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Paul Boone

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May 4th 2010
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Audio doesn't play back, even though audio meters have signal
by Paul Boone 3 years ago
Hello, I'm having a problem in which my timeline clips have audio that I can see bouncing on my audio meters, but no sound is coming out of my speakers. If I double click on the clip, or press "f" to
Re: Audio doesn't play back, even though audio meters have signal
by Paul Boone 3 years ago
Hi Wallace, The audio hardware is set to "built-in output", meaning my laptop speakers, and it works fine on most sequences. My problem is specifically with multi-cam sequences, I've noticed. If I "cm
What's the best way to mix multiple frame rates in a single timeline? (and also use stabilizer)
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
I was mixing 29.97 and 23.976 footage by putting all of the 29 footage at 80% speed, but I need to stabilize most of the clips in my timeline and it tells me I can't use Speed and Warp Stabilizer on t
Re: What's the best way to mix multiple frame rates in a single timeline? (and also use stabilizer)
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
How can I do that.. without losing any frames, or can I By that I mean, if a clip was 10 seconds at 30fps, when it converts it to 24fps, I don't want a 10 second clip, I want a 12 sec clip (approximat
Multicam Sequence audio sync problem
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
Hello, I'm editing a wedding using multiple cameras that are sync'd into a multicam clip. When I'm viewing the program monitor with the sequence selected, everything is perfectly sync'd, but if I doub
Keyboard Shortcut to view clip properties in timeline?
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
Hi, I'm dealing with mixed frame rates, and I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut to easily see the properties of a clip I'm working with in the timeline, and see resolution, frame rate etc. Thanks
Re: Keyboard Shortcut to view clip properties in timeline?
by Stephen Henderson 4 years ago
I'm having the same issue, I have a timeline with lots of different frame-rates, and I need to quickly check the frame-rate of a clip. I tried the info panel, but for some reason it doesn't show the f
The best way to clean up audio with crowd noise..
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
I shot a video that included some on the spot interviews with crowd noise in the background, and now I'm trying to salvage what I possibly can. I know there's not much you can do about a whole bunch o
Re: The best way to clean up audio with crowd noise..
by Hicham Chahidi 4 years ago
Hello, Another technique for solving this problem is to use a parametric equalizer. Since we need to focus on the recorded voice (let's say between 300 and 1200Hz, we have to reduce the rest of the fr
Is there a keyboard shortcut to move a clip from Track V1 to Track V2?
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
Hello, In my current workflow, after I've selected all the possible clips I might use, I do a second pass where I move the best clips up one track from V1 to V2, and I used to have a shortcut in FCP t
Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to move a clip from Track V1 to Track V2?
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
Ok.. I guess the shortcut is option + UP arrow key. I ran into media limits because the audio and video were connected. Ideally I don't want to disconnect the audio from the video, but I suppose in th
Multi-cam sequence from timeline already sync'd with plural eyes
by Paul Boone 4 years ago
Hello, I'm editing a wedding video, and I was given the ceremony, already sync'd with Plural Eyes in a sequence. My question is, how do I turn this sequence into a multi-cam sequence The instructions
Re: Multi-cam sequence from timeline already sync'd with plural eyes
by Herb Sevush 3 years ago
Don't use Plural Eyes for this. Create the multicam in Ppro and and choose sync via audio for the first 2 cameras. Once you've created this multicam source you can add as many cameras as you want by s
Can't find a compression to burn DVD on iDVD without the shadows having jittery noise
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
Hi, I've tried virtually every compression technique I can think of to get this video to burn a DVD that looks good, but the video has a lot of blacks and shadows, and when its burn into a DVD the sha
Re: Can't find a compression to burn DVD on iDVD without the shadows having jittery noise
by Eric Strand 5 years ago
Is iDVD doing another round of compression on your video when it imports it @ericstrand11
Sequence discoloration.. color has changed somehow on whole sequence
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
I'm opening old projects to fix them up for my portfolio, and when I try to open my project in FCP 7, my whole sequence is wierdly colored. The blacks go to pure black really easily, and everyone look
Re: Sequence discoloration.. color has changed somehow on whole sequence
by Michael Gissing 5 years ago
Is this just computer monitoring or can you view to an external monitor via a card like Kona or Decklink Alternatively does the changed gamma and color translate when you render a file out and check i
How do I show all the compositions in an After Effects project?
