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Time Lapse
by Simon Roughan 3 years ago
Hello Everyone, I have a time lapse from a building being built, it has 45,000 jpegs. What is the best way to handle this It seems to be too much data for AE, and media encoder. Premiere wont let me i
Re: Time Lapse
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
I generally manage the images first - open some representative files in Photoshop, from different bits of the sequence. Play with cropping and resizing to your output size. If you want to use 4:3 aspe
Render Glitch with Media Encoder
by Simon Roughan 3 years ago
Hi Everyone, I have a strange problem. I have quite a complex sequence I'm trying to render. When I render this through Media Encoder, whether as Mp4, Quicktime or whatever, it has a 1 Frame glitch. I
Re: Render Glitch with Media Encoder
by Simon Roughan 3 years ago
Thanks Dave, cleaning the cache worked a treat!!! Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
Quick Dynamics Question
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, I want to animate a cardboard price tag swinging on a piece of string. Before I start digging into tutorials, is this even possible with the dynamics in the Broadcast version of C4D There
Re: Quick Dynamics Question
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Thanks for the answer. It is how I feared. Simon Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
Audio in Commercials
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi guys, it's been ages since I posted here. I hope to find you all well and prosperous! I have a customer that is a producer of Turkish and Mediterranean Food products. He wants an identifiable audio
Re: Audio in Commercials
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
THanks heaps! Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
R17, Installed PlugIns wont Show
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi everyone, I desperately need to make a jigsaw puzzle animation, and want to use the cool free Nitro4D Magic Puzzle Plugin. But for the life of me, It wont install. Or at least, it wont show up in t
Re: R17, Installed PlugIns wont Show
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
I have it. I downloaded it new, unzipped and the installed, now it works. Thanks anyway... mfg Simon Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
Colorspace confusion.
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hello Everyone, I'm having difficulty with the color space settings. I am rendering for broadcast in Germany, therefore I need PAL 601 output. I have my working space set to SDTVPAL (16-235). When I m
After Effects to Audition for ITU BS1770
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, This is a broadcast question. I'm looking for a solution to get my audio into audition. Its clear that to get one track into audition, I highlight it and go to Edit Edit in audition. But
Re: After Effects to Audition for ITU BS1770
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Cheers Dave, I'll try it out when I get back to work tomorrow. You know I'm born to lose, and gambling is for fools, but that's the way I like it, baby. I don't want to live forever!
Making a tower of bricks.
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi everyone, I would like to build a tower of bricks by having the fall into the picture and forming a tower. I am trying to do this by using a cloner in object mode with a plain effector. My problems
Re: Making a tower of bricks.
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 years ago
You'll need dynamics to prevent intersection but that will also make it very difficult for the clones to wind up in exactly the right position. What I would do is use negative gravity to make the towe
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Automating Changing Text
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, I have been asked to make an animation so that a word in the middle of the screen changes every ten frames. Can i somehow automate this process without having to copy-paste 280 words out
Re: Automating Changing Text
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Cheers Mate! Ill give it a try tonight. mfg Simon You know I'm born to lose, and gambling is for fools, but that's the way I like it, baby. I don't want to live forever!
AVC Intra-100 footage VERY noisey...
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hello Everyone, I have some green screen footage shot on a Panny AG-HPX301E, with AVC Intra-100. The results are so noisey and blocky, it makes me wonder what I did wrong. We had a HD control monitor
Re: AVC Intra-100 footage VERY noisey...
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Thanks for the reply. Do you have any idea why the SDI out signal and the P2 card are so different Simon You know I'm born to lose, and gambling is for fools, but that's the way I like it, baby. I don
CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi everyone. After installing CC 2015, my previews are no longer in real time. Even as low as 4-5 frames per second. I have a Z820 workstation with 64 gig ram , and an nvidia quadro 6000 plus a tesla
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Re: CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Thx for the reply. I just want to see a simple "RAM Preview". Before, you pushed the 0 on the numbers keyboard, it renders frames into the ram cache, then when its finished it plays back in real time.
