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John Mitchell

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September 19th 2001
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FCP-X newbie - some tips after first edit needed!
by John Mitchell 3 years ago
New to FCPX but experienced editor on PP, Avid, FCP and even Media 100! So I just completed a fairly simple multicam edit on FCPX - the reason for switching from PP for this project was one cam was in
Is there a way to keep a block of text always vertically centred?
by Darryl Torke 6 years ago
I am making a template for a basic AE user in which the user inputs some text. The paragraph setting of the block of text is set to 'center', so that handles itself. However, I was wondering if there
Re: Is there a way to keep a block of text always vertically centred?
by John Mitchell 3 years ago
Kevin - that's brilliant! Your script is better than one that automatically centres the text on layer because that will automatically centre it around any vertical point. The offset needs to be half t
Attach shapes to an animated shape path?
by John Mitchell 4 years ago
I'm trying to create a zipper effect. I know how to make shapes move along a motion path but I'm trying to do the opposite - have an animated shape path (or mask path) dictate the position and orienta
Re: Attach shapes to an animated shape path?
by John Mitchell 4 years ago
Yeah - that won't work. It's an idea copied from the client's website (where I guess they animated it with Flash or HTML) and the style has to match. I've never done it but I suppose I could create a
Premiere Pro cc 2015 does not showing the source settings of sony f55 raw media?
by Mauricio Franco 5 years ago
I have a clip shot in sony f55 raw, and when i want to change the color space that has been used for the file, the source settings does not enable to modify that, please help!
Re: Premiere Pro cc 2015 does not showing the source settings of sony f55 raw media?
by John Mitchell 4 years ago
That's great and thanks for the information but what if I just want to interpret a clip as having a different colorspace to the project eg what if I have some clips shot in full swing but the project
16 hour rendering time
by Cory Lusk 5 years ago
I've looked far and wide to find out how to fix this and I can't seem to find any answers. Hopefully someone here is able to help, which I would much appreciate. A friend of mine built a bare bones pa
Re: 16 hour rendering time
by John Mitchell 5 years ago
Neat video is what I call an "expensive" effect. It does a good job of reducing noise in video but as you've discovered it takes a long while to render. It's analysing every pixel in every frame befor
Conundrum - Speedgrade doesn't save PP's Lumetri colour effect to a .cube file?
by John Mitchell 5 years ago
So I really like the new Lumetri effects panel in PP - it's simple and easy for the basic colour correction I do. However it seems it's one way only - you can bring looks and .cube files in but you ca
Recording 2 separate mics into 2 separate tracks simultaneously
by Matt Orfalea 5 years ago
I recorded video with shotgun and lav. So for ADR to match I also want to record with a shotgun and a lav. Both the shotgun and lav are going into an H4n recorder that is recognized by Premiere. But I
Re: Recording 2 separate mics into 2 separate tracks simultaneously
by John Mitchell 5 years ago
Not Premiere expert but is it as simple as right click on the imported H4N clip (which is presumably flagged as stereo) and choosing modify audio channels and setting up two mono channels with the lef
Replacing clips without audio to the same clips and name which including -BUT NO AUDIO IMPORTS TO TIMELINE!
by Stavros Genaridis 5 years ago
So..I edited a part of my film with three long clips I hadn t synced the audio on-there is no sound on these clips at all! Now that I have synced these three clips and exported them, I thought that th
Re: Replacing clips without audio to the same clips and name which including -BUT NO AUDIO IMPORTS TO TIMELINE!
by John Mitchell 5 years ago
Hmm - not sure why you thought that would work - you have no audio on your timeline and you just thought it would magically appear Ideally you would have included dummy audio with your original clips
Source timecode incorrect when exporting from After Effects to AME
by John Mitchell 6 years ago
OK trying to use the AE - Media Encoder workflow but have run into the following Major bug. When I export my 25fps timeline from After Effects to Media Encoder, the timecode indicated in the source wi
Re: Source timecode incorrect when exporting from After Effects to AME
by Conrad Olson 6 years ago
I noticed something similar the other day. The timecode that AME was burning in didn't match the correct timecode from Premier so I used the timecode effect in Premier instead, but even then I was hav
Content Browser 2.0 vs 1.0, change in distribution policy
by Ian Cook 7 years ago
With the release of Content Browser 2.0 and the F5 F55 cameras, Sony is changing its software distribution policy. This has caused a bit of confusion, which I hope to address here. We ve also tweaked
Re: Content Browser 2.0 vs 1.0, change in distribution policy
by John Mitchell 6 years ago
So what do you do if the software stops working and then when repair it, it comes up with this message Only the hardware hasn't changed and all that happened was the software stop launching and I don'
PremierePro CS5 L and R channels out of sync!
by John Mitchell 7 years ago
Hi I recorded some clips to a Convergent Design recorder and when bringing them into PP the L and R channels are actually out of sync by almost 25 frames! (it is actually the same mic on both tracks)
Re: PremierePro CS5 L and R channels out of sync!
