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May 21st 2006
53 Posts
how to apply tracking to a mask
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I created a mask over a moving object in my video clip using the pen tool. What I'd like to do is to track the moving object (using the built-in motion tracker) and apply it to the mask. I'd like the
Re: how to apply tracking to a mask
by Mike Clasby 13 years ago
Tyler and Tony's method will work if the object doesn't change shape over time, but there is a Script, that does what you want in all situations. It was written for roto work with the tracker. It does
will motion graphics be interlaced when imported from camcorder
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I
Re: will motion graphics be interlaced when imported from camcorder
by mike velte 13 years ago
Transferring video back to a mini DV camcorder is simply a copy paste operation of data, your camcorder will not change the data. Your choice of Field options in Premiere will affect how Premiere comp
No sound
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I'm checking out Avid in someone's computer. (I'm very new to Avid. In fact, that's the first time I saw Avid). I dragged a clip to the time-line and hit play. I can't here any sound. What could be th
Re: No sound
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
It's really hard to say it's one thing - Avid is a very deep program. Obvious questions: Do you have the sound up Do other clips play audio Does the clip have audio Jon
Deinterlacing again
by cow_fan 13 years ago
This is both an AE and Premiere question. I am going to make a video of my pupils and burn it to DVD. I'd like to make it more film like, so I'd like to have it a cadence of 24 frames per second. I al
Re: Deinterlacing again
by Michael Duff 13 years ago
hi there - I'm not really sure what Premiere's de-interlacing is like.... but at a guess I'd think that it would be similar to when you interpret footage in AE with fields, but then render out without
Where to save the project file
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I already know that it's better to have two hard drives: one as a system drive and one for the video clips. My question is, where do I save the after effect project file: in my system disk or in the v
Re: Where to save the project file
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Thanks DAblo.
Mixed light
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Me and my consumer camcorder are always in a situation of mixed lighting. I shoot my daughter in her classroom with light from the window and fluorescent lights, some friends in a house with mixed flu
Re: Mixed light
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Thanks Thax!
Why deinterlace?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Was surfing Andrew Kramer's videocopilot.com and noticed a tutorial on deinterlacing footage. I am wondering why I would need to deinterlace when it would still be interlaced when I watch the footage
Re: Why deinterlace?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Thanks duffbeer!
Help... my tracker points are drifting.
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I'm trying to imitate HP's commercial where a guy was holding a picture of himself (actually of his face) and then having the picture pass through his head. I tried masking and using motion trackers (
Re: Help... my tracker points are drifting.
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Thanks payton. I'll try them.
History Brush
by cow_fan 13 years ago
How will I use the history brush I wanted to make a black and white picture with color on some parts. I turned a picture in black and white and created a snapshot of it in the history palette. So ther
DVX 100b or FX 1
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Which is best for an indie film, Panasonic DVX100b or the Sony FX 1 I like the Panasonic for its 24p but the FX 1 creates sharper images with its HD capability. I was invited to see a local filmfest.
Re: And...
by cow_fan 13 years ago
The movie will be shown in both theater and DVD. The reason I like the HDV is that clients think it's better and would hire only someone who shoots with it. It's that HDV fad that makes the sale... ev
Diffuse Glow
by cow_fan 13 years ago
In Sony Vegas, there's this cool effect called Diffuse Glow. How do you do that in Premiere Pro 2.0 Thanks.
Want to buy a DVX 100a for under 3,000 dollars..is this going to happen?
by Charles Grinbaum 13 years ago
I've got the $$$ togethor to finally get a DVX 100, the last time i checked (a year ago) they where under 3,000. Now I am seeing there is a new version called the DVX 100B that is out of my price rang
Re: Want to buy a DVX 100a for under 3,000 dollars..is this going to happen?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I forgot to ask, where is the odometer located on the DVX 100 I don't want to look like a newbee when examining the camcorder. Thanks :-)
Editing in 24p
by cow_fan 13 years ago
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Is DVX 100 strong enough?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I'm in a camcorder store yesterday and I was checking out an FX1, DVX 100B, and PD 170. As I looked at the parts inside (I opened the tape deck), everything looked so tiny. Are those cameras strong en
Re: Is DVX 100 strong enough?
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
I can't speak to the other cameras, but I own a 100A and have been very pleased with it. As someone who cut his teeth on Panasonic 1st generation MII product, I swore I'd never own anything from them
How to proxy edit HD(V)?
