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Good ways to match colors of different clips?
by Tom Clasman 21 hours ago
Does anyone know of a method, tool or clever workaround, to match the (overall) colors of two clips, where one can be seen as the source and the other as target I am after making them look like they '
Re: Good ways to match colors of different clips?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 hours ago
Chris Wright "never used hawaiki. how would you rate it 1-10 stars Can it batch 50 clips at once " There is a free (watermarked) trial version so you could always try it out to see if it works for yo
Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 days ago
It's been fascinating to read all your comments on the bricklaying threads, but one thing has very much stood out for me. From what I have seen, there are editors who approach the timeline with extrem
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Re: Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Simon Ubsdell 21 hours ago
Herb Sevush "Because I am so naturally messy I have forced myself to be extremely precise in aspects of my work to save me from me. " Goodness me, do I recognise that! The only area of my life where
Brickwork AND Sculpture - is this Adobe's Automated Future Vision?
by Bill Davis 2 days ago
https: www.engadget.com 2017 06 21 ai-film-editor-can-cut-scenes-in-seconds-to-suit-your-style Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Brickwork AND Sculpture - is this Adobe's Automated Future Vision?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
"It also has no way to judge the quality of the performance, naturalism and emotional beats in take." But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the
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Image Mask Woes
by Brett Sherman 2 days ago
So this drives me nuts in Motion. If I have two layers in a group. One is say a graphic, the second is an the source of an image mask applied to the graphic. Then if I change the position of the group
Re: Image Mask Woes
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
It depends whether or not you have Stencil enabled in the Mask Options. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 6 days ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
Richard Herd "this radio edit deliverable" This is the bizarre expression I was taking objection to. Would you care to explain what if anything you mean by it Notice also that I used "radio edit" in
More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by David Lawrence 2 weeks ago
Great new post on Oliver's blog, deep diving into Simon's recent Bricklayers and Sculptors thread. Thanks for posting Oliver, and thanks Simon for giving us an in-depth look at how you organize and ed
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Re: More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
In reading the comments here, I wonder if the majority of the posters in this thread have missed Simon's point entirely. It's right in the title: Always Be Editing. Collections and bins hold clips. A
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Orlando Post Pros' NAB Recap
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
A video from our annual meeting this week, if you have about 90 minutes to kill https: www.youtube.com watch v=hAHHFft1v-A&feature=youtu.be - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando
Re: Orlando Post Pros' NAB Recap
by Tim Wilson 1 week ago
Oliver Peters "Avid Connect had 1300 PAID attendees, who came in a couple of days early to be there. This number has been increasing each year for the 4 years that it's been held. Compare this to the
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Article: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Art of the Edit Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited Do you edit like a sculptor, or like a bricklayer It seems a simple enough question, but as longtime editor, post house owner, and
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Re: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Michael Slowe "can't possibly place all the footage that I've shot on a timeline" Why is that I'm not saying I disagree, I just can't see a scenario where this would not be possible. Could you tell u
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Change green screen spill color/generate spill map
by Ben Waflik 3 weeks ago
Hi! I have a shot of an object in front of a green screen, and I want to change green screen's color and green spill on the object to say pink. Hue Saturation and keying gave poor results here so I us
Re: Change green screen spill color/generate spill map
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
There are several different ways of creating a spillmap for green screens, but the simplest way is just to subtract the red channel from the green channel. How you do this is up to you, but you could
Picture upload notifications
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
I love getting notifications of Mr Wilson's inimitable posts, but I am less enthusiastic to receive a notification whenever he uploads an image file. I can live with it of course, but just thought you
Re: Picture upload notifications
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
Hi Tim It looks as though you have indeed sorted it out - no notifications for a few days now. Many thanks :) Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
https: youtu.be iaeux3cGtQo Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Mark Raudonis "Black Magic Designs dropped a bomb on the post community that seems to have been missed by most everyone engaged in this debate. I'm talking about the addition of Fairlight to Resolve
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Article: Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era
by Marco Solorio 1 month ago
DaVinci Resolve Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW)
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@Tim Wilson
by Russ Hughes 4 weeks ago
Appreciate the apology in response to my pedantry. :) Russ Hughes Sociatech Ltd. www.socia-tech.com Founder of the Expert blogs.
