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adam taylor

dubbing editor / sound designer / video editor/av studio manager
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New version of Smoke - Smoke 2016 on Mac
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Smoke on Mac subscribers (incl. me) received a mail about Smoke 2016 being available for download. Logged in to my account and it is there. Downloading now. However, there are no more details, on Auto
Re: New version of Smoke - Smoke 2016 on Mac
by adam taylor 2 years ago
Hi Neil, i did a search on autodesk website (whilt in my user account) on "Smoke 2016"and it brought up a page showing whats new. I dont have the link on this computer to attach, sorry. I have found o
Motion 5 appears to have wrecked FCP7 on my Mac
by adam taylor 3 years ago
I'm not sure if this is just a warning or cry for help... Due to a mac death, i have had to reinstall a brand new edit suite. So i opted for the 12core Mac Pro with 64gb ram running 10.9.4 along with
Re: Motion 5 appears to have wrecked FCP7 on my Mac
by adam taylor 3 years ago
if i'd thought of it first it might have been ok. I never use Motion anyway, these are old graphics i made years ago. Whilst i did download all the latest Apples apps two weeks ago when the new Mac we
Are all cores rendering?
by adam taylor 3 years ago
I have just installed R16 Studio running on a brand new top spec Mac Pro (12 cores, 64gbram, dual AMDFirepro700,etc) but i dont know if its using all the graphics processing it should. Reason for sayi
Re: Are all cores rendering?
by adam taylor 3 years ago
ahh, right...never realised the physical renderer worked that way. I really dont get enough time to learn this software properly. theres not really too much happening - its a model of an opaque plasti
Light positions using Corner Pin?
by adam taylor 3 years ago
I have a null with corner pin data from Mocha and i want to use this data to position four Lights, one at each corner. It works but only partially, and i am unclear how to solve it. The problem seems
Re: Light positions using Corner Pin?
by Tom Holmes 3 years ago
Dan you beat me to it haha, Adam don't listen to me when Dan's about haha... I still need your help on my expression issue Dan! :) Tom
Guidance needed - expanding my kit and increasing data rates??
by adam taylor 3 years ago
I have an edit suite that i'm planning to upgrade, but i also want to improve the data transfer rates for backups at the same time but i am not sure what i need to looking for, and i'm hoping someone
"Rendering error while writing to file..."
by Daniel Schultz 3 years ago
I'm not able to render without getting this error message. I tried doing a new comp, a brand new document and all the same message. Does it mean there's something wrong with my AE Do I need to re-inst
Re: "Rendering error while writing to file..."
by adam taylor 3 years ago
I'm pretty sure I did fill out one of the bug reports at the time, Todd. Since then I have restarted the mac in recovery mode to repair permission, and so far it seems to be behaving again. Adam Adam
So do you ever see a Graphics job posting with this?
by John Grote, Jr. 4 years ago
Just curious as the years go by of being a multifaceted editor because of our ever changing industry, have any of you ever noticed a job posting for a Graphic Artist that ever mentions "Editorial Skil
Re: So do you ever see a Graphics job posting with this?
by adam taylor 4 years ago
Personally, i prefer being a multi-skilled post-production person. I like being the one who completes the job on so many different disciplines. Its taken me nearly 25yrs to get here, but spending seve
Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real
by Rob Grauert 4 years ago
I can't tell if this is real or if they faked it. The more I look at it, the more it seems faked. What do you guys think https: www.youtube.com watch v=M7FIvfx5J10 Rob Grauert, Jr. www.robgrauert.com
Re: Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real
by adam taylor 4 years ago
for me, the giveaway is the way both trucks bounce vibrate in unison - noticeable mainly on van dammes close-up. I have never seen two vehicles, even that close, that move as if locked together. No ro
R15 only rendering on one core?
by adam taylor 4 years ago
I'm running R15 Studio on a Mac Pro 2x3ghz Quad Xeon, OS10.7.5 for reasons i cannot figure, when i set the current project rendering, its only using one core and the other 7 are sat doing nothing. I h
Re: R15 only rendering on one core?
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 years ago
Very strange. I'd send the file to Maxon tech support as it sounds like a bug.
