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After Effects Sound Issue
by sam debey 17 hours ago
Hello! I've noticed at times in AE that some sound files will cancel out others. In this particular case I have some characters talking in my timeline and when I hit RAM preview, I hear them loud and
Re: After Effects Sound Issue
by Eric Santiago 6 hours ago
Welcome to the new audio workflow from AE :P Yea there is no fix for that that I know of. I sometimes go batty listening to multiple tracks. I try to stick to one track at a time.
Extract background from hand
by Nitai Lev-Oren 9 hours ago
I have this hand in video and I need to extract the background so I used extract effect but it worked partly because the hand moves on the background someone knows how to extract it without doing rot
Re: Extract background from hand
by Eric Santiago 7 hours ago
Sorry but Roto or Mocha is your only hope for that. Anytime you introduce motion it becomes actual work. No magic buttons here :(
Finding correct thread on FAVORITES
by Paul Schreck 1 day ago
I'm using FCPX, latest update as of 12 2018, on an iMac Pro. Shot a concert with two cameras, one facing the conductor so I can cut away from the group occasionally. I've selected several ranges as fa
Re: Finding correct thread on FAVORITES
by Eric Santiago 1 day ago
Did you filter the browser
Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Tom Sefton 4 days ago
https: www.google.co.uk amp s www.engadget.com amp 2018 12 13 nvidia-and-red-8k-video-editing Work at high resolutions with red cameras Things are going to get much much faster for you. Unless you are
Re: Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Eric Santiago 1 day ago
Michael Gissing "Looks like the Red Rocket card will no longer be a product." Most of us old and new stopped using those things. I could scream but the two I have paid for itself considering they tot
Replace audio in fcpX
by guy crossman 2 days ago
I have some guide audio of an interview, which is watermarked and can't be used. I have now received the clean master and need to replace the guide. I would like to avoid doing it cut by cut. I was th
Re: Replace audio in fcpX
by Eric Santiago 1 day ago
Chad Greene "Just spit-balling here with out testing... could you right+click on the temp audio and open it and sync your new audio inside it " That's my other workflow as well. Sorry I have a few wa
Subtitles with black background
by Filip Stillerska 1 day ago
How do I create subtitles closed captions with a black (rectangular) background Example image: https: img.purch.com amazon-after-atv-cov-jpg w 755 aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9IL0wvNzg2MDA5L
Re: Subtitles with black background
by Eric Santiago 1 day ago
In AE it would be a PITA. Not sure if there is even a plug-in for that. We do all our subs in NLEs. But none using a solid back.
Transcode/Consolidate Multiple Bins
by Eric Santiago 4 days ago
Yep, that age-old question. I haven't tested with the latest version but figure to shoot first and don't ask the right question later Is this possible with MC 2018.x
Re: Transcode/Consolidate Multiple Bins
by Eric Santiago 1 day ago
Pat Horridge "ts quite common practice to use the Tape.id field (never the tape number) to store the source clips folder name. If you then do have to make one large bin of those clip you can sort by
Crack effect in maya?
by Aj Jackson 5 days ago
Hi all! I'm needing to do a "crack in the ground" effect for a maya project of mine to help simulate an earthquake. Pretty much exactly like the video shown here... https: www.youtube.com watch v=QF2d
Re: Crack effect in maya?
by Eric Santiago 1 day ago
Old school keyframing for me. Back then curve set at 1 with extruding NURBS. Now maybe polylines
Can't Extend Compound Clip
by Tim Wingert 6 days ago
Hello! I am working with a Compound Clip, and when I open it in the timeline, I can see more content to the right that is greyed out, but when I go back to my main edit, I am unable to extend the comp
Re: Can't Extend Compound Clip
by Eric Santiago 4 days ago
Ran into that annoying bug. I just break it up and redo it again on the spot.
