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Juddering edges on footage after import into premier / after effects / fcp but not in player
by Sam Edwards on Apr 12, 2012 at 3:04:56 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hello all at creative cow!, I have been a long time in creating my 1st post, having been using these forums for about 6-7 years I have finally encountered something that is driving me nuts and has been on and off for years. I have tried many numer
Service: Hubert
by Grav Weldon on Apr 2, 2012 at 10:35:35 pm
in the COW - Services Forum
Freelance Photojournalist- Fort Smith, AR July 2010 Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Visualization University of Illinois Chicago Class of 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects Savannah College of Art and Design Class of 2006, Magna C
Hubert
by Grav Weldon on Apr 2, 2012 at 3:35:35 pm
in the Forum
Teaching- Served as Instructor’s Assistant at UAFS while a Scholar Preceptor. Provided demonstrations and short lectures on advanced Renderman techniques. Taught computer graphics and web design workshops for faculty and staff at the University of Il
Re: resolve render compressions
by Mike Most on Mar 21, 2012 at 4:05:28 pm
in the DaVinci Forum
Any image processing must of necessity take place on an uncompressed RGB frame. You can't perform transforms and other manipulations on compressed data because there's no real image information to use when it's in that form. So the short answer to yo
Re: 3D video compositing software
by John Cuevas on Mar 1, 2012 at 2:20:24 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Generally you don't finish in any 3d programs, and C4d isn't an exception. Create, texture and animate your heart in an application like C4d and bring it into AE for the final composite. C4D, works really well with AE and they keep improving the wo
Re: 3D video compositing software
by John Cuevas on Mar 1, 2012 at 2:18:53 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Generally you don't finish in any 3d programs, and C4d isn't an exception. Create, texture and animate your heart in an application like C4d and bring it into AE for the final composite. C4D, works really well with AE and they keep improving the wo
3D video compositing software
by vipati hitesh on Mar 1, 2012 at 4:40:32 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi Friends, As we all know that After Effects is 2.5D not 3D. I want to know that then which software is for truly 3D video composition? I mean nuke or combusion or smoke or any else? Actually I want to model 3D objects and attach video with it
Re: Article about Performance in FCPX
by Walter Soyka on Feb 14, 2012 at 1:59:57 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Rafael Amador] "Walter, Are you saying that FCPX do everything in 32bRGB? As I interpret FCPX papers, 32bRGB happens when there is some color management going on, but not for general or motion effects. At least that's my impression." I think it d
Re: Simple compositing
by Joseph Owens on Feb 2, 2012 at 4:48:33 pm
in the DaVinci Forum
[stig olsen] "Any solution?" Use compositing software? jPo
Re: blur and glow effects problem
by Michael Szalapski on Jan 23, 2012 at 5:12:50 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
The Cinema4D help files are a very good resource. You can read all about scene motion blur there. Another possibility would be to put a compositing tag on the objects you want to glow and render out an object buffer. Then you can use that in your
Re: resolve and smoke on mac
by jake blackstone on Jan 21, 2012 at 5:02:07 am
in the DaVinci Forum
Really? Is there an editing, grading or compositing software, that utilizes this ability to write prores on Windows or Linux? Once Resolve, Premiere or RedCine-X or for this matter, ANY useful software, that can write Prores on Windows or LINUX, let
Re: Would you buy Shake now if you didn't have it?
by charles walker on Jan 8, 2012 at 2:14:17 am
in the Apple Shake Forum
The answer to the question is YES!! I have purchased Shake 4.1 & I am incredibly happy with it. It is a truly wonderful piece of graphic & compositing software. Originally costing $9,999.00 it is now approximately $400.00. The best news is: "It
Service: illuminator
by Anne Gentenaar on Dec 7, 2011 at 3:08:35 pm
in the COW - Services Forum
Teaching After Effects & Color correction at SAE 2011 Compositor for Monster of Nix 2010/2011 VJ workshop for kids during Cinekid 2010 Video art & Performance Air Cello during the Cello Biannual 2010, Amsterdam Motion Graphics Designer at Virtual
illuminator
by Anne Gentenaar on Dec 7, 2011 at 7:08:35 am
in the Forum
Teaching After Effects & Color correction at SAE 2011 Compositor for Monster of Nix 2010/2011 VJ workshop for kids during Cinekid 2010 Video art & Performance Air Cello during the Cello Biannual 2010, Amsterdam Motion Graphics Designer at Virtual Eve
Re: Final Cut Pro Progressive/interlaced conversion?