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Exporting A Long Film
by Simon Roughan 5 years ago
Hello Everyone, I'd like a few tips on what I should be doing when exporting a 1:10:00 film from Premiere CC. I work as a TV ad producer, and usually the stuff I export is 15, 30, 45 seconds etc. It i
AE Camera Tracking to Cinema
by Simon Roughan 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I am having real problems with the workflow between AE and Cinema. I have some footage of the Brooklyn bridge and I want to insert a 3d object into it. I track the footage, then make a ca
Re: AE Camera Tracking to Cinema
by Jim Scott 5 years ago
Google "AE Camera to C4D" and watch some of the tutorials. It's a matter of realigning the imported AE camera to the C4D perspective, and it's easier to watch someone do it then try to explain it here
Dynamic Link with AE.
by Simon Roughan 5 years ago
Hello everyone, I notice that when I import a Premiere Pro sequence into AE, it takes quite a big quality hit. What is nice and sharpe in Premiere looks soft and slightly out-of-focus in AE. I read so
Re: Dynamic Link with AE.
by Jake Abramson 5 years ago
Check the sequence settings in After Effects. I've had some strange things happen when the footage doesn't match the sequence, but after effects thinks it should.
Beastie Boys and Music Rights
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Interesting story I just read, and a reminder to us all to be mindful... In short... in 2012 Monster Beverage Corp (the makers of Monster energy drinks) uploaded a YouTube video about a snowboarding e
Re: Beastie Boys and Music Rights
by Simon Roughan 5 years ago
Beastie Boys are the bomb! Ive been listening to them since the early punk days. "Sabotage" is the coolest and most entertaining funny music video of all time! Good on them for standing up for a good
Here's what new media is like
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
And this is at a wildly successful company: A video editor who worked for Vice for two years said "the wage was $27K year." http: gawker.com working-at-vice-media-is-not-as-cool-as-it-seems-1579711577
Re: Here's what new media is like
by Simon Roughan 5 years ago
And here is Vice's answer: http: www.vice.com pages response I like that news show on HBO. But the all-too-familiar situation where the workers down in the trenches actually making the goods are explo
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HD to SD for Broadcast
by Simon Roughan 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, I'm having a problem with getting HD material to look good after a SD render. I take the HD footage, sit it in a PAL Widescreen timeline and scale it to 55%. When it renders, the footage
Re: HD to SD for Broadcast
by Tim Kolb 5 years ago
Yes...what Jeff said. Let the Media Encoder do the scaling during the export. TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions, Adobe Certified Instructor
TV Broadcast Rights
by Aaron Cadieux 6 years ago
Hey guys, I have co-directed co-produced a 90 minute documentary that has caught the attention of a major cable network. I was contacted regarding the availability of the film's US broadcast rights. W
Re: TV Broadcast Rights
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Personally, I have no idea. I just wanted to say congratulations. You seem to have come a long ways since you started posting here. mfg Simon You know I'm born to lose, and gambling is for fools, but
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Whatever blows your hair back! My last day of work for the year yesterday, (Hell Yeah!) and I would just like to thank everyone here in this community who have done so much to help me and others over
Re: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 years ago
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Kwanzaa Greetings, Happy Channukah, and if I've missed anyone, sorry... Here's my Christmas greeting to you (since I celebrate Christmas): http: www.youtube.com watch
Looking for an online film...
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Hi everybody. A few years back there was a video produced that tackled the subject of clients who wanted the world, but didnt want to pay for it. They set up several comparable senerios for other busi
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Re: Looking for an online film...
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Spot on, Mark. Cheers! You know I'm born to lose, and gambling is for fools, but that's the way I like it, baby. I don't want to live forever!
