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Bitrate advice
by Steve Brame 13 hours ago
I'm suddenly back to transcoding my AVCHD(1080P) footage to a mezzanine codec in order to get it into PPro 2018 until I can upgrade to Windows 10, and a question I had long ago has raised it's head -
Plugin
by Steve Brame 3 weeks ago
One of the most useful plugins for CC - https: exchange.adobe.com addons products 19973 Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Re: Plugin
by Steve Brame 3 weeks ago
Nah...just a Weber Kettle. That's why I like this plugin, it lets you watch the temps from the editing suite. Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Premiere Pro Dolby?
by Greg Jones 3 weeks ago
I got an alert this morning to update my Premiere Pro and Audition 2017 CC. The update says 'This update does not include any fixes. This update removes Dolby Audio support'. Anyone have a clue why Pr
Re: Premiere Pro Dolby?
by Steve Brame 3 weeks ago
https: helpx.adobe.com x-productkb multi dolby-end-of-support.html trackingid=226KCZMJ&mv=email Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
can't find a feather in Ultra key
by Marc De Coster 1 month ago
Hi guys I'm working on a project where I must key a lot of shots. Nothing really complicated, it is a "newsflash" style: speaker in front, animation in back, and some lower thirds I don't want to step
Re: can't find a feather in Ultra key
by Steve Brame 1 month ago
It's in the 'Matte Cleanup' section - 'Soften'. Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Backup methods, advice
by Adam Lewen 2 months ago
Hi. Not sure this is the right forum, but Im used to this one, and the topic is so general, im not sure where to fit it... My long time backup service Crashplan, is changing its business plan... I am
Re: Backup methods, advice
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
We've used Sans Digital's MobilSTOR towers for many years. The connect via eSATA, USB 3.0 or Firewire 400 800. There are other brands though, and some offer Thunderbolt connectivity. You simply purcha
Essential Title Nightmare
by Eric Merklein 2 months ago
I've been doing the editing thing for very long time from film, through video tape, Montague, Avid and Premiere Pro. From LA to NY. All I have to say is that Essential Graphics is the worst piece of g
Re: Essential Title Nightmare
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
I'd suggest opening the Title Tool, place it where you want it on the screen, and create a new Workspace named 'Titles'. Then when you switch to the 'Titles' workspace, it will be there for you. Steve
Medical Device Marketing Video
by Joe Clark 2 months ago
Hello, I am designing an animated video for a medical company so, I am looking for some help in making the Medical Device Marketing Video .I have spent nearly 2 days reading through the many posts on
Re: Medical Device Marketing Video
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
And he just posted another similar. Wonder what gives Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Mic envy
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
Watched the hurricane coverage all day yesterday, and as calloused as it may sound, all I could think of was, "Man, I need one of those mics!" Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Re: Mic envy
by Steve Brame 2 months ago
Wow! I was expecting many hundreds of dollars, certainly not under $200! Thanks guys! Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
music rights for internal corporate video?
by barbara daly 3 months ago
I have a client who wants to create an employee video using a pop song but changing the lyrics and singing it karaoke style. The video will be used in-house only, sung by current employees. It will be
Re: music rights for internal corporate video?
by Steve Brame 3 months ago
This has always been such a grey area, and I love these posts, always hoping that something more definitive will come out in one. One thing you can definitely count on - if you use client directed cop
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Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 3 months ago
I posted this in the Backup and Archive forum, but wasn't sure how active that forum was... Anyone use any disk catalog software on a PC to keep track of archived files and projects We've used CD Find
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Re: Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 3 months ago
Thanks Joe. That looks great!
