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Migrate Colorista II's settings to another color plugin
by Paulo Jan 1 month ago
Hello: Trying to open an old project done in another machine graded using Colorista II. My current machine has Colorista IV installed. When I open the project, it says "Filter missing: Colorista II".
Where to learn about the business side of things
by Paulo Jan 2 years ago
Hello: I'm quite familiar with all the sites and resources to learn about this industry, from this very site to FxPHD, Lynda.com, etc. But all of them are related to the technical and creative side: h
Re: Where to learn about the business side of things
by Paulo Jan 2 years ago
Thanks for the tip. I'll have a listen to some of the episodes in that podcast. As for other resources, I have been looking around, and found a couple of courses that others might be interested in: Mu
Playout server and Adstream / IMD integration
by Paulo Jan 2 years ago
Hello: I have been asked to make a list of tech. requirements for a small TV station. I have experience when it comes to production gear: cameras, lighting, etc., but I'm less experienced when it come
Hanna & Barbera style stock music
by Paulo Jan 2 years ago
Hello: It might sound like a silly question, but I'm at a loss. I'm looking for some stock music in the style of Hanna & Barbera's theme songs, specially "Meet the Flintstones", and I'm failing at the
Using conventional HDs as media drives in 2017
by Paulo Jan 2 years ago
Hello: I'm putting together a component list for a new editing PC, to be bought in the next couple of months. Originally I had planned to put all SSDs in it, as in: -A M2 SSD for startup and apps disk
Re: Using conventional HDs as media drives in 2017
by greg janza 2 years ago
If you eventually transition to 4k footage you'll start filling up SSD drives mighty fast. Spinning drives will serve you well until the prices come down on SSD's. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much
Magic Bullet Denoiser III realtime playback
by Paulo Jan 2 years ago
Hello: I'm preparing the specs for a new PC editing system, and one of the things I want is realtime (or near-realtime) playback with Magic Bullet Denoiser III. From what I understand, with its new GP
How to "translate-back" in and out points
by Paulo Jan 3 years ago
Hello: Sorry if this is a FAQ, but what I'm looking for is slightly odd and I didn't know what keywords to search for it. Let me describe: I select a clip, mark in & out and put it in the timeline. On
Re: How to "translate-back" in and out points
by Paulo Jan 3 years ago
*sigh*... It's been too long since I've done serious editing, if I've forgotten something as basic as Match Frame. Thanks a lot; that's exactly what I was looking for.
Scripting: strange behaviour when accesing filters in clips in FCP XML
by Paulo Jan 4 years ago
Say I have the following Final Cut XML file, describing a sequence with clips in it: <clipitem id="clipitem-184" frameBlend="FALSE"> <masterclipid>masterclip-67< masterclipid> <na
Scripting: how to find out a layer's endTime?
by Paulo Jan 4 years ago
Hello: I know there's the "startTime" property to find out the start time of the layer within a composition, but is there any way to find out the position of the layer's end Something like "endTime" S
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Scripting: how to access a layer's source's begin/end time
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hi all: Given a layer in a comp, is there a way to find out the corresponding begin end timecodes of its source footage (i.e., this layer begins at its source's 00:06:20 timecode). I guess what I'm tr
Re: Scripting: how to access a layer's source's begin/end time
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Actually, I believe that's pretty much what I need. Thanks!! (I had read about startTime in the docs, but didn't really understand what it meant when it talked about "start time of the layer"...)
Can you export stills with baked looks?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hi all: If I export a still, Resolve will export a JPG (or PNG, DPX...) file with the footage as it was originally, and a DRX file with the grade. Is there a way to export a still with the look baked
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Re: Can you export stills with baked looks?
by Sascha Haber 5 years ago
Subtle grade then ;) A slice of color... Resolve 11.1.2 - Smoke 2015 - Sapphire 8 Colorist VFX Guru Aerial footage nerd http: vimeo.com saschahaber
Adding a SSD to my computer
by Karl Whinnery 5 years ago
Hi all! I just snagged an SSD from one of the black friday deals. I currently have a 1 TB hard drive for my OS and EVERYTHING else. I have an external drive I've been using for backup purposes. Anyway
Re: Adding a SSD to my computer
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
That depends on how big the SSD is :-) Moving the cache there is definitely a no-brainer. As for the rest, it depends on whether you do much video editing or just compositing design VFX work. Traditio
Scripting: how to access all the keyframes of a given property?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hi all: I can check whether a given property is keyframed or not using the numKeys attribute, but is there a way to get a list of all the keyframes in that property Thanks in advance.
