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Jake Abramson

Member Since:
July 13th 2001
97 Posts
Stablizing Color/Exposure across Layers
by Jake Abramson 2 years ago
I have a time lapse with each frame on a separate layer. Since each photo is about a month apart, there are variations in exposure, color, etc. I'm trying to figure out a way to match stabilize the co
Re: Stablizing Color/Exposure across Layers
by Chris Wright 2 years ago
Have you tried color stabilizer on an adjustment layer
Export MPEG-2 with Caption
by Jake Abramson 3 years ago
Is it possible to export a MPEG-2 file with the caption embedded I see the option in export, but it doesn't look like the data is there (MediaINFO doesn't show the closed caption data). I can get it t
Recommended format with alpha channel overlays
by Jake Abramson 4 years ago
What is your preferred video format for when working with overlays with an alpha channel Way back in the day, I would use Animation+ when exporting from After Effects. The past few years I've been usi
Re: Recommended format with alpha channel overlays
by Guclu Koseli 4 years ago
QT 444 or Qt 422 RGB + Alpha
export 4 separate audio channels
by ron darby 5 years ago
I need to export 4 separate audio channels for a TV station Below is what I want to do A1 full mix A2 full mix A3 Dialog only A4 music and sound effects Below is my results at this point So far I get
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Re: export 4 separate audio channels
by ron darby 5 years ago
Thanks Andy this helps me understand how Premier handles audio. I was also confused with what the station wanted, so I was having a hard time. Turns out all I really needed was 2 stereo tracks. One wi
It’s About Time
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Dear Cows, Am I possibly one of the last Final Cut Pro users I am looking to make the switch to Premiere Pro CC (After Effect and Photoshop are important too) To make the switch, does my current Mac P
Re: It’s About Time
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
I went with a MacPro for 2 reasons 1) Thunderbolt (I went with a pegasus thunderbolt raid and a Matrox MAX) 2) Our IT department abuses PCs and overloads them with all the required applications and pe
Replace Edit Question
by Jason Guerra 5 years ago
I am working cleaning up a voice over. I am using room tone to cover gaps, ums, and uhs. The client didn't actually provide room tone so I made a subclip from part of the VO. Later I realized there wh
Re: Replace Edit Question
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
I've had good luck with the "replace footage" command. As long as the audio in the files lines up identically, you can go in the bin and just replace with the new file.
importing hot audio?
by tad newberry 5 years ago
is there some setting that is adding db to my sound flies the last few i've imported are really hot...the waveforms even crushed at the top. true, they might've been recorded that way, but it doesnt'
Re: importing hot audio?
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
You can right click on the clip in the timeline and adjust the gain which will lower the waveforms as well, but this sounds like the original file is just over modulated to begin with. Have you tried
What kind of license should I get?
by Marten Kopp 5 years ago
Recently I started working at a company as a Motion Graphic Designer. Since I am the first person that will create movies and animations they need to get Adobe CC. Because I am looking for the correct
Re: What kind of license should I get?
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
The big difference between the business teams and an individual account is that the individual account cannot be reassigned to another user. I manage a team of accounts and as people come and go I can
Creative cloud licences?
by patricia contreras 5 years ago
If I want to have adobe creative cloud in my two office computers (runing at the same time) and on my notebook ( as long as it is not conected at the same time with the others two) do I have to buy tw
Re: Creative cloud licences?
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
The license cannot be used in more than 2 places at the same time. If there are 2 "registered" computers, it will not allow a third until one of the 2 are unregistered. Since you are using 2 computers
Best Storage Option for New iMac
by Ryan Shepard 5 years ago
I'm wondering what the best recommended option would be for the internal and external storage on a new iMac. I am thinking that the best option would be to get an internal SSD and install my apps on i
Re: Best Storage Option for New iMac
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
I use a pegasys R4 thunderbolt array set up with redundancy in case a drive fails. I put everything on it, projects, media, cache, with the exception of the auto-save. I save that on a different drive
Dynamic Link with AE.
by Simon Roughan 5 years ago
Hello everyone, I notice that when I import a Premiere Pro sequence into AE, it takes quite a big quality hit. What is nice and sharpe in Premiere looks soft and slightly out-of-focus in AE. I read so
Re: Dynamic Link with AE.
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
Check the sequence settings in After Effects. I've had some strange things happen when the footage doesn't match the sequence, but after effects thinks it should.
Why can't I EASILY add custom Keyboard Layout shortcuts?
by Fabio Basone 5 years ago
Hi Please can anyone help. I recently lost all my Adobe Premiere CC shortcuts after synchronising to the CC. I'm trying to add my shortcuts back one by one. I've created a Keyboard Layout Preset (call
Re: Why can't I EASILY add custom Keyboard Layout shortcuts?
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
It may also have to do with when you "save" that is when it creates the file. When you change something, then it is actually "custom", until you save it again.
Dissolves not smooth
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
This has been an issue bugging me through the last few versions, but it hit a point where I've had enough. When using a video dissolve (cross, additive, or film), I feel that the blending is not smoot
Re: Dissolves not smooth
by Ann Moeyersoms 3 years ago
Thank you! This works!
