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Re: Growing Darkness
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu on Jun 24, 2012 at 4:56:17 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
FF Pro can do a lot of things- here's a link to a demo that shows water in AE using the plugin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXGMOE7PtwY Regarding the "darkness"- I am actually on vacation and I do not have my AE machine - though obviously st
Re: Animated Indiana Jones Travel Arrow
by RC Maples on Jun 22, 2012 at 2:54:04 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Slayton, Got your call, forgiveness for the delay in response. For the arrow itself, I used a flat map of the world that would look nicely when 'orbed' and took it into photoshop. Inside PS, I drew each element in layers. So there's layer for ea
Re: freelance videographer resources
by Steve Martin on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:12:24 pm
in the Business & Marketing Forum
I agree Nick! I don't travel a lot, but when I do, I'll usually post here on the COW and have gotten great results. You just have to do you due diligence and ask lots of questions! Of course, if you're ever in Central Florida - feel free to call
Re: freelance videographer resources
by Nick Griffin on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:09:07 pm
in the Business & Marketing Forum
[Greg Ball] "I use World Communications Link" or you can use Crews Control... BUT I agree with Jeff and would start here on the COW. You want to first post under the COW section "JOBS Offered - Higher Pay" then ask those who reply to detail equipm
@Nolan Richerson
by Marco Solorio on Jun 21, 2012 at 7:41:01 pm
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Nolan, this article isn't about the specifics/features of the Cinema Camera itself, per se, but how it can compare in chromakey production workflows as compared to cameras costing a great deal more than it. For specifics on camera features, I'd sugge
Re: G|Speed Q Not Mounting via Firewire 800, but Mounting via USB
by Sandeep Sajeev on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:46:31 pm
in the G-Tech Forum
Hello Gene, Apologies for the incredibly tardy response to this post. I checked the thread a couple of days after I posted the question and as there was no reply, figured that it probably got lost in the cow somewhere. I never did get this to M
Re: Output looks weird
by Walter Soyka on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:48:40 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
There's some great, free training available online. If you're new to After Effects, I'd recommend the following link, in which Adobe's Todd Kopriva pulls together some important introductory materials: http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01
Re: 1st wedding with Sony Vegas...7hrs of footage!
by Mike Clouse on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:48:21 pm
in the Sony Vegas Forum
Thanks Jeff...not sure how to do color correction "snapshots" but I will do a search on this term and see what I can find. It sure is nice to have access to the experts here on the COW! Thanks for all who help! Mike
Re: Microsoft Surface
by Tim Wilson on Jun 20, 2012 at 1:30:59 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Jeremy Garchow] " I've had the conversation with Tim Wilson before about roadmaps....Even if I was an all Windows shop, it would do nothing for me." Sorry to keep the off-topic groove, but I don't think I've been accurately represented. The t
Re: COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Aindreas Gallagher on Jun 19, 2012 at 10:25:39 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
just read this - me too, I'm truly sorry to hear of the man's health troubles. I still remember the cow first appearing for AE, it was such a welcome thing, and god but you knew it was coming from the right place. there really is just a feel to
Re: Now it's the turn of the Photographers
by Bill Davis on Jun 18, 2012 at 11:29:27 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Kevin Patrick] "I think most of the people (at least here on the Cow) who have issues with FCPX can provide some tangible, objective and understandable reasons why FCPX does not work for them. " Absolutely, And if your sole concern is a tool t
Re: Aligning Multiple Objects in Animation
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:03:09 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I believe that the sampleImage Expression method will be able to provide you with a solution. I suggest that you post your query at the COW's AE Expression Forums Cheers RoRK
Re: Now it's the turn of the Photographers
by Kevin Patrick on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:46:14 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I think most of the people (at least here on the Cow) who have issues with FCPX can provide some tangible, objective and understandable reasons why FCPX does not work for them. That does not see to be the case with Scott's review of Aperture 3.3.
1st wedding with Sony Vegas...7hrs of footage!
by Mike Clouse on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:24:12 pm
in the Sony Vegas Forum
I just shot my first wedding (I have done other types of events). and I would REALLY Appreciate some guidance and insight from the Vegas Pro experts here (I own Vegas Pro 11). I have never had this much (7hours) of footage to deal with before,I wo
Re: COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Wayne Marx on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:03:06 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
May I add my small note of gratitude to yourself, Ron, and your entire team here at the COW - including all the Team Leaders ---- this has been an invaluable resource that I check almost daily and has saved me many a production tragedy. May you r
Re: Manage Preview Movies
by Buck Kahler on Jun 18, 2012 at 7:16:12 pm
in the CatDV Forum
We're using the default settings for making the proxies (Motion jpeg). I'm just trying to get a good archiving workflow going. Basically, it's something like this: 1.)Take finished project folder with all media associated with it and break it in
Re: a good editing software..
