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File: Fusion File
by Simon Ubsdell 6 hours ago
zip file Time Stretch https: f1.creativecow.net 13286 fusion-file
Collaboration - how do you make it work?
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days ago
When you're working as part of a team, how do you approach the issue of collaboration When a team-mate suggests an idea, how do you respond Is your immediate reaction to subject it to the most robust
Re: Collaboration - how do you make it work?
by Mark Raudonis 4 days ago
I follow something that I call "The meritocracy of ideas". In a cut review meeting with many voices, it matters less WHO comes up with an idea, versus the quality of that idea. Many organizations bow
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 6 hours ago
timespeed to create 1 frame delays
by Beth Block 1 week ago
I am setting up a comp in which I want to see frame 1 on frame 1, frame 1 and 2 on frame 2, frames 1,2, and 3 on frame 3, etc. up to ten passes. I have one loader node and am offsetting it with timesp
Re: timespeed to create 1 frame delays
by Simon Ubsdell 6 hours ago
My thinking with this expression: iif(time>n, time-n, time) ... was that for any time value below n the Time Stretcher would give you the same frames as the source, but that once it hit n it would
File: TimeSpliiter.comp.zip
by Simon Ubsdell 6 hours ago
zip file Uploaded file TimeSpliiter.comp.zip https: f1.creativecow.net 13285 timespliitercompzip
Apple Motion Tutorial - how to key when the Apple keyer doesn't deliver
by Simon Ubsdell 5 years ago
If you've run into situations where the Apple keyer just won't resolve fine detail - and that's a lot of the time, as far as I can tell - here's a tutorial that shows you how to build your own keyer i
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Rick Foxx liked this 5 years ago
Re: Apple Motion Tutorial - how to key when the Apple keyer doesn't deliver
by Simon Ubsdell 19 hours ago
I can't really make out enough of your shot to be able to recommend a course of action here. That keying tutorial was more a "proof of concept" than a method than a universal solution so it could well
Looking for alternate slot machine-style scroll method.
by Tangier Clarke 3 days ago
Folks, I am recreating a slot-machine style scroll effect which is pretty simple. I lineup the images I used in a column and essentially adjust the y position of the group those images are in; adjusti
Re: Looking for alternate slot machine-style scroll method.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
This version uses an Overshoot behavior to control the Retiming Value, which is something that I would never have thought of trying - so thanks, Andy for the hint. It's not a 3D drum effect, but rathe
File: SlotMachineReplicatorCircle.zip
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
zip file Uploaded file SlotMachineReplicatorCircle.zip https: f1.creativecow.net 13276 slotmachinereplicatorcirclezip
Any Thoughts on Fusion Studio 16?
by Carmi Weinzweig 1 week ago
Seems like standalone Fusion is not EoL (Fusion Studio 16). Any thoughts on the upgrade Anyone at NAB have a chance to play with it or talk to Blackmagic about it
Re: Any Thoughts on Fusion Studio 16?
