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Jerry Smith

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May 30th 2015
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Mac only. Playback sluggish initially
by Jerry Smith 3 weeks ago
Do any of you mac users experience sluggish playback of videos (h.264) just after starting your day This happens if I preview a video with finder or quick time. It's a lot like starting a car in the c
Re: Mac only. Playback sluggish initially
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
is the media on the mac itself (or direct attached external hard drive) or on a network drive, or other remote storage device if it's directly on the mac, have you tried running the activity monitor t
h.264 keyframes
by Jerry Smith 3 weeks ago
I'm exporting an animated video to h.264. Roughly speaking the 4 minute video is made up of stills that change 200 times. So it changes every 30 frames. We're using 24 fps. The thing that really seems
Re: h.264 keyframes
by Jerry Smith 3 weeks ago
I meant in the case of this particular video. I don't know exactly where the video will be displayed; that's sorta what gives my question some BITE! Yes, I've been using 2pass VBR. In general, the qua
www for site URL
by Jerry Smith 3 weeks ago
Typically, folks have w w w . website.com and website.com go to the same place via a 301 redirect. Search engines like this too. You can see what a site is doing by using a redirect checker. Creative
Re: www for site URL
by Tim Wilson 3 weeks ago
Hi Jerry, Apologies for the delay replying! These are all excellent points. We're bringing a new IT team up to speed, and this is something I'll have them look into. Regards, Tim Wilson Editor-in-Chie
Quickest watermarks?
by Jerry Smith 2 months ago
Not sure if it is really a watermark I want. I want to cover up part of the video and mangle the audio, basically destroying any commercial value but retaining enough so that people can understand the
Re: Quickest watermarks?
by Derek Bavin 1 month ago
When I send a proof to a client, I usually send them a small resolution (960x540) mp4 with a low bit rate (around 1.5mbps). The proof is such a low quality that it can't really be used for broadcast o
Best way to show a video privately?
by Jerry Smith 2 months ago
Anybody have a favorite way of showing (e.g., a client) a video privately Basically, I want to give a link, have them see the videos, then delete right after.
Re: Best way to show a video privately?
by Adam Wiltgen 1 month ago
I use Vimeo.com and keep the link private via the Privacy settings. You can set passwords, even setup a custom url. I have the Plus account or you can do even more with the Pro account. Adam Wiltgen
File size: video and audio
by Jerry Smith 2 months ago
Seems for h.264 that video takes up about 80% of the file size while audio takes up 20%, for a ratio of 4-1. I'm sure it's possible to tweak things to get different ratios, but I'm still curious if th
Desktop font or web font for AE?
by Jerry Smith 2 months ago
This article got me thinking. I didn't realize the differences could be so big. https: creativepro.com print-vs-web-fonts-what-s-the-difference What do you gurus say
Re: Desktop font or web font for AE?
by Steve Bentley 2 months ago
Ah, the lost art of typography! Most of the changes you mention can be done in AE and should be done by any discerning typehead. Really, only "perfect pixel alignment" for web fonts will be the only t
ICC metadata
by Jerry Smith 3 months ago
I create a .mov with the animation codec. Then I create a .mp4. When open either in PS and I look at File Info, I can see under RAW Data: sRGB... Moreover, when I use the Digital Color Meter and mouse
Re: ICC metadata
by Jerry Smith 3 months ago
I'm running the latest MacOS with a new vanilla external monitor that I got just so I could see vanilla sRGB. My understanding is that gamma is 2.2 And actually, safari looks the most like the source.
.svg from PS
by Jerry Smith 3 months ago
I have a PS file. It has some smart objects that link to AI files. Then I added some text. I discovered that if I also change the text to smart objects, then I can export the whole thing as an .svg fi
YouTube on an iPhone: Which format to use?