by Ty Ford on Jun 18, 2012 at 5:09:05 pm
in the Audio Professionals Forum
Hello Lenny and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. I'm a Pro Tools (running PT 10 now) user and edit a lot of music. Adobe Audition is also a workable software. I'm more used to PT, though. Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader
Re: To transcode or not to transcode
by Donald Riley on Jun 18, 2012 at 3:47:42 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
To sum up if I may. it all comes down to tools and telling a story even a 30 sec. commercial. Gone are the days of DV, slow processors, graphic cards and storage, as everyone knows. Everything is more expensive not less, even though things like memor
Re: COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Mark Suszko on Jun 18, 2012 at 3:24:35 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
Nobody knows how well Apple will do after Steve Jobs. But the COW is in good hands, I am convinced, since Ron hand-picked a very competent, tight, and loyal crew. He's left it in the best of hands, and the people I've met here are all great folks in
Re: Create DCP directly from DaVinci? + sound?
by Juan Salvo on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:08:59 pm
in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
Not directly in Resolve, but you can convert color in resolve. There are no sound capabilities in resolve as of right now, version 9 will add this. As to dcp creation itself, I would do a search. This question has been asked and answered on the co
Re: Auto Chapters menu from track's chapter markers
by David Eaks on Jun 18, 2012 at 4:15:12 am
in the Apple DVD Studio Pro Forum
Off the top of my head. Create a template of your menus. Then in a new project, with a new menu selected, drag the .m2v over the Menu Editor window and hover until a drop-down list pops up, choose "create chapter index and make connections". Pick you
Re: Very specific question re: Retina Macbook Pro
by Rick Lang on Jun 18, 2012 at 12:19:40 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Jason and Douglas, please go back and look at the latest posts from Dave and me in this thread: http://mobi.creativecow.net/thread/335/37515 Thanks to Dave's efforts, it's good news: you can screen grab a QuickTime window playing 1920x1080 HD vid
Re: the HP ZR24w its ok for color correction?
by Juan Salvo on Jun 17, 2012 at 8:35:28 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
Didn't mean to sound harsh. Just realize I'd read this or a variation of this question from you on various other forums on the cow and now even on other sites. Seems like you've already made up your mind and just want confirmation from other users. D
Re: COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu on Jun 17, 2012 at 6:16:56 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
I only touched basis with Ron on e-mail, but I know him more from the result of his work. I found the Cow to be a creative place, a hang out place, a community of my kind of people, a place where I can give and get in return knowledge, experience and
Re: COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Gary Milligan on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:58:27 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
The COW is a pasture where I graze almost daily - thank you so much for that and its predecessor, the WWUG where I first "met" you almost 12 years ago. I wish you a speedy recovery and the best of everything as you continue your journey. Gary
Re: WOW! Rock on Ron Lindeboom
by Noah Kadner on Jun 16, 2012 at 5:26:39 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
Wow- thanks for everything Ron. The Cow helped me launch my career and also helped me meet my wife! Here's to the Cow going on for a long time in Ron's honor. Much love and thanks- you will be missed around these pastures.
Re: A giant "retires"
by Michael Sacci on Jun 16, 2012 at 4:42:11 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
The Creative Cow is an amazing place. It has been a pleasure to be associated with it for 6 or 7 years. I get a kick out of people that think they can build something that will compete with the Cow, it is truly unique, the timing and execution was pe
Re: A giant "retires"
by Joseph W. Bourke on Jun 16, 2012 at 3:32:24 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
As everyone above has said - get well! If you can focus the intensity you've put into the Cow over the years on your health, there's nothing you can't do! Thanks from the bottom of my heart for the chance to help the up and coming crop of talent,
WOW! Rock on Ron Lindeboom
by Jim Hines on Jun 16, 2012 at 2:42:40 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
Best wishes where ever life may be taking you. Thanks for the Cow.
Re: A giant "retires"
by Mike Cohen on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:43:47 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
Ron, We are all indebted to you for what you have created and given to the world of media professionals. My personal involvement in the COW has been rewarding professionally and is one of my favorite hobbies. I visit the COW and am surrounded by f
Re: Royalty Free Music in Premier
by Mark Welch on Jun 15, 2012 at 9:05:12 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Found it in Audition - of course. Can't believe Ron is handing over the helm. Pray for healing and a return to the Cow!
Re: A giant "retires"
by John Rofrano on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:17:49 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
Sorry to hear that health troubles have gotten that bad. I know how much the COW means to Ron but without our health, we have nothing. Focus on getting better Ron.
Re: A giant "retires"
by Nick Griffin on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:08:15 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
Now it's public knowledge that COW co-founder Ron Lindeboom is stepping down from day to day activities. We can only wish him the best in his attempts to better control his health issues and hope that he's back full time with us soon. In the meant
Re: COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Shane Ross on Jun 15, 2012 at 7:22:59 pm
in the COW - Newsletters Forum
Wow! Unexpected! This is like Steve Jobs leaving Apple. The Cow IS Ron Lindeboom. Get well. Godspeed.
