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Marc Lucas

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July 6th 2008
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GI flicker on white text
by Marc Lucas 4 years ago
Hi can someone explain why I'm getting flicker on the text in this scene please. scene file is here https: dl.dropboxusercontent.com u 2003727 LucasMediaIdent.c4d.zip thanks
Sennheiser G3 - frequencies
by Marc Lucas 5 years ago
I recently heard that the G3 series from Sennheiser have become or becoming illegal due to the sale of the frequency that they are on. Is there any truth in this
Re: Sennheiser G3 - frequencies
by Bruce Watson 5 years ago
Marc Lucas "Is there any truth in this " Some. We in the USA are loosing most of the B block of frequencies, and a bit of the G block. Sometime in the next few years, I don't remember exactly when. T
Rendering
by Marc Lucas 5 years ago
I have a 50 frame render with GI and when I render the whole 50 frames at once I get black blotches in the render. However if I render the sequence 10 frames at a time it renders OK. Very confused.
Re: Rendering
by Marc Lucas 5 years ago
I've done it QMC and it seems to be fine. Thanks for your help on this Adam I appreciate it.
Length of project using Cineware
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Had a .c4d project which had a length of 2sec saved the project then via Cineware I was using it in AE. I re-edited the project in C4D with a new length of 6 sec and with a incremental name change. Wh
Re: Length of project using Cineware
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Thanks for the response David. All sorted now. I think sometimes AE didn't update after changing the frame range in C4D or it didn't on the occasion that I was using it but I haven't had the problem s
ProRes export PP PC version
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Got a client sending a file over for broadcast can you export a ProRes file from PP PC version I'm on a Mac so not familiar with PP Thanks
Re: ProRes export PP PC version
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Thanks for the links. I'm a Mac FCP user thats why I asked here its for a client who is sending me a commercial for broadcast.
Mocha shape points data
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
I tracked a finger in Mocha and exported the shape data and when I imported into AE I got what I wanted an outline of the pints so I could adjust to taste seen here https: dl.dropboxusercontent.com u
Re: Mocha shape points data
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Hi Ross I've stumbled on this again I have tracked the 'finger' in Mocha and exported the Shape Data then selected 'Paste Mocha Mask' and it is doing the exact same as I had before. I'm getting mask P
Comps sizes
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
I have a PS image that is 1280x720 which was exported from a 1280x720 FCP timeline When I bring in that image to AE and drag it to the New Comp icon it makes a Comp that is 1280x720. Usually if you ha
Re: Comps sizes
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Yeah I thought something was wrong because I have been exporting text and its been jagged edged so that might be linked to the scale issue Thanks Dave
C100 Ato focus software
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Am I right in saying that the new Auto Focus software will only run if the C100 is using Canon glass
Noise in EX1 image
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Can understand why I have got noticeable noise after recording some green screen footage. Gain was a t zero the talent was well lit and at f8 I would understand if I was pushing the gain unto 6 or 9 b
Re: Noise in EX1 image
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
I have shot with the camera many times without a problem. Thats why I find it strange to have noise on this occasion. No I haven't tried at -3 because I have never needed to I always (conditions depen
EX1 Sharpness settings??
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
I recently did a green screen shoot with an EX1 I know the codec isn't the best for that kind of thing but we had to go with it. When looking at the footage there was a black kind of line down the sid
Re: EX1 Sharpness settings??
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
I looked and whats more confusing was that the Picture Profile setting was set to off so no additional detail Sharpening must of been used.
Keying
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Why do you get a black line like in the pic when pulling a key with Keylight 1.2 It has happened more on one side than the other. Using XDCAM from an EX1
Re: Keying
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
There isn't a Sharpness filter on an EX1 so how would I turn it off
Comps speed change
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
All Comps in a project were 720p 25 fps There was one clip a piece of stock footage that was 24p so I retimed it because when I conformed it to 25p it was shorter in the timeline. I exported and reimp
Re: Comps speed change
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
It was nothing to do with the size of the project because it was working fine up until the conforming of the media. I have since trashed prefs and that has sorted things out. Very odd tern of events.
