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Mike Schmitt

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October 21st 2001
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|Time remap and hold last frame of comp?
by Mike Schmitt 5 years ago
Hi Guys! I am doing a somewhat tedious process where I have to split my project into a lot of small comps and place a "Hold Keyframe" on the last frame of each comp. I'm wondering if any of you know o
FCP 7 with Mountain Lion
by Julian Semilian 8 years ago
Hello, Hope this finds you well. I have heard rumors that FCP 7 won't open with Mountain Lion. Is there any truth to that I am about to download Mountain Lion but have a project I have been working on
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Elena Cebrian liked this 7 years ago
Re: FCP 7 with Mountain Lion
by Scott Sheriff 8 years ago
Julian Semilian "I am about to download Mountain Lion but have a project I have been working on on FCP 7." Rule #1: If you're in the middle of a project, don't update your software or OS, ever. Rule
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Mike Schmitt liked this 7 years ago
after effects CS6 error file cannot be imported - this 'moov' file is damaged or unsupported
by Richard Lord 7 years ago
Hi there, I realise there are other threads about this error, but I need to start a new one because of the odd way this error occurred. I'm working in After Effects CS6 (11.0.2.11) I imported an AAF t
Re: after effects CS6 error file cannot be imported - this 'moov' file is damaged or unsupported
by Mike Schmitt 7 years ago
I am having the same issue since April 1. Maybe worse. Premiere stopped working, all the video files except ProRes HQ have a "media Pending" place-card and will not render in the time line. When I try
PI For AE version 1.04 not installing in CS6
by Mike Schmitt 7 years ago
Hi there, I'm moving over to a SSD on my Mac. OS X mountain Lion, Adobe CS6. I try to install PI for AE version 1.04 (which says it is CS6 compatible). In fact I know it is because it still works on m
Re: PI For AE version 1.04 not installing in CS6
by Mike Schmitt 7 years ago
Yes, it's compatible. I have successfully installed it. I was doing the licensing wrong. thank you for responding. MIKE
Stretching audio to fit a different take
by Mike Schmitt 7 years ago
Hi there, i'm using Premiere CS6 and I've got an issue that is similar to other posts, but I think a little different. We recorded live audio of a song last weekend with backing vocals, today we shot
Re: Stretching audio to fit a different take
by Bill Stephan 7 years ago
Last time I had to stretch audio, I exported to Adobe Audition, made the fix and dropped the audio back in Premiere. Bill Stephan Senior Editor DVD Author USA Studios New York City
Moving Background reflection during shot in Proanimator 6?
by Mike Schmitt 7 years ago
Hi guys When I render chrome or a reflective surface, I always want to have the light moving on the object's reflection to enhance it. In the past, I have either just took an alpha of the layer and ap
Re: Moving Background reflection during shot in Proanimator 6?
by Mike Schmitt 7 years ago
I was hoping to get through this without having to ask for more help. If I'm working on a 1080P project, what size should the layer map be I've spent the whole day tooling around with a precomp that i
Element: Making a Liquid from the Motion Design kit a multi object
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
Hi Guys! I've been looking for a reason to play with Element and thought of one this morning. I'm doing a shot of a guy self-administering a Heimlich Maneuver. I thought it would be fun to have a spra
Re: Element: Making a Liquid from the Motion Design kit a multi object
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
Oh, hey. There's a water drop in the primitives. Very handy!
Norton Internet Security for Mac is totally screwing up After Effects CS6 on my system.
