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chris newman

Design Director at WISH-TV Indianapolis (CBS)
Member Since:
February 14th 2003
97 Posts
Location:
Indianapolis, IN USA
CS4 plugin compatibility
by chris newman 10 years ago
i work at a TV station where we have 5 intel mac pros running the adobe production premium CS3 suite. one of my concerns in upgrading to CS4 is plugin compatibility. here's a list of third party plugi
Re: CS4 plugin compatibility
by Nils Schneider 10 years ago
All our plug-ins are CS4 compatible, CCfx HD, Path Tools and Sphere Utils. Nils
quicktime 7.6
by chris newman 10 years ago
has anyone installed the QT 7.6 update. if so, is it safe have you noticed any issues to be concerned about. since 7.4 quicktime updates make me nervous. thanks
frame buffer problem
by chris newman 11 years ago
i'm having an issue with after effects that i can't figure out. i have a big project that has many precomps. one of them is very large (5000x5000) and within it is a solid that is even bigger. i under
Re: frame buffer problem
by Brendan Coots 11 years ago
The problem is that AE's buffer can only handle actual images layers of a certain size, the comp itself can be pretty large without issue. That limitation isn't reduced by having more hard drive space
QT 7.4.5 safe?
by chris newman 11 years ago
just checking to see if AE users have installed the quicktime 7.5.4 update and if so, have you experienced problems i'm just nervous now after the problems QT 7.4 presented. thanks
Re: QT 7.4.5 safe?
by Darby Edelen 11 years ago
Dave LaRonde "Like to live dangerously Have at it! " I do! chris newman "have you experienced problems " And I haven't. I'm not going to say that there are no problems with 7.4.5, because I haven't t
networking issues
by chris newman 11 years ago
i have an issue that's been happening more often lately. i'm on mac (G5 dual 2.7, 10.5.2) that accesses shared clients on a windows network. more often than not, i have no problem mounting those clien
Re: networking issues
by Darby Edelen 11 years ago
chris newman "is there a way to give the network a refresh, for lack of a better term i don't know why it's happening, which is also frustrating. " Try relaunching the Finder. Use Force Quit (cmd-opt
DON'T install QT 7.4 if you use after effects
by chris newman 12 years ago
rendering in AE was fine yesterday. i downloaded QT 7.4 today and renders now quit at almost exactly 10mins into the render regardless of what project you are working on with the following error "Afte
Re: DON'T install QT 7.4 if you use after effects
by chris newman 11 years ago
so, who wants to be the guinea pig for QT 7.4.1 that was just released i'm not going to do it at work, i'll try it at home tonight.
object to position to follow mask
by chris newman 11 years ago
i can't seem to figure this one out. i hope you are able to do it. basically what i want to do is make a mask on a layer (keep it simple...a square mask), then i want a separate object (a photoshop fi
Re: object to position to follow mask
by chris newman 11 years ago
no, i don't want it to move when the mask layer moves. here's a better example, i have a circle mask on a solid. there are no key frames, the mask doesn't move, but i want a separate object to move al
c4d on leopard
by chris newman 11 years ago
i was looking for a thread on this issue but couldn't find one so i apologize if this is redundant. i'm sure many other people are having this problem. after installing Leopard, using c4d (10.5 in my
Re: c4d on leopard
by Tony Barone 11 years ago
I had been using C4D on a "Quicksilver" Dual 1Ghz G4, and it would temporarily lock up during rendering with Leopard. However, I recently got a new MacPro and it does not have the issue. It could be t
timeline for adobe on leopard
by chris newman 12 years ago
i work at a tv station with 6 macs and we use the production premium CS3 suite constantly. i have leopard ready to install, but i'm not about to pull the trigger until adobe gives the green light. we
Re: timeline for adobe on leopard
by chris newman 12 years ago
thanks dave, that and the thread you gave me are very helpful. i'm not concerned with final cut...we don't use it. we aren't an editing department, more of an art department. we do have final cut 5. i
permission repair and address book in leopard
by chris newman 12 years ago
i just upgraded my imac G5 to leopard (2gb ram). things went pretty well but there was one thing that seemed weird. in tiger, repairing permissions took maybe 15 seconds. in leopard, it took about 15
Re: permission repair and address book in leopard
by CJ Hunt 12 years ago
Hey Chris, I have an 8 core with 8g and it still took (& takes) along time for permissions repair... hmmmm... maybe it just has a lot more territory to cover Re: Address book- mine was web based-expor
transfer preferences, actions, etc.