Why am I losing quality when exporting in 1x1 aspect ratio?
by Anton Nordstrand 5 days ago
Hey! This might be a really stupid question but... A client wants me to deliver the videos that I made for them in both 16:9 and 1x1 aspect ratio. In my head the 1x1 format should be exactly the same
Re: Why am I losing quality when exporting in 1x1 aspect ratio?
by Eric Santiago 5 days ago
I am not sure how you are viewing this 1:1 is only relevant to your pixel res.
Davinci FCPX timeline corruption on roundtripping.
by Kenny Evans 1 week ago
I'm trying to roundtrip from FCPX to DaVinci and back again but finding that going into DaVinci many clips are corrupted - titles, basic transitions and graphics etc and then this is compounded on the
Re: Davinci FCPX timeline corruption on roundtripping.
by Eric Santiago 5 days ago
Jeremy Garchow "try and keep things as simple as possible when sending to DaVinci, which means I have to spend some time getting things back together in FCPX." Yep Ive been used to this workflow wher
How to change IN and OUT point from inside compound clip?
by Xavier Paredes 1 week ago
Is there a way to change the IN and OUT points (white vertical lines) while you are inside a compound clip Please see screenshot. By the way, is there a shortcut to move the play head to these IN and
Re: How to change IN and OUT point from inside compound clip?
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
I dont believe there is a way to edit the I O within the CC. That is based on the CCs edit points residing in the Project timeline. You can always use the TRIM within the CC if you need to do some fin
Relinking Prores proxies to original R3D files
by Lori Waite 1 week ago
I'm definitley missing something here in Resolve's proxy workflow. I'm setting up a feature project shot in Red RAW, so naturally I will want to edit with proxies. I created Prores LT clips using the
Re: Relinking Prores proxies to original R3D files
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
The basic would be to import (only) RED RAW into your Media pool and at XML AAF import, deselect "Automatically import media clips into Media Pool ".
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Adobe pro video apps now support ProRes on Windows
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Very big news for a small point update in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Media Encoder: https: theblog.adobe.com adobe-pro-video-apps-now-support-prores-export-on-windows Although I still personally
Re: Adobe pro video apps now support ProRes on Windows
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
Walter Soyka "'m curious: any would-be switchers ready to jump to Windows now that delivering the industry's favorite format is no longer an issue " I use both but mostly Mac due to stability. They b
Why does the "Glow Intensity" do nothing?
by Robert Ditty 1 week ago
I have added the glow effect to these vector sun ray shapes from a logo in my video. Here it is with the Glow intensity set to 1.0: Here it is with the Glow intensity set to 255: No difference at all.
Re: Why does the "Glow Intensity" do nothing?
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
That option has always been about luminance. You have to be a little more creative with your layers to get that to work.
Zooming in on 3.2K (3200x1800) footage in 1080p timeline
by Laura Menheere 2 weeks ago
Hello, I am currently working on a project with interviews shot in 3.2K (3200x1800), and it is being cut in a 1080p timeline. In general, how far can you zoom in on this footage before there is notice
Re: Zooming in on 3.2K (3200x1800) footage in 1080p timeline
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
Honestly it's in the eye of the beholder... Kidding aside, it's up to you. I would render a copy and test.
What's the best way to the camera move and zoom in to 80 images in different positions?
by Arthur Martins 2 weeks ago
I have 80 images scattered in a 2D scene and I wanted the camera to move and zoom in on each of those pictures every 2 seconds. What's the best way to do this
Re: What's the best way to the camera move and zoom in to 80 images in different positions?
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
Cassius Marques "You should check out Video Copilot's Sure Target plugin preset." I would second Cassius on that.
