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Matt Gerard

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May 22nd 2007
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no multicam view in program monitor
by Ken Pugh 4 years ago
New to multicam - and had it working nicely, but started to find multicam clips will not display in my program monitor - the left side of the screen where the multiple clips used to be is now just bla
Re: no multicam view in program monitor
by Matt Gerard 3 years ago
thank you for posting your solution. this just saved me from a long period of head scratching. M Its more fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than a fast motorcycle slow...
CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi everyone. After installing CC 2015, my previews are no longer in real time. Even as low as 4-5 frames per second. I have a Z820 workstation with 64 gig ram , and an nvidia quadro 6000 plus a tesla
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Sam Padula liked this 3 years ago
Re: CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Matt Gerard 3 years ago
wow. this worked for me too. so frustrating seeing the usability of the software go backwards. It doesn't really matter to me what the core of the software is based on, if they have to re-write it or
child moves half the rate of parent
by Robert Paynter 10 years ago
how do you get a child to move half the speed of a parent
Re: child moves half the rate of parent
by Matt Gerard 4 years ago
Bob, just found this wonderful explanation and expression that is working perfectly for me. Thanks for the excellent explanation and knowledge. Even from back in 2009, this just made my life a lot eas
Render Queue multiple camera
by Andrew Wagstaff 7 years ago
When i come to set a scene to render for each camera position i have to save a new file so a scene with 10 camera would need me t save the file ten times setting the frames and camera and destination
Re: Render Queue multiple camera
by David Alex 7 years ago
There actually is a way! First, you could use a Stage object and keyframe the "Camera" section, but that would render out only one file. In order to render multiple files from different cameras in a s
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Matt Gerard liked this 5 years ago
Match Frame Multicam?
by Kimberly Ruane 11 years ago
Hi all! Okay, so to match frame you select a clip in the timeline and hit f. However, most of our clips have been multiclipped. Is there any way to match back to the MULTICLIP itself (showing both cam
Re: Forget it!
by Matt Gerard 6 years ago
nothing on the interwebs is ever dead! Just found this, thanks for the tip! Its more fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than a fast motorcycle slow...
Match Frame Multicam?
by Kimberly Ruane 11 years ago
Hi all! Okay, so to match frame you select a clip in the timeline and hit f. However, most of our clips have been multiclipped. Is there any way to match back to the MULTICLIP itself (showing both cam
Re: Forget it!
by chris chandler 7 years ago
I know this is pretty dead by now, but FYI in case someone comes across this in a search like I did... You can map the "multiclip angle" command listed above to whatever your normal match-frame key is
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Matt Gerard liked this 6 years ago
batch name changes in AE
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
if i have a photoshop file with a LOT of layers inside AE and i want to change the name of each file inside AE, like adding and "A" to the end of each file name, is there a way to batch this another p
Re: batch name changes in AE
by Matt Gerard 6 years ago
Walter Soyka "Look for Project_Items_Renamer here: http: www.crgreen.com aescripts " I use this ALL THE TIME!!! Its a great script, and works wonderfully. And instantly. aescripts is my new favorite
AE's windows not re-appearing in Mac OS 10.7
by Paul Roper 6 years ago
Hello, I am in the unfortunate position of using Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), definitely the worst OS Apple's ever created. Often, if I've got AE hidden, then I command-tab back to AE, only the menus will appe
Re: AE's windows not re-appearing in Mac OS 10.7
by Matt Gerard 6 years ago
Yeap, same here. We will see if anything comes of it, but this sounds like another "Its adobes fault! No its apples fault!" situation. I'm dealing with other issues with AE and rendering to our networ
Automatic Title/Subtitle Creation Survey
by Brandt Krueger 11 years ago
Hello all, I've been working on a project that's had me bouncing around from application to application, playing with PDF's, XML data, FCP, and Flash. In the midst of it all, I think I've figured out
Re: Automatic Title/Subtitle Creation Survey
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
http: www.spherico.de filmtools readXML index.html It takes some working to get it to do what you want, but it worked great for me. But now that you can export sequence markers directly from FCP to a
Have wiggle expression snap
