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John Stanowski

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September 30th 2007
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Why do I still have to use SD Centercut for HD spots?
by John Stanowski 4 weeks ago
Sorry if this in the wrong section. I've been editing local spots for years now and they've all been in HD. Almost all of the 300 local stations I deal with demand that text be within the SD title saf
Unparent layer.
by Idan Yekutiel 5 months ago
Hi, I am super new to Illustrator so I need help. So I have a layer and a lot of groups sublayers, and, I want to export these layers to After Effects, so, I pretty much want to unparent them, but, no
Re: Unparent layer.
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
By "it should work" I meant what you tried. 2019 iMac 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB Software OS 10.15.3 Adobe CC
Envelope distort but on each Individual character
by Lucas Schwartz 5 months ago
Hello all, I would like to find a way to apply envelope distort on a text but without having to apply the envelope distort effect on each character of the text individually. Rather just apply the effe
Re: Envelope distort but on each Individual character
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
I don't think that's going to happen. Your workaround is the only way to do what you want that I'm aware of. 2019 iMac 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB Software
Just started using Illustrator, having some problems
by Joseph Taylor 4 months ago
I've been using photoshop for more than a decade. Recently started to use illustrator CS6. However, I cannot feel comfortable here in illustrator. Either there is something wrong with my settings or t
Re: Just started using Illustrator, having some problems
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
For the Stroke problem: your stroke is on top of the Fill. So, of course it will obscure the Fill the wider you make it. Use the Appearance Panel and reorder the Stroke so that it appears "below" the
What's the rationale for PASTE being offset?
by Eric Chard 4 months ago
IOW, why is PASTE IN PLACE even necessary Why isn't it the default ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." ++++++++++++++++
Re: What's the rationale for PASTE being offset?
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
I believe the offset is there to make sure that the duplicate does not cover the original. When users Duplicate something, and nothing appears to happen, they may thinking that the function does not w
Unable to paste an image inside a shape
by Jim Adams 3 months ago
I have a shape that s about 8 x10 and the shape itself has about 1 4 wide lines forming the border of the shape. When I paste an image into the shape using the Draw Inside option, only the actual 1 4
Re: Unable to paste an image inside a shape
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
I could probably help if you show an image of what you're talking about. I don't get it as is. 2019 iMac 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB Software OS 10.15.3 Ad
user defined scale?
by Peter Wu 2 months ago
Let's say I'm creating an inforgraphic showing world famous buildings in corrrect proportion. Perhaps each 1000 feet could be scaled to 2 inches in the infographic, but I don't want to do the scaling
Re: user defined scale?
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
You can enter simple mathematical formulas into the height and width fields and Illustrator will do the math for you. In your case, take the building that is 1000 feet tall. Pretend it's 1000 inches t
Mixing two objects - Might be a PS Technique
by Clint Sanchez 2 months ago
I have a question but am not really sure how to ask it. I have some text I've applied styles to, and a digitalized image of a snake. I want to make it appear as though the snake is intertwined through
Re: Mixing two objects - Might be a PS Technique
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but it seems to me that you should break that text up into separate letters instead of one word. Then you can place some of the letters behind the snak
Illustrator [Creating Compound Shape from ALT - Intersect]
by Kevin Han 2 months ago
Hi, I'm a beginner at Illustrator and trying to understand how to get Compound Shapes to work properly.. I am using a white background as my overall eye, and an ellipse with a stroke as my eye ball. H
Re: Illustrator [Creating Compound Shape from ALT - Intersect]
by John Stanowski 1 month ago
Ah, just watched your video. I really don't understand what you are trying to do. 2013 Intel MacPro 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB Software OS X 10.14.3
Using Photoshop with lower res images on super hi-res iMac
by John Stanowski 11 months ago
I just switched from a trash bin Mac Pro and a 2k monitor to a new iMac with 5k display. I was loving it for a while there, until I had to work in Photoshop. Suddenly all of the 2kish images I needed
Re: Using Photoshop with lower res images on super hi-res iMac
by John Stanowski 11 months ago
* how "others" deal with this 2013 Intel MacPro 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB Software OS X 10.14.3 Adobe CC
Does :01 mean one frame or one second?
by John Stanowski 1 year ago
Does :01 mean one frame or one second I have specs from WDAF which ask for a spot with slate and "there must be :01 black video before and after spot". I called the station and had to leave a message.
