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Kevin Reiner

14 years of editing on Avid, FCP, and motion graphics and compositing on AE. Born and raised in Omaha, NE. Love music, film, and cooking. I have a wonderful wife, a son and a daughter.
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August 7th 2002
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When can we start ignoring SD safe title?
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
Hello all, I've been producing TV spots for close to 20 years, and I am wondering when we will all just say "screw it, SD is dead and if the end user can't see my logo or price point, then I don't car
Re: When can we start ignoring SD safe title?
by Mark Spano 3 years ago
It sucks, yes, but it's not up to us. It's up to networks and their specs. If they say it must be center-cut safe, then you gotta comply. For what it's worth, though, I've been able to do my center cu
auto center anchor point?
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
sorry if this is an obvious problem: I have a bunch of text layers, I want AE to auto center my anchor point on the layers. CS3 on a Mac thanks!
Re: auto center anchor point?
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
http: aescripts.com repositionanchorpoint I use this scrip at lease 20 times a day. Very simple but so useful. It moves your anchor point to the middle, the corners, or the sides without messing up yo
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Fill Character with Matte Colour and Animation
by ana ferguson 3 years ago
Hi, I'm working in After Effects and my problem is this: I would like to use some footage I captured of a person against a green screen. I plan on keying out the green-screen and having an invisible b
Re: Fill Character with Matte Colour and Animation
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
Yes, just use your greenscreen layer as an alpha matte. So... 1. Precomp your animation 2. Place your greenscreen footage above that layer and get the key done. 3. On the animation layer, in the TrkMa
this is a GREAT article on Thunderbolt shared networks
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
Hi - read this - http: arstechnica.com apple 2013 10 os-x-10-9-brings-fast-but-choppy-thunderbolt-networking which says in it's title - "I don't need no stinking 10 Gigabit Ethernet, I have a Thunderb
Re: this is a GREAT article on Thunderbolt shared networks
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
For the record, I don't sell anything. I am not a dealer. Since April 2013, I use netgear 10 g switches, because they offer incredible performance at rock bottom prices. I have totally loser clients l
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Kevin Reiner liked this 3 years ago
which technique is this on brilliant music video
by yigit ersoy 3 years ago
Hi there, i just wondering that which technique used on this music video https: www.youtube.com watch v=TW9uj83Vq-0
Re: which technique is this on brilliant music video
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
Looks like a lot of image stabilization tricks (stabilize to performer's head and then jump zooms). And then the image manipulation of certain object probably entailed multiple effects. Perhaps liquif
Are there any cost effective alternatives to a san that operate like a san?
by Mark Miller 4 years ago
Sorry for any inaccurate terminology, this is not a strong area of mine, but I'm having trouble finding info about this online. Ideally, the company I work for would get the hardware and software to r
Re: Are there any cost effective alternatives to a san that operate like a san?
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
Well, I appreciate your no-B.S. advice. As do many. So thanks.
3D Layer: Changing XYZ values only rotates mask
by Garrett Snook 3 years ago
I've got a 2997 1080 composition in CS5.5 with a whole lotta green screen footage. After chroma keying and masking out of the borders of the green screen, I'm trying to rotate a layer as a 3D layer, b
Re: 3D Layer: Changing XYZ values only rotates mask
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
That threw me too, Dave. I think he meant 29.97 frame rate in a normal HD 1080 comp. Besides Dave's mention of version incompatibility, the only other thing I can think of that has done similar things
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Kevin Reiner liked this 3 years ago
vfx for cloud of smoke/fog and human brain
by Gigi Marzo 3 years ago
I am a student of art at the University. Let me ask you a sort of "collaboration" for my video for my thesis. A sort of creative crowdfunding. I need for a part of the video of a kind of continuous cl
Re: vfx for cloud of smoke/fog and human brain
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
Perhaps as simple as fractal noise with a brain-shaped feathered mask. (Set to Dynamic Twist and Spline, then play with complexity, scale, brightness and contrast, and then animate evolution). Animati
CC Snowfall to float up instead of down on an adjustment layer?
