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Matthew Ross

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August 30th 2002
59 Posts
How do I constrain clips while moving vertically between tracks in Premiere Pro CC 2015.4?
by liz norris 4 years ago
Hi All, I'm relatively new to Premiere Pro and it's driving me bananas that I can't constrain a clip vertically when moving between tracks like I could using shift + click in FCP 7. Is there a similar
Re: How do I constrain clips while moving vertically between tracks in Premiere Pro CC 2015.4?
by Matthew Ross 5 months ago
By "+1" I think Tim simply meant "add me to the list of people who would like a horizontal constrain option."
The Name Game 2020
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
So I guess before the world ends, approaching the 9th anniversary of this particular forum's founding, I should raise again the issue of its long-outdated name. April 2011. Y'all remember that, right
Re: The Name Game 2020
by Matthew Ross 7 months ago
I like The Salt Lick. Simple, a little catchy I imagine a bunch of cows gathering around to partake, plus, it can get a little salty in here. But, like your Herd Around the Industry, it only has the b
Remove background technique : using something like a difference ?
by Bernard Muche 7 months ago
Hello, Using a camera on a tripod, I have filmed a wall background without any person in front of it. Then, at same position, I filmed somebody in front of that wall. Now I would like to make the "dif
Re: Remove background technique : using something like a difference ?
by Matthew Ross 7 months ago
Difference Matte is supposed to be able to do just that: https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using keying-effects.html#difference_matte_effect
Importing MOV Files
by Jan Cowalt 9 months ago
Hi, I know there's tons of search results, when googling this topic. But basically they all tell you to convert the MOV Files to mp4 or mkv. But none of this works for me. Whatever format I convert my
Re: Importing MOV Files
by Matthew Ross 9 months ago
I don't know of any native way, but I've installed Icaros and it seems to work fine (allows Windows Explorer to show thumbnails for MOV files, including those with ProRes within): https: www.videohelp
Frustrating bug in Premiere cc
by Ingólfur Arnar 6 years ago
Hey everyone! I've been editing 4K material so I need to render most of the stuff so I can preview it on the timeline. But sometimes when I choose to render, Premiere just starts to play the part I wa
Re: Frustrating bug in Premiere cc
by Matthew Ross 10 months ago
Huh, that's interesting. Here's my view in Premiere 14.0 (which is from CC 2020, but I don't remember it being different in CC 2019):
Exporting Tall Videos
by Paul Nicholson 2 years ago
In Premiere Pro CS6, I am attempting to export a series of 2048x1536 pixel videos to suit my iPad in portrait mode. The videos are backing tracks I have made minus guitar and vocals with lyrics+chords
Re: Exporting Tall Videos
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
Yeah, I'm seeing the iPad 4 not capable of H.264 above level 4.1. So it looks like that approach is a non-starter with that device: "H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4
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Compatibility with (only slightly) older OS's
by Steve Bentley 2 years ago
Here's a blurb from the Adobe site. To me the first two sentences are not compatible. Which is it CC 2019 apps are available for Windows 7, Windows 10 or later, and macOS Sierra 10.12 or later. 2019 v
Re: Compatibility with (only slightly) older OS's
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
Steve Bentley "To me the first two sentences are not compatible. Which is it CC 2019 apps are available for Windows 7, Windows 10 or later, and macOS Sierra 10.12 or later. 2019 versions of Digital V
FCP 7 to Premiere Pro CC 2018
by Tudor Applen 2 years ago
So I have this ancient project from more than a decade ago. Back in 2009, I got dis-heartened and didn't complete a personal project despite a huge investment. Fast forward to now... My wife wants to
Re: FCP 7 to Premiere Pro CC 2018
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
Tudor Applen "I DID try converting QT files to AVI, and to MP4, but the re-linking didn't work. " Instead of transcoding to AVI or MP4, try keeping the files Quicktime, but instead of whatever the or
Bit Rate is too low when exporting from Premiere to MXF / OP1a
by renee litapop 2 years ago
Hello, I am trying to follow a spec sheet for a broadcast delivery to export a file from Premiere CC 12.0.1 - the broadcaster wants Op1a, 25 fps interlaced, minimum data rate 50 Mbps. I have not made
Re: Bit Rate is too low when exporting from Premiere to MXF / OP1a
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
Tero Ahlfors "DNxHD HR are completely different formats from what you've been asked." All we know that Renee has been asked for is "Op1a, 25 fps interlaced, minimum data rate 50 Mbps." DNxHD and DHxH
Anyone know why I can't get 30fps exactly in a DNX MXF OP1a?
