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Stephen Kennedy

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January 13th 2011
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Lighting a slow-mo macro shoot with Red Epic – HMI or tungsten?
by Stephen Kennedy 6 years ago
Hi, I'm preparing a shoot and need some lighting advice. I'm planning to shoot very small objects, mostly in liquid tanks using the Red EPIC at frame rates up to 300fps, and the Canon MP-E 65mm f 2.8
Re: Lighting a slow-mo macro shoot with Red Epic � HMI or tungsten?
by Stephen Kennedy 6 years ago
Hey Angelo, thanks so much for your response to my questions. 1. pCAM looks amazing, downloading now. Don't know how I didn't know about that app, but look indispensable. 2. The rental house I've been
Any advantage to upconverting SD footage to HD professionally?
by Stephen Kennedy 6 years ago
Hi, I need to get some BETA SP footage converted to Quicktime files for a project. The place I'm looking at to get it done are saying that it will cost $198 for an SD file output, or $498 for an HD up
Re: Any advantage to upconverting SD footage to HD professionally?
by Stephen Kennedy 6 years ago
Thanks Ivan. A couple of follow-up questions: 1. Do you think ProRes 4444 would be high enough quality 2. What do you recommend in terms of a 'good quality encoder' Are Apple's Compressor and Adobe's
Marking out on the timeline is one frame too long!
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Another editor coming from FCP confused about something strange PP does... Let's say I have two clips with a space between them on the timeline, and I want to add a clip between them. I go to the end
Re: Marking out on the timeline is one frame too long!
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Thanks for all the responses. Schooled myself to this little thing now! Thanks
How to get clips to open in source monitor at same point as timeline
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, In Final Cut, when you have the CTI at a certain point on a clip in the timeline, and then double click the clip to open it in the source monitor, the clip opens with the source CTI at the same fr
Re: How to get clips to open in source monitor at same point as timeline
by Ann Bens 7 years ago
If you have several tracks in use make sure the same track as the clip is selected. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe Community Professional
Final Cut Pro 7 XML to After Effects CS6
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know how to get FCP 7 XML into AE CS6 All the usual tricks (Automatic Duck, FCP2AE) seem to only work up to CS5.5... Any ideas
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 XML to After Effects CS6
by Harkirat Singh 5 years ago
Thank you so much. That solved my problem too
Unexpected color flashes on export frames
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, First time actually rendering out of Davinci Reolve 9 (Lite) and I'm getting all these strange color flashes on quite a few frames here and there. Example: frame Specs I'm using: Macbook Pro 17" 2
Re: Unexpected color flashes on export frames
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, I posted over on Blackmagic's own forum too and someone recommended the same thing, so I set about downloading and installing Mountain Lion (which was no mean feat down here in the jungle of Ecuad
Save XML file?
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, I want to be able to save load XML data from a script but can't figure out the file system side of things, here is the code I am trying to write (basic test for now): var myBooks = new XML ( XML I
Re: Save XML file?
by Dan Ebberts 7 years ago
Try it this way: var myBooks = new XML ( XML IN HERE ); var myStr = myBooks.toXMLString(); var myPath = " Desktop myXML.xml"; var myFile = File.saveDialog("Save the XML file"); myFile.open("W"); myFil
Premiere subclips to After Effects
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, Since PP is still unscriptable (WHY !) I want to be able to take my entire sets of bins of subclips from Premiere over to AE to run some scripts on them. Unfortunately, i can't figure out how to d
Re: Premiere subclips to After Effects
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Unfortunately this is too manual - you have to do each clip one at a time. Selecting a whole bunch of subclips and dragging them to the new item button turns the whole lot into one concatenated sequen
Export Project structure to Excel or XML (or something similar?)
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, I have an assistant editor working on a project, and need them to prepare footage for the edit for me. What I want is for them to subclip the footage, giving them appropriate names, and then add k
Re: Export Project structure to Excel or XML (or something similar?)
by Alex Udell 7 years ago
Hi Stephen.... Have you had a look at Adobe Prelude yet here: http: www.adobe.com products prelude.html Specifically for logging of clips and applying metadata.... this can not only be sent to PPro...
Adding an input box to an After Effects script?
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi, I've written a script that takes the selected clip and turns it into a composition of a particular size, and rescales the clip to fit that size. It also sets the framerate of the clip, but I'm won
Re: Adding an input box to an After Effects script?
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
That's great - thank you so much! I was starting to think I was going to have to get into some serious GUI scripting to accomplish that. One other thing: do you know if it's possible to do something l
Audio problems - changed in-out points opening on new machine (XML fix not working!)
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi, I have a problem that a few people seem to have had. I recently moved a large project on to a portable HDD to open on a new laptop on the road. When I did, the audio is all messed up - the duratio
Re: Audio problems - changed in-out points opening on new machine (XML fix not working!)
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hey Matt, Thanks so much for responding to my madness. I managed to get someone back in the UK to set up my computer for me and check the project was still working there (no green bars, no messed up a
Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi Matt,