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Need more info about your process...something's odd here. For dual mono, just right click on the files and modify-audio change stereo to dual mono...it's easy. You can also force Premiere Pro to inter
having trouble making SD Blu Ray
by Sean Sartori 8 years ago
I have a documentary that I want to screen in Blu Ray (the only other options are standard DVD, so this will look better). I've encoded in Compressor to an MPEG2 elementary stream and Dolby Digital Pr
Re: having trouble making SD Blu Ray
by John Mitchell 8 years ago
eric pautsch "Thats not true at all. You can get "better compression" all you want with the finest and best encoders and it will still be SD in the end. Its like taking a pint of milk and putting it
RAM Preview Audio Not Playing
by Nolan Beguhl 9 years ago
I feel like there's some sort of easy solution to this, but I cannot play my audio in RAM preview. I can play only the audio, but not the audio and video together. My audio is not MP3 format, it's AIF
Re: RAM Preview Audio Not Playing - Solved!
by John Mitchell 9 years ago
Ok - sorry to re-hash an old thread but this may come in handy for a lot of people as it seems to be a common complaint :) I ran into this problem today - I had a pre-comp which was playing audio corr
Phone stalkers?
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Maybe you guys need to issue a "Creative Cow restraining order" - too expensive to phone from Australia anyway :) Sorry a serious issue, hard to believe people actually get angry about a community ser
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AFTER EFFECTS confusions / HDV format
by Etienne Wald 10 years ago
Salut tous! J'ai achet une cam ra Canon HV30 le mois dernier, et je m'en suis servi pour filmer tous mes clips de skate. Mon objectif est de pouvoir faire des "Ralentis ramp s" (Ramped slow motion en
Re: AFTER EFFECTS confusions / HDV format
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
I realise this is a bit late but your delivery format depends on where it is going. DVD must be MPEG 2 DVD Compliant streams and audio in Dolby digital. Blu-ray and be H264 or high data rate MPEG2. Fo
CS5 - how do I change Pixel aspect ratio
by Ben Masterson 10 years ago
I recently upgraded to CS5 from CS3 and I have run into an issue. Adobe changed the pixel aspect ratios. Unfortunately, my NLE still uses the old PAR's and now everything I render has thin black bars
Re: CS5 - how do I change Pixel aspect ratio
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Well I went straight from CS3 to CS5 so that explains why I didn't notice it. While AE updates the PARs automaticaly for PAL to 1.46 (from 1.42) it does not update my old square pixel comps or solids
Masks inside composition on 3D layer - masks stays 2D?
by Frank Peeters 10 years ago
Hi there, Newbie here. I create a composition, which uses shapes and masks - I make the layers 3D. Now I put this composition into the main composition, turn on the 3D for that layer, and start rotati
Re: Masks inside composition on 3D layer - masks stays 2D?
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
I just created a 3D layer in AE applied a mask and rotated it and the mask rotated in 3D and moved properly in Z space. Is that the workflow you used Or did you create your masks another way
3D line/bar that writes on
by Daniel Waldron 10 years ago
I don't really know how to describe it, so here's an example of what I am trying to do: http: www.youtube.com user hbmcreations#p u 3 yd7DQ61hJbw I tried making a solid where I use a keyframed mask to
Re: 3D line/bar that writes on
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Hi Daniel Have confess I didn't look at the whole thing that closely the first time. It looks to me like he's built all the black solids and framed images in 3D space using the camera before he starte
Playing Video from USB
by Carlos Angeli 10 years ago
Hi. I was wondering if there s a way to make a ISO file or something like it from a DVD, that would play from a USB pen drive in a DVD player. I have a client who I sent DVD s to, and he was asking if
Re: Playing Video from USB
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Well you could author in Encore and output in Flash but this would not work with a DVD player and neither would a USB stick. What is the reasoning behind not using DVD-Video
Should DVDs created in Encore Work with Video Players?
by Chin Park 10 years ago
DVDs(with menus) I have created in Encore so far don't work with some videos players(WMV, VLC, etc), although they work with actual DVD players and DVD playing softwares. Windows Media Player can't pl
Re: Should DVDs created in Encore Work with Video Players?
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
You need a software DVD player or an MPEG2 decoder that windows can use. The former is preferred. WinDVD, PowerDVD, Nero and many more come free in OEM versions with a lot of drives and most PC manufa
Can't build DVD - I give up!!
by Kala Rackley 10 years ago
Arrrrgh!! I have been working on this slideshow presentation for a reunion in Las Vegas that is taking place this weekend! I have been working on it for days. I have never used Encore before, & have b
Re: Can't build DVD - I give up!!
