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Nate Hanson

I have a wife and a 1-year-old son. I teach high school Multimedia and Computer Programming classes. I'm a volunteer youth leader for our church's youth group. Those three things account for most of my waking hours. With my remaining few minutes I've... [more]
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November 6th 2007
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I-Frame Export for hd2sd
by Nate Hanson 4 years ago
Before I post details of my question, let me ask a simple one that may make my question irrelevant: Is HD2SD still necessary (and Jeff Bellune's process http: bellunevideo.com tutvideo.php tutid=12) O
Re: I-Frame Export for hd2sd
by Nate Hanson 4 years ago
Hey, thanks, Jeff! I would love to see your workflow. I didn't get a chance to test the pull down suggestion yet, but I'll bet that's it. I ended up just exporting from AME and it looks fine for the f
NeoScene = Media Encoder CineForm Export?
by Nate Hanson 5 years ago
I used to use NeoScene to convert my Canon EOS video files before editing. NeoScene broke. If I simply export my clips using Adobe Media Encoder and use the CineForm codec, am I getting everything tha
Re: NeoScene = Media Encoder CineForm Export?
by Nate Hanson 5 years ago
Thanks, Tim. Just in case you are interested, I ran a comparison between the two options. I dumped my recent wedding footage (Canon DSLR, 1080p 24fps) into AME CS6 and use the CineForm codec at "Highe
Add Comps to Another Comp in ExtendScript
by Nate Hanson 5 years ago
My script is creating new comps in a loop. As they are created, I'd like to add them to an existing comp called previewComp. How can I do this Thanks in advance for your help, var theComp = app.projec
Re: Add Comps to Another Comp in ExtendScript
by Nate Hanson 5 years ago
Thanks, Dan! That worked. I was close...for some reason I had addComp stuck in my mind instead of just add. Nate Hanson Pilothouse Films
Random Function in ExtendScript?
by Nate Hanson 5 years ago
I've been looking for the last couple of days (online and in the Adobe Scripting Guide) and I can't find an answer. Is there a way to generate random numbers in ExtendScript Thanks in advance for your
Re: Random Function in ExtendScript?
by Xavier Gomez 5 years ago
Math.random() - has no arguments - returns a number in 0,1 - there is also no counterpart of AE's seedRandom() (hopefully wrong) Xavier
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Trimming Large Clip
by Nate Hanson 7 years ago
I need to put an archived version of an AE project (actually, Premiere as well) onto DVDs. One of the clips is 8GB so it won't fit on a DVD even by itself. How can I split this clip in half (or thirds
Re: Trimming Large Clip
by Nate Hanson 7 years ago
Thanks, Ted! That worked for me. I still wonder if there is a solution from within AE. Maybe turning a long clip into several sub clips without upsetting the linkage to the comps Any ideas out there N
Slow Motion Clips Losing Audio Sync
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
I've been killing myself on this all day...can't find a solution. Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Footage: 1280x720 60p from a T2i (H.264) Audio: Straight from the camera at 48000 Hz - 16 bit - stere
Submenu buttons disappearing!
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
I've got a main menu with two buttons that works fine. I've got a sub menu with six buttons that SEEMS to work fine in preview mode, but when burned to a disc, there are no visible buttons for the sub
Solved!
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
Somehow, my submenu had been set to 4:3 instead of 16:9. The players were resizing the frame and the buttons were getting shifted down and scaled down. The menu still played at 16:9 and so it didn't l
H.264 Question
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
I apologize in advance if this is a bit noobish - but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I bring h.264 footage from a Canon T2i into Premiere Pro. I'm able to edit just fine (nothing too fancy,
Re: H.264 Question
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
Hey Greg, I got home and found that my version of MPEG Streamclip doesn't have Prores or XDCAM EX presets. I'm on a PC (sorry, forgot to mention that). Is there a recommended codec that MPEG Streamcli
Conforming 60p to 24p
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
Is it fine to simply drop a 60p clip into a 24p sequence Or should I be using After Effects (or some other solution) to change the footage Nate Hanson Pilothouse Films
Re: Conforming 60p to 24p
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
Thanks for that link - very helpful in terms of workflow for the conversion! Nate Hanson Pilothouse Films
Lens thoughts
by Roy Schneider 8 years ago
Hi All New to the DSLR thing. Any thoughts on the quality of the Canon EF 24 - 105 L is USM lens. ThanksRoy Roy Schneider Long Live Da Cow!
