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jim arcon

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August 16th 2001
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Premiere Pro noise reduction plug-in
by Mike Nagel 12 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for a noise reduction plug-in for Premiere Pro CS3. The Adobe website plug-in section listed 'Neat Video' as a Noise reduction plug-in, which I've tested and is really good. Is there a
Re: Premiere Pro noise reduction plug-in
by jim arcon 12 years ago
There are some plug-ins that reduce video noise. They are often part of large sets of plugins and have a cost to match. I do any noise reduction in AE so my knowledge for PPro is a bit dated. There wa
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Color Bars in AE
by jim arcon 12 years ago
Premiere has the ability to generate color bars-and-tone to use for monitor calibration. It probably makes sense that AE does not, because AE can do many types of resolution, color, etc. HOWEVER, if I
Re: Color Bars in AE
by Anders Hattne 9 years ago
a bit late a reply but I just tried deleting the source footage and got the color bars. With Color Finesse, Red and Magenta are way off it's target. The only one that is ok is yellow... If I take the
Background Removal - No Green/Blue Screen
by Jared Isham 12 years ago
Here is my delema. I need to remove the house from the back ground of this shot. The entire shot is 17secs long and is taking me forever to do frame by frame. The guy in the background has a whip he u
Re: Background Removal - No Green/Blue Screen
by jim arcon 12 years ago
IF this is a locked-down shot (camera on a tripod, no camera movement, no zoom) then maybe you could clone stamp some of the trees over the house in the first frame. Then make any adjustments needed o
Film Countdown
by Jan-Henning Naused 13 years ago
Hi guys, I am trying to simulate a typical film countdown, similar to the this : http: www.fotosearch.de EYW728 eef_001 . Ok, the countdown itself, the two rings and make it look old with scratches an
Re: Film Countdown
by jim arcon 13 years ago
If you have Premiere, you can generate the countdown with options for the background colors, etc. Go to File New Universal counting leader and you can even pick the colors for Wipe, Line, Bkgnd, Targe
Time remap / frme blending a comp
by jim arcon 13 years ago
I am doing some time remap on a comp. The frame-blend switch is not available for the comp, only for the original footage. What gives How can I get the pixel motion effect on the comp
Re: Time remap / frme blending a NESTED comp
by jim arcon 13 years ago
Thanks Dave, but that's the problem. The "original" has numerous layers, masks and effects. I was hoping to not have to tweak every one of those, and to just time remap the overall comp by nesting it
Rearrange comps and save them
by jim arcon 13 years ago
OK so this is going to a "d'uH moment" when I get the answer, or maybe I'm just working too long on this project... I am cleaning up a project and re-arranging comps in the timeline by dragging them.
Re: Rearrange comps and save them
by jim arcon 13 years ago
Aharon, I was actually referring to the multiple timeline tabs. Based on the other answers, it looks like this is a new 'feature' of AE7. Maybe fixed in CS3
Rearrange comps and save them
by jim arcon 13 years ago
OK so this is going to a "d'uH moment" when I get the answer, or maybe I'm just working too long on this project... I am cleaning up a project and re-arranging comps in the timeline by dragging them.
Rearrange comps and save them
by jim arcon 13 years ago
OK so this is going to a "d'uH moment" when I get the answer, or maybe I'm just working too long on this project... I am cleaning up a project and re-arranging comps in the timeline by dragging them.
Rearrange Comps in Tiimeline and keep them
by jim arcon 13 years ago
OK so this is going to a "d'uH moment" when I get the answer, or maybe I'm just working too long on this project... I am cleaning up a project and re-arranging comps in the timeline by dragging them.
Sorry - wrong forum
by jim arcon 13 years ago
I'll try again over at the AE forum
New HVX200 Large Price Range
by scott allman 13 years ago
I am considering changing formats and purchasing an HVX200 and I've noticed a hige range of prices. Going from list price down to below $2000.00 for a new in box rig. The low end of the scale looks mi
Re: New HVX200 Large Price Range
by jim arcon 13 years ago
I haven't bought an HVX200, but my experience with the very low price folks on other equipment is something like this: ".......Thank you for your credit-card number. While I am verifying that.... yes,
Slide Show of more than 99 slide duration
by jonesey 13 years ago
Howdy...New to this product ...Need to make a slideshow for a wedding of about 250 slides.. I know that I can make several different slide shows but obviously would prefer to hit play and have the thi
Re: Slide Show of more than 99 slide duration
by jim arcon 13 years ago
I don't have Encore on this machine, but I think you could make more than one slide show and then make a playlist.
