Dylan Mercer: Activity About Images
Dylan Mercer

Member Since:
March 12th 2009
23 Posts
Weird 'tv static' glitch out of encoder
by Dylan Mercer 3 years ago
Hi, I need some ideas. Everything I put into Media encoder keeps coming out with this angled lines accross half the frames. I am working at quite a high resolution (1800x1717) but my 18 second animati
Re: Weird 'tv static' glitch out of encoder
by Dylan Mercer 3 years ago
-Actually this DID work, sorry. the glitch is only hapenning for renders sent from Ae CC 2015 to Media Encoder CC 2015
Collapse Transformations mayhem: 3D layers going ascew
by Dylan Mercer 6 years ago
Hi there. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills... I am animating a demonstration of an internet banking interface, showing items being clicked, pages changing, drop-down menus sliding out, etc. I have d
Re: Collapse Transformations mayhem: 3D layers going ascew
by Dylan Mercer 6 years ago
Thanks John. I've tweaked a few things since my first post but still getting some strange bugs, i.e. The blue text of the account names is invisible until 07:17 and pops of again when the camera moves
expanding marker clips
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
I am editing with another editor on a 4 video project and we have decided to both log all the interview footage with markers in the clips to denote particular comments. this is a new practice for me a
Re: expanding marker clips
by Rob Grauert 9 years ago
Place your playhead of the marked clip in the timeline Press: Command + Option + F This loads the entire clip into the viewer with the playhead corresponding to the marked clip in the timeline. Rob Gr
Am I stoned? "SHEEP" noise (baaa) then a crash?
by Jason Allen 12 years ago
Hey guys. Im running AE 7 on a mbp. Been having a bit of trouble with crashes. Can't remember what was doing it last time,. but currently im CC Force motion blurring a comp with some zax 3d in it and
Re: Am I stoned? "SHEEP" noise (baaa) then a crash?
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
I am half Welsh, half New Zealander, and both nationalities have unsavoury reputation sregarding sheep. When I first heard this 'baa' noise I blew a fuse and accused everyone for messing with my audio
Automatic Duck error
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
I have been using Automatic duck's Pro Import AE with After Effects for some time now. suddenly I have started getting an error while opening After Effects and the Automatic duck option no longer appe
Re: Automatic Duck error
by Mike Toy 7 years ago
did you ever get an answer for this i've having the same problem .. thank you in advance Mike
audio playout delay
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
Hi not sure if this is a blackmagic issue, but it could be: recently I have been getting an occasional problem (most recently in a client meeting!) where all of the audio played from my edit suite (FC
Seconary analogue preview monitor
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
I have a SONY PVM series Monitor setup for editing in Final cut, which is plugged into the RGB component outputs of my Decklink HD extreme. What I need now is to plug in an domestic TV set in addition
Re: Seconary analogue preview monitor
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
Yep my SONY monitor is thePVM-D20L5A and it has loads of outputs, but nothing I can get to work on the TV set. I'm plugged into the RGB plugs on it and they have RGB outputs next to them but the TV de
mpeg4 NTSC to Pal
by Marc Cosgrave 9 years ago
Hi Trying to import some mpeg4 footage shot on a Sanyo exactiTH1 into fcp. I've used streamclip to convert it and it comes up 29.97 fps so obviously NTSC. What's the best way to convert this to PAL Th
Re: mpeg4 NTSC to Pal
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
Hi Marc, just interested, as I have a similar problem; What conversion settings did you use in compressor to get it to PAL thanks Dylan Mercer
Cinema 4D import to After Effects Motion Blur Error
by Mike Moon 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I have a problem. When I import a Cinema 4D project into After Effects, everything is fine when I parent AE 3d layers to the imported nulls but when I try to turn on motion blur, the obje
Re: Cinema 4D import to After Effects Motion Blur Error
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
I've just run into a similar problem, and it seems there are some severe limitations in C4D when combining DOF with alpha channels. You need to find some kind of multi-pass workaround.
DOF alpha channel weirdness
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
Hi! I've been having a nightmare rendering a simple scene with Depth of Field and an alpha channel. (to be then comped in after affects) My renders look great in the picture viewer, but when I look at
Re: DOF alpha channel weirdness
by Casey Baugess 8 years ago
I know this is an old thread, but I have had this same problem. I found another workaround that seems to be working for me. If you just use object buffers, you can create the alpha channel in AE with
is there a way to display clip names in the canvas - just like the TC reader?
by Steve Smith 13 years ago
i'm looking for a way to display individual clip names in the canvas - i need to way to make a rough cut shows the TC and each clip name as they're laid out in the timeline. thanks for your help, ste
Re: is there a way to display clip names in the canvas - just like the TC reader?
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
I am looking for a similar thing for an edit which includes LOADs of still images. I need to hand it on to our motion graphics guys to animate the images, so a label on each image would be a huge help
Help with Promo
by James Kecskes 9 years ago
Looking for some tips on how to re-create this promo, as far as the background (that seems to wrap around) and the cloudy floor. I talked the client out of a DVD case opening (since I don't have a 3D
Re: Help with Promo
by Dylan Mercer 9 years ago
looks like a lot of fractal clouds to me. The floor could be a circular 3D plane with fractal clouds applied. The back wall could use CC cylinder: new layer, apply fractal noise, apply CC cylinder, se
edit to tape problems
by Dylan Mercer 10 years ago
Has anyone seen this problem before ! Whenever I try to edit anything to a DV tape from FCP on my Mac It always just records this same pink and green static pattern. (image attached) I have used vario
Re: edit to tape problems
by Shane Ross 10 years ago
Yeah, that is a clear indication that your footage does not match your video output settings. Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it. Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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