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C. Blake Davis

Member Since:
August 28th 2013
35 Posts
Location:
Nashville, TN
"Edit Clip in Audition" grayed out on all project timelines since update
by C. Blake Davis 7 months ago
Ever since the last update, right clicking clips in my timeline "Edit clip in Audition" is now grayed out, across all projects. The only way I can get this to work now is if I right click on the sourc
Animate dashes that shrink and disappear at end of path
by Corrie Parks 7 months ago
I want to animate a solid line that breaks into dashes and the dashes shrink and disappear at the end of the path. For example, in this image, the solid pink lines would break apart into long dashes,
Re: Animate dashes that shrink and disappear at end of path
by C. Blake Davis 7 months ago
The easiest way is with a pluggin called Ouruboris, I have it and use it quite often in projects. It's a surprisingly good and well created pluggin. https: aescripts.com ouroboros-2 Producer working i
Alternative to After Effects ACE Test?
by C. Blake Davis 9 months ago
I've been using AE for many years, but had planned to take the ACE test this summer (not because I feel I need it, just to give myself a bar to reach to challenge myself to improve my skills and learn
After Effects crashes
by Paul Wahlberg 9 months ago
My After Effects freezes and crashes all the time. Whenever I try to preview the composition in "Full" quality, it renders a few frames and stops working. Often when working in AE, my taskbar disappea
Re: After Effects crashes
by C. Blake Davis 9 months ago
To be frank 8GB of RAM really isn't enough to run AE fully. There's barely any space in your memory to buffer those frames you're trying to view. But go into settings and try to change your RAM settin
Scripting question: Change text layer size depending on text length
by C. Blake Davis 2 years ago
Scripting question: I need a script that resizes a text layer depending on the length of the text. I'm already using a script that allows my text to auto update depending on the name of the comp ( com
Re: Scripting question: Change text layer size depending on text length
by Taso Mastorakis 2 years ago
I'm not sure about updating the layer name but if you need something that resizes text to a size you can try this: w = (thisComp.width thisLayer.sourceRectAtTime().width)*90; h = (thisComp.height this
Non-Realtime audio showing up in rendered playback and exports
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Background: So you know in the "Preview" preferences panel when you have "Mute Audio When Preview Is Not Real-time" UNCHECKED, while previewing in non real-time the audio slowwwwws down. Right Okay. F
Re: Non-Realtime audio showing up in rendered playback and exports
by Richard Garabedain 3 years ago
you sure its not a time remapping or time stretching right there ..you try purging yet ..and i dont really hear it unless i turn it way up...it just sounds like the music is fading right there..you su
Advice Upgrade to Speed Up Exports?
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
It feels as though my exports are taking an exceptionally long time lately. I do have CUDA enabled and I installed more RAM recently, but I'd love to add extra punch. My PC build is: -GeForce GTX 770
Advice on what Mac to use
by Carol Rodarte Wilson 2 years ago
I am returning to editing and need some advice on what would be the best Mac to get for my purpose. I will be editing broadcast quality commercials, streaming series for web and mobile devices as well
Training A Drone Spotter
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Hello all, I've just started working with a company that does a lot of drone videography. According to the laws in our state we require a 'drone spotter' while operating in certain areas. They plan fo
Re: Training A Drone Spotter
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
Don't take your eyes off the thing.... Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
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Move Object Without Moving Mask?
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Hello! I have an image file I would like to move WITHOUT moving the mask it contains. Normally I would just use a trackmat, but this image file already has an alpha matte, so I have to use a mask on i
Re: Move Object Without Moving Mask?
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Unfortunately it doesn't work because the parent layer is a comp, and AE still hasn't corrected their set matte with comp issue. p.s. I've sent you an invite on LinkedIn. I'd love to connect if you're
Filming to Track and Replace in After Effects
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Hey all! I so appreciate all the brilliant minds here. Ya'll have saved my butt many times. I have a client who wants me to film some students holding boards with the intent of replacing the board wit
Re: Filming to Track and Replace in After Effects
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
I definitely will be running a test, just curious what the best method to do so would be. So you think I should just use a board and mocha Producer working in NorCal and Nashville
Solid professional video archiving services?
