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Dustin Parsons

Member Since:
December 18th 2007
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After Effects stuck rendering
by Cameron Hickey 2 years ago
This has happened to me a few times where I am trying to render something with an alpha channel. It starts to render for a second and gets about 10% and then stops. Does anyone know why this would hap
Re: After Effects stuck rendering
by Dustin Parsons 10 months ago
It could be you're trying to use GPU acceleration. Try going into Project Settings Video Rendering and Effects Use Mercury Software Only
Render stops unexpected without error message
by Andy Wölfl 2 years ago
Hello everybody, I have a problem here with a project I am working on for quite a while. The project was created in AE2017, worked fine and started to act weird. I tried to update to the new AE2018 bu
Re: Render stops unexpected without error message
by Dustin Parsons 10 months ago
I was having the same issue, it looks like Mercury GPU Acceleration (CUDA) being on was messing AE up. I fixed it by going into Project Settings Video Rendering and Effects Use Mercury Software Only
objects orbit but maintain vertical orientation
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
I used to know how to do this but have forgotten. I want to orbit objects in 2D space (imagine them glued to the hands of a clock) at the center is some stationary object. Like the cars on a frees whe
Re: objects orbit but maintain vertical orientation
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
Thanks! Still works ;)
Is it possible to choose Straight or Premultiplied Alpha on export?
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
I've been exporting a lot of graphic from After Effects as ProRes 4444 and was given the option of exporting the alpha channel as Straight or Premultiplied. When I export ProRes 4444 from Premiere I d
Spin up old hard drives to keep them working?
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
I've heard that hard drives break down faster if you don't spin them up occasionally. I have a couple external hard drives that I only need to connect to my computer about every 6 months and was wonde
Use 3D Tracker Camera to stabilize/stop motion
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
Is it possible to use a camera created using the 3D Camera Tracker to stabilize or stop the camera motion like the Stabilize Motion feature I feel like I get a better track from 3D Camera Tracker. Tha
Re: Use 3D Tracker Camera to stabilize/stop motion
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
It's not really that I can't get a good track using the Stabilize Motion feature, I can, it just takes way longer to get the same quality track as the 3D Camera Tracker (and I like to save time). Gues
Timer expression shifting position with count
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
I made a 2 min countdown timer but I'm having trouble with it's position moving as the numbers change. Is there any way to lock down the position so it doesn't move horizontally with every number chan
Re: Timer expression shifting position with count
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
That would help! Haha, can't believe I hadn't tried that. Thanks Walter
59.94 to 23.98 Slow Motion
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
Is there any way to convert a 59.94 H.264 clip to a 23.98 ProRes slow motion file in AME I used to do this in Apple's Cinema Tools which allowed me to do it in batches with just a few clicks but Cinem
Re: 59.94 to 23.98 Slow Motion
by Ryan Constantino 3 years ago
This is an old post but I'm replying because Adobe has since updated media encoder to allow this function. Also this search result shows up in google when searching for this. If you have a 59.94 video
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Roughen Edges alternative effect?
by Dustin Parsons 3 years ago
I have a bunch of 3D layers that I've applied the Roughen Edges effect to parented to a moving null and just realized that the roughen edges effect is not static during movement (the edge looks like i
Re: Roughen Edges alternative effect?
