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Timecode AND Component: GY-HD250U
by Mark Petereit 9 years ago
I have an interesting conundrum on my hands. We just bought three GY-HD250Us to record our church services for eventual broadcast. We running through a Panasonic AH-300G switcher. We bought SmallHD DP
Re: Timecode AND Component: GY-HD250U
by Paolo Ciccone 4 years ago
Hi. Unfortunately that tutorial is gone. I don't know how to recover it. Maybe try the wayback machine. -- Paolo Ciccone Pret-A-3D http: www.preta3d.com http: www.paolociccone.com
Playback QuickTime Movies on Windows
by Charlie Cogar 9 years ago
Hi Folks, QT movies shot on my GY HM-700 will not playback in a Windows environment. I installed the Clip Manager from the CD that came with camera to see if that would help, but all I still get is a
Re: Playback QuickTime Movies on Windows
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
Sounds like you need to upgrade the current version of QT. It's available for free from apple.com. Just install the latest version of iTunes and it will update all the necessary components. -- Paolo C
Can't render transparent background in animation
by Mitch Hardison 9 years ago
How do I render a transparent background in my animation. I searched the forum but could not find a good answer
Re: Can't render transparent background in animation
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
I'm not an expert on C4D, I work with Blender, but there should not be a problem. At the worst you should convert the text to a mesh, UV map it and then the texture will flow correctly. Technically th
Is there an easy solution for this unique JVC-HM700, FCP, Multi-cam editing issue?
by Anthony Popolo 9 years ago
I love the solid state recording to SDHC cards. I love the multi-camera editing on Final Cut Pro. I love the general workflow as advertised by both manufacturers. I HATE the following issue that arise
Re: Is there an easy solution for this unique JVC-HM700, FCP, Multi-cam editing issue?
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
What about exporting each camera "multi-clip" as an external QT movie, using something like uncompressed or SheerVideo and then re-import them for the multi-camera edit. FYI, Premiere Pro does multi-e
700u still scratching my head
by Alan Hotchkiss 9 years ago
My brand new GY-HM700u is still giving me weird RGB color shifting in the contrast areas, such as outlines of buildings, tree tops, traffic signs, etc. I can see a faint color shadow next to both vert
Re: 700u still scratching my head
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
Alan, sorry to ask but, from your example, I'm not clear what the issue is. The photo is out of focus and badly overexposed in the top left corner, with the result that the street lights are "eroded",
JVC-GY-HD100U Blue Tint
by Brandon Lied 9 years ago
I am shooting with a JVC-GY-HD100U. When I have full auto on, the colors look fine. When I have full auto off the image has a strong blue tint. I have tried to change the color settings but nothing wi
Re: JVC-GY-HD100U Blue Tint
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
Sorry if this sounds obvious but have you adjusted the white balance Is the blue tint visible when shooting indoor or outdoor -- Paolo Ciccone Pret-A-3D http: www.preta3d.com http: www.paolociccone.co
Need a show name
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Hello fellow cow's I am in the process of shooting a reality show set in a custom motorcycle shop. They also do tattoo's. The name of the cycle shop is called DeathRow Motorcycles and the tattoo parlo
Re: Need a show name
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
DeathRow Ink :) -- Paolo Ciccone Pret-A-3D http: www.preta3d.com http: www.paolociccone.com
Can't import HD100 24p footage into FCP 5.1.4 Is there another way other than Imovie?
by Warner Brown 9 years ago
Final cut has always been wishy washy importing. I'm tired of playing around with it. I have been able to import footage before 720 24p using the regular setting Device Control: Firewire Basic Capture
Re: Can't import HD100 24p footage into FCP 5.1.4 Is there another way other than Imovie?
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
Hey, thank you for the feedback about the demo reel. Much appreciated. -- Paolo Ciccone Pret-A-3D http: www.preta3d.com http: www.paolociccone.com
CG Titles Used As Part Of Scenery
by Harvey Caplan 9 years ago
Titles of places that the characters of the Fox show, "Fringe" go to, seem to hang in the air as though they are part of the scenery set. For example, if the camera panning an outdoor scene pans right
Re: CG Titles Used As Part Of Scenery
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
The workflow goes like this: - Shoot the footage. - Import the footage into a 3D tracking software. Syntheyes works wonderfully: http: www.ssontech.com index.html - Once Syntheyes solves the scene and
Advanced Render or External Render
by Bob McCormick 9 years ago
I've been messing around with the demo for C4D's Advanced Render module, and have really been impressed by the quality it produces. However, before I commit the money and time to buying it and learnin
Re: Advanced Render or External Render
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
You can consider Lux Render. Lux is a physically-based, un-biased renderer that is Open Source and produces stunning results. It also allows you to manipulate the light sources after the rendering and
Animation question
by Daniel Schultz 9 years ago
General animation question. I'm going to be working with an illustrator to create a very short animation that will introduce a series of videos I'm producing. The videos are being edited in FCP. The i
Re: Animation question
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
I forgot that there is another software that is pretty much a must-have if you do animations: djv. This is a OSS player that allows you to playback image sequences like there were movie clips. Once yo
Photoshop pixel for 720 pixel DVD
by Laura Harvey 9 years ago
I created Photoshop 720x480 as I selected under Film & Video. It is for FCP but letters show pixels on HDTV. My DVD project is 16:9 and it is not HD. Any suggestions
Re: Photoshop pixel for 720 pixel DVD
by Paolo Ciccone 9 years ago
If you create a video at 720x480 and the watch it on a HDTV it will always look crappy unless you disable the upscaling. HDTV, depending on the model, is either 1280x720 or 1920x1080. On a 720p you ha
Face Modeling
by Paul Ullah 10 years ago
I'm making a face using a polygon and plotting out points, to draw out the basic muscle shapes, over a reference picture and then bridging them. A couple of questions. Is this a totally crazy way of d
Re: Face Modeling
by Paolo Ciccone 10 years ago
Paul, here is a tutorial that shows that technique. Although the tutorial uses Blender, it's a good example on how to do what you described. Hopefully you'll be able to transalte the technique to C4D.
