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Kevin Hamm

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November 30th 2006
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Building a drop-zoned filmstrip and moving and bending it in 3D space
by Kevin Hamm 6 years ago
Ok, so I've been building a project for a friend, and it's a puzzle of how to do it. It's going ok, but I've hit a wall that I'm not finding a way around. First off, I built the filmstrip by 1) creati
Re: Building a drop-zoned filmstrip and moving and bending it in 3D space
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
I played around with the replicator in Motion 4 for a while, this is a shot in progress.... the idea is to use the replicator to create the trip, but to make the replicated frames follow a straight or
Another weird thing about new Compressor
by Sascha Engel 6 years ago
Hi, when I drop my file in compressor, apply and tweak a template, then press the submit button, it opens (just like in Compressor 3) the little grey window, that asks for confirmation ("submit") to s
Re: Another weird thing about new Compressor
by Kevin Hamm 6 years ago
Yes, your system has lost itself as a usable render cluster. This is a new and fun trick that it's pulled on me a few times, and the only thing I can find to clear it is a restart, WITHOUT having it r
Travel Matte - Luma: Basic Motion keyframes kill it?
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Ok, I hate Travel Mattes, always have, always will, but I love some of the effects you can do with them. Well, could do with them, before. I'm using FCP 7.0.2, on an 11-month-old Mac Pro. I want to sc
Re: Travel Matte - Luma: Basic Motion keyframes kill it?
by Kevin Monahan 10 years ago
Hmm, I don't seem to have that problem scaling the Shapes Generator-Oval. Can you try a FCP generator and see if that works Kevin Monahan 60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009 www.fcpworld.co
help!! reconnecting media problems EX1
by Jason Johnson 10 years ago
Ok so I guess I made the stupid mistake of moving files. I was spring cleaning the internal drive on the Macbook Pro (unibody 2.8ghz) cause I had only 5gigs left on 500..SO I made a fcp project folder
Re: help!! reconnecting media problems EX1
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Sounds like you your ex-boss is an idiot. Small production companies are run on a shoe-string, I know, I'm in one, but not being able to let you recover from issues means that he'll never get good wor
Media manager adding -v to files to without audio
by Tom Partridge 10 years ago
Hi, I have been using media manager to send new shots and edits to my clients for some time with no problem. Recently they have requested that I strip out the audio tracks contained in my source quick
Re: Media manager adding -v to files to without audio
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Ah, ok, now I see what you're doing. Although I'm not clear on why you're doing it. I've never heard of this use of MM, and kinda want to know if this is really the best option for what you need. You'
FCP Print to video using HVR-1500?
by Adam Davis 10 years ago
I have a sequence I am trying to Print to Video. Everything seems to be fine when I initialize the print to video, but the Sony HVR1500 deck I am using does not respond at all. I used the HDV easy set
Re: FCP Print to video using HVR-1500?
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Under the View menu are several settings you'll want to check. I start with the ever useful "Refresh A V devices", and then make sure that Video Playback is set to your deck, and that Audio is set to
Weird video artifact in Canvas and Viewer playback
by Stuart Hooper 10 years ago
Hi guys, Yesterday I loaded up some GH1 footage I shot of a friend's apartment. I noticed when I played back some footage in the Canvas at full-screen on my second display, I got a strange horizontal
Re: Weird video artifact in Canvas and Viewer playback
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Hey Guys, I get the same weird banding issue when viewing 1080p footage in it's native codec, but I tested something and found that if it'd been converted to ProRes422 I don't get it when doing playba
EX1080p drop frames with new eSpeed array?
by paul strilka 10 years ago
I have several large projects to edit in the next few months- so I upgraded my system to makes all things easy. I added an ATI 4870 graphic card and a G-Tech eSpeed 3TB array to my Macpro 3.0 (early 2
Re: EX1080p drop frames with new eSpeed array?
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
paul strilka "Cutting my first project- a live event- shot in EX 1080pHQ. I captured (log and transfer through FCP) and my sequence is set to same- EXCAM EX 1080p" This could be part of the problem.