by Shawn Miller 2 days ago
Carmi Weinzweig "I think it is important to make clear to Blackmagic, what concerns people have about the new direction and see if they respond." You should read some of the comments on the Blackmagi
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 days ago
File: SlotMachineReplicator.motn
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
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File: SlotMachineReplicator.motn
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
motn file Uploaded file SlotMachineReplicator.motn https: f1.creativecow.net 13273 slotmachinereplicatormotn
File: SlotMachineSlowdown.motn
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
motn file Uploaded file SlotMachineSlowdown.motn https: f1.creativecow.net 13272 slotmachineslowdownmotn
File: SlotMachine.motn
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
motn file Uploaded file SlotMachine.motn https: f1.creativecow.net 13269 slotmachinemotn
File: BlurredBGBoxTitle.zip
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
zip file Uploaded file BlurredBGBoxTitle.zip https: f1.creativecow.net 13254 blurredbgboxtitlezip
File: ExportMotionShape.zip
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
zip file Uploaded file ExportMotionShape.zip https: f1.creativecow.net 13253 exportmotionshapezip
File: BlurredBGBoxTitle.zip
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
zip file Uploaded file BlurredBGBoxTitle.zip https: f1.creativecow.net 13252 blurredbgboxtitlezip
Tutorial: Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use, Pt 5: Brightness
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
Adobe After Effects Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use, Pt 5: Brightness The first challenge to understanding the nature of brightness in compositing starts with remembering that we're not actually
Re: Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use, Pt 5: Brightness
by Deepak Kumar 4 weeks ago
Can Anyone Tell Me How To Composite Key Light Fill Light And Rim Light Passes(Open Exr) in After Effect. I Added Keylight Pass into Screen Mode Over Diffuse Pass After Applying Occlusion.. It Burned O
Tutorial: Apple Motion 5: Building A Music Visualizer
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Apple Motion Apple Motion 5: Building A Music Visualizer Here's an especially fun one from longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, showing how to build and
Tutorial: Blackmagic Fusion: Frequency Separation Retouching
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Blackmagic Design Fusion Blackmagic Fusion: Frequency Separation Retouching Blackmagic Fusion offers a variety of powerful retouching tools (as does DaVinci Resolve of course), so why would you want
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Michael McCune liked this 1 month ago
Baffled by encoding times for rendered timeline
by steve dann 2 months ago
Premiere Pro CC 12.1.2 on 2016 Macbook Pro with 1TB SSD I'm editing a variety of video formats onto a XDCAM 422 1080 50i timeline and usually render as I go. Content includes phone variable frame rate
Re: Baffled by encoding times for rendered timeline
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Did you try enabling "Use Previews" Simon Ubsdell hawaiki
Using A High Contrast Clip As A Matte In Resolve Fusion Tab
by Christopher Pitbladdo 2 months ago
Hello there, I'm on a slow journey of discovery with Resolve 15, and have been trying to figure out how use a high contrast video clip as a matte within Resolve's Fusion tab. I've found a handful of t
Re: Using A High Contrast Clip As A Matte In Resolve Fusion Tab
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I'm sorry, I hadn't quite understood what you were trying to do. The easiest way to create transparency for an image using a matte source is to: Add a Bitmap tool to the matte image and set the Channe
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Green Screen keying from a set build
by Ryan Estabrooks 2 months ago
Hi everyone! I working on a really cool music video project but am having trouble with the green screen setups used on the set of this video. As part of the set, the company making this video wanted o
Re: Green Screen keying from a set build
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Ryan Estabrooks "Simon - wow, that looks CLEAN! What was your process for getting it keyed like that " Please email me (support@hawaiki.co) and I'll explain ... I can't say any more for now. Simon Ub
Tutorial: Apple Motion 5: Water Drops And Advanced Displacement
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Apple Motion Apple Motion 5: Water Drops And Advanced Displacement Following up his popular Rain on Glass tutorial, here's a more in depth look at how to create water displacement effects in Apple Mo
What is the single most important skill an editor needs to develop?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
I'd be fascinated to hear your thoughts, but first here's mine: You need to be able to watch and listen for the first time every single time you hit play. In other words you need to develop your own p
Re: What is the single most important skill an editor needs to develop?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
That's an absolutely brilliant answer. I don't think it can be bettered. Simon Ubsdell hawaiki
Problem: Lumetri Color panel won't respond to adjustments
by Pat DePuy 2 months ago
So I've been experiencing this issue for over a month now, on and off, after updating to Premiere Pro CC 2019. It's incredibly frustrating, time-wasting, and I cannot for the life of me pinpoint the c