by Jerry Smith 4 months ago
OK, I have a baby question: If you imagine that somebody is going to watch your video on YouTube on an iPhone, which preset do you choose I guess there are really two questions because we could imagin
Script to change color hex
by Jerry Smith 4 months ago
Ideally, I would like a script that can take all occurrences of a color hex in a project and replace it with another. Is there a way to do it I think all of these are solids, text, or generate fill ef
Re: Script to change color hex
by Scott McGee 4 months ago
Color Control is what you need. Create a null object, call it "Color Controller", or whatever you want to call it. Add your color control which is in the effects expression controls. All you need to d
Doubling Frame Rate
by Jerry Smith 6 months ago
I have a Premiere Pro project and all the video is 25fps. I want to replace all the video with new 50fps versions. Is this as straightforward as I'm thinking it is going to be Just pull the new ones i
Decent workflow with AME seems hopeless.
by Jerry Smith 6 months ago
I've been using AE and AME 2014 for a long time. I installed 2015.3 versions of both and 2015 versions of bridge. I'd like to be able to somehow point at a main comp in an AE project and start renderi
Re: Decent workflow with AME seems hopeless.
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
you need to post exactly what hardware you're running, os, speeds, hard disk setup, ram, cpu. My guess is that you have a slow hard drive and it is trying to load it all into memory. you have disk cac
BUG? Audio EQ in Premiere attenuated
by Jerry Smith 6 months ago
If I apply FabFiter Pro Q 2 in a DAW, I get one result. If I apply it in Premiere however, the effect is a fraction of what it should be, ie as if the gain say on a high shelf were 1 3. This seems to
Re: BUG? Audio EQ in Premiere attenuated
by Jerry Smith 6 months ago
Yeah, so a 2db gain at 10k does very little. It's audible, but barely.
PS AI Smart Objects Change Colour
by Jerry Smith 6 months ago
I have a simple smart object in PS. In AI, I set the colour. But in PS it is different. Obviously it is a colour space issue. More annoyingly, 4 months ago I knew where to look to see what is going on
Re: PS AI Smart Objects Change Colour
by Jerry Smith 6 months ago
SO, for example, Convert to Working RBG AND Preserve Embedded Profiles both change c99fb8 to c89fb8 It would seem to me that everything is as RBG as it can get. Why should either of those change the h
Deperspectivize
by Jerry Smith 7 months ago
I have a .ai file with one layer made up of a half dozen sublayers. I didn't create it. The one layer is an illustration of a magazine and it is at the angle one would expect if one were viewing it ov
Color Settings... vs Convert to Profile...
by Jerry Smith 12 months ago
I have a document that I made. Under color settings, it says North American General Purpose 2, and the Working Spaces are first sRGB IEC... But when I go to Convert to Profile, it says Profile: Apple
Re: Color Settings... vs Convert to Profile...
by William Hopkins 12 months ago
Thanks for help, I wanted to set it.
Turn off rounded corners
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
I got sophisticated and used some large elliptical paths for guides. I made a bunch of shapes that are sorta skewed rectangles with a rounded arch on top. I just used the pen tool. Those shapes are on
Re: Turn off rounded corners
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 1 year ago
Layer color: double-click on layer, select a new color from Color pop-up Corner thingies: View Hide corner widget Access to bezier handles of a corner point: If you have corner points with no visible
Scaling rounded corners?
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
I have a complex path. Outside is a path drawn with the pen tool. In side are rectangles with rounded corners that I made with the rectangle tool. These were created with the settings on points rather
Re: Scaling rounded corners?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 2 years ago
Alt-click on the scale tool, it gives you the scaling options. Select "scale rectangle corners".
Position coordinates in pop up box?
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
I'm an illustrator newbie. I'm using snap to grid, which may or may not matter. When I draw a new rectangle and drag a corner, I see the length and width. But I'd like to see the length and width AND
Re: Position coordinates in pop up box?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Do you mean as you draw it If that's the case then it's not possible, but if you type "A" right after you draw it you can see the coordinates on the Control bar and if you change the reference point y
What kind of files should my web designer give me?
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
So, I have a designer for a web page. Assuming he is not going to maintain the page, what is he supposed to give me Two sites, one for web, one for mobile Three sites, one for web, one for tablet, one
Re: What kind of files should my web designer give me?
by Steve Crook Jr 2 years ago
For this question, there are a whole bunch of answers. :) One set of files should be provided no matter what, and that is the base media files: jpgs, pngs, gifs, PSDs, AIs, etc. You should be able to
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