Blend modes and alpha channels
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
I'm working on a lower third and wanted to add one of the Digital Juice Overlay effects (black & white animation). Normally you just drop in the layer and add the multiply blend mode. This works fine
Re: Blend modes and alpha channels
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
Original File without texture added Now with texture added using the set matte effect using the same red background matte. Note the faint white line around the edge, and the white bleed through on the
SDI Audio VU Meter
by Jake Abramson 7 years ago
Looking for suggestions for a VU meter (either a monitor or device) that will let me up to 8 channels of SDI audio at one time. (Not just stereo, but 8 discrete channels). Preferably in the Sub $1k ra
Re: SDI Audio VU Meter
by Richard Crowley 7 years ago
That SM Pro device appears to have conventional analog inputs. It appears that Mr. Abramson is looking for something with SDI input. I suspect that there may be solutions that meet that requirement. B
Final Cut Pro 7 and After Effects round trip issue.
by Brent Hannigan 7 years ago
I have spent a few hours trying to figure this out. I am rendering movies from After Effects CS5.5 in ProRes to match my Final Cut Sequence. All good. When I decide to change the After Effects animati
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and After Effects round trip issue.
by Jake Abramson 7 years ago
I wanted to add to this as I found what you posted very helpful, but too many steps. I used to be able to do a true "round trip" when I used Nucleo pro for rendering. I figured out, instead of unlinki
Intensity pro capture to XDCAM
by Jake Abramson 9 years ago
I'm trying to capture in Final Cut Pro via a Intensity Pro (latest firmware & drivers) to a flavor of XDCAM via the HDMI port. Whenever I try, I just get a green screen captured with audio. Tried both
Re: Intensity pro capture to XDCAM
by Jake Abramson 9 years ago
I can preview the video in FCP, even see it in the capture window, but when I go to play back the file, it is green. Can preview the live preview fine in Media Express.
Active View not showing real-time adjustments
by Jake Abramson 10 years ago
I know I've had this issue before, but I'm not sure if it's a setting or a system issue. When I make adjustments to values by clicking on the number itself and dragging left or right (like when adjust
Re: Active View not showing real-time adjustments
by Jake Abramson 10 years ago
Perfect, thanks.
XL-2 - I'm must not be understanding it fully
by Jake Abramson 10 years ago
A little background. I've been shooting video for the past 10 years mostly on full-size, professional level cameras (D-35, 5 637, DSR-400, etc). I have grown to love and appreciate what those cameras
Re: XL-2 - I'm must not be understanding it fully
by Craig Alan 10 years ago
My guess is you are not missing anything. You are used to cameras costing much more. The XL2 was ground breaking at its price point a while back. It competed primarily with the Sony pd170. The XL2 sho
Rack Mount Extenders/Offsets
by Jake Abramson 10 years ago
Might not be the best forum for this, but it was the closest that I could find. Have a piece of rack mount equipment with connections on the front and back. Unfortunately, this causes cable loops to h
Re: Rack Mount Extenders/Offsets
by grinner hester 10 years ago
lol you always make my side hurt, Bob.
Video capture for live broadcast
by Carlos Calderon 10 years ago
I'm trying to put together a solution for broadcasting an event, using multiple cameras, live to the net. I'd like some comments on my proposed setup. - 4 cameras connected via composite to - 4 BlackM
Re: Video capture for live broadcast
by Jake Abramson 10 years ago
I regularly use a Sony AnyCast. Pricey piece of equipment, but it's an entire studio in a box (Video, Audio, CG). Just wrapped up 3 High School Graduations with it using 4 cameras. Recorded to a fires
Working in 9x16 (Vertical)
by Jake Abramson 11 years ago
We have a 16x9 monitor mounted vertically. Currently I create a 16x9 sequence (DV DVCAM Anamorphic) and spend my entire project working on it with my head tilted at a 90 degree angle. Is there a way t
Re: Working in 9x16 (Vertical)
by Jake Abramson 11 years ago
I took your idea and modified it slightly. I created a square pixel 480w x 864 h (720 x 1.2 pixel aspect ratio of anamorphic). I then took this comp and dropped it into a standard 16x9 anamorphic comp
Which MAC PRO
by Simon Matthews 11 years ago
Hi, I am just wondering what advice anyone has for getting a mac pro specifically for after effects and final cut. I have been working on a powerbook G4 for the past few years and its done me just fin
Re: Which MAC PRO
by Jake Abramson 11 years ago
http: www.gridironsoftware.com The regular version is good, the pro version adds a few features.
Equipment Maintenance, Replacement Schedules
by Jake Abramson 11 years ago
I'm trying to come up with a general Maintenance and 3 year and 5 year equipment replacement schedule. I'm curious to know what type of life expectancy you put on various equipment. I run a medium use
Re: Equipment Maintenance, Replacement Schedules
by Bob Zelin 11 years ago
you have way too much time on your hands. I am in the equipment maintenance business, and have been doing this independently since 1982. My background from old post facilities was to do regular mainte
Camera Shading Training
by Jake Abramson 11 years ago
We recently got some new Sony DXC-D55 Studio cameras. I have experience doing basic color shading on cameras and setting up my scopes. These cameras have many more options and tweaks available than I'
Re: Camera Shading Training
by TJ McCormick 11 years ago
Just a note... Eric at Barco has extensive show experience. He was also the teacher of the classes I took. I highly recommend Barco, and Eric, as someone to teach a class in video engineering, switchi
Backdrop Wall Mount
by Jake Abramson 12 years ago
Hey Guys, not quite a lighting question, but I'm sure you'll know the answer. I'm looking for a backdrop wall ceiling mount with the ability to roll-up the backdrop. The only one I've found was this:
Re: Backdrop Wall Mount
by Vince Becquiot 12 years ago
Most people use curtains, that's why you are having a hard time finding one. Here's one you may like: http: www.prostudiousa.com Background-Roller-System-9ft-12ft-Motorized-P3603C48.aspx And a cheap o
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