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How to get a smooth slit-scan or time-displacement?
by alex ezorsky 2 months ago
I can't seem to get my time displace to be smooth. And the controls don't really help or make much sense to me. I would assume "time resolution" would add more slit increments and smooth it out but in
Corrupt composition is crashing, tried everything, it's driving me mad
by alex ezorsky 2 months ago
Windows 10 (tried on different computers with different hardware and slightly different windows updates) After Effects 2020 (but also tried 2019) i8700k GTX1080 16GB RAM (but also tried on 2 other lap
Re: Corrupt composition is crashing, tried everything, it's driving me mad
by alex ezorsky 2 months ago
Well in case anyone else finds this post in a hunt for yet another mystery nightmare with AE, this one turned out to be A SINGLE MASK EXPANSION KEYFRAME that was I guess just too high for AE. Not a si
Any way to ease keyframes in Mocha AE? (not pro)
by alex ezorsky 2 months ago
I can't find information on a way to do this without the "curve editor" which does not seem to exist in my AE 2020 version of mocha. Thanks
Re: Any way to ease keyframes in Mocha AE? (not pro)
by peter mcauley 2 months ago
Hi, You can achieve this result back in AE ... after you have applied the tracking data from Mocha AE to the target layer, which you do in the AE Effects Controls panel, you can select keyframes (some
The untangled wonkyness of pasting AE transform effect keyframes into PR
by alex ezorsky 2 months ago
A few users have mentioned the secret but awesome ability to copy AE layers with their properties, keyframes and even sometimes effects directly into PR with the usual CMND CNTR+C on the layer in AE a
toComp puppet pin to 2Dnull irrespective of puppeted comp size
by alex ezorsky 4 months ago
I'm trying to experiment with putting a pattern on someone's face and I've got tracking data for all the face points we need in the form of position animated nulls. I have the pattern comp with puppet
Re: toComp puppet pin to 2Dnull irrespective of puppeted comp size
by alex ezorsky 4 months ago
This is amazing Dan it works like a charm allowing me to scale move and even rotate the source and the pin's stay put on the screen! I'd never heard of the .fromComp before. The only tutorial I could
Auto orient Camera to Solid?
by alex ezorsky 4 months ago
My goal is to do what happens in this seemingly awesome projection plugin that doesn't work for CC 2019 I've motion tracked footage and then built a 3D scene out of solids and projected my footage ont
Re: Auto orient Camera to Solid?
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
If you parent the camera to the solid, set it s point of interest to the solid s position and then match the X and Y coordinates for the solid s position and finally set the Z coordinates of the camer
One animating pattern across a 3d cube.
by alex ezorsky 5 months ago
Lets say i want paint to splat on the top of and drip down the sides of a cube. Instinct would suggest I start with a precomposed splat video, mask that into 9 squares and then duplicate the layer wit
Re: One animating pattern across a 3d cube.
by alex ezorsky 4 months ago
YES! I have since discovered 3D projection and am absolutely in love it's opening up SO many new possibilities including projection based motion tracking which is a mindblower. For anyone else new to
Jigsaw puzzle after effects
by Iustin Filip-Mucenic 5 months ago
Hello all. I've been searching for a resolution to this but without any luck. I'm trying to split a solid into jigsaw puzzle pieces that are all individual layers so that I can move them around. Basic
Re: Jigsaw puzzle after effects
by alex ezorsky 5 months ago
Create a composition that will contain the finished image. Nest that composition into another composition Duplicate that nested composition layer for each puzzle piece and put a puzzle shaped mask on
Camera tracker points to puppet pins?
by alex ezorsky 5 months ago
I've noticed that the camera tracker does a surprisingly good job at pinning points to people as they move even though that's not what it's for. I want to be able to stick a texture to a moving person
Re: Camera tracker points to puppet pins?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 5 months ago
Hey Alex, thats a nice idea to think about. However, without a script doing the heavy lifting automatically, I don't see other alternative than achieving this all manually. Find out more: After Effect
Corrupt Premiere project - xml wrench still a thing?
by alex ezorsky 7 months ago
Working on windows 10 surface book 2 and Premiere 2019 v13.1 using an external SSD drive formatted in exfat In order to edit while on a trip I transferred my project folder to an external ssd drive fr
Re: Corrupt Premiere project - xml wrench still a thing?
by Lucas Afonso Tonezer 5 months ago
Hey, did you discover how to repair the xml file I'm having the same issue, xmlwrench says that have a problem on line 1, but the line 1 is: .