Re: Does :01 mean one frame or one second?
by John Stanowski 1 year ago
Thing is what makes sense doesn't always matter. Like I said before, I get all kinds of specs from Stations. Some of them are very specific, some of them are so brief it almost seems like they're anno
Should 15-sec spot reach 15 on the timeline? Or 14.29?
by John Stanowski 1 year ago
Sorry for the newb question. But this has always confused the hell out of me. Should a 15-second spot run up to the 15 mark on the timeline Or should it run to 14.29 I ask because there is a slot for
Re: Should 15-sec spot reach 15 on the timeline? Or 14.29?
by John Stanowski 1 year ago
Wow, what a fantastic tip! I always thought that the timecode in the lower left and right of the Program Window was just copy of the playhead location. I never really looked it that closely before. Th
Premiere Pro Effects are ignoring attempts to real in Luma to Broadcast Safe
by John Stanowski 1 year ago
I'm having a problem with effects generated in Premiere Pro. Effects like Drop Shadow and Change to Color seem to be immune to my adjustment layer which is armed with Lumetri Color set to reel in the
Re: Premiere Pro Effects are ignoring attempts to real in Luma to Broadcast Safe
by John Pale 1 year ago
I guess it s possible that Lumetri is being applied in the pipeline before the effect despite being layered above. Have you tried putting a Video Limiter Effect on instead
How do you Change the Color of an Illustrator File in Premiere Pro?
by John Stanowski 1 year ago
I have a logo brought into my project as an .ai file. Back in AE, I was able to change the color with the Fill Effect. But I can't find an equivalent in Premiere Pro. Is there a way to generate a soli
Re: How do you Change the Color of an Illustrator File in Premiere Pro?
by John Stanowski 1 year ago
Ah, Eureka! A winner! I got the Change to Color effect to work when I Change: Hue, Saturation & Color. The default settings didn't do anything so that's why I was stumped. Thanks again. This is exactl
Anyone else getting slow behavior with opening and saving files in AE after Build 73 update?
by John Stanowski 2 years ago
I updated After Effects this morning and it was very, very slow to open my project. I also got slow behavior when I saved it after some changes. Was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. 2013
Re: Anyone else getting slow behavior with opening and saving files in AE after Build 73 update?
by John Stanowski 2 years ago
I was just asking if anyone else was having sudden trouble after the 15.0.1 update. I had Adobe support poking around and they couldn't find anything. I had to revert to version 15.0.0 to get it back
Waveform offset
by labrisher 15 years ago
Not for the life of me can I find in the Audition Help files how to shift a stereo waveform up about 18% so it's centered. I thought DC offset was the answer but I find this option only under Generate
Re: Waveform offset
by John Stanowski 3 years ago
THANK YOU! I get this problem every now and then from our Voice actor. It's not a huge problem until I equalize it. And then the "off-centering" becomes much, much worse. I tried your Normalize trick
Lower Field First?
by John Stanowski 5 years ago
I make spots for tv every week and now and then I get specs from a station asking for full 1920x1080 with Lower Field First. I always just ignore that because based on what I've learned, that's just n
Re: Lower Field First?
