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Matt Davis

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October 7th 2011
75 Posts
is there an effect or plugin that will let me animate the speed of a video?
by Richard Garabedain 2 months ago
say I had a slider from 1 to 20 with 1 being regular playback speed and 20 being 20 times that speed. IS there anything that will let me animate a a slider that controls the speed of a video. I think
Re: is there an effect or plugin that will let me animate the speed of a video?
by Matt Davis 1 month ago
Have you considered doing the time speed changes in Premiere The downside is it's harder to make changes on the fly if you want to tweak the ins and outs of your slow down effect. Maybe Dynamic Link b
Working on a project while exporting in Encoder
by Matt Davis 1 month ago
This is one of those holes in my self-taught knowledge that I probably would have learned with a more formal education in After Effects. I know that using Media Encoder to export my After Effects Proj
Re: Working on a project while exporting in Encoder
by Matt Davis 1 month ago
Awesome. Thanks.
Parent null object to a mask
by Stig Olsen 2 years ago
Is it possible to parent a null object to a mask
Re: Parent null object to a mask
by Matt Davis 10 months ago
That would have been so much easier than the way I did it. lol
Transporting equipment
by Matt Davis 11 months ago
Hi, In the past I've used one of those convertible moving dollies where the handle on one end either folds down or can be removed. When you're alone or on a small crew it can save a lot of hassle to m
Re: Transporting equipment
by Mark Suszko 11 months ago
The cool kids tend to use a cart called the rock-and-roller. You can get add-ons for it that create shelves and things. I've used the same old fashioned hand truck from Harbor Freight for three decade
Multi-mic setup into and iPad
by Matt Davis 1 year ago
Having a bit of trouble with certain setups streaming live via an iPad. Not my choice to do it this way, just a reality of the client event. I have a little iRig adapter that I might use to get one XL
Re: Multi-mic setup into and iPad
by Matt Davis 1 year ago
Hi Ty, Yes no audio received in the iPad whatsoever with the mixer as the source. I used my headphone plug (the old jam it in the end of the XLR and make the rings touch the right contacts trick) to e
Shooting video with someone whispering
by Mark Crews 1 year ago
What is the best practice for micing someone who is whispering on camera Any post tricks for bringing up the levels without the noise getting to high or sounding like they are underwater running noise
Re: Shooting video with someone whispering
by Matt Davis 1 year ago
Bill has the right idea here, I think. Especially if they need to be ON CAMERA as they whisper. You don't have much choice. Be sure to record some room tone (sound on set with no one talking or doing
Composition not importing in layers
by mark madsen 9 years ago
I'm animating a logo for someone. They sent me a .eps file of the logo. I created the layers that I need in photoshop and saved the file as a .psd with layers selected. I imported it into AE as a comp
Re: Composition not importing in layers
by Matt Davis 2 years ago
Thanks for this! In case anyone else is wondering, this works even if your photoshop project contains only black and white objects. I didn't even consider colour mode, as I was only working with black
3D model to have different versions of 2D?!
by Adrian Chircu 2 years ago
Hello, I m doing a 2.5D video parallax effect KIND OF, because so far I have only one picture that actually gives the feeling of movement the rest are completely still and only have camera movement to
Re: 3D model to have different versions of 2D?!
by Matt Davis 2 years ago
I see so many good answers with your name attached! ;)
"fade" from one AI layer to another in After Effects
by Victor Roos 2 years ago
Hello all A question. Imagine. I made an illustrator file for a character looking left, and for a character looking straight & right (this due to some aspects like perspective, shadows on the ear etc)
Re: "fade" from one AI layer to another in After Effects
by Matt Davis 2 years ago
There are some styles of animation that you could play with, but if you're looking realism, I agree with Dave.
Creating Closed Captions - from transcript
by Matt Davis 2 years ago
I've seen many tutorials on creating closed captions. They all copy and paste the transcript into captions line by line. Is there any way to import ALL of the transcript at once, without having to cop
Re: Creating Closed Captions - from transcript
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
Well, you could mitigate that fear somewhat, by making a render with just a still graphic and the audio. Doesn't change the timing. I use Youtube to generate my transcripts a lot, since it's free. But
Workflow efficiencies _Premiere Pro and SxS cards
by Matt Davis 4 years ago
Hi, I'm an experienced editor who's new to Premiere, most recently I've worked in Final Cut Pro 7 but I've worked in plenty of others over the years. We shoot all of our footage on Sony Cameras that r
Re: Workflow efficiencies _Premiere Pro and SxS cards
by Matt Davis 4 years ago
I have not. Other than Photoshop and After Effects I'm new to most Adobe tools. I will definitely be looking into it. Thanks. I work in a government shop, so our install of CC is incomplete due to som
How do I add Subtitles
by Gavin Williams 6 years ago
Hi I am editing a film where several of the interviews require subtitles. Can someone let me know how I do this in Premiere CS6 Or do I need to do it in another program and import to Premiere Thanks G
Re: How do I add Subtitles
by Matt Davis 4 years ago
Maybe a bit late to the party here... As an alternative to InDesign, people could also use After Effects. It shares some of the clunkiness of doing it in Premiere but with some very important differen
Old editor-New to premiere. Dumb question
by Matt Davis 4 years ago
Hi, Ok, learning the ropes, used about a dozen other softwares over the years, bow I'm learning Premiere CC. One little thing that is slowly driving me batty: I have a multi-monitor setup and when I m
Re: Old editor-New to premiere. Dumb question
by Matt Davis 4 years ago
It's CC. Sorry for the late reply...but for some reason it has stopped doing this. I still have no idea why.