Phone Numbers in TV Commercials
by Neal Petrosky 6 years ago
I produce mostly local commercials and almost every time, whether it is an agency or a direct client, they want the local phone number (NOT vanity #). I'm of the opinion that the local number is waste
Re: Phone Numbers in TV Commercials
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Exactly, Mr Suszko. You will never be able to track SALES from a spot, because a spot cannot sell. You could track contacts perhaps. The very best you can hope for with a TV commercial, is exactly wha
Peak Meters
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
This is strange. I am trying to mix several audio tracks so that it is as close as possible to peaking, before I make a sub-mix and normalize them. There are 6 tracks of music and sound fx. When I mak
Re: Peak Meters
by Tim Kolb 6 years ago
All I can think of is the summing... I assume there is sound in the earlier segment that "sustains" some level into the later point you were starting from. You may have a pretty difficult time adjusti
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You cant make an omlette without...
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
...Breaking eggs! Hello All, I want to recreate this http: www.youtube.com watch v=6NFlv1pOkQk in Cinema. Modelling the egg and smashing it using modynamics wouldnt be a problem, but how would I get t
Re: You cant make an omlette without...
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Thanks Adam, Ill check on these plug-ins. You know I'm born to lose, and gambling is for fools, but that's the way I like it, baby. I don't want to live forever!
Latest Project Finished!
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Thanks for the previous help with the conception and shot list planning tips guys. Here is the finished Spot and Reminder. https: vimeo.com 71803218 https: vimeo.com 71803219 Comments and Critique Tha
Re: Latest Project Finished!
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
WHAT Are you accusing me of plagarism!!! No, just kidding. The spot hasn't been aired yet, and it is an original idea from me. (see my thread from 2 months ago. Also, Im in Germany. mfg Simon You know
1280 x 1080 Footage???
by Peter Vandall 6 years ago
Hi all, I recently received some P2 footage to edit with. I transcoded it through Log and Transfer to Apple Pro Res. Under format the compressor says it is DVCPRO HD 1080p30, but the actual pixel aspe
Re: 1280 x 1080 Footage???
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Hi Pete, 1280x1080 is anamorphic HD. It has a different pixel aspect ratio. Just like D1 footage is still 16x9 when only 720 pixels wide, same with the HD. Don't worry, its completely normal. Simon Yo
Speed / Duration
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Hi Everybody, I have a clip that I have changed by "Reverse Speed 200%" in the clip speed duration dialog box. Even after rendering, the clip stutters in my Video Monitor, although it looks good on th
Re: Speed / Duration
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
I tried that, but to no avail... You know I'm born to lose, and gambling is for fools, but that's the way I like it, baby. I don't want to live forever!
External Monitor Woes
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Hi, I have upgraded to CC, and am having problems with my external monitor. I posted before yesterday, and thanks for the replies, but now I have a new issue. I updated the nvidia drivers, and did wha
Re: External Monitor Woes
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Thanks for the replies. I did install the new drivers, from BMD and Nvidia. I have just found out what the problem was. You have to click the enable transmit option from the program window's wing menu
Why can't I see Photoshop on my External Monitor?
by Simon Roughan 7 years ago
I have an Intensity Pro card installed, and can see After Effects and Premiere outputs in the monitor, but the Photoshop picture wont show up. I read that it should install automatically with the driv
PAL or NTSC?
by Simon Roughan 7 years ago
I have an Intensity Pro card installed for external monitoring from AE and Premiere. I think the card is sending the signal out as NTSC, at least thats what the monitor is telling me. How do I change
Re: PAL or NTSC?
by Chris Pearse 7 years ago
Hi Simon, The output format will depend on the software, and in some instances the media you are playing. In After Effects you can change the format you're outputting by going to Preferences- Video Pr
Video Production Rate Card Best Practices
by Nathan DuPriest 7 years ago
Hey Everyone, I'm the Creative Director for a TV station in Virginia, USA and I'm looking to potentially overhaul our production rate card. However, in order to keep it fair, yet profitable, I just ha
Re: Video Production Rate Card Best Practices
by Simon Roughan 7 years ago
Hi Nathan, if you look down a bit, I started a thread with more or less the same topic a couple of weeks ago. I too am a producer at a regional TV station in Germany, and believe you me, everything yo
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Shoulder Rigs
by Simon Roughan 9 years ago
Can anyone point me towards a good (not too expensive) shoulder rig for a AF-101 Also whats the consensus on lenses Anyone tried Sigma 4 3 photo lenses Thanks in advance Simon
Re: Shoulder Rigs
by Simon Roughan 9 years ago
Thanks Guys, very helpful!
