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David Lawrence is a designer, producer, researcher, and media artist with over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of digital and interactive media. His early work in the 1980s at Lucasfilm Ltd. includes groundbreaking research, design and productio... [more]
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Banging on the iMac Pro
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 01 06 putting-apples-imac-pro-through-the-paces - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: Banging on the iMac Pro
by Oliver Peters 2 days ago
xavier Casado "Do you think that apple deliberately gives up that segment of the market (3d) due to Apple s insistence on using AMD GPUs " I don't honestly know the answer, but Apple makes it decisio
The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Here is a follow-up video that brings together some of the points Oliver and I have tried to explain on this forum and also offers a clearer explanation of the how and why of what we are seeing. https
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Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Shawn Miller "it's still really interesting stuff." Thanks, Shawn and Michael. But the credit really goes to Oliver who not only identified that there was something worth investigating in the first p
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The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
I am sure all of you here know much more about the color science than I do and can explain what is happening with the color wheels in FCP X 10.4 (specifically the Shadows, Midtones and Highlights) and
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Re: The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Michael Gissing "Graduated grey is handy to show this but I'm curious if it is useful to use this grading algorithm on say log footage. " I've used it a bit and the correction is functional but nothi
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Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
... Tim Wilson. Not only does he do an amazing, tireless job of keeping this fantastic resource available to us all, but he's also brilliant, and funny, and generous, and ridiculously knowledgeable, a
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Re: Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Tim Wilson 3 weeks ago
Simon and all the rest of you gents, I can't thank you enough for your kind words and good wishes! They mean the world to me. The past year...really, the past 16 months or so...have been among the har
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FCP X 10.4 Released.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
As previewed at the Creative Summit - the new release of FCP X - 10.4 dropped today. Does NOT require High Sierra as some had surmised. Have fun today! Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The sho
Re: FCP X 10.4 Released.
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
FWIW - In case it's not obvious, HEVC encoding support does require that you update macOS to 10.13 (High Sierra). - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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360-degree video
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Is there really much of a market in the general, entertainment world for posted (not live) 360-degree video I know it has value for scientific, educational, cat videos on YouTube, etc. But is the comm
Re: 360-degree video
by David Lawrence 1 month ago
Speaking of 360 video, does Safari under High Sierra finally support it I'm not ready to upgrade but under 10.12.6 Sierra, Safari and 360 are still a fail. Did they fix that yet ______________________
Every Frame a Painting
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Post mortem thoughts - good insights. You'll need to get there through Alex's link, since the Medium URL uses symbols that mess up the COW's linking. http: alex4d.com notes item 28-videos-53m-views-ti
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Re: Every Frame a Painting
by David Lawrence 1 month ago
Every Frame a Painting is at the top of my list of must sees for anyone interested in the language of cinema. I'll miss new essays but am glad for the rich library Tony and Taylor have left us. Great
iMac Pro 12/14
by Noah Kadner 1 month ago
Discuss: http: iphone.appleinsider.com articles 17 12 12 apples-4999-all-in-one-imac-pro-launches-thursday-dec-14 http: blog.vincentlaforet.com 2017 12 12 apples-new-imacpro-has-an-impressive-200-300-
Re: iMac Pro 12/14
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Shane Ross "Yes Bill...we get it. Apple is "Mary Poppins" to you...Practically perfect in every way. " Dude, chill out. Yes, X works incredibly well for me. So I say so. I say so specifically - and I
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David Lawrence liked this 1 month ago
I finally understand modern digital editing...
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
It s Friday, Dec 09,2017 - and I ve finally discovered the actual point of modern, digital editing. Without it, this music video could not have been created. Enjoy your weekend. https: youtu.be hpjV96
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Re: I finally understand modern digital editing...
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Digital, yes, but hardly modern Simply another stop on the continuum... https: www.youtube.com watch v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ https: www.youtube.com watch v=r4y9Mad5eIE https: www.youtube.com watch v=YHxWXeK4KJA
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Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
turns out Adobe, among other web-sites, uses mouse and keystroke tracking software to record your activity. the up-side is they can analyse user patterns to improve workability of their site the downs
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
by David Lawrence 2 months ago
Which is why all my browsers on all my devices use this: https: adguard.com Whitelist the sites you want to support, and the rest can go pound sand. Added bonus - the web actually works again, especia
where is project 2d in Premiere 2018?
by joel pollock 3 months ago
I upgraded to Premiere 2018 and apparently all of the skybox effects have been deeply integrated. I'm trying to add some titles, etc. which I normally would have used skybox project 2d for. What can I
Re: where is project 2d in Premiere 2018?
