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Shawn Miller

I am a native and long time resident of Seattle, Washington. I enjoy books, movies and video games. I believe strongly in practice, discipline and patience.
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State of the NLE panel
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Finally posted from NAB. https: www.youtube.com watch v=mGTHqo3GK2s - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Myron Vazquez liked this 1 week ago
Re: State of the NLE panel
by Aindreas Gallagher 3 days ago
Good vid, I think it was great seeing Bill at his emotional best, proudly invested in the idea that FCPX is "webpage" around the ten minute mark. Watching Michael Kammes reflexively blink at the 11.29
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 days ago
How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Jeremy Garchow 2 weeks ago
Turns out, not a ton: http: appleinsider.com articles 17 07 13 baby-driver-cut-in-real-time-with-avid-on-apples-15-inch-macbook-pro
Re: How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Tim Wilson 7 days ago
I think what's also getting lost is that this is maybe the most editing-intensive movie you've ever seen. Every single thing that happens in every frame is to a beat. It's a tour de force. It's also f
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Shawn Miller liked this 7 days ago
Apple and VR (or how I learned to stop worrying about Motion and love After Effects
by Andrew Kimery 1 week ago
In a recent threads some users have lamented Adobe making VR tools and hoped Apple would skip over this market segment, but by bringing in Tim Dashwood (of 360VR Toolbox fame) and announcing at WWDC t
Re: Apple and VR (or how I learned to stop worrying about Motion and love After Effects
by Shawn Miller 7 days ago
Herb Sevush " Mark Suszko "VR is a big shot in the arm for old roller-coaster rides, which now suddenly can become virtual space dogfights, Indiana Jones mine car chases, a Fantastic Voyage thru the
What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Just because the other thread became so derailed. It would be nice to have some sort of submaster master routing in the Audio Lanes mode so that you can add effects, like a broadcast limiting filter.
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Gerry Fraiberg liked this 2 weeks ago
Re: What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Alex Gollner "My guess is that Apple don't like feature requests as much as they like getting insights into how you work. The ProApps team like stories." To be blunt about this, I think this approach
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
"it's better than good - It's finished". Now, DGMW, this is 180 degrees from my personal POV. But a lot of what I see in the news biz is like that. It used to be that time was the major driver in how
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
Is it just me?
by Steve Connor 4 weeks ago
Or is this place a lot less fun that it used to be Seems to be dominated by people that don't actually use or particularly like FCPX and those that do are increasingly not posting.
Re: Is it just me?
by Herb Sevush 2 weeks ago
Walter Soyka "I'd be curious about the principles, if not the implementation, that you'd like to see honored in the titler." The new text tool is a partial port of the text tools from Photoshop and a
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
Informal NLE poll
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Since the question of numbers and market penetration seems to come up frequently in some of these threads, I'm curious what the people in this forum run across in their own personal encounters. Obviou
Re: Informal NLE poll
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Bill Davis "So here's their adherents chance to point out their cool new features! " OK, here's one from Premiere that I think is pretty cool. Whereas in FCP X if a clip has been used it is simply ma
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
Red Hydrogen
by Tom Sefton 3 weeks ago
https: spark.adobe.com page hBcGUuawC0r1q Red smartphone, capable of holographic display without glasses. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Re: Red Hydrogen
by Shawn Miller 3 weeks ago
Tom Sefton "Never trusted the black magic pocket camera so yes a red version would be great, but to get much cheaper than their raven and maintain some sort of market position over someone who would
Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Jason Watson 3 weeks ago
Without intending to get into the merits demerits of Adobe CC, I noticed a couple of interesting posts on Seeking Alpha right around when Adobe released its Q2 2017 financials: Why Adobe Can't be Stop
Re: Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Shawn Miller 3 weeks ago
Scott Witthaus " Shawn Miller " I care that AE doesn't natively support DEEP EXR or cryptomatte and that Premiere doesn't support compressed cDNG" And why is that Perhaps because they need to develop
FCPX Documentary on Kickstarter!
by Noah Kadner 4 weeks ago
For those want to see the FCPX debate taken to a whole other level please check out Off the Tracks on Kickstarter: http: kck.st 2uiKYZH Kickstarter Pitch Video https: www.youtube.com watch v=F9dtsd2ZV
Re: FCPX Documentary on Kickstarter!
