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James Whittington

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February 29th 2008
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Closed Caption question.
by James Whittington 1 year ago
I'm trying to do closed captions for a web video. It seems to me there are very little options to customize your captions. Can't change font, size, etc. It ends up looking like this... My coworker ask
Re: Closed Caption question.
by Andreas Kiel 1 year ago
Font and final position of Closed Caption are created by the player. There is NO chance to influence behaviour! Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful
Exporting 5.1 Audio for Broadcast
by James Whittington 1 year ago
I need to export a spot for broadcast with 5.1 surround. The audio engineer provided an interleaved mixed WAV that I've dropped into a 5.1 audio layer like this... For export, I changed the audio chan
Re: Exporting 5.1 Audio for Broadcast
by James Whittington 1 year ago
The SMPTE DTV output was the magic setting I was looking for! Thanks!
5.1 Surround - Adding stereo mix to channels 7 & 8?
by James Whittington 1 year ago
I'm trying to upload a broadcast TV spot with 5.1 surround to our media company. It got rejected by QC because "the stereo mix is not present on channels 7 & 8". I have a single file from our audio en
Element 3D - Everything Is Dark!
by James Whittington 1 year ago
I'm new to Element 3D and so trying various tutorials. I'm having a weird problem that I can't seem to figure out. Anytime I create an object in E3D they turn out MUCH darker than in tutorials. Across
Re: Element 3D - Everything Is Dark!
by James Whittington 1 year ago
Thanks for the responses. Still haven't figured it out. My versions of AE and Element are all up to date. My graphics card is the FirePro D700 which Element appears to support. Purged my AE cache. The
Speeding Up 48fps Footage
by James Whittington 3 years ago
Hey everyone. I have a bunch of footage that was shot at 48fps and 60fps. When I drop it into a 24fps Premiere sequence it looks great and slow motion as intended. There's a chance we might want some
Re: Speeding Up 48fps Footage
by James Whittington 3 years ago
Thanks Dave. Unfortunately I don't have time for that kind of workflow. I've got three full days of footage and need to be able to quickly play the clips in a Premiere timeline at both the overcranked
Timecode Burn Not Working
by James Whittington 3 years ago
I'm trying to batch export several clips with timecode burned into them. When I select the "timecode overlay" button it's not putting the timecode in. There's just a skinny grey bar where the timecode
Re: Timecode Burn Not Working
by James Whittington 3 years ago
Yeah I've restarted Premiere and the machine. Just keep getting the same black box with no timecode. Weird! Can't find anything online about people having a similar issue.
Element 3D Texture Wrap
by James Whittington 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm creating some text in Element 3D and trying to use an image as a texture map. Following a tutorial basically trying to recreate the Marvel logo animation. Everything is working prett
Re: Element 3D Texture Wrap
by Dave Jackson 3 years ago
If you're using AE text as a custom layer and then extruding using Element, the UV will be stretched so you'll get that weird texture wrap. If you want better control over your textures its better to
Libraries in CC 2015?
by James Whittington 4 years ago
Trying to figure out how to use libraries in After Effects CC 2015. I managed to create a library using Illustrator with some colors, graphics, and character styles. When I'm using Illustrator or Phot
Re: Libraries in CC 2015?
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
For now, the intended way to use color swatches from Libraries in After Effects is to select from them using the eyedropper (color picker). The Libraries functionality is being added to incrementally,
Playback Stutter on Still Frames?
by James Whittington 4 years ago
I've just tried making the switch from Final Cut 7 to Premiere Pro CC. I made a sequence that is nothing but jpeg still images (shot on a 5D) and audio. The sequence settings are 1920x1080 DSLR at 23.
