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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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Openness between tools - waning?
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
As each NLE becomes more full-featured in its own right, is open timeline exchange between different products going away or at least being de-emphasized FCPX only allows some exchange thanks to Intell
Re: Openness between tools - waning?
by Paul Neumann 2 weeks ago
Outside of the timeline exchange idea, there's been real progress between say Office files elements and the Adobe products most of use. To be able to copy and paste (or in some cases just drag) an ico
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
Apple dropping codec support...repercussions
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
So, Apple in it's infinite and ever-forward thinking wisdom, dropped support for many many legacy codecs. The excuse was that they weren't 64 bit compatible and they are moving to all 64-bit processin
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Graham Withers liked this 1 month ago
Re: Apple dropping codec support...repercussions
by Shawn Miller 4 weeks ago
Tod Hopkins "These are oral history exhibits for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The clips are running in a simple interactive interface built in Unity and running on Ubuntu Linux." That sou
The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Bill Davis "Not sure how it could be." I've had many FPGAs in my equipment over the years. Fairlight upgraded my original card after about nine years. My latest FPGA from them is currently compatible
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 month ago
New Mac Pro coming soon?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Will we get a peek at WWDC or will we actually get a launch date here's an article on what some creative pros are hoping it will offer https: mashable.com article what-professionals-really-want-from-n
Re: New Mac Pro coming soon?
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
While you wait NVIDIA is releasing laptops with huge graphics grunt, quoting 7 times the performance of a MacBook Pro https: blogs.nvidia.com blog 2019 05 28 rtx-studio-laptops
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 month ago
Thanks Apple!
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
Just reading some of the posts on other forums about the iP -licensing issues regarding embedded tech in Premiere when my email pinged with a link to fat digital check for a recent gig. A gig was exec
Re: Thanks Apple!
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Bill Davis "comparing ANY NLE with dedicated sound production tools is a bit like comparing a pocket knife to a full Chefs knife set" Perhaps you should have a play with Resolve and see what a fully
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 months ago
Does anyone have the scopes on Game of Thrones black point?
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
I understand why it was so dark, but what did the scopes look like What was the editor and colorist seeing Thanks
Re: Does anyone have the scopes on Game of Thrones black point?
by Warren Eig 2 months ago
I watched it with my night-vision goggles. Warren Eig O (424) 293-1164 email: info@babyboompictures.com website: http: www.BabyBoomPictures.com Vimeo: https: vimeo.com babyboompictures For Camera Acce
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Resolve 16 vs FCPX
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
So how do you folks think Resolve 16 stacks up against FCPX Anyone jumping ship - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Resolve 16 vs FCPX
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
James Resolve 15 is so last year.
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Any Thoughts on Fusion Studio 16?
by Carmi Weinzweig 3 months ago
Seems like standalone Fusion is not EoL (Fusion Studio 16). Any thoughts on the upgrade Anyone at NAB have a chance to play with it or talk to Blackmagic about it
Re: Any Thoughts on Fusion Studio 16?
by Shawn Miller 3 months ago
Carmi Weinzweig "I think it is important to make clear to Blackmagic, what concerns people have about the new direction and see if they respond." You should read some of the comments on the Blackmagi
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ProRes RAW and RED patent
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
I wonder if the lack of ProRes RAW adoption by camera manufacturers has to do with RED's patents To my knowledge RED holds the patent for recording compressed RAW formats in-camera. I'm not exactly su
Re: ProRes RAW and RED patent
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Aaah RED the new Apple Remember Firewire...and Im sure many other patent goodies ;)
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 months ago
Okay, now he's just messing with us. EPIC Blackmagic Hardware releases
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
Look, I know that lots of people are making fantastic announcements at NAB, and I know that every year, we agree that while any number of individual announcements might be "Best of Show" depending on
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 months ago
Re: Okay, now he's just messing with us. EPIC Blackmagic Hardware releases
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
With Fusion lite inside Resolve, the need for a free Fusion standalone has probably disappeared. Your fear that Fusion would not get an upgrade has been addressed and the fact that it is Fusion 16 Stu
After Effects wins!
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
A fun read: https: www.provideocoalition.com after-effects-wins-an-academy-sci-tech-award
Re: After Effects wins!