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Is there a way to make the wiggle expression snap instead of smoothly wiggling I'd rather not use the wiggler pane, as I don't want to deal with keyframes, I'd like to keep everything dynamic when I'm
Re: Have wiggle expression snap
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net thread 227 8917 or http: aenhancers.com viewtopic.php f=2&t=93 Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and
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Matt Gerard liked this 8 years ago
Using pantone colors in Motion
by Dan Huber 9 years ago
I'm trying to modify one of the library backgrounds using client-supplied pantone colors but can't figure out how to access that palette. Any suggestions - thanks,
Re: Using pantone colors in Motion
by Noah Kadner 9 years ago
Yeah I'd use it as a rough guide- getting accurate Pantone in broadcast video would be like trying to bowl on the space station... Noah Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revoluti
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Matt Gerard liked this 8 years ago
Can't locate Bloom and lens Flare
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Opening up a project that was done by another editor in my office, and Motion is telling me it can't locate the Lens Flare generator, and the bloom effect. i can't find it anywhere on my system, or on
Replace footage function is moving the layer
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
I am trying to replace a QT movie in a sequence with a different clip using the OPTION (ALT) + Drag method. Problem arises because the TC in the clips are different, so the new clips skooches down in
Re: Replace footage function is moving the layer
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Hey all, I didn't try the precomp thing, as I didn't want to get into precomps for these simple sequences. Dave- This trick worked for the most part, the only problem is that the keyframes are locked
Invalid Video Asset
by Bruce B 12 years ago
I have a Four hour program. I exported the sequence (NTSC DV) self contained with chapter markers and A V. It became a single file which is large (48 gig)... I imported it as an asset into DVD Studio
Re: Invalid Video Asset
by Salvatore 12 years ago
Here's what fixed it (relatively quickly) for me: 1. Delete the 'PAR' (parsed assets) folder associated with your project. 2. Open your project. 3. Remove all video & audio assets from your project (t
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Matt Gerard liked this 8 years ago
C4D Rendering + AA
by Seth Baron 8 years ago
Hi, New to the forum, thank you for providing this wonderful service! I'm new to C4D (very new), so hopefully my question is a simple one to answer: I'm trying to render a project without all the "jag
Re: C4D Rendering + AA
by Adam Trachtenberg 8 years ago
Are you viewing the picture viewer render at 100% It can look bad at some magnifications.
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Matt Gerard liked this 8 years ago
How to use deflector in Cinema4d
by Faheem Ahmed 8 years ago
HI, Im new to cinema4d, i have make a scene that text is exploding out from wall and falling on floor using random and plain effector. but the mesh of broken text falls on other side of the wall opp t
Re: How to use deflector in Cinema4d
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Im not an expert, and somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but a deflector only works on particles. You need to create a collider object that the dynamics of the falling text can interact with. So either
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DVCPRO HD captures as 1280x1080??
by Eric Hartmann 8 years ago
So here's my issue. I've got a videographer with the HVX-200 recording 1080 in the DVCPRO HD codec. Since we film comedy shows and need the card space for more shooting, we usually dump the card conte
Re: DVCPRO HD captures as 1280x1080??
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Or set one clip to fill the frame, select it, copy then select the other clips and paste attributes. m Its more fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than a fast motorcycle slow...
Export HD Video takes longer than 24 HOURS??
by taila wong 8 years ago
Hello editors, I'm working on a project: HDTV 1080i (16:9) Square Field: Upper 25 Frames Codec: Apple Pro Res 422 HQ It was recorded with Panasonic and Canon, format AVCHD (. MTS) and converted everyt
Re: Export HD Video takes longer than 24 HOURS??
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Allright, allright, lets back up a bit. Depending on what effects ou are using in you timeline, you will be stuck with the long render times for the seq. You've learned your lesson not to use uncompre
why does FCP hunt for a server?
by Doug Lyons 8 years ago
I brought a FCP project home to work on and when first opening it I experienced the usual pain of relinking all of the elements because they were now on a traveling drive. But even after relinking eve
Re: why does FCP hunt for a server?
