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Nelson May

Actor, Director, Editor, Producer, V,oice Actor
Member Since:
March 15th 2006
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Charlotte, NC
Making a flip cover effect
by Nelson May 5 months ago
I have about 16 CDs or art cover work I need to display in a website . Rather than use up a full site, see http: www.tenminuterelaxationcd.com, I would like to display one CD cover and allow the other
Re: Making a flip cover effect
by Mark Suszko 5 months ago
There's a free video effect plug-in called coverflow or cover-flux, something like that, that will make a file of stills behave like you are asking about. It's drag-and drop easy. What I can't tell yo
RE: VO sound enclosure
by Nelson May 12 months ago
I know this is a general forum, but maybe you guys can weigh in, send me to another chat room or even go private messaging. I used to be a VO actor and didn't bring my sound enclosure when I moved to
Re: RE: VO sound enclosure
by Bill Davis 11 months ago
As a VO talent - I had my own purpose built VO booth for 20 years Now I rent - as we decide if we re moving again next year. So I ve been down the same path. What I ve found is that by switching my co
batching basic commands on many photos?
by Nelson May 1 year ago
I am a photoshop novice, but I have CC 17. I have a bunch of vacation pictures. I found the tutorial on poor man's correcting. -Auto Tone -Auto Contrast -Auto Color It seem to work fine for me, but it
Re: batching basic commands on many photos?
by Nelson May 1 year ago
Somehow I got it to work. I also got it to export everything in .psd format. Thanks! MBP 2.4GHz 4MB RAM, 30"cine, MAC PRO 2.6 8 core 6GB RAM, Mbox, Neumann TLM-103, FCP HD 7. Pro Tools 8, Adobe Creati
advice for a 110v inline audio monitor RF filter
by Nelson May 2 years ago
I haven't been to this site in a while, but there used to be a forum for sound. If so, can you guys direct me to a link or a site for sound. I have event series 3 active monitors and a persons firestu
Re: advice for a 110v inline audio monitor RF filter
by Nelson May 2 years ago
Sorry.....spellcheck......PRESONUS FIRESTUDIO MBP 2.4GHz 4MB RAM, 30"cine, MAC PRO 2.6 8 core 6GB RAM, Mbox, Neumann TLM-103, FCP HD 7. Pro Tools 8, Adobe Creative Suite, Reason 3.0, Macromedia Studio
advice using the open timeline function
by Nelson May 3 years ago
I have the latest update of CC. I just started using it, because I can't use FCP any longer with After Effects. I was sent some video in 1080p and i remember setting my timeline for 720. My output is
Re: advice using the open timeline function
by Nelson May 3 years ago
Yes, After some research I figured out what I needed to do. I started with 1080 footage. I am new a PP and thought it had the open timeline like FCP. Anyway I set my initial sequence at 720, but when
adding an SSD to an OWC a 480GB Mercury Accelsior E2 PCI Express Solid State Drive?
by Nelson May 3 years ago
I brought my 2009 Mac Pro back to life with OWC a 480GB Mercury Accelsior E2 PCI Express Solid State Drive. This thing is great. One problem, apps with content are starting to fill it up. How does the
creating an animated movie from stills?
by Nelson May 3 years ago
I have been trying to find an answer, but I am getting a lot of junk search returns. This may even be a basic maneuver, but I am not sure how to ask the question in google. My bother has a product. He
Re: creating an animated movie from stills?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 3 years ago
If the file names are sequential (filename-001.jpeg, filename-002.jpeg, etc.) you can open them as image sequence, set the frame rate and you'll be done. Since this is definitely the simplest way, it
selecting a country?
by Nelson May 3 years ago
I went into an after effects thread and go this response. ""I have done this many times in Photoshop. As long as the white outlines on your map are closed, you can select each country in Photoshop, an
Re: selecting a country?
