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Jon Doughtie

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Unrendered playback is fine, but the interface hangs frequently
by Matt Pfingsten 1 week ago
So I've had this issue for years. I'll have a timeline with some graphics over video. It's un-rendered, but premiere is perfectly capable of playing it back in real time. The playback never stutters o
Re: Unrendered playback is fine, but the interface hangs frequently
by Jon Doughtie 1 week ago
What version of the Adobe software are you using, and what OS on the system System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM Adobe CC 2017.1 (as of 8 2017) 256GB SSD system drive 4 internal med
Exported media is not the same as when viewed in the timeline
by mark asquith 1 month ago
hi all I have a project, made up of 48fps HD drone and 25fps HD camcorder footage. It's rendered, with effects and transitions and plays fine in the timeline. I imported the various clips by 'keeping
Re: Exported media is not the same as when viewed in the timeline
by Jon Doughtie 1 month ago
Is any of your drone footage VFR (variable frame rate) Premiere Pro needs CFR (constant frame rate) footage. You can convert VFR to CFR using Handbrake. It's free. (handbrake.fr) System: Dell Precisio
Best way to view 5Tb
by Peter Northall 1 month ago
Hi, As a cameraman, I only delve into PP occasionally to conform small projects in advance of them going to the real editor, however... I need to view 70 hrs of material (4.7 Tb) on my modest i5 2.2GH
Re: Best way to view 5Tb
by Jon Doughtie 1 month ago
Tell us about the file type codec you are looking to view. If you are just viewing, VLC Media Player may be all you need. You may need to install a codec in order for it to see your video if it is som
No playback from timeline
by Jon Doughtie 2 months ago
We just had new desktops placed before us - Dell Opti 7050's. WIN10, 16GB RAM, with video on the motherboard. They also put CC2017 on them, knowing these machines are not spec'd for Adobe CC on the vi
Re: No playback from timeline
by Jon Doughtie 2 months ago
Answered! Incorrect audio device class. Once I changed it from ASIO to MME, everything was normal. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM Adobe CC 2017.1 (as of 8 2017) 256GB SSD syst
Working with Directors/ The Edit Room Challenge
by Byrd Mcdonald 2 months ago
I manage a lot of different edits at any given time. Most of the projects I'm overseeing I've also produced and or directed. I'm having a challenge with one editor in particular who somehow never seem
Re: Working with Directors/ The Edit Room Challenge
by Jon Doughtie 2 months ago
Much depends upon specifics. The specs of the edit system, footage resolution and codecs, etc. It isn't difficult at all to work up a timeline that won't play back in real time. Certain effects or fil
Key-frame problem - suddenly not working.
by John Russell 2 months ago
I key-framed a Quicktime animation to change position, scale and rotation on top of another clip. Everything was working fine. Now suddenly the key-fames don't work and the animation remains static. T
Re: Key-frame problem - suddenly not working.
by Jon Doughtie 2 months ago
That is weird. I'd start with a save, exit, reboot, restart. WIthout knowing more about your system, can't carry it much farther than that. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM Adob
archive by clipping source h.264 instead of encoding to another codec?
by Paul Thomsen 2 months ago
Hi folks just getting into 4k and am a bit horrified by the storage requirements! And just thinking whether there is a better way for me to archive my footage for later use. Using a GH5 (just internal
Re: archive by clipping source h.264 instead of encoding to another codec?
