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brad hebert

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December 6th 2007
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Can I replace audio in OP1a MXF without retranscoding the video?
by brad hebert 2 years ago
I want to import an MXF OP1a and replace the audio tracks without changing the video at all. Is there a way to do this without re-encoding the video
Re: Can I replace audio in OP1a MXF without retranscoding the video?
by brad hebert 2 years ago
Actually, I found an export option that just rewraps the file. So, it seems like you were incorrect
Replace audio in MXF
by Carles Vila 5 years ago
Hi, I'm new to Premiere, long time FCP user. I'd like to do following simple task, but I Can't find out how. I load an MXF file into the timeline, that mxf has 4 audio channels. I replace 2 audio chan
Re: Replace audio in MXF
by brad hebert 2 years ago
Did you find a good solution for this
Unable to transcode above 20Mbps?
by brad hebert 2 years ago
I have a .mov MPEG-4 at 393Mbps. I want to transcode it to a .mp4 h.264 at 30Mbps, but the highest I can get is around 20Mbps. I have tried VBR and CBR, and I've even cranked the bit rate slider up ov
Re: Unable to transcode above 20Mbps?
by brad hebert 2 years ago
Yeah, my guess is that the software is not using more data than needed for the simple image content. But I know it is possible to force higher bitrates. For example, FFmpeg seems to do that. But I nee
How to export AAF from Premiere for Pro Tools?
by brad hebert 3 years ago
I have PT 11.3.1 and Premiere CS6 When I export a AAF, there is an option to embed audio, but it does not seem to embed any audio. I can't find a way to export the audio files to relink in Pro Tools.
Re: How to export AAF from Premiere for Pro Tools?
by Olivier Aubut 3 years ago
AAF export from Premiere got so much better in CC2015 (I think). We had a lot of problems before that. We're now on CC2015.2 and mostly problem free. One trick we came across is getting rid of the vid
DVD rip - VOB files timecode issue?
by brad hebert 3 years ago
I haven't tried to rip a DVD in a while. I used to do it all the time, and MPEG Streamclip would transcode the VOB files just find. I probably haven't done it on my current computer, and it says I nee
Re: DVD rip - VOB files timecode issue?
by brad hebert 3 years ago
Pretty sure the DVD is not encrypted. It's basically a home video that a friend transferred from tape to DVD.
Very Bad glitch artifacts using Soften in Secondary Color Correction!?
by brad hebert 4 years ago
Using the Secondary Color Correction in the Three-Way Color Corrector, I'm getting various white shapes moving around on screen. If I set "Soften" to 0, they go away. However, I need soften on to redu
How to change wrapper and audio without re-encoding video?
by brad hebert 4 years ago
I have a X264 MKV file with AC3 audio. I would like to change it to a MP4 with AAC or MP3 audio. How do I do that without transcoding the video MPEG Streamclip doesn't want to open MKV. Handbrake will
Footage too fast - need to go from 25fps to 24fps with MPEG Streamclip
by brad hebert 5 years ago
Someone must have encoded these files incorrectly, because I can tell they are slightly faster and the audio is higher than it should be. They are 25fps. I'm thinking the problem might be solved if I
Re: Footage too fast - need to go from 25fps to 24fps with MPEG Streamclip
by brad hebert 5 years ago
Thanks. I thought I had heard of people playing 24 at 25 and saying that it's common. I definitely notice. I have Premiere CS6, but I was hoping for a batch transcode solution.
Use Sphere effect to transition to un-sphered layer?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
If I put the sphere effect on a logo, can I "unwrap" it back to its regular flat form
How to make logo letters animate individually and together?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I'm pretty new to AE. I have a logo. The first letter is an image and the rest is text. I'm guessing this is a common thing to do: I'd like to make it all 3D (extrusion ). And I'd like to have all the
Re: How to make logo letters animate individually and together?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
You guys are awesome - thanks!
How to use image and text to make smooth vector logo?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I made a logo using an image and text. It's all solid black. When I zoom in on the image in Photoshop, there are some gray pixels between the black and white. There is a little gray on the text too, b
Re: How to use image and text to make smooth vector logo?
by sanjeev ramanathan 7 years ago
You made logo with brush or pen tool Logo designs are best if you make in illustrator or you can use the pen tool inside photoshop to create them, even if you zoom in it'll be clear. Well technically
How to change color of solid vector logo?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I took a logo, used Live Trace and saved it as .ai file. It's black. When I bring it into After Effects, how can I change the color
Re: How to change color of solid vector logo?
by Vishesh Arora 7 years ago
Thanks a lot John. Now I understand how it works. Learned new things today. Great!! Vishesh Arora 3D and Motion Graphics Artist Films Rajendra Blog: http: digieffects.wordpress.com Demo Reel(3D): http
Chroma Key render creates glitchy artifacts
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I am keying out a green computer monitor. Everything looks fine until I render, then there are horizontal lines around part of the screen where there is a lot of white. The lines are subtle, but still
Re: Chroma Key render creates glitchy artifacts
by brad hebert 7 years ago
No it still happens occasionally. Subtle, but disappointing and unprofessional.
