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Adding timecode in Excel
by Tom Duncan 5 years ago
Is it possible, nobody has come up with a way to sum timecodes in Excel without either being a programmer or manually input the data in some alternative format There is a macro going around but requir
Re: Adding timecode in Excel
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Excel math is base 10. Because 99.9999% of the people who use it use it for things like accounting and managing real numbered projects. Timecode math isn't "real" math, unfortunately. So it doesn't wo
How to go about listing/reporting assets used
by Tom Duncan 7 years ago
I've cut a 70 minute documentary that uses a lot (1000+ ) of still photos and footage clips from a wide variety of sources. Now I need to list and create reports of all assets used and length to use f
Re: How to go about listing/reporting assets used
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
XML is more robust...and I SWEAR by this software. It's slick, and far cleaner than an EDL. SEQUENCE CLIP REPORTER: http: assistedediting.intelligentassistance.com SequenceClipReporter Shane Little Fr
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Tom Duncan liked this 7 years ago
"out of memory" "image buffer" errors when rendering
by chris Cummings 12 years ago
Hi All, I have a dual 2.5 PowerMac with 4.5GB of RAM, and it seems every time I try to render out of AE (CS3) I get errors - either "out of memory" or "could not create image buffer". I've never had a
Re: "out of memory" "image buffer" errors when rendering
by Philip Richardson 10 years ago
Some time has passed... but may i just say thank you! A very blessed post that saved my hair. Why do they make it secret P Phil, Pogo Films Ltd ....UK Quantel IQ 2K. FCP HD, SD 5 suites, 2 workstation
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Tom Duncan liked this 9 years ago
Spheres
by Tom Duncan 9 years ago
How can I sphere-ize a grid of dots so the dots on the sphere will maintain their round shape CC Sphere will distort the dots so they become long ovals, even though viewed straight on. I'm guessing th
Re: Spheres
by Tom Duncan 9 years ago
Thank you, that fixed it (acceptably). cheers, Tom
How to convert Canon AVCHD to dVCPROHD?
by Tom Duncan 11 years ago
Panasonic has a utility but it doesn't work with Canon's version of avchd. I have a multi-camera shoot with mixed cameras that need to be made into a multiclip. Can you suggest a utility or workflow t
Re: How to convert Canon AVCHD to dVCPROHD?
by Tom Duncan 11 years ago
Thanks for the input everyone. I didn't mention I had already brought the avchd into FCP via ProRes, but I was hoping to avoid an intermediate step. Scoured the web and have not found any mention of a
Please help with a multi-cam workflow
by Tom Duncan 11 years ago
I am hoping somebody could lay out the steps to create and edit this multicam project. I've done this before, but this particular project is present challenges because... cam 1-3 are Apple Pro Res 422
Re: Please help with a multi-cam workflow
by √Čamon Little 11 years ago
Hi, This problem is not the same but those who helped Tom Duncan may be able to help me. I'm just about to start an edit of a dance show shot on three Sony EX1 cameras at the 1080i50 setting. I have u
filming in public / notices
by Tom Duncan 12 years ago
This has probably been covered many times but I cannot find any info using Google and I need to shoot tonight. I am producing a documentary and will be shooting at a concert in a bar restaurant tonig
Re: filming in public / notices
by Peter Ralph 12 years ago
you only need permission if you intend to use the images for commercial purposes. And commercial use means advertising. Everything else is fine - no permission is required. Huh That was my reaction ex
Field dominance issues
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I've been having trouble getting a sequence from DVCPROHD 720 out to NTSC DVD, the image on DVD sometimes looks jagged or broken up with a general terrible quality to it. It looks worse during certain
Re: Field dominance issues
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Thanks Shane for the response. I've been doing what you suggested and at that stage (DVD) the image looks terrible. I think you are suggesting that this is not a field issue and that FCP, Compressor a
480 vs 486 lines issue?
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Found this in another thread. " Sean ONeil "Like the idiotic design of what happens when you put 486 clips on a 480 timeline (it scales it instead of cropping it)." Actually, that's a User Pref, just
Re: 480 vs 486 lines issue?
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
" The monitor is a Sony pvm 14m2u." Connected to a G5 through dvi to s-video converter. 480 looks great but not 486. Jagged edges on diagonal lines. You know like the round edges of shoulders, round e
DVD player just quit?
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Why would the DVD player software just suddenly stop working I am burning some DVDs and tried to playback after burn but it wont do anything, all the menus are greyed out and nothing will play. Also t
Re: DVD player just quit?
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Never mind. The player was moved over to my second screen which was turned off. DOH!
