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Lu Nelson

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Outboard recorder
by Rich Rubasch 9 years ago
We shoot with the Canon 5D and a Zoom audio recorder. The conversion Pluraleyes media management is becoming a hassle. Has anyone gone with a KiPro or Convergent product to record directly to one of t
Re: Outboard recorder
by Lu Nelson 9 years ago
Hey, it's a bit late here but I found this thread via Google ... what do you use the mount the dt454 to the gh2 It seems to me it is designed for the size of the Canon cameras and probably won't let y
do text behaviours always scale from baseline?
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
OK, not to make another AE comparison; but does Motion allow some control over how type is scaled in the type animation behaviours (the ones that animate scale, of course) AE has got tons of options o
Re: do text behaviours always scale from baseline?
by Lu Nelson 9 years ago
I don't have it in front of me, and it would take a while to explain; but you should look for a tutorial on parameter linking in Motion, and see if you can track back to what we said earlier in the th
Dropping the exposure in AE
by Mikko Kovasiipi 10 years ago
Hi. I have shot some footage with Sony Ex-1 and there are some over bright spots. In Final Cut Pro I can fix those, but if I try to darken the image in AE it just makes the white gray. Is there any wa
Re: Dropping the exposure in AE
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Jon, your answer is the first to get the original question. However I've just been working on the same problem and I would qualify a few points: 1. Codecs out of FCP are "automatically" recognized by
Hangs in CS5 when creating solids or changing names
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Has anyone experienced this CS5 is hanging on my machine, nearly every time I add some kind of solid to a comp, whether a regular solid, adjustment layer or null layer; espec. if I choose to rename it
A way to change default comp and render naming?
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Hi, This is a quick question maybe; I just want to know if there's a preference somewhere or even a .plist or .xml file I can hack to change the default naming behaviour in AE such that it doesn't alw
Custom Effects (PresetEffects.xml hacks) not working in CS5?
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Hi, wondering if anyone's noticed this or if I missed some info somewhere about how to make it work in CS5; but Custom Effects that worked for me in CS4 now no longer function. Has something changed i
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Re: Custom Effects (PresetEffects.xml hacks) not working in CS5?
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Looking further at this today, I tried installing a Custom Effect from Eran Stern using Maltaanon's PolyCE AIR installer application; Install reports as being successful, but I get the same "Missing:"
Can I resize HD footage in SD timeline?
by Milton Hockman 10 years ago
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Re: Can I resize HD footage in SD timeline?
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
I use the Resize effect. I'm not sure if what Job says is right; it looks pretty decent over here. I drop 720p items in to the SD timeline and I can resize them up to about 133% before noticing any de
Bezier Interpolation, Arrays, Searching Arrays ;)!
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Hi, So this is an attempt at using a bezier curve as an interpolation curve. And it's a long post. I figured out how to generate a bezier after looking at the math on Dan Ebberts' bezier curve tutoria
Never mind...solved it
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
EDIT: solved it. didn't realize whether "ValueAtTime" would actually track the independent timelines of other comps, if referring to elements in those comps -- I'm trying to use the motion of some ele
Coding syntax question
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Hi there, this is slightly OT, like the last post I made -- but a quick question I hope for the coding experts. I'm trying to port a bit of code out of AE, to an environment that supports short mathem
Re: Coding syntax question
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Thanks Dan, it's so great to be able to count on help when you need it! L. Lu Nelson Berlin, Germany -- MacProQ2.66, 8GB, Sys10.5.6, FCP 6.0.5, AE 9.0.2
USB Microphone Suggestions
by Keith Overton 10 years ago
We are looking to purchase a voice over microphone. I suggested picking up the USB Logitech for about 25.00. I've used it before and it performed well. Still, they feel its best we research other opti
Re: USB Microphone Suggestions
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Hi David, can you confirm that those models will work with Media Composer I've just started looking in to this and notice that many users seem to have trouble making usb mics work with MC... thx Lu Ne
