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JP Pelc

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Premiere CC Saving Permission Error
by Chris Stanley 5 years ago
Hello editor friends, I'm having a bit of an issue with Premiere and I can't seem to find a solution. I just recently made the switch from FCP7. Currently using a maxed out top of the line 2014 MacBoo
Re: Premiere CC Saving Permission Error
by JP Pelc 7 months ago
Hello all, I know this is very old but I thought I'd share my solution. When I came across this issue, I found that the source was an internet connectivity issue. In my case, my VPN was trying to conn
Photoshop not recognizing alpha channel from After Effects still frame export.
by Zak Stoltz 7 years ago
Just like it sounds. I have an image with a transparent BG in AE that I want to be able to open in Photoshop. I go to Composition Save Frame As then choose a PSD with transparency. It exports fine. Th
Re: Photoshop not recognizing alpha channel from After Effects still frame export.
by JP Pelc 9 months ago
Thank you for sharing your solution Rob. Only Adobe would make a program that recognizes alpha channels, unless it comes from their own software... Nevertheless your trick is helpful. Thanks!!
A Good Feather Falling Effect?
by erin shelby 13 years ago
I'm trying to make an illustrator image of a feather fall like a feather. I've kinda figured it out using manual keyframing but was wondering if there was an expression-tastic or particular way to do
Re: A Good Feather Falling Effect?
by JP Pelc 11 months ago
Don't know if you're still looking for a solution, but if you or anyone else is I would contact Dan Ebberts directly, his contact info is on his website: http: www.motionscript.com Of course if you fi
Masks slow in Premiere
by JP Pelc 3 years ago
Does anyone else have issues with masks in Premiere CC 2015 They work fine, but manipulating one takes ages. Every other aspect of Premiere runs (generally) well, but as soon as I touch a mask point i
Re: Masks slow in Premiere
by JP Pelc 11 months ago
Sadly not. At this point I've just accepted that for whatever reason masks in Premiere absolutely suck. I assume it's something under the hood of premiere that just makes masks not work well. Maybe a
Inertia Bounce Decay issue
by Brad Pickford 4 years ago
Hi all, I have been using this expression for years but I have only just stumbled on tis issue. I have an object swinging and as it hits the last keyframe I want it to sway for while (more than one se
Re: Inertia Bounce Decay issue
by JP Pelc 2 years ago
Dan you are a true hero
Color labeling sequence tabs on timeline
by Bill Chen 6 years ago
Hi guys, is there a way to color label the sequence tabs that are on the timeline I like to work with multiple sequences within the timeline and I would like to easily spot the color tab when needed a
Re: Color labeling sequence tabs on timeline
by JP Pelc 3 years ago
Late but for future reference: http: www.adobe.com products wishform.html
[Time Sensitive] Rendering everything black except particular layer
by Ryan Langston 3 years ago
I am attempting to render out a large format video for a large parlor screen through the media encoder queue. -QuickTime -Match Source (Rewrap) -Resolution: 13,250x1,611 -24 FPS When viewing the proje
Re: [Time Sensitive] Rendering everything black except particular layer
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
Most of our work is large-format. There are a few effects -- especially GPU-driven effects -- that don't work beyond certain resolution limits. The giveaway is when they preview at half resolution and
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Mac OSX Dock Genie Effect...
by James Choi 10 years ago
I've been doing a lot of searching on CC but have not found a proper way to create the genie effect. The magnifying part of it I've managed to figure out but not the positioning part of it.
Re: Mac OSX Dock Genie Effect...