by Jon Doughtie 2 months ago
I haven't tried this myself, so this is not a recommendation or endorsement. You may want to research Wondershare Filmora. It's free, and they have Windows and Mac versions. Here's a link to a video a
WHOLE Computer is crashing when trying to export
by Jesse Fernandez 2 months ago
I built a new computer and tried to export a project and multiple times it has frozen the whole computer. Even leaving it for an hour or so it does not fix itself. Have had to hard reboot it each time
Re: WHOLE Computer is crashing when trying to export
by Jon Doughtie 2 months ago
Let us know what version of the Adobe suite you are using, and tell us more about your storage, including what is running from what drive, and what is rendering to what drive. System: Dell Precision T
Hard drive setup
by Gabe Schimmel 2 months ago
Hi All, Was just wondering if this is a good drive setup for editing in premiere- 4x 1TB HDD's in raid 0 for media and project files (I have a backup and know raid 0 is stupid) 4x 120GB SSD's in raid
Re: Hard drive setup
by Jon Doughtie 2 months ago
I am guessing - you are trying to make use of drives you already have. You want to avoid spending money on new drives. But eight drives Even if you have a big enough box, you are going to produce an i
Browsing effects presets in Windows dialog box
by Jon Doughtie 6 months ago
Instead of browsing AE effects presets using Bridge, I'd like to set it back to a Windows dialog box on one machine in particular. Anyone know how to get it back to that functionality Running AE 2015.
Re: Browsing effects presets in Windows dialog box
by Jon Doughtie 5 months ago
I hadn't heard they were going to fire up auto update. I believe I will join you in being very concerned. And also hang on to one of the older installs as well. I don't want to be a Beta tester, not w
Render time is EXTREMELY slow! What to do???
by Jake Stevens 1 year ago
I'm brand new to After Effects. When rendering rendering times seems EXCESSivELY long to me. For example, I render a 4 second clip (Full HD - 30fps - Quicktime H.264, 44.1k audio) and the render tales
Re: Render time is EXTREMELY slow! What to do???
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
Gotta be careful with some of the templates out there. Not that there's anything wrong with them; I use templates plenty of times. But some of them are built with effects and features that can choke a
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 1 year ago
A little bit of general conversation to throw in the mix: Are you shooting it yourself Are clients bringing it to you Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, production com
Re: Where's your footage coming from?
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
Tim Wilson "Are you shooting it yourself Mostly. Two other staffers also shoot some. Are clients bringing it to you Rarely. Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, product
Exporting issues / questions
by jonathan cohen 1 year ago
Hi, The project I m working on is a 4k video, primarily for online viewing. It s 3.5 hours long and shall approximately be 70 gb in size. Due to the length of the video, I ve split it into multiple se
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Re: Exporting issues / questions
by Oki Pienandoro 1 year ago
jonathan cohen "Is there another program that can combine multiple large mp4 files together without loss of quality" MP4box ------------------------------------------ Sorry for the english, not nativ
Adobe apps will not launch on one system
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
This applies to all Adobe apps, but thought I would post here in a busy forum. None of our Adobe apps will launch. The icon will highlight as normal, then return to original state. Never see a splash
Re: Adobe apps will not launch on one system
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
Just so everyone gets closure, this is all resolved. Corporate IT said we have to go to CC2015, so we're up and running with CC2015.02. I was concerned about possible After Effects issues in 2015, but
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After Effects CC2015, keying out greenscreen (Need help fast, sadly it's a school project)
by Lar Nikolaj Leskovar 1 year ago
Hello, Today I recieved a footage from some simple stop-motion animation. It is on green screen and I have to key it out. But it's quite tricky.. I just can't get it to work, and I have to finish it t
Re: After Effects CC2015, keying out greenscreen
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
Even though some of the character content is green, it is a darker shade. I would think you could tighten the adjustments enough to manage that. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM
New to AE and struggling with settings!
by graeme paterson 1 year ago
Hi folks, I've used Pinnacle Studio for years (please don't groan!) but I've recently signed up to use Premier Pro and After Effects - simply because they're obviously far better. I've tried AE in the
Re: New to AE and struggling with settings!
