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AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Bill Davis 6 days ago
https: www.facebook.com Avid videos 10155071293607525 The Q&A was ... difficult. Props to AVID for facing their customers this way. Two hour video - the Q&A starts about :45 min in. The NLE biz is def
Re: AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Eric Santiago 5 hours ago
greg janza "Preferences for NLE's often can be determined by what NLE you used to learn the craft." Actually, I am very proficient with the interface. I was referring to the fact that the windows to
OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Oliver Peters 2 days ago
New updates abound! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Eric Santiago 20 hours ago
Jason Watson "And while this isn't related to the 2018 update, battleaxe.co just released an amazing tool called Overlord which creates a two-way connection between After Effects and Illustrator. Ext
Workflow Advice
by Scott Witthaus 4 days ago
Client of mine is taking some basic timelines from FCPX to be finished in NYC on an Avid system. What is the best workflow for that Thanks in advance. Scott Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial M
Re: Workflow Advice
by Eric Santiago 3 days ago
I had great luck with using Resolve to Avid from an FCPXML file. But I've only done this with RED files.
Sony a7sii files ... need to convert to ProRes for FCPX?
by dallas kruse 7 days ago
I just gave up my 5D for a Sony a7sii. The files are AVC (Standard Sony) .mp4 files. What i used to do with my Canon was copy the footage onto my work drive, then convert with Apple Compressor to Appl
Re: Sony a7sii files ... need to convert to ProRes for FCPX?
by Eric Santiago 3 days ago
I inherited a problem project due to the AVCHD (a7sii) file structure. For the brave ones that don't convert, I tip my hat to you. If I ran into this file format again I would convert to ProRes period
Does any one know a MPEG Streamclip software that can convert a 10000px by 96px .mov to .mp4?
by vicky lu 6 days ago
Hi, guys: Newbie here. I've been working on some LED ribbon animation for stadiums. These ribbon animation is usually a long narrow strip. Since After Effects can only render these into .mov format, I
Re: Does any one know a MPEG Streamclip software that can convert a 10000px by 96px .mov to .mp4?
by Eric Santiago 3 days ago
I do digital signage for all the major sports teams in my city and I can tell you After Effects and AME can do anything up to 30K square. There are tricky systems that only use AVI so that sometimes i
Shapes Plug-In
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
Is there a plug-in where you can attach shape points to a null One that can do multiple points would be great. I have used similar animations in Maya where I attach a vertex to a null and have that co
Re: Shapes Plug-In
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
One of the new features in the next release of After Effects will be expression access to mask and shape points: https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud after-effects-improves-efficiency-of-motion-graphi
Media offline after moving MXF files to a new folder
by Ryan Dundas 1 week ago
I am new to Avid and still trying to master a workflow that works for the reality TV work that I do. I am trying to come up with the best way to sort all of my media, so I have a few media management
Re: Media offline after moving MXF files to a new folder
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
You can force Avid database to bless them but the structure is important. Basically its: Avid MediaFiles MXF The trick is that each folder has to have the "msm..." files intact. It forces Avid to crea
Final Cut Pro X 10.34
by Dawson Bliss 1 week ago
I am starting a new project in FCPX and load 40 GB of files. Soon after that I run out of room on my HD and see that it has loaded my HD with a folder (Untitled) with 99.65 GB ..... Does anyone know w
Re: Final Cut Pro X 10.34
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
From 2011 till today, whenever a strange file folder shows up in my system due to ingest from FCPX, I just toss it out. I rarely use Optimized Proxies and always use Leave files in place. However, som
SONY A7SII videos appear offline after importing FCPXML
by Agustin Prieto 2 weeks ago
Hello. I've recently tried to import an XML out of FCPX into Davinci Resolve but the media doesn't seem to link properly. Everything appears offline because of some "Timecode" issue at the time of the
Re: SONY A7SII videos appear offline after importing FCPXML
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
You tried to import and not bring into Media Pool so that it looks in there Also an option for ignoring extension (I do believe).