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
Hi guys, first off I just want to say how delighted I am with every CS6 product I'm using now. Extremely satisfying experience. But lately I've been having an issue with symdaemon hijacking 6 of my 24
Re: Norton Internet Security for Mac is totally screwing up After Effects CS6 on my system.
by adam taylor 8 years ago
i was always told to avoid putting Norton on a Mac, whatever the cost!! If you do want to use an Anti-Virus on your mac, then sophos.com have a free application for the mac that is really good. Sophos
Looking for a tutorial or suggestions to make a DVD for a project
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
Hi there, I've been working all day trying to figure out how to make a cool DVD in Proanimator for a project I'm working on. I need to have it move into position as if it's being inserted to a DVD pla
Re: Looking for a tutorial or suggestions to make a DVD for a project
by Edward Wu 8 years ago
Hi Mike, If the DVD object file that you downloaded includes a Reflectivity map, load it into the Reflectivity section and increase the Reflectivity section and it should work pretty well for you. If
Making a helicopter blade spin
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
Hi guys! I'm trying to use Proanimator in After Effects to render a 3d Model of a helicopter I bought from Turbosquid. I've got it all done except the the rotating of the propeller blade. I'm in the a
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Re: Making a helicopter blade spin
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
Thanks Ed! I knew there had to be an easy solution.
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Can i install Final cut Pro X on a machine with version 7 without problems?
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
I have a quick job to do this weekend. I'm still using Final Cut Pro 7, but the original editor cut the thing is Final Cut ProX. Can I install final cut pro X without messing up my version 7 Thanks!
Re: Can i install Final cut Pro X on a machine with version 7 without problems?
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
There is also software now to convert from X back to 7. Cheaper than buying FCPX and going to all the trouble of partitioning. Lots of people have come to grief trying to run both on the one system so
Can I install Final Cut Pro x without Losing Final Cut Pro 7?
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
I have a quick job to do this weekend. I'm still using Final Cut Pro 7, but the original editor cut the thing is Final Cut ProX. Can I install final cut pro X without messing up my version 7 Thanks!
Re: Can I install Final Cut Pro x without Losing Final Cut Pro 7?
by Jeff Kirkland 8 years ago
I have always kept the two on separate partitions and have had a very smooth run with FCPX. On the other hand I have a friend who continually has strange FCPX issues, Quicktime issues, odd happenings
Will Particular Preset pack work in CS5?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
I've been installing my new plugs into After Effects CS5, and I'm wondering if anyone knows if the preset pack will work in the 64 bit application I'm going to give it a try after I'm done rendering a
Re: Will Particular Preset pack work in CS5?
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
This may be an unusual reply, but: Do you have a lot of plugs in AE I do. On my system, at the bottom of the effects list is "Other." Go there and Particular is there. If it's not there or in the list
Can you batch-synch audio to Quicktime clips?
by Mike Schmitt 8 years ago
My client handed me a hard drive with footage from a 7D and audio files from a Zoom recorder. I have a 7D and a Zoom, but haven't had a chance to play with them yet. This project is giving me a reason
Wrapping texture mapping around an object
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
Hi there, I'm now playing with the magic of texture mapping... It's working great, but I'm having trouble getting the map to sit properly on the side of the object. Attached is an image of an "H" with
Re: Wrapping texture mapping around an object
by Edward Wu 9 years ago
Hi Mike, In version 5, we now have new Mapping Techniques you can apply. To do this apply a material on your object. Then, go to the Material Docks panel and click the material. You will see different
Changing the axis point on an abject
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
Hello there, again, I'm working on a client's logo, which is a star. The illustrator star is off-center in the modeling window, so I guess the star isn't symmetrical. When I make it spin on it's axis,
Re: Changing the axis point on an abject
by Edward Wu 9 years ago
Hi Mike, To change the pivot point, select the object. Then, go into the Object Controls panel, and open the "Info" section. In the Pivot X,Y,Z fields, change the values to move the pivot point. Best,
Changing images in ProEmmiters?
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
Hi there, I'm finding myself using PI more and more recently with the kind of work I'm getting. I normally use the emitters strait out of the box with minor changes. This time I'd like to go a little
Re: Changing images in ProEmmiters?
by Alan Lorence 9 years ago
Changing the image in any emitter is a pretty simple thing, and it's the same procedure for all types of emitters. Here's a video tutorial on changing the image for a "text" emitter which should tell
Glow plugin in Premiere CS5
by Eric Barker 9 years ago
Back when I migrated from PP1.5 to CS3, I found that a huge bulk of After Effects plugins now worked in PP CS3s new architecture. The most prominantly used one being the "Glow" plugin (known as ABDE G
Re: Glow plugin in Premiere CS5
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
If you're in a pinch, you might try duplicating the layer and put a Gaussian blur on the lower copy. Usually a 2 or 3 blur is plenty to give a nice glow to the object. This is how I used to do all my
Will 30 fps work when specs call for 29.97?
