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Simon Ubsdell

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Shift drag option?
by Elizabeth Johnson 4 hours 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 3 hours 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 day 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 8 hours 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 day 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 day 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 week 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 days 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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Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
Enough is enough is ENOUGH! My electricity supplier has heaped infamy upon tyranny by asking me to pay a monthly subscription for my power. And at last I have decided that this cannot stand. I cannot
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Re: Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Simon Ubsdell 7 days ago
Bill Davis "My story is that I learned typing on a Smith Corona typewriter and CAPS was all we poor fools had for emphasis. " Would this be the same Smith Corona that had a perfectly serviceable unde
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Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Simon Ubsdell 7 days ago
Andrew Kimery "Yeah, the Mini would be if I go back to being a colorist first and an editor second. I used the JL Cooper panels with Apple Color and once you get used to using a panel it's really fru
The world's worst NLE keyboard shortcut defaults
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Number One on my list is "zoom in out". In Media Composer it's Cmd and Cmd . In FCP X it's Cmd- and Cmd=. In Premiere it's simply - and =. These are all terrible but perhaps Premiere's is the least te
Re: The world's worst NLE keyboard shortcut defaults
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
I assumed all you Starbucks Warriors had no use for an extended keyboard. Isn't this what the future is meant to look like ;-) Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Make a wet/ reflective surface
by Margaux Millet 2 weeks ago
Hi, I'm creating a kind of "cyberpunk" street and would like to make my wall reflective or a bit wet, as if it had rained on it and it was drying, to add some lights reflecting on the wall, for exampl
Re: Make a wet/ reflective surface
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Check you Andrew Kramer's most recent tutorial on making a rain splattered window: http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials realistic_rain_drop_fx If you want your surface to look wet, rather than just sh
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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
Studio shoot "talking heads" pre production
by Adam Lewen 3 weeks ago
Hi there. Before I jump to the green-screen studio, I though asking here (years of help an counseling:) A production is about to shoot a lot of people (classic interview talking heads) The intention i
Re: Studio shoot "talking heads" pre production
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Steve Brame "- Do not overlight the green screen." To which I would add, do not underexpose the green screen. Which is a far more common problem. The VES Handbook of Visual Effects has this to say on
Workflow question: colour correcting, brightening, adding effetcs and exporting to Premiere for final compositing.
by John Russell 3 weeks ago
I have asked questions on this website before and always received very good advise on this site. Again would be very grateful of any suggestions and feedback. I am making a film which will be approxim
Re: Workflow question: colour correcting, brightening, adding effetcs and exporting to Premiere for final compositing.
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Walter Soyka "They used Render and Replace heavily. " Ah, OK. My impression was that they were keeping the links live and hence ran into problems as a result. I can't see any reason not to use Render
Remove white background
by Tom Vincentie 3 weeks ago
Hi! I'm trying to remove the white background from this animation, whats the best way to do this, without damaging the logo animation. The "gogo" shifts place every time i render it. See image. Thanks
Re: Remove white background
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Use the Extract effect, or even the good old fashioned Luma Key. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Dropdown Rigging - A Useful Quick Tip Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
How to make this ocean water look more blue, without affecting actor.
by Derek Hammer 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
"Please locate Waves 9.3 Plug-Ins folder"
by Ronald Davis 1 month ago
I am using Premiere Pro CS6 I've been doing my normal video projects at work, and I went to download a program to remove the noise and grain called Neat Video V4. Before downloading it, I could open P
Re: "Please locate Waves 9.3 Plug-Ins folder"
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Navigate to your Applications folder and you will find the Waves Plug-Ins folder there inside "Waves" Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
File: Subtitle Template
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
txt file Subtitle Template for TEP https: f1.creativecow.net 11048 subtitle-template
Greenscreen problem in After Effects
by Philip Helander 1 month ago
Hello! I have a problem using after effects to fix my greenscreen, the edges of my characters closest to the greenscreen have very rough edges of green around them, which I have problem getting rid of
Re: Greenscreen problem in After Effects
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Dave LaRonde "Some additional info:" These are all good points. But underexposure is the single biggest issue facing most green screen shoots that I have seen - and I have seen a lot. Adequate exposu
Strange client request. Any thoughts??
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
Hi guys, Hope you're all well. I have a potential client who wants us to deliver different still graphics and video clip files to stretched ultra-wide LCD (LED backlight) bar cut displays. 1 3 cut dis
Re: Strange client request. Any thoughts??
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Greg Ball "1. What is the largest size video clip that can be put on the screen without distorting the video We are looking at 2 to 3 different images (still graphic and or streaming video clip) on t
File: Text Reveal V2
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
zip file Text Reveal alt https: f1.creativecow.net 11030 text-reveal-v2
File: TKY Text Reveal
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
zip file Simple text reveal https: f1.creativecow.net 11029 tky-text-reveal
Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
keying out white backgound.
by Antonio R.Lyons 2 months 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 2 months ago
The Luma Key effect is still there. Extract is just a luma keyer with slightly different controls. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Michael McCune 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 2 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
Can Fusion do 3d compositing like Element 3d ?
by mattie trevor 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 months 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
File: Flag
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
zip file Flag in Motion https: f1.creativecow.net 10910 10910
Keyboard shortcut question
by Oliver Peters 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago
Great overview, thanks Charlie! Essential reading for everyone getting to grips with the amazing new features. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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