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Another from the "can't hurt to try" bin- Create a new project and copy everything into the new empty project, then close the old one, close (and save) the new one and then open the new one. Also, che
Ki Pro Mini evaluation Australia Monday
by Tim Maloney 8 years ago
Hi All, Next Monday in Melbourne we will be having a swift look at the Ki Pro mini at our facility. We are always wary of what we read compared to real world outcomes of equipment developed in the 60H
Re: Ki Pro Mini evaluation Australia Monday
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
And I will review all my IP settings and how the computer is setup to make sure. I believe we are running the latest firmware, but I will check that as well. Thanks for the tips. Matt Its more fun to
Log & Transfer Timecode issue Part 2
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
OK, Still having issues with timecode getting messed up when ingesting P2, and avchd footage from the KiPro Mini. This is more for documentation than anything else, but feel free to weigh in on anythi
Re: Log & Transfer Timecode issue Part 2
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
More info- Cam is set to rec run DF TC. This all shows properly in the L&T window before ingesting. I've tried importing as ProRes (all flavors) and the AVCIntra as both ProRes and Native, and it stil
KiPro Mini TC Out
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Anyone know if the Mini can output character out for TC to a monitor We are using it on the back of our AF100 rig, and since we can't have the OSD on the camera output via SDI to the Mini, can the min
Re: KiPro Mini TC Out
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Figured out a way to get the PA timecode, grabbed an old mac laptop, and hooked ethernet into the kipromini. It has a transport screen that shows TC, clip name and reel name. So that worked. one more
Inexpensive LTO5 archiving solutions?
by Randy Burleson 8 years ago
Starting with the assumption that LTO5 is the way to go... We are trying to figure out the cheapest way to archive to LTO 5. Maybe something as simple as Retrospect and and LTO5 tape drive per edit st
Re: Inexpensive LTO5 archiving solutions?
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Randy- Too slow COmpared to a HD, yes, but its tape. i can live with the fact that transfer times will take a while. Too difficult Parts of it. Getting retrospect to see the tape drive took some work,
Log and transfer timecode issue Part Duex
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
OK, Still having issues with timecode getting messed up when ingesting P2, and avchd footage from the KiPro Mini. This is more for documentation than anything else, but feel free to weigh in on anythi
Re: Log and transfer timecode issue Part Duex
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Dangnabbit- this was supposed to go into the FCP forum. Sorry about that, people. I'll leave it hear for fun, if a mod wants to delete it, that's fine. Anyone has anything to weigh in, that's great to
Suggested Lenses for AF-100?
by Randy Burleson 8 years ago
What is your favorite lens or lenses for the AF-100 What are you using How is the Olympus Zuiko 14-150 or the lumix 45-200mm or maybe a Nikkor Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - F 3.5-5.6 - Nikon F I really
Re: Suggested Lenses for AF-100?
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
We've got a full set of Red primes and the 18-85 zoom that looks like a potato cannon when its mounted. Awesome lenses, aint cheap but man do they look good. Just shot 2 cam shoot with the red zoom on
recapturing problem: can't locate timecodes
by martha stiegman 8 years ago
Hi everyone The first time i captured the media for this project, i down-converted from HDV to DV. I'm trying to re-capture the material in HDV. the problem:FCP can't locate the timecode on the first
Re: recapturing problem: can't locate timecodes
by Jerry Alto 8 years ago
Chris- CONTROL TRACK - Section of track at a railroad switching yard used for control. PRE-ROLL- Piece of dough on a cookie sheet before placing in oven. hth, Jerry MacPro 2.93 Quad FCP7 Sony Z-1 GV-H
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Matt Gerard liked this 8 years ago
Virtual Sets
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Anyone have a resource for purchasing 3d virtual sets Need a newsy sitting at a desk type set. I will fool around with modeling one, but modeling isn't my strong point. Cheers! Matt
Re: Virtual Sets
by Brian Jones 8 years ago
TurboSquid and 3dO2 have some news sets. There must be others as well.
