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Tero Ahlfors

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Flickering in welding footage
by Hannah Hill 19 hours ago
We are currently working on a project that involves filming welding footage, and we are getting a really bad flicker in our footage. We are currently shoot with a 5D mark iii and a c100 mark ii, and w
Re: Flickering in welding footage
by Tero Ahlfors 7 hours ago
The shutter speed doesn't affect the way the sensor is creating the image. Which is sweeping the sensor vertically.
Collect and copy - create bin folders in finder?
by Jimmy Brunger 1 day ago
Does anyone know if there is a way to set PProCC2014 to collect clips into the correct folder structure *OUTSIDE* of the project aswell as within the Project Panel's bins Obviously the standard format
Re: Collect and copy - create bin folders in finder?
by Tero Ahlfors 7 hours ago
This would be great when dealing with image sequences.
Client wants 1440x1080, ProRes422 and I'm on a PC.
by Edward Foster 8 hours ago
I bought a converter, but I know I'm not setting up my composition with the correct settings. I just can't figure out the right preset to make the initial AVI. I'm lost with a lot of this stuff.
Re: Client wants 1440x1080, ProRes422 and I'm on a PC.
by Tero Ahlfors 7 hours ago
The resolution should be 1440x1080 and the pixel aspect should be HD anamorphic 1,33.
after effects not performing as expeted
by Sibi Manjale 1 day ago
i was using after-effects in my dell inspiron i5 4gb ram laptop with inbuilt graphics for a while. last day i buy a new amd fx6300 processor and gigabyte motherboard with 8 gb ram. as the motherboard
Re: after effects not performing as expeted
by Tero Ahlfors 1 day ago
Sibi Manjale "im not getting real-time preview" You don't have realtime preview in AE. https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using previewing.html
Premiere Pro cuts length of video when importing
by Nikolay Kirkov 1 day ago
Im importing .avi file exported from camstasia File Size: 110,8 MB Image Size: 1440 x 808 Frame Rate: 30,00 Total Duration: 00;01;53;28 AVI File details: Contains 1 video track(s) and 0 audio track(s)
Re: Premiere Pro cuts length of video when importing
by Tero Ahlfors 1 day ago
I've read similar comments on Camtasia users. Can you export some standard format out of it that Premiere would support Uncompressed avi
Converting H264 4.2.0. Mp4 CODEC Footage to APPLE ProRes 4.2.2. CODEC before Color Correcting and Grading.
by Devinda Fernando 1 day ago
Ok Technical Question here. Is there any benefit to converting H264 YCC420 footage to APPLE ProRes 422 in Premiere Pro then reimporting it to Color Correct and Color Grade it before the Final Export I
Re: Converting H264 4.2.0. Mp4 CODEC Footage to APPLE ProRes 4.2.2. CODEC before Color Correcting and Grading.
by Tero Ahlfors 1 day ago
Prores could run more smoothly depending on the software and computer eg. I wouldn't use h264 in Resolve. The footage will not get better because you won't get information that wasn't there in the fir
Sony NX30 w/Canon DSLR footage?
by Nick Sino 2 days ago
I have been using DSLRs (Canon 7D and T3i's) - to film and want to add either a Sony NX30 or Canon XA20. I will be using it for a documentary and was going to go with the Sony. My question is: -Will t
Re: Sony NX30 w/Canon DSLR footage?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 day ago
Nick Sino "Will the Sony NX30 footage and color match the Canon DSLRs" Probably no even if you've got the white balance set. That's what colour correction is for.
Nothing has changed - including never ending discounts
by Chris Pettit 3 days ago
Adobe has clearly still not figured out profitability with their new subscriptions only model. Notice the lack fine print in this ad, no "only for one year" disclaimers. No "only for CS users" languag
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Re: Nothing has changed - including never ending discounts
by Tim Wilson 2 days ago
But Dave, using your very interesting example of cell phone providers -- there's no necessary distinction between my 103 year old great-grandmother or my 19 year old son, or between Elon Musk and Lind
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Just bought a new compact flash card...
by Camryn Barker 2 days ago
Hello, I just bought a 32 gb compact flash card. Here are the details on the card: 32gb CF 500x UDMA 6 Read: 75mb s Write: 40mb s And it is a Delkin Devices card. I want to know if this card is good e
Re: Just bought a new compact flash card...
by Tero Ahlfors 1 day ago
Well is the footage skipping because of the card or do you have a slow computer You might also try copying the footage from the card to a local hard drive.
