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Stephen Botting

Member Since:
February 17th 2005
71 Posts
Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand
PNG Sequence with Pre-Multiplied Alpha
by Stephen Botting 4 years ago
Hi There, I don't seem to be able to render PNG Sequences with pre-multiplied Alpha. AE CC 2015 I just discovered that's why I can't get my alpha channels to look right. Any ideas Cheers, Stephen http
Re: PNG Sequence with Pre-Multiplied Alpha
by Stephen Botting 4 years ago
Walter Soyka " Premultiplication violates the PNG spec link . PNG alpha is always supposed to be straight. What is the problem you're having Can you show the issue and describe your workflow " I wasn
Extendscript: tabbedpanel
by Stephen Botting 5 years ago
Hi All, I'm trying to use tabbedpanels as part of an extendscript inside a stand alone window, but the tabs across the top of the panel appear so small that it's impossible to click on them. They work
Vertical Text Alignment
by Stephen Botting 7 years ago
Hi All, I'm creating a text field that will be edited in FCP, but the length of text in this field will change. Is there a way to make it when a new line is added to the text, all the lines moves up t
Re: Vertical Text Alignment
by Stephen Botting 7 years ago
Thanks for the reply. I cannot find the Vertical Alignment option in Format. I'm only using Motion 4, this isn't a new feature of Motion 5 is it. Thanks, Stephen http: www.43south.co.nz
Clone Layer Moving
by Stephen Botting 7 years ago
Hi All, I'm not to familiar with Motion, but I want to build a template for use in Final Cut Pro 7. I have a video layer in 3D space which I have created a clone layer of, and moved into position. Whe
Re: Clone Layer Moving
by AJ Robinson 7 years ago
Try duplicating the layer instead of cloning. AJ
Thunderbolt -> HDMI monitoring.
by Stephen Botting 8 years ago
Hi All, Just wondering if the Thunderbolt to HDMI cable from Apple would allow a MacBookPro to monitor video and check for interlacing issues etc. Cheers, Stephen http: www.43south.co.nz
Re: Thunderbolt -> HDMI monitoring.
by Stephen Botting 8 years ago
Thanks that makes sense. Cheers http: www.43south.co.nz
FCP ignoring Capture Scratch setting
by Stephen Botting 8 years ago
Hi All, I'm having a problem with FCP 7.0.3 Set the Capture Scratch to our Editshare server, and capture footage, (Log and Transfer, Sony XDCAM EX). However the footage gets captured to Documents Fina
SxS Batch Clip Naming
by Stephen Botting 9 years ago
Hi All, Is there a way to batch rename all the clips on a SxS card with a sequential number XDCAM transfer doesn't seem to allow the numbering. Thanks, Stephen http: www.43south.co.nz
Re: SxS Batch Clip Naming
by Bob Tompkins 9 years ago
On my EX-1r the CLIPS are automatically numbered sequentially. You can set the FILE name to anything thing you want it to be and the clip number is always sequential but you can start it at any number
FCP7 and Sony XDCAM EX Fields Issue
by Stephen Botting 9 years ago
Hi Everyone, Working with Sony XDCAM EX 1080i50 footage on a native timeline, then exporting to a DV25 clip, we have an issue where the fields are correct on the master shot, but cover shots on layer
Re: FCP7 and Sony XDCAM EX Fields Issue
by Michael Gissing 9 years ago
In the 25 frame world DV is the only lower field codec. I would avoid that codec for many reasons but especially as you clips will all need the shift fields filter in a DV sequence. Try ProRes 422 as
MPEG External Monitoring
by Stephen Botting 9 years ago
Hi All, Is there a program for OS X that can play MPEG files out to a monitor via a Deck Link to test field issues Thanks, Stephen http: www.43south.co.nz
Re: MPEG External Monitoring
by John Pale 9 years ago
Nope. Just burn a rewritable DVD and check on a real DVD player
FCP 7 and Markers
by Stephen Botting 9 years ago
Hi there, Been using FCP 6 for years and have just been upgraded to 7. I usually use makers on the timeline to indicate target durations, however FCP 7 is deleting markers that are after the last clip
Lower Thirds Leading
by Stephen Botting 9 years ago
Hi there, I'm trying to find a way or a plugin that will allow me adjust the distance between the two lines of a lower third. Any suggestions, Thanks, Stephen http: www.43south.co.nz
Re: Lower Thirds Leading
by Stephen Botting 9 years ago
Andreas Kiel "If you have to create many Lower Thirds and those might have to be changed during the edit you shouldn't use Boris. Changes there do cost a lot of time. Better way is to create (or use)
Extend Script Tab Order
by Stephen Botting 10 years ago
Hi there, Using edtendscript I have created a window with various edit fields and so on in it that will effect layers in AE, is there a way of setting the order of tabbing between the edit fields. At
Link to another color and adjust it
by Nate Vander Plas 10 years ago
I'm trying to figure out a way to link one color to another and then adjust that original color with an expression. Obviously it's easy to link one color property to another color property with the pi
Re: Link to another color and adjust it
by Stephen Botting 10 years ago
Thanks Dan, As you suggested I found a page with an algorithm to make the conversion. When I try to run the script I wrote I get returned the error " is undefined" with the line "if (S == 0) {" highli
Setting Layer Postion
by Stephen Botting 10 years ago
I am working a project with nearly 400 layers, and have been using Expressions to place the layers in time(time remapping) and position. But have started playing in extendscript to write a script that
Re: Setting Layer Postion
by Stephen Botting 10 years ago
Thanks for the reply, I'm assuming from this that I need to include the Z position even when the layer is 2D. Worked great once I looked at your code properly. Cheers, Stephen http: www.43south.co.nz
Alpha Problem with Lens Flare Effect when imported to Final Cut!!