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
I'm going through old projects that were shot by people who don't work for my employer anymore and I'm navigating through through their projects looking for certain pieces. I want to be able to open a
Re: How do I show all the compositions in an After Effects project?
by Austin Hill 8 months ago
This is not correct, unless all your comps happened to be named comp-something. Unless I'm missing something here
Can I burn a DVD that plays in a DVD player, but which also has downloadable assets?
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
Can I burn a DVD that plays in a DVD player, but which also has downloadable assets To my knowledge, DVDs are either burnt as information or as playable DVDs Any answer asap would be appreciated! Than
Re: Can I burn a DVD that plays in a DVD player, but which also has downloadable assets?
by Steve Brame 5 years ago
Most pro DVD authoring software packages allow you to include DVD-ROM files when you burn the DVD. This is known as a 'mixed media DVD'. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce G
ioFX PCI SSD card dissapeared with OS X Yosemite (2010 Mac Pro)
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
Hello, I know this isn't might not be the exact forum topic, but help is appreciated.. I have a 420GB SSD PCI card, which is no longer visible or accessible on my 2010 Mac Pro. How do I use this card
Re: ioFX PCI SSD card dissapeared with OS X Yosemite (2010 Mac Pro)
by Cody Foltz 4 years ago
Same problem here with my Fusion IOFX, since I just upgraded to 10.10.5 last week. Everything else runs great especially on new Samsung Pro SSD. __________________________ Cody Foltz www.leftdigitalme
Roto-scoping wine bottle spinning on a lazy susan
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
Hello, So I filmed a wine bottle against a green background so that I could key out the green and keep the wine bottle, but because the green was reflected against the glass of the bottle, it took awa
Re: Roto-scoping wine bottle spinning on a lazy susan
by Daniel Waldron 5 years ago
You could try to Auto-Trace the bottle, copy the mask onto a solid, and then use the solid as a track matte. If the bottle isn't too far off the center axis, this could work.
How do I fold up a product box in 3d space?
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
I've got a flattened product box, which I'd like to fold in 3d space. How do I do this Better in PSD Thanks! Paul Boone
Re: How do I fold up a product box in 3d space?
by Selen Jain 5 years ago
If you are thinking to do this in photoshop then can see this tutorial for help http: csscreme.com tutorials photoshop-tutorials create_3d_product_box_photoshop_design_tutorial
How do I do a super cheesy star-wipe in AE?
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
I don't know how this was overlooked, but I can't find any Star Wipe transition. Clearly, people have failed to appreciate the subtle beauty in the star wipe, and for that I forgive you. So anyways, h
Re: How do I do a super cheesy star-wipe in AE?
by John Cuevas 5 years ago
The shape layer method would be to use the Star Shape to create a star shape layer. Animate the scale from 0% to whatever you need to cover the entire screen in the amount of time you want for the wip
Create a Mask on a text layer.. where the text moves, but the mask stays still?
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
Ok, so I want the text "Purell" to appear like its sliding out, from behind the Purell bottle, and I've created a rectangle mask that I want the text to start behind, and then slide to the right revea
Re: Create a Mask on a text layer.. where the text moves, but the mask stays still?
by George Goodman 5 years ago
Don't use a mask, instead use a track matte. Draw the shape of your track matte with the shape tool. Place the text underneath that shape (both in the layer stack and in the composition). Then in the
How to do a lower thirds bar with soft edges
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
I just need to make a soft lower thirds bar and my tutorials are from an old version. I'm on a tight deadline. Any quick suggestions
Re: How to do a lower thirds bar with soft edges
by John Cuevas 5 years ago
Create a solid "cntl + y", use the rectangle mask tool "Q"(to cycle through mask tools) to create your bar. Press "MF" quickly to open the feather properties and then enter a feather amount. If you un
How do I make the letter "e" look like its rolling in?
