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Without wishing to open the divisive old wound...
by mark cookman 11 months ago
Has anyone tried running the upgraded trapcode suite 15 (demo or licensed) with CS6 host on mac I understand some may be keen to inform , advise and even pontificate; please, please ....only answer th
Why change the COW?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Admin note: This was originally posted as part of a thread on another topic, but seemed worth elevating as its own discussion here. Ronald Lindeboom "the new COW website (which leaves behind the old
Re: Why change the COW?
by mark cookman 1 year ago
Hey Ron, hoping all well. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the behind the scenes info and when you mentioned the WWUG - found myself logging in rather than just lurking. I wonder how many folk like me are
projects in timeline history
by Mark Hayes 3 years ago
I'm working on a trailer for a documentary. I have the film set up in three projects representing each act. I would like to keep each of the three acts "active" in my timeline history so I can move ba
Re: projects in timeline history
by mark cookman 2 years ago
They are right you know .... its and
After Effects Only Renders the First Frame of an Image Sequence?
by Lee McMonagle 2 years ago
Hello, I'm hoping one of you more experienced users can help me with a problem that is causing me to tear my hair out. In AE, I'm trying to export a sequence of PNGs to video. I thought it would be si
Re: After Effects Only Renders the First Frame of an Image Sequence?
by mark cookman 2 years ago
Thats wierd, for a quickie try the alternative way to export a file, from menu Composition save ram preview. Does that give you the correct duration To help people solve your issue: What is your setup
A "pre-roll"option in Particular ?
by Lucia Bastenhof 12 years ago
Hello, I'm animating drops, and I'd like to cut the beginning of the animation, when drops are beginning to fall. Is there a kind of "pre-roll" option in Particular I'm looking for it, but I can't fin
Re: A "pre-roll"option in Particular ?
by mark cookman 4 years ago
There is much out of date but potentially useful stuff here on the cow. Just to update anyone who searches up this old thread: "pre run" is now under Particular Emitter EmissionExtras PreRun
Upgrading to Motion 5 but keeping FCP 7 - does this work?!
by Ann Clark 7 years ago
Hi All, Perhaps this was answered elsewhere but I cannot find it. I am currently using FCP7 and Motion 4. Can I upgrade to Motion 5 without upgrading FCP, and still use Motion sequences in the FCP7 ti
Re: Upgrading to Motion 5 but keeping FCP 7 - does this work?!
by mark cookman 5 years ago
i am still using fcp7 motion fcs3 on Mavericks - it works.
Overwrite files
by Robert Smith 7 years ago
Before switching from CS5 to CS6 I could overwrite files very usefully, but now the software often fails to overwrite saying "rendering error ...blah blah ...Unable to delete existing file etc." Im us
Re: Overwrite files
by mark cookman 5 years ago
I took this up with adobe when CS6 came out and again later enquirered if CC had fixed the issue.... the unhelpful response was 'why dont you try CC' . We keep a terminal window open and command line
How can I move focus to effect name search using only the keyboard?
by mark cookman 7 years ago
Command 5 brings up the effects panel; how can I get the presets effects search field active without taking my hand of the keyboard and clicking the mouse (Hello Ron & Kath)
Re: How can I move focus to effect name search using only the keyboard?
by mark cookman 6 years ago
heh forgot again - I just found this with search and realised I never thanked you! ...thanks!
