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John Knowles

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February 1st 2005
88 Posts
Best way to animate OBJ - opening lid?
by John Knowles 5 years ago
Newbie here, just trying to figure out the best way to do something with a 3D model I have: Client has a 3D mock-up of a box with an open lid, exported by his vendor as an OBJ file. I've imported it i
Re: Best way to animate OBJ - opening lid?
by Brian Jones 5 years ago
you will want the box and the lid as two objects in the same file.
PP CC 2014 Constant Crashing On Macbook Pro.
by Nathan Pellow-Jarman 5 years ago
Hi Folks, Firstly please excuse me if this post is in the wrong place or if I do something wrong. It is my first time. I was hoping somebody could point me in the right direction. I am running an up t
Re: PP CC 2014 Constant Crashing On Macbook Pro.
by John Knowles 5 years ago
What acceleration are you using in your Project Settings Is it OpenCL, CUDA or "Software Only" Also, let us know what version of OS X you're running Some of us with MBPs have had graphics card issues
Is anyone with 15" MbPro w/ discrete GFX NOT getting the Cuda issues?
by Justin Crowell 5 years ago
Hi all, Just got my 15" MbPro Late 2013 w Nvidia GT 750M. Running Yosemite (10.10.1). I've updated to the most recent release of CUDA (6.5.36), but had experienced this on the version before as well.
Re: Is anyone with 15" MbPro w/ discrete GFX NOT getting the Cuda issues?
by John Knowles 5 years ago
Hi Peter, Thanks for replying. I haven't upgraded to 10.10.2 yet -- I didn't see anything in the notes about graphics card fixes so I left it alone. Do you have any official word from Apple or Nvidia
Canon C300 external audio TC jam sync issue.
by John Knowles 5 years ago
Having a very odd issue with our current production. We're shooting with a brand new C-300 which is being fed timecode from an external sync box from our audio guy. He also has a TC slate that we shoo
Re: Canon C300 external audio TC jam sync issue.
by John Knowles 5 years ago
The plot thickens!! So it turns out it may not be an equipment issue. Our asst. editor just discovered that the raw footage timecode does match in Premiere Pro -- BEFORE he sends it to PluralEyes to s
Canon C300 frame rates question
by John Knowles 5 years ago
Hi there, hope somebody with a C300 (or working knowledge of one) can help me out. We're going to purchase one for the show we're working on and wanted to know if pulldown could be added internally on
Re: Canon C300 frame rates question
by John Knowles 5 years ago
I output some sample clips today (I have some 23.98 MXF footage from a C300) and compared them. 2 minutes of 23.98 footage that's converted to 29.97 (or nested in a new sequence) times out at 2 minute
Weird problem: RAID disappeared from desktop after plugging in HDMI-???
by John Knowles 5 years ago
I have a MacPro 1,1 with a G-Tech SCSI Raid and ATTO PCIe adapter card, which has been running pretty solid for years now. Today, just before a meeting I went to plug in an HDMI cable into a Blackmagi
Re: Weird problem: RAID disappeared from desktop after plugging in HDMI-???
by John Knowles 5 years ago
UPDATE: I really don't think the HDMI hot plugging had anything to do with it. Could have been coincidence, but was more likely the fact that I was trying to play the video from the RAID in 2 differen
Mocha AE -- replaced phone screen is off corner pins
by John Knowles 5 years ago
On a deadline, first-time Mocha AE user -- so I apologize if this has been covered already; hopefully it's an easy fix. I'm tracking an iPhone in a guy's hand in Mocha AE CC. I get a decent track and
Re: Mocha AE -- replaced phone screen is off corner pins
by John Knowles 5 years ago
HI Oki, thanks for the reply. I think the issue is that the image I want to place on the phone is smaller than my comp. So how do I size it correctly Should it be distorted, so that it looks "wrong" u
Anyone know the transfer speed of AJ-PCD30PJ reader via USB 3?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
Hey all, We're bidding on shooting a live event and we plan on having two HVX cameras covering it. I'm probably going to rent a Panasonic AJ-PCD30PJ 3-slot reader for dumping cards in the field. Has a
Re: Anyone know the transfer speed of AJ-PCD30PJ reader via USB 3?
