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Gavin Williams

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November 25th 2011
83 Posts
Rotoscope Issue
by Gavin Williams 5 years ago
Hi I am trying to teach myself some basic effects within after effects - mainly with the rotoscope tool. But whenever I try and rotoscope the area I want to isolate the rotoscope is never as precise a
Re: Rotoscope Issue
by Richard Herd 5 years ago
rotoscoping is a giant pain in the ass for a reason. The rotoscope tool used RGB values to determine if a pixel is part of the image or not. If the background is similar to the rotoscope, then it gets
Audio export
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I have edited a news story with various audio tracks - the interviews, voice over, cutaway natural sound and music. Some of the cutaway audio has not been dragged into timeline as I didn't want the
Re: Audio export
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
Hi Gavin, You have a couple of options. Either create a separate track for that audio and mute the track, or select the clips you want to turn off on and choose "enable". Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Ka
Logo moving!
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I have this new issue in Premiere Pro CC where I place a logo on the screen in the position I want it - but it jumps to slightly different position, However when I play the timeline it is in the co
Film in picture frame
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hey I have shot a static shot which features a small picture frame in the corner - I now want to make other footage I have previously shot appear in that picture frame What's the best process for this
Re: Film in picture frame
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Thanks - that looks great One point though - I can't seem to feather the edges of the inset image that I have placed (with corner pin) using the feather tool Any other ideas Thanks again! Gavin
Key Frame Drop Shadow on Text?
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I need to keyframe the drop shadow on some text I am creating in Premiere - I want the drop shadow to move further and further away from the text itself - can this be done Thanks Gav
Re: Key Frame Drop Shadow on Text?
by Ann Bens 6 years ago
You cannot keyframe properties in the titler. However you can drag Drop Shadow from the Effects palet and drop it on the title in the timeline and keyframe that. --------------------------------------
Locate audio
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I have edited a short film and for many of the clips I only dragged the visual and not the audio as wasn't required. But now the customer wants the audio - how to I find the exact audio for each cl
Re: Locate audio
by Alex Udell 6 years ago
If you are using FCP keyboard shortcuts... you park at the head of a clip and hit "F" this will match you back to the source (as marked, I think) in the viewer. from there you should be able to patch
After effect - figure inside a glass
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I have shot someone in front of a green screen and now want to place them inside a giant glass. But am stumped on how I would achieve this effect How would I get the person to look like they are in
Re: After effect - figure inside a glass
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Thanks so much Dave - am going to give it a go ASAP!
Effect - someone inside something
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I want to place someones head into a test-tube for a music video and wondered what is the best way to go about doing that Basically a test-tube with liquid in and at the bottom I want to super impo
Re: Effect - someone inside something
by Jeff Pulera 6 years ago
Maybe shoot the test tube in front of green screen then key that OVER the video of the face. Reflections an issue Optimally, the would be a 3D rendering compositing job outside of Premiere. The test t
Green flashes
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Please help I am exporting a project from Premiere 2014 and each time I do it there are split second flashes of green appearing at random points throughout the film. They are in different places with
Re: Green flashes
by Jeff Coleman 6 years ago
Not really sure. It's probably not the Commodore Green Flash Virus, though. ;) Perhaps it's the hardware acceleration incompatibility with Mac OS 10.9.3 Would you mind telling us please the computer a
EXPORTING PRO RES 1080p 25fps
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I have a project where the sequence is currently 50i as it was shot as such. But now I need to export for WEB on a 25p 1920x1080 Pro Res file. I don't seem to have that option Can anyone advise on
Re: EXPORTING PRO RES 1080p 25fps
by Ann Bens 6 years ago
If its for the web, mp4 seems to me more appropriate. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CC Adobe Community Professional
Web and Broadcast - progressive or interlaced
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Hi Am shooting footage that will end up on the web and broadcast - I am using a C100 with the Ninja 2. Should I shoot progressive or interlaced And which is easier to convert to the other in post Than
Re: Web and Broadcast - progressive or interlaced
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
23.976p and 29.97p can be exported to 29.97i easily. (It's my television commercial workflow). Broadcasters care less about the look or aesthetic and more about the file specification. Deinterlacing i
C100 - Slow Motion workflow in Premiere
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
