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Derek Boettcher

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September 12th 2014
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Best Third Party Renderers for AE?
by Derek Boettcher 2 years ago
I know this has been a hot topic with some people, but the removal of multiprocessing felt like a step back with AE's render system. I understand that it was a necessary evil for them in order to cont
Re: Best Third Party Renderers for AE?
by Derek Boettcher 2 years ago
To my understanding, media encoder also doesn't utilize multiple core processing. While it is better than After Effects, I am looking for something that is better than encoder as well. Best, Derek Boe
Exporting from Weird Frame rates/Audio bitrates
by Derek Boettcher 2 years ago
Alright, so I've got some screen captured video files I'm trying to edit down into clips. When playing the raw file back through VLC player, it plays just fine, everything syncs. Bringing it into Prem
Re: Exporting from Weird Frame rates/Audio bitrates
by Derek Boettcher 2 years ago
God bless you. That did the trick. I had never even heard of handbrake before. What wonderful software Best, Derek Boettcher Creative Management BTH Media Group http: bthmedia.com
After effects, is this possible?
by Jermaine Smit 3 years ago
Greetings, I am trying to learn more and more of After effect and now I want to do something Nvidea did with there latest videocard: https: www.youtube.com watch v=JUL6Gc2g4kg Basicly I want to do som
Re: After effects, is this possible?
by Derek Boettcher 3 years ago
Something like this really is done in a true 3d software like cinema 4d or Maya. That said, the plugin you will have the most success with is video copilot's element 3d. After effects natively can't d
Driving me nuts
by Leeroy Kelevra 4 years ago
Hi, Latest version AE CC 64 on win here. Very simple problem, I have drawn a rectangle and would like to animate two points however whenever I use the selection tool around the two end points it selec
Re: Driving me nuts
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
One way to select the entire mask is to go to the layer in which it is on, select it, and hit "m" this will bring up all masks. Then select the mask in the layer on the timeline, and the entire thing
Render previews stop when I alt tab
by Stephen Patience 4 years ago
Folks, When I go to render a preview, I accept it will take a little time depending of lots of things. However, when I set a render preview going, I have come to realise the process stops when I alt-t
Re: Render previews stop when I alt tab
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
Which version of aftereffects are you using Best, Derek Boettcher Creative Management BTH Media Group http: bthmedia.com
Motion Track data altered from track point to null
by David Aguirre 4 years ago
Hey guys, this is kinda an urgent question, so I'd appreciate help a lot. I have been tracking the movement of an eye in several shots of mine (doing eye replacement), and all worked fine. Suddenly in
Re: Motion Track data altered from track point to null
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
Is your null parented to another layer That could cause the issue. That is also another way to fix the issue. If the track motion is still the same but it is just in the wrong x,y position through out
[After effects Video Motion Tracking]
by Yabuoy illustrates 4 years ago
Hey guys i wanted to know how to work out this technique, i understand its motion tracking. But step by step what isit they do to make the camera move like that, how do they do it. And is the text and
Re: [After effects Video Motion Tracking]
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
and if they aren't moving it on set then they are shooting on a 2k or 4k video, bringing the footage in on a 1080 comp, and then applying a wiggle effect to the position or using the wiggler control t
Understanding Plexus 2 vs Nodes 2
by David Crowther 4 years ago
Hi all, I'm still pretty new when it comes to After Effects, but I'm trying to add some creativity and excellent animation to my workload. I have been working with the trials of both Nodes 2 and Plexu
Re: Understanding Plexus 2 vs Nodes 2
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
Kind of a neat plugin, I hadn't heard of it before now. But here is what the differences look like: While both are able to create point clouds or containers from 3D models, primitives, and utilize noi
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007 intro specific recreation
by Oleg Plachkov 4 years ago
We all now the 007 Gunbarrel sequence, Bond walks while being tracked by a gunbarrel suddenly shoots it, blood begins to fall down, the barrel shakes and moves back and forth and then it turns into a
Re: 007 intro specific recreation
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
Depending on how you work it you could also have the circle fade out to transparency or wipe out using either a shape layer+scale+alpha inverted track matte or a subtract circle mask+mask expansion ov
Render with Layer Options??
by Mark Andrews 4 years ago
There are often times when i need to render a comp multiple times with only some text being changed between renders. For example I will render the same graphic with different tags - "in theaters june
Re: nder with Layer Options??