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
I'm animating a logo, and I want the letter "e" to roll onto the screen from left to right. How do I do this Thank you
Re: How do I make the letter "e" look like its rolling in?
by Cassius Marques 5 years ago
If you mean make it look as if rolling on itself on the ground, you should draw an elliptcal mask thats close to the e shape. copy that mask path and paste it onto it's anchor point (adjust all keyfra
how to make a solid voice and remove the echo and focus on the voice
by Robby Respicio 8 years ago
please tell me the right mix guys ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS
Re: how to make a solid voice and remove the echo and focus on the voice
by Angelo Lorenzo 8 years ago
Actually, interesting trick using phase switch (Audition has this in Multitrack if I recall) and compression from http: www.dvxuser.com V6 archive index.php t-28809.html Depending on the type and seve
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Paul Boone liked this 5 years ago
Scale multiple objects from an AI document as if they were a flat image
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
Ok, so I have this logo from an Illustrator file, that I'm trying to animate in AE. I don't know how big we'll want the eventual animation to be, whether in a corner, or filling screen. So, right now,
Re: Scale multiple objects from an AI document as if they were a flat image
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
create a new null, then select all the ai layers and parent them to the null, then scale the null. you can also use that null to reposition all the layers. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
How do I animate flowers blooming behind a logo?
by Paul Boone 6 years ago
I have a photoshop file with a whole bunch of flowers, which I would like to have blooming behind a logo. What's the best way to do this I know I can keyframe position, but is there an effect or somet
Re: How do I animate flowers blooming behind a logo?
by Michael Szalapski 6 years ago
You can add an expression control slider effect to a layer and tie the values in an expression to that slider. (On a wiggle, you only want to adjust the amplitude, not the frequency.) - The Great Szal
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Paul Boone liked this 6 years ago
Bounding box is way too big and not centered. Don't see any blue dots around image (path? control points?) I'm new..
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
Hi all, I've done 1 project on AE, and I use Lightroom, but I'm pretty much new to Illustrator and Photoshop except some basics from a class 10 years ago.. I have a superhero video I made for a summer
Re: Bounding box is way too big and not centered. Don't see any blue dots around image (path? control points?) I'm new..
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
Hi Don, Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately it was already set to "show edges" It looks like illustrator is recognizing the entire frame I exported from PS (tif file with transparency) as an image t
Premiere vs. FCPX - What's best for slow motion/speed change
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
I spent several years using FCP7 and recently took a job in the last 3 months that involved using FCPX. I'm switching to Adobe CS6 for several reasons. I need a whole suite because I'll be doing work
Re: Premiere vs. FCPX - What's best for slow motion/speed change
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
Wow, thanks for the info! I really liked FCPX for skateboard videos because I pretty much use variable speed change on every clip so I might use FCPX for this When I used FCPX for slow-mo, I first bat
Logging Preset - Bulk Clip naming in FCP7
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
On my imac (and 3 other computers), I have a Name Preset in my Log and Transfer window that I use to name bulk amounts of footage. I type in the clip name, hit add clip to queue, and when I go to clip
Can I make 60fps 7D footage look like 24 Fps using FCP?
by Richard Pengelly 8 years ago
Can I make 60fps 7D footage look like 24 Fps I shot my first music video on the 7D and we were doing 60Fps shots for slow motion. One of the cameras did not get Switched back to 24FPS when we went on
Re: Can I make 60fps 7D footage look like 24 Fps using FCP?
by Frank Giardina 8 years ago
You can do it by opening your raw clip in Compressor and converting it to 24p. Use Best settings and match clip length at 100%. At 3:22 on this video you'll be able to find what you need as far as com
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Paul Boone liked this 7 years ago
In FCP7, Can I copy my settings from the Motion tab (Scale, center etc.) and apply to multiple clips in timeline?
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
Its an interview and I don't want to go into every clip I've cut up individually. Thanks
Re: In FCP7, Can I copy my settings from the Motion tab (Scale, center etc.) and apply to multiple clips in timeline?
by Joe Barta IV 7 years ago
Highlight the clip that has the settings you want. Right Click; Copy Highlight the clips you want to match the settings to. Right Click; Paste Attributes, Check the Basic Motion box, plus any others y
Can I use the ram in my macbook pro additionally, through my imac?
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
I'm editing videos for a summer camp that has purchased a new imac for me to use, but it only has 4GB of ram. Its a quad core 2.5ghz imac of the latest model. This really doesn't seem like enough ram
Re: Can I use the ram in my macbook pro additionally, through my imac?
by Paul Boone 7 years ago
darn.. thanks. I'll try to pitch that at work
Please give me tips of how to edit footage of a band playing a song in footage, to the song in sequence!!