2017.1 deletion bug?
by John Heagy 1 month ago
I'm surprised this didn't make it to this forum. Forgive me if it did and I missed it despite my search. There are a few reports of 2017.1 deleting media. I assume nobody here has encountered this htt
Re: 2017.1 deletion bug?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
It's worth installing this week's update which is meant to have addressed this issue: Premiere Pro 11.1.1 update: Today we re releasing an update for Premiere Pro CC 2017. The 11.1.1 update contains t
Trimming Question
by Eric Merklein 1 month ago
Forgive such a basic question, but my edit schedule is crazed and I need a simple fix with no time to read manuals. I just loaded in 2017. All is great. Problem is that when I try to trim my video cha
Re: Trimming Question
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
And of course you can over-ride it even more simply by just holding down the alt opt key as you trim any linked track. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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Any issues with PPro 2017(11.1) and Blackmagic UltraStudio Express
by John Hudson 1 month ago
I see on Blackmagic's website they don't officially support the latest Premiere Pro 2017 (11.1). I also emailed them and they said "We update our drivers with a fairly regular frequency, but we have n
Re: Any issues with PPro 2017(11.1) and Blackmagic UltraStudio Express
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
11.1 fixes a serious bug that has caused a lot of problems: http: www.premierebro.com premiere-in-post adobe-premiere-pro-cc-2017-111-update-fixes-user-media-deletion-bug But this is a major update ac
Changing clip colors/labels
by Marcus Taylor 1 month ago
Hi, Another newbie question: I have a folder bin with 100 clips of audio and they are all labeled with a green color - Forest. My sequence edit has used a number but not all of this audio and I would
Re: Changing clip colors/labels
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Enable Audio Usage in the Metadata Display and then sort by the Audio Usage column to get all your used clips in once place. You can then color code them as required. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions h
Premiere 5.1 monitoring
by Paul Guarri 1 month ago
I'm working on a movie tha has 5.1 audio. My timeline has mono channels mapped L R C Lfe Ls Rs and my master fader is 5.1... When I monitor the timeline in the 5.1 editing room I have no problems (obv
Re: Premiere 5.1 monitoring
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
What I tend to do here for temp monitoring purposes is to add a stereo submix track and route the 5.1 mix to that. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
by David Lawrence 2 months ago
One of FCPX's great strengths is its metadata-driven organizing tools. They're so good I've built logging workflows around them, even though I like cutting in Premiere Pro. But depending on your work
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Re: Bin or Reel - The Debate!
by Franz Bieberkopf 1 month ago
Joe, Thanks for your response. I've thought and written quite a bit after your post so thanks for that, but I'll largely limit this post to Wiseman, Murch, and Editdroid (John Sinclair, Ben Burtt, Ed
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Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by Ronny Courtens 2 months ago
I have really enjoyed reading this: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 05 06 a-conversation-with-thomas-grove-carter Thank you, Oliver. - Ronny
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Re: Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "You can be an expert and use X+tools to do your finishing. Conversely, you can be less than an expert, use X, and get terrible results." Of course, it really depends what you mean by "
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Trying to enter in RGB or Hex values inside of a Replicator / Cell Controls / Color Gradient and I am going nuts!
by Jiggy Gaton 1 month ago
Can someone help me get the exact RGB value inside of that control I can't be dragging an eyedropper around till I find the right RGB. And then you have the option of entering in the % of RGB which ma
Re: Trying to enter in RGB or Hex values inside of a Replicator / Cell Controls / Color Gradient and I am going nuts!
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Jiggy Gaton "What do I have to do, break out a calculator " Yes. And those are RGB values expressed on the scale of 0-1 rather than on the scale of 0-255. Doesn't make them any less RGB values. Simon
Best workflow practices FCPX to Fusion
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Simon, Thank you for your excellent work and I always enjoy reading your posts. I just installed the free version of Fusion and trying to navigate around it. You mentioned Fusion Clip earlier and I ha
Re: Best workflow practices FCPX to Fusion
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Hi David Great to see you here! I'd recommend that you watch my new tutorial on Fusion Connect here to get an understanding of the basics of how it works: https: youtu.be Z2D58JPIa0o It's essentially
Tutorial: Blackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made Easy
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Blackmagic Design Fusion Blackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made Easy In this two-part guide to some of Blackmagic Design Fusion's most powerful compositing and effects features, visual ef
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Track paint
by Frans Suijs 2 months ago
Hi all, I'm new to Fusion and want to learn how to track paint strokes like in Autodesk Smoke. Can someone explain how to do this Cheers, Frans
Re: Track paint
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Frans Suijs "Excuse my ignorance but it looks like I can only adjust offset values numerically. I don't see any sliders. Is there a shortcut that I need to use to drag to another value " Check out th
OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: Re:Resolve 14
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Michael Gissing "Looks like the Redshark team thought Resolve 14 was the standout from NAB" Me too! Quite a few other folks as well, including the venerable, pioneering, and all-around awesome Marco
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Color/Compositing Workflow
