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Joseph W. Bourke

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I am a Multimedia & Graphic Design professional offering a full complement of animation and motion graphics. I also do quite a bit of contract animation/graphics work for production facilities who might have the basic graphics capabilites in-house, b... [more]
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Migrating Magic Bullet Looks from FCP 7.0 to After Effects
by Varun Mehra 2 weeks ago
Hey, I've worked on an edit on FCP 7 and graded the video using Magic Bullet Looks. However I need to re-work on the look a bit but I'm not keen to continue on an offline setup since I'm using a lot o
Re: Migrating Magic Bullet Looks from FCP 7.0 to After Effects
by Joseph W. Bourke 33 minutes ago
Hi Varun - You just need to save the Look you want as a Custom Preset, which will give you either an .MBLook or .ls3 file extension (depending on the version of Looks you're using), which you can then
Denoise and render illegal RGB
by Ricardo Senise 5 days ago
Hello all, My question is simple but very hard to find the answer. I have an AVCHD footage from a sony cam. (mts) and I would like to denoise it and store the footage denoised for further color correc
Re: Denoise and render illegal RGB
by Joseph W. Bourke 45 minutes ago
While I don't have the answer at the tip of my tongue, I think the answer lies on the color management side of things: https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using color-management.html Maybe outputting
Editing both HD/SD on same sequence
by Paul Brenno 7 days ago
I am editing my new cinematography reel. I have both high definition and widescreen standard definition and would like to add both to my sequence. do I set up sequence on my timeline has HD then just
Re: Editing both HD/SD on same sequence
by Joseph W. Bourke 54 minutes ago
I would set up the sequence as HD, and then let the SD versions float within the HD frame, or sit on a graphic background. While you can crop the SD stuff to fit your HD frame, there will be some loss
"Support Files" folder not found and plugins hard to instal..
by Johanna Aulén 4 hours ago
I have been trying to add a couple of plugins into After Effects CS4 but Support files folder where they should go is totally missing. So I created a Support files folder. In it I created a plugins fo
Re: "Support Files" folder not found and plugins hard to instal..
by Joseph W. Bourke 58 minutes ago
Some plugins must be installed, rather than simply copying the .aex file to the Plugins folder. Check with the manufacturers of your plugins to find out the proper procedure. Joe Bourke Owner Creative
costomizing mouse
by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski 2 days ago
Is it possible to map mouse wheel to zoom in and out timeline In Sony Vegas or Reaper it was a standard and it was much more comfortable.
Re: costomizing mouse
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 days ago
You can generally do that in the mouse software in your Control Panel (I'm on Windows). Specify the software package and then map the mouse wheel as needed. If you're on a Mac, something like SteerMou
ANY IDEAS? Changing the cloth color of multiple people in a crowded scene in which both the camera and the subjects are in motion?
by Dara Hamidi 3 days ago
we are working on a project in which we are shooting a crowded bar scene. Both the camera and the subjects are in constant motion. What we need to achieve is to change the cloths color of anyone in th
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Re: ANY IDEAS? Changing the cloth color of multiple people in a crowded scene in which both the camera and the subjects are in motion?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 days ago
You might also want to take a look at Secondary Color Correction: http: www.videomaker.com article 17052-get-the-most-of-your-footage-by-using-selective-color-correction Color Finesse comes with AE, a
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Blue Valentine Titles
by Stuart Samuels 6 days ago
Hi. I absolutely love the titles at the end of the film Blue Valentine and thought I'd attempt to recreate them as it seems relatively simple. However, I just can't seem to get a good result. Using st
Re: Blue Valentine Titles
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 days ago
Stuart - Did you scroll down the page on the link you posted He virtually walks you through the process used in creating the titles, element by element. Not only is there imposition of elements going
Text getting cut off when rotating X and Y
by Leonardo Faltoni 7 days ago
I'm trying to make this text (3d object) rotate on the X axis but pieces of it are getting cut off. Any idea what might cause it
Re: Text getting cut off when rotating X and Y
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 days ago
Try moving it forward on the Z axis. It's getting cut off because you have it intersecting with the layer beneath it. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Impressive liquid wash effect, in AE?