by JP Pelc 3 years ago
How did you get the genie.ffx file The link gives me a 403 forbidden error
Motion Blur and Alpha Channel
by Zach Youngblood 5 years ago
I am creating motion graphics in AE using vector AI files. When I apply motion blur within AE it looks fine. However, when I render the animation out with an alpha channel and place it on a different
Re: Motion Blur and Alpha Channel
by Darby Edelen 5 years ago
Roland R. Kahlenberg "I didn't think that interpreting the Alpha correctly was a solution - wouldn't the pre-mult alpha contain some RGB pixels of the rendered comp " You probably know this already,
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Updating illustrator file w/o reimporting
by Damon Muma 9 years ago
I imported an .ai file to the composition and I have all the layers in the list there...(which is good, I want the layers separated out). I can update the individual layers by right-clicking and selec
Re: Updating illustrator file w/o reimporting
by Andy George 9 years ago
Damon, I find it helpful when creating graphics in PS or AI to add a couple of blank layers to the document before importing to AE. That way if you want to modify your image at a later date your not c
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JP Pelc liked this 3 years ago
From the Adobe AE forum
by Dave LaRonde 4 years ago
A lot of people in here edit, and don't use After Effects. Some do. For those who don't, there has been great frustration over AE CC 2015. The new version broke features that previously worked just fi
Re: From the Adobe AE forum
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
Andrew Kimery "Adobe spending a lot of time retooling the guts of AE, even if it meant fewer new features during the process, and I don't think that's something Adobe would've risked doing under the
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AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Chris Pettit 3 years ago
Since I'm late to a previous discussion, I'll start a new post for what it's worth. From the previous post, comment from Walter: Walter Soyka "but honestly, it does work, the new preview system is a f
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Re: AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by David Mathis 3 years ago
I think you will like Motion as well. A great companion app it is, and the price is right. I also just watched a video from Simon Ubsdell on Fusion, he created a mountain scene. Well done Simon! I am
Audio waveform not displaying on FS7 footage
by JP Pelc 3 years ago
This is likely a camera setting that needs to change but hopefully someone here can help. We recently got an Sony FS7 and the audio plays back just fine, however the waveform is completely flat. I imp
Re: Audio waveform not displaying on FS7 footage
by Vince Becquiot 3 years ago
Hi JP, What format did you record in I usually get 8 channels on the FS7 with XDCAM. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Does Premiere Pro run properly on a laptop with screen resolution of 3840x2160?
by Yair Bartal 3 years ago
If so, is it for 2015 version only
Re: Does Premiere Pro run properly on a laptop with screen resolution of 3840x2160?
by JP Pelc 3 years ago
It will run fine. If you find that text is too small, you can easily reduce the resolution of your display temporarily while you work in Premiere
Linking ALL media
by sarah strunin 3 years ago
I'm attempting to open a project on another computer but when the "link media" window opens, I have to link each individual file separately. I have hundreds of files and need a shortcut. I've done thi
Re: Linking ALL media
by JP Pelc 3 years ago
PC or mac On Mac it generally finds everything with no problem once one item is linked. On PC that has not always worked for me
Sunlight Effect
by Melissa Herrera 3 years ago
Hi, Can anyone tell me how I create this kind of light effect in Adobe Premiere I guess it's not a lens flare... How is it called and how do you create one in Adobe Premiere EXAMPLE: http: www.pikore.
Re: Sunlight Effect
by JP Pelc 3 years ago
Yep, search for "Free light leaks," download and put on top of video, change blending mode to whichever you prefer (generally screen or soft light works well)
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Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Chris Pettit 4 years ago
This is a full-disclosure post. Like Aindreas, I feel compelled to disclose my latest decisions regarding CC since I've spent so much time slapping Adobe for shoving this whole subscription mess on us
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Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Tim Wilson 4 years ago
Chris Pettit "The C-Suite of the 5th largest software company in the world is what you're referring to regarding 'employees' " No. Adobe on the whole is fair game. ANY company is fair game. They do w
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Understanding my license
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
I work for a company that provides CC subscriptions to myself as well as 2 of my coworkers. On occasions such as bad weather or Popeadelphia we work from home. On my work machine my CC is logged into
Seamless loop in QuickTime Player impossible?
by Tobias Becker 9 years ago
Hello everybody, I have been reading the COW since a while and greatly appreciate all the help I gained through other peoples questions. Today I have a specific question I could not find any existing
Re: Seamless loop in QuickTime Player impossible?
