrast and brightness, used other additive modes (lighten, screen, burn) and non of them behaved corr
Script Sync bug in MC3.5?
by David Eells 11 years ago
An associate of mine tells me there is a bug in Media Composer 3.5 that makes Script Sync unusable. Has any out there had that problem, and if so, can you describe it
Re: Script Sync bug in MC3.5?
by David Eells 11 years ago
So just for the record, the word I got from Avid is that there was a bug that made ScriptSync work slowly in 3.5, but it's fixed in 3.5.4 and works "faster than ever."
BG renderer "badly placed ()'s"
by David Eells 11 years ago
I haven't used BG renderer in a while, but there have been times when I've really loved it. Tonight would be one of those times, but it's not working for me. The Terminal halts after after complaining
Re: BG renderer "badly placed ()'s"
by Grobibert Nelderson 7 years ago
I found this thread, because i had the same problem. I know its from 2009, but i think its never too late for an answer with maybe a solutions. In my case special characters in the filename of the .ae
AECS3 and C4d 8.5
by Kelly Johnson 12 years ago
My money went to buying the latest After Effects but though I kept AE 6.5 on my machine, the plug-in to read Cinema 4D files (version 8.5) no longer works in either. In other words, the aec file isn't
Re: AECS3 and C4d 8.5
by David Eells 11 years ago
And that link is: http: www.maxon.net pages download plugins_e.html
Need to recapture 23.976 project to 29.97
by David Eells 11 years ago
I've searched this the best I can, and I'm not quite getting the info I need, so here goes.... I'm helping out a producer editor who captured her entire project as 23.98 (but I think it's really 23.97
Re: Need to recapture 23.976 project to 29.97
by David Eells 11 years ago
Thanks for the response. I've tried creating an EDL at 29.97 and then importing it into a new 29.97 project, but the Avid won't import it. Someone else suggested this was a bug in later versions of ED
Can't get a smooth credit roll
by David Eells 11 years ago
I've got a long, thin psd credit list, moving at 59.97 px sec. Looks fine as a ram preview, but when I render it I get random stuttering - no obvious cadence or pattern. I've tried with fields on and
Re: Can't get a smooth credit roll
by David Eells 11 years ago
I hadn't considered an expression. That's a good solution. Thanks.
Need to export M&E Quicktime for composer
by David Eells 12 years ago
I have a project with 18 tracks, 6 of which are temp music. I need to export a QT for the composer where all the music is panned right and everything else is panned left. I found an earlier post on th
Re: Need to export M&E Quicktime for composer
by David Eells 12 years ago
Stephan Excellent suggestion. Thank you.
DVD material behaves inconsistently-Help!
by David Eells 12 years ago
I'm trying to ripe some DVD material (all legit) and the resulting material does not behave consistently. If I set my edit points to what I want, then add to the timeline, I don't always get what I ma
Re: DVD material behaves inconsistently-Help!
by David Eells 12 years ago
The AP's not very technical, so I think I may to do that. Thanks, David!
No Itensity output for FCP
by David Eells 12 years ago
Just got my Intensity today. Photoshop gets output to line monitor After Effects gets output to line monitor Final Cut 6 -- no output to line monitor What's up with that
Note to self
by David Eells 12 years ago
Tell Final Cut to look at card... Also, don't install things late at night.
Print to tape HDV to DVCProHD
by David Eells 12 years ago
I've been asked output a one-hour doc that was shot and edited in HDV. It needs to got to DVCPro HD, with timecode to match the sequence. I'm trying to understand the workflow. The system is an Intel
Re: Print to tape HDV to DVCProHD
by David Eells 12 years ago
And thanks again for your help!