How can I add a text layer to my title 'clip'
by mark cookman 7 years ago
FCP7 luddite here ; I added a 'lower third' caption and double clicked ... two arrows appeared top left of viewer window that select 'next text layer' & 'previous text layer' I would like to add more
Re: How can I add a text layer to my title 'clip'
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
Mark, Just add another Title on top of the exiting one. You can dupe what you have or add something else. If you want additional layers within a single Title - you'll need to build that in Motion and
Todays FCP X announcement
by Craig Meadows 8 years ago
In addition to MultiCam editing the bigger news for our shop is that it seems we may soon see drivers for broadcast monitoring via 3rd party products, i.e.; AJA, BMD, Matrox, etc. Anyone have more inf
Re: Todays FCP X announcement
by mark cookman 8 years ago
Guess what It works exactly the same in FCPX now. So I guess the future is now, eh Perhaps you are right and after catching up with the now through a little background reading; "guess what" I should h
Getting the ProRes Codec
by Brian Garnell 12 years ago
Is buying Final Cut Pro the only way to get the ProRes codec Or by chance is Final Cut Express and Quicktime Pro enough Or by chance is there a secret codec somewhere that you can download
Re: Getting the ProRes Codec
by Edouard Joly 8 years ago
I can't try it right now but it seams that you can download a package of codecs for Pro Apps directly on apple's website. About ProApps QuickTime Codecs This update adds the following video codecs for
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mark cookman liked this 8 years ago
Voice Over Booth Madness
by Christopher Delaine 11 years ago
Ok here is the rub. I have been charged with building a VO booth For Final Cut Pro. It has to support mics and playback monitoring for two seats of talent including monitoring for the audio playback o
Re: Voice Over Booth Madness
by mark cookman 8 years ago
Hello Carsten I'm picking up on your aged comment regarding STP : I love the punch in and out functionality of Soundtrack as I can playback the last recording and punch the new rec on the same track o
Grad backgrounds
by mark cookman 9 years ago
Hello folks Any ideas how one can generate a smooth dark graduated background within AE I'm using a CS4 16 bit project and have tried 4 colour filter, feathered solids, 3d lights and even a friends co
Re: Grad backgrounds
by Cory Petkovsek 9 years ago
Are you looking at it with a 10-bit monitor If not your gradient is going to band once it hits a certain size (like 256 pixels f full greyscale white to black). That doesn't mean the comp is banding,
projecting logo only on visable faces with alpha
by Fred Gates 9 years ago
Hi I need to project a logo animating over terrain in the attached image A is what I need to achieve but on alpha. when I use alpha i see all the unwanted stuff on the back of the geometry.(like in im
Re: projecting logo only on visable faces with alpha
by mark cookman 9 years ago
Oh derr.... I can't believe you don't even know that ;-) Simply connect the projection node's out transparency to the matte opacity of your material (and maybe increase the alpha gain a little on thep
background color changes when rendering
by emma ljungberg 9 years ago
I render an image serie into a movie in after effects. the images are with transperent background and i have choosed white background in after effects, but the final movie in quicktime or windows medi
Re: background color changes when rendering
by mark cookman 9 years ago
Oh dear, if you are still stuck make a .zip of one of your image files & the problem project ( setup ready to render) and upload it using the link above.
transparency expression
by mark cookman 10 years ago
Hello All - I need some help please: How can I make Layer 2's transparency be the inverse of Layer 1 ie. when one layer is fully opaque the other is transparent, midway they are both 50% etc. thanks M
Re: transparency expression
by mark cookman 10 years ago
Thanks for your patience Mr E
How can I set underlying transparency in invigorator
by mark cookman 10 years ago
4.3.0 I have a layer mapped material that gradually introduces transparent areas - as these appear the underlying (default) surface colour of my object is revealed - how can I obtain a transparent def
How can I control object transparency with alpha in invigorator
by mark cookman 10 years ago
By default colour I mean what Zax refers to as underlying surface colour. For any folks trying to make parts of their objects transparent: - you need to assign alpha information to the texture map thu
Workflow refinement
by mark cookman 10 years ago
During the project editing and approval process I spend a lot of time scrolling down the File Export:QuicktimeMovie Settings: currentsettings ...selection list. Over time this comprehensive list has b
Re: Workflow refinement
by mark cookman 10 years ago
Nice one; I never heard of that shortcut , it sound's PERFECT ...I can't wait to try it out tomorrow. regards Mark
underline
by mark cookman 10 years ago
Took me ages to work this out - so put here for safe keeping; i am a bold & underlined inline element. the html to make this is: i am a <SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><b>bold & u
podcast cgi - advice if you can
by mark cookman 10 years ago
Where should I find or create the #{CGI_CONF_FILE} mentioned below ...when Podcast producer fails my http error log reports: Fri Jun 26 19:27:31 2009 error http: client 10.23.1.172 usr share podcastpr
I wish FCP had ....