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
I assume that the layers have 'continuously rasterize' enabled or they are text layers (text layers have that option always enabled)... since your layers are parented, you probably just need to use th
Liquify a Continuously Rasterized layer
by Dustin Parsons 3 years ago
Obviously it's not possible to Liquify a layer that is being Continuously Rasterized but I need to figure out some way of faking it then. So far I've had no luck. Is there ANY distortion I could use t
Re: Liquify a Continuously Rasterized layer
by Dustin Parsons 3 years ago
Thanks for all the help! I ended up pulling the image out of the Precomp it was in, scaling it to when it's largest closest to the camera, Precomping it on it's own, deselecting Continuous Rasterizati
3D layer order problem
by peter burr 11 years ago
When working with complicated 3D layer compositions (with more than a few dozen layers) the layer order sometimes switches around in the composition when my camera moves along the z axis (zooming in a
Re: 3D layer order problem
by Brian Charles 11 years ago
I've never experienced this and have 3 D comps that often have more than 100 layers. The issue only occurs for me when I have a 2D layer (of any sort including nulls or adjustment layers) between my 3
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Warp Stabilizer Effect causing large project file sizes in Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Ant Gonzalez 4 years ago
This is less of a question discussion topic regarding a problem I ran into. I found a workaround to my issue, and while it's not a pretty solution it still worked for me for now. I'd love to if anybod
Re: Warp Stabilizer Effect causing large project file sizes in Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Dustin Parsons 3 years ago
Yeah... that's a pipe dream for some of us. I'm stabilizing every single shot in this piece I'm working on and have producers making changes every hour I can't afford to spend time roundtripping a sta
Monitor recommendations for web videos? Also monitor calibration
by Dustin Parsons 3 years ago
I'm looking to buy a new monitor soon and was hoping to find some recommendations. I assume 4k is a must have even though I haven't worked with content that large yet but more than anything I'm curiou
Re: Monitor recommendations for web videos? Also monitor calibration
by Chris Wright 3 years ago
if you're just coloring for web, sRGB 8bpc gamut is all you need the monitor to support. I wouldn't blow money on a P3 10 bit monitor, just say'in. just buy a spyder for calibration. the 4k option wil
Is it possible to make objects move half the distance of their parents?
by Dustin Parsons 3 years ago
I'm trying to give some movement to still images in the past I've done this by splitting the image into a foreground and background layer, making them 3D objects, moving the background layer further a
Re: Is it possible to make objects move half the distance of their parents?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 3 years ago
1) Does your timeline start at 0 You could try replacing "valueAtTime(0)" with "valueAtTime(inPoint)". 2) Is the layer name written exactly the same as in the expression, including case 3) Don't paren
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Audio levels for web video
by Dustin Parsons 3 years ago
Is anyone aware of a standard db level emerging for web videos or are people still just pushing the levels as high as they can go without distortion so as to compete with every other web video Does an
Re: Audio levels for web video
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
I aim to keep the levels at -6db. No too loud, and lower enough to avoid distortion. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Render 4k from Premiere Pro for colour grading in resolve (PC user) BEST OPTION???
by Christian Vilderman 4 years ago
I AM WINDOWS USER. What is the best option for rendering 4K in PREMIERE PRO cc for grading in resolve 11. This is my only option due xml not working due to the usual Premiere Pro issues with XML. I he
Re: Render 4k from Premiere Pro for colour grading in resolve (PC user) BEST OPTION???
by Dustin Parsons 4 years ago
I asked this same question not too long ago: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 3 953311 Sounds like Walter had the best solution for you: walter biscardi "Super simple way is to do what we do and h
Render entire timeline for small changes?
by Dustin Parsons 4 years ago
I've been working on a video slideshow for a client with lots of different images and effects and am getting pretty close to the end. The problem I'm running into now is there are a lot of small chang
Re: Render entire timeline for small changes?
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
Dustin Parsons "How do you handle implementing small changes on large projects in AE Just bite the bullet and rerender everything or what Thanks!" I render image sequences. Then, for an update that o
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48000fps? Weird timeline / frame rate question
by Dustin Parsons 4 years ago
I'm looking at a timeline sent to me by another editor and it looks like there are 48,000fps but it plays at 24fps. Here's what I mean, if I go frame by frame through the timeline with the arrow keys
Re: 48000fps? Weird timeline / frame rate question
by Ht Davis 4 years ago
48k audio samples. You're displaying the audio samples not the frames.
