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Michael Duff

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Can MC2019 open MC2020 projects?
by Michael Duff 9 months ago
Hi, I have a few tweaks to a project i need to do on MC2020 and then send back to a colleague with MC2019. Is it compatible Thanks Michael Duff - Bearcage Productions, Australia www.bearcage.com.au
Re: Can MC2019 open MC2020 projects?
by Glenn Sakatch 9 months ago
typically Avid is pretty good. If you have an MC2020, i'm assuming it is beta software, since i'm pretty sure 2019.12 is the current release, so the only way you are going to know is to try a test. Gl
23.976 footage is interpreting as Drop-frame TC
by Michael Duff 9 months ago
Hi, I'm importing some 23.976 footage (sent from Media Composer) but Premiere is reading it as drop-frame timecode and therefore all the timecode is off. I can't find anywhere to set it to just be 23.
Re: 23.976 footage is interpreting as Drop-frame TC
by Michael Duff 9 months ago
Just tried in Davinci and the TC is being read correctly. Tried on another Premiere computer with the same problem. So seems like some weird bug in these files that Premiere doesn't like but MC and Da
An easier way to tweak subtitle timing?
by Michael Duff 9 months ago
Hi, I've got many hours of footage that has been translated and transcribed into Inqscribe but lots of it is slightly out of sync. So I need to be shifting in out points of subtitles a lot over hours
Relinking LUTS
by Michael Duff 10 months ago
Hi - wondering how we go about relinking LUTs when a project is shared between two systems Example - I've just done a grade and I now want to send the project file back to a colleague so that he can r
Re: Relinking LUTS
by Michael Duff 10 months ago
Thanks for the reply ... in this case he would need to reapply the preset to each clip We have a 2hr program with different LUTs and grades throughout ... I was hoping he could just open my project -
Duplicating instances of a layer on an animated path/mask?
by Michael Duff 5 years ago
Hi, (sorry this is a double post... but I don't think the AE techniques forum is frequented so much) I've been out of AE for a while now and just trying to do an effect that I think should be straight
Re: Duplicating instances of a layer on an animated path/mask?
by Michael Duff 5 years ago
thanks for the reply dave. Good idea to try motion tracking ... my only thought with this is that orient along path would not work. I think that considering it is just a one off animation I might do i
Duplicating instances of a layer on an animated path/mask?
by Michael Duff 5 years ago
Hi, I've been out of AE for a while now and just trying to do an effect that I think should be straightforward but I can't work it out! I've googled around but still can't find the solution. Basically
Moving a project from Premere on mac to Audition on PC
by Michael Duff 7 years ago
Hey, I'm trying to work with a sound guy on a windows machine and my premiere edit on a mac. Is there a way to send the project (with media) to him I had made an OMF with 1 second handles on the media
720p50 footage into a 576i project
by Michael Duff 7 years ago
Hi, I have a project I'm working on which is PAL 576i but I need to combine with some 720p50 footage from a DSLR. Can I use the 720p50 footage and make it so that each full frame becomes a half frame
Re: 720p50 footage into a 576i project
by Michael Duff 7 years ago
great. super easy! and doing this I won't lose any temporal resolution right each rendered half frame will be taken from one of the full 50p frames
shooting 720p50 to deliver 576i PAL
by Michael Duff 7 years ago
Hi, Just wondering if it would be possible to shoot at 720p50 and convert to 576i50 and retain the temporal resolution of 50fps. So basically every frame of the 720p50 becomes a half frame to make the
15" Retina display "scaled" or "best" for photography work
by Michael Duff 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm just wondering what display settings y'all are using on your retina MBP (when using the latest retina compatible PS). I find the lack of real estate really annoying when it is on "best" --
Moving speed-changed clips from Premiere to AE, bug or feature?
by Mike Jackson 8 years ago
I'm pulling my hair out over an odd behaviour. Whenever I copy over clips or sequences from Premiere, it nests every single clip in it's own individual composition, one per shot layer. Why oh why Is t
Re: Moving speed-changed clips from Premiere to AE, bug or feature?