by Baz Leffler 11 years ago
I wish FCP had submix audio tracks like Premiere has. When we do rough cuts of shows we also have to do guide audio mixes (a common practise nowdays) and when I have to dip for dialog and have 8 effec
Re: I wish FCP had ....
by mark cookman 10 years ago
Does anyone know of a filter that will automatically "duck" volume in response to another track's level Classic example - the music track against voice over regards to all Mark
reloading photoshop files in AE issue
by Rusty Bek 11 years ago
Hello creactivecow! We're hoping in our little studio that you can help us with reloading a PSD file in AFTER EFFECTS. The reload feature seems to be straightforward, but we're experiencing very unlik
Re: reloading photoshop files in AE issue
by mark cookman 11 years ago
I agree that the relationship between psd and ae projects is no longer reliable, layer order mistakes should be unheard of. Until recently I had been clonking along with PS 7 on Tiger; things were fin
Final Cut Pro will not import STills rendered from CS4
by Tim Snider 11 years ago
I'm switching over to AE CS4 and I have run into a small issue while importing stills into Final Cut Pro. It appears every still frame format that I render out will not import into Final Cut Pro v6.0.
Re: Final Cut Pro will not import STills rendered from CS4
by mark cookman 11 years ago
For got to say - opening and saving in preview fixes the file to FCP's liking on my system.
Redirecting to mobile website
by Mike Healey 11 years ago
Hey folks - Not sure this is the appropriate place to post. I've been trying to research this topic on the web and haven't had much luck finding a workable solution. I have a site written hosted in HT
Re: Redirecting to mobile website
by mark cookman 11 years ago
(heh I just sussed sitruc ....) I spent the night reading about mobi sites but didn't really get much hardcore XTML stuff. Im planning to start off from scratch with a redirect.php and a print hello w
Leopard finder has lost great feature
by mark cookman 11 years ago
In Tiger finder's column view - highlighting a .mov offers standard QT controls to scroll play pause etc. Leopard only has a play icon and does not allow control. Can alter this setting and revert to
Re: Leopard finder has lost great feature
by Jeff Carpenter 11 years ago
I'm guessing they expect you to use Quick Look now. Select the file and hit the space bar. I find that much better than the little column-preview, so I guess they thought everyone else would just star
google links syntax
by mark cookman 11 years ago
Hello all I'm on the scrounge for Knowledge as usual, I have sometimes seen this done on the cow: How should I create a link that makes google execute a search and display Ie: the link "dogs" would ca
Re: google links syntax
by mark cookman 11 years ago
I should have spent five minutes actually trying rather than pestering you fellas! dogs Maybe my first post is still valid - I want more info :-) Does anyone know where this info can be found - I spen
Am I searching correctly?
by mark cookman 11 years ago
I have a file here: Computer ComputerHD Apps Poser Runtime Textures DNA Traveller myfile.jpg Searching for it using the 10.4.11 finder I type all part of the file name into the box then highlight a re
Re: Am I searching correctly?
by mark cookman 11 years ago
Thanks Jeff So there is no indexing or hidden magic for Os X search... Just so its clear - the file is not "inside" an aplication, in this example my Poser application has a standard folder (and many
Luma shift (sorry)
by mark cookman 11 years ago
I still have no solution so posted again. I have BMD approved G5 2ghz OS X 10.4.11 FCP 6.0.2 QT 7.3.1 How can I stop luma shifts with 75% jpeg timelines thanks
any ideas?