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Long term storage, what's your solution?
by Dustin Parsons 4 years ago
I've been freelancing for the past year and have amassed about 5TB worth of projects that I need to clear off my work drives to make room for future projects but I currently don't have a long term bac
Re: Long term storage, what's your solution?
by Dustin Parsons 4 years ago
Hmmmm... well, I guess that's how they're able to sell a 5TB external drive for $40 cheaper than an internal drive from any other company. I just bought one of the Seagate drives to back up my Pegasus
Frustrating bug in Premiere cc
by Ingólfur Arnar 5 years ago
Hey everyone! I've been editing 4K material so I need to render most of the stuff so I can preview it on the timeline. But sometimes when I choose to render, Premiere just starts to play the part I wa
Re: Frustrating bug in Premiere cc
by Ann Bens 5 years ago
If you want a yellow line to play without lagging turn down playback to 1 2 or select in and out and hit Render In To Out. Render selection only works on a red line. http: blogs.adobe.com premiereprot
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Demo reel - confusion/doubt
by Shravan Ram 5 years ago
So here's the thing ,I'm on a Film 'PRODUCTION' course where mostly I 'Produce Production manage' projects and not too much editing. Halfway through the course ,I realized editing is what I like and w
Re: Demo reel - confusion/doubt
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Demo reels showcase your artistic ability. If you did not edit something, ethically you cannot showcase it as something you edited. And even if you say, "hey, I edited this demo reel," that just shows
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OT: Red Giant Universe Is Here!
by David Mathis 5 years ago
After some waiting Red Giant Universe is now here, no longer beta. Just joined today at the monthly subscription level to get a feel for things. I most likely will upgrade to lifetime membership in a
Re: OT: Red Giant Universe Is Here!
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
I was pretty excited about the announcement too but after seeing what's offered I'm pretty sure most NLEs come with 80% of the bundled plugins in Universe so I'm not sure how useful it would be for me
Versioning a Comp that has PreComps
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
I usually make one AE project for all graphics I'm going to make for a video. The problem I frequently run into is when versioning a particular Comp I have to also duplicate all PreComps used in the C
Re: Versioning a Comp that has PreComps
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
there is a script called true comp duplicator that can duplicate the nested comps too: http: aescripts.com true-comp-duplicator you can also try this: save your project, then select the comp you want
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Creative Cow in need of a new forum
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
Correct me if I'm wrong but this forum (FCPX Debate) still seems to be the place people congregate to talk about ALL changes happening in the world of post-production whether it pertains to FCPX or no
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Re: Creative Cow in need of a new forum
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
Douglas K. Dempsey "So my vote is: Change the name slightly, if people really feel the need. But don't "atomize" this wildly entertaining, informative and rich forum into a lot of sparsely populated
Slip footage under keyframes
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
Is it possible to slip a clip on the timeline while keeping the keyframes where they were For example, I have a clip of a push-in on a bedroom that has some camera shake about a second in so I want to
Re: Slip footage under keyframes
by Tim Kolb 5 years ago
What you could do is to slip the clip, then take the effects control panel and in the panel menu deselect "pin to clip". Then, if you zoom out, you can see where the key frames moved to (outside of th
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Cancellation of CC subscription
by Hans Swets 5 years ago
Early January I posted that I would cancel my subscription in April. I was not clear whether there is a deadline to avoid automatic renewal. So, I had a chat with "Jim" in customer service You are now
Re: Cancellation of CC subscription
by Paul Neumann 5 years ago
I could. 100 precent guaranted.
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Does FCPX gamma shift footage like all other Apple products?
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
I recently uploaded a video to Vimeo and when watching it back I noticed it looked washed out compared to what I saw while editing it. I did a few test and realized it wasn't Vimeo that caused the gam
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Re: Does FCPX gamma shift footage like all other Apple products?
