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Steve Brame

Rich Media Director for a video production/multimedia development company.
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Best audio hardware for VO
by Christian Zorzi 3 weeks ago
Unfortunately my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 does not work as expected. I'm using Windows 8.1 right now. So I'm looking for a new audio hardware (internal or external) which works 100% reliable with Premie
Re: Best audio hardware for VO
by Steve Brame 3 weeks ago
We do! However, before we used the Zoom as a USB audio interface, we used a Scarlett 2i2 as one, and it worked just as well. Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Tiling video with time offset
by Mischa Livingstone 1 month ago
Hello there, I want to create a seamless tiling video of the same clip in each tile but where each tile is slightly offset in time. It is the effect used in the following video: https: vimeo.com 49341
Re: Tiling video with time offset
by Steve Brame 1 month ago
It involves duplicating your layer and arranging into a grid. Do yourself a favor and use a script like this... http: aescripts.com layers2grid It will make your life so much easier. Steve Brame creat
Zoom small part of video in Premiere Pro
by James Agro 1 month ago
Hello CC, I was wondering how i could for instance, create this effect with Premiere like i can with Photoshop, I'm new to Premiere, but experienced in Photoshop Here is what i wish to do: https: i.gy
Re: Zoom small part of video in Premiere Pro
by Steve Brame 1 month ago
Just duplicate your footage on the track above, then use the mask tools in the Opacity controls to draw the mask on the upper clip. Then scale and move the upper clip as you need. Steve Brame creative
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Looking for (short) stock footage at low price
by Catalin Buda 1 month ago
Hi guys I need several stock videos for a short corporate video I'll be editing. I checked Shutterstock, Adobe Stock and Pond 5 and I see that the price for stock footage is around $45-70 per clip. My
Re: Looking for (short) stock footage at low price
by Steve Brame 1 month ago
Creative COW blocks any mention of such services that don't pay them, and apparently the one I was going to suggest is one of those. Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
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Is Adobe simply trying to plug holes in a sinking ship?
by andy patterson 2 months ago
I was really a big fan of Adobe's Creative Suite. I had CS 5.5 and I really did not want to join the CC but by 2014 I needed to. My CS 5.5 was getting old. I just have to say once I joined the Creativ
Re: Is Adobe simply trying to plug holes in a sinking ship?
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
The problem is, if no one installs a dot-zero release soon after it's available, who's going to beta test it Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Glass overlay for framed pictures
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
I'm using a photo of an office wall as a background for a keyed shot. On the wall are 3 framed pictures, and I have to replace the pictures in the frames. Easy enough, but the originals have glass ove
Re: Glass overlay for framed pictures
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
No real details, just some framed pictures on a wall that I'd like to add glass over. Here's the shot - As I stated, I'm looking for a stock graphic overlay that I can add to the framed picture. I've
Rendering Literally for DAYS!!!!
by Rickie Peete 2 months ago
Hello. So far, I've been rendering for nearly 26hrs and my "estimated time left: 42:35:34." HOWEVER, the estimated time left keeps increasing instead of decreasing, so NOW it's higher than what I just
Re: Rendering Literally for DAYS!!!!
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
Unfortunately, one of our editors was working on a side project that sounds similar to yours. He also used Red Giant DeNoiser, and was experiencing multi-day exports. The lag was definitely DeNoiser,
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Premiere project media finder, new product looking for beta testers
by Chris Steele 2 months ago
Marquis Broadcast build products to solve media workflow problems. We have what we hope will be the start of a new helper app for Premiere Pro. Worx4 Pro takes a Premiere project and shows you where t
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Re: Premiere project media finder, new product looking for beta testers
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
This would be a lifesaver. Too many times I've encountered young editors that have no idea about a computer's file system structure, and think that importing and moving files into bins is actually mov
nVIDIA driver fails with specific effect combination
by Steve Brame 3 months ago
Posted this on Adobe's forum, but so far no takers. I have a very simple timeline, two green screen clips from the same Master keyed with Ultra Key and a PSD background. I nest each clip in order to p
Re: nVIDIA driver fails with specific effect combination
by Duke Sweden 3 months ago
Told ya I was an amateur! ;-)
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DVD Autoplay
by Douglas Gerlach 10 months ago
I have a client who is requesting that his DVDs be able to autoplay whenever they are inserted into a DVD drive on a PC or a MAC. In other words, when the DVD is inserted into either a PC or a MAC DVD
Re: DVD Autoplay
by Steve Brame 10 months ago
Quite possible, and you are correct, that sort of behavior on a computer is hardly allowed in a corporate sense these days. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Wind
How can I create 40 identical lower 3rds that will have a different text?
