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Lou Borella

Freelance Editor/Animator in NYC/NJ/Phila area
Member Since:
April 3rd 2006
110 Posts
100 posts
Location:
New Jersey
Want to use waveform monitor/vectorscope in a separate undocked window
by Anne Colton 4 years ago
This might have a super-obvious solution, but I can't for the life of me find it. I want to be able to have my scopes open in a window while also viewing the composite video in another window. This wa
Re: Want to use waveform monitor/vectorscope in a separate undocked window
by Lou Borella 3 years ago
The reference monitor works if you want to open ONE of the scopes. But what if you want to have the Waveform and Vectorscope open Because who would ever want to have them both visible at all times dur
CS6 is released - so what now?
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
So that's it, if you're moving on from FCS3 then all our options are now before us (apart from the small matter of the Mac Pro) Has the release of CS6 enabled you to make a decision about your future
MacPro Petition
by Lou Borella 5 years ago
Hello Everyone I've just started a new Facebook page asking Apple about the state of the MacPro. I know its a long shot but I'm hoping that I can get enough people to become a fan of the page, forcing
Media Composer 6 and the 15 year list of lingering questions ...
by Lou Borella 5 years ago
I'm sure the same questions I've been asking AVID for the last 15 years still apply: Will my settings work Or do I have to start from scratch and rebuild Can I import still images and retain the dimen
Re: Media Composer 6 and the 15 year list of lingering questions ...
by Job ter Burg 5 years ago
Also, a fully functional free 30-day trial version will be available, so you can check these things for yourself if you like.
Bizarre Color Shift in FCP but not in SOURCE CLIPS
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
This is a tough one people. Special kudos and chocolate bunny to the person that figures this one out. We shoot P2 DVCProHD 720p24. The footage looks fine in the Log and Transfer Preview Window. The r
Re: Bizarre Color Shift in FCP but not in SOURCE CLIPS
by Romain Kedochim 6 years ago
Hi everyone, Hi Lou... I have to say I have the exact same problem. I shot some footage on the 5D MkII, with cinecolor cinestyle flat profile. I then converted them to Prores_422LT, and opened them in
Dynamic Link
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
I'm trying to get Premier Pro 5.5 to send sequences to After Effects 5.0 via Dynamic Link. Will Dynamic Link only work between members of the same Creative Suite Unless someone can tell me how to expo
Re: Dynamic Link
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
And QuickTime reference is not a feature supported by Premiere. Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
Render All Open timelines
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
Is it possible to render more than one timeline or do you have to do each one individually I'd also like to know how to add multiple timelines to the Media Encoder instead or individually. Thanks in a
Re: Render All Open timelines
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
This is really cool unless you actually want to WATCH your timeline in real time. If there are AE clips and interviews with multiple effects etc., then EVERY computer is going to have some amount of d
Why all the hate?
by Adam McCune 6 years ago
I've stood back, quietly using this forum and website as a source of great information. The level of knowledge on here astounds me, and I've found it to be an infinitely useful resource. Today, Final
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Re: Why all the hate?
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
But think of it this way. If one of your customers say 5 years ago invested X.XX amount in FCP workstations and shared media hardware - what would that cost have been if they would have done the equiv
FCP has never had Tape Based Output!!!
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
... other than Firewire. Which was never frame accurate. If I remember correctly there is no support for tape based output except Firewire in ANY version of Final Cut Pro!!! There was always a need to
Re: FCP has never had Tape Based Output!!!
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
So Media100 is now a viable alternative to FCPX. A piece of software that is 7 hours old for a program that has been on life support for years. A piece of software that developers have barely gotten a
NIce FCPX installation note
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
With a giddiness that would have embarrassed my son when he was in Kindergarten, I installed FCPX on my regular boot drive, then decided I should have taken better advice and installed in on a differe
Re: NIce FCPX installation note
by Lou Borella 6 years ago
Did the installer ASK for the ID on each install or did it look at the ID that was in your MoblieMe pref pane or iTunes settings.
