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Mike Procunier

Broadcast Designer - Editor
Member Since:
December 20th 2005
223 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Tampa, FL
RGB to HEX value #ffaadd to Text Source Layer Expression/Extendscript
by joseph chung 3 years ago
Hi, I am trying to write an expression that will spit out #HEX value to a text layer source. The RGBA color will come from a fill color on a solid layer. I cannot find anything to convert RGB to a HEX
Re: RGB to HEX value #ffaadd to Text Source Layer Expression/Extendscript
by Mike Procunier 2 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to do the opposite of this expression. I'd like to take a HEX value from a text layer source and have the expression return an RGB value for a Fill effect. I found a hex to rgb expressi
HDCAM Capture - Timecode Breaks Detected
by Andrew Saliga 9 years ago
I'h having an issue where FCP is telling me there are timecode breaks on my tape, but I'm 95% sure this is a false positive. I've captured the first 10 or so hours of 60 without any issues. Source is
Re: HDCAM Capture - Timecode Breaks Detected
by Mike Procunier 9 years ago
I was having the same problem yesterday. Every clip I tried to capture from HDCam experienced 'timecode breaks'. I gave the tape to another editor and he had no problems. I'm pretty sure its a disk sp
cs4 impossible to edit hdv in mpeg format, extremely slow
by tyler smith 11 years ago
just got cs4 and it's easy to work with sd footage...however i now have to edit an hd project, the footage has been converted to mpeg for easier editing but it's slow as hell. i can't even get decent
Re: cs4 impossible to edit hdv in mpeg format, extremely slow
by Mike Procunier 11 years ago
Most MPEG formats use interframe compression (sometimes called Temporal compression, or GOPs) Basically, instead of compressing each frame, groups of frames are compressed together. They are processer
SubClip wierdness
by Alex Smith 11 years ago
IN Premiere CS4 Has anyone else experienced this ( I may be overlooking something obvious here...) I drag some footage into the timeline. Then I select in and out points on that clip ( by 'ctrl k - in
Re: SubClip wierdness
by Mike Procunier 11 years ago
I'm having similar madness. I started with a 6 minute file (Blackmagic 10bit YUV NTSC) I razored it up in a sequence, created a subclip for each chunk then dragged them into bins. When I play each cli
Premiere Pro CS4 Hangs Frequently & Randomly!
by John Smith 11 years ago
It's driving me insane! Previously it's hanging frequently and randomly, but I shrugged it off because I was running it after gaming and surfing the net and my system is not optimized (because of the
Re: Premiere Pro CS4 Hangs Frequently & Randomly!
by Mike Procunier 11 years ago
Aha! Thank-you!!!! I had my reservations about using an 8 year old OS. I'm hoping we switch to Windows7 soon. I hear its pretty solid.
AE 6.5 freezing temporarily
by Martin Banks 12 years ago
Hi, I am using After Effects 6.5 on an iMac Intel Core Duo 2.4GHz machine with 2G ram. I am building a layered composition, and every now and then when I click on something, weather I am moving the pl
Re: AE 6.5 freezing temporarily
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
As mentioned Pre-rendering some of your elements will help immensely... also reduce the scale and resolution of your Composition window and temporarily turn off layers you're not currently working wit
audio scrubbing freezes the app
by James Rendell 12 years ago
Does anyone else have an answer for this one I open up a new project , add an audio file and am scrubbing through the track to find precise audio point and the app freezes. I've tried it with wav, aif
Re: audio scrubbing freezes the app
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
Try increasing your buffer size in AE's "Audio Hardware" Preference. I set mine to 1024 and its been fine for the last couple hours.
Rotoscoping Tips?
by Immanuel Morales 12 years ago
in the workplace i often find that i have to remove or add in some elements to a show; this normally involves some sort of mask rotoscoping. So far i am aware of the following techniques.. selecting m
Re: Rotoscoping Tips?
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
AE might not be your answer. You might want to take a look at Imagineer's products. Look at the Mocha Mokey Monet Motor forum here on Creative Cow.
openning a CS3 project in AE7?
by malcolm DeSoto 12 years ago
Anyway to do it AE just says that it was created in version 8.02 and can not be opened in this version. Anything I can do this to make it work "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sou
Re: openning a CS3 project in AE7?