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
You can use the Magic Wand tool to select each country. Problem is, with some of those countries like Norway, Denmark, Greece - they have a lot of islands that you will have to add in. When you do the
coloring and moving a map?
by Nelson May 3 years ago
I have never gone this deep into AE CC, but I have a project. Please see the attached map. I want to color a country, then move to another country and color it in sequence, etc. I was thinking of maki
Re: coloring and moving a map?
by Nelson May 3 years ago
Great Thanks. I know this is a PS question, but since you answered my last one: How do I select a single country Do I use the lasso tool Do I add a color to the country then select it I am looking for
text color not rendering properly in pro animator 8
by Nelson May 4 years ago
Please see the attachment of what I am trying to produce. A few years ago someone sent me a tutorial or I found it on making a ratting earth with the "universal studios text. Back then I have AE4 and
Re: text color not rendering properly in pro animator 8
by Alex Dow 4 years ago
Hi Nelson, Are you saying that your problem is that you can't figure out how to get the text to curl around your world To get it to curl apply a warp track to your text track. Do this by selecting Tra
hw to add a message for mobile vs full site
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I am working on adobe muse which is a wysiwyg editor that you can build mobile pages. I am building a page or someone that wants the option of a mobile user to see the the full page on a phone mobile
Re: hw to add a message for mobile vs full site
by Carmel Miller 4 years ago
I second Barbara's thoughts on this. Instead of searching for plug-ins you can directly go for building a responsive website design as then you would be able to design a site that can automatically ad
change aspect ratio for AE CC plug in
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I was able to start using the 8.0 AE plug in that I purchased 3 weeks ago. I am under a time crunch and the new interface is giving me a little trouble. I had this comp in AE 4.0 xaz proem 4.5 and let
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Re: change aspect ratio for AE CC plug in
by Edward Wu 4 years ago
Hi Nelson, Sorry I missed your message in the forums. I sent you a reply to your email last week, but in case anyone else is interested in the answer, please see my reply. To change the pixel aspect r
can't get AVCHD to convert to QT
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I have been out of editing for a while, but I am trying to convert some AVCHD clips from a Canon HG10 so I can preview them in QT X. I never used to use QT X and it seems a bit inflexible. Is there a
Re: can't get AVCHD to convert to QT
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I tried the free version to test a clip, and when I converted, I had the same "clicks" in the audio that you get when you try to import this same type of AVCHD into QT X. But, when I moved it into Pre
thinking to buy a new 15 inch retina display macbook pro for video editing and compositing... is it worth for it?
by Uygar Erdim 4 years ago
Hi... I am a freelance filmmaker. Now I have 2008 model mac pro and I am thinking to buy a new macbook pro 15 inch retina display. Do you think its worth for it I aim to use the macbook mainly for vid
Re: thinking to buy a new 15 inch retina display macbook pro for video editing and compositing... is it worth for it?
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I just bought the juiced out MBP....2.5GHz, High end video card etc. This is also my first SSD. When I get everything loaded, including the adobe suite, I will try a few edits in Premier and see how t
RE: Advice and sound sync and multi cam editing
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I used to use CS3 some time ago and now have CC or 2014. I am having trouble getting up 3 versions for tho project. Google searches aren's helping too much. I have 2 cameras at 1080 60i and one camera
best way to convert frame rate
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I am doing a favor for a friend and making a demo real. I have downloaded some HD Video from Vimeo and and going to cut it with video ripped from a DVD. The video from Vimeo is 24fps and I need to con
Re: best way to convert frame rate
by Shane Ross 4 years ago
Well, 24p to 30p is easy, but won't look all that smooth. because 6 frames will need to repeat in order to get 30 frames out of 24. This looks a lot smoother when you can use interlaced formats...30i.
