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Martin Banks

I finished uni last year, and got a First in Entertainment Technology BSc and I'm looking to create my own original projects in the field of moving image and sound. I love experimentation and enjoy the work of early abstract filmmakers from the 1920... [more]
Member Since:
September 14th 2004
149 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Colchester in Essex, in England
Where are my background tasks that are not yet complete?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
So I want to export my project. I did some slow motion clips and applied Optical Flow to those. Everything is on IDLE in my Background Tasks (Rendering kicks off after 1 Second and I have waited. Noth
Re: Where are my background tasks that are not yet complete?
by Martin Banks 4 years ago
I am having exactly the same problem. Range selecting the clip and forcing a render doesn't working. Deleting all my render files and shutting and opening FCP X doesn't work. The clip renders fine in
Disect an image into many square parts on separate layers
by Martin Banks 7 years ago
Hi, I'm designing patterns and abstract images to be printed on to garments. The stylist for the company I work for wants me to create the next few prints in a similar style. The style is to create an
Re: Disect an image into many square parts on separate layers
by Theo van Laar 7 years ago
Panos has made many actions to do those kind of things (and much more): http: www.panosfx.com commercial-free-photoshop-actions complete-bundle Theo
Footage "flicker" with RAM preview and render
by Martin Banks 7 years ago
Hi, I have some footage to edit that was shot on a Canon 60D at 25fps. I have used AE CS6 to put together the clips. There are about 14 precomps in the main composition. When I RAM preview the playbac
Re: Footage "flicker" with RAM preview and render
by Martin Banks 7 years ago
The Rolling Shutter Repair seems to have removed the "flicker", however it has darkened my clip somewhat. It was a woman filmed against a white background. Now the background looks like a dirty white
Mask Shape Keyframes Not Working
by Martin Banks 7 years ago
Hi, I've used the Mask Path keyframing option before to animate lots of masks over different footage.....but that was a few years ago. Today I want to animate a very simple mask over some footage but
Re: Mask Shape Keyframes Not Working
by Elliot Kim 3 years ago
I had the same problem as OP. Your advice helped so much. It's the answer I was looking for. Thank you!
Frame Size Confusion
by Martin Banks 8 years ago
I have an exported from Premiere CS5 clip that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. I import the clip into AE and create a composition with the resolution of 770 x 512. I place the clip on the timeline an
Re: Frame Size Confusion
by Martin Banks 8 years ago
The stage canvas in AE is set to 770 x 512 . The left and right side edges of my imported clip overhang the stage canvas, the top and bottom of the clip are aligned with the top and bottom of the canv
Struggling to load clips....
by Martin Banks 8 years ago
I have taken over a rather nasty project that someone started for the company I work for. It is a short promo reel for a clothing range. I'll tell you as much as I have found out about the technical s
Re: Struggling to load clips....
by Martin Banks 8 years ago
I tried that with one file yestarday before posting, just tried it again renaming all VOB files, but nope, doesn't help at all :(
Ripped VOBs loosing length on timeline
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
I'm having to do an edit frm footage recorded onto DVD. I read a few posts in the forum on the best method for ripping the DVD to edit. I used DVD Decrypter to rip the VOBs into one file, which I unde
Re: Ripped VOBs loosing length on timeline
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
Hi Jeff, What do you mean by encrypted It's not a bought DVD, the footage was shot on a cam in studio and given to me to edit. I tried copying the .vobs directly to my editing hard drive, then importi
Crumpled Paper Animated Background Texture
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
Hi, I'm looking to create a background that is the texture of crumpled ruled lined paper. I'm am thinking of scanning in say 20 different pieces of crumpled lined paper and then placing the scans on a
Re: Crumpled Paper Animated Background Texture
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 9 years ago
You could use Free Form (comes free with AE) or FreeForm Pro (if you have the extra cash), to create a true 3d displacement using a depth map. You can create a depth map that simulates crumpled paper
Render Failing but I can't find the issue....
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
Hi, I've been trying to export make movie my composition I created in AE CS5. The project contains one video clip approx 3 minutes long, with a few simple titles at the beginning and the end, plus som
Re: Render Failing but I can't find the issue....