Lip Sync with an expression twist
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
I know there are a ton of tuts out there on syncing different lip layers to audio. I just watch Aharon's "Mr Face" tut http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon lip_synch.php and Andrew
Re: Lip Sync with an expression twist
by Aza Allen 7 years ago
Trapcode Sound Keys from Red Giant Software would help immensely with your project and any other like it... http: trapcode-content.com products_soundkeys.html Make sure to check out our website www.ma
Creating footage on a Mac for PC
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
I'm creating graphics in After Effects on the Mac for a client who is working Premier Pro for Windows. Here are the specs he gave me for his project settings (I've never used Premiere) Type: MPEG Movi
Re: Creating footage on a Mac for PC
by Vince Becquiot 7 years ago
Hi Lou, I'm guessing he means H.264, and if he does mean 3.2 M "B" s, meaning 25 Mb s, you might get away with it, although not with any busy fast graphics. If he is paying a regular rate for your ser
P2 Media Question
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
Will Final Cut recapture P2 media from a duplicate p@ data folder Here is the workflow. After the shoot is finished the raw P2 data is backed up onto 2 separate G-Raid drives. One drive goes back to t
Re: P2 Media Question
by Mike Schrengohst 7 years ago
Even better would be to Raylight all the files on each drive first..... Just keep the file structure the same. I do this all the time.... No capturing needed. The only thing you won't have is any rend
FCP --> Logic
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
Hello All I'm looking for advice for roundtripping a FCP7 project to LogicPro. My main concern is that the audio automation (rubberbanding) that is included in the FCP sequence translates properly whe
Re: FCP --> Logic
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
Rob, Hate to say it but I take back the praise!!! (temporarily) I just tried switching the external audio editor from Soundtrack to Logic but there was no change in the export options. Thoughts Lou ..
Final Cut --> Protools via OMF
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
I'm sending a FCP sequence to a ProTools suite via OMF. For some reason ProTools is not seeing the rubberbanding. All of the edits are there but the automation is not showing up. I don't understand wh
Re: Final Cut --> Protools via OMF
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
OK I think I fixed this problem (with all of your help). I'm not exactly sure what we did but the last attempt at importing the OMF into ProTools worked with the automation. I think we switched a chec
Direct Firewire Capture on xpress pro
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
I have a client with an older version of xpress pro (5.7.5) with a Mojo box. We are mixing HDV footage with DVCam footage. I am bypassing the Mojo for capture and going directly into the Mac via Firew
Re: Direct Firewire Capture on xpress pro
by grinner hester 7 years ago
Hook the mojo back up and grab the DVcam footage through it. You won't be able to monitor the HDV footage through it but you'll be able to get it all online this way.
P2 Capture Times
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of the ratio of footage to ingest time of P2 standard def media. I.E. How long will it take to capture 30 minutes of P2 standard def footage. (I'm sure the numbe
Re: P2 Capture Times
by Rob Grauert 7 years ago
ooooh...makes sense! Robert J. Grauert, Jr. www.robgrauert.com command-r.tumblr.com
Wiggle (or another solution)
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
I'm trying to wiggle the camera depth of field on some text at the beginning of my comp. My problem is that I want the wiggle to stop so I can use the camera for positioning in the rest of the comp. I
Re: Wiggle (or another solution)
by Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
There are examples on this page for starting and stopping a wiggle at specific times. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kop
Photoshop Plugins in AE CS4
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
I'm trying to use the Photoshop plugin "Color Halftone" in AE CS4. I've tried moving the PS plugs to both the AE plugins folder and then the MediaCore folder in the main Library but AE doesn't see the
Re: Photoshop Plugins in AE CS4
by Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
Using Photoshop filters directly as plug-ins in After Effects hasn't worked in a very long time. You can process frames in a batch in Photoshop and then import the image sequence back into After Effec
Timecode Viewer
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
Is there any way to show different timecode sources in the new Timecode Viewer window I want to be able to show clip timecode for various clips that are in the sequence like the AVID timecode window.
Re: Timecode Viewer
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
Bouke My question is more specifically directed to the use of the AUX tracks in the new TC viewer window. they really serve no purpose in this window. The TC viewer window seems really crippled especi
DNxDV Codec Problems
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
Im working on a Avid Media Composer v3.5.4 at NBC. Some of the footage I'm trying to incorporate is SD and they are AVI files. I need to upconvert everything to HD 1920x1080 but the AVIs use a codec t
Re: DNxDV Codec Problems
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
So what you are saying is that AVID's own codecs are incompatible with each other!!! Don't they realize that installing software on corporate PCs in large workgroups is frowned upon How do I determine
DNxDV Codec Problems
by Lou Borella 7 years ago
Im working on a Avid Media Composer v3.5.4 at NBC. Some of the footage I'm trying to incorporate is SD and they are AVI files. I need to upconvert everything to HD 1920x1080 but the AVIs use a codec t
Re: DNxDV Codec Problems
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
this is just a guess, but maybe there is a slight difference in versions of the codecs. try installing the same version of the codecs on the avid... i think avid has recently released version 2 of the
Confining Particles w Particular 1.5
by Lou Borella 8 years ago
I have to make particles travel down a curved tubelike area. Is there any way to make them confined to the dimensions of the tube and maybe bounce off the walls Lou ...
Re: Confining Particles w Particular 1.5
by Lou Borella 8 years ago
Its not a 3d tube. I actually have a cross-section of a stomach and I have to make the particles travel through the stomach. There is no 3d elements involved at all. I was just looking for a way to de
AHARON DO NOT READ THIS POST!!! Everyone else please read!!!