Why does Premiere slow with larger cache?
by alex ezorsky 8 months ago
I understand why a corrupt cache could slow Premiere, but why the overall size I had a project with about 100gb of 4k footage. At first my surface book 2 laptop could edit it fine. But as the project
Re: Why does Premiere slow with larger cache?
by Lee Doucet 8 months ago
Surface Book 2 isn't exactly a workhorse... Premiere Pro has a setting to delete Cache every # Days or delete the oldest files when the Cache Exceeds # MBs or GBs. It's in the settings.
Exporting at Maximum Depth creates a single pixel black line at the top
by alex ezorsky 1 year ago
Exporting in 1080 using JPEG2000 on a modern windows Machine in Premiere 2019. Clip dimensions match sequence dimensions which match output dimensions and it's progressive. Things I've ruled out: Expo
Re: Exporting at Maximum Depth creates a single pixel black line at the top
by Chris Wright 1 year ago
in the adobe forums, it was a bug. not sure if bug is resolved in latest update.
Every possible metadata DATE column is wrong
by alex ezorsky 1 year ago
And yet right there in windows explorer it's correct. Why can't Premiere read that What's with it thinking it's 1903
Re: Every possible metadata DATE column is wrong
by John Pale 1 year ago
That Date Time Digitized column is additional metadata that is burned into the file, but is not normally able to be seen in Windows Explorer or Finder on a Mac. It's part of EXIF data generated by the
Un-parent camera from null but keep global positioning?
by alex ezorsky 1 year ago
I followed this tutorial for sending a camera from AE to C4D in which they group the camera and use that group to re-adjust the position. But if I do this and eventually extract the camera information
Re: Un-parent camera from null but keep global positioning?
by Steve Bentley 1 year ago
What version of C4D and Ae are you using There was a change from back when you downloaded the plugin for Ae from Maxon (circa CS6 I think) to now where Cineware comes with AE. You can have both the ol
Trapcode Mir layer parenting?
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
Anyone know of a way to set the texture and bump layers on Mir via some sort of parenting or expression Thanks
Re: Trapcode Mir layer parenting?
by alex ezorsky 1 year ago
I want to have about a dozen mir objects in a scene. Instead of having to go into each layer's mir effect and tell the dropdown which sources to pull from for the texture bump it'd be sweet if I could
loopOut("cycle") to reset on first frame of every second INCLUDING the second starting at 1:00
by alex ezorsky 1 year ago
This has been driving me insane for a while and I've finally figured out how to frame the problem. If I want a time re-mapped video to loop every second I need to set a keyframe at 0:00 and at 1:00. T
Re: loopOut("cycle") to reset on first frame of every second INCLUDING the second starting at 1:00
by Dan Ebberts 1 year ago
If you want it to loop every second, try this time remapping expression: time %1 Dan
Custom Easy Ease?
by Darryl Torke 8 years ago
I quite like the effect of easing keyframes, however the curve I like to do is not the same as the 'easy ease' setting, mine is a bit stronger. Is there anyway to customize the ease settings for easy
Re: Custom Easy Ease?
by Greg Neumayer 7 years ago
I hate using the graph editor, so I'm in the habit of quickly hitting CMD-SHIFT-K (mac) to adjust the keyframe velocity. I often change the "influence" from it's default 33.3% to 60% for a snappier mo
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AE to AME Jpeg2000 output dimensions don't match source
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
I'm on a PC windows 10, and I love the ease of AME over the AE encoder. I've found Jpeg2000 to be the best alternative to prores (I used to love it on Mac) but, I've recently found that my exports fro
Re: AE to AME Jpeg2000 output dimensions don't match source
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
Square pixels. I think I've realized that JPEG2000 has a max dimension of 4096 by 3112, though strangely there's nothing about this on the web. You can't even type a resolution higher than that into A
Trapcode Mir dark alpha edges?
