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Re: AE Keyboard Shortcuts?
by Stephen Ashton on Jan 19, 2012 at 7:27:04 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
AE is NOT ANYTHING LIKE an editing application I beg to differ. AE, like all editing/compositing programs, is timeline based. When you are constructing a segment on a timeline, at some point you need to see how it PLAYS BACK. I would have thought
Re: Color / luminance correct set up?
by Jeff Brown on Nov 14, 2011 at 4:28:01 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I have to disagree with Jim, here. Video is only 16-235 if you are working in a SMTPE-based digital workflow. Premiere does not. After Effects does not. Most compositing programs do not. Full-range digital video (0-255) is much more common these days
some general questions
by Rick van den Berg on Sep 18, 2011 at 7:21:24 pm
in the Autodesk Smoke Forum
Hi, i think i need to be pointed in the right direction here. im a ''professional'' video editor since a few weeks, and for animation/compositing i use adobe after effects at the moment. it happens pretty often that i have to key footage an
Re: Problem with Motion Stabilization
by greg gilpatrick on Sep 3, 2011 at 6:28:11 pm
in the Apple FCPX Techniques Forum
Its also possible that Motion can stabilize it with a 2D track like the other compositing programs I mentioned. I just haven't used Motion so I don't know if you can manually track something and use that as stabilization data like in the others.
Re: Vegas for Digital Signage Apps?
by Chas Smith on May 6, 2011 at 4:45:45 pm
in the Sony Vegas Forum
Thanks Spot: I already saw the useful tool in properties. Thing is that I would really be interested in something that has templates already made up to use motion-video in one section while displaying related content in the other (dynamic text, log
Re: 24p native
by cherlique lilienthal on Mar 14, 2011 at 3:19:14 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
i dont think this is an mpeg problem, i think its that 24p native thing in programs non linear editing software like premiere and final cut you dont have to do a thing for it to playback right but its compositing programs like AE that have trouble de
Re: Same as Combustion?
by Jeff Brown on Feb 17, 2011 at 11:42:27 pm
in the Autodesk Combustion Forum
Toxik is now "Composite", and is pricey, but you get a "free" copy of 3dsMax or Maya. Or you can look at is as Composite is "free" when you buy Max or Maya. It is designed primarily as a compositing tool for film workflows (no audio support yet: boo!
Re: How to Render Alpha But Not Apply As Matte In Comp!!!?
by Ross Newton on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:28:41 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi Dave, thanks for the response. I think you answered my question, that unless there's transparency in the comp, then there's no alpha. That's what I'm trying to basically do, add an alpha channel but not use it for transparency upon rendering o
Blender for After Effects forum proposal
by Paolo Ciccone on Oct 28, 2009 at 7:02:54 pm
in the Letters to the COW Team Forum
Hello. I hope I am in the right area for forum suggestions. 3D and compositing is becoming a really popular topic. A lot of MoGraph artists are in search of a solution for integrating 3D elements in their composition. We have forums for C4D, Maya,
which compositing app for me?
by jason leue on Oct 17, 2009 at 9:25:38 am
in the Autodesk Toxik Forum
I use maya for cartoon style animation. I've been thinking about getting more into compositing for things like DOF and motion blur and other post effects. I mostly render out to iff sequences. Which autodesk program would you recommend for m
which compositing app for me?
by jason leue on Oct 17, 2009 at 9:24:05 am
in the Autodesk Combustion Forum
I use maya for cartoon style animation. I've been thinking about getting more into compositing for things like DOF and motion blur and other post effects. I mostly render out to iff sequences. Which autodesk program would you recommend for m
photo jpeg vs. animation....FIGHT!
