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Eric Klassen

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September 18th 2006
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Time-lapse taking too long
by Eric Klassen 6 months ago
I'm working with someone who used a BM 4K camera to shoot a 1hr clip to turn into a time-lapse, brought it into Resolve, changed the time on the clip to play in 1min, and it's taking 6hrs to render. I
Re: Time-lapse taking too long
by Marc Wielage 6 months ago
Eric Klassen "I'm working with someone who used a BM 4K camera to shoot a 1hr clip to turn into a time-lapse, brought it into Resolve, changed the time on the clip to play in 1min, and it's taking 6h
Encode HDR to MP4?
by Eric Klassen 7 months ago
Is there an MP4 codec that supports HDR encoding out of Davinci A few years ago, I was working with HDR workflows in Davinci but haven't been involved in the space since then. At the time, we only had
Re: Encode HDR to MP4?
by Eric Klassen 7 months ago
ANSWERD: I've learned current MP4 does support HDR: As long as you have an editing suite or transcoder using current HEVC H.265, then the MP4 will support HDR. By default, the mpeg HDR standard is now
Separate Speakers in Audio Waveform
by Eric Klassen 2 years ago
We're working on a project using hundreds of prerecorded phone calls in separate audio files. Each call has two people: a customer and a customer service rep (CSR). We need to eliminate the CSR's voic
Re: Separate Speakers in Audio Waveform
by Chris Wright 2 years ago
I don't know if I understand you completely. its just simple editing. audition has markers and can auto detect blank audio spots, but it wouldn't know who's talking. Do they ever talk at the same time
5.1 Surround
by Eric Klassen 3 years ago
We ve successfully tested our 7.1 system, speaker by speaker, from the Mac Utilities Audio MIDI Setup, but running into a problem when playing content: We have an Onkyo receiver that's showing the pro
Re: 5.1 Surround
by Eric Klassen 3 years ago
Chris, The reason we got the Onkyo TX-NR3030 was for a 7.2.4 Atmos system that plays from our Blue-Ray, it's a great system. It also plays standard surround, I'm not sure if the DVDs we've played had
Export Nested Timelines
by Eric Klassen 3 years ago
I need to send a timeline out to another production house, here's the problem: I have a timeline with several clips that are nested. When I export the EDL XML, none of the nested timelines are showing
Re: Export Nested Timelines
by Eric Klassen 3 years ago
Joseph thanks, The NLE is being delivered for work in Resolve on their side. The issue is that the media needs to be nested in order for an animated wipe to work properly that's being generated with R
Install Plugin to Resolve 12
by Eric Klassen 4 years ago
I normally work on a Mac for coloring, but I need to install a plug-in to a PC version of Resolve 12. Can someone help me out Thanks, Eric - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eric Klassen CableL
Compositing and NeatVideo
by Eric Klassen 4 years ago
I'm compositing two tracks of video to achieve a wipe effect to compare two shots with one another (see below). In order to use NeatVideo to de-noise most of the shots, I've had to create Compound cli
Window Border
by Eric Klassen 4 years ago
I'm creating a visual demo to show different levels of saturation in the same shot and animating a window to create a swipe across the screen. It's a typical swipe comparison. There's a lot of similar
Re: Window Border
by Eric Klassen 4 years ago
Marc, thanks. I agree, it would be easier to do it that way in the case of a single wipe across, but I need to wipe across and back again, which I didn't clarify. To get this to work with the Edge Wip
SDI to DeckLink to VLC
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
I'm working in Resolve 11 on a Mac Pro, sending the video signal to an UltraStudio 4K, outputting an SDI and then in to a DeckLink 4K Extreme card that's in a separate PC, which then sends the signal
Bit Depth & Transcoding
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
I've set up a test for a client that involves testing individual clips, comparing 8bit vs 10bit quality. I'm using Premiere CC to set up a timeline with a single clip and encoding out of Premiere usin
Re: Bit Depth & Transcoding
by Angelo Lorenzo 5 years ago
Apples to oranges - Premiere uses Apple's native (MOV, TERRIBLE quality) or MainConcepts(MP4, decent quality speed) while Elemental uses in-house developed codecs (my bet is a fork of x264). There are
Multi-Cam Function Not Working
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
I set up a multi-cam sequence with three files and merged them successfully with audio. Created a timeline, chose the multi-camera view, hit the nest button in the timeline, brought in the nested mult
Encode Settings
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
I need to encode a video to the specs below. I can find everything except how to change the Chroma Format to 4:2:0 I've only found 4:2:2. Can someone help Level & Codec: MPEG2 Max bitrate: 14 Chroma F
Audio Replace
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
This seems like it should be easy: I've got some pre-purchased stock music tracks in the timeline. I've made volume adjustments and edits to the music, so I need to replace the old clips with the new
Re: Audio Replace
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
Answered my own question: it is the same as replacing video. You need to note down the original audio track in and out points in the timeline, then mark those points on the new track before dragging a
Best encode from 4K
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
I have a 4K timeline I need to encode to a 1980x1080 to give to a client so they can put it on YouTube and use for other online stuff. Can someone recommend a good encode setting that hits a reasonabl
Re: Best encode from 4K
by David Baud 5 years ago
are you on CC If so I would just export your timeline using one of the Youtube 1080p preset. Then depending on your quality vs compression target, I would adjust your bitrate accordingly. David Baud P
4K through Firewire 800?