by Michael Duff 7 years ago
Hey Mike, Did you ever find a solution to this It is also driving me crazy ... i just did a big edit with lots of speed adjustments and now I can't work with it at all in AE! Michael Duff - Bearcage P
Need a flash/web designer - PAID project
by Michael Duff 10 years ago
Hey there . We are looking for a flash web designer that can build us a site that portfolios our videos, photography, and other information. Of most importance is a creative and effective way to embed
CS5 Quicktime >2GB file problem
by Danny Jenkins 10 years ago
Hi guys, I've moved over to AE CS5 and it seems any renders above 2GB are giving me problems. When trying to open in Quicktime Player I get: The document example.mov could not be opened. The movie is
Re: CS5 Quicktime >2GB file problem
by Michael Duff 10 years ago
FYI link below - anyone found a workaround to this besides rendering to the local drive http: forums.adobe.com thread 680432 tstart=0 Michael Duff - Bearcage Productions, Australia www.bearcage.com.a
Trying to find a RAID solution with daily cloning of the RAID box
by Michael Duff 10 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been looking into possible storage solutions for an HD video project coming up. We will be working with one MacPro and a few MacBook Pros and will have 2 users editing HD ProRes HQ s
Re: Trying to find a RAID solution with daily cloning of the RAID box
by Michael Duff 10 years ago
Thanks for the help guys - really appreciate it. I'm not after a cheap solution, or a cutting corners solution - but, this is a one off project and we don't really need to think about future expansion
Banding gradient when printing large banner
by Michael Duff 11 years ago
Hi there, I hope this is an easy question - I have been asked to provide a logo on a gradient background to print on a large banner (8m long). The printer has asked for noise on the gradient because i
Re: Banding gradient when printing large banner
by les nemeth 11 years ago
If it's gonna be 8m then you can apply a noise effect to the gradient at 72 dpi.
1080 footage from macbook pro to projector ... best way?
by Michael Duff 11 years ago
Hi everyone - Hopefully this is a quick question - I have a number of HD videos (quicktime proress) that I need to present at a conference. I will have a projector hooked up to my macbook pro. Just wo
Re: 1080 footage from macbook pro to projector ... best way?
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
I'd set up a playlist with VLC, control it with VLC remote in the iPhone. __________________________________________________________________ Sent from my iPad Nano.
After Effects on MacBook Pro
by Jerome A Franks 12 years ago
Here's what Im working with and Im wondering if its enough to run AE CS3.. 2.33 Mhz 3.GIG Ram Is there anyone out there running lower or similar specs that are not having any issues with AE CS3
Re: After Effects on MacBook Pro
by Michael Duff 12 years ago
I run CS3 quite well on MBP 2.16GHz & 2GB RAM ... the worst thing is just the 15" screen size if you don't have an external monitor. Michael Duff - Bearcage Productions, Australia www.bearcage.com.au
Transparent Video
by Stephen Burton 12 years ago
At our church, we use a Tricaster to run the broadcast. I'm trying to make video overlay of something interesting like our pastors name, our logo spinning. I'm needing to try and make a video that i c
Re: Transparent Video
by Michael Duff 12 years ago
you need to render out using the render queue with an alpha channel. You will need to use a codec that supports alpha channels like the Animation codec. If you don't understand what an alpha channel i
batch processing MainConcept Reference!
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
hi guys .... please help .. and save me having sit up all night starting each of my 37 files to be encoded ... the batch processing component is either very counter-intuitive or I am totally missing s
Re: batch processing MainConcept Reference!
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
yeah, I'm running 1.1.1 .....Michael Duff - Bearcage Productions, Australia www.bearcage.com.au
weird edge 'shimmering' with XD footage
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
Hi guys .. I've posted this in the Broadcast Video forum but am hoping to have some more luck here ... We have had a few things shot on XD lately (PAL, SD @ IMX 50Mbps) and are having some problems .
Re: uploaded sample
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
thanks greg, it is definitely shooting IMX so must be the PDW-530 .... have you seen anything like this edge artifacting before Michael Duff - Bearcage Productions, Australia www.bearcage.com.au
XD video produces weird shimmering on edges
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
hi guys ... we've been working with XD footage .. SD @ IMX 50 .. captured straight from the disk and working natively in FCP. There seems to be a weird 'shimmery' or 'waviness' on some edges and small
Re: XD video produces weird shimmering on edges
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
Hi dave, thanks for the reply ... we don't have the sequence set on "no fields" .. although we have tried all sorts of variations to the sequence settings all without any success ... the shimmering is
need software to make very specific transport stream
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
hi all ... i need to make some HD mpeg2 transport streams to be played in a multi-screen presentation.. I have been playing around with Compressor and Squeeze but neither seem to have all the options
Re: need software to make very specific transport stream
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
Digigami could possibly have the tool(s) for you: http: www.digigami.com megapeg
removing expression...but keeping the current position
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
hi all ... i've applied an expression to a number of solids to give them a random Z-position ... i've manually set the X and Y. The expression takes a random seed from the index value... now I have al
Re: removing expression...but keeping the current position
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
thanks Dan, the keyframe assistant should do the trick CheersMichael Duff - Bearcage Productions, Australia
adding falloff to an expression
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
hi guys ... just wondering if there is a way to add some fall off the an audio expression ... i know that soundkeys does it, but we don't have it ... any advice would be great cheers
Re: adding falloff to an expression
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
thanks! i knew it would be something simple like that ...
running 3 DVD images (in sync) to test for an installation.. possible?