by Matthew Ross 3 years ago
I'm transcoding some AVIs to something more efficient and I'd prefer to go to MXF OP1a (we re Windows based). The AVIs are 30fps exactly (not 29.97), and I'd like to keep them that way, but in Media E
Re: Anyone know why I can't get 30fps exactly in a DNX MXF OP1a?
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
No, never did get any answer or figure out any fix (other than using a different program, like Resolve).
FCPX and After Effects
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
More from NAB 2018 LumaForge http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2076-chris-fenwick-after-effects-in-a-final-cut-pro-x-workflow https: www.youtube.com watch v=S--2K8IcclY - Oliver Oliver Peters -
Re: FCPX and After Effects
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
Simon Ubsdell "...a corporation as clueless, as visionless and with as few actual products to offer and with even fewer ever likely to see the light of day, is still the most profitable ever." Remind
Is ProRes as bad as DNxHR?
by Paul Roper 2 years ago
Hello, While struggling to find a decent codec to use since ProRes has been dead on Windows for some time, I thought I'd do some tests using the horribly confusing DNxHR DnxHD codecs. As far as I can
Re: Is ProRes as bad as DNxHR?
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
Yep, my mistake. You already said you're trying to avoid HQX because of the chroma subsampling. If I were you I'd just go with Cineform in a .mov wrapper instead of DNx. It will do what you want.
Wildlife videography camera and lens combination decision
by Amin Zargar 3 years ago
Hi All, I have been a wildlife (mostly birds) photographer and videographer hobbyist for a few years. I'm not happy with the quality of the videos I produce and as such, I would like to upgrade to a b
Re: Wildlife videography camera and lens combination decision
by Matthew Ross 3 years ago
I'd recommend renting each of them for a week and trying them out. Nothing beats some good ol' hands on, in-the-field testing. I've done that before, and it's pretty reasonable from places like lensre
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FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Andrew Kimery 3 years ago
Peter Wiggins on Twitter is posting screen shots of the new color grading tools in X (wheels and curves). Color board is still there though (user can pick which UI to use). https: twitter.com PeterWig
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Re: FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Matthew Ross 3 years ago
Gabriel Spaulding " I wonder why so many Avid and Premiere users are so obsessed with the development of FCP X if it does not affect them " I also wonder about that when the replies go beyond what wo
H.264 in Quicktime wrapper out of Media Encoder
by Ron Price 3 years ago
I know that Rule One is simply "don't do this," and usually I don't, but I'm dealing with a signage display playback system that doesn't care what the rest of the world is doing. What I'm trying to do
Re: H.264 in Quicktime wrapper out of Media Encoder
by Matthew Ross 3 years ago
I used to use an x264 implementation out of Compressor to achieve this (way better than Apple's H.264), but that was so long ago I do not recall how we got that particular x264 version into Compressor
Can’t get H.264 files smaller than ~5MB out of Media Encoder.
by Matthew Ross 4 years ago
I have an eight second 1500x844 video I have to deliver as h.264 and the file size has to be a max of 2.5MB. No matter what I ve tried, I simply CANNOT get a file smaller than about 5MB to render out
Re: Can’t get H.264 files smaller than ~5MB out of Media Encoder.