Using FCP X on Mavericks with Final Cut three
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I have an eight Core mac and I'm using OS X Mavericks. Final Cut three studio seems to be working fine and is stable. I know it's not optimized for that OS. I may go the route of FCP X soon. Is it adv
Re: Using FCP X on Mavericks with Final Cut three
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Compartmentalize: create dual-boot versions in independent boot drive partitions. BTW, Yosemite seems to be creating problems for certain non-apple SSD drives, related to TRIM management. OWC has the
how do I get an alpha channel after placing and image in text
by Nelson May 4 years ago
http: www.photoshopessentials.com photoshop-text text-effects image-in-text-photoshop-cs6 I am getting handy with CC 2014 and am creating logos. I mapped an image on text and want the text to have an
Re: how do I get an alpha channel after placing and image in text
by Jeff Hinkle 4 years ago
Couple ways of going about this: Put your image layer above your text layer, then Opt Alt-click between the two layers to make a clipping group. Place both layers in a layer group to move them togethe
stuck with 3d text (CC Sphere) in CC 2014
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I have been following these threads and am trying to get better at AE. By the way, I am now hooked in AE I was able to make my rotating earth with CC Sphere and keyframes on the X axis. I want to have
Re: stuck with 3d text (CC Sphere) in CC 2014
by Nelson May 4 years ago
Here is a jpeg. I made text and added the CC Sphere filter. I can get the text to rotate, but I can't get it to go behind the earth. I am really not that good at AE yet, but I can't seem to get these.
Converting SD to HD via proanimator plugin in AE CS4
by Nelson May 4 years ago
A few years ago I was able to create a rudimentary planet earth with text going around it with AE CS4 and Zax Proanimator 4.5. It was made in SD and now I need it in HD. I have been out of editing for
Re: Converting SD to HD via proanimator plugin in AE CS4
by Nelson May 4 years ago
Thank you sir. That worked. AE locked up a few times, but I think things are working now. Now I am tweaking. :) MBP 2.4GHz 4MB RAM, 30"cine, MAC PRO 2.6 8 core 6GB RAM, Mbox, Neumann TLM-103, FCP HD 7
advice on mapping .jpg onto a solid within the zaxwerks plug in CS4
by Nelson May 4 years ago
A few years ago I was able to create a rudimentary planet earth with text going around it with AE CS4 and Zax Proanimator 4.5. It was made in SD and now I need it in HD. I have been out of editing for
can I change aspect ration for proanimator 4.3.2?
by Nelson May 6 years ago
I am using pro animator as a plug in for after effects CS4 and I have some text doing the universal thing around the earth that I mapped in AE. I need HD and changed my comp settings in AE to 720, but
Re: can I change aspect ration for proanimator 4.3.2?
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I finally got a chance to work on this project and I set my solid layer to 720x1280 just like my comp settings. The only problem was that I can't use the button called make comp size, because it is gr
max needed RAM for 2009 Mac Pro?
by Nelson May 4 years ago
I have an 2009 MAc Pro 2.26GHz with 6GB of RAM. I have FCP studio and all the adobe CS6 apps. I am thinking of increasing my RAM. I can go up to 32GB for about 300 bucks. Does anyone know the top end
Re: max needed RAM for 2009 Mac Pro?
by Nelson May 4 years ago
Thanks again. I am completely with you. I hate Mavericks and wish I never upgraded. I am storing all my media on internal SATA discs at 7200rpm 16-31MB buffer, so I am not using the OS drive. I think
Canon HG 10 line input
by Nelson May 5 years ago
I am looking at getting a few HG10s to do some shooting for the web. I hear it has a line in or mic in. I think this was a very high end consumer camera. Would there be an impedance problem if I was t
AVCHD in FCP 7 conversion
by Nelson May 5 years ago
I have been out of video editing for 5 years now and am behind. I have some AVCHD 1080 footage and want to take it into FCP 7. I think I have to convert to prores in log and transfer. What do I lose v
Re: AVCHD in FCP 7 conversion
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Yes, you will have to use Log and Transfer to convert to ProRes. If you shot 1080p60, however, that isn't supported by FCP, so you'll have to convert it to ProRes with ClipWrap2. Nelson May "What do I
looking for 3 cheap cameras that wil sync and I can run mics into for good sound
by Nelson May 5 years ago
I am shooting a web TV show and I want to use 3 cameras, but I don't want to break the bank. I see a lot if consumer cameras that shoot pretty good video (down converted for youtube). Are there consum
Re: looking for 3 cheap cameras that wil sync and I can run mics into for good sound
by Nelson May 5 years ago
Thanks all for the advice. I was searching and I ran across PluralEyes 3. I don't have FCPX, just FCP3. I also have Adobe Premier CS6. I haven't edited in a while. Is there a tutorial for CS6 that any
plug in for a CS6 or CC that "live draws on a white board"
by Nelson May 5 years ago
I am doing a video for a non profit, so there is no money. I love the concept of the artist drawing pics on a dry erase board in fast motion. Is there a plug in for CC that shows a hand holding a pen
can a Panasonic AJ-PCS060G P2 Store accept 32GB cards?