Re: Problem: Lumetri Color panel won't respond to adjustments
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Maybe it's a workspace issue. Have you tried using the default Color workspace or making a clean new one I've found they get corrupted quite easily and it often happens when you're doing a version upd
Vector image shows like a pixelated image in Premiere Pro
by Gabo Gangster 2 months ago
Hello everyone I am using Premiere Pro 2017, and I am trying to import a logo file in .ai (vectorized image) format into Premiere Pro, and when I try to scale the image to a smaller size, it starts to
Re: Vector image shows like a pixelated image in Premiere Pro
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Unfortunately Premiere rasterises vector files so there's no way of taking advantage of Illustrator or EPS vectors to keep things clean and sharp. The best way of handling your scaling issue is to mak
select associated clips in timeline
by Baba Luba 2 months ago
Hoi! Is there a possibility to select a clip in the project window and then "say" select all clips used from this sourceclip in timeline like the opposite of "show in project window", when I right cli
Re: select associated clips in timeline
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Every clip in the Browser has a sub-menu that shows you how many times and where it is used in a timeline. Click on the downwards arrow to access this. Then you can select any item in the list and Pre
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matte lines showing on certain displays
by Erick Steiner 2 months ago
Hey Everyone, So I made this video for a client. It was my first whiteboard video. https: youtu.be gS6ogcCY9VI It looks fine on most everything I've tested it on, except for my cousin's TV, where it l
Re: matte lines showing on certain displays
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Glad to hear that helped. Obviously there are different ways around this problem such as simply scaling up the white values but I thought this was a fun way to approach it, and it's a useful trick to
Tutorial: Apple Motion 5: Animating Raindrops On A Window
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Apple Motion Apple Motion 5: Animating Raindrops On A Window Ready to have your mind blown Longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell is inspired by an Andrew K
Re: Apple Motion 5: Animating Raindrops On A Window
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
Thanks Simon, Wonderful example for a visual FX, very well explained. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if
Monitor calibration
by Enginn Heima 2 months ago
Hello. Always this same confusing subject for me, but I'll try to make this as clear as possible and if anyone could throw in their two cents, I would be much obliged! I'm working with rushes from a S
Re: Monitor calibration
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Make sure you read the DisplayCal documentation - it gives you a lot more information that you need to know to do this properly. https: hub.displaycal.net wiki 3d-lut-creation-workflow-for-resolve Sim
davinci fusion tiff alpha linux
by Andi Winter 3 months ago
dear bm! i have used davinci-fusion to make decent credit rolls, and it works but: at least on my linux davinci15.2.2 i can't load in fusion page via loader a tiff file. png works, so i converted via
Re: davinci fusion tiff alpha linux
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Try standalone Fusion instead. The Fusion option inside Resolve is seriously defective and not fit for purpose. It has so many serious bugs it's a waste of time trying to use it. Simon Ubsdell tokyo p
The continuing power of the talking head
by greg janza 3 months ago
There's a fair amount of criticism about using talking heads in videos these days. There seems to be a feeling that the standard talking head is a stale stylistic choice or that it's inherently boring
Re: The continuing power of the talking head
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Mark Suszko "And an eternal truth is that humans are innately fascinated by other humans." This has to be the single most important thing a film-maker needs to know. There is literally nothing as eng
Please rate
by artjoms zikuns 3 months ago
Hello to all! I here recently edited a video about my trip, but there s really no one to ask who would point out the mistakes. Please look and evaluate, what do you think Would it be okay to show for
Re: Please rate
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
You've probably done a great job, but I only watched ten seconds of a 20 minute piece and you were cutting as though it was only going to last 20 seconds. Pace yourself. If it's a 20 minute film, star
Extract background from hand
by Nitai Lev-Oren 4 months ago
I have this hand in video and I need to extract the background so I used extract effect but it worked partly because the hand moves on the background someone knows how to extract it without doing rot
Re: Extract background from hand
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
You could try a difference key assuming the shot is locked off and the hand clears the frame to give you a clean background. With care, difference keys can help with a lot of the work, reducing the ne
Why does the "Glow Intensity" do nothing?
by Robert Ditty 4 months ago
I have added the glow effect to these vector sun ray shapes from a logo in my video. Here it is with the Glow intensity set to 1.0: Here it is with the Glow intensity set to 255: No difference at all.
