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Eric Holzapfel

Member Since:
April 7th 2010
63 Posts
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Redondo Beach, CA
DVD Studio Pro 4 Track Icon
by Eric Holzapfel 6 years ago
I have searched for this in the Apple documentation and on the web. no luck. I have noticed that on a track I have created, and added video, there is a small triangle in the lower right of the track i
Re: DVD Studio Pro 4 Track Icon
by Eric Holzapfel 6 years ago
Hello Bill, Thanks for the info. It is not critical, but it is confusing. Probably buried somewhere in Apple's documentation. I will check for compressor plug in - I did find a standalone program call
Font control tab does not function in Encore CS6
by Eric Holzapfel 6 years ago
Hello, I just started using Encore CS6. I have attempted to add a button to a menu, and added a text label (or a text field) to the menu. I am unable to use the feature of the Text Control tab where I
Re: Font control tab does not function in Encore CS6
by Stan Jones 6 years ago
By character control is difficult, if it works. Save yourself the grief, even if you get it to work: use "edit in Photoshop" for menu modification. Stan Jones
FCP 7 will not launch
by Eric Holzapfel 6 years ago
Hello All, My system has been running fine. I have FCP X and FCS 3.0 installed. I use both tcp x and tcp 7.0.3. For some reason, FCP 7 will no longer launch. I have tried: deleting preferences, and re
Re: FCP 7 will not launch
by Eric Holzapfel 6 years ago
hello, Updated flash player, and added adobe reader. But did the same thing on the backup disk But nothing else. Also Java was updated, but I uninstalled it, and downgraded to 1.6 jdk Final Cut Pro, A
FCPX creates projects on Macintosh HD
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Hello There, I have followed Andy Neal's great tutorial for setting up a disk (other than the Macintosh HD) for FCPX events - this seems to work fine - also, It worked perfectly on FCPX versions older
Re: FCPX creates projects on Macintosh HD
by Bret Williams 7 years ago
Highlight the correct hard drive when you create a project in the project window
Sequence Settings in FCP 7 for Telecine Super8mm film
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Hello All, I have done some searching on this topic, but have not found the answer. What is a good FCP 7 setup for editing a sequence using a ProRes file created from 18fps super 8mm film I would also
Re: Sequence Settings in FCP 7 for Telecine Super8mm film
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Hello Nick, I will check it out and play around. I do not really need to waste too much time on this! later, eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
Explode image into a "new" image - a creation
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Hello Forum, This is a great forum. I would like some suggestions on a possible workflow to accomplish the effect below. I have some video footage of playdoh that I would like to give the appearance o
Is a 6 core Mac pro enough.
by Marcus Herrick 7 years ago
I'm upgrading to a new macpro for a reality show shot on XD cam HD. Offline is FCP and grading in davinci. I'm planning to get the 6 core 3.33Ghz Mac Pro with 24GB (6x4GB) RAM a quadro 4000 for GUI an
Re: Is a 6 core Mac pro enough.
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Thanks Marcus, will check! Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
Compressor 4.0.3 Takes long time
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Hello All, This is somewhat strange, my system used to be faster. I did have a crash on my system - which apple had to rebuild most of the hardware! My system: Mac Pro OSX 10.7.4, 2x2.66 Ghz, 6 Core i
Re: Compressor 4.0.3 Takes long time
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Hello Jeff, Thanks for the input. I ended up contacting Apple on this one. The main reason being that it worked (using same settings) on Compressor 3. Apple ended up having me try using a straight You
Key Frame title text size
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
I have added a title to my storyline in FCP X. It does not seem possible to keyframe the text size for titles ( ) What am I missing I place the playhead at the start of the title, set a size - and mov
Re: Key Frame title text size
by Eric Holzapfel 7 years ago
Hello, Thanks for the reminder! I should have thought of the scale parameter! Thanks, Eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
Boris Title 3D kerning problem - Again
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello All, I thought I would try this first. I am constantly having problems with kerning trying to use Boris Title 3D that come along with FCP 7 (I have version 7.0.3). I have tried deleting the pref
Re: Boris Title 3D kerning problem - Again
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello Jeremy, will do. Just checked in tonight late CA time. Thanks, Eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
Attempting to use roles to export part of storyline
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello All, I have been practicing using FCP X. I tried to select some clips in the storyline, and export them (and only them) to a quicktime movie (like we can can using FCP 7, by setting an in and an
Re: Attempting to use roles to export part of storyline
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello, Thanks for the info on this. I guess I will have to do it (next time) with compressor, or the compound clip method. Thanks for boosting my beginning knowledge with FCP X. Eric Final Cut Pro, Ad
Compression Confusion - 1080p to 720p
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello All, I have been looking all over the forum, and have not quite found out a way to do this, or at least a way that works. I have some video that I shot with an HVX200 - format 720p30 (native fra
Re: Compression Confusion - 1080p to 720p
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello Russ, It is nice I am on the right track. I did see the FCP log and transfer info by Shane Ross (Creative Cow, thank you very much!). Using Compressor 4 I selected the DVCPRO HD codec, 720p60 30
sequence settings, video,stills resolution vs. final output
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello Members, Kudos to creative cow and the podcasts! AE, FCP, Adobe Photoshop, etc. the forums and podcasts really help. I have a basic question here. I create projects in FCP 7 (for the moment) whe
Re: sequence settings, video,stills resolution vs. final output
by Chris Tompkins 8 years ago
You Shot HD, You should Edit HD. Now, those stills seem small. Can you get originals Can you resize If the stills need to be the best with the current size, I might edit in a SD sequence. DV NTSC Easy
Map conquering animation
by John Wilson 8 years ago
Hi, I'm looking to create a map animation, where countries that belong to certain factions are in a certain color. We've seen this in certain documentaries, for example about the second world war, how
Re: Map conquering animation
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello John, This is not a trivial task, but doable in AE or Apple motion. I am working on just such a project, and have it working up to a point. I have a problem with layer coordinates vs. comp coord
Why does a bezier curve sometimes paste as a mask, other times as keyframes?
by james bachalo 8 years ago
Hi Beginners question. Trying to apply a bezier path on the clipboard to the XY coordinates of a TrapcodeParticular Effect on a Solid. I select the 'Position XY' under 'Emitter', then paste my bezier
Re: Why does a bezier curve sometimes paste as a mask, other times as keyframes?
