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I am a highly experienced senior editor, motion graphics artist, lead animator and producer with much enthusiasm and creative insight. Creativity flows through my veins and professionalism, a keen eye for detail and a collaborative spirit are certain... [more]
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TIME CRUNCH!!! Cannot import .obj file for Trapcode Form.
by Justin Gray 5 years ago
Using AE CC 2014. Im needing to import an .obj file for use with Trapcode Form. When I try to import the .obj file into After Effects the file is grayed out and I cannot select it. A previous version
Re: TIME CRUNCH!!! Cannot import .obj file for Trapcode Form.
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 5 years ago
OBJ can be weird - most likely the internal data structure is messed up. Try downloading Blender (free) import the OBJ and then save it back from there as OBJ. This should fix that issue. Hope this is
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AE vs Smoke
by Richard Cardonna 7 years ago
Can someone list the features in smoke that are not in AE Richard C
Re: AE vs Smoke
by Andrew Somers 7 years ago
There is one, and only one, feature of Smoke that After Effects does not handle well: SMOKE has a unique daemon that reaches deep into your pocket and takes *all your money*, then injects you with Ser
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Multiple Sequence Settings in One Project
by Justin Gray 5 years ago
Hello folks. Does anyone know if Avid plans on allowing the user to have multiple sequence settings within one project For example, an HD NTSC sequence and an SD PAL My shop services clients all over
Re: Multiple Sequence Settings in One Project
by Justin Gray 5 years ago
I agree with you Michael. Out of any editor I use Avid is the only one not offering this feature. And I believe it is at their own detriment. Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray Senior Editor Motion Gr
Random Grid Opacity Animation
by Robin Greenwood 10 years ago
Hi, Hope someone can help me with this animation. my goal: to animate a grid randomly, so that the transparency of the individual squares come on separately. Preferably if I could control that one are
Re: Random Grid Opacity Animation
by Justin Gray 6 years ago
Did you ever find a solution to this Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray Senior Editor Motion Graphics Artist Gray Planet https: vimeo.com grayplanet
4 Point Edit Question
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
When creating a 4-Point edit, can either "Ignore Source In Out" or "Ignore Sequence In Out" be a user assignable default action set in the Preferences This way the "Fit Clip" dialogue box does not app
Re: 4 Point Edit Question
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
You are absolutely right Nathan. Finally, someone in the Premiere forum that isn't trying to tell me to change my thinking to assimilate to the Premiere way of doing things. Yes, the program has come
Marker Colors
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
Is there a way to manually control the color of markers aside from forcing the marker to be a "Comment" "Encore Chapter" or "Web Link" marker. This seems elementary. Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray
Re: Marker Colors
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
Indeed. And "another 'other' popular NLE" has been doing it for nearly a decade;) Have a great day kevin! Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray Senior Editor Motion Graphics Artist Gray Planet https: vim
Downconvert While Editing
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
I have some 1920x1080 footage that I need to edit into a 720x486 sequence. How do I tell Premiere to scale down the picture automatically as to letterbox it Both Avid and FCP do this on-the-fly and I
Re: Downconvert While Editing
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
Jeff, thank you very much for the quick response! I am going to submit to the Premiere CS6 wish list that this become a feature that can be done on-the-fly to clips already imported into the project.
Custom Keyboard Shortcut Question
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
Folks, coming from the Avid world I am use to being able to assign a single command to multiple keyboard shortcuts. For example, I like to assign the Zoom In function to both "Command +" & "Shift C."
Re: Custom Keyboard Shortcut Question
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
Thank you. But that was not the question. I am trying to assign a single command to multiple keyboard shortcuts. This way I have multiple options on the keyboard for common tasks. For example I would
Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme 2 and Premiere CS6
by Koen Vanbaelenberghe 7 years ago
Hi, has anyone been able to output any video through a Decklink HD Extreme 2 card, using Premiere CS 6 I am working on a Macpro with OS 10.7.5 and have already tried all the available drivers ( 8.x.x
Re: Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme 2 and Premiere CS6
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
I too am having this issue with the same card. A fellow editor suggested to update the firmware on the Blackmagic card. I have not tried it yet but plan on giving it a shot today. Thanks Fellow Bovine
Simple Keyboard Shortcut Question
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
Folks, coming from the Avid world I am use to being able to assign a single command to multiple keyboard shortcuts. For example, I like to assign the Zoom In function to both "Command +" & "Shift C."
