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Scott Thomas

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December 21st 2006
92 Posts
Adding Volume Keyframe on Multiple Clips
by Chih Steeple 1 year ago
Dear all, I tried to find the answer online but did not have any luck. Is there a way to add volume keyframe on multiple clips in timeline I know how to adjust all the keyframes at one time but have b
Re: Adding Volume Keyframe on Multiple Clips
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Sorry to disagree with one of the responses but the original question has not been answered and I would like to find a way of doing this: You inherit a sequence of audio cuts (segments) and want to us
Splitting up a clip using edit point on another layer
by Scott Thomas 5 years ago
I know this has been covered before but I can't find the solution. I have a sequence of edits on V1 that are now offline. The sequence has been conformed elsewhere and exported as a single clip. I kno
Re: Splitting up a clip using edit point on another layer
by Scott Thomas 5 years ago
Thanks Michael. Works a treat.
Budget Resolve motherboards
by Chris Ramey 7 years ago
Building a Windows Resolve system around two GTX 580s (jumping from the Apple ship too). While I understand the benefits of using certified parts (ASUS P9X79 PRO mobo or an HPZ820)... I can't help but
Re: PCIe lane constraints
by Scott Thomas 5 years ago
John. I have just got Resolve 10 on my PC which has the P9X79 motherboard and I came across this post. Could you let me know the slots you used for this config with the nVidia Quadro 4000 for GUI nVid
Settings for UHD output when using a 1920 timeline
by Scott Thomas 5 years ago
Apologies if this has been answered before. I have shot in UHD on the new BM 4K camera and grading in Resolve 10. My hardware can't cope with 3840x2160 on the timeline so I have set it to 1920x1080. O
Re: Settings for UHD output when using a 1920 timeline
by Peter Chamberlain 5 years ago
Hi, if you size the source to HD for the timeline, then size the timeline to output UHD, there are two resize operations. It seems though you have no choice as your hardware js insufficient to process
Bottom half of audio mixer in MC6 on Mac invisible
by Scott Thomas 7 years ago
Having real problems with the audio mixer in MC6 on a Mac Pro. I cannot see anything below the +12 marker on the volume level sliders. This is not a case of toggling on or off the display faders optio
Re: Bottom half of audio mixer in MC6 on Mac invisible
by Steve Ascher 7 years ago
We had the similar problem with the capture tool. Only top half would display. Finally tried deleting user and creating new one. That didn't fix it but problem eventally went away after several restar
Generating clip name as a lower third like timecode
by Scott Thomas 7 years ago
Anyone know of a plug-in that will create the name of the clip as a lower third I am looking for something like the timecode plug-in but it uses the clip name as a source rather than timecode. I want
Re: Generating clip name as a lower third like timecode
by Gary Hazen 7 years ago
Avid's timecode plug in can utilize the clip name.
Inserting a track into Audition multitrack - how?
by Scott Thomas 7 years ago
This has got to be simple but as a video editor, simple is was I need. All I want to do is insert 12 seconds of an audio clip into an existing Audition CS5.5 multitrack session and shuffle all the oth
Hiding Mac desktop while editing with Avid
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Does anyone know how to hide the desktop behind the avid workspace with a solid colour when working in Mac I can do it in Photoshop but can't find a way in MC. You can probably guess I am a native PC
Re: Hiding Mac desktop while editing with Avid
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Thanks Richard. Think from Freeverse (http: www.freeserve.com think ) does the job of hiding the desktop nicely. I would recommend it to all editors who have to use Avid on a Mac. Because 99.5% of the
Avid MC 5.5 stupid little things
by Anna Wysocka 8 years ago
Probably I am doing something other way round. I got 3 months ago Avid 5.5 and month ago a computer that would run it. Now I have installed it and started to watch tutorials ect. I got myslef a monito
Re: Avid MC 5.5 stupid little things
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Hi Anna. I suggest you go to the Windows Workspaces menu in Avid and select Source Record editing. If this was not already selected then your open bins project window will probably move around. The pr
Can't install MC6 because Mac can't change to 64-bit kernel
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Despite thoroughly checking my Mac Pro specs I have discovered a problem that makes installing MC6 impossible. I have a MacPro2,1 with a Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor running Lion OS. So far so good.
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Re: Can't install MC6 because Mac can't change to 64-bit kernel
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Marco. Thanks for the above link to cure the font issues I was having. It worked a treat. Can't understand why this is not the default setting for MC6.