After Effects Settings
by Massimo Buzzelli 1 week ago
Hi, I'm crazy. What can depend on this problem After Effects "eats" a pixel on the left and right side. Look at the photo: https: www.dropbox.com s m250aghne12nard IntroOpener%20-%20Slideshow%20ss2.pn
Re: After Effects Settings
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
Your image looks pixelated. Please check aspect ratio as well as size. Did you drag the clip image on top of the Composition Icon in Project to create an exact formatted Composition
What am I doing wrong?
by Anthony Mesa 1 week ago
Hello everyone, I am new to the community. I have been googling different questions for years now, and have always been lead here by google about half of the time. anyways, i have been working on a ma
Re: What am I doing wrong?
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
Dave LaRonde "When AE chokes on me, I prerender individual layers (if possible). That how they did it in Days Of Yore, and it's still a viable option. " To date, I still push the "Days of Yore" mantr
RED Raven kit: Sigma lens, G-Tech reader, batteries, case, PLUS FCPX BUNDLED $14,995 exclusively thru Apple.com
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
I think this is a pretty big story, but I don't see anyone talking about it, even though I think it's germane here as much as anyplace on earth: a RED + FCPX bundle (plus lens, reader, batteries, case
Re: RED Raven kit: Sigma lens, G-Tech reader, batteries, case, PLUS FCPX BUNDLED $14,995 exclusively thru Apple.com
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
Andrew Kimery "That exclusive deal didn't last long. http: www.red.com store products red-raven-camera-kit " As a long time REDUSER, you have to be on your toes with RED DEALS I got lucky with the BT
2 Project panels
by Mike Damian 5 years ago
Is there a way to bring up 2 project panels in After Effects Not as simple as double clicking a folder like premiere. I looked under the twirly menu and under Window in the menus. Any ideas
Re: 2 Project panels
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
This option has been asked for in so many different apps and for me its Avid Media Composer. With a dual screen set-up, I welcome having two Project panels in AE.
Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by David Busse 2 weeks ago
Over the last 6 months or so I've been playing around with FCP X and discovering the story behind its development. Thanks to some free time at work I was able to interview Randy Ubillos and write an a
Re: Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by Eric Santiago 2 weeks ago
andy patterson "keyword collections and favorites were in Adobe's Bridge long before FCPX was released" Yes, it was and I was deep into using that for all media assets back when it first came out. Ho
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Backup methods, advice
by Adam Lewen 3 weeks ago
Hi. Not sure this is the right forum, but Im used to this one, and the topic is so general, im not sure where to fit it... My long time backup service Crashplan, is changing its business plan... I am
Re: Backup methods, advice
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
And don't forget Adam - if you don't have a complete backup offsite, then you don't have a backup at all... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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Round Tripping from Premiere Pro to Redcine-X not working as expected
by Doug Lyons 3 weeks ago
I need some advice on round tripping between Premiere and Redcine-X Pro. In all the Red footage there are randomly blinking dots in a 1 pixel wide 300 pixel tall array - probably some kind of sensor e
Re: Round Tripping from Premiere Pro to Redcine-X not working as expected
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Checking the Source Settings didn't help Select an R3D and right-click to Source Settings See if you can find your saved RMD point there.
OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Walter Soyka 3 weeks ago
A rather broad question, but how do you present your WIPs to clients or stakeholders What do you hope to get out of a review What level of roughness or polish do you aim to provide early on How much d
Re: OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
Herb Sevush " I hire a DP precisely because they know how to get a "pleasing" image in 709, no grading necessary. " As a new Colorist (a few years in ) I stood by the DPs work and fought with Directo
Ensure the Red Camera Proxy in Avid Workflow
by Niclas Werres 3 months ago
Hello everyone, I have an easy question for all you Avid Users out ther (or so I hope). In a month we start shooting a new project and our editor wants to cut in Avid. I have experience with Adobe Pre
Re: Ensure the Red Camera Proxy in Avid Workflow
by Eric Santiago 3 weeks ago
I do believe the newer RED systems can do DNxHR HD. I myself live in the legacy R3D world so I stay with that throughout the whole workflow. I use Resolve in that chain and have never had issues mixin
Exporting a DCP file for Windows
by Mark Ireland 4 weeks ago
I am fairly new to the experience of file delivery to theaters for a film I recently finished. Mostly it's been shown in smaller venues where I play a .mov file via HDMI through my laptop. I am now de
Re: Exporting a DCP file for Windows
by Eric Santiago 4 weeks ago
One thing to remember if you're sending it out for DCP service is to provide a 24fps and not 23.976. I am still researching why this is. I will be testing a WraptorDCP from AME soon. Check with your l
Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by Johnny Smith 1 year ago
Hey fam, Just directed a low budget music video shot in 4K on a Red Epic ( dragon ). What I got today: 285gb of R3D files. I'm working with an older 3,1 MacPro tower ( not book ) that's been recently
Re: Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
I feel for you (poster), I still have clients that cut on FCP7 PPCS6 :P I would convert to ProRes422 (not sure if FCP7 supports ProRes4444). I would do all this in REDCINE if possible (export). Good l
FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
It's a Friday... A number of recent threads have touched on various aspects of color correction, including Resolve, Speedgrade, Chromatic, etc. There are correctly several good third party color corre
Re: FCPX and color correction tools
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Bill Davis "Even in a "mixed light" shot - AI will be auto-analyzing each pixel and imbuing it with functioning color transforms as metadata " Need this now for an upcoming nightmare of a job with mu
Quicker way to convert title text elements in to a matched caption layer?
