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OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 5 days 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: OT Resolve 14
by Simon Ubsdell 8 hours ago
Shawn Miller " for motion graphics VFX centric projects, I'm not sure Resolve Fusion will find a foothold any time soon." I think you could be right about that (for now), but from my standpoint (whic
Subtitles in Premiere Pro
by Quintus Lubbe 18 hours ago
I know that quite a few people have asked this and there have been numerous posts and tutorials regarding, but I still haven't come to a workable solution. I want to create subtitles for my feature fi
Re: Subtitles in Premiere Pro
by Simon Ubsdell 16 hours ago
I use Andreas Kiel's excellent psTitles plug-in for this. It creates editable TIFFs so your post house will have no problem, nor will you. http: www.spherico.de filmtools I strongly recommend it. Simo
Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
by David Lawrence 1 day 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
Re: Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
by Simon Ubsdell 19 hours ago
David Lawrence "Seems to me Vashi falls heavily into the spatial camp. " This seems to be the case, yes. (Thanks, David, for starting this thread. It's certainly ground that's been covered before but
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Fascinating Premiere 6K workflow story from Vashi Nedomansky
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
So much interesting information here: https: www.facebook.com premierepro videos 10155088156505619 Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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Re: Fascinating Premiere 6K workflow story from Vashi Nedomansky
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
Steve Connor "How do we keep you both here, we've missed you!" Seconded! Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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Color/Compositing Workflow
by Matt Dunne 1 day 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 1 day 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
Track paint
by Frans Suijs 3 days 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 days ago
I hope that's enough information for you to work with - it's a lot easier to do than to describe - but please let me know if it doesn't make sense. Or if it's not what you meant anyway. Simon Ubsdell
Tim Dashwood Joins Apple and Makes All His Plugins Free
by David Lawrence 5 days ago
Tim Dashwood has joined Apple and is making his excellent suite of 3D and VR plugins free. This seems a similar move on Apple's part to hiring Wes Plate and is great news for FCPX and Apple users in g
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Re: Tim Dashwood Joins Apple and Makes All His Plugins Free
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
Brett Sherman "The white balance plug-in in the Editors Essentials is the best I've found. Many introduce weird color shifts. This one looks like you white balanced the footage right in the first pla
Intro questions in fusion
by Zachary Dodson 6 days 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 4 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago
Hi, Is it possible to blur the alpha edges of an object Stig
Re: Blue alpha edges
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
Banding?
by Jerry Smith 3 weeks ago
I have a video that has a solid color and it is playing on a TV in a composition. Then I rotate nad reposition the TV so that the TV screen fills the whole composition. But during certain frames, I ge
Re: Banding?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
A lot of codecs make a complete mess of gradients, even ones you would think are above that kind of thing. (ProRes, I am looking at you.) The answer is to make sure to apply enough noise grain to over
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 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
I think if we're going for Python, it has to be this sketch: https: www.youtube.com watch v=UxXW6tfl2Y0 Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Fusion renders with CPU only??? No GPU???
by Michael McCune 1 month ago
Fusion is working very well in regard to generating mattes. BUT, I must be missing something. The renders seem to use only the CPU and zero GPU. While there are twelve cores running at a high usage pe
Re: Fusion renders with CPU only??? No GPU???
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Glad to hear that worked for you and thanks for the kind words about the tutorials - if you have ideas for areas you would like to see me covered please let me know. As for the Connect workflow, it's
Shift drag option?
by Elizabeth Johnson 1 month ago
Hi all, In FCP, there is an option to shift drag in a straight line on the timeline. For example, if you have subtitles on channel 3 and you want to drag them down one channel to channel 2, you can ju
Re: Shift drag option?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
I think David meant to say opt down arrow and option up arrow (that's alt on a PC). Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Titles behind a moving video
by Adam Berch 1 month ago
Is there a template where I can put a title behind a movie object like you see in Trailers and commercials all the time now Basically, I just want to be able to drop a moving object into a template, c
Re: Titles behind a moving video
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Tero Ahlfors "I would probably murder by pet hissing cockroaches if somebody came up with a plugin that would automatically and perfectly rotoscope any object I clicked on without having to outsource
Zoom Audio Changes After Compression
by David Powell 1 month ago
I have a strange problem where zoom audio sounds fine on my timeline. When I export it (in any format) it sounds fine on my computer speakers, but if I reimport that file into premiere, the sound goes
Re: Zoom Audio Changes After Compression
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Your audio channels are out of phase. Try using just one of them rather than both, or put them back into phase. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Revisionist History...