by Josh Krauth-Harding 3 years ago
Hello! I'm currently trying to make a floating particle effect where particles start at the bottom of the screen and slowly float up. The effect 'CC Snowfall' would be perfect for this, it allows me t
Re: CC Snowfall to float up instead of down on an adjustment layer?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 years ago
Josh Krauth-Harding "The obvious solution to this (I thought) would be to put it on an adjustment layer and rotate it 180 degrees. Unfortunately when I do this the snow effect still falls down, in fa
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Kevin Reiner liked this 3 years ago
Moving all the motion tracked points as one once track has completed
by Matthew Harmer 3 years ago
Hi Really hope some one can help me with this, its been bugging me all day! The annoying thing is, is that I have done this before but as its been a few months since I have had to do any motion tracki
Re: Moving all the motion tracked points as one once track has completed
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
If you want to actually change all of the position keyframes, you must have them all selected. Easy way to do this is to put your playhead where you want to make adjustments. Select the layer and hit
Greenscreen editing assistance needed
by David Goodwin 3 years ago
Hello, I'm a bit of a beginner with After Effects and I'm trying to key out the background for this video. I attach a still of the original shot. As you can see the problem is the original footage isn
Re: Greenscreen editing assistance needed
by Kevin Reiner 3 years ago
I agree with everything Dave has said. It's just a really bad image. What camera are you shooting with and what settings It looks like you had to really bump the ISO to get an image, which introduces
New mixer for video guy
by Kevin Reiner 4 years ago
Hello audio professionals, Please bare with me as I am only slightly fluent in audio. Long story short: My video suite is 14 years old. It came with a Mackie 1604-VLZPro, which has become overkill ove
Re: New mixer for video guy
by Matt Davis 4 years ago
Richard's right. I use a Mackie 1202 VLZ3, and I have both XLR and 1 4" outputs on it. There are some simple XLR to 1 4" adaptors you can by in any electronics or audio shop if the Z4 doesn't have the
Best archiving solutions
by Tim Boknecht 6 years ago
I have a year's worth of projects on my editor that I need to archive so I can remove them for space. How are you smart people out there archiving Blu-rays are expensive and don't hold much. I'm think
Re: Best archiving solutions
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Tom Daigon "PS My Z820 was $14,000 before the $4,000 discount :-)" Perfect! You can buy a tape drive with the money you saved! :) Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion Graphics, Wides
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Kevin Reiner liked this 5 years ago
After Effects...capricious and illogical
by steve siegel 5 years ago
I write out of desperation. After Effects has conquered me. The Empire has struck back. I'm not a newbie to Adobe, using Premiere Pro and Encore all the time, but AE...wow. If I could only find a way
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Lydia Duprat liked this 10 months ago
Re: After Effects...capricious and illogical
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 years ago
Steve - Matthew is correct. After Effects is not logical until you understand the basic concepts behind compositing, and then begin applying them in an orderly and logical manner, you are like the mon
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Kevin Reiner liked this 5 years ago
Lumetri effects faulty after upgrade.
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
I had project that I did a month ago on Premiere 7.0 using Lumetri to read a LUT file for Alexa footage. Today I tried to open it in Premiere 7.1 and the lumetri effect caused the video clips to be un
October bump?
by Chris Harlan 5 years ago
Did I get my dates wrong Weren't we supposed to be seeing some October CC releases Did the break in slow things down some
Re: October bump?
by Chris Borjis 5 years ago
Bret Williams "Maybe they're working on getting BMD monitoring into speedgrade. :)" YES PLEASE!
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Kevin Reiner liked this 5 years ago
Adobe Creative Cloud update?
by José Luis Martínez Díaz 5 years ago
I though the updated apps would ve available October 15th. Did I miss something Jose
Re: Adobe Creative Cloud update?
