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Ze'ev Gilad

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May 5th 2009
92 Posts
How to get markers from QuickTime?
by Ze'ev Gilad 8 months ago
If you export a QuickTime ProRes from Premiere with timeline markers, then import it into After Effects, and drag it into a Comp, Ae automatically shows the timeline markers as layer markers. I need a
Re: How to get markers from QuickTime?
by Walter Soyka 8 months ago
I think they're stored as embedded XMP metadata. If you're trying to access the data via Ae scripting, you should just be able to step through the markers. If you're trying to access the data outside
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by Ze'ev Gilad 8 months ago
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Is there any way to change the dimensions of a Paragraph Text bounding box via expressions?
by Ze'ev Gilad 9 months ago
When using "Paragraph Text" ... I want to be able to cause the text to reflow (i.e., break across more fewer lines) using an expression for the dimensions of the bounding box. Possible Or only via scr
Re: Is there any way to change the dimensions of a Paragraph Text bounding box via expressions?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 9 months ago
Short answer: No, not possible to change the paragraph text box itself with an expression. Long answer with expression that approximates this result: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 227 33411#334
Get markers from video exported from Premiere?
by Ze'ev Gilad 11 months ago
I'm setting up a workflow for Templater (https: dataclay.com templater) but I need to get markers from the base video file which gets dynamically replaced. When you drag a video (that was exported fro
Data Source from URL?
by Ze'ev Gilad 11 months ago
At https: helpx.adobe.com ie after-effects using data-driven-animations.html#DataSources it says "You can use data from almost every possible source such as: URL Live data from websites such as entry
After Effects: Source Text from Online Text File
by Hernan Soto 2 years ago
Hello! I'm using this expression try{ $.evalFile("D: source.txt"); comp1 0 ; }catch (err){ "not found" } The problem: I need to change my source to an online text file http: www.mydomain.com source.tx
Re: After Effects: Source Text from Online Text File
by Ze'ev Gilad 11 months ago
Hey, did you ever find a way to do this thanks!
Any way to relink clips in timeline to new Merged clip?
by Ze'ev Gilad 1 year ago
Client provided 30 min clip with 1 stereo mixed track including music. Edited assembly from this clip. Now finally got the split 12 track audio from client. Made a merged clip from the original video
Re: Any way to relink clips in timeline to new Merged clip?
by Brent Marginet 1 year ago
Even if you are able to link to the new Merged File with 12 Split Tracks your going to have to recut the sequence anyway. Your timeline currently has a single Stereo Audio Track or two Mono Tracks and
Error "null is not an object" when trying to run scripts
by Ze'ev Gilad 2 years ago
I bought BG Renderer Pro from aescripts.com Since switching to a new machine, the script won't even load. When I try to Window BG Renderer, I get "Unable to execute script at line 94. null is not an o
Re: Error "null is not an object" when trying to run scripts
by Leopoldo Perizzolo 2 years ago
I suggest you take a look at the script; chances are that your AE copy is not in english and some effects that are applied inside the script are called with a non-universal name parameter index, thus
'Fading in' to hold keyframes?
by Sam Harris 4 years ago
I've noticed a lot with the characer animation I do that most of the motion takes place in quick intervals between poses, usualy around 8 or so frames in between. What I've done in the past is just mo
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Re: 'Fading in' to hold keyframes?
by Ze'ev Gilad 2 years ago
Dan saves my ass ... again!
Vertical text centering
by Jerry Smith 3 years ago
So, if I have a word like: "Hijinks", how do I center it vertically in a box I have been centering the segment that runs from the top of the "k" to the bottom of the "j". Is that how we do it I guess
Re: Vertical text centering
by Ze'ev Gilad 2 years ago
To center a text layer vertically, apply this expression to the Anchor of the text layer: s=sourceRectAtTime(); 0,s.top+s.height 2 +value This will move the Anchor Point to the true vertical center of
Random character opacity on and off
by Matthew Boron 8 years ago
I have a text layer that I want to animate the characters on and off randomly. Does this need to be accomplished with an expression Help is apprecieated!
