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John Reis

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February 21st 2004
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Create a stroke animation from a complex shape
by John Reis 1 year ago
Ok so I'd like to have this complex shape be a SINGLE path in After Effects so that I can do a stroke animation on it. Ive tried it a few different ways. Is there a quick solution or a tutorial someon
Re: Create a stroke animation from a complex shape
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 1 year ago
No need for them to be a single path. The stroke effect can draw all paths on a layer sequentially. Kalleheikki Kannisto Senior Graphic Designer
Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
by John Reis 1 year ago
Hello there I am trying to create a mask stroke effect from a logo in Photoshop and each way I try to create a SINGLE Path shape of the logo it comes out as 3 masks upon import of the PSD into After E
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
by John Reis 1 year ago
Ive been searching for the correct tutorial or method and can't find it. I would like to be able to control the fill and strokes of these logo shapes without having to retrace them all
Exporting a feature doc that crashes
by John Reis 2 years ago
Exporting to vimeo setting. Crashes. Trying software encoding. Would making a Pro Res file be less intensive and less likely to crash. These 5 hour experiments are costing me time so any tips would be
Re: Exporting a feature doc that crashes
by Blaise Douros 2 years ago
In short, yes, usually--I would go that route if you're having trouble with exporting an h.264 copy from the timeline, which requires a lot of time and compression. It never hurts to have a higher-qua
Multicam footage from Premiere MXF Issue
by John Reis 4 years ago
So I have a multicam sequence in Premiere, I am trying to Round Trip thru Davinci. The A Cam clips(comprised of RAW MXF files) are not syncing after the first file. I made my multi cams in Premiere by
Adding an 'Animate In' and 'Animate Out' Animation Preset to the same layer
by John Reis 5 years ago
I have used the Adobe Bridge presets in the past. No issues, but now I am trying to add 2 animators to multiline text..an animate in preset, and an animate out. Does not seem to work, and I can't find
MXF files Offline in Timeline
by John Reis 6 years ago
...But online when I click 'reveal in project'. If I double click on the MXF clips in the timeline they come up offline. Have a mix of MXF and 5D footage. Only MXF footage is offline, and its just a f
Re: MXF files Offline in Timeline
by John Reis 6 years ago
After further review, the files in the timeline are correctly linked up. However the MXF clips eventually go black, or offline 1 4 of the way in . Seems like the MXF Source clips are only linking up t
Multiple aspect ratios
by John Reis 6 years ago
New to resolve and I was given a documentary to color correct which contains many different aspect ratios all on a 1280x1080 1.5 pixel ratio. Sigh. So far the round trip back to premiere has not been
Re: Multiple aspect ratios
by Joseph Owens 6 years ago
John Reis "1.5 pixel ratio. Sigh. So far the round trip back to premiere has not been successful. Everything is stretched." Sounds like Resolve is doing what it is supposed to do -- consolidate the a
"GPU Memory full" errors after update from v9 to v10
by Pedro Conforti 7 years ago
Hi there, I really need some help on this since I can't seem to fix the problem that bricked my grading suite after my update to v10. MY CONFIG: Mac Pro 8 core 4,1 with 48Gb RAM EVGA GTX 570 (macvidca
Re: "GPU Memory full" errors after update from v9 to v10
by John Reis 6 years ago
I am running CUDA 5.5.28, on 10.8.5. IntelHD Graphics 4000 NIVIDIA GT 650M LIke I said it all worked fine until I installed cloud
Your GPU memory is full
by Michael Ho 8 years ago
I am having a problem with Resolve 9 Lite - I keep getting the error message "Your GPU Memory is full - Try reducing the timeline resolution or the number of correctors". This is a project which had p
Re: Your GPU memory is full
by John Reis 6 years ago
I am having the same problem on a similar set up. Did you find a solution
Your GPU memory is full.
by John Reis 6 years ago
MacBook Pro w Retina display 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i7 8GB Ram NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB OS X 10.8.5 Running Resolve Lite 10 Newbie to Resolve I keep getting this error, along with Try reducing your
Re: Your GPU memory is full.
by John Reis 6 years ago
nope.