Hinges and Dynamics in R12
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
Do hinges only work with dynamics What if I want to connect a series of objects together with hinges, but only want to animate one of the objects and have the others folly according to the hinges As s
C4D 11.5 applying a logo/picture
by forest jacobsen 9 years ago
I have Cinema 4D 11.5 now. What I need to know is how to apply an image to only a specific area of an object i.e. a sphere. I have tried making it edible and selecting the area but that only applies a
Re: C4D 11.5 applying a logo/picture
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
forest jacobsen " I have tried making it edible and selecting the area but that only applies a portion of the image" I would advise not to eat the polygons. they might get stuck in your throat :) Hav
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Render Farm
by Chris Holland 9 years ago
Quick Question: To use a Render Farm in C4d can you use both PC's and Macs or must it be the same as the system that C4d is running on Also is that a seperate module to get a render farm setup or can
Re: Render Farm
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
I have hijacked about every computer in our offices for NetRender. I think there are about 7 boxes that I have running it, and the only time I get issues is when running Thinking particles, or random
How to accomplish physically linking CAD objects
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
I am being asked to do something I haven't messed with before, so I'm pretty keen on giving it a go. I will be getting some CAD's of a grass mowing unit, and need to animate the way it interacts with
Re: How to accomplish physically linking CAD objects
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
Thanks for the perspective. I did realise there would be many ways of doing this. I'm trying to get my hands on the CADs before I promise too much, so hopefully that will happen in the next week or so
Close Gap feature fixed!
by Andrew Kimery 9 years ago
Apple released a Pro App update and one of the fixes is that Control+G works properly again. http: support.apple.com kb TS2521 Kinda small in the big scheme of things but I use Control+G a lot and was
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Matt Gerard liked this 9 years ago
.stp file?
by Orrin Zucker 9 years ago
Hi- anyone know how to convert a .stp file into something c4d friendly
Re: .stp file?
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
the Rhino demo gives you 20 or so free conversions. I'm down to 12 left! matt Its more fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than a fast motorcycle slow...
Where to start learning FCS?
by Rob Fabiano 9 years ago
Other than the books that came with FCS (I've ordered "Getting Started with FCS") does anyone have advice for a beginner as to where to start I'm a hands on kind of learner and have been looking for "
Re: Where to start learning FCS?
by John McVey 9 years ago
Start by setting up a simple Watcher. There is a wealth of key concepts you can gain by that. Keep it very simple at first, just have it watch a certain sub directory off of a Filesystem device and ha
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Matt Gerard liked this 9 years ago
asset thumbnail export from fcsrv
by Chris Vermaak 9 years ago
Hi I have been scratching my head on this for a while and tried several ways but cannot get final cut server to output a automatic subscription response thumbnail 200x112 jpeg of media in our asset li
Re: asset thumbnail export from fcsrv
by Andrew Richards 9 years ago
FCSvr doesn't use Compressor for stills. You need to create a Transcode Setting for an Image, not a Video. Look at the Transcode Setting for "Thumbnail Proxy" for hints on how to set one up. Remember
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Matt Gerard liked this 9 years ago
Keep placeholder in comp after deleting asset
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
Is there a way for AE to keep a "placeholder" layer in a comp after deleting an asset from the project I'm trying to make a template project with a dozen video clips. I want to be able to set up the c
Re: Keep placeholder in comp after deleting asset
by Kevin Camp 9 years ago
technically, the file in the project is the place holder, just delete the media file (or move it from the directory that it is in), and you'll get the color bars for missing media. new media could the
Pricing Question
by Chris Holland 9 years ago
Hi. I am curious what someone who uses Cinema 4d for paying jobs would charge to do something like the first spot at the top in this link. http: www.beckerfurnitureworld.com adpage.aspx I am not looki
Re: Pricing Question
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
My room books for $175 per hour. That includes all editing, graphics, DVD authoring, and anything else that is needed to be done in my room to complete the project. With that said, that is a baseline.
TP Deflectors
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
I have 2 TP particle systems going at the same time. They are basically the same, a curved tube with an emitter at one end, and the particles flow through the tube and die off at the end of the tube.
Re: TP Deflectors
by randy johnson 9 years ago
You have your P Pass node set to ALL and connected to the Pdeflector that is currently Left Chamber. However you already have two particle groups: Center Chamber and Left Chamber. So create another De
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Keyboard Short card?
by Ken Latman 9 years ago
I just got C4D 11.5 and I was wondering is there anywhere one can find a keyboard shortcut card (pdf or jpeg) that is up to date I found one, but it is for version 8. Are those key commands still appl
Re: Keyboard Short card?
by randy johnson 9 years ago
shift and F12 (depending on your set up) Otherwise Window:LAYOUT:COMMAND MANAGER this has all the functions and all the short cuts. randy
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Video
by Tim Glidewell 9 years ago
How do you get a video to play on an object I make a new materail then texture then place the new texture on the object choose frontal I only end up with a still.