Need help calculating "linear()" function in JS Math
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm trying to port some of my AE methods to another program that's also using Javascript control (Quartz Composer), and need to determine a strictly mathematical equivalent to AE's "linea
Re: Need help calculating "linear()" function in JS Math
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Thanks Dan, that did the trick for the task at hand -- indeed, since it's only between 0 and 1 it's simpler... I'm back to it. Lu Nelson Berlin, Germany -- MacProQ2.66, 8GB, Sys10.5.6, FCP 6.0.5, AE 9
CS4 Source text load from external .txt file
by Chad Dankert 11 years ago
I have been using the following source text expression in my CS3 projects to load text dynamically for lower thirds and titles: #include' media text.txt' try{ eval(thisComp.name) } catch(err){"not fou
Re: CS4 Source text load from external .txt file
by Lu Nelson 10 years ago
Dan, do you know of a way to force a composition expression to reload the external file I notice that if I make and save changes in an external file the changes don't update unless I switch the layer'
RAM and crashing problems with large Batch or "Render Video"
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Hi all, does anyone know what kind of setting I might be missing I'm trying to process video clips in Photoshop (I have a particular filter that only exists for PS, not AE), and all types of "Render V
Re: RAM and crashing problems with large Batch or "Render Video"
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Seem to have solved my problem... held down option command shift at startup of PS and checked "Yes" to erase the settings file Also updated the plugin I was using; one or the other seems to have worke
Option-Command-Click, moves windows
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Does anyone know a way to disable the behaviour -- because I don't know if it is coming from FCP or the System itself -- where option-command-clicking in FCP results in the cursor "grabbing" the entir
"Popup" type controllers in the Preset XML file
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
This is a question for maltaanon or others who know the PresetEffects.xml "pseudo-effects custom-effects" workflow: I notice in the PresetEffects.xml file there is a control type defined called "Popup
Re: "Popup" type controllers in the Preset XML file
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
When I said "take away that line" I mean that if I take out the line where I tried to define a "Popup" controller, the code works again. It's since been confirmed by Todd Kopriva (Region of Interest B
Does FCS3 come with manuals?
by Peter Corbett 11 years ago
Just wondering if the upgrade version comes with manuals or are they on disc within the box Cheers, Peter Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Re: Interesting -- so what are the language diffs?
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Thanks -- looking fwd to getting my copy Monday, bought here in Germany will have more to contribute to the forum after a week with FCP 7 LMN Lu Nelson Berlin, Germany -- MacProQ2.66, 8GB, Sys10.5.6,
This one feature alone may be worth the price of admission
by David Roth Weiss 11 years ago
If round-tripping to Color is indeed seamless, as the excerpt below from page 43 of the FCP Product Overview states, I think FCS3 is undeniably worth every single penny, even if you need a new compute
Re: This one feature alone may be worth the price of admission
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
You can nudge position of an item using option-arrowkey, if you have the canvas selected; I believe adding the shift key in to this combination may nudge it by larger amounts. Otherwise, you can also
Language Support Universal or not? *Please Help*
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Hi, I'm living in Germany but working in English; my computers all have US keyboards and are installed with US English as the default language; I've just ordered my upgrade to FCS 2009 and now have a
Good to know -- thanks
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Thanks Kevin, Lu Nelson Berlin, Germany -- MacProQ2.66, 8GB, Sys10.5.6, FCP 6.0.5, AE 9.0.2
A way to return the MAX or MIN for a fluctuating value?
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Quick question -- is there a mechanism in expressions where we can point to a value (let's say a slider in another effect which is being driven by an expression in itself) and return it's maximum (and
Re: A way to return the MAX or MIN for a fluctuating value?
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Awesome, Dan Thanks -- that'll save me a lot of handwork Lu Nelson Berlin, Germany -- MacProQ2.66, 8GB, Sys10.5.6, FCP 6.0.5, AE 9.0.2
External File Workflow? The Straight Version?