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
Graeme, it's OK to find yourself struggling at first. It does take a while to learn how to "think" like After Effects wants you to. And indeed, some pre-made templates, while very cool, can choke some
Audio will play back but Video is completely scrambled?
by Anthony Orsino 2 years ago
Hello all, I've been a user of FCP7 for years, and now making my maiden voyage into Premiere. This is my first time importing footage and as stated above; the audio will play back but the video is com
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Re: Audio will play back but Video is completely scrambled?
by Anthony Orsino 2 years ago
That info would probably help: iMac 2013 Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1024 MB Software OS X 10.9.5 Adobe Premiere Pro CC ver 7.2.2 I also
Size of exported videos has changed out of nowhere.
by Max Smith 2 years ago
Hello, Starting about a week ago my file size for my exported videos has increased. Before when I was exporting a 15 second video the file size was around 5-10 MB. Now all of the sudden my file size f
Re: Size of exported videos has changed out of nowhere.
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
h.264 is the codec as opposed to the format (or wrapper). What is the file extension of your finished renders Did that change Are you working from a custom preset you use regularly System: Dell Precis
PPro claims media is damaged/corrupted
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
Just re-opened a project from last October. No changes in system since last time in the project except for adding some Red Giant goodies. At first, the project would not open without a Shift+ALT start
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Re: PPro claims media is damaged/corrupted
by Ann Bens 2 years ago
Clear out all media cache if that does not work. Rename folder the footage is in and relink. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 CC Adobe Community
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"Log and Capture" in Premiere Pro....P2 Cards... basic question
by Gary Goldblum 2 years ago
Hi, I'm making the switch from FCP7 to Premiere Pro and am confused by importing footage from P2 cards. In FCP7 you selected the files within the Log and Capture menu, and copied it over (to a hard dr
Re: "Log and Capture" in Premiere Pro....P2 Cards... basic question
by Tero Ahlfors 2 years ago
Copy the whole card with the folder structure intact in their own folders like CARD1, CARD2 etc. Then use the media browser-panel in Premiere to import the footage.
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Settings for AE comp when burning to DVD
by Joseph Thomas 2 years ago
See if someone can help me with this. I create a nice animation in AE and when I burn it to a DVD it looks crappy. It crops 25% off the video, It looks aliased and blotchy. On my 27" I-Mac, it looks f
Re: Settings for AE comp when burning to DVD
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
If you are really using DVD's and not Blu-Rays, and you are formatting for video DVD's, you are taking a large resolution hit. DVD is a standard def format. If you are not outputting an NTSC DV widesc
Basic Green Screen Question
by Tara Sennott 2 years ago
Hi I'm building a set out of theater flats, and one of the flats will have a window in it. I'm hoping to put a green screen behind the window so I can later add some stock footage. We will be shooting
Re: Basic Green Screen Question
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
What Kalle said. If it is possible, a practical solution will likely be much less painful in the long run than an AE-tracked solution, assuming your window is purely background and not scene-critical.
Render problem
by Mina Es 2 years ago
Hi There; Please kindly help me about the problem in preview and exporting. when I render main comp I see a big red multiply sign in comp and does exist in export too. what is it I sure it isn't a par
Re: Render problem
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
Or sometimes when they are. I've had to do shutdowns and restarts to clear those on installed,serialized plugins. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM Adobe CC 2014 (as of 7 2015) 2
Color Flares in Premier Pro.
by Johnny Apple 2 years ago
I am trying to figure out how this video is doing some video effects. https: www.youtube.com watch v=Zv1QV6lrc_Y At 38 seconds there is a cool color filter that fades through the picture. At 44 second
Re: Color Flares in Premier Pro.