Sequence to compressor
by richard martin 10 years ago
On my old FCP I submit to compressor from sequence. FCP Studio seems to be telling me to make QuickTime first, then import that to compressor. DVD looks worse then DVDs from old system...What am I doi
Re: Sequence to compressor
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Not knowing which version of FCP you're using, I'll cover the basics. FCP 6 and earlier: From the File Menu choose Export - Using Compressor. This will send the sequence you have currently selected, w
Playback problems with ProRes 4444
by David Burch 10 years ago
I am having a strange issue with the new ProRes 4444 codec. I have been editing a project on an older, 4-core Mac Pro (2.66 GHz, 12 GB RAM) and use quite a few motion graphics I have rendered out to t
Re: Playback problems with ProRes 4444
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Ok, let me see if I get your workflow for this sequence. You import your EX1'a footage and transcode that to ProRes422, and then drop that multiclip into Video1 of your timeline. Then are you laying t
problems capturing 1080i form HV20 in FCP 6
by Kristen Korns 12 years ago
I am using a new iMac and having problems capturing HD footage from the Canon HV20 using a firewire cable to FCP 6. I am using the HDV 1080i60 easy set-up in FCP with HDV firewire basic device control
Re: problems capturing 1080i form HV20 in FCP 6
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
I'm having the same issue, although I found a way around it. Like all work-arounds, tho, it's not ideal. Change the controller device to Uncontrolled Device, but leave the format at HDV. Rewind to the
CCD vs. CMOS in HD
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
We've been using a Canon XH-A1 to test it out, as we make the slow and painful transition to HD. It's a great camera, really, and I've been very impressed with almost everything about it. At least, I
Re: CCD vs. CMOS in HD
by Dennis Dean 9 years ago
Don - -Just discovered this older post. Did Canon every produce a pro camera in the HV20 flavor And do you have an overall preference for CCD or CMOS thanks newbie looking for camera background - dd D
SOS! Help with D/T Removal on HDV Footage
by Anthony Garcia 12 years ago
Sorry for cross-posting Good Day, Im not sure if this is the right forum but this is an SOS from Manila, Philippines. I recently shot a digital feature using a canon XL-H1 for the first time. Without
Re: SOS! Help with D/T Removal on HDV Footage
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
I checked the screengrabs, and the first one is a clue that you might have imported the footage in some non-standard way. Why do I think this Because, you can have the camera display that information
canon ZR-200 mini dv problem
by Lynne Margulies 12 years ago
I use this little ZR-200 for video pass-through into my editing system, and it's getting harder to find cameras with this function so I'd like to fix the problem. It's sending out a pixelated broken s
Re: canon ZR-200 mini dv problem
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
Lynne Desjardins "as a pass-through into my editing system" Do you mean you are using this in place of a deck I'm going to guess yes and give you a couple other options for what might be wrong. 1) ch
Canon HG 10 and MAC USB transfer
by Jennifer Frisinger 12 years ago
I am an old tape firewire user who just bought a Canon HG10. One of the major selling points was the speed of transfer from the camera to my MAC computer through the USB (unlike the old real-time tape
Re: Canon HG 10 and MAC USB transfer
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
You're using USB. And for some reason, the physical port for USB 1.x is the same as USB 2.x. Which means if you're pulling video over a port that you know is USB but don't know what version and it see
GL2 Digital Noise Recorded to Tape? Help!
by Nick Brosco 12 years ago
I own a Canon GL2 that is about 3 years old and I have put at least 100 hours of recording time on the tape heads. This weekend, I shot about 10 hours of footage on 10 separate Mini-DV tapes. When pla
Re: GL2 Digital Noise Recorded to Tape? Help!
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
Unless the tapes were 1,2 & 3 or 8, 9 & 10 you're probably right in that there is something wrong with the tapes and not your camera. If you can't get anything off them, toss them and reshoot. There's
Radio transmitter waves effect
by Ged Yeates 12 years ago
Hello - I have tried searching for this one on the forum so my apologies if it has been covered previously and I've missed it. I was wondering how to create a radio waves effect in 'Motion 3'. I'm usi
Re: Radio transmitter waves effect
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
You're very welcome!