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
It's a given that different monitors are going to have discrepancies in how they display color but my concern has to do with changes in color representation across different programs. You can use any
Another seeker of a blur transition
by Glenn Angel 8 years ago
Hi PPLZ, ive done a search and the most recent enquiry was 2 yrs ago on how to make a blur transition! Surely there is a basic plugin :( I jst changed from Vegas to Premiere due to MOV issues and im i
Re: Another seeker of a blur transition
by Chris Buttacoli 8 years ago
The way I do it.... With clip A and clip B on the timeline, I add a 1 sec crossfade between them. For clip A, I set the scale width from 100% to 300% over the last second and a half. I also add a fast
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Rotate 3D text characters in 3D space
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
I have some 3D text that I want to have rotating on all 3 axes but right now I can only rotate on one. The text layer is 3D and I have my comp set to Ray-Trace but when I dial down into the layer Laye
Re: Rotate 3D text characters in 3D space
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
No. You can transform a shape layer in 3D space, but the shape layer itself only has 2D transformations within it, so you can only transform shapes within a shape layer in 2D. To do what you want to d
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Match Frame from Source Monitor to clip in Timeline
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
How do I use the Match Frame function to go from a clip in my Source Monitor to the same frame in my Timeline I have the track that the clip is on unlocked and targeted but when I'm in the Source Moni
Re: Match Frame from Source Monitor to clip in Timeline
by Ann Bens 6 years ago
Now I understand. Dont think you can do that with a keystroke. I would do this with markers. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe Community Pro
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For the MP Tube rackmount skeptics...
by Charlie Austin 6 years ago
Booyah! http: www.macstadium.com blog new-mac-pro-hosting-and-colocation-will-be-here-soon "270 Mac Pro servers per POD in only 12 square feet of Datacenter floor space." Oh, there's a;so this tidbit.
Re: For the MP Tube rackmount skeptics...
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
It was only a matter of time. Anyone who though these couldn't be rack mounted because of their shape wasn't thinking very hard.
Anybody cutting on an external USB3 drive?
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
I'm thinking of moving to an iMac as my primary system but I'd rather not keep my project files on the OS Applications drive so I'll have to cut from an external source. Thunderbolt is too new and exp
Re: Anybody cutting on an external USB3 drive?
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
James Cude "Are you saying getting an iMac with TBolt is too expensive " No, the iMac I'm looking at getting will support Thunderbolt but the drives themselves are more than I'm looking to pay. For e
Is the 4k Black Magic Production Camera crop sensor?
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
I know one of the biggest criticisms of the 2.5K BMCC is the crop sensor. I'm trying to figure out if the 4K Production Cam also has the same problem. According to the BM website it has an "Effective
Re: Is the 4k Black Magic Production Camera crop sensor?
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
Wow, thanks Dave! Very informative
Holding 'K' and advancing 1 frame at a time with 'L'
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
I love that I can hold down K and hit L or J to advance 1 frame forward or backwards, I hate that it doesn't work 80% of the time. Often it'll work for hours and then randomly just stop working, holdi
Re: Holding 'K' and advancing 1 frame at a time with 'L'
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
Well, I'm not having the problem anymore but I'm not sure what I did to fix it. I'm running OSX 10.7.5 right now and was running 10.7.4 before. Other than that I can't think of what I would have chang
Use Darken Composite Mode over Transparency
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
I'm trying to extract a shadow that's cast on a white background. I thought it would be as simple as changing the composite mode to Darken and then flattening the layer so only the shadow remains but
Relink footage reversed telecined from 30 to 24fps
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
I have a project that was shot on an HVX-170 and ingested at 1080i 29.97 I found I can run it through Cinema Tools and reverse telecine the footage to be 1080p 23.98. Unfortunately, I've already start
Re: Relink footage reversed telecined from 30 to 24fps
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
We shot 1080i 24p not 24PA. It's a little confusing but 1080i 24P ingests into Final Cut at 1080i 29.97 and 1080i 24PA ingests into Final cut at 1080P 23.98. From what I can tell though, it looks like
What is CompressorJobController and why is it always running?
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Final Cut was rendering slower than usual for me so I hopped into Activity Monitor to see if there was anything unusual running. I had seen CompressorJobController before but never paid it much mind,
Export frame rate based on source?
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
I can't figure out how to set up a preset to encode a video based on the source video's frame rate. According to Adobe's help, "When set to Automatic (Based On Source), Adobe Media Encoder automatical
Re: Export frame rate based on source?