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Only a couple hours left. A Halloween miracle! ! Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 32GB Memory Dual-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express card Dell Display (23" flat panel) Nvidia Quadro 4000 AJA Ko
How many post houses/production companies are using Premiere CC? (not CS6)
by Scott Clements 5 years ago
Hi there, I'm trying to get a sense of the industry adoption of Premiere CC (not CS6). Are post houses going forward with the subscription model Or, are they jumping over to Avid Media Composer (those
Re: How many post houses/production companies are using Premiere CC? (not CS6)
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
We are a small shop in Omaha. We switched to CC from FCP 7 a couple of months ago. So far I really like it (especially after they fixed all of the timeline foolishness). Most of the bigger houses arou
Does anyone use Prelude?
by Gene Weglarz 5 years ago
I've been thinking of taking some tutorials on Prelude, but there's not even a forum here for it. Any value in learning it, or will it be one of the Adobe products that falls off the plate Thanks, Geo
Re: Does anyone use Prelude?
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Yes, you should be able to do all of that. That is pretty much my workflow. Essentially, you're doing a manual SATA 1. In Prelude you want to: 1. Start a new project. 2. Click ingest 3. Find your SDD
Rendering problem after effects
by mark dowie 5 years ago
Hi. Im rendering out my biggest project ever. The master comp has other comps added to it as layers. When i render out it get so far and then stops with out an error message. Im rendering out as quick
Re: Rendering problem after effects
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
A little low on RAM, so make sure you turn off multiprocessing and follow John's advice on Tiff sequence. Maybe try rendering it in segments and then stitching together in editing app and then exporti
How much may I scale my footage for broadcast?
by Samuel Enblom 5 years ago
Hi fellow cows! As mentioned in the title, how much is considered OK to scale in post for broadcast TV Im currently editing a documentary that will be aired on a Swedish TV-channel next year. Most of
Re: How much may I scale my footage for broadcast?
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Nope. Converting would be a waste of time and disk space. You don't gain quality by up-converting. You are stuck with the source quality as shot. Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 32GB Memory Dual-c
720p blurry after re-import
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Edited a testimonial in Premiere CC with source footage of 1080i ProRes 422 29.97 HQ. However, since I had no broll, I edited in a 720p timeline so that I could mask jump cuts a little with scale diff
Re: 720p blurry after re-import
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Nevermind. Still learning Premiere and this old dog made a newbie mistake. Playback resolution was set to "half" when the new sequence was made. I hope you all have a wonderful day! ;) Mac Pro 2 x 3 G
5D mark3 final out ?
by sanyukta kaza 5 years ago
Hey I am currently working on a feature length interactive web documentary . We shot on 5d mark 3 . Therefore for the post process, we converted all our rushes to Apple Pro Res 422 Proxy since we are
Re: 5D mark3 final out ?
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
RAW H.264 in FCP is never advised. It's too rife with issues. And Color won't work with H.264 at all, so there is no point in relinking to the camera originals. How did you convert to ProRes Proxy If
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Kevin Reiner liked this 5 years ago
Alternatives for AE addicts?
by Chris Jacek 5 years ago
I'd like to hear input from long-time After Effects users lovers who have experience with other effects software. Anything out there that you believe to be in the same ballpark as AE Or at least with
Re: Smoke vs NUKE
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Jim Hines "I would choose Smoke as a far more comprehensive alternative to AE. Timeline editing, motion graphics, 2 examples " Speaking generally, if you're looking at motion graphics, I'd have to sa
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Kevin Reiner liked this 5 years ago
AJA LHe audio problem
by jeremy Rowell 5 years ago
We are running an OS 10.7.4 system that has an AJA LHe using 9.1 driver. We use After Effects and Media 100. Yesterday, when opening a After Effects file and Media 100 project from a newer system, we
Re: AJA LHe audio problem
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
I'm having similar issues, but using Premiere with Aja LHi. If I go preview a file in finder, audio starts to go wacky in Premiere. Really a pain. Hope there is an answer. Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Int
Audio Oddities
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Hello all, Having a bit of weirdness with my audio. I'm slowly switching over to CS6 from FCP. Running Mountain Lion on a Mac Pro2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon with 32 GB of RAM. Ive searched for simi
Name for Studio Identification animation
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
A friend of my asked me if there is a technical or lingo term for the opening animation for studios. I felt like I should know the answer, but I had to admit that I was stumped. Can anyone answer that
Re: Name for Studio Identification animation
by Scott Roberts 5 years ago
Studio Logo sounds good to me. On that note, here's a seven minute compilation of studio logos: http: www.youtube.com watch v=pK_1ApX_31I
A more filmic look destined for broadcast
by adam garner 8 years ago
We are shooting a music series and are going for a more filmic look vs. a "live" tv broadcast look. Currently we are shooting with Sony 1400 XDCAM's designed for broadcast which are limited to 1080i 5
Re: A more filmic look destined for broadcast
by John Heagy 8 years ago
That's certainly a popular belief, and safe. 24p will never fix poorly exposed, clipped and uneven color. The image is everything, the rate is secondary in my opinion. Cinematic = feature films = holl
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Kevin Reiner liked this 5 years ago
Best method of selling your music
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Hello Audio Professionals, I'm a long time COW user on the Video Professionals forums, but I admire your work! ;) I have an acquaintance who has started making some really good music beds and is build
Re: Best method of selling your music
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Thanks for your response Ty. Maybe a better question is "what should he avoid " Any hard-learned lessons out there regarding selling your music Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 32GB Memory Dual-cha
AE Cache issue driving me crazy... sos anyone!!
