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John Knapich

Member Since:
November 19th 2008
94 Posts
Black Magic Cinema Camera 2.5k EF mount package with gear
by John Knapich 4 years ago
This is a two year old BMCC 2.5k EF Mount camera for sale by the original owner. It was used sporadically as a second camera on shoots. It is in pristine condition. This is a loaded package ready for
Resolve 12 Studio - why can't I access Camera Raw tab?
by John Knapich 4 years ago
Using Resolve 12 Studio and my camera Raw tab in the color window is grayed out. Anyone know how I can access this John Knapich Creative Director Partner Assembypix.com
Re: Resolve 12 Studio - why can't I access Camera Raw tab?
by Dmitry Kitsov 4 years ago
Hello, John, this tab is only accessible for those clips that are original camera raw material. Additionally, this tab default to a Project decoding settings by default. If some of the settings are no
Constant crashing of Premiere CC
by James Dow 5 years ago
IS this the CUDA issue that I've seen other posts about When it crashes I get this...... Process: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 3098 Path: Applications Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 Adobe Premiere Pro CC 20
Re: Constant crashing of Premiere CC
by John Knapich 5 years ago
I have a Mac tower Quad-Core Intel Xeon with a CUDA card and have the same issues. I have turned off CUDA and used the default graphics driver and still get that same problem. The only thing that seem
Project Files
by Stephen Smith 5 years ago
I'm finally getting around to backing up projects from years ago. I like to keep all of the editing projects files (PPro & AE), RAW files and everything else I would need to jump back into the project
Re: Project Files
by John Knapich 5 years ago
What about backing up the database I assume that has all the project info for all of the projects in the db. John Knapich Creative Director Partner Assembypix.com
Export to .WMV?
by Greg Burke 5 years ago
Hey Guys, Im running on Mac OsX, on CC (2014), and a client want all there video in .WMV, I dont know why that codec is horrible. But he wants it, Well, I cant seem to find any .WMV options in Media E
Re: Export to .WMV?
by John Knapich 5 years ago
I use Episode encoder for wmv's. John Knapich Creative Director Partner Assembypix.com
A good wide angle lens for 2.5K BMCC?
by John Knapich 5 years ago
We currently have the Canon 17-55mm Anyone have a suggestion for a wider lens With the smaller sensor the 17mm does not go wide enough. thanks John Knapich Creative Director Partner Assembypix.com
Re: A good wide angle lens for 2.5K BMCC?
by Mark Baird 5 years ago
I have the 14 Rokinon and LOVE it.
What DVD labeler are you using?
by John Knapich 8 years ago
sorry if this is not forum appropriate - our compact and inexpensive DYMO Discpainter finally broke and we are in the market for a decent DVD labeler for clients. Most of the printers I see out there
Re: What DVD labeler are you using?
by Scott Sheriff 8 years ago
There are a couple of Epson printers that had a disc tray that would do one at a time. The Artisan 50 is hard to get, and may be out of production. There is also the Stylus R2000, or Stylus 1400. Thes
Just a simple Thank You to all in this forum
by walter biscardi 8 years ago
Hi all! Just wanted to say a very simple Thank You to everyone in this Cowmmunity past and present. I've hung my hat in this very forum ever since there's been a Creative Cow website. But like everyth
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Re: Just a simple Thank You to all in this forum
by John Knapich 8 years ago
Well, thanks for all the valuable info you have passed on in the past. I for one will be interested in where you end up in the Premiere vs Avid debate. As a former Avid editor I will lean that way, bu
The future of Final Cut PRO
by John Knapich 8 years ago
Wow just heard the blistering podcast by Walter and Richard. Unnerving to hear how Apple has essentially abandoned the future of pro editing. I am a FCP convert from Avid and now I feel like I have eg
Re: The future of Final Cut PRO
by Dan Marlow 8 years ago
While normally I would recommend Avid as my NLE of choice (the trim tool is the best on the market by far) I think for ease of transition in terms of both hardware and transferable skills and media -
dpi and pixels needed for high def video
by Charlie O'Brien 8 years ago
hi, i am wanting to use high res stills in a video but i need to know what the specs need to be on the stills. ie, what should the dpi of the image be and what should the pixels be 720x486 or somethin
Re: dpi and pixels needed for high def video
by John Knapich 8 years ago
I find that files approaching 3000 pixels start to cause problems and take time to render. double the size is the way to go. FCP 6.06, OS 10.5.8 2x3GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Kona LHe, Dulce Duo-eSATA
best resolution for still images in Final Cut Pro
by Lee Frank 8 years ago
Hi all, I just have to gush thanks for all the great tips and tutorials authors put up on this site. I work in a far flung part of northern Australia and this kind of resource is absolutely critical f
Re: best resolution for still images in Final Cut Pro
by John Knapich 8 years ago
It looks to me like your photos are fine, the right size to move and zoom in FCP. Have you tried rendering out a full rez quicktime from FCP to see what the final result is Sometimes FCP does not do p
Workflow for 29.97 NTSC -> 23.98 -> 25.00 PAL
by Michael Pfost 9 years ago
Hi - I am trying to convert a 60 minute (or so) film on NTSC Digibeta to PAL ProRes -- using Compressor. Here in my work-flow: 1. Capture tape in ProRes NTSC (720x486) 2. "Reverse Telecine" using Comp