Raw Photos. Can't Import
by Sergio Lelevier 2 days ago
shot some photos with a Canon 60d in Raw format and can not import them to Premiere Pro CC. I copied the photos from the SD card to an external drive. Do I have to convert to tiff files Should I have
Re: Raw Photos. Can't Import
by Tero Ahlfors 1 day ago
Do you have the latest Adobe Camera RAW update
How was this done
by Philip James 2 days ago
I'd Like to know how this shot was achieved.How was this done She appears to be gliding not walking, I think. Where was the camera etc, is it just speeded up or some kind of timelapse Any ideas welcom
Re: How was this done
by Tero Ahlfors 1 day ago
Philip James "is it just speeded up or some kind of timelapse" Yep.
How to prevent the file name from displaying at start of video
by Charlie Johnson 2 days ago
I am a new user and just finished a short video. When it's exported to wmv and played, the file name briefly displays on screen in yellow for a few seconds. What setting turns that off so it doesn't d
Re: How to prevent the file name from displaying at start of video
by Tero Ahlfors 2 days ago
That's a feature of the software you're playing it on.
Footage looks muddy right after import
by Andrei Pentchev 3 days ago
Hi, I have a strange problem with Premiere CC - the footage looks muddy and bleached right after importing, before I even put it in a sequence. I usually let Premiere automatically chose the right seq
Re: Footage looks muddy right after import
by Tero Ahlfors 3 days ago
Andrei Pentchev "the footage" Codec Format Screenshots
Stuck in render queue
by Johnathan Doffing 4 days ago
I just installed Aftereffects CC and it opens up with this http: i.imgur.com BH8MzJK.png everything is greyed out in my options menu except for the aftereffects dropdown menu. I've tried clearing my s
Re: Stuck in render queue
by Tero Ahlfors 4 days ago
Reset the workspace.
Strange export effect with interlacing.
by Alex Dowie 4 days ago
Hi, I am trying to export a video project that is to be broadcast on TV. The TV channel have asked for this to be exported with the field order Upper First, however whenever I export using this settin
Re: Strange export effect with interlacing.
by Tero Ahlfors 4 days ago
Check the footage on a proper reference monitor.
PPro CC14 Windows are all invisible, yet the app is still running.
by Brute Wolf 5 days ago
I very briefly tried to watch my project on my Apple TV. It has worked many times in the past, but not today. Immediately after the Apple TV started, all the Premiere Pro windows were gone from my com
Re: PPro CC14 Windows are all invisible, yet the app is still running.
by Tero Ahlfors 5 days ago
Reset the workspace.
How are you using metadata?
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Discussion on the importance of metadata has re-emerged in the Focus thread below, but it's feature-focused. I'd be very interested in learning about your real-world workflows if you are willing to sh
Re: How are you using metadata?
by Mark Raudonis 5 days ago
Bret Williams "Just found it funny that my wife did it as old school as possible and was done editing before I was done logging!" Bret, You just made a very important observation: "Logging metadata"
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Building up a new workstation
by Michele Lombardo 5 days ago
Dear all, I'm going to build a new workstation, capable of good 4K editing. After 10 years spent with FCP7 and HD productions (RED stuff, but HD workflow), I have to switch to 4K. I've already decided
Re: Building up a new workstation
by Tero Ahlfors 5 days ago
Michele Lombardo "So, to have a smooth 4K playback in Premiere CC, what do you suggest A Red Rocket card A Blackmagic or Aja dedicated 4K device Or just the HDMI or Thunderbolt 4K port of MacPro " A
I need Professional Advice
by Adam Alonge 1 week ago
Hi. My name is Adam and this is my first post here as you all seem to be knowledgable. I shoot comedy sketches on Youtube. I currently have a canon vixia hfg10 and am looking for the more crisp video
Re: I need Professional Advice
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
The thing about autofocus is that it doesn't know what should be in focus because it's a computer going beep boop. If you move closer to the camera it might pick you up. If a cat accidentally goes in
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Timeline dropping frames?
by Jessica Woodhouse 1 week ago
Hey all--I'm new to using Adobe Premiere Pro and I'm sure there's an option I've overlooked. I'm working on a project for a web company and designed an animation for them to show at the end of their c
Re: Timeline dropping frames?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
Your footage and timeline settings aren't matching. Your sequence is in a drop frame format, you can see the ;-symbols between the timecode and the source isn't.
