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Robert Bracken

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January 26th 2010
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Converting odd framerates
by Scott Allen 4 years ago
We have Super and Regular 8mm home movie footage which was scanned and delivered to us as ProRes 422 files in framerates varying from 16.03 to 17.95 fps. When they're dropped into a 23.976 sequence in
Re: Converting odd framerates
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
How do I learn more about pull down Where can I see some examples
af100 long zoom lenses
by James Williams 4 years ago
Was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a long zoom lens for the AF100. I am looking to shoot sports so am looking for something with a long range zoom (perhaps up to 100mm-400mm or 70-300mm
Re: af100 long zoom lenses
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I have a Panasonic 100-300mm lens. It is a mega ois. The max apature is f4. But you won't notice it. It was a cheap lens at $300. I use it when I'm shooting a meeting at the back of the room, football
1280 x 1080 Footage???
by Peter Vandall 4 years ago
Hi all, I recently received some P2 footage to edit with. I transcoded it through Log and Transfer to Apple Pro Res. Under format the compressor says it is DVCPRO HD 1080p30, but the actual pixel aspe
Re: 1280 x 1080 Footage???
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Here's how to import it into Adobe Premiere cs6. http: www.adobe.com content dam Adobe en products premiere cs6 pdfs adobe-premiere-pro-cs6-p2.pdf I would always recommend transcoding the footage into
Trouble with the AF100. Should I just give up?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Hello, I'm still learning all about my new AF100a. Thanks to The AF100 Book I'm picking up a lot of good information. Unfortunately information that I wished I had before I bought the camera. I'm shoo
Re: Trouble with the AF100. Should I just give up?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Thanks for all the help. Right now I'm in the education industry. We were fortunate to get the AF100 now. Hopefully down the road we can get a better processing computer. My fix so far is to convert t
What's the best capture device from my cable box
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I was thinking about getting a AJA Ki Pro or a Pro Mini to record videos from my cable box. I see the HDMI in and out. Will it work or will it not Thanks!
Re: What's the best capture device from my cable box
by John Heagy 4 years ago
Your cable box most likely has a YUV output that is not copy protected. You can record this with a KiPro. I was looking for the same capability but went with the $475 BlackMagic h264 Recorder. John
How do you expand the timeline in Effect Control in CS6
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I need to put keyframes at the far beginning and far end of the clip. Is there a way to zoom out more in the provided timeline Usually what I do is make the area bigger than I need and put the keyfram
Re: How do you expand the timeline in Effect Control in CS6
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Thank you so much! As a convert from FCPX (not by choice) I'm really enjoying Premiere.
How do you expand the timeline in Effect Control in CS6
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I need to put keyframes at the far beginning and far end of the clip. Is there a way to zoom out more in the provided timeline Usually what I do is make the area bigger than I need and put the keyfram
Re: How do you expand the timeline in Effect Control in CS6
by Ann Bens 4 years ago
Uncheck the Pin to Clip in the Panel Menu of the Effect Controls. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe Community Professional
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Robert Bracken liked this 4 years ago
Split a stereo track into 2 mono tracks
by Sean Kimbell 8 years ago
I am trying to split a stereo track with left and right audio to two mono tracks with the left channel in one track and the right channel in the second track. I have been reading and all I seem to get
Re: Split a stereo track into 2 mono tracks
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Here's photos of what to do. http: www.premiumbeat.com blog stereo-to-dual-mono-premiere-pro
Project setting question
by Don Cobble 4 years ago
I am new switching to PP from Vegas Pro. Question about setting up a new project I have an MXO2 mini max. (I only use for rendering H264 files) I shoot 1920 x 1080 .mp4 30P (Sony EX1) I convert the fi
Re: Project setting question
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I believe CS6 edits all formats natively, correct Also, I would edit your project first then either export or NEST your sequence into another sized sequence for delivery.
Is there a way to limit edge selection pointer?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Most of the time I need my mouse to move a block of video, not trim the edges. Yet when I have a small clip or a small transition my only option is the edge selection mouse pointer. My work around is
Re: Is there a way to limit edge selection pointer?
by Ann Bens 4 years ago
No only way is to zoom in. This annoying behavior has been fixed in Premiere CC. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe Community Professional
Great opening. How can I achieve this look?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Here's a quirky web show from yahoo.com It has a really good looking opening. http: omg.yahoo.com yo-show How were they able to achieve this look The show open is about 10 seconds long and it occurs a
Re: Great opening. How can I achieve this look?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
This may have answered my question http: forums.creativecow.net thread 50 860410 "A filter's probably faster, but it's not necessary if you want flexibility. You need to make 3 copies of your image, t
Post NAB piece on the struggles of the big broadcast players in the modern era.