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
I think you can download a free trial of AECS3 from Adobe's site and use it for 30 days... that would help you for this project at least, you'll still have to upgrade eventually. I once saw a tutorial
Won't Boot... getting "No" Symbol
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
When attempting to boot, I don't hear the startup tone, I see the spinning clock symbol below an apple on a white background. After a few minutes the apple turns into a "no" symbol (circle with slash
Re: Won't Boot... getting "No" Symbol
by Zane Barker 12 years ago
Yes it does mean that it cannot find the hard drive. Some times if the internal drive is not functioning then it will even prevent the computer from booing from an external drive or boot CD DVD's. Dis
Compositing moving footage into a rotating TV in AE
by Charles Xa 12 years ago
Hi, been into AE for a while, but only getting more full on it with it recently... just wondering if anyone knows how to has experience on comping in moving footage into a rotating screen I have been
Re: Compositing moving footage into a rotating TV in AE
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
This would be a snap with Mocha... if you can't get a copy of that, and motiontracking doesn't get you there, use the Corner Pin effect and eyeball it... if the motion on the TV isn't that complicated
footage from dvd into a ftp folder
by David Linstrom 12 years ago
Greetings a client is requesting footage asap. He suggested that I load samples from shows I've shot into his ftp folder. Everything I have is on dvd. Any idea how I can do this Many thanks Dave Linst
Re: footage from dvd into a ftp folder
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
Thanks, I'm going to download Handbrake and give it a try...
"Capture Now" not capturing
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
I'm having a problem with "Capture Now". I'm trying to do a rolling capture of some footage from a DVD player. I change my Machine Control setting to "Non controllable device" start the DVD then hit C
Re: "Capture Now" not capturing
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
Yeah, I ended up ripping the DVD using a similar application. It would have been more convenient and quicker to shuttle through the DVD and grab the clips I needed. It was kind of embarrassing fumblin
Problem recording Audio Wild Lines in FCP
by David Bertman 12 years ago
I'm having an issue in FInal Cut Pro that I cant seem to figure out. I want to record a bunch of wild lines. Pretty basic. I'd like to have set up a mic and have an actor record many different reading
Re: Problem recording Audio Wild Lines in FCP
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
I'm having a similar problem with "Capture Now". I'm trying to do a rolling capture of some footage from a DVD player. After about 2 seconds I get this error: "Capture Now has reached the end of the t
Binary Code Over Human Face?
by Mike Benton 12 years ago
Hey guys, I'm a relatively new user to AE and I'm trying to figure out if AE can do something a client has requested. They want a person, probably a full body shot and a head close-up to be covered i
Re: Binary Code Over Human Face?
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
The easiest way to do this is to project a binary graphic on to a model's face with an LCD projector. If thats not practical for you you'll need to try to pull it off with a 3D app. It would be a bear
AE TUTORS?
by justin kauer 12 years ago
Does anybody know of a resource to find advanced AE tutors in the Seattle area
Re: AE TUTORS?
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
That was a nice reel.
looking for a tutorial
by Needs real email 12 years ago
Hello All, Is there a way to take the movement of an audio waveform and match that movement to an AE layer Does that make sense I'm looking to find a tutorial on it. cheers -michael
Re: looking for a tutorial
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
Have you tried the "Audio Waveforms" effect (Its in Effects Generate) Apply it to a solid layer and use an audio layer as the source and your good to go. A little twiddling and you should get what you
I know this sounds ridiculous.... but hear me out.
by Topher Welsh 12 years ago
Okay, so I am working in After Effects today, and I am trying to export some comps in .WMV at around 1000 bitrate, with a couple of 3D Invigorator layers... sounds easy enough right Well, a couple of
Re: I know this sounds ridiculous.... but hear me out.
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
That would be the SECRET prefs. Long live the goat. I believe Scheret was an obscure French philosopher.
