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brian keith

Member Since:
May 8th 2004
64 Posts
Location:
Dallas
FS100 - Why does it look so video-ish?
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
Hey all, So we just bought the Sony FS100 for smaller projects and pick-up footage. I chose it because it has a full sensor, an amazing codec, a ton of mounting points and XLR audio input. We've been
Re: FS100 - Why does it look so video-ish?
by brian keith 5 years ago
I see that I am a little late to the party. But I i wll add that the old Minolta lenses look filmic as well. Anything Rokker X is the way to go. But they all do well. Go here to learn more... http: ww
What's the best graphics card for Mac Pro?
by Robert Bracken 7 years ago
If price didn't matter, what's the best graphics card
Re: What's the best graphics card for Mac Pro?
by brian keith 7 years ago
I have been intently reading this thread. I am at the final stages of putting together a hackintosh. The big problem for me is getting the correct graphics card. I see after reading this thread, that
Early 2011 MacBookPro for editing
by brian keith 7 years ago
I have the above MacBookPro and I just added a Hybrid SSD HD and it is great. Anyway, I want to edit HD video with it. What do I need in order to do that I have 16 gig of ram and the HD SSD internal d
Re: Early 2011 MacBookPro for editing
by Ryan Holmes 7 years ago
Jeff is exactly right. As far as NLE's go you pretty much have your pick nowadays - Adobe Premiere Pro, FCP7, FCPX, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas....you can find all these NLE's in nearly every aspe
MacBook Pro Early 2011.
by brian keith 7 years ago
I have the above MacBookPro. It is great and I just added a Hybrid HD and it is great. Anyway, I want to edit HD video with it. What do I need in order to do that I have 16 gig of ram and the HD SSD d
Re: MacBook Pro Early 2011.
by Craig Alan 7 years ago
your media should be on an external drive. raids are best. thunderbolt is fairly new and therefore expensive but wonderful. Check out pegasus for high end. if the drives can be swapped in and out of t
Trying to make an object wiggle
by brian keith 8 years ago
Hello...I have a piece of fruit rolling to the center of the screen. It is rolling on it's side and rest on it's bottom to end the animation. Although, I like it, the part where it comes to rest looks
Re: Trying to make an object wiggle
by Tim Shetz 8 years ago
There is a nice tween for C4D: http: www.smart-page.net smarttween Short tutorial showing how it works: http: www.c4dtraining.com blog p=451 Just be aware if you buy it..the guy that runs the site sen
Pouring water transition guidance
by brian keith 8 years ago
Hello all...I am in need of some help. I have a video of water pouring into a tank. I would like to use it as a mask to reveal an image. Basically, I want to do a transition of the frame filling up wi
Re: Pouring water transition guidance
by brian keith 8 years ago
Thank you all so much for your help. I am almost there. BUt I am having an issue. I ended up working with the water video. I animated a black matte that followed the pour. Anyway, I am noticing that t
Soda machine button
by brian keith 9 years ago
Hi all...I need some help on how to make a material that has the look and feel of a button that you would push on a soda machine. I do not know how to get the look of see through plastic that has an i
Re: Soda machine button
by brian keith 9 years ago
I was trying to do it with a texture. Thanks!
Butterfly transition
by brian keith 9 years ago
Hello all, I am trying to figure out the best way to animate a butterfly transition. I am thinking of an image that transitions into another image. Would anyone know of a tutorial I can learn from Tha
Re: Butterfly transition
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 9 years ago
Can you give an example of what you mean by a butterfly transition We may have different ideas of what that is... Tudor "Ted" Jelescu Senior Compositor VFX Artist Bucharest, Romania
Adobe Media Encoder, as a stand alone program
by Joe smoe 9 years ago
Hey guys, Sorry I couldn't find an an adobe media encoder section. The editor at our studio only edits and doesn't do anything related to adobe programs. He mostly uses Final Cut Pro but sometimes he
Re: Adobe Media Encoder, as a stand alone program
by brian keith 9 years ago
Brett, If you are encoding as an h.264 you are creating an .f4v. Now, if you use AME, you can encode using the Sorenson Spark - On2 VP6 Codec for .flv's. To the original poster...If you are wanting to
Over the camera image reveal?
by brian keith 9 years ago
Hi All, I am trying to create a DVD menu that flies over the camera to reveal itself. Sort of like a piece of paper that lands on the canvas. But I am at a loss as to the bast way to make it. I would
Re: Over the camera image reveal?
by brian keith 9 years ago
Thank you Dave for your help. I would use Card Dance in a second. But I need to have a + symbol shape form my menu not squares. I believe all I can do in Card Dance is use squares...Yes Thanks!
Book Page Turn help please
by Tom Headle 12 years ago
Any hints advice tutorials models gifts reply is most appreciated ! Thanks TH
Re: Book Page Turn help please
by brian keith 12 years ago
I do not know if this will help you or not...But, take a look at this Maya tut. http: www.cgchannel.com news archives.jsp categoryID=5&start=40 It may help you out a bit. This is a question that comes
Yet...another book animation question
by brian keith 12 years ago
Hi all...Would anyone know where I could find a good c4d book model setup with animated page turns I need a book look not a magazine. Thanks!