Blackmagic codecs in FCP2
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I am working on a job (FCP) where the client captured using Blackmagic 10 bit. I do not have a blackmagic hardware but was able to install the codecs, apparently no problems. When I drop his files int
Seeking advice on Motion
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I have a client that insists on using Motion. Being an AE person, I find Motion very challenging and the performance is trying my patience. Are there any objective third party reviews on the web, pref
Re: Seeking advice on Motion
by Winston A. Cely 13 years ago
I have to agree that I'm still disappointed in the performance of Motion (still using 2.1.x) though I've never really used AE. I've used Motion on 3 completely different machines - 2 G5s with Radeon 8
On producing a documentary
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I need a little advice. I'm pretty green when it comes to business structure and legal matters. I have access to a group of people whom are pioneers, innovators if you will, of a topic that would make
Re: On producing a documentary
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Thanks for your input guys, very much appreciated and useful. As far as written document, I was thinking along the lines of something to have while I assemble the other components, investors etc. I su
3d House
by malcolm DeSoto 13 years ago
So, after watching Andrew Kramer's 3D room tutorial, I was curious as to the possibilities of building a 3d house. Obviously it would take a bit more work (ie you'd have to create every wall in PS and
Re: 3d House
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I'd like to know how this works out for you. Especially because this project would probably not use the motion tile effect to duplicate layers, which I assume means more layer rendering time. How big
Temporal keyframe issues
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I'm having trouble getting temporal keyframes to do what I want. I have an Invigorator object that I want to slowly spin (y-axis) and ramp up until it is spinning wildly, then continue to spin at that
Handwriting (mask) with paint?
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Ok, this should be easy but it's not. I have a caligraphy style script text in Invigorator and want to make it "write-on" with a mask. The camera will not move while it writes on. I have created a pat
Re: Handwriting (mask) with paint?
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
My version of "normal" paint doesnt have any parameters to it I think I figured a solution to the parallel strokes, and that is by tweaking the path so the edge reveals only what I want revealed. some
Ideas
by Scott Davis 13 years ago
I need to update my reel soon. I mostly do long short form doc and episodic TV. None of it is "flashy" or "sizzle". Anybody have any ideas on how to present this material Scott Davis
Re: Ideas
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Hey scott, I'm kinda in the same boat. I shoot, edit, motion graphics and produce. A lot of my work is corporate or live events, sometimes for broadcast. How do I create a reel for me I went onto reel
blending those 3D object nice with your footage
by Bart Straman 13 years ago
heey all question: i have made two very big sound speakers, were the conus of the speakers react on the beat of the sound, for my videoclip. now if i just put them into my footage it looks very very f
Re: blending those 3D object nice with your footage
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I'm not a guru by any means, but it looks fake because of... 1. Perspective. Try a different camera, larger mm like 35 or 50 or more until the lens matches the one the photo was taken with. The speake
Serge's Filmstrip Tutorial
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
This is possibly an AI question but Im not sure where the problem lies. When I create paths to be used as film strips in AI and bring them into Zaxwerks, the ends of the path are connected with a stra
Re: Serge's Filmstrip Tutorial
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Hey Jon, thanks for the response. We literally JUST figured it out over at Adobe forum. The path Serge created reverses direction and parallels itself and ends right back where it started. You cannot
Create an open path?
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I cannot figure out how to create an open path. I apologize if my terminology is incorrect. Using the pen, AI automatically defaults to closing a curved path with a fill. In other words, creating a cu
Re: Create an open path?
by adolf witzeling 13 years ago
Forgot to mention that you also can close a path by selecting two open end points with the direct selection tool ( the "hollow arrow" in the tool palette)and the go OBJECT...PATH...JOIN. The points ha
Creating a text's "Mask"
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
This is giving me a real headache so I am begging for help. Someone left a project on my disk which has a text layer with a seperate mask for each letter. I would call the mask a "stroke", that is it
Re: Creating a text's "Mask" - Correction
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Correction, I believe he did manually pen the mask because it is not as perfect as I described. Also the same letters have different masks. That solves it. Thanks, td
Invigorator with 3D stroke / particular
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
Hi all, I realize this question comes up quite often, but since I recently upgraded all my plug-ins and with AE 6.5 I have to try to do this again. Is there a way to get Invigorator objects to interac
Re: Invigorator with 3D stroke / particular
by Tom Duncan 13 years ago
I thought that but hoped something might have changed as I see a few other new features. I found this tutorial on doing a "write-on" effect. http: library.creativecow.net articles okerstrom_jon layerc
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