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Simon Ubsdell

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Alpha incorrect in Premiere, but correct in After Effects
by Justin Lockwood 6 days ago
I have some graphics created in After Effects, with the Glow effect applied to it, then exported as a TIFF sequence with Alpha. However, when I import this image sequence into Premiere and attempt to
Re: Alpha incorrect in Premiere, but correct in After Effects
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days ago
Are you using a linearized workspace in Ae If so, that might be the cause of your problem. See here for an explanation and a solution: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1052523 Simon Ubsdell toky
keying out white backgound.
by Antonio R.Lyons 7 days ago
so i have this personal project where i need to key out this white background so i could replace the bg obviously with some new backgrounds. Im probably going to be replacing it with some sci fi theme
Re: keying out white backgound.
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days ago
The Luma Key effect is still there. Extract is just a luma keyer with slightly different controls. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Shooting an old train on Green screen
by eli rezik 1 week ago
Hello everyone, In a couple of weeks I'm going to shoot a short film in an old train cabin. of course we are shooting in a stand still train, and using green screen for the outside. however before I g
Re: Shooting an old train on Green screen
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days ago
The very authoritative VES Handbook of Visual Effects (pp.111-112) recommends something rather different from what you often read from DOPs and others, which is that you should aim for a half to one s
Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Michael McCune 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago
http: www.macworld.co.uk how-to mac-software how-use-geforce-now-on-mac-geforce-now-for-pc-mac-explained-3652516 Still thinking you're going to need that massive CPU GPU combo hard-soldered in your ma
Re: Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Andrew Kimery "If we reach a point in the US where data caps don't exist and 1gig up down is common place (or even 10gig up down is affordable) then these problems obviously are reduced. " Good grief
Make alpha channel with animated text logo. Please advise.
by Tangier Clarke 2 months ago
Folks, I animated a text logo with intent of doing two things - animating the logo and then using the exported movie to be used on any background. I believe I am close, but I missed a step or did a st
Re: Make alpha channel with animated text logo. Please advise.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
I only used the expression "paint stroke" because that was what Tangier used. I assumed he wasn't foolish enough to be actually using paint strokes, which are of course super-inefficient and very poor
Shapes suddenly missing
by Geoff Robert 2 weeks ago
I'm new to Motion, my apologies for having to ask the following: I have been trying to import a shape into the Shapes library, and all of a sudden I have only 25 shapes there. I'm pretty sure there we
Re: Shapes suddenly missing
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
If you go to your Applications folder, locate the Motion application, right-click and select "Show Package Contents" and go to Contents Library Content Shapes, that's where the Shapes live. Shape Styl
Adding behaviours to a PDF drawing?
by Geoff Robert 2 weeks ago
I'm fairly new to Motion, and have been trying to add behaviours to a PDF drawing I imported. I'd like it to draw on, like a sketch, if possible. The PDF contained a line drawing only, but I understan
Re: Adding behaviours to a PDF drawing?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=l8o_HmE5nao In this very helpful MacBreak Studio episode, Mark Spencer shows the importance of understanding the Fixed Resolution, which will answer your question of ras
Understanding Frame/Composition Sizes in Fusion - A Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks 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 weeks ago
Thanks, Mark. Glad to hear they have been useful to you. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Can Fusion do 3d compositing like Element 3d ?
by mattie trevor 2 weeks ago
as i have fusion now, can it be better than element 3d on 3d compositing. i know fusion have 3d capabilities but can it have texture presests like gold or metal like in e3d for making 3d movie titles.
Re: Can Fusion do 3d compositing like Element 3d ?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Fusion is not a particularly suitable application for creating 3D text. You can do it but you will get much better results, much more easily from C4D or something similar. Simon Ubsdell tokyo producti
How to Resize image in BlackMagic Fusion 8
by mattie trevor 3 weeks ago
im just started Fusion by my compositing knowledge from ae.the node based is little headspin. but my current problem is the mask i created in an image that scaled by transform node, the scaled postion
Re: How to Resize image in BlackMagic Fusion 8
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
I notice that I have already answered this question at some length on this forum: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 391 79 Hope that helps. But please let me know if you need any further guidance
Text on a waving flag: how to make the text move with the flag as though printed on
by Michael West 3 weeks ago
Good morning: I have a waving British flag video. I would like to have the words "H.M.S. Pinafore" on top of it, waving with it like it was printed on it. I've tried Match Move, Ripple, Wave, and Unde
Re: Text on a waving flag: how to make the text move with the flag as though printed on
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Here's a sample flag project that might help. 10910_flag.002.motn.zip Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
File: Flag
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
zip file Flag in Motion https: f1.creativecow.net 10910 10910
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 3 weeks ago
This video explains how to do it: https: www.youtube.com watch v=uYvxxp44VEY The option he shows is how to map the left and right arrow keys to the jog wheel which is not exactly what I wanted, so I m
Any way to get a list of edits applied to a sequence, not a clip?
by Amy Young 3 weeks ago
So I have received an EDL from someone. The goal is to make excerpts of the 90-minute sequence. The EDL applies to a single clip, i.e., the *.mov export of the sequence. But I would like to apply thei
Re: Any way to get a list of edits applied to a sequence, not a clip?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Sorry, I didn't understand your original question. The answer is that you can't really use an EDL to reference another cut sequence. One thing you could do is make a new sequence containing the movie
Audio mix problem
by Eric Merklein 1 month ago
Good morning. I have an audio problem that I've never seen before. I created a new project as I always do, and imported clips from my Sony PMW200. The camera recorded two speakers, each having their o
Re: Audio mix problem
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
Try going to Clip Modify Audio Channels. You should be able to set it from there. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
tackling an Artifact-y Greenscreen with Primatte Keyer...
by boob weisz 1 month ago
Sigh. Another successful shoot, another unsuccessful greenscreen. So this time I've encountered a new problem (for me). The chromakey comes back with lots of noise. Even when I key out most of the gre
Re: tackling an Artifact-y Greenscreen with Primatte Keyer...