by Matt Dunne 2 months ago
Hi guys, hoping to have someone with more experience than I help me out with something. We are working through a video that requires a ton of compositing work, marrying camera moves together, set clea
Re: Color/Compositing Workflow
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I know this isn't the answer you need, but the Resolve Fusion Connect workflow is a dream for this kind of project. (Not to mention that Fusion is a far better compositor than After Effects will ever
Intro questions in fusion
by Zachary Dodson 2 months ago
So I was working on an intro for my YouTube channel in resolve and after talking to a couple people in here it was suggested that I use fusion. I picked it up and after 3 weekends of work I ended up w
Re: Intro questions in fusion
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
PNG is a good choice for motion graphics, I think, as it uses lossless compression to deliver very economical file sizes. Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck with exploring Fusion
The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Re: The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting - CASE IN POINT
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "Exactly the thing I was looking for, yes. Which is why I have to wonder why you didn't mention them then." I explained why, but I guess I'll take the bait. Here are but a few: 1. Repla
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Replacement edge color
by Azalbert Christine 2 months ago
Good evening, I used the filter "edge work" on older versions of motion. I would like to know what filterI can use to replace it . I would make oil painting with a photo Could you help me, please Cris
Re: Replacement edge color
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Go to Filters Stylize and look for Edges, High Pass and Line Art. They should all be useful to you. Combining them gives interesting effects too. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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TGA Vs PNG
by yuvi rana 2 months ago
which format is better TGA or PNg We create Architectural walkthroughs .. When we render image sequences out of 3ds Max with the intention of compositing and post producation to them in After Effects.
Re: TGA Vs PNG
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I'll add an upvote for EXR - it's the option that makes the best sense for 3D renders, especially if you want to get into multi-pass. And the compression is very efficient. TGA is a very antiquated op
wobbly edges green screen
by Alex Sporanox 3 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 Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Alex Sporanox "- Ok 10 feet (2 feet was a mistake, sorry)" In the example you posted, the subject is far too close to the backing. As a result, the fine hairs on the arm are nearly twice as green as
Blue alpha edges
by stig olsen 3 months ago
Hi, Is it possible to blur the alpha edges of an object Stig
Re: Blue alpha edges
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
There are many different edge operations that require different processes. Pre-built processes are rarely the most useful answer. Ultimately it pays to know all the many different techniques for build
Wordle
by Daniel Hetherington 3 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=15Nsw4pP2mw How do you think this was created The obvious is luma matting the text compositions on a picture, but it also looks like it uses displacement.
Re: Wordle
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
The source image is a luminance matte for the text layers, which are offset slightly in Z space. And yes, unlike the original which you posted, I used a text file to generate the words so they could b
Looking to Import and replace text objects for quick turnaround of a video that needs to change daily in a short amount of time (10 Minutes or less)
by Smooch Medina 3 months ago
I want to make a motion project that displays texts which is done. But the content needs to change a few times daily based on text messages we receive from the public. Also once I walk away from this
Re: Looking to Import and replace text objects for quick turnaround of a video that needs to change daily in a short amount of time (10 Minutes or less)
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
If you select Generators Text Generators File, you have a tool that's designed for this kind of thing. The File generator displays the contents of a text file. The appearance (font, weight, size, and
Fusion Connect 101: compressed codecs do not work in Fusion??? Resolve timeline 29.97 fps rendered as Fusion Connect at 24 pfs ???
by Michael McCune 3 months ago
Fusion Connect seems to have great promise. But immediately we have basic questions. The base case is a sample 1 minute duration clip, UHD ProRes recorded on Shogun, 29.97 fps. We want to create sever
Re: Fusion Connect 101: compressed codecs do not work in Fusion??? Resolve timeline 29.97 fps rendered as Fusion Connect at 24 pfs ???
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Michael McCune "Question: do any compressed codecs import into Fusion, in your experience " I'm on a Mac and I frequently use Apple ProRes successfully with Fusion Connect. I haven't had any success
How can I use multiple styles of text in one line/text box in Motion?
by Tolbert Pitman 3 months ago
Hello All: I'm new to Motion and FCPX, and loving it so far. I'm trying to rebuild a graphic that I use a lot in AE with Motion. It's a lower 3rd, name key and some other graphics that I use for a cli
Re: How can I use multiple styles of text in one line/text box in Motion?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "Which is what it is I took it he's talking about, yes." Indeed, your answer was correct in terms of the question. I was just pointing out that it was not correct in the sense that you
Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
There may be corners of the internet where children gather in which this hateful locution is acceptable currency, but here among adults it is not merely discourteous, it is patently insulting. Worst o
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
by Charlie Austin 3 months ago
...sorry, I had to do it. ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. " I still need to play Track Tetris sometim
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Revisionist History...