by Dave Morales 2 months ago
Premiere Pro CC 2017 I have created a video that has text graphics, made using the Type Tool. I found out today that instead of on screen, styled text titles, my client wants captions instead (.SRT fi
Re: Quicker way to convert title text elements in to a matched caption layer?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Copy and paste is all I can see with this one. Unless its in a text file then maybe a third-party app. I just had to do a tv spot with both SD HD caption version. It was easy to copy and paste from wi
Maya to After effects nightmare
by glennford brathwaite 2 months ago
Hello. I m trying to export my camera and some locators to after effects and the resulting scene seems to suffer from offset of a wrong camera. I don t know if i am doing something wrong but i ve foll
Re: Maya to After effects nightmare
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Which Maya I just did some in 2014 and 2016 using Arnold. No issues.
.R3D corrupt after several months of working fine?
by Bella Gavelin 2 months ago
A red one(.r3d) file that has been working fine in my project in Premiere for several months, has now decided not to work (can not render or export in premiere). Have had a support case with Adobe for
Re: .R3D corrupt after several months of working fine?
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Have you tried opening it in REDCINE You can find the problem frame and hopefully render a portion that works.
Vectors in after effects
by anas sabih 2 months ago
Hey so I wanted to ask, aren't vectors supposed to be high in quality I mean when you put them in after effects, they must keep its quality as much as you zoom into them and as much as you want their
Re: Vectors in after effects
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Steve is right on the vector front. Another quick and dirty test is to open the offending EPS AI file in Illustrator and view as outline to see which is actual vector. I've inherited files from Corel
Contentiously Rasterize problem
by anas sabih 2 months ago
Hey all, I wanna ask something. When i enable rasterize on a layer that I already made an effect on it like puppets and such, the layer returns to its original phase. Like I have a hand that is moving
Re: Contentiously Rasterize problem
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
You will need to do a chicken or egg test. Basically, you have the order mixed up as far as comp (assuming you have pre-comps).
REDCINE Not Opening
by Chris Wyatt 3 months ago
I need to edit some video files shot on a RED camera, but I'm having issues with REDCINE. Every time I attempt to open the program or Red Player I get the following error message, "The application was
Re: REDCINE Not Opening
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Try and find an old installer and use that. Worked for me in the past.
Only at Apple...
by Tom Sefton 3 months ago
https: www.apple.com us_smb_78313 shop product HK8Q2ZM A red-raven-camera-kit-final-cut-pro-x Interesting deal. Red raven camera - most affordable camera in the lineup now sold via Apple and bundled w
Re: Only at Apple...
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Great news for starters. I've been using RED since 2009 (R1) and got my own Scarlet back in 2012. I won't be upgrading. I'll run this baby till one of us drops. Great gear and yep I drank the Kool Aid
Here is my newest computer system. Did I make the right choice?
by andy patterson 3 months ago
I recently bought a Mac Mini. I think they look stylish but are also a bit pricey. I think it is the best bang for the buck for any PC user wanting to test out an Apple Computer. I think my review and
Re: Here is my newest computer system. Did I make the right choice?
