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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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July 21st 2005
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Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 19 hours ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Joseph W. Bourke 14 hours ago
Counter-counterpoint: that's why Premiere Pro has an interface you can actually change if you don't like what's there. Highly customizable. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkeme
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Shawn Miller liked this 13 hours ago
MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Bill Davis 4 days ago
If you live in the Premiere Pro world, it's starting to make sense that you might not feel the new Mac Laptops are a very big deal. If you've transitioned into the FCP X world, the evidence is mountin
Re: MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Simon Ubsdell 15 hours ago
Shawn Miller "What's really kind of interesting and exiting in the world of 3D right now is the rise of powerful, inexpensive renderers that can give you fast previews of your work. With enough CPU o
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Shawn Miller liked this 14 hours ago
"It’s the Tesla of NLEs"
by Robin S. Kurz 1 week ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1930-getting-a-16-episode-gameshow-to-rough-assembly-in-30-minutes-with-final-cut-pro-x Pretty damn impressive. - RK ___________________________________________
Re: "It’s the Tesla of NLEs"
by Andrew Kimery 3 days ago
andy patterson "remiere Pro does not have a timeline index but we can find content in the timeline. " Meant to mention this in my previous post but I forgot. A few days ago Andy Mees posted a screens
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 days ago
The perfect workflow ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
... is the perfect workflow for the job that you are doing at any one time, and when it's just right, it's very hard to beat. Over the last couple of days I have been working on a fashion merchandisin
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Kay Bayquoi liked this 1 week ago
Re: The perfect workflow ...
by Tim Wilson 1 week ago
Scott Witthaus "Time to change the forum name again...." Back to the name I said we'd keep because, while clumsy, was actually accurate but people kept insisting was inappropriate -- THAT name
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 week ago
Movies and NLE marketing
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Doesn't it seem odd that neither Apple nor Adobe have any studio, big-bucks films that they can point to this year as having been cut with either FCPX or Premiere Pro Seems like a lot of PrPro presenc
Re: Movies and NLE marketing
by Andrew Kimery 2 weeks ago
Brett Sherman "First off I don't know who the heck PewdiePie is. I'm talking mostly about social media companies like AJ+. There is a lot to their organization, aesthetic, workflow that I believe wou
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
Just Business...
by Bill Davis 3 weeks ago
I woke up to an in-box was full of comments from friends in the UK about this... http: www.express.co.uk life-style science-technology 762119 Adobe-Creative-Cloud-price-rise-anger-UK-subscription-deal
Re: Just Business...
by Tim Wilson 2 weeks ago
Walter Soyka "Whatever you fill in there carries an opportunity cost; reaching any one of those goals requires lots of dedicated time at the exclusion of something else." That's why picking 1 and sti
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 weeks ago
After Effects Lightning.
by Shawn Shaffer 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
Jobs' advice
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Relevant to why FCPX is what it is today. https: qz.com 884489 steve-jobs-saved-apple-and-nike-with-the-same-piece-of-advice - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliver
Re: Jobs' advice
by Tim Wilson 4 weeks ago
Herb Sevush ""Winners focus; losers spray." This is a very old adage of business speak that I first heard cutting a PBS documentary 30 years ago." But it could also be argued that a company that make
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Shawn Miller liked this 4 weeks ago
Night Shift mode
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
I wonder how many dummies are going to color correct, not realizing this is on. http: www.macrumors.com 2017 01 26 apple-seeds-macos-sierra-10-12-4-public-beta-1 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production
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David Lawrence liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Night Shift mode
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Bill Davis "I've found it makes a major difference to my sleep patterns when I'm not bathed in daylight spectrum when web browsing or reading late into the night." Or you could just go to bed - Olive
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Shawn Miller liked this 4 weeks ago
"Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Just noticed this article reposted on the FCPX Editors group on Facebook about switching to FCPX http: www.vivalazoom.co.uk switch-premiere-final-cut
Re: "Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Robin S. Kurz 4 weeks ago
Shawn Miller "Doesn't this support Andrew's point though A PC user could say that Adobe is wasting time and resources supporting Metal instead of fixing "important" cross platform bugs." You beat me
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Shawn Miller liked this 4 weeks ago
Avid VS Premiere VS FCPX VS Edius?
by andy patterson 1 month ago
I know a lot of people have to use 3rd party hardware to capture video. I like to use 3rd party hardware for playback on broadcast compliant equipment more than capturing video. I did some testing wit
Re: Avid VS Premiere VS FCPX VS Edius?
by Lance Bachelder 1 month ago
I had to check the date of the original post - I thought I had lost it for a moment. Maybe someone will post if I can use my Digisuite with FCPX to capture from my XL1 It was at a Vegas premiere that
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 month ago
Apple original content
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
With the buzz about possible original Apple content coming down the pike, you gotta wonder whether the post teams for such shows would be "encouraged" to use Apple hardware and specifically FCPX. - Ol
Re: Apple original content
by Ronald Lindeboom 1 month ago
Kathlyn and I have pretty much one of every major new television system out there: Apple TV4 (after having owned 1, 2 and 3 before that), Amazon Fire TV, Android TV boxes like Goobang Doo, Chromecast,
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 month ago
Something else to debate!
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Thanks Oliver! https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2016 12 31 2017-technology-predictions utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=sunday_TaoColorist&utm_medium=email Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Product
Re: Something else to debate!
by andy patterson 1 month ago
Bill Davis " andy patterson "Apple users may say touch screen is a waste of time but keep in mind they haven't really used it. " Gosh. Swap "Apple users" in the abovequote for "the internet" Then swa
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 month ago
A paen to FCPX
by Herb Sevush 1 month ago
http: www.redsharknews.com post item 4287-why-fcpx-10-3-is-the-nle-of-the-future Herb Sevush Zebra Productions --------------------------- nothin ' attached to nothin ' "Deciding the spine is the proc
Re: A paen to FCPX
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 month ago
Adobe across premiere, after effects, photoshop, audition and illustrator still beats that release to a pulp. It's a lot less expensive, but it still beats it to death. And the expense is seriously re
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 month ago
Setting position of particles?
by Samuel Hinton 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago
itch to upgrade
by Robert Smith 4 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 4 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Shawn Miller 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Combining Passes from a VRay example
by Daniel Hartlehnert 2 years ago
Hi guys, i am really at a loss here and i hope maybe someone can explain what is going on here. Please take a look at http: www.cgdigest.com vray-render-elements The post there is already pretty old,
Re: Combining Passes from a VRay example
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Daniel Hartlehnert "Hi Shawn, isn't that already taken care of by activating "Use Display Color Management" in the viewer window " Yes... but I usually prefer to convert linear to sRGB or rec 709 wit
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
Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
by Michael Boyle 2 years ago
Hi all, I'm after rendering a composition from Maya into AE. The duration of these are supposed to be 10 seconds long, but when I bring them into AE they are shortened by nearly half and I can't figur
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Have you tried eliminating AE as the culprit by opening the sequence in a different player, like QT or Scratch Shawn
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 5 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 5 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
Blog: The realization sets in
by gary adcock 6 years ago
So, When I posted the first comments on FCPX 4 weeks ago, I thought I was going to be strung up and burned at the stake by some of the commentary. Now everyone seems resolute to the fact that FCPX is
Re: @Shawn Miller
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
@Richard Now let's be fair here, the difference in capability between Vegas and FCPX probably isn't THAT big. They both have their quirks to be sure, but let's have respect for both applications. My c
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
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