Do NOT! Close gaps please
by Steve Coulson 4 years ago
How can I prevent fcp 7 from automatically closing the gap when I removed a selected clip from my timeline I am editing a documentary. I add a sound effect of a car passing to an audio channel. Later
Re: Do NOT! Close gaps please
by adam taylor 4 years ago
how are you deleting the clip I have never had that happen once in the seven years i've been working on FCP! It looks like you're using Ripple Delete (shift, delete) when you really just want to use D
Moving text with images
by Malcolm Kenton 4 years ago
I am a very novice Final Cut Pro version 7 user. I work for a nonprofit organization and am trying to create a video version of our Donor Wall. In the past, we have just printed lists of our top donor
Re: Moving text with images
by adam taylor 4 years ago
I would not try to generate a scroll and pause it before moving on...that will get very complicated very quickly. For me, i would create a different text clip for each individual name. Then place the
Mocha AE puzzle
by adam taylor 4 years ago
I have tracked a shot in Mocha - fairly simple 1 layer with no masks. It does have sheer and perspective selected. the track looks great in Mocha - the grid locks to it, the built in logo locks to it.
Re: Mocha AE puzzle
by adam taylor 4 years ago
kevin - every tutorial i have seen from Mocha shows the Anchor Point keyframes being deleted. Its worked for me in the past, and if you don't delete them, the effect does nto work. Roland - yes, defin
Using Rotation angle to generate a whole number?
by adam taylor 4 years ago
I need to find a way to take the rotation angle data from a null object, and apply it as a whole number to the Repeater Copies setting on a Shape Layer. Essentially i need to use the angular number to
Re: Using Rotation angle to generate a whole number?
by adam taylor 4 years ago
thanks Mitch....looks an elegant expression (even though it means nothing to me!) i really need to learn how this javascript thing works! adam Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GF
RED - workflow question
by adam taylor 4 years ago
I have never used RED files before, so have been reading up on workflows as i know this is a tight turnaround project. I am in the UK so work at 25fps. The footage is coming from the US, and all i kno
Re: RED - workflow question
by adam taylor 4 years ago
Rafael, Michael - thanks for the input. I had already set RedcineX to transcode the files to Prorezvwhen i left last night. This morning its still only done 49% ! I had come to the conclusion i would
Adding Meta tags to existing WMV files?
by adam taylor 4 years ago
i'm not sure where the appropriate form is to sk this, so i'm sticking to the room i visit most! I have been asked to see if there is anyway that i can add metadata to existing (and also new) wmv file
Re: Adding Meta tags to existing WMV files?
by adam taylor 4 years ago
thanks Rafael, i'll look into that adam Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Character Options Ltd Oldham, UK www.sculptedbliss.co.uk My YouTube Animations Page
MochaAE - odd motion blur issue after tracking finished
by adam taylor 4 years ago
I have to replace a logo on a pen that is being used in the shot. I have tracked it in MochaAE (and its not perfect but is acceptable). Once the data is copied into AE, I am seeing a really weird beha
Re: MochaAE - odd motion blur issue after tracking finished
by adam taylor 4 years ago
thanks Roland. Those numbers improved the blur on the dodgy frame, but actually made the rest of the track look really bad! However, you put me onto the right path, and a bit of fiddling with the comp
After Effects - Instruments to smoke
by Steven Probets 4 years ago
Hi all! I have a project forthcoming to do some FX in a music video. Basically the band want their instruments to turn to smoke. I was thinking of having them play 'green screen' instruments. Over lay
Re: After Effects - Instruments to smoke
by adam taylor 4 years ago
and don't forget that even a greenscreen instrument will obscure whatever is behind it, and so you'll need to find a way to replace the musicians midriffs! Instead of a green instrument, perhaps look
codec confusion - new PP user
by adam taylor 4 years ago
Whats the most appropriate sequence codec to use for interlaced broadcast HD & SD video I'm coming from FCP where i would have a choice of Prores flavours, or would have possibly used uncompressed, ho
Re: codec confusion - new PP user
by adam taylor 4 years ago
Thanks for the info, guys. Very useful stuff. I have already downloaded the DNxHD codec, but for some reason its not showing up in PP. Maybe another reboot is all it needs! Adam Taylor Video Editor Au
outline on text that is not wanted.
by Mitch Hardison 4 years ago
I want the solid to make the text disappear... since they are the same color I figured it would work. What am i missing... Uploaded with ImageShack.us
Re: outline on text that is not wanted.