by Olivier Prudhomme 10 months ago
I need to lower 3rd ID 30 people in a video. The lower 3rds have to be the same ones animtaion look wise. Of course I need to update each with the name of the person on camera. It is a pretty complica
Re: How can I create 40 identical lower 3rds that will have a different text?
by Steve Brame 10 months ago
Check this out... http: aescripts.com compsfromspreadsheet Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Drive - WD Caviar Black 500GB * 2nd
Wedding film
by Russ Carlin 1 year ago
Hi all, Just after some advice. When finishing off a wedding film for a client, we usually provide a DVD as well as a USB stick with the film on. I don't really want to supply anything in SD so trying
Re: Wedding film
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
I would imagine most recent TV iterations will handle MP4, some older ones may have accepted DIVX and MPEG-2, and I'd have no idea whatsoever about the UK. My advice would be to ask for the TV model n
Roto Brush - increase analyzed time span
by Marc Nibor 1 year ago
I need to seperate a persons face and hair from the background. The clip is 02.30 minutes long. Normally I would try to key it, since the background is basically just a gradient. The problem is that t
Re: Roto Brush - increase analyzed time span
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
It's an available technique, but I'll second what Dave says - the conditions where you can successfully extend the analysis area past the default would be rare. I'm in the process of doing 40+ intervi
Going rate for voiceover actors?
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
Hi, can anyone tell me the typical pay rate for voiceover actors For example for doing narration for promotional Youtube videos Are they paid by the hour the day the project I work for a DC think tank
Re: Going rate for voiceover actors?
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
Not long at all. In fact, it's been there for years. Guru.com Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Drive - WD Caviar Black 500GB * 2
HMC150 and HMR 10
by Jim Hauschultz 1 year ago
For background reasons that would require a bottle of Wild Turkey, I'm using an HMR10 (external Parasonic recorder) as a second SDHC recorder. The HMR records great but records the viewfinder informat
Re: HMC150 and HMR 10
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
In the menu go to the 'Display Setup' section. Select 'Video Out OSD', and set to 'Off'. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Drive
HMC150 Media
by Jim Hauschultz 1 year ago
I notice some HMC150 questions placed in this forum. Panic. A day's worth of interviews, recorded and checked as we progressed. Removed card to copy. No files. Reinserted card in camera, and received
Re: HMC150 Media
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
Have you tried the old AVCCAM Restorer https: eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp pro-av support dload avccam_restorer agree_e.htm Never had to use it myself, and my HMC-150 is 9 years old. Good luck! Asus P6X58
Missing Plugins? What are these and where can I purchase them?
by Matt Parise 1 year ago
Hello All, I work for a local tv station and I'm working on a AE Comp that another company made. They sent me the AE Project but when I open the project it says that I have 3 missing plugins: Optical
Re: Missing Plugins? What are these and where can I purchase them?
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
https: www.videocopilot.net products opticalflares http: www.redgiant.com products all knoll-unmult-free I'm thinking that "LF Disc" refers to Knoll Light Factory. If so... http: www.redgiant.com prod
Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Chris Pettit 1 year ago
This is a full-disclosure post. Like Aindreas, I feel compelled to disclose my latest decisions regarding CC since I've spent so much time slapping Adobe for shoving this whole subscription mess on us
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Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
"24 XEON cores, lots of RAM, dual Titan X GPU's, all SSD drives, etc." Would you like to adopt me Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * Syst
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Replace with after effects composition - clip turns into weird test card icon :-(
by David Honan 1 year ago
This is totally baffling me :-( In Premiere CC, on a specific section of footage, every time select footage and... Abode dynamic link replace with After effects Composition I get a meaningless weird c
Re: Replace with after effects composition - clip turns into weird test card icon :-(
by Steve Brame 1 year ago
This is AE's 'Media Offline' image. Try opening the AE project and re-save it. This usually works for me on Dynamic Link. If the same graphic shows up in the AE project, then the media has gone missin
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'Super-Tight Junk Matte', or....
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
For troubled greens screens, I've always relied on Aharon's 'Super Tight Junk Mattes' tutorial here on the COW. However, I ran across this similar, but much faster technique. Can anyone think of why i
Re: 'Super-Tight Junk Matte', or....