On screen outline
by Fred Matthews 2 weeks ago
Greetings, I am trying to find the easiest quickest way to produce an outline that will pop on screen throughout a 23 minute program. The outline will be left justified within a box and their will be
Re: On screen outline
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
If its animated then use AE. This is something I deal with daily with my team. If it's a big project and not for broadcast, I move it to FCPX or Premiere. Avid is not flexible when it comes to dealing
Photo/Video Credits
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
Working with some folks new to the business and I myself have never worked on credits for docs. How much detail is required for these photo video credits I was going to copy and paste an example but o
Re: Photo/Video Credits
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Wayne. The info I received is exactly as I stated in my post. They used so many photos in this one. Credits are going to be at least 6 pages. Thank goodness for size 6 fonts ;)
Logic Pro Issues
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Just reaching out to anyone with experience with Logic Pro. I have a few docs in FCPX and need to export audio. Using XML to Logic has been easy but have experienced some oddities. Fixed them all but
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Re: Logic Pro Issues
by Michael Marshall 3 weeks ago
I have this issue all the time. X2pro does not always solve the problem... If anyone can figure out what we can do inside of our project files to ensure XML's copy properly I would be so grateful! PS
RAM Preview in CC 2019 Won't Play Realtime (59.94fps)
by Cagdas Kara 3 weeks ago
Hello to everyone. I created a project with a resolution of 3840x2160 and 59.94fps. But I can't preview in real time when I want to preview it. Is there something I've done wrong Can you help me. Than
Re: RAM Preview in CC 2019 Won't Play Realtime (59.94fps)
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
You would need the big box HPZ840 fully loaded to even get that kind of preview. But I've easily killed them units by adding plug-ins and layers. You just need to be mindful of what you need to see. T
Why so many .R3D files for the same clip?
by Nik Alhazred 4 years ago
OK, I know I'm late to the RED bandwagon here, but it wasn't until recently that I actually got some work that required editing footage shot on a RED camera. The client handed me a hard drive containi
Re: Why so many .R3D files for the same clip?
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Denise Chan "Media Browser does a great job in combining these clips into a single file that you can use in Premiere Pro. Does anyone know how Avid handles the same issue Do we just import the very f
Index/List Option
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Is there an option in MC similar to FCPX Index window I have a mess of clips in a full feature and need to make a chronological list.
Re: Index/List Option
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Thanks again Michael for converting that sequence for me :)
AMA NTFS Drives
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
I am sure the answer is simple. I have over a dozen USB3 NTFS formatted drives. All RED files and no resources to copy to a faster RAID. I finally purchased Paragon and I am still seeing the NTFS oddi
Re: AMA NTFS Drives
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Ooops forgot to add what the paths look like. It toggles between: USBDRIVE001 and Volume User USBDRIVE001 Nothing to worry about
New Apple holiday commercials
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Featuring music (Logic), editing (Premiere), graphics (Photoshop) - but, key are the creative thoughts and the hardware and less the software. https: www.youtube.com channel UCE_M8A5yxnLfW0KghEeajjw -
Re: New Apple holiday commercials
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Curious as to which CG app was used on one of them. Very stylistic :)
ISO to FCPX???
by Ken Bennett 4 weeks ago
What's the best tool to transfer DVD BD ISO file into FCPX THX Ken Bennett Video Adventures Capturing Your Life's Adventures!
Re: ISO to FCPX???
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
As in DVD video MPEG STREAMCLIP maybe.
Panasonic EVA-1 Media
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Anyone here using Panasonic EVA-1 media At 4K this format is not the smoothest of any the 4K flavors I've been working within the past. It def does not do well at RAW compared to RED. We need to proxy
Re: Panasonic EVA-1 Media
by Dave LaRonde 4 weeks ago
Yes, you do have to proxy. Consider that a single frame of 4K contains four times as many pixels as a corresponding frame of HD. If you have four times the processing power, four times the processing
Issue while Conforming !
by Vishnu Pillai 4 weeks ago
After the new 15.2 update i am facing a few problem while conforming media.. Currently i am working on a television series and when i import media and conform with offline media some of the clips do n
Re: Issue while Conforming !
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Andi Winter "if the reel name is missing, it will just try to connect based on the same tc..." Uggh yea Im gonna dread checking that part. Ive ran into that a few times :P
Looking for a specific plugin (with line transitions)
by Kamal Patel 4 weeks ago
I'm trying to recreate the 'traveling line' transitions from this John Oliver video: https: vimeo.com 92967865 Anyone seen plugins that can do this It's a combination of the traveling line plus a few
Re: Looking for a specific plugin (with line transitions)
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
That would be more suited in After Effects and possibly Motion.