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "It hasn't worked for ... Motion" I think at this point it is simply undeniable that Motion only exists as a helper application for FCP X. Apple have long since given up any serious sup
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 weeks ago
Why no 21:9 iMac Pro?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Friday afternoon musing... Seems like Apple should offer this option for the creative market. AFAIK, LG is making Apple's displays and they offer this. So a 34" ultrawide 4K display on an iMac Pro wou
Re: Why no 21:9 iMac Pro?
by Tom Sefton 4 weeks ago
Red.........obsolescence obsolete! Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
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Shawn Miller liked this 4 weeks ago
BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by Shawn Miller 1 month ago
Walter Soyka " Shawn Miller "Well, alright then. You win, Andy. " Does that make him the Ultimate Forum Champion " lol - yes, I believe it does. Shawn
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wobbly edges green screen
by Alex Sporanox 4 months ago
Hi all, it is my first post. I have just started to make some experiments of footages on green screen where the subject makes some movements with the hands. I use adobe after effect cs6. My biggest pr
Re: wobbly edges green screen
by Shawn Miller 4 months ago
Alex Sporanox "Woow! Great scheme! Thanks Shawn! In the future probably I will have 5 lights but at the moment I own only 3. As reflector can a Foam board diy be ok White Silver " Yes, diy is fine. S
After Effects Lightning.
by Shawn Shaffer 6 months ago
I'm trying lightning effects in sci-fi short film (The effects are gonna look sorta like Star wars lightning The Amazing Spiderman 2 Lighting), but After effects isn't getting results I want. Is there
Re: After Effects Lightning.
by Shawn Miller 6 months ago
Shawn Shaffer "Thanks for all the suggestions I should've been a little more clear. I know about building up the look. I shouldve used a different picture, it's http: i0.wp.com www.cgmeetup.net home
Setting position of particles?
by Samuel Hinton 7 months ago
Hi guys, I've been tasked with creating some visualisations of galaxy surveys for my cosmology group, and at the moment I have simply written some python code to output plots, which I animate manually
Re: Setting position of particles?
by Shawn Miller 7 months ago
Hey Samuel, It sounds like you're really trying to generate a dense point cloud. You might not be able to do this with a particle system, but you might be able to do it with a 3D tracking system like
More Fusion Traning
by Shawn Miller 8 months ago
In case anyone is interested, FXPhd is offering another BMD Fusion course. It looks like a pretty solid course. https: www.fxphd.com blog new-course-released-fusion-production-workshop-ii-microworld S
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 8 months ago
itch to upgrade
by Robert Smith 9 months ago
Since Cosa 1993 we upgraded three mac AE licences at every opportunity. Since the pay monthly CC our team stopped upgrading and have been using Cs6 quite happily. We wondered if it is worth upgrading,
Re: itch to upgrade
by Shawn Miller 9 months ago
Robert Smith "Since Cosa 1993 we upgraded three mac AE licences at every opportunity. Since the pay monthly CC our team stopped upgrading and have been using Cs6 quite happily. We wondered if it is w
Getting the 'ARRI' look (xpost from colour grading)
by josef brett 1 year ago
Hi all I've been trying to get the kind of look used in tv shows such as HBO's 'Girls' and Netflix's 'Flaked' for the past few months and I'm struggling. I'm not sure if i have the right kit if I'm ho
Re: Getting the 'ARRI' look (xpost from colour grading)
by Shawn Miller 1 year ago
josef brett "Hi Shawn. Yeah, I thought lights would would be a big part of it. We don't have great lights. We have LED light panels (2 of these and 3 spotlight versions - http: www.bhphotovideo.com c
For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
We have been using the older Office 2011 for a while now and it works but wondering if any of you Mac users have moved to Office 365 subscription model and if you like the updates. Assuming since you
Re: For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
David Lawrence " Gary Huff "Because they can afford to take their time in forcing everyone onto it eventually." Or maybe because they know they'll completely lose their market to the free competition
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Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm starting a cool new project and need some advice on specing a badass PC workstation for After Effects work. The project involves research, benchmarking and demonstration of the Odyssey VR
Re: Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "Chris, on a separate topic entirely, I'd love to hear your thoughts on Octane sometime. I'm very intrigued, but I haven't tried it yet. How much render improvement are you seeing Could
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Is Fusion an updated Shake?