Keying - Despill Bias
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
When I use the Despill Bias colour picker and click on the skin tone it makes the footage talent noisy. Why is that
Re: Keying - Despill Bias
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
I've since had a go with that and worked way better:-) Just sorting out the edges now, might have to do the head and body in two separate sections due to the hair not sitting right.
How remove white watermark text in Video assets?
by Alejandro Castan 6 years ago
Hi All, I have a Video asset with a White watermark text in the middle of it and I would need to remove it. Could anybody help me with that Thanks in advance Alejandro
Re: How remove white watermark text in Video assets?
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
Legally buy the footage---don't come here and ask questions trying to get advice on how to break the law. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving th
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Sennheiser ME4N lapel
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Just bought a ME4N lapel for my G3 system....are they any good compared to the stock (ME2 I think) that comes with the system.
Re: Sennheiser ME4N lapel
by Ty Ford 6 years ago
HI Marc, The Sennheiser G3 comes with an ME2. The MKE-2 is an upgrade. The ME4-N is a cardioid patterned mic. As such you have to be very careful with placement. If the mic isn't aimed at the speaker'
Sennheisher G3 freq
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
It ewas suggest a while ago by a college that I should setup my Sennheisher G3 mics on these channels Either use the first 4 Channels on Preset Bank 1 Ch 01: 863.100 MHz Ch 02: 863.500 MHz Ch 03: 864.
Re: Sennheisher G3 freq
by John Fishback 6 years ago
Sennheiser has Frequency Finders for various countries. They show the frequencies most used in a selected city so you can use open freqs. Here's the European Frequency Finder. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GH
Lapel mic cables
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
My Sennheiser G3 lapel mic has a small case of wearing near the jack end. I can see the copper cabling. I have used some tape to cover where it is torn but is that going to cause any problems short lo
Re: Lapel mic cables
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Thanks John, I might turn myself into a terminator then and give it a go:-)
Digital ad formats
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
We shoot all our commercials in progressive. Just started using a digital distribution service that wants interlaced files. They say that if we send a progressive file they are going to convert it the
Re: Digital ad formats
by Neil Ryan 5 years ago
The information you have been given is correct. And, while posting everything as Progressive is not wrong, you do need to bear in mind that the television broadcasting process is interlaced. Interlace
Crash zoom on EX1
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
If I zoom into an object make sure it is perfectly focused then crash zoom out then zoom back into the object why is the object out of focus when I zoom back in Is this a setting thing Thanks
Re: Crash zoom on EX1
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Thanks thats very helpful!
2 x Sennheiser G2's
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Is it possible to have two Sennheiser G2 transmitters transmitting to a single receiver i.e on the same frequency Would this then just record both onto one track if the receiver was plugged into a cam
Re: 2 x Sennheiser G2's
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Thanks
Compositing Tags
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Had a C4D project where I put and image on top the screen of a MBP model, it all worked fine back in AE Duplicated the project and made a separate animation out of it and tried to do the same but I ca
Re: Compositing Tags
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
I thought I'd sorted the problem but I can only see the solid now in AE but it doesn't honour the MBP screen movement it just has a single keyframe and doesn't animate in AE Here is the link to the fi
Performance with AE CC
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Just signed up for AE CC and the performance is way slower than my CS5 version .. Are there any system settings that I should be looking at I have 13GB allocated to AE (out of 16 on my MBP) also have
Re: Performance with AE CC
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Here's what we know about the issue with slowness when clicking to open a menu or when using a keyboard shortcut. (We're still digging, though, so it may turn out that some of this is incomplete or in
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ZOOM H4n Material lost on SD Card
by Sascha Engel 8 years ago
Hi Everybody, I really hope, somebody can help me here. I am really desperate about this: I just shot the show of the famous choreographer and Dancer Nigel Charnock. We recorded the audio from stage s
Re: ZOOM H4n Material lost on SD Card
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
Just to reignite the thread (and because a college has this problem) has anyone actually seen or heard a fix for this Thanks
Shooting into glass
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Done some test shots today where we are shooting fireplaces some with glass fronts. Any advice so I don't see the camera in the glass The only problem is that I need to be quite front end on to get th
Re: Shooting into glass
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
That, and shooting thru a hole in some black card or cloth, but also, remember that angle of incidence = angle of reflection. Just a few degrees makes all the difference.
