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Matt Callac

Editor by day... sleeper by night. I can't believe they pay me for the editing part, now if i can only get paid for the sleeping part.
Member Since:
October 14th 2004
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Baton Rouge, LA
Control Play, Pause, Resume a footage based on a slider using time remap (or else?)
by Eric Benacek 4 years ago
Hello, is there a way to control a video playback resume thru an expression here's the context : I have a comp playing a video, a slider to control it's Y position, at 50 it's in the center, at 0 and
Re: Control Play, Pause, Resume a footage based on a slider using time remap (or else?)
by Matt Callac 3 months ago
Just wanted to say thanks to Dan. Was trying to figure out how to use time remap values to control another layer's property. couldn't figure it out and then found this thread and saw the expression yo
RAW DNG Premiere to AE Workflow
by Matt Callac 4 years ago
Shot some stuff on Black Magic Ursa at 4k Raw. Brought the DNG sequences into Premiere to find my selects. Have those pulled in a sequence. Normally (in other workflows not using DNG sequences) I just
Re: RAW DNG Premiere to AE Workflow
by Matt Callac 4 years ago
I actually did fill out a request after I realized this was an adobe workflow problem. Thanks for posting the link, so others could do the same. -mattyc
Track Matte Strangeness
by Matt Callac 7 years ago
Been battling weird issues with track matte's all day. All have to do with Precomps that have collapse transformation switched on. It seems to be causing weird time shifting issues with animated track
Re: Track Matte Strangeness
by Matt Callac 7 years ago
UPdated to the the newest version of AE, and it fixed the problem. -mattyc
Flop + mask
by stig olsen 7 years ago
Hi, Im having trouble when trying to mask a flopped image. I have also tried to precompose the flopped layer and then apply the mask. Any solution Stig
Re: Flop + mask
by Matt Callac 7 years ago
Right that has to do with the after effects order of operations, which you can't change. But if your mask is in the precomp and your flop effect is in the main comp you should be good. When you need t
Keyframe position problem
by Christopher Mallan 7 years ago
I've been wrestling with this problem for some time and it's finally time to find out why I have this problem and put an end to it. It seems like a bug because it makes no sense but maybe it's just me
Re: Keyframe position problem
by Matt Callac 7 years ago
This will help you make sense of your problem. http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon boomerang_1.php http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon boomerang_2.php -mattyc
Need very large but detailed layer for ground
by Matthew Belinkie 7 years ago
I have a project where a 3d car (thanks Element 3d!) drives around on a ground layer, revealing various pieces of text. To fake the effect that the ground goes endlessly into the distance, I need it t
Re: Need very large but detailed layer for ground
by Matt Callac 7 years ago
digital juice has nice collections of repeating patterns. Or there are online resources with free ones such as cgtextures.com. We've done well in the past using tileable textures and the CC RepeTile e
Font management query
by chris brett 7 years ago
-- font folder getting very full and its taking ages to try out different fonts by changing the layer selection... .......any body know if there is a font manager that can be used from within Ae or if
Re: Font management query
by Matt Callac 7 years ago
We use font explorer to manage our thousands of fonts. http: www.fontexplorerx.com you can easily activate the fonts you need and leave the majority deactivated while you aren't using them. -mattyc
Photoshop Gradient Map
by Matt Callac 8 years ago
The art director did some art colorations using gradient maps in photoshop, so all the artwork is greyscale and the gradient map was assigning color value based on the greyscale values. I'm trying to
Re: Photoshop Gradient Map
by Kevin Camp 8 years ago
Matt Callac "Pure black and pure white seem are being treated as identical shades" they are right next to each other, and it can be difficult to get those just right. try starting with an output cycl
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Matt Callac liked this 8 years ago
Novacut. Anyone else seen/heard about this
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
came across this yesterday http: www.kickstarter.com projects novacut novacut-pro-video-editor The idea is a cloud based open source editor. I have no doubt that this project was started way before th
Re: Novacut. Anyone else seen/heard about this
by TImothy Auld 9 years ago
It all eventually comes down to costs. If someone shooting Canon DLSR's can find a way to save money and deliver an acceptable product then it might be useful to some. Assuming it works when it appear
First official OSX Lion SUCKS thread
by Adam McCune 9 years ago
Just wanted to start in on this before the bandwagon starts tomorrow. Lion is set to hit the shelves (or App Stores....) Tomorrow, and it is probably going to suck. It may not suck as much as FCPX has
Re: First official OSX Lion SUCKS thread
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
And While you're checking out David Roth Weiss content on the cow, be sure to check out this three part interview he did with David Lawrence. http: library.creativecow.net weiss_roth_david FCPX-David-
What does FCPX teach new editors?
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. - Marshall McLuhan I was in college studying broadcast communications during the linear non-linear transition, and I learned
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William Carr liked this 9 years ago
Re: What does FCPX teach new editors?