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
I was never a big Shake user so not in a position to judge, but having started learning Fusion, which is great btw, it seems to have a great deal in common with Shake. Not just being node based, but m
Re: Is Fusion an updated Shake?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Alan Lacey " Is Shake part of Fusion's past " Nope, two completely different design and development teams. Although, I believe they both appeared around the same time... 96 or 97, I think Shawn
Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Chris Pettit 2 years ago
This is a full-disclosure post. Like Aindreas, I feel compelled to disclose my latest decisions regarding CC since I've spent so much time slapping Adobe for shoving this whole subscription mess on us
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David Lawrence liked this 2 years ago
Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Chris Pettit "Shawn: Where is my copy of Affinity software for Windows How about FCPX and Motion " There are really solid drawing and photo editing applications on Windows that aren't from Adobe. Cor
Fusion now available for Mac OS X
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Now that it is here, wanting to hear your thoughts. Still going to subscribe to After Effects for now Going to make a change Love to hear your thoughts. For now Photoshop will remain in my tool box, s
Re: Fusion now available for Mac OS X
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Gary Huff " Shawn Miller "I also continue to find it surprising that Hitfilm isn't getting more attention in these discussions... it seems like a more natural alternative to After Effects. It does to
Render service porviders that support Arnold
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Hi all, I'm looking for an online render service that supports C4DtoA. I've found a few via search engine, but I value first hand accounts from actual users a lot more than marketing text on a vendor'
Struggling with Realistic Compositing
by Adrean Mangiardi 2 years ago
I've been compositing many times using basic techniques, however I am struggling to advance to the next level of realistic compositing. To those who have extensive experience in realistic compositing,
Re: Struggling with Realistic Compositing
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Beyond the solid advice that others have given. Reading the excellent books by Ron Brinkman and Mark Christiansen on composting theory and techniques can really get you started in the right direction.
How to "paint in" the background? (Edited)
by Jon Shank 2 years ago
In this video: https: www.youtube.com watch v=fvXvE8gRs70&t=8m43s at 8 minutes and 45s he says that the fruit is hanging on a string but that he hand animated it down and painted in the background. Ho
Re: How to "paint in" the background?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Jon Shank "Sorry, I should have clarified. The fruit is not CG it is real. It is hanging on a string. The sword hit is real so he doesn't need to paint the sword out to make it look like it hits. It
Raw formats in PPro CC 2015
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
So... now that the new features for CC 2015 have been announced, can anyone talk about support for Blackmagic's raw files Specifically, I'm wondering if there is now access to the raw picture paramete
render engine simulate the real world for cinema 4d
by nizaryos nassour 3 years ago
hi everyone i am looking for a render engine compatible with cinema 4d for photo realism such as these http: www.youtube.com watch v=muYFZVj-kDY&list=PL88D33D34A498DFE2 http: www.youtube.com watch v=z
Re: render engine simulate the real world for cinema 4d
by Shawn Miller 3 years ago
It's a big subject... but the short of it is that you're probably a long way from finding the limits of C4D's lighting, material system and render engine. After that, there's a lot more to learn about
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Premiere Pro CC align panel
by Shawn Miller 4 years ago
Hi all, I was tooling away in CS6 today and I needed to vertically align a bunch of graphics. Without thinking, I highlighted the objects and created a new AE project on the timeline. That's when it o
Re: Premiere Pro CC align panel
by Shawn Miller 4 years ago
Kevin Monahan "LIke CS6, there's alignment features in the Titler, not for clips in the Program Monitor. Sorry. Create a feature request here: http: www.adobe.com go wish" Thanks Kevin, I will file a
No support for Cinema DNG in CS6?
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
I just downloaded a few test image sequences from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera link . I opened them in After Effects and was thrilled to find the experience very much like woking with .R3D files (RAW
Re: No support for Cinema DNG in CS6?
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
Thanks Ernest and Angelo, I just assumed (I know) Adobe's support for Cinema DNG would be the same in PPro as it is in AE, Photoshop and Lightroom. Oh well, hopefully enough people will request this f
Ingesting with Prelude CS6
by Danny Bourque 5 years ago
I work in a production house that is currently transitioning from FCP 7 to Premiere CS6. I'm used to using FCP to transcode all my footage into ProRes (this footage was originally shot with a Panasoni
Re: Ingesting with Prelude CS6
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
Danny Bourque " However, I'm getting a sense that people's workflows apparently include capturing the P2 card file architecture and just letting Premiere make sense of the footage from there." Yes, t
PPro Export P2 AVCIntra-100
by Ed Mohar 5 years ago
Hello, I have some P2 media cut up in PPro, and I'm tryign to get that back into avid. I thought the easiest thing would be to export a P2 structure in AVCIntra100 that I could simply AMA to in Avid..
Re: PPro Export P2 AVCIntra-100
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
Ed Mohar "I hadn't tried exporting directly to a card. I had exported to a folder, and loaded the folder as a virtual volume in panadonics P2 Viewer utility and it didn't identify any clips." Odd, I
Output to ProRes422 using Premiere Pro CS5 on a PC
by Allan MacKenzie 5 years ago
Hi Guys, I've been using premiere pro for several years on a PC windows based operating system and has not been a problem when supplying footage for broadcast and others over the years. However I have
Re: Output to ProRes422 using Premiere Pro CS5 on a PC
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
Allan MacKenzie "it's interesting, surely I'm not the only pro that prefers using PC window based operating systems that encounters this issue or am I truly an island, unique, lol :)" I don't think y
Identifying the motion effects used in an existing video?
by Shane Crossan 6 years ago
Hi there, I am relatively new to motion 3. I am doing visuals for a teenagers stage play and i need to try and mimic the effects used in the following video: http: www.youtube.com watch v=EgICT1G4YRg
Re: Identifying the motion effects used in an existing video?