Re: Random character opacity on and off
by Ze'ev Gilad 2 years ago
I'm no Dan Ebberts, but I would add a second animator for Opacity, set Opacity to 0%, with End 100% and add an expression for Start to randomize or wiggle.
Turning a 2D corner pin into a 3D perspective layer
by Navarro Parker 6 years ago
Are there any clever expression tricks to convert a corner pinned 2D layer into a 3D perspective layer (Or at least a close approximation)
Re: Turning a 2D corner pin into a 3D perspective layer
by Ze'ev Gilad 3 years ago
Wow, if Dan can't figure this one out, there is no hope! (-; Seriously, has anyone come up with a solution for this I need to match a bunch of 3D text into static shots of a city ... there MUST be a w
Any way to view video & waveform simultaneously?
by Ze'ev Gilad 3 years ago
In FCP it was possible to open 2 windows for the same clip in the source monitor and view video & waveform at the same time. I cannot find a way to do this in Premiere. Is it possible (I'm not talking
Re: Any way to view video & waveform simultaneously?
by Jon Doughtie 3 years ago
You can open the reference monitor and latch it to program. It will not refresh in real time, but will show you waveform or other scopes in pause. I do not know a way of latching it to the source moni
WTF?!?!?! 2015 does NOT PLAY AT ALL!
by Ze'ev Gilad 4 years ago
Come on, Adobe, get it together! After editing for 2 hours, Premiere 2015 does NOT PLAY ANYTHING AT ALL on my system. Only shows still frames. Tried deleting all the cache db media crap. Nothing. And,
Re: WTF?!?!?! 2015 does NOT PLAY AT ALL!
by Ze'ev Gilad 4 years ago
You're kidding, right Turns out a bunch of people are having this issue on the Adobe forum. I just finished a chat with Adobe Tech Support. After 3 hours of diddling around my machine, he finally said
NVIDIA Card with Yosemite and Premiere causing major graphics failure
by Chip Burns 5 years ago
For the past few months I have been experiencing extreme graphics failures, primarily when running Adobe Premiere Pro CC 14. This photo is the start of what I'm talking about: The video display begins
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Re: NVIDIA Card with Yosemite and Premiere causing major graphics failure
by Ze'ev Gilad 4 years ago
I don't know if Adobe is reading this<, but they are reading this: https: forums.adobe.com message 7403159#7403159 GREAT NEWS, "NVIDIA has isolated the issue..." see link above
Premiere Pro CS6 black timeline / lag
by Martin Eriksen 6 years ago
Hei CC's! I have a problem now while editing a short film in Premiere Pro CS6. At one point today, the timeline went full idiot. It becomes black if I try to resize it, and when I zoom it does not upd
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 black timeline / lag
by Ze'ev Gilad 5 years ago
thanks man! you saved me from smashing my computer to bits.
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Out of sync on external display
by Ze'ev Gilad 5 years ago
When I play back a timeline on an external display, which is connected via thunderbolt via a Belking thunderbolt dock, the picture is a few frames late. On laptop display it is fine. Is there any way
Re: Out of sync on external display
by Andy Edwards 5 years ago
Under Preferences Playback you can choose an offset. Andy Edwards
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Waveforms only visible when zoomed in
by Ze'ev Gilad 5 years ago
This is driving me nuts. For certain clips in timeline, I can only see the waveforms when I'm zoomed in very close. (I.e., the 'two highest' zoom factors.) I've tried re-importing the clips, rebuildin
Re: Waveforms only visible when zoomed in
by Ann Bens 5 years ago
Trash your media cache so the files have to generate new peck files. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CC Adobe Community Professional
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No Underlining of Text? Why?
by David Cherniack 12 years ago
Can someone who is close to Adobe explain what their thinking was on this (one has to assume they were thinking SOMETING, even if it was in the loony way that some design decisions are made over there
Re: No Underlining of Text? Why?
by Todd Kopriva 12 years ago
This decision to not provide underlining as a built-in character formatting option was made for two reasons: 1) Animating individual characters that are underlined doesn't really work---at least not t
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Any way to select EVERY OTHER character with a text animator?
by Ze'ev Gilad 5 years ago
Let's say I want to use a text animator to make EVERY OTHER bigger. Can this be done with the range selectors
Re: Any way to select EVERY OTHER character with a text animator?
