Javier Saldivar: Activity About Images
Javier Saldivar

Member Since:
May 25th 2007
56 Posts
Word soup in After Effects
by Javier Saldivar 6 years ago
Is there a way to automate something like in the link below I will need some words to grow while the rest shrink dynamically. The idea is to keep the frame always full of text and having no overlappin
Re: Word soup in After Effects
by Javier Saldivar 6 years ago
Thanks Joseph! This helps but I was hoping to find a way to automate the transition between some words shrinking and others getting bigger. This is for an explainer video where some words get bigger i
Flat look with shadows
by Javier Saldivar 7 years ago
I want to achieve a 3D look with no shading, making objects look like flat vector illustrations but in 3D. I tried by creating a material and using the luminance channel instead of the color channel.
Re: Flat look with shadows
by Cassius Marques 7 years ago
Ordinary material, uncheck the matte object, and check compositing background.
Specs for TV Stations
by Javier Saldivar 9 years ago
We have a press conference soon here in the US and we would like to have some Betacam tapes ready with broll for TV stations to use on their report. We will have the footage available for download for
Re: Specs for TV Stations
by Stuart Ferreyra 9 years ago
TV stations for the most part provide a tech spec sheet that matches exactly how the network has been set up. The networks follow the standard NTSC digital or analog safety standards for audio and vid
Card Dance Effect and Shadows
by Javier Saldivar 10 years ago
Hi, I am applying a Card Dance Effect to an image and I can get that whole layer to cast shadows onto another layer but I can not get each one of the cells or squares (created with the Card Dance Effe
Re: Card Dance Effect and Shadows
by Michael Szalapski 10 years ago
As far as I know, what you are asking for is impossible using the Card Dance effect. You could simulate the card dance effect with tons of 3d layers and expressions and that would work. - The Great Sz
Intellectual Rights
by Javier Saldivar 11 years ago
Hello, I am a digital animator filmmaker. I was hired to make a fully animated commercial for a company. I conceptualized, designed and modeled all the characters visible on the commercial. I was alre
Re: Intellectual Rights
by Javier Saldivar 11 years ago
There is no contract. Javier
Extracting from DVDs on Mac
by Javier Saldivar 12 years ago
Hello, Can anyone recommend an application similar to Cinematize I need to convert some TS folders into video and would like to see if there's an application other than Cinematize to accomplish this.
Re: Extracting from DVDs on Mac
by eric pautsch 12 years ago
http: www.squared5.com
SD 16:9 issues
by Javier Saldivar 12 years ago
Hello, We used the Panasonic AG-DVC30 to shoot 16:9 footage. The camera is 4:3 SD but has the option of recording 16:9 too. It can do this two different ways: by letterboxing the image (adding black b
Re: SD 16:9 issues
by Jeff Carpenter 12 years ago
We need to know where this is going. To DVD, DV tape, or the web And after that, will it play as true 16:9 or is it going to be letterboxed within a 4:3 frame There are simple answers, but they differ
HDV to SD
by Javier Saldivar 12 years ago
Hello, I'm using FCP 6.0.2 I'm working on an HDV project. I imported and edited all the footage as HDV 1080i60. I m the assistant editor. My client (the main editor) wants me to hand the entire FCP pr
Re: HDV to SD
by Javier Saldivar 12 years ago
Ernie is right. We have stuff already edited on the timeline. Taking that into consideration, do you know which approach would work best Either using the media manager to downconvert or dragging the H
Grainy Footage
by Javier Saldivar 12 years ago
Hello, I recently shot some footage on low light conditions, and as expected it turned out to be very grainy. I had two options, bringing the gain up or not getting a picture at all, so the gain was s
Re: Grainy Footage
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Agreement for Freelance Work
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Agreement for Freelance Work I'm a freelancer who works on shooting, editing and also on different parts of post-production (DVD authoring, some AE, graphics, etc). I find myself having to write agree
Re: Agreement for Freelance Work
by Bob Renforth 12 years ago
Hello Saldivar, Have you had any luck getting a direction on a good format for a contract I find my self in the same position as you when it comes to writing a contract. I just retired from 30 years i
Subtitles in FCP
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hello, I'm using FCP 6.0. My project is HDV 1080i60. I'm just about to start subtitling a big piece into a different language and wanted to ask if there is a recommended font, color, style, etc, for t
Re: Subtitles in FCP
by Bouke Vahl 13 years ago
As i'm from Europe, i have a different angle. We DO NOT use color in our subtitles, we use white letters with a little outline and shadow. As for Digital Heaven, it can't do that as far as i know. But
Banding
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hi, I
Re: Banding
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Would exporting in a not-so -compressed format help In which case, what format would you recommend In the meantime I'm going to try blurring it. Thanks a lot for your help.
Pixelated Text
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hi, I'm working on Motion 3. I
Re: Pixelated Text
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Thanks. That took care of the problem. It looks beautiful now!
Glow on text problem
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hello, I'm applying a glow effect to a piece of text on M3 (not the glow that you find on the text
Re: Glow on text problem
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hi, Thanks for the input. But I tried what you suggested and still have the same problem. Anybody out there who knows a different workaround Thanks.
Working with large documents
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hi, I
Re: Working with large documents
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
There is that decade old document adobe has on their knowledgebase that will tell you the basics such as load up your machine with ram, and quit all othere applications. I am not going to repeat that
Clipping issues
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hi, I recently shot some video interviews with the Sony HDR-FX1 and the BeachTeck DXA-8 (an adapter that allows you to run two XLR mics into the camera). Even though the sound levels on the camera loo
Re: Clipping issues
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Rodney, Yes, I hear the clipping when I listen to the audio through the camera, with my headphones. I don't remember how my BeachTek adapter was set up at the moment of the shooting but I can tell you
HVD workflow, FCP and DVDSP
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hi everyone, Can somebody recommend the ideal workflow to achieve the following: I'll be shooting with my Sony HDR-FX1 on HDV, editing in FCP 5.1.4 and deliver the final piece on an standard definitio
Re: HVD workflow, FCP and DVDSP
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Look at this link. http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=162&postid=864981&threadid=864968&pview=t Enjoy!
Hiss on Sony FX1
by Javier Saldivar 13 years ago
Hi everbody, I'm gearing up to start shooting some video interviews with the Sony HDR-FX1. Since this camera has no XLR inputs I'm using the BeachTeck DXA-8 to run two microphones into the camera. The
Re: Hiss on Sony FX1
by Rodney Morris 13 years ago
That hiss you hear is the noise floor of the BeachTek. It sounds like you may have the gain stage of the BeachTek too low, so when you raise the levels with the camera, you raise all the noise up with
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