DVDSP vs Sonic
by ggdelarge 12 years ago
Can anyone tell me if DVD Studio Pro is better or worse than Sonic I always hear everyone say sonic is better, and maybe it was, but is it still and why I understand that you script sonic yourself and
Re: DVDSP vs Sonic
by brian keith 12 years ago
Trai, I do not know where you get your information. By far the best authoring software for DVD's is Sonic Scenarist. It is a true DVD spec authoring application. When DVDSP can get rid of it's abstrac
Creating a hybrid DVD
by Sleepyheaded Kid 12 years ago
I am trying to create a hybrid DVD in Scenarist where if you put the disc in a DVD player the Audio TS Video TS version of the video plays but if you put the disc in a computer, the Flash movie versio
Re: Creating a hybrid DVD
by brian keith 12 years ago
Using the rom side for anything CDRom related has been a real hit miss for all of my Dual layers. It worked on a few computers but not all. Laptops had the hardest time with duals.
Looking for an animation done in Cinema
by brian keith 12 years ago
Hi all..I am looking for the animation of a blow up balloon doll. It was all the rage about 4 or 5 years ago I think. Also, who was the creator of the animation. Thanks!
Re: Looking for an animation done in Cinema
by brian keith 12 years ago
Many thanks guys! Glad to see he is doing well.
Stock video question...
by brian keith 12 years ago
Hello, I am wanting to know what people in the video world are wishing they could see more of as it relates to stock video...More abstract or real life How about formats...Do you wish you could have m
Re: Stock video question...
by Bouncing account needs new email address 12 years ago
Dave LaRonde "HELL, NO! " I took Brian's question to mean "more choices in the SCENES available in HD." ;)
Duplicate issue...
by brian keith 12 years ago
I am trying to make an object 12 or so times to be placed around a cylinder. So I am thinking that I should use Duplicate. When I use it, I am trying to make it follow the path of a spline. Well after
Re: Duplicate issue...
by mikeh64 12 years ago
you could use the duplicate function - make a spline where you want them (use a helix spline as a start), use the "along spline" mode, and enable rotation you could use the array tool you could also u
Bottle texture help
by brian keith 12 years ago
Hi...Wondering if anyone has been able to add a final image texture onto a bottle It is a picture of the bottle that I want to map onto the mesh bottle. Am I crazy thinking this can be done Decal Than
Re: Bottle texture help
by brian keith 12 years ago
I figured it out. Thanks for your help!
Audio question
by brian keith 13 years ago
Hi all...sort of new to FCP. I was digitizing some video via firewire...I was wondering how I can control the levels when digitizing I do not know how to go about it. Thanks!!!
Re: Audio question
by Graeme Nattress 13 years ago
You don't. Firewire is a direct, unaltered copy of what's on tape. Graeme- www.nattress.com - Film Effects and Standards Conversion for FCP
Wondering how to....
by brian keith 14 years ago
Make a wispy (Cigrette smoke) smoke that will rise from the bottom of the screen and then as it moves up to the middle of the screen it forms into text. Sounds like a tall order...I do not see anythin
Re: Wondering how to....
by brian keith 14 years ago
Many thanks Steve...Look forward to your results.
New to Motion....
by brian keith 14 years ago
and loving this program!!! I have a library effect of trail smoke. It goes straight up to the top of the screen which is great. Can I control how it moves going up to the top I mean, can I control how
Re: New to Motion....
by Bill McGuire 14 years ago
Just a suggestion, Play with the behaviors and the inspector... and the replicator. With those, you can do everything but have that smoke make coffee for you. Uness, of course, you add a moving mask t
I am at a loss on smoke effect...
by brian keith 14 years ago
I am not seeing anything regarding having wispy smoke go upwards and forming text. I take it that it is hard if not impossible to do...or no software can handle it. If anyone knows of a tutorial on it
Re: I am at a loss on smoke effect...
by Elvis Deane 14 years ago
It's something that you'd really have to fake in pI, with one emitter sending smoke up towards the text, and then an area emitter to create the text (using the alpha channel from a background image).
Flag plug-in question
by brian keith 14 years ago
I am using the Flag plug in After Effects. When my flag drops below a point it clips the flag off. So I put it in it's own comp and the samething happens. Any ideas as to how to get the flag not to cl
Re: Flag plug-in question
by John Dickinson 14 years ago
Hi Brian, What size is the solid you are using It needs to be the same size (or larger) as the composition. I'd check that first.John Dickinson Motionworks http: www.motionworks.com.au
Copy Protection testing
by brian keith 14 years ago
Can I test the copy protection on a DVD before I send it for glass master I am using Sonic Creator. Thanks!!!
Re: Copy Protection testing
by brian keith 14 years ago
Many thanks Bill...That is just what I needed.
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