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
To all AENY User group members. You might have heard that Aharon and his wife just had a baby girl. Since we all owe him at least a little something for all the great tutorials he's posted and keeping
Got my first bigger job. How much money can I ask?
by sakke lehtinen 9 years ago
Hi, I'm working as freelancer and I got my first bigger job. I will have to edit 50 second promo from my client's 3 hour long footage and add some advanced effects, color corrections etc using after e
Re: Got my first bigger job. How much money can I ask?
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
Charge them $1 for the job and $10,000 for the changes!!! Seriously I work in the NY NJ area and my rate for graphics is between $50-$60 an hour. If I knew the job was going to take about 3 days then
Copying Attribute values from one layer to another
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
OK I'm forcing myself to learn motion after years of After Effects work. How do I take attribute values from one layer (like scale, position and rotation) and paste those values to other items in othe
Re: Copying Attribute values from one layer to another
by david bogie 9 years ago
Lou, do yourself a favor and invest in the Apple Pro books for Motion. Getting over your AE prejudices may be easier for you than it was for me but I hate Motion with a deep and totally unjustified pa
Genuine Scrumpy ...
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
I don't know if I win anything or not but I just launched Encore for the first time on my new MacPro Octo 3.0 ghz and I was greeted with the Genuine Scrumpy splash screen. I though I launched the wron
Re: Genuine Scrumpy ...
by Jeff Bellune 9 years ago
It's an Easter Egg. :-) -JeffThe Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
I know this sounds ridiculous.... but hear me out.
by Topher Welsh 9 years ago
Okay, so I am working in After Effects today, and I am trying to export some comps in .WMV at around 1000 bitrate, with a couple of 3D Invigorator layers... sounds easy enough right Well, a couple of
Re: I know this sounds ridiculous.... but hear me out.
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
Thanks Mike!! I think they used to be spelled with a lisp!!!
do object sizes affect rendering time? how much?
by NguyenCat Le 9 years ago
Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I am making this animation of 3 hockey pucks moving on an ice surface. The output will be in 720p 30fps I made the shapes in Illustrator 3 circles (450 pixels in diamet
Re: do object sizes affect rendering time? how much?
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
were the pucks all in one layer with one instance of invigorator or where they one their own separate layers with 3 instances of invigorator This can make a huge difference!!! If you had 3 seperate la
Incremental Countdown (not just another countdown question!)
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
I have a client that wants me to do a countdown from 5000 to 1 in increments of 10!! Through out the course of the countdown I need to stop on 100 for a bit then continue on to 10 and stop for a few s
Re: Incremental Countdown (not just another countdown question!)
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
Dan you are right that the Math.round needs to be there. I'm having a problem when the countdown gets to 10 though. It jumps to 0 instead of counting down from 10 to 1. I know that I can split the lay
POI troubles
by Tim Boknecht 9 years ago
I don't have the opportunity to use cameras and 3D movement very often, so I feel like a perpetual newbie when I do. I could swear I'm doing this right, but the result isn't what I'm shooting for. A l
Re: POI troubles
by Lou Borella 9 years ago
Tim I wouldn't precompose the TV layers. Leave them in the same comp as the null and parent them to the null. If your sequences get too hairy then you can make them shy and hide them. I'm not sure wha
Shadows in Option Window
by Lou Borella 10 years ago
Somewhere along the line shadows started appearing in my Option window. Its a pretty complicated scene and its really taking a long time to draw the preview windows because these shadows are on. I've
Re: Shadows in Option Window
by Matt Rhodes 10 years ago
Hi Lou. I take it the lights in your Comp have shadows turned on You may have found a bug. Would you mind sending me your project file Just the .aep file should be enough. Send files to: matt@zaxwerks
Graphic Cards
by Lou Borella 10 years ago
I am thinking of upgrading my video card in my G5 Quad. Im running a GeForce 7800GT with 256 megsof video ram. If I upgrade to a Radeon 1900 will I see a noticeable improvement in Invigorator Pro Are
Re: Graphic Cards
by Lou Borella 10 years ago
matt, You might be the wrong person to ask but it looks like the only choice I have for an upgrade is the Radeon x1900. Any Idea if there are any others that will work on a G5 Quad Thanks Lou ....
Wish List
by Robert Longwell 10 years ago
I thought this would be a good place to complile everyone's wish lists for features, codecs, improvements, etc. What do we want need Robert Longwell
Re: Wish List - FTP UPLOADING!!!!
by Lou Borella 10 years ago
You can delete them from the list!!!! :-)
Simple Question
by Lou Borella 10 years ago
Where is the button or setting that clears the list of Destination Folders I know its there and I'm missing it. I can't believe it wouldn't exist. I mean seriously ... they don't expect you to live wi
Re: Simple Question HEY ROB!!!
by Lou Borella 10 years ago
If you didn't care about GUI then you would be using Cleaner XL for the PC. Its has a TERRIBLE interface!!! Sorry but clearing the destinations list shouldn't be a "feature" we have to wait for. Someo
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