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Hunter Hempen

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November 4th 2009
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Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
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3D Position to Null with FreeForm Pro
by Hunter Hempen 12 months ago
Part of this ongoing animation I'm building requires using the Mettle FreeForm Pro plug in for some 3D warp on my layer. I'm using Dan's awesome "falling leaf" expression for some oscillating rotation
Re: 3D Position to Null with FreeForm Pro
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 12 months ago
Without looking at Freeform interface, I believe the issue is simply getting the individual coordinates out of the null's position. The 3D position being an array with 3 individual value, you can get
Auto Orient expression to use for path layer? (Don't need built in AE option)
by Hunter Hempen 12 months ago
I'm fully aware there's a simple Auto Orient context menu for paths, but I'm attempting to build from scratch. I used Dan's amazing expression to tie a shape layer to a shape path via the Trim Paths E
Re: Auto Orient expression to use for path layer? (Don't need built in AE option)
by Hunter Hempen 12 months ago
Thanks Dan, as usual works like a charm. For the sake of anybody reading this, can you explain a bit of the math behind that additional expression. I think tangentOnPath and radiansToDegrees seem fair
Object Glow blur noise??
by Hunter Hempen 5 years ago
Hello all, I'm having problems with Object Glow being noisy when out of focus for whatever reason. Turning it off simply corrects the problem, but I'd like to know if there's a logical explanation for
Bounce expression/technique for rotation?
by Hunter Hempen 7 years ago
Greetings, I've been scouring the internet for an C4D expression similar to the After Effects bounce expression, but I guess some people use other methods to achieve a vertical bounce through shaders
Re: Bounce expression/technique for rotation?
by Adam Trachtenberg 7 years ago
Another option is to use the constraint tag's spring constraint.
Mocha AE layer mask not connecting
by Hunter Hempen 7 years ago
Greetings, I was creating a mask in Mocha AE and I suddenly cannot finish the mask. I've got two open ends of the shape, but they won't connect to each other to complete the shape. Before my current p
Re: Mocha AE layer mask not connecting
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
X-splines are automatically closed. Using a Bezier spline just click on the "first" point you drew and the spline will connect @mographcandy
Premiere CS4 and Media Encoder problems with .mov
by Aleksandrs Valters 11 years ago
project: 3 min of video (no dyn.link, no effects) 17 mov files (30sec each) 5 avi dv files (30sec each) 1 avi 3 min my problem is : long time opening Premiere project. long wait time in Media Encoder.
I'm the winner =) Problems Solved by my self
by Aleksandrs Valters 11 years ago
first problem "Long idle time" - Solution Xmp Metadata! Then you want to export project, what do you do : File Export Media... "Export Settings" window is on your monitor And now! Go to the little ta
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Hunter Hempen liked this 7 years ago
slow motion in FCP7 - (back to stone age?)
by Ricardo Guerreiro 10 years ago
Hi, I have read quite a bit on this and I have found one way to solve this and figured out one by myself. I just can't believe FCP does not have a straight forward way to deal with over-cranked footag
Re: slow motion in FCP7 - (back to stone age?)
by Hunter Hempen 7 years ago
Right. So then to my other question, why is it so simple in PremierePro Why didn't FCP just "design" their NLE to not have to go through Cinema Tools I'm just curious, not being devious. ----- Too bad
Creative Portfolio Website
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Greetings to the COW! I recently completed an updated demo reel and designed my own portfolio website that I'd like to get online. I've heard that there are free hosting web servers for people like me
Re: Creative Portfolio Website
by R. Alan Ingalls 8 years ago
If you are really serious about your work, it might pay to spend a little money on good, reliable hosting. Find an available domain you like (probably your name for a portfolio site, most likely it's
Demo Reel Website
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Greetings to the COW! I recently completed an updated demo reel as well as designed my own portfolio website that I'd like to get online. I've heard that there are free hosting web servers for people
Demo Reel: Mixing 30p with 24p
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Greetings, I have "yet another demo reel question", and it seems that users on the Cow don't post actual Demo Reel questions in the Demo Reel forum...so I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I'm
Re: Demo Reel: Mixing 30p with 24p
by Todd Terry 8 years ago
Duh... you're absolutely right, Ed. I didn't notice him saying PPro, my brain thought I saw "ProRes" in there somewhere, which automatically made me believe he was working in FCP. My bad, I should hav
Adobe Encore 1080p DVD Authoring
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Greetings, Again, I've read "dumb questions" concerning authoring on here, and mine is similarly dumb since I'm a beginner at this. I've easily burned 720x480p videos to DVDs in the past via Encore, b
