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james williams

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July 29th 2003
93 Posts
Has this changed with V8?
by james williams 12 years ago
I remember when i could open a picture (that was on my timeline in Vegas)in Photoshop. I could add a filter or modify the picture in some way. I could then save the picture and it would update in Vega
Re: Has this changed with V8?
by james williams 12 years ago
Thanks Ed and Steve for your responses. This should put me back on track. This forum is an invaluable tool. J. Williams
Presentation software question
by james williams 12 years ago
Gentlemen My research for presentation software has brought me back to you all. I'm in a small market so i don't need huge hardware pieces. I need to deliver live video(maybe one camera) and many vide
Re: Presentation software question
by Nicholas Rivero 12 years ago
You could check out Media Shout (www.mediashout.com) for PC. It's $429. You can play videos, slides, dvd cues, but im not quite sure about live video ingest. On the mac side, there is ProPresenter (ww
How can i do this?
by james williams 12 years ago
Hello gentlemen, I could certainly use your expert help. I am for the most part technically trained. I draw very well in autocad. I want to make some 2d mask shapes. Is it possible somehow to draw my
Re: How can i do this?
by james williams 12 years ago
Thanks Dave, Illustrator will import dwg. Now i just got to get around that Illustrator learning curve. J. Williams
Force line orientation?
by james williams 12 years ago
Is it possible in Vegas to draw straight horizontal and vertical lines with the mask tool. If not can i pre-draw a shape in another program to create a mask shape in Vegas. Thanks J. Williams
Re: Force line orientation?
by james williams 12 years ago
Thanks for all the great feedback gentlemen. J. Williams
Need how to Ideas
by james williams 12 years ago
I need to animate arrows on a map showing paths. Not just lines with points but in some cases wide sweeping movements. Maybe like the path of a hurricane across a state. Could this be done in After FX
Re: Need how to Ideas
by james williams 12 years ago
Thanks Gregory Yes CS3, I'll look up some tutorials. Sounds like the tweening is what i need because the arrows need to change scale in some cases. J. Williams
Need how to Ideas
by james williams 12 years ago
I need to animate arrows on a map showing paths. Not just lines with points but in some cases wide sweeping movements. Maybe like the path of a hurricane across a state. Could this be done in Vegas or
Re: Need how to Ideas
by John Rofrano 12 years ago
You can do this right in Vegas. The arrows can be made with generated media using masks and the movement is easily accomplished using Track Motion. You can also make the arrows in an graphics package
Importing frames with transparencies
by james williams 12 years ago
I'm making a slideshow with Vegas 7. Normally I import a picture then go to properties to set the transparency. Now I have 100 different picture frames(TGA format) all with transparencies. Is there a
Re: Importing frames with transparencies
by james williams 12 years ago
Beautiful, Douglas Thank you very much. Works as described. J. Williams
Copy Camera Track
by james williams 12 years ago
Will Pro Animator stand alone allow copy of camera track from one scene to another. If so how is it done. CDesigns
Communication System
by james williams 12 years ago
Hi all, I videotape live events and send those camera feeds live to screen at the same time. I'm looking for a headset system for camera communication. I need to direct up to three remote camera from
Re: Communication System
by james williams 12 years ago
George, Based on some info I got from the Broadcast forum, what would be the downside of using cellphones with headsets. I found regular headsets with boom mic and wired adapter at Radio Shack. My wif
Camera Communication
by james williams 12 years ago
Hi all, I videotape live events and send those camera feeds live to screen at the same time. I'm looking for a headset system for camera communication. I need to direct up to three remote camera from
Re: Camera Communication
by james williams 12 years ago
Rob, Thanks for this information. I'm just the kind of guy who would try this. Not for the expense as much as for the craft of it. I was of the mind that there should be something one could do with co
Question for the experts
by james williams 12 years ago
Hi all, I'm starting to see a lot more USB mics on the market. This would be great for more compact setups, but are they any good How does the sound compare to traditional microphones Thanks J. Willia
Re: Question for the experts
by james williams 12 years ago
David, This is just is what i thought. The mics are new so there's not a lot of info in yet. I was wondering, to audio pros, if it may end up being like photographers giving up film for digital. I'm a
Can I use a postcard?
by james williams 12 years ago
I need view from the sky of a city. I can easily find one on a postcard. Can i use the postcard picture in a video presentation that I ultimately intend to sell. Would it simply be a matter of giving
Re: Can I use a postcard?
by james williams 12 years ago
Thanks all, for your responses. J. Williams
Can I use a postcard?
by james williams 12 years ago
I need view from the sky of a city. I can easily find one on a postcard. Can i use the postcard picture in a video presentation that I ultimately intend to sell. Would it simply be a matter of giving
Re: Can I use a postcard?
by james williams 12 years ago
Ron, I'd like to have an overhead view of Chattanooga, Tennessee. I can get really nice shots from the surrounding mountains. The shot I need tough is more or less straight down over the building clus
Map to .3ds file?