book model
by Duga Longsbi 10 years ago
My current work presents a book, with turning page. The pages textures were done with PS. I have listsned to the crits I've recieved concerning my poor modeling. I think this model is fair at least. A
Re: book model
by Paolo Ciccone 10 years ago
The links don't work -- Paolo Ciccone Pret-A-3D http: www.preta3d.com http: www.paolociccone.com
Blender for After Effects forum proposal
by Paolo Ciccone 10 years ago
Hello. I hope I am in the right area for forum suggestions. 3D and compositing is becoming a really popular topic. A lot of MoGraph artists are in search of a solution for integrating 3D elements in t
Re: Blender for After Effects forum proposal
by Paolo Ciccone 10 years ago
I was going to ask the same question. I see that some forums have multiple hosts. If we can split the duties then I would feel more comfortable about doing this. Thanks. -- Paolo Ciccone Pret-A-3D htt
convert to wmv
by Aaron Kiersky 10 years ago
Hi all, not really an after effects question but not sure where to inquire. What do people use to convert videos to .wmv Im on a mac, and a client is having trouble viewing the .mov (because the quick
Re: convert to wmv
by Paolo Ciccone 10 years ago
You can convert it to H.264 and play it back with a Flash player like Flowpayer (flowplayer.org). In this way even an .mov file can be played with Flash. One example of this is my latest tutorial, see
3d object in after effects
by Steven Curran 10 years ago
Hi there, i was looking to create a revolving single character that is in the center of my work space. However i can find no way in aftereffects to create a 3d model, such as the letter itself and the
Re: 3d object in after effects
by Paolo Ciccone 10 years ago
You can download the free Blender 3D from http: blender.org and use it to create real 3D objects. Blender can extrude any TrueType fond and you can then render the animation using a sequence of images
Recording Computer Video Footage
by Jason Norman 10 years ago
I am not at all sure where to post this question, or where to visit to find solutions to this question but this community is so strong I am sure I will be able to find the help I seek here. We are pro
Re: Recording Computer Video Footage
by Paolo Ciccone 10 years ago
What about simply align the camera to a good flat screen and shoot the screen in HD I did some tests with a 30" Cinema Display with my JVC HD100 and it was very nice. In fact I like the look of it bet
Corrupted Project File (CS3)
by William McQueen 11 years ago
For some reason, the PPCS3 programme did not auto-save throughout the day, and the latest version (prproj), when windows crashed, was 7 hours previous. And so I worked 8 hours without a recent backup.
Re: Corrupted Project File (CS3)
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
Premiere project files are XMl file which means that they are just text. Save the file with another name, like myproject.copy.pprj, open the file in a text editor, not Word, something that only handle
capture errors, fcp 6.0.3
by chris gorman 11 years ago
I've tried 3x capturing 45 mins. of hdv from a tape. Whether batch or capture now, I get an error message before it completes, so the capture fails. I want to figure this out before the tape gets too
Re: capture errors, fcp 6.0.3
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
FCP is known to be unable to handle long takes of HDV material. With the JVC HD100, for example, you cannot ingest a full tape of *uninterrupted* footage. You simply can't, FCP will break it at arbitr
A great keyer in Premiere ?
by Vince Becquiot 11 years ago
A few here have complained that Premiere does support any keyers... I still believe that good keys should be pulled in a compositing app, but here goes... It seems that, although not officially suppor
Re: A great keyer in Premiere ?
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
KeyCorrect Pro, also from RedGiant, provides several features of Primatte's matte manipulations, including light wrap, matte edge blur and feather, for any matte pulled inside AE. Anyway, thanks for t
how to make a period (full stop) blink?
by sean bowering 11 years ago
hi, i'm using the typewriter effect in CS3 and i'm trying to work out how to make the period at the end of the sentence blink for a few seconds while the user reads the text and the new text comes in
Re: how to make a period (full stop) blink?