by adam taylor 4 years ago
you could always try putting the coloured layer above the text layer so it obscures the text. Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Character Options Ltd Oldham, UK www.sc
minimum specs required for Encore CS6 on a Mac?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Just tried to open Encore CS6 for the first time on my laptop....even though had CS6 for months, and very suprised to get a error message ... "You can't open the application Adobe Encore CS6 because i
Re: minimum specs required for Encore CS6 on a Mac?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Thanks again Danny, unfortunately i don't think thats the problem...its definitely running in 64bit. I will have to contact Adobe, as my licence has also reverted from full to trial. Whats really anno
Good Bye LA!
by Greg Burke 5 years ago
I wanted to thank all the users for the years of help, For I am leaving Los Angeles and the Post Production world behind. It's been 5 years since I've had a recurring client or a full time job in the
Re: Good Bye LA!
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Good Luck Greg, never give up hope. Similar thing happened to me many moons ago - i was made redundant, and ended up selling life Insurance for a year followed by three pushing paper in an office. But
Positioning of titles
by Alex Elkins 5 years ago
Hi all, A few years ago I read in a post on here that it was 'the norm' to position titles slightly above centre. This is how I've worked ever since, and would agree that it is slightly more pleasing
Re: Positioning of titles
by adam taylor 5 years ago
my own feeling is that it has nothing at all to do with newspapers, and everything to do with how your eyes view the world. Compositional notions have been in place much longer than the printed dailie
Updating my Sync source (also posted under different header in Smoke 2013 forum)
by adam taylor 5 years ago
I have already posted this in the Smke frum, as its relevant to both Smoke and AJA Kona... Up to now, all my edits have been done in standard def Pal. Occasionally i get HD material to work with, but
Re: Updating my Sync source (also posted under different header in Smoke 2013 forum)
by adam taylor 5 years ago
and the very day after i moaned the power supplies are an extra - AJA announce they are now bundling them free. Great news - thanks AJA! Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Bari
Prepping edit suite for Smoke 2013
by adam taylor 5 years ago
I'm not sure where i would ask this, but as its my use of the pre-release S2013 thats prompted me to investigate, i'll ask here first. Up to now, all my edits have been done in standard def Pal. Occas
Re: Prepping edit suite for Smoke 2013
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Hi Grant - i think my confusion probably spilled over into my post. I know that any tri-level sync should be fine with Smoke, my main concern was how to implement it into an edit suite where everythin
Moving Assets in the OS without Breaking Link Inside AE?
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
This issue has always bothered me. Sometimes mid project I'll want to reorganize the files in my Finder or move them to a RAID or something, and it can be a hassle to reconnect them inside the program
Re: Moving Assets in the OS without Breaking Link Inside AE?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
You have already mentioned the most obvious way - use the "Collect Project" and instead of manually shuffling your files, get AE to put them in a logical place. As Dave said, its not wise to move file
Rule of thumb for switching camera angles?
by Max Palmer 5 years ago
Hi guys- I'm currently going through footage that was shot for a multi person interview we conducted here at work. The footage was shot with two cameras. Since this is my first time doing this sort of
Re: Rule of thumb for switching camera angles?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
sadly don't think that is ever going to happen. I didn't know it at the time, so its not even a buried memory waiting to be found! Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Ch
What's it called when an edit rolls back the clock?
