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Export with Original Clip Names
by John Smith 3 days ago
Hi, I'm having trouble with clip filenames after exporting them from Adobe Premiere Pro. The exports are automatically being named after the sequence, but I would like for the exported files to match
Re: Export with Original Clip Names
by Tero Ahlfors 3 days ago
You could use the project manager.
MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Bill Davis 4 days ago
If you live in the Premiere Pro world, it's starting to make sense that you might not feel the new Mac Laptops are a very big deal. If you've transitioned into the FCP X world, the evidence is mountin
Re: MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Paul Neumann 3 days ago
I like to say I edit "with" a laptop, not "on" a laptop. I can go for days without ever opening my MBP. From the bag to the desk and then back to the bag. At the office or at home pretty much the same
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No realtime playback to broadcast monitor: where's the bottleneck?
by Alan Okey 3 days ago
I recently installed a Blackmagic DeckLink Mini Monitor into my system at work. It's a 2010 Mac Pro 5,1 with dual 2.4GHz 6-core Xeons, 12GB RAM and an ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU. It's an older system, adm
Re: No realtime playback to broadcast monitor: where's the bottleneck?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 days ago
Do you have another GPU you can test That one is ancient and doesn't have enough VRAM for Resolve (if it is the 512 MB one).
Who's right? Me or the "professional videographer"?
by Duke Sweden 4 days ago
No matter how much I try to get along online I always seem to get into arguments. Help me settle this one. If I'm wrong, I'll admit it. Some guy put up an image I'll include here and asked what was ca
Re: Who's right? Me or the "professional videographer"?
by Tero Ahlfors 4 days ago
Depending on the situation camera camera settings someone's mom it can be a combination of both. Rolling shutter can be manifested in other ways than smearing images during fast movement. But the actu
Applying audio effects to one clip affects all, including other tracks
by Duke Sweden 4 days ago
I had noticed previously that if I add effects from the audio mixer (treble, dynamics processing, etc.) to one clip, it affects all of the clips on that track. But yesterday I discovered that the effe
Re: Applying audio effects to one clip affects all, including other tracks
by Tero Ahlfors 4 days ago
If you add effects in the audio mixer the effects are track based not clip based and if you put an effect on the master track it will affect everything. These are useful for adding effects to certain
Drastic difference in quality between mp4 and wmv?
by Duke Sweden 6 days ago
I just discovered that I get perfect color reproduction of my videos when encoded as WMV files. So naturally I went to check on the difference between the 2 as far as quality and compression, and of c
Re: Drastic difference in quality between mp4 and wmv?
by Tero Ahlfors 5 days ago
You can try and guesstimate what's happening by trying this: -Generate some test bars in Premiere. New item - HD bars and tone. -Check out how it looks with all the Lumetri scopes visible. It should l
The infernal black bars
by Matt Engelson 5 days ago
I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm a noob. I rendered a video, matching to the source video in the export settings. I get the black bars around the entire video on Youtube. I know the aspect
Re: The infernal black bars
by Tero Ahlfors 5 days ago
720x480 is not 16:9 in a square pixel aspect ratio.
Poor quality of video exported from Premiere Pro
by Per Olsson 6 days ago
Im getting poor quality when exporting an image sequence with .png files. I tried increasing the bitrate but with no success. As you can see on the uploaded footage the image are getting blurred and n
Re: Poor quality of video exported from Premiere Pro
by Tero Ahlfors 6 days ago
DNxHD or Prores. Both can be played back on Windows and Mac but Prores can be only exported on a Mac.
So i am new to 2017 Ae and Fast blur is obsolete..what is its replacement?
by Richard Garabedain 1 week ago
Nothing seems to be as easy and as simple as fast blur among the blurring options...so i had to ask which one is supposed to be replacing it
Re: So i am new to 2017 Ae and Fast blur is obsolete..what is its replacement?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
Kevin Camp "i assume it's gaussian blur. they added the same 'direction' and 'repeat edge' settings that fast blur had." Also gaussian blur is an accelerated effect so it should be quicker to render
Render time is 700 hours. How do I get this down?
by Jack Stewart 1 week ago
Would somebody be able to take a look at my project file and tell me how to get the render time down It is a camera flying through several walls of videos and then the camera gets to the end and there
Re: Render time is 700 hours. How do I get this down?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
The ray traced 3D engine is INSANELY GPU hungry. If you have a supported Nvidia GPU it'll be pretty quick but if you don't then all the computation will be done on the CPU and it will be slow.
