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Tero Ahlfors

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Corrupt Exports
by Jennifer Adams 43 minutes ago
Hi, I'm having some strange difficulties rendering out a timeline from AE. I've tried almost every file format and setting, and all of the files that render out are unplayable. I've tried Quicktime, A
Re: Corrupt Exports
by Tero Ahlfors 18 minutes ago
Have you tried bringing the exported files back to AE and see if they work there Just to rule out possible media player snags.
Video and audio timeline doesn't scroll vertically (see picture)
by Duke Sweden 1 day ago
This has been going on for a while now, but the scrolls on the right side of the timeline for video and audio doesn't scroll. I have to reduce the size of my program monitor to be able to see all of m
Re: Video and audio timeline doesn't scroll vertically (see picture)
by Tero Ahlfors 5 hours ago
If you hover over the video or audio track part of the timeline you should be able to scroll with the mouse scrollwheel too. If you have a second monitor you could use that for playback to get more sp
Is there a way to automatically scale a clip to a certain size?
by Bill Bill Cleffrough 2 days ago
So I have a clip that I want to cut up and intersperse throughout my video, but I would like it to be at about 90% size when I drag it onto the timeline. Assuming I were to do what I normally do and j
Re: Is there a way to automatically scale a clip to a certain size?
by Tero Ahlfors 2 days ago
https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro using master-clip-effects.html
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Removing black bars on TOP and BOTTOM
by Danny Paz 2 days ago
Hey, so I'm working on a project where I rotate a clip and use motion tile on it as well. Though I have this issue that the black bars on top and bottom of the clip make it so I can't see only the cli
Re: Removing black bars on TOP and BOTTOM
by Tero Ahlfors 2 days ago
You probably need to scale the clip up during the rotation so the edges aren't visible when you rotate it.
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Premiere Pro keeps crashing. Could it be cause I'm using mixed media files and not conforming?
by Austin Steele 5 days ago
HI there. I'm running Premiere Pro 2015 on a 2015 Macbook Pro that hasn't had a ton of use. I'm using a 2TB G Raid drive. PP keeps crashing. It did it on my last project and now this project. Usually
Re: Premiere Pro keeps crashing. Could it be cause I'm using mixed media files and not conforming?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 days ago
Try trashing the Premiere preferences.
Hardware Question to Improve Slow Performance of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CC
by Sam Petschulat 1 week ago
I'm working on a video project and am getting playback lag, dropped frames, slow preview renders, and slow exports. I'm tying to figure out what I need to upgrade, but don't know too much about buildi
Re: Hardware Question to Improve Slow Performance of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CC
by Tero Ahlfors 3 days ago
Sam Petschulat "Nvidia Quadro FX 4800" Although it's a Quadro card it's also a really old and slow by modern standards Quadro card
Final file to Speedgrade - any way to export cuts?
by Jakub FriĊĦo 4 days ago
Hello guys, I am in this situation when I want to correct grade my final look of project. Normally I would just grade it throught Dynamic Link from Premiere to Speedgrade. The issue is, that the proje
Re: Final file to Speedgrade - any way to export cuts?
by Tero Ahlfors 4 days ago
https: helpx.adobe.com speedgrade using conform-edls.html
youtube upload destroying gamma, saturation, contrast, color balance
by nicholas mammano 5 days ago
Has anyone figured out a fix for this, ive been having this issue for a couple years. The internet has sent me on a bunch of dead ends, about color space, rec 601 vs rec 709 (but no answer on how to a
Re: youtube upload destroying gamma, saturation, contrast, color balance
by Tero Ahlfors 4 days ago
A photograph of a monitor is the worst kind of way to try to show differences because of metameric failure etc. If you bring the exported file back to Premiere and compare it to the timeline how does
Thin Vertical Bars I can't get rid of on the side of my video
by Ian T. McFarland 5 days ago
Hoping y'all can help me with a bit of a humdinger I've had on my hands. In some but not all sequences I work on in Premiere CC 2016, the canvas has appeared to widen by, I would guess, about five pix
Re: Thin Vertical Bars I can't get rid of on the side of my video
by Tero Ahlfors 5 days ago
If you have GPU acceleration enabled try turning it off.