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
Hi there, I just delivered a project to a client and the specs are very specific, They need 29.97 for their website. Every time I set up the specs in Media Encoder, it clicks back to 30 fps! I just ve
Re: Will 30 fps work when specs call for 29.97?
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
That's a relief! They need 29.97 FLV with a keyframe every 60 frames. F4V does not work.
Creating a pixie dust wipe?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Hi there, I'm working on a project and using a lot of sparkle effects when text appears and disappears. I have a couple dissolves and I've been using Sapphire WipeDiffuse (Which I think is perfect). M
Creating a Pixie Dust Wipe?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Hi there, I'm working on a project and using a lot of sparkle effects when text appears and disappears. I have a couple dissolves and I've been using Sapphire WipeDiffuse (Which I think is perfect). M
Re: Creating a Pixie Dust Wipe?
by Jackie Miller 10 years ago
Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but I did a kind of Pixie Dust wipe for our Disney vacation lower thirds. I used the "simple sparkle" particle, I think, and made a swoop with it on a lime gr
Will Intensity Shuttle Pro be available for Mac?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Hi there, I'll be buying a Decklink Extreme when the Scarlet S35 is available, but the release of that camera is so far away that there will likely be a newer Decklink released before then. So, I'm lo
Re: Will Intensity Shuttle Pro be available for Mac?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Okay. That is the magic question. I did a search on Amazon.com for USB 3 Mac PCI and got several hits. Now that I look at them they are 3 port USB 2 or similar. What is up with Apple not supporting US
Does DaVinci Resolve for Mac require a control surface?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
First of all, it has been a long time since an announcement at NAB got me excited like I am about the impending release of DaVinci Resolve for Mac! From what I am reading, we don't have a clear idea o
Re: Does DaVinci Resolve for Mac require a control surface?
by Andy Mees 9 years ago
Last I heard, JL Cooper Eclipse support was in the pipeline ... but MC Color, not so much.
Resolve Training/tutorials videos/online?
by Mika Joon 10 years ago
hello does anyone know if there is or will be tutorials on resolve like lynda.com style or DVDs I got an email from fxphd regarding an online course for davinci resolve. it would be great to see some
Re: Resolve Training/tutorials videos/online?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
I'm envious of your 12 core Mac. Mine's only 8 cores, but I"m happy with it. The 12 cores won't help you with DaVinci, it only uses one or two. You need a graphics card with muscle like the GeForce GT
Smoothing a shot in After Effects?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Hi there, I'm working on a quick 15 second project with a deadline of six this evening. I have some shots I need to stabilize. A slightly shaky zoom out and a wobbly pan. I can use Mocha, but I though
Re: Smoothing a shot in After Effects?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Time was an issue. Had a five O'clock deadline. I did try it and it didn't work as well as I had hoped. What I finally did was make a new sequence in Final Cut with the one shot and use Core Melt to s
Will the data from lock and load move to After Effects?
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Hi there, I'm trying out Lock and Load and only just realized that it isn't an after effects plug as well. I will be moving my project from Final Cut to After Effects this afternoon and I'm wondering
Re: Will the data from lock and load move to After Effects?
by Roger Bolton 10 years ago
Sorry, there is no After Effects version of Lock & Load at this point in time so you will have to render the clip in FCP and then bring the smoothed rendered clip into AE. Roger CoreMelt - CoreMelt V2
Changing Text in PI for After Effects
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Hi there, Just got PI for after effects and I'm wondering how to replace the text to my own logo. The tutorial on the Wondertouch site points to windows and options that I don't seem to have. Is there
Re: Changing Text in PI for After Effects
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
It's starting to look like I can't change the text because the AE version of PI doesn't have a properties window. Hope one of you guys out there know a solution!