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
PLEASE HELP! I've never edited a music video in which a band is playing the track, and this is turning into a nightmare.. What's the best way to line up footage of a band playing the track, to the sam
Re: Please give me tips of how to edit footage of a band playing a song in footage, to the song in sequence!!
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
Thanks for the workflow breakdown. very helpful. Any tricks you can think of, like keyboard shortcuts that are not as well known but really helpful thanks
I have a Macbook Pro and a MacPro. Can I connect them and use the macbook's memory on the MacPro?
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
My MacPro is too slow and I need more memory. I know I've heard that its possible. But I want to connect my macbook, so I can use its ram additionally to the ram already inside my MacPro, giving me mo
Re: I have a Macbook Pro and a MacPro. Can I connect them and use the macbook's memory on the MacPro?
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
Qmaster can access processors on networked computers to help with file rendering. If you are IT savy and have the computers networked via ethernet then read up on setting Qmaster which will help with
Garageband's "quantize note timing" equivelant for FCP7? So.. it would adjust clip speed with note timing..
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
Yeah, so I know in garageband you can add note timing so that the notes are adjusted to line up with quarter notes or whatever you pick. In theory I should be able to do the same thing with video righ
Re: Garageband's "quantize note timing" equivelant for FCP7? So.. it would adjust clip speed with note timing..
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
Beats per minute, is just like frame rate. you get a bar, and you can choose how many notes or frames you want in it I'm talking about "quantize note timing", in which.. I'll use it in the example of
What's the shortcut, when a clip is in the viewer, to see if its been used in the sequence timeline?
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
What's the shortcut, when a clip is in the viewer, to see if its been used in the sequence timeline thanks
Re: What's the shortcut, when a clip is in the viewer, to see if its been used in the sequence timeline?
by Tom Matthies 8 years ago
Go to the bottom of the timeline. There is a little disclosure triangle on the bottom left side. Open it up and check the "show duplicate clips" (or something like that-I'm not in front of the keyboar
Problem Importing .mp4 into Final Cut Pro
by Shane McGee 11 years ago
im having trouble importing a .mp4 i ripped off a dvd my friend gave me of him playing lacrosse. i plan to make a highlight reel of him to send to colleges. basically i guess im looking to figure out
Re: Problem Importing .mp4 into Final Cut Pro
by lina naly 6 years ago
mp4 can be accepted by fcp natively, but not the special one, if your mp4 files can t be edited with fcp, you can decode the mp4 to fcpmov.
Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
Change time speed.. for a whole precomp, that uses write-on effect to reveal image
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
ok, so I have a black border of a bed that is being drawn on by means of the write-on effect using reveal image. I have arranged the keyframes so that the bed is drawn on smoothly and at the same spee
Re: Change time speed.. for a whole precomp, that uses write-on effect to reveal image
by ben g unguren 8 years ago
Make sure all the animating stuff is in the precomp. Then it should work simply by enabling time remapping (command+opt+T) for your layer. Just tweak your start and end keyframe and you're set. Using
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Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
Letters falling off a page
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
I have some text that is being typed on, and now I want the words to fall off the page letter by letter. I tried using "Raining Characters Out" but it kept changing the letters and didn't fall off the
Why can't I add a keyframe?
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
I've tried many different compositions, and quiting and restarting but "add keyframe" remains greyed out. I have the layer selected with my playhead where I want the keyframe, go up to animation menu
Re: Why can't I add a keyframe?
by Michael Szalapski 8 years ago
Do you mean layer marker - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were
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Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
What's the equivelant of "re-connect media" on after effects?
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
I have all my assets, footage, projects and any other media within one main folder. I copied this folder from my MacPro to my macbook pro so I could work on it from home. All of my media is disconnect
Re: What's the equivelant of "re-connect media" on after effects?
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Right-cliick the footage item in the project panel and choose "Replace footage." Like FCP, AE will automatically reconnect other media it finds in the same path. Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at K
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Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
Make a layer fly away like a piece of paper in the wind?
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
I have a typography layer in which all of these words drift or fade towards the center in a rectangle, and then a rectangle border with a dollar sign in the middle. Its supposed to look like a dollar
Re: Make a layer fly away like a piece of paper in the wind?