Re: Playback Stutter on Still Frames?
by Ht Davis 4 years ago
Check your Mercury playback engine in your preferences. Turn off CUDA. Use OpenCL CUDA is still unsupported on Mac Yosemite. They've been working on the drivers, but the language is still not properly
Automatic Duck import
by James Whittington 6 years ago
Hey all, I'm trying to import an Avid project into FCP 7 using Automatic Duck. I manage to import the project and all the media is offline. Having a hard time figuring out how to reconnect everything
Re: Automatic Duck import
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
The Automatic Duck site has TWO videos for this...on the right hand side: http: www.automaticduck.com products pifcp Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
New Mac Pro
by James Whittington 6 years ago
Hi there, I work as a video editor and have always found the creative side of things much easier to grasp than the tech side! I'm due for a computer upgrade at the office. I've got a Mac Pro from a fe
Re: New Mac Pro
by Sascha Engel 6 years ago
Well, you obviously do not know the Mac prices in Israel. Hackintosh with tons of IT assistance is still cheaper. Besides, the new Hackintoshs became way more solid and reliable. Greetings
New Mac Pro
by James Whittington 6 years ago
Hi there, I work as a video editor and have always found the creative side of things much easier to grasp than the tech side! I'm due for a computer upgrade at the office. I've got a Mac Pro from a fe
Re: New Mac Pro
by pablo piriz 6 years ago
it looks to me like the new but not yet available MacPro will render all AJA cards obsolete. Or at least they need to be placed in a chasis with a thunderbolt conversion....stable We will see... As Pe
Video not in sync?
by James Whittington 6 years ago
Something really weird just started happening and I can't figure it out. When I play a sequence in the timeline, what I see in the canvas isn't in sync visually. It's just a bit behind. The audio is i
Re: Video not in sync?
by James Whittington 6 years ago
Figured it out! Video Playback settings were just set incorrectly. Thanks guys!
Audio goes out of sync.
by James Whittington 6 years ago
Hello! Having an issue with some clips I'm editing. The videos are all H264 files shot on a cell phone. I chose the DSLR sequence preset but changed the settings to match the clips. 30fps and 44.1hz a
Re: Audio goes out of sync.
by Angelo Lorenzo 6 years ago
Some implementations of H.264 on cell phones and other similar devices are variable framerate which Premiere doesn't deal with properly (Premiere is designed for time precision). Most editors don't de
Can't Export!
by James Whittington 7 years ago
Help! Just making the switch from FCP to Premiere. Put my first sequence together...and now I can't export it! I think I'm doing everything correctly. Selecting my sequence...File Export Media. Choosi
Re: Can't Export!
by walter biscardi 7 years ago
As suggested already, try the Export button instead of the Queue and see if that goes. All I can think of is that there is something in the timeline that Premiere Pro doesn't like. Walter Biscardi, Jr
Keying out logo on wall.
by James Whittington 7 years ago
Hello! I'm editing some interview footage. In some shots there is a logo on the wall that is a little bit annoying. Looks like it's growing out of the subject's head so I'd love to remove it. I've att
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Re: Keying out logo on wall.
by Vishesh Arora 7 years ago
James Steve is right. Give a try to Rotobrush. It comes out very useful in most of the cases. Vishesh Arora 3D and Motion Graphics Artist Films Rajendra Blog: http: digieffects.wordpress.com Demo Reel
Numbers Counting
by James Whittington 7 years ago
Hey all, I'm looking for a way to have some numbers increase rapidly without having to make hundreds of layers. I know about the "Numbers" text effect. However, there seem to be a couple problems. One
Re: Numbers Counting
by James Whittington 7 years ago
Nice! Worked like a charm...thank you!!!
Trapcode Form issue.
by James Whittington 7 years ago
Hey guys, I'm using trapcode form to try and break an object into thousands of particles and have it slowly come together over time. I've got it pretty close but one thing is happening that I can't fi
Re: Trapcode Form issue.
by James Whittington 7 years ago
I don't think so. I have the particle type as sphere. I can tell when I watch frame by frame what's happening. For some reason there are white particles that are passing in front of the orange ones. J
Flag Animation
by James Whittington 7 years ago
Hey all, Beginner here. In fact, I just downloaded the demo version and am playing around for the first time! I'm trying to do a basic flag animation. I found a good tutorial here: http: www.youtube.c
Re: Flag Animation
by Andrew Saunders 7 years ago
Have you tried adding the same image to the alpha channel of the texture
Software Combinations?
by James Whittington 7 years ago
Hey all! This is kind of a general question, so not really sure if this is the right forum...but I guess it's as good as any! I've been an editor for a few years. Right now I'm using Final Cut 7 (was
Re: Software Combinations?
by Jerry Hofmann 7 years ago
Heck, with the price of the software it can be argued you buy them all and use the one best suited for the task at hand... But Smoke 2013 isn't released yet, so it's tough to say how much of an "edito
Camera gear as a tax write-off?