Re: Lens thoughts
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
With a T2i's (or 7D's) cropped sensor, would you recommend getting a 35mm prime f 1.4 instead of a 50mm Nate Hanson Pilothouse Films
Pluraleyes Beta for Premiere Pro
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
Anybody using the Pluraleyes Beta for Premiere Pro successfully I tried it quickly last night and I did not end up with synced audio. Instead I got one audio source laid out in front of my other sourc
Why are peopel using DSLR for Video?
by Milton Hockman 9 years ago
just got back from NAB and saw DSLR everywhere. what are the advantages of it We have an XDCAM and EX3. Why would I want to buy a DSLR and use it for video Freelancer Designer Virginia - StephenHockma
Re: Why are people using DSLR for Video?
by Nate Hanson 8 years ago
Why would I want to buy a DSLR and use it for video I just ordered a Canon T2i...here are my reasons: 1) Price - I don't have a big budget. I was planning on saving up for an XH-A1s ($3400 at B&H). In
H.264 footage in FCP
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I'm getting ready to order new cameras for my Multmedia classes. Up until now we have used MiniDV tapes. I was considering some of the consumer level flash media camcorders that are so popular these d
Re: H.264 footage in FCP
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
Thanks, Tom. I've got iMacs in my room: 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Running Final Cut Pro 7 I also teach After Effects and I'm hoping to avoid problems sending footage from FCP t
family tree
by Aqeel Sami 9 years ago
how could i make a family tree by starting drawing lines beginning with the family name then going downward showing grandfather and grandmother and continue moving showing fathers and mothers and go d
Re: family tree
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
Maybe this might work for you: 1) Create a nice looking family tree in Photoshop. 2) Keep the lines on one layer, put the boxes or names on a different layer. 3) In AE, animate a mask to reveal the li
SD DVD on HD TV
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I just got a voice mail from a wedding client stating that the DVD I made for them looks "distorted" and not very clear on their 40-inch TV. I shot the wedding on a Canon GL-2 and everything looks fin
Re: SD DVD on HD TV
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
Thanks for all the great responses, guys! I got some clarification from the client. The picture looks pixelated and stretched wide. I sent her some possible settings to try (had to look up their TV's
Open Question: "Good" Editing?
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I'd like to direct my students to some great resources about editing. I can teach the the technical stuff...but what makes for "good" editing What makes the difference between competent editing and gr
Re: Open Question: "Good" Editing?
by Bryan Banks 9 years ago
I've read both Walter Murch books above, both are great... reading Norman's book now. He has a good blog on Film Industry Bloggers. You should have them read Shane's blog too. I would suggest Save The
Vegas Effect - backwards?
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I'm using the vegas effect on an open path. I have an expression controlling the "rotation" property. The expression uses time as a base value: time * x, where x is a number between 250 and 1000. Some
Re: Vegas Effect - backwards?
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
Wagon-wheel effect: that was my third or fourth guess...but I slowed it way down and the problem persists. And it will change directions (occasionally) on a new ram preview, even when I haven't modifi
FCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by Wilky Black 9 years ago
so we are trying to export a file from FCP and take to to another mqachine that does not have FCP and import the file into After Effects. The file is HD and will only import into AE with a white scree
Re: FCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I'm assuming you are choosing File - Export - Using Quicktime, and that you are making the clip "self-contained". Have you tried adjusting the "Interpret footage" settings inside AE Do you have After
3D Text Problem... help!
by Trace Kai 9 years ago
hi, i'm trying to make end credit. basically, the crawl need to look like a star wars crawl where it appears from bottom of the screen and disappear into the center of the screen. but, i want the clos
Re: 3D Text Problem... help!
