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Old AE Project Not Opening Because Media File Path Doesn't Exist
by Mike Zimbard 5 years ago
I'm running into an issue trying to open an AE project from 2013 because our old XSAN has been replaced and the server where all the media used to live no longer exists. I've tried multiple versions o
Re: Old AE Project Not Opening Because Media File Path Doesn't Exist
by Mike Zimbard 5 years ago
Michael I appreciate your insights. If I import the project from it's new location into an open AE project it still hangs in the same way because AE is still trying to mount the old xserve and link to
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Old AE Project Not Opening Because Media File Path Doesn't Exist
by Mike Zimbard 5 years ago
I'm running into an issue trying to open an AE project from 2013 because our old XSAN has been replaced and the server where all the media used to live no longer exists. I've tried multiple versions o
Re: Old AE Project Not Opening Because Media File Path Doesn't Exist
by Mike Zimbard 5 years ago
Michael I appreciate your insights. If I import the project from it's new location into an open AE project it still hangs in the same way because AE is still trying to mount the old xserve and link to
Optical Flow - Where's the end of my clip?
by James Hernandez 6 years ago
I have a clip that is about 3:24 long, and with slow motion it will probably end up being around 4:24 long, maybe a little less. I have plenty of extra room in my Composition just in case. When I slow
Re: Optical Flow - Where's the end of my clip?
by Mike Zimbard 6 years ago
How are you making the speed change Are you using the time stretch percentage in the timeline or doing it by adding the Timewarp filter to the clip directly If you're time stretching the clip it shoul
PProCC has Death Grip on MacPro -- Won't Launch or Won't Open Projects
by Jeff Coleman 6 years ago
On a new MacPro (10.9.3) editing a couple of months on Premiere and today I activated Beauty Box (Digital Anarchy plug-in) and then the project and app froze. It froze my computer as well. I re-launch
Re: PProCC has Death Grip on MacPro -- Won't Launch or Won't Open Projects
by Mike Zimbard 6 years ago
PPro and 10.9.3 for many people was an unworkable Software OS combo. We kept everything on 10.9.2 for this reason but one of our machines was mistakenly upgraded to 10.9.3 and when that happened certa
Trying a possibly impossible effect
by Ben Allan 6 years ago
Okay remember the Truman show and there was that famous poster which was Jim Carrey made up of thousands of photos. Well I'm trying to do this with video. The difference being its on a key'd out dance
Re: Trying a possibly impossible effect
by Mike Zimbard 6 years ago
There's an old tutorial that shows how to do this using card dance: http: www.ayatoweb.com ae_tips_e ae50_e.html# This sounds like the effect you're looking for. Card Dance will be really handy to bre
Feature Request - Referencing a Master .aep project file
by Mike Zimbard 6 years ago
This is a feature request I've made to Adobe but wanted to see if the COW community would find it as valuable as we would in our studio. This feature would create a master .aep project file that when
Re: Feature Request - Referencing a Master .aep project file
by Mike Zimbard 6 years ago
Very interesting. Thank you Walter!!
virtual sports show set preview and set up
by Samuel Frazier 6 years ago
I m directing a shoot on Sunday where two actors will be placed in front of a green screen that we ll make into a sports show set of some sort in post. I want to shoot all 3 cameras head on (so I can
Re: virtual sports show set preview and set up
by Mike Zimbard 6 years ago
Some years I used some virtual sets from these guys. We bought individual sets from them and they give you multiple angles and mattes. Not sure what your budget is, but I think they charge around $100
Problem with adding Knoll Light Factory to solid, the background does not turn transparent as shown in tutorials with older version of KLF
by Von Betelgeuse 6 years ago
I've got a problem using Knoll Light Factory, when I drag it onto a new solid the background does not turn transparent, it does when adding particular and has been shown to turn transparent in older t
Re: Problem with adding Knoll Light Factory to solid, the background does not turn transparent as shown in tutorials with older version of KLF
by Mike Zimbard 6 years ago
This did change in more recent versions of knoll. You now have to activate the unmult setting for the plug-in. Open the "rendering" tab and then click the checkbox next to unmult. You should see the b
Does Adobe Premiere Support a Shared Storage Environment?
by Mike Zimbard 7 years ago
Our studio is looking to transition from FCP7 to Premiere Pro at the end of 2012. We were basically decided on Premiere versus Avid because of the heavy after effects and photoshop integration which f
Re: Does Adobe Premiere Support a Shared Storage Environment?
by Mike Zimbard 7 years ago
Thanks all for your input - excellent information!!
