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OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 3 days ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: OT Resolve 14
by Eric Santiago 9 hours ago
I can't wait to test this out. But I always fear this app will be bloated as versions go. Then what They release a stand-alone grading app :)
Redundant Avid media
by Scott Davis 3 days ago
I have an Avid MediaFiles folder that might contain a lot of duplicates (media was copied over at the Finder level). Is there a way to find out what is duplicate and get rid of it Scott Davis
Re: Redundant Avid media
by Eric Santiago 10 hours ago
Thanks, Pat I was looking for something other than MediaMover.
Converting from Low Poly - High Poly (3D gun model)
by Aiden Wheat 4 days ago
Recently, I got my 3D modeling submission grade from my L3 VFX and Motion Graphics tutor, anyways in the detailed feedback my tutor wrote "your gun is rather low poly for a hero asset; it almost looks
Re: Converting from Low Poly - High Poly (3D gun model)
by Eric Santiago 3 days ago
Why not build on that model but creating more faces and adding detail. Break it up into sections and build on it then merge or attach as one. That's basically what high-res poly means to me IMHO. So m
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FCPX External monitoring.
by Roger Poole 6 days ago
Having recently adopted FCPX after too many years with FCP legacy, I'm wondering if anyone out there has a successful external monitoring solution for FCPX 10.3 (El Cap) I'm on a cheesegrater Mac Pro
Re: FCPX External monitoring.
by Eric Santiago 4 days ago
Intensity Pro as well as the Extreme3D+ worked for a long period of time with FCPX. I haven't updated that cMP to 10.3.x yet so I think Ill venture soon. I try to keep some workstations at lower versi
So anyway FCPX Users, how's things?
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
As fascinating as the Windows vs OSX debate is getting I thought it would be nice to get the conversations back to FCPX. Things are looking good, Apple have clearly stated their intentions to develop
Re: So anyway FCPX Users, how's things?
by Eric Santiago 6 days ago
With the news of NVIDIA and cMPs, has anyone tested FCPX yet
How To Speed Up Rendering
by John Davidson 7 days ago
What's the best way to speed rendering in After Effects Media Encoder It usually takes around 4-6 hours to render a basic 1080p 60fps 10 minute video.. I don't really use many effects, mainly just tex
Re: How To Speed Up Rendering
by Eric Santiago 6 days ago
Does your final render come from a 100% After Effects composition Are you placing video that has no CG on top at all Or is the video CC in AE One thing I stress on when teaching basic AE at local coll
External GPU with OSX
by Tom Sefton 1 week ago
http: www.theverge.com circuitbreaker 2017 4 17 15332034 external-gpu-nvidia-1080-ti-quadruple-macbook-pro-graphics Looks interesting - adds speed to many Macs with thunderbolt 2 connection. Co-owner
Re: External GPU with OSX
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
Eric Santiago "This was posted at REDUSER: https: www.facebook.com jarred.land...54583869195415 Not sure if this was mentioned around these parts. " Darn it was :)
The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Re: The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "Seems to match a lot of what I'm seeing these days. I have to say that after teaching post workshops for a number of years at a local college film program, the general computer literac
Texturing a Canyon
by Ethan Dale 3 weeks ago
Hello! I am still very new to Maya, and especially the realm of UV mapping. I know that there are ways to somehow connect it with Photoshop, ZBrush, and about a hundred other options. For this specifi
Re: Texturing a Canyon
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Topology mapping in Photoshop is what I did back in the day. Basically painted in PS but you have to take the vertical parts into consideration. They will stretch out and look pixelated. The other is
Copy and Paste Bug
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Working in 10.3 and noticed when I use copy and paste text from Text Editor, FCPX crashes hard. Trying to paste text from Text Editor to specific title clips. Anyone experience this No patience for up
Re: Copy and Paste Bug
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Thanks Ronny. Its the Basic 3D Title. Just copying and pasting from Text Editor. The only think different is that the original text is from Notepad on Windows. Opened up in Finder via Shared. I just e
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How do I create a transparent moving object?
by Chigozie Obialor 1 month ago
Hi guys,I've been very interested in creating videos of the type in the link below where a transparent object is moving over an image but I don't know how,can anyone help explain which effects is that
Re: How do I create a transparent moving object?
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
To add, try Trapcodes Sound Keys and select the bass waveform as a position key frame. Once converted to keys, you can select all the keys and nudge earlier so it moves into the note and not on the no
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RED features
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
I just learned that you can eject media by holding down the two little black buttons between the record button on the front of the camera. I love that since you could accidentally format the card whil
Re: RED features
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
There are a ton of things my Scarlet does that I love However, on set, once you run a loaded card through multi backups, love the delete all files in SSD (manually of course) cause once loaded into ca
Free Version of Media Composer Still to Come
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Avid Says Free Pro Tools First Offer Has Driven Subscriber Growth ...the company boasted more than 60,700 paying individual subscribers,... The long-delayed launch of a similar free Media Composer Fir
Re: Free Version of Media Composer Still to Come
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
Hopefully its an easier path to install and use. Every update has been a PITA for us due to our want need dongle :P
ProRes with Colored Look?
by Eric Klassen 1 month ago
I used a company RED EPIC (Dragon Sensor) to do some R3D coloring work a couple years ago, but now I just use the camera to do some talking head video spots. I know it's overkill, but I'm wondering if
Re: ProRes with Colored Look?