by Ben Bigelow on Jul 16, 2009 at 6:23:46 pm
in the Compression techniques Forum
Greetings I would love some advice about the animation and photo jpeg codec for intermediary use in editing. Typically when coming out of my compositing programs and 3-d programs I will encode to animation for final edits in Final Cut Pro. Whe
Re: Moving Velocity to new pc
by Chris Blair on Mar 1, 2009 at 11:27:17 pm
in the Leitch dpsVelocity Forum
If you didn't get any responses about that specific board over at DPSedits, then you'll just have to test it and see what you get. My suspicion is you'll have problems. We learned a long time ago that using non-approved hardware is more trouble than
Stereoscopic 3D
by Christopher Werronen on Feb 26, 2009 at 8:55:00 am
in the Stereoscopic 3D Forum
The tools for creating 3D stereoscopic movies are now amazingly affordable. A few challenges remain, but you can easily see the possibilities. In this Creative COW Magazine article Christopher Werronen takes you through the process of making a movie
Creative COW Podcast - Nuke
by Creative COW on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:35:41 am
in the Nuke Forum
Creative COW PodcastEpisode #059 - January 20, 2009 by Franklin McMahon(19:37) -- 1/20/2009Nuke with Pete O'Connell, Intel processor cuts, Lightwave 9.6, Sony Wi-Fi Cybershot camera, iLife '09 upgrade, M-Audio Axiom Pro keyboards, CorelDraw, Circuit
Episode #059 - January 20, 2009
by Franklin McMahon on Jan 20, 2009 at 9:09:12 am
in the Forum
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XPRI Video codec (.vio)
by Stuart Neal on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:11:31 pm
in the Forum
Does anyone know if the XPRI codec (.vio) is available, so I can use the video files in other compositing programs. Does Sont tech support have that available on there site? Thanks, Stuart Neal
Re: FCP vs AfterEffects - importing Image Sequences
by Michael North on Aug 24, 2008 at 5:49:35 am
in the Apple Final Cut Pro basics Forum
You right! .... my bad I -am- thinking in terms of Studio 2 vs AfterEffects. I should have titled the post that way. In fact, all I really wanted to know was that FCP/Motion wouldn't make me wait after every import ... Yes ... I set up the Image Se
Re: After FX vs FCP vs BLAH + job advice?
by Dave LaRonde on May 20, 2008 at 7:35:15 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
[Jeremy Fabiano] "I keep seeing things like "FCP required, but working knowledge of AE would be nice" .... aren't they both compositing programs? " As a guy who uses both AE and FCP, I can tell you that FCP is an editing application laboring under t
Re: After FX vs FCP vs BLAH + job advice?
by Dave LaRonde on May 20, 2008 at 7:35:15 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Jeremy Fabiano] "I keep seeing things like "FCP required, but working knowledge of AE would be nice" .... aren't they both compositing programs? " As a guy who uses both AE and FCP, I can tell you that FCP is an editing application laboring under t
After FX vs FCP vs BLAH + job advice?
by Jeremy Fabiano on May 20, 2008 at 6:09:37 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
Ok.. I've been lurking in the job posting section for a while now... I keep seeing things like "FCP required, but working knowledge of AE would be nice" .... aren't they both compositing programs? Couldn't I do everything in AE that I could in any
Re: Can't convert Kona QT in Windows
by Chris Blair on May 9, 2008 at 2:20:06 am
in the AJA Kona - Mac Forum
We tried the Raylight demo. It's very convoluted. According to the instructions, you have to install an ancient Matrox DVCPro windows codec to be able to work with the QT DVCPro50 footage on the Premiere or AE timelines, and the documentation on the
Re: Best software for professional DVDs?
by eric pautsch on Mar 21, 2008 at 5:54:01 pm
in the DVD Authoring Forum
An authoring tool will not be the place to design menus. For that you'll need photoshop, illustrator and compositing programs like After Effects or Motion. Here's a good book to get you started: http://tinyurl.com/3yq3sz
Re: No Country For Old Men - Walt and Everyone
by Russell Lasson on Mar 19, 2008 at 9:48:22 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
[walter biscardi] "Could that film be finished in Color? Absolutely. " I agree with Walter that the film could have been finished in Color and with the right Colorist, it would have had the same creative impact, but... Could that film be finished i
Re: Region of interest problem...
by Joel Blackwell on Feb 5, 2008 at 9:16:39 am
in the Boris FX Forum
Excellent, thanks... that worked a treat. I'm still getting used to how the filtering system works in Boris (it's quite different from the filter systems I've used in other non-compositing programs) but it's starting to click. Thanks again for the
Re: 3D Compositing
by A.Zander on Oct 28, 2007 at 4:19:29 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Bluriie] "Is this the case for all compositing programs?" combustion works nearly flawlessly with 3ds max, I just wish 3dsmax worked for macs.