Why so big a difference in "finished product" from one tv to another
by Duke Sweden 5 days ago
I just got a cheapo green screen kit w lights for $95 bucks. A little sloppy, of course, but my first attempt. This will also show exactly what I mean when I say I'm a "super noob below amateur don't
Re: Why so big a difference in "finished product" from one tv to another
by Tero Ahlfors 5 days ago
Duke Sweden "I know what you're talking about and I agree, but the examples I'm talking about go beyond "artistic license" into just plain bad." But here's the thing: Is the problem actually on their
Best Magic Lantern RAW Workflow?
by Matthew Jeschke 5 days 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 5 days ago
Matthew Jeschke "3. Is workflow easier with a BlackMagic camera " Yes
Consolidation Question
by Rick Lavon 1 week ago
Hi- Coming to Premiere Pro from FCP7 X... I am having a hard time trying to consolidate projects and seek some help. I keep getting the following error message- "Transcode failure unable to match audi
Re: Consolidation Question
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
Have you changed your default audio import from the preferences For example if you have a 4 track mono file but you've set Premiere to read tracks as stereo pairs.
Workflow with sRGB footage
by Duca Simone Luchini 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
Joe Rigby "What's the best size timeline to master in " In what resolution are you supposed to deliver the film in
face tracking slow
by mercal wanders 2 weeks ago
Hello everyone. It's my first post in the this forum. I'm trying something new and I hope anyone can help: I'm trying to facetrack a very long shot (9 mins!) in AE 2015CC After 50 seconds of tracked f
Re: face tracking slow
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Is there a reason you have to track the entire shot
Illustrator Importing Issues
by Christina Moliterno 2 weeks ago
I created a file that is 5inx5in in illustrator, but when I import the file into after effects, the comp size is 360x360. No matter how big I make the illustrator file, the import comp size is always
Re: Illustrator Importing Issues
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Make it the proper size in Illustrator Use pixels and not inches.
Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
by Jesse Achtenberg 2 weeks ago
I'm working with some Kodak S360 footage as a proof of concept (hopefully leading to a larger budget setup). Anyone know a workaround to prevent YouTube from showing the black bottom space (the area n
Re: Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Jesse Achtenberg "I know it s part of the format but maybe there is a way to limit the area the viewer can see.. " AFAIK there's only one projection type Youtube supports now. So no.
After Effects Motion Graphics colors bright and washed out in render?
by Alex Creamer 3 weeks ago
Hi, so I'm new to After Effects and Motion Graphics, but I am making a video for youtube using them. All is well however, my process has been to make around 10 seconds of animation, render it, then re
Re: After Effects Motion Graphics colors bright and washed out in render?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
Alex Creamer "Format Options: MPEG-4 Video for the Video Codec" AFAIK that's an older, crappier, simplified version of MPEG-4. I would use H264.
Options and recommendations for upsampling SD to HD
by Sean David 3 weeks ago
I have the digital source footage in SD, and want to use it at 1280x720 at the best quality reasonable. I've found Instant4K and UpRez but wondered if there were any others recommended Also, is there
Re: Options and recommendations for upsampling SD to HD
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
There's also Digital Vision's Thor but that cool piece of tech doesn't even have a price tag on the site. I'd wager it's in the tens of thousands.
shy switch not working
by Bruce Gaber 3 weeks ago
Is it just me, or doesn't the Shy switch work correctly in the current version (13.6.16). Shy itself works if I use the timeline pull-down menu, it's just the switch that fails to do anything. I've re
Re: shy switch not working
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
Are you talking about layer specific shy switches or the comp master shy switch
Way too heavy Workload with 3d-effects. Need an hint !
by Niklas Meinert 3 weeks ago
Hey guys, i study Motion Design in Berlin and we just started to work with 3D-Effects. In my project, Santa Claus runs in 3 different landscapes(e.g. with mountains in the background) from left to the
Re: Way too heavy Workload with 3d-effects. Need an hint !