by Bill Davis 1 month 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 1 month 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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No audio scrub with Avid Artist Transport controller
by Lee Warner 2 years ago
I'm getting silky smooth jogs with my external controller but no audio scrubbing. Is there an enable I'm missing Shift-S only works for muting while using the keyboard. Lee SAMDOG Digital Post Calgary
Re: No audio scrub with Avid Artist Transport controller
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I think we're looking at the fact that EuCon is not ideal for this, at least in Premiere. I've tried mapping the jog wheel to Shift+J for left and Shift+L for right, and that sort of works, but it sti
Total Rookie Question: Video Track expanded vertically - how to shrink back to normal?
by Matt Wilson 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Dropdown Rigging - A Useful Quick Tip Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 2 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
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How to make this ocean water look more blue, without affecting actor.
by Derek Hammer 2 months ago
Hey all, I shot a video for a client, and don't want to disappoint them. The beach I chose turned out to be kinda dirty and we started shooting too late. I wanted blue water and bright colors but no
Re: How to make this ocean water look more blue, without affecting actor.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
If you use the Keyer in Lumetri Color, you should be abel to get a pretty decent key off the water to isolate it and make it whatever blue you fancy without affecting the character. Simon Ubsdell toky
Creating boundary box within video
by Ignacio Rosenberg 2 months ago
Sorry about the confusing title: I'm very new to Motion and I have this project where I have to create videos within a 1260 x 336px image inside a 1920 x 1080 canvas. Is there any way for me to set a
Re: Creating boundary box within video
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
You could create a Group with a 1260x336 Fixed resolution and add your images to that. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Understanding Frame/Composition Sizes in Fusion - A Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Since this question seems to come up quite a lot among users new to Fusion, especially those coming from layer-based compositors like After Effects, I have put together this short tutorial: https: you
Re: Understanding Frame/Composition Sizes in Fusion - A Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Thanks for you kind words, Michael. This can certainly be a confusing topic for users who are coming from an environment like After Effects, but I think it's pretty easy to grasp once you understand t
Affect multiple opacities in rig - how?
by Tangier Clarke 2 months ago
I am using a pop-up rig (aka drop down menu) so that editors can choose controlled text. For every item in the popup that needs to be visible, the others need to have zero opacity. Is there any way in
Re: Affect multiple opacities in rig - how?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Glad to hear it was useful. Tangier Clarke "The only thing I lost in this process is that each of my text layers had a text tracking behavior on them. Although this method works it wouldn't allow me t
Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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More Fusion Traning
by Shawn Miller 5 months 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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Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Ricardo Marty 6 months ago
From Microsoft computer company http: bit.ly 2dKN63Q Ricardo Marty
Re: Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
Microsoft skating to where the puck is https: www.microsoft.com en-us surface accessories surface-dial
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Interesting NLE speculation
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
http: www.redsharknews.com post item 3796-apple-could-dominate-the-entire-nle-space-with-the-next-final-cut-pro - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Interesting NLE speculation
by Andrew Kimery 6 months ago
My drive by 2 cents. The market is largely changing via expansion, not replacement. As much talk as their is about disruption via social videos, people in their mom's basement shooting with iPhones an
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The creative use of space
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
I don't mean how you lay out your room, although that too is an important creative decision. I'm talking about editing and the fact that the most important thing you can do as an editor is manipulate
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Re: The creative use of space
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
Following this discussion with interest. It covers so many creative endeavors, from typography to architecture and more. Consider the amount of space you apply between letters in a section of type. Th
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Hardware Is Sexy, But It's Software That Matters
by Gerry Fraiberg 6 months ago
Here's an observation of Apple from author Seth Godin as we await Thursday's announcement from Cupertino. http: sethgodin.typepad.com seths_blog 2016 10 hardware-is-sexy-but-its-software-that-matters.
Re: Hardware Is Sexy, But It's Software That Matters
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
I like this from Seth's blogpost: It's tempting to treat the user interface as a piece of fashion, some bling, a sort of jewelry. It's not. It's the way your user controls the tool you build. Change i
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FCP X Explained…
by Robin S. Kurz 6 months ago
Quite possibly the best, comprehensive and astute comparison and highlighting of old and new that I have seen to date. (both live and now "on tape") Bravo Jes s. Well done! https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: FCP X Explained…
by Herb Sevush 6 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "which is possibly why to some the "default ripple" concept doesn't feel the most natural. But of course it is not inherently worse or better - why anyone would want to argue that eithe
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