Giving away your product
by Simon Roughan 9 years ago
Hi everybody, first time I've posted on this forum, but I read it regularly, and can't think of a better source of advice for my situation. I am a producer at a regional tv station in Europe. When I s
Re: Giving away your product
by Mark Grossardt 9 years ago
Simon, I've been there, man, and I feel for you. In addition to some of the great advice above, I'd suggest finding a few allies on your sales team. Try to understand where they're coming from. In man
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Love Explosion
by Simon Roughan 9 years ago
Im making a commercial where 2 ingredients jump together and explode, leaving a single product. I would like to make some kind of cool funky love explosion that kinda takes the shape of a heart as it
Re: Love Explosion
by Mike Park 9 years ago
Not sure Particuar is the best fit for this effect. You can emit particles in a heart shape by using a layer with a heart on it and then telling Particular to use it as a layer emitter, but the proble
Uninstall Demo
by Simon Roughan 9 years ago
I see Im not the only person having troubles with this. I installed the demo for reel smart motion blur, and now cant get rid of all of it. I found the RSMB plugs in the commons folder, but still have
Re: Uninstall Demo
by Simon Roughan 9 years ago
Well guys, I have a Win 64 bit machine, and i can safely say that the folder "Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\\MediaCore" is empty, but i still have re:vision plugs (refl
Bin gone-Media gone?
by Simon Roughan 10 years ago
Hello guys and gals, a quick question. When I delete a bin from a project, is the media in the bin also automatically deleted Or should I first throw the contents out, then delete the bin And if the c
Re: Bin gone-Media gone?
by Michael Hancock 10 years ago
When you delete a bin, the media is not deleted. If you want to delete the media that's in the bin, delete it first. If you've deleted a bin without deleting the media, you can pull bin out of the tra
Particular question.
by Simon Roughan 10 years ago
Hi everybody. Is it somehow possible to use particular in a way that could somehow emulate water pouring into a glass Like somehow (with a path or an alpha perhaps )restrict where the particles go aft
Re: Particular question.
by Simon Roughan 10 years ago
Thanks again for your reply. Ive already made something that is half way ok, using various layers and pre-comps and masks etc etc, but it looks ok. thanks anyway...
Gas Ring
by Simon Roughan 10 years ago
Im trying to make a gas ring like on a stove top in Particular. I want to make a ring of light emitters, then use the gas flame preset and tweak it a bit. But as soon as I make the emitter type a ligh
Re: Gas Ring
by Simon Roughan 10 years ago
Hey guys, thanks for your quick and informative replies. And to actually make a project for me; well thats going above and beyond, thanks mate. I actually gave up on particular and made it in cinema 4
Avid to After Effects to Avid
by Louisa Rowley 11 years ago
Hi, I'm having problems with losing quality when importing edited footage from After Effects back into Avid. I've tried using various settings but cannot even on uncompressed get the quality to look l
Re: Avid to After Effects to Avid
by Simon Roughan 11 years ago
I do this all the time, as its my normal workflow. Export clips out of Avid as QT references, same as source. Render out of AE with Avid Meridian 1:1 codec, import into Avid 1:1.
Adobe PDFs
by Simon Roughan 11 years ago
Hi everyone. We make some 12 sec TV spots from customers that send us their print adverts as PDF docs. I pull them apart and animate them. My question is, what is the easiest software to seperate the
Re: Adobe PDFs
by Dave Johnson 11 years ago
I cant say I've done specifically what you're doing so I'm not sure this will be much help, but typically when I work with PDFs in After Effects, I first bring them through Acrobat Pro and or Photosho
Job Title Suggestions?
by Evan Scheck 11 years ago
I have a quick question regarding a job title I need to create for a position I've just been promoted into. I work at the in-house post facility for an ad agency and am replacing the old broadcast eng
Re: Job Title Suggestions?