Compression advice
by Bruce Gaber 3 months ago
Trying to compress some video files without much success. I used Zipit to try to compress some 10Gb .MOV files. The "compressed" files were less than 10% smaller. Not much help at all. Any advice on p
Re: Compression advice
by Brent Marginet 3 months ago
Zipping Video files will never shrink them much and is not a good idea. Are you Zipping them for archival purposes, if so archive them exactly as they are. If you compress them to H.264's and need the
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Way to align number of images in one composition like a grid?
by Waqas Areff 6 months ago
So, I'm working on a project where I need to show like 20+ images in one composition, properly aligned next to each other. Doing it manually takes a lot of time and the images don't even look properly
Re: Way to align number of images in one composition like a grid?
by Steve Brame 6 months ago
Search for 'Layers2Grid'. Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
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Adobe Audition messed up a day worth of work
by Joel Arvidsson 8 months ago
I imported a vo file that I cleaned up from inhales a couple of weeks ago. Today I addade two extra part to that track by coping and pasting the waves in the timeline. I also continued to ad range mar
Re: Adobe Audition messed up a day worth of work
by Steve Brame 8 months ago
There is no 'Dynamic Link' between Premiere and Audition. There is 'Render and Replace'. If you perform this on a video clip, Premiere exports an audio file and replaces the video clip's embedded audi
Using template for slide show
by Mordy Gilden 8 months ago
I was asked to do make an engaging looking slide show to play on a projector at an event. I'm not an expert but I'm familiar with after effects (have used it for animation) and have made simple slide
Re: Using template for slide show
by Steve Brame 8 months ago
Usually your placeholders are pre-comps, so you can easily scale and crop inside the pre-comp placeholder. As far as the number of pictures number of placeholders, some of the templates I've used were
Studio shoot "talking heads" pre production
by Adam Lewen 9 months 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 Steve Brame 9 months ago
Dave's being sarcastic. Rotoscoping, even with the Rotobrush, is tedious and slow, especially compared to Keylight, or Ultra Key in Premiere. That being said, you might want to have a look at Red Gian
Line connecting animation
by Seth Wilder 9 months ago
Hello. I need some help creating a continuous line traveling from scene to scene that will animate an image in the scene and then travel to the next scene. Any suggestions of tutorials, or templates w
Re: Line connecting animation
by Steve Brame 9 months ago
Make the 'line' part a lot easier, and take a look at a script called 'Speed Lines'. Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Tiling video with time offset
by Mischa Livingstone 10 months 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 10 months 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
Looking for (short) stock footage at low price
by Catalin Buda 10 months 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 10 months 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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nVIDIA driver fails with specific effect combination
by Steve Brame 1 year 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 1 year ago
Told ya I was an amateur! ;-)
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DVD Autoplay
by Douglas Gerlach 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Chris Pettit 2 years 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 2 years 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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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 6 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
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 3 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 4 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
Adobe's problems don't seem to be restricted to CC.
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
Just received this in an email, on Jan 22, 2014. "Your Captivate Subscription Edition (one-year) subscription will expire in 7 days Dear Steven Brame: Your subscription to Captivate Subscription Editi
Re: Adobe's problems don't seem to be restricted to CC.
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
Nope, you've always been a wonderful source of help for us here on the COW. Just thought Adobe's calendar system might need a little tweak, that's all. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * n
Photos open rotated 90° CW
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
Time-lapse photos shot with a Canon T3i open in PS CC rotated 90 CW, though in Explorer and other apps they appear and open normally. I'm thinking that there is a camera setting that is dropping some
Re: Photos open rotated 90° CW
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
Nevermind. Figured it out. The Auto Rotate setting in the camera was being fooled because the camera is pointing downward. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia Quadro 4000 * Windows 7
Becoming more prevalent...not just Adobe
by Rich Rubasch 4 years ago
http: money.cnn.com 2013 12 04 technology security passwords-stolen index.html hpt=hp_t2 Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Anima
Re: Becoming more prevalent...not just Adobe
by Gary Huff 4 years ago
Steve Brame "And, as I like to point out, none of this is as insecure as handing your credit card along with your signature off to a total stranger who then disappears with both for a few minutes." T
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Support experience.
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
Just spent nearly an hour in a chat session with an Adobe Support rep. While waiting for responses I thought I'd tally up what I've spent on Adobe products over the years. Turns out to be $10,363.84 s
Re: Support experience.
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
Still haven't heard from Adobe Support. I'm afraid that their previously good quality of support has gone the way of the norm. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia Quadro 4000 * Windo
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