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What is the effect called
by Vasyl Iskovych 1 month ago
Hello. I want to make a video like this. https: drive.google.com file d 1dd5mbVoje7oUffaExgsNXMBS9cHPEOiQ view But I can not find information on creating such effects and transitions. Can you suggest
Re: What is the effect called
by Jim Arco 1 month ago
Depends on which effects you mean. The 2-tone effect could probably be done with de-saturate and high contrast. However, the overall sequence looks like an ordinary animation, maybe even hand-drawn..
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need to fix the sky
by Dorian Weber 2 months ago
Hi Guys, I am stuck again..! I have a footage with a dolly shot of tulips. Unfortunately there was a gray sky and quite overexposed. I would like to get a nice blue sky with or without some clouds in
Re: need to fix the sky
by Jim Arco 2 months ago
You might want to try keying on the luminance of the overexposed sky. Then replace it with footage of a 'prettier' sky. You could probably even do that in Premiere. Jim
Fake Zoom and pull focus in After Effects
by Robert Clegg 2 months ago
Hi All, Sorry if this is more of an expression question I wasn't sure. I want to be able to create a fake "filming camera" effect on some footage and or still. The effect is the one where a Camerapers
Re: Fake Zoom and pull focus in After Effects
by Jim Arco 2 months ago
If I understand your question correctly, you won't need any plug-ins. Use the Transform Scale control to fake the zoom-in out. Obviously, the higher-res the original footage, the more you can zoom in.
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How do I make a clip play like a series of freeze frames?
by Sam Cucher 7 months ago
Hi I would appreciate if someone can help me. I would like to make a clip play like it looks like a series of freeze frame without having to do it frame by frame in photoshop. Is there an Expression t
Re: How do I make a clip play like a series of freeze frames?
by Jim Arco 7 months ago
The HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (about 2001) used an effect like you mention in it's title sequence. It was frequently discussed here on the COW and other places. JIM https: www.youtube.com watch
Time Remapping Adjustment Layer
by Scott Smith 9 months ago
Hi, Is it possible to time remap with an adjustment layer, for example i want to have an adjustment layer above my footage layer and mask the adjustment layer with a 'delay' effect to offset the foota
Re: Time Remapping Adjustment Layer
by Jim Arco 9 months ago
I don't think Time Remapping works as an adjustment layer. If there are numerous layers in your existing comp, you could pre-comp your current composition and Time Remap the pre-comp. Jim
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after effects render freezes on the same frame each time i try to render
by Dan Smith 10 months ago
hello i ran into a problem where my after effects project wont render after frame 25 and neither will media encoder, though i can preview it i tried reinstalling after effects, changing the frame rate
Re: after effects render freezes on the same frame each time i try to render
by Jim Arco 10 months ago
Does it happen if you render starting at frame 26 I can speculate that there could be a corrupted frame causing some kind of problem. Does it happen if you replace the source footage with something el
"Upscale"
by Michele Poggi 1 year ago
There has been a question in my whole professional life that I never saw answered fully. ...And to be honest, I never asked. :') What would be the BEST (regarding results) way to UPSCALE a very old vi
Re: "Upscale"
by Jim Arco 1 year ago
I have had pretty good luck using Detail Preserving Upscale effect that comes with AE. It is a little hard to find because it is in the Effects Distort menu. I have even had some old VHS upscaled to H
After Effects CC 2018 won't render past a certain time point.
by Niomi nO 1 year ago
Hi all, I'm having a problem rendering in after effects despite it usually working perfectly. my problem: I recently finished my edit in After Effects and add continued to Composition Add to render qu
Re: After Effects CC 2018 won't render past a certain time point.
by Jim Arco 1 year ago
I have found that renders that fail at the exact same point are usually related to memory issues. Often times it is insufficient space on the destination drive. Jim
How to edit video like this??
by Aakash Sadawarte 2 years ago
This is the video that confuses me every single time.. Kindly go through video. https: www.youtube.com watch v=T1h71v-u3SQ Example is at 4 seconds then at 1:29 minute. How do they manage to dissolve t
Re: How to edit video like this??
by Jim Arco 2 years ago
Although the text appears to be on the whiteboard, it is actually on another layer. Then, just dissolve or fade the opacity of the text layer. Jim
Chris Wright 2 years ago
introducing auto grader 3000
https://forums.creativecow.net/docs/forums/post.php?forumid=394&postid=271
Face track
by Stig Olsen 2 years ago
Hi, I need to clean some skin, acne, but are having some trouble with getting my paint strokes clones to stick to the skin. I have tried to track the skin, without luck because there are nothing to tr
Re: Face track
by Jim Arco 2 years ago
There are plugins designed for skin softening and cleanup that work by selecting the color of the targetted skin, then blurring and lowering the contrast. Beauty Box comes to mind. Otherwise check out
Chris Wright 3 years ago
update now works on any fps. bugs fixed
bypass adobe frame mixing with custom blending
https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/50/863803
Chris Wright 3 years ago
fully automatic intelligent frame mix
https://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/50/863803
Chris Wright 3 years ago
this shows every 4th frame mix frame 18 fps and 3rd frame 16fps to reduce image damage
https://f1.creativecow.net/10024/convert-18-to-24fps-and-16-to-24fps-with-s...