by mark cookman 11 years ago
I have recently upgraded a G5 to the BMD approved spec of OS 10.4.11 QT 7.3.1 and FCP 6.02. Photo jpeg timelines now show the dreaded luma shift of old when freeze frames or dissolve transitions occur
Re: any ideas?
by mark cookman 11 years ago
the standard system drive, it also happens if I use a network drive.
levels
by mark cookman 12 years ago
Ive done a complicated levels tweak and now need to slide ALL my levels along the track - how is this accomplished Alternatively is there a plugin that auto-dips levels according to vox on another tra
Re: levels
by mark cookman 12 years ago
Thank you for your effort Paul and on the contrary I think you have answered my query: PaulD "FCP has no facility to 'tweak' levels of the timeline audio tracks independently of the clips thereupon, i
PMW live output
by mark cookman 12 years ago
We currently use the HDV Z1's uncompressed 720 analog output for shooting keys. Can someone confirm the new PMW camera's HD-SDI output during live operation is a similarly uncompressed signal regards
Re: PMW live output
by Craig Seeman 12 years ago
While none of us have a PMW-EX1 in our hands yet (although I have seen it live and have seen the output from head to HD monitor), the output is 4:2:2 Uncompressed.
live outputs method?
by mark cookman 12 years ago
Is there a way to aquire a live; uncompressed HD-SDI feed from the HVX 200 camcorder
Re: live outputs method?
by Noah Kadner 12 years ago
Yup that can be a good use for doing live composites or what have. NoahUnlock the secrets of the DVX100, Apple Color and now the HVX200! http: www.callboxlive.com
off topic but where else to post this cowmunication; mobile PAYG supplier
by mark cookman 12 years ago
I'm going to be in LA next week and need to buy a telephone simm card when I land at airport - what pay as you go mobile is recommended for USA mob to mob calls in the CA area Or maybe its better to
moderation
by mark cookman 12 years ago
I would like a Slashdot style tolerance setting for threads: All users get the occasional chance to moderate for usefulness and so trim the thread reading load.
Re: moderation -- there is none, and none planned but what is...
by Ronald Lindeboom 12 years ago
We have removed any moderation from the COW and the only kind that we now have in place is for the most blatant forms of profanity and the like. As to allowing users to set filters on what threads th
jpeg timeline problems
by mark cookman 12 years ago
Osx 10.4.8 FCP 5.1.4 QT 7.1.3 decklink. .jpeg timelines are 1 frame late on audio, I hope the new driver will address this. I have noticed gamma shifts when I export to quicktime self contained using
HVX for theatrical films
by rosh kadri 12 years ago
hello. i know that the dvx100 was used for a few features that made it to the big screen. I thought that the HVX would be used even more than the DVX since it has more resolution. What theatrical film
Re: HVX for theatrical films
by mark cookman 12 years ago
doka15 "I would think I might end up with a product that won't look as nice as the 720p format." I'm reading about the camera today, and am sure Barry is correct in stating that the camera supports 1
flatten 3d layers
by mark cookman 12 years ago
How can I "flatten" my 3d texture layers, to obtain a single file that textures my 3d model.
Re: flatten 3d layers
by mark cookman 12 years ago
Thanks for your interest. Do you know if I can "flatten" the multiple texturing layers on my 3d model and obtain just one file to texture my model with (....in another application)
flag upgrade
by mark cookman 13 years ago
Having lots of Flag related crashes on AE 7.0.1 under tiger so I downloaded the 1.0.2 mac upgrade and installed as instructions -- but the plugin does not show up. I downloaded a second time on my "of
Re: flag upgrade
by Matt Rhodes 13 years ago
Hi Mark. A few things to check: - Make sure you downloaded the *After Effects* version of 3D Flag, correct. Version 1.0.2. - Then make sure you placed the "3D Flag - AE" folder inside of your After Ef
client_area
by mark cookman 13 years ago
Never thought I would have the foggiest idea about php but thanks, I have had great education and fun customising the php script generously handed out a year or so ago. I'm trying to hack it so the Ad
Re: client_area :-)
by mark cookman 13 years ago
Ahhh yes, that works great! You are a saint ..... I have been mistakenly creeping through the admin index.php for two days using trial and error. Thanks SO much.