by John Stanowski 5 years ago
That's what I was thinking but wanted to make sure. It seems like every time I ask a station for specs, they send me their FTP info and ask "Is this what you want " Well, I've been ignoring it when th
Background goes black when made 3D
by Kieren Hutchison 9 years ago
I've imported a .png file and want to make it 3D However, when I check the box to make it 3D the image goes black Any help will be greatly aprreciated Thanks Kieren
Re: Background goes black when made 3D
by John Stanowski 5 years ago
I know it's been years since you asked this question, but I'm sure there are others, like me, who got this thread in a search and found no solution. I'm not sure if this is the same thing, but I had 3
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Loudness, CALM and Compressors
by John Stanowski 6 years ago
Newbie question. I'm not an audio person at all. But I edit a lot of TV spots. When the CALM thing came around, one of the things I did to cope was to eliminate the use of compressors on spot VO's com
Re: Loudness, CALM and Compressors
by John Stanowski 6 years ago
Wow, thanks for taking the time to write that out. I haven't even been taking care of many of the things you brought up. I've just been scraping by, but knowing the whole time that my audio could be b
How to create "master" spot to use for rendering other versions
by John Stanowski 6 years ago
Hi, I use After Effects to make TV spots and I render them for each and every station with Media Encoder. (No, we don't use FastChannel anymore; too expensive). Anyway, rendering for each station take
Re: How to create "master" spot to use for rendering other versions
by John Stanowski 6 years ago
Once again, thank you so much for your help. 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow Leopard (up-to-date) Adobe Master Collection CS4 & CS5
Video Tutorial for Davinci Resolve
by Henroy Mesiah 9 years ago
Hi This is Henroy from India. Just now we got our Davinci Resolve Software. How can we get the Video tutorial for this software. thanks HENROY.
Re: Video Tutorial for Davinci Resolve
by John Stanowski 8 years ago
It's not like the other courses. They're selling it separately. Here's the link: http: www.fxphd.com news fxphd-fastforward-resolve-fundamentals 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow Leopard (up-to
FREE motion graphics Podcast intros. (Building portfolio.)
by John Stanowski 8 years ago
I find myself in need to diversify my portfolio. So, I'm currently offering FREE motion graphics PODCAST intros (or similar intros). I'm looking to do a few, hopefully diverse intros all together. I'm
Particle Illusion for After Effects buggy?
by John Stanowski 8 years ago
Had Particle Illusion already but just bought the After Effects version and it's flippin' out. I crashed twice already and just started to play with it. What's the word on this plugin Is there a histo
Re: Particle Illusion for After Effects buggy?
by Alan Lorence 8 years ago
I was going to post a link to the FAQ: http: www.wondertouch.com default.asp loadContent=faq_pIAE.asp Yes, OpenGL turned on in AE is a known issue. Adjustment layer by itself seems like a new one thou
Updates doesn't work anymore
by John Stanowski 8 years ago
When I go into Help Check for Updates... everything is blank. It's like it's not getting through to check. Any idea why this would happen I'm on a Mac. (I'm anxious to get back "into" PI again. I had
Re: Updates doesn't work anymore
by John Stanowski 8 years ago
Ah, that's right. I remember asking that a year or two ago. Sorry. And thanks. 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow Leopard (up-to-date) Adobe Master Collection CS4 & CS5
Mystery of the Disappearing Layer
by John Stanowski 8 years ago
I have a layer that's fine when I'm working on it and fine during RAM previews. However, when I attempt to render it out (Quicktime, Animation) it's just not there. I imported an .ai file of a logo. I
Re: Mystery of the Disappearing Layer
by John Stanowski 8 years ago
Yes, and that was it! I was rendering with open gl. Thank you! 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow Leopard (up-to-date) Adobe Master Collection CS4 & CS5
Getting some kind of clipping noise in FCPX
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
I download a trial of FCPX and I'm getting some crazy noise pattern over all the crushed blacks and bright highlights. I assume this is some sort of warning about levels, but I just want to mess aroun
Is Resolve Lite available yet?
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
I've been checking the site constantly to see if it's available yet. Today I noticed that they added mention of it to the front page now... but I can't find anything on how to get it. Anyone know if i
Re: Is Resolve Lite available yet?