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
Eric Santiago "I get nostalgic when I read about CoSa. I go that far back ;)" I still have a installer on floppy disk with handwritten labels "for Andreas" ;-) Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtoo
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Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
The Apple Nvidia War https: www.youtube.com watch v=hbk782qET5U
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Andrew Kimery 5 months ago
Craig Seeman "So we should see a mass exodus of CUDA dependent software from the Mac platform since they are such an insignificant player After all, why bother developing for such an OS. Or perhaps m
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Shawn Miller liked this 5 months ago
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro vs Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
by Michael Daniels 1 year ago
Hi all! I'm deciding between the above two cameras and it comes to my attention that the URSA mini is four times more expensive compared to the Pocket Cinema Camera. Is the Ursa worth buying Usage wis
Re: Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro vs Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
by Shawn Miller 12 months ago
I would prefer the Ursa Mini for this kind of work - mostly because of higher dynamic range, better battery options, more recording formats and XLR inputs (it has two preamps BTW). Shawn
How to smash a cube, then make it into particles in particular?
by Jasford Muldoon 1 year ago
Can I smash an object like a cube or sphere in c4d then import the fragments into particular and edit them in there to 3d track in my scene in after effects
Re: How to smash a cube, then make it into particles in particular?
by Shawn Miller 1 year ago
Jasford Muldoon " For me personally I do it as there is so much creative freedom with what you can do to game footage and I find it a hell of a lot cooler than editing and compositing footage from re
Does anybody know how to create this effect? X-particles maybe?
by Keaton Reeder 2 years ago
187832447.jpg 453580417.jpg 185423553.jpg I m trying to obtain a result with X-particles, and any alternatives are welcomed. These abstract colorful waves appear like a mixture of particles smoke fire
Re: Does anybody know how to create this effect? X-particles maybe?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
This looks more like a trapcode plugin to me, maybe Tao You could probably do this with x-particles or thinking particles, but your particle count would have to be really high. If you're determined to
Upgrade suggestions to handle RealFlow for C4D
by Ron Moore 2 years ago
I'm at a freelance crossroads when it comes to moving to the next level and am looking for some guidance from the group. I'm running the RealFlow plugin for Cinema 4D R17 and an 8-hour render time for
Re: Upgrade suggestions to handle RealFlow for C4D
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Ron Moore "Thanks, that's about what I figured my options might be. What, if anything, have you heard about Krakatoa renderer, especially for these particle simulations " I never got into Krakatoa, b
Opinions on Redshift
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Hey all, I use Arnold and Octane fairly extensively for corporate motion graphics and indie VFX work. I really love both renderers and I'm completely satisfied with the results I get with them... howe
Where to learn matchmove 3D compositing - actor on 3D set?
by Lindsay Penn 2 years ago
Hey everybody, I'm a dance videographer and locations are always a huge issue, so the dream is composite my dancer into 3D virtual scenes like this one: https: www.turbosquid.com 3d-models classic-int
Re: Where to learn matchmove 3D compositing - actor on 3D set?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Sorry, I meant CG element...
New machine going forward options
by sam alessandri 2 years ago
Hi all. New here. I have the option to buy some new machines for the future. I have always been a mac person but the operators want PC's. I have put these machines together and would like a crit on th
Re: New machine going forward options
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Hey Sam, Walter is correct, Octane's performance does scale linearly with more GPUs. I would add that Octane only runs on CUDA, so option two is out. If you can swing it, multiple GPUs is the way to g
Is Fusion 9 Studio for Mac also?
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I order from full Compass often and they are only selling Fusion 8 Studio for PC. BH says Mac and PC but says it takes two weeks to get it. Is there a place to get Fusion 9 right away with out upgradi
Re: Is Fusion 9 Studio for Mac also?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Scratch that... I just got an email from my re-seller that my order shipped. Shawn
wobbly edges green screen
by Alex Sporanox 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
Getting the 'ARRI' look (xpost from colour grading)
by josef brett 3 years 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 3 years 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
Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by David Lawrence 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Render service porviders that support Arnold
by Shawn Miller 4 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'
Raw formats in PPro CC 2015
by Shawn Miller 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
No problem. ;-) Shawn
Motion 5 new features and Shake
by jim bachalo 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
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