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Todd Hallam

Member Since:
July 25th 2005
60 Posts
KBar Icon pack free download
by Todd Hallam 1 year ago
One of my favorite new AE tools is KBar. I created a free Icon pack you can download to go along with it if you're using it. Giving back to the cow community after so much help over the years go here
AVOID 12.1 update!
by Dan Powers 1 year ago
It has big issues!!
Re: AVOID 12.1 update!
by Todd Hallam 1 year ago
Great - still hasn't fixed the biggest issue of all mp4 media reading as offline though. Todd Hallam SideshowFX www.sideshowfx.net
quicktime export audio sync issue
by Todd Hallam 2 years ago
Running latest PP on MacPro. Sync is fine in sequence but on export either thru encoder or straight export, the audio is out considerably when playing back on quicktime or VLC. Importing that same exp
Re: quicktime export audio sync issue
by Todd Hallam 2 years ago
happens with h264 or ProRes. Big Raid drive more than capable of handling the throughput Todd Hallam SideshowFX www.sideshowfx.net
Can you lock the video preview output?
by Todd Hallam 3 years ago
I have two compositions with my main (top) comp locked so I can work in the precomp and see the changes in the main. What I would like to do is view the locked main comp on my external monitor while I
Re: Can you lock the video preview output?
by Todd Hallam 3 years ago
Scratch that - found the View this comp in external monitor button at the button of the comp window. All these years working with AE and you still learn something new... Todd Hallam SideshowFX www.sid
Flanders Scientific OLED or LCD for color grading
by Todd Hallam 3 years ago
I have an old LM-1760 I have been using for grading and has served me well. Looking to upgrade and wondered if I should go for OLED or if that's overkill and the BMD240 would suit my needs. Appreciate
Re: Flanders Scientific OLED or LCD for color grading
by Todd Hallam 3 years ago
Thanks for the responses. For me cost really is a factor as I'm in Canada and our dollar is in a nosedive at the moment. I think the BM series will be fine for my work. Thanks again! Todd Hallam Sides
Hide markers on trimmed layers?
by Todd Hallam 4 years ago
Does anyone know of a way to hide markers on the sections of layers that have been trimmed When you divide up a layer the trimmed layers still show their markers and it gets really messy. Todd Hallam
Re: Hide markers on trimmed layers?
by Dave LaRonde 4 years ago
Not really. Sometimes you can get lucky in the color you select to represent a layer in the timeline; you'll stumble on one that's less confusing to you. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & K
Stock movie cataloging
by Todd Hallam 4 years ago
Hopefully this is the right place to ask... I catalog and create a database of a large amount of stock movies I use from time to time (generic movies from IStock, smoke elements etc.) using an old pro
Re: Stock movie cataloging
by Todd Hallam 4 years ago
Sheesh I forgot all about Bridge. Looking through it, it could work but is there a way to set the poster frame for the thumbnail Some of them show up black or a part of the video that isn't representa
VERY experienced Motion Graphic Artist / Editor looking to expand
by Todd Hallam 4 years ago
I have been cutting episodic television and broadcast design for the past 17 years (offline and online HD) and I have been providing my services as motion graphic artist to many online clients includi
Viewport oddity: Two of the four views seems linked...
by Per Sverre Wold-Hansen 5 years ago
Take a look at the enclosure. In a 4-view (and also when each are in full view) the two top views (normally Perspective and Top) show exactly the same view angle. One of them can be changed to f.ex. w
Re: Viewport oddity: Two of the four views seems linked...
by Todd Hallam 5 years ago
Thanks for this - had me befuddled. Todd Hallam SideshowFX www.sideshowfx.com
tangent element or mc color?
by Todd Hallam 5 years ago
Trying to decide on a control panel. Google search doesn't reveal much. I know the Element is twice the price of the MC Color but is it worth the cost and have all the connection problems plaguing MC
Re: tangent element or mc color?
