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Evan Thomas Phillips

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March 15th 2007
57 Posts
Issues using Keylight on a DPX Sequence
by Evan Thomas Phillips 8 years ago
I'm using Keylight to key some 4K DPX sequences that were shot on a RED camera. Having a couple issues: 1) I can't seem to get rid of this gray white stroke around the subject - haven't had this probl
White screen in canvas viewer
by Evan Thomas Phillips 9 years ago
Strange problem I've never seen before in FCP. When I scrub through the timeline, or leave the time indicator on a frame, all I get is a white screen in my canvas viewer (audio still comes through tho
Re: White screen in canvas viewer
by Evan Thomas Phillips 9 years ago
Good call. That was the problem. Thanks.
AfterEffects to DVD
by Evan Thomas Phillips 9 years ago
I built some lower thirds in After Effects over some ProRes 1080i upper first footage. Instead of rendering out a 16:9 720x480 8 bit 422 file of the footage+titles and converting that to an M2V in com
Re: AfterEffects to DVD
by Dave LaRonde 9 years ago
Dave's Stock Answer #3: Don't use AE to compress files for final delivery. The various compressors are there only to make quick 'n dirty files showing a project's progress to producers, clients, the k
Edit menu in photoshop issue
by Evan Thomas Phillips 9 years ago
I built an animated DVD menu in After Effects, rendered it out of AE as an MPEG2-DVD file and brought it into Encore. I then built the buttons using the "edit menu in photoshop" feature. The buttons c
Re: Edit menu in photoshop issue
by Raja Ashok 9 years ago
You have to render the motion menu in order to preview animated background. Try File- Render- Motion menus.
AVCHD and Green Screen
by Evan Thomas Phillips 9 years ago
Does the AVCHD codec used by the AG-HMC150 use 4:2:2 color space What about the AG-HMC40 Has anyone used either of these cameras for green screening Any issues Thanks.
Re: AVCHD and Green Screen
by Noah Kadner 9 years ago
Definitely possible- though as with any format you really have to nail your green screen lighting and make sure you have proper costume, production design, makeup to make keying easy. -Noah Check out
Camera for Chroma Key
by Evan Thomas Phillips 9 years ago
I'm going to be filming material for a Sci-Fi webseries later this year that's going to involve some green screen work. I need to buy an HD camera for this. I have to decide between solid state or HDV
Re: Camera for Chroma Key
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
And shoot the green elements at the same frame rates and settings as the rest of the show; you do NOT want to have to cross-convert later.
Compressor alternative
by Evan Thomas Phillips 10 years ago
I've been using Final Cut Pro for years and I'm overall pretty happy with Final Cut Studio, but Compressor is a terrible de-interlacing tool, not to mention that it's all around slow to encode anythin
Re: Compressor alternative
by Evan Thomas Phillips 10 years ago
I am using quickcluster actually, on a Quad Core (2 x 3GHz Dual Core) MacPro. Really the only issue that I'm having with Compressor is when it comes to de-interlacing footage...besides that it works o
AJA plugins for Adobe on Mac...
by John Bollenbacher 10 years ago
Has anyone had success with the plugins I haven't been able to get them to work correctly for me since I purchased the card. All the adobe presets put red render bars over footage, and the AJA presets
Re: AJA plugins for Adobe on Mac...
by Evan Thomas Phillips 10 years ago
I'm running CS3, and after I installed the Adobe Plug-ins, I couldn't get AfterEffects to play back rendered RAM previews in real time. I had to uninstall the Adobe Plug-ins to get AE working again. Y
ProRes in CS4?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 10 years ago
Can CS4 Premiere Pro import playback Apple ProRes422 files thanks, -ETP
Re: ProRes in CS4?
by Tim Kolb 10 years ago
I just edited a rather long timeline made of ProRes 720p on a laptop (PC-WXP) with a USB drive... It wasn't quite RT, and when any effects were used, it slowed up...but I'd guess it's strictly a matte
Mac 8-core and RAM
by Evan Thomas Phillips 10 years ago
I'm thinking about upgrading to a MacPro 8-core system, but I've heard that in order to take advantage of all 8 cores, you need a gig of RAM per core (in other words, 8GB of RAM). Will a 4-core 4GB RA
AfterEffects CS3 Apple ProRes Problem
by Evan Thomas Phillips 11 years ago
I'm running a MacPro with AfterEffects CS3 (8.0.2) Professional. When I take any piece of Apple ProRes422(HQ) footage, bring it into AfterEffects to use in a composition, and then render the compositi
Re: AfterEffects CS3 Apple ProRes Problem
by John Tierney 11 years ago
You are not alone. Everyone I talk to using the latest version has the same problem. In fact, the problem is even worse than you describe. In addition to the first few frames, any frame you happen to
De-Interlace fix?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
The company I work for is asking for progressive square pixel versions of a bunch of videos I built as 720x486 Interlaced (usually ProRes422HQ). They want small WMV or MOV files to put on their websi
Re: De-Interlace fix?
by Jeremy Garchow 12 years ago
www.revisionfx.com Look for Fields Kit. Jeremy
6.4 driver killed my Multibridge
by Don Jaksa 12 years ago
I just loaded the 6.4 drivers on my Multibridge Extreme last night and now the computer is not seeing the PCIe card or bridge at all. Was running 6.2 drivers and all was working well. I have tried rep
Re: 6.4 driver killed my Multibridge
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I'm running a Multibridge Pro and when I upgraded from 6.2 to 6.3 all my Uncompressed projects would crash on playback. Nothing I could do would allow me to go back and undo the firmware "upgrade" tha
Deinterlacing GIANT Files
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I need to deinterlace a series of Uncompressed Quicktime files (each is between 20GB and 39GB). I want to use the new Apple ProRes422 (HQ) to save space, but using the de-interlacing filter in Compres
Re: Deinterlacing GIANT Files
by norton 12 years ago
I have been shooting my shortfilm with a Sony Z1 1080i and would like to make it progressive. How do I do in Final Cut for best result Or is their another better method Thanks for answer!
