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Nathan McAlpine

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November 8th 2011
80 Posts
AE Templates
by Nathan McAlpine 7 months ago
I make a lot of :30 and :15 spots and have to come up with new ideas and get them out the door quickly. To save time, I often I use Storyblocks or Videohive to grab After Effects templates. I feel lik
Re: AE Templates
by Nathan McAlpine 7 months ago
I usually customize the template into something new. Unless it's a last second add on that I have to knock out in a couple hours. Sometimes when I'm stuck, it's nice to just look at templates to spark
Nathan McAlpine 7 months ago
That was helpful.
Fill Bottle with Soda
by Nathan McAlpine 1 year ago
I want to fill the bottle on the right with the orange pop on the left. Any advice on how to do that Nathan McAlpine Sales Promotion & Commercial Producer- WDIV-TV4
Re: Fill Bottle with Soda
by Alan Stephens 1 year ago
besides photographing it that way, I suppose you can try to outline the new bottle and fill with the orange color on a new layer. Then change the layer to color, then make an adjustment layer with a m
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Prelude Non-Responsive
by Nathan McAlpine 2 years ago
I updated to Prelude 2018 and it is very non-responsive. When I go to ingest footage, every time I click a folder, it say's "Not Responding" then takes several seconds to open the folder. When I final
Force relink Premiere?
by Thomas Morter-Laing 4 years ago
Hiya, So Im trying to offline a bunch of MXFs so I can relink to the movs I converted through media encoder. I dont have time to reconvert them. When I try and relink some of the clips it gives me the
Re: Force relink Premiere?
by Alex Udell 4 years ago
Hi... Can you select the MXF's in the Project Panel prior...and do modify audio...and set the settings to be identical to your proxies then maybe it will let you relink dunno....worth a shot... (maybe
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Nathan McAlpine liked this 3 years ago
Batch re-Link media with a different extension
by Todd Schmidt 5 years ago
Hi, I haven't seen a solution to this, but the question has been posed. I was sent a hard drive with media to edit. I had to change the file extension of all the clips (long story in another post). Th
Re: Batch re-Link media with a different extension
by Tero Ahlfors 5 years ago
Todd Schmidt "Is there any way to do this " There are a bunch of settings in the link media window. One of which is if the linking uses the extension.
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New Keyboard or Number Pad
by Nathan McAlpine 3 years ago
I just bought a new iMac that came with one of those 3 4 keyboards. Usually I just sell them on ebay and keep using the same old Mac keyboard I've used since '06.. Well, I liked the idea of going cord
XMP Files on Export
by Nathan McAlpine 3 years ago
I don't understand why Premiere exports a .xmp every time I export a .mpg from Premiere. I've been just ignoring and deleting these for the past year or so and never really thought about it. Now I dec
How to color correct multiple shots in the best way possible
by Christopher Khouri 3 years ago
I really want to know how to get the best result when color correcting multiple shots. Should i color correct shot by shot If i do that will the shots look different Should i put a sequence layer and
Re: How to color correct multiple shots in the best way possible
by Nathan McAlpine 3 years ago
I had no idea about source-based color grading. Wow, that's going to save me so much hassle! Do I have to save it as a preset to apply a look to a master clip or is there a simpler way I'm really stru
2015.3 2 Bugs...Anyone Else?
by Duke Sweden 4 years ago
1. In the Media Browser, the files are constantly blinking on and off and shooting up to the top whenever I try to select 1 or more to import. If I leave it alone they behave. I can import through the
Re: 2015.3 2 Bugs...Anyone Else?
by Jacob Lambert 4 years ago
I have been having the second problem you mention. My monitors are slightly different sizes, so that may be it. Annoying at first, but for now until they fix, I recommend to just use arrow keys. In fa
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No audio channels when importing AVCHD footage on iMac (macbook works!)
by Tim Schiphorst 4 years ago
I am editing a project: shot with two AVCHD camera's: A Canon C100 Mark2, and a Panasonic editing in Premiere Pro CC on an iMac(same problem appeared in CS6 under the same circumstances). when importi
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Re: No audio channels when importing AVCHD footage on iMac (macbook works!)
