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Jeff Bellune

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Day job: Airline Pilot
Side job: Moonlighting as the owner of a small video production/post-production company and part-time author.
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July 7th 2003
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Encore and 1080p Files
by Klaus Boehmer 2 years ago
Hi there and greetings from Europe! For close to 15 years now I have been using Sony's Vegas and DVD Architect to edit and author what I call our little video diaries: footage we shot while on vacatio
Re: Encore and 1080p Files
by Jeff Bellune 2 years ago
Hi Klaus, You didn't miss anything -- I made a mistake. Sorry. 1080i25 is not the correct terminology; I should have said 1080i50. The standard terminology for 1920x1080 video running at 25 interlaced
Custom Menu highlight for hidden video
by Rob Ains 2 years ago
Hi All, Wondering if some of you nifty guys gals could assist. So far I have created and menu in Encore CS 6 with button for the main video and all works great. I have tried to add a behind the scenes
Re: Custom Menu highlight for hidden video
by Jeff Bellune 2 years ago
One thing you can do for DVD is create a path on a new layer in Photoshop that outlines the rock, stroke it with a light color to some noticeable thickness, then make the stroked path layer the highli
Problem with HCenc and DVD authoring
by Carlos Angeli 6 years ago
Hi, I've been following Jeff Bellune's tutorial on how to encode hd to sd footage, and then using HCenc v0.25 to input an avs file and output it as a suitable mpeg2 file for Encore DVD. The thing is t
Re: Problem with HCenc and DVD authoring
by Jeff Bellune 6 years ago
What's in your .avs script Do you get good quality output from v0.23 If so, I recommend you just go ahead and use that. The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
Grow Bounds Doesn't Work
by Jordan O'Leary 12 years ago
Does grown bounds not work with video layers I'm using shine on a Video layer that is 1080 X 1080 scaled down about half - which happens to be a texture CC Sphere. I took it and desaturated it - boost
Re: Grow Bounds Doesn't Work
by Jeff Bellune 6 years ago
Updating this particular thread because it's where my search landed. CC Light Rays doesn't respond to Grow Bounds, and I suspect Shine doesn't either. The key for me was to put a null effect like a ze
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Feathered animated video button
by Spencer Tycksen 7 years ago
I'm trying in Photoshop to create a button that will be a video preview button on an Encore menu. I want the video preview on the menu to be feathered. See pic below. I'm really struggling to get it r
Re: Feathered animated video button
by Jeff Bellune 7 years ago
Here's an old tutorial that I did for StudentFilmmaker magazine back in 2007: 1. Open the Menu Viewer with the proper menu displayed, or select the proper menu in the Project panel and choose Edit Edi
Black levels washed out
by Mitch Jordan 8 years ago
I haven't seen this since my old tape days. I shot my project in HD on Sony XDCAM and exported it from FCP in 1080x1920 Prores. I color corrected my video using scopes, and I used 0 to 100 on the scop
Re: Black levels washed out
by Jeff Bellune 8 years ago
Have you properly calibrated your HDTVs Either via a calibration disc like the one from Spears and Munsil or by a certified ISF technician Very rarely (like almost never) are consumer sets properly se
Make a High Quality DVD from HD footage for festivals NEED ADVICE ASAP!
by John O'Riley 8 years ago
hey all hoping you can solve this within 24 hours as im in a mad rush. Basically I have a full HD short film (30mins) Made on Premiere pro CS5.5 which has just been excepted into a film festival. They
Re: Make a High Quality DVD from HD footage for festivals NEED ADVICE ASAP!
by Jeff Bellune 8 years ago
Set up a transcoding preset in Encore and make sure the Use Maximum Render Quality check box is checked. If you're not using hardware MPE then expect the transcoding to take a long time. -Jeff The Foc
Preventing SD clips from stretching in an HD Encore project
by Marc Sandlhauser 8 years ago
Good morning, everyone. I'm putting together a collection of the first five photographic montages I've done for my daughter. The first two were done in SD resolution, the final 3 in HD resolution. I'v
Re: Preventing SD clips from stretching in an HD Encore project
by Jeff Bellune 8 years ago
You're welcome. Happy Birthday to her! :) -Jeff The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
AE CS5 and pI + Licensing Question
by Jeff Bellune 10 years ago
1. AECS5 will likely be 64-bit only. Is pI for AE going 64-bit as well 2. Has the licensing for pI changed at all now that it's a plug-in for AE With pI3 I can only install it on one computer per lice
Re: AE CS5 and pI + Licensing Question
by Jeff Bellune 10 years ago
Note to All: Alan was very helpful and prompt about getting my questions answered and my issues resolved. First rate customer service! -Jeff The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
Igniting a Soccer Ball Tutorial Completed
by Jeff Bellune 12 years ago
Part 3 of the tutorial is now available. The tutorial is complete. Links to all 3 parts are included below: Part 3 Flash Version Part 3 Podcast Part 1 Flash Version Part 1 Podcast Part 2 Flash Version
Re: Igniting a Soccer Ball Tutorial Completed
by Ra-ey Saleh 12 years ago
Great Tuts Jeff, thanks for taking the time.