Dying XL-H1 or just a bad tape?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
On a recent recording session with my XLH1, I noticed that "CP4" appeared in the viewfinder. I'd never seen it display that before and I couldn't get it to go away, so I was forced to keep shooting. I
Re: Dying XL-H1 or just a bad tape?
by Todd Terry 12 years ago
The "CP4" indicates that the custom presets are turned on, and preset #4 is selected. The presets on off switch is on top of the camera body under the handle, there is a row of buttons and it is the s
Applications and Disk Images
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
Can you copy an application install that's on more than one disk (like final cut studio) to multiple disk images, and use those disk images to install the application Also, what's the difference betwe
Interlacing and final output
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
This seems like it should be easy, but it's giving me a lot of grief. I always have interlacing problems on final output (played back on quicktime player) even when it looks fine in FCP. Does it make
Re: Interlacing and final output
by Russell Lasson 12 years ago
Interlacing is based on the footage that you're editing and not the format. What you want to do is make sure you edit at the native footage settings. If you're exporting it for QuickTime delivery, the
ProRes 422 HELP?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
Has anyone had trouble de-interlacing ProRes422(HQ) footage I'm creating a videos for an end user that's going to put them in a Keynote presentation, all the footage is ProRes422(HQ) SD, lower field f
Re: ProRes 422 HELP?
by Jerry Hofmann 12 years ago
Copy the sequene and have FCP deinterlace the footage. I'd also check out Graeme Nattress' plugin for the deinterlacing. JerryApple Certified Trainer Author: "Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4" Click h
Compressor Multi-task?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I know that you can have multiple FCP files open at the same time, but can you put multiple sequences into compressor simultaniously as a batch I've tried putting sequences in compressor, not submitti
Re: Compressor Multi-task?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I'm using FCS2 (FCP6) on an Intel MacPro.
Has 6.2 Poisoned my Multi-Bridge?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I'm running an Intel MacPro 3GHZ, 5GB RAM, off a 140mbps RAID to do Uncompressed SD via BM Multibridge. I upgraded to the 6.2 drivers before getting FCS2 in the mail. The first thing I noticed was dro
Re: Has 6.2 Poisoned my Multi-Bridge?
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
How do you change the ProRes from 8bit to 10bit
Expansion Slot Utility on OSX for BM Multibridge Pro
by steve voyk 12 years ago
Hi guys, I
Re: Expansion Slot Utility on OSX for BM Multibridge Pro
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
System Library CoreServices ExpansionSlotUtility I had trouble finding it too. -Good luck
FCS2, BMD 6.2 - No realtime video output 720p25/60 10 bit
by Alister Robbie 12 years ago
Hi, I am hoping that someone can shed some light on this for me, as I have been banging my head against a brick wall here. On Friday, I picked up our new copy of Final Cut Studio 2, and despite my own
Not quite fixed
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I'm running an Intel MacPro 3GHZ, 5GB RAM, off a 140mbps RAID to do Uncompressed SD. I've been having similar problems with my Multibridge...only I started having problems BEFORE final cut 6. I upgrad
Black Magic Multibridge Extreme Possible Conflict
by Mario Mendez 12 years ago
FYI We have discovered a possible compatibility problem with the multibridge extreme. Currently our system is a: Macpro 2x3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5 Gig ram 4 gig fiber card X raid 7tb It is a compl
Re: Black Magic Multibridge Extreme Possible Conflict
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
Is there any chance that a similar issue could arise from a 3gb eSATA PCIe card combined with a MB My machine (oddly enough) has the exact same specs as yours, and our MB crashes our machine when play
FCP crashes when outputting to BM
by Jan Van den Bossche 12 years ago
hi, i have a MacPro(3gigProcessor, 4 gig RAM) with FCS1 and multibridge pro and since this morning every file I import into FCP makes the program crash when I press play. My Video Playback settings ar
Re: FCP crashes when outputting to BM
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
Like, take the PCIe card out and put it back in, or like buying a new Multibridge Is BM willing to replace the unit free of charge
6.2 Drivers with FCS1
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I'm still running Final Cut Studio 1 (havn't gotten #2 in the mail yet), I downloaded the 6.2 drivers for my Multibridge Pro and installed them on my MacPro 3ghz 5GB RAM. The upgrade seemed to go smoo
Re: HELP / 6.2 Drivers with FCS1
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
The alaising problem isn't my main concern, it's the dropped frames in SD timelines are preventing me from working on my project. Re-rendering with 6.1 made no difference.
Noise in Key
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I've got some footage that I'm keying: Green screen, shot on DV, brought in with Blackmagic 10bit 4:2:2 via Component, using keylight on AfterEffects 7 Pro, MacPro with Intel chips. The key looks good
Re: Noise in Key
by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
The BlackMagic card does a great job of upconverting from 4:1:1. It looks just like seeing DV being played off the original tape onto a really good broadcast monitor.
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by Evan Thomas Phillips 12 years ago
I've been working on a new Intel based MacPro (Quad 3GHz, 5GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB) and I'm a heavy AfterEffects user. I've been experiencing a frequent error while rendering Uncompressed
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