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Josh J. Johnson

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January 21st 2007
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Selling my Twixtor Pro License
by Josh J. Johnson 5 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm selling my license of Twixtor Pro. It retails at 599.99 but I'm willing to take less. I already spoke to the kind folks at RevisionFX and they said a license transfer is no problem
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Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
by Josh J. Johnson 11 years ago
I tracked a aerial shot with syntheyes worked great. Brought into cinema added some 3d elements and shadows. I have a plane for my floor so you can see the shadows. I applied my background to the plan
Re: Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
by Josh J. Johnson 11 years ago
Here is a picture Adam to better show my problem. As you can see my shadow catcher is all white How and why I ask lol. What I'm expecting to have is my shadow catcher be invisible besides the shadows
Horizon Problems
by Bernd Garving 11 years ago
I just installed Trapcode's Horizon Demo. I'd like to let the camera fly back and forth (zooming out and in, as you can see it on the groundcam video) presenting the film's titles But the Horizoned ba
Re: Horizon Problems
by Josh J. Johnson 11 years ago
If I remeber correctly you can't use the actual camera zoom but you must key frame the focal length.Josh Johnson Manager of Video Production ETC, Inc.
Quick question, does PS CS3 have track mattes?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
I imported a file from ae that used a track matte luma invert but it did not translate to PS anybod have a solution thanks! Josh
Re: Quick question, does PS CS3 have track mattes?
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
Can also you Clipping mask or group with PreviousRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork
My quick little Digits Man "Isaac Newton" video. Thanks Eran Stern
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Pretty cool effect that could be usefull in production. http: www.youtube.com watch v=IN2qRZ1uWOY
My sky is disappearing on my multipass render?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Any ideas about why my sky is disappearing When I open up AE everything is there but my sky I'm sure I have a render setting wrong. thanks Josh
Re: My sky is disappearing on my multipass render?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Thanks Matt I interpreted the footage in one of my specail passes and that did the trick. I'm still very new to C4D but it is addicting. Josh Johnson Manager of Video Production ETC, Inc.
Modeling a building/hotel....
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
I'm pretty new to C4d and I'm currently going through the lynda.com dvd but I was just curious if anyone knew of a tutorial for making a builing. thanks
Trapcode Particular for 149.99 still?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
I know Digital Juice had Particular for 149.99 but I think they stopped that promotion. Does anyone know if you can get it for that price anywhere thanks
Re: Trapcode Particular for 149.99 still?
by Topher Welsh 12 years ago
Well, Digital Juice has a Groundhog's day special going on if you are planning to load up on plugins or design elements... $50 off of orders over $250... Thats all that I know about though.Topher Wels
Help..Sorenson Squezze introducting noise into my footage?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
when I compress my footage in sorenson with the avc codec it introduces a lot of noise that wasn't there. Is there some kind of preset causing this What am I doing wrong. I'm using 4.5 but when I had
Re: Help..Sorenson Squezze introducting noise into my footage?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Thanks for the reply. It's like snow fizzing and when I do see blocks I thing that is just a data rate issue. Josh Johnson Manager of Video Production ETC, Inc.
DId CS3 drop support of sd 23.976p dvds?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
There is no preset for it and in Encore 2.0 it automattically reconzied it was 23.976 not so in CS3 thanks
Trying to find a article? Automatic Background plates PS CS3?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
I remember reading about this in some kind of PS CS3 preview I think a Adobe guy was previewing it Anywas I curious if anyone knew where this was or knew anything about this auto background plates tha
Re: Trying to find a article? Automatic Background plates PS CS3?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Thanks Richard. I couldn't find anything about that on his site yet. By the way I have one your books its great!
Question on Dan Ebberts Engine Animation Tutorial
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
So I completed the tutorial with my own project. My only problem is the piston (top piece). When the rod goes down and up the piston moves to the left and right a little Any tips on how to make the pi
Re: Question on Dan Ebberts Engine Animation Tutorial
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Thanks Frank I fixed it :).
How to go about building a Engine Piston Animation?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
http: www.animatedpiston.com TwinCam.htm Here is a really cool expample not sure what they used to build it but it is nice. Can this be done in AE I"m guessing with some kind of expressions thanks
Re: How to go about building a Engine Piston Animation?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Awesome thanks steve!