How best change color of moving hair?
by Tom Clasman 2 weeks ago
Trying to solve difficult problem - due to bad footage, that can't be redone. A camera filming forrest path. A woman wearing a facial mask walks by the camera from behind, walks past (her back to the
Re: How best change color of moving hair?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
I would probably do a semi-loose and feathered mask around the whole hair area and use that on an adjustment layer.
unable to use Trapcode Mir plugin
by Tim Neighbors 2 weeks ago
I've been unable to finish a project for about a month now because my Mir plugin appears to have stopped working in the middle of working on it. I was working in an older CS6 version of AE, had built
Re: unable to use Trapcode Mir plugin
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Have you tried contacting Red Giant's support
Animating Text (After Effects CC 2017)
by Joshua Wong Chen Sean 2 weeks ago
Can someone help me to identify what effects are that when the words coming in to the video at (0.03s, 0.09s, 0.16s, 0.42s, 0.48s) Those effects are actually quite familiar for some TV programs. I nee
Re: Animating Text (After Effects CC 2017)
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Looks like the effect could be done by animating a radial blur.
Which format/codec for best performance?
by Paul Meyer 3 weeks ago
I am currently finishing an 1080p project in After Effects (using mostly ARRIRAW footage) and will be grading it in DaVinci Resolve next. Since this is a personal project and I am using my old 2010 Ma
Re: Which format/codec for best performance?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
Uncompressed(or slightly compressed) image sequences like EXR DPX TIFF require a pretty fast storage even in HD.
nothing in graph editor
by katya dunn 3 weeks ago
Hi- I teach after effects and we are on the latest version of after effects on new Macs. For some of the students when we open the graph editor there is nothing there. I am thinking (hoping) there is
Re: nothing in graph editor
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
You need to select some keyframes to have them show up in the graph editor.
Stabilizing 6k
by Mike Rafferty 4 weeks ago
Anyone have luck stabilizing long (5+ minutes) of RED 6k footage We shot the horizon in 6k to display on a 72 foot wall exhibit using HD projectors, but the footage bounces from the wind on shore. The
Re: Stabilizing 6k
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
Render farm only helps on the final render. It won't help with performance.
Davinci Resolve cropping in playback monitor through DeckLink Extreme 4k 12G
by Peter Chagnon 4 weeks ago
Hi Friends, We recently got a new PC at my work and we've set it all up and are currently running it through its jumps. We are using a DeckLink Extreme 4K 12 G for our output to our color monitor, and
Re: Davinci Resolve cropping in playback monitor through DeckLink Extreme 4k 12G
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
Your monitor output scaling is set to center crop. Page 93- in the manual.
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Stabalization
by Owen Harvey 4 weeks ago
Currently I am stabaling a whole bunch of clips. Is there a way automate this some what. I am having to click each clip individually, and stabilize it. Thank you
Re: Stabalization
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
You should probably edit first and then stabilize what needs stabilizing instead of stabilizing stuff you won't use.
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Frame Rate and Motion Blur Guess
by Jerry Smith 1 month ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=AFS4KDG0S38 It's Italian TV, so I assume the frame rate is 25fps. How about the motion blur How much are they using here Maybe shutter angle of 180 Can anybody guess And
Re: Frame Rate and Motion Blur Guess
by Tero Ahlfors 1 month ago
There's no rules when it comes to how much to use motion blur because you can set the shutter to insane numbers in the comp. You're not restricted by actually exposing the image so you can set it to w
10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
My friend Mads Larsen Nielsen - who works at the huge Metronome facility in Europe posted this on today's 10.3.2 update to FCP X... "I kid you not when I say this this, for us at Metronome and basical
Re: 10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago
Bill Davis "Good god, man - all I did was post a link to a high end facility editors direct experience with the tool this entire forum is supposedly about! " This side discussion isn't about your ori
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Something else to debate!
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Thanks Oliver! https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2016 12 31 2017-technology-predictions utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=sunday_TaoColorist&utm_medium=email Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Product
Re: Something else to debate!
by Tero Ahlfors 1 month ago
Walter Soyka "I wonder what dedicated Ae control hardware would look like." It's not dedicated to AE but there's the modular Palette Gear thingy. It looks pretty neat.
Problems on Grabbing Stills
by Cassiano Zoboli 5 years ago
I'm having a problem on grabbing stills. The message is: "resolve failed to create directory " .gallery 63 ae" I'm working on 8.2.2 version on a OSX 10.7.4. Anyone's got the same issue Thanks in advan
Re: Problems on Grabbing Stills
by Tero Ahlfors 1 month ago
Giving Resolve a cache folder it can't write to is a user problem, not a Resolve problem.
Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
http: www.macworld.co.uk how-to mac-software how-use-geforce-now-on-mac-geforce-now-for-pc-mac-explained-3652516 Still thinking you're going to need that massive CPU GPU combo hard-soldered in your ma
Re: Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
There are rendering services that can put your Maya Softimage Houdini whatever comps in their farms and render stuff for you but they are usually for CG renders. The materials for that kind of work ar
At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
https: 9to5mac.com 2016 12 16 davinci-resolve-studio-12-5-4-touch-bar-macbook-pro
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Re: At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Bill Davis "But pointing out how people tend to look for reasons to hate anything Apple creates (The Touch Bar of the thread topic being the latest and greatest example) - particularly when they have
TouchBar & FCPX.... Fail
by Bob Woodhead 3 months ago
Finally dropped into a store to get hands on the new MBP. Only took a few seconds to realize the TouchBar is almost entirely useless for an editor, all due to one fact - you can't customize it! So it'
Re: TouchBar & FCPX.... Fail
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
At least you can run Doom on it: https: www.slashgear.com doom-runs-on-everything-including-macbook-pro-touch-bar-21464763
CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Andy Field 10 months ago
What's up with that http: www.provideocoalition.com creative-cloud-trial-reduction
Re: CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Thomas Mathai 5 months ago
Ok, so why are you here. Don't you have better things to do
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File: BG separation
by Tero Ahlfors 6 months ago
png file Example for BG separation https: f1.creativecow.net 10405 bg-separation
File: Test AEP
by Tero Ahlfors 8 months ago
aep file For testing https: f1.creativecow.net 10238 test-aep
"Or Not" was born of the FCP X Launch. So...
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Over Memorial Day to decompress from my killer recent schedule a bit, I binge-watched some of the Stieg Larssen series of Dragon Tattoo book to film adaptations from Sweden. (Really nice productions a
Re: "Or Not" was born of the FCP X Launch. So...
by Tim Wilson 9 months ago
Steve Connor "BTW I like the style of the Tutorials Bill" Me too! Important to keep in mind for what follows. :-) Bill Davis "Some folks may well have been "in the know" in advance of the intro, but
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Tero Ahlfors liked this 9 months ago
Another set of z800 specs for ya
by Duke Sweden 10 months ago
Yes, I know, there's a separate forum for workstation questions, but out of 30 posts there were a total of 2 responses, so I'm gonna hit you guys up one more time. In case you missed it I'm 0 for 2 so
Re: Another set of z800 specs for ya
by Jeff Pulera 10 months ago
Hi Duke, I've been following your threads for over a month and have been biting my tongue the entire time, as other posters that I respect were cheerleading for the HP purchase and also singing the pr
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Logo is not crisp!
by Loria Hyslop 11 months ago
Hello, I am brand new to Premier. I am working on some digital signage content. It is still image with some After Effects titles brought in. I want our company's logo in the bottom corner. The logo is
Re: Logo is not crisp!
by Shane Ross 11 months ago
DPI means nothing in video. it's all about PIXEL DIMENSIONS. Something 4000x3000 pixels, 72DPI (72 is the video default) will look much crisper than 400x300 at 300DPI. Shane Little Frog Post Read my b
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Frame.io meets Adobe Premiere Pro
by Walter Soyka 11 months ago
Following up on a recent discussion that touched on fixed versus flexible UIs link : Frame.io will soon support real-time collaboration, with the entire Frame.io app running directly inside of Premier
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Re: Frame.io meets Adobe Premiere Pro
by Scott Witthaus 11 months ago
Color me a "modest user". What is the big thing here I saw a slick pseudo-demo but WTF does it really do Coming soon. What Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial P
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Tero Ahlfors liked this 11 months ago
Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Simon Ubsdell 11 months ago
... until such times as FCP X reaches feature parity wth AVID, or at the very least with FCP 7 which it supplanted. My list is quite long and I won't rehearse it all yet again, but here's a key featur
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Re: Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Tim Wilson 11 months ago
Bill Davis "That my camera that cost orders of magnitude more than either device can't as well just seems ... stupid. That's all." Well, no argument there. LOL But that doesn't make it less true. LOL
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File: Screened
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
jpg file Original left, same shot screened on itself on right https: f1.creativecow.net 9817 screened
Support for DPX with embedded alpha or EXR?
by Nat Jencks 3 years ago
Hi, I'm getting a lot of VFX with mattes. I'd love to have the mattes embedded in the sources. My initial testing indicates that Resolve 10 still doesn't support DPX with embedded alpha. What if any a
Re: Support for DPX with embedded alpha or EXR?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
16 bit DPXs with alpha from AE works in Resolve. EXRs with alpha also work.
10.2.3 Update is here
by joe mordecai 1 year ago
Motion + Compressor as well. For the most part, stability bug fix updates. I think we were all secretly hoping for something bigger after six months, but oh well - life goes on!