I want to apply a photo plugin to a video, do I need photoshop?
by Sam McClure 5 years ago
Basically, I want to use the Topaz Impression plugin on a movie. I know how to do this by importing 500 frames at a time into photoshop and then using a ton of prerecorded photoshop actions, but is th
Re: I want to apply a photo plugin to a video, do I need photoshop?
by Jim Arco 5 years ago
You can bring video directly into Photoshop and apply correction there. At least you can with current versions of PS. It sounds like you may be using PS5. Look here for added info https: helpx.adobe.c
Plug-ins for video color grading
by Pam Picard 5 years ago
I have recently started color grading my video in Photoshop. Can anyone suggest some good plug-ins for color grading video Thanks,
Re: Plug-ins for video color grading
by Jim Arco 5 years ago
I mostly use After Effects when color correcting and color grading video. But Photoshop is a powerful tool and can easily do much of what AE can do. I often use Photoshop for difficult footage (undere
How to verify dpi?
by Jim Arco 5 years ago
So we're all used to manufacturers telling us a given printer is 1200 dpi or whatever. The question is: How would I verify that If I print a black square 1" x 1" all I can see is black, no dots. So ho
Re: How to verify dpi?
by Jim Arco 5 years ago
Mark, Thanks for answering, but I need to verify the printer specs. So if the manufacturer says that it is 1200dpi, how can I confirm that it is actually printing 1200 dpi and not, say, 1124 or some o
Reverting to previous Camera Raw?
by Nick Griffin 6 years ago
Two features that I used a lot in Photoshop CS 5 Camera Raw 6.1 are "Recovery" and "Fill Light." They are missing from CS 6 Camera Raw 7.0. Is there a way I can replace the newer version 7 with 6.1 an
Re: Reverting to previous Camera Raw?
by Jim Arco 6 years ago
I'm pretty sure that the highlights and shadows sliders accomplish the same things. Jim Colorburst Video
How to include frame number or timecode in filename
by Jim Arco 6 years ago
I sometimes use Photoshop to to do complex motion effects that are not available in After Effects or can be done more easily in PS. If needed, I create an action to do a specific set of steps to a giv
Stack mode for video layers?
by Jim Arco 6 years ago
Stack mode can be used to greatly improve some problem photos, particularly those with very deep shadows and over-bright highlights. I'd like to be able to use the same technique for some video I have
Using a program like "Alien Skin blow up" on video layers in PS
by Carl Endres 6 years ago
Hi, I do some 3d rendering and generally output to a png image sequence. Because of frustrating long render times I often render in 720 p instead of what I would really like to which is 1080p What I w
Re: New Solution
by Jim Arco 6 years ago
If you haven't found another solution already, be sure to try Detail Preserving Upscale available in Photoshop CC and in the very latest release of After Effects CC. Pretty impressive results and no a
Export separate video channels R, G, B, etc
by Jim Arco 6 years ago
I have been working with some video in Photoshop CS5.5 and I'd like to be able to export save one channel of the video file. So, for instance, I'd like video (or image sequence) of just the red channe
Re: ALLLRIGHT !!! was Re: Export separate video channels R, G, B, etc
by Jim Arco 6 years ago
Fat-fingered... actually 128, half of 256. I found it was needed to eliminate any luminance component. the Background: Several years ago, I attended a seminar by Dan Margulis where he taught a process
Blu-Ray action during pause
by Hagop Goudsouzian 7 years ago
Hi, I have two issues I cannot figure out for Blu-ray authoring with encore CS6 on a Mac. For example, when I play the movie Avatar on a PS3 and press pause I see displayed on the screen a thumbnail f
Re: Blu-Ray action during pause
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
If you are authoring BD for a market that requires all the unique effects, you'll need to look into a higher-end authoring system like Scenarist. Be prepared, high-end authoring done with high-level t
Capturing Question: Sony HDR-FX1000 & Premiere Pro CS5.5
by Juan Corona 7 years ago
Hello, I am a self taught videographer who whenever I have issues i look to the web but havent found anything quite like this, so any ideas are appreciated. I have a Sony HDR-FX1000. I record in HD, u
Re: Capturing Question: Sony HDR-FX1000 & Premiere Pro CS5.5
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
I also use an FX1000 with Premiere. There is a menu setting that determines whether the camera outputs SD or HD. Change the setting to the desired selection and all will be well. You may need to revie
File sizes very large with Media Express
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
I have started capturing some old SVHS tapes (std resolution 4:3 NTSC) using Intensity Shuttle and Media Express. The files are much larger than I would expect - typically 6Gb for a five minute clip.