preview firewire
by mark cookman 13 years ago
TV set is broken, kids want to watch some videos and I have much old hardware in the house . I have rigged a fire wire converter box to view DV VHS etc on screen , there are many simple capture apps b
Re: preview firewire
by Jeff Carpenter 13 years ago
Maybe try iChat Go to the "VIDEO" menu and pick "Video Preview." It should think your converter is an iSight camera and show it to you. You can't make it full-screen in the sense that everything else
fcp 5 on Tiger gets a bright image when stopped in a jpeg timeline.
by mark cookman 14 years ago
Its come back from the past! Is there a fix for this I thought we were to put effect handling to 'none' but no good.
Re: fcp 5 on Tiger gets a bright image when stopped in a jpeg timeline.
by Nick Toth 14 years ago
Turn off range check excess luma. I have identical systems with Decklink SP capture cards. One does this when range check is on and one doesn't. Black Magic tech support said this is a known bug that
Kona still chugging on
by mark cookman 14 years ago
Er hello fellas, I've had my moneys worth, the only excuse is we still seem to need AES audio input..... does the Kona 1 work with Tiger FCP 5 Cheers all, Mark
Re: Kona still chugging on
by Sean Lander 14 years ago
Yes it does. But you can't use the 5.4.x drivers. You must use anything from 5.2.x back. You may have some anomolies but over all it works just fine. We are in the same boat, waiting for the Intel Pow
dinner time
by mark cookman 14 years ago
I have a simple dinner plate .obj model in invigorator AE and I'm trying to put a comp made of concentric coloured rings onto the surface as decoration. I cant get this layermap texture to sit properl
Re: dinner time
by mark cookman 14 years ago
Jon Okerstrom "Invigorator uses UV mapping to determine how the map is applied. That fact is likely the root of the problem and key to the solution" Thanks a lot Jon , as soon as I fixed the UVs on m
expression advice
by mark cookman 14 years ago
I have time remap on and have put some keyframes in there - i want to cycle the last few keyframes for ever, loop_out ("cycle",3) - plays the first part of my keyframes and -3 does nothing, do you kno
Re: expression advice
by mark cookman 14 years ago
Thanks for such a prompt reply Dan. I also got help from your looping tutorial, its beautiful work.
Blackmagic and PhotoJpeg luma shifts...Anyone?
by mike 14 years ago
Just curious....the AUDIO VIDEO settings for AV OUTPUT of final cut with the newer Blackmagic Drivers doesn't have PhotoJpeg as a choice anymore. When I choose 8bit...it does play out but then gets e
Re: Not only Photo-JPEG!
by mark cookman 14 years ago
photo jpeg problem: you may need to have "render in rgb" checked in your timeline settings.
HDV edit to DigiBeta master?
by Chris Davies 14 years ago
I
Re: HDV edit to DigiBeta master?
by mark cookman 14 years ago
I had an HDV - SDI problem recently and the solution was system preferences BMDDecklink HDTV up down converter
Dv playback - I forgot how to do it.
by mark cookman 14 years ago
Lots of odd things today: Im on mac 10.3.8 and QT 6.5.2 FCP 4.5 decklink base model 4.8.1 drivers . I have an "easy setup" blackmagic DV timeline with my video playback set to bmPAL dvDV The footage i
Re: Dv playback - I forgot how to do it.
by Neil Sadwelkar 14 years ago
View External Video All frames then View Video playback Blackmagic 8bit PAL or NTSC as applicable Neil
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