Quick question..Do I need to unistall AE7 to install master collection cs3?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
My previous version was academic now I want to install cs3 master collection it is not an upgrade path Should I just go ahead and install the disk and it wont mess up my prior cs2 work If I unistall m
Re: Quick question..Do I need to unistall AE7 to install master collection cs3?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Great Thanks Steve!
AE7 or AE8 what are the major differences
by Matt Stoltz 12 years ago
Hi everyone -I just need and little insight -Can someone please tell me the major differences between AE 7 and 8 -im having a hard time finding it on the net --I kinda looking for a compare progams ch
Re: AE7 or AE8 what are the major differences
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Yep Nucelo Pro will help no doubt but I believe CS3 has the reuglar nucleo "mechanics" built in now.
Concerning Tutorials...
by Ryan Perera 12 years ago
I originally posted this on CGSociety, but I guess I'll post it here for another response. --------------- I've been looking to further my experience in the motion graphics field by incorporating 3D e
Re: Concerning Tutorials...
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Couldn't agree more but I was wondering what are some good tutorial dvd's are out there for C4D.
PDF question...
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
"Hey everybody, Is it possible to make a menu in DVD Studio Pro not with links to movies made in Final Cut, but with PDF files which can be taken of the dvd. Because I have to make a nice menu for onl
"timelapse" look on 100B
by Rosario Nitopi 12 years ago
What is the best way to get a "timelapse" look with the DVX 100B. I need it for an upcoming project and I can't quite figure it out. I will be getting city shots of people and cars, etc. (I know its c
Re: "timelapse" look on 100B
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Correct.
Speeding up the performance of AE
by Amber Navarrete 12 years ago
Hi, I work off of a Mac Pro with 8GB of Ram. My AE is moving at a snail's pace. I am using hi-res Photoshop images for a reason - zooming into small details of different images but not outrageous size
Re: Speeding up the performance of AE
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Oh, yep you are right I remember now. It is the earth zoom one. Thanks
Question on dvd files on my OS at home and work...
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
At work my replicated and duplicated dvd's have a vob file which I can usually change to .mpg but when I bring that dvd home and try to do the same thing they all show up as mpeg. It seems they still
Re: Question on dvd files on my OS at home and work...
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Anybody have an answer for this Thanks, Josh
Question about the 10.5 update.
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
I just got C4D in August do I get a free update to 10.5
Re: Question about the 10.5 update.
by Andrew Weinstein 12 years ago
$250 for a v10 user
Could someone point me in the direction of some camera movement tutorials.
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
I'm seeming to have some problems animating the camera exactly how I want it. I was animating a crash type zoom and when it passes the text I wanted it to orbit around the text from the back then zoom
Re: Could someone point me in the direction of some camera movement tutorials.
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Thanks John that does sound like the way to go but one question how would I create a group of nulls and link them to a mater like you did. Any tutorials floating around on that thank you Josh
Just got my C4D XL bundle does it come with MoGraph?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
I was wondering if this came with MoGraph I can't really find anywhere what bundle that module comes with. Thanks
Re: Just got my C4D XL bundle does it come with MoGraph?
by Vince Becquiot 12 years ago
Nope. V.
How come I can't save as a jpeg?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
When I go to save as jpeg isn't listed in the pull down what am I doing wrong do I have to download a plug in thanks
Re: How come I can't save as a jpeg?
by Selen Jain 4 years ago
Make sure you are saving the file using save for web devices. Which options you are seeing during saving the file Have clicked on the drop down
This is a stand alone app right?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Subject.
Re: This is a stand alone app right?
by Elvis Deane 12 years ago
Yup, it is.-- Elvis Deane! The Apprentice Magician's Guide to particleIllusion Wilbur of Wumbaberry
Can anyone recomend a good filed monitor?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Something I can bring to a location (indoor) plug in and set it up some where so my boss and clients can see Any suggestions or ideas Just for SD video.
Re: Can anyone recomend a good filed monitor?
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
*Field
Help transcoding 23.976 footage...it just freezes.
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
When you import either an asset or timeline it asks you to transcode. But while transcoding it just freezes up I'm using an avid quicktime ref file. I've used this method before and it has worked Anyb
Re: Help transcoding 23.976 footage...it just freezes.
by Josh J. Johnson 12 years ago
Nevermind found it.
