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David Heidelberger

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September 15th 2005
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Layer Control set to "None"
by David Heidelberger 5 years ago
Hello, I've got a quick question about using Layer Controls. If the control is set to none, is there any way to determine that I've tried examining the values of all of the following thisComp.layer("N
Re: Layer Control set to "None"
by David Heidelberger 5 years ago
Thanks, Dan! I didn't realize you could trap errors in AE expressions, very cool.
FCPX Text Inspector broken?
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Been trying to poke around in this more tonight... Every time I add text to the timeline and try to use the inspector to modify text... seeing nothing. A few times it has popped up an inactive control
Re: FCPX Text Inspector broken?
by David Heidelberger 8 years ago
Don't have it yet, but in scouring as much material as I could find online, I just saw this Apple support doc. Sounds like that might be what you're seeing. - David
One of the moderators should make a video
by Vincent Strader 8 years ago
One of the mods should make a "64 bit" "FCPX" "All Things New" video description. Explain a lot of what's been going on. Make it so that both the beginner and experienced editors videographers can und
Re: One of the moderators should make a video
by David Heidelberger 8 years ago
Gary Hazen "I'm fairly certain that the world isn't coming to end between now and then." I don't know about that. I did see someone in the subway a few days ago with a sign saying that the world was
After Effects to Final Cut Pro Workflow
by Chris Tarroza 8 years ago
Like many I assume, I work between FCP and AE a lot: edit in FCP, create the graphic in AE, then import that graphic into FCP. As with any client work however, changes and revisions are just as certai
Re: After Effects to Final Cut Pro Workflow
by David Heidelberger 8 years ago
Hi Chris, What version of AE are you using I've been working on a program that may help with this. I just added you as a cow-friend. Message me and we can discuss it. - David
QT calculation - Converting frames to milliseconds, coding question
by Ariane Fisher 9 years ago
I need to understand the conversion in QT from fps to frames in milliseconds. I have a file that is 00:00:20:05 at 24fps. When I open it in QT it says 20.27 seconds. I would have thought it would be 5
Re: QT calculation - Converting frames to milliseconds, coding question
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
I don't know if there's a Quicktime developer forum, but there's definitely a mailing list. Have you looked at the TimeScale property I'm certainly not an expert on it, but I'm pretty sure Quicktime u
Tracking down timecode from exported stills
by Brent Hannigan 9 years ago
Here's a good one. Is it possible to find out the original timecode of a still frame exported as a TIFF out of Final Cut I had someone export a bunch of stills with the understanding that they would h
Re: Tracking down timecode from exported stills
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Hi Brent, If you have After Effects CS3 or later, there is a way to automate this using expressions. You need CS3 because it uses a command that wasn't available before that version. The catch is that
Altering timecode for multiple clips...can it be done all at once?
by Michael Griggs 9 years ago
So, I'm a wedding videographer, and as such, we always shoot at least two cameras for the whole 8-12hr day of an event (frequently shooting things at the same time). There are typically 2, and sometim
Re: Altering timecode for multiple clips...can it be done all at once?
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Hi Michael, There's a program on my website that batch adds AUX TC to clips based on a constant offset from the main TC track. Look for the Multiclip Offsetter. If you have two cameras, for example, a
Shot Numbers
by Matt Hargrave 9 years ago
I am currently working as an editor on an animation project and need to provide shot numbers for the animators. I have edited the story boards with the dialogue and need to put some sort of text overl
Re: Shot Numbers
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Hi Matt, I have a program on my website that should automate the process for you. It's the Clip Labeler program. Hope that helps. - David
FCP to AE and Back Disconnects Media?
by Charlie Essers 9 years ago
I had a weird one last night. FCP disconnected from some media and never fully recovered. Here's the sequence of events: - captured about an hour of DV footage in FCP - Edited a sequence over a couple
Re: FCP to AE and Back Disconnects Media?
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Hi Charlie, I had a similar issue, where after bringing some clips into After Effects, the whole FCP project flashed offline, although I think it automatically reconnected, can't remember. Anyway, I'm
XML export destroys file paths
by george mandl 9 years ago
Hello there, I'm working on a feature film with thousands of clips. I'm working in FCP 7, but have a PA who is working in FCP 6. I'd like to give him an XML file of a project so he can help out a bit.