by David Lawrence 3 months ago
Look in the effects tab under Immersive Video. _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vimeo.com album 2271696 web: propaganda.com facebo
CineForm goes open source
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
The CineForm SDK is now open source. The industry now has a high-quality, compressed mezzanine format that is also open! https: gopro.com news gopro-open-sources-the-cineform-codec http: cineform.blog
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Re: CineForm goes open source
by David Lawrence 3 months ago
This is fantastic news. Besides being a great cross-platform codec with outstanding image quality, CineForm has a unique "Active Metadata" architecture that enables some very efficient and flexible wo
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Jitters in Insta360 Pro footage.
by Mike Bernard 3 months ago
I shot this locked off landscape with the InstaPro360 and when its stitched its giving me all these jitters. https: youtu.be SF5EUtWlG_k You have to watch the enlarged section to see it. Anyone know w
Re: Jitters in Insta360 Pro footage.
by David Lawrence 3 months ago
I see the jitters. How did you stitch the footage I've read complaints on the Facebook Insta360 Pro forum about visible "pumping" due to poor compression in the stitcher's output. Have you tried a 3rd
360 Video Capture Options
by Ilea Shutler 4 months ago
I have a client that wants to start doing 360 video documentaries in the style of the NY Times Daily 360 https: www.nytimes.com video world australia 100000005316189 trying-to-save-the-corals-of-the-g
Re: 360 Video Capture Options
by David Lawrence 4 months ago
Walter Soyka "David, have you had occasion to try Mistika VR yet I have not, and I'd be very curious to hear about your opinion." Hi Walter, Yes I have and I like it very much. It's incredibly fast a
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Action focus from clip to clip
by Jim Watt 4 months ago
I'm editing a short fly fishing test movie shot on a Garmin Virb in Premier Pro with the Mettle Skybox plugin. My question os how to stay focused on the action in a clip when you cut from one clip to
Re: Action focus from clip to clip
by David Lawrence 4 months ago
Use the Mettle Rotate Sphere effect to horizontally shift the action point in your second clip to match up with the first. Done! :) _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research lin
DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by David Lawrence 4 months ago
Lost count of how many times she says "Just like in Final Cut Pro 7" but I found myself smiling quite a lot. At $299 it's a no-brainer no matter what your current NLE of choice. https: www.youtube.com
Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by Michael Gissing 4 months ago
Mark Suszko "Maybe I'm thinking about it from the wrong end.... does a nodal compositor like Fusion work with any of those Noise Industries FX factory plug-ins " Fusion is also cross platform and use
Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
https: support.apple.com en-gb HT207888 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by David Lawrence 5 months ago
Andy Field "Apple - come on - just make a widget that opens FCP7 Project and creates a universal XML - can't be that hard -- Premiere Opens them without any translation" I doubt Apple will make this
Creating an equirectanglular file from a dual lens circular file - Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
by John Kennedy 8 months ago
I'm working with the new Samsung Gear 360 (2017) and I need to be able to stitch the video to a single flat equirectanglular video. Looks like there are a number of software solutions that cost $1000
Re: Creating an equirectanglular file from a dual lens circular file - Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
by David Lawrence 8 months ago
John Kennedy "Note: The app gives you an option to upload to YouTube Creator but doesn't inject 360 metadata so it's an unusable youtube video." They really need to fix that. If you want to skip the
my first 360 VR video
by michel moalem 9 months ago
My first 360 VR video (a music video to one of my tracks) - please check it out and let me know what u think
Re: my first 360 VR video
by David Lawrence 9 months ago
Link please! :) _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vimeo.com album 2271696 web: propaganda.com facebook: dlawrence twitter: @dhl
Facebook Announces New 360 Volumetric Camera
by David Lawrence 9 months ago
Very exciting news from Facebook at the F8 Conference today - a new 360 camera that goes beyond stereoscopic 360 and does volumetric capture with 6 degrees-of-freedom. Not only that, they have a full
Premiere Pro CC2017 4K VR 360 Black dotted line
by Juan Carlos Yarza 10 months ago
Hello, I have a huge problem that has not been resolved in the past 3 weeks, I do not know where else to look, there is no information in the web about it... I am working in a 4K 360 video for a clien
Re: Premiere Pro CC2017 4K VR 360 Black dotted line
by David Lawrence 10 months ago
That looks like an artifact on the stitch line. What kind of stitching software are you using _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vim
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 1 year ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: LOVING IT
by David Lawrence 1 year ago
Vertical video Horizontal video Bah! So yesterday. CIRCULAR video is the new black! https: www.spectacles.com _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in C
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last rant
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
on the cc numbers - one last rant on this forum too. I made a post ages ago around how 2-3 days of paid work pay for a year of the CC tool suite. Shantanyu Narayen, that terrible devil with a trendy b
Re: last rant
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "A lot of experimentation. VR requires a different headspace as a designer, because you do not strictly control the audience's POV. A lot of our tried and true production techniques for
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Is the debate over?