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
I just restarted Premiere. Changed the extension from .mov to .mpg. Now I have audio. This makes no sense to me.. Nathan McAlpine Commercial Producer
Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by Danny Finch 4 years ago
So I heard about Apple not committing to updating QT security settings for Windows. It's just a matter of time before the IT police at my company uninstalls it without letting me know first. What are
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Re: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
This may be a good reason to invest in a MacBook Pro to sit next to my PC.. Nathan McAlpine Commercial Producer
XDCAM HD 422 Mov file won't open
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
I have a bunch of footage that was sent to me and I'm unable to open it on my PC. I tried opening them on a Mac and the only software that would open them was QT10. I tried MPEG StreamClip, Media Enco
Re: XDCAM HD 422 Mov file won't open
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
That could very well be what happened since it was a FCP editor who sent me the clips. I have FCP7 on my Mac at home. I'll see if I can open them there. As a solution for the workplace, do you think i
Audio levels for web video
by Dustin Parsons 4 years ago
Is anyone aware of a standard db level emerging for web videos or are people still just pushing the levels as high as they can go without distortion so as to compete with every other web video Does an
Re: Audio levels for web video
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
-6 here too. Just seemed like a good number.. Nathan McAlpine Commercial Producer
Audio Track Missing After Export
by Mykal Williams 4 years ago
So I'm having a very frustrating issue. I did a Skype call recording for a youtube video between me and one other person. Afterwards the audio was saved as a .mov. I edited the audio in premiere, adde
Re: Audio Track Missing After Export
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
Does your audio playback properly in the timeline I often run into the problem where the audio track is in the timeline but there are no waveforms and the audio doesn't play. I have to make that audio
Feather using garbage matte
by Oliver Smith 4 years ago
Is there anyway you can can add a feather on an eight point garbage matte I've applied it but it only seems to feather the bottom half Any ideas Or is this a job for AF
Re: Feather using garbage matte
by Ann Bens 4 years ago
You can do this in Pr. Make white color matte, superimpose and drop the garbage matte on it. Then add Fast Blur, set it to whatever value Add track matte effect to clip, set it color matte -----------
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BDR - Menu Button not working on Panasonic Blu-Ray Player
by Bill Celnick 6 years ago
Hi - I just authored both BDR and DVD versions of a wedding in Encore CS6 - it's been awhile since I've burned a BDR. The projects are very similar. When playing the BDR on my Panasonic Blu-Ray player
Re: BDR - Menu Button not working on Panasonic Blu-Ray Player
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
I am having this same problem on a Sharp BD Player. Same exact thing. I burned the same disc on DVD and BD. DVD menu works. BD menu does not work. We are using an iPad as the remote and there is no 't
XML please
by emio tomeoni 4 years ago
I have an old FCP project (from 2013) that I need to import into Premiere Pro - problem is that I do not have access to FCP. SO, I'm asking if someone who does have FCP in this community, can help me
Re: XML please
by Shane Ross 4 years ago
Compress the project file and email it to comeback at mac dot com I'll do it. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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FCP7 editing and organising tips for a feature project
by Nicolas Mandri 4 years ago
Hi all, I'm starting a new project that will be huge and that I will be adding material to, so I want to make sure I organise it properly since the begging. The project will be filmed in different sta
Re: FCP7 editing and organising tips for a feature project
by Nathan McAlpine 4 years ago
Footage should be organized by day shot. Create a new folder for each day. Call each folder, Day 01, Day 02, etc. Within the day, create a new folder for each camera, Cam A, Cam B, etc. Within each ca
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Adjusting motion on multiple clips at once?
by Christopher Targia 4 years ago
I have several layers of text titles that form a list. I want to adjust the motion for all of these all at once. In FCP this was VERY simple, select all the clips then drag them around the canvas. How
Re: Adjusting motion on multiple clips at once?
by Alex Udell 4 years ago
Agreed.... it was easier.... sounds like an excellent feature request... Alex Udell Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX Let's Connect on Linkedin Examples: Retail Automotive Motion Graphics Spots
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Nathan McAlpine liked this 4 years ago
Warp Stabilizer won't analyze footage
by Ryan Green 5 years ago
Using priemere pro cc 2014, and I have a clip on the V1 track. I broke up the clip into multiple parts, editing out the parts I didn't need. I ran the warp stabilizer on the first clip, it analyzed an
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Bernard Purcell liked this 2 years ago
Re: Warp Stabilizer won't analyze footage
by tad newberry 5 years ago
yep, i was having the same problem with a single clip. figured it was corrupted or something. i had already tried everything mentioned in this thread. another thread mentioned making sure there were n
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Compiler File Error Message
by Steve Cohen 13 years ago
I just srated getting an error when creating a DVD in DVDSP. I recently updated DVDSP to 4.1.2 and I believe this is the 1st DVD since doing so. My process is the same as always. Export QT from FCP Dr
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Annette Reynolds liked this 8 years ago
Re: Compiler File Error Message
by chris B112 13 years ago
Hi Steve... yeah I scouted around on other forums and found this which worked a treat - its the old trash the preferences trick! Don't know why I didn't think of it actually, it seems that whenever t
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Premiere Media Browser Network Drives
by Nathan McAlpine 5 years ago
My office has four Macs connected on a shared network. I cannot navigate to all of the shared drives through Media Browser. Do I need to add each drive individually somehow or is this just a glitch He
Re: Premiere Media Browser Network Drives
by Joe Barta IV 5 years ago
Make sure all the drives you want in Premiere are mounted on the Mac. In the finder window, click and highlight each drive you want individually. The eject icon that appears to the right of the name w
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Speed Grade 2015 Resets your work.