How to access all fonts in Final Cut Pro v7
by brad hebert 7 years ago
Besides bold and italic, there is a "heavy" version of a font I want to use. It seems like a few years ago someone told me about a plugin that would allow more font options in FCP. Any info
Re: How to access all fonts in Final Cut Pro v7
by Nick Meyers 7 years ago
also: google Alex 4D. from memory, he has some plugin FCP generator that gave some font flexibility. nick
Timecode Generator not matching
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I'm new to burning timecode on screen. I need to do a slate for 15 seconds, then black for 5, then start the program at 1:00:00 My sequence is ProRess 422 23.98fps. When I nest the material sequence a
Re: Timecode Generator not matching
by brad hebert 7 years ago
Nevermind. Should have been 24fps. I do have another question though. Is there any way to have it be at 59:00:etc. instead of counting from -1:00:05:etc up to 1:00:00:00
How to convert m2ts?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I usually use MPEG Streamclip for conversion, but it doesn't seem to recognize m2ts. What would you recommend
Re: How to convert m2ts?
by igor jovcevski 7 years ago
use ffmpeg it will read almost anything and it will encode in almost everything :) Igor Woowave.com tools for digital artists
Text animation and drop shadow?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I'm pretty new to After Effects. I'm trying to animate text that moves with some motion-tracked images on screen. The images are linked to null objects with motion tracking applied. When I try to link
Re: Text animation and drop shadow?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
Thanks for the reply. I just realized that AE created a new text layer at some point and I was trying to animate a blank layer. : Sorry for the useless post.
Should I use a travel matte?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I'm a Final Cut expert, but motion graphics noob. I have a scene where I've inserted graphics on a wall. An actor walks by the camera and I'd like to have him walk in front of the graphics I have inse
ProRes LT in ProRes HQ sequence?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I have a bunch of footage to insert into a ProRes HQ project that I don't need that high of quality (some of the footage is green screen so that is HQ). Would you use LT footage in a HQ timeline, or m
Re: ProRes LT in ProRes HQ sequence?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I have been mixing ProRes LT HQ standard for a while and never notice any problems. I was just curious if there were issues I should be aware of. Thanks!
"Out of Memory" error when I try to render
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I've had this error before, but I could get it to stop if I messed around for a bit. But today I can't get it to go away, even after restarting. Much more complex sequences have been rendered before.
Re: "Out of Memory" error when I try to render
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
Any of the stills over 4000 pixels on any side FCP doesn't like that. Gotta be under 4000 pixels Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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brad hebert liked this 7 years ago
Why would this bulb instantly blow?
by brad hebert 7 years ago
I am very new to lighting, and recently started a job involving video production. There is a Lowel light kit with 3 lights. I'm pretty sure this is one of them and it had a blown (or at least broken)
Re: Why would this bulb instantly blow?
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
brad hebert "Yes, I replaced it, touching it the whole time with my fingers. There was no warning on the bulb box or anything, but now I know." You'd have to dig deeply into their site to find the wa
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brad hebert liked this 7 years ago
H.264, DVI ADPCM file works better in FCP without conversion?
by brad hebert 8 years ago
I don't know much about the file, but Get Info says "H.264, DVI ADPCM" (1080). I've always been told that I should convert all files to the codec I'm using in my FCP sequence settings. So, I'm working
TV Encoding/Formats
by brad hebert 9 years ago
Regarding a "Video Encoding" position at a major network, can anyone describe what might be involved Is there certain software that is used at major network TV level Would it simply be a wide variety
Re: TV Encoding/Formats
by brad hebert 9 years ago
Excellent. Thank you!
XML in Encoding
by brad hebert 9 years ago
I understand most video formats pretty well, and have mostly mastered Compressor, Sorenson Squeeze and MPEG Streamclip. Do you know what I should be prepared to encounter at an entry-level video encod
HV20 Capture to External Firewire Drive
by brad hebert 10 years ago
I'm here again, trying to help a friend who live in another country. She says, "It seems that I can't capture footage from my camera (HV20) directly on to the external hard drive as my camera doesn't
graphics style thing
by brad hebert 11 years ago
I haven't had any luck googling this. Is there an official name for a page that has elements of a style for a project, like the color scheme, fonts, clip art, etc. Style sheet, or style page maybe
Re: graphics style thing
by Dave Johnson 11 years ago
Style Sheet is the one I've used and heard most often, but like most anything else, the correct or "official" name for something or way to do something is very subjective so the best approach is often
MP3 Sample Rate
by brad hebert 11 years ago
Today is the first time I've been asked to deliver a specific sample rate for an mp3. I usually use LAME or Switch to convert audio files to mp3, but I don't think they even have an option for the sam
Re: MP3 Sample Rate
by brad hebert 11 years ago
I'm starting to understand this more now, thanks. I realized earlier that my version of Switch was not working correctly. If I tried to convert a .aif file from 44.1kHz to 48kHz (and keep it .aif), it
From DVD-Video to FCP
by brad hebert 11 years ago
I'm trying to get uncopyrighted video from DVD to Final Cut. I've found some ways to do it, but they seem a little sloppy and I want to make sure I convert things the best way. I've used "MPEG Streamc
Re: From DVD-Video to FCP
by brad hebert 11 years ago
Thanks for clarifying all that. Everything works well now. Actually, when I select Apple DV-NTSC, Streamclip automatically chooses 720x480(something)frame, instead of 720x480DV-NTSC. I say (something)
Video Encoding
by brad hebert 12 years ago
I'm an audio engineer, who's pretty new to video. My friend and I shot 2 cameras at a concert. His was on miniDV and captured fine into Final Cut. Mine was a (borrowed) Sony DCR-SR42, which records to
Re: Video Encoding
by brad hebert 12 years ago
Thank you. Another person recommended this too. I hope to try it tomorrow.
Voice-Over Gear
by brad hebert 12 years ago
I hope some of your opinions will help me decide on some upgrades to the voice-over DAW where I work (media production and post). We have 5 nice MacPros, but the VO machine is a G4. It should be enoug
Re: Voice-Over Gear
by Ty Ford 12 years ago
brad hebert "At work, we use Final Cut for video editing, and have been using Soundtrack Pro to record VOs. I've really tried to like Soundtrack, especially since it's made to integrate with FCP, but
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