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Hello! Here's my situation...I work for an advertising agency primarily as a video editor. However, I also shoot things for the agency on occasion. I really enjoy that side of things and want it to be
Re: Camera gear as a tax write-off?
by James Whittington 8 years ago
You definitely bring up some good points Rich! When it comes to shooting I get kind of picky and really love the aesthetic a full frame DSLR offers. Plus, I want to be able to do professional level ph
Black and White Picture
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Hello! I have a Kona LHe that was previously hooked up to an old Sony Trinitron. Finally decided this HD thing is here to stay and just got a Vizio. I have my component cable running from the Y CVBS o
Re: Black and White Picture
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Ah...yeah looks like the TV only has RCA inputs. Guess I might have to make a quick Radio Shack trip to get three BNC to RCA adapters. Thanks!
Good 5D Mark II Package
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Hey all! I'm primarily an editor but finally convinced my company to invest in a good camera package to shoot with. Definitely looking at a 5D Mark II but trying to figure out the best bang for my buc
Importing 720P from Betacam SP?
by James Whittington 8 years ago
This might be a stupid question, but I'm not good at these technical things. I have a bunch of footage on Betacam SP tapes. Apparently the footage was originally shot 720P. I want to capture it that w
Re: Importing 720P from Betacam SP?
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Thanks for the responses guys. I was actually able to track down the original DVCPRO tapes...so looks like I just need to rent a deck and we're all good!
H.264 Workflow
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Hello! I just received a project that was shot on the 5D Mark 2. Obviously, all the footage is in H.264 format. The DP was nice enough to organize all the clips into a FCP 7 project already. Between i
Re: H.264 Workflow
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Thanks for the help guys. I have about 500GB's of footage. Converting everything in compressor was going to just take way too long. I'm finding logging and transferring all the original footage as Pro
Shooting/Editing 3D?
by James Whittington 8 years ago
Does anyone have much experience shooting and editing 3D Forgive my ignorance on this as it is completely new to me! It was brought up by a client that they were interested in possibly running few :15
Re: Shooting/Editing 3D?
by Andreas Kiel 8 years ago
There is also Neo 3D from Cineform which a kind of 'system wide' software for 3D. It allows to switch thru all possible 3D options in most applications within the menu bar -- once the clips have been
LHe vs. LHi vs. 3
by James Whittington 10 years ago
Hi all, My edit station currently consists of a G5 PowerPC with a Kona LHe w break out box. We are (finally!) upgrading my tower to an 8-core MacPro w all the works. Our IT guy asked me if the LHe car
Re: LHe vs. LHi vs. 3
by Chris Borjis 10 years ago
David Jahns "The Quads were the only ones with PCIe cards" just an fyi, there were Duals with PCIe as well sold at that same time. but they are rare. I just sold one
Creating PAL DVD
by James Whittington 10 years ago
Hello, I am supposed to create a PAL DVD using a bunch of NTSC quicktime movies. It seems I have to convert each quicktime to PAL first. Can this be done correctly using compressor or after effects On
Re: Creating PAL DVD
by James Whittington 10 years ago
Here's what I am trying using compressor.... Format: DV-PAL Width: 720 Height: 576 PAR: PAL CCIR 601 (16:9) Frame Rate: 25 If I use these settings on all my QTs and then create a DVD in studio pro usi
Beta SP into LHe color problems
by James Whittington 10 years ago
Hey all, I've hooked up my Beta SP deck (UVW-1800) into my Kona LHe to import into FCP. I've got component going out the Beta to the inputs on the LK box and XLR audio as well. When I log and capture
Re: Beta SP into LHe color problems
by James Whittington 10 years ago
Thanks Jeremy...that was it. The I O were ordered differently on the Beta and LHe. Do you know much about using a black burst generator I have one and have read it might be good to use, but everything
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