by Adam Lewen 2 weeks ago
Hello At about 0:54 in this very nice video; https: vimeo.com album 3344831 video 7189740 They are "washing" text with liquid. I assume it can be achieved with a real liquid layer that will also disto
Re: Impressive liquid wash effect, in AE?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 week ago
I agree with Tero - most definitely a practical effect: real print, real liquid. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Is USB 3.1 Type C going to be a game changer?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 weeks ago
It looks to me (from what I can understand) that it's going to be a bit in the future, because the Type C part of the equation has to be motherboard implemented, but the statement that "read and write
Re: Is USB 3.1 Type C going to be a game changer?
by Tim Jones 2 weeks ago
Yep - I was agreeing. !!WARNING!!! Old guy reminiscing ahead !!WARNING!! I wish that vendors would go back to the days of yore - like when DEC was dealing out RS-422 and invited all terminal manufactu
Does any one know create ink drops effect in after effect from beginning
by krishnamurthy murthyramchander 2 weeks ago
i dont need any template i actually want a tutorial on how make ink drops in after effects Please help me out any one i goggled a lot about it but their are no tutorial regarding i want to how create
Re: Does any one know create ink drops effect in after effect from beginning
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 weeks ago
That type of ink drop effect is real - think a fish tank, eye dropper, and some ink. You can also buy them: https: www.videocopilot.net products riotgear Riot Gear has a pretty good collection of ink
How to professionally export video
by John Mark 2 weeks ago
Hello I'm wondering how do I get good quality video out of after effects. Every time I export, all I get is washed out video when viewed on quicktime, colours never look the same from when viewed from
Re: How to professionally export video
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 weeks ago
There's an awful lot of information, but it will certainly put you on the right track: http: www.adobe.com devnet video encoding.html Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.co
After Effects CS3 Error: Can't drag and drop?
by Lou Smith 3 weeks ago
Something very troubling just started happening in my program. I can no longer drag anything from the project menu into the composition menus. Every time I try, I get this message: "After Effects erro
Re: After Effects CS3 Error: Can't drag and drop?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Hi Lou - The only thing I was able to find related to the problem is that certain Mac OS do not support the particular version of AE: https: forums.adobe.com thread 1643225 start=0&tstart=0 It would b
CYMK to RGB // Illustrator to After Effects Color Shift
by Taylor Rosenbauer 3 weeks ago
I would really appreciate some insight into this issue: I am working with a logo designed in Illustrator with CYMK colors. I need to work with this AI file in After Effects. Upon importing as a compos
Re: CYMK to RGB // Illustrator to After Effects Color Shift
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Taylor - It is a bummer, but the good news is that once you get the color correction nailed (write down all your adjustments), you can create an action in Photoshop which can be run with just a shortc
Sound FX pack?
by Jared Gardner 3 weeks ago
I could post this in many places but this one seems like my best bet. I'm doing a lot of AE stuff lately with simple text animation and small icons photos moving around. It's more tutorial-type stuff.
Re: Sound FX pack?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Jared - I'd suggest you start right at Adobe - they offer an extensive library of sound effects for free - here's the download link: http: offers.adobe.com en na audition offers audition_dlc.html Joe
Impossible challenge
by Philip O'Meara 3 weeks ago
After millennia searching for the answer to this, there doesn't seem to be one! So my hope lives with you... Adobe CS6 trying to import avi files: 576x432 23fps audio 192 at 48k Have tried this with e
Re: Impossible challenge
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Is it possible that there's a missing codec on your system I have a bunch of .avi files which act just the same way. They were encoded on an Edit* system which used a Matrox card, and they will not ap
video from USB thumb drive directly to TV?
by tad newberry 3 weeks ago
Howdy...i have a client wanting not a DVD, but the video put on a USB drive that will insert right into a TV. I've not seen or done this yet, and wonder what codec would work best Anyone Also wonderin
Re: video from USB thumb drive directly to TV?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
The menu just pops up when you insert the USB drive - at least on the Samsung I tested it with. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Looks like it's time...
by David Miller 4 weeks ago
Having fought the good fight for some time, I have now decided to throw in the towel and join the Creative Cloud. Aindreas made the right decision when he joined back last year or thereabouts....it wa
Re: Looks like it's time...
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
That's a great slogan, Steve! I just finished a six month project at a TV station working with CC 2014, setting up a graphics department. CC worked flawlessly! One of the things I particularly liked w
Best tool? Pen? Pencil? or Curvature? to trace this signature???
by Nicholas Natteau 4 weeks ago
I'm trying to trace this complex signature in Illustrator and I'm having a tough time with it. I've tried different tools: Pen, Pencil, Curvature, but I'm still having trouble. But I'm actually not su
Re: Best tool? Pen? Pencil? or Curvature? to trace this signature???