by Todd VanSlyck 2 years ago
They are simple light leak overlays, which you can buy many places. Or, you can get them free if you're handy at searching the internet. http: vegasaur.com free-light-leaks Dell T76000 Dual 8-core 2.4
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Recording - mic input into Audition 2014
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
Everything I have been able to find in searches is kind of "aged", so I am asking for feedback on a topic that admittedly has been asked before. System specs are in the signature. I will add that we h
Balance of quality and filesize for output with alpha channel
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
We are routinely outputting graphic elements with alpha channel for use in promos and spots. Obviously we all have some limits as to available codecs that support alpha. We are currently using Quickti
audio crackle in export
by Shane Holm 2 years ago
there is a crackle pop in my audio every time I export the full sequence. I've tried to get rid of audio effects, but nothing seems to be working. What's strange is to isolate the problem area, I've e
Re: audio crackle in export
by Joe Barta IV 2 years ago
I'm not sure why it would only show up on the full sequence. When I've had audio pops in Premiere I've put a 2 to 3 frame fade at the head of each audio clip. That seem to solve my pop problems. Joe L
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Do you set white balance before recording or in premiere?
by Tommy David 2 years ago
I have always used a grey card before recording and never messed with it in post. However, not having to take that grey card out sometimes on the run and gun might be useful. Will I see any big differ
Re: Do you set white balance before recording or in premiere?
by Blaise Douros 2 years ago
Compressed video has a white balance value baked in, and it doesn't have the color correction latitude that a RAW file does. If you take video with a DSLR, and the white balance is wrong, you are almo
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Zoom Effect
by Jesse de Bakker 2 years ago
Hi, how do you create this zoom effect happening at 04:02 in this video http: youtu.be 7nGjmPIh0w4
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Re: Zoom Effect
by Jesse de Bakker 2 years ago
Thanks!
Lost output to external monitor on AE2014
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
We recently upgraded to CC 2014. (Recently, you say How is that That is another story.) We have a Blackmagic Decklink card for tape ingest, which we hardly use anymore for that purpose, of course. But
Re: Lost output to external monitor on AE2014
by Jon Doughtie 2 years ago
UPDATE: we downloaded and installed the latest version of BlackMagic Design's Video Desktop (V10.4). This corrected the issue. We now have external monitor playout.
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Keywords animation in After Effects
by Davide Marchesi 3 years ago
Hi everyone, I think I need some help with a simple effect that I've found in this video when keywords start popping up: https: www.youtube.com watch v=vbbsgJCBHoI I tried to replicate it parenting my
Re: Keywords animation in After Effects
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 3 years ago
Besides Walter's advice, I would add the following suggestion: For anything "organic" try to use data captured from the real thing. If you want the text to move in a more organic way than what the wig
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OLD CRT shutoff FX
by Jon Doughtie 3 years ago
I have a spot client looking for a particular close to the commercial. Here the quote from their email: "Also in the last segment, is there any way to mimic the shut down feel of an old CRT, going to
Re: OLD CRT shutoff FX
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 3 years ago
Other things you may be able to use: Before compressing the image to a line in the middle you may want to use the Bad TV preset from AE to have a few frames of noisy distorted image. On the black soli
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AME refuses video with error
by Jon Doughtie 3 years ago
On one desktop only, Media Encoder CC refuses an MPG file with an error message. Videolan VLC will play the video without difficulty on the same machine, so I presume it is not a codec issue. There's
Re: AME refuses video with error
by Jon Doughtie 3 years ago
Yeah, Todd, that's a long story. Short version - our company set up an "arrangement" for the CC suites with Adobe. We are not able to get updates from the cloud at the local level for our suites. That
JPEG quality
by Zvi Twersky 3 years ago
I was always told that if you keep importing and exporting the same JPEG image, every time you export, it's compressed some more so the quality decreases. What I'm doing now is fixing some lens dust s
Re: JPEG quality
by Jon Doughtie 3 years ago
Quite a few different "flavors" of JPEG exist. A Google search for "lossless JPEG" provides some reading you may find interesting. It is true that when JPEG was first introduced (after originally bein
ERROR importing AVCHD H.264 files on Windows
by Seth Chambers 3 years ago
I have a problem that is preventing my students from moving forward with their work, and I am STUMPED as to what the issue is. Computers are all the same, Windows 7, 64bit Enterprise (Octo-Core Xeon 3
Re: ERROR importing AVCHD H.264 files on Windows
by Seth Chambers 3 years ago
Thanks everyone for the assist... I believe the problem is solved (at least as of the moment). The issue appears to have been tied to serialization, and the codec not being legitimized correctly. Adob
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Archiving: Keep a great lossless copy or not?
by Travis Landers 4 years ago
I will certainly show my ignorance at some point but I have reached a point in my reading where I was wondering if anyone would comment on something I am pondering.... Some of this is about archiving
Re: Archiving: Keep a great lossless copy or not?
by Jon Doughtie 4 years ago
Tim - very well said.