OK so I know the C100 does't shoot at higher frame rates for smooth slow motion - yet I see people talking about shooting at 50i and then importing on to a 25p timeline in premiere which gives you a p
Re: C100 - Slow Motion workflow in Premiere
by Benson Greene 5 years ago
I had this problem as well. I have done this before and was successful. However, I did shoot on a Ninja that time. When trying this time, I am also importing to find that Premiere is seeing 29.97. So,
WAV out of sync with 30fps footage
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Hi I filmed footage at 30fps on my 5D Mark 3 and recorded the audio on radio mics at 48khz, Now I am trying to sync and it starts off ok and then starts to lose sync Any ideas would be much appreciate
Re: WAV out of sync with 30fps footage
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
The WAV was from a Lapel mic I used - when would a frame rate have been set to the audio then - there is no option to set a frame rate with the mic
Masks - why does it move with layer
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Whatever I try I can't separate the mask from the layer I apply it to. I drew a shape and wanted it to appear from behind a mask - as in I wanted the shape to be moving and appear from behind the stat
Re: Masks - why does it move with layer
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
Shape layers and text layers work differently than other layers in AE. Create a solid above your shape layer, mask it, then change the track matte of the shape layer to alpha matte and animate the sha
Cut Outs in After Effects
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Hi I want to write some text on a solid background and in the middle of the O that is in the text I want to cut it out and have a film playing inside the O So I need to cut out the inside of the O so
Re: Cut Outs in After Effects
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Thank you so much John - this is fantastic Really appreciate your help
Text appearing from behind object
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Hi Hoping someone can help on this - I want text to move from behind a single vertical white line like it is appearing from behind Gavin
Re: Text appearing from behind object
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Thanks for all the help - much appreciated!
50fps 720 - quality issue
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
So I wanted to shoot a wedding all in 50fps so I could take it down to 25fps in post and get smooth slo mo. And yes I have the smooth slo mo - but the quality of the images - even before I scaled it u
Re: 50fps 720 - quality issue
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
Hey Todd Sorry - basic details missing! OK so I shot it with a 5D Mark 3 - I was changing ISO as was inside and out. The aperture was changing too. I had an ND Filter on as it was a bright day. The fo
Noise in the dark areas
by Gavin Williams 7 years ago
I am shooting with a 5D Mark 3 and I am getting real noise in the darker areas of shots. I have included a test still for you to look at I have tried all sorts of different settings with the ISO and a
Re: Noise in the dark areas
by Warren Eig 7 years ago
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NOISE Reduction on 7D?
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
I shoot with a 7D - more often than not using my 18-55mm Canon Lens. Some shots turn out absolutely stunning while others are plagued with noise. What I don't understand is why such a big difference w
Re: NOISE Reduction on 7D?
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
Hey John Thanks for coming back on this. I seem to have written the wrong lens down - I actually use the 17-55mm Canon lens which is a constant F.Stop. I just struggle to get sharp focus on a deep sho
7D - want more in focus but higher f.stop seems to lose sharpness
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
Hi I've been shooting a few bands with a 7D and sometimes want the whole band in focus so put the f.stop around 7 thinking that will expand by depth of field. I light the set too but still I never get
Re: 7D - want more in focus but higher f.stop seems to lose sharpness
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
ahh yes - sorry! I am using the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f 2.8 IS USM Lens with the 7D Gavin
Losing the Grain through compression - why???
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
I have made a short film with a Magic Bullet Looks filter that creates a grainy look to the film. However as soon as I compress it through FCP Compressor it disappears. It's like the compressor as smo
Re: Losing the Grain through compression - why???
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
Hi Michael How do I go about reducing the amount of compression if I wanted to go that route What particular settings should I look at Thanks Gavin
When super-imposed text disappears image jumps?
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
I have my final edit, I then create a new sequence and drop the finished edit sequence into the new sequence and put some text atop the opening scene. As the text ends the image jumps almost like it i
Re: When super-imposed text disappears image jumps?
by Gavin Williams 8 years ago
Yep - it's definitely rendered
Gavin Williams 9 years ago
Does speeding up footage in my FCP timeline change the FPS for that particular clip. And how does that relate to the overall setting of FPS you are working in for that project??
Gavin Williams 9 years ago
We shot a music video with the music 10% slower with the idea we could speed the clip up by 10% in Final Cut. But it doesn't seem to sync up? We shot at 24fps? What are we doing wrong??
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