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John Nelson

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February 27th 2003
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Photos in frames (lots!)
by John Nelson 3 weeks ago
Howdy. Doing a family photo montage in AE CS4. Two picture frames, 70 photos each. My idea was is having them, the photos, dissolve behind each frame, from one photo to the next. All over a background
Re: Photos in frames (lots!)
by John Nelson 3 weeks ago
Thanks Walter! You just made my life 'more better'. :} KEEP ON KEEPIN ON!
CS4 user; trying to reload
by John Nelson 2 months ago
Yes, I'm an old 'stuck-in-the-mud', fixed income kinda guy who is wanting to mess around with my old software and create stuff for my kiddos. I bought a Mac mini (late 2014) and found out on this (or
Re: CS4 user; trying to reload
by John Nelson 2 months ago
Thanks you. I did have an earlier version. Re-entered that and, BINGO!, it worked... I'm gonna press my luck now and ask about Photoshop CS3. After spending almost a half hour on the phone with Adobe
Yosemite mail vs Yahoo
by John Nelson 2 months ago
Trying to set up Yahoo in mail account. Won't accept password. Works fine on iPad and Yahoo mail. Don't know if it's possible but I might try synching the iPad to the Mac mini (late 2014) and see if m
Re: Yosemite mail vs Yahoo
by John Nelson 2 months ago
Tried using the Apple forums about this but after a couple of days the members weren't able to find an answer that worked. Even tried Yahoo. Every time I tried to setup a chat the spinning beach ball
resetting icloud password
by John Nelson 2 months ago
I can't find a way of resetting the icloud password. Originally set on an ipad air 2 but promptly forgotten (and not written down, either). Another case of CRS! Just purchased a Mac mini, late 2014, Y
Re: resetting icloud password
by John Nelson 2 months ago
PS, Sorry for misspelling your name. :{ http: www.o_m_productions@yahoo.com
Mac Pro 2010 video card
by John Nelson 9 months ago
I had a local computer shop take the unit in for evaluation. They said it was dead and brought it back (with a $200.bill, I might add). Later, I contacted another computer shop to get a second opinion
Re: Mac Pro 2010 video card
by John Nelson 9 months ago
Thanks John, It's especially sad considering he also has an external drive I had asked him to evaluate some months ago and have never heard back. The drive isn't worth much but the photos, music and s
Can't open DVD shot by unknown shooter
by John Nelson 3 years ago
Equipment: Mac Pro 8 core OS Snow Leopard DVDSP Mpeg Stremeclip I received a dance recital shot by someone with unknown equipment. Owner wants me to exchange some dance numbers and make some copies. U
Re: Can't open DVD shot by unknown shooter
by John Nelson 3 years ago
Guess I'll have to open it on the MBP, copy to jump drive and work with it on the mac pro. Tried using mpeg stremeclip without success. I'm using Final Cut Studio for editing, along with After Effects
Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
by John Nelson 4 years ago
Performed a deep erase on the MBP. Used a Lion thumb drive to load the OSX. Got all the way to the screen that looked like it was going to load and then this came up: https: i1.creativecow.net u-uploa
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
by John Nelson 4 years ago
Sounds like it might work. Also thinking that if CCC works, why not time machine Thanks again! http: www.o_m_productions@yahoo.com
No access privileges
by John Nelson 4 years ago
Recently tried to save a photo in the psd format and was given this message: https: i1.creativecow.net u-upload.php# Couldn't save any of the shots I made using a Nikon cool pix at full res. Had no tr
Re: No access privileges
by John Nelson 4 years ago
Still hoping someone has the answer... http: www.o_m_productions@yahoo.com
AE4 settings
by John Nelson 4 years ago
I ve been working on a four minute piece all week. It s divided into comp segments with 3D, shadows, cameras, lights, blurs, audio and a few others I can t remember at the moment. Before nesting the c
Re: AE4 settings
by John Nelson 4 years ago
Okay. I just tightened the whole thing down by half and have started the render using animation as the codec. All of the graphics, with the exception of the opening, are psd's. ALL of the footage were
Tutorials not loading
by John Nelson 4 years ago
I have been a loyal participant of the cow's tutorial for many years. This is the first time I have been not allowed to continue. I was attempting to review Rob Mizes' tutorial on '3d cube' when I enc
Re: Tutorials not loading
by John Nelson 4 years ago