Re: Scripting: how to access all the keyframes of a given property?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Wow, thanks. Actually, I was just wondering how to access the keyframes at all; I didn't realize that you could do that just by its index. Just a question: why do you start the for loop with 1 instead
How to add noise in Resolve 11?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hi all: I just finished my first project in Resolve Lite 11, and now I'd like to add a bit of noise to my footage before exporting (in order to prevent banding when transcoding to highly compressed co
Re: How to add noise in Resolve 11?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Interesting. How would you do that Would it imply going shot by shot in every instance where there could be banding and intervene manually (Because I'm not talking about the cases where you can alread
Transcode all clips used in a comp
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hello: I am looking for a script similar to Jeff Almasol's "Render layers"... except for the following: Jeff's script renders each layer used in a comp, but only the portion included in the in out poi
Re: Transcode all clips used in a comp
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
The problem is that they are not in the same directory. Also, I might want to render them with the same effects that I've applied to them in the comp. (Yes, I want to render the clips regardless of th
Exporting for broadcast: just use color management?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hi all: After many years working in Web-only projects, my knowledge of broadcast workflows has gotten a but rusty. Now I have a project destined for broadcast on HDTV, and I'm working on it in 16 bits
Client asks for a footage to be trimmed now all the animation is out of synch :-(
by David Honan 5 years ago
Morning from 23 degrees C York UK :-) Being new to after effects Ive learnt the hard way adding animated captions to video footage can cause a tonne of extra fixing when the client decides they want t
Re: Client asks for a footage to be trimmed now all the animation is out of synch :-(
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Why don't you create your captions in AE as comps, and then import them via Dynamic Link into Premiere This way, they behave in Premiere as pieces of footage, and you can move them, trim them, etc.
Moving speed-changed clips from Premiere to AE, bug or feature?
by Mike Jackson 7 years ago
I'm pulling my hair out over an odd behaviour. Whenever I copy over clips or sequences from Premiere, it nests every single clip in it's own individual composition, one per shot layer. Why oh why Is t
Re: Moving speed-changed clips from Premiere to AE, bug or feature?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
I can confirm that's the cause of the behaviour that you guys are seeing. Basically, if you check "scale to frame size" in Premiere, it will create a precomp in AE.
Getting only the reflections on a non-transparent floor
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hello: I have a problem similar to the one described here: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 19 865051 Basically, I have an object reflecting on the floor. The rest of the floor is black, the only
Re: Getting only the reflections on a non-transparent floor
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
I thought so, but now that I see it... no, it's at 70%. (I assume that you mean the reflection parameter in the floor material). Is that important
How did Premiere CS6 do that? (import automatically R3D files from proxies)
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hi all: I have an old project (from 4 years ago), shot on Red One and edited on FCP7 using an offline online workflow, that I needed to import into Premiere CS6. I took the offline sequence in FCP, ex
Re: How did Premiere CS6 do that? (import automatically R3D files from proxies)
by Chris Borjis 5 years ago
That is odd. It would be understandable if it were the RED proxies themselves in the sequence but you had it happen with transcoded prores. one of those bug blessings.
Camera Raw to AE: gamma shift? Profile shift?