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Hi, I'm an FCP editor looking closely at Avid Media Composer. I've had a few "wow" moments already, and starting to get my head around the thing, but I have a few questions: From what I understand so
Re: External File Workflow? The Straight Version?
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
PS--BTW you could actually do what you describe in FCP, by deselecting the option to "Relink Externally Modified Files" in the preferences, and using the "Reconnect Media" option directly on your clip
Control Opacity Per-Channel? Or mix?
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
OK, this is really frustrating me and I know there must be a way: I have a noise reduction filter that gives good results, but looking at the result channel by channel it is applying too much noise re
Re: Control Opacity Per-Channel? Or mix?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 11 years ago
Effect Channel Shift Channels may be what you're looking for. HTH RoRK broadcastGEMs - AEPro Volume 02 (Professional Adobe After Effects Project Files - Now Available). Adobe After Effects Training in
script access to text layer font information
by Simon Morris 12 years ago
Hi guys, Does anyone know of any way to get access to the font properties of a textlayer object within an AE script I need to find out what font family, font weight, font size a textlayer is using...
Re: script access to text layer font information
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
Some of it is outlined here: http: blogs.adobe.com toddkopriva 2008 12 after_effects_cs4_scripting_ch.html Lu Nelson Berlin, Germany
FCP6 on Leopard - DCDP and keyboard problems
by Tony Van Mellaert 12 years ago
I installed a fresh copy of Leopard on a second drive, installed FCPstudio2 and did all the upgrades, installed the new Kona driver, and now there are some strange things happening: 1) I cannot use Di
Re: FCP6 on Leopard - DCDP and keyboard problems
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
I haven't noticed a keyboard problem here yet, but had nearly the same scenario is you -- until I simply opened the Displays System Preferences panel, and re-selected the settings for my two displays.
Decklink HD Extreme vs AJA Kona 3
by Greg Verspohl 12 years ago
Hello all. I am looking to buy an SDI board for FCP. Has anyone used the new DeckLink HD Extreme (by Black Magic) and how do you all think it compares to the AJA Kona 3 (I know it is cheaper, but is i
Re: Decklink HD Extreme vs AJA Kona 3
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
From what I've read, editors seem to also like the AJA boards better because they have a faster response time. Blackmagic has a 4 frame response lag that is very annoying during editing, when you are
Quicktime 7.5.5 and FCP
by David Wegley 12 years ago
Has anyone updated to the latest version of Quicktime yet Has anyone heard of any issues with it David Wegley PowerOne Productions http: www.poweronepro.com
Re: Quicktime 7.5.5 and FCP
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
There's another thread about this. Looks like there may be issues for some.Lu Nelson Berlin, Germany
Apple Cinema Display as Video Monitor
by Craig Bass 12 years ago
Hi all, I just upgraded to a MacPro, only to find out that it is not compatible with the cheap LCD television I was using as an improvised video monitor (composite video does not work with MacPro evid
Re: Apple Cinema Display as Video Monitor
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
I would warn you away from the HDLink. I bought this and the MXO both, and had the chance to see them side by side. The HDLink does not properly translate 601 or 709 color, it does not support interla
Decklink HD Extreme vs Kona LHe
by Shaun Adams 12 years ago
I am looking at purchasing a new setup for making home videos, wedding videos and hopefully one day a music video. My current set-up are consumer Canon HV30 and Canon Optura cameras and a MacBook Pro.