by Clark Bierbaum 5 years ago
I highly recommend this hub, had it since getting the element series and have never had an issue: D-Link DUB-H7 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (480Mbps) 7-Port Hub - WIN MAC I'm ordering another one and a set of ca
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Reducing camera slomo strobing (flicker)
by Todd Hallam 5 years ago
Trying to eliminate the rolling flicker strobing that happens when shooting under these lights. See video here https: vimeo.com 81940755 First is the clip as shot, then repeated but with CC wide time
Re: Reducing camera slomo strobing (flicker)
by Todd Hallam 5 years ago
Thanks for the tips Todd. Unfortunately none of those solve the problem. I need to find a way to affect the frame the way CC Wide Time does but just with the luma values being merged, not the image ec
CS6 playing slowly - not a drive issue
by Todd Hallam 7 years ago
6.0.1 now plays my projects slowly (voice is like it's slowed down a touch) video appears to skip frames (even playhead skips) even though it's fully rendered. Exact same project and media plays norma
Re: CS6 playing slowly - not a drive issue
by Todd Hallam 7 years ago
For anyone who reads this I found my own solution maybe it will work for you... Trashed preferences - reset the Audio Hardware in CS6 to System Default - everything is fine. It may have been the insta
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Demo Reel Poster Frame
by Todd Hallam 9 years ago
Does anyone know how to change the poster frame that is automatically set by the system when uploading Thanks. Todd Hallam SideshowFX www.sideshowfx.com
edit to tape HD looks low res
by Todd Hallam 10 years ago
Trying to perform an insert edit of a previously output HD 29.97 timeline. New Kona 3 installed since this program was put on tape (previously had a Kona LH). Sequence is fully rendered all settings s
Re: edit to tape HD looks low res
by Todd Hallam 10 years ago
Just checked - same speed, same manufacturer - ran TTPro and the memory test passes. We may try and place them in different slots. Todd Hallam SideshowFX
FCP edit to tape look low res
by Todd Hallam 10 years ago
Trying to perform an insert edit in FCP of a previously output HD 29.97 timeline. New Kona 3 installed since this program was put on tape (previously had a Kona LH). Sequence is fully rendered all set
Re: FCP edit to tape look low res
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
Reset your easy setup. Jeremy
General Error 34 wth is this thing
by Thom Obarski 11 years ago
Aside from "I'm tired of being your computer today, please restart and try again" what the hell does general error 34 mean Anybody ever figure this one out You have been generally editing 34 hours in
Re: General Error 34 wth is this thing
by Todd Hallam 11 years ago
I know this is an old post but I was getting this error and discovered I had mistakenly had my in point at the end of the sequence - once I removed that no problem.Todd Hallam SideshowFX Pixel Corps F
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h264 weirdness
by Todd Hallam 11 years ago
I am working with h264 material and have been searching everywhere for the solution to this problem - forgive me if it has been covered. I'm sure it must have. My client has supplied project materials
Re: h264 weirdness
by Todd Hallam 11 years ago
Thanks Rafael - it's funny you mentioned that as that is exactly what I'm doing right now. Thanks for your response.Todd Hallam SideshowFX Pixel Corps FXC:JA:Final Comp
decklink 5.7.2 and now Final Touch not working
by Todd Hallam 13 years ago
Updated Decklink to 5.7.2 and was requested to update firmware which I did. Final Touch didn't launch anymore. I downgraded back to 5.6.2 and was again asked to upgrade firmware which I did and Final
Re: decklink 5.7.2 and now Final Touch not working
by Todd Hallam 13 years ago
well I dropped back to 5.6.2 because even though I got Final Touch to launch, every time I tried to initialize the video output through the drop down box in setup (in Final Touch) FT crashes. I uninst
AE blackmagic preview contrast/colors incorrect
by Todd Hallam 13 years ago
I have just updated to blackmagic's new drivers (5.5.1) for my BM HD Pro card and now when viewing AE output on my broadcast monitor my black levels are a little lifted and chroma is a touch washed ou
Re: AE blackmagic preview contrast/colors incorrect
by Todd Hallam 13 years ago
My AE prefs are as follows: Under Preferences Video Preview - Output Device Blackmagic Video Output Output Mode: Blackmagic NTSC - RGB (only other option is PAL) I am using AE7 I agree that it probabl
output weirdness
by Todd Hallam 13 years ago
Has anyone experienced this FCP5, BM Dual sdi card to digibeta, using 10bit uncompressed sequence. Edit to tape, performing inserts onto tape. Set the ins and outs, perform a few inserts with no probl
Re: output weirdness
by Todd Hallam 13 years ago
Thanks for your info Matte. Trashing does help me for a bit but it keeps on happening which causes me concern. Much appreciated response!
Blackmagic and HDV set up
by Robin 14 years ago
Hello all! I've just finished a mega shoot on a Z1E HDV camera, and I'm about to start cutting. I have a dual 2gig G5 with latest FCP. Now I need a broadcast monitor. What do I need to get this set up
Re: Blackmagic and HDV set up
by Todd Hallam 14 years ago
Hey Robin We just started work on an hdv production. We've got the 2.7 dual G5 with 2 20 inch monitors and a third 23 inch display for monitoring in Hi Def. The 23 is hooked to the computer via an HDL
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