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
I'm still on a lot of press release lists from my reporter days. So I've been watching the minor flury of PR pitches going out about this being the 25th Anniversary of Premiere Pro pre-NAB. Had to lau
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Re: Revisionist History...
by Michael Phillips 3 months ago
I don't think it's a big issue as the marketing is the brand, not the individual(s). I can somewhat relate to this; Avid can refer to Academy Award winning Media Composer, but both awards (the plaque
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Total Rookie Question: Video Track expanded vertically - how to shrink back to normal?
by Matt Wilson 4 months ago
Hi all, I managed to somehow expand one of my video tracks, so it's now been vertically expanded. How do I shrink it back to normal size I took a look at manual - couldn't find the answer - hopefully
Re: Total Rookie Question: Video Track expanded vertically - how to shrink back to normal?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
You can just grab the top of the video layer (in the track panel) and drag downwards. Or you can use the Time View Options button to set the track heights. That's the button to the left of the time zo
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Object on a motion path follows a miniature version of the path instead???
by Brian Dunning 4 months ago
OK this is really weird. I have been adding objets onto motion paths, no problem. All of a sudden the behavior has changed. I import the object, draw a bezier curve, and attach it to the object as a m
Re: Object on a motion path follows a miniature version of the path instead???
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Have you accidentally disabled Attach to Shape Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Possible to set the starting rotation when following a motion path?
by Brian Dunning 4 months ago
I have my object correctly following a motion path, and "Snap Alignment to Motion" is set and working -- except my object is pointing the wrong way. Think of a race car driving sideways around a track
Re: Possible to set the starting rotation when following a motion path?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
That sounds curious. But the easy solution is to put your "racing car" into a group and apply the Motion Path and Snap Alignment to the group. Then you can adjust the rotation of the "racing car" laye
Dropdown Rigging - A Useful Quick Tip Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
If you make Motion templates for use in FCP X, you may well find these two short tutorials useful. A timesaving trick that avoids having to rig the opacity of your layers or groups when you want to sw
Re: Dropdown Rigging - A Useful Quick Tip Tutorial
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
Thanks Simon. - Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will a
Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Any idea on how to create a tint like this one Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Brown Tint look
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Joseph Owens "Only Kim Jong-IL can hit a perfect 18 every time." Is this is super clever gag based on the fact that he's also dead Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Project went missing (no thumbnail)
by salim samou 5 months ago
Hello, Im new to Resolve, im on win 7 64 bit with resolve 12.54 studio ...Have been working on editing a short film for 2 weeks with no issues, almost open the session once a day ..couple days ago I l
Re: Project went missing (no thumbnail)
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Have you created a new Database and a new User as I suggested This usually sorts the problem out. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Michael McCune 5 months ago
Chatter is an old problem. Chatter in a qualified mask, as we know, happens as a result of the filter rapidly alternately including or excluding pixels in some boundary region, such as along a finely
Re: Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
I have to say that I am not convinced this is a solution. Unless I have misunderstood, you seem to be simply trying to cover up the noise ("chatter") by crushing the key and then applying prodigious a
Putting a video in your text
by Presley Hunter 5 months ago
I have been looking for tutorials on how to put video in text. For example,a title where the text in the title has video footage showing in the letters. I have found several tutorials for premiere, bu
Re: Putting a video in your text
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Just thought of an easy way of doing it in Resolve. Create your text and then create a black background using the Solid Color generator. Put this background below your text and create a compound clip
My Head is Going to Explode
by Presley Hunter 6 months ago
I have just started getting into video editing and my machine is 90-90 percent done. These are the specs. 5820K CPU (I am afraid to overclock, yes I know wimpy) 32GB Ram EVGA GTX 1070 Evo 850 250GB OS
Re: My Head is Going to Explode
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
Joseph Owens "I've been arguing against this loose abuse of the word "democratization" since the first time I heard it applied to this kind of situation." I think both you and Marc have me down as a
Keyboard shortcut question
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open or close all of the disclosure triangles at one time for the group headings in the browser For example, these could be date or assigned scene numbers with a set of
Re: Keyboard shortcut question
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Opt alt click is an OS-wide convention to open all enclosed folders and items. Not sure where the idea of command click comes from. Perhaps this ... http: best-mac-tips.com 2012 01 21 expand-all-folde
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 7 months ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: LOVING IT
by David Lawrence 7 months ago
Vertical video Horizontal video Bah! So yesterday. CIRCULAR video is the new black! https: www.spectacles.com _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in C
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