by james williams 12 years ago
I can easily put a map or video on any of animators primitive solids. I can't get a map or video to show up on a model i create and import as 3d studio file. I follow the same step by step procedure a
Re: Map to .3ds file?
by james williams 12 years ago
Hi Serge, Thanks for the response. I looked further down the posts and found some info that got me on the right track. I also found out that Animator apparently doesn't like gray scale graphics. Every
Pearls
by james williams 12 years ago
Anyone know a way to simulate a shower of pearls. Thanks J. Williams
Re: Pearls
by james williams 12 years ago
thanks for the heads up yikesmikes...i'll give those a try
Video capture help needed
by james williams 13 years ago
I need to capture analog video from a video camera to my computer and then out VGA to large screens through LCD projectors. I'm not saving nor editing the video just pass-through. What capture device
Re: Wrong way I think
by james williams 13 years ago
Thanks Charlie for the response Sorry to make this confusing. I'm running an analog signal(about 200 feet) from my camera to my computer. I'm using video mixing software so i can mix in several clips
Video Capture
by james williams 13 years ago
Once again I'll call on the group to give me some advice. I create video presentations for events around town. Most of what i create is done inside the computer with some live video mixed in on occasi
Re: Video Capture
by james williams 13 years ago
Mark I appreciate the input. J. Williams
Capturing audio
by james williams 13 years ago
Hello gentlemen, I'm going to video an event next month. There will be an announcer at a podium calling peoples names as they come down off the stage. I am thinking about buying the cheapest camcorder
Re: Capturing audio
by james williams 13 years ago
Thanks gentlemen for the responses. I needed an excuse the buy a cheap mini dv camcorder anyway. I need a tape capture and rewinder. :) With black friday looming i hope to find a good deal on somethin
Looking for a fix
by james williams 13 years ago
Hello gentlemen I need some advice. I authored a dvd quite a while ago. Now the client wants some changes made. I archive the DVD file but i did not keep the components for authoring, pictures, backgr
Re: Looking for a fix
by Noah Kadner 13 years ago
Some authoring programs might do this but not sure which. Always always save project files- they are tiny. NoahUnlock the secrets of the DVX100 and now Apple Color! http: www.callboxlive.com
In a pinch
by james williams 13 years ago
Gentlemen I'm using AF 6.5. I need to add a quick fx to a 10 second piece of video. How do i make the frame appear to suck straight back into the center of the screen and disappear. I'm not talking ab
Re: In a pinch
by james williams 13 years ago
Thank you Kevin, I will try that. J. Williams
Need help with AE memory problem
by james williams 14 years ago
I have 3 gigs of ram on board. My system info shows all 3 gigs. When i render In After Effects it shows rendering with 2 gigs system ram. While its only using a small percentage of this to render its
Re: Need help with AE memory problem
by james williams 14 years ago
Thanks guys for the informative reponses. I did find the detailed answer on this site after i posted. I have another question now. Since my system is 32bit and i'll have to through away 2 512 sticks o
Audio FX question
by james williams 14 years ago
I have been asked to provide sound FX for a public event. I generally do video but i did this once before. I built a mouseover graphic board on my laptop and tied it into the facilities system. It wo
Re: Audio FX question
by Bouncing account needs new email address 14 years ago
I've seen SFX for plays done with just a "sampling" musical keyboard. Each key of the musical scale was assigned its own SFX.
Newbie question...
by Please_Do_Not_Use_ALL_CAPS_When_Posting 14 years ago
I feel stupid, although i'm new to all this so i don't feel that stupid, just inexperienced. I'm starting a small videography freelancing business. I own the sony DV PD100A and was looking to buy a ni
Sound FX question
by james williams 14 years ago
I have been asked to provide sound FX for a public event. I generally do video but i did this once before. I built a mouseover graphic board on my laptop and tied it into the facilities system. It wor
Bad audio
by james williams 14 years ago
Hello gentlemen I shot some video of a subject in an empty room. I pick up the sound on my external cam mic. The audio was apparently bouncing all over the room because I get this echo hall like effec
Re: Bad audio
by james williams 14 years ago
Thanks for the advice. I use an excellent Sony external mic with cord attached to the camera. The mic was set-up on a table just under the speaker. The audio is not bad. Is there some sound processing
How do I export AI file to lines for cad.
by james williams 14 years ago
I want to get outlined text into autocad for for special metal cutting. I've tried in Illustrator but i just get filled text. Does any know how this can be done so that i get just lines and curves. JR
Re: How do I export AI file to lines for cad.
by Kim Mackenzie 14 years ago
Are you converting the text to outlines first It's under the type menu, or shift-command-O.
Can particles Morph?
by james williams 15 years ago
Hi guys I'm looking to do an effect and wonder if I can do it with particles. I want to start a scene with a picture in center frame (say a still of a house). I want it do disentegrate and sort of mor
Re: Can particles Morph?
by james williams 15 years ago
Yes! This probably will do the trick. I'll look into Animorph. I assume particles(as in particle illusion)will not be needed with this but i will look into it. Thanks much for the heads up. This forum
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