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
Well, I just turned off the Magic Bullet effect to see if that would make a difference and it's exporting, so it obviously has something to do with that. I'm not sure how I can find out what's making
Clips exporting with different in/out points
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
I'm trying to export a sequence, however some of the clips on the timeline export with different in and out points to those on the timeline. The clips are MP4s compaered to the DV footage of the rest
Single clips in a sequence not exporting
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
Hi, I have an edited sequence in Premiere Pro CS4 and I'm trying to export the sequence, however one of the clips in the timeline isn't exporting when I try to export the whole sequence, I just get bl
Actions not installing.
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
Hi, I downloaded some freeware actions and copied them into the Actions folder on my hard drive, however now when I open up Photoshop CS5 the actions don't appear. Can anyone tell me why this is and h
Re: Actions not installing.
by Greg Barringer 9 years ago
You have to Load them. In the Actions palette hit the small fly out arrow in the upper right of the palette. Select Load Actions and select them.
How can I change the index page for a pre-exsisting website?
by Martin Banks 9 years ago
Hi, It's been about 7 years since I did any web design, and unfortunaetly my video prodcution and animation career kind of pushed any knowledge I had into deep storage.... This is probably a very basi
Re: How can I change the index page for a pre-exsisting website?
by mallory scala 9 years ago
Go to your ftp site and with password access, you will be forwarded to a file management site. Most probably, the main guts is named index or home, which should allow an edit to the site. Otherwise, y
Clip behaving oddly.
by Martin Banks 11 years ago
Hi, I went into a client to give him some basic training on FCP (I usually do there video work for them however I am leaving the country soon), and he had captured an old VHS using a USB box so that h
Re: Clip behaving oddly.
by Martin Banks 11 years ago
That's what I thought. I knew it wasn't FCP because I tried other clips, but I was just wondering if anyone knew why that might have happened to the VHS one, how it might get corrupted for example. I'
Plugin to remove video noise?
by Robb Stan 15 years ago
Does anyone know of a plug-in or plug-ins for FCP that can reduce or eliminate video noise and enhance the detail in a clip that is from an in-store video surveillance camera
Re: Plugin to remove video noise?
by Martin Banks 12 years ago
Hi, I am looking to do the exact same thing on some CCTV footage an found your post when I did a search. Did you have any luck with any of the plugins filters I would love to know how it went and if y
Where are my error logs?
by Martin Banks 12 years ago
Hi, I am trying to render out an animation but it keeps failing. I have set After Effects to log the errors but I can't seem to find this log file. If someone could tell me where are the log files kep
AECS3 not refreshing video....HELP please!
by Martin Banks 12 years ago
Hi, I'm having issues with AECS3. I'm using it on an iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz desktop with 2GB ram, running Leopard 10.5. The problem that ocours with AE is that occasionally some of the video cli
Re: AECS3 not refreshing video....HELP please!
by Martin Banks 12 years ago
I only used FCP to capture the footage onto my computer, no editing o keying was done what so ever in FCP. After the footage was on my hard drive everything else has been done in AE. Sounds like I sho
Compatible Audio files?.....
by Martin Banks 12 years ago
Hi, I am in no way an audio professional, but I thought that by posting my problems here that I might be able to get some help from someone who is. I am trying to compress a video with audio from Afte
Re: Compatible Audio files?.....
by John Fishback 12 years ago
We use either Squeeze or Flip4Mac to make wmvs. If you render out a QT movie from AfterFX that includes the audio track, you can then import that into another app to make the wmv. I've never tried mak
Problems with keying/alpha?
by Martin Banks 13 years ago
Hi, I used the Keylight plugin in AE6.5 to sort a green screen key, as it as quite badly shot and need a lot of fiddling to get rid of the green screen and reflection of green on the subject. However,
Re: Problems with keying/alpha?
by Martin Banks 13 years ago
None of the above. It's worked building it all in AE now. thanks for all your help! Martin
Making a leaf blow around.
by Martin Banks 14 years ago
Hi, I have a JPEG image of a leaf, and I would like to simulate it so that it appears to be blowing around the screen before being blown off screen. I'm new to motion and it would be great if someone
Re: Making a leaf blow around.
