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John Adams

Member Since:
April 23rd 2006
30 Posts
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Shortcut Ninjas: Toggle Audio Clip Name
by John Adams 7 years ago
I once came across a magical combination of keys that toggled the audio clip names on & off. Finally -- there was no need to poke at the fussy little arrow at the bottom left of the timeline to turn o
Re: Shortcut Ninjas: Toggle Audio Clip Name
by John Adams 7 years ago
Hah - of course! Thanks Nick - - - - - Editor Director www.tinypalace.net
Keeping Avid's Bins & Windows Organised (FCP-like) on a Macbook Pro?
by Scott Clements 7 years ago
Hi, Everyone. I'm slowly getting comfortable with Avid after 12+ years as an FCP editor, however something's driving me nuts. When I would use FCP 7, all the windows were perfectly proportioned to fil
Re: Keeping Avid's Bins & Windows Organised (FCP-like) on a Macbook Pro?
by John Adams 7 years ago
Scott -- I know how you feel. I've been on FCP for the past 12 years as well. Making the transition to Avid as FCP7 dies a slow death. I'm surprised at how limited Avid is in terms of keeping a projec
How to get FCP bins into Avid?
by Casey Swircz 9 years ago
Here's my question...... My boss wants to tranfer a project from fcp to avid. I understand that automatic duck will help out with getting sequences over but what about bins Will I have to rebuild my l
Re: Sebsky not needed
by John Adams 8 years ago
"The Automatic Duck tools are free now on the Automatic Duck website. Just use those." !!WOW!! I've been yearning for these plugins for years... never had the dosh to indulge in them. Why are they let
FCP 6.0.6 super slow, crashes easily
by bennett jones 10 years ago
Help! I recently switched to a different G5 dual 2.5ghz keeping the startup disc from my old one (same model, died of a coolant leak) and was getting a lot of "file not found!'s" with my FCP. I freed
Re: FCP 6.0.6 super slow, crashes easily
by John Adams 10 years ago
don't know if this will help but... I've often had probs with stills in my timeline -- ensure that they're less than 4000 pixels in either direction (FCP's max resolution is 4K). And if the stills are
copying and inserting not overwriting a clip
by guy crossman 10 years ago
Can I copy a clip from a sequence, and then paste, but insert it somewhere else, ie moving the rest of the sequence down.I only seem able to paste overwrite at the moment. Thanks Guy
Re: copying and inserting not overwriting a clip
by John Adams 10 years ago
on the other side of that equation -- to ripple delete as you cut: Shift X - - - - - www.tinypalace.net
Which prefs file determines the default multiclip mode?
by John Adams 10 years ago
A challenge to all tinkerers out there -- I want to change the default multiclip mode (ie. the default selection in the dropdown menu in the dialog box that appears when you 'make multiclip'). I want
Re: Which prefs file determines the default multiclip mode?
by John Adams 10 years ago
cheers for the reply, Tom. That's too bad -- I thought it might've been similar to After Effects which allows some of its UI setup to be tweaked via its pref files. thanks - - - - - www.tinypalace.net
mulitclip's end media timecode is wrong
by John Adams 10 years ago
anyone come across this problem before I'm creating masses of multiclips (XDCAM EX 1080p24) and every MC's end media timecode (as displayed in the bin column) is out by anywhere from a few frames to a
Ink Bleed Effect
by Adam Clark 10 years ago
I really like the ink bleeding effect like in the end credits to Sherlock Homes http: www.youtube.com watch v=-5JGCu1nCQA&feature=related I have done some searching and experimented with masks, but it
Re: Ink Bleed Effect
by John Adams 10 years ago
Nice tip about the candle wax. Cheers! - - - - - www.tinypalace.net
putting an expression on a ramp start and end points
by Alan Tonn 11 years ago
hello all i have a project i am working on where i have text that i am using a ramp to create an effect of a "horizon" line. i want to be able to move the text with out having to reposition the start
Re: putting an expression on a ramp start and end points
by John Adams 10 years ago
Maltaannon to the rescue -- http: maltaannon.com articles after-effects text-ramp - - - - - www.tinypalace.net
Reccomendations: Cinematography & Lighting DVDs/Books
by Anderson Black 11 years ago
I'm looking to buy a good training DVD (preferably) or book about achieving cinematic lighting for the digital independent filmmaker. What do you guys recommend Thanks.
Re: Reccomendations: Cinematography & Lighting DVDs/Books
by John Adams 11 years ago
Here's a link from cinematography.com -- their 'best of' list. -- http: astore.amazon.com cinematographyco I'd recommend "Lighting" by Blain Brown. Excellent overview of the whole subject, a great nut
Move mask depending on accuracy of MotionTracker
by John Adams 11 years ago
Hi -- I'm new to scripting in AE and am looking for some help with an expression to help me automatically move a layer into or out of frame depending on the accuracy of a motionTracker attach point. I
Re: Move mask depending on accuracy of MotionTracker
by John Adams 11 years ago
Brilliant! Works like a charm. Massive thanks, Dan You've just saved me hours of removing tracking markers from a greenscreen backdrop by hand. I'll have to learn more about "length" as I don't have a
how to change default mask color?
by John Adams 11 years ago
I'm pulling mattes from a mountain of greenscreen ftg and the default yellow masks are doing my head in. Is there a way of changing the default colour I know it can be done in AE7 and prior via the pr
Re: how to change default mask color?
by John Adams 11 years ago
I see says the blind man.... I was looking at the wrong prefs file. I checked the file com.adobe.AfterEffects.plist in the root of the Preferences directory (Mac OSX) and I had no joy. But, Filip, you
Anyway to copy and paste keyframes onto a new object?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, I used this one scene with an effect and used alot of keyframes right, but I decided I wanted to use a different scene, so is there anyway I could apply the effect to a new clip and paste all the
Re: Anyway to copy and paste keyframes onto a new object?
by John Adams 11 years ago
Here's a timesaver if you're doing lots of replacing: - duplicate your comp, open it to the timeline and select the layer you'd like to replace - drag the new footage to the timeline while holding alt
Royalty free music for trailers & teasers
by Branislav Nakic 12 years ago
Hi, can anyone recommend a collection of royalty free music that is good for movie trailers and teasers. I'm especially interested in dramatic music that sort of builds up over time and then breaks of
Re: Royalty free music for trailers & teasers
by John Adams 11 years ago
A great company I've recently come in contact with is Deep East Music. Their stuff is awesome. Heads above the royalty free dross out there that passes itself off as music. They do bespoke tunes as we
Best codec to key & comp in? Source is m2t
by John Adams 11 years ago
Throwing this out to the community to get some feedback... I've a mountain of footage to key using After Effects CS3 and Keylight. Source footage is HDV, m2t files. Shot on Sony Z7. I'm swithering as
Re: Best codec to key & comp in? Source is m2t
by david bogie 11 years ago
Stick with the tif conversion. Invest in another external drive to hold the tif files. In fact, you should be able to just sell this output drive to the client. You will want another drive for your ir
FCP XML to Excel - Anyone know how?
by John Adams 13 years ago
Wondering if anybody out there in cowland might know of a way getting the information from the FCP Browser into an Excel spreadsheet via XML. I've scoured the web thinking it would be a common thing b
Re: FCP XML to Excel - Anyone know how?
by John Adams 13 years ago
Bob Flood " but what about a batch list this is basically a text version of a bin, with any and all columns visible in your bin showing up as tab delimited text, which can be brought into excel." I h
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