3D Compositing
by Bluriie on Oct 27, 2007 at 2:28:29 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi all, I realise there is no way to import 3d objects into AE except Zaxwerks Invigorator, which only allows simple objects. Therefore, the only way to "intergate" 3ds max with 2d in AE is by rendering the sequence out in 3d and importing it as a f
graph editor confusion
by Lee Warner on Oct 19, 2007 at 1:18:11 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I'm not a newbie with compositing programs. I've used Combustion since before it was Combustion as well as Digital Fusion. I have been using AE for the last year. I am somewhat embarrassed to say that the AE graph editor confuses me. I am not at
Want to get paid? Make sure your client can see your work!
by Aharon Rabinowitz on Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00:00 am
in the Business & Marketing Forum
With a nearly infinite variety of possibilities to deliver your final project to your client, there are an almost infinite numger of ways to mess it up. Get it right, and the client is happy. Get it wrong, and nobody's happy: the job's not done, and
Re: Please help.How do i png sequence?
by Elvis Deane on Apr 21, 2007 at 9:16:08 pm
in the particle Illusion Forum
An image sequence is just a series of images, named sequentially, that contains all the frames of the video. They'd be named something like fridge_0001.png, fridge_0002.png, etc. Most editing and compositing programs have the option to save out a s
Re: Replace after effects with vegas
by CSheep on Apr 2, 2007 at 4:49:16 pm
in the Sony Vegas Forum
Do any of you know of any good compositing programs other then after effects that cost preferably under $500 US ? That have almost all the features that AE has I rarly (at the moment) work with alot of video so I don't need all the bells and whistles
Re: Keylight
by Shane Ross on Feb 20, 2007 at 6:31:16 am
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Keylight is a part of After Effects and Shake...compositing programs. FCP is a NLE with compositing capabilities. Get Shake. Shane Littlefrog Post www.lfhd.net
Re: Just let me blow off steam - IT'S SO DARNED TOUCHY!
by Mylenium on Nov 1, 2006 at 6:06:20 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Wayne Keyser] "Doesn't anybody write software anymore that doesn't require voodoo to work?" Hehe, sure it is done, but if you expect any of the graphics apps to be included on the list, you may find you are working in the wrong industry. ;O) All
Re: mindlessly obsessed with 16-bit
by Lars Bunch on Oct 22, 2006 at 4:26:58 pm
in the MAYA Forum
Hi, I tend to do most of my rendering in 16bit unless there's a significant reason to do it in 8 bit. My main reason for this is that subtle transitions of color will tend to band in 8bit. I suppose this is less of an issue in rendering a complex
Re: MPEG 1 and Squeeze
by Craig Seeman on Aug 3, 2006 at 3:33:06 pm
in the Compression techniques Forum
What you're describing sounds like "stair stepping" Not being an AE person I'm not sure how you're deinterlacing but there are many deinterlace algorithms. The stair stepping you're seeing can very be affected by how you deinterlace. While many NLE a
Is there a plug-in/effect that will allow you to use any layer as a track matte?
by Mattness on Jul 26, 2006 at 6:22:39 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi, I have an animation that I am working on where I would like to use one layer as a track matte for multiple layers. I have a ton of layers in the comp, and I am doing some funky animated distortions on the layer that is being used as the track ma
Is there a plug-in/effect that will allow you to use any layer as a track matte?