Timecode Extents Doesn't Match?
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Seems to be an old issue but I figured I would ask again. I have an exported AAF from Avid. Using RED files transcoded to DNxHD. I figured to give this a try since RELINK isn't working in my Avid sess
Final Cut Update
by David Mathis 1 month ago
So, it looks like there will not be version 10.5 anytime soon but there is a very nice update that just came out today. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2129-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-4-
Re: Final Cut Update
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "Since some of you were ragging on Resolve for playing "catch up", let me point out that Workflow Extensions and Batch Share are merely features that "catch up" to similar features in P
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Premier Pro cc 2018
by richard whitehouse 1 month ago
Can someone please help me as i am fed up with trying to get the right combination right in premier pro cc 2018. I am working on video clips and pictures to create a DVD, a lot of the pictures and vid
Re: Premier Pro cc 2018
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
So many factors here. Your original footage is square pixels and your target is not. Sad we still have to go backwards in this day of age :P
4K on the MacBook Air
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=1GnKLWqCCuo - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: 4K on the MacBook Air
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
I am confident I can have the same results with my RED media.
How does After effects know that SBON7492000H is a subaru outback?
by Richard Garabedain 1 month ago
I searched my project window for Outback and it brought up only 1 clip...SBON7492000H.mov Now when i go look at the clip it does say subaru outback footage at the start of the clip..But there are no f
Re: How does After effects know that SBON7492000H is a subaru outback?
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
It's in the meta tag. We do it all the time.
News: Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya
by Cow News Droid 2 months ago
Next-Gen Rendering Technology Now Available for Maya Artists; Faster Speeds and Workflows Through AI, GPU, and Smart Tech (Los Angeles, CA--October 26, 2018) Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray Next for
Re: News: Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
Is there a demo version
Mac Mini with eGPU
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Does a new Mac Mini (optioned out with all the bells & whistles) - plus one of the BMD eGPU and TB storage - become a good FCPX option in the opinion of this group - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeter
Re: Mac Mini with eGPU
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "Why 4K isn't really dependent on GPU if you have fast storage. I can do 4K on a 2014 MBP." So true. For me, the RED RAW 4K DCI was editable on my 2008 (Unibody) MacBookPro. I hung on t
getting rid of a lens dust spot on a close up
by Ron Fya 2 years ago
Hi Guys, The final shot of the music video I'm working on is spotted with lens dust in the very plain center of the face. The spot looks like a slightly dark question mark and is still on the image. A
Re: getting rid of a lens dust spot on a close up
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
For music videos there are cheats I've had to witness (an attempt myself). One is to add an effect similar to the distraction idea. But more so noise and a texture look to simulate snow, dust, etc...
CC2018 Oddities
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
Just working on some basic motion stuff in AE CC2018 and noticed the mouse clicks become unresponsive at times. Not consistent just stops on certain clicks. Had to force quite a few times and still it
Imported clip get cut off?
by Erick Puentes 2 months ago
I have a clip I imported and the last few seconds get cut off. I'm not sure what is going on. I tried reimporting but I get the same result. It will play just fine in QT so I'm not sure what the issue
Re: Imported clip get cut off?
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
Can you use another app to convert to ProRes then import MPEG StreamClip or even VLC will do. Assuming you dont have Compressor or AME.
Ram issues upgrade for After Effects.
by Robert King 2 months ago
Hello all, I'm not sure this is a brilliant question, or if It's even in the right place. I have a compaq 5800 series hp. i have upgraded it to windows 7 PRO. I have 8 gigs of ram installed. I'm havin
Re: Ram issues upgrade for After Effects.
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
At some point its not RAM its IO and def display card memory.