by Steve Roberts 9 years ago
I've found that Quicktime has to think, check its BlackBerry and call its mother before it goes back to the first frame of a loop. Accepting that, I'd take a page out of the DVD playbook and make a lo
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After Effects CC - poor CPU usage on ("new") MacPro
by Emanuel Schwermer 4 years ago
Hello forum from Munich, I know, there are many posts about (more or less) my topic, but even after reading for almost 2 hours I can not find a proper fix. Sorry! What I do: rendering out some 6000 5K
Re: After Effects CC - poor CPU usage on ("new") MacPro
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
Sorry if I was unclear. No version of Media Encoder uses multiprocessing. I was trying to say that using AME CC 2014 to render would be like using Ae CC 2015; no multiprocessing in either. For maximum
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2 days
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
less a rant more a basic observation: mid year, doing mid year UK tax, bit of a holiday etc. My CC renewal is coming due in august too. Off the back of it I had two days done via an agency for a clien
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Re: 2 days
by Andrew Kimery 4 years ago
Chris Pettit "Why Because Adobe says so " Taking the scope of this discussion beyond just Adobe, it's because the business model for software development and publishing is changing. 15yrs ago it used
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Any Updates from Adobe regarding false sound sync issues in CC 2015
by Duke Sweden 4 years ago
My files play back with no problems whatsoever, whether original soundtrack or over dubs or sound effects. I no longer get the error message inside PPro. But when I upload to Youtube a message always
Re: Any Updates from Adobe regarding false sound sync issues in CC 2015
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
The only thing wrong is there is a flaw in a computerized audio video sync check system, a completely useless feature. If the video as viewed on YouTube (or any other final delivery of choice) is in s
Testing out LWKS as Premiere replacement
by Morten Ranmar 4 years ago
First of all sorry for posting a supposedly OT on this forum - but as mentioned by others, this IS the place where most editor opinions are posted ; P Yesterday I discovered that LWKS is indeed avail
Re: Testing out LWKS as Premiere replacement
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
I haven't used it myself, but I have a protig who uses it. He regularly asks me how to do various tasks involving anything from scaling and positioning to opacity changes to motion tracking to masking
more debates
by Chris Pettit 4 years ago
The following post and subsequent comments are all from the last 24 hours ONLY. All this original article did was mention that Adobe had reset its trial period. That's it. Just in case anyone is convi
Re: more debates
by Andrew Kimery 4 years ago
Chris Pettit "LOL. I'll never look at a sunny day quite the same way...." It's like sausage, even though you know how it's made you can still enjoy it. ;)
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News: Adobe Unveils Milestone 2015 Creative Cloud Release
by Cow News Droid 4 years ago
Unprecedented Innovation and Integration Across Creative Cloud Desktop and Mobile Apps; New Adobe Stock Service Debuts (San Jose, CA--June 16, 2015) Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today launched a milestone rele
Re: Exciting Re: News: Adobe Unveils Milestone 2015 Creative Cloud Release
by Andy Field 4 years ago
Or an alternative "non conspiracy" Theory. Many plugins (NewBlue for example) don't move to the right place with new installs so they opted for this as the default to save headaches. I've had to reins
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Not Banned in Boston, but Banned on Adobe
by Dave LaRonde 4 years ago
Author s Note: The following was posted on the Adobe web site at 7:17 PM CDT on June 25, 2015. Minor changes have been made so it makes sense here on the COW. Sometimes you just have to giggle at the
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Re: Not Banned in Boston, but Banned on Adobe
by Andrew Kimery 4 years ago
Chris Pettit "Another example of how nothing has actually really changed. Software version complexity was a fairly unavoidable problem before subscriptions. And now, with "cloud" the same problems ex
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Unsharp rendering
by Adga Gaffo 4 years ago
My type of problem has been coming up in various forums but I still haven't been able to solve this and it's starting to driving me nuts. I'm working with some graphics in illustrator, no effects or o
Re: Unsharp rendering
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
White-on-black is not a chroma sub-sampling issue. It may be a sub-pixel sampling issue; basically, you've probably positioned the item such that its edge does not line up exactly with the comp's rast
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A Friendly Updating Reminder for those new to AE, or not especially computer-savvy
by Dave LaRonde 4 years ago
If you're in the middle of a project, DO NOT UPDATE TO THE SHINY NEW AE 2015. The reasons: any new update from any software developer is bound to have problems. There will be new ways of doing things.
