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Gareth Randall

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February 18th 2007
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How can I re-scale a motion path?
by Gareth Randall 8 months ago
I'm bringing a graphic into a 1080 project, scaling it down to 75% so that it fits inside the frame, doing an Auto-Trace, and then copying and pasting the resultant mask path into the Position paramet
Re: How can I re-scale a motion path?
by Gareth Randall 8 months ago
Dave LaRonde "Tell you what: do all your work at 1920x1080" I *am* doing it all at 1080 So nesting and then rescaling comps is the only way to rescale motion paths There's no direct way of doing it,
Creating an outline of an animal using paw-prints
by Gareth Randall 8 months ago
Hi guys, I'm very new to AE, although I have some experience using Apple Motion. I have images of various animals with alpha channels. I want to be able to create outlines of each of those animals usi
Re: Creating an outline of an animal using paw-prints
by Gareth Randall 8 months ago
Thanks for the tutorial link - Andrew Kramer is frighteningly clever...
DV capture over Firewire not working properly on latest PPro CC (Mac)
by Gareth Randall 1 year ago
I'm running the trial version of PPro CC 2015 on my home Mac (OSX 10.11.3). I'm an experienced PPro user at work, but this is the first time I've tried it on my machine at home. Everything works fine
Stabilizing
by Peter Silie 2 years ago
I have a video of a starting plane. I want to stabilize it in the middle. So I use Motion tracking on the plane. But when I use this tracking for the movement it doubles the moves. I need a negative t
Re: Stabilizing
by Gareth Randall 2 years ago
Peter Silie " need a negative tracking. So if the plane goes 10 pixels to the right, the destination movie should be moved 10 pixels to the left. How could that be realized " Apply the match-move to
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Motion path behaviour not, er, behaving.
by Gareth Randall 2 years ago
I'm building a project involving a karoake-style bouncing ball hopping over the lyrics to a song. Very easily done with a Bezier shape to define the path and the motion path behaviour set to "custom"
Re: Motion path behaviour not, er, behaving.
by Robin S. Kurz 2 years ago
Not sure what's going on there, but I also once did something similar and simply used my Wacom to draw the animation in realtime on playback with the active record button. Much more "organic" of cours
Sending to Motion 5 from FCP7 now that Yosemite has broken Motion 4
by Gareth Randall 2 years ago
I've been using Motion 5.1 under Mavericks for a while now, and I just updated to Yosemite so that I can get Motion 5.2. I note from my dock that Motion 4 no longer works. I didn't know that Yosemite
Re: Sending to Motion 5 from FCP7 now that Yosemite has broken Motion 4
by Gareth Randall 2 years ago
Everybody's different. My workflow works for me, and I'm happy with it. It only takes a few moments extra to get the project into Motion 5 from FCP7, which I'd hardly call an "exponential" increase. A
Embedded alpha channel not working properly in FCP7
by Gareth Randall 2 years ago
I have a logo animation video clip in ProRes 4444, with embedded alpha. The logo is solid white. If I use it in a Motion project over background video, it renders properly, i.e. solid white. If I drop
Can Motion 5 be made to support Arabic text properly in different Arabic fonts?
by Gareth Randall 2 years ago
I often have to work with Arabic captions in the promos I cut, and as far as I can tell Arabic does not seem to be fully supported by Motion. The problem is that the letters do not connect to each oth
Text on video in perspective
by Rudolf Holkers 3 years ago
Hi guys, I'm learning my way around motion, doing some graphics on a video showing a newly build building. Now I want to make text on a door. The door is half open, so I want to make the text in persp
Re: Text on video in perspective
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
Rudolf, you might want to read this thread : Rotating licence plate I wanted to create a new licence plate for a car to match one in the original footage. Simon Ubsdell suggested a great way of gettin
How to emulate particle turbulence in Motion?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
I'm trying to replicate this AE tutorial in Motion... Fire ember particles I can't find a simulation behaviour that satisfactorily emulates the Turbulence parameter in Particular. There only seem to b
Re: How to emulate particle turbulence in Motion?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
Faking turbulence is a lot harder in Motion than in Ae but I've had some good results using the Vortex behavior, as in this tutorial: http: youtu.be p1ve_pNm6YA I've also experimented with adding a Ra
I only want to see the reflection, not the surface it's reflecting on
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
I have some text over a background, and I want that text to have a blurry reflection. Easy enough to do by creating a "floor" for the text to reflect onto, but I only want to see the reflection, I don
Re: I only want to see the reflection, not the surface it's reflecting on
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
Brilliant - thanks!