MASH with Locators for After Effects - Can This Be Done?
by Lillian Young 2 months ago
I have an idea. I want to show a phone or tablet lying flat with screens popping out of it. Sure, this can be done easily in After Effects, but I want to add dimension. So I am wondering if locators c
Re: MASH with Locators for After Effects - Can This Be Done?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
If you know the process between AE and Maya for camera tracking in both 3D and 2D space then yes.
Export data rate for playing on TV monitor
by Mickey Power 2 months ago
A lot of our work ends up being screened on large but otherwise ordinary TVs, often playing off a memory stick inserted directly into the unit. The individual film may only be around 10 minutes but be
Re: Export data rate for playing on TV monitor
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
I deal with all kinds of Digital Signage at my day job. We recently enforced that all new TV purchases for digital signage have USB3 as file delivery method. Now, of course, its still soup to nuts whe
Media Drive Suggestions
by John Watts 2 months ago
Due to a rapid turnaround and crummy H264 AVCHD files shot with low end cameras, I must make a workable media drive decision shortly. First. Advice to convert to pro res before editing is a non starte
Re: Media Drive Suggestions
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Vince Becquiot "T2 is 20 Gbps 2500 MB s. That's about 4 times the array speed on our R6s so you should be fine :-)" I was gonna say, since when is TB2 too slow for HD 4K footage especially in a RAID
Re-opening Project to make changes causes audio to have echo effect
by Duke Sweden 2 months ago
I don't know if this always happens but it has happened the two times I've worked on a project I previously finished. As an example I'll render out a video and upload to youtube. After watching it on
Re: Re-opening Project to make changes causes audio to have echo effect
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
yea that sounds weird (pardon the pun). you sure there isn't some odd stereo or extra clip on top of another clip thing going on I only have these issues when I import a rendered clip for reference an
Equipment
by Eric Klassen 2 months ago
A couple years ago my company upgraded to the Dragon from the Epic. We've got some 4K Epic generation equipment like: DSMC Motion Mount Issued OLTS 4-pack of 64GB storage cards RED Rocket GPU & Breako
Re: Equipment
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
REDUSER is your best bet. Just make sure to check on the users creds.
Tips for making footage look deliberately low quality?
by Matt Locke 2 months ago
I've got some 4K footage that I want to make look and sound like a low-quality Facebook livestream. Does anyone have any tips or links to effects packages that can help sell the illusion Thanks!
Re: Tips for making footage look deliberately low quality?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Here's one I found in YouTube: https: www.youtube.com watch v=S9RtSOrbfiM Im sure there are some tips out there and of course it depends on the look your going for.
What are the chances Adobe updates this?
by Todd Hart 3 months ago
I have AMD 2990WX 32-core, a monster workstation cpu, but my research has shown Adobe software cannot take advantage of all these cores threads. Does anyone know if the next update addresses these hug
Re: What are the chances Adobe updates this?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Dave LaRonde "Anyone who would know is under an Adobe NDA. Those who know don't tell, and those who tell don't know." Yea don't you wish you can just Google questions like that. I mean, it would help
EVA-1 Kits?
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Any EVA-1 owners operators out there Just wondering if you want to chat about accessories and wish lists. Currently running two with EF photo lenses, Helix Jr and Zacuto Gratical Eye. Looking at build
Is it possible to mark which footage I have gone through vs, which I have not?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
Basically when it comes to reviewing a shooting take in Premiere Pro, is it possible to mark on the timeline which parts of the video have been reviewed, and which parts have not been, without making
Re: Is it possible to mark which footage I have gone through vs, which I have not?
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Waiting on Adobe to borrow the Favorite option from FCPX. You could just subclip the portion but that can get tedious after awhile.
Recommended workflow??
by Bobby Kay 3 months ago
I haven't edited much in a while and was just asked to edit a music video. I had dealt mainly with 5D DSLR footage before which my plan of attack was - ProRes...aannnnnd done. Now this video was sent
Re: Recommended workflow??
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Bobby Kay "Thanks Eric! Although I've quickly messed around with Proxy just to understand how it functions, I've not used it on a project. Do you have a recommended setting for using as proxies for e
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