by Anthony Atkielski 5 years ago
Is there are specific term in editing to refer to cuts that show the same event multiple times, even though it occurs only once in the story For example, a shot of a car exploding from one angle, foll
Re: What's it called when an edit rolls back the clock?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
for me its always been refered to as a "John Woo shot". 15 explosions from a single hand grenade! Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Character Options Ltd Oldham, UK ww
xml import - removing effect references?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Is there a way to open an xml in AE6, and rather than have AE tell me that some of the effects cannot be opened (because they are FCP effects) just give the option to remove all reference on the offen
Talking heads with zillions of cuts
by Anthony Atkielski 5 years ago
Why are there so many videos around these days that show a person talking to the camera with cuts every second or so I thought it was bad to cut to an identical shot. The cuts are often between senten
Re: Talking heads with zillions of cuts
by adam taylor 5 years ago
what is now a highly annoying stylistic thing occasionally cropped up when i used to work in news. Then it was because the reporter had not got the answer they wanted, so tried to bully the editor int
Audio Track Confusion
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Its 6 years since i last touched Media Composer, and now i have re-installed the MC6 demo, i'm finding the audio is behaving in a really puzzling and annoying way. I have a voice track which came in a
A fun re-edit of Willy Wonka
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
There's a number of these out on youtube right now, but this I think is the best one, by syriously sirius, AFAIK, the link is good at the moment but you'll have to hurry, as someone is quashing it eve
Re: A fun re-edit of Willy Wonka
by adam taylor 5 years ago
ahh - takes me right back to N-N-N-Nineteen! hope that doesn't get pulled down too soon. Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Character Options Ltd Oldham, UK www.sculpte
Bad camera work
by John Grote, Jr. 5 years ago
More or less a rant but how many editors have been challenged with fixing bad camera work. I am working on a project that the person operating the camera has no idea to set any depth of field what so
Re: Bad camera work
by adam taylor 5 years ago
reminds me of the time i was playing out a news item to our main transmission centre, when a Technical Supervisor came on the talkback to ask me who the cameraman was, and if he owned a tripod I told
Working out lighting needs? (how??)
by adam taylor 5 years ago
i need to try work out firstly, if my idea is feasible, and if it is - what lights i will need to be able to evenly light a greenscreen wall in a relatively small space. Also the lighting i would need
Re: Working out lighting needs? (how??)
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Mark Suszko "Is the tabletop in the same shot as the chromakey wall, always Yes Or are we talking two setups in one space, taking turns " No I have pretty much decided upon getting a whole heap of Fl
polarized light sources
by Bob Cole 5 years ago
Has anyone had experience using polarized light sources to reduce reflections from shiny and irregularly-surfaced objects I believe I recall reading about still photographers who used polarized lights
Re: polarized light sources
by adam taylor 5 years ago
i remember years ago using a polarised light source together with a polarising filter on the lens to show stress patterns in Laboratory glass. The lens would be rotated to 90degrees from the light sou
OT: recovering files from an old Sony domestic dvd camera
by adam taylor 5 years ago
A friend has asked me to rescue some video from camcorder discs recorded around 7 years ago. Unfortunately, all he can remember is the camera was a Sony. It was borrowed so he does not have access to
Re: OT: recovering files from an old Sony domestic dvd camera
by Tony Brittan 5 years ago
You might see if you can find a Sony DVD recorder (like a VHS player) and see if that will work. I know it will finalize discs made in another Sony DVD recorder so maybe it'd work. I picked up a refur
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Essential non-camera must haves?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Its a long time since i was out in the field, and back then it was my job to cart all the kit around - not easy when it was low-band video recorders, portable monitors, Hitachi Z1, etc. I recently got
Re: Essential non-camera must haves?
by adam taylor 5 years ago
Thanks Al, some very good suggestions there...in fact the whole point of the post was based upon my recently making a leather pouch for my own Leatherman, and thinking how could i expand upon this and
Best Interview Chair
by Rich Rubasch 6 years ago
Looking for options of the best chair for studio use for interviews. I envision an armless chair with lower back support and a decent amount of vertical adjustment, with swivel but has a swivel lock.
