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Kevin McQuade

Currently "Director of Creative Services". I look after the commercials from front to back. I do the WHOLE thing!
Member Since:
October 12th 2004
83 Posts
Location:
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
HDV Settings
by Kevin McQuade 9 years ago
Hi, I am shooting Sony Z7U HDV for SD broadcast. (for now) What are the optimum settings to use I don't really like the HDV compression. Right now I try to shot 24p, edit in Apple ProRes and down conv
getting a full RAM preview
by malcolm DeSoto 13 years ago
Sometimes, my RAM preview will just start playing half way through although it has not completed the entire Preview. Is it just running out of memory Is there some setting I'm missing I'm previewing a
Re: getting a full RAM preview
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
So why don't my previews play in real time any more I have found it easier to make small movies so I see the timing of animations. I have been reducing my resolution and comp size for years. I underst
Audio sample Rates
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
I am trying to export a .wmv from FCP5. It tells me that I have multiple audio sample rates so I went through them all, making sure they all matched and I still get the same error. I have also opened
Re: Audio sample Rates
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
This is what I recieved from Flip 4 Mac. I was relived to find out I didn't mess something up... That is a common problem we've been having with Quicktime 7.2. We have confirmed that when encoding WMV
Andrew Kramer you saved my life but, now that I'm this far...
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
OK, I have posted elsewhere that I needed help, but then I remembered Andrews Tut on the nano add. OK - so I use the light as my emitter and I pasted a motion path into the position property so I have
Re: Andrew Kramer you saved my life but, now that I'm this far...
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
Yup, I think that would work, is there a way to apply an expression to one layer that would drive a whole bunch of layers
Leaf growing from a vine using 3D stroke
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
Hello, me again! I have a "vine" that I created in 3D stroke. I animated the "end" so the vine grows on and I use the comp camera to follow the progress. I precomped a stem and a leaf that I have grow
Re: Leaf growing from a vine using 3D stroke
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
What do you mean "Animate it to the path"
Animated Girl
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
Hello I have an Illustrator file of a girl all cut up into Head, Neck Dress Arms Right and left legs etc. I want to have her walk across the screen. I have tried parenting, and this and that but I can
Re: Animated Girl
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
Oh My.... Thanks, I'll see what I can understand. Thanks again! I hope I can figure that out...
Moving lips
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
Hey, Is it possible to add semi realistic moving lips to say... Oh I don't know, a Furnace! ! without creating the furnnace in a 3d app Kev
Re: whoops!
by mark harvey 13 years ago
Makes me think of this : http: tetesaclaques.tv This is the most popular website in the province of Quebec at the moment....kids are walking around talking about these clips word for word.... Enjoy !
Typing Glyphs / Special Characters in AE7 ??
by Craiglet 13 years ago
Greetings... first post here. Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere... I read through the FAQ and tried the advanced forum search (which does not seem to be working btw) but didnt see this topi
Re: Typing Glyphs / Special Characters in AE7 ??
by Kevin McQuade 13 years ago
If you still have trouble, you could create the text you want in another app and save it as a layer, then import it into AE You could type the word in illiustrator, then send each letter to a separate
I know, I know, "Not another copywright question!!"
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Hi, A client would like to use a piece of music in a tv ad that will broadcast locally. I know for a radio station ad you can use a small portion of copywritten material as long as it's music they pla
Re: I know, I know, "Not another copywright question!!"