On site, day of event DVD delivery
by Richard Rosebud 13 years ago
I'm looking for a DVD Recorder that has pre-programmable menus or titles. Also, do any units have a front load, non-tray load Do any units finalize automatically on eject All this in one small unit wo
Re: On site, day of event DVD delivery
by jim arcon 13 years ago
You're not alone - I know I get crazy with my two-year old Panny and its "record" then "finalize" two-step process. How hard would it have been to give me one more screen-choice of "record and finaliz
VHS Cassette that is 18 years old not cooperating
by JD 13 years ago
Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I have a VHS Cassette of a wedding that is 17 years old not cooperating when trying to transfer it to FCP or my camcorder from a VTR. The problem is
Re: VHS Cassette that is 18 years old not cooperating
by jim arcon 13 years ago
I don't remember hearing the brand name of Certron tape, but any vhs that old might have problems. The information on magnetic tape is stored in a thin oxide layer on a flexible substrate (probably a
Timecode as subtitle
by jim arcon 14 years ago
Is there a simple method to have a tape's original timecode be available as a subtitle (Actually all I need is the date - "When was that footage shot ") I have heard of tools that extract the timecode
Re: Timecode as subtitle
by Elad Menashe 13 years ago
Jim, I have a program at home that can do this for dv footage If this is the case write me a message
VHS noise reduction techniques
by Lee Overstreet 14 years ago
I'm using Premiere Pro 1.5 and a Matrox rt.x100 card, along with a nice JVC HR-S9911U S-VHS VCR. I think it's about time to begin one of those "archive the family videos" projects, and I'd like to nai
Re: VHS noise reduction (me again)
by jim arcon 14 years ago
I was just trialing Magic Bullet Editors for PPro and it does not specifically have a noise filter. However, using the "basic" setting on some noisy video seemed to reduce the noise quite a bit. Proba
3D like Photo, History Channel
by AAzz44 14 years ago
Hi, I've seen a few shows on the History Channel lately that have some interesting photos. They seem to be original B&W photos, lets say from the Civil War, however they look 3D. The people in the pho
Re: 3D like Photo, History Channel
by jim arcon 14 years ago
The effect is a very good way of making still images fit a moving image product, and has been around for a while. One of the biggest uses of this effect was in the movie "The Kid Stays in the Picture,
Size prints wrong
by jim arcon 14 years ago
I am using CS2 and an Epson R200 printer. The only way I can get something to print correctly is to "print with Preview" and then size it to 97.5%. I can even scale a photo of a ruler to match Photosh
Color correction or shadow correction any feedback
by Mark Perez 14 years ago
I recieved about 2hrs of video, all shot the same angle, about the same zoom, lighting is consistant for the whole show. Can anybody offer a starting point , this footage is straight off the tape. htt
Re: Color correction or shadow correction any feedback
by jim arcon 14 years ago
Wow, that's a tough one because you've got both over-eposure (on the right) and under-exposure (audience.) The over-exposure is so severe that there doesn't seem to be much detail. I don't know if you
Art of the Credit Roll
by Chris Bové 14 years ago
PBS National frowns on the standard credit treatment of white text over black because it "prompts a viewer to grab the remote". Though it's the most cinematic looking, there's no visual design that h
Re: Art of the Credit Roll
by jim arcon 14 years ago
"Secondhand Lions" ran the open titles and the end credits with a theme related to one of the main characters, who was a cartoonist. So we saw sketched-out credits, blobs of ink, names on erasers, etc
Adjustment layer Sharpen
by jim arcon 14 years ago
Is there a way to use one of the sharpen controls on an adjustment layer I have a number of multi-layer images that I'd like to apply unsharp mask to the image. I know I can copy and merge layers, but
Re: Adjustment layer Sharpen
by Mike Gondek 14 years ago
There is only a brighten contrast adjustment layer. You may be thinking of the fade function, which can be run after a filter by hitting Shift Ctrl F. Otherwise for Unsharp mask there isno adjustmetn
Removing the Handy Cam Look
by Will Gaffney 14 years ago
I need to know what the most effect and easiest ways are to remove that handy cam look from my movies. I'm currently using Prem Pro 1.0 but also have After Effects. Please help... Will
Re: Removing the Handy Cam Look
by jim arcon 14 years ago
Most consumer level camcorders have way too much edge-enhancement. This is probably done to make a sharp-looking picture, but as you have discovered, it looks way to "edgey" for most purposes. Some ca
Video Monitors recommendations
by jim arcon 14 years ago
I'm looking to replace the ancient NTSC video monitor I use for my editing system. Anyone have recommendations for a 13 to 18-inch monitor that doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg Are there flat-panel video
Re: Video Monitors recommendations
by Blast1 14 years ago
www.bhphotovideo.com has some 14" switchable dual aspect monitors in their used dept. I believe they are demos from the listing, about $400
MiniDV - the newest hallucinogen!
by Chris Bové 15 years ago
Here's a fun, unexplained phenomenon: Editing a scene in a 24p miniDV indie short that was shot 16x9 on a Canon XL2. The scene contains a photographer using a Pentax K1000 and a rather large 1980's a
Re: MiniDV - the newest hallucinogen!
by jim arcon 15 years ago
What you see is probably an infrared focusing light from the camera, or from the flash.
Audition does see CD Recorder
by jim arcon 15 years ago
Maybe I am missing it. When I try to record a CD with Audition, it says "no devices found." Says the same thing if I go to Options CD device properties. My PC has a CD DVD recorder that works fine wit
Re: Audition does NOT see CD Recorder
by jim arcon 15 years ago
Thanks, I will try this. Sounds like the choice may be Audition or Nero, but maybe not both.
Weekday work?
by Kat Nofs 15 years ago
Greetings all, My husband and I own and operate our own wedding videography business and are very pleased with our success, since this is only our first year in the biz and things are going way better
Re: Weekday work?
by jim arcon 15 years ago
Mark, You are right on target regards the copying part. I once did a labor-of-love production for my son's marching band. Cute little compilation of the whole season, competitions, etc all boiled down
Printers
by Norman Walsh 15 years ago
I would like suggestions on a good printer to purchase. Mainly for printing photo's etc. At present I am using an Epson Photo 810 and its driving me crazy. If I do not use it for a day or so it wont
Re: Printers
by jim arcon 15 years ago
I've owned numerous printers over the years. Currently use an Epson R200 most of the time. My thinking - lower-cost printers are a very competitive business and each brand has pluses and minuses. My E
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