Re: 10.2.3 Update is here
by Andrew Kimery 1 year ago
Bill Davis "It totally does if A) what you thought you needed, turned out NOT to actually be what you needed as much in the new system - or B) if your sense of "loss" was more emotional than practica
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Disable grey area
by stig olsen 1 year ago
Hi, I finally switched to the latest version from 11 of Resolve and I can't find the "disable grey area"-button when adding a mask window on a node. It would be great if you could help me find it. Sti
Re: Disable grey area
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
By disable gray area button you probably mean the highlight toggle Press shift+H
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Best Magic Lantern RAW Workflow?
by Matthew Jeschke 1 year ago
I'm attempting to color grade Magic Lantern RAW clips with resolve. Running into several road blocks items that take me an insurmountable amount of time... 1. Converting clips from Magic Lantern .RAW
Re: Best Magic Lantern RAW Workflow?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Matthew Jeschke "3. Is workflow easier with a BlackMagic camera " Yes
Workflow with sRGB footage
by Duca Simone Luchini 1 year ago
Hallo everybody, I read on "Color Correction Handbook" by Van Hurkman that would be great work in Davinci with video (or) sequences in Log, as color space. It it true If I import in Davinci a sequence
Re: Workflow with sRGB footage
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Duca Simone Luchini "I read on "Color Correction Handbook" by Van Hurkman that would be great work in Davinci with video (or) sequences in Log, as color space. It it true " Depends on your own workfl
DPX to FCPX workflow - correct aspect ratio?
by Joe Rigby 1 year ago
Hi there, I have 7 DPX clips which were converted from 16mm. The frame size is 2048x1240 and it's 25fps. Each of the 7 DPX clips have a different starting timecode 01:00:00:00 - 07:00:00:00 I've test
Re: DPX to FCPX workflow - correct aspect ratio?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Joe Rigby "What's the best size timeline to master in " In what resolution are you supposed to deliver the film in
Back to FCPX From PP (Rant)
by Lillian Young 1 year ago
After a lot of Premiere hype and realizing some advantages that make it feel more professional + AE integration, I switched to Premiere Pro last year. Some things made me smile (maximizing windows, dy
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Re: Back to FCPX From PP (Rant)
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Sounds like you might got some deeper problems with your computer.
what is editing speed ?
by Herb Sevush 1 year ago
I wanted to starting a new thread based on this whole concept of editing speed. As per the previous thread ( https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 85784 ) I agree that it is hard to quantify exac
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Re: what is editing speed ?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Bill Davis "For example, it confuses editors at first that there is no longer a brick wall at zero seconds in the X storyline as there is in most NLEs - and you can attach and work LEFT just as easil
AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Chris Pettit 1 year ago
Since I'm late to a previous discussion, I'll start a new post for what it's worth. From the previous post, comment from Walter: Walter Soyka "but honestly, it does work, the new preview system is a f
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Re: AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Chris Pettit " I can enter settings manually of course, but I usually count on presets as a starting point for new formats." There is 4K h264 preset for youtube. Also you can save your presets and th
Price increase Teams - personal licenses next?
by Herbert van der wegen 1 year ago
Adobe's message: Creative Cloud Price Increase Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams prices are increasing significantly starting on November 27, 2015. If you're looking at adding any seats, now's the time t
Re: Price increase Teams - personal licenses next?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Gary Huff "Who knew that 33% was "significant" " I guess some people get really upset when stuff gets back to normal prices instead of being on sale anymore.
Maybe a substitue for prelude. at least for some
by Ricardo Marty 1 year ago
Just released. http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com es catalystprepare Example: Catalyst -(whatever nle)- fusion-protools or maybe: Catalyst prepare-catalyst edit- fusion-(whatever finnishing nle)- prot
Re: Maybe a substitue for prelude. at least for some
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Note that this program is made by Sony for Sony workflows. It doesn't have the format support that, for example, Prelude has.
Blog: Finding my Adobe media cache files and clearing up space
by Lucy Moon 2 years ago
Ran out of disk space today and despite copying off 500GB of video projects, I was still horribly low on space. I suspected the cache from Premiere. To see the cache I had to "find" my library inside
Re: Blog: Finding my Adobe media cache files and clearing up space
by Tero Ahlfors 2 years ago
One should set the media cache to an easier to find place and probably not the system drive.
70D Video disappears when the battery dies
by Zac Miller 2 years ago
I'm using a 70D as one of the cameras on a feature length documentary. I've been shooting for two months and at least twice now the camera has lost a clip that was being recorded when the camera batte
Re: 70D Video disappears when the battery dies
by Tero Ahlfors 2 years ago
Zac Miller "Has anyone else heard of this happening " Yes. Either use a dummy battery with a bigger power source, a battery grip or just try to stop recording before you run out of juice so the camer
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