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sj miller

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October 11th 2010
59 Posts
best way to blend 24fps & 25 fps footage w/ one audio track?
by sj miller 4 years ago
Hi guys, I have an interview, seperate audio track, two angles. One camera recorded on 24 fps and the 2nd on 25 fps. Whats the best approach here - Remove frames from the 25fps video
Re: best way to blend 24fps & 25 fps footage w/ one audio track?
by Bret Williams 4 years ago
The most important part is what format you have to deliver. If it's 24p then put the 25 in a 24p. Or vice versa. Probably won't even notice the drop (or repeated) frame since it's an interview.
Hard drive was ejected, project missing.
by sj miller 4 years ago
Hi guys, cat pulled my harddrive out from the computer, upon re-opening fpcx 10.2 I have the little yellow exclamation mark on my library, all the media is still there, all the other projects that use
Re: Hard drive was ejected, project missing.
by sj miller 4 years ago
yup, there was a back up about 1 hour behind where I was when the wire was tugged. Over the moon, was facing an all nighter tonight otherwise, now I'll get it done ahead of schedule, thanks a lot :)
Missing project file. I can see it in bundle but not FCP.
by Liz Oakley 5 years ago
I'm editing a project on FCP X. latest version. When I opened it today. The project timeline I had been working on was gone. Although, everything else it there. I do see a fcpcurrentevent file that I
Re: Missing project file. I can see it in bundle but not FCP.
by sj miller 4 years ago
Hey just wondering if you managed to find a fix for this
best cheap method of digitising VHS tapes into FCPX
by sj miller 5 years ago
... been given some ancient footage, they only have vhs tapes. Any reccomendations for the most affordable solution to digitise the footage for use in FCPX thanks
Re: best cheap method of digitising VHS tapes into FCPX
by Alan Lacey 5 years ago
Olaf, that really takes me back. I remember out first TBC had enough memory for 16 lines of PAL SD! Even then the manufacturer (IVC) designed the system and then had to wait for delivery of the memory
Export options are greyed out (sorry think i posted in wrong forum before)
by sj miller 5 years ago
http: i.imgur.com Tme9FiM.jpg Never run into this issue before, anyone know what might be causing it
Re: Export options are greyed out (sorry think i posted in wrong forum before)
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
What are you trying to export
final cut - all export options are greyed out
by sj miller 5 years ago
http: i.imgur.com Tme9FiM.jpg Never run into this issue before, anyone know what might be causing it
Re: final cut - all export options are greyed out
by John Davidson 5 years ago
Do you have something selected to export John Davidson President Creative Director Magic Feather Inc.
Anyone know how this shot was created? (example incl
by sj miller 5 years ago
http: youtu.be FJn-iIKv3mQ Can't figure out how the camera zoom motion is so smooth, figured the cip is reversed, with it in focus on the letters, kids taking them off. Guessed that they shoot at a lo
Re: Anyone know how this shot was created? (example incl
by sj miller 5 years ago
I thought that could be the case, surely that'd mean 4k, if exporting at hd right
Exporting title files from timeline to plain text with timecode?
by sj miller 5 years ago
I have a rather long edit, using fcp x titles for subtitles. They were originally to be hardcoded into the exported final edit. However it may be better to export without them and create a .srt file s
Re: Exporting title files from timeline to plain text with timecode?
by sj miller 5 years ago
solved, used an app called X-Title Extractor if anyone else has the same issue
importing .psd results in faded colours
by sj miller 6 years ago
Jpg, png, etc all import fine, perfect colours. Importing psd's gives me really faded colours... never had this happen before, all I can think is that i may have accidentally turned on a setting somew
Re: importing .psd results in faded colours
by sj miller 6 years ago
If anyone comes up w a fix please give me a shout, I ended up exporting each layer to a .png. Bit of a pain in the backside but works for now
Online render farm services for motion 5 project?