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
Craig Seeman "I can certainly tell you've never lived in NYC!" actually I did. But I rarely rode in cabs, too cheap for that. Subway's and buses. Craig Seeman "Not true at all given the initial drop
The Magnetic Timeline - Time, Space and One Clock To Rule Them All
by David Lawrence 9 years ago
About me and my background: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 335 9060 The Magnetic Timeline What s The Paradigm http: forums.creativecow.net thread 335 9629 Standard disclaimer Everything in all my
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Brian Walker liked this 9 years ago
Re: The Magnetic Timeline - Time, Space and One Clock To Rule Them All
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
Carsten Orlt "Not sure I agree. What I'm seeing is simply that FCPx keeps the clip being trimmed (head or tail) static and shifts the rest. Yes that causes the time(line) to move differently from FCP
Forum leaders
by David Battistella 9 years ago
Hey all, I'm just putting this out there because I want to know. As a leader on this forum I want to ask what you expect from a forum leader here. I can't answer every question, but I am curious about
Re: Forum leaders
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
gary adcock " I'm just sorry that this is my busy season and can only add so much to the discussions." Yeah, I'm pretty sure with your blog posts and articles you've provided more info for this forum
Navigation
by Patrice Freymond 9 years ago
Hi, I've been playing with FCPx for a few days and have a few issues regarding navigation in the interface. Keep in mind I am used to do most stuff in FCP7 using the keyboard and I am trying to do the
Re: Navigation
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
Patrice Freymond "I can not switch to the Browser and go down the list of clips(sorry can't work only with thumbnails...)" Yes. i just checked again. Shift+Tab takes you from the Event Browser to the
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try something new and it starts to make sense
by Carsten Orlt 9 years ago
aren't we all guilty of desperately trying to find the familiar :-) First reaction was also very negative which I posted earlier. I'm mucking around with FCPx for a week now not using it for paid work
Re: try something new and it starts to make sense
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
I agree with everything you are saying...it just sucks having to try and figure out the method you are suppose to use for certain things. Bad editing habits are hard to break, and the last thing I wan
Slipping footage in Primary Storyline with connect video issue
by Michael Garber 9 years ago
Hey all, I've noticed that if I slip (using trim tool) footage on the primary storyline, any footage connected to it will move earlier or later per the slip. Not cool! Any workarounds or solutions to
Re: Slipping footage in Primary Storyline with connect video issue
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "Who said this new interface wasn't intuitive ;)" hahah only every person complaining about things in the FCP X forum. Though I'd wager a guess that most of them have almost as much ex
My thoughts after a few hours...
by Jean-Fran├žois Robichaud 9 years ago
I've been toying around with FCP X for a few hours and at the same time reading comments on the COW. I'm more positive than most, in that I'm actually starting to like the way it behaves. THE BAD - Mi
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Matt Callac liked this 9 years ago
Re: My thoughts after a few hours...
by David Battistella 9 years ago
I just like that there are many smart technologies built into this software and I like the approach. I can not use it on every job, but there are some things I am seeing that it does very very well. I
OT: New Tech Spec from a station
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
Never seen this one before: SD VIDEO specifications: Frame size: 720 x 480 486i 486i sounds ultra tech-y. Think I'm gonna start using it. If there's one thing I've learned in video, adding letters to
Re: OT: New Tech Spec from a station
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
Yes, I know. I was just pointing out that I didn't know we were now calling it 486i. There were just lots of little oddities on this spec sheet. Informing me that DVCProHD was not acceptable for broad
Teaching Final Cut class, and need to know how to set up lab.
by Morgan Schenk 9 years ago
Im teaching a final cut pro class to faculty at a high school. Its a mac lab running FCP. I have a few projects for them to play around with on my external. Whats the best way to transfer all of these
Re: Teaching Final Cut class, and need to know how to set up lab.