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Premiere Pro Editing - Scaling, Resizing, Zooming and Resolution Loss of Footage Clips
by Devinda Fernando 2 weeks ago
Adobe Premiere's basic scaling function allows you to zoom in on a Clip upto 600% - but at what percent increase in the size of a 1920x1080 clip do you start to loose resolution I was told you could s
Re: Premiere Pro Editing - Scaling, Resizing, Zooming and Resolution Loss of Footage Clips
by Blaise Douros 1 week ago
Hah, thanks! I THINK it's true, at least from a perspective of a guy who is not a programmer or software engineer...just a longtime user! Your summary is just about right. The only correction I'd poin
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Tero Ahlfors liked this 1 week ago
tif to dpx (hundred thousands of files)
by Kiki Muchtar 1 week ago
Hi, I hope this is the right forum (not sure whether should ask the question here or in Media Formats). We scan 35mm film so we get 2K RAW files. A certain limitation of the scanner makes us convert t
Re: tif to dpx (hundred thousands of files)
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
Kiki Muchtar "In our case, the TIF is 50% bigger than the DPX. " Then you're losing data on the transcode, which begs the question: Why aren't you capturing straight to DPX anyway If you only have a
C100 MII Understanding PF 29.97
by Mark DAgostino 2 weeks ago
I am trying to wrap my head around PF29.97. I totally understand the concept of 29.97 and 30P. I prefer shooting 30P and have for years, but that's only available in the mp4 format with this camera an
Re: C100 MII Understanding PF 29.97
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
Mark DAgostino "PF29.97 is indeed 30P but it is put in a 59.94i wrapper because some NLEs work with that better. " Also it works with older gear that don't support progressive stuff. That's one of th
Is there a way to view a TIFF image sequence in camera raw in after effects cs5?
by Adam Henthorne 1 week ago
I've enabled opening TIFF files in camera raw preferences. But, whenever I import my TIFF files into after effects, the camera raw window isn't opening. When I use RAW or cr2 files, it opens perfectly
Re: Is there a way to view a TIFF image sequence in camera raw in after effects cs5?
by Tero Ahlfors 1 week ago
TIFF files aren't RAW files unless you have images from very old DSLR's like the Canon 1D.
Anyone knows how this text reveal is done in After Effects?
by Pieter Goris 2 weeks ago
Hi everyone. My first time on Creative Cow and excited *whoop whoop* Anyone a clue how this text reveal is done in After Effects I'm referring to this video on Youtube @ 0:16 seconds 'A certain call'.
Re: Anyone knows how this text reveal is done in After Effects?
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
That could be done pretty easily with different text animators. More info here: https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using animating-text.html
which technique is this on brilliant music video
by yigit ersoy 2 weeks ago
Hi there, i just wondering that which technique used on this music video https: www.youtube.com watch v=TW9uj83Vq-0
Re: which technique is this on brilliant music video
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Yep. It just manipulation of the elements in the picture. They also used selective stabilization to keep the head of the singer in place while the background moves.
How do yo remove normalisation gain?
by Scott Clements 2 weeks ago
I can't seem to figure out how to do this. For example, let's say you normalise a bunch of different audio clips after you've done an edit - with all sorts of little chopped up, relatively silent litt
Re: How do yo remove normalisation gain?
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
I haven't used that but I guess it makes volume keyframes on the audio Right click - remove effects.
Unable to allocate enough memory to current frame
by Adam Bulley 2 weeks ago
I'm continually getting an error message when trying to render a project. I've tried rendering it in different formats (Quicktime and image sequence), but continue to get the error, usually after 3 or
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Re: Unable to allocate enough memory to current frame
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Could you render that in passes Render it out with plug ins that don't hog the memory, bring the rendered clip in and put the rest in etc.
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How do you roll edit sound, independent of picture on multiple audio tracks at once?
by Scott Clements 2 weeks ago
HI, Premiere newbie question: You can press option to roll just picture, independent of audio. However, when you want to roll audio independent of picture and use the option modifier, you can only rol
Re: How do you roll edit sound, independent of picture on multiple audio tracks at once?
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Have all the audio clips selected. Then they should roll at once.