by Matthew Ross 4 years ago
Well, I finally found the answer; I found find a post on the Adobe forums that answered the question. I had tried searches before but figured I was just not using the right terminology or something, a
FCP X Explained…
by Robin S. Kurz 4 years ago
Quite possibly the best, comprehensive and astute comparison and highlighting of old and new that I have seen to date. (both live and now "on tape") Bravo Jes s. Well done! https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: FCP X Explained…
by Matthew Ross 4 years ago
Michael Hancock "This forum is my guilty pleasure, in a way. " Mine too. FCP X isn't even an option for me because we're PC-based, but I like to read this forum because: I like to keep up on what's g
Macro Lens to shoot a single eye
by Jonathan Buck 5 years ago
Hi all, I'm working on a project that requires several shots of an individual eye. Can anyone recommend a great macro lens for shooting this working on an APS-C sensor My budget is about $700 max.
Re: Macro Lens to shoot a single eye
by Matthew Ross 5 years ago
Another consideration especially since we're talking about a few shots on one project: rent a macro lens. Place like LensRentals.com and BorrowLenses.com have a number of macro options. Not sure where
FCP-X for documentaries (with details)
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
As I recently posted on FCP.co... Wait, I'm confused. I've heard that FCP X is is good for some workflows but not for others. Folks say you can successfully cut Movies and Commercials and Corporate Wo
Re: FCP-X for documentaries (with details)
by Matthew Ross 5 years ago
That s the way I remember it. In fact, that s the primary reason we bought into Vegas back in oh, 2002 I think when it was still with Sonic Foundry before Sony bought it. For broadcast work we were us
Better word than 'footage'?
by Drew Wright 6 years ago
I have a 'raw footage' folder in our archive, but I'd like to name it something more apropos of our current time. We haven't shot on film or video for years, so I'd like to update our language. Some p
Re: Better word than 'footage'?
by Matthew Ross 6 years ago
I've used "camera originals" in the past. That might not work for you if you have a separate transcode before editing, where your "camera originals" are not what you'd use in a project, and you also k
what is the tracking technique in this video?
by Tom Nolan 7 years ago
http: youtu.be luEgUDiWC3U at 0.31 the giant walked on green screen with tracking marks and, in the snow scene footage, there is a pole walking instead while the camera is following to that pole(the c
Re: what is the tracking technique in this video?
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
I don't see any other way to do that shot properly than with a motion control rig. And then at that point, it's not really a tracking job anymore, just matching the motion control so that both shots a
Encore CS6
by craig c smith 7 years ago
I am a Creative Cloud subscriber. Is it possible to get a copy of Encore CS6 It seems that Encore is not currently available for CC subscribers. I have CS 5 but I noticed that CS6 for Encore is 64 bit
Re: Encore CS6
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
http: helpx.adobe.com encore kb encore-cs6-installed-cc.html
Video (not audio) Noise Reduction Software
by David Mayer 7 years ago
A low light, high gain switch was mistakenly activated on one of my cameras. The video is high gain, very noisy. I am looking for a plugin for FCP 7 to improve the quality. Have you used NEAT or somet
Re: Video (not audio) Noise Reduction Software
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
I've been quite happy with the Neat plug-in on FCP 7. I highly recommend you download the demo (which has some limitations) and try it on your footage and see if it does what you need.
Opinions on time needed for motion tracking smartphone screens
by Jake mendez 7 years ago
Hey guys, was hoping to get your opinion on this. I've been doing mo graph for several years commercially, but admittedly have not done a motion tracking job in a couple of years. I'm familiar with mo
Re: Opinions on time needed for motion tracking smartphone screens
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
Any chance they can put green on the screen instead of white (I couldn't tell from your post if everything's already been shot or not). If some shots will have hands moving in front, you'd be better o
Best Encoding to use for Vimeo?
by Ryan Roberts 7 years ago
Hi all. I'm trying my best to set the render settings in Vegas so that when I upload to Vimeo, it will not recompress. They have s page of guidelines for doing this, here: https: vimeo.com help compre
Re: Best Encoding to use for Vimeo?