Can't Boot From Mountain Lion Startup Drive on MBP with Mavericks Installed
by Sofi Marshall 3 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm trying to boot up my late 2013 15" MBP using an external startup disk running Mountain Lion. I really need to use the FCP iChat Theater feature, as I need to do some long distance edi
Re: Can't Boot From Mountain Lion Startup Drive on MBP with Mavericks Installed
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
Which version of OSX was pre-installed on your MBP when you bought it If it was Mavericks you may be out of luck. Apple specifically warns against trying to install or boot from an earlier version of
QuickTime atom editor for Yosemite?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
We used to use Dumpster for viewing and editing QuickTime atoms, but it doesn't work on our latest Mac Pros. We've still got one iMac that runs it, but going forward, can anybody recommend an alternat
Do I need Cinema Tools any more with FCPX?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
My current FCP7 workflow frequently involves being supplied with 23.98 AVCHD video that I have to transcode to ProRes, and then conform to 25fps with Cinema Tools. It's been suggested to me that I cou
Re: Do I need Cinema Tools any more with FCPX?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
OK guy, thanks. So just to reiterate, FCPX's framerate conversion from 23.98 to 25fps will *not* do any frame interpolation or blending, nor will it just repeat one frame every second Also, what would
Working with 720p60 footage in a 1080i50 timeline?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
We work at 1080i50 in FCP7, but we've been supplied with some clips as 720p60 MP4 files. What's the best way of working with them Convert them in Compressor with the frame control on
Re: Working with 720p60 footage in a 1080i50 timeline?
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
Twixtor. Bite the bullet and get it. You'll be happy you did. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Does Sony XDCAM Browser plugin add MXF export to FCP7?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
I've read things which suggest that MXF export can be added to FCP7 for free by installing the Sony XDCAM Browser plugin. Is this correct I already have the XDCAM codecs, it's just the ability to expo
Re: Does Sony XDCAM Browser plugin add MXF export to FCP7?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
Great, thanks! As it happens, XDCAM is exactly what I need to export as MXF. I've been getting round it by exporting the video from FCP and then importing it into PPro and doing the final MXF export f
MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
by Miriam Lefkowitz 3 years ago
sigh.... some one just gave me a 64 gb. flash disk with only MTS files. I have final cut pro 6. Convert to prores Use Handbrake none of the above thank you in advance. any help vastly appreciated.
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
FWIW, there's a freeware workaround that definitely works (I've used it myself many times), but it takes a little while. I use tsMuxerGUI to demux the .mts, then MKVtools to rewrap the streams as MKV.
Any way to maximise XDCAM export quality?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
I'm having some disappointing results exporting to XDCAM HD422 1080i50 CBR from either FCP7 or QT Pro. The disappointment relates specifically to some motion graphics that use a animated blue gradient
FCP7 occasionally losing AV sync under Mavericks - any fixes?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
I just upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks in order to be able to use Motion 5 (the App Store won't allow you to buy it unless your machine is running 10.9.x). Before I upgraded, I did the necess
Re: FCP7 occasionally losing AV sync under Mavericks - any fixes?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
And now it's working fine all the time. I think the problem may have been that I was using Soundflower in conjunction with AU Lab to apply EQ to the system audio output to compensate for the rather ba
Can someone assist with an Alexa workflow - offline on FCP7, online on Smoke 2013?
by Gareth Randall 5 years ago
Hi guys, I'm shortly to have my first experience working with rushes shot with Alexa. The promo will be offlined in FCP7, and then finished and graded in Smoke 2013. We want to maximise quality and ou
Re: Can someone assist with an Alexa workflow - offline on FCP7, online on Smoke 2013?
by Gareth Randall 5 years ago
Hi Thomas, Due to our workflow here, the grade has to happen inside Smoke, it's just not practical (for various reasons) to grade the ProRes files before taking the ARRIRAWs in to Smoke. I understand
Another workflow query: Alexa > FCP7 edit > Smoke 2013 grade
by Gareth Randall 5 years ago
Hi guys, I'm shortly to have my first experience working with rushes shot with Alexa. It's a promo for broadcast on HDTV. The promo will be edited in FCP7, and then finished and graded in Smoke 2013.
