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William Armistead

Member Since:
March 30th 2009
32 Posts
Location:
Orlando, Florida
Bending/arcing 2d layers
by William Armistead 7 years ago
Heyo, I'm working on a project in CS5.5 where I have a piece of vector art (a silhouette of Santa and his reindeer with the background keyed out) and the image is horizontally straight. I simply want
Re: Bending/arcing 2d layers
by William Armistead 7 years ago
Okay, I figured it out. Warp in the distort effects and then just adjust the amount. Problem solved. Sorry to bother. lesarmistead@gmail.com http: www.wix.com Rotenbard version-2
.xmp and .xmpses files
by William Armistead 7 years ago
Hey guys, I'm trying to conserve disk space on my system and I'm wondering if there is ANY reason for me to keep all the .xmp and .xmpses files that get generated when I export something through AME.
Re: .xmp and .xmpses files
by William Armistead 7 years ago
Thanks Jeff! That was super helpful, especially the .iso file info. My workflow just got more streamlined. Thanks again. Les lesarmistead@gmail.com http: www.wix.com Rotenbard version-2
After Effects doesn't recognize .vpe as an acceptable file to import
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Hey all, I'm trying to create a camera move down a prison hallway from a Shutterstock image. I created the vanishing point data in Photoshop CS 5.5 (I dragged each plane from the previous plane so as
Re: After Effects doesn't recognize .vpe as an acceptable file to import
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Doh! I was using the straight File Import. Went back in and realized I should be using File Import Vanishing Point(.vpe) Thanks Todd, for helping with my obvious brain fart. lesarmistead@gmail.com htt
Capture compression
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Heyo, I originally posted this in the broadcasting forum, THEN found this one. I'm editing a church program that is shot with old Ikegami SD studio cameras and switched using a Blackmagic ATEM switche
Re: Capture compression
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Well my post in the broadcasting forum generated a response that answered the question. I'm going to be using ProRes LT to capture. Thanks to Mark Spano for the assistance. Les lesarmistead@gmail.com
Capture settings
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Heyo, I'm editing a church program that is shot with old Ikegami SD studio cameras and switched using a Blackmagic ATEM switcher. We're using AJA's VTR Xchange to capture from program and using Apple
Re: Capture settings
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Thanks so much Mark! I completely missed the ProRes LT as an option. I'll be trying it tonight. Thanks again, Les lesarmistead@gmail.com http: www.wix.com Rotenbard version-2
William Armistead 8 years ago
Hello all,

Where I work, we're still using SD cameras, but we have a shiny new BlackMagic switcher with a Raid server (32TB, I think) hooked to a Mac Mini through an AJA IO box so that we can capture digitally and eliminate our old Beta SP decks.

I work at a church and we film the services with live switching for the web, but we also capture those services for use on a local TV show.

My question is; what's a good file type/setting to capture that conserves space but still retains decent video quality?

I have edited ProRes, DV-NTSC and MP4s ripped from DVD (we ran out of Beta tapes close to the server install) and noticed a ridiculous file size situation.

The ProRes and DV-NTSC files run in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 GB for 1.5 hrs. and the MP4s are aroound 2GB with some obvious quality loss. What I would like to find is a file format that gives me the ability to edit with either Premiere or FCP (FCP won't accept MP4) but won't eat 30 gigs a shot.
Title zooming effect
by William Armistead 8 years ago
I'm discovering that knowing how to use After Effects does not obviate the need for some graphic design education. I'm working on a typography project and what I want to do is zoom in extremely tight
Re: Title zooming effect
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 years ago
My first thought is to use vector-based text (from Illustrator), and turn on the "constant rasterize" switch in the composition. This will keep the zoomed in text edge from completely aliasing, withou
Field order/using Field Options
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Hey all, I am continually trying to find ways to streamline my show edit process. I edit footage from Beta SP ingested with the DVCPRO50_NTSC preset and, early on, I noticed an improvement in the vide
Re: Field order/using Field Options
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Thanks a bunch, Jeff! I keep learning. lesarmistead@gmail.com http: www.wix.com Rotenbard version-2
DVD rip file has A/V glitches
by William Armistead 8 years ago
We are a media church and are transitioning from Beta tapes and live DVD burns to digital storage. But until then, we record to Beta and to DVD via a DVD recorder. Occasionally, I have to grab what we
Re: DVD rip file has A/V glitches
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Okay that was lucky! I found a fix. I simply created the digital version of the dvd using MacTheRipper and then created my MP4 by using Handbrake on that digital copy rather than ripping directly from
choppy audio and video from beta sp UVW 1800
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Hey there, I'm working with a Sony Betacam SP UVW 1800 connected thru an AJA Io box using AJA VTR Xchange for capture. On Monday we had a lightning strike that knocked out power and now when I try eit
Re: choppy audio and video from beta sp UVW 1800
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Well the problem got solved... By unplugging and re-plugging a cable into 1 of our studio camera blackburst boxes. Odd. lesarmistead@gmail.com http: www.wix.com Rotenbard version-2
Bad video quality from Beta SP
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Hey all, I'm working at a church that uses Ikegami HL 45AW cameras and does live switching, recording to Beta SP. I have to use these tapes to package a show for SD broadcast. My issue is video qualit
Re: Bad video quality from Beta SP
by William Armistead 8 years ago
Hey there, Thanks very much for the offer. It turns out there were some incorrect settings on the box that manages output from the Beta decks. A few minor chroma and luma tweaks and the ingest looks f
AJA Io No audio in log and capture
by William Armistead 9 years ago
Hey all, I'm having a frustrating issue with my log and capture. OS 10.6.8 Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz 17GB RAM running FCS2, FCP v.6.0.6 I'm hooked to a Beta SP deck thru an AJA Io box via firewire
Re: AJA Io No audio in log and capture
by William Armistead 9 years ago
Please ignore the previous. I'm the idiot who forgot to rout audio using the router. Works fine now. Again, my apologies. #DOH lesarmistead@gmail.com http: www.wix.com Rotenbard version-2
William Armistead 9 years ago
So I'm having the template problem in FCP, i.e. I load templates into the viewer, canvas or timeline but there's no video.
I'm running a Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz Mac Pro with 11Gb of 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM memory. My system is a clean install of Snow Leopard updated to 10.6.8, with a clean re-install of FCS from discs then upgraded to FCS2 using discs and updated using software update including Pro Apps.
I'm trying to avoid a re-install of Motion. I've repaired permissions, but have not trashed preferences yet. Anything new on this issue?
Hiss during dialogue only
by William Armistead 10 years ago
Hello, I'm working with some audio and some of it has background noise only during the dialogue. I remember this having to do with the way the mic was being used. Something to do with the limiter I ju
Re: Hiss during dialogue only
by William Armistead 10 years ago
Thanks Ty, will do. I like the guitar instrumental, BTW. Les lesarmistead@gmail.com http: www.wix.com Rotenbard version-2
Anchor points
by William Armistead 12 years ago
Hey there, I'm trying to animate several images so that they pivot from their left side to face the screen. The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to get the anchor point moved to the correct pos
Re: Anchor points
by William Armistead 12 years ago
Well, I figured out that how far an object needs to rotate to be invisible changes based on its location in the frame. I wasn't able to use a camera because I'm tiling the image several times across t
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