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
hi there - does anyone know any software that will run multiple DVD images in sync on our macs ... it is just to test for a 3 screen installation ... not really sure of the best approach so putting i
XDCAM footage in Squeeze on a PC
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
Hi all - just trying to get squeeze to read some XDCAM footage. I assume I just need to install the codec Does anyone know where I can get it we are now editing XD on macs, then (hopefully)encoding t
Re: XDCAM footage in Squeeze on a PC
by Charles Simonson 14 years ago
Don't know about Squeeze, but I am pretty sure Rhozet Carbon encoder supports XDCAM on the PC. I also believe ffmpeg and VirtualDub can support XDCAM files with the proper support libs.
squeeze 4.5 and h.264 quicktimes
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
hi everyone - we just upgraded to squeeze 4.5 and one of the main reasons is that it says you have greater control of h.264 and can use "QuickTime compatible video codecs including Apple's H.264--New
Re: squeeze 4.5 and h.264 quicktimes
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
thanks! I wish I had found that out earlier for anyone else that may look at this post.... it works with both Sorenson AVC and Apple AVC, but not if you select aacPlus v2 for the audio codec
Datarates, squeeze and wmv encodes....
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
hi guys - I've just been making some WMV9 encodes in Sorenson Squeeze 4.3 on a PC. I've been asked to supply a specific datarate of less than 226Kbps. Now if I set up squeeze to have 180Kbps for the
Re: Datarates, squeeze and wmv encodes....
by Charles Simonson 14 years ago
In what I have seen in ASF Viewer in the past is still the same, then no, it doesn't show you the "actual" bit rate. But maybe I am missing something ASF Viewer is nice though for some of the stats it
Parenting camera
by Alexander Gao 14 years ago
Could someone please explain to me exactly how to set up a camera whose x,y, and z positions are parented to three separate nulls, one for each axis (What to click, etc.) Thank you very much. Alexande
Re: Parenting camera
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
check out this thread by John Dickinson - it should answer your questions and includes a project file with the camera all set up ready to go. Any further questions feel free to ask.... http: forums.cr
Compressor H.264 MADNESS! (Gamma shift?) - Pictures Included.
by ikarus79m 14 years ago
I'm currently exporting a movie from Adobe After Effects (2K DPX Files) to the Blackmagic 10bit encoder with Trillions of colors. I need to encode this to H.264 for Web and HD viewing. This is a scree
Re: Compressor H.264 MADNESS! (Gamma shift?) - Pictures Included.
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
I read an article online not so long ago about quicktime7 not reading the colour space correctly in h.264 and that is why it looks ok when you get a different application to play it .... I can't remem
not playing back after render....
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
hi guys - i've just ripped a DVD of my mates band using MPEG streamclip and converted it to .dv - the problem is that when I put it on the timeline and render it it still won't play. It will show the
Re: not playing back after render....
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
trashed the preferences file and it's all good now
h.264 vs photoJPEG question
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
hi everyone - currently we provide TVC's to a digital distribution company in the photoJPEG codec at 100%. They have recently suggested that we can supply h.264 files. I'm just wondering what factors
Re: h.264 vs photoJPEG question
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
thanks for the response..... I agree with you that photoJPEG is much more distribution friendly, that's why I was cautious when they suggested h.264 - as far as the quality goes, I've done a number of
help with an idea - using video as a texture
by espinoza 14 years ago
am wanting to map some moving video onto solid geometric objects in c4d. am wondering what size sodec to render out in AE. also, is it normal to get banding on lit elements. I am having trouble unders
Re: help with an idea - using video as a texture
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
.... and don't forget to de-interlace before you go into C4d. C4D doesn't have any options for interpreting fields (as far as I can find)
logo into dripping blood/water
by walkinginspace 14 years ago
I have a logo that reveals on then stays on screen for 2 seconds, then I need it to melt slide drip off the screen. I've tried particle, liquify and still can't get the right look. Does anyone have an
Re: logo into dripping blood/water
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
maybe you could try Mr. Mercury - I haven't used it before so I can't help you too much, but do a search for it in the archives
Bouncing a Ball
by Scotty Pupkin 14 years ago
Hi I did a search and nothing really came up... I have AE 6.5, Mac, g5 Dual Processor Looks like the client wants me to take a ball (in Pict File format I think) and bounce it...I know how to do the b
Re: Bouncing a Ball
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
http: www.motionscript.com Dan Ebberts fabulous expressions site - go through the mastering expressions section and not only will you learn a load about writting expressions, one of the "lessons" invo
What should I charge?