by Mike Sturgeon 5 years ago
I found this online - so I thought I would post it so others reading might have some idea of what this product can do. Hopefully you and others find it helpful. With a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, th
4 GoPro's - 1 Screen?
by Shane McGee 6 years ago
Is there any device Blackmagic Design makes that could accomplish this Or at least some sort of similar configuration Here is the scenario: We have set up 4 GoPro's to record from different angles. Cl
Re: 4 GoPro's - 1 Screen?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
Have you played with the iOS app for the GoPros The latest update allows you to monitor the cameras during recording (though with a 3-5 second delay) via their wifi signal. I know that doesn't help yo
Any Matrox to Blackmagic switchers here?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
Running old hardware, trying to figure out what to do next. Mac Pro 1,1 with Matrox MXO2+MAX. Still using FCP7 for now, but also latest Adobe CC apps. Can't run both at same time with MXO2, need separ
Re: Any Matrox to Blackmagic switchers here?
by Glenn Sakatch 6 years ago
Yes, blackmagic hardware only for resolve. I never really used my mxo2 for encoding. It was purchased as purely an I O device for tape sources, and i used it to record and preserve HD closed captionin
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is 8-bit YUV via HDMI good enough for color correction?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
I'm looking at buying a Blackmagic Intensity Pro card for my 2006 Mac Pro, and would like to use it to start learning DaVinci Res. Lite. I would be monitoring out to Plasma monitor via HDMI, and the B
Re: is 8-bit YUV via HDMI good enough for color correction?
by Bill Ravens 6 years ago
All consumer grade monitors in today's market only display 8-bit. It's rather pointless to worry about sending a 10-bit signal to an 8-bit monitor. So, unless you're working with a professional 10-bit
Any hacks to get MXO2 working with both FCP7 and Adobe CC?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
I've read the statements from Matrox about this and I'm guessing the answer is 'NO' but I thought I would throw this out there to see I'm using FCP7 on an older MPro with an MX02, and I'd like to use
Re: Any hacks to get MXO2 working with both FCP7 and Adobe CC?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
I figured as much. Thanks!
Audio is slightly longer than video on export?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
Anyone ever run into this We just did a :30 commercial spot and delivered it to several outlets for regional broadcast. Most of them accepted our compressed output just fine (an H.264 QT, 1080 @ 29.97
Re: Audio is slightly longer than video on export?
by John Knowles 6 years ago
UPDATE: The outlet just told me that the audio bit depth (24-bit) may have contributed to the problem. Would the bit depth actually make the audio run a second longer JVK
Audio waveforms disappeared from clips in timeline
by Michael Diamond 11 years ago
When I open some projects in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and open a sequence, the video from the clips will be there but not the audio waveform. The audio clips will show up, but there is no waveform and n
Re: Audio waveforms disappeared from clips in timeline
by John Knowles 7 years ago
Yup, that just happened to me. Pasted a sequence from a previous version of the project into a new one and lost audio in two of my music tracks. The waveform area just showed up as a brown nothing whe
Alexa: make my own LUTs, DIT on the cheap?
by John Knowles 8 years ago
I'll be shooting a music video soon on the Alexa, which I will be directing and editing (FCP). First time with the camera, though my DP has shot with it before. They're asking about a DIT but I don't
Re: Alexa: make my own LUTs, DIT on the cheap?
by Matthew Love 8 years ago
The Alexa will give you the option to run a line out directly to the monitor with a REC 709 look already applied. This way they can see what is being shot, with a look already applied.
Final Cut Pro X - Release date??
by Stevie Scarlatos 8 years ago
1st of June today. And from the presentations videos on you tube i thought that FCP X was to be released in June. Any serious news on the official release date It is all quiet...
Re: Final Cut Pro X - Release date??
by John Knowles 8 years ago
Actually, shouldn't we be asking Harold Camping about this He's usually right on the money when it comes to predicting dates...