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
The tutorials listed on the right side of that compression web page you linked say to use the Sony AVC template when rendering, not the Main Concept one. They are only showing tutorials for Vegas 9-11
Hyperdeck shuttle HDMI recordings are still green.
by Mark Baird 9 years ago
After spending some quality time with a Hyperdeck Shuttle hooked up to the HDMI out of an AVID Nitris DX here is what I have been able to figure out. If you send the shuttle YCbCr it works fine. Howev
Re: Hyperdeck shuttle HDMI recordings are still green.
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
I had the same issue trying to record from an NVIDIA card to a Hyperdeck through HDMI. Here's what did to fix it: Use the NVIDIA Control Panel and go to the Adjust desktop color settings in the Displa
How to get a Vegas project rendered ProRes 422 for FCP
by Tim Neighbors 7 years ago
The Subject line pretty much says it. I have Vegas 12, I've just finished editing an HD project for a company in Australia and they are asking for the delivery to be in Quicktime ProRes 422. I've just
Re: How to get a Vegas project rendered ProRes 422 for FCP
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
Follow up: I also did a DNxHD encode to ProRes 422, and while it initially looked like the audio and video came across just fine, there is a noticeable change in gamma (ProRes is darker). I know I've
Difficult fog/mist compositing
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I'm working on a short film and have been asked to add some mist to a number of shots. The majority are relatively easy but I'm struggling with this one... Fog Mist Could anyone suggest a way to m
Re: Difficult fog/mist compositing
by Matthew Ross 7 years ago
The 2001 movie The Others did something like this--Nicole Kidman's character was walking along in the woods and they slowly became more and more foggy. I believe the DVD extras talked about the proces
Buzz/hum when recording from wired lavalier to AC-powered recorder
by Matthew Ross 9 years ago
I m using an AKG CK 99 L lavalier mic wired into a Marantz PMD661 recorder, and if I power the Marantz with AC, I get a buzz in the recordings. In between the mic and recorder, I have an AKG MPA V L p
Re: Buzz/hum when recording from wired lavalier to AC-powered recorder
by Matthew Ross 9 years ago
Further tests and help from AKG showed the problem to be just a good ol' fashioned ground loop. The AC adapter for the Marantz has no ground plug, so attaching ground to its chassis made the problem g
Resample ProRes audio but pass through video?
by Matthew Ross 10 years ago
I ve got a bunch of ProRes files that were captured with 24bit audio, but for a project I m collaborating on, I have to convert these to have 16bit audio in order for them to work on another guy s (Wi
Re: Resample ProRes audio but pass through video?
by Todd Gillespie 10 years ago
Since it would be best to batch the files, use Compressor. Match to the ProRes settings to what you have, then change the PCM audio to 16 bit. Render. Good Luck, Todd at UCSB Television Production
Hoodman adapter itself write protected?
by Matthew Ross 11 years ago
Regarding this post: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 142 869683 , I was out of town for a week so I only just now got around to trying out the card in the EX1. To my dismay, this new SanDisk Ult
Re: Hoodman adapter itself write protected?
by Marek Bilski 11 years ago
It is a very rare occasion where a SanDisk will not be recognized by an adapter. In your case, receiving the message "Cannot format" and then on the PC "Disk is write protected" means is that SanDisk
Frame blending on footage that is NOT speed changed?
by Matthew Ross 11 years ago
I'm a long time Sony Vegas user who is learning FCP at work. I have some computer generated footage that is 60p, and I want to render it out to 30p. In Vegas, if you drop 60p footage on a 30p timeline
"New" Sandisk Ultra in Hoodman on EX1?
by Matthew Ross 11 years ago
I did some fairly exhaustive research regarding SxS adapter options before biting the bullet on a Hoodman, but now that I have the stuff in hand, I realize I still have more questions. Unfortunately,
Re: "New" Sandisk Ultra in Hoodman on EX1?
by Marek Bilski 11 years ago
In regards to the "New" Sandisk rebatched Ultra II class 4 memory cards, well, SanDisk have changed the packaging and renamed them. eg., SanDisk Extreme class 10 used to be called SanDisk Extreme III.
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