by redindian 13 years ago
This is one of the most touted features- but I cant seem to find it - how do I enable this I have JVC HD100, I downloaded the presets, and the 720 30p playback is jerky - so I was trying to do an offl
Re: How to proxy edit HD(V)?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
What's the 3GB switch How do I turn it on
Used DVX 100
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I am buying my first 3CCD prosumer camcorder. Someone, whom I don't know personally, is selling his DVX 100 and AG-DVC 15. I'll be seeing both cameras soon. Since this is my first time to buy (and use
Re: Used DVX 100
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
You'd do well (in a addition to responses here) to search the web for product reviews. The one I read on the AG DVC 15 wasn't too kind, though it was several years old. For me, given the choice you ou
Defraging
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I'm not sure where to put this, if it's a windows issue or a premiere issue. Anyways, here it is. I just read in one newsletter: "Don't defrag your hard disks when using Final Cut. It slows everything
Re: Defraging
by mbelli 13 years ago
Disk Keeper is excellent and I highly recommend it as well. Just be careful with external drives such as USB and those in firewire enclosures. On those my version of Disk Keeper seems to think they n
white balance
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I used a 500 watt halogen lamp and shot a video using a consumer single CCD miniDV camcorder. I thought it would be best if I white balance during the shoot and then putting back the warm temperature
Text in Premiere Pro
by Stephen Lubin 13 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to put text over video in Premiere Pro. I know you can do it in After Effects, so I was wondering if you could it in Premiere Pro
Re: Text in Premiere Pro
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Two ways: 1) File New Title 2) If you'd like to import a title you've made in Photoshop: File Import then click on the photoshop file. Make sure it's a .psd, otherwise, you'll lose the transparency in
Basics of 3D
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I'd like to start learning 3D... and folks here tell me that maya is the best. I have zero knowledge using 3D but I know how to work 2d in 3D space using After Effects. I would greatly appreciate it i
Re: Basics of 3D
by John David Hutton 13 years ago
I agree with your friend. :-) My first book was Jim Lammer's Maya fundamentals book and it's a great place to start, since he touches on a lot of aspects without getting too heavy into it. Plus he put
image trail
by cow_fan 13 years ago
My friend and i experience similar problems with premiere pro. when playing the clip in the timeline, the actor appears to leave image trails, especially when he (the subject) is moving. It's like hav
Education Edition
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I've seen a Premiere Pro 2.0 with the marking "Education" on its box. Also, "available only for Asia" or something of that sort is written on another side. What's the difference with commercial versio
How many sub-chapters are possible?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I have a special project and I would be needing two to three chapter menus. One of them will have more than 100 "sub-chapters." Is that possible with Encore Thanks.
Re: How many sub-chapters are possible?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Thank you very much Jeff. That would help me a lot.
Make mask in photoshop using bezier curves
by cow_fan 13 years ago
The way I make a mask in photoshop cs2 when I rotoscope is by using the polygonal lasso tool. However, i think it would be wiser to make a mask of bezier curves so i can still adjust some points even
Re: Make mask in photoshop using bezier curves
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Thanks a lot!!!
Substitute tv for a professional monitor
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I checked all the forums and I don
Re: Substitute tv for a professional monitor
by Tim Kolb 13 years ago
It should be noted that a precisely calibrated video monitor is necessary to prepare material for broadcast. For your own use or non-broadcast playback, it's easier to cheat a little... I would try to
Editing Soap Operas
by cow_fan 13 years ago
A friend of mine works in a television network. She told me that they hire freelancers to do editing for their soap operas. I was also informed that they do the editing on an Avid machine (I do most e
Re: Editing Soap Operas
by Mark Suszko 13 years ago
What I know of this is second and third-hand, but because of the tremendous pace of production, they try to live-switch every scene as much as possible. Editing would consist of stiching together the
contract format
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I am shooting an event (an awarding ceremony, in particular) and would like to know how to write a contract. Can somebody show me the wordings on a video contract I know a contract differs from one si
Re: contract format
by Greg Ball 13 years ago
Hi Steve, I understand. But would you write the contract with you as the owner Not the client This contract in regard to ownership seems to protect the client only. Your thoughts
is maya a good start for a 3d newbie?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I would like to learn 3d. As of now I don't have any experience with any 3d software. All I ever do is Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop CS. Do you think Maya is a good place to start All peo
Re: is maya a good start for a 3d newbie?
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Thanks. Now on the hardware part. I do my work on Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator and photoshop on a single PC. Do you think my computer will crash if I load maya into it Can I run Maya while Aft
Managing multiple cameras in editing
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I am doing a video coverage for an awarding ceremony for business people. Depending on the budget of my client, I might be shooting it with multiple cameras. One camera might be fixed on a tripod and
Re: Managing multiple cameras in editing
by SydneyS 13 years ago
The latest version of Premiere Pro allows for multicam editing, as does Final cut and some others... The above poster is correct on all counts, I would recommend an audible "Smack" if it's possible, I
Creative Cow Magazine
by Ralph Hajik 13 years ago
Hello Ron & Kathlyn Lindeboom Unfortunately I didn't attend NAB this year, but I received the Creative Cow Magazine in the mail. I was impressed on the articles and the information within the magazine
Re: Creative Cow Magazine
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Regarding the creative cow magazine, is there a second issue I got the first issue as pdf but i haven't received the second one, if there's any.
NLE that combines After Effects and Premiere Pro
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Anyone knows what NLE to use that combines the power of After Effects and Premiere Pro I like premiere pro but it's such a hassle doing one work in two separate programs. Thanks.
Re: NLE that combines After Effects and Premiere Pro
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Philippines. Thanks for the advice.
Dim lighting
by cow_fan 13 years ago
I don't actually know where to post this. I have a panasonic consumer miniDV camcorder. I'd like to shoot my subject in dim lighting and make some angles to put some shadows. However, whenever I do th
Re: Dim lighting
by Peter Ralph 13 years ago
absolutely - you can switch gain off in most cameras - but the image will look like garbage because it has no contrast - dynamic range is the key to good images
viewfinder
by cow_fan 13 years ago
Aside from conserving batteries, is there another benefit to using the viewfinder of a camcorder I always use the folding LCD monitor. Thanks
Re: viewfinder
by cow_fan 13 years ago
If you don't mind, what's "critical focus "
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