by Jay Blanda 11 years ago
I've just output a lower 3rd animation from AE as a QT file, RGB+Alpha, Unmatted, Animation compression. It includes a little lens flare animation for the text that when, and only when, it appears on
Re: Alpha Problem with Lens Flare Effect when imported to Final Cut!!
by Kevin Camp 11 years ago
hi jay, by itself, lens flare doesn't create an alpha channel.... did you apply the lens flare to a black solid and then use the unmult effect to make the black transparent if so, then it should key p
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Strange
by Stephen Botting 12 years ago
Hi there, I'm getting a result I don't understand and I'm looking to see if anyone can help. I have a text layer with an Expression Slider effect on it named "CurrentCell". The slider has hold keyfram
Re: Strange
by Stephen Botting 12 years ago
Thanks for the help guys, makes sense now, I think I must have suspected something like that to try floor, but supprised to find it here. This reminds me of this fun little trick that used to work in
Studio Graphics Recall Application.
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
Hi There, I work in a small regional Television Station, one my jobs there is graphics for live to air shows, the system where are using at the moment is very limited. I wanted to now if anyone could
Re: Studio Graphics Recall Application.
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
Hi, Isn't Motion for the creation of motion graphics. Sorry I must have confused people, I'm looking for a program for the output of graphics to a vision mixing desk. We would like to be able to play
how does intelacing work with interlaced videos?
by jeremy webb 15 years ago
if i am working on a project with ntsc video - lower field first 29.97 fps, and then add a image sequence, and export as an image sequence, how will interlacing work with that will the final image seq
Re: how does intelacing work with interlaced videos?
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
I havn't got it in front of me, but from memory it dosn't create a file for each field, AE will only create 1 file per frame. So you should still import the image sequence at the same frame rate. 30 i
Backup Disk Image
by Collin 15 years ago
I recently realized that the partition that my OS exists on is a little to small for my liking. I understand that it is unnecessary to have partitions any more, but I still like to have them for my ow
Re: Backup Disk Image
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
I recommend a program call Carbon Copy Cloner, there is a setting in it to make it backup to a disk image. You can then use it to copy back off the disk image when you do your restore. Find it on vers
brrrrr......so long to open big QT file
by miha_pece 15 years ago
Why big quicktime files need so long to open in QT player I have to wait quit some time to check my mpeg2 files if they encoded well. (And we have to admit that in win machine this is not the case!) M
Re: brrrrr......so long to open big QT file
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
This seems to be quicker in Tiger from memory. Stephen Botting stephen@43south.co.nz http: www.43south.co.nz
Dual Monitor
by Robert Mosner 15 years ago
Can a second monior be disabled as a option in OX X Thanks Bob
Re: Dual Monitor
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
I'm not sure what you mean in this question. You can mirror the main screen, this will display the same image on both screens. Or depending on your hardware you can use extended desktop, which treats
Green and Red Dots with trails
by Dan Phillips 15 years ago
All I have a Mac G5 with an Apple Cinema HD display. The video card is an ATI Radeon 9800. It is showing red and green dots that have trails when you move a box. The dots get bigger is you change the
Re: Green and Red Dots with trails
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
Sounds very video RAM to me, which suggest video card. If you boot from an installer CD, (Don't install the system), do you get the same problem, if so then it's most likey the video card, with a slim
moving files
by Craig Alan 15 years ago
With computer in shop for the second time, I need to update my user account by dragging files from a backup of my home folder to the home folder of my previous backup. When I attempt to drag in the mi
Re: moving files
by Stephen Botting 15 years ago
Is it possible you are using the reminder part of Entourage, Eg. A little window pops up telling you that your late for an appointment. Try booting in with extensions off, might even be called "safe m
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