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello, Do you mean "Select the XY coordinates in Particular an paste." or Select the XY coordinates in Position and paste I am having a similar challenge with layer coordinates and comp coordinates. I
Match temporal keyframes in multiple layers
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello There, Andrew Devis' tutorials have been helpful. I have a comp with multiple layers. I have two paths on one layer. I apply a stroke to these paths. On a layer above the layer with the paths (m
Re: Match temporal keyframes in multiple layers
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello Ben, This answer really helps. I have been using AE, but for relatively simple things, like image movement, and opacity changes, etc. Your tip on keyframing put me on the correct path (ha!!). Th
Draw line on map - follow a "ball"
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello Members, First, thanks to creative cow forums for the outstanding level of information and help in the forums I frequent! I have searched around, but never quite could figure out how to do this:
Re: Draw line on map - follow a "ball"
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello Kevin, When you say "brush center" do you mean position (x and y) or anchor point I do not see a property called "center' for a brush. Thanks for this help. Eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effec
Using Photoshop for lower third - to FCP 7
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello All, Thanks to Rich Harrington for the lower third tutorials! I have a question. I am trying to create a lower third for NTSC DVD video (16x9). My FCP sequence settings are: 720x480, NTSC DV (3:
Re: Using Photoshop for lower third - to FCP 7
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
Image files from Photoshop to FCP has always been goofy for me. I think I was able to get it to work a couple different ways. One is to use square pixels and use the pixel dimensions recommended by Ap
FCP 7 and Boris 3D
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello, I am trying to use Boris 3D with type on text for a title in FCP. I attempted to change the font size from 18 point to 28 point (face: Orator Std). The Boris Title app locks up, and will not cl
Re: FCP 7 and Boris 3D
by Eric Holzapfel 8 years ago
Hello Jeff, Thanks. I am used to trashing FCP 7 preferences. Now I know there are some for Boris as well. Thanks for the tip. eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
Bicubic smoother vs. sharper
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello All, I posted this under a similar post, but no responses. I have scanned 35mm slides at 4000dpi. I plan to print some of these at around 300 dpi or so. So, am I enlarging the image, or making t
Re: Bicubic smoother vs. sharper
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Keith, I fully appreciate the difference there. I was merely stating that I would like to know more about his workflow in terms of the work he produces, not as related to a 35mm scan, etc. Thank
Losing clarity in crop
by Kevin LaBonty 14 years ago
I have a 2.3Megapixel camera. I want to make an 8x10 print. When I crop a section of the image and print it, the print is grainy. I crop at 8 x 10 by 300ppi. Do you increase or decrease the image size
Re: Crop and bicubic smoother
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello All, Rather than re-post, I thought that I would ask here before I post anew. I have an "inverse" issue. I have scanned 35mm slides at 4000dpi. I plan to print some of these at around 300 dpi or
View Apple Compressor Droplet Settings
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello, Just as I think I get to know what I am doing, I discover I do not. With apple compressor 3.0 I could double click a droplet, and see the settings for it (codec, audio, etc). I have recently up
Re: View Apple Compressor Droplet Settings
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Mark, I finally accepted the fact as you have stated above. I redid a couple of droplets, and as you mentioned, that has things working fine. Thanks for the help, eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After
Photoshop and black and white
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello There, I searched around the Cow forums for info on this, and did not find much. I have scanned some black and white negatives, and was looking for a workflow for Photoshop on working directly w
Re: Photoshop and black and white
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Rich, Thanks, I have your book, and your podcasts have been nearly indispensable for much of my work! The lower thirds and gradient fade, etc. Thanks, Eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Ph
Droplet in Compressor 3 vs. Compressor 3.5
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello All, I searched around for this one, but did not find an exact match for my issue. I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard and FCS 2 to FCS 3. I have some droplets I created in Compressor 3.0 (fcs 2
Comments on the Cow
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
I love the cow forum! that is all I can say. eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
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Re: Comments on the Cow
by John Marsh 9 years ago
Yeah, ditto. I appreciate this forum a lot and hope folks respect both it's requests and bounderies.
Motion and graphic path
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Motion Group, I am planning to use a map image (tiff or psd, etc). I would like to trace a path from one city to another, etc. Like Raiders of the Lost Ark, or like they did in the 30s and 40s w
Re: Motion and graphic path
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Mark, What a great resource the Cow is. Also, thanks for the input. i have your Motion 3 and Motion 4 traing DVD (via iTunes) and it is great. Eric Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
Create a path over an aerial video of mountains?
by Susan Dempster 10 years ago
I'm new to After Effects - I'm not sure if this is even possible... I have an aerial video of a mountainous region that I want to draw a winding pathway over. I have GPS coordinates for this pathway,
Re: Create a path over an aerial video of mountains?
by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago
Hello Jim, This is what I want to do. Draw a path, but over a non-moving image. You mention bezier points. Is this in FCP or AE or Motion or I am using FCP to create a travel film (stills and video),
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
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