by Greg Ondera on Dec 4, 2011 at 4:47:29 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Interesting they would want interlaced. I am an advocate of progressive as this shows up so much better on computers and LCD screens. In fact if you had shot interlaced then encoded it over to progressive, you would still likely have those artifacts
News: More Than 50 TV Series This Fall Season Created With Autodesk VFX Software
by Cow News Droid on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:45:29 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
From Comedies 'The Big Bang Theory' to 'Two and a Half Men,' Dramas 'NCIS' to 'Criminal Minds,' to Fantasy and Sci-Fi -- TV Technology Rivals Hollywood Effects (San Rafael, California--November 15, 2011) This year's fall television season features
Re: Theoretical MacPro Replacement
by Walter Soyka on Nov 4, 2011 at 1:40:46 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Phil Brockett] "Assuming most people rely on some type of 3D package as well as compositing software and something to tie everything together (FCP7, X, Avid, etc.), it is the 3D that really requires the computing horsepower. Given a budget of $X, an
Re: Theoretical MacPro Replacement
by Phil Brockett on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:36:01 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
"Base model MacPro is 6 core Xeon. You really should be looking at HP Z400 or Z800 IMHO." You are correct. The Z800 is certainly a better workstation and surely has a much, much longer mean-time-between-failure rate than the Pavilion. It also is
Re: Wrap Tool
by Michael Szalapski on Oct 21, 2011 at 2:48:42 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
You can use a Spline Wrap deformer to get your snake into the position you want. You'll need to use your compositing software (Photoshop?) to make him look like he's going around it.
HDRx with moving shot
by Robin Erard on Oct 12, 2011 at 1:23:12 pm
in the DaVinci Forum
Hello, I'm preparing myself for a grading session in HDRx of a feature... but Is there a way to avoid problem with moving shots with HDRx ? (Because image X is doen't square up with image A)... With RedCineX there is a slider for MagicMotion...
Re: Automatic Duck going to Adobe
by Joseph W. Bourke on Sep 27, 2011 at 2:34:54 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Here's what it does: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Duck What it's going to do for PPro is an open question at the moment. It was originally developed as a tool to import sequences to and from NLE software packages and compositing s
Re: Transition into Motion Graphics
by Joseph W. Bourke on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:16:50 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Hi Cara - The good news is that you're already several steps ahead of those who want to get into motion graphics, but have no background in art. I think you may be narrowing your scope a bit much by wanting to target companies who work with HBO
Use of software in a professional environment?
by Freddie Hill on Aug 15, 2011 at 12:43:13 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hello. I work in music production and i'm wondering a few things about video production. I'm about to move into video/visuals to help compliment my music. I want to get a set up of my own so i can get a higher knowledge of this stuff. I learnt
Re: Can serious FX work be done in Vegas?
by Mike Thomas on Aug 6, 2011 at 12:20:51 am
in the Sony Vegas Forum
I just downloaded the free trial for Saphire Edge. I've been using Vegas for a number of years but I've not even touched the compositing stuff yet. So you're saying that Boris is more of a compositing software similiar to After Effects? Saphire
Re: "Wunderbaum" - Grading techniques
by jake blackstone on Jul 28, 2011 at 2:50:20 pm
in the DaVinci Forum
I'm not arguing with your methods of operating Resolve. If you find it efficient to use it the way you described it with given tools, more power to you. My argument is more fundamental. Fusion is a compositing software, as is Nike and Smoke/Flame. Th
Re: Transition smoothly from 3D Page turn to 2D in AE
by Greg Burrus on Jul 22, 2011 at 2:44:31 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
Not sure how your scene is setup so this could totally(...) fail but my thought is have a compositing tag on the page to make the area. Then you could have a still from your ae animation for the begining when the page turns. Once the page is done
Re: what's Different ?
by Andrae Palmer on Jul 20, 2011 at 6:18:44 pm
in the Autodesk Smoke Forum
Shake 4 is currently EOL'd... therefore it hasn't been developed since 2006. After Effects is a very powerful Motion Graphics and compositing software but it's not an NLE.