xml betwen fcp 7 and 7 not working
by John Reis 7 years ago
Processor 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon,Memory 12 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC, Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53) Running FCP 7.0.3 So for some reason I cant import XMls from another editor's FCP syst
Re: xml betwen fcp 7 and 7 not working
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
What happens Are you using File Import XML
RED Green Screen Questions
by John Reis 7 years ago
Getting ready to do my first RED Green Screen project, just had a few questions, and any further suggestions are welcome 1 Should I get a plug-in for better compositing 2 Project is for the Web, but a
Re: RED Green Screen Questions
by Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
I mostly agree with Dave about shooting 4K, but do consider that shooting with a higher resolution than you need can given you the freedom to scale, reframe, and otherwise transform shots in post---wh
strange horizontal lines appearing on psd files in
by John Reis 7 years ago
These strange hororizontal lines are appearing on my timeline. They do not show up in photoshop, only final cut in the preview window and the timeline. Strange screenshot2013-02-07at7.08.22pm.png
Re: strange horizontal lines appearing on psd files in
by Turd Fergusson 7 years ago
FCP does not handle gradiated transparency in PNGs very well. Do a comparison between importing a transparent PNG (say an item with a drop shadow), and the same as a PSD and you'll see that the PSD is
effects animation template render issues
by John Reis 7 years ago
So my first foray into After effects animation presets via Adobe Bridge. Ive created a few very simple animations. composition is 5 seconds in lenghtand its going to take 39 hours to render something
Re: effects animation template render issues
by Darby Edelen 7 years ago
Notice the "Renderer: Ray-traced 3D" button in the upper right hand corner of the composition viewer Click that. Then in the Renderer drop-down in the dialog that opens select "Classic 3D." Darby Edel
match bin
by John Reis 7 years ago
when I use plural eyes on media. FCP 7, the program now thinks that the master clip exists outside of the project. This is a major pain for me, and I suspect causes projects to get "buggy" Any solutio
can anyone identify these effects/ plug-ins
by John Reis 7 years ago
I like these analog bad TV-style effects http: www.youtube.com watch v=VZQXmmHb920
Re: can anyone identify these effects/ plug-ins
by audrey paranuik 7 years ago
so when you're UPDATING your website there are EXPERIENCE 3d MODELLERS OUT their planning their next gigs in the work force later....
ogv
by John Reis 8 years ago
How do I make an OGV file
Re: ogv
by John Reis 8 years ago
Thanks!!! I googled it too, but I didnt see this link...Hope this works
poorly stabilized pan
by John Reis 8 years ago
So I have a bunch of pans, that come out looking very 'stagey', the pans are not smooth, like the tripod was grabbing as the camera man panned. Im nervous the footage might be unusable. FCP Tracker se
Re: poorly stabilized pan
by Todd Kopriva 8 years ago
In the first video in the video2brain list here, I show how to smooth out a very jerky pan with the Warp Stabilizer. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
white background h264 problem
by John Reis 8 years ago
I need to composite the people shot against white backgrounds in a spot for the web. BAckground has to be white w NO color shift, or even texture in the background. I decided to key out the white. so
Re: white background h264 problem
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Did you use Final Cut Pro to pull the key Your problem is caused by the key not being clean enough. It could be a simple fix or it could be very fiddly depending on how well-lit the background is and
white backgrounds --compression banding
by John Reis 8 years ago
I need to composite the people shot against white backgrounds in a spot for the web. BAckground has to be white w NO color shift, or even texture in the background. I decided to key out the white. so
Re: white backgrounds --compression banding
by Brad Elliott 8 years ago
Are your video and chroma levels broadcast safe We have had compression fall apart with material that wasn't broadcast safe nor was it intended for broadcast. The compression problem has been solved b
Newbie RED question
by John Reis 8 years ago
First time on Red, I have RED Epic footage cranked at 120 fps, I did some blowups on the 1080 Pro Res files I made from in FCP 7. I just made 4k files of the blow ups in Red Cine, but when I line up t