Re: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable. An iFixit Op-ed.
by Frank Gothmann on Jun 15, 2012 at 6:17:19 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Craig Seeman] "Bingo and homerun on this point. If I can use that without breaking the COW analogy law. ;) As per replace vs repair. . . Think of this . . . replace your damaged unit and then they repair and sell the refurb and they don't even
Re: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable. An iFixit Op-ed.
by Craig Seeman on Jun 15, 2012 at 6:13:59 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Mark Bein] "I've never seen a company selling so much refurbished stuff and so many people recommend said stuff." Bingo and homerun on this point. If I can use that without breaking the COW analogy law. ;) As per replace vs repair. . . Think
Re: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable. An iFixit Op-ed.
by Andrew Richards on Jun 15, 2012 at 5:23:17 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Chris Harlan] "I'm not sure about that. Certainly not among our crowd. Or among the people who are aware of his site." Yeah, and those crowds aren't most people. You know, "normal" people. Not us. He's appealing to the hand of the market, and
Re: You call this insight?
by Tim Wilson on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:36:43 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Timothy, I was hoping that the length of my post and my general wisenheimer-y tone in the COW that "typing while I drive" would sound like a joke. Sorry if this was another of my jokes to fall flat. I don't even keep my phone on when I drive. And
Re: Highest quality Blu Ray blanks?
by Dave Haynie on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:19:21 pm
in the DVD Authoring Forum
[Nick Griffin] "I'm surprised that I can't find this on the COW, so maybe I'm missing something. That said, What's the highest quality / most reliable brand of Blu Ray blank disks? Are there different grades, for example "Mastering" versus regular?"
@Tom Daigon
by walter biscardi on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:42:19 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
"Next release (of FCP) will be awesome." -Steve Jobs 4/2010 "We're working on something great for later next year." -Tim Cook 6/2012 Glad to see you read my witty Twitter feed, I rather liked that too when I came up with it as it describes the cu
Re: Powerful Programmable Wall Washer/Floodlight just released
by Rick Wise on Jun 14, 2012 at 5:00:59 pm
in the Lighting Design Pros Forum
This entire thread has been removed from the main page. As to how to delete, I think there is no way for you to do that after 30 minutes or so. The poster has probably been banned by the Cow.
Learning
by Lisa Koza on Jun 14, 2012 at 4:54:58 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi, I've been trying to learn more of AE, and have done lots of tutorials (several at the Cow, so I thank you for that!), and I am now trying to decipher a template that I have. In it, images and text (within a precomp) are being controlled by a
Re: How do you change the ocean colour from greenish to blue?
by Mark Suszko on Jun 14, 2012 at 4:20:57 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
BTW, there is a great tutorial on using apple color available from the COW, not too expensive:-)
Highest quality Blu Ray blanks?
by Nick Griffin on Jun 14, 2012 at 3:07:05 pm
in the DVD Authoring Forum
I'm surprised that I can't find this on the COW, so maybe I'm missing something. That said, What's the highest quality / most reliable brand of Blu Ray blank disks? Are there different grades, for example "Mastering" versus regular? I also have ye
Re: So how is Smoke 2013 then?
by Walter Soyka on Jun 14, 2012 at 2:50:46 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Bret Williams] "The deeper you dig the more it becomes that horrendous interface we all knew of. Someone really needs to teach them a little about UI design. The same was always true of avid. So unorganized (I thought) with their UI that it was real
Re: You call this insight?
by Steve Connor on Jun 14, 2012 at 6:38:33 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[David Roth Weiss] "I speak on the Cow, not for the Cow, just as the rest of you do, only I've been doing it longer and more often than most of you, just not lately. " Welcome back, we've missed you
Re: You call this insight?
by David Roth Weiss on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:41:54 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Tim Wilson] "Note that David is an employee of ProMAX, and does not speak for the COW." I speak on the Cow, not for the Cow, just as the rest of you do, only I've been doing it longer and more often than most of you, just not lately. [Tim Wils
Re: You call this insight?
by David Roth Weiss on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:57:30 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Kevin Patrick] "What's odd is he seems to be representing both ProMax and the Creative COW." I work for ProMAX, have been a card-carrying member of the Cow since its inception, and my opinions are entirely my own and represent neither of the abov
Re: SCRIPTING: strip framenumbers from sequence filename...
by Barend Onneweer on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:36:20 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
And of course that works like a charm! Thanks so much again. I'll be sure to share the script with the COW community once it's doing everything it needs to :-) Might be back for more help before that though... Barend
Re: FCP 10.0.5 fixes found
by T. Payton on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:05:17 pm
in the Apple FCPX Techniques Forum
I don't have any experience with SSDs in my MacPro. But I've seen some other guys on the cow talk about it. Check this out from OWC, this is out of control for a MacPro. 600MB+/Sec.: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/PCIe/OWC/Mercury_Accelsior/RA

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