Re: Simple Keyboard Shortcut Question
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
Thank you. But that was not the question. I am trying to assign a single command to multiple keyboard shortcuts. This way I have multiple options on the keyboard for common tasks. For example I would
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Adding Filler between 2 clips?
by Greg Jones 7 years ago
This is probably something easy, but I can't seem to figure out how to add filler in between two clips in Media Composer 6. I can add filler to the beginning of a sequence, but can't seem to find a co
Re: Adding Filler between 2 clips?
by Justin Gray 7 years ago
The title tool trick the Steve mentioned works great. Also, one thing I find incredible handy, is to keep a bin stored on your desktop and cloud that serves as a utility bin. Inside that utility bin I
Avid media composer 5.5 BASIC OPACITY CONTROL AND MOTION PARAMETERS
by siraj uddin 8 years ago
Hi I am a recent migrated customer from FCP to MC and i cant seem to find some of the very basic stuffs in media composer such as opacity control, and also the basic motion parameters (ie where you ca
Re: Avid media composer 5.5 BASIC OPACITY CONTROL AND MOTION PARAMETERS
by Justin Gray 8 years ago
I agree with Mr Hancock. I use 3D warp for most common tasks. Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray Senior Editor Motion Graphics Artist Encore Multimedia web.me.com grayplanet
Avid - "Fool me once..."
by David Roche 8 years ago
Dear Avid, It appears that Apple has decided to abandon professional users of Final Cut Pro. Good for you. You have been given a reprieve. Don t screw it up. I hope you have a long memory, because you
Re: Avid - \
by Justin Gray 8 years ago
I have used avid systems since before the Meridian days. Mostly though Media Composer running on adrenaline and Nitris DX boxes. I guess this makes me something of a new by but with around 10 years of
MC5.5 and FCP7 on same Machine?
by Devin Crane 8 years ago
Was wonder if MC 5.5 and FCP7 bode well on the same machine Thanks for the input. DC
Re: MC5.5 and FCP7 on same Machine?
by Justin Gray 8 years ago
I have had no problem with this combo at all. Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray Senior Editor Motion Graphics Artist Encore Multimedia web.me.com grayplanet
Offline Multicam to Online Master
by Justin Gray 8 years ago
Hello all. I'm coming from a Media Composer background so this process is confusing me a bit. I have music video footage shot on a 5D Mark II, 1920x1080, 23.976. I'm cutting on a G5 dual 2gig in FCP 6
Re: Offline Multicam to Online Master
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
Justin Gray "how do I then upres the final sequence back into Apple ProRes HQ " Well...How did you import the footage Log and Transfer Normally I'd say take that project to a MacPro and media manage
Render/Quicktime Issue
by Justin Gray 9 years ago
I'm rendering an animation for the Dallas Cowboys to play in their arena. It's one of those ribbon boards. The resolution is 11,248h x 48w. When I render the animation my quicktime player gives be onl
Re: Render/Quicktime Issue
by Ryan Ross 6 years ago
I'm digging up an old thread, but I have this same issue. Has anyone found a solution Thanks. -Ryan
Client Monitor delay
by Uli Kunkel 9 years ago
Hey all. I'm using MC 5 with a Matrox MXO2 Mini. It's outputting to a consumer-grade Sony LCD TV. Unfortunately, the processing in the TV causes a delay in the picture and sound. So sound is out of sy
Re: Client Monitor delay
by Justin Gray 9 years ago
HDMI is notorious for causing this delay Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray Senior Editor Motion Graphics Artist Encore Multimedia web.me.com grayplanet
Media Tool PROBLEMS
by Justin Gray 9 years ago
I have two 1 terabyte Avid Raid drives. Raid 5, SCSI. My media tool will see "Avid Drive1" but not "Avid Drive 2." I double checked to make sure custom sift is not activated. No resolve. I've deleted
Re: Media Tool PROBLEMS
by Paul Harrington 9 years ago
If you see the drive at windows level, maybe unmount remount and refresh databases. Be sure no one has changed folder name or anything like that...Harry
2010 Editing/Motion Graphics Reel
by Justin Gray 9 years ago
This is a 50 50 mix of several video editing and motion graphics projects I've been a part of. There's a couple of templated things in there but most is original. Also, check out my COW profile. DEMO
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Re: 2010 Editing/Motion Graphics Reel
by Farhan Ahmed 9 years ago
http: reels.creativecow.net film farhan-ahmed-reel2010
Updated Website and Reel
by Don Days 9 years ago
Any feedback would be great... http: www.fixedinpost.com Thanks! Don Days Editor Graphic Artist FixedInPost.com
Re: Updated Website and Reel
by kai xu 9 years ago
so good cant use the language to share
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Particular Wrap Around
by Raine Vivian 9 years ago
Hey guys, So I'm trying figure out a way to do this but cant seem to find a good way to do so. I'm trying to get a particle effect (from particular) to wrap around another layer in 3d space, so it goe
Re: Particular Wrap Around
by Justin Gray 9 years ago
Can you apply it to a 3D motion path Thanks Fellow Bovines, Justin Gray Senior Editor Motion Graphics Artist Encore Multimedia web.me.com grayplanet
AE can't launch background process anymore ?