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
Okay, thanks. Guess I'll keep waiting. 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow Leopard (up-to-date) Adobe Master Collection CS4 & CS5
Installed Form update, now everything is broken
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
I downloaded the June Form update and what I got looked like a suite installer. I heard all plugins use the same installer now so I figured I could just check off Form when installing. It didn't ask m
Re: Installed Form update, now everything is broken
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
Nevermind. Forgot there were TWO libraries. 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow Leopard (up-to-date) Adobe Master Collection CS4 & CS5
Final Cut Pro X from App Store
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
Just wondering how this App Store thing works. I was thinking of switching to FCP for editing. I do mostly mograph so I'm not up on stuff in that department. When FCP gets released in June I heard you
Re: Final Cut Pro X from App Store
by Joseph Owens 9 years ago
Dave LaRonde "At my station, only upper management gets to go to NAB." Well, maybe so *and get paid to do it* on account, but all it takes is transportation, a flop-house and a free-admission to the
Color Finesse 3.0.3 Update Now Available
by Bob Currier 9 years ago
We've just posted the 3.0.3 update of Color Finesse to our website. This update resolves several issues:Adobe Media Encoder would report "wrong flavor of Color Finesse" or would run extremely slowly d
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Re: Color Finesse 3.0.3 Update Now Available
by Bob Currier 9 years ago
See my reply to your message above. Bob CurrierSynthetic Aperture
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How do you get the Program Monitor to output to TV in PPRO?
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
Sorry, I'm an After Effects guy. My Blackmagic Intensity Pro card works great there to output to an external monitor. However, I'm in Premiere Pro now and for some reason the Source Monitor is what's
Re: How do you get the Program Monitor to output to TV in PPRO?
by John Stanowski 9 years ago
This doesn't seem to be the case for me. I just tried it. It only displays what's in the Source Monitor. I clicked on the Program monitor and nothing changed. 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow
Wasn't there supposed to be a new version out last August?
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
I could have sworn I read somewhere that a new version of Proanimator would be out in August 2010. I was waiting anxiously and nothing ever happened. Is there a new version coming out 2009 Intel MacPr
Re: Wasn't there supposed to be a new version out last August?
by Edward Wu 10 years ago
Hi John, There's definitely a new version coming out. We're very excited about all the new features it includes, and we are working hard to finish the 64-bit compatibility. We are aware that there are
Am I the only one upset over C4D's new pricing scheme?
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
My stomach is still turning after having read the news. The modules are gone and, in my case, the only way to upgrade and keep what I have now is to go all the way up to Studio R12! I should have gott
Re: Am I the only one upset over C4D's new pricing scheme?
by Tim Vaughan 10 years ago
It's similar to what Adobe did a few years ago with CS. I had to pay a LOT of money overall as I had purchased individual items vs. "packages". Truth is, people will pay because alternatives are limit
Boris error message (version mismatch)
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
I've started to get an error message when I go to use a Boris Continuum effect in AE. It says: "After Effects: effect "effect name here" has version mismatch. Code version is 6.0 and PiPL version is 6
Re: Boris error message (version mismatch)
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
Thanks, I'll give that a try. FYI: this happened right after I installed a trial version of BCC Materials and then shortly after uninstalled it. 2009 Intel MacPro 8 cores 16gig ram Snow Leopard (up-to
Way to exclude object from AO?
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
Is there a way to exclude specific objects from ambient occlusion I'm working on a tunnel scene that has lamps with yellowish transparentish glass and the AO is just killing that and making it look mu
Re: Way to exclude object from AO?
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
Ah, brilliant, thanks!
Particle Illusion updates not working
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
I've been checking for new emitter libraries for a while now with nothing available. Tonight I just noticed that all the windows in my AutoUpdate Window were blank! Even the window for ProEmitter libr
Re: Particle Illusion updates not working
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
I see, thanks!
Lights don't fade as they move far away
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
I posted this earlier but it's vanished. Maybe because I included a link Anyway, I have a C4D animation of a long tunnel which my camera moves backwards through. There are 3 lights it passes along the
Re: Lights don't fade as they move far away
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
Ahhh, cool, I'll try to add some atmosphere. Thanks!
