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David Hildreth

Member Since:
May 1st 2008
29 Posts
FFmpeg encodes in Encore
by David Hildreth 5 years ago
I'm trying to use FFmpeg to create MPEG 2 files for use on a DVD in Encore. Encore doesn't seem to recognize them as transcoded files. I'm using this: ffmpeg -i in.mov -target film-dvd -q:v 2 -trellis
Adobe ID Not Valid Anymore???
by Ryan Walker 5 years ago
I'm in the middle of a major project and I received a popup to sign into my Creative Cloud manager. I did so, and my password was deemed invalid. I then tried to reset the password and I was informed
Re: Adobe ID Not Valid Anymore???
by Jeff Handy 5 years ago
It sure would be useful if Adobe had a temporary, time limited, manual authentication method in the absence of online authentication. That'd keep this kind of mess from ever happening. Businesses NEED
+1
David Hildreth liked this 5 years ago
Multiple Pre-conformed EDLs per project
by David Hildreth 5 years ago
I've been taking color jobs via a flat MOV and an EDL cut list. I'll create a project, do my grade and often save a bunch of stills to copy grades from one shot to another. A few days later I'll end u
Re: Multiple Pre-conformed EDLs per project
by David Hildreth 5 years ago
Ah. I've only heard of that feature, never used it. I have some reading to do. Thanks.
Null + variance
by David Hildreth 8 years ago
I have many elements attached to one null with a change in position. I'd like to have all the elements to generally maintain the same movement, but with some degree of variance between them. Is there
Re: Null + variance
by Dan Ebberts 8 years ago
Do you just want a random offset If so, either of these should work: maxOffset = 20; seedRandom(index,true); value + random( -maxOffset,-maxOffset , maxOffset,maxOffset ) or, wiggle(0,20) Dan
Subtitle formats.
by David Hildreth 8 years ago
I have a DVD and Blu-ray project that needs to have Japanese subtitles, I've contacted CaptionMax about the translation and subtitling. Encore accepts text and two image formats for subtitles, what is
Re: Subtitle formats.
by David Hildreth 8 years ago
It will not be conformed, it will be very close to the same duration. I talked to them yesterday and we decided on FAB scripts for NTSC, PAL and HD. Has anyone had any problems with HD FAB image scrip
PAL 29.97 fps
by David Hildreth 8 years ago
I've got a concert shot 1080p 30 that will release on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide. I occurred to me today that I might not need a 25fps version for the European Blu-ray. Will Blu-ray players worldwide p
Re: PAL 29.97 fps
by Donald Riley 8 years ago
Thanks Danny I'll check out your suggestions. Don
1024x768 monitoring.
by David Hildreth 9 years ago
I'm working on a project in FCP with a Kona 3 at a 1024x768 resolution. The videos are for iPads, so we decided to work at the native resolution. The problem is getting it to look right on our monitor
Re: 1024x768 monitoring.
by David Hildreth 9 years ago
haha, serious enough to make a forum post about it I guess.
DPX import error
by David Hildreth 9 years ago
We just got a project back from getting some color work done and I assumed I could import the DPX sequence into AE, throw my titles back on and stick a fork in this thing. However I'm getting an error
Default audio output problem
by David Hildreth 11 years ago
I have the default output from my Kona 3 card set to black, but when ever I switch back and forth from FCP or AE to Finder or Safari it automatically switches the output to input passthrough. We norma
Re: Default audio output problem
by Jeremy Garchow 11 years ago
Have you tried a driver uninstall and reinstall
AE compression question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
Hello i have a 1280x720 16x9 comp and i want to pick the best compression and file format for it to play back on dvd, tv and film any reccomendations i use quicktime pro on a mac and i made the file i
Re: AE compression question
by David Hildreth 11 years ago
Can you be more specific on your delivery options A DVD has to be mpeg2, but if you just want to play it on a TV through a PS3 or media center you can use a better codec like H.264 There isn't a codec
DG preset for Compressor
by David Hildreth 11 years ago
I'm looking for a quick way to format a video for DG Fastchannel. The settings we got from the agency were pretty specific, including 720x480 MPEG 2 @ 18mbps. 4:2:2 color and MPEG audio. Does anyone h
Re: DG preset for Compressor
by Craig Seeman 11 years ago
As of yet Compressor can't make the type of file needed by DGFastchannel. The controls aren't there. Right now Episode is your best bet but there are other programs that can do it too.
FCP to Compressor Render Times
by David Hildreth 11 years ago
I've got an 18 minute timeline in FCP, it's DVCPRO 50, 16x9. I needed to make a quick DVD yesterday so I used the EXPORT: Export Using Compressor option and picked a 1-pass MPEG2 preset. The estimated
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