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
Interesting Post-NAB reflection piece in Broadcast Engineering that was pushed today. The times are still changing rapidly in the Broadcast world. http: tinyurl.com d2qlv4u FWIW. Know someone who teac
Re: Post NAB piece on the struggles of the big broadcast players in the modern era.
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
As someone forced to use Quantel, Sony Clip Edit and other Enterprise editing systems a BIG MIDDLE FINGER to those pieces of software. (Not the people who developed them. Sorry for being crude.) I had
what setup do they use to shoot those food commercials?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I love the video of the zoom in and spin on the food commercials (McDonalds, Dairy Queen, etc.) What camera, tripod, dolly, etc. do they use to get those shots The best guess I can come up with is a c
Re: what setup do they use to shoot those food commercials?
by Patrick Ortman 4 years ago
So wild, cause the original P+S Technik skater dolly was like... a bazillion times more money than this one. I shoot people. www.patrickortman.com
I'm getting WAY too many flash frames. Anyone else?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
It seems that when I hit the "e" key to add video at the end it's creating a small flash frame. My projects are littered with these and I'm lucky that most of my videos are less than 5 minutes. That m
Re: I'm getting WAY too many flash frames. Anyone else?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I don't know what that is. I selected "optimized my clips" when importing.
Problems importing alpha channel video into FCPX.
by Simon Lewis 5 years ago
Hello there, I'm trying to import a video into FCPX but when I import it, it's blank. There's just a blue box that appears in the clip bin. The video itself is an animation codec with an alpha channel
Re: Problems importing alpha channel video into FCPX.
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Incase anyone is having trouble with this in the future. Make sure you file is correct and DO NOT create optimized media. That was the problem for me.
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Where do I learn to make this video?
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
I really like this video. What website can I go to learn how to make videos like this http: youtu.be WLG8s8WeNFY
Re: Where do I learn to make this video?
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
This is not technically a video. It's a motion graphics animation. To learn how to make them, study programs like Adobe After Effects, or Apple's Motion It also helps to have solid graphics design ski
How to add Transition Effects to Titles
by Michael Largé 6 years ago
Quick and easy: 1. In your timeline, select the title layer you want to add a transition effect to. 2. Press Cmd+G (or right-click and select "Create Storyline"). This will turn it into a "storyline"
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Brendan Gibbons liked this 6 years ago
Re: How to add Transition Effects to Titles
by Robert Bracken 4 years ago
Nope, I did not find a solution. The problem is fundamental to the software. Not all transitions are like this. I doubt it will ever get fixed. The best solution is to export it as a mov file with alp
What's the best graphics card for Mac Pro?
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
If price didn't matter, what's the best graphics card
Re: What's the best graphics card for Mac Pro?
by Thomas Alexander 5 years ago
I wouldn't be so sure about that. And i wouldn't recommend a graphic card utilized for gaming for a video editor or linear editing softwares. Geforce is the processor of the Nvidia graphic cards and i
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Robert Bracken liked this 5 years ago
Best software to import P2 footage?
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
What's the best software to import P2 footage If I shoot something 60 frames a second how can I make sure it imports 60 frames Thanks!
Re: Best software to import P2 footage?
by Rob Ing 5 years ago
In the past I have been using P2 ingester which you download from panasonic. However lately, I am excited about Adobe CS6 Prelude. Within that you can select which files you want, where you want them
Tim Cook Apologizes
by Craig Shields 5 years ago
All I could think was "why didn't he do this when they angered so many Pro users ". I think it would have gone a long way in keeping the ones they lost. http: money.cnn.com 2012 09 28 technology apple
Re: Tim Cook Apologizes
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Wife, right. LOL
I need to delete a clip but it's connected to too many clips.
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I need to delete one clip. But it's connected to too many clips. What do I do
Re: I need to delete a clip but it's connected to too many clips.