Projection flicker
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Shot a clip in Progressive and there is an image projected on a wall in the scene. The projection is flickering in the shot is there a filter to reduce just the flicker of the projection without affec
Re: Projection flicker
by Michael Gissing 7 years ago
This has come up before and this thread has a link to a plugin from the Foundry that might be worth the 15 day free trial http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1119865#1131684 and this plugin gets rec
NEF not opening in LR
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Tried to import some .NEF files off two separate cards in Lightroom and its coming up saying it doesn't recognise the files. Even if I copy them to the HD they still won't import in.
PS & LR colourspace
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Just setting up LR and want to make sure PS & LR are working well together. What is the suggested colour space to use AdobeRGB or ProPhoto...and why
Re: PS & LR colourspace
by Angelo Lorenzo 7 years ago
College of DuPage http: codphoto.wordpress.com 2010 02 21 color-spaces http: www.luminous-landscape.com tutorials prophoto-rgb.shtml Basically, ProPhoto is a better match as a working gamut for modern
Green Screen question
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Shot a lady opening a window (from outside the window) the window was the main reason for the shoot. A green screen was placed behind the talent opening the window. The idea was to key in some kind of
Re: Green Screen question
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Yes I over-looked that but will take that onboard for next time! Thanks for your help and comments!
Importing & Smart objects
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
I have a logo roller with about 8 logos in some have alpha channels some don't. I want to replace one of the logo when trying to do so I can't workout a couple of things. When I drag a new logo into t
Re: Importing & Smart objects
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Thanks for the reply! I think you have misinterpreted what I was originally asking. I can easily create an alpha from an image by just selecting the portion of the image through a 'selection' then sim
Cropping dimensions
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Making banner images for a Website so all the images have to be the same size. I've cropped my first image to a certain size (1000x378) Now what is the easiest way to ensure that when I'm cropping I c
Re: Cropping dimensions
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
It was set to cm not pixels:-) Thanks for your patients....what an idiot I am!
Marquee selection tool
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Wanting to select a fixed size with the Marquee. I input my pixel area size but everytime I try and select on the image the edges of the image become selected and not the actual size I specified.
Re: Marquee selection tool
by Darby Edelen 7 years ago
Marc Lucas "Wanting to select a fixed size with the Marquee. I input my pixel area size but everytime I try and select on the image the edges of the image become selected and not the actual size I sp
Colour Matching with X Rite
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
I have recently looked at a couple of tuts regarding the X rite colour passport board and software. Everyone I've seen deal with still photographers. However I have seen posts recently on Twitter wher
Combining Sennheiser G2/G3
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Going to be using 3-4 Sennheiser Transmitter & Receiver systems (G2 & G3) where I'm connecting a lapel mic to 3 maybe 4 people all at the same time. The receivers will be connected to both cameras (EX
Lapel mic positioning
by Marc Lucas 7 years ago
Only recently I've come across a couple of situation were I have attached my Lapel mic (with Sennheiser G3 system) to a presenter positioned pointing up. They have mentioned that they usually have it
Re: Lapel mic positioning
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
It keeps the plosive mouth sounds and breath rush from hitting the mic. lavs are almost always omnis, so they don't care where they are facing too much, you lose only a little volume if you point it d
Green Screen question
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Keying some recent green screen footage. The greens were not lit as well as they could of been but still not bad results. I'm using dvGarage DV Matte to do the keying. I'm getting on well but one of t
Re: Green Screen question
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Thanks for the advice on this thread! I tried with both Keylight & dvMatte pro and ended up using dvMatte. The situation I was in was less that ideal the original footage had the green screen lit to b
Decklink Drivers
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
I can't find any driver download page on the BM Website. I have a Decklink Studio card and currently running 7.9.6 of the software but having loads on crashes with FCP6 when using various file types (
Re: Decklink Drivers
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Hi Thanks for the reply. I had been through to the 'drivers' section before but didn't realise that the 'desktop video' was the actual name for the Decklink drivers:- I have had email communication wi
QuickTime IMX50 & MXF
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Been asked to produce either QuickTime IMX50 (D-10 IMX)files OR MXF files for online delivery. Do I have to get a Compressor plugin to enable a MXF file export or is the QuickTime IMX50 something I co