Vector or bitmap?
by Stephen Roberts 4 years ago
Hi everyone! I'm starting a new animated video project, I've created all the artwork in Illustrator, and I'm debating whether to bring the Illustrator files straight into After Effects, or to rasteriz
Re: Vector or bitmap?
by chris brett 4 years ago
Hi Steven I know what you mean about continuous rasterise especially when using multiple comps in 3D -- in some configurations I'm not even sure it works properly because on some occaiasions I have ha
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Green Screen/Green suit shoot
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
Hi all! I'm posting this in a couple of relevant forums, since this is a question that could be answered from both a production and post production point of view. :) I've done a fair bit of green scre
Re: Green Screen/Green suit shoot
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
Good point. More and more I'm thinking that I need to a test shoot with at least some roughed in lighting, just to see what I'm getting into.
Green screen/green suit shoot
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
Hi all! I'm posting this in a couple of relevant forums, since this is a question that could be answered from both a production and post production point of view. :) I've done a fair bit of green scre
Re: Green screen/green suit shoot
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
Thanks Todd, I'm thinking a test shoot might be in order... The portable pop up green screen is something I hadn't considered. That might come in handy in some instances. The video is a dramatic piece
Update to 7.0.3 - won't mount
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
Hi, Updating a slightly older machine for a new hire and I want to update it to FCP 7.0.3 from 7.0 I managed to find the ProApplications download on the apple site and downloaded it, but when I went t
Re: Update to 7.0.3 - won't mount
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
I think Shane's right, my OS is actually too old. :) We'll see if he's right.
Lav mic causes hiss on one camera but not the other
by Arvid Utas 5 years ago
Hi, Please help me with a situation that is confusing me. I have searched the forum, and there are a million threads on hiss but not on a similar situation... Here is my setup: Cameras: Sony PMW-200 S
Re: Lav mic causes hiss on one camera but not the other
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
There are also some internal settings on the camera, accessible through the menus. "Audio Input" in the main menu second tab down. I won't tell you what your settings should be, because that's really
After Effects Shape Layer and Wiggle problems
by Brent Taylor 5 years ago
So I imported a shape using the Create Shapes from Vector Layers command. It's just an outline that's filled in with color. The problem is that when I apply a wiggle transform, it wiggles the outline
Re: After Effects Shape Layer and Wiggle problems
by Tom Thursfield 5 years ago
I think what you're doing is adding the wiggle to the contents of the converted vector using the add arrow right If you go to effects and presets type wiggle (or even wigg) and hold down and drag on t
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Matt Davis liked this 5 years ago
Inaudible audio
by Mark Withers 5 years ago
Hi I am truly stumped.... I have a 'depth bomb' sound effect that is perfectly audible on my MacPro via the external speakers. I'm using it on my Final Cut Pro timeline. If I mix it into the project -
Re: Inaudible audio
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
Ok 1) only some speakers will even attempt tp playback such low frequency content. 2) Does it still disappear if you drop 1 leg of the stereo file OFF completely and pan the remaining one centre. If i
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Matt Davis liked this 5 years ago
New mixer for video guy
by Kevin Reiner 5 years ago
Hello audio professionals, Please bare with me as I am only slightly fluent in audio. Long story short: My video suite is 14 years old. It came with a Mackie 1604-VLZPro, which has become overkill ove
Re: New mixer for video guy
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
Richard's right. I use a Mackie 1202 VLZ3, and I have both XLR and 1 4" outputs on it. There are some simple XLR to 1 4" adaptors you can by in any electronics or audio shop if the Z4 doesn't have the
What's an OEM file?
