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John Castelli

Member Since:
April 22nd 2006
51 Posts
Location:
IL
Tutorial on camera movement?
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hey all, I've been self- teaching myself after effects for a while, and while I am getting better, one thing I still don't really understand is how the camera moves. I can't seem to get it to look whe
Re: Tutorial on camera movement?
by John Castelli 11 years ago
wow I just watched the tutorial on Sure Target...WOW! That makes life easier. I can get my camera to point where I want it to, THEN manipulate the other properties. Thanks so much! John
"Exception: Failed to Initialize audio hardware."
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hi all, Recently I my computer died and I had to get a new system (I love warranties!), but this time when I installed avid, it always stops its start up process and initializing audio. An error pops
Re: "Exception: Failed to Initialize audio hardware."
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Windows XP service pack 3. My last system was XP service pack 2
Creating a streaking blur following someone running fast
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hey guys, Does anyone know the best way to have a streaking blur coming off someone running really fast The person has been rotoscoped out so I'm having a bit of trouble getting a blur to go beyond th
Re: Creating a streaking blur following someone running fast
by david bogie 11 years ago
Also depends on how you shot it. All of the free or bundled motion blur and echo or time cuta'n'paste filters are indiscriminate, they blur everything, all pixels all the time. If your runner was phot
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MC 2.8 freezing when I try to capture HD video
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hey guys, I'm really struggling trying to figure out what is causing my Avid to freeze every time I try to capture HD video. Here's the situation: When I try to capture HD, the computer locks up to th
Avid freezes when I open up capture tool
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Does anyone know what would be causing my avid (and my computer) to freeze when I open up my capture tool in avid The following info may help you in assessing the situation: -I recently had to have my
Re: Avid freezes when I open up capture tool
by Michael Hancock 11 years ago
Is Avid open when you connect your camera If so, shut down the computer, plug the camera into the firewire (camera turned off), and unplug the external firewire drive. Boot the computer, let windows l
Heroes opening credits effect
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hi, I recently watched a great tutorial by Eran Stern about how to do an effect similar to Heroes where the opening credits appear actually written on the wall or street. However, that tutorial was fo
Re: Heroes opening credits effect
by John Castelli 11 years ago
That is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks a lot. I'm pretty new to AE so I'm always trying to figure out the best way to do something. I thought maybe parenting would work if both objects were 3d b
Avid MC won't export as a QT reference
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hey all, I'm having a little trouble with my media composer. I'm working in a 1080i HD project, and I simply tried to export a 10 second sample (literally, ten seconds I just laid in from a masterclip
Re: Avid MC won't export as a QT reference
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hey all, Thanks for the help. Mixdowns worked! Never thought to try it because it was simply a master clip with only 1 video layer and 1 audio layer. Is there any other way of solving this problem or
Typography tutorial?
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Does anyone know where I could find a good typography tutorial Thanks! John
Re: Typography tutorial?
by Ron Coy 11 years ago
um... like in relation to After Effects, or just in general I don't think that the art of Typography can be covered in one tutorial. It's more of a discipline. Here's a page of info and articles deali
Particle Playground smoke question
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hi all, I'm creating a lower 3rd in AE and using particle playground to create some smoke coming out the barrell of a gun. Is there anyway to have the particles dissolve into the air after a certain a
Re: Particle Playground smoke question
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hey, If you want to create smoke with particle playground just drag it onto a solid, change the color to white and adjust the gravity so that the particles go up instead of fall down. Then apply a fas
AE created lower third importing blurry into avid?
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hey Guys, Has anyone ever had an issue with an AE project importing blurry into avid media composer 2.8 Basically, I have a lower third I created in AE, it is my first AE creation. The graphic has the
Re: AE created lower third importing blurry into avid?
by Andrew Wardlaw 11 years ago
My thoughts... If you're erroring out when trying to render to the meridian codec, it's probably because your comp needs to be 720x486. It'll choke on anything else. My other thought is maybe the Avid
AE comp blurry when I import it into avid
by John Castelli 11 years ago
Hello, has anyone ever had an issue where you render out a composition that seems to look fine in a quicktime, but then when you import it into avid it looks extremely blurry My AE project was 720x480
Re: AE comp blurry when I import it into avid
by Gene Gemperline 11 years ago
How are you monitoring it
Sorenson Squeeze 5
by John Castelli 11 years ago
I am wondering if any of you have had a problem with your sorenson squeeze 5 I just bought it and I was trying to drag an MPEG2 video into it and squeeze it into a flash movie and it will not work. So
Magic Bullet Looks won't work in avid!
by John Castelli 12 years ago
Hi all, I have recently purchased magic bullet looks for my avid and for one reason or another, I can't get it to work. It installed fine, it opens up as an AVX plugin within my avid, but when I try t
Re: Magic Bullet Looks won't work in avid!
by Leo Baker 12 years ago
Hello, Have you tried to uninstall your Nvidia graphics drivers, then re-install Or even tried an earlier version - - - - - - - - - Leo Baker Post Production Sync Films United Kingdom www.syncfilms.co
Anyone else have a problem with audio cutting out?
by John Castelli 13 years ago
Hey, has anyone had a problem with their avid audio as far as it playing continuously Basically, when i play something on my avid the audio sometimes cuts in and out. if i export it is fine so that is
Avid audio question
by John Castelli 13 years ago
Hey, has anyone had a problem with their avid audio as far as it playing continuously Basically, when i play something on my avid the audio sometimes cuts in and out. if i export it is fine so that is
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