Re: File sizes very large with Media Express
by Mike Squires 7 years ago
Uncompressed SD is about 1GB per minute, HD is about 7GB per minute. (Assuming 8-bit 4:2:2).
Need a simple component video card for Premiere cs5/6
by Sahid Ibn Hossain 7 years ago
Hi guys, I need your help. I need a simple, stable component HD video input output monitor card for Premiere cs5 6 (PC Ci7 3930k). Like Black magic Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 Intensity Pro or Matro
Re: Need a simple component video card for Premiere cs5/6
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
I have a PC with similar specs to yours and bought an Intensity Shuttle for USB 3. It's a solidly-built box and does the job. I found it a bit finicky to get working correctly. Be sure you follow Blac
How to stabilize Glidecam footage...
by Corbin Gross 7 years ago
So I've been shooting some stuff with a 5DMkIII and a Glidecam HD2000. I like the footage ok, still getting the hang of it, but I'm wondering what is the best way to further smooth the footage in post
Re: How to stabilize Glidecam footage...
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
So, timestretch 200%, right
Shuttle Audio sync problem
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
Intel i7 8-core, 12g memory, Vista Pro and my audio is out of sync with analog captures. This occurs whether I capture in Premiere or with Media Express. I see references to sync problems with other p
Will "Intensity Pro Shuttle USB 3.0" answer my need?
by Adam Lewen 7 years ago
Hi there! I am doing some research online. Not completely sure, but also not getting an answer from Blackmagic Design... Im working mainly with AE, and need to output video (preview video) to a monito
Re: Will "Intensity Pro Shuttle USB 3.0" answer my need?
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
"...a fuss to make it work " Yes! I got so frustrated, I was about to send it back (Actually I was about the throw it out the window and run over it with the lawnmower.) From another forum, I learned
Intensity Shuttle doesn't output from After Effects
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
Just installed Intensity Shuttle on PC. I can capture video and output video from Media Express, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop CS4 with no problems. I can not get any video output from After Effects CS4
Re: THANKS! Intensity Shuttle doesn't ....
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
Adam, The Shuttle works well for me to get After Effects (and Premiere) out to an NTSC video monitor. Note that it only outputs AE's main window. Color Finesse and other add-ons that have their own 'm
Make CD using Soundbooth
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
Typical story: on-the-road lack of sleep borrowed PC tight deadline (and maybe poor planning) I've searched, but the answers are a bit confusing. I have a wav file of several musicians and they have a
Re: Make CD using Soundbooth
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
Thanks, Joe, for your response. I had found that thread during my search, but that technique doesn't seem to work with Audition CS4. Shift-F8 does nothing - I can not even find "CD Track Cue" in the h
Encore Menus + Photoshop
by Greg Bakun 7 years ago
Hi, I am using Encore CS5.1 and Photoshop CS5.1. I simply want to make a menu that I created in Photoshop which is simply the title of the program and then have a video play in the backgroundof the me
Re: Encore Menus + Photoshop
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
Be sure to save the file when in Photoshop. Jim
Duplicate a title with length and keyframes
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
How do I make a copy of a title with keyframed opacity changes and preferably the same length I've built several titles in PPro that have keyframed opacity changes. I'd like to be able to make a copy
Re: Duplicate a title with length and keyframes
by Jim Arco 7 years ago
Thanks, Alex. Exactly what I needed.
Recommend analog capture card/box
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
We're building up another workstation that will also be used for capturing video from analog decks. What are your recommendation for a relatively inexpensive capture card or box that will convert anal
Re: Recommend analog capture card/box
by Jeff Pulera 8 years ago
Hi Julian, The Quadro 4000 has 3 outputs (1 DVI and 2 DisplayPort), but only 2 outputs are active at a time. This is where a Matrox or BlackMagic device comes in handy, driving the third video output
"Break" Ideas? Brainstorming welcome! :)
by Julie Jonak 8 years ago
Hi Guys! I've been tasked with creating videos montages to play during a conference at the breaks. They could be pretty much anything. So, has anyone seen though of anything interesting to be played d
Re: "Break" Ideas? Brainstorming welcome! :)
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
Well, you didn't mention any time money budget. How about a behind-the-scenes what-it-took-to-put-this-conference-together video Or a spoof of a current television series with the conference presenter
Why can't Dynaminc Link be more transparent?