Using Spotlight to create a shadow behind Zaxwerks Proanimator layer
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Hi there, I'm pretty new to Sapphire, but I love it so far. I am trying to do a logo of chrome block letters over a dark background. I'm using proanimator, and it looks good so far. Now I want to emul
Error message "Null Pict Handle"
by Oliver Peters 12 years ago
I am frequently getting an error message labeled "null pict handle" followed by an ID address number. There will be several error messages in a row with ascending address numbers that I have to click
Re: Error message "Null Pict Handle"
by Mike Schmitt 10 years ago
Which Magic Bullet Colorista, Frames, HD or Looks I uninstalled them all and the errors did go away. I reinstalled and the errors came back.
photomontage motion/transition workflow
by Mike Schmitt 11 years ago
Okay, now I'm facing a problem I deal with every time I do one of these montages. I have all the photos on the timeline and I want to add a little motion to each still and a dissolve between each stil
Re: photomontage motion/transition workflow
by Mike Schmitt 11 years ago
So you're saying to do the transition before the motion. If that's the easiest way, it's fine by me.
Making stills fit between markers when dropped on timeline
by Mike Schmitt 11 years ago
I have a quick job today cutting a memorial montage with about 300 or so pictures in it. NOrmally I put down the music track, create markers and then drop each photo into place on the marker and resiz
Re: Making stills fit between markers when dropped on timeline
by Mike Schmitt 11 years ago
Your technique did the trick! I was able to drop all the photos into place with one drop and fit to fill. Now I can put the dissolves in and start the tedious task of adding motion. Thanks guys! You'v
PI 4 or PI for AE
by Ian Scott 11 years ago
Anyone know when PI for After Effects or PI 4 is due for release I would like to purchase ASAP but not if I have to update to the new version in a couple of weeks!
Re: PI 4 or PI for AE
by Mike Schmitt 11 years ago
I've been waiting since before my son was born four years ago. Finally bought a Mac this year and Motion 3 has an emitter library.
Editing and running an OS from the same RAID drives?
by Mike Schmitt 11 years ago
Hi there. I just converted from PC to Mac, and on the PC you don't want your media on the same drive as your OS or your editor. Too much demand on resources. I just bought a Mac Pro with four 1 Gig dr
Re: Editing and running an OS from the same RAID drives?
by Sean ONeil 11 years ago
Like Shane said, don't put the OS on the RAID drive. Also, rather than a RAID with redundancy, you might want to look into having a Time Machine setup instead. That way you can keep backups of your OS
How much resources does Premiere use on a mac?
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
I've just moved over from PC to Mac on Premiere pro CS3. My system is an 8 core, 3.2 GHz with 16 Gigs or RAM and an Nvidia Geforce 8600 (I think) with 512 Megs of RAM. What I want to know is how much
Is anyone out there using a Mac with Bootcamp and a 64 bit OS?
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
I'm a new Mac owner. My system is an 8 core, 3.2 GHz system with 16 Gigs for RAM. I've got XP PRo on my Boot Camp partition but it's not robust enough for my editing projects. Last week I foolishly pu
Looking for a good AVI codec for Mac
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
Hi there: Are there any excellent AVI codecs for MAC I just went Mac with a Mac Pro. I installed boot camp and work in Windows. Just sent my LOD letter to Adobe so that they will send me out the Mac v
WIndows 64 bit and Premiere Pro
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
Hi There: Next week I'm pulling the trigger on a now 8 core workstation with either a XP 64 or a Vista 64 operation system. I know that Premiere will utilize the Nvidia QuadroFX 4600 or 5600 (if I can
Re: WIndows 64 bit and Premiere Pro
by Anthony Andaleon 12 years ago
I run on Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. No issues!
Can I disguise room noise and echo?