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
David Roth Weiss "Money You want actual money Hold on there just a minute Matt, we're discussing PR for film, video, TV, etc. As you know well, we're all supposed to do all this strictly for our art
clips get lighter on export
by Ken Tannenbaum 9 years ago
I shoot for stock video footage in H.264, convert to ProRes, edit then output and finally, convert to PhotoJpeg. It appears that the clips are slightly lighter in value, blacks not as rich, etc. in th
Re: clips get lighter on export
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "Hold on a sec, first responder, your might be jumping the gun. While pjpeg is legacy, it has some nifty features. Second Responder" Hahaha. Good job, Second responder. -mattyc
Kona Lhi DVCPRO HD 23.98 Mystery Problem
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
We're having a really strange problem with one of our Edit systems and I'm looking for help. The guys at AJA are baffled by this problem we are having as well. I'm looking for a few people who are run
Re: Kona Lhi DVCPRO HD 23.98 Mystery Problem
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
yeah, they aren't even sure if it's ever worked. -mattyc
Kona Lhi DVCPRO HD 23.98 Mystery Problem
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
We're having a really strange problem with one of our Edit systems and I'm looking for help. The guys at AJA are baffled by this problem we are having as well. I'm looking for a few people who are run
Re: Kona Lhi DVCPRO HD 23.98 Mystery Problem
by Matt Callac 9 years ago
UPDATE Just Got off the phone with AJA. They finally were able to get a panasonic deck so they could do tests again. Apparently there had been some miscommunication when I'd talked to them the first t
AJA io no composite signal
by Matt Callac 12 years ago
We've got our old AJA io hooked up to a dual 800 G4 running FCP 4. It's not one of our main suites so it doesn't see much use. Recently we tried capturing something over the composite feed and there i
Re: AJA io no composite signal
by Matt Callac 12 years ago
I called AJA last week and they sent us a new box (even though our old one was out of warranty). The composite input on the IO had died. Hooked the new one up and everything works fine. Thanks for the
proanimator 4.3.2/ AE CS3 Freeze problems
by Matt Callac 12 years ago
Searched the forum and haven't found a solution for this. Just got Proanimator. trying to use it as a plug in. So I add the effect to a solid layer, type the text I want and hit enter. Then in the eff
Re: proanimator 4.3.2/ AE CS3 Freeze problems
by Matt Callac 12 years ago
Got in touch with tech support at Zaxwerks and it was just an AE interfacing issue. I just had to chnage my workspace view and the problem was fixed. Even though the workspace I was in had no floating
Uninstall
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
I'm looking to uninstall motion and reinstall it as I'm having terrible blue things appear whenI render a motion file ontop of a clip in FCP. I'm hoping it's a motion thing and can be resolved with a
Text Frustration
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
I just freshly installed FCS2 on a brand new system and I'm having the same problem I've had since motion 1.0 on motion 3.0. If I create new text object and change the font and then try to change the
Re: Text Frustration
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
I just opened a project and adjusted 2 characters out of 7 with the slider for text size. It's never worked before. With my luck it won;t work next time I actually need it. -mattyc Raising money for B
Two Fibre connections at once
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
I'm building a new system for FCP and was looking at getting a Fibre RAID. My boss tells me that there is a chance that down the line we'll be getting some sort of SAN for shared media. I was wanting
Re: Two Fibre connections at once
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
Thanks for all the help guys. Here's the links to responses on the other boards. SANnetworks http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 197 855049 Apple FCP http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 942357 R
Crazy screen Graphics Problem
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
Today I was working on a spot and ran into a problem. After I Finished the spot I went in to try and figure out what was causing the problem b c i'd had this problem. Basically I was using the 5 sided
Re: Crazy screen Graphics Problem
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
With the border star on the bottom, It still creates a freak out layer underneath the video star. When I make it the topmost layer it's still looks like the photo's I posted. It's the border of the st
change a particle source
by rene hazekamp 13 years ago
How can I change the particle source of an emitter, (from png_A to png_B ) help will be much appreciated Ren
Re: change a particle source
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
Just drag and drop it into the emmiter. -mattyc
Is there an easy way to make still images video friendly?
by Hian Brunt 13 years ago
I have been working on a project that incorporates video clips and still images all of which are in a slow zoom motion. The problem is that some of the images produce some visual noise in areas of hig
Re: Is there an easy way to make still images video friendly?
by Matt Callac 13 years ago
I'm guessing you are seeing some aliasing b c there is too much detail in the pictures. By any chance are your images scaled to like 15% in motion b c they are so large. If so that's likely what's cau
NTSC monitor w/ motion
by Nathan Tull 14 years ago
I'd Like to edit in motion viewing it on my NTSC monitor like I can in Final Cut Pro. Is this possible and how Thanx
Re: NTSC monitor w/ motion
by Matt Callac 14 years ago
It happens with FCP, Motion, AE, Combustion Etc. The Apps Don't know how to share a firewire device, so when you tab from one app to another you will get a warning letting you know you it can't pick u
Still Photo files in Motion
by Chris Babbitt 14 years ago
Many of my still files (mostly Jpegs) are showing up in the Motion Browser grouped into image sequences instead of individual files. Does anyone know why this is happening
Re: Still Photo files in Motion
by Matt Callac 14 years ago
Or the way most digital camera's number photos. DSC_0004.jpg, DSC_0005.jpg It'll read those as an image sequence.
Stupid question
by Matt Callac 14 years ago
I've been on OS X for 4 years now, I should know this. Is there a way to have all windows default to list view In OS 9 and other eariler ones you could go into the view menu and there was an always vi
Re: Stupid question
by Matt Callac 14 years ago
Yes i know that folders will default to whatever you have set them as. I just wanted to know if there was a setting somewhere to always view as a list. In previous OS's there was an option in the view
Permissoins Don't seem to be repairing
by Matt Callac 14 years ago
I repair permissions every monday morning as a part of my regular system maintenance. This week when i repaired there was a huge list of new permissions. Usually I will repeat the task until there are
Re: Permissoins Don't seem to be repairing
by Matt Callac 14 years ago
I tried a search on all active posts for repair permissions but didn't see anything about what i was interested in. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. matt
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