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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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OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Oliver Peters 22 hours ago
New updates abound! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: OT: Adobe CC 2018
by greg janza 17 hours ago
$36 more per year for individual licenses. I'm sure there'll be folks griping about this but that's because people love to complain. It's the first price increase in several years and it's nominal. I
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Shawn Miller liked this 17 hours ago
GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Bill Davis 2 days ago
https: blog.frame.io 2017 10 16 fcpx-magnetic-timeline I wish I d EVER been this clear in explaining the foundational construct of X. Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP
Re: GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Franz Bieberkopf 22 hours ago
Bill Davis But I thought Shane's original contention was that the timing relationship (as it relates to the tickmarks on a timeline) was functionally irrelevant." Bill, If you're unclear on what Shan
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Shawn Miller liked this 19 hours ago
AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Bill Davis 5 days ago
https: www.facebook.com Avid videos 10155071293607525 The Q&A was ... difficult. Props to AVID for facing their customers this way. Two hour video - the Q&A starts about :45 min in. The NLE biz is def
Re: AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Shawn Miller 3 days ago
Tim Wilson " I'm barely tolerable in the present tense, ideally in vastly smaller doses than I typically dole out." Disagree!! Your posts are always fun and informative... more Tim (IMO)! Shawn
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RED 8k camera, a sign of things to come from apple?
by Andre van Berlo 2 weeks ago
A few days ago i read an article from some apple rumours site that apple might be building a new 8K display to go along with the 2018 mac pro. ( http: www.macworld.co.uk news mac new-apple-8k-retina-d
Re: RED 8k camera, a sign of things to come from apple?
by Shawn Miller 6 days ago
Claude Lyneis "Shot like reality has a lot with how lighting is done, so I wonder if the difference you see is 24 vs 30 fps or the lighting." Not to speak for Greg, but I agree with him. HFR just has
Where to learn matchmove 3D compositing - actor on 3D set?
by Lindsay Penn 1 week 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 7 days ago
Sorry, I meant CG element...
Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by David Busse 2 weeks ago
Over the last 6 months or so I've been playing around with FCP X and discovering the story behind its development. Thanks to some free time at work I was able to interview Randy Ubillos and write an a
Re: Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
Shawn Miller "True, so extra kudos to people like Simon Ubsdell who take the time and effort to make really good demos. " Yes definitely, but we seem to have lost him for the moment! Hope all is OK w
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
Why FCPX?
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
I thought I'd beat Bill to it https: www.provideocoalition.com fcp-x-producers-pov-feature-film-daisy-winters
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Gerry Fraiberg liked this 2 weeks ago
Re: Why FCPX?
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Bill Davis "The modern cost and accessibility of MAKING changes has shifted remarkably. Switching an installed production system for a group of editors used to take millions of dollars in capital inv
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
New machine going forward options
by sam alessandri 2 weeks 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 weeks 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
DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by David Lawrence 4 weeks ago
Lost count of how many times she says "Just like in Final Cut Pro 7" but I found myself smiling quite a lot. At $299 it's a no-brainer no matter what your current NLE of choice. https: www.youtube.com
Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by Shawn Miller 4 weeks ago
Michael Gissing " Bill Davis "I forgot about all the editors that switch back and forth between the Macs and PCs sitting side by side on their desks. " Actually you forgot about all the editors that
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Is Fusion 9 Studio for Mac also?
by Larry Watts 2 months 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 months ago
Scratch that... I just got an email from my re-seller that my order shipped. Shawn
wobbly edges green screen
by Alex Sporanox 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 11 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 11 months ago
itch to upgrade
by Robert Smith 1 year 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 1 year 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'
Raw formats in PPro CC 2015
by Shawn Miller 3 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 6 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 6 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
Fresh out of school, low budget, don't know what route to go for my camera
by Bill Church 6 years ago
Hi all! First I'd like to apologize if this is the wrong forum. I've been coming to Creative Cow for about a year now for shooting and editing advice but never actually posted a question until now. Al
Re: Fresh out of school, low budget, don't know what route to go for my camera
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"To add much-needed further clarity to any argument inherent in your post:" Hmmm... I'm not sure I made any arguments here. I just stated that the AF100 and FS100 don't record uncompressed signals int
Quad Core iMacs. "Mac Pro who?"
by walter biscardi 6 years ago
With the new quad core iMacs there's almost no reason to use a Mac Pro for Final Cut Pro anymore. We keep saying that the render speeds are always faster on a Mac Pro, but the iMacs are getting very c
Re: Quad Core iMacs. "Mac Pro who?"
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
Interesting insight, thanks Walter. Shawn
control c-stand vibration
by Craig Alan 6 years ago
Hi. This might fall into the, How can I get good results doing it incorrectly category. I have agreed to shoot a video version of a stage play. We will be using the set and lights of the stage play, b
Re: control c-stand vibration
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
"How can I control vibrations up the c-stands to the mikes " What Ty and Bill have said... plus 15 lbs. sandbags at the base of your stands... they'll (the sand bags) help stabilize your stands and as
Do you need body paint for this.
by Joseph Herman 7 years ago
Hi. I'd like to unwrap a model and paint up a texture map in Photoshop. Unfortunately, I do not own Body Paint. Is there any way to do this another way
Re: Do you need body paint for this.
by Shawn Miller 7 years ago
Lynda.com has a decent 100 level C4D r12 course, which includes some basics of BodyPaint. For $25 a month US, Lynda is a pretty good resource. digital-tutors.com and CmiVFX.com also have some pretty g
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