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no video in program / source monitors in Premiere Pro CC 2014.1
by Larry Ostrom 5 years ago
Once I upgraded, no video was showing in either the source or program monitors. I was getting audio but no video. Anyone else have this issue
Re: no video in program / source monitors in Premiere Pro CC 2014.1
by Kenny Miracle 5 years ago
Yeah, the folks on the Facebook group "Moving to Adobe Premiere Pro" helped me out. It seems to get more traffic than this forum lately... I think it was a conflict between the GPUs. My GPU processor
Researcher for Video/Audio Archival Materials
by Kenny Miracle 5 years ago
I am working on a feature-length documentary that will require video, audio, and image archive materials - from recent easy-to-find YouTube clips to 50 year old materials. I am looking for a professio
DVD Menu is Inconsistently Gray, but Video Plays Fine
by Kenny Miracle 6 years ago
Hello, I recently authored a Region 0 Dual-Layer DVD in Apple DVD Studio Pro. It is a 90 minute film with 21 subtitles so it can play in many countries. After authoring the DVD myself, it was sent to
Re: DVD Menu is Inconsistently Gray, but Video Plays Fine
by Kenny Miracle 6 years ago
Thanks Andreas. I'll look into this for the times it happens on computers. I don't know if VLC Player was being used or not. Any thoughts on why this would be happening on DVD Players Kenny Miracle Ed
Looking for Blu-ray authoring studio
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Looking for a good Blu-ray authoring company to take the look feel of an SD-DVD I authored and re-author it for Blu-ray. Any recommendations on a good company that does this I understand the differenc
Re: Looking for Blu-ray authoring studio
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Thanks Eric. I'm having trouble finding your contact info. Your website isn't loading... Email me at kenny@kennymiracle.com if you can. Kenny Miracle Editing Motion Graphics www.kennymiracle.com iMac
Sale Items
by Colin Travers 7 years ago
Hopefully its ok for me to post here with my colorist gear- if not my apologies and feel free to remove if you are a moderator in this forum..my apologies. Nvidia GTX 285 (Mac version) & 470 (Dave P f
Re: Sale Items
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Interested in the GTX 470. How much Kenny Miracle Editing Motion Graphics www.kennymiracle.com iMac OS 10.6.8 12GB Ram 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card
installing PNY nvidia quadro 4000 Mac
by David Smith 8 years ago
I'm about to install a PNY nvidia quadro 4000 in my 4.1 Early 2009 Intel Mac Pro running 10.6.8 I build all my PCs (but I'm not an expert by any means). I have only ever added RAM and Hard Drives to a
Re: installing PNY nvidia quadro 4000 Mac
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Hi David, I just bought the Quadro 4000 for Mac and am encountering the same problem with my current Radeon card taking up all mother board's power supply. How is the GeForce GT-120 working out as a m
Setting Up Multi-Room Editing Suite from Scratch - Advice?
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Hey Everyone! I have recently been tasked with setting up a multi-room edit suite from scratch. The company I work for has purchased an open building that will be renovated and restructured as we want
Re: Setting Up Multi-Room Editing Suite from Scratch - Advice?
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Thanks Shane! Just talked with TJ. Seems like a great guy who knows his stuff. Looking forward to this process! Kenny Miracle Editing Motion Graphics www.kennymiracle.com iMac OS 10.6.8 12GB Ram 2.66
Problems exporting from Mac Caption for DVD Studio Pro
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Hi! I'm using Mac Caption to create English subtitles for DVD Studio Pro 4 to author a standard definition DVD. The video is 720x480 anamorphic (853x480). Due to music symbols and multiple programs, I
Re: Problems exporting from Mac Caption for DVD Studio Pro
by Jason Livingston 7 years ago
Hi Kenny, By the way I'd like to point out that the fastest way to get technical support from CPC is to contact us via our support page: http: www.cpcweb.com support This is the proper channel to go t
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Are There Non-Technical Closed Captioning Guidelines?