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Hi Kate - how many slides do you have From memory Encore is limited to 99 per show (which is actually part of the DVD spec). Remember if you add effects between slides, Encore has to render those thin
Text Mask
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
I need to create a mask from text so the layer underneath is masked within the text, and everything outside the text is hidden and also has an alpha. . I've tried Auto Trace successfully, but there's
Re: Text Mask
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
use the text layer as a track matte, unless i'm misunderstanding your use
After Effects field render multi processor issue
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
AE CS5 64bit - there is a bug when rendering out fields using multi processors. Going from an HDTV 1080_25 preset comp to Animation codec (no scaling - output is 1080i25). Have the output dialogue box
Re: After Effects field render multi processor issue
by Michael Szalapski 10 years ago
John Mitchell "hope Adobe addresses it" If you want Adobe to address it, I would suggest filing a bug report. They actually do read them and do work based off of them. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great'
Encore and Blu-ray size
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Pretty strange situation here. I have a very simple blu-ray project, basically an MPEG 2 elementary stream and audio AC3 that add up to 23,574,274,707 bytes. It is straight plug and play, no menu etc.
Re: Encore and Blu-ray size
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Hi Jeff - no I hid the DVD columns as I find them distracting when working in a Blu-Ray project. Encore definitely did not re-transocde the assets. These were 1920x1080 50i assets so if the DVD clumns
Burning to AVCHD Disk
by chris johnston 10 years ago
Just bought CS5 suite. I frequently need to export to disk for the client to check out prior to final finish up. I recently uped my nle to PPro cs5 and wanted to know if I can export 1080p to a regula
Re: Burning to AVCHD Disk
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
You can try :) Some blu-ray players work, some don't. You can use a tool called tsMuxeR to create the right file structure from your AVCHD file. Don't make your data rate too high tho, remember the DV
Tutorial for successful Blu-ray and DVD Authoring
by Jon Geddes 11 years ago
I understand there are many people that are having serious issues creating Blu-ray projects in Adobe Encore CS3 & CS4 as a result of bugs with the software. I made a post on my blog that details out m
Re: Tutorial for successful Blu-ray and DVD Authoring
by John Mitchell 10 years ago
Hi Jeff I respect your opinion but I'm confused (mind you - I've authored only a few BDs)- all my reading of the spec says BluRay players are "better" at branching than DVD players and should be able
2d text/logo to 3d? with what and how?
by peter Jeno 11 years ago
I have a 2d graphic; logo w text. (I will eventually be shooting a band in front of greenscreen, and want the logo to be behind them...but in 3d.) How can I apply some kind of depth, mainly 'sides' to
Re: 2d text/logo to 3d? with what and how?
by John Mitchell 11 years ago
I've used BorisRED for this before (logo needs to be vector, but then it would for ProAnimator as well). I think Zaxwerks may give superior lighting and material interaction as well as some handy pres
New but hey - this software needs some tweaks
by John Mitchell 11 years ago
I'm really new to Motion, but quite experienced with AE. I must say at this point I find it limiting but it could just be my lack of knowledge. So can someone confirm these things I've discovered: Mot
Re: New but hey - this software needs some tweaks
by John Mitchell 11 years ago
Thanks again Stephen. I like Compressor :) I just don't like the fact that my Motion projects kept crashing it! (Quartz plug in I think) And I'm not unhappy with the solution (I'm actually glad for an
Export cropped 4x3SD from 16x9HD project
by John Mitchell 11 years ago
Hmm - pretty new to Motion so not sure if you can even do this, but if a project is created in HD (1920x1080) is there any way to render out in 4x3 cropped SD (apart form rendering out and hauling the
Re: Export cropped 4x3SD from 16x9HD project
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
That would actually be the simplest way. Otherwise you'd reset the project settings and then manually adjust the composition. Noah Check out my new RED Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 a
Save Composition missing in AvidFX (Boris RED)
by John Mitchell 12 years ago
When I run the standalone of Avid FX (the engine) V5.8 Save composition copy appears on the Comp menu but save composition is missing! I have to save a copy, delete the original in the project window
Re: Save Composition missing in AvidFX (Boris RED)
by peter mcauley 12 years ago
That's quite odd - I'm not exactly sure why this is the case. Please try this: launch AvidFX create a new comp name the comp in the project window as test 1 save the project as test 1 exit AvidFX re-l
DVD backup failure
by Sverker Hahn 12 years ago
I have burned my EX1 clips to DL DVDs. Unfortunatly, this process seems to be not so stable as I thought it would be. Now it seems that several of these DVDs are not possible to use. - when copying in
Re: DVD backup failure
by John Mitchell 12 years ago
Craig is spot on here. Not all DVD media is created equal and you have to be sure you don't get stufff that says it's Verbatim or Taiyo but is actually just some cheap counterfeit brand using their co
Mixing Nitris DX/Meridien on Unity 5.0
by Douglas Ryan 12 years ago
We've got 5 MC Meridien's and 1 MC Adrenaline Mojo operating on sneakernet but the future is calling and we're going to jump into Nitris DX and Unity 5.0 Avid Media Engine FC very soon. Any thoughts o
Re: Mixing Nitris DX/Meridien on Unity 5.0
by John Mitchell 12 years ago
There is also trade in pricing for Meridien to Nitris DX (don't know if that interests you or not) - check the website for details..
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