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
I know it always seems easier for the guy who doesn't have to write the code, but WHY doesn't Adobe make Dynamic Link more transparent Or maybe the question is: what would it take for Adobe to better
Re: Why can't Dynaminc Link be more transparent?
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
Thanks Todd for the quick response. Looking back at my post, I guess my lack of sleep at the time helped make my post sound a bit surly - that wasn't my intent. After a little sleep, I think I was try
AE CS5 Vibrance Effect for Premiere?
by Glen Gibson 8 years ago
Hello, Was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction for a plugin that will deliver similar results to the Vibrance effect in After Effects but for use in Premiere Pro Just trying to kee
Re: AE CS5 Vibrance Effect for Premiere?
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
Glen, While I often use vibrance in Photoshop, I don't remember seeing it in PPro or in AE. I'm using CS4, although I think it might have been added in CS5 5.5. As a side-note, how fast is your workfl
Forums Issues?
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
Is it just me or are there some technical problem with the Photoshop forum It first started when I noticed a post of mine (from the AE forum) showing up in the Photoshop forum. When I'm in PS Forum an
Re: Forums Issues?
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
Which after replying to this it took me to Letters to the Cow Team instead of keeping me in the Photoshop forum. LittleBlackBird.net GraphicsDump.com
save or load curves?
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
Photoshop and After Effects have the abilty to save or load a curve from the curve filter. I have not been able to even find a reference here to loading or saving a curve in Premiere Pro. I'm guessing
Re: save or load curves?
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
Todd, Thanks again for the quick response. I guess I'm just snarly today from lack of sleep. I'll do a feature request while this render finishes, then go get some rest! Jim
Pro DVD Authors please read
by Lee McGowan 8 years ago
Hi all, I am a newcomer submitting a post to this forum, although l have for many years throughout my uni & working life found tips techniques here that have really helped. Great job guys! I am not su
Re: Pro DVD Authors please read
by Jim Arco 8 years ago
"video you commissioned was edited in an NLE that used clickable windows- you owe me money or I'll sue you for patent infringement" Please don't give the patent trolls any more ideas. While the whole
How do I make the best out of marginal video
by Gary Zaccagnini 9 years ago
I am an old still photo guy, but new to video. I am doing a documentary DVD of my daughter's wedding weekend. I have good pro stills but much of the video is marginal. After the weekend, I collected v
Re: How do I make the best out of marginal video
by Jim Arco 9 years ago
We have accidently started "specializing" a bit in just this sort of thing and have learned a few techniques that can make the image acceptable. Like you, I started a few years ago with my son's weddi
Encore CS5 - why no buzz?
by Jim Arco 9 years ago
With all the whooping and hollering about After Effects, Photoshop, etc why is there almost no buzz about Encore CS5 There was so little press about Encore CS5 that I had to go searching. Adobe's web
Re: Encore CS5 - why no buzz?
by Larry Applegate 9 years ago
Blu-ray authoring is finally practical for more than just a very basic project. The multi-page menus are very good, and can make popup menus just like the big boys. It also seems easier to keep track
White Balance hell in church - suggestions?
by Craig Seeman 9 years ago
Recently I did a 4 camera shoot of a gospel choir in a church. I simply couldn't capture the color as I saw it. Normally I have no problem either targeting indoor 3200ish or daylight 5600ish and thing
Re: White Balance hell in church - suggestions?
by Jim Arco 9 years ago
Last winter, I shot a choir's Christmas concert in a church that had an uneven mixture of incandescent spots and CFLs. Of course some of the CFLs were old and needed replacing so they were even furth
expression to list effects used
by Jim Arco 10 years ago
I am a real novice with it comes to expressions. We're looking at a project that would involve dozens of clips each modified in several different ways inside of AE. Ideally, the end-product would show
Re: expression to list effects used
by Jim Arco 10 years ago
WOW !!!! That did it! Again, many thanks for your help. You have save me 30-40 hours of work. Jim
Displaying original embedded timecode via timecode plug-in and expression
by Waldemar Werbel 10 years ago
Hello. I may be missing something really obvious here (which wouldn't be the first time...) but here's what I'm trying to do: I have a QT clip in my AE project. The original timecode start is embedded
Re: Displaying original embedded timecode via timecode plug-in and expression
by Jim Arco 10 years ago
Being able to get to the original timecode seems like it would be useful to many people. It is imbedded in the original file without any encryption and we see several shareware programs that are able
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