by Dumeyni Arnaud 10 years ago
Hello Cow, It was working fine since quite some time with multiprocessing enabled with 3 cores. Then AE started slowing down the entire system when launching. A quick look at the process manager tells
Re: AE can't launch background process anymore ?
by Justin Gray 10 years ago
I'm having precisely the same problem here. Irritating as hell. - Justin Gray KLTV Promotions
Nitris DX Deck Communication Woes
by Justin Gray 10 years ago
Anyone using the JVC BR-HD50u deck to ingest into a Nitris DX More pointedly, anyone having luck with communication between the deck and Avid hardware software. I'm on a Mactel Pro running Media Compo
HD After Effects into SD Avid project
by Justin Gray 11 years ago
So I'm working in an AE comp that is 1920x1080. Everything is groovy and it's time to render. The editor is going to be using to rendered comp in a SD NTSC, 720x486 project. At least most of the video
Shorten all layers and keyframes proportionally in a comp
by Tony Rath 11 years ago
I've seen this before but can't find it here or on the web. I have a comp with multiple layers, and each layer is keyframed and linked to a parent layer. I need to shorten the whole comp by 15 seconds
Re: Shorten all layers and keyframes proportionally in a comp
by Justin Gray 11 years ago
A very cool way to shift keyframes in time and maintain their proportionality to relative to one another is to highlight all the keyframes you want to move in time. Then with all the keyframes highlig
HELP! - Blurry Image
by James Whittington 11 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to put together a video involving 4 still images (original artwork). Many of the colors used in the art are extremely bright, basically neon. I know they're not broadcast safe. Howev
Re: HELP! - Blurry Image
by Justin Gray 11 years ago
If you are using the Professional version of AE then the install disk has a third party program called "Color Finesse." It is also available as a stand alone application. This free bundled program has
how to do the subtle wiggling effect like in Juno's intro?
by Victor Villanueva 11 years ago
Hi guys! total noob question, I was wondering on how to do that subtle scribble like wiggling effect like the one in the intro movie of JUNO http: www.youtube.com watch v=VLb8y3xyJi0 especially in the
Re: how to do the subtle wiggling effect like in Juno's intro?
by Justin Gray 11 years ago
Also, by using a range selector on your text, along with the above mentioned technique, you can take it a step further approximate the wiggling to particular letter and not the entire word. -J - Justi
No reference my #@*&#
by Justin Gray 11 years ago
I'm using a Sony UVW-1800. It's saying no reference and the throughput picture from FCP is slowly rolling (not locked), even though I tried connecting it to a black burst generator. Unfortunately, I h
Re: No reference my #@*&#
by Justin Gray 11 years ago
You're right Jeremy, it is that deck! of course I can bypass the deck, but my BOB only has one component out, which is tied up feeding the beta deck. The only other video out I have is SDI. It's very
serialize plugins everytime!? There's gotta be a better way
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
So I have, as many of you do as well, tons of 3rd party plugins for AE. Everytime I upgrade my software to a newer version I have to reserialize each one of these plugins. This takes forever!!! Is the
interface will not load
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
So I'm using Pro Animator 4.0.2 on my dual 2gig processor G5. It runs just fine if I launch the software as a standalone project but I need to use it with my After Effects 7 software. With I apply Zax
interface will not load 2.0
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
I just visited Zaxwerks troubleshooting page again. Could it have something to do with the fact that I have a dual 23' Cinema Display system Perhaps ProAnimator is having trouble working with my video
Light Question
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
Here's a simple one. Using ProAnimator 4.0.2 as an AE plug-in... is there any way to animate the lights from with in the Zaxwerks interface or do I have to use After Effects in order to animate the po
Re: Light Question
by John Dickinson 12 years ago
ProAnimator doesn't yet support animating lights within the interface, but you can do this using AE lights. JDJohn Dickinson Motionworks www.motionworks.com.au
Best Way To Bring In Music
by Patrick Morrow 12 years ago
What is the best way to bring in downloaded music from I Tunes to FCP Thanks!!! Patrick Morrow
GREAT SCOTT!!!
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
Just use quicktime pro to convert it.