Taking over project from Windows, AVI and WMV media
by Travis Hubbard 2 weeks ago
I hope this is the right place to ask about this, I can't think of anywhere else. I'm taking over editing a video that was done in PP on Windows, I'm not sure what version. I work in the latest PPCC o
Re: Taking over project from Windows, AVI and WMV media
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Travis Hubbard "what is the best way to get xvid AVI and WMV files to work with PPCC on OS X" Transcoding them to a better format.
More grain on good lighting then i expected!! Any thoughts????
by Austin shelton 2 weeks ago
Hello, i'm posting again to show something that has now, really been an issue eversense i got my DSLR. It's the Canon 700D I'm using the kit lens btw. I have provided a video showing different iso set
Re: More grain on good lighting then i expected!! Any thoughts????
by Tero Ahlfors 2 weeks ago
Austin shelton "I'v seen video all over youtube showing better noise performance using the KIT lens and they was outside at (night)." Well they probably pick their compositions so they can use the lo
CC Snowfall to float up instead of down on an adjustment layer?
by Josh Krauth-Harding 3 weeks ago
Hello! I'm currently trying to make a floating particle effect where particles start at the bottom of the screen and slowly float up. The effect 'CC Snowfall' would be perfect for this, it allows me t
Re: CC Snowfall to float up instead of down on an adjustment layer?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
Josh Krauth-Harding "The obvious solution to this (I thought) would be to put it on an adjustment layer and rotate it 180 degrees. Unfortunately when I do this the snow effect still falls down, in fa
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Presenter interacting with graphics
by Shannon Bedford 3 weeks ago
Could someone tell me if this could have been done in After Effects https: www.youtube.com watch v=QiW27W26KpE I am quoting on a similar job. I intend to cut the base video in Premiere Pro CC and outs
Re: Presenter interacting with graphics
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
Shannon Bedford "I'd be interested to know how the overlap effect is achieved at around 31secs. Is it just cropping " It's called rotoscoping. Shannon Bedford "Would the final shot be outdoor green s
Been given a HUGE Lens Budget, need some advice!
by Lee Malone 4 weeks ago
Hi guys, so recently my Youtube Brand has been given a huge budget by the phone network 02. They've given us 600 ($995) and we're looking at 1 to 2 lenses. We're shooting on a Canon 550D, most of what
Re: Been given a HUGE Lens Budget, need some advice!
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
You could probably get a used 24-70 2.8 L for that.
How can I get the EOS FCP plugin now?
by Matt Hoffman 4 weeks ago
I'm trying to transcode video media shot on a Canon 7D through Final Cut Pro's Log and Transfer window, and I can't find the plugin that should allow the media to be recognized. It's mentioned in vari
Re: How can I get the EOS FCP plugin now?
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
Matt Hoffman "preserve the timecode metadata" 7D files do not have a timecode track. It does however have some sort of ToD thing going on. You can find the plugin if you go to the downloads and drive
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Video codec advice Please!!
by Scott Gaskin 4 weeks ago
Hi there, I am new to DSLR video and will be shooting a music video in the next 2 weeks (personal Project) and I'm trying to understand the best way of preparing the video once shot for post productio
Re: Video codec advice Please!!
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
Scott Gaskin "Do I need to change my footage to a different codec like pro-res before I start my editing and post production " No
'Match Source' only available for certain formats...
by Dave Paterson 4 weeks ago
'Match Source' is really handy when doing a series of quick encodes to Quicktime or H264. December's AME Updates & Enhancements post states "Match Source functionality has been expanded to the QuickTi
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Re: 'Match Source' only available for certain formats...
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
Dave Paterson "Is this really the fastest way of doing this " Make your own presets. Unless you're dealing with a bunch of weird non-standard frame sizes.
Understanding Hardware Impact on AME performance
by James Malamatinas 4 weeks ago
Hi, My PC specifications are below. Core i7 2nd Gen Processor 16GB DDR3 RAM Nvidia 570 GTX graphics card Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (Program Files) OCZ Vector 128 GB SSD (Scratch Disk) I'm trying to en
Re: Understanding Hardware Impact on AME performance
by Tero Ahlfors 4 weeks ago
Here's a simplified breakdown. If you're decoding encoding compressed formats (like h264, mpeg2) it will need CPU power because pretty much all your computer is either reading the data from small file
High noise and bad quality on my Canon 700D.
by Austin shelton 1 month ago
Hello, i'm new and i have a few questions about my Canon 700D (non t5i rebel) Ok first off i made sure to set my iso at the lowest it could go with out being underexposed. Then i set my aperture to th
Re: High noise and bad quality on my Canon 700D.
by Tero Ahlfors 1 month ago
That looks fine for DSLR footage. I don't know what you're expecting.