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
I think the easiest way, short of paring down the "doubled" Illustrator paths in Illustrator, is to bring the signature in as an image to AE, and then use the Stroke effect, but draw your paths in AE,
using 3d sky maps
by tharmeegan thara 1 year ago
please anyone tell me how to import the 3d skymaps into AE
Re: using 3d sky maps
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
Here's some more info on doing it in Element 3D, straight from VideoCopilot: https: www.youtube.com watch v=IUQt7tDnq9k Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Black & White Photograph Line Effect
by Mat Smith 4 weeks ago
Hi everyone, sorry this is my first post so forgive me if I've done anything wrong. I've been asked to put together an image similar to the attached. I assume it's some sort of brush or PS effect but
Re: Black & White Photograph Line Effect
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
The best and most versatile plugin I've seen for it is this: http: www.flamingpear.com indiaink.html It's for Photoshop, and gives you a wide array of pattern choices. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Direct
Strange collaboration
by Steve Brame 1 month ago
Does the recent collaboration between Adobe and Avid seem a little strange, if not ominous Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Driv
Re: Strange collaboration
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
This collaboration: http: www.avid.com us press-room avid-isis-adobe-collaborate This would have been helpful several years ago when I was at a Hearst station which dumped AVID as an editing platform
How can i get this effect?
by yigit ersoy 1 month ago
Hello there how can i get this effect with photoshop
Re: How can i get this effect?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
It looks to me as if this is not an effect, as much as a very well done hand drawing from a reference photograph. The black outlines could have been done in Illustrator or Photoshop, and the fill area
Advice needed on historical video
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
We've been asked to bid on a Gov't project for a historical site. The challenge is that they have an audio narration that tells the story but they have no visuals. The narration is 4 minutes long. So
Re: Re:Nick
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
Another great place you can do online research is another well-known library - The Library of Congress. There is an immense online archive which is available to all of us (our tax dollars at work - fo
Shooting images off a monitor/tv screen.
by Paul Factora 2 months ago
Which is the best way to go with minimal amount of flicker LED LCD PLASMA Thanks, -p
Re: Shooting images off a monitor/tv screen.
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
The best way is to avoid the camera altogether and use a screen capture utility such as Camtasia (there are others for both Mac and PC, but Camtasia is cross-platform). If you really have to shoot wit
complex slide show ?
by Josh Basset 2 months ago
I am creating a slide show rear projected on a 6 foot wide by 8 foot high screen. I have about 50 images. I want to display these images on a grid pattern with approximate 48 spaces (each space about
Re: complex slide show ?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Josh - Well, needless to say, I think that laying out the smallest possible grid, either with guides or placeholder files would be the way to start. I would also strongly suggest that you do this in A
Recover camera audio
by Samantha Davis 2 months ago
I forgot to turn on the lav mic of some one I was interviewing on my canon d60 and now I have just very quiet static. Is there a way to recover the internal camera audio so that I could have any real
Re: Recover camera audio
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
I would suggest trying Normalization, an effect which maximizes the volume of a track without distorting it: http: www.onlinevideo.net 2011 09 how-to-get-perfect-audio-in-adobe-premiere-and-audition J
How to create Normal Map in Photoshop on Mac ?