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
The dried rose on the left is a the resulting image after the nested "flowers" precomp was used in a Mir effect. The dried rose on the right is the original precomp without the effect. The alpha of th
Re: Trapcode Mir dark alpha edges?
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
After I posted this I found on their own tutorial they say alpha transparent images can create this exact black outline. It's in here https: www.redgiant.com user-guide trapcode-mir texture-group " Be
Screen recording software for windows
by Allison Willford 2 years ago
Hi all, not sure if this is the correct place to post this. Our IT department kicked me off macs and now I need a new screen recording software for my PC. I have used quick time in the past. I want HD
Re: Screen recording software for windows
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
I have the exact same issue. I loved being able to do time-lapse screen recordings of my AE work on mac using ScreenNinja (http: getscreenninja.com), which allowed you to set recording and playback fr
How is my iphone 6s able to edit 4K but my 27" imac can't?
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
Ok granted my imac is a 2011 but it's got: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 20 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB And it chokes on the 4k files my iphone 6s makes unless I convert them to prores. I'm talk
Re: How is my iphone 6s able to edit 4K but my 27" imac can't?
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
Thanks y'all! Makes me feel more comfortable with the switch to the new imac pro ;)!
Liquid wipe content aware.
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
I feel like i'm very close, yet i can't obtain what i am after. I am trying to do a liquid wipe over a picture, but i want it to somehow be content aware. I am using roughen edges over the liquid mask
Re: Liquid wipe content aware.
by Brendon Murphy 2 years ago
You might try dropping a CC Glass effect on your liquid, and then setting your footage as the bump map. Play with the "height" and "displacement" settings to make your water pool around the details in
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Two sequences with identical settings and content one plays choppy
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
I had a big messy timeline with tons of content and AE links and I came to a point where even typical 1080p unaffected clips were playing choppy so I decided to diagnose the problem. First I deleted a
Re: Two sequences with identical settings and content one plays choppy
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
No it's not a rendering issue. I've also tried turning GPU acceleration (OpenCL) on and off and it doesn't change the results. Again both sequences have the exact same clips in them which is what make
8K in premiere?
by alex ezorsky 3 years ago
I'm taking an animation I made in AE and I want to cut it to sound in premiere for a 360 video for youtube. Youtube actually recommends a 2:1 version of 8K for max res 360 videos https: support.google
Re: 8K in premiere?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 years ago
Try turning the Mercury Playback Engine to software and or update your GPU drivers.
No way to export in 120FPS?
by alex ezorsky 3 years ago
Got some 120fps iphone footage that I want to transcode to prores422. The FPS option caps at 60 fps. What gives
27" iMac struggling to edit 4K iPhone footage
by alex ezorsky 3 years ago
Ever since the iPhone offered 4K shooting at the same time that 4K cameras still started around $3,000 the video world stopped making sense to me. Now things make even less sense considering I get lig
Re: 27" iMac struggling to edit 4K iPhone footage
by Ann Bens 3 years ago
Convert to constant framerate with Handbrake before bringing it into Premiere. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 CC Adobe Community Professional
(De)Accelerating a loop expression...
by Martijn De Schrijver 7 years ago
Hi, After looking for quite some time on several resources, I can't figure this one out. Sorry if this is simple, but I'm not that experienced yet with expressions. I have an object that moves along a
Re: (De)Accelerating a loop expression...
by alex ezorsky 4 years ago
This script did exactly what I needed for my characters ability to come to a slow stop in a walking loop. But what if I want them to slowly start up again It seems like once you add the second keyfram
time remap expression doubling render times?
by alex ezorsky 4 years ago
Thanks in advance for any help suggestions THE SHORT VERSION I have a fairly complex hierarchy of compositions and I duplicated a layer and time remapped each duplicate to start at a different time. S
Re: time remap expression doubling render times?