Re: Newbie RED question
by Neil Patience 8 years ago
John Reis "but when I line up the new 4k clips in final cut to the old 1080 clips -- there does not seem to be a diferenc in reolution." So you are importing the 4K clips and looking at them in FCP -
BlackMagic Intensity Pro Card a no show after installing
by John Reis 9 years ago
3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon, 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC -- running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Installed the Black Magic Card, I believe its there as a PCI card, but not as a graphics card. Currently only sees A
Re: BlackMagic Intensity Pro Card a no show after installing
by Lynn Peterson 7 years ago
Funny Im having this same problem. I have installed the 9.6.9 software and have tried using Media express all I get is black screen. I am running 10.8.2 I can see it in system preferences as PCI card
Light Factory previews but won't render
by Andrea Stewart 10 years ago
I've created a lens flare using Knoll Light Factory and when I play it unrendered it looks fine. When I render it it just turns the shot black with 5 squares of funky colors on the top third of the sc
Re: Light Factory previews but won't render
by John Reis 9 years ago
Hi andrea, I am having the same issue you had with Knoll...you ever solve it
970x418 pushdown banner
by John Reis 9 years ago
IM cutting in 1980x1280. Then I get this banner dimension for an h264. Anyone deliver at this aspect I have not and feel like something may be miscommunicated on the client's end
this computer does not have any serial ports matched the specified by the current preset. You will need to set the port"
by John Reis 10 years ago
this computer does not have any serial ports matched the specified by the current preset. You will need to set the port" Just installed an intensity Pro card in my mac. Have not gotten any signal out
Re: this computer does not have any serial ports matched the specified by the current preset. You will need to set the port"
by Kristian Lam 10 years ago
Hi, Sounds like you could be using the DeckLInk drivers instead of the Intensity drivers. Since Intensity and Intensity Pro cards do not have RS422 ports on them, the easy setups we supply will not ch
Intensity Pro
by John Reis 10 years ago
OS 10.5.8 2x2,8 GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon 12 GB 800 MHZ DDR FB-Dimm So I purchased the Intensity Pro, In order to have an HD YUV signal going out to my monitor (Panasonic BT-LH1710) and I get no signal
Re: Intensity Pro
by John Reis 10 years ago
How do I tell what sort of motherboard I have
Intensity Pro or the Decklink Studio Pro 2
by John Reis 10 years ago
My client is interested in getting a monitor for color correction. We have a few color corection jobs coming in that I was going to do in Color. Right now we just have 2 monitors, MacPro Quad-Core Int
Trying to acheive 60's Mad Men look with 7D
by John Reis 10 years ago
My client wants to acheive a Mad Men type look - early 60's, Trauffaut, polaroid-ish, lowered saturation, slight green hue, with bright red accents. Shooting on 5d 7d, location is a beach. Is that som
Re: Trying to acheive 60's Mad Men look with 7D
by Clayton Burkhart 10 years ago
By deco, I was not referring to Art Deco, I was referring to deco, as in the team that puts together the set.
Shot 4x3, but Finishing HD
by John Reis 10 years ago
Working on a commercial that was shot on film 4x3, but when it comes time to master, after transfer, and the online, the image will be blown up, and then center cut. This is my first time working on a
Re: Shot 4x3, but Finishing HD
by John Reis 10 years ago
My concern is losing the product or main characters head in the pillar boxing. I was going to try and simulate the 16x9 blow up action, and then pillar box in FCP, on my cut before the transfer. I gue
pixelated faces in Wide Shot
by John Reis 11 years ago
I am trying to cut a video shot HD, using Apple Pro Res The video is shot on a white background sound stage.\ The one wide shot looks very bad. The singer's face is pixelated. Not a lot of movemen
Re: pixelated faces in Wide Shot
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Please provide the same level of information as there is in this post: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 20 863987 __________________________________________________________________ "There's no ch
exporting PAL NTSC from DV NTSC source
by John Reis 11 years ago
My source is a DV NTSC sequence, a 4x3 image composited in an anamorphic sequence, sometimes we do 16x9 footage. I need to export a PAL quicktime and was wondering what is the best way for me to do th