Preparing to switch - Avid to Adobe
by Jon Doughtie 4 years ago
We are getting ready to make the switch - we'll be leaving Avid Media Composer and coming over to Adobe CC. I have attached an image of a typical promo timeline we use in the Avid. The layout is: V2 -
Re: Preparing to switch - Avid to Adobe
by Paul Neumann 4 years ago
PPro handles that workflow just great. Here's what I do: Down arrow to move playhead to clip, D to select clip, to set in and out around clip, Command + M to export panel, apply preset and add to queu
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Background for really bad green screen
by zoe griffiths 4 years ago
Hello, I've been given some terrible green screen footage to work with. The lighting is awful and means I can't key out all the green - there's a lot of green reflection on the guys face and shirt. Gr
Re: Background for really bad green screen
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
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premiere pro, after effects
by Ben Oliver 4 years ago
A few questions. I work for a small video production company. We have one editor who can use after effects as well as a graphic designer who can use after effects. Everyone is networked, we are workin
Re: premiere pro, after effects
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
Ben Oliver "What is the best way to take all of these graphics we've created, and get them into one AE project to go with the PP project so nothing gets lost." While you could create a new AEP and im
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XDcam codecs, h.264 HD deliverables
by Jon Doughtie 4 years ago
Our AE editor is running After Effects CS6 on a WIN7 64-bit rig. Producing for broadcast. I did do searches prior to this posting, but looks like I missed info that I bet is already on here somewhere!
Nee a render for iPad preset
by Jon Doughtie 4 years ago
Forgive me - I really did attempt several searches prior to posting, as well as using Google. No success. System is Win7 company PC, so we can't just do anything we want on it. Running AE CS6, Quickti
Re: Nee a render for iPad preset
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
I do what Ivan describes in his second suggestion: I have the After Effects render queue create a losslessly encoded master file, which goes into a watch folder, from which it is automatically picked
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Can an ATI HD 4870 video card run Avid Media Composer?
by Howard Ching 9 years ago
Hi, I just built a new computer recently and I'm thinking of purchasing the latest Avid editing suite. However after reading the requirement for support graphic cards, it chills me. It appears that ON
Re: Can an ATI HD 4870 video card run Avid Media Composer?
by Jon Doughtie 9 years ago
Well, it's a toss up, but you are likely to have problems. Or, it may be OK at first, but later issues will start to ramp up. Avid is very particular about hardware. If you want to be editing instead
Selling My Copy of Avid?
by Shane McGee 9 years ago
can i do this i bought it for school but never use it anymore since i have final cut. i have no use for it (let alone space on my hard drive) for it and its just sitting in my room collecting dust. id
Re: Selling My Copy of Avid?
by Jon Doughtie 9 years ago
Make sure the dongle goes with it. You can certainly sell it. If you had Avid Assurance, that must be transferred, but otherwise you can simply sell the software, I believe.
BCC light FX making grungy text
by AccountFrozen_Needs_Realname 9 years ago
Tech stuff: Avid MC 2.8.3 with Adrenaline. Boris Continuum Complete 4.2.2. Avid-certified Dell 490. NVidia Quadro 3500 with Avid spec'd driver. I'm doing a simple logo anim on the timeline with elemen
Re: BCC light FX making grungy text
by Jon Doughtie 9 years ago
OK, I'm back with my name and everything. No one has any guesses at all
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