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
Niklas Meinert "Yes i have ray-tracing activated, but i think i need it " Well do you actually need it We still do not know what you're actually doing. It's insanely slow if you don't have a CUDA sup
Back to FCPX From PP (Rant)
by Lillian Young 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago
Sounds like you might got some deeper problems with your computer.
Premiere Pro CC 2015 - playhead auto gap
by Charis Hoo 4 weeks ago
I'm new to Premiere Pro, and I don't know what this is called, but I assume it's to help with dissolves. There's an automatic lead added to the playhead to show where the actual cut happens; I've incl
Re: Premiere Pro CC 2015 - playhead auto gap
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
It is an inclusive out point. Here's a pretty good explanation from the Final Cut manual: https: documentation.apple.com en finalcutpro usermanual index.html#chapter=33%26section=1%26tasks=true Charis
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Rendering takes ages
by Marco Kohlmann 4 weeks ago
Hello guys, i have the problem that whenever i try to render a music video that ain't longer than 5 minutes, it takes about 9-12 hours, i use low effects for the video and it still won't go any quicke
Re: Rendering takes ages
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
What's your processor How many layers do you have Do you have any 3D-layers lights motion blur precomps What do you mean by "low effects" What format is the original footage in Marco Kohlmann "Framera
reposition picture within mask
by Harry Mao 1 month ago
I have a picture, and I want to mask out the part I want, but instead of moving the mask, how can I reposition my picture within the mask. In other words, I want the mask to lock in a certain location
Re: reposition picture within mask
by Tero Ahlfors 1 month ago
Also if you use a layer as a track matte the matte layer stays in place.
Moving just parts of a video e.g. one arm
by Burak Dirik 1 month ago
Hey guy do you have any tutorials for me how to achieve that effect on the gif
Re: Moving just parts of a video e.g. one arm
by Tero Ahlfors 1 month ago
Take a still image of the background and then mask on only the part that's moving.
Simple LUT and transcoding Red Raw
by Daniel Schultz 2 months ago
Any words of wisdom for my situation. I'll be using Resolve Lite and a MacBook Pro Retina. I have a job with 6.1 TB of Red Dragon 6k footage that I want to convert to ProRes, after applying a basic on
Re: Simple LUT and transcoding Red Raw
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Daniel Schultz "I have a job with 6.1 TB of Red Dragon 6k footage that I want to convert to ProRes" What are you doing with these files Are they proxies Are they something you'll work with If they ar
How to track motion for position AND scaling
by John Hill 2 months ago
I have an image of a tv with a green screen inside of it. The tv starts off small and increases in size. So I would like to track the scale and position of it as it increases in size. I'm starting wit
Re: How to track motion for position AND scaling
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
John Hill "the two trackers jump to the middle of the tv image." You have selected bad tracking points then. You should pick corners or something else that has good contrast. John Hill "And hope I do
Super easy question, sorry!
by Paul Campbell 2 months ago
Guys, I'm looking all over for this. When I'm zoomed in on something in the editing window above the timeline, how do I move around to look at other things while I'm zoomed In Photoshop, I would just
Re: Super easy question, sorry!
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Use the hand tool.
best procedures for grading a Commerical with editors effects
by Greg White 2 months ago
Hi I'm working on a commercial shot in 5k and transcoded to 1920x1080 QTP to edit in premier pro. One of the effects that the editor did was a 4 square box with different video playing in each square
Re: best procedures for grading a Commerical with editors effects
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Greg White "Would it be to color the clips and send them back to the editor to reassemble the 4 square " I would do this.