6.1 won't install on Mac Pro's
by Pete Fausone 13 years ago
We have five new Mac Pro's and I can't go backwards from the 6.3 to the 6.1 drivers. 6.1 is suppose to be universal. I can install but the Decklink is inactive with no picture and the Prefs panel is g
Re: 6.1 won't install on Mac Pro's
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
Are you sure you want to do that If you go back to 6.1, you'll be suffering from the 2GB RAM limit. ie. Your machine will lock up if you have more than 2GB of RAM installed. That issue was fixed in De
Applescript to cancel Watch Folder in AE
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
I'm trying find an automated way to cancel Watch Folder mode in After Effects on all of the machines on my Render Farm. When I need to restart the machines or relaunch AE I must use Remote Destop to a
Applescript to cancel Watch Folder in AE
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
I'm trying find an automated way to cancel Watch Folder mode in After Effects on all of the machines on my Render Farm. When I need to restart the machines or relaunch AE I must use Remote Destop to a
need an upgraded card?
by zach Bauer 13 years ago
Just wondering, i have an old g5 (about 3yrs) and i have the decklink HD pro card. I'm getting a new tower and i was wondering if i can just transfer the old card or is there a new version that i woul
Re: need an upgraded card?
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
You probably do. The G5's (except for the Quad model) had PCI or PCI-X slots. The Mac Pros & the Quad G5s have PCIe slots. If oyu're up grading to a new machine you'll need a PCIe card.
Decklink 6.3 released - 2GB RAM limit fixed!!!!!
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
6.3 is up on BM's website. The 2GB RAM problem has finally been fixed.
Re: Decklink 6.3 released - 2GB RAM limit fixed!!!!!
by Douglas Villalba 13 years ago
I think that there is bug on 6.3 720 59 8 bit. I had to go back to 6.2Douglas Villalba http: www.dvtvproductions.com dvillalba@dvtvproductions.com G5 QUAD 4.5 GB RAM, Decklink HD Extreme, HVX200, FX1,
Any gotchas on new system?...
by Jimmy Brunger 13 years ago
Hi all, Hoping to upgrade to a new interim system in the next couple of weeks that I hope to run for a few months until we go HD... Wondered if anyone knew of any glaring problems I might face using i
Re: Any gotchas on new system?...
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
That 3GB limit is for real. I'm not sure how it affects PC's, but on Intel Macs it locks up the entire machine without fail EVERY time you I bring a new clip onto the FCP timeline. I'd email BM direct
forgotten DeckLink
by bahadir hamdemir 13 years ago
hope BMD have not forgotton all my decklink users out there who are still waiting for the new drivers .. intansity is now 1.5 .... decklink still 6.2 ... 6.3 and we hope to see improvements in the max
Re: forgotten DeckLink
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
Please... please... please. The 2GB RAM limit is killing me.
2GB RAM limit on Decklink Extreme
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
Any word on an update to 6.2 that will address this Earlier posts said it would be released about a week after 6.2.
Re: 2GB RAM limit on Decklink Extreme; Kristian and Luke?
by Kristian Lam 13 years ago
Hi, This issue only affects the SD PCIe cards which are: 1) DeckLink SP PCIe 2) DeckLink Extreme PCIe We're working on a fix of this. I know we've mentioned that it should have been released earlier b
6.2 drivers: 2 gig limit still there!
by Patrick Kofler 13 years ago
Hi guys, 6 months ago we bought new Mac Pro with lots of RAM (6GB) and a bmd decklink sp(pci e)(lots of renderings, not only video editing in sd). And after half a year of waiting I still cannot use a
Re: 6.2 drivers: 2 gig limit still there!