Re: Video
by Nolan Scott 9 years ago
Import your movie into the Materials Colour Channel Click on the Texture Button and open the Animation Tab Make sure your Start- and End-Frame is shown correctly Otherwise click the Calculate Button..
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Panasonic's PCD35 5 card P2 reader is fast! (Benchmarks included...)
by Helmut Kobler 10 years ago
For those with a 5 card P2 reader, or considering getting one, I had the chance to benchmark Panasonic's older PCD20 reader vs the newer PCD35. All I can say is: what a difference, the PCD35 is well w
Re: Panasonic's PCD35 5 card P2 reader is fast! (Benchmarks included...)
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
And where do you buy extra PCIe adapter cards I have a 35, and I love it, but I hate it when I'm on a different machine from where the card is installed!! Any ideas Matt Its more fun to ride a slow mo
Switching to P2. Workflow questions?
by Steve Martin 10 years ago
Hello fellow bovine friends! We're a relatively busy production company specializing in corporate production. After many years of SD productions (BetaSP and DV), about 2 years ago, I dipped my toe in
Re: Switching to P2. Workflow questions?
by Matt Gerard 9 years ago
Helmut Kobler "You might consider getting Panasonic's PCD35($2K) for your desktop workstation at the office. It is the fastest P2 card reader around. When reading data to a RAID, I transferred a full
change color of individual clones
by tim bowen 9 years ago
I'm making an iPod animation and am using the MoGraph Cloner to make several iPods. Is there a way to change the color for each individual clone thanks
Re: change color of individual clones
by Tim Shetz 9 years ago
Hey Tim - My pleasure. I'm glad it worked. Hopefully this will help others if they run into the same problem. Take care. Tim
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Want to double the length of project and have all elements group change with it
by Dale Hildebrand 10 years ago
Hi there, I have a project that is 630 frames long with over 500 different moving objects. I wish to double the length (1 2 the speed) of the project. So, if I change the project settings maximum time
Re: Want to double the length of project and have all elements group change with it
by Adam Trachtenberg 10 years ago
The easiest way to do it (that I know of) is to make sure that all animated objects are visible in the timeline, then select the Summary track at the top and drag the top bar out to the end of the pro
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Matt Gerard liked this 10 years ago
adding video on a plane to a scene
by paulie notaro 10 years ago
hi when i add video on a plane to a scene with other objects and render, it renders ok but when i hit the play button after 20 frames or so everything disappears and if i take my video out of the scen
Re: adding video on a plane to a scene
by Adam Trachtenberg 10 years ago
Cinema will automatically change the display mode in the viewport if the frame rate drops too low. The video is probably causing that to happen. You can generally speed up playback by using image sequ
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Matt Gerard liked this 10 years ago
Creating separate clips in timeline & batch export
by Richard Lyons 10 years ago
Sorry if this has been posted before - I have a continuous 30 min PAL DV Quicktime made up of shorter clips that I need to extract and batch with compressor as separate clips - I have to do it by eye
Re: Creating separate clips in timeline & batch export
by Nick Meyers 10 years ago
other ways to make the workflow faster: work from the viewer, define your clip with in outs, Apple U to "Make Subclip" name the new subclip. this skips the "make independent" step. batch export as non
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AVC-I 100 1080/30pN footage= grainy-- any thoughts?
by Megan Evans 10 years ago
I am working with some footage shot on an HVX-300p, using the AVC-I 100 codec, 1080 30pN, and it appears pretty grainy, almost like 16mm film. Is this normal for the codec I am bringing it in Apple Pr
Re: AVC-I 100 1080/30pN footage= grainy-- any thoughts?
by Matt Gerard 10 years ago
Our 2000 had some of this going on as well straight out of the box. After hooking up the paintbox and doing some tweaking on the black levels and gamma curves, the grain went away. It was mostly in th
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