Re: Adobe Encore 1080p DVD Authoring
by Andrius Simutis 8 years ago
HD DVD was a short lived format that didn't make it and isn't really viable anymore. HD content on DVD was an even smaller subset within that spec. BluRay content on DVD is possible with some major ca
CS4 won't export to tape w/ ADVC-100
by Evan Newsome 11 years ago
Arg I hate CS4 (I can capture ok, but can't export) I boot up 64bit Vista Open PPro4 (cs4 production bundle) select sequence go to File Export and "export to tape" is grey (grayed out) I go to edit pr
Re: CS4 won't export to tape w/ ADVC-100 (solved)
by Evan Newsome 11 years ago
I figured it out... no thanks to Adobe "HELP" (oxymoron) I found a drop down in the 'program' window that says "playback settings" and found the DV 29.97i. volia, it outputs. how screwed up is their p
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CC Light Burst 2.5 hang up upon export
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Greetings, I have a PNG dealing with some heavy light burst effects that seems to take way too long to export. If you apply cc light burst, and keyframe it from -500 to 0, you get this weird, almost S
Re: CC Light Burst 2.5 hang up upon export
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
To answer my own question, the solution is simply an adjustment layer. CC Light Burst applied directly to the image in heavy blurred motion creates some serious memory hog issues. Simply creating an a
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CS4 HD video playback is choppy...need new computer?
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Greetings. I'm running CS4 on a Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 1GB Nvidia, 150GB 5400RPM harddrive + external 1TB WD passport drive. The details for my current laptop can be found here: http: www.google.com pro
How to Allocate more RAM to PPro
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Title is self explanatory. I found this sorry excuse for a thread, http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 3 882359 , and was wondering if anybody knows how to allocate more RAM to CS4 PPro... Hopefully
Re: How to Allocate more RAM to PPro
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Oh yes, sorry. It's Windows Vista, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, plus 1GB Video RAM Nvidia Graphics card. I've seen some people adjust the priority of PPro in the Task Manager Processes tab...but I never thought t
Proxy enabled..
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
After rendering a proxy version of my composition, a red bar appears in the composition window that says "Proxy Enabled"...it doesn't seem to go away. What does it mean and how can I get rid of it I'v
Re: Proxy enabled..
by Devin Clarke 3 years ago
Thank you , that helped greatly! The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. -William Arthur Ward, college administrator, writer (1921-199
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 ...60 fps only or not???
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
I've previously owned a standard-def JVC Everio a few years back, which as most JVC camcorders shoots in an awful.MOD format. The new HD line, however, seems pretty good for my simply running around p
CS4 Timeline frozen, no playback
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Just developed this problem half an hour ago. Finished a fairly large export through Adobe Media Encoder, at a 640x480 resolution, about an hour long show, and soon afterward, Premiere Pro refuses to
Re: CS4 Timeline frozen, no playback
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Hey guys, Just wanted to let others know that I resolved the issue. For google-search-sake - those of you also looking to fix this - my solution was indeed in Windows display settings. My resolution w
FCPX RAM Upgrade Inquiry
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
We just upgraded our Core 2 Duo iMac at work from 4 to 12GB 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM. The question is, are there any preferences settings I have to adjust in FCPX in order for it to fully utilize the upgrade
Re: FCPX RAM Upgrade Inquiry
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
I ask because it continues to hang up on a part of my timeline. The sticky part has several clips, consecutively flashed for a few fractions of a second. It is, however, completely rendered. I wonder
PP Import Question...
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
A pretty simple question. It's common sense that two different resolution clips on a set sequence would cause playback issues. Example, I create a sequence for 1080p. I lay down 1080 clips, all requir
Re: PP Import Question...
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
The two conflicting resolution files being brought in are from a Canon 7D and 60D...so H.264 codec. Yes, I can indeed play back un-rendered footage in the red....only if I want to watch the timeline s
FCP Media Manager equivalent for PP?
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
I've been told that Final Cut has a feature called Media Manager which can save a project file, source clips, timelines, etc. to two locations at once, should you ever encounter a hard drive failure a
Re: FCP Media Manager equivalent for PP?
