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matthew rivlin

Member Since:
November 6th 2006
70 Posts
TriCaster Pro to Livestream with decklink studio 4k?
by matthew rivlin 5 years ago
I have an ancient TriCaster Pro and need to get its feed to my MacPro for input to Livestream's Procaster software. Right now I am able to send a very poor composite signal via an analog to 1394 conve
Upcoming multi-city corporate-testimonial shoot
by matthew rivlin 5 years ago
If this is in the wrong location, please advise where my request would be best served. I'm not currently looking for individuals to shoot yet, but may down the road in the jobs forum. I've been tasked
Re: Upcoming multi-city corporate-testimonial shoot
by Nick Griffin 5 years ago
Call Crews Control at 800-545-2739 and ask about their prices for these markets. In the scenario you are describing that will almost always be a two man job: cameraman and sound guy who also helps out
spotlight won't locate folders
by Bob Cole 8 years ago
I have enabled Spotlight in Preferences for Folders, yet when I try to find a folder, Spotlight doesn't work at all. Any thoughts Bob C
Re: spotlight won't locate folders
by matthew rivlin 8 years ago
Is this folder(s) you are looking for on a shared server Using 10.7.2 3 I am unable to search certain shared server formats (NAS, SMB). Try a program called easy find. Works like a champ for us.
2 min video best compression
by matthew rivlin 8 years ago
I have been asked to take a 2.5 min SD clip and get it under 10mb. It needs to play on an iPad. Working with OS X and FCP7. What would be a reasonable size to expect. I have gotten it down to 33mb but
Re: 2 min video best compression
by matthew rivlin 8 years ago
Yup that is the exact issue we are having. Our content is sports highlights so its pretty fast motion. For titles and such it's fine, but our quality when we cut it down to 30mb is just not acceptable
BCC 7 with Lion
by matthew rivlin 8 years ago
Does anyone have experience with BCC 7 running on 10.7 Lion We use the FX plug and AE versions. Thanks, matthew
Re: BCC 7 with Lion
by peter mcauley 8 years ago
Hi, We haven't seen any issues in our labs with either BCC 7 FxPlug or BCC 7 AE under Lion. Have you been experiencing any problems or issues that you believe are related to BCC 7 Cheers, Peter.
FCP not flagging 16:9 capture as anamorphic (automatic 4:3 distort)
by no169no169 13 years ago
any help on this would be great. we are capturing 16:9 footage from digibeta, with all anamorphic settings checked within FCP, but when opened in a 16:9 sequence the FCP browser does not automatically
Re: FCP not flagging 16:9 capture as anamorphic (automatic 4:3 distort)
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
We are having a similar issue and after reading through much outdated FCP material I come to the cow. We have footage on Beta SP which we capture in FCP with an Apple Prores 422 (LT) setting with anam
Capture adds black bars on top and bottom
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Having an issue with footage being captured into FCP 7. It seems to add a few rows of black to the top and bottom of our footage as seen here: Below are our capture and sequence settings. Capturing fr
Re: Capture adds black bars on top and bottom
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
We have seen the black edges all the time but previously only on the sides. This footage was written from avid xpress to a beta and was scaled in avid to remove previous black edges. On the tape it ap
FCP capture preferences
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Right now we have FCP set to capture Pro Res 422 (LT) footage to one scratch drive location. That footage is then moved to its final storage location where it will be used for multiple projects from t
Re: FCP capture preferences
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Ok, so it's an SMB volume as part of our whole SAN via ethernet. Formated CFIS. No file size limits that I know of. And I just went to capture and it't no longer doing the -v thing on the smb server s
QT PRO 7 Export troubles
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Using QT Pro 7 on 10.6.5 mac pro and when I go to export a video via QT, I hit export, choose export for QT, then turn on audio and video check boxes. I am able to click settings by audio and and edit
After Effects Animation Preset cs5
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Just installed CS5 and a handful of plug-ins (Magic Bullet, Boris, Trapcode) and when I load any effect (3rd party or not) in the effects pannel I am not seeing the drop-down menu for animation pre-se
Re: After Effects Animation Preset cs5
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Thanks. I was assuming it was that simple. Strange thing to do.