G-Raid drive mounting problems on HP workstations
by Craig Hirshberg 13 years ago
Hi, has anyone run into "mounting" problems on the Avid HP Workstations (xw8000, 8400) with the G-Raid 500 GB drives via firewire 400 We have 3 workstations, and it happens randomly on each one. They
Re: G-Raid drive mounting problems on HP workstations
by David Eells 13 years ago
I've just been tracking down this very problem - on a Mac. Tech support at G-Technology tells me you can't have more than three FW drives daisy-chained - in fact, they recommend installing a separate
Images interpreted wrongly as image sequence
by David Eells 13 years ago
I've got a couple of pages from a print document named 'Document-p136.jpg' and 'Document-p137.jpg.' Motion interprets these as a single file with duration of 2 frames. In fact they are separate stills
Re: Images interpreted wrongly as image sequence
by Ben Heusner Brownlee 13 years ago
Hi, There's a little button at the bottom right of the File Browser window called "Show Image Sequences As Collapsed". Turn it off and you'll see your individual files. HTH Ben Curious Turtle Professi
Anyone Anyone Anyone
by Michael Belanger 13 years ago
I haven't seen a single BM person answer these questions in the past few days. Can they please answer these questions soon.. Mike B
Re: Anyone Anyone Anyone
by David Eells 13 years ago
I got an email from Kristian last Friday. Problem's unresolved, and no word since. Hope everyone's ok...
6.3 driver not working for me
by David Eells 13 years ago
I've got an issue where I'm using a DeckLink HD Extreme to drive a widescreen CRT using DVC ProHD 720p24. We've been operating this way for a while with no problems, but now the Decklink output looks
Re: 6.3 driver not working for me
by jeremiah black 13 years ago
I just updated to 6.3 drivers after I upgraded to FCP 6, and now my entire FCP system crashes immediately upon opening. The only way to get FCP 6 to work for me is to remove the blackmagic codec from
Mac Pro doesn't recognize startup disk
by David Eells 13 years ago
I took a SATA drive out of my G5 and put it in the second bay of my MacPro. MacPro sees the drive, but won't let me use it as a start up disk. Is there some reason I can't boot into 10.4.8 on my MacPr
Nevermind
by David Eells 13 years ago
Different partition scheme....
Stuttery video
by David Eells 13 years ago
I'm working on a big (2hr) documentary using FCP and and HD Extreme card. FCP crashed hard and had to be reloaded. We're in a large facility and Production Services reinstalled FCP. The playback throu
Workflow advice - Can BM do this?
by David Eells 13 years ago
I'm working on a project that's using a bunch of 720p24 origination footage, but incorporating a bunch of existing 525i material. The 720p24 footage was all captured using firewire, and is working as
Or to put it another way...
by David Eells 13 years ago
If I have an Extreme and I need to take in 525i to edit into a 720p24 timeline, how would you recommend I go about it
EXTREMELY URGENT (at least for me)
by David Eells 13 years ago
I'll be brief. I'm in the middle of a long doc that was shot using DVCPro HD 720p 24, and captured via FireWire. We need to incorporate some DBeta footage, and Production Services hasn't been able to
Re: Back on track - an update, and many thanks
by David Eells 13 years ago
kenstone.net has lots of good info. I don't know of a Dummies Guide to Everything. There are so many combinations of hardware and software, I think it's all about problem solving and knowing where to
Please welcome JeremyG as our newest community leader!
by Tim Wilson 13 years ago
Sometimes people come to us asking to become leaders. That's cool. We also keep our eyes peeled for people who actually are leading , and may not know it. Jeremy Garchow (posting as JeremyG), is one o
Re: Please welcome JeremyG as our newest community leader!
by David Eells 13 years ago
Sometimes I come to the Cow because I have a problem, sometimes just to see what types of problems people are having. Whenever I see JeremyG in the list of responders, I know it's a juicy topic. Glad
They're going to take my BM card right in the middle of a big project!
by David Eells 13 years ago
And swap it with a Kona! The brief: I'm in the middle of a 2-hour doc that was shot using DVCPro HD and capture using FireWire. Production Services insists that we capture using SDI, but so far they h
Re: They're going to take my BM card right in the middle of a big project!