Re: Green screen to infinite white screen effect
by Alan Okey on Jul 9, 2011 at 3:08:24 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Even if you have used other chromakeying tools or plugins in the past, if you are unfamiliar with node-based compositing software (Shake, Nuke, etc.) then you will probably need to devote some time to learning how to use Conduit. Conduit Suite is
Re: Apha channel
by Robin Erard on Jul 9, 2011 at 2:53:27 pm
in the DaVinci Forum
Hello Rohit, Thank's for you very fast answer. I gonna try that. Do you plan to allow the alpha chanel support in the "compositing mode" ? it could be usefull for a lot of things : - subtitles - motion graphics - opening credit, closing
A couple of feature questions for Resolve users
by Adam Claude Jones on Jul 2, 2011 at 3:47:51 pm
in the DaVinci Forum
I have a few questions for users out there. Can Resolve import mattes from compositing software like Shake, Nuke and Fusion? Does Resolve have any built in relighting functions similar to Lustre? What about anything similar to the Rays funct
Re: Idenpendant rbg channel from the alpha issue
by Frederik-Andre Savard on Jul 2, 2011 at 3:17:52 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Don't worry, no question is stupid. i Cant use a separated matte in my engine cause of my memory. My project need top optimisation. The process should be simple, in photoshop you can draw a alpha channel, and still have your photo in the rbg channel
Re: Independant rbg channel from the alpha issue
by Frederik-Andre Savard on Jul 2, 2011 at 3:13:04 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
By engine, i mean a game engine, like the unreal engine. Once render, what goes pass the alpha channel will be in additive mode. That information will not be embedded in the video, i know it's impossible. But i also know that in other compositing
Re: frame-rate converting tool
by Jeff Greenberg on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:07:50 pm
in the Compression techniques Forum
Well, on the PC side, there's some stuff from Rhozet and MainConcepts, as well a couple of others...including compositing software like nuke. It comes down mostly to whether or not they're using some level of frame blending or optical flow. Most
Behind the Lens: A look at VFX in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
by Debra Kaufman on Jun 29, 2011 at 9:36:09 pm
in the Cinematography Forum
If you've been captivated by the dashing Jack Sparrow ripping through the streets of 18th Century London on a flaming coal cart, you have Cinesite London to thank for that rollicking and truly convincing ride, as they nail a 200-shot blue-screen carr
Re: Creating mattes of certain areas
by Steve Sayer on Jun 27, 2011 at 2:36:35 pm
in the MAYA Forum
Neat model! A matte channel is just black and white. So create a render pass (or render layer, or if you're not familiar with these tools just a copy of your whole file) in which you assign a black Surface Shader to everything else in the scene, a
Re: Animation workflow in 3ds Max 2011
by Joseph W. Bourke on Jun 9, 2011 at 3:48:23 pm
in the Autodesk 3ds Max Forum
Hi Tina - There are many questions which you have to answer yourself before you can ask that question here. What are your models and environment? Will the models interact with the environment, or can they be output as separate passes, the
Re: gradient texturing
by Joseph W. Bourke on May 6, 2011 at 3:32:48 pm
in the Autodesk 3ds Max Forum
The way I would do it would be to output two different versions of the same iron rod - one completely cool (black), and one completely hot (red). It would then be a simple matter to bring it into After Effects (or any compositing software) and,
News: Autodesk Flame Premium 2012 Offers Tools for Total Creative Control
by Cow News Droid on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:04:33 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
New Tools for Relighting, Enhanced Stereoscopic 3D Workflow and CG Interoperability (NAB 2011--April 11, 2011) At NAB 2011 -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is now shipping Autodesk Flame Premium 2012, the company's production-proven creative 3D v
Re: AE 3d text
by Cory Petkovsek on Apr 9, 2011 at 8:00:24 am
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
It is "easier than ever" with today's 3D and compositing software. When something is difficult and it becomes a little easier, this fulfills that definition. Cory
News: Autodesk Maya 2012 Software: New Ways to Explore, Refine and Present Creative Concepts
by Cow News Droid on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:31:55 am
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Academy Award–Winning Technology Extends Its Toolset for Previsualization, Games Prototyping and Simulation (San Rafael, California--March 2, 2011) Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced that Autodesk Maya 2012 3D modeling, animation, visual eff
Re: 3D in AE
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu on Feb 8, 2011 at 11:07:19 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
AE has a 3d space in which 2d planes can be positioned- it also has cameras and lights that can be moved in 3d and can match those in a 3d app like Cinema 4D. However, AE does not natively import 3d objects that you can manipulate as you would in a 3
Re: Compositing in blender, is it a good thing?