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
I would guess that this is Trapcode's Particular... no way to tell what the host application is. Shawn
Disney: Film success does NOT come from story
by Tim Wilson 6 years ago
On one hand, you know this, I know this, everybody knows this. On the other, it's really depressing to hear an exec from a major studio -- from DISNEY -- say it out loud. This was from SIGGRAPH last w
Re: Disney: Film success does NOT come from story
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"Pixar kicks Disney's ass any day of the week, film after film, and they do it with STORY and CHARACTERIZATION. The FX are secondary." Interesting, I wonder why you say this. It's not as if Pixar's fi
Can Motion do this?
by Leuna Doherty 6 years ago
Can Motion do this Just seen a VERY cool video and want to know if it could be done in Motion http: vimeo.com 12825278 Very cool FX. His hands also keep moving. How can I do this Any help, ideas or ev
Re: Can Motion do this?
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"I think it turned out great. Keep in mind I'm biased." I think you should be biased, your work is good. ;-) Shawn
Newb: is C4D right for me? Need a reality check.
by Steven Reid 6 years ago
Greetings. New user on Cow. Long time editor on Sony Vegas. Computer savvy. Now I'm looking to create and animate 3D titles, models, movie intro sequences, etc. I'm not an industry pro, this isn't my
Re: Newb: is C4D right for me? Need a reality check.
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
Hey Steve, Sorry for jumping in on your question to Owen, I didn't know if you've seen the C4D and AE integration tutorials on Lynda.com, but they're both very good. Also worth noting is that the auth
Background Plate
by Ryan Melling 6 years ago
Hi, I'm a film student in Minneapolis and I'm pretty sure we didn't know what we were doing when we shot this, but the idea was that we would lock down the camera and expose the background properly wi
Re: Background Plate
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
You don't really need the clean plate. You can get away with using photograph(s). There are a lot of tutorials on sky replacememnt... videocopilot.net has the easiest ones in my opinion. http: library
Companion CG tool for FCPX?
by David A Fenton 6 years ago
So far loving FCPX and Motion 5...does anyone familiar with CG animation tools have a recommendation that would be most compatible in terms of workflow, similarity in pricing and long term potential
Re: Companion CG tool for FCPX?
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
No problem. ;-) Shawn
Motion 5 new features and Shake
by jim bachalo 6 years ago
Hi Trying to get my head around Motion 5, its history, feature list and what advantages it may have compared to After Effects... Can anyone tell me what features, if any, from discontinued Shake made
Re: Motion 5 new features and Shake
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"The particles cannot be composed with other layers in 3D..." I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. Particles from PW can be composited with 3D layers... but they won't interact with them. Is
What Conan thinks of FC-X
by Chuck Pullen 6 years ago
Here's what Conan O'Brien has to say about FC-X! http: www.youtube.com watch v=ywNG6GXBZuU&feature=player_embedded
Re: What Conan thinks of FC-X
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"Vegas owners get no respect..." True... but I think it's fair to say that everything outside of Apple or AVID has had a hard time getting respect in the past 10 years. No matter how good or innovativ
Creating and Tracking Fire
by Nick Falangas 6 years ago
Hi I have a project where I need to create fire and after watching this video I was wondering if anyone could figure out how the graphic artist achieved this effect: http: www.vimeo.com 20461759
Re: Creating and Tracking Fire
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
To answer your OP, that fire was made with Turbulence 4D. http: www.jawset.com gallery_tfd.php To answer your last post... "I am just curious with companies like http: www.ringoffire.com are they usin
XDCAM for Windows Adobe Premiere
by mark pigott 6 years ago
Although Adobe swears up and down that it supports XDCAM on Premiere (which in this case on a Windows PC i7 64 bit machine with 8 Gig of RAM). This is what I do, Use XDCAM transfer software on our Mac
Re: XDCAM for Windows Adobe Premiere
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"I think Mark Pigott is right.." Oops, meant to give credit to Brent Dunn. :-)
Opinion - Best low-end professional camera
by Frank Cervarich 6 years ago
I know this is not a camera forum but I have done all my editing on FCP for over a decade, love and trust this forum and have a dead Panasonic DVX100A. I know, I should have migrated to HD long ago. I
Re: Opinion - Best low-end professional camera
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"Or you control everything (action, light) and you have the team and TIME to get what you want, or you may end up with a bunch of beautiful shot that you won't be able to put together." I couldn't agr
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