Re: Decklink HD Extreme vs Kona LHe
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
Well if that's the case then I retract my comment, though I will still prefer to test it myself -- can anyone else who had the problem confirm that it is solved In any case, why did those particular t
Decklink HD Extreme (PCIe) slows down FCP
by Francois Stark 13 years ago
Hi We have 8 seats of FCP, using a variety of AJA kona and decklink cards, on a sanmp San, and editing DV PAL and XDCAM 30mbit s PAL timelines. FCP 5.1.4 on os X 10.4.10. Only our new Decklink HD Extr
Re: Decklink HD Extreme (PCIe) slows down FCP
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
Just want to add to the comment by Sebastian Hampl; though I have commented in the other threads regarding this too. I saw another question about this this morning so I am posting again because it mak
FCP 6 SLOWDOWN
by John Moore 12 years ago
Hi, I'm suffering from the dreaded slow down problem. When I start my machine in the morning it runs fine but after an hour or so it slows to a crawl. Cursor takes several seconds to respond. I note o
Re: FCP 6 SLOWDOWN
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
I too have this problem and switching preview on off or switching preview types doesn't seem to do it. This is kind of a deal killer. This is like when the DL Extreme PCIe model caused machines with m
Media Composer Academic in Europe?
by Lu Nelson 12 years ago
Does anyone know where the best place is to buy Avid Academic versions in Europe and how the academic qualification works I read in a few places that only institutions can buy the Academic version of
mixing wide and full screen footage
by Mike Weber 13 years ago
How does you handle it when you have a mix of 4x3 and 16x9 footage in the same show (Artisitically speaking, not technically speaking). Let's say your interviews are all 16x9, but most or all of your
Re: mixing wide and full screen footage
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
Hi Mike, another thought with unifying these two, if you want to have something consistent and have to scale up the 4x3 footage to match you 16x9 sequence, is that you can also get away with distortin
Upconverting via Kona - 29.97 Anamorphic DV to 23.98 DVC Pro HD
by Barry Lank 13 years ago
I am having problems upconverting anamorphic 29.97 DV footage to 23.98 720p DVC Pro HD footage for use in a 720p 23.98 DVC Pro HD timeline. I have tried just about every combination in FCP as well as
Re: Upconverting via Kona - 29.97 Anamorphic DV to 23.98 DVC Pro HD
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
Go in to your Qmaster settings (assuming you are running Final Cut Studio 2) in your System Preferences and I believe there are further options for the Compressor services that let you run multiple in
Multiple rates of size change over time.
by Script-to-film 13 years ago
Is there a way to change the size of an object by different rates over time. I'm trying to create the illusion of a camera flythrough of 3D space in Motion 2. I need stuff in the "background" to grow
Re: Multiple rates of size change over time.
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
Hi, Sorry, if you're using Motion 2 this is difficult to do. There is I believe a "Basic 3D" filter which can mimic this to some extent but if you want to fly through multiple layers you need them to
EPS files in motion
by Nate tull 13 years ago
I cant seem to get Motion to except my EPS files. I thought it would.Any input
Re: EPS files in motion
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
Yeah I'm not sure about that -- I tried importing a PDF shape from illustrator and moving it in 3D space and I got some stair stepping. Motion 3's own shape objects DO of course rasterize perfectly at
X1900 XT upgrade from 6800 Ultra DDL
by Brad Bussé 13 years ago
I'm considering upgrading my dual 2.7 G5 to an octo core Intel. Besides the obvious jump in CPU speed, how much of a benefit will I get in Motion by changing over from the 6800 Ultra DDL to the Radeon
Re: X1900 XT upgrade from 6800 Ultra DDL
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
You may also find that thought the X1900XT has good specs, it is limited to graphics of 2048x2048 while Nvidia cards can support graphics of 4096x4096. At least this is the way it used to be. My machi
6.2 drivers: 2 gig limit still there!
by Patrick Kofler 13 years ago
Hi guys, 6 months ago we bought new Mac Pro with lots of RAM (6GB) and a bmd decklink sp(pci e)(lots of renderings, not only video editing in sd). And after half a year of waiting I still cannot use a
Re: 6.2 drivers: 2 gig limit still there!