Re: Another workflow query: Alexa > FCP7 edit > Smoke 2013 grade
by David Battistella 5 years ago
Gareth Randall "1. Shoot ARRIRAW, edit in FCP using ProRes proxies, import an XML EDL into Smoke for reconnecting to the ARRIRAW files, or" Id say that this is the best quality workflow. You will get
Can Vanishing Point be used on natural landscapes with no obvious flat planes?
by Gareth Randall 5 years ago
I've got some stills of country landscapes (mostly hills and valleys) and I'd like to give them a sense of depth with very small 3D camera moves. I've never used Vanishing Point before - will it work
Re: Can Vanishing Point be used on natural landscapes with no obvious flat planes?
by Gareth Randall 5 years ago
Thanks Vishesh. Yeah, I figured I'd probably have to just cut things out manually and displace them in Z-space. I'll have to find another project to try out Vanishing Point :)
Question about image sequence import into Smoke
by Gareth Randall 5 years ago
Is Smoke able automatically to determine the correct framerate of an image sequence on import E.g. if you import a 29.97fps image sequence into a 25fps project, will Smoke know that the image sequence
Re: Question about image sequence import into Smoke
by Grant Kay 5 years ago
Hi, This normally depends on the image file format you are using. If you use a DPX format which contains timecode in the file header, than Smoke will read the timecode and the frame-rate can be derive
Need app for converting XDCAM HD422 to XDCAM 420 - any ideas?
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
The files generated by our tapeless system are XDCAM HD422, but PPro CS5 insists on conforming all 8 tracks of audio when you import, which takes hours (literally). Adobe tells me that this problem wi
Problems importing MXF files in PPro 5.0
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
We're investigating whether PPro can integrate with our tapeless workflow, which uses 1080i XDCAM HD422 files in an MXF wrapper. We're a movie channel, so the files are typically about 50-60GB in size
Re: Problems importing MXF files in PPro 5.0
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
Out of interest, are you typically importing single files on the order of 50-60GB in size Just downloaded the trial of 5.5 and it's doing pretty much the same thing. I'm using a quad-core iMac for thi
Time Code Hour: What does it mean?
by Tom Malecha 6 years ago
Hi guys Sorry, if this is a newbie question. I'm mastering in Premiere for a film festival, the technical specifications say: "Program start commences on time-code hour". The program is preceded by a
Re: Time Code Hour: What does it mean?
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
You can change your timeline's starting timecode by going to the little pulldown menu in the top-right corner of the timeline, choosing "Sequence Zero Point" and entering the timecode value you want t
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Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
I've read many comments from professionals using FCP7 who have basically said that in response to FCPX, they're going to jump to Adobe or Avid. I'm just a bit confused as to why they've announced this
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Re: Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
Chris Harlan "Gareth, when people say they are going to jump, it doesn't generally mean right this second" The articles and other comments I've read have implied very strongly that the writers have m
what effects are used in this video?
by Nima Masood 6 years ago
Hello, Can anyone tell me what the effects are used in this video http: www.youtube.com watch v=oQucRyPWO1M They're pretty subtle effects, perhaps it's a plugin What I mean: - The rocking of the scree
Re: what effects are used in this video?
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
Hi Nima, Nima Masood "- At 1:00 the colored squares going through the screen(it's only 1 second). THat looks really cool!" It's also really easy :) All they are doing is using a shape (sort of an arro
Reliability of Red cameras?
by Gareth Randall 7 years ago
I've got an upcoming project that I was thinking about shooting on the Red, but at an HDCAM shoot a few days ago I had a long conversation with my DoP and camera assistant that has made me unsure. Bas
Re: Reliability of Red cameras?
by Gareth Randall 7 years ago
Interesting, thanks. I think it's a bit unfair to suggest that they were trying to spread FUD. These are professionals who have used Red a lot, giving me their personal opinion. It does not benefit th
Is ANYBODY still using an AMS Audiofile
by Peter Groom 8 years ago
Just wondering If anybody is still using the AMS Audiofile. If you dont know what it is, it was the original (and only) real pro end studio hard disc recording system, up until a few years ago when Pr
Re: Is ANYBODY still using an AMS Audiofile
by Gareth Randall 7 years ago
Hi Jeff, I'm afraid I can't help you with the cables, but can I ask why you want to get a Dyaxis II up and running again Pure nostalgia Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's nostalgia that l
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