Camera Following Object
by Scott Roberts 10 years ago
Is there a really simple way to make a camera follow an object For example, a space ship flying in between objects making turns, etc, is there a simple way to make a camera follow it a few "feet" behi
Re: Camera Following Object
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
If you attach the camera to a spline I'd also add a Vibrate tag with low settings to make the camera softly change its distance from the object and also side to side so it doesn't follow it so precise
Flickering Light
by Samuel Cervantes 12 years ago
Is it possible to make a light flicker in C4D Thought I read somewhere that you could attach some kind of Xpresso script. I guess I'm looking for something like the "random" command in AE. Thanks
Re: Flickering Light
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
That's awesome. Just what I was looking for!
Tire rotation
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
I need to animate a forklift model moving forward. I have never messed with expresso. Is there a tutorial out there that goes through the process from the beginning (I want the tires to rotate accordi
Re: Tire rotation
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
Thanks! I 'll check it out.
How do you rename a track in Soundbooth?
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
How do you rename a multitrack in Soundbooth CS4 By default they're named Untitled Multrack 1, 2, etc. I've tried double clicking, everything.
Re: How do you rename a track in Soundbooth?
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
Not really. Actually I rarely wind up saving projects. I think it's insane that you can't save the whole project, complete with all imported sound files and all the multi-tracks... like you can with a
I see fields on client monitor
by John Stanowski 10 years ago
I just got a BlackMagic Intensity Pro card and am using it to monitor my AE work on an external monitor. Thing is I'm seeing fields, or rather, see the lack of both sets of fields. So I'm looking at a
Re: I see fields on client monitor
by Robert Falkowski 10 years ago
AFAIK AE RAM preview doesn t generate interlaced fields. To get fields You have to render composition using settings with field render upper lower on. Robert Falkowski - www.mmstudio.com.pl -- System:
Autumn Movies
by COW Articles 11 years ago
Autumn MoviesIn this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader, Eran Stern designs a high impact motion graphics promo using Zaxwerks 3d serpentine plug-in.
Re: Autumn Movies
by John Stanowski 11 years ago
This tutorial prompted me to buy 3D Serpentine. It's great being able to do what this plug-in does without having to fire up Cinema 4D. So far it's moving a little slow for me on an 09 Intel Mac with
Any news on the next release of ProAnimator?
by John Stanowski 11 years ago
I've been playing with Boris 3D lately. Good Stuff. Made me wonder about the next release of ProAnimator. I heard it was going to work right in After Effects as Boris 3D does. Is it on its way
Re: Any news on the next release of ProAnimator?
by Edward Wu 11 years ago
Hi John, Thanks for the interest! We don't have a set date for the next release of ProAnimator, but it estimated that it will be released in Spring 2010. If we have more information, we'll make sure t
Didn't they used to sell Sapphire in sep. boxes?
by John Stanowski 11 years ago
I seem to remember that the Sapphire plugins were sold in separate bundles. I think there were like four of them. I was going to get some today but found out, well it looks like you can only get the e
Re: Didn't they used to sell Sapphire in sep. boxes?
by John Stanowski 11 years ago
Thanks, I'll do that. I'm really just a hobbyist (and a slow learner). The month would be up before I could really use the effects well. Thanks!
Clipping at 16-235
by John Stanowski 11 years ago
This may be a stupid question but i've only been involved with broadcast video for a couple years. Now that we've made the switch from analog to digital, do we still need to clip our video to 16-235
Mono voiceover and stereo music a bad mix?
by John Stanowski 11 years ago
I regularly edit commercials supplied with a mono voiceover. The music I add is in stereo. I always have difficulty creating a balance between the two so that they can both be heard. I start by trying
Re: Mono voiceover and stereo music a bad mix?
by John Stanowski 11 years ago
It's scary how well that worked. Holy crap. Thank you. I'm not good enough at this to do the duck thing, but even without it -- wow. Is there a trick or set of rules for dipping the frequencies in the
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