by Bob Schweizer 5 years ago
Everyone, I understand that this is an issue that should be brought up in the Speed Grade forum but I think editors and colorists should know that there is a problem with Speed Grade 2015 and what it
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Export with Chapter Markers
by Nathan McAlpine 6 years ago
I cannot figure out how to export from Premiere Pro with chapter markers. I'm doing my DVD Authoring in DVD Studio Pro. I'm hoping it's just a box somewhere that I'm missing. Can anybody help Nathan M
Re: Export with Chapter Markers
by Justin Craw 5 years ago
Hey Nathan, I just found a work around as far as chapter markers translating between the two suites. It's not the quickest of work arounds, but if you have placed 40 chapter markers, the last thing yo
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Creating a Masked Crop Effect Template
by Nathan McAlpine 5 years ago
I created a custom crop that I applied to a video. I need to apply this crop to multiple videos. I tried pasting the crop onto an adjustment layer but when I place a new video under the adjustment lay
Re: Creating a Masked Crop Effect Template
by Jordan Quackenbush 5 years ago
Couple of ideas, since I don't know the end goal product: You can export your AE graphics, and implement them in Premiere with your footage. You can bring all your clips into AE, and precomp them. Put
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still frame reference
by Norman Frizzle 5 years ago
I hear conflicting reports on still frame file types acceptable for use in Speed Grade. To be safe, I am using TGA. But do I want 24 bit or 32 How do I get my reference frame into the Speed Grade snap
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Second Monitor full screen toggle
by Markus Etter 7 years ago
Apologies if this has been solved some other place, but I really couldnt find anything in the forum. I have a two screen premiere pro setup. On the main screen I have the program and source monitor pl
Re: Second Monitor full screen toggle
by Stefano Casola 7 years ago
I had the same problem, but Adobe had a solution for it. There is a Keyboard-Shortcut for this. But it is not assignt to any button on default. You will find this function under the keybaord-shortcut
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AMA Linked Vertical Video from iPhone
by Nathan McAlpine 6 years ago
Hi all. I'm a 13 year FCP user finally making the switch to Avid MC. I am still under the 30 day free trial, so I'm trying to work through as many scenarios as I can before deciding if I'm going to pu
Re: AMA Linked Vertical Video from iPhone
by Nathan McAlpine 6 years ago
That was easy, thanks Michael! Thanks for the feedback guys, but again, I'm trying to put Avid through multiple test so I can see if I want to purchase it or not. I already have FCP and Premiere so th
Share Monitor
by Nathan McAlpine 6 years ago
What's the deal with Share Monitor not knowing the file names from a droplet Here's a screen grab from a batch export through a proxy droplet in Share Monitor compared to Compressor 3's Batch Monitor.