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
Hi there: I've looked at the other room noise echo posts and I think there might be another solution for me. I have a clip shot in front of a greenscreen in a living room. As you might expect, there i
Re: Can I disguise room noise and echo?
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
This is what I tried at first... It's okay. I'd love to make it sound a little better though.
RAM preview oddity
by Mitch Temkin 12 years ago
Using AE CS3 with a dual 2.66 intel mac, when trying to shift-RAM preview, I sometimes get a dialog box stating: After Effects error: RAM Preview needs 2 or more frames to playback. If I try to do a f
Re: RAM preview oddity ___FIX___!!!
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
Hey! I fixed my problem. My RAM preview was broken and wouldn't work at all. I uninstalled Nucleo, but at the same time I did this because it is more likely caused by a corrupt Mediacore Cache. Try th
DON'T install QT 7.4 if you use after effects
by chris newman 12 years ago
rendering in AE was fine yesterday. i downloaded QT 7.4 today and renders now quit at almost exactly 10mins into the render regardless of what project you are working on with the following error "Afte
Re: 911 EMERGENCY CHECK THIS OUT DO NOT UPDATE TO QT 7.4
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
...Too late.
Importing multicam Premiere project for offlining
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
Hi there: I'm working on a wedding that has three cams and I used Premiere Pro multicam to cut the ceremony. I would like to import the project into After Effects to Stabilize motion and add a film lo
Using Photoshop CS3 to create a Storyboard
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
Hi there: I've been trying to puzzle out Toon Boom Storyboard this afternoon and I find myself constantly going into Photoshop CS3 to create the drawings for the storyboards. Then I clicked over to Vi
Setting 32 bit float in CS3 makes comp window image very dark
by Mike Schmitt 12 years ago
Haven't had to ask the pros anything in a while. Here's what's going on: Using After Effects Pro on a Dual Xeon 3.2 with a Nvidia QUadro FX 3000 card and 4 Gigs of RAM. My footage is Cineform AVI 720
Re: Setting 32 bit float in CS3 makes comp window image very dark
by Austin Reeves 12 years ago
Are you using Color Management If so that may be your problem, and if not, you may need to enable it. Atleast for me, I've found that its just easier with CS3 to plan on using Color Management ALWAYS.
Setting all the audio levels in one swoop?
by Mike Schmitt 13 years ago
Hi there: Just finished an 8 minute short with almost 300 shots. There are places where the audio spikes. I've got to get this in the mail by 5:00 today, but I'm giving the forum a try! In After Effec
Re: Setting all the audio levels in one swoop?
by Vince Becquiot 13 years ago
Are you familiar with compression Use the audio Dynamics plugin. You could do a quick and dirty job using only the limiter setting (will keep your audio from peaking), but it works best in combination
Are there any 3rd party plugs for motion tracking?
by Mike Schmitt 13 years ago
Hi there: Struggling along with the AE motion tracker. As great as it is, I'm wondering if there are any third party plugs that do the same thing or have more features. Can you suggest any Thanks!
Re: Are there any 3rd party plugs for motion tracking?
by Paul Miller 13 years ago
Yes, you can track and roto (and paint!) inside AE using an interface designed specifically for such things. You can export your roto shapes and trackers back into AE to use natively.
AE not displaying large files...
by Mike Schmitt 14 years ago
Hi there: I've been working on a project in Premiere that has Camtasia footage which is 15fps. I shot the live action with my panny HVX200 at SD NTSC 24p. When I render the final short film uncompress
How can I remove echo from a soundtrack?
by Mike Schmitt 14 years ago
Hi there: Shot a short film in a mobile home in a room with wood panel walls with a Sennheiser shotgun mic. My client noticed an echo in the sound track. Now that it was brought to my attention, it is
Re: How can I remove echo from a soundtrack?
by Mike Schmitt 14 years ago
Okay then, what about masking the noise An ambient loop of some sort Music I've got Sonic fire pro and a bunch of music. It's a software training film that cuts to a computer monitor quite a bit to de
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