by sj miller 6 years ago
Hi guys, does anyone know of any online render farm services such as https: www.rendercore.com that will have support for motion 5 projects.. I have a tiled video wall at 4800 x 1600 that will probabl
HD .OGV (ogg) conversion
by sj miller 6 years ago
Anyone know of a good way to convert .mp4 footage into ogv The only free solution I could find was Miro video converter It produces really bad results, however I did find that this helped: "In this di
Re: HD .OGV (ogg) conversion
by sj miller 6 years ago
Thanks the quicktime component worked perfectly
The Bourne Legacy trailer transition
by Moses Ross 7 years ago
It might sound silly but I wanna know whether the transition used in The Bourne Legacy movie trailer is manually done or done with the help of a plugin . If a plugin does exist, does it exist for FCP
Re: The Bourne Legacy trailer transition
by sj miller 7 years ago
No not that I know of, it shouldn't be too hard to replicate in Motion
DV export from qt7 is incorrect size?
by sj miller 7 years ago
I'm being asked to deliver some video in dv25, don't have any previous experience with this codec as 90% of my work is for the web so did a bit of googling and found that DV, DVCam, DVCPro and Digital
Re: DV export from qt7 is incorrect size?
by sj miller 7 years ago
I used QT, exported PAL DV - 1024 x 576. Progressive. They are mentioning that playback on their PC they get the wrong aspect ratio : http: i.imgur.com JNmMsOE.png Whereas on mac its fine: http: i.img
Creating high res WebM on mac
by sj miller 7 years ago
Whats the best method for this The webM project recommend Miro http: www.webmproject.org tools - but this seems very basic, there are no options for quality and every export I do is very low res, does
Re: Creating high res WebM on mac
by sj miller 7 years ago
Awesome, thanks. I'll give this a shot, free is always best. Kinda surprised at the lack of software for this tbh
make object(s) drop zone, keyboard shortcut?
by sj miller 7 years ago
Is there a way to make an object a drop zone without having to click each object individually then turn on drop zone in the image pane I have hundreds, would be so much easier if i could select them a
Re: make object(s) drop zone, keyboard shortcut?
by Chris Northcross 7 years ago
I don't know of any shortcuts. It might be more efficient to create the drop zone, duplicate and then add in your source image movie. "Whether you think you can or can't, you're right."
Zooming on images becomes low res
by sj miller 7 years ago
I've got a series of drop zones scrolling across the screen that I originally put together in photoshop and brought into motion via importing the .psd as layers. They start quite small, however the pr
Re: Zooming on images becomes low res
by sj miller 7 years ago
ah yes, christ... how did i miss that, thanks
a blur layer?
by sj miller 7 years ago
say i have a jpg on one layer and i want half of it blured, the blur then transfers across the entire jpg until it is all blurred, is there an easy way to do this Some sort of blur layer that I could
Re: a blur layer?
by sj miller 7 years ago
ah yes, should have thought of that. Thanks
auto tile 100's of images?
by sj miller 7 years ago
Hey guys, i have used batch process to make a whole bunch of photos one size. I need to create a single 'photo wall' jpg out of them in which they're all tiled, the long way of doing this is to obv op
Re: auto tile 100's of images?
by Matt Townley 7 years ago
Don't know about photoshop, but if you already have them batched as squares, you might try the "Create Collage" tool in Picasa. Don't know how much control you have over the settings, but it's free an
Possible to preview a .folio before upload is complete?
by sj miller 7 years ago
Hi guys, learning the workflow for the digital pub suite at the moment. I'm using the "preview" button in the folio builder to have a look at how my work is looking as I go along. Thing is it only let
Re: Possible to preview a .folio before upload is complete?
by Michael Pistorio 7 years ago
I think you can use Adobe Content Viewer to preview.
'send to motion' in fxp x
by sj miller 8 years ago
Anyone know of a good workflow for this using fxp x and motion 5 I have a couple of clips midway through a timeline that need some elements masked out, I can't for the life of me work out how to send
Re: 'send to motion' in fxp x
by Daniel Rutledge 8 years ago
I'll go along with "I don't understand" but for different reasons. The way that I see it is that if you can publish all the parameters of various effects and behaviors, or add them to rigs, and these
importing jpgs to timeline looses colour quality..?
by sj miller 8 years ago
Hi I have a motion project heavy on HD photography, I was looking at the results and seeing that the photos came out with a loss of colour (everythings a bit paler) and the black regions have been lig
Re: importing jpgs to timeline looses colour quality..?
by sj miller 8 years ago
Ah, I had no idea. I'm using motion 4, have held off on upgrading after all the bad news about final cut pro X. I see you can buy motion as a standalone on the appstore, will this work
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