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Eric Holzapfel

Member Since:
May 5th 2008
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tips to minimize strobing and pixelating from FCP output
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello all, I have just finished a project. I used a series of still images (tiffs) in the FCP timeline with zooms and pans on some images (1800x1350) and some slight pans (vert and horiz) on most of t
Re: tips to minimize strobing and pixelating from FCP output
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Mike, I will try this out. I will check my sequences, and copy the stuff over. I would love to have one of those cards you mention(matrox, etc), not to mention a proper monitor. Thanks again, er
Compressor and REALLY LONG TIME to do job
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello All, I have a question - does compressor always take so long I read one of the posts on COW regarding long render times for FCP Compressor, and that sped things up but only after me waiting 5 ho
Re: Compressor and REALLY LONG TIME to do job
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
These are great help to me. Thanks
Compressor Creates File too short
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello All, I have been using Compressor (3.0) to create an mpeg 2 file for DVD Studio Pro. The MOV file exported from FCP is 26 min 17 sec long. The audio is a little shorter, ends before the out poin
Re: Compressor Creates File too short
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
I did not fill the gap with a slug, but I did have that thought. I was wondering if there was "no video" in a sequence that compressor might "compress" empty space. I will fill the gap with a slug, an
nesting sequences and audio problem
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Forum Members, I think my question is somewhat basic. I have several sequences with various audio tracks. I want to put each sequence in a "master" sequence. So far this has worked fine. I have
Re: nesting sequences and audio problem
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello John, I will do that. Thanks. Eric
create readable titles
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello FCP forum, I am trying to create readable titles in FCP using the Boris 3D title crawl plug-in that ships with FCP. I have a long list of credits for the end of my project, I want to keep the te
Re: create readable titles
by Mark Suszko 10 years ago
I find that adding a little bit of dark edge and drop shadow to smaller text helps it hold together and read better. I always ask folks not to use seriffed fonts below a set size for screen work, scre
FCP not opening last project
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello There, Can I edit my FCP prefs to have it open the last project I worked on I figure I can just enter the path to the last project opened in a pref file. I have the checkbox checked in FCP User
Re: FCP not opening last project
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Tom, Thanks again, I will check Digital Rebellion! eric
Add or Edit Title and have to render
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Forum Experts, I am working with a sequence in FCP. It is a standard def NTSC sequence with some still images in the timeline. I have added some Boris FX title crawls, and some just plain titles
Re: Add or Edit Title and have to render
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Tom, I have a dual 2.8ghz G5 Intel quad core Desktop system. That should be fast enough, no Thanks, I will set to Unlimited RT eric
Change speed of title crawl
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello All, I am using Boris FX title crawl in FCP 6. I have yet to find a way to control the speed of the crawl. I am using the percent complete to step things up, but it is not too elegant. Is there
Re: Change speed of title crawl
by Matt Mullen 10 years ago
Eric, The easiest way to do this is to create the title using the generator. Create the title crawl. Once your back in the FCP interface if you do not like the desired length you can grab and shorten
Titles and more titles
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Motion fans ( and FCP fans as well), I have a dumb question. I am preparing to create a titles sequence for a civil war documentary I am working on. There are so many options for making titles,
Re: Titles and more titles
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Corey, Thanks for the information. Creative Cow forum is always a valuable tool, even for those "simple" tasks! Thanks eric
Flowing Smoke Text
by Christopher Hill 10 years ago
Hey there, Just to preface my question, I'm fairly new to Motion and Motion Graphics in general, but have a good background in Editing. I'm really interested in a Motion Tutorial on how to make flowin
Re: Flowing Smoke Text
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
There is a really good tutorial on creating smoke in Adobe After effects. This is worth while to check out, and it is fairly simple try this link: http: library.creativecow.net print.php id=454 It wor
Audio track not playing in fcp timeline
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello All, I created a project in Motion 3 first. Text, image, and audio. I save the project as logo.motn. I synced the images, fades, etc to the audio in motion. I then imported the motion project in
Re: Audio track not playing in fcp timeline
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Noah, Well, "moving on", I will move it into FCP! I was wondering about that. eric
how to output a 16x9 widescreen qt movie from After Effects
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello There, I am trying to output a 16x9 widescreen movie from After Effects. I am using still images. My image size is 853x480 which is supposed to be equivalent to NTSC 16x9 widescreen, which is wh
Re: how to output a 16x9 widescreen qt movie from After Effects
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Simon, I guess I should be "aware" of the difference you mention by now!! Thanks, I will check it out. I am planning to put it on a dvd tv. Thanks, eric
Basic Question After Effects and PSD image
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Again, I have a basic question. I really like the fact that AE can have a Photoshop PSD file intact, with all its layers. I have a PSD file whose various layers I would like to animate in AE. Si
Re: Basic Question After Effects and PSD image
