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jim bachalo

Storyteller and inventor
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March 7th 2009
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Remove noise - first or last?
by jim bachalo 7 months ago
Hi When removing noise from a 3d render, should that be the first thing you do in a comp, (ie the first adjustment layer on top of your raw footage layer) or the last (top most layer in your comp) You
Re: Remove noise - first or last?
by jim bachalo 7 months ago
There is noise because the only reason I am using AE is to save time on my 3D render sequences, both by reducing number of samples and not doing any DOF effects during my render. I need to both remove
Lenscare vs PGBokeh vs...?
by jim bachalo 7 months ago
Hi A google search turned up this comparison http: louisdumont.com depth-of-field-testing but was wondering if anyone has done or seen a test comparing Frischluft's Lenscare and Peregrine Labs Bokeh f
Re: Lenscare vs PGBokeh vs...?
by Steve Bentley 7 months ago
For stills, lightwave's full blown go-and-have-a-long-meal-render version of DOF has always been the most natural. It fell apart however with animation and there were visible artifacts that popped in
Lenscare - OpenFX plugin to render Depth pass
by jim bachalo 8 months ago
Hi Looking for a simple comping solution, compatible with Linux, that supports OpenFX plugins. I know Fusion Studio does but was wondering if any Resolve users have used the Frischluft Lenscare plugin
Retopolgy > tutorials and alternatives
by jim bachalo 2 years ago
Hi TOTAL Maya novice. Have high poly CAD models as Maya scenes also with many materials and textures I'd like to preserve. I've successfully exported and imported these FBX files into Unity and retian
Effects visible in Viewer display but NOT rendering
by jim bachalo 3 years ago
Hi Did a quick search but not seeing any obvious solutions. Can anyone tell me why my effects (mFlare in this case) are visible in my viewer display, but when I render my project, they aren't showing
Need recommendation for OFX flare plugin
by jim bachalo 3 years ago
Hoping to get some advice or feedback on creating quality flare effects in fcpx. Also, am i correct in assuming any ofx plugin should work in BOTH fcpx and Davinci Resolve You should follow me on Twit
Re: Need recommendation for OFX flare plugin
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
Can't get much slicker than mFlare from motionvfx. But it's not ofx. Pretty sure OFX doesn't work in X.
Resolve 12 Pros and Cons
by Morten Ranmar 3 years ago
After some initial testing with Resolve 12, here are some of the Pros and Cons: Pros: - Nice tidy layout, and I love the easy expand- and collapsible side panels. - Great to have Ingest, Edit, Color a
Re: Resolve 12 Pros and Cons
by jim bachalo 3 years ago
Can any experienced 12 users chime in about multicam performance My primary reason for staying in FCPX for my edit and XML to Resolve right now You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Latest FCPX XML export with proxies & optimized media
by jim bachalo 3 years ago
Hi Can any FCPX users confirm , with the latest version if you are using both proxies and optimized media, when you export XML to be brought into Resolve. Does resolve correctly link to the original m
Re: Latest FCPX XML export with proxies & optimized media
by Eric Santiago 3 years ago
Resolve 11 and FCPX 10.2.1 with RED files was fine for me of late.
10.2 update
by Tom Sefton 4 years ago
Just made the update after sitting around waiting for confirmation that all was well. The performance leap with RED and 4K ProRes footage is quite simply jaw dropping. Very impressive, especially leap
Re: 10.2 update
by Jeremy Garchow 4 years ago
I've been doing a green screen project by starting the rough draft in FCPX and using Hawaiki Keyer. I can stack 3 or 4 4k streams with a rough key, and add dissolves and have this playback in good eno
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Frame blending at pixelmotion level - possible in PPro?
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
I have some 30fps footage. I'd like to remap to 60fps and interpolate the frames so that it looks like it was shot at 60fps. Can I do this in PPro Or do I have to use After Effects You should follow m
new 5K retina iMac vs 8 core MacPro
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Was in the market for the 8 core MacPro for editing and CC work (using Resolve) but now with the 27 in retina iMac I'm in a quandary. Just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat and think the Ma
Re: new 5K retina iMac vs 8 core MacPro
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Thanks...still edging towards the mac Pro. Recall reading somewhere that it IS also possible to upgrade the CPU in the new Mac Pro. Can anyone comment Is that something worthy of consideration You sho
Creating SBS 3D video from 2D source
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Can anyone tell me how I would create 3D SBS video (NOT anaglyph) , without resorting to expensive plugins You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Re: Creating SBS 3D video from 2D source
by Chris Wright 4 years ago
are you going for cheesy popout effects also known as 2.5D Think background rotates faster than forground. AE does have a free displacement matte plugin, coupled with a depth matte(you can hand draw o
Mask clips?