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Hey all, my client would like me to find a professional archiving backup service. As a contractor I've only ever used personal backup services (like Backblaze). I figured someone on here who is nerdy
Re: Solid professional video archiving services?
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Thanks Tim, and you're right I should have specified more. They are looking for cloud based storage. Right now all of their footage is sitting in hard drives in their desk, and they want a digital cop
2016 Macbook Pro Touchbar- Worth it for editors?
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
I've just received a significant production contract for January-March and I'm looking to update my Laptop for mobile editing. I don't want to spring for the expensive touch bar if it's a gimmick, but
Re: 2016 Macbook Pro Touchbar- Worth it for editors?
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
I know a few guys here in the US who are using them. They seem to like it. If you want to communicate directly with them for a read on the positives and negatives, drop me a note. Creator of XinTwo -
Copy / Paste Bezier Path changes anchor point
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
So I'm trying to have my Bezier path (shape) 'morph' into a different shape (path). My method for doing this was to create the shape I want, the navigate to Contents Shape Path, right click and select
Re: Copy / Paste Bezier Path changes anchor point
by Roei Tzoref 3 years ago
after you "Convert to Bezier Path", you need to assign the first vertex. more about first vertex here: https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using animating-shape-paths-masks.html#designate_the_first_v
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C. Blake Davis liked this 3 years ago
Footage won't sync correctly (different frame rates)
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Here is the situation: Client wants me to edit teaching video with: DSLR Footage 1- 23.976fps DSLR Footage 2- 23.976fps Screen Recording 1 (PC)- 30fps Screen Recording 2 (Mac)- 30fps I selected the tw
Re: Footage won't sync correctly (different frame rates)
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Thanks Dave, I've ended up individually exporting the screen-capture footage as new 24.976 files for the first lesson. This is working, but triples my render times for the remainder of the project (15
Custom Text Box (Creating a Text Portrait)
by C. Blake Davis 3 years ago
Hello! I would like to create a custom text portrait so that I can have my text animate in to a custom shape reveal. I know how to do this in Photoshop, but can't find any sort of tutorial for After E
Re: Custom Text Box (Creating a Text Portrait)
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
if you are able to create the text portrait in photoshop, assuming the text will be created on separate layers, you could import that psd into ae as a comp (with retain layer sizes checked). then you
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C. Blake Davis liked this 3 years ago
How do you calculate your equipment overhead?
by C. Blake Davis 4 years ago
I am about to negotiate a long term (1yr+) contract with a company. I will be running their video production, video editing and some design work. I use my own equipment: Cameras, audio recorders mics,
Re: How do you calculate your equipment overhead?
by grinner hester 4 years ago
1: take your day rate and multiply it by 40. 2: well, that's all, really. You are giving them 12 weeks in trade for a year's booking.
Audio goes blank after switching to multi-cam?
by C. Blake Davis 4 years ago
So I have nested my sequence by dragging the sequence into 'new item' icon. Everything works beautifully until I enable Multi-Camera, then suddenly all the audio stops working. I have tried rendering
Media Release for School Testimonial
by C. Blake Davis 5 years ago
I've been hired by a corporate company to go into a school that is using their product and get a testimonial from the teachers and students in the school. However I've never done a project in a school
Re: Media Release for School Testimonial
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
You will need to be really organized and will need as much of a head start as you can. Like you said you will need to get parental consent for the kids on camera and that can be tough. If you can focu
Thin line on edge of still images
by Erik Waluska 6 years ago
Hi, Has anyone else had a problem with a thin line showing up around the edges of still images in Premiere I'm just getting to know Premiere and I'm working on a project that has several image sequenc
Re: Thin line on edge of still images
by C. Blake Davis 6 years ago
Have you done an actual test export of the project or your described section of the project Sometimes, in my experience, the pre-exported timeline playback didn't show the images as full quality unti
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Encore SD Project Changes size after DVD Burn?
by C. Blake Davis 6 years ago
Okay I've never had any issues with Encore CS5.5, but most of my experience is with HD video so I could be missing something simple... I built a Premiere Pro project and Adobe Dynamic Link'ed it over
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