If you feel it will help I will reload Lion. There is also a problem with my keyboard; the number pad numbers will not respond on Lion but will on Snow Leopard. Also, if I log in as another user the p
Registar trouble
by John Nelson 4 years ago
I am using Photoshop CS3. Purchased back in 2009 and registered. Now, using SL, I keep getting the box saying I am not registered. When I entered my SN it wouldn't accept it. I tried to contact Adobe
Data rates
by John Nelson 4 years ago
I know I'm supposed to know this since I've been shooting, editing and posting videos for quite some time now. But, either I forgot how or never really knew, take your pick. Add to that, I'm and old m
Re: Data rates
by Daniel Sametz 4 years ago
You can always try The GTI (google that information) It's very good for The CRS ;) http: vimeo.com help compression
Public domain usage
by John Nelson 5 years ago
I was informed I recently posted my inquiry on Public Domain footage on the wrong forum and was suggested to try this one. Hopeful of a better response. :} I am a retired video guy who have two very m
Re: Public domain usage
by John Nelson 5 years ago
Thanks for the feedback. The footage I would really like to find use would be people. People rising up. Rising from their current situations, positions, emotions. Reaching their potentials. Again, tha
Downloading public domaine files for public use
by John Nelson 5 years ago
Not sure if this is the correct forum for my question. I'm producing a music video using my son's music. My only current source is archive.org. While they have a wealth of older videos from which to c
Re: Downloading public domaine files for public use
by John Nelson 5 years ago
As in my original post, I would like to make use of the public domain clips from youtube and other sites in the production of a music video. I have no interest in pirating movies or financial gain. I
Registration questions
by John Nelson 5 years ago
I recently had to format my internal drive. I then partitioned the drive using Lion on one and Snow Leopard on the other. The reason being the fact that my photoshop cs3 and other older programs would
Re: Registration questions
by John Nelson 5 years ago
I ask again if anyone knows how to correct this frustrating situation. Thank You. http: www.omproductions.net
Keyboard shortcuts vs System Preferences
by John Nelson 5 years ago
Just had to perform a clean install of FCP 6.06 and forgot how to restore find reload the shortcut data. when I use keys such as the F9, F10, etc. it uses the apple keys; vol+, etc. I know it should b
Re: Keyboard shortcuts vs System Preferences
by John Nelson 5 years ago
That was the fix. Had to 'uncheck' the shortcuts for F9 through F12. Thanks. http: www.omproductions.net
FCP 2 with Lion
by John Nelson 6 years ago
Been searching the threads for answers about the crashes with lion. I know it's not compatible but am asking if I can move back to Snow Leopard without losing what's on my Mac Pro (mid 2010) and MBP (
Re: FCP 2 with Lion
by John Nelson 6 years ago
Thanks Michael, A little more information may be necessary. Mac Pro is running Lion on its main drive. Also have two other drives installed. One of them I wiped with the idea of installing SL and FCS
Installing Rosetta in Lion
by John Nelson 6 years ago
Been having trouble installing Rosetta in my mid 2010 mac pro in order to reinstall fcs6. Using my snow leopard disk I tried twice to install. Both times it said it was successful. Both times the main
Compressor questions
by John Nelson 6 years ago
I bought a mac pro in January and migrated my software; fcp, etc. from my macbookpro. The first time I tried to use compressor after the migration it gave 'no read or right' errors. I worked around by
Re: Compressor questions
by John Nelson 6 years ago
Here's an interesting question which may answer why compressor keeps coming up with 'no read write' permissions. I checked my internal drive and discovered that the "admin" name on the drive has chang
John Nelson 6 years ago
Now that I’m old(er) and CRS has taken over I ask for your help. A Mac Pro is arriving soon, if the boat doesn’t sink, and my task of reloading the programs from my MBP to the MP will be a challenge, to say the least. Programs from Apple, Adobe and others I use in my video and audio production are not as current as today but still function well enough for what I do. The MBP uses 10.5.8. I imagine the MP will come with Lion or Mountain Lion.

So before I start gathering rocks to weigh me down when I jump off the cliff after attempting this software transfer, I would greatly appreciate any input which will delay my demise.

I will also post this on Adobe and the Cow, which I’m told is a no, no but feel that more input is better than less.

As always, thank you.