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
I'm with you Patrick. I'm getting tired of the "will be addressed in a future release" mumbo jumbo. Depending on who you speak with at Blackmagic it will either "be in the next release" or "It probabl
Audio Question
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
I'm having a weird issue with AE8 (one of many weird issues) relating to how it is interpreting my Blackmagic clips. It's seeing the audio of clips captured with Decklink 6.0 as "48k 24-bit U". Clips
BM Decklink Extreme PowerMAc 2GB Ram limit
by Michael Mueller 13 years ago
Hi all, we are currently looking for a more stable system than our Decklink Extreme PC running Premiere 1.5 for a project which involves a lot of graphics and keying. So we are considering buying a Po
Re: BM Decklink Extreme PowerMAc 2GB Ram limit
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
This is getting really frustrating. I've been patiently waiting since November for the 2GB limit to get fixed. If it can't get done or won't get done please just let us know so we can find another sol
Decklink HD extreme playback problem
by ziad laila 13 years ago
Hi everyone Im working on a film which is dv pal 16:9 im working in premier in dv 16:9 project but i dont know why is the playback is correpted like if its playing a wrong field i tried to reverse the
Re: Decklink HD extreme playback problem
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
Will 6.1.1 address the 2GB memory problem
Weird Fonts
by jabbar thomas 13 years ago
Hi, folks, I recently added some fonts to my font book that a friend gave to me. I only mention this because this is all that I can think of that may have caused the malfunction I am experiencing. For
Re: Weird Fonts
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
Exact same thing happened to me. Except it was a Metallica style font. I deleted the offending font and got the same problem with another novelty font appearing. I worked around it in the Firefox by a
Re: Kona LHe crashing FCP 5.1.4
by Philip Howe 13 years ago
Hi, I've been searching posts here and at Apple for answers to a complicated situation with my new Mac Pro 2.66. I used migration utility to get my apps and work from my G5 to this new machine, nearly
Re: Kona LHe crashing FCP 5.1.4
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
I'm thing about switching from Decklink to Kona LHe as well. Any weird issues to report using it on a Mac Pro. How much RAM do you have on your system
Wrong font displayed in Safari, Firefox & Word:Mac
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
When I open a website or Word document they automatically used a unreadable novelty font that's installed on my machine. I deleted that font and they started using a Dingbat font. It's really weird. O
Re: Wrong font displayed in Safari, Firefox & Word:Mac
by Tony! Hulette 13 years ago
Remove all fonts you added and things should go back to normal. Basically, remove all fonts from your Hard Drive Library Fonts folder and your Home Folder Library Fonts folder. Restart and see if ever
FCP Crashes with Blackmagic clips on MacPro
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
I just upgraded to MacPro and FCP is not working with the Blackmagic 8-bit clips that I normally use. When I press spacebar or try to scrub a timeline with a Blackmagic clip in it my machine completel
Re: FCP Crashes with Blackmagic clips on MacPro
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
Just did a little more experimenting. Its also locks up with a WAV file that I exported from After Effects. Again after resarting it plays fine.
Osx Server
by Mike Procunier 14 years ago
Does FCP run on OSX Server(10.4.7)
Motion won't open properly
by Mike Procunier 14 years ago
When I try to open a template or create a new project the canvas window does not open. I only get a library and navigation window. When I try to check my prefs, they won't open. I trashed my old prefs
Re: Motion won't open properly
by Mike Procunier 14 years ago
Hurray! It worked. It also fixed a weird crash problem I was having with Batch Monitor. Thank you.
Can't open files over network
by Mike Procunier 14 years ago
I'm unable to open files over the network that are on the harddrive of my second workstation. I can drag files locally and open them and can save files to that harddrive. I can open them using the ope
Re: Can't open files over network
by Mike Procunier 14 years ago
Network: TCP IP Using DHCP with manual address PPPoE n a Appletalk is active Configure=automatically Proxies no proxy servers selected Ethernet Configure=automatically Sharing: These services are sele
2 in 5 frames stutter or interlace after capturing
by keithmax 14 years ago
Capturing DVCAM footage into FCP5HD with sony DSR20. Every 5 frames contain 2 that stutter, flutter, vibrate, or are (interlaced ). Capture settings are DV DVCAM at 29.97. Is this a 2:3:3:2 pulldown i
Re: 2 in 5 frames stutter or interlace after capturing
by Mike Procunier 14 years ago
I've been experiencing the exact same problem. I capturing from BetaSP into FCP 5.0.4, BlackMagic Decklink Extreme card & Quad G5. I've only noticed it capturing footage that was originally shot 24fps
"Numbers" UP-COUNT (large number) in AE
by Maximus 14 years ago
Hi, I want to create a number-counter, from 0 to 5.000.000, in AE. I
Re: "Numbers" UP-COUNT (large number) in AE
by Mike Procunier 14 years ago
I've done number counters effectively by pre-rendering a 0 to 9 count. Loop the prerender a bunch of times. Layout 7 of the prerenders side-by-side in a comp, then time stretch each to 10% of the one
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