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
I'm creating captions for the first time on an indie documentary, using MacCaption. As documentaries go, interviewees don't speak with perfect grammar. I'm finding that translating them literally will
Re: Are There Non-Technical Closed Captioning Guidelines?
by Pat Besong 7 years ago
Kenny, This might help: http: www.dcmp.org captioningkey captioning-key.pdf
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Error: The layer exceeds maximum size
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
I've been working on a project in After Effects CS5.5 for several weeks and am suddenly getting the error: The layer exceeds maximum size. I have not found any info about this error on the AE help man
Re: Error: The layer exceeds maximum size
by Kenny Miracle 7 years ago
Well I figured it out :) Had the CC RepeTile effect expanding a layer to 20,000, which is the max for that effect. When the amount was lessened the error stopped happening. Hopefully, this will as lea
CatDV vs FileMaker Pro
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
Hey Everyone! I'm setting up the editing suite for a series of documentaries that will likely accumulate over 1000 hours of footage. Having an awesome database to locate specific footage will be essen
Re: CatDV vs FileMaker Pro
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
Bryson - Thanks for this response. It does bring clarity to going about finding a solution. It seems CatDV may be the best route due to the automation & interface already set for video projects. Thank
Compressor shortcuts
by Jim Edds 8 years ago
Is there a way to add a destination setting to say 40 clips in compressor all at once AND then followup with the encoding setting I can highlight all the clips and add say the encoding setting success
Re: Compressor shortcuts
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
You can copy the settings of one clip, then select all the others & paste it in. Kenny Miracle Editing & Motion Graphics www.kennymiracle.com
Frame Rate & Codec Conversion
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
Hey Everyone, I'm working on a documentary that has been shot over 3 years. There is 800 hours of footage that comes out to about 15 TB, and this month the company switched the post production to my t
Re: Frame Rate & Codec Conversion
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
Thanks Jeff! This is good advice. So, here's the workflow I'm thinking: 1) Organize footage across multiple drives based on content (i.e. Asia footage, Europe footage, etc.) 2) Transcode HDSLR footage
Frame Rate & Codec Conversion
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
Hey Everyone, I'm working on a documentary that has been shot over 3 years. There is 800 hours of footage that comes out to about 15 TB, and this month the company switched the post production to my t
Re: Frame Rate & Codec Conversion
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
This is REALLY helpful advice :) So, here's the workflow I'm thinking: 1) Organize footage across multiple drives based on content (i.e. Asia footage, Europe footage, etc.) 2) Transcode HDSLR footage
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I really just want to make cool compositions... Where do I start...?
by Nate Berry 8 years ago
Hello I am wondering if there are any tutorials out there that will send me in the direction of making videos such as the following. http: vimeo.com 18678091 . I see the creative cow has something lik
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Re: Tutorials for this kind of PRODUCTION
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Nate Berry "Hello I am wondering if there are any tutorials out there that will send me in the direction of making videos such as the following." This animation shows great art and sound direction, a
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How to update demo reel
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
I'm planning on updating my demo reel soon. Last one was 8 months ago. Not too long ago, but I'm looking for new work & have quite a bit to add. My question is: Should I totally revamp it with new mus
Re: How to update demo reel
by Stephen Smith 8 years ago
If you have the time I would give it a new looks so someone who has seen your "old" reel will not stop it because they think they have already seen it. I think so many people just add and change some
Best Upgrade for FCP
by Sean Simms 8 years ago
Hello, I have been through film school and know FCP fairly well enough to be hired by a company to do conference recording and making dvds for their company. They haven't done this for a few years and
Re: Best Upgrade for FCP
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
Hi Sean - I understand that workflow well. H.264 is one of my main deliverable. QT Conversion isn't a bad idea. A pro is that non-FCP machines can play the file. A con is it takes longer to export, an
Best output format from FCP to DVD Studio
by Steven Foxx 8 years ago
I just need to know how to get the best possible picture onto a DVD that will play in any DVD player. I can output my finished FCP project (Which was shot in HD)as a Quicktime file with the basic sett
Re: Best output format from FCP to DVD Studio
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
"How do I configure the output as HD and still get DVD Studio Pro 4 to accept it and burn it to a disk that will play in a DVD player " Basically, you can't. DVD SP 4 doesn't do HD - only SD. DVD SP t
Audio drift specific to Final Cut Pro
by Mathew Medeiros 8 years ago
I have a very unusual problem with audio sync that I cannot find information anywhere, so here's hoping the pros have an answer. I'm working on a multi-day corporate training video for DVD, and the fi
Re: Audio drift specific to Final Cut Pro
by Kenny Miracle 8 years ago
This happens with mp3's. AIFF & WAV are usually the safe audio formats. I encountered a similar issue with an AVI file recently & would be curious what others have to say... Thanks Kenny Miracle www.k
Best Companies in Atlanta
by Evan Seitz 9 years ago
Hey guys - just wondering if anyone had any 2 cents on what the best companies for 2.5 3D were in Atlanta, Georgia. (And for an interesting follow-up) What are the worst
Re: Best Companies in Atlanta
by Kenny Miracle 9 years ago
W3BG.com I've worked with them before & they do some good stuff across the board, including motion design. Kenny Miracle www.kennymiracle.com
How To Use New Final Cut Pro Project In Old Final Cut Pro?