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Thanks for pointing the right direction. I just discovered this about two hours ago. Awesome, thanks! -Hunta ----- Too bad she won't live! But then again, who does -Gaff -----
5k Budget Recommendations
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Not sure if this goes here. I currently have a budget of 5k to spend on new equipment that will hopefully last for the next 'few' years here. My first order of business is to use all of it in a docume
Re: 5k Budget Recommendations
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, most of those suggested go over 5k...hence the name of the thread.. ----- Too bad she won't live! But then again, who does -Gaff -----
yet another demo reel question
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
I apologize in advance for a repeat question, as I'm sure you get a demo reel question at least once a week. My question: Important clips come first I have done several projects for university's marke
Re: yet another demo reel question
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
That, and some of the reels I watch up on YouTube make me a bit suspicious. Frequently...and I mean "frequently", I come across editors graphic artists who have big-time brand names in their clips. Su
yet another demo reel question
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
I apologize in advance for a repeat question, as I'm sure you get a demo reel question at least once a week. My question: Important clips come first I have done several projects for university's marke
bachelors degree worth it in this field?
by Ty Yachaina 8 years ago
Hello, I currently have an Associates degree in Film Video production and have been working in the field for about 5 years. I find that most jobs i find and apply for ask for a bachelors degree. Thoug
Re: bachelors degree worth it in this field?
by Tim Wilson 8 years ago
Tyle Renake "I find that most jobs i find and apply for ask for a bachelors degree. " You've just answered your question. There are a lot of passionate pro- and anti-college sentiments you'll see thr
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Reality Television Workflow
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Does anybody know of any good, previous articles, posts, threads pertaining to the workflow and resources used in the making of reality TV these days Any details referring to the process of "string-ou
Re: Reality Television Workflow
by grinner hester 8 years ago
Because no script is involved, I just lay all keepable footage on a timeline with no regard to it's running time. I then go through that subtractively as needed to meet my required running time. Once
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Faded Blacks in Illustrator
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Hi there, I'm pretty new to Illustrator, and I've been having some issues with greyed whited-out parts of my document. In particular, a black image (sillouhete) appears normally black in Illustrator..
Re: Faded Blacks in Illustrator
by Christina Rodriguez 8 years ago
Rich black = C 30, M 20, Y, 20, K 100... If you have black text over color, set it to Overprint or Multiply (but keep it 100% black only)... Digital Printing is cheaper if you are doing only a limited
Shooting a pilot: need advice
by Mandy Mastromanico 10 years ago
Hi Friends, I am new to all this, so first of all - please excuse my lack of knowledge in this field. In answering, please assume that I don't know much about any of this and kindly refrain from talki
Re: Shooting a pilot: need advice
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
Mandy, you are a lucky girl. People with 100 times your experience will never get an opportunity like this. So, do you know what you do now You contact a production company (like one of the ones you s
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Hunter Hempen liked this 9 years ago
how to make a very fast video slow and smooth
by waheed ali 9 years ago
hi i have a video which is only a few frames and very very fast i want to make it slow and smooth without being jerky or choppy, i tried time stretch and all it did made it slow but realy choppy. pls
Re: how to make a very fast video slow and smooth
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
And if you do reshoot anything, be sure to pay attention to shutter speeds. That too will affect slowmotion playback. ----- Too bad she won't live! But then again, who does -Gaff -----
Song octave/pitch changing on import.
by Karl Sal 9 years ago
Whenever I import a song in After Effects, it has a different octave pitch in the software than it actually should and it skips for a fraction of a second after a certain moment. It does that with any
Re: Song octave/pitch changing on import.