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
My employer has asked me to work on changing a video project done some time ago with an external company, before i was hired. Most of the changes are easy enough, but I'm adding some additional voiced
Re: What's an OEM file?
by Michael Gissing 5 years ago
It will be OMF. To import that into FCP7 you will need to use Automatic Duck which has been made available as a free download for a while now and still up on the Automatic Duck web site. http: www.aut
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What's an OEM file?
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
My employer has asked me to work on changing a video project done some time ago with an external company, before i was hired. Most of the changes are easy enough, but I'm adding some additional voiced
Re: What's an OEM file?
by Matt Davis 5 years ago
Thanks for the responses. I followed up with him. It was a typo. He'd meant OMF files. Which some of you clued into and which makes WAY more sense. Thanks all!
Is it posssible to make good quality DVD:s in DVDSP?
by Karl Bergvall 6 years ago
I made a DVD out of a .mov file with high quality, but the DVD was not in good quality. How can I make a DVD with the same quality as the .mov file Very thankful for answers:)
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Re: Is it posssible to make good quality DVD:s in DVDSP?
by Alex Asp 6 years ago
One thing to remember. DVD SP has nothing to do with the final quality oh your DVD. It all depends on the quality of streams you feed it. If you put garbage in (as the old adage) don't expect jump in
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Matt Davis liked this 5 years ago
Campfire flickering in post
by Davide Marchesi 6 years ago
Hello everyone, I was wondering if there's any effective way to add some of that classic campfire flickering to a few shots with a bonfire and little additional lighting. I know that probably the best
Re: Campfire flickering in post
by Davide Marchesi 6 years ago
Yeah, I thought that getting the shadows right could've been the main issue here. I'll give it a try and see if it's doable, otherwise I'll just do without. Thanks a lot to you both for the advice and
Matt Davis liked this 6 years ago
After Effects masking
by Lilli Tran 6 years ago
I am very new to After Effects so I don't know how to explain this clearly using the right terms, but here it goes... I would like to animate a group of shapes which are PNGS (with transparencies) mov
Re: After Effects masking
by Mark Burbery 6 years ago
1. create a new shape layer (a circle where you want the png's to show) 2. place that layer ontop of your png layer 3. set the trkMat setting to alpha if you cant see the trkmat options right click on
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Matt Davis liked this 6 years ago
After Effects - The next level!
by Matt Davis 6 years ago
Hello all! I've been doing After Effects off and on since CS2 but more seriously in the past 4-5 years or so. Mainly self taught, I've gone through a couple of good books on it, ran through most of th
Re: After Effects - The next level!
by Erik Waluska 6 years ago
Here's something Todd Kopriva posted a while back that may help as well: Adobe TV http: tv.adobe.com product after-effects There's another book that I recommend: http: help.adobe.com en_US aftereffect
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Matt Davis liked this 6 years ago
New Sony camera recommendations
by Matt Davis 6 years ago
I'm looking for ideas for a new camera for my place of employment. We currently work with a Sony PMW350K, which records onto the SxS cards. For myself I might cast a wider net, but we want to get a sm
Re: New Sony camera recommendations
by Matt Davis 6 years ago
We demoed the PMW-200 and we're going to go with it. We did a pretty thorough examination of it, tried matching footage to our PMW-350, actually got a chance to bring it out on a shoot while we had it
Post on Forum -- don't contact off the forum
by Rick Wise 10 years ago
For the second time in as many days, a Forum member has contacted me directly rather than post on the Forum. While I am flattered that my advice is sometimes useful, this method of solving some proble
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Matt Davis liked this 6 years ago
Re: Post on Forum -- don't contact off the forum
by Bob Cole 9 years ago
Fernando Mol "always trying to convince the shy person to ask trough the forum, usually with no luck. No choice but to respect that, I think." Hadn't thought of that "shyness" aspect, although it is
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General Error 34 wth is this thing
by Thom Obarski 12 years ago
Aside from "I'm tired of being your computer today, please restart and try again" what the hell does general error 34 mean Anybody ever figure this one out You have been generally editing 34 hours in
Re: General Error 34 wth is this thing
by Philip Leech 6 years ago
Well my hard dive is certainly not full and my in and out points are set correctly. Still getting the error 34 message when trying to export, plus the resulting file has no video, only audio.
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Matt Davis liked this 6 years ago
XDCAM Transfer - turn off video track
by Matt Davis 8 years ago
This might be a strange question. But it's come up a couple of times (much more than I would've expected it to). I have a bunch of clips to rewrap in XDCAM Transfer for use in a Final Cut project. But
Re: XDCAM Transfer - turn off video track
by Bouke Vahl 8 years ago
If you have a deck that has the option to show the ProAV folder, you can use this: http: www.videotoolshed.com product 35 xdcam-proxy-hq-audio-extractor hth, Bouke http: www.videotoolshed.com smart to
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