by Mattness on Jul 26, 2006 at 6:22:39 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi, I have an animation that I am working on where I would like to use one layer as a track matte for multiple layers. I have a ton of layers in the comp, and I am doing some funky animated distortions on the layer that is being used as the track ma
Re: Color pass in Motion
by Noah Kadner on Jul 6, 2006 at 4:36:07 pm
in the Apple Motion Forum
Defintely- you could do that effect in just about any program with keying capabilities. You would just create two copies of a video- set one to black and white and then do an inverse color key on the other- keying out everything but one specific colo
Re: AVID - add more FX to clip
by Jon Zanone on Jun 20, 2006 at 11:59:20 am
in the AVID Forum
You need to step into the effect to see the others. There are two little triangles on the bottom left part of the time line - the one on the left points down, the one on the right points up. Place your blue position line over the effect, make sure
Re: my rant on "THE BLACK GLITCH"
by greg gilpatrick on Apr 21, 2006 at 2:00:23 am
in the Autodesk Combustion Forum
Lee, going by your logic, Flame should be the most stable program in existence. But anybody who's spent more than a day with one will tell you that is far from the truth. I'm not saying discreet makes bad programs. Compositing programs are extre
Cutting out video?
by Alex Kuzelicki on Apr 5, 2006 at 10:00:44 am
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
Hi, I'm pretty new to After Effects though I've used different compositing programs in the past. Prepare for some dumb questions ahead but, if I don't ask, I'll never know (without lots of sweat and tears... maybe even blood). I used to use a compo
Re: So now that HDV's been out a while...
by Tim Kolb on Mar 15, 2006 at 11:07:06 pm
in the HDV Format Forum
[Ed] "'ve been leaning towards the Panasonic HVX200 for the simple reason that my understanding is that the DvcPro HD footage will hold up much better in color correction, effects work (After Effects), recompression and greenscreen work. so my questi
Re: So now that HDV's been out a while...
by Ed on Mar 15, 2006 at 9:41:09 pm
in the HDV Format Forum
But I thought the purpose of this discussion was to answer (to quote): >>>>......I've been leaning towards the Panasonic HVX200 for the simple reason that my understanding is that the DvcPro HD footage will hold up much better in color correction, ef
So now that HDV's been out a while...
by Eric Steinberg on Mar 15, 2006 at 12:45:14 pm
in the HDV Format Forum
Hello! I've been sitting on the fence for a very long time regarding what camera to buy. I've been leaning towards the Panasonic HVX200 for the simple reason that my understanding is that the DvcPro HD footage will hold up much better in color corre
Re: From AE to Combustion
by Scottgfx on Mar 15, 2006 at 8:41:57 am
in the Autodesk Combustion Forum
[Phil Radelat] "So if you have AE chops, however rusty they may be, get on with it. You're lucky to be able to work effectively with two (or more) compositing programs and not feel constrained by their workflow motifs. Think of AE and combustion as O
Re: From AE to Combustion
by Phil Radelat on Mar 15, 2006 at 7:05:18 am
in the Autodesk Combustion Forum
Frankly, I don't think combustion (or any other app, for that matter) EVER had an edge on AE when it comes to motion graphics. The established user base and third-party resources have always been in it's favor when it comes to motion graphics. Third-
Re: Internal colour depth for FCP
by Joe Murray on Feb 8, 2006 at 4:04:33 am
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
FCP 5 has improved scaling a good bit, but it's still not as good as a real compositing program. It's certainly good enough for lots of projects, just not all of them. And the problems I have with certain colors aren't just on the computer monitor;
Re: sounds like a good idea!
by Mark Suszko on Jan 26, 2006 at 4:25:38 pm
in the Broadcasting Forum
There is a stock company that supplies generic footage of people with alpha channel masks already included, I want to say it's VEER, but It may be someone else. Still, I too would probably "roll my own", it would be faster, cheaper, and more closely
Axio is a great HDV editing system
by David Cherniack on Oct 29, 2005 at 12:27:43 pm
in the HDV Format Forum
For those of you wanting or needing the fastest and most efficient high end HDV editing solution you should take in a demo. Axio is a revolutionary approach to editing HDV because it decodes and does multiple channels of HDV with a large variety of r
Re: Motion Graphics & Compositing Programs
by Michael Szalapski on Oct 18, 2005 at 1:39:36 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I haven't experience with aught but AE. But I can tell you that the Total Training DVDs are SO worth it, they'll make you a genius. Pay scale will depend on where you live. England is much different from the US in my experience. And where you liv

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