by Eric Klassen 5 years ago
I'm editing 4K HD footage smoothly on the old Mac Pro system. We have a Raid drive with only Thunderbolt out. If I convert the Thunderbolt out to Firewire800, will I run into bottleneck issues (we bou
Re: 4K through Firewire 800?
by Angelo Lorenzo 5 years ago
I would check with some mac people but the thunderbolt- fw800 adapter is one way conversion only. FW800 device to thunderbolt computer port. You might be putting the cart before the horse. -----------
Missing Event
by Eric Klassen 6 years ago
I just went through the process of Moving several Events from one computer onto an external. I used Command+Drag Drop into the external icon within the FCP interface. To save storage space on the exte
Re: Missing Event
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Select the Project in the Project Browser. In the inspector under the Properties tab, choose Modify Event References. Point it at the hard drive the Event is now stored. Jeremy
Bue Screen
by Eric Klassen 6 years ago
I'm working on a job that includes 100s of shots of paper cups that have white light blue light green yellow pink grey graphics. My question is what is the fastest technique to getting these shots cut
Re: Bue Screen
by Bill Stephan 6 years ago
Eric, If you have After Effects, use any chroma key effect or plug-in. AE is not just for motion graphics! Bill Stephan Senior Editor DVD Author USA Studios New York City
Solid State Looping
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
A client wants to loop a video file from a USB stick that plugs into a digital TV. I know this is standard practice with optical DVD, but is this possible off of a USB drive Does the TV need to suppor
MP4's
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
I'm stumped: I have a project with many .mp4 files that were originally webcasts, about 1hr long each, and I'm adding intros and outros. These files are about 50MB each before editing. I'm able to add
Re: MP4's
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
Turn down the quality, or do the bitrate math in kb sec vs number of seconds with 50MBs as a target. Jeremy
Old to New, New to Old
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
I have a client that wants a hard drive to work both on his new macbook pro as well as with his old pc laptop (not sure exactly how old). I got a g-tech drive and formatted to MS-DOS, and after copyin
Re: Old to New, New to Old
by Josh Parsley 7 years ago
There are more options too. http: howto.cnet.com 8301-11310_39-57401784-285 the-best-ways-to-format-an-external-drive-for-windows-and-mac This article doesn't mention the one I did, but will give you
MP4 Popping
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
I downloaded an MP4 from YouTube to bring into FCPX. The file plays great outside of FCPX, but when I import it and play it within FCPX, there's lots of audio pops. I burned the file to a DVD and play
Re: MP4 Popping
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
Thanks Simon, convert to .aif worked great. Eric Klassen
Event not opening
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
I was editing an event, about 3min. long, and FCPX 10.0.3 quit unexpectedly. It would not load again, so I restarted the computer and tried again. This time the program loaded, by every time I click t
Timeline text has changed automatically
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
I have several text clips in a 2min edit that were perfect before I shut down yesterday, and the whole timeline had finished rendering. Today after booting up and reviewing the edit, many of the text
Missing Sound
by Eric Klassen 7 years ago
I shot a series of interviews with the Panasonic F100, had normal sound levels, checked the sound by camera playback, all checked out good. Brought the camera to FCPX to import from camera (the first
Aspect
by Eric Klassen 8 years ago
I've duplicated a 640x480 sequence and changed the frame size to 640x380. I set the Frame Size to Custom to get the 640x380. The Pixel Aspect Ratio is NTSC-CCIR 601 DV (720x480). If I change it to "Sq
Re: Aspect
by Eric Klassen 8 years ago
I will try suggestions. Just to clarify, here's the original video with original sequence setting of 720x480, re-sized out of FCP to 480x360 and converted to flash: http: www.skatepass.com videos Cust
Subtitle Workflow
by Eric Klassen 8 years ago
I need to subtitle an instructional DVD project for the hearing impaired. Is there a standard workflow that's built into FCP so I'm not using the text generator and positioning every line I've never d
Re: Subtitle Workflow
by Andreas Kiel 8 years ago
I agree with Bouke. But if you still want to do it by your own don't use any of the text generators supplied with the Final Cut Pro installation. Bouke has done one which comes for free with the demo
ai to PDF
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
How do I get this PDF smaller than 3.6MB out of ai I'd like to get it much lower. I've tried all the lowest settings out of ai. How can I get this to around 1MB or even lower Here's the PDF: http: www
