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Steve Drew

Member Since:
September 10th 2003
226 Posts
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Leaving AE for Smoke / Nuke...?
by andrew donaldson 6 years ago
Hello cow fans, This is less support related and more just me thinking and chasing your opinions, etc... I've been one of those jack of all trades editors for about 10 years now. You know the type: cu
Re: Leaving AE for Smoke / Nuke...?
by Steve Drew 6 years ago
Hi Andrew We have similar backgrounds. I started editing in 1997 on Avid, changed to FCP around 2001 and stuck with it until I stopped editing in 2010. Throughout that time I was using After Effects t
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Best way to mater 720p -> 576i
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
As we all know, Blackmagic is struggling with 720p support for some reason. I have a documentary, all ready to master, that was shot & finished 720p. How do I get this program out at master quality, f
Re: Best way to mater 720p -> 576i
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
Pleeeeeease add 720 support, Blackmagic, pleeeeaaase.....-- "Don't Believe the Hype" - Flava Flav
720p down convert to SD
by Douglas Villalba 11 years ago
Is there any solution or work around the 720p down convert bug. Its been a while since people started having problems playing back 720p clips on an SD monitor and I haven't seen any post on a solution
Re: 720p down convert to SD
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
ditto most of our HD work is 720p... i'm using after effects to do the conversion... nice and productive... NOT!-- "Don't Believe the Hype" - Flava Flav
Apple No Show
by Christopher Wright 11 years ago
I am starting to feel the echoes of what happened in the demise of edit* with the Discreet's (Autodesk) "corporate" decision. I believe the original arrival of a much cheaper FCP editing product that
Re: Apple No Show
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
What about the intel (pardon the pun) that Apple were stopping Shake development to develop a more robust (um, Shake anyone ) and integrated compositing solution for FCP Studio Also it's acquisition o
Feb. 5th Software UPDATE
by Jeff Carpenter 11 years ago
No, it's not a new Quicktime update, but might this be just as good http: www.apple.com support downloads prokit45.html Haven't tried it myself yet...just a heads-up for everyone else.
Re: Feb. 5th Software UPDATE
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
I second (third ) that. I believe we should implore Apple with 'feedback' stating that we, their loyal subjects, require at the very least a READ ME.txt file included with any update stating specific
quicktime 7.4.1 Fixes Rendering ISSUE!!!!
by Daniel Elder 11 years ago
If you need to download Quicktime 7.4 then get 7.4.1 right now, it fixes the rendering issue in AE. I have had two successful renders thus farDaniel Elder producer www.luminair.com
Re: quicktime 7.4.1 Fixes Rendering ISSUE!!!!
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
Can anyone else back this up -- "Don't Believe the Hype" - Flava Flav
Possible to delay some of the outputs of Multibridge Pro?
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
Apologies in advance, this is a bit of a waffle.... I have an issue where I am outputting to two monitors (a 20" Sony broadcast CRT and a 40" Sony Bravia LCD) and am experiencing a 3 frame delay betwe
Re: Possible to delay some of the outputs of Multibridge Pro?
by Jeff Kosmicki 11 years ago
The delay is a problem with the Sony Bravia, we had the same issue a year ago. I contacted Sony about the problem and they had no idea what I was talking about, but the problem is very real. Even if y
3D scene in SD, nested in a HD comp
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
Ok... hopefully I can explain this properly. I have designed an opening title sequence using AE CS3s 3D space - (it features layers moving in 3D space, plus a camera move). I originally designed this
Re: 3D scene in SD, nested in a HD comp
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
Thanks so much for your input. For now I've just placed the SD comp in the centre of the HD comp and turned on collapse transforms and the 3D checkbox. I've then added the camera from the SD comp into
Premier Pro CS3 & FCP 6 on same system ok?
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
Hi all - I think my subject line summed up my question :) I'm installing CS3 Production Bundle Premium and would like to know if there are any dangers in installing Premier Pro CS3 on the same system
Media Manager- Good, Bad Experiences?
by Mike Salerno 11 years ago
I've got a raid of 5 Terabytes and I've got about 145 gigs left, as we've been doing a lot of uncompressed HD projects. Coming from Avid Media Composer, I was able to DELETE any unused media that wasn
Re: Media Manager- Good, Bad Experiences?
by Steve Drew 11 years ago
I concur with bogiesan. I began my editing career on AVID 10 years ago, deciding to jump ship for FCP a little over 6 years ago. I've been waiting for Apple to pay some much needed attention to their
No source timecode in AE!?
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
I'm hopefully mistaken, but it seems to me there is no way to read the embedded timecode track of a QuickTime file inside After Effects, correct If that is the case, how has such an obvious feature no
Re: No source timecode in AE!?
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
Hey thanks Lloyd! I knew there'd have to be at least somewhat of an answer! Cheers, Steve
When designing for Plasma and LCD TV - Is there a title safe area i have to worry about?
by Chris Huggett 12 years ago
Hi guys I have a job that is specifically for a plasma screen. I would like to use all avaiable real estate on screen. Can anyone tell me if plasmas and Widescreen LCDs for that matter, still have und
Re: When designing for Plasma and LCD TV - Is there a title safe area i have to worry about?