Video Quality...setting ISO???
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Does setting the ISO high or low have an affect on how your video will look in terms of being very noisy or less noisy I am only speaking of shooting video with this question. Reason I ask, is that I
Re: Video Quality...setting ISO???
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Hi Chuck. I have tried to shoot video with my D90 and the results are worse than disappointing. In medium to low light the camera seems to crank up the ISO or adds digital gain to achieve the video le
dslr time lapse post
by Bob Hager 9 years ago
I have created a nice sunrise sequence of 1000 camera raw files I have brought the files into AE, which converted them into a 30 sec image sequence. The problem is the video is jerky. I have created a
Re: dslr time lapse post
by Scott Thomas 9 years ago
The best codec to use depends on what editing system your editor is using. If it's FCP then Pro-Res or Apple Intermediate are best. If it's Avid then using a DNxHD codec (various flavours for PAL and
How do you change text randomly without Mograph?
by Scott Thomas 9 years ago
Hi guys. I am just trying out Cinema 4D and trying to get text to change randomly over time, ending on a fixed word. So: HSJFDHSFK to OIUQWRSFJ to MASTERFUL I have found some tutorials using Mograph,
Re: How do you change text randomly without Mograph?
by Scott Thomas 9 years ago
Thanks for the video Randy. I got it working, but... Two things to note. The reason the switching wasn't working in my example was the <= function node in the compare operator. If I set this to ==
Is AE the best solution for timelapse editing?
by Richard van den Boogaard 9 years ago
Hi, I am trying to figure out what the best software solution is for timelapse editing. So far, I have experienced that After Effects works really well, as it allows you to import RAW files as a seque
Re: Is AE the best solution for timelapse editing?
by Scott Thomas 9 years ago
I have experimented with a number of systems and although a huge fan of After Effects I don't use it for time-lapse. I re-mname and number my JPEGs if they are spread over more than one folder and the
What Lens should I buy?
by Remington Markham 9 years ago
So I've decided to buy a DSLR camera for video. However I'm new to the whole idea of swapping lens. I want to buy the T2i which comes with an 18-55mm lens. I want to be able to take EXCU, CU, MS, and
Re: What Lens should I buy?
by Scott Thomas 9 years ago
hi Micah. I noticed that you would choose the Tokina 11-16mm f 2.8 AT-X wide-angle lens. I have that (for a Nikon) and it is a beautiful lens, but would it fill the sensor on a Canon 5D. On the Nikon
HDSLR Lenses
by James Navarro 9 years ago
Hello, I have a Canon T2i and got it with the stock lens and bought a Canon 50 mm lens, I was wondering if there are any good lenses out there that aren't too expensive I was reading a post earlier ab
Re: HDSLR Lenses
by Scott Thomas 9 years ago
Any suggestions for an old, very wide angle (14 - 17mm or so) Nikon lens that would work well with a canon 5D Thanks
Motion tracker - target layer won't lineup
by Scott Thomas 10 years ago
I am hoping there is a simple solution to this. I have tracked 2 points on a TV screen that was filmed hand-held. the Tracker was set to Track motion. The resulting tracks are good and accurate. When
Re: Motion tracker - target layer won't lineup
by Scott Thomas 10 years ago
Hi Todd. I have chosen either Position+Rotation or Position+Rotation+Scale.