by Rosie Walunas 2 months ago
How do you create a Normal Map in Photoshop on a Mac from scratch, if there is away Are there any plug-ins NVIDIA only has a Normal Map plug-in for PCs, but not for Mac. I've spent hours trying to see
Re: How to create Normal Map in Photoshop on Mac ?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
You could give these two a try: http: www.allegorithmic.com products b2m overview http: www.filterforge.com There's also CrazyBump, which is new to the Mac platform, and currently in Beta: http: crazy
Pixelmator VS Photoshop article
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Let me preface this by saying that I'm a satisfied, dedicated Photoshop user (CS6 at this point, but I've recently worked at a facility for 6 months which was on CC 2014, and loved it). I am also a fi
Re: Pixelmator VS Photoshop article
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Hi Herbert - Thanks for the info on Photoline. While I'm not in the market for a new image editor, it's always good to know what's out there, and that there's competition out there for Photoshop. It k
Apple Watch
by TImothy Auld 2 months ago
Anybody out there who is going to buy this Anybody Tim
Re: Apple Watch
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
I'm waiting for the wall clock... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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Adobe PP Newbie, old MacPro or new Macbook Pro
by Michael Harrington 2 months ago
I m working with limited budget and trying to figure if upgrading my ol MacPro or purchasing new Laptop is best for running Adobe PP. Unfortunately I can t afford to do both. I m new to Adobe PP makin
Re: Adobe PP Newbie, old MacPro or new Macbook Pro
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Here's one on the side of upgrading the old Mac Pro: http: www.provideocoalition.com wringing-the-life-of-an-old-mac-pro-tower Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Sparkle Effect on Jewelry
by Rich Reynolds 2 months ago
Im looking to recreate this effect on jewelry for a client. http: www.jamesallen.com engagement-rings pave 18k-white-gold-0.32ct-french-cut-pave-diamond-engagement-ring--item-2496 I've tried Trapcode
Re: Sparkle Effect on Jewelry
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
It looks to me like a very subtle application of StarGlow. By setting the threshold of the effect, you can control where the effect shows up (sparsely in this case), and also make sure that you're usi
How to make change the resolution High to low (Photo)
by Pablo Aguilar 2 months ago
Hey Fellas. Sorry to make post this in a DSLR Video section but i'm desperate. I need to convert my photos 2448 3264 in 1000x1000 or the equal for my client select the best (they want it that way).On
Re: How to make change the resolution High to low (Photo)
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
I would create an Action in Photoshop (basically record your 1 time conversion and save it), and make it available to Adobe Bridge. Then just navigate to your directory where the 500 photos are, and r
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Removing Sibilance With Audition CC
by Stuart Norfleet 2 months ago
3.3.15 Good morning! I am struggling to reduce sibilance in my recordings. I have adjusted the mic placement so that I am 5-6 inches away and parallel to the mic and I continue to produce hard consona
Re: Removing Sibilance With Audition CC
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
The real trick to reducing sibilance is to make sure it never makes it to the recording, by doing some diction training to help reduce the effect: http: www.voiceoverxtra.com article.htm id=lpspo76x T
Video Production Music For Shorts
by Ben Hilton 2 months ago
Hey all, I am wondering what music options you guys use for short pieces. I have used Incompitech for a while now, but have kind of exhausted that resource and am looking for other options. I have fou
Re: Video Production Music For Shorts
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Pond5 has a lot of good music at good prices, but searching is not as well organized as on a dedicated music site. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Moving graphics
by Philip James 2 months ago
I need to re-create the orange graphics that move as in this video https: www.youtube.com watch feature=player_detailpage&v=37B5Zm3pC-A Does anyone have any ideas
Re: Moving graphics
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Just creat a rounded box in Photoshop, either snapping to guides with the pen tool, or using a Custom Shape (or downloading a freebie on the net, and reshaping to taste). Fill it with white, then usin
How to make realistic soap bubbles
by Andrés Camacho Díaz 2 months ago
Hi! im working on a soda commercial and the client want some bubbles (kind of soap bubbles) but im not sure if i could achieve it on after effects, or ...any ideas i want to make them move trough trap
Re: How to make realistic soap bubbles
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
I think the only way you're going to get refraction (the distortion you see when looking through the bubble) is with a 3D application, possibly using Element 3D for your bubbles (or an external 3D app
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Animating a Still Image
by Justin Toney 2 months ago
I'm hoping someone can tell me the technical name for this. Lets say I have a still image and I want to animate a zoom and rotate so that it doesn't just look plain. What is this called
Re: Animating a Still Image
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
It's often called The Kid Stays in the Picture photo effect. Do a search on it, and you'll see why. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Import Midi File
by Tom Carlson 2 months ago
I am trying to export a set of markers from Pro Tools 11 HD to be imported into Adobe Audition CC 2014. Does anybody know of a good workflow for this From what I can see, the best way is to export fro
Re: Import Midi File
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Although I own Adobe Audition, I choose to use Sony Acid Studio Pro for MIDI. It appears that as of CS5.5, MIDI track support went away when the application was rewritten to be cross-platform compatib
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Looking for deal on CS6 Master Collection
by Jaeson Jrakman 3 months ago
I'm not at all interested in any kind of cloud, or paying a subscription fee every month for eternity. I want to install it on my computer, and own it, and be done. I'm still l using CS3 and it's stil
Re: Looking for deal on CS6 Master Collection
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
I had very good luck a couple of years ago, finding a legal copy on *bay. The trick was to send an internal question to the seller, asking if the software was legal, and whether it would register for
Extremely Slow USB 3.0 Transfer Speeds
by Terry Nutkins 3 months ago
Hi there, I am transferring large amounts of data (250GB-1.5TB chunks) from 5x 5400rpm 2TB drives to 5x 7200rpm 2TB drives simultaneously (via copy paste in explorer) and the transfer speeds are incre
Re: Extremely Slow USB 3.0 Transfer Speeds
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
This article may help you solve your problem: http: www.tomshardware.com reviews usb-3-uas-turbo,3215-2.html Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
New to Max
by John Beyer 3 months ago
I am currently in a unique situation - Management bought 3D Studio Max to bring more photorealism to their models, however I am having a tough time getting it to work, and while there are no doubt num
Re: New to Max
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
Here's the best place to start - straight from Autodesk: http: knowledge.autodesk.com support 3ds-max troubleshooting caas sfdcarticles sfdcarticles System-requirements-for-Autodesk-3ds-Max-products.h
How to create matte from edges to create transition?