Re: XML export destroys file paths
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Final Cut will lose the path information if your PA's media drive doesn't have the same name and folder structure as your media drive. If you clone your drive and be sure the clone has the same name,
Desparate - Two problems using FCP to Compressor to DVDSP
by Timothy Anderson 9 years ago
Hi there, I am trying to deliver a show onto a 'final' DVD, but experiencing a couple problems that I can't seem to fix no matter my attempts thus far. I am working with an DVCproHD 1280x1080 sequence
Re: Desparate - Two problems using FCP to Compressor to DVDSP
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
To add to what Jeremy said, I think you mentioned somewhere that it was rendered from Motion in the native format of the timeline, which would make it DVCPRO-HD, right And even more than that, it gets
Here's one for ya...
by Mark Maness 9 years ago
Has anyone seen the mysterious 16 channel batch capture from 2 channel logged clips In order to save time with HDV footage, we'll capture it using the HDV-ProRes Sony 1080i29.97 Easy Setup. It capture
Re: Here's one for ya...
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Hi Wayne, There is also a third option. You can use my free Audio Track Batcher or Video Toolshed's free QTChange to instantly batch delete the extra audio tracks. You just want to do it early, right
Strange behavior of Quicktime Player X ....
by Fredy Schwerdtner 9 years ago
Hi folks, Something really strange happened here. I had a PRORES 422 timeline with subtitles made with the App " Text Up 2" that I've exported as simple Quicktime. I opened it up with QTP X just to ch
Re: Strange behavior of Quicktime Player X ....
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Hi Fredy, We ran into the exact same problem about a year ago, shortly after upgrading to Snow Leopard and the original FCP 7. For the life of me, I can't remember why it happened or how we solved it.
Looking for a 5-minute Avid favor
by David Heidelberger 9 years ago
Hello Avid Forum, I'm usually a full-time Final Cut editor and part-time software programmer, so I'm new on this corner of the Cow, and I admit my Avid skills are a bit rusty. I'm looking for someone
Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
by David Heidelberger 10 years ago
Hello, Hopefully this is the right forum for this. I'm trying to export a ProRes 720p Quicktime movie to a widescreen M2V for DVD authoring. The Quicktime is exactly 1280x720, square pixels. When I br
Re: Adobe Media Encoder adding black bars to side of my footage
by Robert Grimm Jr 3 years ago
I have also looked high and low, and your answer saved the day! Thanks!
Shooting Overcranked in Europe, Avoiding Flicker
by David Heidelberger 10 years ago
Hello, I know there's been a post on this before, but I have a slightly different question, I think. We're shooting a documentary with the HPX-170 in Europe. Last time we were there, we got some incre
Re: Shooting Overcranked in Europe, Avoiding Flicker
by David Heidelberger 10 years ago
Thanks Noah, Would it help to set the frame rate of the overcrank to 50fps in the 30pn mode (this can be done if you modify the scene file in a text editor) Wouldn't that be like shooting with a PAL c
Transcriber Wanted for Software Beta Testing
by David Heidelberger 10 years ago
Hello, I'm writing a computer program to digitally generate LTC timecode to be placed on an audio track for transcription. Unfortunately, I have no way of reading the timecode to make sure that it wor
AE QTs Repeat Frames in FCP6 - HELP!
by Phil Cater 11 years ago
The details first: Easy Set-up set to Kona 3 1080psf 23.98 10 bit Uncompr. The After Effects HD Graphic is 23.98 1920x1080 Animation Codec What Happens: In the Finder Window the QT from AE plays perfe
Re: AE QTs Repeat Frames in FCP6 - HELP!
by David Heidelberger 11 years ago
See post below: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 2 938493 - David
AE and FCP_Stuttery Renders
by Joey Burnham 11 years ago
Has anyone had any problems with 10.5 and 1080p 23.98 Renders out of AE into FCP I have an edit bay that is producing renders with the usual settings, but FCP is interpreting them weird. There are sto
Re: AE and FCP_Stuttery Renders
by David Heidelberger 11 years ago
Be sure that your After Effects comp framerate is 23.976 and not 23.98 (Final Cut apparently knows the difference), then re-render. If re-rendering is impractical or impossible, you should be able to
Motion Blur on Precomped Illustrator Art
by David Heidelberger 12 years ago
Hello, Just upgraded to AE CS3 from 6.5. I'm running on an Intel Mac 10.4.11, AE 8.0.1.8. I've noticed that if I import vector art from Illustrator as a comp, enable continuously rasterize and motion
Re: Motion Blur on Precomped Illustrator Art
by David Heidelberger 12 years ago
Thanks for the suggestions. I set Samples Per Frame as high as it would go to 64 and Adaptive Sample Limit to its max, 128. No change. Unchecking Collapse Transformations does introduce the proper mot
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