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Yah, thanks for the advice. I'm thinking a cut from one of my 1200 production music discs should do the trick. Thanks again!
ring around the head
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Hi, I made a ring, and animated it using invigorator classic 3.something or other. I have duplicated the comp in AE7 so it seems many rings are flowing toward a woman sitting on a park bench with a gl
Re: ring around the head
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
The motion of the rings is no problem... It's getting her head insode them that the fellow said was easier in InvigoratorPro. He mentioned it has a control for telling the back side of the ring to tak
Ad for website
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
HI all, I am working on a spot for a local newspaper's website. What's the best way to get shots of the webpage Still digital camera Screen Shots I'll be doing my animations in AE7 on a G5 Kev
Re: Ad for website
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
"NIGHT SHOT" FIX
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Hey everyone, Guy has wedding reception shots recorded on miniDV using "Night Shot". Everyones eyes in the clips look like a horror movie, all white, kinda freaky. Any way to fix it I can't think of
Re: "NIGHT SHOT" FIX
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Thanks, I'll give that a try... One time I used producer shot footage for I wasn't available to go to the shoot. I added grain, changed the color - some to black and white, through the contrast up, di
Capture Settings
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Hi, Something has changed in my settings somehow. When I capture video, I am capturing 12 channels of mono audio. I have looked for a spot to change the setting but I can't seem to find it anywhere. K
Re: Capture Settings
by Jeremy Garchow 14 years ago
Go to your clip settings tab in your log and capture window. You can then turn on and off the amount of audio tracks there.
Anchor Point?
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Hi, I have text I would like to "invigorate" but I would like to have the letters "stand up" so far I can only animate the letters from the centre giving it a "tilting" look. So how do I change the po
Re: Anchor Point?
by Jon Okerstrom 14 years ago
Hi Kevin, Invigorator animates by using sets which contain one or more objects. The pivot point of each set is determined by the first object or objects added to an empty set. The pivot point stays at
Wow do you do this in FCP5?
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
2 things... How do you apply a transition to multiple layers ...and how do you paste copied material to a track that differs from the original Thanks, Kevin
Re: Wow do you do this in FCP5?
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Free at last! free at last!! Thank God Almighty I'm free at LAST!!!!!! Thanks, I was growing really tired of moving farther down the timeline, pasting, and re-positioning the clip. And placing 4 disso
Expression Speed ?
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
HI, I have an expression controlling the rotation of a wheel. If I want the wheel to speed up a defined point, do I adjust the expression, or duplicate the layer, and just make the rotation faster Kev
Re: Expression Speed ?
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
It just keeps getting better! Now... not to push my luck here, but what if I wanted the position of the layer to jump all over the place I used to do it with Motion Math...
green rotoscope-er
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Is there an "ahem" quick way to rotoscope
Re: green rotoscope-er
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
No problem Pete, I was waiting for graphics from clients, and I thought, "Hey, why not find out how to rotoscope!" The first few frames are easy enough, but I seem to get lost after about half a secon
Some Questions:
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Hi, I know I have seen this question asked a million times, but here it goes again... Everytime I import a clip into FCP5 from AE I have to render it. I Shoot 16:9 and use a 16:9 timeline in FCP. I ha
Re: Some Questions:
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Ahhh yes, now it is sooo clear! I understood that 16:9 was just a re-configuration of pixels, but I wasn't sure how this translated into settings for the programs, I'm a bit of a jack of all trades he
Color question
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
Hi, which promises truer color, my cinema display, or my NTSC monitor Kevin
Re: Color question
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
You mean you can read those things! ; ) A little tweaking the monitor was all it took. I'm new to colour correction, any tips
Vector Paths
by michael bell 14 years ago
I'm using After Effects 6.0 Pro w 3D Invigorator plug-in. I've created a new solid layer and attempted to open an Illustrator file. It always gives me the following message: "No usable vector paths in
Re: Vector Paths
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
What did you do to get the update I am having the same issue. Kevin
Correct sequence setting for 16x9 (sorry, forgot notification button)
by Steve Newnham 14 years ago
Hi guys, We just finished a two camera shoot using DSR 450wsp pal cameras shooting 16x9 standard def. on DVCam. My sequence setting for editing is - Frame size 720x576 CCIR 601 DV PAL Pixel Aspect Rat
Re: Correct sequence setting for 16x9 (sorry, forgot notification button)
by Kevin McQuade 14 years ago
A quick fix is to check the anamorphic column for the sequence.
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