Sorenson how to compress to mp3 audio for youtube?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I can get a decent looking video but my audio is always out of snyc I think mabye becuase I need to compress to mp3 somehow is this possible in sorenson thanks in advance to anyone who can offer advic
Newbie question can you trace an image and bring out colors?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Can you say take a picture of a colored diagram in photoshop (maybe illustrator is what I would need) and really bring out the colors in the photo or almost give them a bright high contrast cartoon lo
Best shuuterspeed for shooting race cars?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
What would be the best shutter speed roughly to shoot fast moving race cars The camera is a professional broadcast mini dv three 1 2 ccd chips.
Re: Best shuuterspeed for shooting race cars?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Thanks I will mess around with it!
Playback issue?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I'm not at home right now so I can't check but I'm having kind of a strobe and maybe field render problem it seems on my footage. It appears like that in AE, in QT, and on DVD. Not quite sure if it lo
Re: Playback issue?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Thanks David, I have it all figured out now!
16:9 workflow? What am I doing wrong?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I have sd footage shot with dvx100b in squeeze mode thus 16x9 footage. My question is I bring that into avid edit it..export qt ref (separate audio video) as soon as I import into encore it wants to t
Re: 16:9 workflow? What am I doing wrong?
by John Cuevas 13 years ago
Are you using an version earlier then 2.0 I don't believe they supported QT references correctly.Johnny Cuevas, Editor www.ckandco.net
What to do for 16:9 footage?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I have dvx100b squeezed footage shot what should I do to set up my timeline for 16:9 and exporting at 16:9. I'm going to author it in Encore thus far I thought I had everything right in Avid but Encor
Re: What to do for 16:9 footage?
by Erik Pontius 13 years ago
Also, depends on how you are encoding the video to MPEG2. If you are feeding Encore mpeg2 elementary streams, you need to tell your encoder (Sorenson, Procoder, etc..) that your footage is 16x9. Encor
Encore Freezing when encoding avid file?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I've used encore alot and never had a problem but I am on a different computer encore 2.0 and the file from avid is about 40 mintues. I try to import as timeline it imports but doesnt let me transcode
Re: Encore Freezing when encoding avid file?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Ok I did a video and audio mixdown in avid then it imported fine but when it trys to transcode it keeps freezing. Any solutions Also, why is it that when I import the timeline the transcode dialouge b
Quick help and opinions on dvx 100a vs. dvx 100b....which to buy?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I have two deals right now from trusted sellers (people I know) dvx 100a 29hours of use for 1,800 with Panasonic shotgun mic and extra battery 5400mah or dvx 100b for 2,325 1 hour of use with manufact
Re: Quick help and opinions on dvx 100a vs. dvx 100b....which to buy?
by David Goldschmidt 13 years ago
what is a DV deck Where can you get them from (the best quality) Thanks
Avid compatibility with the Panasonic AG-DVX100B?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone here uses this camera with avid xpress pro I
Re: Avid compatibility with the Panasonic AG-DVX100B?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Pretty sure it can do both it's avid xpress pro and I just ordered it. Thanks for the response Dave.
Very confused trying to move medita to another system...Got my project to open but media offline?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I had a question I'm trying to move media to an external hard drive to anohter avid system so far here's my progress... I have everything on a different avid (testing the process at work) and I opende
Re: Very confused trying to move medita to another system...Got my project to open but media offline?
by Joe Womble 13 years ago
Josh, Delete your .mdb and .pbr files from the OMFI folder. This will allow Avid to rebuild the database. Your files should then appear. Regards, Joe Womble
Does it matter which DVD +-RW drive I buy?
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
From everything I've read it seems it doesn't matter which dvd+-RW drive I buy right Can I buy internal and or external thanks
Re: Does it matter which DVD +-RW drive I buy?
by Tae 13 years ago
Look for a DVD-R DVD+R combo drive. I'd also go internal, since it's a bit less expensive.
exporting and importing with After Effects.
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Anybody I've read and seen and tried so many different methods I'm using dv does anybody have any info on the best settings to use. Any help would be appreciated.
Re: exporting and importing with After Effects.
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
Thanks, I use digital video but thus far I export either qt ref or qt movie would you suggest always use native dimension and codec boxed checked
Help with 3d text reflection...
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I'm following this http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_page_wrapper.cgi forumid=41&page=http: www.creativecow.net articles okerstrom_jon reflections index.html When I turn on use comp camera in A
Re: Help with 3d text reflection...
by Josh J. Johnson 13 years ago
I figured it out :).
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