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 8 years ago
Free Form can do the trick, FreeForm Pro would be even better. Both versions of the plugin can do 3d distortion. I also know that Mettle offers a revised version of the Free Form (2) that is faster th
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Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
How do I simulate the motion of a stack of books or objects being dropped on one another? gravity..
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
Its typography, and I have 10 words stacked horizontally that I want to fall in front the top of the frame and react as if each of the words were a book, and I dropped that stack of books onto the gro
Re: How do I simulate the motion of a stack of books or objects being dropped on one another? gravity..
by Andrew Somers 8 years ago
Newton looks pretty clever - though this can be done easily with expressions. Here are a few tutorials: http: www.videocopilot.net blog 2007 08 gravity-in-after-effects http: library.creativecow.net a
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Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
"write-on" effect - how can I turn off bezier curves?
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
I'm trying to reveal an image by using the "write-on" effect based on a tutorial I'm using. When I key frame brush position and then move further in the timeline to paint to the 2nd keyframe, the line
Re: "write-on" effect - how can I turn off bezier curves?
by Brian Charles 8 years ago
In Write on the motion path defaults to bezier spacial interpolation. To change it you can double click on the layer in the timeline to open the layer panel where you can see the motion path. Click on
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Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
Best plug-in package? more bang for buck
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
Hey, I work for a church and we just got Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 We just have stock effects presets stuff, but can afford (I hope), some kind of presets collection package. Rather than buying i
Re: Best plug-in package? more bang for buck
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Your post is a good way to get a list of bundles, but it may not help you decide which to get. What is it exactly you're looking to do It's really tough to pick just one bundle, because they all have
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Paul Boone liked this 8 years ago
mask out the white from a black and white image
by Paul Boone 8 years ago
I've been given several photoshop files, which I don't know how they were originally created. In 1 layer there is a black box, with a white background. I want the white background to be masked out. I
Re: mask out the white from a black and white image
by Darby Edelen 8 years ago
I'd recommend using a layer mask so that it's non-destructive. Create your selection from the white of the image using any method you like (wand selection, color range selection, personally I prefer t
Vixia HF10 zoom problems
by Paul Boone 9 years ago
I have a Canon Vixia hf10 which zooms automatically. Is there any way to turn the zoom option off completely I'm working for a summer camp that has 2 hf10s and we sent the other one in for repair beca
Re: Vixia HF10 zoom problems
by Mitch Arias 9 years ago
I have this same issue with my HF-10, and it's driving me nuts. Has anyone dealt with this successfully Thanks, Mitch
Motion 4 - eliminate background of Content
by Paul Boone 9 years ago
I'm making a display for a summer camp game called, "Dragon King", and I want to use "Fire Burst 2" under the Library-Content section of Motion. I just want the fireball going over my background thoug
Re: Motion 4 - eliminate background of Content
by Gareth Randall 9 years ago
Hi Paul, One way to make the background transparent is to apply the Color Key filter (in Filters Keying) to the fire clip, then use the eyedropper to sample the black. This will tell Motion to "key ou
Canon GL1 blurry and bad quality. what could the problem be?
by Paul Boone 9 years ago
I work for a camp that used to use Canon GL1s and Gl2s but they were all broken so they use the Canon Vixia HF10s now. I found a GL1 that works and I can log footage from, but the footage is pretty bl
Re: Canon GL1 blurry and bad quality. what could the problem be?
by Paul Boone 9 years ago
Todd Terry "Sadly, the answer is no. If the CCDs are actually the issue, that repair would cost much more than the value of the camera, especially considering that it is older and probably not worth
Vixia HF10 vs Canon GL1
by Paul Boone 9 years ago
I work for a camp that has used Vixia HF10 camcorders for the last couple years, but I found out that they have a Canon GL1 that still works. I usually film skateboarding before I got a job producing
Motion 4 avchd Project preset?
by Paul Boone 9 years ago
I'm wondering what presets I should use for Motion 4. I'm using the Canon Vixia HF10 AVCHD camcorder. I will be shooting in FXP, which will 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Is there a preset I should use or
Re: Motion 4 avchd Project preset?
by Mark Spencer 9 years ago
Motion doesn't care about codecs so just pick a preset that matches your resolution, frame rate, and pixel aspect ratio - if you don't see one, create your own. -- Mark Spencer Freelance Producer Edit
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