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
Shift delete, or the backspace key if you have a full keyboard (near to the page up page down)
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Robert Bracken liked this 5 years ago
Sometimes it is the simplest solutions
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I couldn't get my footage to render. After much frustration I duplicated my event and project and created a new "timeline" (AKA Project) Then the video rendered like a charm. Just FYI if you get stuck
Re: Sometimes it is the simplest solutions
by Bret Williams 5 years ago
Why diid you duplicate the event
Why does FCPX remove the white from my picture?
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I have a logo on a white background and FCPX keeps taking away the white from that logo and any other picture I bring into FCPX. Is it because I'm using JPG. Should I use PNG or TIFF
Re: Why does FCPX remove the white from my picture?
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Yes, I see the checkerboard. I brought the photo in as a jpg and a png and they're both having alpha issues. This is what the photo looks like. Here is the photo in my FCPX. It is a JPG or a PNG file
Newbie to archiving with LTO tapes. I need a clear explanation and advice.
by jack wormell 5 years ago
Hi There I work for a small production company, I'm in charge of media management and workflow. We are building up a large quantity of external hard drives and with continuing commissions for projects
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Alfonso James liked this 12 months ago
Re: Newbie to archiving with LTO tapes. I need a clear explanation and advice.
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Just to jump in. We bought the Prime Cache-A and we also bought a NAS server from Rushworks. Both of them will work with your set up. We purchased the products from these two companies not only for th
Overwhelmed: what is the best solution?
by Lynette Gilbert 5 years ago
I work for a non-profit organization that has a very, very small budget when it comes to video. (I am the entire department, and I'm only part-time.) We work with a LOT of tape (we have thousands of t
Re: Overwhelmed: what is the best solution?
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Keep in mind how long it took for you to become solid with Final Cut 7. It will take a few more years for FCP X to reach the level of FCP 7 but the foundation will stay the same. It's my opinion that
Final thoughts on the Mac Pro
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I wonder if everyone here is so worried about the Mac Pro why don't you ask the companies that really depend on them. Such as Pixar, Adobe and AVID. First, Pixar. Do you think that a company built off
Re: Final thoughts on the Mac Pro
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Thanks Andy. I didn't know that.
Apple - please focus on FCP X stability!
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I'm working on my first big FCP X project with the client in the room. Expect a blog post to come when I can debrief and evaluate the issues. For now, let me say that working with X in the "real world
Re: Apple - please focus on FCP X stability!
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Since you're on SAN I would recommend using Proxy files. You can still export using the full resolution. That would help playback. I love the idea of background rendering but it really eats up resourc
Off Topic: Best and Worst Jobs.
by Clint Wardlow 5 years ago
As I have admitted before, I am not really a "pro" by the standards of this board. What actual for hire work I have done has been mainly in location sound recording (as can be demonstrated by my meage
Re: Off Topic: Best and Worst Jobs.
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Timothy Auld, You're awesome for doing that. It would of been better to "leak" that footage into the right hands and shut those jerks down.
A positive story and a question about FCP X
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I needed to change my SD project to HD and because of the "fit" feature for the photos it changed over like a champ! (I duplicated the project so I can still use the SD if I need too.) Also, I have a
Best way to compress my files
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I have a nice work flow of shooting HD footage on a P2 card and then immediately bring the files into my computer using Final Cut Pro X. That converts the P2 to MOV files which play real nice. I want
Re: Best way to compress my files
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I disagree. Hard drives are very unstable. We've had too man go down. Archiving on a medium with no moving parts is the best. Currently we shoot on minidv and when we're done we put it on a shelf. Per
Apple has to fix this ASAP
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Whenever I add a transition to titles it affects the video below it by making the transition full screen. I know I'm supposed to make the a compound clip but that makes my job harder when I need frame
Re: Apple has to fix this ASAP
by T. Payton 5 years ago
The behavior you are seeing is actually completely dependent on how the transition was created. Ripple for example will effect the entire frame. Cross dissolve will not. Depending on the settings "sli
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Robert Bracken liked this 5 years ago
This is confusing....
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
This is confusing and hurts my head.
Re: This is confusing....