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
I agree with this. It's one thing for the products to have limitations; but when that limit is not even mentioned, it's a big problem. Personally I think BMD should be accountable for this lack of inf
DL Xtreme HD -- Seems Cannot Mirror Canvas
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
I'm wondering if I've got a software issue or a hardware one: I'm working on a new MacPro 2.66 system, 4GB RAM, OS 10.4.8 (the MacPro seemed to have issues with 10.4.9), FCP 5.1.4, Decklink drivers 6.
Re: DL Xtreme HD -- Seems Cannot Mirror Canvas
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
Hi Luke, yeah I've tried to test that and it still get the problem, though less. Performance seems also hampered by the big project I'm working on, long timelines, etc. But yeah, I keep wondering if s
Cinema Display or Panasonic BT-LH1700
by als 14 years ago
Hi guys, We have purchased a MultiBridge Extreme for our new editing suite, and we are looking for a LCD for monitoring. Presently our acquired material are mainly DVCPro HD 720P. If I understand corr
Re: Cinema Display or Panasonic BT-LH1700
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
26 inches might be big but if you can place it farther away it can be nice to be able to change focus from the computer screen to the viewing screen. I had been editing a project on a 14" monitor for
RAM Limit? How come I don't have a problem?
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
In reading the latest driver 5.7.3 release notes, I noticed it says that all SD Decklink cards are still limited to 3GB of System RAM -- but I've been running a Dual 2GHz G5 with a DL Extreme for more
Re: RAM Limit? How come I don't have a problem?
by Chadwick Shoults 13 years ago
I have a decklink extreme card with a Mac Pro and am wondering if there will be an update so the SD card will work with 5 gb of ram. I bought ram that is having to sit on the shelf and want to know if
Interested in Red 4 tutorials on the Cow?
by John Lafauce jr. 14 years ago
Hi Everyone, I was wondering if users would like to see more Red tutorials featured on the Cow. Any suggestions you have or features in Red 4 you would like to learn more about Thanks, John
Re: Interested in Red 4 tutorials on the Cow?
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
I see the point about platform independency; but having slogged my way through to figure out the basic titling using the generators in FCP for example -- on my own -- I think there's an amazing secret
Boris Red - only the "About" button appears.
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
OK, I'm hoping someone else has seen this -- I am using a G5 system with FCP 5.1.2 and the latest Red 4 installed, and I can apply "Boris Red 4.0" to a clip (it appears in my filters menu); but when I
Re: Boris Red - only the "About" button appears.
by Paul FX 14 years ago
Lu, Since you are on FCP v5.1.2, you might experience some problems with RED transitions. We are aware of this and we are in the process fixing it. Also, if you are on an Intel Mac, none of the Boris
DLX PCI -- suddenly audio on R side ONLY
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
This happened the other day in the middle of editing. Working with FCP 5.1, latest BM drivers. Audio started to drop out on one side, and now I'm getting output from the DLX card only on the right sid
Re: DLX PCI -- suddenly audio on R side ONLY
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
No, it doesn't come back -- sorry I'm gettting back to this post so late; the problem went away again, but now it's back. The audio is actualy on the LEFT side (I wrote that wrong the first time) and
Problems animating still images "still"
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey guys, I posted this the other day and got some good tips. But I've not found an answer to solve the problems that come up with animating images. I get imperfections...mainly some serious jiggles a
Re: Problems animating still images "still"
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
Check the comp settings and under "Advanced" be sure your rendering plug-in is not set to "Open GL". I found that if the renders were set to use Open GL as their render engine, still image animations
Worst edited movies?
by Chris Bové 14 years ago
First three worst-edited movies that come to mind: - Gigli - Dragon Storm - Sideways (Oscar winner my @$$ - it was about an hour too long! ! ) Bonus: worst-directed movie of all time: - Trancers 2___
Re: Worst edited movies?
by Lu Nelson 14 years ago
for that matter, the whole lord of the rings trilogy was awfully edited; but especially the first one. And they won an oscar for editing....
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