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Hello: I'm trying to import the full dynamic range of a Canon RAW photograph (CR2) into AE, in order to do color grading. To do that, I'm following this recipe: http: prolost.com blog 2006 3 16 linear
How to access pixel RGB values from a script? (not an expression)
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Hello: This is a question about scripting, not strictly about expressions, but I thought it would fit better here than in other forums. I am writing a script that needs to access the RGB pixel values
Re: How to access pixel RGB values from a script? (not an expression)
by Paulo Jan 5 years ago
Okay, let me explain. I'm trying to port to After Effects this Bridge script: http: davidmilligan.github.io BridgeRamp Which deflickers an image sequence. The way it works is by computing an histogram
Speeding up Premiere: when the bottleneck is disk I/O
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Hi all: Recently, while working on a project, I found that timeline playback was often jerky, so I set out to find the bottleneck in my system. First of all, here are my specs: -Windows 7 and Premire
Re: Speeding up Premiere: when the bottleneck is disk I/O
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Thanks for your answers. I'm definitely planning to upgrade to 16Gb., since I need it anyway for After Effects work. Anyway, I just did a quick test by taking some DSLR and Gopro footage and transcodi
No motion blur in expression-based movements
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Hi all: I have the following expression, which rotates an object but makes it slow down progressively, until it stops on frame 57: var r=transform.zRotation; var speedInicial=45; var frameFinal=57; va
Re: No motion blur in expression-based movements
by Cassius Marques 6 years ago
Try selecting the track and go to animation - keyframe assistance - convert expression to keyframes.
Disk Cache size
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Hello: I have my After Effects Disk Cache set to an SSD disk with 78 Gb. of free space. I tried setting the max. size of the disk cache to 80 Gb., and AE warned me that my disk didn't have enough spac
Re: Disk Cache size
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
The warning is just telling you that if the contents grew to fill the size that you've allotted, then your disk would be full... and that's bad. In fact, the warning kicks in if the space that you're
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Out of memory error: how to save composition?
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Hi all: I have a project with a composition where today I changed a couple of things and added a few expressions (nothing too complicated: just measuring a light's speed in a given moment to control i
Re: Out of memory error: how to save composition?
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Thanks to both. This was all happening in CS6 on Windows 7, and in the end, I managed to get to a Mac with AE installed. I opened the project there... and whew, it worked. I disabled the expressions,
Is there such a thing as "child materials"?
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Hi all: I have an animation where several objects that have the same material appear gradually out of thin air. I achieve this effect by adding an alpha channel to their material, putting in it a grad
Re: Is there such a thing as "child materials"?
by Paulo Jan 6 years ago
Thanks. I had thought of this, but the way I see it, Xpresso is mostly useful in situations where there are many materials with different properties and one (or a few) common features; in that case, y
Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by Bob Dix 7 years ago
Has anyone used Cinestyle from Technicolor Canon successfully Freelance Imaging & Video AUSTRALIA
Re: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
Bob Dix "Has anyone used Cinestyle from Technicolor Canon successfully " Many people have. What specifically do you need to do Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion Graphics, Widescre
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Sort by original name
by Paulo Jan 8 years ago
Hi all: I have here a video of an day-long event shot with a Canon EOS camera; thus, all the files had names in the "MVI_0023" format. I started logging all the footage and renaming the clips in Premi
Re: Sort by original name
by Kleajmp Fiddich 7 years ago
Had the same problem and drove me crazy! Final Solution: in the project window, right click on the colom bar metadata display... find 'File Path' and enable it sort all on File Path And please Adobe m
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Can someone process this T2i Cinestyle clip in Premiere to match this photo?
by Victor Lin 7 years ago
I'm trying to hammer down some good settings for processing Cinestyle T2i footage in Premiere. Would someone be kind enough to edit this original and tell me what your settings were I've spent hours m
Re: Can someone process this T2i Cinestyle clip in Premiere to match this photo?
by Paulo Jan 7 years ago
Read this. It explains it all in detail. http: prolost.com blog 2009 12 3 you-didnt-believe-me.html
Martha Marcy May Marlene: bad grading or bad projection?
by Paulo Jan 7 years ago
Hi all: Just saw today "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (yes, it got released late here in Spain), and was surprised to see that the black levels in many scenes were incredibly inconsistent. While some shot
Re: Martha Marcy May Marlene: bad grading or bad projection?
by Paulo Jan 7 years ago
Thanks for the response. The thing is, though... Today I had a look at the trailer again in a decent monitor (unlike yesterday), and I definitely saw the defects ( ) I was talking about. The trailer i
Self-illuminating 3D layers?
by Paulo Jan 8 years ago
Hi all: Does anybody know how can I make a 3D layer with self-illumination I know that, if you don't add any light to a scene, the 3D layers will look the same than if they were in 2D, but I'm in a si
Re: Self-illuminating 3D layers?
by Jeff Hinkle 8 years ago
If you don't want them to be affected at all by any lights in the scene, twirl down Material Options and deselect Accepts Lights.
