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Problem when linking AAF project exported from Davinci
by Jonatan Veramendi 4 days ago
Hi, I'm trying to do the coloring workflow using AAF between Avid and Davinci, I have no problems when exporting AAf from Avid (see image of my settings) at the time of Coloring and export again as AA
Re: Problem when linking AAF project exported from Davinci
by Eric Santiago 4 days ago
When you exported from Resolve there should be an AAF folder created. I usually drag all that in a new numbered folder under Avid MediaFIles MXF before starting up Avid. Open Avid and let it rebuild t
Rendering for a kiosk
by malcolm DeSoto 1 week ago
This is kind of a weird one. I'm trying to output some simple animation in a .wmv format. I have the spec sheet which says the dimensions should be 1152x864, however; when the file is played on the sc
Re: Rendering for a kiosk
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
I've run into specific digital signage systems that give you the odd pixel sizes. Some I got away with doubling the actual number and their systems auto-filled and felt it was better looking that if I
Projection to cinema theatre
by Kevin Dawson 1 week ago
A local movie theatre is showing my 32 minute video on a cinema screen. However they plan to use a laptop to project the video to the screen. They said to create an mp4 file and that will be sufficien
Re: Projection to cinema theatre
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
I've done numerous and had full-length films work at ProRes422. If you're worried then an h264 set to 22 18 will suffice. These are MacBook Pro mostly. My only beef was colorspace with all the differe
Avid MC 4K work flow advice needed for short project
by Zoe Westley 2 weeks ago
Hi everyone - happy new year I usually work in features and am new to short form projects. I am due to edit a series of 5min films. All appear to be shot at 4K, 23.98. probably about 22mins of footage
Re: Avid MC 4K work flow advice needed for short project
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
What format is the RAW file in Im RED mostly and its been so smooth in Avid as far as AMA goes. For other formats I tend to conform to DNxHR.
Animated objects disappearing and appearing randomly when scrubbing
by Maxim Fischer 3 weeks ago
Hello guys, My problem is that animated objects disappearing and appearing randomly when scrubbing through the timeline. It only happens on two objects with simple rotation and position keyframes. Whe
Re: Animated objects disappearing and appearing randomly when scrubbing
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
Does this occur at all view levels Try toggling through wireframe, blah blah blah... Do a quick render to check if its that. If it isn't, either bite the bullet or maybe save an MA and import to a new
Is There an Ability to Save Project Settings For All New Projects?
by Bridget Stahovic 2 weeks ago
Every time I create a new project, I have to adjust my project settings (Scratch Disks) to my needs. Is there a way to save these settings, so whenever I crate a new project, it automatically recalls
Re: Is There an Ability to Save Project Settings For All New Projects?
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
yea that's been a pain for me as well. sure I can make a faux template but would like it from the start level. we have multiple users that hit the same machine and this has been a bit of a PITA for us
So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I decided to post and present that question in here instead of the other forum. How is everything working for you The extensions and batch export feature are of interest as well as the compare feature
Re: So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
I haven't updated due to workload. I have this bug that drives me crazy. When selecting a clip in the PROGRAM (timeline, using a dual screen), once I travel to the INSPECTOR, the selected item default
Photo/Video Credits
by Eric Santiago 2 months 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, Isaac, great tip :)
Thoughts on 2019
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
I hope everyone had a great holiday break (if you were lucky enough to get one!) So here we are in 2019, amongst other things we should see a new Mac Pro this year, I'm certainly looking forward to se
Re: Thoughts on 2019
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Steve Connor "Nicely written article Oliver, thanks for posting :)" As always and maybe I don't say it enough. Great article Oliver Happy New Year folks!
Showing a river change course... via "unzipping"?
by Ted Deltufo 4 weeks ago
So I'm trying to show a river's path changing over time. - The width of the river is not even, so it can't just be a stroke on a path - The water "flows" from top to bottom, widening or narrowing as i
Re: Showing a river change course... via "unzipping"?
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Animated masks.
Noob question Re: GH5s and V-Log
by jim galer 4 weeks ago
I'm researching this camera tha GH5S and have seen a lot about V-Log. My question is regarding exposure. When shooting, do you just expose as you normally would using histogram etc Is there a benefit
Re: Noob question Re: GH5s and V-Log
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Bouke Vahl "I'm not going to follow this guy. If the video is 17 minutes and he says it's really easy there is something wrong. It should be clear in 2 minutes then." LOL! that made me laugh I agree
10.4.4 and AVCHD
by Jeffrey Carter 4 weeks ago
I updated to Mojave and FCPX 10.4.4 It will no longer import AVCHD files from my C100. Also Compressor does not recognize AVCHD files to convert. I have to use QuickTime to export each clip. Has Apple
Re: 10.4.4 and AVCHD
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Check the Canon site for an update. Sometimes it's not an Apple issue but an update of third-party support.
After Effects CC 2017 won't open a CC (16.0) Ver. Project
by Alexandra Nunez 4 weeks ago
Can anyone help me with this I've tried pretty much everything to open, spend some good money on this project file and the seller won't answer. If anyone has any solutions I'd appreciate them, thanks!
Re: After Effects CC 2017 won't open a CC (16.0) Ver. Project
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Kalleheikki Kannisto "Would be nice if Adobe used a logical versioning system, like CC2019 was numbered 19.XX..." Oh that's just too easy ;)
RIG BREAKS when keyed!
by david Rodriguez 4 weeks ago
Note: I have professional rigging experience so I'm not sure why this is happening. I rigged a stretchy ball last week and worked great during testing. As soon as I started setting keyframes to animat
Re: RIG BREAKS when keyed!
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Have you sent to others for testing How about tech support In my head, it seems like you are doubling up something and it's breaking the chain. Sorry, it has been a while and I would have to play with
Is it Adobe or Premiere Pro?
by David Mathis 4 weeks ago
I just came across this on You Tube today. Thoughts https: www.youtube.com watch v=FONLVQuxhoQ
Re: Is it Adobe or Premiere Pro?
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "Updates have been steady with PPro." But why is every upgrade breaking some basic workflows for most I have gone back one version almost every update. Too much too list.
After Effects Sound Issue
by sam debey 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 month ago
Did you filter the browser
Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Tom Sefton 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
Logic Pro Issues
by Eric Santiago 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Thanks again Michael for converting that sequence for me :)
AMA NTFS Drives
by Eric Santiago 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Curious as to which CG app was used on one of them. Very stylistic :)
ISO to FCPX???
by Ken Bennett 2 months 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 2 months ago
As in DVD video MPEG STREAMCLIP maybe.
Panasonic EVA-1 Media
by Eric Santiago 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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
Timecode Extents Doesn't Match?
by Eric Santiago 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=1GnKLWqCCuo - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: 4K on the MacBook Air
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I am confident I can have the same results with my RED media.
News: Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya
by Cow News Droid 3 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 3 months ago
Is there a demo version
Mac Mini with eGPU
by Oliver Peters 3 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 3 months 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 3 months 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...
MASH with Locators for After Effects - Can This Be Done?
by Lillian Young 3 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 3 months ago
If you know the process between AE and Maya for camera tracking in both 3D and 2D space then yes.
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