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
Sure is quiet in here, are we done
Re: Is the debate over?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Gary Huff "Because they don't either want to do the work or have the know how in order to keep themselves from being restricted by old technology that they may not be able to access. Case in point, j
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Adobe update bug
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
http: arstechnica.com apple 2016 02 warning-bug-in-adobe-creative-cloud-deletes-mac-user-data-without-warning - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe update bug
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Yikes! _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vimeo.com album 2271696 web: propaganda.com facebook: dlawrence twitter: @dhl
Beware of Adobe Stock Service
by Morten Ranmar 2 years ago
Thought I might explore this new offering, since I needed some stock images, and there was a promise of discount - so I signed up for the minimum of 10 images. Or so I thought. Works out that accordin
Re: Beware of Adobe Stock Service
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Do you get to keep the images after your subscription expires or do they go poof _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vimeo.com album
Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
"As we watch organizations like IBM, HP and EMC struggle to transform, Adobe is an interesting contrasting case. It went from selling boxed software to a cloud subscription model in shorter order, and
Re: Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Chris Pettit "You're right. The same arguments advanced by the same group of people. No question about that. Over and over." Just read the comments on that TechCrunch article and it's clear all Adobe
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For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
We have been using the older Office 2011 for a while now and it works but wondering if any of you Mac users have moved to Office 365 subscription model and if you like the updates. Assuming since you
Re: For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Gary Huff "Because they can afford to take their time in forcing everyone onto it eventually." Or maybe because they know they'll completely lose their market to the free competition. _______________
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Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm starting a cool new project and need some advice on specing a badass PC workstation for After Effects work. The project involves research, benchmarking and demonstration of the Odyssey VR
Re: Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "David, here's another option I'm now considering for our workstations: using the on-board RAID controller with a stack of SSDs, stored in an Icy Dock ToughArmour backplane cage link ."
Does anyone have a better way to reposition keyframed, animated masks?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm wondering if any of you have found a better way to duplicate and reposition keyframed, animated masks on a layer Here's a typical scenario: The frame is a 2048x2048 (2Kx2K) over under L R
Re: Does anyone have a better way to reposition keyframed, animated masks?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "You might consider using an offset duplicate of the masked layer as an alpha track matte." Thanks Walter, I was curious what you might recommend. The problem with an offset duplicate of
Problem Compositing Layers With Matched-framed Feathered Masks
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm developing a dynamic linked workflow between Premiere Pro and After Effects for very simple composite images. I've run into a problem in AE compositing match-framed objects with feathered
Re: Problem Compositing Layers With Matched-framed Feathered Masks
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "Out of curiosity, what is the last 10% of the challenge that you can't cover in Premiere Maybe someone here would have a suggestion, or maybe there's a good area for a feature request."
Perpetual fallback Licsence
by Chris Pettit 2 years ago
Adobe could do this: https: sales.jetbrains.com hc en-gb articles 204784622-What-is-perpetual-fallback-license
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Re: Perpetual fallback Licsence
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Tim Wilson "You and my mom. LOL Not much traffic there, I'm afraid, but I sure had fun. I committed myself to doing a tutorial a day, and found a TON of things I'd never explored. Ask me anything. LO
this is a test
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
I want to link to YouTube without embedding. Will this work https: goo.gl lgm1sZ https: www.youtube.com watch v=gxpQ0vnOVNE https: goo.gl KWkykH https: vimeo.com 4398241 _______________________ David
what about animated .gifs?
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
_______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propaganda.com publicmattersgroup.com http: lnkd.in Cfz92F facebook.com dlawrence twitter.com dhl vimeo.com dlawrence albums
Testing...testing... is this thing on???
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
This is a test. This is only a test. I like this video: Sesame Street vs Beastie Boys - Sure Shot mashup (whole song) from Chester Fielder on Vimeo. _______________________ David Lawrence art media de
I just want to see if I can embed a Vimeo clip
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
A+!!! Vimeo works, it just doesn't appear in the preview. Any chance we have Vimeo in the preview Very happy this works! :) Thanks! _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research pr
Does CatDV import FCPX Keyword collections and log notes?