by Steven J Casey 14 years ago
I'm new to the freelance world of video so could use some advice. I've been asked by a band to edit some existing footage, shot by them so no infringement issues, into a new DVD demo of the band. It's
Re: What should I charge?
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
I DO understand where you are coming from - I posted a very very similar question on here about a year or so ago when I was taking on my first freelance job. But honestly there really is no ballpark f
what does the ";" mean at the end of a line in an expression?
by Michael Duff 14 years ago
I've been tinkering on expressions....mostly chopping up bits and putting together pieces to make expressions. I'm quite comfortable making up simple expressions that link different properties togethe
Re: what does the ";" mean at the end of a line in an expression?
by Mylenium 14 years ago
The semicolon closes functions and variable definitions, telling the expression engine to not look for further code. Mylenium Pour Myl
test
by Michael Duff 15 years ago

WHAT IS THIS EFFECT??
by CLUTCHandSHIFT 15 years ago
Hello, I am trying to duplicate this effect EXACTLY in After Effects. http: solarfox.nationalfibre.net users ryan sample.mov How can I do this, and with what effects plugins It's some kind of lense ef
Re: WHAT IS THIS EFFECT??
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
i reckon its a displacement map with some randomness built into it (wiggle or expressions) Then use the same map as a gradient wipe to a layer with a zoom blur on it. Michael Duff - Southern Cross Ten
reverse steadicam??? one man crew....
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
hi guys, I saw a travel doco a while ago where the guy had a steadicam like device for shooting himself. It looked like a steady cam, and it looked counterbalanced....Basically so that he could shoot
Re: reverse steadicam??? one man crew....
by todd mcmullen 15 years ago
Yeah, it is possible to articulate the arm out far enough to shoot yourself, sort of speak. Did he have his hands free, or was he holding an arm He could have had the man-cam on. check out Geo Camera
quality of Sony digiBeta (4x3 vs. 16:9)
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
Hi guys, I don't know if this would be better suited in a different forum. But..... We shot on Sony DigiBeta and someone noticed a quality difference when keying 4x3 or 16x9. 4x3 was noticeably bette
Re: quality of Sony digiBeta (4x3 vs. 16:9)
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
the camera is a native 16:9 CCD. Do digiBeta compress at 50Mbps Maybe it would be better at 4:3 because there is less area to compress.Michael Duff - Southern Cross Ten, Australia
questions before purchase of Pro/Extreme SD
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
Hi all, I'm continuing a quest for our company to purchase decklink cards for running PPro and After Effects. I've almost hit the jackpot, but ofcourse our engineers have to approve such a purchase. I
Re: questions before purchase of Pro/Extreme SD
by Pentti Kakkori 15 years ago
We have same kind of combination you like to have. Liquid Blue as well. I'll say we are satisfied enough, so satisfied that we just ordered half a dozen more Decklink Pros to our graphic designers. Pr
Video as a material
by Greg Paterson 15 years ago
If I use a DV clip as part of a material how do i make the video follow the C4d timeline. IE how can I link the video clip to the c4d timeline so eg when i am on frame 50 in the c4d timeline I see fra
Re: Video as a material
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
if you have your video file as a quicktime movie or similar it should be easy. Although you should de-interlace any video footage first. C4D doesn't have any options to interpret fields. So in the col
test
by Michael Duff 15 years ago

Re: test
by Cow News Droid 15 years ago
capturing DVCPro on a DSR-1500AP
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
We have a DSR-1500AP and when I playback my DVCPro tape I get vertical lines all over the screen. The lines are about 10pixels wide and evenly spaced. I can sort of see the vision behind, but it is no
Re: capturing DVCPro on a DSR-1500AP
by Michael Duff 15 years ago
it must be 50. Cheers for the help.
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