Re: Workflow for 29.97 NTSC -> 23.98 -> 25.00 PAL
by John Knapich 9 years ago
What is involved in step 1 reverse telecine Are you just taking a pro res setting and changing the frame rate I ask because I have a similar situation and was wondering if the process effects the soun
Canon eos convertion h264 to prores issues
by Randal Plunkett 9 years ago
Hey every one, i have shot a lovely little film with a canon 7 d and a canon 5d mark ii, and was very happy with my footage til i tried to convert my footage with the canon plugin for final cut pro. T
Re: Canon eos convertion h264 to prores issues
by John Knapich 9 years ago
We have used Compressor to go from H.264 Canon to ProRes422 with great success. Any advantage using MPEG Streamclip FCP 6.06, OS 10.5.8 2x3GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Kona LHe, Dulce Duo-eSATA 8 Drive,
Keylight Issue
by christina ricci 9 years ago
Hi There, I am struggling with green screen using keylight 2.0 in FCP. Below is screen shot of the details. I cannot get a clean status view. I am getting green deposits in the white area that are sho
Re: Keylight Issue
by John Knapich 9 years ago
Like all efx there are many work arounds the more experienced you get. I am by no means a compositing expert, but one trick I picked up (used in FCP and AE) is to set the screen replace to source - th
CS5 Memory allocation
by John Knapich 9 years ago
I am running CS5 AE v10.0 on OS X10.5.8 . 2x2.66 Quad Core w 16GB of ram! Still running slow even when just updating windows. I have played with several settings for memory allocation: right now 3GB r
Fractal Noise settings
by John Knapich 9 years ago
Want to have some slow moving dust particles. I was given a project with 2 Fractal Noise effects. cannot seem to get them to move slowwwwwly in the air. I am guessing that the speed comes from the Evo
Re: Fractal Noise settings
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
John Knapich "Want to have some slow moving dust particles. I was given a project with 2 Fractal Noise effects. cannot seem to get them to move slowwwwwly in the air. I am guessing that the speed com
Autotrace batch?
by John Knapich 9 years ago
I need to autotrace a bunch of layers. Is there anyway to set up a batch for overnight I can only select it for the current layer and it quits when I click off of the layer or to the finder. thanks FC
Re: Autotrace batch?
by John Knapich 9 years ago
thanks guys. I thought the only way to go was to precompose. I am trying to do tight "junk" mattes for a bunch of green screen scenes, so I am starting with a keyed scene. FCP 6.06, OS 10.5.8 2x3GHZ Q
Better Dissolves
by Scott Davis 9 years ago
There used to be a plug in by Buena Software called "Dissolve Factory". It doesn't seem to be around anymore. Does anyone know of a better dissolve than the stock ones in FCP. I hate the way they "pop
Re: Better Dissolves
by John Knapich 9 years ago
You can also use key frames in the clip overlay to customize a dissolve rate. FCP 6.06, OS 10.5.8 2x3GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Kona LHe, Dulce Duo-eSATA 8 Drive, 4TB Raid. John Knapich Creative Direct
Chroma Blue key
by John Knapich 9 years ago
This actress is being re-shot with the same wardrobe and props, but against a Chroma Blue background (see my inserts). Should be enough of a value difference so that I can key out background with Keyl
Re: Chroma Blue key
by John Knapich 9 years ago
Unfortunately, the set was repainted to blue before the re-shoot. The good part is they will shoot with a Red Camera and we are using ProRes HQ. FCP 6.06, OS 10.5.8 2x3GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Kona L
Magic Trackpad and FCP?
by John Knapich 9 years ago
Anyone have experience with the new Magic Trackpad in FCP Curious how functional it would be. I love my mouse (actually a PC mouse with right-click!) and keyboard functions, but the multi-finger gestu
Re: Magic Trackpad and FCP?
by John Knapich 9 years ago
Yeah, I think the idea will be to use both keyboard and trackpad to together to make things quicker. FCP 6.06, OS 10.5.8 2x3GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Kona LHe, Dulce Duo-eSATA 8 Drive, 4TB Raid. John
a better way to key water
by John Knapich 9 years ago
I am keying the Water Tides 2 element over an image. Basically it is water splashing around over a black background. The options in blend are luma, screen, etc. Screen seems to work best but the highl
Re: a better way to key water
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
What if you stacked multiple copies of it
Particles not rendering correctly
by John Knapich 11 years ago
I am doing an animation using Sure Target to go between several logos which are pre-comped and 3D. i have a CC particle world layer (explosive, faded sphere) sitting on top. the problem is in the firs
Re: Particles not rendering correctly
by John Knapich 11 years ago
correction seems my camera is jumping around the first 2 secs. I have a wiggle(.15,150) in the expression position but this should not cause that. I will look in the graph
Kona LHe output to Monitor Problems
by John Knapich 11 years ago
I am playing back an FCP sequence - ProRes422 1080i29.97 - captured through the Kona card. We are going out through the cards SDI output to an HD monitor at the same size. The problem is in plays fine
Re: Kona LHe output to Monitor Problems
by John Knapich 11 years ago
OS 10.5.5, AJA 6.01, FCP 6.04, 10GB memory - this is a new computer, everything recently updated. We are playing off a Dulce 8drive raid, footage was originally DVCPRo HD 1080i captured using ProRes 4
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