Transferring Software-101
by John Nelson 6 years ago
Now that I m old(er) and CRS has taken over I ask for your help. A Mac Pro is arriving soon, if the boat doesn t sink, and my task of reloading the programs from my MBP to the MP will be a challenge,
Fixing low res logos
by John Nelson 7 years ago
What's the best method of handling a low res logo to make it usable in a video project Tried selecting elements but it's just to time consuming to fix all the jaggy sides. Thanks. CS3 http: www.omprod
Re: Fixing low res logos
by Paddy Uglow 7 years ago
For jaggly edges, I use some gaussian blur to blur out the stepping on the edges, then Unsharp Mask (with a big radius). It'll mess up the colours (you'll probably have to re-colour) but the process c
Marketing Me
by John Nelson 7 years ago
Having been moderately successful in marketing other businesses over the years I am now in a new location, that happens to be in the middle of the caribbean, and finding it difficult to market my crea
Re: Marketing Me
by John Nelson 7 years ago
Nick, Mark, Great ideas and my wheels definitely needed your 'WD-40' input to get them spinning. Thanks! Haven't had the 'clams' to upgrade to HD yet and hope that won't be a big hurdle. Another hurdl
3d multi-image fly by
by John Nelson 8 years ago
Not sure what you call it but it seems like lots of folks are using the procedure these days. Is there a template or something to use rather than moving each individual graphic Also looking for a poor
Re: 3d multi-image fly by
by John Nelson 8 years ago
Thanks again. What I did was to combine all the graphics into a group. Then animated the group past the camera which worked well. http: www.omproductions.net
Adding audio
by John Nelson 9 years ago
Looked at the manuals and still having trouble adding audio to a page that contains a graphic without the audio image showing up (not real sure how to phrase this since it puts 'something graphical' o
Re: Adding audio
by Fernando Mol 9 years ago
OK. This is the thing. The best way to place audio by controlling the player is to insert a Flash player. If you know Flash design your player and insert it in your page. Or, you can use a ready-made
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Import Avid to FCP 6
by John Nelson 9 years ago
Been searching for a thread that tells how to do this but after a half hour had no luck. I have over 175 minutes to import. Avid format is MFX. Best suggestions Thanks. http: www.omproductions.net
Re: Import Avid to FCP 6
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
You've been searching the forums for Avid to FCP and didn't find Automatic Duck http: www.automaticduck.com Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author. HD Post and Pro
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Connecting to host
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Building a new site for an insurance client. Client supplied their UN PW. I logged in and set up a new Administrator account. Old Administrator still exists. Don't know if this needs to be deleted or
Re: Connecting to host
by Fernando Mol 10 years ago
CMS is for Content Management System. To update a site usually you need FTP access to the files. A username and a password. An administration account is for have special access to advanced features. T
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Site updates
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Hi all. Been taking your suggestions and making ongoing changes. Still having problems with coding and placements within divs. Also can't figure out how to get spry to cooperate with fixed placement o
Re: Site updates
by Fernando Mol 10 years ago
OK, lets see if I got it. In this page, you are using the spry tooltip for the images. Here's the line of code that's calling your spry: <script src=".. .. SpryAssets SpryTooltip.js" type="text jav
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Sites to upload large file
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Hi all, I have a 1+gb wav file to upload for someone to work on. Is there a reputable site out there in which to do that Thanks in advance, John We're from the Government. We're here to help.
Re: Sites to upload large file
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Thanks, I shrunk it to an mp3 and uploaded it to my site. Unfortunately, my son couldn't download it. Not sure what he did or didn't do. Anyway, problem solved, for now. Thanks again for your input. J
Testing 1,2,3
by John Nelson 10 years ago
OK, I am doing some testing on what video looks good using Compressor 2. I also downloaded Apple's bitrate calculator. My question is this: Will I have to go through all the bitrates, from small to la
Re: Testing 1,2,3
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Great advice. Thanks. I'll start doing my research and report back. John We're from the Government. We're here to help.
AE export to swf
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Howdy, I used a small qt animation created with AE in my site; http: www.omproductions.net and it looked good and played nicely, even though it was almost 40 mb. So I remade the animation in AE and ex
Re: AE export to swf
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Thanks Chris, For me, it loaded right away but was slow and jerky to play until it all loaded. I am using a Mac and will start searching for the applications. I would like to add a decent skin once I
The Invoice
by John Nelson 10 years ago
In preparing an invoice for the client, I have been using hourly estimates to let them know how long it takes to produce the final product (see below). Is this the right or wrong way to go in letting
Re: The Invoice
by John Nelson 10 years ago
Thanks Mike. Your suggestions are well-founded and appreciated. Unfortunately, in a town of this size, charging half or full days for location shooting would not go over very well. The market has been
Scratchy Film
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Using 6.5 Pro and trying to achieve that film scratches look. Used the expression effect but, after an hour of frustration, can't get it to make scratches The scene follows: 1. Have a .psd 'filmstrip'
Interpolation?
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Using Red 4.1.5 The help says to change interpolation default, go to preferences general change to whatever you want. What does one do when there is no 'general' tab Make money (and love, of course) n
Re: Interpolation?
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Thanks Peter. That helps loads.Make money (and love, of course) not war...
Lengthy Renders
by John Nelson 11 years ago
After a 2+ hour render, I feel certain I'm doing something incorrectly with my workflow. The plot: Your basic car - hype commercial, complete with on-camera (or lack thereof) intro and close, insert v
Re: Lengthy Renders
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Howdy, Jim, Thanks for the heads up on the settings. I'll fix that today. But here's a thought (always dangerous) I had regarding my project; I sent the 30 second open, vo insert, and close over to mo
Red Crashing halfway through
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Been trying to render a 30 second animation. Gets halfway and crashes with 'Not enough memory' error. Using a G5 dual core 2GHz with 2GB of ram, Tiger 10.4.11, Boris Red 4.1. The 30 second Project 1.