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
I'm not so sure if you need to duplicate the comp, if you render out to media encoder, it will save a temp project with your adjustments saved to it. So you can set it all up with just one comp and it
wiggle query
by chris brett 4 years ago
Hi anyone know how to introduce a wiggle expression into part of an animation and then out again please ----- looking to introduce flasing lights and camera shake to coincide with drums on audio - not
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Re: wiggle query
by chris brett 4 years ago
Thanks Dan ..... ..... sounds v useful -- not used sliders before will investigate.... --------------------------- all the best --- chris
Thoughts on LED Studio lights?
by Benjamin Cohen 4 years ago
Im a video producer for a life insurance company, we shoot mostly talking heads. We use some standard soft boxes but they create an awful hum and get HOT! . Are LEDs the way to go If so, how much are
Re: Thoughts on LED Studio lights?
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
Will, yes and no. The fresnels are actually pretty good with focusing the light, it was very surprising. It works very similarly to halogen fresnels with a disk to focus. Not as good as an ellipsoidal
Edgy issues
by Jerry Smith 4 years ago
I got lots of edges. Probably set the record. Many of them are not perfect. Problem is the designer who started the project must have taken a day off in the middle of some important steps because many
Re: Edgy issues
by Jerry Smith 4 years ago
Approximately 12000.
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Systematic file split on export
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
I've had a customer ask for a strange request. I've recently covered a live event for a seminar they are having, and edited together a comprehensive piece, about 17 gigs total. The client then request
Re: Systematic file split on export
by Paul Neumann 4 years ago
This can be done in Prelude with your complete master. You will have to mark the subclips but you can then export all the subclips from there. Build a custom subclip marker and at best you'd be append
Systematic file split on export
by Derek Boettcher 4 years ago
I've had a customer ask for a strange request. I've recently covered a live event for a seminar they are having, and edited together a comprehensive piece, about 17 gigs total. The client then request
Still image pan in After Effects stutters. Is there a fix?
by Ann Hoyt 4 years ago
I am making a fast pan of a still object in After Effects. The object is a high rez photoshop file panning from left to right at 24p. When we export these pans as quicktime movies the image 'stutters'
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Re: Still image pan in After Effects stutters. Is there a fix?
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
This article is a must-read resource on this subject: http: kb2.adobe.com community publishing 908 cpsid_90843.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rotating a circle shape layer perfectly
by Jared Gardner 4 years ago
I have a simple shape layer which is a dashed circle and I'd like to make it rotate (spin in a 2D way). I dragged the rotation keyframe thing but it's wobbling ever so slightly. I also tried making it
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Re: Rotating a circle shape layer perfectly
by Jared Gardner 4 years ago
It works. Thanks!
Unable to allocate enough memory to current frame
by Adam Bulley 5 years ago
I'm continually getting an error message when trying to render a project. I've tried rendering it in different formats (Quicktime and image sequence), but continue to get the error, usually after 3 or
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Re: Unable to allocate enough memory to current frame
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
I did one project that I had this problem with as an image sequence, continuing forward from the point where it failed whenever it failed. (And when done with the project I got a new computer.)
cpu for After Effects?
by Alexander Rohi-Bilverdy 5 years ago
Hi I am upgrading my pc to something close to a workstation. If i go with a core i7 six cores and 32 gigs RAM, is that suitable for after effects Or is a core i7 4 core enough
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Re: cpu for After Effects?
by Derek Boettcher 5 years ago
The more cores the better. It will just make your life easier. 32gb ram is a good number. I personally would get an eight core. And makes a pretty good right core for about half the cost. Though I'm n
How to shoot on two angles using white background?
by Santiago Pilgrim 5 years ago
Hi all, I want to see if I am missing a trick here... If I want to do a white background auto-cued shoot on two angles - a close-up and a wide. Obviously whichever angle isn't going through the auto c
Re: How to shoot on two angles using white background?
by Derek Boettcher 5 years ago
If you are going to shoot with 1 camera two angles, I would suggest taking and shooting the script from start to finish on both angles, and have them a line or two back if they mess up. For your job,
Camera Recommendations
by Jackson Redshaw 5 years ago
Hello, I'm in the market for a new camera and am after recommendations up to the $2000AUD mark. I shot short films and advertisements promos for small businesses so the camera needs to be versatile an
Re: Camera Recommendations
by Derek Boettcher 5 years ago
I personally use the Canon 6D for small business. Yes, it is a DSLR, but for your price point, it hits a lot of the options you need. It performs extraordinarily in low light, has a full frame censor,
Introducing Cinematography to Mainly Broadcasting Program
by Nicholas Adamson 5 years ago
Background: My school offers a digital broadcasting program that I am a part of. However, the news-casting reporting aspect isn't much of a passion of mine. However, the budget has some space for new
Re: Introducing Cinematography to Mainly Broadcasting Program
by Derek Boettcher 5 years ago
Well, from reading further down, I think your money would be better spent on what Richard Herd was suggesting. I was under the impression of higher course level than high school. I wouldn't trust the
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