by alex ezorsky 4 years ago
Dan thanks for your help but I think I realized that the increased render times weren't associated with simply the expression. They were associated with the fact that the expression separated the vide
Sharing a RAID array with a few imacs for video editing
by alex ezorsky 4 years ago
I am a small video production company. By small I mean my budget for my new storage system including drives themselves is under $5K I've got about 8TB now in single external HDDs that I desperately ne
Re: Sharing a RAID array with a few imacs for video editing
by Kira Hammond 4 years ago
Sadly this is not an easy question. Do your research and then check in for a free quote with a local video integrator because you need to calculate some stuff and there are some gotchas that will make
Any way to nest Tracpode MIR and retain 3D capacity?
by alex ezorsky 5 years ago
I've got lots of images that I would like to turn 3D via the awesome use of MIR. So far the 3D-ifying is no problem, the problem comes in how complex it is to duplicate a single instance of an image.
Premiere CC multicam audio sync is off when audio starts before video
by alex ezorsky 6 years ago
As the title describes, When I try to sync my dslr footage with its respective externally recorded audio files in a batch, it seems to do magically well at partnering up all the correct clips and thei
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Re: Premiere CC multicam audio sync is off when audio starts before video
by alex ezorsky 6 years ago
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Time remap layer start while keeping normal speed
by alex ezorsky 6 years ago
I want to duplicate a layer many times and have each duplicate have a start time that is 5 seconds after the previous layer. So basically I want the two keyframes that appear when time remapping is on
Re: Time remap layer start while keeping normal speed
by alex ezorsky 6 years ago
Ahhh! I actually figured it out. Your formula was helpful for tying the layer index to the time advancement, but really what I needed was something that was going to have each layer start at the value
Parenting position properties of puppet points while retaining relative positioning (similar to the way layer parenting works)
by alex ezorsky 7 years ago
I have motion tracked myself dancing. I have a different null layer for each point (head, neck, shoulder, elbow etc.) I have a layer that is an image of a horse in a human looking position. It is pupp
Re: Parenting position properties of puppet points while retaining relative positioning (similar to the way layer parenting works)
by Dan Ebberts 7 years ago
Something like this should work: p = thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position; value + p - p.valueAtTime(0) Or, if the null is parented, like this: n = thisComp.layer("Null 1"); value + n.toComp( 0
Audio Pass-Through
by Darius Family 8 years ago
I've searched and found nothing on the topic. Is there a way to get Media Encoder to passthrough the audio from a source file We have files with multiple tracks of audio, but Media Encoder disregards
Re: Audio Pass-Through
by alex ezorsky 8 years ago
Boy would I love to know the answer to this one too. Anybody out there ! there.. there there there.
Maya trying to access my cd rom drive on Macbook Pro
by Chris Lee 10 years ago
Almost everytime i try to access an object in Maya it tries to access my cd rom drive. I am running Os x 10.5. Anyone have any ideas. Of course i get the beachball and my computer kinda glitches. It i
Re: Maya trying to access my cd rom drive on Macbook Pro
by alex ezorsky 8 years ago
Me too! What gives
Reflections only work after I break model apart?
by alex ezorsky 8 years ago
Hi everyone, new to Maya, just downloaded a robot model from turbosquid and it comes with a UV map but no textures. I am trying to make it reflective, and I was having the hardest time until I broke t
Re: Reflections only work after I break model apart?
by Shahin Ghahremani 8 years ago
Hi Alex, You don't need to break your mesh down into pieces at all, you only need to go to Attribute Editor while your mesh is selected, and then under the objectName Shape tab (usually is the second
Is this level of pixelation normal?
by alex ezorsky 9 years ago
So I've had the HVX200 for a long time and I generally love it, but I've commonly been a bit irked by the noise and pixelation. I know I could try harder to be an HVX-nerd and experiment with all the
Re: Is this level of pixelation normal?
by Steve Eisen 9 years ago
That is normal. Adding a bit of light will help. It can't hurt to put an on camera light outdoors. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group
Canon T3i ext. mic still sounds bad
by alex ezorsky 9 years ago
So I plugged my external mic into the jack, set the audio to manual and set the volume appropriately and recorded something. There was a significant amount of background fuzz almost as if it still had
Re: Canon T3i ext. mic still sounds bad
by Steve Crow 9 years ago
Also, does your mic require power For instance does it need AA or a 4 volt batteries I don't think the camera supplies power.