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Can anyone tell me if its possible to mask parts of a clip so that clips can be 'stacked' in higher layers in the Edit view with only the masked portions showing You should follow me on Twitter here.
Consolidate Library and Compound Clips
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
I recently 'archived' a project by creating a new archive library, copying my project there, and then choosing Consolidate Library. However, I seem to be missing essential files that were inside Compo
Re: Consolidate Library and Compound Clips
by Mark Spencer 4 years ago
When you consolidate a project, event, or library that contains compound clips (or multicam clips) that reference clips from outside the current library, those clips are also copied into the current l
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10.1.3 archiving-can't copy project to new Library
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Ok, trying to do something which should be simple. I assume that the way you archive is slightly different with versions 10.1 and later. I have started by creating a new Library, specifically for arch
Re: 10.1.3 archiving-can't copy project to new Library
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
My solution was to create a blank new project, then copy and paste the entire contents of my old project. No yellow triangle! Was then able to copy or move this new project to my archive Library. You
FCPX 10.1 and sparse disk images for archiving
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Watched this great tutorial on using sparse disk images to archive completed projects https: www.youtube.com watch v=Kr3nKp5d0dg Is this still a valid technique with the latest FCPX 10.1 What has me c
Re: FCPX 10.1 and sparse disk images for archiving
by Ronny Courtens 4 years ago
Using sparse disk images for archiving was a good solution when Event and Project folders were separated. Now that everything is already contained inside a Library there is no real need for this anymo
Can't install AME version 8!
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Using the latest version of Flash cc2014 to export a video. When exporting it gets to the end and then tells me I need to install AME version 8. I have version 7 installed. Fine. However the CC app up
Re: Can't install AME version 8!
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
You do not run an update to go from version 7 to version 8 of Adobe Media Encoder. You install a whole new application. Go to the Creative Cloud desktop application and install Adobe Media Encoder CC
Failed Render
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Out of the blue getting this error message. had no problems rendering to exact same path before. WTF DaVinci Resolve is unable to render to the selected path " ...." as it does not have write permissi
Re: Failed Render
by Joseph Owens 3 years ago
Sometimes the error message has nothing to do with the situation and the application is sjmply making a best guess. You will get this notification if you have run out of space on the disk, as well. jP
Break Apart Compound Clip?
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to 'break apart' a compound clip once you've created it in the Edit page Following the logic of copying all the other FCPX shortcuts like Black magic has done, it
Your GPU memory is full....
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Got this popup error message just today while in the Color page of a project I was previously able to edit and render mostly without issue. I had previously tried a render and the render stalled at 35
Re: Your GPU memory is full....
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Rendering in groups is not an option. Resolve is the end of the chain for me, so t speak. I am doing my final render with sync sound in Resolve. Downloading the final release version ...we'll see if I
Best Plugin for RGB curves and luma corrections?
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Can't believe there is no built-in curves for colour correction in FCPX. Can anyone recommend their favourite plugin for curves The Nattress Levels and Curves plugin gets a lot of good press, and I be
Re: Best Plugin for RGB curves and luma corrections?
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Thanks, but just about every NLE, or compositing tool I can think of has built in curves You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Referencing an image in media pool but not in any timeline
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Hi Can anyone tell me if its possible to link to or reference an image in the media pool but not in any timeline I mean directly from a node in the node browser. I've created some custom vignettes and
Projects and Clips titles have turned red in project browser
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Can anyone tell me why 'Projects' and 'Clips' have turned red in my file browser You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Exporting v1.3 XML OR converting 1.4 to 1.3
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
I need to be able to export version 1.3 XML, NOT 1.4, so as to be compatible with the last version or Resolve 10. Does anyone know if there is a way to do this One last resort workaround is to import
Re: Exporting v1.3 XML OR converting 1.4 to 1.3
by Robin S. Kurz 4 years ago
Or go through Resolve. As you say. I didn't realize you couldn't have at the same time though. Otherwise you're left with what Jeremy suggests.
Pro Maintenance Tools for latest FCPX..useful?