Igniting A Soccer Ball - The Tutorial
by Jeff Bellune 12 years ago
Several months ago I uploaded a demo video to the forum that showed kids in a rec soccer league playing with an apparently fiery soccer ball. Here is the link to that discussion: http: forums.creative
Re: Igniting A Soccer Ball - The Tutorial
by Jeff Bellune 12 years ago
Part 3 of the tutorial is now available. The tutorial is complete. Links to all 3 parts are included below: Part 3 Flash Version Part 3 Podcast Part 1 Flash Version Part 1 Podcast Part 2 Flash Version
Issues With Squeeze, ProCoder (long post)
by Jeff Bellune 12 years ago
I'm at the point where I will soon need high-quality options for web and mobile content, so I downloaded and installed the trials for Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 and Canopus ProCoder 1.5. I installed, tested
Re: Issues With Squeeze, ProCoder (long post)
by Jeff Bellune 12 years ago
JackHammer "Uninstalling an application in (either using the application uninstaller or Add Remove programs) rarely uninstalls everything that was installed alongside it and it maybe this that starts
Igniting a Soccer Ball With pI3 and After Effects
by Jeff Bellune 12 years ago
I've finally had a chance to get back to a personal project. I'm editing a highlight reel for a youth recreational league, and I used this effect for the first series of highlights after the title seq
Re: Igniting a Soccer Ball With pI3 and After Effects
by Jeff Bellune 12 years ago
Thanks, Aharon! I've seen some of your work in AE and with pI, and that's quite a compliment coming from you. I was happy with the way it turned out, but I never thought it would be considered the "be
Moving Audio clips in the timeline without snapping to frames
by solagratia77 13 years ago
Hello all..... I find Premier Pro's audio editing capability to be excellent. However I have one small problem. When I am placing audio clips in the timeline, the clip snaps to every frames, even if I
Re: Moving Audio clips in the timeline without snapping to frames
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
Change the display in the timeline to audio units, and make sure any audio is unlinked from the video. You can then place the audio in between frames. -JeffThe Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
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DV export quality
by Vince Becquiot 13 years ago
I' ve seen a lot of posts giving the advice to export to DV before going to DVD, or any other application. I have done several tests in the past using the Mainconcept codec with DV vs. uncompressed, a
Re: DV export quality
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
If your project is a DV project, then Premiere decompresses recompresses everything into DV for display in the Monitor Panel. A lossless alternative to uncompressed .avi is the HuffYUV codec, and once
Exporting in 16 x 9 with Premiere 1.5
by Dylan O'Leary 13 years ago
I'm trying to export to DVD in Adobe Premiere 1.5, but the DVD won't hold the aspect ratio at 16x9 when played on a TV. Any clues Dylan O'Leary www.scoutsthemovie.com
Re: Exporting in 16 x 9 with Premiere 1.5
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
Check the player's settings. They should be set to 4:3 Letterbox. -JeffThe Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
file numbering in premiere pro 1.5
by François Bruyère 13 years ago
Could someone help me with a tip concerning the numbering in premiere Pro 1.5. How can I arrange the numbering so that the files stay in order and not get mixt up
Re: file numbering in premiere pro 1.5
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
Are you trying to import an image sequence If so, when the import dialog opens, select only the first image in the sequence and then check the "Numbered Stills" checkbox. If your're trying to do somet
Doing a lift or remove on multiple tracks
by Mike Chapman 13 years ago
Hi, all, I'm new to the platform, though I have more years on Avid FCP than I care to admit. Still learning the quirks, but here's one that has me stumped. I have three tracks of video stacked up, and
Re: Doing a lift or remove on multiple tracks
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
1. De-select all tracks (make sure none are targeted). 2. Set sequence in out points to cover the area you want to extract. 3. Choose Sequence Extract (or the apostrophe key) and PPro will extract tha
Mpeg/DVD issue
by Aaron Cadieux 13 years ago
Hello again, I recently copied the VOB file from a DVD onto my computer and renamed the extension as .mpg. I imported the file into Premier 2.0 and rendered it. For the most part it looks and sounds o
Re: Mpeg/DVD issue
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
Redgum "what sort of additional info is contained in VOB files " It's info that tells the DVD player what to expect from the video so it can be played back correctly. Compression mode, TV system, Asp
Color Correction in 2.0
by Aaron Cadieux 13 years ago
Hello, Are there any good tutorials for color correction in Premier 2.0 -Aaron
Re: Color Correction in 2.0
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
One thing to remember is that to get a secondary color correction from the 3-way color corrector, you have to apply the effect twice. That may be obvious to some and not others. -JeffThe Focal Easy Gu
Hello Adobe! Major Time Code Problem in 2.0
by Timothy Eaton 13 years ago
This is a continuation of a previous topic, "Major problem with time code in 2.0," but I'm starting a new thread because I have new information. The implementation of time code in PPro 2.0 appears to
Re: Hello Adobe! Major Time Code Problem in 2.0
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
Timothy, If you can finish the project in 1.5, I would recommend that you do that. I imported an NDF 2.0 project into a DF 2.0 project, and the offline NDF clips showed up in the Project panel of the
no audio import with Mainconcept Pro
by Ricardo Tabosa 13 years ago
I
Re: no audio import with Mainconcept Pro
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
Extract the audio from the source DVD with a program like DVD Audio Extractor and convert it to a .wav file for import into Premiere. Those DVD cameras encode the audio as .ac3 and Premiere Pro will n
Animating an Emitter During Camera Pan
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
I have a sports video to edit and I want to add a cheesy particles-follow-the-ball effect to the video. When the shot is locked-off, animating emitter position is no problem and the results are good.
Re: Animating an Emitter During Camera Pan
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
From the FYI desk: I
Emitting a Single Particle
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
Hi all, I want to create an emitter that emits a single particle with a "life" that is the length of the comp. The single particle will be used as an overlay for another emitter to increase the other
Re: Emitting a Single Particle
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
But then I lose the ability to customize modify the single particle right in AE using Particular's controls if I modify the main emitter. Thanks, -Jeff
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