by viking jonsson on Feb 1, 2011 at 2:53:15 pm
in the Blender Forum
Thank You for Your answer. But if I learn one node based compositing software it must be easier for me to learn another one, right? Or are these node based softwares so different from each other, it won't help?
BEST FREE editing software as close to premiere as possible
by Mike Garcia on Jan 31, 2011 at 7:16:33 am
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Something like Jashaka and cinefx. I know you have to buy the best editing, but what is the best free editing/compositing software like jashaka, blender, cinefx, Premiere? With out free trials.
Re: AE CS5 Cast Shadow Transparency
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu on Jan 25, 2011 at 3:55:00 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Quick work around: Set the layer on which the shadow are cast (the background/floor) to be a solid color that you can then key out. Make the size big enough to fill the frame at all times. Make sure that in Material Options the "Accepts Lights" is o
Camino Media Production Company
by Michael Moffett on Jan 17, 2011 at 2:59:20 am
in the Forum
Nearly two decades in production of COMMERCIALS for Canon and Red Bull, VIRAL VIDEOS for Reebok and Skype, TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT for ABC, NBC, Channel 4 and MTV, LIVE EVENTS for Google and Coca-Cola, DOCUMENTARY for BBC, PBS, National Geographic a
Re: Transparant Titles rendered with transperant/masked background
by André Irniger on Jan 15, 2011 at 8:27:51 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
[Philip Makarevich] "Well the first option sounds easier enough but don't i need to configure it in terms of color ? like keying or he automaticly masking the background and it dosent work on colors" Yes, it is not based on colors. I guess you are
SD and HD Video
by Jason Schoenfeld on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:02:31 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
I've searched the forums and have not found an answer to this question, and apologize in advance if one already exits. My question is in regards to SD (anamorphic) and HD video in After Effects...or any video editing/compositing software. If I take S
Re: Workflow between Max and other apps
by Ryan John on Dec 31, 2010 at 2:40:15 pm
in the Autodesk 3ds Max Forum
You can always use .obj to work between software. But to answer your question most of it is done in either a node based compositing software like NUKE or Fusion... or in a layer based post-production like combustion or afterFX. As for workflow
Re: Best file formats for keying in After Effects?
by Todd Kopriva on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:05:04 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
H.264 uses lossy compression (specifically one of the more modern MPEG compression schemes, from MPEG-4, part 10). It's a well designed codec for throwing away just the information that the human eye and brain don't care about, so the images still lo
Re: Box Set vs. BCC 7 for Sony Vegas Pro 10
by peter mcauley on Dec 3, 2010 at 2:25:59 pm
in the Boris FX Forum
Hi Ray, I guess it all depends on what tools you need to complete your work. The box set includes some high-level compositing software (Boris RED) that can be used inside of Vegas as a plug-in or in standalone mode, where you render out host indep
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