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
I guess my question is now irrelevant since in AE2015 they've eliminated 'Color Key". Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Drive - W
Struggling with Realistic Compositing
by Adrean Mangiardi 2 years ago
I've been compositing many times using basic techniques, however I am struggling to advance to the next level of realistic compositing. To those who have extensive experience in realistic compositing,
Re: Struggling with Realistic Compositing
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
I was just watching this video when your post came across. It might be helpful. https: youtu.be S87NTJVcYKU Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64
Gear for Corporate Video - opinions? CAMTREE, or PROAIMS?
by Tom Laughlin 2 years ago
Looking at a company in India, CAMTREE, or PROAIMS, and they've got some rather cheap prices, so I'm looking to gear up for some corporate video shoots, and any opinions on this company or gear Rigs:
Re: Gear for Corporate Video - opinions? CAMTREE, or PROAIMS?
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Lots of video reviews online about them, although most are a few years old. Most seem to feel that they are well worth what you pay for them. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeFo
Burning a Dual Layer DVD
by Steve Mason 2 years ago
Hello, I'm in the final phases of authoring an intricate DVD, which due to the sheer amount of data it holds must be dual layer. This is to be an instructional and set-up disc, which will accompany a
Re: Burning a Dual Layer DVD
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Haven't done much DVD authoring in quite a while, but back when it was our main delivery media, I remember that most player incompatibility problems were due to the brand of media. Where we'd have a c
How to ge a USB Thumb drive to behave like a DVD
by Sean McAll 5 years ago
I am trying to get a thumb drive to behave like a DVD. any advice
Re: How to ge a USB Thumb drive to behave like a DVD
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
There is no way to simply put your VIDEO_TS folder onto a USB stick and have it play as a DVD. No way. True Autorun has been disabled by default since Windows XP. Instead you are presented with a list
Think I may have found Customer Services.
by Billy Payn 2 years ago
Just got back from a trip round Queensland down under, and couldn't resist. Actually, when I saw this, I turned the camper van round and made the girls wait while I took the picture. 'Why did you take
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Re: Think I may have found Customer Services.
by Craig Howard 2 years ago
Did you use photoshop for that :-) Of course he didn't. He's not a hypocrite! Craig Howard Shooter Film Company Auckland New Zealand Adobe CS6 Premiere Pro Production Premium Suite Windows 7-64 bit:As
Dimensions out-of-range
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
I've opened a PDF in AICC 2014.1.1, and when I attempt to save as an Illustrator file, I get the "Dimensions are out-of-range" error. The doc is 972px X 576px, or 13.5in X 8in. This seems to be well w
Re: Dimensions out-of-range
by Lindsay Carter 2 years ago
Hmm... That's very strange. I just opened 13x19 PDF in Illustrator and saved it with no trouble. I'm not using CC though. I've found a couple glitches since I started using it. I found that making I h
How does copyright music work with YouTube?
by Stephen Pickering 2 years ago
I know this question has been asked before, but I'm wondering if there is an updated answer with how this works, now with YouTube identifying and tagging songs for artists groups. I have a client who
Re: How does copyright music work with YouTube?
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
They didn't plan the video this way. They originally had the song in the video, then Abba's management threatened to litigate if they didn't remove it. The sync solution was the production company's r
DualLayer - This disc requires a layer break
by Farhan Ali 2 years ago
Hello everyone, I've been using Adobe Encore for the past few months without any issues. But today I decided to create Dual Layer Project for my client. Usually I would be authoring BluRay Images. But
Re: DualLayer - This disc requires a layer break
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Have you seen this thread https: forums.adobe.com thread 400065 If so and it hasn't helped your situation, then maybe you should contact Adobe Support. - however, the Staff person in that thread wasn'
Strange collaboration
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Does the recent collaboration between Adobe and Avid seem a little strange, if not ominous Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Driv
Re: Strange collaboration
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Tim Wilson "Adobe is packed wall-to-wall with sharp, engaged, and far-sighted individuals." Two words...Karl Soule. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 P
How do I rent a live monkey for a video shoot?
by Stephen Pickering 2 years ago
Hi there, I have two questions. First, my shoot will probably take place in Madison, WI. I Googled "madison monkey rentals" and found one company who rents monkeys, unfortunately it's not the ideal sp
Re: How do I rent a live monkey for a video shoot?