Modifying a Video's Shape (?)
by Jonathan Lester 10 years ago
I'm not sure how to accurately phrase this question, so all my searches have failed. I have a 720x480 video clip and want to give in a polygonal shape. Not morphing or stretching the clip, but croppin
Re: Modifying a Video's Shape (?)
by John Knowles 10 years ago
Can you draw a custom mask over the footage, using the pen tool Use the rulers and guides to measure every point so that you get a a proper polygon.
Velocity change in tunnel flythrough
by John Knowles 10 years ago
In my music video project I have a 35-second segment where a character flies through a virtual tunnel. I've already built the tunnel effect based on several online tutorials (fractal noise+grid wrappe
Re: Velocity change in tunnel flythrough
by Michael Szalapski 10 years ago
John Knowles "Expressions can't be keyframed or changed on the fly, right " Wrong. The wiggle expression, for example, changes the value of something based on the keyframed value. Some expressions ov
Single particle at head of a streaming emitter
by John Knowles 10 years ago
I'm trying to create a photon torpedo like effect where a glowing particle has a streaking tail. I've made the tail portion easily enough, linking it to a moving light as the emitter. But creating a s
Re: Single particle at head of a streaming emitter
by Mike Park 10 years ago
Just a thought, why not just create a small precomp of the glowing particle, import it into your scene, scale it appropriately, set it to add, and then picwip it to your light position. It will be bet
Color Keying blurred edges
by John Knowles 10 years ago
Hi all, I've been busy pulling keys on some greenscreen footage I directed for a music video, shot on the Canon 7D at 1080p24. My subject was a guy in a black hoodie who was waving his arms around. Hi
Re: Color Keying blurred edges
by scott novasic 10 years ago
you can also, in your case, use the change color to adjust green to a grey or subtract saturation. If its a high end client, (did I say that crap.....) I would hand matte a lot of the frames or use a
Workflow advice: greenscreen>color>effects
by John Knowles 10 years ago
Hi all, Just looking for some advice on how to proceed with a complex project. I just shot a music video which is 100% greenscreen footage. I'm doing my edit in Final Cut Pro and I want to try to do e
Re: Workflow advice: greenscreen>color>effects
by John Knowles 10 years ago
Dave LaRonde "...actually 23.976, and that's the frame rate at which you'll want to work in AE. Do otherwise at your great consternation and frustration." Ooh, good to know. I had assumed that AE wou
IOHD goes offline/dropping frames after a crash
by John Knowles 10 years ago
I had a really bad crash last week that froze the whole system. FCP was running with the IOHD attached, and after I rebooted I was having problems getting the system to work with the IOHD again; FCP w
Re: IOHD goes offline/dropping frames after a crash
by John Knowles 10 years ago
EDIT: the plot thickens!! I just swapped the IOHD back over to the MacPro but I switched to the FW800 port on the FRONT. Works fine. Methinks I done killed the FW port in the back.
What's wrong here: deck, tape, IoHD or the operator?
by John Knowles 11 years ago
I was going to try and solve this in an older thread, but my issues got steadily worse by the end of the day and now I'm not sure what's going on. I've listed the issues below; since I've limited expe
Re: What's wrong here: deck, tape, IoHD or the operator?
by John Knowles 11 years ago
I pulled the 512 modules (Apple supplied) and the HIGH setting under RT returned. I cannot play back non-ProRes clips in a ProRes timleline without dropping frames; both the 720p and AVCHD material wo
EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
by Richard Prince 11 years ago
Getting this error when re-opening my FCP project I was working on this afternoon: Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS) Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread
Re: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
by John Knowles 11 years ago
Just ran into this error last night. I was trying to export a 19-minute DVCProHD piece embedded in an SD timeline -- an intensive task but certainly nothing crazy. FCP would crash after exporting 20%
7 min. HDV to WMV in Compressor: 13 hours??
by John Knowles 12 years ago
Hi guys, In a bit of a bind here. I promised a client a WMV version of this project for review. It's HDV 1080i60, 7mins. long. I usually use Apple Compressor with Flip4Mac components, using presets I'
Re: 7 min. HDV to WMV in Compressor: 13 hours??
by Ben Waggoner 12 years ago
Yeah, a 60:1 ratio indicates something is seriously wrong there. What settings are you using in Flip4Mac You've got the current version installed There's no chance you accidentally set something to ru
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