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Usually the only way to deal with noisy footage (and yes, it's the low lighting which is causing you grief here most of all) is to run it through Neat Video: https: www.neatvideo.com (Of course, there
Where are ingest settings? No Check box, no option under project settings
by Dan McGuire 2 months ago
A number of tutorials tell me that there is an ingest settings checkbox in the media browser, and also on the pull-down menu, along with "general" and "scratch discs" under the "project settings" pull
Re: Where are ingest settings? No Check box, no option under project settings
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
I'm running 2015.4 and shows up for me as the third tab of the Project Settings: Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Slip edit while viewing current frame - possible?
by Patrick Taylor 2 months ago
Hi all, Just wondering if there is a way to slip edit a clip while viewing the current frame, instead of the in and out points. Is there a modifier key I'm missing here Is this even possible Thanks! -
Re: Slip edit while viewing current frame - possible?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Hold down alt opt+command while using the left right arrow keys. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Keyboard shortcut question
by Oliver Peters 2 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 2 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
Switch from Premiere Pro to Resolve with Ultrastudio Mini Monitor
by Patrick Taylor 2 months ago
Hi all. I'm hoping to get some help on this one, as I'm pretty sure this issue has been dealt with before. The issue is simple - is there a way for me to switch back and forth between Resolve and Prem
Re: Switch from Premiere Pro to Resolve with Ultrastudio Mini Monitor
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
You can disable Resolve's video output to the card through the Preferences Video IO option, but it will only take effect on relaunching Resolve. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 2 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 2 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 2 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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Blog: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
by Charlie Austin 3 months ago
Well, the wait is over, Motion and Compressor have finally been updated! Oh, hold on… Final Cut Pro X 10.3 was released today too right It’s been a long time coming and for good reasonR
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Re: Blog: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Great overview, thanks Charlie! Essential reading for everyone getting to grips with the amazing new features. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
And I've already paid for 10.3!
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
It was a question in the back of my mind Upgrade price Some new quasi-subscription thing I mean this is a HUGE upgrade with serious effort invested in creating it. And now the answer is in. The $299 I
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Re: And I've already paid for 10.3!
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
On the other hand, Resolve has had way more upgrades within the same time frame, almost all of them a lot more substantive than this, and Resolve is free. Which is better value, I wonder Simon Ubsdell
10.3
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
https: www.apple.com final-cut-pro
Re: 10.3
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
You have to step inside the CC to make changes to the edit, and you can only actually monitor the audio mix when you're at the top level of the CC, which is a bit of a limitation, but otherwise it's g
Reactions to today's Apple Event
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
Placeholder until the live event starts. Though you're as always and inevitably, free to speculate beforehand.:-)
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Re: surface on the new macpro
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
The fact that you can now use Roles to create your mix with is a huge step forward. Not the most perfect implementation by a long stretch because it only works in the context of a global compound clip
Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Ricardo Marty 3 months ago
From Microsoft computer company http: bit.ly 2dKN63Q Ricardo Marty
Re: Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Steve Connor 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Michael Paul 4 months ago
Is it possible to copy and paste the match color attribute It seems like I can copy almost any atribute of ONE clip to another clip (like a color correction) but I do not find a way to copy "match col
Re: copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
You might want to have a look at a dedicated plug-in like Hawaiki AutoMatch which gives you a lot more control over the process (and generally better results than the built-in Match Color effect) and
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Inner shadow and/or round bevel- how?
by Tangier Clarke 4 months ago
Folks, I have been trying to figure out how to use the tools built into Motion 5 to get an inner shadow like the image below and I haven't been able to figure it out. I tried using the bevel filter in
Re: Inner shadow and/or round bevel- how?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Not sure what you're still having a problem with. Here's a sample project which might help you. 10616_motionbevel.motn.zip You should be able to get it looking pretty much identical to your example. T
File: Motion Bevel
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
motn file Motion Bevel https: f1.creativecow.net 10616 motion-bevel
simple key issue
by Eri Levin 4 months ago
Hello, I am new to Fusion. Any ideas why this is happening I've keyed a shot and merged with a background. But I am having a problem with boundaries and canvas in general. how do you properly make a s
Re: simple key issue
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
To clarify what I'm talking about here are three different examples, using a 1920x1080 foreground green screen clip (the blonde girl) and a background source image that is much larger, namely 4336x289
Article: “Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
Field Production Before I forget: don t wear any underwear. Before coming to Creative COW, before his lives in product marketing and product management at Avid and Boris FX, Creative COW Editor-in-Ch
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Re: “Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Absolutely brilliant piece of writing and a great story, but this line was my favourite" "Yeah, I'm the bird guy." My pulse hasn't yet slowed down to normal after reading this ... Simon Ubsdell tokyo
Will FCX be around for a while?
by Glenn Payne 4 months ago
Hi guys, I'm about to invest in a nice imac and I'm planning to use fcx. I'm just wondering what the word on the street is about fcx. I'm willing to dive into the magnetic timeline world, but I'm just
Re: Will FCX be around for a while?
by Charlie Austin 4 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "I'm pretty sure that I never have." I was generalizing, but I hear "new way of editing" a lot. Either explicitly, or implied in the "relearn how you do things" sense. You *do* need to
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