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Jon Doughtie

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Low CPU usage if there is a text layer and timeline playback randomly stop and sometimes choppy
by reko tomo 2 days ago
I just have a new rig with one 120 gb SSD and one 300gb HDD. CPU AMD Ryzen 5-2400G, 8gb RAM and A320M motherboard. I use the intergrated GPU. Windows 10, Premiere Pro 2018 v12.1. Operating System is o
Re: Low CPU usage if there is a text layer and timeline playback randomly stop and sometimes choppy
by Jon Doughtie 12 hours ago
You are welcome, my friend, and I wish you the best in resolving your playback issues. You could also try transcoding to a less compressed codec for editing; that may also help. System: Dell Precision
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Training for Premiere & Video Editing In General?
by Daniel Scates 1 week ago
Have any training recommendations for Premiere, and or video editing in general That are low cost and can be learned online, part time at one s own pace
Re: Training for Premiere & Video Editing In General?
by Jon Doughtie 7 days ago
I would start with free, doing some searches on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Adobe also has video online for learning techniques and tools. Folks have made different tutorials over the years here on the Cow.
Blend 2 Separate Panning Shots Together So It Looks Like No Cut
by Rory Keenan 7 days ago
I'm going to start a commercial project soon. The director has a concept of no visible cuts. Everything transitions when the camera pans. The idea is that a person will speak on camera, then the camer
Re: Blend 2 Separate Panning Shots Together So It Looks Like No Cut
by Jon Doughtie 7 days ago
There's an After Effects template out there (I think it is part of the Storyblocks library) that creates various kinds of transitions, including panning transitions. They are all really still cuts, of
Premiere Pro cc18 media import issue
by Peter Groom 2 weeks ago
Hi Im finding on some video files that when imported and placed on the timeline, Premiere pro is cutting off before the complete end of the file when played outside Premiere where it plays completely.
Re: Premiere Pro cc18 media import issue
by Jon Doughtie 2 weeks ago
I'm with Dave. Most likely it is variable frame rate and you will have to re-process the files before import into PPro. This is typical. Premiere (and many other NLE's) do not like variable frame rate
How do I create a square graphic with round edges?
by Jonathann Launer 2 weeks ago
Hi everyone! There just HAS to be a way to create a square graphic with round edges that I can adjust the corner radius. Anyone
Re: How do I create a square graphic with round edges?
by Jon Doughtie 2 weeks ago
And stuff like this is why I still use legacy titler a lot. 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 media drives RAID 5
Insert mattes and title into timeline
by Pauline Reay 2 weeks ago
Probably being really stupid but have done some titles using a colour matte as a background but am unable to insert edit this into timeline - it just overwrites. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong Also sa
Re: Insert mattes and title into timeline
by Jon Doughtie 2 weeks ago
Just to be sure I understand - these are intended to be full screen elements, correct Are you dragging from the bin straight to the timeline, or going through the preview monitor Preview gives you the
iPhone footage quality?
by Andrew Crittenden 4 weeks ago
I'm curious to see if there is anybody that has done much shooting on an iPhone XS Max, and what their experience is, good and bad. Also, is there a different cell phone that shoots better footage Any
Re: iPhone footage quality?
by Jon Doughtie 3 weeks ago
Yes, the provided iPhone app will shoot variable frame ate video. To avoid sadness in post, do not use that. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM Adobe CC 2017.1 (as of 8 2017) 256G
Premiere Pro 13 - will not drag video into the timeline only audio
by Jennifer Curtiss 3 weeks ago
Hello, I am very frustrated with the latest Premiere Update and can't seem to get help from Adobe because the subscription is through my college, so they do not recognize my user ID. I have been teach
Re: Premiere Pro 13 - will not drag video into the timeline only audio
by Jon Doughtie 3 weeks ago
Tell us more about your media storage, media wrapper, and codec. 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 media drives R
AE says project file "doesn't exist"
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
I have a Motion Array template I have customized for a particular project, saved as a different filename to preserve the original template. The customized version has been opened and used in AE 2017.2
Re: AE says project file "doesn't exist"
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
It was happening with either approach, but not a deal-breaker anyway. I just went back to the template and re-made the file. Problem gone. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM Adobe
Comping a shot with corrected BG
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
I know this isn't too ahrd, but haven't had to do it before, Can you help me get jump-started I have a lockdown shot at a front door, looking outside. The door is opened and the homeowner greets the g
Re: Comping a shot with corrected BG
by Jon Doughtie 1 year ago
I am with you on that. I can actually get a look on the shot I am very happy with. For 22 frames. Then the roto simply stops. And I am back to the over-exposed BG. Why is it rendering only 22 frames T
Browsing effects presets in Windows dialog box
by Jon Doughtie 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
Audio will play back but Video is completely scrambled?
by Anthony Orsino 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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Color Flares in Premier Pro.
by Johnny Apple 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Thanks!
Lost output to external monitor on AE2014
by Jon Doughtie 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
Tim - very well said.
Preparing to switch - Avid to Adobe
by Jon Doughtie 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
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premiere pro, after effects
by Ben Oliver 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
OK, I'm back with my name and everything. No one has any guesses at all
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