Re: A Friendly Updating Reminder for those new to AE, or not especially computer-savvy
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
I must say, I wish the "disable remove old versions option" was much more hard to miss in the desktop up. I thought CC defaulted to keeping the old version, so when I upgraded to CC 2015 I lost all my
How is CC 2015? Bugs?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
I'm looking forward to the update but wondering if I should finish my previous projects first. In the past, updating has sometimes caused problems when I bring in my working files from the previous ve
Re: How is CC 2015? Bugs?
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
I certainly wouldn't upgrade until your project is finished. You never know what might be slightly changed in the new version that will have a huge effect on your final composite.
Can you connect a DSLR to an external video recorder?
by David Phelan 4 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if I could bypass the SD card because I'm shooting with a greenscreen. People have said that the DLSR compresses footage to the SD and a smaller bit rate means a bad key. I'm using
Re: Can you connect a DSLR to an external video recorder?
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
Yes, DSLR footage is terrible to key. You can shoot to an external recorder but if Nikons are like Canons (I think they are in this case), then the signal that goes to an external recorder will still
Issues when shooting video with 7D
by Ingemar Berglund 4 years ago
Hey all! I'm new on the forum and have a lot of questions regarding shooting video since I'm quite inexperienced. I use a Canon 7D with a Canon EFS 17-55 f 2.8 lens. I started working on an art projec
Re: Issues when shooting video with 7D
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
Bill basically nailed it. Canon cameras are great for getting your feet wet in video at a really affordable price. However as your skills and eye for quality increase, it might be wise to get a better
DSLR Filmmakers / Videographers in Singapore
by Varun Mehra 4 years ago
Hey, I'm a video maker from India visiting Singapore. I'm keen to invest in a DSLR for video and maybe a basic stabilisation rig - something similar to a Glidecam maybe. The issue I'm facing is Singap
Re: DSLR Filmmakers / Videographers in Singapore
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
Not from Singapore but regarding A7s vs 5DIII, I would definitely go with the A7s. More dynamic range, much better codec, sharper, easier to grade. Basically the A7s is designed to shoot video, wherea
Please school me...Fuzzy video of gymnastics shot with Canon 70D....why?
by ron cournoyer 4 years ago
Hi All, Just started a video event company and have an issue with the clarity of the videos. Background - I am an enthusiast DSLR photographer for 5 years, just getting into the video side. My typical
Re: Please school me...Fuzzy video of gymnastics shot with Canon 70D....why?
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
The quality difference between All-l and IPB is virtually none. I would definitely keep it with IPB if you're system is having issues handling the higher bitrate. What lens are you using DSLR's genera
Recover footage from damaged SD card?
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
Hey there, I have an SD card that is unable to be properly read from any machine. It is a Lexar Professional SDxc 64Gb 600x Speed: http: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home O=&sku=1022064&gclid=C
Re: Recover footage from damaged SD card?
by Oki Pienandoro 4 years ago
I'm no photographer, i came from the thread you post in Premiere sub forum. Any DIY software is only doable for common recovery (accidental deletion, format, re-partition). Inaccessible card however i
Turn snap to guides off in all comps?
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
I notice that when I use the cmd+shift+semicolon shortcut to turn off snapping to guides, it is only disabled in that comp. When I go into a comp that has already been created, it is back on and I hav
Re: Turn snap to guides off in all comps?
by Dave LaRonde 4 years ago
AE Preferences would be my bet. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
After Effects CS3: Turn effects on and off quickly?
by Lou Smith 4 years ago
I would like to use the effect "Mr. Mercury" for only part of a sequence. Is there a way I can turn effects on and off quickly I'm not seeing one. If not, what would be the easiest way to achieve the
Re: After Effects CS3: Turn effects on and off quickly?