by Travis Stewart 9 years ago
I have two different versions of Final Cut Pro on two different macs. One is Intel and one is not, this is why I only have the latest version (7) on one computer. However, I learned that a project sav
Re: How To Use New Final Cut Pro Project In Old Final Cut Pro?
by Kenny Miracle 9 years ago
Hey Travis, A quick Google search came up with a solution. Always good to check that first :) It basically has to do with exporting your project as an XML file. A full step-by-step can be found here:
Best preset for animations
by Tucker Jones 9 years ago
Hello! Hope you are all having a great day! I am looking for suggestions on what the best preset would be for an animation I am creating in AE. I don't know if I should use HDTV or NTSC DV widescreen.
Re: Best preset for animations
by Kenny Miracle 9 years ago
Will you be using any footage If so, I recommend using it's native settings. If only animation, then it's a bit more open. I'd probably go with the preset: "DVCPRO HD 720 29.97" That way if you ever d
Hard drive issue - please/thank you!
by Sean Sisson 9 years ago
The firewire 800 from my macbook pro was disconnected while I was exporting a sequence last night. When I reconnected my hard drive and reopened the project - it took so long (well over 30 minutes) to
Re: Hard drive issue - please/thank you!
by Michael Gissing 9 years ago
Drobos have their own system for redundancy and drive repair. I used one once for video editing and it drove me mad as it would often take a while to turn up on the desktop. They are designed more for
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Motion Tracking Advice
by Nathan Rogers 9 years ago
Okay... I'm getting ready to start and need a little advice on how to do it properly. What we are doing is a commercial where several people will be handing a CG'd web image to one another, and this w
Re: Motion Tracking Advice
by Dave LaRonde 9 years ago
I STRONGLY recommend running a test before you commit to this. I would also shoot on the best camera possible, and that ain't HDV or even XDCam. Here's the test: Paint the prop to be passed chroma key
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Pen-writing title effect
by Aaron Steven 9 years ago
Hey everybody, So im looking for a way to do a title that makes it look like the letters are being written on the screen. My first inclination is to just film somebody writing on a piece of Wax paper
Re: Pen-writing title effect
by John Cuevas 9 years ago
Not hard to accomplish, check out these tutorials: http: library.creativecow.net articles kantorski_kevin signature.php http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon animating_signature2.ph
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Optimum Workflow for FCP > After Effects
by Frederic Lumiere 9 years ago
Anyone has recommendations for the optimum workflow to go from FCP 7 to After Effects Thanks! Frederic Lumiere http: FredericLumiere.com Frederic Lumiere Producer Lumiere Media
Re: Optimum Workflow for FCP > After Effects
by Kenny Miracle 9 years ago
If you've used FCP & Motion together, then switching to AE shouldn't be too complicated. I've never found a "best practices" for the FCP AE workflow. Some good techniques have been discussed, but it r
ProAnimator Roll Z Problem
by Kenny Miracle 11 years ago
Hey Guys, I've looked at other posts on this & none seem to fix my problem. I have a gear that is supposed to roll across a gear track. That's all. But my gear won't roll when it moves across the trac
Re: ProAnimator Roll Z Problem
by Matt Rhodes 11 years ago
Hi Kenny. Can you send me a project file Send files to: matt@zaxwerks.com Thanks. Matt Rhodes Zaxwerks, Inc.
AE Camera POI & Rotation Problem
by Kenny Miracle 11 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm working on a piece that involves a camera flying around a giant map to different locations. Lot's of Cam Movement. As I set different keyframes to move my cam from one spot to another, i
Re: AE Camera POI & Rotation Problem
by david bogie 11 years ago
Ae has a weird thing that happens when you pass 180 or 360 degree rotations on some axes sometimes. You get around this by parenting your camera to a null. Move the null around and change the orientat
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