by Jamie Milks 6 years ago
Alright, when i start AE i get the warning... "Your disk cache folder is on a drive that does not have enough available space to safely store the full amount... blah blah blah" I have dedicated a Sams
Re: AE Cache issue driving me crazy... sos anyone!!
by Jamie Milks 6 years ago
im an idiot....
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Kevin Reiner liked this 6 years ago
top feature requests for After Effects in 2012
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Here's an article that I just posted about the top feature requests for After Effects made in 2012. Please do make sure that you submit any feature requests here. Feature requests buried in a forum th
Re: top feature requests for After Effects in 2012
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
Will you be adding a "fix it in post" button. The producers I work with keep referring to it, but I haven't been able to find it yet. ---Thanks for the update Todd. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "
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Kevin Reiner liked this 6 years ago
Compressor, "Optical Flow Technology," 24p to 29.97 - horrid artifacts - semi-rant
by Tom Donnelly 7 years ago
Primarily a rant, as this appears to be a bug without a solution - found several similar posts on here, some even recent, and none ever have a resolving answer. Footage shot on Sony F3, 1920x1080 24p.
Re: Compressor, "Optical Flow Technology," 24p to 29.97 - horrid artifacts - semi-rant
by Kevin Reiner 6 years ago
So even if I make a smooth 30p AE movie to be inserted into the 24p sequence, frames will be thrown out, just to add pull-down frames on final export. Makes total sense. ;) Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core In
h264 bitrate for television station
by Kevin Reiner 6 years ago
At what bitrate (and keyframe settings) would you suggest I encode a 1080i 29.97 television spot for a station. I have asked the station what their specs are, but they just say "high quality h264". So
Re: h264 bitrate for television station
by Alex McCunn 6 years ago
Hey Kevin, I am in the precess of encoding a whole library (5000-ish films) from master ProResHQ to H.264. Im encoding to preserve maximum quality (probably about 99%) I use episode for half the workl
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Kevin Reiner liked this 6 years ago
Resizing a Project
by Brandon Little 6 years ago
Hey guys. I created a project at 720x480 and NOW they tell me they want an HD version of it. Most of it is either text or images that were pretty large to start with, so I would think resizing it is n
Re: Resizing a Project
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Dave LaRonde "Glad there no video footage in it! It would have looked pretty grim. Although it worked this time, I recommend avoiding your solution in the future and going with Ted's suggestion." Hon
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Kevin Reiner liked this 6 years ago
Panasonic AJ SD930 drop frame issue
by Kevin Reiner 6 years ago
Not sure if this is the correct forum, but here I go: Using this deck less and less, but still have my huge archive of DVCpro tape that I have to occasionally bring in. I am on FCP 7 bringing it in th
Re: Panasonic AJ SD930 drop frame issue
by Kevin Reiner 6 years ago
Thanks Steve, Thats what I suspected, but I've ran a new tape cleaner through multiple times. It appears to help a little, but it is still happening. The weird thing is that it also happens when there
How To Replace Audio Without Re-Compressing Video???
