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Gabriel Regalbuto

Member Since:
June 27th 2003
228 Posts
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Missing Overlays?
by Gabriel Regalbuto 2 years ago
The recent update has disappeared my timecode overlays. No matter what settings I tick I can't get them back in the program monitor. Still working in the source viewer, oddly enough. Anyone else have
Re: Missing Overlays?
by Dan Powers 2 years ago
Press SHIFT & 0 (zero) Two times and it will come back on. Think of it as a temporary bug reset button.
AE update (wait)
by Gabriel Regalbuto 3 years ago
I went ahead and ran the update this morning. I can no longer switch programs while rendering. AE won't switch to the background and I have to wait. Good thing I have the BG Renderer script, but I hop
Re: AE update (wait)
by Gabriel Regalbuto 3 years ago
Haha - no. Just remembering when FCP would act up there was a whole drill for deleting and restoring preferences which would usually clear things up and wondering if Walter was prescribing a similar f
Blue Screens since 2014
by Gabriel Regalbuto 4 years ago
Since installing the CC 2014 apps, randomly, and only when one is running, both of my screens fade to solid mac blue for 2-10 seconds then fade back. Has anyone else had a similar problem FC7 CS5.5 Ma
Re: Blue Screens since 2014
by Gabriel Regalbuto 4 years ago
Thats exactly what it seems like, and it has continued since uninstalling CC 2014. I'm going to replace my monitor cables and see what happens. FC7 CS5.5 MacPro 8x 5drive eSATA stripe
Abbreviated timecode entry
by Gabriel Regalbuto 5 years ago
Hello all, if this makes sense to you please do a feature request for it! In Premiere, to go to a specific timecode you must enter all 8 digits. This is tedious, exhausting, and the last thing keeping
Re: Abbreviated timecode entry
by gabe darling 4 years ago
Hi This totally makes sense to me. I have feature-requested it already and i hope more do. It's a minor thing but it is a big time-saver when doing certain repetitive tasks and i do miss it a lot.
Quick CC question
by Gabriel Regalbuto 5 years ago
In FCP you can punch in just frames, seconds & frames, etc. and jump to that code in the sequence. For example, if I'm at 15:23:23:12 and I enter 50.00 I jump to 15:23:50:00. PP6 (maddeningly) makes y
Re: Quick CC question
by Gabriel Regalbuto 5 years ago
It wouldn't be a big deal if I was working on short shows starting at 0 hour, but I'm cutting multicam sequences with time of day code...
CC Multicam
by Gabriel Regalbuto 5 years ago
I edit multicam shoots with matching time of day code, sending the cut timelines to DaVinci. I wasn't able to use CS6 because it would not reference the original sources in an xml export, only the tim
Re: CC Multicam
by Herb Sevush 5 years ago
Gabriel Regalbuto " Can I easily create a multiclip timeline with matching code like in FCP7 " I believe there is a "flatten" feature in CC PPro that turns the multiclip timeline into a normal timeli
Multitrack audio output
by Gabriel Regalbuto 6 years ago
I need to deliver split audio masters with mix voice music and am having a bit of struggle figuring out the best way to go about it. My specific questions are: - Is there a way to make a stereo sequen
Re: Multitrack audio output
by Gabriel Regalbuto 6 years ago
Ahh yes, this and a conformable multi-cam and I'd live much more simply...
Flat file workflow...
by Gabriel Regalbuto 6 years ago
I've had no luck getting a Premiere project into DaVinci. Here's the lowdown... Its a multi-cam project. Multicam, Premiere, and xml don't mix. EDLs don't either - matched code notwithstanding. Thinki
Re: Flat file workflow...
by Gabriel Regalbuto 6 years ago
Excellent. Thank you gentlemen! FC7 CS5.5 MacPro 8x 5drive eSATA stripe
Audio Pan issue
by Gabriel Regalbuto 7 years ago
I am working with .wav files from a Zoom recorder on 7.0.3 Snow Leopard. Final cut brings the files in as a stereo pair, and when I split them to mono tracks I am unable to pan them. Panning is greyed
Re: Audio Pan issue
by Michael Gissing 7 years ago
Gabriel Regalbuto "when I split them to mono tracks I am unable to pan them." Can you explain how you "split to mono". If you unlink stereo clips you should be able to pan them any way you want.