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Read this first: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 976321 I can see truth to bringing in "unfriendly" sound formats. I usually drop MP3's into AE, and the pitch shift occurs. Try that out and if n
Presentation about Reality Television
by Scott Carnegie 9 years ago
I am trying to do more public speaking as part of my marketing, getting my name out there. Here is a presentation I did for an event called SkeptiCamp about "reality" television. Enjoy! www.MediaCircu
Re: Presentation about Reality Television
by Mike Cohen 9 years ago
I actually laugh at most reality shows - they have become so formulaic that they are no longer entertaining. Whether you watch a competition show or a "real world" style fake documentary style show, t
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Incandescent Phase-Out Rules
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Greetings, Our university marketing department is currently looking for a simple lighting kit to light a 12'x12' area in one of our offices for photography purposes. I know video lighting would requir
Re: Incandescent Phase-Out Rules
by Scott Sheriff 9 years ago
Fluorescent lighting might be the way to go for what your doing. If you are speaking of those silly rules about consumer light bulbs, I don't think any of them apply to the type of bulbs used in produ
Export individual clips AS individual clips
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Apparently Premiere Pro CS4 doesn't possess the ability to export individual clips in one sequence as individual files...let for if you picked them, one by one, to the encoder. This is essentially wha
Re: Export individual clips AS individual clips
by Vince Becquiot 9 years ago
Simple answer, no. But for a fairly quick way to do this, even in CS4... Right click on each individual clip and select nest (or create a keyboard shortcut if you have a million clips). What this does
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AE fails to close properly
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Began this habit recently, and every once in a while I can safely exit out of AE, without it remaining on my taskbar...whereupon it then freezes and I must ctr+alt+delete out. Sounds pretty vague, I k
Re: AE fails to close properly
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
4GB RAM on a Intel Core2 Duo, 1GB Nvidia Graphics card blah blah, 2.13GHz processor. It's pretty standard...and I used to be able to exit properly. Not anymore these days, apparently.
blacks losing density upon render out
by Aidan Wood 10 years ago
Hi all, and thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm color correcting some footage and using some feathered vignettes and other simple techniques. Nothing too fancy, but I've spent a long time get
Re: blacks losing density upon render out
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Ah! Thanks once more! Turned out great.
Color Swap / Accent
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Again, yet another non-professional question from the newbies. I suddenly noticed these little pocket cameras from Canon with the ability to do "color swap" The user can highlight a certain color in a
Canon HV40 questionsss
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Hello there, I know this really isn't a professional camcorder, but I have a few newbie questions I'd like to ask since I can't find the answers anywhere else. I'm seeking to purchase the VIXIA HV40 a
Re: Canon HV40 questionsss
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Thanks Todd! Pretty much answers everything!
Buying an XHA1?
by lloyd stas 9 years ago
Howdy! I am looking to buy a new camera and am leaning towards the XHA1. I wonder if you could give me any advice I'm not an expert on cameras so would very much appreciate your help. We have a budget
Re: Buying an XHA1?
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Considering I'm not a professional in the field, don't take my opinion too literally to heart. From what I've read, motion is a big factor between the XHA1 and 7D. If you're going to be shooting dogma
Reminder
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Hello, I'm not sure how or what credentials you need to achieve in order to be in charge of a certain subject forum here on the Cow, but being a new member I've noticed that few of your veterans are a
Re: Reminder
by Tim Wilson 9 years ago
My thanks as well for the specifics, Hunter. Very helpful. More generally, we strongly agree with you. I wrote about this at some length, in an article called "Hello. My Name is Tim. I am a Newbie." I
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Exporting questions
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
I'm currently out of time atm to go look up a tutorial, but I do plan on doing so soon. However, I am just curious as to how Encore writes a video file to the DVD, concerning compression and size issu
Re: Exporting questions
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
hardeharhar, BUMP...tho i guess bumping doesn't actually work here
Uninstall vs. Reinstall for CS4
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
I currently need to uninstall Photoshop from my hard drive to make more space temporarily. I bought the CS4 Production Suite Premium and am concerned that once I uninstall just Photoshop, I will not b
Re: Uninstall vs. Reinstall for CS4
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Anyone
Creating particles from images
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
I've searched this far and wide on the Internet and can't seem to get an exact method on how to do this. My team and I are trying to find a way to import a masked image of a flower blossom to PI, and
Re: Creating particles from images
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Thanks! Very easy indeed. I only have one more question. The flower I'm trying to port needs to be masked in PI somehow, because if its just a flower on a black BG imported to spawn as a particle, the
output always 720*480 ingnore settings ?
by harry gong 9 years ago
hello i have settings by 908*200 but the output is allways 720*480 where is my mistake why can i take not 908*200
Re: output always 720*480 ingnore settings ?
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
ive noticed the same problem, really bugs me, any answers
Studying for the business - looking for helpful advice
by Hunter Hempen 10 years ago
Hi, I'm just gonna ramble on here a bit - hope this can be on open discussion, because I'm gonna have a lot of questions... Anywhoo, I'm already familiar with CreativeCow but my mass comm professor re
Re: Studying for the business - looking for helpful advice
by Brendan Coots 10 years ago
The first step is to gently let go of the notion that things will "turn out exactly how you pictured them in your head." When doing commercial, for-pay work, you are lucky if things even remotely turn
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