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I use an old one for my low budget DIT station. For the big productions, it lies in a case waiting for its next prey :)
Originally worked in DNxHD36, trying to reconnect to DNxHD175 now
by Nina Tenny 3 months ago
We're a feature length production and originally we were working with clips that were transcoded to DNxHD36. Now we're in post and the directors would like us to work in higher resolution, so we've tr
Re: Originally worked in DNxHD36, trying to reconnect to DNxHD175 now
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
I have better luck with the hide and find workflow. Saves the guess work IMHO.
Can you use an external GPU for Maya?
by Anne Smith 3 months ago
Hi! I use Maya 2017 to create 3D animations and it crashes or lags very very often when the size of my animation gets to be too big. I want to buy a GPU to speed up the process and make modelling, rig
Re: Can you use an external GPU for Maya?
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
To date, I don't believe so.
Avid AAF to PPro
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Created an HD sequence in Avid using 3K R3D RED files. Just in the testing period, inserted a few clips. Exported using AAF and no embedding. Imported into Premier Pro CC 2015.4 and all looks good. We
Avid AAF to PPro
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
Created an HD sequence in Avid using 3K R3D RED files. Just in the testing period, inserted a few clips. Exported using AAF and no embedding. Imported into Premier Pro CC 2015.4 and all looks good. We
Re: Avid AAF to PPro
by Ann Foo 3 months ago
I think this is because sequence settings aren't that relevant in Premiere - it saw the source video 3K so that is how it interpreted the AAF. Shouldn't really be a problem... you can easily create a
Best video format for conservation for the future?
by Bertin Holme Flatebø 4 months ago
Hello! I hope you guys can help me with this case. We have a large video file archive, with video in different formats (.mov, .avi, .dv, .mxf). We will now transcode these videos to a common, very goo
Re: Best video format for conservation for the future?
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
ProRes (as high as possible) if you can. That's what I use with my RED library. The keepers stay in RED format since they are generally smaller than a ProRes 4444 4K file. But for anything that goes i
Are slashes "/" in archival date column OK?
by Timothy Ballard 4 months ago
Hello, Simple question: I'm entering data for archival material in Avid and I don't seem to have any issues so far, but just double-checking that as I enter dates for archival clips in a custom column
Re: Are slashes "/" in archival date column OK?
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
I would avoid using that character or any odd characters.
OT - Apple XServe
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
Our XServe had to be shut down for a UPS change. Booted up with the folder icon flashing. Haven't figured out what to do yet with that but my off topic question is, what are you folks doing as far as
Re: OT - Apple XServe
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
Thanks Bob for your input. I will take this into consideration. Unfortunately, it comes down to the current budget. I will check that model asap. The purchase went out to tender and I can easily put i
DAW Protocols?
by Tobias Heilmann-Schuricht 4 months ago
Hi, I can not seem to find, which DAW Protokolls DR14 with Fairlight Audio will support. Does anyone know Thank you, Tobias In Touch Media GmbH Germany
Re: DAW Protocols?
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
Havent touched R14beta yet but have you checked Prefs
[Constraints] Proper way to do picking up and dropping objects?
by Lukas Gazo 4 months ago
Good day So, an example of what I want to accomplish is: Character sees object on table, picks it up, and either throws it or drops it in a different place. Fairly simple concept, but I didn't find a
Re: [Constraints] Proper way to do picking up and dropping objects?
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
Read up on using Point Constraints. Maybe read up on the rest of the constraint options as well. Since IK is involved, you can't parent to just anything in that chain. You need to use the constraint o
4k or 2k animation for HD project?
by Hao Wu 4 months ago
Hi all! I'm editing my new film that's shot in HD. I need some significant 3D animation that will be a big part of the film. Should I ask the animator to deliver in 4k or 2k even though it would requi
Re: 4k or 2k animation for HD project?
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
If your film plate is HD then stick with HD. I am one of those bozos that like to do everything in high res 4K but for your situation, you are not gaining anything if your footage is all HD.
Maya 2017 to AE: Screen Compositing
by Lillian Young 4 months ago
I want to take an animated scene created in Maya, bring it into AE and replace the screen with footage. I was using the locators method, but noticed that my footage was drifting. I vaguely remember th
Re: Maya 2017 to AE: Screen Compositing
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
There was an old script that worked flawlessly for many Maya updates. Google Maya Camera to After Effects workflow.