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
The RED can accept LOOKS built in REDCINE. You will need help on this matter if you dont own the camera. Its like using LUTs withing the camera itself during shoots. I own one and have never tried. I
Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
by lee gibbons 1 month ago
I am having a problem, when I try and change composition settings, all of my 3D layers break. please see examples below! before after Any idea how I can fix this I get this problem alot, I always have
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
I've always wondered if there a was a quick fix for this. It seems the coordinates are coming from the top left (legacy pixel mapping). I wonder if anyone has made a script of some sort.
Need a method to force replace all footage despite error message.
by Tangier Clarke 2 months ago
Folks, I am using FCP X 10.3.2 A lot of my video has digital artifacts in that somehow occurred somewhere in the offloading from the cards and rewrapping to quicktime process. I have an edit and also
Re: Need a method to force replace all footage despite error message.
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
For me (RED Eco), I just import everything under the sun if I lose connection. Seems to work all the time.
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Innovative New Control Panels for DaVinci Resolve
by Cow News Droid 2 months ago
New hardware color correction control panels are designed for new changing workflows (Fremont, CA--March 2, 2017) Blackmagic Design today announced two new portable hardware control panels for DaVinci
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces Innovative New Control Panels for DaVinci Resolve
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
The BMD Micro Panel screens, can that do other displays such as Scopes
How can I make a bunch Tomatos roll out of a bag?
by Dhruv Sharma 2 months ago
Hi, So Ive modelled a bag and placed a couple of tomatos inside it. What I want is for one tomato to roll over the others and come out of the bag How should I proceed with this I have done dynamics be
Re: How can I make a bunch Tomatos roll out of a bag?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
I would use proxy low res poly for the dynamics. Constraint parent to that before applying nDynamics then have fun :)
Blade
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Re: Blade
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Man this thread was fun to read I'm teaching a class at the moment and bored to death (students are working on their projects). Great thread folks really eye awakening.
Should I be finishing in AVID or DaVinci?
by Terry Leahy 2 months ago
Hey guys quick question. I typically edit a low res cut of my projects then send to RESOLVE via AAF do coloring on the RAW image file and then export a 4K DNXHR 444 for Media composer. I'll then pair
Re: Should I be finishing in AVID or DaVinci?
by Jon Hensen 2 months ago
Even still, I may export a full res master and THEN make your H264 file after with a compressor with more control. You'll find better results in the quality of the file if you export a full res ProRes
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Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Aaah I just saw this post. I thought I was back in 1995, 2001, 20xx, etc... back to where we all just can't see eye to eye on platform app wars. Oh well, that escalated pretty fast. IMHO (I am not in
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How do i bend the text on after effects cc 2014 to fit on airplane fuselage
by hanna dean 2 months ago
as u can se the side of the airplane body it rounded and bends , so how do i make my text bent so it fits nicely. what plugins are their that bends the text to this shape
Re: How do i bend the text on after effects cc 2014 to fit on airplane fuselage
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
No mention if the film plate is static or if camera moves
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I have color graded an image in Resolve and really like it. I exported the clip and brought it into Adobe Premiere and it doesn't look the way it did in DaVinci Resolve. Any idea on how to fix this. H
Re: What in the world!
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
I'm curious. What GUI display are you all using with Resolve that you feel comfortable with I have to aging Apple Cinema 30's that may need to be replaced. I work with a Flanders OSEE 10bit (15.6" fie
Can a project be too large?
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I'm working on a film that's a little over 3 hours. I find every day, FCP X crashes once or twice. I usually close most of my programs so it's not computer memory, and both my computer and the externa
Re: Can a project be too large?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
What's your workflow For me, a full feature with RED files rarely crashes, mostly spinning ball of death but a quick kill helps. Don't even have to reboot the Mac for that. I've had more issues with o
CG2730 as grading monitor
by Frank Thogersen 2 months ago
Hi there Im gonna go full monty on the color grading business, and I am slowly starting to gear up. I need a prober monitor to start out with. I dont have the money for the state of the art monitor ye
Re: CG2730 as grading monitor
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Noah Kadner "LG, Sharp, Dell- take your pick. Those are dirt cheap these days..." Have you ever calibrated any of these GUI to come close to your grading monitor
Can you use Mocha Tracking with Maya?