FCP compression nightmare
by Scott Huster 8 years ago
I have a client that I've had to go through many steps to get their .m2ts footage to play nice with FCP. I used Clipwrap and converted it to Apple Pro Res 422. I'm now at the end of the edits and they
Re: FCP compression nightmare
by Gabriel Regalbuto 8 years ago
Handbrakes .mp4 options are much better than Compressors. I've always been frustrated that Compressor was so limited with .mp4 versus an h.264 QT. Am I missing something I stumbled onto Handbrake rece
I want to use Motion but...
by Gabriel Regalbuto 9 years ago
The idea of Motion has appealed to me since I saw the pre-release demo at NAB years back. Unfortunately, every time I've tried to use it I've been frustrated. I know it has its champions, so I'd like
Re: I want to use Motion but...
by Gabriel Regalbuto 9 years ago
I don't doubt Motion's capabilities, I'm just happy with AE for the bulk of my graphics needs and not really attracted to the Motion interface. What I am interested in Motion for I laid out above, tit
Why is FCP so wimpy?
by olof ekbergh 9 years ago
OK so maybe that is inflammatory. But this is driving me nuts. I have been using FCP since v1. But I never really tried to do a long form. Because I also use M100. M100 ever since the late 90's has be
Re: Why is FCP so wimpy?
by Gabriel Regalbuto 9 years ago
Its been many years since Apple has been shipping computers with 4+ processors. Alas FCP never tickles more than two.... FCS2 CS4 MacPro 8x 5drive eSATA stripe
MacPro - shameful performance
by Gabriel Regalbuto 10 years ago
When rendering in FCP my CPUs are 85%-90% idle!! Why do they even bother putting them in the case Compressor uses them eh Of course Apple never bothered to make exporting from FCP to Compressor work.
Re: MacPro - shameful performance
by Gabriel Regalbuto 10 years ago
Hey Rafael, New box, 10 gigs RAM, been cutting FCP for about 5 years now. DV50 Footage from P2 on a 5 drive stripe set, more than enough throughput for many times real.... From other threads I've foun
Color settings for video
by Gabriel Regalbuto 11 years ago
I often get logos as vector files in CMYK. Converting to RGB in After Effects or Photoshop (or even Illustrator), I lose blacks in particular, and contrast in general. Typically I pull the levels in P
Re: Color settings for video
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
open your vector logo in illustrator File Document Color Mode RGB Select Your Logo Edit Edit Colors Convert to RGB If You have an older version of illustrator, I believe convert to colors was in the f
Composite Problem
by Gabriel Regalbuto 11 years ago
I have a talking head shot with a mark on the wall in the background. I used a simple bitmap stamp with an alpha channel to cover the mark... looks perfect. Add an animated lower 3rd (QT w alpha), and
Re: Composite Problem
by randy johnson 11 years ago
One is multiplying the other. Try a different blend. If that doesnt work you could crop your lower 3rd edge below the patch hope fully that cleans it up.
Wacom woes
by Gabriel Regalbuto 11 years ago
From time to time I just sicken of the mouse and want to use my tablet for everything. Problem is, I am constantly finding that in the process of selecting clips I am constantly slipping them a frame
Re: Wacom woes
by Alan Lacey 11 years ago
I don't know FCP too well, but in Vegas there's a tool, an alternative to the selection arrow like in FCP, that can select clips on the timeline, but not move the clip. Alan
Photoshop / Illustrator color shifts
by Gabriel Regalbuto 12 years ago
When opening RGB .ai or .eps files in Photoshop the colors are remarkably different. Everything gets washed out and true blacks end up about R35 G35 B35. I've messed with color settings, etc. Nothing
Re: Photoshop / Illustrator color shifts
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
Make sure all 3 apps have same color profile assigned and that you are working in same color mode RGB vs CMYKRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, Understanding Adobe
Interlacing of fine text with horizontal motion
by Gabriel Regalbuto 12 years ago
I'm more of an AE guy, but I can't believe there isn't a simple fix for this... I've been given a Motion project which will go into a DV timeline in FCP. It has a fine font moving horizontally. I've s
Re: Interlacing of fine text with horizontal motion
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
Gabriel Don't do an export from Motion, just set the Field Order to "None" and disable Field Rendering. Then import the .motn project file into FCP and you won't get fields when the graphic is rendere
Symbols
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I can't remember having a problem with this before... Using the character palette on a Mac I do not get the option to insert ANYthing. If I insert characters into a Pages document and then copy and pa