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Looking at ways of optimizing my project files, identifying corrupt files, reducing project load times etc. Already have and use Library manager. Lots of good reviews of Digital Rebellion's Pro Mainte
Re: Pro Maintenance Tools for latest FCPX..useful?
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Will it help with slow loading of project files You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Duplicate project as snapshot...has stopped working...arrgh
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
I have a 7 minute project, not overly complex, but not simple either. 4K footage, lots of compound clips, but none nested more than 2 deep. Up until recently I was able to duplicate my latest project
Re: Duplicate project as snapshot...has stopped working...arrgh
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Thanks. All good tips You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Cost Effective & future proof hardware advice needed for archiving
by jim bachalo 4 years ago
Not currently doing post work full-time yet so don't want to break the bank, but I need to start seriously considering a long term reliable archiving strategy. I'd like to rule out tape because ease o
The "other" FCPX, BMD DaVinci Resolve 11 beta released
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
The "other" FCPX, BMD DaVinci Resolve 11 beta released http: www.blackmagicdesign.com support family 10 Otherwise just another Tuesday in the long wait for FCPX 10.1.2
Re: The "other" FCPX, BMD DaVinci Resolve 11 beta released
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
When I can play back 4K Canon Log footage in realtime on my 2 yr old iMac, like I already can in FCPX, THEN I would consider using Resolve as an editing tool. You should follow me on Twitter here. My
Resample WITHOUT changing duration or pitch
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
I have a number of 96kHz audio files that I need to resample to 48kHz, WITHOUT changing pitch or duration. Is this possible Can anyone tell me how to do it You should follow me on Twitter here. My lat
Re: Resample WITHOUT changing duration or pitch
by Chris Wright 4 years ago
edit-convert sample rate isn't working
Tutorials in performing audio 'surgery', fixing dialogue
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Can anyone point me to tutorials for Audition in performing audio 'surgery', fixing dialogue etc. In the wave editor, I need to be able to splice specific parts of dialogue so the match is totally sea
Re: Tutorials in performing audio 'surgery', fixing dialogue
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Thanks! Ended up going thru the Lynda.com course. Picked up a few tips, like first adjusting the zero crossing, taking advantage of the multiple clipboards feature, etc. One feature I've always found
Selectively blurring people in time-lapse(raw) sequence
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
I have a long time-lapse sequence composed of RAW images with people passing thru. They are mostly blurred since I was using a 1 second exposure, but in many cases they are recognizable because they w
Re: Selectively blurring people in time-lapse(raw) sequence
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Thanks Darby. Great info You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest work
Apple clone stamp offset data across entire shot
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
ok, I have a tracking shot and I need to remove some tracks on the floor Clone stamp tool is probably the best option BUT, how do I paint-clone just 1 frame but get it to apply across the entire shot
Re: Apple clone stamp offset data across entire shot
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Yes, thanks. That SEEMS to be the correct approach for this shot. However, in this case there is SO much scale change via perspective that my clean plate gets enlarged way too much at the beginning of
Rescuing audio - removing clothes 'rustling' noise with lavaliere
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Does anyone know of any trick or filter that might at least help minimize the sound of a shirt rustling sound, from an improperly protected lavaliere You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest wo
Re: Rescuing audio - removing clothes 'rustling' noise with lavaliere
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 years ago
Jim - If you have a clean sample of the noise, you can use it as the "noise print" in Audition, and then remove that from the clip. You'll need to experiment with the level of removal, since some of t
Mocha AE tutorial updated to work with most recent version
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Trying to follow this tutorial exactly http: library.creativecow.net articles larsen_carl simple25d_rig_removal video-tutorial Unfortunately any option I use in exporting tracking data results in a hu
Removing track in dolly shot
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
I have a straight dolly shot https: vimeo.com 94716098 pw music I need to remove the floor track somehow. What would be the 'best' way to do this in AE You should follow me on Twitter here. My latest
Re: Removing track in dolly shot
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Thanks! My guess is Mocha is the 'best' option for this particular shot. Could not get the built in 3d tracker to solve the floor for some reason. For now have resorted to a somewhat kludgy and imperf
News: Introducing the All New Mac Pro—The Most Radical Mac Ever
by Cow News Droid 5 years ago
(San Francisco, California--October 22, 2013) Apple today redefined pro computing with the launch of the all-new Mac Pro . Designed around an innovative unified thermal core, the Mac Pro features the
Re: News: Introducing the All New Mac Pro—The Most Radical Mac Ever
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
How does the price-performance stack up against the OLD mac pro and a similarly configured PC workstation Will Resolve rock on the new Mac Pro, and, what configuration 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-cor
render a luma matte- how?