Re: Red Crashing halfway through
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Hi Dave, Just checked and I did get the update to 7.4.1. Wish that were the fix... Thanks for your reply, JohnMake money (and love, of course) not war...
Photoshop woes
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Any and all input is appreciated, I was recently asked to reinstall OSX 10.4 along with the .11 update by Apple tech support for a problem I was having with IWorks. In doing so, it fixed the problem b
Re: Photoshop woes
by John Nelson 11 years ago
Thanks for the advice but I erased it, lost it and I'll, hopefully, be more wiser the next time. Also lost all my addresses.
Where to look...
by John Nelson 12 years ago
The company I started with just installed Boris 4.0 on the G5. I've been used to AE 6.5 and haven't a clue on where to start looking for 'beginners 101' tutorials. Using it with FCP. Any thoughts grea
Re: Where to look...
by John Nelson 12 years ago
Hola Peter, Thanks for the tip. Been watching some of the samples and am quite impressed. Can't wait to 'wade on in'... Have a happy, Juan
Clog, No Clog
by John Nelson 12 years ago
Has THIS ever happened to you 1. Record bars. No clog light comes on. Play back bars on DVX, looks like clog (horizontal bars on screen). 2. Put tape in cheap Canon for transfer, crystal clear image.
Re: Clog, No Clog
by John Nelson 12 years ago
Thanks, HDYDT, From the start, I have only used the MQ tape and offload from another camera. I just shot a project and had no problem at all so, hopefully, the last cleaning did the trick. Your input
I'm breakin a sweat, here!
by John Nelson 12 years ago
Shoot coming up this week. Cleaned heads this morning. Loaded a tape. Screen said: "auto off, T_lock". ejeceted the tape and it was hanging out of the cassette. Cleaned again using chamois swabs and 9
Re: I'm breakin a sweat, here!
by John Nelson 12 years ago
Thanks Noah, and, no, it is no longer under warranty...
best ND filters and tripod
by daveyg 12 years ago
hey guys, whats the best ND filter I can get for my new DVX and where. i bought one from BH, its a haze, but it doesnt fit, and i dont know how good it is. Thanks also, what kind of tripod can I get f
Re: best ND filters and tripod
by John Nelson 12 years ago
FWIW, I recently bought a DVX. Added a 72mm Tiffen UV haze filter, Manfrotto tripod and Bogen 503 head for around $500 from B&H. Be careful though. They shipped filter in the same box as tripod. Guess
Depositions/Weddings/Etc.
by John Nelson 13 years ago
Is there an audio system out there that will handle up to four wireless mic's into one box so as not to over burden the bag boy (namely me!) for the above listed occasions Thanks, JohnRoswell+1947+Cut
Re: Depositions/Weddings/Etc.
by John Nelson 13 years ago
Thanks Stephen, I'll start saving up for it now... John
Keyframe misery
by John Nelson 13 years ago
I admit I'm very new to the program but working with the keyframes in this and then in ae seem to be miles apart in terms of user friendliness, IF I'm using it correctly. 1. I set my first keyframe (d
Re: Keyframe misery
by John Nelson 13 years ago
Again, many thanks for your replies. Hadn't really worked with, or tried using behaviors rather than keyframes. Still have miles to go before I sleep, or put to bed this thing called Motion. Great too
8mm captures
by John Nelson 13 years ago
Does anyone know if anybody makes some kind of 'gizinta' for an 8mm cassette (other than the camera, of course) that I can use to capture for editing Boss handed me the tape (of a friend) who wants a
Re: 8mm captures
by John Nelson 13 years ago
Thanks Larry, Been asking around here and may have a lead on a 'loaner camera' to git me through the night, so to speak. Will probably never get another request like this (famous last words)... Thanks
Animated a cartoon character mouth
by Just Ben 14 years ago
What is the best way to achieve this effect I've been doing this lately by adding a oval mask onto a solid black layer and then keyframing and altering the Mask Shape property to match the audio. Howe
Re: Animated a cartoon character mouth
by John Nelson 14 years ago
I just did a "monty python" type animation where I cut out the head in Photoshop, cut out the mouth chin, then blackened the head's mouth portion. Then used liquify on the mouth chin to get two or thr
1st time demo poster
by John Nelson 14 years ago
Wanted to see if this link works and get some feedback on whether or not I should go back to being a hod carrier and quit my day job. Thanks, IW http: triton.ws Videos Alien%20Antics.htm
Re: 1st time demo poster
by John Nelson 14 years ago
Thanks Jim, One of our clients is a government agency that requires me to follow a bunch of students around, take video of them and provide them with a CD of their stay here. Among other things, they
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