Re: ai to PDF
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
Appears you figured this out as the 3-page pdf is 880k on the link you provided. I got it down to 743K by opening it in Acrobat Pro and using document reduce file size. Prior to that I used advanced p
Replace Layer
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
How do you replace a layer with another layer, but keeping all the settings effects of the replaced layer Thanks, Eric
Re: Replace Layer
by John Cuevas 9 years ago
Select the layer in the composition. Now go to your project window and click on the layer you want to use, alt-drag it on to name of the layer in the composition. Johnny Cuevas, Editor www.thinkck.com
Consolidating Projects
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
Due to different systems I'm working on in different locations for weeks apart, I have part of a project in AE3 and the other in AE4. The AE4 will be upgraded to AE5 soon, and I'm hoping to be able to
Re: Consolidating Projects
by Brian Charles 9 years ago
Use the Collect files feature in for both the CS3 and CS4 projects then import the aep files from CS3 and CS4 into a CS5 project. This has the advantage that links to all media should be maintained.
Text Mask
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
I need to create a mask from text so the layer underneath is masked within the text, and everything outside the text is hidden and also has an alpha. . I've tried Auto Trace successfully, but there's
Re: Text Mask
by John Mitchell 9 years ago
use the text layer as a track matte, unless i'm misunderstanding your use
Keyframe converting
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
When you convert a keyframe to easy ease, or one of the other options in the keyframe assistant, how do you change back to a regular keyframe Thanks, Eric
Re: Keyframe converting
by Darby Edelen 9 years ago
Dave LaRonde "Right-click on the keyframe to open the contextual menu, go Keyframe Interpolation, change it to Linear." You can also command-click (ctrl-click on PC) the keyframe to change it to a li
Flickering Strokes?
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
I have an animated globe from Digital Juice that I want to make look like a simplified, heavy stroke cartoon with two flat colors. I managed to isolate the land and water into B W contrasts and key ou
Re: Flickering Strokes?
by Michael Szalapski 9 years ago
I suggest that your key might not be as smooth as you think. Check the edges of your key, do they dance when you do a RAM preview If so, you will have to try to refine your key. - The Great Szalam (Th
Cartoonification
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
I'm working in CS4, following Aharon Rabinowitz's tutorial to do cartoonification. I noticed the tutorial was created for CS2... Is there an updated work flow for CS4 to create this effect Thanks, Eri
Re: Cartoonification
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
Yes, I found the cartoon effect and it seems to do the same thing. Thanks. I ended up being able to do a key and apply a stroke which gave a much more controlled line. Eric
Animated Strokes
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
How are these animated strokes done I see animations like this all the time but I've never understood how to do it. I need to create a propelling path in 3D space. Watch from 0:21 - 0:36 below for a g
Re: Animated Strokes
by Todd Kopriva 9 years ago
There are several ways, but the one that I like best is to create your graphic, then draw a mask down the center of each element that you want to reveal, and then apply the Stroke effect. You can anim
Screen Capture
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
I'm working on a project that involves hand drawn elements that will appear to be drawn in real time. I was thinking of doing a screen capture to get the video of drawing the hand drawn assets in time
Re: Screen Capture
by Bartek Skorupa 9 years ago
I don't know what app you want to use for screen capture, but most of them have the option to turn the cursor off. I used this technique several times when I wanted to reproduce some hand movements. I
Losing Reflection
by Eric Klassen 9 years ago
I created a few words of text, sized it to fill most of the frame and turned on 3D. To create a reflection, I copied it, flipped it 180 degrees on the X axis, lined up the bottom edge, and put a linea
Re: Losing Reflection
by Darby Edelen 9 years ago
The linear wipe effect is your problem. You have it applied to a text layer, which is continuously rasterized. As a result the angle you set in the linear wipe effect is not relative to the text layer
misty1080
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
I need to convert this graphic starburst http: www.theinnerpath.tv into a vector image. Is there an easy way to get the blur effect that comes off the letters I've tried several things, but I'm stumpe