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
Can you create a text layer just for the period -- Paolo Ciccone http: www.paolociccone.com Hellriser Digital Santa Cruz, CA
Can't make a non-self-contained movie
by John Felt 11 years ago
Hi all Has anyone else had this problem I am trying to export an hour long movie, and I'd like to make it not self-contained so I can quickly bring it into compressor. However, Final Cut refuses to re
Re: Can't make a non-self-contained movie
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
What codec did you select for the compressor of the sequence Codecs that use temporal compression, like HDV and MPEG, cannot be used for a QT reference movie as they require to rebuild the GOPs. Also
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! LaCie External Hard drive is making odd sounds
by Melissa De Masi 11 years ago
Hello, My LaCie external Hard Drive (500GB) was working fine until yesturday. It still has more than 200GB of free space. I was exporting my Final Cut pro project onto the external hard drive and comp
Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! LaCie External Hard drive is making odd sounds
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
In my experience LaCie drives fail with in credible frequency. I had 3 drives fail out of 4 and that is not a good sign. With multiple interfaces you can try to see if the drive is accessible via the
Tutorial on videocopilot.net - Question
by Christian Katzinger 11 years ago
hi all! i have a little problem: we are working on an image-video for a project in the university of applied sciences hagenberg (austria). i saw the animation in the first 6 seconds of this tutorial:
Re: Tutorial on videocopilot.net - Question
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
This tutorial http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials.html id=43 shows how to setup the 3D scene by using the solids in 3D. Once you have mastered the use of 3D objects and 3D camera manipulation the "me
Keying Advice
by Caleb Armstrong 11 years ago
I received some footage that a project manager wants keyed out. It's DVCPro 25, standard definition, and the studio that it was captured in uses SDI. It's not a lot of footage, five minutes at the mos
Re: Keying Advice
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
I don't know how long the footage is and how much the subject looks but the clothing and the hair make it a good candidate for roto. The podium might be at least easier to key with a mask than trying
Can FCP do This? Can Anything?
by Ian Venables 11 years ago
Can FCP (or PremPro or Xpress) batch output a bunch of files with a standard open video, watermark, and closing video attached I need to output a whack of files for a video site and they want a standa
Re: Can FCP do This? Can Anything?
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
If this is for a website and the files are in QuickTime then you don't need to modify the videos, you just need to create a SMIL file that instructs the QT plugin to create a sequence. For example: SM
Transition Questions...
by Perry Cheng 11 years ago
OK, I never deal too detail with those problems with transitions here with Premiere. Would someone shed some light here on the following messages or situations 1. "Insufficient Media. This transition
Re: Transition Questions...
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
Perry, if you think how transitions are done in the film world you'll be able to visualize the process. If you need a crossfade with two pieces of film adjust the printing light in order to gradually
How to get 1280 x 1024 Screen Capture Video on the web
by Nick Vitello 11 years ago
I need to take a video screen capture taken at 1280 x 1024 and posted on the web. What would be the best way. If I scale it down the quality goes way down and you can't read any of the text, but if I
Re: How to get 1280 x 1024 Screen Capture Video on the web
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
Video screen grabs usually don't have much motion so if you keep it at 15fps you should be able to reduce the files size quite a bit. Use QuickTime H.264, possibly from Compressor or other high-qualit
AE, FCP, & compression (for HD 15-min short animated film)
by Mardo El-noor 11 years ago
hi everyone... here's the situation: a short film, 150 shots (total of 15 minutes) of 1080 X 1920 of AE (CS3) sessions (shots are made of HD footage, animation, motion graphics) on Win XP (3.4GHz proc
Re: AE, FCP, & compression (for HD 15-min short animated film)
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
I second the suggestion about SheerVideo, it is my codec of choice for roundtripping when I don't use something like Adobe's Dynamic Link. Sheer is a codec for QuickTime. It works both on Macintosh an
Avid Refugee Searches for a Reasonable Alternative
by Mark Job 11 years ago
Hi Friends: I am an Avid Xpress Pro editor who has spent allot of time and money for a setup which just isn't meeting our needs in serving our clients. I find myself being forced to walk away as a "re
Re: Avid Refugee Searches for a Reasonable Alternative
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
Although I don't know if Adobe Production Premium can run on a Mac Mini you should give it a try. The integration between Premiere and After Effects, the standard in Motion Graphics, is a big plus and
Final Cut Pro vs. Premiere
by Caleb Armstrong 11 years ago
I was wondering if anyone could point me to some rather definitive comparisons of FCP vs. Premiere. My office is currently engaged in a rather ridiculous debate because several of our other locations
Re: Final Cut Pro vs. Premiere
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
There was no sluggishness at all, I am quite surprised how responsive the software is. I tried clips in both HDV and Sheer and the response when importing, and working on the timeline, was good. More
Mac OSX install problems
by Jorge Marsal 11 years ago
I have the similar problems as an earlier post. The Default.il3 will not open and crashes the program. I trashed all the files as instructed in the first response, shutdown, downloaded a second pkg, r
Re: Mac OSX install problems
by Paolo Ciccone 11 years ago
Yes, that's exactly the reason why it didn't work. The chown (change owner) command changes the ownership of the files. Glad you found a solution.
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