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Jerry Smith

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May 30th 2015
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Color space problems again
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
After much duress, I solved my color space problems by not specifying any color space. My mp4s look good enough on most browsers and operating systems. My understanding is they just use a generic sRGB
Re: Color space problems again
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
UPDATE: I used ffprobe on the mp4 that I get from Adobe and it says something about rec709. But I changed the matrix from 709 to 601 and voila, the stream looks good. So, it seems it some sort of gamm
Is CC 2017 as buggy in Sierra as it was in El Capitan?
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
Some months back, while still on MacOs X El Capitan on my MBPro, I installed CC 2017 (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.) and hit my head against a wall, finding they were very buggy specially b
Re: Is CC 2017 as buggy in Sierra as it was in El Capitan?
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
It's bloatware. It's by far the worst software I've ever seen. Those who think it is fine probably have limited experience with other software. A lot of software is actually bad these days. But the CC
Max audio bitrate
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
I use 2015 AME. I see the max audio bitrate is 320kbps. Youtube now recommends 384. Do I need to update AME Or is AME behind the times Thanks in advance.
Re: Max audio bitrate
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
Anybody
Colors on Browsers
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
It seems that there is absolutely no way to get video colors to be the same on different browsers. I followed the Cow tutorial on color spaces and did an sRGB test project and every browser's colors m
Re: Colors on Browsers
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
Hey Dave, I'm not too worried about any of it anymore. But I'm not talking about my monitors. If I use a color meter on the receptionist's monitor, I'll get the same values for the css across browsers
Blur Blues
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
OK, I've been using a script that I got on the internets to change all my motion blurs at the same time, down through all the precomps. But now I think I need to do use different settings for differen
Re: Blur Blues
by Richard Garabedain 2 years ago
what does change the motion blur mean..like the shutter speed
Metadata, markers
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
I was going to use Bridge to insert correct metadata. But I have noticed that if I drag one my mp4s back into AE, I see a bunch of markers from various compositions and pre compositions. Is there anyw
Video in VLC exceeding max bitrate set in AME
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
I pop out an mp4 h.264 out of AME with 2 pass VBR target of 2kb s and max of 6kb s. Video looks good. But when I look at VLC media information statistics Input bitrate, I see that at one point it went
Re: Video in VLC exceeding max bitrate set in AME
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
Have any of you seen this before
svg font changing
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
I made an image in PS that has some letters but Safari uses a different font that was intended. Is there a way to export the svg so that it only uses the intended font Thanks!
Best way to export to VP9?
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
I downloaded the VP9 plugin for Adobe, but my AME crashed each time a few percent of the way into the encoding process. I read somewhere that there were some problems with the plugin. But lots of stal
Re: Best way to export to VP9?
by Jorn Bergmans 2 years ago
Is this the Fnord VP9 plugin Afaik there is no official vp9 support for AME in the latest CC version. Third party plugins aren't supported, and as such I don't think there's much help available online
Export video to AME but little difference between 1080p and 720p
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
I'm trying to see how small I can make this video file size. If I set the target bit rate for 3 and the max bit rate for 5, I get a good file at 95MB. That's for 1920x1080. But if I go for 1280x720 wi
Re: Export video to AME but little difference between 1080p and 720p
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
Thanks Dave, I see!!! That's saving me so much!!! I'm trying to minimize file size to minimize bandwidth. It doesn't help that there are big differences in what CDNs charge for video. And it's all lin
Mac only. Playback sluggish initially
by Jerry Smith 2 years 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 2 years 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
www for site URL
by Jerry Smith 2 years 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 2 years 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
.svg from PS
by Jerry Smith 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
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Doubling Frame Rate
by Jerry Smith 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
Thanks for help, I wanted to set it.
Turn off rounded corners
by Jerry Smith 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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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