Tampa Bay Rays Video and Motion Graphics Internship
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
The Tampa Bay Rays have two internships open in the field of video editing and motion graphics. Please apply via the links below. http: baseballjobs.teamworkonline.com teamwork r.cfm i=32664 (AE C4D)
FCP plugins (Boris CC vs. Sapphire)
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Just about to make the plunge into FCP but question what plugins folks recommend. The two options are GenArts Saphire or Boris Continuum Complete. We would need to use both plugins on an AE and FCP ho
Re: FCP plugins (Boris CC vs. Sapphire)
by Dave Johnson 9 years ago
Those two are the plugin sets I use most often and like most ... very hard to say which is better, but if I had to choose, I'd probably go with GenArts Sapphire. However, if I recall correctly the pri
Avid>FCP hardware
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Looking to make the jump from Xpress Pro to FCP. Right now we have a mojo hooked up to each avid and with the new macs we are looking to buy we are figuring maybe one mxo2 product (is mini enough or L
Re: Avid>FCP hardware
by matthew rivlin 9 years ago
Thanks for the heads up on the deck control. Good to know. It sounds from your opinion and others' that the AJA cards is the way to go. I still have two questions: 1) What does AJA offer for use on a
randomize colors/brightness/glow
by matthew rivlin 10 years ago
I have a string of characters within a MoGraph text object which I would like to change the colors for on each frame. I want the colors to randomize between 3-4 shades, and switch between each letter.
Re: randomize colors/brightness/glow
by matthew rivlin 10 years ago
565_scene.c4d.zip attached is a link to my scene as I said, i have 9 colors (3x3) and i wish to have those 9 randomly alternate on the cap only of one mograph text object. There are two materials on t
AE export compatibility on OSX
by matthew rivlin 10 years ago
I need to export uncompressed AVIs with a frame rate of 29.97 and millions of colors. (no audio) All has been fine and with the love of perian, xvid, and maybe some other codecs, I was able to see the
Motion Graphics Internship
by matthew rivlin 10 years ago
The Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a qualified individual to support the content creation for the RaysVision game presentation at all 2010 Rays games. Please read the attached internship criteria and
Pro anim in 10.6?
by matthew rivlin 10 years ago
Anyone have any issues with an install of 3d flag or Pro anim in AE with Snow Leopard Is it supported
Re: Pro anim in 10.6?
by Edward Wu 10 years ago
Hi Matthew, Our plug-ins are supported with Snow Leopard, so you shouldn't run into any issues with 3D Flag and ProAnimator running on Snow Leopard. Best, Edward
adding logo to specific portion of materia
by matthew rivlin 10 years ago
This is likely a very basic question about materials. I have an .obj (american football helmet) and it has multiple materials, and multiple corresponding polygon selection tags. Two of them are the si
Re: adding logo to specific portion of materia
by randy johnson 10 years ago
Why wouldn't the specular and such match I would just fix the log in PS with alpha and drop it on the object. Then move it about till it looks nice. Making selections like you have done can speed this
About to purchase - suggestions
by matthew rivlin 11 years ago
I am looking to purchase the Studio Bundle this afternoon or tomorrow sometime and have just a few really fast questions that I'm sure you could answer. There are some outside vendors that are selling
Re: About to purchase - suggestions
by Adam Trachtenberg 11 years ago
Just make sure it's an authorized dealer (you can call Maxon and ask). If so, go for the cheaper price. It's not unusual for resellers to sell for less than the software company. If the company unders
AE & Wacom
by kurt murphy 11 years ago
I've been using a Wacom tablet since the last millenium and I love it... It USED to work great with AE (like version 3), but it seems to be getting touchier with each AE upgrade. Using the pen re-arra
Re: AE & Wacom
by matthew rivlin 11 years ago
My issues with my wacom and zax are strange. I only have issues with certain types of clicks. When I need to swap between cam light object (as well as track dolly rot) it often takes two very slow and
Best 3d for AE
by matthew rivlin 11 years ago
I have been searching into this for the past few months and my brain just hurts and I dont have a final thought yet. I have a mac pro with 3gb ram and leopard. I use AE CS3 (cs4 soon maybe) and use za
Re: Best 3d for AE
by Mark Walczak 11 years ago
Cinema4D is probably your best bet, and (from my experience) more standardized than Lightwave. Cinema works great with vector files, and puts a lot of the animation controls right in front of you. I c
3d Texture maps in CS4
by matthew rivlin 11 years ago
I have a baseball that was made in 3ds max, I am trying to have a different logo on the front and back. Right now there is one texture map and it has one of the logos on it, but on the back the logo i
Re: 3d Texture maps in CS4
by matthew rivlin 11 years ago
Didnt exactly solve my issue with the model, but gave me enough information to form a workaround, thanks.