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Grading in Resolve Vs Premiere Pro CC 2015
by James Cundill 2 months ago
Calling Colourists! I'm an editor after effects artist. I've worked in the film industry for many years now and I've worked along side numerous colourists using a wide range of high end grading kit fr
Re: Grading in Resolve Vs Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Premiere can do a lot stuff, but Resolve isl optimized for a coloring workflow and I think it's faster to work on it. The biggest thing that Premiere is missing is the different comparison split scree
Jog Wheel for DaVinci Resolve?
by Stefan Ilea 2 months ago
Does anyone know of or use a particular jog wheel that is compatible with Resolve
Re: Jog Wheel for DaVinci Resolve?
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
None, unless it's built in a supported surface. If you can program a jog controller to use keyboard macros you can do a jog shuttle with that.
Empty gallery and stills
by Mark van der Berg 2 months ago
Well this is a strange start with DaVinci Resolve: After installing version 11 light to my Windows 10 computer and starting as admin with the default project, the gallery with some presets to quickly
Re: Empty gallery and stills
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
You're looking at the project gallery. It's empty if you haven't saved anything there. I don't have 11 installed but you can browse the preset gallery by choosing Gallery from the Workspace menu in 12
what is editing speed ?
by Herb Sevush 2 months 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 2 months 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
What am I missing here.
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
I noticed when I am workspaces other than editing I get that nice little bar at the top that allows me to easily jump to other workspaces. For some reason, that tool bar is not visible in the edit wor
Re: What am I missing here.
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
If you don't have the workspaces panel active in your workspace it'll show up as a window with a tab in it if you choose it from the Window menu. Tab, as in, the tabs you see in the different panels l
Sony Vegas and Davinci Resolve workflow with Neat Video
by enrique bartolo 2 months ago
Hi, is it possible to apply noise reduction on MTF video files on Sony Vegas Pro 13 and then later transferring the same files to Resolve for final grading delivery The thing is that I only want to re
Re: Sony Vegas and Davinci Resolve workflow with Neat Video
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
You need same plugins in both programs if you want to transfer plugin values. I'm still not sure if it would actually work in this case.
Digital clock for timelapse
by Oskar Gustavsson 2 months ago
Hi, I am editing a schoolproject but I have a problem. There is a scene where it's is a security camera(sort of) and it is filming during a whole night. We recoded the scene for 4 minutes and now I ha
Re: Digital clock for timelapse
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Add the timecode effect to the clip and then nest the clip. Then speed up the nested sequence.
Anyone has read the After Effects books by Chris Meyer?
by Michael Gustav 2 months ago
They are a bit older (2012 and 2010) but can anyone can recommend these books Chris Meyer to learn After Effects properly http: www.amazon.com Creating-Motion-Graphics-After-Effects dp 0240814150 http
Re: Anyone has read the After Effects books by Chris Meyer?
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
I bought the CS5 one. It's really comprehensive and most, if not all, stuff in it is applicable to the later versions.
Monitoring LUFs in resolve (Audio)
by adam jenns 2 months ago
Hi, Could anyone throw some light on monitoring audio in LUF's in resolve I assume it's not something that's built in so are there 3rd party meters I can buy Thanks in advance. Adam Mainframe London
Re: Monitoring LUFs in resolve (Audio)
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Resolve should support VST plugins so try one that supports that. Try a demo.