Re: exporting PAL NTSC from DV NTSC source
by Alexander Kallas 11 years ago
Look here http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 1049955 Cheers Alexander
sorenson squeeze help
by Rick Neely 13 years ago
Hey guys, you do great work by the way. Love the online training tutorials you do. Impressive. got a little problem I was wondering you could help me with. I have sorensone squeeze 4 I use mostly for
Re: sorenson squeeze help
by John Reis 12 years ago
I dont own Flash, Im just a video editor. I love squeeze, and thats where I spent my money. Shouldnt Squeeze be enough. I will look elsewhere, but there is an add player option, and tabs for adding ac
looking for feedback
by John Reis 12 years ago
Here is my sample reel. Thoughts http: www.johnreis.net JR_Reel_ShortSm_Prog_001.mov
Re: looking for feedback
by Thorsten Miess 12 years ago
good: -good work done -shows experiences in various work (TV and film) not that good: -Contact data missing -take long to load - reel is very long(isnt bad but busy people want to see results early) t
Error in omf export
by John Reis 12 years ago
Working off PC Unity Each time I export an omf I receive an error message, the debugger window comes up. This project was digitized on a symphony and Adrenaline. Is there a compatability problem I hav
OmFI question
by John Reis 12 years ago
I have a project built off a consolidated sequence. All my graphics- (quicktimes with alpha channels) I do not have actual source clips for. While they exist in my sequence. I do not have an actual so
Re: OmFI question
by Jon Zanone 12 years ago
I geuss I don't understand - if you have a QT, you have a source file. The Avid uses the QT to create a new file... If you move your QT files, you'll still have the media Avid uses to play the sequenc
Corrupt project -Help!!!
by John Reis 13 years ago
I had a corrupt project after moving my project from Symphony to Media Composer. This is the advice I followed Exit Media Composer, then open your OMFI MediaFiles folder and delete the two files calle
More Info
by John Reis 13 years ago
It succesfully rebuilt the Media Databases on every partition except for 2.
Corrupt Project
by John Reis 13 years ago
Using PC Media Composer I received a project via Lacie Hardrive from a PC Media Composer (I believe it was a MC) . It came in the form of a consolidated bin. Lots of graphics and Mattes. I took the bi
Error Message reads
by John Reis 13 years ago
Error Message reads : An error occurred reading database file for the directory I OMIMediaFiles'.Exception; OmfHp_Init_Failed The database file msmMMOB.mbd may be corrupt
Cant get out of crash record or get into digital cut settings
by John Reis 13 years ago
I think the subject says it all. The Avid will not give me inser edit as an option in digital cut. Also I cannot open Digital cut settings
Netflix's downloadable movies
by John Reis 13 years ago
Does anyone know what compression netflix is using for their downloadable films
Re: Netflix's downloadable movies
by Max Kovalsky 13 years ago
VC-1Max -- Author New York Area4.tv
Sorensen Setting help
by John Reis 13 years ago
I have a 115 gigabyte file which I would like to use as a source to create a universally playable file. It is 720x486. What setting would be best Any reccomendations I guess I need to know my server s
Re: Sorensen Setting help
by John Reis 13 years ago
Thank you so much. I have compressed many files for the web, but never 1.5 hour videos. My fear is that the video and audio may not remain in sync. This is a live concert, I spent lots of time cutting
I Want Each Shape In My Logo To Be A Layer
by John Reis 14 years ago
WHAT IS THE RULE HERE. HOW DO YOU ARRANGE IT. I KNOW IT INVOLVES THE RELEASE TO LAYERS COMMAND. I CANT FIND THIS SECTION ANYWHERE IN ALL THE PDF INFORMATION
Re: I Want Each Shape In My Logo To Be A Layer
by Jon Okerstrom 14 years ago
Hello, I normally do this manually, to get the most control over what's in each layer, but here's the info from the Illustrator online help section: The Release to Layers command redistributes all of
Exporting OMF2 for 77Min Sequence
by John Reis 15 years ago
My sound guy wants an OMF w 1000 fram handles. Should I export an OMF for each pair of tracks Whats the best way to break it down
Re: Exporting OMF2 for 77Min Sequence
by Aaron Neitz 15 years ago
you should be able to export the whole thing in one fat OMF. However, if the file ends up over 2GB, some mixing systems won't import it, so you might also want to break off several OMFs as a backup (l
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