by Simon Roughan 11 years ago
Bob Zelin "It won't help you impress hot chicks at the bar" HA HA! I had a friend who used to wash dishes at night while at uni, and he would tell girls he was an "Underwater Ceramics Technician"
How do I relink the hardware?
by Simon Roughan 11 years ago
Sometimes (only sometimes) when working in AE with the Avid External Monitor on, the AE picture stays on my video monitor after AE is closed down. Then when I start Avid (Adrenaline 2.6)the picture is
Re: How do I relink the hardware?
by Michael Hancock 11 years ago
This is just something that happens when you're sharing your hardware between two programs. Do you completely shut down the Avid program before you start AE And do you completely shut down AE before y
new computer
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Has anyone had exsperience running a Media composer Adrenaline on a HP xw8600 with quad-core processors I know it isnt avid certified yet, but I wonder if it makes sense to buy one. I also do heaps of
Re: new computer
by Bob Zelin 12 years ago
I agree - why spend all that money if it doesn't work. The xw8400 is the current supported computer. I understand that you don't want to buy an "outdated model", but you are taking a BIG chance. Remem
First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by aaronstockton 12 years ago
I was hired a few months ago to be the videographer at a small advertising company. I have about 10 years experience with video. Mostly my job here has been to create local small market TV spots and i
Re: First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Unfortunately, as I said before, we won't be able to bring in an outside company for this. I will be expected to solve these matters on my own without a lot of help. Oh man. Good luck.
AVID IN THE UK
by McQueenUK 12 years ago
Avid Xpress Pro customers in the UK are referred to by Avid's representatives rather demeaningly as the lower end of the market. Xpress Pro is marketed as :- "Powerful, professional film and video edi
Re: AVID IN THE UK
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Hmmmm... I work for a TV station in Germany (also PAL land), and we have 5 xpress pro suites and an Adrenaline. We dont have field order problems with our DV material. Digitise the stuff in the native
lower third theology
by Mark Joseph 12 years ago
Hello I work with a guy who is constantly having me rework all lower thirds that I create either in after effects, photoshop,etc My point is he always hides behind "that is what is done on television"
Re: lower third theology
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Theres no standard, no right or wrong to lower thirds. So long as your text is in the title safe zones and easily readable (ie light text on darker background, or vice-versa and dont use fonts with se
Editing Workflow
by akinonyx 12 years ago
This is my first post, and I hope it's in the right category. I have a question about my editing workflow. I use an NLE to edit all my tracks, then the parts that I want to bring into After Effects, I
Re: Editing Workflow
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Suppose its cause I have been using QT animation for years before I touched an Avid. Anyway, I produce commercials, and the time for a 20 sec spot to import is not so bad. Simon
unable to allocate memory...
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Happening quite often lately. I open the programme, and scroll through a clip or the timeline, then the window goes black and I get the above message and have to exit application. Whats up Thanks in a
Re: unable to allocate memory...
by Jeff Sengpiehl 12 years ago
2.4 gigs of ram is a reeeeeeaaaaaallly odd number. what is your ram configuration exactly JDS Jeff Sengpiehl ACSR Mac PC Unity ISIS Los Angles CA AIM Docavid - Yahoo Docavid Join the Avid-L- The Answe
Import Error
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Hi all, I hope someone can help me out with this. Im trying to import a quicktime reference that I made in my avid into Encore. It keeps telling me that it cant because "Video files for this project m
Re: Import Error
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
ARRRGGGGHHH Please help!!! I just calculated I will need 96 gigs for this film in animation codec. I dont even have this space on a disk, due to the size of my OMFIs in this project! Why wont this blo
Unable to prepare DV device blah blah blah
by Simon Roughan 12 years ago
Often when opening a project, I try to play the timeline and the composer window blinks with a white frame (like another window is over it, but theres none) and it tells me "Exception: ADV AudioDev: U
Re: Unable to prepare DV device blah blah blah
by grinner hester 12 years ago
I have found just turning off the adrenaline bob and turning it back on will often wake it up without having to reboot the pc. I also have to delete my deck configurations and rebuild them each tie I
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