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Dave, Thanks for the reply. It is truly amazing the stuff that can be done with these programs! Eric
Strange Effect in After Effects - with simple keyframe motion
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Creative Cow forum, I have been playing around with After Effects CS4 (a trial copy) on a Windows XP machine. I created a PSD image in photoshop that is 853 px wide and 1706px high. My idea bein
Re: Strange Effect in After Effects - with simple keyframe motion
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello Guys, Once again Cow to the rescue! I have been watching the podcasts by your panel of experts (not using the term loosely), including Ahron, but have not made it to the "boomerang and bezier" a
Photoshop for Video, After Effects, and FCP Podcasts
by Eric Holzapfel 10 years ago
Hello All (including the Podcast creators!), I just finished watching the podcast by Rich Harrington in his "Photoshop for Video" section. He mentioned to make a post about the podcast(s). I feel that
Kudos to Adobe for their CS4 products
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello All (Rich Harrington in particular), I am a "proud" owner of many of the CS4 products from Adobe. (but I really like Final Cut Studio 2). Thanks to the "cow" for some great tutorials. I just use
Re: Kudos to Adobe for their CS4 products
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Again, Thanks are not enough. The podcasts are really helpful. Also, as a form of "support" I did buy the Adobe CS4 book Richard Harrington has put together. Thanks, Eric
Spanned Files
by Edward Osei-Gyimah 11 years ago
Hey Guys I am editing a documentary which is being shot on the Panasonic HVX-200 using P2 cards, the format we using in 720P DVC Pro. When I download the footage from the cards to an external hard dri
Re: Spanned Files
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Shane, Shoot! I was afraid of that (a laptop that is). Good move on keeping the old laptop. I have a friend that has an old one, maybe I can get him to "loan" it. Certainly, due the price of the
Capturing from Mini DV 24p into FCP 6.05, what are the presets for DVC Pro HD HVX-200 camera
by Malinda Francis 11 years ago
Hey I am having trouble capturing from tape into FCP 6.05...it must be a setting I am not doing right...can anyone help me let me know peace mali
Re: Capturing from Mini DV 24p into FCP 6.05, what are the presets for DVC Pro HD HVX-200 camera
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello John and Malinda, John, you are 100% correct about the HVX200 recording ONLY DV to tape. All HD of whatever format is recorded only to the P2 card or an external FireStor drive, etc. HD 720p foo
FCP Log and Transferring Incorrect Format?
by kevlar haskis 11 years ago
I'm working with footage that was supposedly shot at 1080i24p on the Panasonic HPX 170. I'm using the Log and Transfer tool in FCP 6.0.5 to ingest my footage. It appears that the footage is being capt
Re: FCP Log and Transferring Incorrect Format?
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello, I have the same issue, except that I do NOT want interlacing, and the remove pull-down checkbox is checked. Any ideas My footage was shot at HVX200, 1080 24p. As soon as I import a clip (which
Using Motion to Create Crawling Titles
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello, I am a very new user to Apple Motion. I know some very basic operations with Motion. I would like to create a title with two lines of text. One that moves from left to right, and stops, and ano
Re: Using Motion to Create Crawling Titles
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello David, Thanks. What you say makes sense. I will give it a shot. I must say, that Motion program is amazing, I have watched a few tutorials, etc, and its capabilities are amazing! Eric.
Add a ballon or bubble as in a cartoon
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello, I have just obtained After Effects CS3. I have not started using it yet. I did have one thought that I would like to do in a small "movie" I am editing for a friend. I am using iMovie for this.
Re: Add a ballon or bubble as in a cartoon
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Tom, Thanks for the reply, even if somewhat terse. I was looking for a simple way to begin using Adobe After Effects. Hokey and or corny would have worked in my case, not being critical if somet
Raylight vs. Calibrated Software MXF import
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello There, I am contemplating getting Raylight for MAC or the Calibrated S w mxf import tool for FC studio. are there any opinions on pro or cons vs. these two products Eric
P2 Viewer on PC
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello There, I have installed the p2 software for Viewing P2 data on my laptop (pc type). I actually can use the program to enter data on the clips. (My laptop is a Dell - vintage 2004!, slow, etc). I
Re: P2 Viewer on PC
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Eric, Try checking Raylight for the Mac, eric
Barry Green Hack - 2 frames per sec??
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello HVX Users, I was checking the Cinevate website (re: the Brevis). I found this link to an interesting video: http: www.cinevate.com forum viewtopic.php f=2&t=2388#p16392 The videographer photogra
Re: Barry Green Hack - 2 frames per sec??
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Kirk, Whoa! and I thought it was a simple button push! Amazing. I will have to give this a shot. Thanks for the detailed info on how to do this. I have barry's dvds, etc and have not yet watched
Frame rate (timing) for interval recording
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello HVX Forum, I am teaching myself how to use my HVX-200 (thanks to Barry Green's book and DVDs, otherwise I would barely know what the camera can do). I would like to do some interval recording, l
Re: Frame rate (timing) for interval recording
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Lars, Thanks, google attacks! eric
Rolling Credits/Text for Boris Title 3d
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Boris FX, I have a stock install of FCP, version 6.0.3, along with the standard effects that come with it. Is there a way to have rolling text credits with Boris Title 3D I have "Text Scrambler"
Re: Rolling Credits/Text for Boris Title 3d
by Eric Holzapfel 11 years ago
Hello Peter, Thanks, I should have looked or opened up the Crawl. I will check it out. Thanks, Eric
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