Why Premiere is a Toy
by Brent Marginet 4 months ago
Why I think Premiere is a TOY. Yes I know how many of you I'm going to infuriate but whatever. Please feel free to crap on me and correct me if I'm wrong on some points as myself and the assistant edi
Re: Why Premiere is a Toy
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
Aahh finally someone felt the pain I had two years ago holding some Director slash turned into an Editors hands. I won't add to this but will sit back and see how everyone responds. Myself I can't cal
Specific workflow question
by Marten Köpp 4 months ago
Hi guys, I have been an animator for quite some time and looking to expand my horizon. Since a couple of months I have worked on some small time projects involving resolve. For anything basic it seams
Re: Specific workflow question
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
I do a lot of what you do and it's very similar. Sometimes whatever works for you is key. You don't seem to be losing any quality with the DNxHD conversion for CG. For me, I do both DNxHD HR and ProRe
Xserve woes
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
We had to shut down our Apple Xserve to replace a UPS in the studio. After boot up, the unit powers up with the folder icon. I've tried every old trick in the book and still no OS. The closest thing t
Re: Xserve woes
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
use an old mac pro as the new server. Or simply build a new boot drive with OS X Server. It's 20 bucks. Bob Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
video card alternatives
by Phillip Byrd 5 months ago
Can anyone share experience using alternative video cards with Avid Media Composer 8.x Anyone using a "gaming" card with 4-8gb memory
Re: video card alternatives
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
Not a lot of advantages other than resolution. If your an Avid owner the key is to use certified hardware or you get the support run around.
Randomizing Position and Y Axis Keyframes
by Christian Phelps 5 months ago
Hey guys, I'm working on a project in which I have about 200 individual graphic images popping onto the screen and then all of them are key framed to slide up on the y axis until it exits frame. I do
Re: Randomizing Position and Y Axis Keyframes
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
Do it all in AE, its a ton o fun ;)
Adding Black Frames and 2-Pop in AE Render Queue
by Chris Thomas 5 months ago
Does anyone know of a way to (in the render queue) add 2-seconds of black onto a the beginning of a render Yes yes, I know it's quite easy to precomp your animation and add 2-seconds in the compositio
Re: Adding Black Frames and 2-Pop in AE Render Queue
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
You have to add it as a precomp or setup a sequence in an NLE. Its been this way since the days of adding bars tones countdowns.
Best Monitors for Avid 2-Monitor Editing
by Trevor Ambrose 5 months ago
Hey Folks! I'm looking for a couple of new monitors for my Avid Editing setup. I'm retiring two 8 year old 24" Dell monitors. They were awesome but they are getting cloudy on the sides. I cut in a two
Re: Best Monitors for Avid 2-Monitor Editing
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
We have four of the Apple Cinema 30s left at work and I have two at home. I will be in your shoes soon To date I have not found a better display on the Mac and PC side IMHO. I use these for Maya, Reso
Changing the playblast directory
by Max Nuage 5 months ago
Hey everyone! I have a bit of a problem with setting Maya's environment variables. I've recently built a new workstation laptop that only uses internal SSDs, and since I don't want Maya to constantly
Re: Changing the playblast directory
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
You can change the settings in your Playblast option window. Select "save to file" at the bottom of the options panel.
PPr and AME h264 Export
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
I know this is an old issue and I am still baffled as to why we still have to deal with this. What is the secret sauce with exporting h264 from Premiere Pro AME these days You spend all them days in R
Re: PPr and AME h264 Export
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
Thanks Daniel for replying. The Master is from Resolve as ProRes444. It looks pristine as far as color and quality as far as viewing it on a 10bit display and somewhat close on the desktop. However, w
Using best export settings but getting bad quality video
by Matthias Göransson 5 months ago
Hi I'm using what I've read is the best settings for export, but I'm not satisifed with the video quality. If you look closely in the upper right corner at 00:58-01:00 in the video you can see what I
Re: Using best export settings but getting bad quality video
by Eric Santiago 5 months ago
I posted something similar just a few minutes ago. I too am feeling the pinch on this situation. In the past I usually shrug it off as "web compliant" and then Im fine with it. But this time around, I
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