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
you can add an expression selector to the animator (from the add menu to the right of the animator) and use an expression like this: textIndex%2 100 : 0 if the 'based on' value is set to characters, e
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link stroke width to camera position
by Todd Morgan 8 years ago
Looking for help with linking stroke width to camera position z depth. Basically, looking to keep all my outline strokes the same size, even when object fly toward camera. Currently, when object flies
Re: link stroke width to camera position
by Ze'ev Gilad 5 years ago
I said it before, I'll say it again: Dan, you are the MAN!
Small Blank Window shows when accessing Creative Cloud App
by Lance Moody 6 years ago
Just installed Mavericks. I am seeing a small blank window that appears whenever I call up the CC menubar app. The window first appears as a thin horizontal line across the screen (I resized it and mo
Re: Small Blank Window shows when accessing Creative Cloud App
by Ze'ev Gilad 5 years ago
I have the same thing; this fix did not fix for me. Driving me nuts. Adobe tech has no idea what I'm talking about.
Project Managing in Premiere CC
by Andy Edwards 6 years ago
Todd or Kevin, Could you elaborate on the changes in Project Managing in the new version of Premiere. Does the new version handle Long GOP files in trimming mode now Or are there other options for tra
Re: Project Managing in Premiere CC
by Ze'ev Gilad 6 years ago
No response Any tips Is there any way to automatically transcode what's in a timeline to a trimmable codec (Like FCP 7 has been able to do for years and years, not to mention Avid ...)
shortcut for paste content?
by David Taylor 10 years ago
Is there a shortcut for paste content I know the shortcut to open the dialog, but it would be nice to be able to do it in one stroke. DT Motion Pictures http: www.davetaylormp.com
Re: shortcut for paste content?
by Ze'ev Gilad 6 years ago
Yes, I'm aware of that, but it's annoying because it requires you to reach for the mouse and select the "content" checkbox. I wish there were a single keystroke for "Paste Attributes Content". Thanks
Audio playing at wrong speed
by Ze'ev Gilad 10 years ago
I'm editing a trailer for a feature. The feature is 25fps ProRes 1080i. Client provided audio split tracks as .wav files, which, according to Quicktime, are '24-bit Integer (Little Endian), Mono, 48k'
Re: Audio playing at wrong speed
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
I have had the issue with both WAV and AIFF files. And yes, I did end up having to rename the original files. I did NOT need to trash my prefs. 1. Delete ALL the "bad" imported audio clips from all yo
FCP 7 / ProRes 422 / Canvas Preview / Gamma Change / Snow Leopard
by Sam Featherstone 10 years ago
Hello all, So I'm running FCP7 on Snow Leopard, system gamma as default 2.2. I've got a simple sequence with clips in ProRes 422 (HQ). When I load the project the clips look too dark in the canvas pre
Re: FCP 7 / ProRes 422 / Canvas Preview / Gamma Change / Snow Leopard
by Chris Laxamana 8 years ago
I had this same problem and scoured forums everywhere trying to find a solution. I also spent 2 hrs with Apple on the phone but to no avail. FINALLY I FOUND A SOLUTION!!! I hope this works for you. Go
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Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
by Michael Thibault 7 years ago
I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good scene detector plugin for FCP I m looking for something that I can have a Quicktime of a feature analyzed and (hopefully) get an XML with edits at all the
Re: Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
Ah .... figured it out .... for anyone else who's in a hurry: After Scene Detection, you have to "Split" Then export the TIMELINE from the CONFORM tab as XML. Thanks for the recommendation.