Converting DVCPRO HD to ProRes422 wishing to preserve separate audio
by alex ezorsky 9 years ago
So my partner needs our captured footage which is all DVCPRO HD as ProRes422. Mpeg Streamclip was the easy answer until I realized that no matter what it would mix all the audio channels (my HVX200 al
Re: Converting DVCPRO HD to ProRes422 wishing to preserve separate audio
by Andy Mees 9 years ago
Good call John, the conversion w audio pass-through should do the trick too.
choppy playback in quicktime
by chris newman 14 years ago
i have an imac G5 2ghz with 2gb ram 17" display with quicktime PRO (os 10.4.6). i've read on apple's site and many others that the HD downloads of movie trailers (H.264 compression) should play smooth
Re: choppy playback in quicktime
by alex ezorsky 9 years ago
I also have choppy playback of large h.264 files in QT. The really strange thing is that they play perfectly smooth in VLC. What is QT doing wrong
FCP splitting exports on non FAT32 drive
by alex ezorsky 9 years ago
I am exporting sequences via "Quicktime export" and getting file1.mov, file1-av.mov1, file1-av.mov2 etc. I read up on this and apparently this is what FCP does for drives that are FAT32 formatted. But
Re: FCP splitting exports on non FAT32 drive
by John Pale 9 years ago
You have a limit on your capture size set in your preferences
35mm lens adapters
by Joe Kaczorowski 12 years ago
I am shooting a short film next week and am interested in what different options there are as far as lens adapters. I would love to use the P+S but our budget can't handle the 250 dollars a day rental
Re: 35mm lens adapters
by alex ezorsky 9 years ago
Hi there, I have a question that should be quick to answer for one of you adapter pros. I just purchased a Brevis Flip on ebay. Now I am looking for lenses. I find the Nikon brand and consider purchas
FCP export sound lowers halfway through
by alex ezorsky 9 years ago
Original footage: DVDPRO HD Original audio: wav, aiff Export: QT H.264 So the sequence plays fine in FCP with the audio level the same all the way through. But with the exported QT video at about 1min
Prores w/ alpha issues with FCP and compressor
by alex ezorsky 10 years ago
So I am doing a relatively high end greenscreen shoot and I want to export keyed clips in prores 4444 because its been getting great reviews, its a pro codec, and because its smaller than animation. B
Re: Prores w/ alpha issues with FCP and compressor
by alex ezorsky 10 years ago
Great suggestions but yes and yes. I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!!!!!! As a chromakeyer I usually apply the 4:2:2 color smoother to footage taken from anything that isnt 4:2:2 which is the case since I am using
Exporting Video w/Alpha Channel
by Dennis Dean 11 years ago
I'm having difficulty exporting a chroma key with an alpha channel which I'll ultimately turn into a Flash with alpha. I'm using FCP to export thru Compressor - selecting the Animation NTSC Alpha code
Re: Exporting Video w/Alpha Channel
by alex ezorsky 10 years ago
Is it possible to get it to work through compressor Do I have to somehow unrender my timeline I am working in XDCAM which is HD but no alpha channel, I can get it to work in QT conversion but I neeed
How does one export Alpha Channel using Compressor
by Corey Ogilvie 12 years ago
The problem. I apply Chroma Key to greenscreen HD 1080p footage, ensure sequence settings are million colors+, export with compressor ensuring video export settings are at million colors+, and I still
Re: How does one export Alpha Channel using Compressor
by alex ezorsky 10 years ago
AHHH! me too! same exaaact problem as mr. corey. I will get to the bottom of this.... or.... or I will probably lose my job.
Compressor 2.0: Alert: Error trying to open source media file
by Darren Williams 14 years ago
I made a Compressor 2.0 Batch file with about 35 clips in it. Now, Compressor keeps coming up with an "Alert: Error trying to open source media file", and won't allow me to submit the Batch for compre
Re: Compressor 2.0: Alert: Error trying to open source media file
by alex ezorsky 11 years ago
For some reason when I try to import H.264 clips into compressor I too get this error message. Here is the info on the files which play fine in QT. Dimensions: 640 x 480 Codecs: H.264, AAC, Timecode D
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