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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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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro vs Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
by Michael Daniels 1 week 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 6 days 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
LACPUG - Randy Ubillos
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Learning about the beginnings http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2095-randy-ubillos-back-to-the-beginnings-of-final-cut-pro-at-the-18th-anniversary-lacpug YouTube Pt 1 https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: Lightworks
by Bob Zelin 1 week ago
I know that this will be incredibly disrespectful of lots of famous editors - but famous Lightworks Editors that include Thema Schoonmaker Tariq Anwar Henry Stein Jill Bilcock Scott Hill - they probab
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 week ago
Mental Canvas
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
We talk occasionally about interfaces and have mentioned the MS Surface before. Here's a cool video that shows some nice working examples of using the dial. https: www.youtube.com watch v=53KJerdHkdA
Re: Mental Canvas
by Herb Sevush 2 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "It would be interested to see how something like this would apply to FCPX if Apple had done this." If Apple had created this it would be genius, but Microsoft created it, so it can't b
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Laughably OT: Can you ID an old graphics system?
by Jeff Markgraf 4 years ago
I just know there are a bunch of old-timers lurking here who can answer this. I'm trying to remember the name of what could best be described as a 2.5-D graphics system from the early mid 90s. It comb
Re: Laughably OT: Can you ID an old graphics system?
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=031vKBPk5eA I cut my teeth editing reel-to-reel EIAJ half-inch black and white RTR in junior high and high school. Started at this current job shooting on Sony M3's with
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Hackintosh
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Michael Kammes' Mackintosh build: https: www.youtube.com watch v=pxgctR1iuGI - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: Hackintosh
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
what a FANTASTIC video this was. is it too late for a donut is it too early for whiskey should I have chosen a different career (as I slap myself in the face). Words I say almost EVERY day ! As he men
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RealFlow: Mesh/Fluid wont create Initial state. Crown Daemon not rendering on impact
by kale collins 2 months ago
Hello again, seeking help on the same project. Say I have two objects both have rigid body tag delayed to a later keyframe and when impact occurs with a Water Body (fill emitter) The crown Daemon coll
Re: RealFlow: Mesh/Fluid wont create Initial state. Crown Daemon not rendering on impact
by Steve Bentley 1 month ago
First the caveat. I'm using the standalone RF (with some custom stuff) so my suggestions or naming conventions might not translate to the plug in. Processing the simulation can take a long time as eac
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 month ago
https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/06/14/on-the-sad-state-of-macintosh-hardware/
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
This is being talked about quite a bit in the Mac circles right now. I think we can all relate to the frustration here: On The Sad State of Macintosh Hardware Daring Fireball response Change My View:
Re: https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/06/14/on-the-sad-state-of-macintosh-hardware/
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Robin S. Kurz "Right. Because, as we all know, the iMac Pro is just a complete sloth and not worthy of a "pro", but totally aimed at non-pro noobs. " Steve Connor "I don't think there's any Mac user
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OT: Smart Move from Adobe
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
apologies if this has already been posted: https: www.digitaltrends.com photography adobe-creative-cloud-price-drops-for-schools Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channe
Re: OT: Smart Move from Adobe
by greg janza 1 month ago
Robin S. Kurz "Resolve I doubt it, unless it improves and is adopted A LOT more." This sure sounds like a comment from someone who hasn't tried it out. Resolve 15 is a fantastic piece of software tha
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FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 2 months ago
After playing around with the Fusion page in Resolve and Fusion itself I find myself enjoying a node based workflow even more. I feel it allows for more creativity with title work and adding spice to
Re: FCPX and Fusion
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Simon Ubsdell "But this is where we really need Walter to illuminate the bigger picture and we don't have him any more." Flattery will get you nowhere. I'm still here, so you have to hang around, too
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Article: Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much?
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
TV & Movie Appreciation Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical.
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Re: Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much?
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
Maybe Eimila Clarke should warrant enough respect to use her actual name instead of a popular character that she plays Shawn
Towards a better NLE Part 2 - A conceptual framework
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Most of the time, when talking about improving the NLE concept, we talk in terms of tweaking existing tools and modes rather than addressing fundamental design questions. But I think there remain majo
Re: Towards a better NLE Part 2 - A conceptual framework
by Herb Sevush 2 months ago
Simon - I've been following this thread but I've been out shooting for awhile and haven't had time to put my thoughts together, but this morning we have a late call, so here goes. Unlike some, I'm qui
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 months ago
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Matt Kemp liked this 2 months ago
Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Brett Sherman "Simon has become increasingly dismissive of FCP X. Fine, whatever. Don't use it." I'm just going to knock this piece of ad hominem nonsense on the head once and for all and then leave.
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 months ago
FCPX and After Effects
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
More from NAB 2018 LumaForge http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2076-chris-fenwick-after-effects-in-a-final-cut-pro-x-workflow https: www.youtube.com watch v=S--2K8IcclY - Oliver Oliver Peters -
Re: FCPX and After Effects
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Steve Connor "But I do agree it should be Apple doing this and I can only imagine there's no real business case for them to spend the money on it if they're not going to market the data that's gather
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Towards a better NLE
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
You can get developers to decide what innovation to throw at an NLE, or in an alternative universe you could ask editors to come up with innovations of their own. This new video by Alan Bell A.C.E. ad
Re: Towards a better NLE
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Bill Davis "Two time Academy Award Wining director Mike Figis wanted to improve on camerawork, so he partnered with Manfrotto to offer a circular gizmo with the idea that it would improve ease of sho
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How to smash a cube, then make it into particles in particular?
by Jasford Muldoon 4 months 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 4 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
Sorry, I meant CG element...
New machine going forward options
by sam alessandri 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
itch to upgrade
by Robert Smith 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 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 2 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
For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Rich Rubasch 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Shawn Miller 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
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