De-converting NTSC to PAL
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
I'm trying to "de-convert" NTSC back to PAL -- my footage is 29.97fps, but every 6th frame is duplicated. Speeding up doesn't work, because it skips the wrong frames. A while back Dan posted the expre
Re: De-converting NTSC to PAL
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
Dan, you are the man! THANKS, again!
remove frames
by Alex Harding 13 years ago
hithere im doing some stuff with some downloaded archive footage at some point some kind of frame rate conversion has already been applied to the footage because every 4th frame is doubled up. what is
Re: remove frames
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
This is exactly the function I need; but this expression doesn't work for me as expected. I need to "remove" every 6th frame; I'm trying to get just these frames: 01 02 03 04 05 07 08 09 10 11 13 ...
When i remove subclip limits, the clip content changes
by Noam Osband 8 years ago
I'm working on a project. I've been making subclips by draging extended subclips into the timeline, hitting Shift-F, being told there is no master clip in the browser and making one when prompted. Wit
Re: When i remove subclip limits, the clip content changes
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
I'm having the same issue. Is there a solution
Dynamic Text? Auto-updating Date/Time?
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
Is it possible to have some text that will automatically reflect the current date and time when used as template in FCP I tried the "Date Time generator" but it appears to be static.. thanks
Re: Dynamic Text? Auto-updating Date/Time?
by Noah Kadner 7 years ago
I don't believe so.. though of course you might be able to Applescript Keyboard Maestro or Textexpand up some sort of workflow. Noah Call Box Training. Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic AC160
Considering migration from FCP to Premiere ... some crucial noob questions...
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
We are a 12-seat postproduction house, considering switching to Premiere or Avid due to the apparent dead end of the 'P' in FCP... I've been playing with a demo of PP, and run into some issues questio
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Re: Considering migration from FCP to Premiere ... some crucial noob questions...
by Derek Andonian 7 years ago
I strongly recommend you hold off on your migration a little loner- The next version of Premiere Pro will be announced at NAB in mid-April, and it will likely make your decision a lot easier. ________
Slate Generator - FXScript? FXPlug? Motion?
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
I spend a lot of time updating slates for multiple versions of projects. I would love to have a generator plugin that automatically created the text for the slate. Ideally, it would contain the name o
Re: Slate Generator - FXScript? FXPlug? Motion?
by Ze'ev Gilad 7 years ago
BUMP Anyone Bueller
Background Process Status, Loading Projects... again...
by Ze'ev Gilad 8 years ago
This has been brought up before, but I've yet to find a solution that works. I am running AE v10.5.0.253 (CS5.5) on a Mac Pro 6-core 4.15Ghz with 24GB RAM. Every time I go to do a RAM Preview, I get t
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Re: Background Process Status, Loading Projects... again...
by Dave LaRonde 8 years ago
Could it be your RAM I forget how memory goes into a Mac Pro -- something about two decks for RAM, or something like that. The RAM increments on each side has to be in multiples of 8, and the amount o
timeline zooming like Avid
by Brad Bussé 13 years ago
Are there key commands in FCP for zooming in and out of the timeline like the arrow keys in Avid
Re: timeline zooming like Avid
by Ze'ev Gilad 8 years ago
@Sean ONeil -- which utility do you use
'Global' materials?
by Ze'ev Gilad 9 years ago
Just getting started with Invigorator... I have several layers, each with its own instance of Invigorator. Is there any way to make it so if I edit a material in one instance -- change the color, for
Re: 'Global' materials?
by Edward Wu 9 years ago
Hi Dan, Unfortunately your objects in one instance of Invigorator are not related to the objects of another instance of Invigorator. So, if you decide to apply a material to one instance, you will hav
Giving 3D text reflection and metal look...
by Adam Lewen 11 years ago
Give a metal and reflective look to a moving 3D text layer Hey there. I have been trying to archive this effect, usually seen in TV promos and such (I wish I had an image...) It's a 3D text layer that
Re: Giving 3D text reflection and metal look...
by Serge Hamad 11 years ago
Hi Adam, I was talking about Layer Mapping. Try this: -Create a new comp 800 X 800. -Create a black solid and apply 2 sessions of the lens flare effect. -Move the center of your lens flares so the ray
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