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How to change frame rate (i.e. reconform) MP4 files?
by Paulo Jan 8 years ago
Hi all: I normally use Cinema Tools in order to reconform a file, i.e. change its frame rate in order to make slow motion effects, speed ramps, etc. However, after importing some slow motion (100fps)
Re: How to change frame rate (i.e. reconform) MP4 files?
by Paulo Jan 8 years ago
Well, certainly, but I was just looking for a quick and dirty way to view the slow-motion files I've just recorded, without having to go through the hassle of transcoding, reconforming, etc. Transcodi
"Device disconnected"
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hi all: While trying to ingest P2 DVCPRO HD files, something I've done thousands of times before, suddenly this happened: the clip gets transferred in Log & Transfer as usual, but once it's finished,
Re: "Device disconnected"
by Daniel Gonzalez 3 years ago
Hi. I've been having this dialog box "The device was disconnected. A partially ingested clip was created." After each clip has been added in the Log and Transfer window.How can I stop it from coming o
Uploading 20 Gb. of raw footage?
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hello: Sorry for posting this "OMG I'm in an urgent situation please help me" question, but... I'm in an urgent situation. It turns out that we've been tasked with recording a series of interviews (he
Re: Uploading 20 Gb. of raw footage?
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Maybe. The default setting for the data rate is "automatic", and I didn't touch it. However, my understanding was that the deinterlacing in Compressor didn't simply discard one field, as most crappy d
Podcasts not working from iTunes
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hello: Didn't know where else to post this, so... For the last few weeks, I haven't been able to download any of the video podcasts I'm subscribed to in iTunes. (I'm subscribed to the After Effects an
Re: Podcasts not working from iTunes
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hello: Thanks for your answer. Today I tried downloading the RSS feed of the DSLR Video podcast, opening it with a text editor and looking for the URL of the video file in order to download it "by han
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QT for Windows: can't read files over 2 Gb.?
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hi all: Here's what's going on: we exported a 18 min. sequence as a DV Quicktime for one of our clients, which turned out to be a 3.94 Gb. file, and burned it on a DVD and sent it to him. The client,
Re: QT for Windows: can't read files over 2 Gb.?
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Jason Brown " I'm not saying another format....DV NTSC is a pretty standard codec that most non-linear apps will be able to work with. I'm saying another PHYSICAL delivery -- get an 8GB flash drive a
Particular 2: streaklets with different colors?
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hi all: With Particular 2, is there any way to have each of the streaks in the "streaklet" particle mode use a different color Thanks, Paulo.
Re: Particular 2: streaklets with different colors?
by max bretherton 9 years ago
Best way is so create your own version of the streaklet particle in Photoshop ( a small image of dots with transparency ) and use that as a custom particle (sprite), just like on Video CoPilots 'Nano'
Editing P2 cards without using the camera
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hi all: Well, it happened. One of my coworkers accidentally formatted a card full of really important footage (that cannot be reshoot). We've already consulted Panasonic's tech service to see if they
Re: Editing P2 cards without using the camera
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Well, it wasn't so much "bad clips" as clips from a previous shooting that nobody had bothered to delete, so they would have been duplicated. And yeah, disk space is cheap... but it adds up (specially
DuelSystems adapter with Windows laptop
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Hi all: My company is considering purchasing a Windows laptop for non-video production related duties, but I'm thinking of picking one that has an ExpressCard slot, so that we can also use it to dump
Re: DuelSystems adapter with Windows laptop
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
Yeah, I'm also surprised at the amount of people reporting problems with the Duel. There was a time (back when I was first researching this stuff, 3 years ago) when it was recommended as the best solu
Revisiting "The Deer Hunter"
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
I recently screened this for my 17-year-old, I hadn't seen it myself in about 25 years. He couldn't stand the deliberate pacing. I thought that it was slow as well, but reflected the state of the art