Re: Why does the "Glow Intensity" do nothing?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Eric Santiago "That option has always been about luminance." If you use the Alpha Channel instead of the Color Channels and set the Glow Color to A&B Colors it doesn't matter what the "luminance" of
Oliver Peters on the evolution of the edit suite
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
A fascinating piece looking at how far we have come from the early days of tape editing: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 12 02 five-decades-of-edit-suite-evolution Simon Ubsdell tokyo productio
Re: Oliver Peters on the evolution of the edit suite
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
Ah, memories... I can recall that the overall design of many of the early edit rooms evolved from live-TV Control Rooms, where the multiple workstations for audio, switcher, edit controller, and graph
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 4 months ago
Selection and move-clips questions
by Christophe Pettus 5 months ago
I'm an FCP editor coming to Premiere, and (of course) there's some functionality that I am used to in FCP 7 that I'm not sure how to do in Premiere. Apologies in advance if this is obvious and I just
Re: Selection and move-clips questions
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Christophe Pettus "Ah, I see! Keypad "+" and digits are distinct from main keyboard "+" and digits. Thank you!" Ah sorry, forgot to mention that. Yes, that's correct. I can't imagine using anything o
So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by David Mathis 5 months ago
I decided to post and present that question in here instead of the other forum. How is everything working for you The extensions and batch export feature are of interest as well as the compare feature
Re: So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
I have not tested this feature out personally yet, but an interesting thing struck me in watching some of the videos. A frequent client request is to get full resolution frame grabs from a sequence (p
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 5 months ago
DR 15.2 ACES and FUSION
by Andi Winter 5 months ago
dear all! on ACES color managed projects, the sdi output in the color tab or the edit tab is the same. in the fusion tab it seems that the odt to rec709 is not applied. i do realize there are viewer l
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Bill Ravens liked this 5 months ago
Re: DR 15.2 ACES and FUSION
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Andi Winter "in the fusion tab it seems that the odt to rec709 is not applied. " That's exactly as it should be. It be hugely undesirable if that were not the case. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions ha
Franz Bieberkopf and Apple Talk
by Aindreas Gallagher 7 months ago
Hey there, mad forum, I missed the whole shennanigans around the forum name change, not madly up to speed, but Apple Talk feels like it's the end of an era I guess I just wanted to say that I had a ma
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Peter Steinberg liked this 7 months ago
Re: Franz Bieberkopf and Apple Talk
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
How can we top your post, except to raise a glass! Aindreas, you are far better bard than any of us. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 7 months ago
buzzing/flickering hair in key?
by Aaron Doenges 7 months ago
I'm having a lot of difficulty keying hair from a recent shoot. It was shot and lit professionally (Prores 4:2:2) and visually doesn't look like I should have any issues. I've tried Ultra Key in Premi
Re: buzzing/flickering hair in key?
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
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Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2018 06 maybe-10-years-is-enough-for-final-cut-pro-x I had been thinking about the "next direction" given th
Re: Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Aindreas Gallagher 9 months ago
That's nothing - this baby felt like the money moment in terms of what's coming down the pike. https: medium.com netflix-techblog ava-the-art-and-science-of-image-discovery-at-netflix-a442f163af6 Auto
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 9 months ago
Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
4th of July How video tech would have varied if https: www.provideocoalition.com 4th-of-julyhow-video-tech-would-have-varied-if There would have never been any NTSC video system. There would have neve
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 9 months ago
Re: Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Michael Gissing 9 months ago
Michael Phillips "Also, the .1% slow down was not so much a shortcut than a solution...." In the PAL world they engineered colour properly so there was no need to do the NTSC shortcut. Old B&W TVs st
Caption Export
by Andreas Kiel 10 months ago
I finally uploaded the new version of X-Title Caption Export I announced two or three weeks ago. It contains some bug fixes and some new features. The most obvious new one is the option to create html
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 10 months ago
Re: Caption Export
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Andreas Kiel "Otherwise for simple test you can always use QT player or a simple HTML5 webpage." Yea I ended uploading it to YouTube for testing.
FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 11 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 Simon Ubsdell 11 months ago
One other point that might be worth adding to this discussion is that it's not necessarily a good idea to focus on one specific application to extrapolate general rules about what is and is not possib
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