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
You might be able to create an adjustment layer with one of the distortion effects applied. If create a rectangular mask over the top half of the adjustment layer and then feather it out quite a bit,
AE & PS 3d?
by Mark Romo 9 years ago
Is there a way to create 3d text in photoshop and import it into AE Had to ask....... thx, Mark Mark Romo Producer Director E-llusion Media www.e-llusionmedia.com
Re: AE & PS 3d?
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
After Effects doesn't do anything in true 3D. Anything you import from Photoshop will essentially be flat layers, even if it looks 3D. In other words, it will look fine until you try to rotate around
Render Que & Work Area
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I've got a comp that I want to render out in two parts. Is it possible to set the work area for the first part, add it to the render queue, move the work area to the second part, add that to the rende
Re: Render Que & Work Area
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
Thanks, man! Huge time saver! Your demo reel is amazing. I've seen your work on the Truth Project. It's cool to watch a demo reel and be like, "Hey, I've seen that!" Thanks again. Nate Hanson Pilothou
Testing a Canon GL2
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I just bought a used Canon GL2. The seller says it has less than one hour of operation on it. Once it arrives I've got two days to test it out in case I need to return it to the seller for a refund. I
Re: Testing a Canon GL2
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
Thanks, Don! Clarification: I have two days to check it out, but I work during the day, and right after work on Friday I'm taking my youth group kids to a retreat, so tonight is my only chance to play
Video Upload Service
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
Wow, great idea guys! Would it be possible to have the videos embedded in the company profile (as opposed to a link) It would be nice to have the video right there when somebody looks at your company
Re: Video Upload Service
by Nate Hanson 9 years ago
I'm sure people have different opinions on that. I'd prefer a "click to start" play button. I always get freaked out when I visit a website that starts playing music and video stuff when I wasn't expe
Crazy de-interlaced footage mess. Compressor How To?
by Cornelius Henke 10 years ago
So I was giving a small job or simple so I thought, but I knew from the start that I would have some sort of problem since I was given the footage on a DVD. I took a look at it and instantly noticed t
Re: Crazy de-interlaced footage mess. Compressor How To?
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
One more thing: I had to set it to the highest setting (Amount: Flicker Filter (max)) before it made a difference. My footage just wiggled like crazy everytime there was fast movement on the screen -
Sequences and Deinterlacing
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
The situation: 1. I've got some DV-NTSC footage that I'm done editing. 2. I also have an After Effects title (NTSC composition, rendered in Animation) 3. This project is video for the web, so it needs
Re: Sequences and Deinterlacing
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Thanks for the response, Jeremy! I want to do option 1: "deinterlace your footage and then render a progressive web movie" Do I just change the field dominance settings in the browser window (from low
Exporting Reference Movie (not acting like it should)
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
I've got a sequence finished and I want to export a reference movie. There is no rendering to be done. I choose File - Export - QuickTime movie... Then I make sure I uncheck the box labeled "Make Movi
Re: Exporting Reference Movie (not acting like it should)
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Andrew, This is going to be a video tutorial. I teach high school multimedia classes and when kids are absent from class it is a nightmare to get them caught up. So I've been making video tutorials of
Losing CSS Data When Using Anchors
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
I tried to add a few anchors to my page, but when I conected links to the anchors, my page displayed with no CSS file attached. No colors, or formatting, just the static position of the data... Why di
Re: Losing CSS Data When Using Anchors
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Ok, I figured it out. I was just writing it wrong. (my html is rusty too!) I wrote: page.html #anchor instead of: page.html#anchor Seems to be working fine now. Thanks for taking a look!Nate Hanson Pi
Link to Pop Up Video Player
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
I'd like to have a link that calls up a flash video player on my page. I don't want to open a new browser window...I just want the video to float in front of the background on the page. It would be ni
Re: Link to Pop Up Video Player
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Thanks guys! As always, the COW comes through. There is a lot to digest here, but I'll give it a go. Much appreciated!Nate Hanson Pilothouse Films
miniDV or HDV tapes?
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
I saw on the product description for the XH-A1 that it takes miniDV tapes. Can you use regular miniDV tapes for this camera I assume there must be a quality difference between the HDV version of miniD
Re: miniDV or HDV tapes?