I'm having a really frustrating problem with Final Cut - a problem that most people seem to solve using your XML fix tutorial, but that hasnt worked for me, so I'm wondering if you can help a desperate editor out!
Here's the thread: http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/8/1155763

Thanks!
Steve
Audio clips' in and out points have been randomised?!
by Sonja Vanhum 8 years ago
I am working on a film in which the all the external, sound recordist audio has had to be synced to the camera clips manually (by me) by trial and error and a vaguely similar timecode. It's messy. Rec
Re: Audio clips' in and out points have been randomised?!
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Damn, I have this exact same problem. Just moved an entire project over from desktop to laptop to take it on the road, haven't changed any files, just opening everything up on a new machine. All the s
Static particle cloud from a layer?
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi, What I want to be able to do is take a layer and clone duplicate it a number of times randomly around 3D space, but completely static - ie. not coming out of an emitter and having a particular lif
Re: Static particle cloud from a layer?
by Kevin Camp 8 years ago
you can do this with a particle system. it's hard to give specific setting without knowing the effect that you want to use, but the basic plan would be to have the emitter producer generate a number o
Lerp effect in After Effects?
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi, Can anyone tell me how to make one item follow another item with a specified amount of delay drag in catching it up I work in Unity (game developing environment) where this is quite easy to set up
Re: Lerp effect in After Effects?
by Thomas Hannen 8 years ago
Hi - I think this tutorial by the amazing SebBap is probably what you're looking for: http: greyscalegorilla.com blog 2011 03 de-sync-expressions-tutorial-by-sebastian
Lerp effect in After Effects?
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi, Can anyone tell me how to make one item follow another item with a specified amount of delay drag in catching it up I work in Unity (game developing environment) where this is quite easy to set up
Re: Lerp effect in After Effects?
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Oops. Thanks, reposting now.
After Effects Script - loop through selected items
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi, I've just started trying to write my first script for AE. Have managed to cobble together a script that executes fine for a single selected item, but I can't seem to find a way to build a for loop
Re: After Effects Script - loop through selected items
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
This works perfectly, thank you so much for your help. S
Problem tiling texture around a sphere
by Stephen Kennedy 8 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to texture a sphere (a planet to be precise) using a number of different tiles. Initially, the sphere is broken into 8 pieces, then each piece into 4 pieces, giving a total of 32 pieces
Live switching for event/live streaming
by Stephen Kennedy 9 years ago
Hi, I m trying to put together a solution for something, and definitely need some help and advice if anyone can offer it! What I need to do is take feeds from four HD cameras, run them through a live
Re: Live switching for event/live streaming
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
Well... you *could* go all-in-one and use a Video Toaster or Tricaster HD model, which has the hard drive recording and streaming all built-in. The stream should then go to a reflector repeater site,
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