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Simon Modery

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Premiere crashes during Air-Play
by Simon Modery 3 years ago
Hello everyone, I am trying to run Premiere CC 2015 while outputting to a 2nd screen via a VicTsing WIFI HDMI Dongle. Premiere starts up but as soon as I try to open a clip it crashes. The Dongle work
Any way to speed up my 200+ layer comp?
by Jack Pedleham 5 years ago
Hi, Im working on a project that is essentially a jumped up slideshow. its the kind of coverflow animation to showcase some 250 photos one after another. They are all linked to a null with various scr
Re: Any way to speed up my 200+ layer comp?
by Simon Modery 5 years ago
You can also split it up into several composition. Then pre-render these before combining them. Just search for tutorials on "pre-render" there is plenty of stuff out there. Head of Postproduction Mot
green screen query
by chris brett 6 years ago
Any body know please if a Canon EOS 60D is ok for quality green screen work Chris Brett ============================
Re: green screen query
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
The Canon EOS 60D records video using H.264 compression. So not the best for green screen since the colour channels are highly compressed. The Black Magic is the best "value for money" camera when it
seq match orig but still have to render audio?
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
Sorry - old newbie question - I've been away from FCP(7) for a while and am working with ProRes Qts that have 16bit 48k audio. I start a seq and have FCP match the original, yet even though the Seq se
Re: seq match orig but still have to render audio?
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Are the files WAV AIFF or MP3 Final Cut 7 can't deal with MP3s, they always need rendering unless you convert them first. Head of Postproduction Motherlode www.simonmodery.com
FCP 7 Exporting Bug (Offset frames)
by Bob Davies 6 years ago
I am cutting a video in FCP. I downloaded a clip from youtube to use as b-roll. The youtube clip was an mp4 which I converted to pro res before putting on the timeline. I selected my shots exactly as
Re: FCP 7 Exporting Bug (Offset frames)
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Do the converted clips have the same fps as your timeline If not that is the first thing I would try. Head of Postproduction Motherlode www.simonmodery.com
Final Cut Pro 7 - One audio track
by Emily Geraghty 6 years ago
This is probably a goofy question, new to final cut - but I just edited my entire project and realized that my mono audio is only on track A1, and I want it to play on tracks A1 and A2. The tracks are
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 - One audio track
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
You mean, you only have a signal in A1 and A2 is silent And that results in the audio only coming out of the left channel Am I guessing right so far Double click on the audio clip so it opens in the v
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How to I achieve this type of mask or look
by Grady Gill 6 years ago
In this video there is alot of scenes clips where you can see video through his head and body. I don't think it is just the opacity. It's crisp and it only shows inside his body. PLEASE CAN SOMEBODY H
Re: How to I achieve this type of mask or look
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Looks to me like a Luma-Key. That means you create a matte using the pictures brightness (as opposed to Green-Screen which uses the pictures chroma). I don't use Premiere, but I am quite sure it has a
removing an prominent eyesore within the frame of the footage
by Jay James 6 years ago
Hello can anyone help please have a real issue with a short film - on the screen lies a very prominent eyesore, 'the pube' - which I believe was on the sensor, had to send the camera back in the end t
Re: removing an prominent eyesore within the frame of the footage
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
The only way is a frame by frame paint-out. If you have Photoshop you can export the shots that need fixing as a Prores MOV and open them in PS (yes PS can open MOVs). Use the "Animation" window in PS
Best drive set up?
by Immy Humes 6 years ago
Hello Creatives! cutting with FCP 7, is it generally better to use one or two external hard drives I'm on an iMac 10.6.8 3.06 GHz 4 GB and I also use a MacBook Pro to cut. Current project has video on
Re: Best drive set up?
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
I would rather copy everything to one drive and use the other-one as an additional backup. If you have original camera files you can't put into FCP there is no point having the drive they are on conne
What transition is this?
by John Moore 6 years ago
Im trying to find out how to duplicate this effect seen at 0:22 on this video: https: vimeo.com 67621937#t=21 Here are some stills.