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
Check the Multimedia 101 podcast on title safe: http: cowcast.creativecow.net multimedia_101 episodes CC_101_Safe_AreasiPod_Lo.mp4
JPEG to master HD
by Neil Sadwelkar 12 years ago
Just wondering. Given that HD uncompressed really takes up disk space, and needs that much bandwidth. How much worse does Photo-JPEG or the new Motion-JPEG really turn out for HD mastering I'm wonderi
Re: JPEG to master HD
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
Hi Luke - What are the dangers, if any, in changing the P-JPG capture quality from 25% to 50% or 75%. Obviously there's a filesize hit. I can't test this for myself as I don't have a HD card yet, but
How many times has this forum saved your a#% on a deadline job?
by Kenny Mims 12 years ago
Pick one: A. About once or twice a week B. Closer to just about everyday C. There is no deadline. All my clients are patient & understanding 1000+ thanks to one an all MIMS Locomotion
Re: How many times has this forum saved your a#% on a deadline job?
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
Answer: C - for me I also get paid for overtime, have total creative control in my work, and have never had a computer error. x Pinocchio
New After Effects Sticky with Common Questions
by Joel Hooton 12 years ago
I don't know who exactly this should go to so I am sending it out to everyone. I have noticed that a lot of similar questions come up every week. How do you open a 7.0 file in 6.5 What is rotoscoping
Re: More FAQ
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
- Workflow for 2K in AE - Gamma shifts between RGB YUV - How to 'dustbust'
New After Effects Sticky with Common Questions
by Joel Hooton 12 years ago
I don't know who exactly this should go to so I am sending it out to everyone. I have noticed that a lot of similar questions come up every week. How do you open a 7.0 file in 6.5 What is rotoscoping
Re: More FAQ
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
- Workflow for 2K in AE - Gamma shifts between RGB YUV - How to 'dustbust'
Bullets in AE 7.0...
by Betty Boop2 12 years ago
Here's a dumb question. Can someone tell how to apply simple bullets to a text string in AE 7.0 For the life of me I can find the "how to". Thanks in advance!Jay Thompson Thompson Visual Design & Stor
Re: Bullets in AE 7.0...
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
If you're on mac type (in the text field) "option+8" and it gives you a '
Strange Artifacting Around Text Pict Files
by Ian Dillon 12 years ago
I am getting strange artifacting around my black text against white. I am editing at 10 bit 720x486 uncompressed and am using a pict file for text. The problem isn't horrible, but slightly noticeable.
Re: Strange Artifacting Around Text Pict Files
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
I capture in 10bit, have a 10bit sequence, but render in 8bit YUV. Why Because this problem has been around ever since FCP 'supported' 10bit. The fact that it's STILL a problem is frankly an embarrasm
look at this product !
by Bob Zelin 12 years ago
I love Creative Cow - I just pulled this off the Canon DV forum. http: www.kinor.ru products flashdvr This looks incredible - actually, everything this company makes looks incredible, and I never even
Re: look at this product !
by Steve Drew 12 years ago
....and now all you yanks realise what everyone else in the world has to deal with sending things to the US! There should be a network of floating citadels above all countries for worldwide, same time
What's the difrence beetween NTSC and PAL?
by Wayland Bell 13 years ago
What's the difrence beetween NTSC and PAL
Re: What's the difrence beetween NTSC and PAL?
by Steve Drew 13 years ago
One key difference is that they are completely different letters. NTSC also has one additional letter to PAL, however only PAL is pronounceable as a word in it's own right. NTSC will always be, unfort
BMD Photoshop plugin not installing?
by Steve Drew 13 years ago
Are there any gotchas that prevent the Blackmagic plugin for Photoshop import export installing I've used this feature in previous versions, but in the last few updates of BMD Drivers and since insta
DeckLink 5.1.2 Macintosh drivers released
by Luke Maslen 13 years ago
Hi, DeckLink Macintosh 5.1.2 drivers have been released and are available from the Software Downloads page. This is a minor update with verified support for Final Cut Pro HD 5.0.3, QuickTime 7.0.3 and
Re: DeckLink 5.1.2 Macintosh drivers released
by Steve Drew 13 years ago
I agree Andy, It's the most amazing thing about Apple bugs - their irony. They make incredibly powerful software, easy to use, at the forefront of technology blah blah blah... but! Their Chroma Luma l
JVC's BR-HD50U analog component output
by Beak 13 years ago
I have a decklink extreme card and was wondering if with the analog component outputs of JVC's BR-HD50U deck could I capture HDV 720 30p footage via the decklink card I've captured from the camera via
Re: JVC's BR-HD50U analog component output
by Steve Drew 13 years ago
Hi Beak, The Decklink Extreme cards can only capture standard definition formats, but allow you to down convert if you have aquired HD footage by some other means. I am currently using JVC's deck in a
Photoshop plugin?
by Steve Drew 13 years ago
Hi all, I don't know why, but since updating my OS to Tiger months ago I've never had the Blackmagic Import Export plugin in Photoshop. I'm using Photoshop CS2. There's no Blackmagic plugins in my Pho
media manger and motion clips
by niti shah 13 years ago
hi I am really getting irritated with this problem. When I use media manager for upraising my job using
Re: dont tell me everybody correcting their clips manually!
by Steve Drew 13 years ago
You're quite right Nikei, it's very poor that this bug has been a part of FCP for so long. I've onlined heaps of TV programming and docos with Final Cut and the manual re-working of motion effects som
Error: Unknown File
by Les Kaye 13 years ago
Dual 2.5 G5 FCP 5.02 Kona Anyone see this Receive "Error Unknown File" when trying to save, and system does not allow Save or Save as - error popped up each time (twice today and has happened previous
Re: Error: Unknown File
by Steve Drew 13 years ago
Yeah it's happened on and off. It usually occurs if you've had network drives mounted and have un-mounted them while FCP is still open. Try saving the project to another drive, that's worked for me be
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