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
Couple ways. 1) You can add the Mr. Mercury effect to an adjustment layer and key frame the opacity of the adjustment layer from 100% to 0% when you want to turn it off. If you have other layers under
Problem and Issue with FCP to Uncompressed AVI - AVI for Windows User
by Giovanni Mattucci 8 years ago
Hello Everyone, I'm sure this has been asked TO DEATH, but I haven't been able to find a good strait answer about exporting to an Uncompressed AVI. Right now I have a project that is about 15 minutes
Re: Problem and Issue with FCP to Uncompressed AVI - AVI for Windows User
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
THANK YOU! We have software that needs uncompressed AVI's for an LED ribbon board and previously we had to transfer the files to an old machine to get them to work. This works and will save us a ton o
H.264 Render problems
by Mathew Allen 4 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been having an issue with rendering out a 2400x180 mov at H.264. I receive the error "Warning: Output file will be resized from 2400 x 180 (1.00 PAR) to 2000 x 180 (1.00 PAR) to meet
Re: H.264 Render problems
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
Under the "Main Options" tab change "Format" from Quicktime to H.264. As far as a color shift when converting to H.264, are you viewing the video in quicktime You are probably experiencing the dreadfu
Quicktime Animation to H.264 (Driving me crazy)
by Ryan Khan 4 years ago
Hello Guys, I really need some advice on how to get rid of this ugly color banding. I made some broadcast graphics and I rendered them out in Quicktime (Animation), now I need to convert it into H.264
Re: Quicktime Animation to H.264 (Driving me crazy)
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
If you could post some samples that would be of great help. Most likely you probably need to execute the noise trick as mentioned above. A little bit of noise on gradients should help reduce banding
Model too dark after importing from Maya, solution needed!
by Michael Boyle 4 years ago
Hi, I've just imported my model from Maya into After Effects, but its too dark to see. I used the following render passes: specularNoShadow Incandescense reflection shadowRaw diffuseNoShadow I've adde
Re: Model too dark after importing from Maya, solution needed!
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
No problem. At the bottom of the project window of AE you will see where it reads "8 bpc" or it may be 16 or 32. Click on that and a menu will pop up. Under color settings change working space from "n
How would i set up this colorful expression?
by Richard Garabedain 4 years ago
I put a wiggle on a layer's fill so that its color changes rapidly. Its for a particle system. The only problem is i get too many black and white frames when i want colors. IS there a better expressio
Re: How would i set up this colorful expression?
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
I would add a wiggle expression to the hue setting in an HSL effect, not a fill.
Is the Canon 7D mark II Dead on Arrival?
by Christopher Delaine 5 years ago
With it s primary competitors in the video world featuring 4K, is the 7D mark II hobbled out of the gate when it comes to Indie video shooters http: www.usa.canon.com cusa consumer standard_display eo
Re: Is the Canon 7D mark II Dead on Arrival?
by JP Pelc 5 years ago
Ryan Holmes "Here in Texas it's hot outside generally when you shoot. When running ML software here my average temperature ranges from 113-125 Fahrenheit." Dang. I never noticed any increase in heat
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Canon 7d recording time
by Scott Gaskin 5 years ago
Hi just wondered if anyone knew if there was a way to increase the continuous recording time of the canon 7D It only records 12 mins of HD footage at a time. I have heard of some firmware called 'Magi
Re: Canon 7d recording time
by JP Pelc 5 years ago
As Bill said, Magic Lantern will auto-restart but you will still lose some frames. Having said that, ML is still an amazing firmware and I highly recommend you install it. The Canon 6D can record 30 m
5D mkIII and external video recorder
by Diogo Mendes-Pinto 5 years ago
Hi, I'm thinking about buying and external video recorder like an Atomos Ninja 2 Star but is it really worthy . My question really is: will I have more dynamic range or what are the benefits of record
Re: 5D mkIII and external video recorder
by JP Pelc 5 years ago
I don't see how it would make any difference whatsoever. The only benefit would be the one mentioned above, where the video is immediately recorded to the edit-friendly ProRes on the spot vs having to
File naming on import
by Brett Sherman 5 years ago
So this is a case of I liked it before they changed it. With the new naming conventions in import it now takes the name from the camera. I like to have a unique name for each video clip. That way when
Re: File naming on import
by JP Pelc 5 years ago
Prelude is available in CS6. So you could purchase it and own it, although I'm not sure what the price is
Apple PR - A Review (9to5Mac)
by Franz Bieberkopf 5 years ago
Mark Gurman writes a broad and interesting review of the ideology and approach Apple uses in "shaping and controlling the discussion of its products". "Nothing is left to chance, and in the rare case
Re: Apple PR - A Review (9to5Mac)
by JP Pelc 5 years ago
Hahaha. Well whatever you want to call it there is this culture surrounding Apple that drives me crazy, and it seems to me that it is exactly the culture they want to generate. However, it is encourag
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