Boris CC3 no longer compatible
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
Hello. I will add this in the Boris Forum as well. I recently upgraded my Media Composer Adrenaline, (mac version) to 2.6.4. I was running Boris CC 3 and now no longer can use these filters. Is there
Re: Boris CC3 no longer compatible
by peter mcauley 12 years ago
Are you using a MacPro system or a PowerPC (G5 system ) Cheers, Peter.
open type font support.
by Justin Gray 13 years ago
Does ProAnimator not support otf (open type) fonts
Re: open type font support.
by Zax Dow 13 years ago
Sorry, not yet. -Zax
Deck/Format Compability Question.
by Justin Gray 13 years ago
My company is looking to move from our Avid to a new FCP suite. The primary deck we are capturing from is a JVC BR-HD50. We shoot with a JVC GY-HD100. Since most of our commercials are for broadcast a
deck compatibility question
by Justin Gray 13 years ago
I am setting up a FCP studio editor and am considering using the JVC br-hd50 as my capture deck. I will be capturing via firewire, no fancy card or anything. The source footage will be shot on a JVC g
Re: deck compatibility question
by Jeff Carpenter 13 years ago
HDV You can capture with firewire but you'll need an I O card for just about everything else you'll be doing. Search this forum for "HDV" and "card" and you should find a couple of threads with sugges
lighthouse spotlight effect
by Justin Gray 13 years ago
Hello, I am still using Motion version 1. I am producing a spot for a local bank that uses a lighthouse as their logo. The client wants the light in the light house to sweep across the screen, at one
Re: lighthouse spotlight effect
by Jim Kanter 13 years ago
You should consider animating a mask on a white object that fills the screen. Draw the mask to change with perspective (vanishing point) lines that change as the angle of the light "changes".Jim Kante
FORMATTING HELP PLEASE!!!!!
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Ok, so a few days ago I posted a blurb about formatting my external drive on a PC for DV video editing on my Mac. I decided that FAT32 was the way to go because none of my files will exceed the 4gig l
Re: FORMATTING HELP PLEASE!!!!!
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
thanks a bunch. this works just fine.
Problems with yahoo
by Michael5x 14 years ago
I'm new with apple, could anyone let me know why every time I use safari with yahoo chat the chat page keeps flashing and doesn't let me chat. I also use internet explorer and netscape and get the sam
Re: Problems with yahoo
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Have you tried using ichat
Mouse cursor issues
by Rich Harrison 14 years ago
Okay, so a strange thing is happening with my cursor! It occasionally disappears completely and won't come back without a hard reboot. It's a standard Mac mouse plugged straight into the keyboard and
Re: Mouse cursor issues
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
I've ahd the exact sasme issue with my G4 but no problems yet with my G5. I was able to correct the problem by plugging the optical mouse into the tower itself instead of the keyboard USB plug.
External Firewire Formatting Question
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
I am doing a lot of video editing between two different edit suites, one PC and one Mac. To transfer captured files between locations I have purchased a Western Digital 160gig 7200 RPM Firewire USB 2.
....One More Thing
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
If I format the drive using FAT32 do I need to do a "Quick Format" or a "Complete Format". And does it even matter
...but what about Sherlock?
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Over the 3+ years I have been using promarily Mac I have seen many significant upgrades to the OSX system package. Upgrades spanning a wide range of impressive and noticeable improvements. However, in
Re: ...but what about Sherlock?
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Yup, that's what I thought. I guess it's in a gradual "phasing out" period. Spotlight certainly does a bettefr job anyways. Cheers. -J
Grayscale or Color desautrate... PLEASE HELP
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
I am creating an ad for a newspaper. The final art is going to be black and white. So, should I start with a grayscale new document to create the art. Or should I do my stuff in color then desaturate.
Re: Grayscale or Color desautrate... PLEASE HELP
by Kim Mackenzie 14 years ago
If it's going to be printed in Greyscale, then work in Greyscale. Running "desaturate" doesn't convert to greyscale - if you're in CMYK, it'll still be a 4-ink file. So just start end in Greyscale.
DEMO 1.1
by Scott Brignac 14 years ago
Anything constructive is welcome. http: www.brignac.tv reel_QT.html Scott Brignac brignac.tv
Re: DEMO 1.1
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Worked fine for me too. Great music, great packaging, great length. Great reel. Keep it up -J
Coments on my reel?
by JamesP 14 years ago
Hey all, don't know if this is the right way to post, I've been trying to get things up here buit anyhow.. check out my reel and let me know what you think! http: www.JamesPapadopoulos.com Thanks! Jam
Re: Coments on my reel?
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Less schtick, more content. It is hard to understand just what you are promoting about yourself. Shooting Editing Graphic design Some of the scenes are just way too long. However the "Faggot Drag Quee
...one more quick question
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Does anyone know where I can get a good book or manual for Motion. I bought the Apple Production Bundle and all the literature that came for this program was the little "Grand Tour" book. I've been go
Re: ...one more quick question
by Justin Gray 14 years ago
Thanks a bunch Jim. I like to have something tangible in front of me instead of the help files that ship with the product. -J
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