FREQUENT Kernel panics Motion 3 in 10.4 PPC G5
by Herb Tarlek 12 years ago
Hi, I'm using Motion 3.0.2 on a Dual Core PowerMac G5 with OS X 10.4.11, ATI X1900 256mb & 3GB of RAM. Motion freezes OS X or causes Kernel panics on a FREQUENT (read almost on every use). It happens
Re: FREQUENT Kernel panics Motion 3 in 10.4 PPC G5
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
While you're waiting to finish this project before you upgrade, I thought of something else that might work for you. i'm going to presume that you have three 1GB sticks in your memory slots. Actually,
Vanishing particles in Motion 3
by jimmyv 12 years ago
Hi there, Christmas is coming , the inevitable animations are requested, and my seasonal cheer is being destroyed by mysteriously vanishing particles. It's a 3D project, with snowflakes falling (creat
Re: Vanishing particles in Motion 3
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
James, I haven't run across this issue, but if you want to, send me the motion project and I'll load it up on my macbook, which is running Leopard, and we can see if that covers it. Kev at hammonwry d
Motion vs. Livetype
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
Ok, I really want to love Motion, but I having some issues because what I can do in LiveType *looks* like something I can do in Motion, but I'm having no luck. I've been editing a tv show for a year n
Re: Motion vs. Livetype
by Chris Wyatt 12 years ago
Hi Kevin the short answer is use both. I love using Livetype for long form projects. Its very stable and I dont mind opening separate LiveType projects from my Final Cut Pro timeline with the 'open in
Bar chart movement
by PPrince 12 years ago
How would I create a bar chart that would move from 0% to its data point For instance, if the bar is 35%, it would move from 0 to 35 in Motion 3. Thank you
Re: Bar chart movement
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
you'd have to define your chart area, pick a frame to choose as the start point, click on the bar and set it's height (or width) to 0, and add a keyframe to that property, and then move the playhead i
Exporting to Standard DVD
by 11thFloor 12 years ago
I am having the hardest time trying to figure out how I can get a Motion 3 Project to to look as crisp as it should on a dvd. I am exporting a .motn file into a FCP 6 time line. The sequence settings
Re: Exporting to Standard DVD
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
Ok, a couple of quick questions for you to help find an answer: 1) you say "standard DVD" which is 720x480. So if you're motion project is set to that, you aren't losing anything there. Are you sure y
"locked" movement?
by J. Tad Newberry 12 years ago
i r baffled (no surprise...it doesn't take much). i'm taking a Motion template ("Float", to be exact) and trying to alter the timing of some of the movements in it. i grab "Group 2", scoot it 30 frame
Re: "locked" movement?
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
check to make sure that you don't have some effects with keyframes attached to the "group 2" that you moved. If you do, you need to move those effects as well, and they don't always stick with the gro
Battlestar Galactica: the 'Caprica' look (Magic Bullet)
by AccountClosed 13 years ago
Hi there, Apols if this is misposted, but there's no general post-production and or colour correction and or Magic Bullet forum to post to. Am currently in early pre-p grading for a sci-fi short ('Eve
Re: Battlestar Galactica: Enigma Studios, CA perspective
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
Ok, so here's what I've done to replicate the look just using Final Cut: Select the scene, edit timeline to taste. Choose from scene the brightest clip bit and double-click to put it up in the viewer.
First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by aaronstockton 12 years ago
I was hired a few months ago to be the videographer at a small advertising company. I have about 10 years experience with video. Mostly my job here has been to create local small market TV spots and i
Re: First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
You're welcome! Yesterday was another show for me, and there is one other thing I meant to tell you about - commercials. If you end up selling this show to advertisers and then having to add in the co
Chryon Duet -- um, yeah, like I've ever seen one!
by Kevin Hamm 13 years ago
Ok, to anyone who can help with this, Thanks Much! I'm working for a small company that has a satellite truck and while I was fine with the old CG system we had, they have bought a new(er) Chyron Duet
Re: Chryon Duet -- um, yeah, like I've ever seen one!
by Kevin Hamm 12 years ago
Oh, you're not that late, we just got the Chyron (thankfully we didn't spend that much on it) and it's arriving next week. I'll let you know. I'm not too worried about it, it's not like it can't be l'
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