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John Frank

Member Since:
June 18th 2008
53 Posts
I need an expresson to generate 60 pixels every second...
by John Frank 8 years ago
How would I do this I need it to go for about 5 hours to generate 1million pixels at 60fps and I need it to generate in a column like behavior like every 50,000 it resets below the first pixels ......
Question about After Effects, best 3D program to use, and Node based compositors.
by John Frank 8 years ago
Hey, I've been using Premier,Sony Vegas & After Effects,Mocha for a while now, but I would like to learn some new tools. I was searching the web for the best 3D program to use for AE and came across N
Re: Question about After Effects, best 3D program to use, and Node based compositors.
by Michael Szalapski 8 years ago
Everything Walter said +1 Node based is great for compositing, but not so much for motion graphics. A lot of what you can do in Nuke, you can do in AE. Some things much faster, some things will take a
Broadcast Monitors
by John Frank 10 years ago
I want to color correct my footage proper for viewing on TVs HDTVs DVD etc., but I recently read up about people needing broadcast monitors to get accurate color so I thought I'd ask about it here Rig
Re: Broadcast Monitors
by William Meese 10 years ago
At least John knows he's clueless here -- that's like a breath of fresh air. John, if you haven't gotten Bob Zelin advice before, don't take it personally. Just take it. Different broadcast venues hav
Deinterlacing in after effects?
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, should I deinterlace my footage in after effects before color correction, grading, etc Then reinterlace it after or is it okay for those things But if I were to add motion graphics would I have t
Re: Deinterlacing in after effects?
by John Frank 10 years ago
1: I had a quick question, so when I import the footage into after effects it deinterlaces the 60 interlaced frames to 30 progressive frames, then I add effects and stuff and render it out as 60 inter
Cheap Microphone for Voice Over / Movie Trailer Voice
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, I'm trying to find a cheap microphone for doing Voice Overs Voice acting for animated characters Deep Bassy movie trailer voice This isn't meant for professional use but I'd like to get it as clo
Re: Cheap Microphone for Voice Over / Movie Trailer Voice
by John Frank 10 years ago
Thanks for those samples Ty Ford! I found the AT2020USB for about 110$ at amazon, I may even be able to get a discount to 80$ if I'm lucky so I think I'll definitely be getting this one. One question
Rotoscoping large scenes?
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, I've always wondered how they got effects composition behind large scenes where they can't use a green screen, such as a bridge or such so I recently saw this on studio daily http: www.studiodail
Re: Rotoscoping large scenes?
by Kim Segel 10 years ago
...and then sometimes it is all greenscreen! Here's a set from Ironman 2 - about 5 shipping containers high (40 ft ): Ironman 2 set A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick
MTS AVCHD Editing / IVTCing
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, I downloaded a .mts clip from some site supposedly it's a sample of raw AVCHD footage, anyway I dropped it in Vegas and selected 23.976 IVTC and it IVTC'd the 60i footage for me, I'm wondering if
Re: MTS AVCHD Editing / IVTCing
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Hi John. Cineform is practically lossless. Without Cineform my processor works pretty hard (Intel CoreDuo Quad at 3.0 GHz, running at 95%+ on all four cores). With Cineform it runs at about 57%. And I
Project Settings Best/Good creates duplicate frames?
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, I've been noticing this since version 6.0 every time I create a lossless (or any type I think) file with project settings as Good or Best under the custom render tab it creates abunch of frames f
Project Settings
by John Frank 10 years ago
Anyone got any idea Still confused about this :S
Inverse telecine / 24P / AVCHD / General Encoding
by John Frank 10 years ago
Err, I have a lot of questions and I didn't know where to post them but this seems to be the best forum... First off I'm planning on getting an AVCHD camcorder (maybe a Canon), and from what I heard t
Re: Inverse telecine / 24P / AVCHD / General Encoding
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
I know your stuck on Windows with Vegas, and I can't really help you with that directly but the first two links are fantastic resources even if you never go near FCP http: documentation.apple.com sear
What's a good camera to get to use with Sony Vegas?