Compressor 4.1 Droplet Name
by Nathan McAlpine 6 years ago
I've always used Compressor droplets to create proxies. I just updated to 4.1 and made a new droplet. The proxies now have the "Proxy Droplet" Added to the end of the filename. I cannot find how to re
CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Pat Horridge 7 years ago
Anyone using CATDV as a front end to StorageDNA LTO-5 Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Production Editing Digital Media Design DVD T +44 (0)20 7505 4701 F +44 (0
Re: CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Nathan McAlpine 7 years ago
I'm really torn on which way to go on this. StorageDNA sounds great, and I love that they have Mac versions, like the M100. I really just need something basic. But Cache-A has so many more reviews and
Sound Effects Libraries
by Nathan McAlpine 7 years ago
I recently began editing reality television shows. There are four different shows I am editing ranging from singing competitions to scripted reality comedy. Anyway, my boss wants more sound effects. T
Re: Sound Effects Libraries
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
holllwood edge and sound ideas, with BBC and Digieffects are the main ones for me. Noisefuel is also worth having around for little bits and pieces. Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
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Archive to FTP
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
Is there a way to archive through CatDV via FTP Our archive requires us to FTP our footage back and forth and currently CatDV is not a part of this process. Any suggestions Nate
Re: Archive to FTP
by Matthew Stamos 8 years ago
When using the worker you can execute a curl command to deliver files to an ftp see here for more info http: forums.creativecow.net thread 278 469#490
News: Sonnet Announces Cost-Effective Qio™ CF4 Professional CompactFlash® Media Reader
by Cow News Droid 8 years ago
Device is Industry's First Dedicated Four-Slot Professional CF Media Reader Compatible with Thunderbolt Technology (Irvine, California--June 23, 2012) Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of
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Re: News: Sonnet Announces Cost-Effective Qio™ CF4 Professional CompactFlash® Media Reader
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
I don't see using all four at once, but I'd definitely do two. Two external drives, one card to each. I want one! Plus you're getting eSATA, I'm still rocking a USB. Nate
Web Client Permissions
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
I cannot figure out how to make changes to catalogs using the Web Client. As far as I know, I have permission to enter data into the fields. I am the system admin after all. Currently all I can do in
Re: Web Client Permissions
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
Ha, apparently not very intuitive, since nobody here's seen that thing. Thanks a lot, this Web Client is becoming way more useful than I originally thought it was! Nate
Web client custom field carry-over
by Chuck Johnson 8 years ago
Hi All, Am getting the hang of CatDV Server after a couple of installations. A new question... When I go to the prefs panel and click on Field Definitions and then on User-Defined Fields, will those U
Re: Web client custom field carry-over
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
I have set up my user defined fields so they display in Cat DV and on the Web Client. The labels all carry over but not all the data is carried over. Certain fields are left empty even if I fill them
CatDV Pro and transcoding
by Hallie Mullins 9 years ago
Can CatDV Pro do multicore processing for transcoding And, does anyone know if it is 64 bit Thanks!
Re: CatDV Pro and transcoding
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
Is there a way to make Worker Node and Compressor work together so I can trigger my proxies within CatDV, the proxies will be made in Compressor and the target file path will be created from Worker No
MPEG Streamclip Encoding Loop
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
I've been searching all over and nobody seems to be having this problem. I open a file with MPEG Streamclip and export it as an H.264. I've done this hundreds of times in the past without any problems
Re: MPEG Streamclip Encoding Loop
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
Dang, just had it happen on yet another computer. MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.3. I took a 100GB 1920x1080 ProRes Mov. Opened it in MPEG Streamclip, set in out and trimmed it. I then set it to encode to a MP4
User-Defined Fields: Date
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
One of our user defined fields is Date of Production. Under "Field Definitions - User-Defined Fields" we've set User 5 to "Name" Date of Production, "Type" Date. The date must be entered Year-Month-Da
Re: User-Defined Fields: Date
by Rolf Howarth 8 years ago
It uses whatever date format that you set on the General tab of preferences. If you hover over the field the tool tip text will show an example of the format it's expecting.
Merging Catalogs
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
Anybody know of a way to merge two catalogs together Nate
Re: Merging Catalogs
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
I now feel silly I couldn't do that. I was trying to drag one catalog on top of another catalog, and that wasn't working. I'll blame that one on lack of sleep. Thanks for the quick responses! Nate
CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Jeff Schaap 8 years ago
Mac system, CatDV Client version 9.06. We're doing some testing with archiving and recalling footage via the Cache-A CatDV plugin. We had an error on our first transfer. We had been told that Cache-A
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
Tom, thanks for your input. You brought up several key issues with how we've been archiving. Tom Goldberg "First, the CatDV plugin does not deal with spanned tapes aka Multiple Volumes." We have been
XDCam: 1920 Becomes 1440 when imported into a FCP project.
by Mike Gilligan 9 years ago
We have shot several interviews on our XDCam EX 1 in 1080p.When I did Log and Capture they came in as 1920 x 1080p. (Good!) On our last interview the camera was erroneously set on 1080i. I sent the cl
Re: XDCam: 1920 Becomes 1440 when imported into a FCP project.
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
What did you end up doing Rafael I am in the same situation right now. I'm working on a project that was shot on the Sony F3. Since all the footage was XDCAM EX 1080p30 I decided to use that for my FC
Creating a Gutter in Word Processor for Scrolling Credits
by Sam Wheatley 9 years ago
Hi, I've been tearing my hair out trying to understand what (seemingly) the entire internet understands as right justify tab and left justify tab. I feel I get close to understanding it, put it in to
Re: Creating a Gutter in Word Processor for Scrolling Credits
by Nathan McAlpine 8 years ago
Or you could just give instructions to the forum Nate
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