Re: QuickTime IMX50 & MXF
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
I have tried that but when the file comes out it is 4:3
Recording cards
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Having come from an EX1 and recording onto SDHC cards (class 10) what would one suggest as preferred recording card for my, hopefully arriving this week, D800 I will be using the camera for both Video
5D Footge
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Transcoding 5D footage to ProRes for FCP use. There are also .THM unix files in with the rushes is it ok to delete those files What are they Thanks
Re: 5D Footge
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
But by converting the original footage to ProRes do they still 'connect' themselves to the ProRes versions of the master rushes
No audio playback
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
I can skim clips in the clip browser and the audio plays but when I connect to the storyboard (timeline) the audio is connect to the clip and I can see the audio monitor moving but no sound is coming
Re: No audio playback
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
It wasn't it was in Surround for some reason but I'm not sure whether that was the actual problem. The Mono audio channel is set to mono and won't work in the timeline when when set to Center, why not
Render test
by Oliver Peters 8 years ago
I just ran a render test with 4 NLEs and FCP X is definitely the slowest in-app renderer. The media was a 30 sec. ProResLT 1920x1080p 23.98 clip dropped onto a timeline with render set to ProRes. This
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Re: Render test
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Thats what I have found I haven't really seen much of a different playing back when there is an orange render line there.
Feature Requests for 10.0.4
by Greg Jones 8 years ago
Now that I've played around with the new version of FCPX, I have some feature requests for the next version. I've already sent these off to Apple but I thought it would be fun for everyone to chime in
Re: Feature Requests for 10.0.4
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
For request 2 http: assistedediting.intelligentassistance.com EventManagerX P.S I don't think you will get a Source Monitor:-)
Mixing footage types
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Haven't had chance yet to try the new Multicam feature but what the deal when mixing footage types in FCPX. When mixing progressive and interlaced what are the general results like. Does FCPX process
Re: Mixing footage types
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Yeah I'll have a look, thanks. Just concerned that the more flavours you put into the multi cam edit the more the final output with start to start looking messy with all the different codecs and frame
XA10 recording question
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Been looking at the specs of the XA10 and it only seems to state two recording frames rates 1920x1080 and 1440x1080. I'm wanting to know whether it can actually record 1280x720p Thanks
Export with alpha
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Trying to export from Motion with an alpha but there doesn't seem to be one there. My project settigs are 1280x720 (Broadcast 720p setting) when I render I have the premultiplied box ticked and also c
Re: Export with alpha
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Thanks for getting back. I don't think there is actually anything wrong with the project insofar that I had successfully rendered out the middle of the project (without the BG layer) but trying to ren
Mic advice
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
The setup is 1 maybe 2 H4N's we want a mic to plug into the XLR socket on the H4N to capture sound on each end of a long table. What hand-held mics would be suitable for this I'm we have done a small
Re: Mic advice
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Thanks for the replies. I like the look and sound of them but I only want them to record at a top table in a wedding situation so I think they might be over kill to be honest.
Pattern Stamp Toll
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
I was using the Pattern Stamp tool recently and it had parts of a photo I used months ago. How do you clear the Pattern Tool history in PS Thanks
strange colour lines on image in FCP
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Had some large Jpeg files that I resized (sized down) in PS to a manageable size for use in FCP. I created both TGA's and PS files. Whilst resizes the file down further to anymore scale and motion in
Re: strange colour lines on image in FCP
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
This is the process I took. The original image in PS was 5000x3999 I used the crop tool to crop three sections from the picture all of the pieces around 900x600 give or take. Those three images were s
Compound paths/fonts
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Been sent an IA file where the text is made up of compound paths. I have to edit the text to take away some of the finer detail so I can use the paths in C4D. Is there any easy way to find out what th
Re: Compound paths/fonts
by Marc Lucas 8 years ago
Thats for your thoughts. I have sorted it now I didn't realise that when you just export the whole set of layer from inside AI, even though the text layer were compound layers, that they showed up in
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