Re: Symbols
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
For example: I've found a checkmark "HEAVY CHECK MARK" in the character palette (Mac system, not AE). The system character palette indicates that it is a character in Zapf Dingbats. Regardless of whet
New QT FCP and Aja woe
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
Ran the suggested updates, went to edit to tape and got playback errors. Mind you, when playing back in the timeline there is no problem. All effects are rendered. When in Edit to Tape, however, playb
Re: New QT FCP and Aja woe
by Andy Edwards 13 years ago
Suggest you read these posts on the Apple Quicktime forum. Run the uninstaller and upgrade back up to 7.03 http: discussions.apple.com thread.jspa threadID=310936&tstart=0 http: www.apple.com support
Menu not as previewed
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I've got about the simplest project imaginable, but I seem to be having problems with it.... The only menu is a simple still with 2 buttons. The buttons look and function fine when previewed. When bui
Re: Menu not as previewed
by Joe Bowden 13 years ago
It sits in black when the disc is inserted Did you set the menu to First Play
Apple 23" HD Cinema Monitors
by Art Kuh 13 years ago
Just curious, we have had apple monitors in the past. Primarily the studio display monitors that apple had. Now we've lost some faith in Apple monitors because most of the old ones we had burnt out qu
Re: Dell 24"
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I have had 2 Dells now and am waiting on my second replacement. Just bad luck maybe, but the illumination was not as consistent as with my Apple Cinema 23 and 17. Also, no biggie, but the built in car
Ethics
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I am a freelance editor. Often I am asked by my clients' clients if I will work directly with them. Sometimes while I'm on the clock, sometimes when I haven't worked with them for some time. When, if
Re: Ethics additional
by Alex Rinquest 13 years ago
We tend not to mark up - possibly because the industry here is small and people always discuss rates. Having said that we do charge for pre-prod. I agree the loyalty factor does work but, we've had s
FCP to Compresssor Woes
by paul77 13 years ago
FCP 5 Compressor 2.0.1 OS 10.4.2 Dual 2.7 I can open Compressor independently and use it without a hitch, but when I'm in Final Cut and I select Export Via Compressor, Compressor opens and just sits t
Re: FCP to Compresssor Woes
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I seem to be okay with FCP5 and C2. Reference movies go crazy for me though. Durations get very strange and sync slips when I bring them to DVDSP. I heard the team that was supposed to handle this stu
0.91:1 - is this a real PAR?
by Michael Niemcewicz 13 years ago
I'm doing some graphical overlays for the DV sourced footage edited in FCP and exported as a QT movie. When I bring those files to AE they're being interpreted as having the above pixel aspect ratio.
Re: 0.91:1 - is this a real PAR?
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I get the same stupid problem. Be careful to set it back to standard dv PAR. If not, it will not match back in FCP.
dvcpro 50 codec
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I am having to complete a job on a PC that will be in dvcpro 50. How can I get this codec It is stock on the Mac. I know I can convert it later, but wouldn't mind saving the step.
pong -ish motion
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
I am trying to get a logo to bounce around the screen randomly for a few minutes and don't want to keyframe. I've Dan Ebberts' excellent expressions tutorials, but still don't have the chops to make i
Re: pong -ish motion
by Filip Vandueren 13 years ago
something went wrong, the last line was truncated: box= 20,20,300,220 ; box you want to stay in x1,y1,x2,y2 motion= 312,123 ; motion-vector in pixels per sond x,y startpos= 160,120 ; startposition cal
Stroke
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
Is there a way to apply a stroke to a mask
Re: Stroke
by Mark Spencer 13 years ago
No - but you can work around it. You can use a shape as a mask - create the shape, add an image mask to your object to be masked, drag the shape onto the image mask. Then duplicate the source shape, a
expanding and collapsing layers
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
Is there a way to collapse multiple layers and reveal them (not in the composition, but in timeline and layers windows) all at once How about something akin to the U key in AE, which reveals all (and
Re: expanding and collapsing layers
by Gabriel Regalbuto 13 years ago
Gratzi
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