by Josh Brine 3 months ago
I have a piece of artwork that i want to transition in with light rays. I want it to organically appear, just looking for some advice on using the layer that is just the artwork to drive the position
Re: How to create matte from edges to create transition?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
I think that if you copy the artwork layer, then make it greyscale, you can use that layer as the custom source for a Gradient Wipe: http: lesterbanks.com 2011 02 using-gradient-wipes-in-after-effects
Add fades to all clips at once?
by Michael Neel 3 months ago
Hello all I'm working in Adobe Audition CC 2014, and I'm trying to do something that seems like it should be very basic. I'm doing audio mixing for a feature documentary with many interview clips, and
Re: Add fades to all clips at once?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
Michael - One way to do this (and it may not be the only way) is to create a single clip from the multiple clips. This appears to be non-destructive, although I have not tried it: http: helpx.adobe.co
Aimating plastic pets?
by Megan Noll 4 months ago
Hello Creative cow community! I\'m really in need of some help. I know my way around After Effects, but this project in particular has completely stumped me. I\'ve given a link to the origin
Re: Aimating plastic pets?
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 months ago
This looks like a job for Crazy Talk: http: www.reallusion.com reallusiontv contenttrailer.aspx category=ct You just shoot a still of the model you want to animate, or a still grabbed from a 3D packag
Setting Origin when creating an object
by Philippe Verdoni 4 months ago
I have probably activated a wrong setting since the origin of any object that I create in 3DSMax 2012 is set at the center of the work space. Thank you for your help.
Re: Setting Origin when creating an object
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 months ago
This should clear up any confusion: http: knowledge.autodesk.com support 3ds-max learn-explore caas CloudHelp cloudhelp 2015 ENU 3DSMax files GUID-3D3DB646-42A1-4B7D-9A32-9CCDD65DE357-htm.html Joe Bou
Material Doesn't Cover
by Phil LeBeau 5 months ago
Okay - So I know I am a complete noob to 3ds. I can't even figure out how to do basic texturing. Trying to put a texture on a scroll, but on the rolled up paper, it only covers the bottom part of the
Re: Material Doesn't Cover
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 months ago
I can point you to the places where you can help yourself. Here's one: http: waylon-art.com uvw_tutorial uvwtut_01.html You can also start working on the wealth of tutorials which come bundled with Ma
How to create something like that
by Ruslan Mitiaiev 5 months ago
I was wondering if someone knows how to create something like that : http: videohive.net item mystic-wolf-reveal 7735198 WT.oss_phrase=mystic&WT.oss_rank=6&WT.z_author=Voxyde&WT.ac=search_list Was thi
Re: How to create something like that
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
My thoughts on it would be creating the animation as animated .objs in a 3D package, and then using either Form or MIR, combined with Particular. You could also purchase the animated model from a plac
Toonit Blacks out Transparent Backgrounds?
by Samuel McClure 8 months ago
I'm trying to use Toonit Retouch on clips with transparent backgrounds, but every time I use the definition slider the actor becomes surrounded by black. As a result it's impossible for me to use Toon
Re: Toonit Blacks out Transparent Backgrounds?
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
Have you given Knoll Unmult a try http: www.redgiant.com products all knoll-unmult-free Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com


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