by Nelson May 5 years ago
Can a Panasonic AJ-PCS060G P2 Store accept 32GB cards I want to know if anyone has tried it or is it possible with a firmware update MBP 2.4GHz 4MB RAM, 30"cine, MAC PRO 2.6 8 core 6GB RAM, Mbox, Neum
compression setting causing a -10db loss
by Nelson May 5 years ago
My compressor setting mysteriously changed. I spilt coffee on my desk, but I opened my dbx266 and nothing got in. Anyway, when I cleaned up and put everything back together, the compressor seems to be
Re: compression setting causing a -10db loss
by Nelson May 5 years ago
Thanks. I have checked all my connections and that is what is worrying me. I don't do much VO anymore. I work as a set dresser and catch an occasional VO for an old client. I wrote and book and I am r
ND Correction on clips shot on an HVX200
by Nelson May 5 years ago
We did an ENG shoot today, and my shooter forgot to add the 1 8 ND filter setting to a few interviews and they are blown out. A few look savable. I not the best a color correction and luma correction,
Re: ND Correction on clips shot on an HVX200
by Rafael Amador 5 years ago
The picture on top is not too bad. You won't be able to recover any detail on the whites (T-shirt and beard of the guy at the right), because once the picture is clipped its only remains white. But th
Cheap cameras for a low end job/shoot?
by Nelson May 6 years ago
I am trying to solve or research an issue. Maybe you guys can help. I know most of you don't mess with consumer cameras, but maybe you can steer me in the right direction. I have an HVX200 and Sennhei
tweaking my 2009 Mac pro for FCP 3
by Nelson May 6 years ago
I haven't been editing for about 3-4 years and am starting to get back into it. I have an early 2009 2.23Ghz 8 core MAC Pro with 6GM RAM. I am also using my internal esata drives for speed. When I wor
Re: tweaking my 2009 Mac pro for FCP 3
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
Nelson May "When I work with 720 and 1080 I get the dropped frames error, sometimes only with the video and sound." What formats of video are you working with Besides the DVCPRO HD from the P2 camera
Panasonic AJ-P2AD1G MicroP2 Memory Card Adapter questions
by Nelson May 6 years ago
I have been out of the video shooting loop for about four years now, but want to start using my HVX200 again for some indie projects. I was looking at a p2 card reader and saw this: Panasonic AJ-P2AD1
Re: Panasonic AJ-P2AD1G MicroP2 Memory Card Adapter questions
by Nelson May 6 years ago
Is the HVX 200 being phased out I can still use the camera with my dual adapter on a leopard boot drive. Will the AJ-PCD2 P2 Card Reader work on OSX Mountain Lion, or is this going away as well Thanks
Anyone using OS X Lion with P2 cards?
by Helmut Kobler 7 years ago
Any issues with P2 drivers, cards not mounting in readers, etc. Panasonic doesn't seem to have anything about Lion anywhere.... ------------------- Documentary Camera in Los Angeles www.lacameraman.co
Re: Anyone using OS X Lion with P2 cards? (new question)
by Nelson May 6 years ago
What output settings are you using in your camera menu to get the MAC to see the card as an hard drive I know FW doesn't work and I don't play with the output options much for my HVX200. I want to try
does CS6 have a viewer for art expolsion: MAC OSX
by Nelson May 6 years ago
I have a copy of art exposition that is no longer supported by Nova. I have Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard on 2 MACs. The viewer program for Art explosion will not load on these operating systems. Is
2 hero 3 questions
by Nelson May 6 years ago
Have any of you had to work with a multi camera shoot using hero 3's I work on sets and see them a lot for stunt work. Anyway I hope you guys can answer a question or two. I don't trust the Hero forum
RE: hero 3 time code question
by Nelson May 6 years ago
Have any of you had to work with a multi camera shoot using hero 3's I work on sets and see them a lot for stunt work. Anyway I hope you guys can answer a question or two. I don't trust the Hero forum
how do I get rid of file extentions when burning a mp3 CD?