by chris newman 12 years ago
i'm in the process of upgrading all of our computers to the production premium CS3 from the CS2 apps and after effects 7. is there a way to import preferences, actions, etc. from the CS2 apps to CS3 o
best desktop speakers
by chris newman 12 years ago
this may not be the usual question for this forum but i'm looking for reasonably priced desktop speakers for my computers at work. i currently have very inexpensive (10-20 dollar) speakers on each wor
Re: best desktop speakers
by Rodney Morris 12 years ago
Chris, I don't think the problem is with the shielding of the speakers (or even with the cables, though they're more likely to be allowing interferences in). I believe it has more to do with the type
alert sounds
by chris newman 12 years ago
i was just wondering if anyone knew where some of the alert sounds in Mac OSX were stored. i'm not talking about the alert sounds you pick in the system preferences, i'm talking more about the blips t
Re: alert sounds
by Chuck Reti 12 years ago
chris newman "does anyone know where on the system those sounds are stored and if so, do you know if how you can change them " These are "invisible' files hidden inside various frameworks and resourc
ram flush
by chris newman 12 years ago
does anyone know of an app that will flush your ram without shutting down and restarting. i often have multiple ram intensive programs open (i have a dual 2.7 G5, os 10.4.9 4gb ram, plently of interna
PCIe card?
by chris newman 12 years ago
i'm on the brink of buying and external sata drive from g-tech. the drive ships with a PCIe card and cables to connect to my computer. i'm not certain if my computer has the correct card slots to supp
Re: PCIe card?
by John Foley 12 years ago
Be careful! The late 2004-early 2005 2.7 GHZ Mac does NOT have PCI-express slots! Only the G5's shipped after Nov 2005 have PCI-express. Please visit www.thefinalcutstore.com for all your Final Cut ne
Adding to a RAID 0
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
The current set-up in my Mac Pro is a 250gb boot drive, with 2 500 gb drives as a RAID 0 for my FCP source files and things of that nature. I was thinking of adding another 500 gb or maybe one of the
Re: Adding to a RAID 0
by chris newman 12 years ago
you can, however, stripe the drives in concatenated mode (JBOD), without the drives being the same size. you don't get any benefits of RAID1 or higher as far as speed and security but you don't have t
rgb to cmyk
by chris newman 12 years ago
does anyone have a trick, or know if it's even possible to get vibrant blues in cmyk i'm working on a duratran for our news set. whenever i design anything in print i design it completely in rgb (so i
Re: rgb to cmyk
by chris newman 12 years ago
mike, we are working with a set company called FX and i've also talked to our local printers and unfortunately they both say that the image has to be converted to cmyk, even for duratrans. i want to i
changing default pdf reader
by chris newman 12 years ago
somehow, the default pdf reader on my mac got changed to acrobat reader. does anyone know how i can change that back to preview thanks
Re: changing default pdf reader
by chris newman 12 years ago
awesome! thanks for your help.
photoshop preferences
by chris newman 13 years ago
where is the preferences file for photoshop stored in windows i use a mac but a co-worker is having some problems with photoshop on windows and i want to try trashing the preferences and relaunching b
Re: photoshop preferences
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
For CS2: Users user profile Library Preferences Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings The exact location has changed depending on which version. You can boot photoshop, and then hold down shift, ctrl option im
best storage solutions
by chris newman 13 years ago
i don't know if this is the correct forum for this but i'm trying to forecast our storage needs for whenever our station goes high def. the three i've been looking at are: apple's xserve raids huge sy
Re: best storage solutions
by Harry Pallenberg 13 years ago
I've got a bunch of drives from Macgurus - they have a TON of different options... and I like the burly cases.Thanks, Harry. Forum Cowmunity Leader: OSX Forum Cowmunity Leader: Indie & Doc Dual 1.8 G5
HD S.M.A.R.T. status question
by chris newman 13 years ago
i'm on a dual 2.7 G5, 4gb ram, 2x400gb HD. i repair disk permissions on every restart. i noticed a couple of months ago that my main hard drive was coming up "not supported" under S.M.A.R.T. status qu
material references
by chris newman 13 years ago
i am getting started with cinema and i've found some great resources, mostly in books but some video and online tutorials training. i've found resources for modeling and animating but i haven't found
Re: material references
by chris newman 13 years ago
actually, no, i didn't look in the manual. however, i only have the manual for cinema r9 XL. i've since upgraded to r9.6 XL bundle and the upgrade didn't come with a manual but i'm sure i can get some
motion as stand along product
by chris newman 13 years ago
does anyone know if apple motion is something i can buy as a stand alone product i look on apple's site and the only place i could find it was as part of the final cut suite. i know you used to be abl
Re: motion as stand along product
by Jim Kanter 13 years ago
Some older copies may also show up in places like eBay. Make sure they're new and still in shrinkwrap.Jim Kanter, Digital Film Institute www.dfilminst.com
photoshop/illustrator cs2 speeds on tiger
by chris newman 14 years ago
i've just upgraged both my computer and operating systems from a dual 2 G5 running panther to a dual 2.7 G5 running tiger. the older computer had 2gb of ram, the new one has 4gb of ram. i could swear
Re: photoshop/illustrator cs2 speeds on tiger
by Seth Taylor 14 years ago
I noticed a significant speed increase after the upgrade to 10.4.2
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