Outputting Desktop to External Monitor
by Mike Zimbard 8 years ago
I recall on previous versions of the Kona you could mirror your desktop on an external monitor. I cannot find the option to do this in the Kona 3G control panel. We have a scenario where someone will
Re: Outputting Desktop to External Monitor
by Mike Zimbard 8 years ago
All worked perfectly Jeremy - thank you!
realtime issues with Red project
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
I don't want to do a full cross-post here but could sure use some help with this one. The entire story is at this post: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 242 2838 and if any of you in this forum h
Re: realtime issues with Red project
by Mike Zimbard 11 years ago
Hey Joe- One way to work offline ProRes and then online in Color with the .r3D files is to use Clipfinder (free download). You can export a Final Cut XML into clip finder and then replace your .MOV fi
Skype vs. Kona3
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I have a Kona3 Card installed in a MacPro tower. When I open Skype, the Kona3 capture formats are recognized by Skype (we've used this to do video conferencing over Skype with our JVC GY-HD250). The p
Re: Skype vs. Kona3
by Mike Zimbard 11 years ago
Very cool indeed. Will need to try that one out. Great find!
Frame Rate Conversion
by Michael Manfredo 11 years ago
Hello, I am currently trying to convert some footage I shot at 60fps using Panasonic's frame rate conversion plug in. In the past, I used a 1200a deck and it was on fcp 4.5. The deck was connected via
Re: Frame Rate Conversion
by Mike Zimbard 11 years ago
That conversion plug-in is now part of FCP. Set your Kona FCP easy setup to be 59.94 Varicam DVCPROHD. After your clip is captured, click on it and then select "Tools DVCPROHD Frame Rate Conversion...
Rough Keys on Set
by Mike Zimbard 11 years ago
For an upcoming greenscreen shoot on HDCAM I wanted to look into some options of pulling rough keys on set to show the art director. The production company is shooting on an F-900. My plan is to have
Re: Rough Keys on Set
by Mike Zimbard 11 years ago
Will do - thanks very much!
Digital Fusion Compatibility
by Mike Zimbard 11 years ago
We are looking to set up a standalone Fusion workstation and output to an HD monitor so that we can see the proper output of our flow before we feed the renders to the edit room. I know HD extreme sup
Re: Digital Fusion Compatibility
by Matt Stalker 11 years ago
Was this problem ever addressed I still get a program crash when accessing the blackmagic prefs in fusion... Matt Matt Stalker Center City Film & Video mstalker@ccfv.com
What's happened?
by Sean Davison 11 years ago
After months of Rock solid operation my Kona 3 has suddenly become very unreliable laying back to tape - it drifts around by a frame. I'm laying back to an a500p Digi - Ref is set to input video I'm u
Re: What's happened?
by Mike Zimbard 11 years ago
Yes Gary - makes perfect sense. Thanks very much. Is it easiest to account for this delay by just marking in 1 frame earlier on your SD VTR so that your record in-point is where you want it
Morphing between multiple cameras
by Mike Zimbard 12 years ago
One of our clients is looking to create a bullet time effect for an upcoming spot involving some sports action shot on green screen. If we set up an arc of 6 cameras separated 30 degrees from each oth
Re: Morphing between multiple cameras
by Mike Zimbard 12 years ago
Pierre thank you so much for your thorough responses. We definitely have a lot to consider and if we can up the quantity of camera and shrink the distance between them, I will definitely recommend tha
Satellite Zoom... Effect? Stock Video?
by Holly Santiago 12 years ago
A client would like to open their show with a precise location (a small town in Central Minnesota) pointed out as one would see on network news stations (the effect has been used in a lot of the war
Re: Satellite Zoom... Effect? Stock Video?
by Mike Zimbard 12 years ago
This should get you where you want all within After Effects: http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials.html id=15
Creating a Morph Chain in AE
by Mike Zimbard 12 years ago
I have 2 faces that I am morphing, but rather than all happening at once, I'd like the morphs to happen one right after the other. For example, I have 7 masks shapes that define, the ears, eyes, nose,
Re: Creating a Morph Chain in AE
by Mike Zimbard 12 years ago
Thanks very much Pierre! Very helpful.
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