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Do you happen to know where I can find a list of which codecs offer the Automatic setting I tend to encode ProRes and H.264's more than anything. Does this bother anyone else or are most people used t
Export audio as Linear PCM or Little Endian for native editing in Final Cut Pro
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
I'm encoding a few videos to DVCPRO HD to match the settings of some footage shot with the HVX-170. The audio codec for the footage from the HVX is "16-bit Integer (Little Endian), Center". When I go
Amazon Glacier
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Anyone heard of Amazon Glacier Sounds like it might be pretty good for long term archival solutions. I wanted to try it out but from this article it appears that, "It is worth noting that typical end-
Re: Amazon Glacier
by Tom Goldberg 7 years ago
I believe it is incorrect to call LTO either slow or costly. At $50 per 1.5 TB tape, the cost is 3.2 cents per gigabyte (LTO-5 tapes can now be found for $40 and will continue downward to about $25 ov
Best Format to Export Long Video to Youtube
by Shawn Speller 7 years ago
Working on a video of a 51 min. long presentation Footage is 720p HDV 960x720 Encoded as Apple Pro Res 222 Tryed Exporting as QT H.246,Single pass, High..ish Quality, frame size 720x486 (16x9) So what
Re: Best Format to Export Long Video to Youtube
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Here's what I use when uploading to Youtube, I came to these settings after a lot of trial and error and they seem to work really well. For 1080: Codec: H.264 Data Rate: 5000 kbits sec Frame Size: 192
Audio Mixing in FCP7
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
I'm trying to figure out a way to speed up my audio mixing in FCP7. The majority of videos I cut are in the How-To category so it's not like a feature where you'd want quiet whispering in one scene an
Re: Audio Mixing in FCP7
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Yeah, I was trying to avoid having to round trip because my projects are never done, I'm always having to go back in and create a new version for something, so without ever having picture lock I feel
More Prometheus Hype
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Check out this cool "promotional" video about Weyland Industries latest android model, David 8 (Michael Fassbender):
Re: More Prometheus Hype
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Can't wait for this movie! Also, if you haven't seen it, here's another promotional video for Prometheus Hmmm, couldn't figure out how to embed the video, so here's the link http: youtu.be hUxdAWrsag8
Will and SAN built for AVID also work with FCP 7 and Premiere Pro
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
I'm in the market for a networked storage solution for a small 2 man shop. Right now we're editing on FCP 7 but we're exploring moving to Premiere Pro or AVID but haven't decided which yet. I know AVI
Re: Will and SAN built for AVID also work with FCP 7 and Premiere Pro
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Good to know it's possible to have AVID work with a normal NAS provided that every Editor is extremely careful only render or save to their internal drives. Bob Zelin "Studio Network Solutions work wi
Depth of Field is screwing up my cube
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
I made a cube in Motion following this tutorial: http: pixelcorps.cachefly.net mbks-001-540p-h264.mov but when I apply depth of field to the camera the edges of the cube become feathered and transpare
Re: Depth of Field is screwing up my cube
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Wow... that sucks. This is my first project with Motion and already it seems I should have stuck with After Effects. Guess I'll just have to fake the DOF in Final Cut. Thanks
Use Source Framerate
by Dustin Parsons 7 years ago
Is there a way to tell Adobe Media Encoder to make the output framerate the same as the input framerate It seems rather redundant to have to make multiple custom presets that are exactly the same exce
Avid Media Composer and sharing media on a SAN
by David Parker 8 years ago
Can someone help me out here: I am coming from Final Cut Pro, and I don't really understand how Avid MC deals with media files. In researching a SAN solution I see references to things like "Virtualiz
Re: Avid Media Composer and sharing media on a SAN
by Dustin Parsons 8 years ago
David Parker "The problem is, like everyone else in post, I are not sure what happens after FCP7, but I am not ready to commit to Avid. However I do need a SAN now, (on FCP7) and so I am looking for
MC6 new features... favorites? disappointments? predictions?
by Hector berrebi 8 years ago
ok... most of us haven't used it yet we can still praise or knock the new features :) i think the new DNX (4:4:4 flavor) is amazing news. a long waited addition to the DNX family and if its as predict
Re: MC6 new features... favorites? disappointments? predictions?
by Dustin Parsons 8 years ago
Thanks for the suggestion Richard. You're right about just having to bite the bullet and just move over to AVID. I have to make the jump sooner or later and that training series seems like it would de
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