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
This is shaping up to be one of the greatest threads on the COW ever! Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Drive - WD Caviar Black 5
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Match Frame Bug in CC
by greg janza 4 years ago
I'm wondering if others are experiencing this bug with the new CC version. Match frame seems to be broken with merged clips. It works fine with regular clips but I can no longer match frame to any mer
Re: Match Frame Bug in CC
by dan cooper 2 years ago
Hey Peter, Hope all is well. Is an update for this issues on Adobe's agenda This is a major setback in post workflow. Cheers, Dan dan
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shoot for final delivery in portrait mode
by Dan Veltri 2 years ago
Hi all, I'm shooting a bunch of video clips that need to be delivered in portrait mode (480W x 800H). These are "stand up" clips of a narrator in front of a background. I'm planning to use the GH2 and
Re: shoot for final delivery in portrait mode
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Might want to consider this. We shoot head-to-toe green screen with an adapter like this, but it would save you some resolution for a vertically oriented shot. http: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controlle
Recording, Livestreaming, and Closed Captioning all at once?! (x-post question from a terrified newbie)
by Emily Schooley 2 years ago
(Please note that I have cross-posted this in several forums. I hope that's okay... I am really stressed out about this and am casting a wide as possible net for help.) I've been doing basic video pro
Re: Recording, Livestreaming, and Closed Captioning all at once?! (x-post question from a terrified newbie)
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Sorry for the delay. No, those stats are for our editing system back in our studio. The laptop we use for webcasting is an ASUS N53S which is several years old. It's specs are - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2
Audition CC will not scan for VSTs even in default folder
by Nancy Henker 3 years ago
I cannot get Audition's plugin manager to scan for any plugins. It does not matter if I type in the folder where the .dll is, or if I put the .dll in the default folder and try there. I have tried wit
Re: Audition CC will not scan for VSTs even in default folder
by Steve Brame 2 years ago
Hi Nancy, Were you ever able to resolve this issue I'm now having it. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeForce GTX 770 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Drive - WD Caviar Black 5
The Ongoing Creative Cloud
by Christian Schumacher 3 years ago
Hi, just wanted to gather input on this, as I am in the middle of this new Adobe update. Thing is I'm one of theirs AE monthly subscribers, and so far as I am concerned, Adobe has been playing nice wi
Re: The Ongoing Creative Cloud
by Steve Brame 3 years ago
As a former Ultra user back before Serious Magic was gobbled up by Adobe, I was glad to see it incorporated as the native keyer in Premiere circa CS4 or 5 I believe, and it remains today. It's called
CC screwed me this weekend. Sigh.
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
Last month I wanted to explore Lightroom 5 (I own 4) but since my copy was from the Apple App store, I knew I couldn't upgrade that so I downloaded the free trial to check out the new features. So far
Re: CC screwed me this weekend. Sigh.
by Steve Brame 3 years ago
Ahhh...CC on the weekend. It's an adventure! Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia Quadro 4000 * Windows 7 Premium 64bit * System Drive - WD Caviar Black 500GB * 2nd Drive(Pagefile, Pr
making subclip from sequence
by Joe Mole 8 years ago
Is there a way to make a subclip from a sequence I created a sequence to do multi camera editing but now I'd like to make subclips that would be multicamera editable.
Re: making subclip from sequence
by David Dobson 8 years ago
I do not believe it is possible to make sub-sequences.
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cutting promos with premiere is the nicest thing in the entire world.
by Aindreas Gallagher 3 years ago
I had to say it. I'm in a big broadcaster for a few months that does a lot of sport. they have avid - around sixty suites of avid. Horrible horrible horrible avid on isis as far as the eye can see. I
Re: cutting promos with premiere is the nicest thing in the entire world.
by Steve Brame 3 years ago
Well, I did "go rental", and after the last few weeks of trials and tribulations with CC, and now CC 2014, I decided to try Media Composer after a 7 year hiatus. I swear that I felt like I'd picked up
wirecast alternatives
by Roy McKenzie 3 years ago
Does any one know of any good wirecast alternatives I know about livestream and Boinx TV. I need to take IP presenter sources (machine running PowerPoint slides), IP cameras are a plus, but most impor
Re: wirecast alternatives
by Steve Brame 3 years ago
Have you looked at VidBlaster I have their Home version, and it's really nice. I tend to use Wirecast more often because of it's audio integration. With VidBlaster, you have to have a separate audio w
Very sad...
by Steve Brame 3 years ago
We consistently have at least 2 interns from the myriad of colleges here with production or communication programs. Since last summer we've had 4. I had to wean them from FCP7, which they had been rai
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Re: Very sad...
by Steve Brame 3 years ago
Strangely enough, I was having the problem again on a project that had sat dormant for a few months. On every attempt at encoding, the process would halt at a particular frame. I tried, as you suggest
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