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AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Chris Pettit 2 months 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 Tim Kolb 2 months ago
...I guess what I'm saying is that obviously you'd need to actually have use whatever software you want to complain about your 1st hand experience with it. Look, I'm certainly not someone who is on th
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Holding the last frame of a sequence
by Anthony Ambrose 2 months ago
I have some text on the screen at the end of my video that I would like to remain on the screen so I've been trying to figure out how to hold the very last frame of a sequence, but I can only seem to
Re: Holding the last frame of a sequence
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Anthony Ambrose "That seems to work for those players but when authoring a DVD, the clip needs an "end action" therefore it can't freeze on the last frame. Right " You can make an end action to go to
keyboard shortcuts for color wheels???
by Michael McCune 2 months ago
Do keyboard shortcuts exist for adjusting the values of the standard color wheels, lift, gamma, gain and offset Avid seems to allow selecting or highlighting the value field and then one can use the k
Re: keyboard shortcuts for color wheels???
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Michael McCune "Must be some fix other than a very expensive surface." There is! It's called a not so expensive surface. Like the Tangent Ripple.
Resolve not sending a video signal out
by David Fulde 3 months ago
Hello, Alright, so the current setup at work is a Mac Pro (Late 2013) 3.5GHz Xeon E5 32GBRAM AMD D500 10.10.2 Resolve 12.0.1 And it seems that Davinci is not sending video out to my monitor I am going
Re: Resolve not sending a video signal out
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
Blackmagic does the Teranex stuff nowadays.
Davinci Resolve and Transcoding XAVC to ProRes - render times
by Jon Jobs 3 months ago
Hi, I'm creating HD ProRes LT proxy clips from 4K XAVC media. Using Davinci Resolve 12. I'm on a custom machine 3.33Ghz i7, 16 gigs ram, ATI Radeon HD5770 1024MB. Yosemite. I'm only getting 12.5 fps r
Re: Davinci Resolve and Transcoding XAVC to ProRes - render times
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
carl jobs " is the the graphics card codec " Is the G-raid actually a RAID and is the internal drive a RAID If not then you probably have a bottleneck in reading and writing the file.
Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
So lots of email today and ads with DEEP discounts for a first year of CC. Like pushing near 70% off. IIRC the earlier discussions here the idea advanced was that the subscription rate didn't reflect
Re: Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Andrew Kimery 3 months ago
Jim Wiseman "Would that be too threatening " The COW, like every message board I've ever been to, is organized by topic subject. Some areas will always get more traffic than others but having all thr
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Resolve/Premiere/After Effects Workflow Using XML Roundtrip?
by Derek Mindler 3 months ago
I'm going into post with some stuff, and i'm trying to nail down a Premiere Ae Resolve workflow. Dynamic link between Pr and Ae works as it should, but any clips in Premiere that were replaced via dyn
Re: Resolve/Premiere/After Effects Workflow Using XML Roundtrip?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
Derek Mindler "Any solutions Am I missing something simple here " Right click the AE clip in Premiere - Render and Replace
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Da Vince Resolve on a Mc Book Pro 2011 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
by Rodrigo Levy 3 months ago
Hello everyone out there. I've been trying to install the Da vince Resolve on my Mac book Pro (Mc Book Pro 2011 2,8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB, but every time I have tried t
Re: Da Vince Resolve on a Mc Book Pro 2011 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
Your computer is underpowered for Resolve, especially the GPU.
Price increase Teams - personal licenses next?
by Herbert van der wegen 3 months 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 3 months 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.
Aspect Ratio
by Melis Balci 3 months ago
Hello, We are applying for a film festival with our animation short. We scanned all of our frames at the aspect ratio of 4960x7015. And edited them on Photoshop, export as PNG sequences in 4096x2672.
Re: Aspect Ratio
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
Melis Balci "I am confused by the festival guidelines" What are the festival guidelines If they're showing DCPs the flat 4K is 3996 2160 (1,85:1) and scope 4k is 4096 1716 (2,39:1).
Accedentaly closed Sequence. What should I do?
by Oskar Gustavsson 3 months ago
Hi I'm new to the forum because i'm in need of help. I this is posted on the worng board I woudl highly aprricate you telling me where i should put it.I would'nt consider myself extremly experienced w
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Re: Accedentaly closed Sequence. What should I do?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
You can reset your workspace under the window-menu.


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