by Kevin Christopher 13 years ago
If you are using FCp then the answer is yes. Kevin
Avid DV Express HD won't make edits
by David Eells 13 years ago
I'm working on a client's rig, running Avid Express Pro HD 5.2.4 on Windows XP Professional 5.1 on a Xeon 3 gh with 3gb of ram. Seems like a good rig, but: I can't make any edits using Splice-in or Ov
Re: Avid DV Express HD won't make edits
by David Eells 13 years ago
Found the effects, still having issues with Splice and Overwrite. Also, weird sounding error messages from Windows like "Delayed Write Error-All Information Will Be Lost"
Character window text display in Illustrator
by David Eells 13 years ago
Hey there I just happened on this by accident, but when I went to the character window to select a font, the drop-down displayed all the fonts as samples, rather than just giving all the names in Helv
Re: Character window text display in Illustrator
by David Eells 13 years ago
Thanks, Mike. I saw that in Preferences, but passed it over because it says Preview Size and that threw me. What's odd is that this preference changed itself twice within a minute or two without my go
Texture map question
by David Eells 13 years ago
Haven't used Invigorator in a while and I'm running into an issue with texture mapping. I have an image of Florida, and I need to zoom in fairly close, at which point the outline of a county draws on.
Re: Texture map question
by Serge Hamad 13 years ago
Hi, First, your texture map must have the same aspect ratio then your object. Second, create your map at the maximal resolution. For example if your object aspect ratio is 2:1, create a map that is 40
Bug report/feature request
by David Eells 13 years ago
I'm new to Motion, have more experience in After Effects, but since I'm cutting in FCP, I'm trying to move a lot of the simpler stuff over to that side. I'm having a couple of issues that I wanted to
Re: Try this trick for copying keyframes
by David Eells 13 years ago
I think I prefer dragging the parameter with the desired keyframes to the target object, but I still wish command-v command-c worked.
Color Correction in Motion - where's the waveform monitor?
by David Eells 13 years ago
Is there any way to access the FCP waveform monitor in Motion Is it an issue for anyone else that color correction is not sent from FCP, and that there is no waveform monitor in Motion For instance, W
Re: Color Correction in Motion - where's the waveform monitor?
by David Eells 13 years ago
Hey again Color correcting after the fact would be fine, except that I'm layering, so that every layer needs to be corrected separately. I've definitely got my AE head on when I'm using Motion, but I
Disk Utility can't repair disk -- error-9972
by David Eells 14 years ago
I'm having trouble repairing my backup disk. Disk utility returns a 9972 error. I've run Disk Warrior twice, and it thinks the disk is just fine. Any ideas
Re: Disk Utility can't repair disk -- error-9972
by David Eells 14 years ago
If anyone's interested.... This particular disk error is considered quite serious, although for me the only problem was that I couldn't boot from it. Since it was my secondary disk, I erased it and di
image
by David Eells 14 years ago

Camera mapped texture doesn't "stick"
by David Eells 14 years ago
I'm trying to project a texture onto the top of an oil tank object. I set up a camera directly above the object, exported a .psd, added text to it, but when I camera map this back to the object, it do
Many thanks! (NT)
by David Eells 14 years ago
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C4D camera into AE
by David Eells 14 years ago
Hi all I also posted this on the AE forum. I have an issue where importing a camera from C4D into AE using a .aec file gives the camera "zoom" keyframes of 720 on the first and final keyframes, and a
Focus rays in Shine
by David Eells 15 years ago
Is there a way to adjust the focus of the spread of the rays in Shine As if the location point had a z value I vaguely remember a technique using expressions, but I've searched in vain.
Re: Focus rays in Shine
by David Eells 15 years ago
Rays in Shine have a fixed spread - that is to say the virtual source point is a fixed distance in z-space from the object which radiates. I would like to manipulate the angle of the cone of these ray
COW Tutorials: Zaxwerks Wireframe and Hidden Lines
by COW Articles 15 years ago
Wireframe & Hidden LinesOver the next few weeks, CreativeCOW and Zaxwerks will be presenting video tutorials to help you learn some of the great features of the 3D Invigorator. In this video tutorial
Re: COW Tutorials: Zaxwerks Wireframe and Hidden Lines
by David Eells 15 years ago
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