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paul gregory

Member Since:
October 19th 2009
35 Posts
Shooting against pure white back drop
by paul gregory 3 years ago
Hi Just wanted some tips really, I have a shoot that requires the talent to be filming in front of a pure white backdrop. I use Lite panles Bi colour so was wondering wether to go Tungsten or Daylight
Re: Shooting against pure white back drop
by Erik Anschicks 3 years ago
As Todd said, color temp doesn't really matter for these purposes. He's also right that this kind of thing could be easier to accomplish with a greenscreen. We'd also need to know how tight your shot(
Sony Grade Monitor Calibration
by paul gregory 3 years ago
Hi I use a SONY LCD LMD-2051w Monitor to do colour work with HD material. How what is the best way to calibrate the monitor in regards to contrast and brightness is it best to use colour bars If any o
50p footage in a 25p time line
by paul gregory 4 years ago
Hi.. Quick question, if I add 50p video footage in 25 fps time line, will it play back as if i shot it in 25p is there a draw back in this work flow I just like to have the option with 50p to slow it
Re: 50p footage in a 25p time line
by Tero Ahlfors 4 years ago
It will play only every other frame. This way the duration will stay the same. Editing is non destructive nowadays so try it out.
Adjusment layers being ignored in Export?
by paul gregory 4 years ago
Hi I am running the latest mac OS and current Adobe creative cloud versions. When i send my sequence to media encoder, none of the lumetri effects i have added on an adjustment layer are included in t
slog3 work flow
by paul gregory 4 years ago
Hi There Im trying to get a basic understanding of a typical Slog3 work flow. I have a few questions which im hoping to receive some simple answers to. If I have Slog 3 footage from CineEI shooting mo
Re: slog3 work flow
by paul gregory 4 years ago
thanks so much for your reply. Its good to know that i have to have the time line colorspace set to Slog3 when im working with slog footage. thanks!
S log
by paul gregory 4 years ago
Hi there, I hope this is the correct feed for my query ! I am using Sony FS7 - my question is - there are 2 shooting modes, custom and CineEI. will i have to treat slog3 custom material differently th
Re: S log
by paul gregory 4 years ago
thank you for your reply, very useful. can i ask another question Do i use zebras the same in slog3 in the view finder, specifically when zebra is set to 70IRE and im looking for highlights on a human
S-log
by paul gregory 4 years ago
Hi there, I hope this is the correct feed for my query ! I am using Sony FS7 - my question is - there are 2 shooting modes, custom and CineEI. will i have to treat slog3 custom material differently th
Re: S-log
by Marc Wielage 4 years ago
Shoot a color chart (like the X-Rite ColorChecker Video), bring it into Resolve, and see how it looks on the scopes. Without that, there's going to be a lot of guesswork.
Trancoding
by paul gregory 4 years ago
Hi Just a quick question - will i loose any detail quality if i transcode 50mbps XDCAM 422 clip to ProRes HQ. I know the pro res has a much higher bit rate but is it better just to go with the native
Re: Trancoding
by Ryan Holmes 4 years ago
What's your reason for going to ProRes Editing format Compatibility with other editors vfx Standard workflow practices You don't really lose any quality, but you also don't gain any either. So unless
premiere Pro - where can i see a clips bitrate
by paul gregory 5 years ago
Hi How can i see what native codec and bitrate footage is when i bring in to P Pro CC Cheers!
Re: premiere Pro - where can i see a clips bitrate
by Ann Bens 5 years ago
In the metadata display. You might need to turn it on first. Not sure about the bitrate. If not you can use Mediainfo. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere P
SONY PMW EX3 & SONY 350 view finder images
by paul gregory 5 years ago
Hello The view finders on our ex3 and 350 produce drastically different images , the gain, white bal etc. are all matching. Is there any advice some one could throw my way in getting them to match bet
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Interlacing Question
by paul gregory 6 years ago
Hi, I graded a clip in apple color, the source video codec was XDCAM 50i mov. Rendered out of Apple color at ProRes, did NOT tick 'de-interlace' as i wanted to remain in its native state. Then re impo
Re: Interlacing Question
by paul gregory 6 years ago
Perfecto! Thanks for taking the time to answer my query. Im a relatively new convert to P Pro from FCP. I know fcp used to have a similar issue with some codecs, where you would have to manually chang
PP CC - Not seeing black magic sdi card for grade monitor
by paul gregory 6 years ago
Hi, I am running premiere pro cc on a macpro Quad-core. Preferences - playback, i can not see black magic card, therefor can not use my external monitor for playback. I was formally running cs6 and th
Re: PP CC - Not seeing black magic sdi card for grade monitor
by Peter Garaway 6 years ago
If you updated from CS6 to CC you will need to uninstall and reinstall the Blackmagic driver. This will place the plugins in the correct directory. Best, Peter Garaway Adobe Premiere Pro
SONY PMW350 Iris Issue
by paul gregory 6 years ago
Hello, Sony 350 ENG camera - The gain is set to 0, there are not ND filters on, the iris is fully open and yet it seems it is not very bright still. I have been using the camera for a while so i know
Re: SONY PMW350 Iris Issue
by Ian Cook 6 years ago
check the shutter, it may be fixed at a slow speed, if not you can save a Scene file and reset the camera from the menu
BlackMagic ATEM Switcher - Key3 & 4 assign
by paul gregory 6 years ago
Hello, We are running the ATEM1 vision mixer. We have images loaded from the media pool into KEY1 and KEY2 but are having trouble trying to figure out how to assign images graphics to KEY3 and KEY4. F
Re: BlackMagic ATEM Switcher - Key3 & 4 assign
by Justin Strauber 6 years ago
While the media pool can hold about 30 images, there are only two actual media players. You can only have any two slots from the media pool loaded at any given time.