BCC Unlock code not working
by Scott Thomas 10 years ago
My unlock code is accepted by After Effects, but whenever I add another effect I have to enter the code again. On advise from Boris I need to uninstall BCC 6 from my Intel Mac but I can't find a way o
Re: BCC Unlock code not working
by Scott Thomas 10 years ago
Just a quick post to let anyone else who has this problem know that it was resolved by the Boris Support Team (thanks Peter and Jon). Something deep inside the Mac permissions must have got screwed up
How to uninstall Continuum 6 mac
by Girshon Rutstein 10 years ago
I tried Continuum 6 for AE CS3 on iMac and it messed up my drop down effect menu. I also tried on my mac pro. The same thing. How do I remove plugins. I finally found a them in Library, Application Su
Re: How to uninstall Continuum 6 mac
by Scott Thomas 10 years ago
I have the same problem. Not very Mac literate, so how did you find and delete BCC 6. My code is not working and I need to do a clean install. Thanks
Mac emits screaming noise during log and transfer
by Scott Thomas 11 years ago
I am using FCP 6.05 to log and transfer AVCHD clips into bins. The process works as it is meant to and I end up with ProRes 422 with the audio intact. The problem is that during the transfer process t
Re: Mac emits screaming noise during log and transfer
by Scott Thomas 11 years ago
Few stats to follow up. The Mac draws 0.15amp when switched off Peaks at 1.28amp when starting up during loud fan noise phase. Settles down at 1.07amp (which is 251 watts on the UK 230 V supply) While
Continuous beeping when rendering
by Scott Thomas 11 years ago
Using a Mac Pro with 8 cores and 5Gb ram. I have added CC Light Burst 2.5 to a clip and when I perform a ram preview or render the composition in the render queue, the Mac Pro starts bleeping (it coul
Re: Continuous beeping when rendering
by Scott Thomas 11 years ago
Hi Dave. I had similar thoughts but the drive set to cache (and render too had over 36Gb free. I also changed the drive cache to another drive with over 300Gb spare. And renedering without the effect
Long bleeps when transferring from camcorder
by Scott Thomas 11 years ago
I am using the log and transfer process in FCP 6.0.4 to convert AVCHD files from a Canon HF100 camcorder in ProRes 422 clips. The process is working fine but the Mac is emitting long bleeps every 2 se
Re: Long bleeps when transferring from camcorder
by Scott Thomas 11 years ago
Finally I have discovered a way to get round the bleeps. Copy the entire folder structure from the AVCHD card onto the Mac hard drive into a new folder. In log and transfer navigate to the "Private" f
FCP to AE and back
by joel musch 11 years ago
What is the best way to retain video(4:3NTSC) quality exporting from FCP to AE and back Ive been doing this for years and never found a satisfying codec. Uncompressed (animation) is out of the questio
Re: FCP to AE and back
by Scott Thomas 11 years ago
Dave I noticed that you mentioned this thread in another post and tracked it down. I have created a sequence in AE (not touched FCP) and now need to get it onto tape. The AE sequence contains 78 layer
AE CS3 running on Boot Camp - any drawbacks or advantages
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Happy New Year to all. Advice please. I am planning to invest in an Intel based Mac to add Final Cut Pro to my armoury and I am wondering if it is worth getting a powerful multi-processor version so I
Re: AE CS3 running on Boot Camp - any drawbacks or advantages
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Really helpful reply Brendan - many thanks. I will go down the Quad core route and look at the VMWare Fusion software, which sounds very good. Thanks for clarifying so many issues. Please keep attache
Render problems using Nucleo on Zaxwerks
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Has anyone else seen this: I have created a scene which includes imported 3d objects (3DS) via Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro. I have given them a metalic surface using one of Invigorators preset materials.
Re: Render problems using Nucleo on Zaxwerks
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Followed up in your other post on this subject, Michael. Pukkascott
Invigorator Pro drops textures with Nucleo...sort of...
by Michael Hancock 12 years ago
Running Invigorator Pro, v4.09. nVidia Quadro FX 3450, driver 91.85 Dell 690, 2GB RAM, 2 dual 3.0GHz Xeon processors hyper-threaded to simulate 8 cores, or something like that. Here's what I'm doing:
Re: Invigorator Pro drops textures with Nucleo...sort of...
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Hi there. Michael. I have exactly the same problem as you, using the built in material swatches. I am using After Effects 7 with Invigorator Pro v4.0.7. I have a very complicated multi-layer 3D sequen
Using Layer Warp in pre-comps or nesting
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Hi Zax and Jon. I have got hold of your new warp layers plug in - great! As Jon knows I have been trying to edit comps in comps to make a series of page turns (see - Nesting a comp in a comp in a comp
Re: Using Layer Warp in pre-comps or nesting
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Hi Flowmotion. I have tried both versions but only the solid layer with the image as a color map works as a page turn. I have tried every option I can think of and have ended up accepting that the com
Nesting a comp in a comp in a comp stops camera
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Here's a brainteaser that I have spent 2 days struggling with. I am creating a page-a-day calendar in 3D that peels off using the good old CC page turn. To cut a long story short I have had to nest co
Re: Nesting a comp in a comp in a comp stops camera
by Scott Thomas 12 years ago
Speedyman - quite the best response to a post I have ever seen! Looked at the WMV and downloaded the project. Expressions are an alien world to me at the moment so I appreciate your help. My design ha
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