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, I'm looking for a camera that I could use together with Sony Vegas, I'm guessing a Sony branded camera haha but I'm looking for one that will do decent HD, nothing too expensive say not over 700$
Re: What's a good camera to get to use with Sony Vegas?
by Mark Goldberg 7 years ago
I have Sony Vegas Pro 11. I started with HDV in 06 with the Sony Z1 camera, and needed Vegas 7 to be able to edit it smoothly. I also bought a Dell Core Duo laptop for a little better performance. I b
question about rights
by John Frank 10 years ago
Is it legal for me to host and put my previous work I've signed rights over to in a demo reel of mine Or showcase it on my site If not should I be adding a part in my contract that states I'm allowed
Re: question about rights
by Isa Jacobson 10 years ago
As a commercials editor it was never a issue to make up a showreel like you have - veryone understood that there were these short pieces made up of different people's talents. At the beginning you jus
How much should I charge for something like this?
by John Frank 10 years ago
So, this guy approached me the other day after seeing some of my youtube videos and asked me if I could make a Trailer for his companys upcoming game. I had made a few videos of games out of for fun b
Re: How much should I charge for something like this?
by Franklin McMahon 10 years ago
Ha ha Linden Dollars..that's funny..have not heard that term in a while... Franklin ___________________________ Franklin McMahon Host CreativeCow.net PODCAST frank@fmstudio.com Creative Cow Podcast P
Vegas 9 Low Quality Preview
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, in older versions of vegas (I've used 6.0 for a while) I don't think the preview of the video went low quality in the application when playing it on the timeline, but I'm trying out Vegas 9 right
Re: Vegas 9 Low Quality Preview
by John Rofrano 10 years ago
This is a new feature of Vegas Pro 9.0 to keep the frame rate up if your computer cannot keep up with real-time preview. As you have seen, you can turn off by right-clicking on the preview window and
Can I use copyrighted music in commercials?
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, I'm wondering if I can use copyrighted music if under 30 seconds for commercials or other things, I know on the radio your allowed to broadcast it but no idea for media. Also how generally does c
Re: Can I use copyrighted music in commercials?
by Bill Davis 10 years ago
To try to make this a little clearer... What you hear on radio commercials is legally cleared because radio and TV stations purchase a "blanket broadcast license" that covers the use of music on their
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Better processor or more ram? What's better for After Effects?
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, I'm building a new computer soon and I'm on a pretty limited budget, though I'm trying to get the best of what I can so here's my few choices basically: Phenom II X4 955 BE (4 Cores at 3.2) 4GB o
Re: Better processor or more ram? What's better for After Effects?
by Kevin Camp 10 years ago
yep, i would lean towards faster processors and more cores. ram is cheap and far easier to upgrade later. with ae cs3 and up, with multiprocessing you enabled, ae can use up to 4gb per core, so you co
Anyone using Vegas 9 Pro in 64BIT yet?
by John Frank 10 years ago
How is it Encounter any bugs Is it fast Am I too early lol
Re: Anyone using Vegas 9 Pro in 64BIT yet?
by Steve Rhoden 10 years ago
Yes John, you are a tad bit too early....lol Just keep that anxiety bottled for just a few more days. Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader) Creative Arts Director and Film Maker. Portfolio at: www.youtube.com he
Quick question about pricing
by John Frank 10 years ago
hey, I'm just curious on how much this would cost: Using royalty free pictures video and audio you have to make a 1 min advertisement of a persons website = $ making a 10 second intro video of 3 2D gr
Re: Quick question about pricing
by John Frank 10 years ago
I seen on this forum a guy selling 1 min videos of basic transitions between same themed pictures and a music track with some transitioned lines of text, he was whipping them out for 20$ a piece to pe
After effects full Vs. Trial
by John Frank 10 years ago
Hey, There was a page listing ALL the different plugins you get on the full version vs. the trial, I lost that and have been trying to find it, anyone have a link to it
Re: After effects full Vs. Trial
by Paul Kondo 9 years ago
Thanks. For kicks, I went to The Foundry and they don't even list a version for CS5.