by jon swanson 8 years ago
I have a .mov clip that needs the audio replaced I would like to do this without re-compressing the video Is there any way to do this without losing video quality If anyone could help that would be aw
Re: How To Replace Audio Without Re-Compressing Video???
by Kevin Reiner 6 years ago
Just saved my butt a lot of time as well. Thanks. Never knew about the "add to" feature. Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 32GB Memory Dual-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express card Dell Display (2
baking an expression to current value
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
I have over 300 layers of animated stroked lines in a project I'm working on with a visual artist. Each line has the following effect applied: Roughen Edges, Texturize, Displacement Map, Tint I knew t
Re: baking an expression to current value
by David Franz 5 years ago
I know this is a really old thread but I am having the same issue. Basically I have almost 200 layers connected to one controller that holds a few effects like Fill. This increased my render times dra
DV Tape problem - wiped or lost footage
by Michelle Orpe 7 years ago
Hello there I have just purchased a sony HC9 off Ebay (I know that was my first mistake) I took it on my holiday of a lifetime (Italy) and shot 2 full tapes worth of footage (TDK Mini DV 60mins) I had
Re: DV Tape problem - wiped or lost footage
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
This is a long shot. I had a tape where the control track was damaged. I could hear the audio but couldn't see the footage unless played in reverse. So I used a professional deck to play in reverse an
AVI and EWC files
by Hector Mata 7 years ago
Hello all, I am trying to use some footage and edit it in FCP. The files I am trying to use comes in packages of two items. One file that ends in .avi and another one (that uses the same name) with .e
Re: AVI and EWC files
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
Hello Hector (and David) I have been given some .avi and .ewc2 files to use in a FCP project. As David suggests, I googled to find a way to convert the files for FCP. Unfortunately, the only useful li
Audio equipment for edit bay
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
Hello All, I need to add audio to my edit suite. Been working strictly with headphones and now need to be able to share. I don't do the audio mixing as I am an editor and motion graphics artist, but I
Re: Audio equipment for edit bay
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
Thanks Ty, Would I need anything else to interface between the Aja breakout box and the Mackie 824s Is it as simple as an XLR connection Would I need any other audio gear I'm putting together a budget
2 computers, 2 video sources, 2 projectors. Sync?
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
Hello, hope someone can help. We have 2 videos that need to play in sync with each other and a music track. It is for a preview of a live production that will actually have 6 screens. The live product
Re: 2 computers, 2 video sources, 2 projectors. Sync?
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
Thanks Walter. Just curious, why not just the DoubleHead I guess 3 heads are better than 2. :) Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 32GB Memory Dual-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express card Dell Disp
constant change on "y" value of Offset effect
by Kevin Reiner 7 years ago
Searched the COW, but having problem finding answer to what I'm sure is an easy question. I'm a newbie to expressions, but I though this was one I could tackle. I thought wrong. ;) I have comp that I
Re: constant change on "y" value of Offset effect
by Dan Ebberts 7 years ago
I think it would just be like this: rate = 100; value + 0,rate*time You could link "rate" to a slider in the main comp. Dan
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Kevin Reiner liked this 7 years ago
Do I need the KLHi-Box?
by Kevin Reiner 8 years ago
Hello, We are upgrading from the Kona LHe to the Kona LHi. Is the KL-Box-LH compatible with the LHi, or will I need to purchase the KLHi-Box as well Thanks, Kevin System Setup (for a more detailed lis
Re: Do I need the KLHi-Box?
by Chad Tingle 8 years ago
As a new LHI owner I would agree with Jeremy.The price of the LHI breakout box is a no brainier Chad Tingle Producer Editor
Mixing LED screens and Projection screens on stage?
by Kevin Reiner 8 years ago
Hope someone can give me some advice, as this is not my speciality. I am working with an artist to design 2 hours worth of animations for a live event that is being performed in a theater. The animati
Re: Mixing LED screens and Projection screens on stage?
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
I helped design an event last year with mixed LED walls and projection screens. Our on-site LED programmer was able to adjust the LED wall to remarkable consistency with projection. We occasionally sp
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