Eye colour problem for college
by Zane Taylor 1 month ago
Hi i am making a college project and i need some advice. In this project i need to turn someones eys green, now i have done this with a mask so their eyes are green however im not sure how to motion t
Re: Eye colour problem for college
by Tero Ahlfors 1 month ago
You need to animate the shape of the mask as the eyes close.
How to remove TimeCode from rendered video.
by Thanh Nguyen 2 months ago
Hi everyone! I'm new in AE and Mocha. I'm having problem with remove timecode in video (Please see sample in this link: Hope some one can help me see the way to solve this problem. Thank you very much
Re: How to remove TimeCode from rendered video.
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
The only way is to crop it out.
Reconnecting Files
by Lynette Gilbert 3 months ago
I'm brand-spanking new to AE, though I've worked in FCP and Motion for years and years. I had to copy my files onto a new drive to bring them home to work with, and now, of course, when I open the fil
Re: Reconnecting Files
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
In the replace footage dialog box make sure that the image sequence box isn't ticked. AE recognizes image sequences automatically and will offer that option by default.
What is this called in AE and how do I create it?
by Brenna Weaver 3 months ago
This is the video that has the effect I'm looking at recreating: https: www.youtube.com watch v=DDcb-e_Dg5g The effect is at 11:03. The image of the horse, Royal Academy (it's also in several other sp
Re: What is this called in AE and how do I create it?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
Here's a tutorial: https: www.youtube.com watch v=ZVrYyX3bHI8
Background color on compositon?
by Evan Kryger 3 months ago
When I make a new composition with my video clip, all I see is black or what ever color I select as the background. How can I fix this Very frustrating
Re: Background color on compositon?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 months ago
Evan Kryger "How can I fix this " What's wrong with that functionality and what are you expecting to be as the comp background You can click the "Toggle transparency grid" button below the comp windo
After Effects Render SLOWS DOWN MASSIVELY at EXACTLY Halfway
by Kieran Dey 4 months ago
So ive searched everywhere for a solution but i just cant find one. Before i never had this issue but after i started using trapcode particular and soundkeys it has started. Whenever i render my comp
Re: After Effects Render SLOWS DOWN MASSIVELY at EXACTLY Halfway
by Tero Ahlfors 4 months ago
Kieran Dey " I'm sure its not a problem with my RAM as i have 4 gigs" Well I'd say it might be a problem with your RAM because 4 gigs is a very low amount for AE use. My jump from 32-bit to 64-bit ar
Black Magic: Fusion 7 - (basic package released free)
by Chris Pettit 4 months ago
Black Magic continues to amaze me (cameras especially for example), getting increasingly encouraged that I'll have alternatives to AE when CS6 finally dies and I can leave Adobe in my rear view mirror
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Re: Black Magic: Fusion 7 - (basic package released free)
by Tero Ahlfors 4 months ago
David Mathis "ne the headaches from After Effects is the pre-comp, they are there for a reason but a bit awkward to work with. Having to jump into a pre-comp to make changes then back to the main com
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How can I achieve a diffused, 'mildly hazy' look to my films
by Kiyan Troy 5 months ago
Hi everyone, in the pursuit of film excellence I wonder if anyone out there can give me any realistic tips on how to achieve a certain look when editing videos.. Here are a couple of examples: http: v
Re: How can I achieve a diffused, 'mildly hazy' look to my films
by Tero Ahlfors 5 months ago
Chris Wright "i disagree with trish meyer. Adding blur to everything...well, blurs everything" Adding the blur to a copy of the clip and blending it with the original isn't just slapping a blur on it
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Color grading Blackmagic Cinema Raw in Lightroom
by David Mathis 6 months ago
Is it possible to do a quick grade (basic) with Lightroom Just only need that product if it is still available standalone. Also will be using it for color correction on digital photos as well. Not nee
Re: Color grading Blackmagic Cinema Raw in Lightroom
by Tero Ahlfors 6 months ago
Gary Huff "Do you grade your photos in Resolve " I'd wager that grading footage with a proper (also free of charge) grading software would be easier than dealing with image sequences in a photography


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