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Mark Whitney

My main occupation is with motion picture set lighting. A lot of effects related work got me involved with 3D and compositing.
Member Since:
September 11th 2001
124 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Pasadena, CA
Freeze procedural effects?
by Balazs Frank 5 days ago
Hi, I have a comp containing a simple Shape layer. Fractal Noise and Noise effects has been assigned to the shape layer to have a kind of texture. When rotating the shape layer, it looks lame as the t
Re: Freeze procedural effects?
by Mark Whitney 4 days ago
Can you precomp the shape layer then apply a hold frame there for the effects Just a guess first stab w o testing.
+1
Reducing files multiple pre comps with same root files
by Andy Barrett 2 weeks ago
Hi, I have an app that i imported 4 precomp sin to from 4 separate aeps. They all the the same character (same psd as their source) it is a fairly large file, 20+ layers, so I was curious if here was
Re: Reducing files multiple pre comps with same root files
by Mark Whitney 2 weeks ago
You might want to watch this tutorial first on Managing AE Assets: https: vimeo.com 39826302
I opened a .ai file, but can't edit the z space
by Patrick Perkins 4 weeks ago
Long-time listener, first-time caller. I have a question, and I'm hoping I'm just an amateur and there's a simple, obvious answer. I have a complicated pattern of randomly-interspersed shapes in AI. I
Re: I opened a .ai file, but can't edit the z space
by Mark Whitney 4 weeks ago
Ah, yes you are correct. You'd have to use something like the zl_ExplodeShapeLayers script by Zack Lovatt (http: zacklovatt.com) which might be daunting in this case.
What's going on with Video CoPilot?
by Mark Whitney 1 month ago
Anyone have any knowledge of what's up with Video Copilot I, along with numerous others have posted questions on their forum, specific to THEIR plug-ins and there hasn't been any official response in
Re: What's going on with Video CoPilot?
by Mark Whitney 4 weeks ago
Ya, Matt got back in a day or so. I went with the forum route initially as the question was about issues with their free FX Console plug-in. Somewhere along the line, the compatibility information sta
Facetracking issues trying to pin a 3d object to 2d footage
by Matthew Wood 1 month ago
Hi. I am having a particularly difficult time with a head track. I need to pin an e3d object, a helmet, to his face. I then mask around his fingers on a higher layer to have in front of the helmet. (I
Re: Facetracking issues trying to pin a 3d object to 2d footage
by Mark Whitney 1 month ago
... except if you are still using CS6.
Hi res images used in complex 3D poly model slowing computer down. Any way to replace with proxies?
by alex ezorsky 1 month ago
I've been building a "3D" bed out of masked and 3D oriented images of plants for a surreal music video. The images are apx 5k and at first building it was fairly easy, lots of precomposing, masking, a
Re: Hi res images used in complex 3D poly model slowing computer down. Any way to replace with proxies?
by Mark Whitney 1 month ago
Definitely good to know Alex. Seems like one learns (or remembers) something new about AE every day.
Old Problem, New plea for assistance
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
Some time ago, I posted here regarding problems with the installing any of the BlackMagic Desktop Video drivers above version 9.1. At the time I was using CS5.5 on Windows 7 system. When I installed a
Re: Old Problem, New plea for assistance
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
Woo Hoo! I finally found the answer and resolved this issue. I found it here on Black Magic Designs site forum: http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=18&t=2782&p=16341&hilit=Premiere+Pro#p1
Still a no-go with 9.5.3 drivers and PPro CS 5.5
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
I posted a question back in March regarding the 9.2 drivers not working in Premiere Pro CS5 in that no video was getting sent out to the monitor via an HDLink box. Had the same problem with the 9.5.2
Re: Still a no-go with 9.5.3 drivers and PPro CS 5.5
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
Joshua, OK. Finally got a bit of time between projects and tried the Blackmagic_Desktop_Video_Windows_9.5.3 drivers once again with my install of PPro CS 5.5. As I'd thought, yes under Preferences Pla
Items in Timeline NOT being found in Project Bins
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
I'm experiencing an odd problem in PPro CS 5.5. Been using Premiere for years and this has only happened in the last day or so. I've numerous clips, video and stills, where if I right click in the tim
Re: Items in Timeline NOT being found in Project Bins
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
Ah. Very good to know for future reference. However, what I tried and it worked was to create new project and bank sequence. I saved, closed, opened the problem project and did a drag select of everyt
Graphic file in Titler – Odd behavior
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
I've come across some odd behavior when using certain graphic files in Premiere Pro CS5.5's Titler, and haven't found much help in the the on-line Help nor searching the forums. In Illustrator CS5.5,
Premier CS5.5 and latest drivers problem
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
I'll post this on the BMD web site as well but often had quicker responses here. I've a Win7 system using a DeckLink Studio card and feeding a monitor via a HDLink box. Updated to the latest drivers (
Re: Premier CS5.5 and latest drivers problem
by Mark Whitney 5 years ago
That certainly has to be disheartening. Have your considered giving their Tech Support folk in Fremont CA a call Ph# is +1 (408) 324 2799. I've had good luck with them. FWIW though, the very first pro
AVID Media Composer - Compatability?
by Craig Harris 6 years ago
Does anyone know if there will be compatability between BlackMagic I O devices and AVID Media Composer in the near future
Re: AVID Media Composer - Compatability?
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
I was at the same show if it was the one at WB. I only had a few minutes to talk to the Black Magic folk and I had some specific questions for them about a new capture card of theirs I just purchased
Chroma Key Editing
by Dustin Daniels 8 years ago
We just did our first green screen shoot and it turned out fine. I'm using Premiere Pro 2 (okay quit your snickering), and I know this is just another reason to upgrade. My question is this, if we are
Re: Chroma Key Editing
by Mark Whitney 8 years ago
There really aren't many options within Premiere for matte extraction software, largely because it's an editing program. I can't speak for FPC other than I'm sure Motion could do what you need certain
Identifying Quicktime Codecs for Premiere Pro
by Chris Lones 8 years ago
I just received a .MOV file from a client via FTP, and when I attempt to play it, Quicktime tells me that it requires a 3rd Party component to work. Then it plays the audio, but with only a plain whit
Re: Identifying Quicktime Codecs for Premiere Pro
by Mark Whitney 8 years ago
Once the file is open in the Quicktime player, hit Ctrl-I to bring up the information panel. That should tell you the codec used. M.
Prepping for boradcast
by Mark Whitney 8 years ago
I'm hoping a few of you here can give me some good pointers in prepping a project for broadcast and questions to ask when looking for a post house. I've a long documentary (over 2 hours) originally re
Odd Audio Issue in CS3
by Mark Whitney 8 years ago
I'm having an odd problem with audio output on a Premier Pro CS3 project. Audio Track 1 is the main stereo track and is a single contiguous WAV file from a mix. Track 2 has some tone at the head and a
Premier CS3 colour correction
by Alex McDonald 8 years ago
Where can I start with for the colour correction effects on clips There are so many, but they seem so complicated to use and understand. Has anyone any advice
Re: Premier CS3 colour correction
by Mark Whitney 8 years ago
Right. That's the SetUp icon I was referring to. M.
How do you enable safe margins if it's grayed out?
by Wesley Dysart 8 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to work on a film for TV broadcast but for some reason I cannot enable safe margins. It's grayed out. I can see where the manual says to enable them, but the manual doesn't say what to
Re: How do you enable safe margins if it's grayed out?
by Mark Whitney 8 years ago
I can't say for sure if this is the problem, but check under: Project Project Settings Capture Properties, then check that the Desktop Preview Acceleration is set to None. I had a similar problem with
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