Re: What transition is this?
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Sorry, didn't realise you work in Premiere. I still didn't have my morning-coffee. So here is the same thing for Premiere: http: www.youtube.com watch v=tPSQQAhp3To Head of Postproduction Motherlode w
Sequence Settings Problem
by Anton Fischer 6 years ago
Hi, I've recently filmed a dance show that I'm going to make a DVD out of. My problem right now is that the cameras that I used are new to me and I've never used them before. So the format that I got
Re: Sequence Settings Problem
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
You can't watch H.264 unrendered in FCP. The easiest solution is to use Compressor to transcode everything to Apple ProRes. And at the same time you can change the fps into 25. So you export out of Co
Motions stuck on last saved project
by Anwar Smith 6 years ago
This is really frustrating. I am trying to start a new project, but my motions is stuck on the last project and wont let me close them and start a new one. I even uninstalled the program and reopened
Re: Motions stuck on last saved project
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
This is how to reset FCP: http: support.apple.com kb TS1846 viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US But I have no idea if that affects Motion in any way or not. Maybe there are similar files in your Library tha
Can I 'borrow' a shot from anyone?
by Tom Vaughan-Mountford 6 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if some of you could be really benevolent. I've been an editor for almost fifteen years but have long had a fascination with grading. A few weeks ago I downloaded Resolve Lite, got
Re: Can I 'borrow' a shot from anyone?
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Here you can download some RED footage. There are plenty of resources on the net, just google them. http: www.mediafire.com 71kzr0j10whk7 Head of Postproduction Motherlode www.simonmodery.com
FCP Project Framerate Question! Project in 24frames, Timelapses in 30frames
by Tony Andrea 6 years ago
I've a FCP project in which the video I've shot is in 24 frames but I have timelapse QT files that are in 30 frames. The project is in 24frames as dictated by the QT shot in 24frames. I think this is
Re: FCP Project Framerate Question! Project in 24frames, Timelapses in 30frames
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
I did a lot of projects with multiple frame rates, and I never had any trouble. You wrote that some of your files are "Apple Motion". Do you mean by that, that you put Motion projects in your timeline
Best book for Avid MC6
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm a final cut user switching over to Avid. I've had a good book for FCP at the beginning from Lisa Brenneis. I want one for Avid MC6. Any recommondations thanks, Rainer Wirth factstory Rai
Re: Best book for Avid MC6
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
I think books are still great when it comes to learning the fundamentals. My favourite is the Avid Learning Series - a total of 5 (expensive) books. This is volume 1: http: www.amazon.co.uk Media-Comp
How to minimize size of FCP Project?
by Sascha Engel 6 years ago
Hi my Dear COW friends, it's been a while...but here I am again, needing some advice, from my dear colleagues in cyber space: I am editing a documentary. it's a lot fo footage and different sequences,
Re: How to minimize size of FCP Project?
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Yes exactly. Head of Postproduction Motherlode www.simonmodery.com
best rendering settings
by chris artis 6 years ago
I have a video that is 35 mins long that needs to go on DVD, the problem im having is when I compress it avi its too large but the other settings export with no sound, please help!
Re: best rendering settings
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Do you just want to burn a AVI or MOV file on a DVD or do you want to make a Video-DVD (one that plays in a DVD player) Head of Postproduction Motherlode www.simonmodery.com
Keyframes in Picture-in-Picture
by Dave Edwards 6 years ago
I'm probably resolutely trying to force Avid to behave like Sony Vegas.. If I want to create a digital pan within an existing shot how do I insert keyframes At the moment I'm managing it but not sure
Re: Keyframes in Picture-in-Picture
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
You still have both keyframes selected. Click on one of them again - the other keyframe should turn grey. Now you only apply changes to the pink one. Head of Postproduction Motherlode www.simonmodery.
change 720p to 1080p project settings in fcp7
by Max Ruscheweyh 6 years ago
Using the good old fcp7 for cutting a vid with 5D footage something strange occurred. As per usual I let fcp adapt the sequence settings to the first file i dropped in and went on my editing mission.