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
I'm interested in CatDV as a possible MAM for material logged in FCPX using keyword collections and log notes. You can read about my logging workflow here: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 7
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Re: Does CatDV import FCPX Keyword collections and log notes?
by Matthew Stamos 3 years ago
I would take a look at these links for Premiere and FCPx to help understand how CatDV might help. The workflow possibilities are immense to say the least! http: www.squarebox.com exchanging-metadata-w
Setting horizontal position of a layer in one comp from null object in other comp
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Hi All, I need help with a very simple expression: I want to use a null object in a comp as a simple slider to control the horizontal position of a targeted layer in a separate pre-comp. I used the pi
Re: Setting horizontal position of a layer in one comp from null object in other comp
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Dan Ebberts "Try changing the last line to: temp, value 1 " Perfect! Many thanks! :D _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propaganda.com publicmattersgroup.com http: lnkd.
Shaky Footage: Warp Stablizer Won't Work for This!
by Lisa Hurley 4 years ago
Okay guys, there may be no solution to this problem, but I'm hoping there may be something to help me out a little. I'm all new to the DSLRs and haven't completely mastered the technique yet, therefor
Re: Shaky Footage: Warp Stablizer Won't Work for This!
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
You might want to give Core Melt's Lock & Load plug-in a try. I find it gives excellent results and is well worth the (low) price. Warp Stabilizer is great but I think Lock & Load is even better. Down
Adobe Premiere Pro team on post chat tomorrow!
by Kevin Monahan 5 years ago
Get your questions answered about Premiere Pro CC tomorrow from 6-7 PM PST. Here's info on how to participate! http: www.aotg.com postchat how-to-participate Kevin Monahan Social Support Lead Adobe Af
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro team on post chat tomorrow!
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Kevin Monahan "You are going to have to ask them directly. Again, I'm only the support guy around here" Fair enough. BTW Kevin, I just want to say thank you for your ongoing presence and support on t
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Dynamic Link Between Creative Cloud And Creative Suite Applications?
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Will Dynamic Link work between Creative Cloud And Creative Suite Applications I want to use the next version of Premier Pro but it's unlikely I will subscribe to the entire Creative Cloud collection f
Re: Dynamic Link Between Creative Cloud And Creative Suite Applications?
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Ann Bens "No. DL only works between apps from the same bundle." Not the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for clarifying, though. _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propag
Output 5.1 clip without stereo mix down?
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Hi All, A simple problem I can't figure out: I have an x254 clip with 5.1 audio. I want to simply cut out a section, then output it with everything unchanged. I'm checking "Match Sequence Settings" in
Re: Output 5.1 clip without stereo mix down?
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Ivan Myles "Was the sequence created with 5.1 audio Here is a tutorial:" Solution was in the first minute of the tutorial. Thank you! _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research
Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
by Zack Linderman 5 years ago
hello all, I have a very annoying workflow issue while cutting together certain videos that I make. I'm running Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows 7 and this workflow issue arises when I'm cutting together a
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Kevin Monahan "We do have that command in Premiere Pro CS Next. Just press the D key. It will actually select all under the playhead, depending on how the tracks are selected. Pretty cool! See how fa
Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by Tom Daigon 5 years ago
Besides technical issues that might make the necessary web connection for the monthly check by Adobe impossible (dead modem - down ISP or cable), the biggest drawback I see is this. When I purchased t
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Re: Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Tom Daigon "David, just a quick aside. It must have been quite an experience working at Lucasfilm when you did." It's not often you get told your job is "to invent the future". For me, even crazier w
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Creative Cloud (again) - Australia, Pricing and Random Thoughts
by Matt Galuszewski 5 years ago
I live in Australia. I need the Mac CS6 Master Collection for which I would pay $3949 for a download from Adobe. This is much more expensive than my friends in the USA would pay. The current download
Re: Creative Cloud (again) - Australia, Pricing and Random Thoughts
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Aindreas Gallagher "I am a plumber, I have tools - in my toolbox, these tools directly represent my livelihood. the idea that my toolset, the entire toolset can vanish at the quirk of a bank transfer
Cloud question (adobe screwing us?)
by Richard Cardonna 5 years ago
Wil cloud users have special unique features that will not be available to CS7 production premium app owners I ask because of this: Note: With the exception of Retina display support, the new features
Re: Cloud question (everyone take a deep breath and relax.)
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Looks like we have nothing to worry about. Tom, thank you for pushing the issue and getting an answer. http: forums.adobe.com message 5217645#5217645 _______________________ David Lawrence art media d
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