Re: Best Interview Chair
by adam taylor 5 years ago
and make sure the chair doesn't creak or groan if the sitter shuffles. Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Character Options Ltd Oldham, UK www.sculptedbliss.co.uk My Yo
render confusion
by adam taylor 6 years ago
i added this to another c4d forum, in the hope someone might be able to help... I have been using the animated model of a newspaper that ships with r13 studio, and have tried to apply an image to the
Re: render confusion
by adam taylor 6 years ago
Thanks Brian, for this model i was actually going for the reversed look on purpose! I just couldnt figure why it didnt appear in renders. I did solve it by having both textures set to Both, whereas be
Thrausi texture problem
by adam taylor 6 years ago
I've posted this question on another site but had no replies...hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.... Using Thrausi v1.22 and C4d Studio R13. I have a logo backing plate that i want
Re: Thrausi texture problem
by Brian Jones 6 years ago
thrausi uses the first two tags for inside and outside materials respectively. To get your setup to work put another material on the object before you break it. It should be the first one (left to rig
Media Encoder Audio Problem
by adam taylor 6 years ago
I have recently stated getting some weird problems when using Media Encoder (its happening in both CS5 and CS5.5 versions). Some of my videos are coming out with the audio turned to white noise. yet s
Re: Media Encoder Audio Problem
by adam taylor 6 years ago
found a solution - although it doesn't solve the underlying problem of their being a bug in CS5 AME.... the files that are having problems are 10bit Uncompressed files, so by running them through Comp
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From AE to Flash doesnt have audio
by Anilio Sweet 6 years ago
Hi everybody.. I looked up in different kind of post but couldnt get a answer I made a project in AE and i renderd it out in quictime, and it payed wel audio and video when i try to import it in flash
Re: From AE to Flash doesnt have audio
by adam taylor 6 years ago
I've found a solution, albeit an extra step in the process. My videos will not convert the audio to anything other white noise, if the video starts out as 10bit Uncompressed. To get around this, I sim
huge grid of stills
by adam taylor 6 years ago
I need to create a comp which is made up from multiple still images in a rigid grid pattern. The initial image will have approx 9 images which will shrink as the camera pulls back to reveal a corporat
Re: huge grid of stills
by adam taylor 6 years ago
actually found the perfect Expression to achieve the task in Marcus Gedulds After Efects Expressions book. well worth the purchase price. Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Bar
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Two approaches to C4D as a Film Making Tool and quickest path to mastery
by jim bachalo 6 years ago
Hi As a newcomer to C4D, but with some background in other 3D software, i am overwhelmed by the variety of tutorials, both free and fee based available. In terms of using C4D as a tool for filmmaking,
Re: Two approaches to C4D as a Film Making Tool and quickest path to mastery
by adam taylor 6 years ago
I've just started using The Foundrys CameraTracker plug-in which is a great 3d camera tracking tool that works with live action footage in After Effects. This tracking data can then be imported into C
Title Safe for Web?
by Tom Prigge 6 years ago
I'm using CS5.5. My background is in broadcast, where we tried to keep all CG within the title safe lines. My understanding is that the safe zones had something to do with TV tubes not being flat, but
Re: Title Safe for Web?
by adam taylor 6 years ago
you're not wrong! Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Character Options Ltd Oldham, UK www.sculptedbliss.co.uk My YouTube Animations Page
Plays back only 6-7 frames at a time!
by adam taylor 6 years ago
Just decided to try out Premiere Pro5 after the debacle of FCPX. my system: - MacPro 2x3ghz Quad core intel xeon, 14gbs ram, os 10.6.5, ATI Radeon HD4870, AJA Kona 3, 12Tb Raid over fibre channel. I'm
Re: Plays back only 6-7 frames at a time!
by adam taylor 6 years ago
sorry for the delay in responding - only just had a chance to re-look at this. I think it might have helped, although i have also upgraded to CS5.5 since i asked the question. thanks for the suggestio
Making great products to serve professionals is our lifeblood
by Gary Greenfield 6 years ago
There have been unprecedented conversations taking place online, in the press, and in person about professional video editing during the last couple of weeks. And the discussion has been both passiona
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Re: Making great products to serve professionals is our lifeblood
by adam taylor 6 years ago
Jan Maitland " I downloaded the trial last week after a decade-plus away and I was shocked by the improvements. " DITTO !!!! Adam Taylor Video Editor Audio Mixer Compositor Motion GFX Barista Charact
Aja, blackmagic, and avid oh my!
by Greg Burke 6 years ago
Hey guys I was told by our in house avid editors that avid will only comuitcate with Aja products, I have some black magic cards in my mac pro will they be unusable in avid I haven't tried anything ye
Re: Aja, blackmagic, and avid oh my!
by adam taylor 6 years ago
I'm hoping Avid do extend the range of 3rd party hardware. I am in the same position as many others editors - seriously considering a return to the Avid family after so long away, but having two I O d
AME Pixel Aspect problem
by adam taylor 6 years ago
I have noticed that some of the videos i'm trying to convert to .lv's, are coming out with the wrong Pixel Aspect ratios. I'm using the Adobe Media Encoder CS5 on a Mac os 10.6.5 system. The videos ha
Re: AME Pixel Aspect problem
by adam taylor 6 years ago
i dont have it installed any longer! But i did just find the solution....seems in their wisdom, SAdobe decided to remove the Aspect ratio options from the settings window to file interpret footage ins
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