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
I want to use Resolve's excellent HSL qualifier to create luma (or alpha mattes) for use in other software. Can anyone tell me how I would do this In essence I just want to render the mask I create in
Re: render a luma matte- how?
by Juan Salvo 5 years ago
A little bit tricky.., one way I think you could pull this off is to add a white image as an "add matte". Make your qualification on your actual image. Then add the white "add matte" into your node tr
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Smooth tracking path from polygon to circle
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
I have a different smoothing problem than most. I'm tracking a dancer's hands in some footage but I need the motion path to be smooth and NOT angular, think circle instead of polygon. Can anyone tell
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Extract or simulate 3dtracking data from 2d footage
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Am trying to create 3d tracking point data from the dancers hands in this clip https: vimeo.com 73825093 pw dance The shot is locked down. I need to track just the hands and then somehow determine the
Animate to a null object vs animate to a light?
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Can anyone tell me when you would animate to a light vs animating to a null object Does animating to a light allow everything a null object would, but with more options Local is the new global
Re: Animate to a null object vs animate to a light?
by Mike Park 5 years ago
Not sure what the difference would be other than a light would affect 3d layers and a null would not. If you are asking regarding Particular, you could use the light directly as an emitter, but would
Is Syntheyes needed for this effect?
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
The effect Trying to simulate the effect of virtual 3D 'ribbons' coming from the dancers hands as though they are being drawn in the air. They would then either slowly float to the ground or disappear
Best 'free' VST plugins for processing vocals
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Can any audio experts share their choices for the 'best' mac friendly VST plugins for handling vocals Local is the new global
Re: Best 'free' VST plugins for processing vocals
by Angelo Lorenzo 5 years ago
To do what exactly I find that unless you're mixing professional-level music that Audition's included effects are more than enough; the exception being the need for some better restoration tools. http
Default OSX fonts- use in film titles.. are they licensed or free to use?
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
I'm sure this has been asked before but can't find the answer. http: support.apple.com kb ht5154 In the list of fonts supplied with OSX, once you purchase the OS, are you free to use the fonts for any
Re: Default OSX fonts- use in film titles.. are they licensed or free to use?
by Tim Jones 5 years ago
I'm not a lawyer, but I suspect that such use would be similar to print use and as long as you're not delivering the font files to the client, you're fine to use them in production. Otherwise, how cou
PrPro to Resolve for final render- optimal codec?
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Currently outputting to Quicktime with Animation codec without audio, then outputting audio separately and joining in Resolve. Should I consider using Apple Intermediate codec instead for my video My
Re: PrPro to Resolve for final render- optimal codec?
by Todd Kopriva 5 years ago
I strongly recommend against the Apple Intermediate Codec, which is a lossy 4:2:0 codec that is similar to the old and rather crummy HDV codec. Animation is lossless, so it has for a long time been co
Export to Resolve with scale, sizing, horizontal flips and dissolves...possible?
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
I had high hopes in exporting a PPro CS6 sequence to Resolve for my color grade but so far no luck! I export as FCP xml in PPro. In Resolve I first set up my media pool linking to all the folders with
Re: Export to Resolve with scale, sizing, horizontal flips and dissolves...possible?
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Thanks Walter. Do you do your final render out of Resolve or do you bring it back into Premiere How do you handle dissolves I assume scene detection won't work with these. Do these need to be added AF
Re linking audio track after deleting
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Hi Can any PPro experts tell me if there is an easy way to relink audio after you have unlinked and deleted audio tracks in your sequence I'm guessing the answer is no but this would be a very valuabl
Re: Re linking audio track after deleting
by Steve Brame 5 years ago
Place the playhead at the head of the clip in the timeline. Press 'F" to Match Frame. This loads the clip into the Source Monitor at the specific point that you are at in the Timeline. Set an 'In' poi
Cleaning up muddy sounding classical piano music recording
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Hi I have a muddy sounding classical music mp3 and I'd like to enhance the sound of the piano which sounds somewhat muffled. Can any audio experts suggest some starting points for me in terms of compr
Re: Cleaning up muddy sounding classical piano music recording
by jim bachalo 5 years ago
Thanks Joe! Local is the new global
Technicolor Color Assist
by jim bachalo 6 years ago
Downloaded the demo. Seems very well thought out. Has anyone else had a chance to use it Local is the new global
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