by Noah Kadner 14 years ago
The behaviors and physical simulations would be good to do. Also depends how real you want it to look. A few of the template projects have a leaf effect on them. Noah
Making a leaf blow around
by Martin Banks 14 years ago
Hi, I want to make an image of a leaf blow around the stage in 3D space. I have a fairly basic knowledge of after effects and I was looking for anyone's suggestions on the best way to achive this Woul
Re: Making a leaf blow around
by Martin Banks 14 years ago
I've tried the method using the particular, and I have managed to get it to follow the motion path, but the leaf looks rigid, and the view of it is still a flat front on image. The method using expres
Difference between Images of clips and menus
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, I have some animations that I am using for transitions between menu screens in Encore. They animate from one menu to another. These were done using After Effects, and I created the menus for the D
M2V settings
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, I have made some animations for a DVD menu in After Effects which I need to export as M2Vs so that I can import them as timelines into Encore. When I have done this previously on a PC I have used
Re: M2V settings
by Matt Dubber 15 years ago
You should be able to render as a DV QuickTime or an Uncompressed QuickTime or even an Animation QuickTime and import that into Encore. Then you can use Encore to make the appropriate conversions for
Multiple falling objects
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, I'm not sure if this should go in the calf or cow,as I don't know what classifies as "basic" or "advanced", so I'm posting it in both, hope that's ok and doesn't offend anyone: I'm making a screen
Re: Multiple falling objects
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
excellent, I haven't tried it yet, but thank you for helping me, it sounds like what I'm looking for! I'll let you know how it goes. Cheers! Martin
where can I find a countdown clock?
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know where I can download a countdown timer Around 40 seconds long with the black for the last few. I need it as a leader for a video I am submitting to MTV. If anyone knows how they p
Re: where can I find a countdown clock?
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Thanks for all your help. I had to do it last night, but I didn't find a specific countdown timers, so what I did was some colour bars, a slate with the title, director and producers, then a 10 second
exporting for mobile phone screen savers.....is that a GIF?
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, I have a 5 seconed animation I have madein After Effects and exported as a .MOV. I want to export this from FCP so that it can be used as a screen saver on the Sony Ericsson 750i mobile phones. Do
.vob to .mov converter
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
I was backing up copies of my work from DVDs to .vobs files, and I was wondering if anyone knows of some software that can convert the .vobs to .movs so I can email stream them. I am using a Mac & Mac
Re: .vob to .mov converter
by Daniel_l 15 years ago
Handbrake http: handbrake.m0k.org
Terrible exporting results??
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, I'm having a problem with my exports. When I try and export some DV footage from my timeline as a Quicktime Movie using Sorenson 3 compressor there are horrible lines over it. I also use programs
Re: Terrible exporting results??
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
yeah, I'm exporting it as PAL, I just can't figure it out. I've been trying different interlacing options and some flicker remval as well but with no joy. any other ideas thanks, Martin
DVD ripper for Mac
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know of a decent DVD ripper software for mac Preferably freeware sharware or something cheap. I want to get some of my old DVD masters back onto my computer to re-edit. Cheers Martin
Re: DVD ripper for Mac
by Ed Dooley 15 years ago
Free- Mac-the-ripper http: www.versiontracker.com dyn moreinfo macosx 22715 Free- MPEG streamclip http: www.alfanet.it squared5 mpegstreamclip.html $60USD- C inematize http: www.miraizon.com products
PAL Encore project to NTSC
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hello, I have a video project that was filmed in PAL and put onto DVD using Encore as a PAL project too. Now I want to send some copies to the states which require an NTSC. I was someone would be able
Re: PAL Encore project to NTSC
by Terry M 15 years ago
Just had exactly the same issue arise and discussed with various people. Seems that it is just possible that a PAL DVD might play in the USA. However I have opted for making an NTSC version of my DVD
PAL to NTSC, DVD Regions????
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, I made and edited a short film on PAL DVCAM, and then built a PAL DVD in Encore. If I burn the DVD as a region free DVD would it play on American (region 1) with no problems, or do I need to set u
Re: PAL to NTSC, DVD Regions????
by Tim Kurkoski 15 years ago
The region setting is not going to be a big issue, but NTSC is. You need to start a new project using NTSC settings. You can then import your assets and set them to transcode using an NTSC setting. (N
DVD to AVI
by Martin Banks 15 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know of a decent DVD to AVI freeware program Martin
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