Removing Specks from (Lit) Headlights by Ed Hecht 8 months ago Hi Fellow FX Compositors, I need some basic advice suggestions on how to tackle this shot: I need to remove the specks (which are likely internal dust or external hard water stains) from this shot. Th
Basic PI Functionality Questions by Ed Hecht 10 months ago As much as I like Particle Illusion for adding finishing touches, I am now seeing how hamstrung it appears to be, for example, not being able to zoom in and out of the timeline... But I thought I woul
Re: Basic PI Functionality Questions by Ed Hecht 10 months ago I figured as much. Thanks, Alan. Looks like I'll need to resort to some sort of combo of PI and Particular for now, despite the emitters of the former being vastly superior to the latter. I've been a
Need Mocha/Tracking Advice by Ed Hecht 2 years ago Hi All, I've never actually used Mocha before. I have a shot with a few flat screens that need to be swapped out that are partially to mostly obscured throughout the shot by a person in the foreground
Re: Need Mocha/Tracking Advice by Ross Shain 2 years ago Absolutely - when you are tracking a screen to replace and there are foreground objects that occlude the screen, Mocha is the best option. What you need to do is use multiple search areas (using the X
RAM Preview Issues by Ed Hecht 3 years ago I have a Windows 10 machine (Dual Xeons-it's a Dell Precision 7910 Tower), 64GB RAM, using a Quadro K5200. This issue only started a couple weeks ago. But AFX CC (latest version) suddenly stops playba
Re: RAM Preview Issues by Walter Soyka 3 years ago First, I'd try resetting your preferences. Hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift while launching Ae. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and
Media Encoder CC - H.264 pixelated result by Mark McGrotty 7 years ago Hi, I'm having some issues with getting a decent image out of H.264 720p preset with Media Encoder. The lossless file rendered with After Effects is sharp and looks exactly how I want it. However, enc
Keyframe Interval Question by Ed Hecht 7 years ago Greetings Fellow Encoders, I am pinging the hive mind over an issue that, as a video professional I should know the answer to by now... Take a look at this URL (warning: dull, technical video): http:
Re: Keyframe Interval Question by Ivan Myles 7 years ago If the rendered file is being transcoded I recommend an all-intraframe structure with key frame distance equal to one (1) frame. ProRes, DNxHD, or AVC-Intra would be better than H.264 for this applica
CamStudio Files in Premiere Pro CS5 by Ed Hecht 8 years ago Anyone have experience working with AVIs from this open source Camtasia competitor I have major flickering and ghosting issues with it in Premiere, no matter what I try to minimize. I'm sure I am just
Converting a PAL Video by Ed Hecht 8 years ago Not even sure if this is absolutely a PAL video. But it came to me from the UK with these specs (per GSpot): Format: AVI Codec: CRAM Microsoft Video 1 Dimensions: 1264x944 Frame rate: 50 fps It's a cr
Slow Data Scan by Ed Hecht 8 years ago Hey fellow PI3ers, I've been using PI3 both full and piAE for a while now and some years ago successfully used the Slow Data Scan preset as a transitional element (with a mask) for an SD video. Now I'
Re: Slow Data Scan by Alan Lorence 8 years ago Increase "f-life". The free emitters that are creating those particles are dying too early. Alan. .................... Alan Lorence Product Manager GenArts, Inc. www.genarts.com www.wondertouch.com
Need pointers on H.264 edit/re-encode by Ed Hecht 8 years ago Due to some issues with our archive storage provider (Grrr...), I have no access to the Premiere project file(s) for an H.264 mp4 I need to edit. It just involves inserting some title slates in Premie
No More Emitters? by Paul Boland 8 years ago Hi Particle Illusions. Just wondering what is happening with our free emitter libraries They use to be monthly. When the company was bough they started to drop off and became seasonally. But we haven'
Re: No More Emitters? by Ed Hecht 8 years ago If I recall correctly, there was some announcement or email (or tweet) a while back from Alan saying that emitter libraries would only be released quarterly from now on...
Animating Bar Charts by Ed Hecht 9 years ago I'm using horizontal vector bars (extruded and beveled in Illustrator), x-scaled over time to show their growth. I have a small text box that goes from 0-X% over that same time (using a nice expressio
DSLR vs Super Zoom by Ed Hecht 9 years ago So I have been thinking of offloading my Canon T2i (and all accessories: lenses, external flash, etc) for a Super Zoom (the Sony DSC-HX100 to be exact) as I have little time for photography now. (But
Re: DSLR vs Super Zoom by Ed Hecht 9 years ago Agreed, Noah. The more I think about it, the more I realize this would be a good grab and go camera-a nice extra tool for the arsenal.
P2 Sort by date by Ed Hecht 9 years ago Relatively new to P2, but is there no way to sort P2 clips by Date Time Created Modified in PP CS5 As the P2 files are not all named sequentially (which baffles the hell out of me), I am constantly ha
Re: P2 Sort by date by Chris Knight 9 years ago Instead of importing P2 folders, just view and edit them via the Media Browser. You can sort clips by date, duration, or name. You can even edit directly from P2 cards this way.
Boris Grafitti Authorizations by Ed Hecht 12 years ago Hi All, Any idea how many machines authorizations Boris allows for this I recently evaluated it and really like it. But I am hoping that like Adobe with CS, they allow 2 installs. As I have a desktop
Re: Boris Grafitti Authorizations by Ed Hecht 12 years ago Thanks, Peter. I called today and the answer is YES, they do allow a second activation specifically for laptops. I'm sold! Thanks. Happy New Year fellow cows! Ed
Need Advice on PI3-Premiere Pro Workflow by Ed Hecht 14 years ago Hello Folks, I think PI3 is the best thing since sliced bread. I used the trial at work for a month and squeezed every ounce out of it. I liked it so much, I bought it for myself at home! (Unfortunate
Re: Need Advice on PI3-Premiere Pro Workflow by Ed Hecht 14 years ago Thanks for your response, Alan. I followed your directions to export "raw" emitter avi's. The upper field-first versions were expectedly choppy. The lower field ones were all crisp and "video-like", u
update???( reply Please ) by ryndemers 14 years ago I'm wondering when an update will be... you guys said it was coming out a while ago so...I really am just looking for some DV AVI support. Also WMV would be GREAT! thanks, ryndemers