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Then my follow up question is, can I use my cheaper Canon Elura 85 hand-held camcorder to transfer the tape data to my computer, rather than using an expensive camera as a tape deck If the data on the
XH-A1 - System Reqs for Editing HD
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
I'm interested in buying a Canon XH-A1. I've never edited any HDV footage and I'm wondering how much of a hit the computer takes. Current setup: iMac 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Re: XH-A1 - System Reqs for Editing HD
by Chris Nguyen 10 years ago
i have a xha1 and i edit with a macbook pro. 2.0 ghz intel core duo 3 gb ram (will soon upgrade to 4) i would suggest you use an external hd that uses a raid system to store all of your work when capt
audio wave mapping. PLZ HELP! :P
by Vanny VanHorn 10 years ago
Hey all. I have been out of the editing loop for a while and am just now getting back to it. I make counter strike 1.6 movies for fun as well as sometimes for a living (it is a first person shooter fo
Re: audio wave mapping. PLZ HELP! :P
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Watch these two tutorials: http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials.html id=64 http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon Workflow_8.php Hope that helps! Nate
animating an object to audio
by lance kit 10 years ago
how would i go about animating a line or object to the beat of an audio track is that an expression a plugin
Re: animating an object to audio
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Watch this tutorial: http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon Workflow_8.php Hope that helps! Nate
Motion Advantages over After Effects?
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
I teach a high school multimedia course and I have access to both After Effects and Motion. I'm wondering if there would be any reason to teach both programs. This year I only taught AE - mostly becau
Re: Motion Advantages over After Effects?
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Motion's strength is titling, graphics and very fast modifications. After Effects is stronger as a compositor. NoahMy FCP Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color. Now featuring
Blender?
by Nate Hanson 10 years ago
Any chance somebody wants to start a Blender forum Andrew Kramer is in the process of learning it - maybe you guys who know him can twist his arm a little and convince him to head one up Nate
Re: Blender?
by Stephen Rutherford 10 years ago
Man... just as I was getting into the program, too...Stephen Rutherford Graphics Producer: Gale Force Media, CanesVision & Wolfpack TV stephenr@carolinahurricanes.com CAROLINA HURRICANES: 2006 STANLEY
Technique Used to Transition in Andrew Kramer's Trailers?
by Nick Army 11 years ago
Hi, I'm thinking specifically of the Evolution trailer (found here: http: www.videocopilot.net evolution.html), but he uses the same kinds of transitions in other trailers as well. How is the twist fr
Re: Technique Used to Transition in Andrew Kramer's Trailers?
by Nate Hanson 11 years ago
The movement is done with a 3D camera. You can find lots of tutorials on how to do that at videocopilot.net. As for the transition and the color changes, read this thread: http: forums.creativecow.net
Earth Zoom Map Question
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Im trying to do this Earth Zoom tutorial over at videocopilot but having a hard time creating my own map at different zoom levels. I went to googlemaps but am unsure how to save out the maps image. Th
Re: Earth Zoom Map Question
by Nate Hanson 11 years ago
There is a setting you can change in Google Earth so that it doesn't show any of the labels or balloons on the screen. Check the left side of the screen and look for (I think) "Labels" and uncheck eve
Twitch Promo Question
by Cody Campbell 11 years ago
In the twitch for after effects promo, AK has these growing cables tentacles... Anyone want to guess what process app was used for that I've had a project in my mind that those pieces would be perfect
Re: Twitch Promo Question
by Nate Hanson 11 years ago
What about Trapcode's Stroke Can it make anything like that
How to create videocopilot evolution animations from scratch
by Adam Tworz 11 years ago
In plenty of tutorials on videocopilot.net (like this one http: www.videocopilot.net evolutionvideo twister_tutorial index.html) he's using ready made b&w animations from evolution set, telling how to
Re: How to create videocopilot evolution animations from scratch
by Nate Hanson 11 years ago
I was able to create one of those animated flourishes from scratch. I used Illustrator to design the flourish (there is a spiral tool that was helpful). I made the flourish white on a black background
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