by James Carver 2 months ago
I have tracked some footage in mocha but need to give the tracking data to someone who will be animating in Maya. How is this workflow done I just have mocha that came with after effects. Do I need mo
Re: Can you use Mocha Tracking with Maya?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Some links: https: www.imagineersystems.com forums topic mocha-pro-to-maya http: lesterbanks.com 2015 03 use-after-effects-3d-camera-tracker-data-in-maya Can you tell me what your setup is
The Great Indoors
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I know this sounds fanboyish, but got a laugh when Final Cut Pro was mentioned on "The Great Indoors". TV show with Joel McHale (Community). Hope a clip makes it on YouTube soon :)
Maya Curve Warp - Animate the Curve
by Mark Pease 3 months ago
I'm currently trying to animate a curve sliding through a simple polygon shape to deform the shape without the shape moving position. I've tried using several deformers but they all have some limitati
Re: Maya Curve Warp - Animate the Curve
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Its been awhile since I've tried this, but cant you just move the deformer over time Maybe I need to see an example of what you are trying to achieve. It seems your examples are working for you thus c
Best Hardware to Transcode r3d
by Will Luker 3 months ago
We are getting ready to do a Cantemo installation, which runs on vidispine. We primarily shoot with the RED and we shoot RAW up to 8k. We want to transcode the raw footage to prores and h264, and I'm
Re: Best Hardware to Transcode r3d
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Probably best to ask this at the Post section at REDUSER.NET. Jeff Kilgroe is the hardware guru there and can easily get you going as well as others. I too have the same question but for me its the Qu
Just Business...
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
I woke up to an in-box was full of comments from friends in the UK about this... http: www.express.co.uk life-style science-technology 762119 Adobe-Creative-Cloud-price-rise-anger-UK-subscription-deal
Re: Just Business...
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I have the pleasure of teaching FCPX and Premiere Pro and even better that I get to work with all three almost daily in Broadcast, Film and Corporate level. I do my best to show the students the diffe
Method to copy tracking data to different timelines in different projects
by Michael McCune 3 months ago
This work-around method solved the problem of copying and using tracking data created in a node of a clip in one timeline to the same or different clip in a different timeline in a different project.
Re: Method to copy tracking data to different timelines in different projects
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I agree with Marc on tracking again. There are tricky ones but I tend to redo it for my hairs sake. Also ran into an issue when first supplied clips were not of the same size and aspect ratio as raw f
Mash Trails Flickering
by Gabriel Mangiru 3 months ago
Hello. I started to use mash recently and I found this annoying problem. If I add the MASH_Trails node , connect by distance, no matter what settings I use the trails flicker. At first I thought it's
Re: Mash Trails Flickering
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I have no experience with Mash Trails. However, how does it look after render The flicker reminds me of redraw issues with the card.
Transferring Project from One Computer to Another
by Thurman Thomas 3 months ago
Hi! I have 2 hours of media on an external hard drive. I linked that footage to Avid Media Composer and put all that media in different bins according to the needs of my project. I then edited a 5 min
Re: Transferring Project from One Computer to Another
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
If you ever feel you've buggered it up good, you can always count on the Avid Attic to save your a....
Black Clips from Sony F5/Avid MC
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I am getting black clips in a specific area from an Avid MC AAF export to Resolve. I think there was a Sony A7s mixed with the F5 in this project. And Frame Flex isn't applied to the suspect clips but
Re: Black Clips from Sony F5/Avid MC
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Glenn Sakatch "Did you use multicam in Avid " I do believe the editor used Multicam. I will check to see if it was set right.
2013 Franken Mac Pro Tube - FCPX editor upgrades 2013 Mac Pro
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Switching from Premiere Pro back to FCPX and no longer willing to wait for Apple to update the 2013 Mac Pro, he modes with new CPU and external GPU. He says he actually found it easy to upgrade. https
Re: 2013 Franken Mac Pro Tube - FCPX editor upgrades 2013 Mac Pro
by Andrew Kimery 3 months ago
For people that have already done it (or are just into computers in general) it's easy (or at least easier). For people that don't have that background they might not want to put the time and effort i
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How to make a portion of a video look bigger
by Antoine DuPont 3 months ago
Hi ! Can please someone tell how to make a portion of the video look bigger in premiere pro (like this : https: youtu.be -JaKiAsHJEg t=32s , in 0:33 sec). Thanks
Re: How to make a portion of a video look bigger
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Animate scale properties.
Exporting a Project from Davinci Free to Davinci Studio
by Adriano Castaldini 3 months ago
Hi everyone, I just bought the Studio version of Davinci for a new project (and I think the dongle will arrive soon) but being in a hurry I decided to start working on the project with the free versio
Re: Exporting a Project from Davinci Free to Davinci Studio
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Laurent Fluttert "Yes it works, I do that all the time. Back and forth between studio and the free version. " Great to hear. I don't believe this was the case years ago.
