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Don Stroud

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July 15th 2013
19 Posts
How to create Toho/Rashomon "glow" in B&W footage
by Don Stroud 1 year ago
Hi everyone! I am working on a short film, a period piece set in 1950s Japan. It was shot in full 4K color on a RED camera. The producer and directors have been clear about the color correction they w
Re: How to create Toho/Rashomon "glow" in B&W footage
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Duplicate the footage and overlay it on top of itself. Apply a mild amount of blur to the upper layer, and change the blending mode to Screen. Adjust the opacity and brightness to taste. A guy taught
Embedding time code in an exported MP4
by Don Stroud 3 years ago
Hi everyone. I'm a newbie to the Adobe Premiere world. I'm running the new Creative Cloud on my new Windows 7 PC. I'm working with a composer who is requesting a MOV with an embedded time code track.
Re: Embedding time code in an exported MP4
by Don Stroud 3 years ago
No, I know how to the do the burn-in timecode. What I'm looking to do is embed a SMPTE-style track in the export. This composer wants to sync everything up correctly. Since I posted my original questi
DVD Studio Pro 4: Set highlighted button on menu based on prior selection
by Don Stroud 3 years ago
Hi everyone. I'm wrestling with a DVDSP issue that's making me nuts. I have a subtitle menu with two buttons, "Off" and "On". (There's only one subtitle language track on this DVD, so it's pretty simp
FCP 7: Export ProRes HQ in ITU-R BT.709?
by Don Stroud 3 years ago
Hi everyone! After months of lingering on my hard drive, the movie I worked on last year is finally making its way to digital platforms near you! In the specs for delivery, one of the requirements is
Re: FCP 7: Export ProRes HQ in ITU-R BT.709?
by Don Stroud 3 years ago
David and Shane, that's good to hear. I'm going to do what I can, but I'm emboldened by your previous successes. Thanks for your help. Enjoy your weekend! Don -----------------------------------------
AE CS5: Map a flat image to a curved TV?
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Hi, everyone. I've got a situation where I have to key a regular 16:9 video onto one of those new curved flat-screen TVs. I am relatively new to AE, so everything I've tried so far hasn't worked at al
Re: AE CS5: Map a flat image to a curved TV?
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Thanks for the warning, Dave, but I've already addressed that particular demon over the last few months. I've been toiling away on stuff since April, and so far, so good. I'm more concerned with the i
Advice with REALLY bad green spill on color graded footage
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Disclaimer: I'm relatively new to AE, but after several months I know enough to be dangerous... to myself. So I'm working on some footage that was handed to me recently. It's several shots of people w
Re: Advice with REALLY bad green spill on color graded footage
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Spencer, thanks for the quick reply. I'm both glad and saddened that someone else is working on a Sunday afternoon... I'm curious about the white black roto step you mentioned. I completely understand
Best method for creating a "hand drawn" tracking path?
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Hi everyone! I'm incredibly new to AE, but I'm picking up lots as I go along. However, I've got a situation where I have a couple of shots that are incredibly dark and "Bourne Ultimatum"-level hand he
Re: Best method for creating a "hand drawn" tracking path?
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Dave, thanks for the tip. I definitely helped with the erratic motion. Don
FCP 7 Media consolidation: I need to understand the finer point
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
I'm editing a low-budget horror film. I have 12 days worth of footage spread across 4 2TB external drives. I also have the color corrected footage on another 2TB external drive. Luckily, we finally ha
Re: FCP 7 Media consolidation: I need to understand the finer point
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Thanks for your quick reply! I'm not concerned about storage, I'm concerned with the piecemeal collection of daisy chained drives I have, and the lag time I experience due to the age and creeping inst
FCP 7: Digital hit/glitch filter needed
by Don Stroud 4 years ago
Hi everyone! I'm working on a project in Final Cut Pro 7. I'm in need of a digital glitch hit filter or plugin. I'm trying to scramble the image, like when your Dish goes out or your cable hiccups. Th
Re: FCP 7: Digital hit/glitch filter needed
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Rampant is actually giving away a BUNCH of free effects lately, including some samples from their "Distortion" set, and that includes two "glitch" FX that could work for your needs. Free.
AVID MC 6 Error:: Saving after rendering gives me Assertion failed: Line 516
by Don Stroud 5 years ago
I have a 2 hour timeline with about 1500 different effects. (Dissolves, 3D Warps, Color Effects, Dip To Color, etc.) I render a couple of minutes worth of effects. The render works fine. But when I go
Semi-complicated Avid MC 5.5 relinking question
by Don Stroud 6 years ago
We're in the process of doing a bigger version of a short documentary we completed last year. I have taken all the old MXF media and moved it onto a new drive (preserving the Avid MXF file structure).
Re: Semi-complicated Avid MC 5.5 relinking question
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
Highlight the sequence and do a relink and see what if finds. Michael
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