Re: change 720p to 1080p project settings in fcp7
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
No problem. Just change the sequence settings as you did before. The reason why the clips stay small is that they have a resize-filter on them. (Gets automatically applied if you cut footage in a time
To rename or not to rename
by Tom Maclachlan 6 years ago
Hi all, General logging question: When logging files, is it best to rename the original files in Finder As in, do I do my logging in Finder This way, the clip in Premiere will have the same name as th
Re: To rename or not to rename
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
Well, I think there is no definite right or wrong on this. But it is one of my policies never to rename files, because: - If you keep the original names, you have consecutive numbering and you know (a
converting Canon 5D mark3 CR2 Stills to a format optimal for FCP
by Kyle Schneider 6 years ago
Hi all! So I shot A LOT of stills (Thousands) all for the purpose of stringing them together for a time-lapse. I used an intervalometer on a Canon 5D mark 3, and captured them as RAW cr2 files. The fi
Re: converting Canon 5D mark3 CR2 Stills to a format optimal for FCP
by Simon Modery 6 years ago
I would open them in PS as an image sequence and then export them as a movie (file export render movie). FCP is not good at handling large stills and certainly not thousands of them, so creating a MOV
Film/Video Preset sizing question
by Kevin OBrien 7 years ago
I'm trying to create a DVD menu for Encore in Photoshop CS5 . My video project footage is 1920x1080 HD... so I have selected the "DV1 DV NTSC WIDESCREEN (1.21)" in the Pixel Aspect ratio dropdown in P
Re: Film/Video Preset sizing question
by Simon Modery 7 years ago
Well, your image needs to look correct (non distorted) with the PAR Correction turned ON. It then should look distorted with PAR OFF. What they mean by "turn off for better image quality" is that the
Cannot unlock a layer?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Hey guys having an issue where I'm opening an image I have scanned in as a Tiff through a photocopier. It opens fine, but everything is greyed out like it is locked. I however cannot unlock it. Is thi
Re: Cannot unlock a layer?
by Simon Modery 7 years ago
Did you maybe scan the image as grayscale or "indexed colours" In this case you need to convert it RGB or CMYK first. Select Image Mode from the drop down menu and select the colour space you want. He
strange new brush
by Alan Howard 8 years ago
The default brush that used to come up whenever I used the Eraser (or other brushes) seems to have been replaced by a new one with jagged edges ... my old brush didn't have the jagged edges and gave a
Re: strange new brush
by Simon Modery 8 years ago
Hi Alan, open Window Brushes (F5) and untick any Brush Presets that might be selected. Also check your "Brush Tip Shape" (first Item on the list on the left of the Brushes-Window). You might have sele
Simple question - but I don't know...
by Bill Thomas 9 years ago
Hi all, I've been using PS mac for many years but never figured out how to open up PS without it showing my desktop in the background. (Kinda like how it opens up on a PC). I don't want to be able to
Re: Simple question - but I don't know...
by Simon Modery 9 years ago
Yes it is a Mac thing. But you can get closer to the PC look of PS by clicking View Screenmode Fullscreen with Menu Bar. Head of Postproduction Motherlode www.motherlode.org.uk
is this possible?
by Gary Goldblum 10 years ago
Hi, I really like the filters that are part of Photoshop. It is simple enough to apply any of them to a photo. I am curious if you can apply them to a quicktime movie. I am looking make some special e
Re: is this possible?
by Simon Modery 10 years ago
Well, you can export your film as a sequence of still images, and use the "Batch" function in Photoshop to apply the same correction to each image. However I would recommend to use a real grading-prog
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