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Why couldn't Apple Motion say so
Question about speeding up computer for playback
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
When I'm trying to manipulate templates, they play so slowly on my computer. We have fast Mac Pros. What can I do to make the graphic play in real time
Re: Question about speeding up computer for playback
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
It's the infamous Mark Spencer! Great website ripple training.com and the others. I remember you had a video where you briefly addressed it. It would be helpful for you to make a video all about soloi
Compound clips-Transition Errors
by Ted Irving 5 years ago
Need some help with transitions on compound clips. I have a video with two layers. An animation on the first, lower layer, and a .png graphic. I have made the second layer .png a compound clip because
Re: Compound clips-Transition Errors
by Andy Neil 5 years ago
Robert, your situation is different. You're transition is applied to a secondary storyline. Storylines do not composite with layers below; only connected and compound clips. For you, you have a couple
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Robert Bracken liked this 5 years ago
How to slow down a video gradually from 100% down to 0%
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
Sometimes in news we need to have a video run full speed and then instead of keep showing the video or cutting to black we reduce the video from 100% to 90% to 80% all the way down to 0% so there is a
Re: How to slow down a video gradually from 100% down to 0%
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I meant to post this in Final Cut Pro. I'll do just that. Thanks for your help. -Bobby
Large Archives to Bluray, Is it possible?
by Shaun Handley 6 years ago
We like to remove our projects from the system for archiving a month after completion for archiving. A typical project is about 100GB(all H264 files). Is there any type of compression software to fit
Re: Large Archives to Bluray, Is it possible?
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
We did this. Blu-ray prices are higher per GB than hard drives but I "feel" like they'll fail less. You can use Roxio burning software which makes DATA discs and spans multiple discs. It will label th
Any free tutorials on Motion camera?
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
The hardest part about Motion is the camera. I love when the motion camera moves from one frame to another. I can't figure out how they do that. (I'm looking at you Mark Spencer) Are there any good fr
Re: Any free tutorials on Motion camera?
by Peter Gordon 6 years ago
I would highly recommend making the investment and paying for ripple training's tutorials on Mastering Motion's Camera's. Mark Spencer does an amazing job of going through these step by step and shows
2nd layer with titles transition question
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
How do I make the 2nd layer with titles have a transition I figured out that I have to make the second layer a "storyline" but I can't figure out how to put transitions on top of titles without affect
Re: 2nd layer with titles transition question
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Are you trying to just bloom the title and not the underlying video If so, you then hit control-g to make that a compound clip.
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Adjusting drop zone source sizes
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
I'm using this free motion template http: www.motionvfx.com store,free_motion_project_010,p857.html I put in a photo in one of the drop zones but how to I adjust the size once it is in there I clicked
Re: Adjusting drop zone source sizes
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
Stephen you're the best! When are you going to make another tutorial DVD
Best text for video
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
What do you do so the text on video shows up the best, is legable, without jagged edges. Do you put a box behind the text, do you use the thickest font you have
Re: Best text for video
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
Great thanks!
product commercials
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
I see commercials for cell phones and other products that spin and you can see the sides and back of the product. I'm thinking that the easiest way to get this effect is to get video of the product wi
Re: product commercials
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
What's funny is I bought your DVDs and now I taught YOU something. I'll expect my check in the mail.
How do you get media out of the bin in Final Cut Pro?
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
I accidentally dragged media into a bin in my final cut pro project and now I want it out of the bin. How do I do that
Re: How do you get media out of the bin in Final Cut Pro?
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
The only way i figured out how to do this is to "cut" and "paste" keep in mind you may lose what you cut!
What program would be used to produce this?
by Michael Lynch 6 years ago
http: whoknew.news.yahoo.com nc&vid=23751722 MacPro 3.0GHz 8 Core - 12GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 4870; FCS3; AE; CS4
Re: What program would be used to produce this?
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
Thank you Stephen for your reply. Can you please tell me how to get the long range of flare. (Is that the right term ) for the extended flare Like in this photo http: s1.hubimg.com u 19768_f260.jpg Lo
Livetype stuff missing from Motion
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
I still have a copy of livetype on a different computer. And some of the great stuff on livetype is missing from motion. Is there a chart that shows what on livetype is on motion Specifically there's
Re: Livetype stuff missing from Motion
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
Nope, none of the livetype files moved over. -Bobby
Motion templates for ads
by Larry Watts 7 years ago
We are just getting started with FCP Motion and would like to buy some apple motion templates that would be good for DVD and Book product ads. This way we could keep up the quality of our ads as we le
Re: Motion templates for ads
by Robert Bracken 7 years ago
man! that's a big help. thank you! -bobby
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