by Nelson May 6 years ago
I am using Mountain Lion OSX CD burner to make a bunch of mp3s on CD for my car. When I delete the file extension (.mp3) from the file, it shows up again after the name of the artist and song on my CD
Re: how do I get rid of file extentions when burning a mp3 CD?
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
While there may (by chance) be some people here who can help you with that question, it is WAY off-topic for this forum. Certainly there must be Mac forums that would be appropriate for this kind of q
designing a .PDF with hyperlinks for emailing?
by Nelson May 6 years ago
I am decent to PS6 and am designing a flyer to send out of a product to my clients. I want to crate a .pdf that is very small in KB but has good resolution. I also want to have a hyperlink to my site
advice on a newbie formatting a book?
by Nelson May 7 years ago
I have ID CS6 and have never used the program. I am decent at photoshop and I edit in Final Cut Pro, so I have some graphics training. I have written an ebook and have had it published. I want to prin
P2 cards, Dual adapter with win XP on parallels on a mac?
by Nelson May 7 years ago
Here is a long shot. I have an early 2009 MBP. I don't have my camera with me because I am on location until the weekend. I have OSX Lion. I also have an HVX200. Has anyone tried to use the Duel adapt
Re: P2 cards, Dual adapter with win XP on parallels on a mac?
by Chris Lehmann 7 years ago
Sounds like a long shot but might work. You can load drivers into WinXP running under Parallels and you can give the VM direct access to USB devices (somewhere in Parallels preferences). Unfortunately
templet for a book image?
by Nelson May 7 years ago
I have an earlier version of ProAnimator. I think 4.3 and I am writing a book. I haven't used the software in a while, but my book is 8.5 x 5.5 and I want to know if I can make a book with a spine tha
Re: templet for a book image?
by Nelson May 7 years ago
thanks. I haven't played with this software in over two years. I managed to make a cube into a 6x9 and mapped the from and back of my book cover on it. I guess I need to learn a bit more to get it to
templet for a book image?
by Nelson May 7 years ago
I have CS4 and I am writing a book. I haven't used the software in a while, but my book is 8.5 x 5.5 and I want to know if there is an easy way I can make a book with a spine that I can animate I also
Any free .mp3 ripping software?
by Nelson May 7 years ago
I am seeking some free mp3 ripping software for mac. I also have win XP on parallels. I have been doing a lot of audio ripping and using mac the ripper and mpeg stream clip to put it back together. I
error on install of CS4
by Nelson May 7 years ago
I used AE, but installed the whole CS4 production suite in top of Lion. I got an "install error" but the installer wasn't specific. I downloaded Adobe's diagnostic and it didn't find anything. I did d
how is motion 5 stacking up to AE Basics
by Nelson May 8 years ago
I have been using AE Cs4 for basic titles and lower thirds. I have also been doing a little 3D, But I want to know if there have been some really strong improvements in M5 over M4. Sorry, but if it is
Re: how is motion 5 stacking up to AE Basics
by Nelson May 8 years ago
Hmmm.....new interface, same tools. Thanks. MBP 2.4GHz 4MB RAM, 30"cine, MAC PRO 2.6 8 core 6GB RAM, Mbox, Neumann TLM-103, FCP HD 7. Pro Tools 8, Adobe Creative Suite, Reason 3.0, Macromedia Studio,
easy way to move a comp frm within a project to its own project
by Nelson May 8 years ago
Someone sent me a template and it has a few comps sharing the same elements. I want to be able to brake these comps off into separate projects.....1 comp per project an the comp still has all the link
Re: easy way to move a comp frm within a project to its own project
by Todd Kopriva 8 years ago
Look into the Collect Files and Reduce Project feature set. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorp
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