GPU Options
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I asked this in the Maya forum. Any input on OpenGL cards for Max Maya use Looking at mid to high level cards.
RED/AE Workflow for greenscreen
by Martin Maslo 3 months ago
Hi there, I just got 4K material from a Red Epic Dragon and need to sync the external recorded audio key out the green and track the motion. On the software side I'm stuck with Adobe CC and the machin
Re: RED/AE Workflow for greenscreen
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
If its working at 2015 dont update yet. A lot of us are havign issues and having to back to 2015 and some to 2014. For what you want to do, there are no real advantages.
Best way to manage RED video?!
by Jasmine Miller 3 months ago
Heyy guys! I currently have close to 100 TB of RED video. I am looking for a solution to ingest, transcode and catalog my assets so I can effectively manage them. Does anyone have any expertise in thi
Re: Best way to manage RED video?!
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
On set, I use foolcat which is a catalog software by Mikael Lubtchasnky. It creates PDFs HTML pages with editable metadata as well as a few thumbs. I haven't update mine in years and I believe there i
Obsolete in Premiere, the answer?
by Ruben Neto 3 months ago
Hi all, I've noticed that representatives from Adobe reply on this site so I'd thought I would bring to light a current pain point from Premiere CC 2017. ----------------------------------------------
Re: Obsolete in Premiere, the answer?
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Nicely put. I can honestly copy your post and use in a few different apps out there :)
Workflow order
by Owen Harvey 3 months ago
Hello all. I wanted to get a better understanding off all of your workflows. For me it is: import media sort through media (what to use) place on timeline trim Stabilize Colour grade Titles Audio (usu
Re: Workflow order
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Nothing wrong with that. I think you're fine with your workflow. Eventually, you start to experiment with different paths as you progress.
Current GPUs
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I've been out of the loop as far as display cards for Maya. Looking at buying a basic system to replace my aging BOXX and Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 system. I am looking cheap like Dell Workstations. Pre-c
Bullet Time
by Steve Adams 3 months ago
I know that After Effects has a "bullet time" effect where you can slow down a sequence without it becoming jerky by creating the intermediate frames necessary. I'm looking for that technology, but si
Re: Bullet Time
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Twixtor is hit and miss with standard frame rates. Ive had just as much success letting AE do the magic. Premiere not as fun as AE IMHO.
Premiere 4K project setup
by Bill George 3 months ago
I have a new GTX 980ti installed on a windows 10 Premiere Pro CC 2015 setup When I import 4K footage into a project timeline on a new 4k sequence - it just takes the audio file over This is my first g
Re: Premiere 4K project setup
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Bill George "Issues with cc 2015 not recognising .MOV files , sorted out by upgrading to CC 2017" What the What kind of .mov file is that I didnt have this issue with 2015.
How can I use proxy and original media in the same project?
by Nik Voigt 3 months ago
I am working on a documentary film and I have a tone of footage from various cameras. Some of the footage plays perfectly in FCPX while other footage is too large. I have 8 TB of footage already so to
Re: How can I use proxy and original media in the same project?
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Duplicate the project and set one to proxy
Dongle woes...
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
We kept a few dongles so that we can move our seat around. For some reason of late its been a PITA with these Avid dongles. Is anyone else experiencing this lately So far Ive had no luck other than st
Re: Dongle woes...
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Glenn Sakatch "Give Avid support (licensing) a call, and make sure your email on your avid account, matches the dongle SID account and Application manager is aware of those items working together." T
Adjusting multiple layer durations
by David Tippell 3 months ago
I'm creating a kind of slideshow of still images, using effects and expressions for the transitions. I've imported each still at a 5-second duration and sequenced the layers when bringing them into a
Re: Adjusting multiple layer durations
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
if each layer is of the same effect length how about applying a freeze and time stretch per layer (you need to do math for the transition). Then copy and paste on each layer. Then time stretch the who
I've spent hours researching and I can't figure out how to do a simple task (decrease time gradually)
by Ben Del Fante 3 months ago
Hello, I am trying to accomplish a very simple task. I want a layers speed to decrease gradually (slower and slower as time goes by) from one point to another, thats it. I understand I need to use tim
Re: I've spent hours researching and I can't figure out how to do a simple task (decrease time gradually)
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
There was one script attached to a placed marker. I would have to dig up a ton of older files to find that one. I dont know why I stopped using it.
Mac and PC render farm?
by Eddie Vansell 3 months ago
I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for this question; I'm unlearned in this area so I'm not sure how to classify the question. Here's my scenario: I work on MacOS and do video editing and 2D work in
Re: Mac and PC render farm?
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Back in the day it was all manual setups. Then we started using MUSTER but not sure if that was cross platform. I am sure there is a cross platform one.
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