180 Degrees Rule
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, I've been confused by this lately... I've been seeing some videos that look good that arn't obeying this rule, and I'm wondering if it only applys to certain scenes :: I've watched a video where
Re: 180 Degrees Rule
by John Frank 11 years ago
I've been holding 2 different water bottles up comparing different angles for like 10 minutes trying to understand this rule lol. I just watched this http: www.youtube.com watch v=sXldafIl5DQ (The Goo
What exactly should I be putting in my Demo Reel?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, I'm wanting to make a demo reel of some of the stuff I've done so far with video editing, but I'm not sure what I should exactly be putting in it. What do employers look for in demo reels How wel
Re: What exactly should I be putting in my Demo Reel?
by John Grote, Jr. 10 years ago
Good day John, Clients want to glitz and glam, but also some substance as well. The glitz and glam should be stuff that you have done. Many times I have been in an interview and been asked "how much o
College degree really necessary ?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, I'm wondering if it's really necessary to go to a college for post production, or anything other courses that involve video editing. I've finished high school and I've been editing as a hobbyist
Re: College degree really necessary ?
by Del Holford 10 years ago
+1 for Mark's post. My degree is in Political Science. I also took Bible courses. I learned photography while in school but not from the school. Then I went and got a job at a start up running camera,
Music theft
by John Sieber 11 years ago
I wasn't sure where to post this question on the COW boards, but I'm sure every one of you have touched this issue at some point... Using commercial music in your videos - are millions of people getti
Re: Music theft
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, sorry to bump an old topic, but I was wondering this. I heard if you use 30 seconds or less of a copyrighted song you won't get in trouble, that's what radio stations do for their openings and st
Is Sony Vegas used in the video editing industrys?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, I was curious as to what programs are being used in the current video editing industry. Last time I checked (A couple years back) It was mainly Avid Express, Final Cut Pro. I understand these com
Re: Is Sony Vegas used in the video editing industrys?
by Qishi Li 8 years ago
I prefer Vegas over Avid over a lot of reasons. Vegas is more intuitive and can do easily what takes huge amount of tedius work in Avid. I think the only reason that industry uses Avid to edit big mov
Is this really possible with after effects?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Just seen this video: http: www.vimeo.com 2395113 Wow, he has another video with the same type of rain, it looks REALLY professional, is that really possible in after effects Specifically the liquidy
Re: Is this really possible with after effects?
by Jon Geddes 11 years ago
Wow. Good find. Looks like I was spot on with the trapcode particular and custom particle. Lots of good info in there. Thanks Carl!Jon Geddes Motion Graphics Designer www.precomposed.com
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 Frank 11 years ago
Woah, thanks for that! AE just gets better and better.
Compositing space limited?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, this is kind of hard to explain but I'll try: I made about 7 text tracks, made one the Parent motion and rest the child motion, now I was going to try to create a type of "Typography" with this,
Re: Compositing space limited?
by John Frank 11 years ago
I'm using the text media generator, I can only change the size within there and when I go any bigger then the frame it gets cut off err... Also with the 3D space, it like takes a snapshot of whats the
Add Blocker inside a Blocker?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, I'm trying to get it where say: I make a round blocker, it blocks out all background, but I want to make another round blocker inside that blocker to display the background, err hard to explain I
Re: Add Blocker inside a Blocker?
by John Frank 11 years ago
That's kind of tricky but I understand, It should work I'll go try it, thanks!
How did you start out your editing career?
by John Frank 11 years ago
Hey, I'm looking into getting into an editing career or such. I've been editing for 5-6 years with programs like: Sony Vegas, Photoshop, AE etc,. making music videos to DVDs games home movies and such
Re: How did you start out your editing career?
by Del Holford 11 years ago
Hey Charlie I'm glad you can get out while the gettin's good. Look forward to hearing sage advice on the forums you moderate. Del fire*, smoke*, photoshopCS3 Charlotte Public Television del underscore
Here's an odd question for you guys
by John Frank 11 years ago
Is it possible to run FCP on a PC installed with MAC OS X through an emulator, and is it legal to this this anyway
Re: Here's an odd question for you guys
by Chris Borjis 11 years ago
John I'm not even sure it would be emulated since os x has native support for intel processors. maybe for fun try it out, but its nothing I would rely on for your business.
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