Matrox DVCpro HD interpolation
by matthew rivlin 11 years ago
I am completely lost! We shot footage and took the raw .mxf files and imported into AE CS4 and all was well. The footage was being interpreted as 720 with a frame rate of 59.94 and no specific field f
Why chose PI3
by matthew rivlin 11 years ago
I am looking to add some particle effects to my system and right now use Trapcode Particular and find it useful, but would love more presets and such. It seems that PI3 offers so many emmiters and mak
Trim in z-space (zax)
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
I have a zax layer that is spinning in 3d space. I need to trip the rear of its zspace (much like you can in 3d stroke) so the inner object appears to obscure my rotating text. Any advice. cs3 on osx
Re: Trim in z-space (zax)
by jon agnew 12 years ago
If you're trying to use a zax object to obscure text created with the AE text tool, you're in for bad news. Though zax works within AE, it does not exist within AE's 3D universe. You won't be able to
Zaxwerks and AE cs3 on mac
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
I have a comp that has a small zaxwerks pro anim comp inside of it (with some shine on top of that) and I am using that whole comp as a reflection map on another zax layer. However my problem is that
Re: Zaxwerks and AE cs3 on mac
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
yes, I went ahead and did that and things are working as expected, but I'm surprised ae and zax cant support a zax effect within a reflection mask.
double post, sorry
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
sorry double post feel free to delete
clear delete button wont work in cs3
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
I just started a new job and my workstation (osx macpro, 2x3.0, dual 24 acd's) has the prod suite for cs3 installed however the delete button does not function as I am used to in cs2 on my pc, nor cs3
Re: clear delete button wont work in cs3
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
Make sure layer is selected in the layers paletteRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork
metadata and jpeg vs tiff
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
First I'll start with my main objective, then ask a few questions. My goal is to rename (doing within bridge rename) all 15,000 of my images, tag and edit the metadata (doing within Bridge IPTC Core)
What do I need?
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
I have recently updated to version 2.0 of my demo reel and feel it is slightly better then before, yet still has something to be desired. I have just graduated with a 4 year degree from the University
Re: What do I need?
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Matthew, First off, congratulations on graduating from Mizzu! I wish you the best of luck in this exciting time. With regards to your reel. I think you have some good jumping off points with which to
Any shortcuts to re-sizing scanned photos for DVD project?
by Jerome Robbins 13 years ago
I am working on a Mac 10.3 Media 100 Photoshop CS2 A client brought me a disc with 110 photos that had been scanned. They all need to be re-cropped and then save as jpeg files to be brought into my ed
Re: Any shortcuts to re-sizing scanned photos for DVD project?
by matthew rivlin 13 years ago
without getting too detailed in this post set up actions as well as using an automated process found under file batch automate (i think ) you will make a tool preset for your crop, then make an action
stars float around head with particular/3d stroke/AE tracker
by matthew rivlin 13 years ago
Hello all. I have a 20 second clip of someone and i want to show stars going around their head (like a cartoon when they are just hit on the head). is there a way to get a path in 3d stroke to follor
Re: stars float around head with particular/3d stroke/AE tracker
by matthew rivlin 13 years ago
i guess im not quite following your suggested approach. when you say key, do you mean key out the background you say add an effect with the same name if its not to much trouble can you clarify the pro
illustrator paths in zaxwerks dont work
by matthew rivlin 13 years ago
hey folks, im new here and am having a bit of trouble with a task. My main goal is to import some AI work into AE zaxwerks and make it 3D. I create a solid, add the 3d invig 4.0 pro plugin to that sol
Re: illustrator paths in zaxwerks dont work
by matthew rivlin 13 years ago
hey thanks for the reply. however i have a few questions still in reading about layermaps, it says you can take any layer in any comp in the project (they dont show up however when i throw a PS gradie
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