Re: Revisiting "The Deer Hunter"
by Paulo Jan 9 years ago
I've always thought that "The deer hunter" was a perfectly fine 2-hour movie that got bloated into 4 hours due to Cimino's megalomania and his intent to make "the definitive Vietnam movie". Not to men
The new HPX-370
by Paulo Jan 10 years ago
Hi all: So, no comments yet about the HPX-370 I'm a little surprised... What's the deal with this new camera Is it intended to be the replacement of the HPX-300 Or the HPX-500
Re: The new HPX-370
by Mark Shepherd 10 years ago
I checked out the camera yesterday at NAB and was impressed with the picture. Unlike the HPX-300, the camera can be used with the gain up. I shot into the dark shadows at NAB with the 370, and the pic
"Shutter island": continuity gaffes as artistic expression
by Paulo Jan 10 years ago
Hi all: While reading a debate on "Shutter island" on another blog, and specifically about the (according to them) lousy continuity on most Scorsese's films, I found a poster mentioning in an offhand
Re: "Shutter island": continuity gaffes as artistic expression
by Scott Roberts 10 years ago
I'm also not good at noticing continuity errors (but once someone points them out to me, it's all I can think about), but I have to think a filmmaker as good as Scorsese does them intentionally. And I
HVX-200: color space in the composite output
by Paulo Jan 10 years ago
Hi all: Tomorrow I have a shoot (using the HVX-200) where we'll be working in HD (1080p), but the production people have only managed to get us a SD monitor (a Sony PVM-9020, if you must know), which
Different philosophies: which one is better?
by Paulo Jan 10 years ago
Hi all: After watching quite a few demo reels, it looks to me like there are two basic philosophies: -One is to keep each of the works you've done in separate "blocks". Use music and editing to keep t
Re: Different philosophies: which one is better?
by Wolfgang Niederhoffer 10 years ago
I find this to be a good discussion. I'm just going back into my works to find all the material for my edit demo reel. I'm really pondering the structure. I've done lots of documentary, some fiction,
Change font, color, etc. in several text layers
by Paulo Jan 10 years ago
Hi all: Let's say I have an animation with several text layers, all of which have the same font, color, etc., and I want to be able to change all of them at once. In After Effects I would just link al
Re: Change font, color, etc. in several text layers
by Jason Diebler 10 years ago
You can drag and drop the "Paramaters" from the Text Format Style Layout tabs onto the Preview well (the little image icon) in the Layers tab... basically, copying pasting attributes of 1 text layer o
A couple of questions about the new E series cards
by Paulo Jan 10 years ago
Hi all: A friend of mine who owns the HVX-201 (european model) has ordered a new E series 32Gb. card, and she has a couple of questions: -Can it be used along the older cards in the same camera and at
Re: A couple of questions about the new E series cards
by Steve Eisen 10 years ago
Firmware updates are camera specific. If you have the HVX-201, you use the firmware update for the 201 only. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Board of Directors Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group
Movies that Grow on you
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
There have been movies that, when seen in the theater, I was not too fond of. But then you rent the DVD, maybe listen to the director's commentary and watch it with a more critical eye. Over time you
Re: Movies that Grow on you
by Paulo Jan 10 years ago
First of all, let me say how happy I am to find this forum. We spend so much time here talking about the technology, the different vendor brands, the gigabytes and megapixels... that I sometimes lose
Panasonic's scene files
by Paulo Jan 11 years ago
Hi all: Quick question: the scene files available at Panasonic's site (http: www.panasonic.com scenefiles), can they be used with the european models too, like our HVX-201E I'm having a quick look at
Re: Panasonic's scene files
by Mark S Buschbacher 9 years ago
Howdy folks, Has anyone created a "scene file" for the HPX500 to be used specifically for green screen I've set the detail level to -7 to eliminate any in-camera sharpening, but what about the other "
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MC and P2 files: preserving clip names?
by Paulo Jan 11 years ago
Hi all: I've been doing some tests with Avid MC 2.7 and footage shot on Panasonic P2 cards, in order to understand better the workflow. I already understand the basics: "File Import P2 Clips to Bin",
Re: MC and P2 files: preserving clip names?
by Paulo Jan 11 years ago
Shane Ross "Importing the P2 card MXF files just creates clips that point to the media that is on the cards...it doesn't bring it onto your media drives. TO do that you need to CONSOLIDATE them to th
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