Re: misty1080
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
Mostly to be able to scale it to any size. But also as a logo it needs to work in black and white, without gradients. I had the idea of scaling each letter bigger using blend, then cutting through the
File Management
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
How do I get my project file to save onto a separate HD I've 'Saved As' the project file to a separate HD, changed the capture scratch disk to that drive (including waveform thumbnail autosave). When
Re: File Management
by John Fishback 10 years ago
Checkout this thread, particularly, Jerry Hofmman's contribution. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.5 QT7.5.5 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R
Keyboard Shortcut
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
What's the keyboard shortcut to move from Panel to Panel Thanks, Eric
Re: Keyboard Shortcut
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
Yes, thank you! Eric
Face Blur
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
Is there an easy way to blur a small subject moving through different parts of the frame I've started with a duplicate blurred 4 point matte and animating the handles, but seems too laborious. Thanks,
Re: Face Blur
by Kevin Monahan 10 years ago
Track and Blur in Motion or Color Kevin Monahan 60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009 www.fcpworld.com Author - Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro
Project Value
by Eric Klassen 11 years ago
I've been working on a project for a friend client that has turned sour. I'm pulling out of the deal and would like to get a value estimate by some people here on what's been done thus far. Can anyone
Re: Project Value
by Brendan Coots 11 years ago
The "value" should be the negotiated hourly rate X the number of hours you put in so far. But, that depends entirely on whether your contract with the client states that you get paid even if the work
Stock Photos
by Eric Klassen 11 years ago
Where's a good place to get affordable high res stock photos I'm teaching a class and have a number of students that need imagery to work with, but have no means to shoot. Thanks, Eric
Re: Stock Photos
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
www.istock.com www.dreamstime.com http: commons.wikimedia.org wiki Special:Search http: www.jupiterimages.com
Auto Activate Pause
by Eric Klassen 11 years ago
Using the auto activate feature on buttons and linking to another menu is resulting in a long black pause in-between the auto activate when previewed. How do I make this menu-to-menu switch immediate
Build to Flash Bug
by Eric Klassen 11 years ago
I've built a simple test menu with three linked buttons to try out the Build to Flash option, and I'm getting a couple bugs: - The track 1 video stops on the last frame without performing an end task
Re: Build to Flash Bug
by Jen Musselman 11 years ago
Eric, I have a fix to the end action (your first question). You can fix it by changing the duration of the clip in the XML file that Encore creates. It turns out if you change the duration (I just rem
Lost layer root name
by Eric Klassen 12 years ago
I've placed an image into my photoshop project and changed the name from it's original file name. I got the image from a huge database of stock images on another hard drive. I can't find this file's o
Re: Lost layer root name
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
Photoshop does not link to files... just pastes pixels. you're SOL
Adjust color to layer
by Eric Klassen 12 years ago
How do I adjust the colors on one layer I'm using color overlay from Layer Style, which isn't working very well, and when I go to make an adjustment layer, it adjusts colors in all the layers. Thanks,
Re: Adjust color to layer
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
Make that layer a Smart Object.. then edit it and add adjustment layer inside the Smart Object... Or trying grouping Or try Clipping Mask
Replace Placed Image
by Eric Klassen 13 years ago
I've placed several images into a brochure layout in Illustrator. I've manipulated some of the images in photoshop and saved them under a different name, and wish to automatically switch them out with
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Re: Replace Placed Image
by John Murdock 5 years ago
1) Open the preferences file and look for the entry named "enableContentRecovery", change the value from 0 to 1. This turns on the feature. 2) Launch Illustrator and choose "File Open". Select the fil
Pixels to Vector?
by Eric Klassen 13 years ago
I started with a jpeg outlined map of the US states. I selected all the outlines, copied and pasted them onto a transparent background. Now it looks like a wire-frame of the states. Is there a way to
Re: Pixels to Vector?
by Eric Klassen 13 years ago
Never mind, Mike just answered my question below. thanks.
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