Markers from Premiere to AE
by paul gregory 7 years ago
Hi, I have a P Pro project with alot of marker points... Is there a way of importing those into after effects I have tried exporting the cue points in XML but AE does not except. thanks in advance Pau
Re: Markers from Premiere to AE
by Vishesh Arora 7 years ago
paul Make sure you have Enabled Create Layer Markers from Footage XMP Metadata. See the image below: Vishesh Arora 3D and Motion Graphics Artist Films Rajendra Blog: http: digieffects.wordpress.com 20
audio from logic to fcp drifts out of sync
by paul gregory 7 years ago
Hello, We are facing issues with regard to audio re syncing. We record the audio of a interview natively within the camera and externally through logic pro. We do this so our audio engineer can get st
Re: audio from logic to fcp drifts out of sync
by Matt Lyon 7 years ago
Hi Paul, this is a pretty common problem and one I discuss in my tutorial. You can skip to the second part, which describes how to set up FCP so audio imports correctly: http: library.creativecow.net
FCP file re-linking issues
by paul gregory 7 years ago
Hi, My colleague and I are working on a project where we are sharing fcp projects quite often. We both have the core movie files which are correctly named, however when I am asked to re-link when I fi
Re: FCP file re-linking issues
by Nick Meyers 7 years ago
Reconnecting: the simplest solution to this is to not have to reconnect at all. you can achieve this state if both your media and your co-worker's are in exactly the same file structure on identical d
Exporting FCP Marker XML
by paul gregory 7 years ago
Hello, I am trying to figure out if there is a way of exporting only the marker XML from FCP 7. My current method is importing the whole sequence XML into Premiere Pro, then through exporting media yo
Re: Exporting FCP Marker XML
by paul gregory 7 years ago
Thanks for your time Jerry. Paul
After Effects - Render 1080 Progressive
by paul gregory 8 years ago
Hello there, Im just wondering how to render out a prores movie 1920x1080 progressively from after effects CS5 its a motion graphic created within the application, I have field render OFF in render se
Re: After Effects - Render 1080 Progressive
by paul gregory 8 years ago
Many thanks guys. Just the answer i wanted hear! regards
Trapcode Particular Issue
by paul gregory 8 years ago
Hello, I dont know if any one can help me on this one, i am using a 3rd party plugin - Trapcode Particular - I am using a custom made sprite and and null as the path, the result is a ribbon like swoos
Re: Trapcode Particular Issue
by Cassius Marques 8 years ago
I can try to help, mail to cassius.marques@gmail.com.
Importing ai files into after effects
by paul gregory 8 years ago
Hello, I have an illustrator file which i would like to use in after effects, usually when i import an ai file, after effects gives me options how it interoperates the file, i.e as a composition or fo
Re: Importing ai files into after effects
by paul gregory 8 years ago
Thanks for your response, I have solved the problem though, havent used ai for a while and i forgot that that unlike photoshop, ai doesn't separate the layers, which is required for what i need! thank
nxcam log and transfer...
by paul gregory 8 years ago
Hello my good friends at creative cow, im trying to figure out the quickest way to transfer nxcam files to prores (LT). i have been using log & transfer (fcp) but am finding it is taking a seriously l
Re: nxcam log and transfer...
by adam dewhirst 8 years ago
paul, i use a ninja to bypass the in camera compression of my nxcam. it records straight to prores(hq). they cost about $1000 australian.
FCP hot keys
by paul gregory 8 years ago
Hi, I recently worked on a FCP suite and the user had a custom short cut in play - shift F4 locked all the video tracks with in the time line, shift F5 did the same for the audio. How can I achieve th
Re: FCP hot keys
by Jerry Hofmann 8 years ago
You can map any command to any key using the Keyboard editor found in the Tools menu. Jerry Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: h
render error? FCP
by paul gregory 9 years ago
hi, i am having problems rendering, my system has always worked fine until today, i am now getting the 'general error' warning when i try and render and export what is weird id that it is not happenin
Re: render error? FCP
by Paul Jay 9 years ago
Try Copy paste in new timeline Do you use graphics stills Check your memory and cache settings. Still cache around 20 30% Have you thrashed your preferences FCP plist file, prefs and caches.
convert quicktime movie to MPEG-2 ready for DVD burn?
by paul gregory 10 years ago
Hello I need to burn a DVD of a corporate film a have produced so i need to know how get the best quality DVD! I have been informed that i need to convert the quick time file into an MPEG-2 file, then
Re: convert quicktime movie to MPEG-2 ready for DVD burn?
by John Fishback 10 years ago
I just responded to another post with the following. Export a Self-contained, Current Settings QT movie (this avoids re-compressing your media), do not use QT Conversion. Import this file into Compres
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