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Nick McMahon
Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:52:03 am

Hey John....

Getting toward the end of my project and thinking thru the design of thanking our sponsors. As such I'd like to use the vector are .Ai files I have of their brand logos.

I figured I can bring them into individual BCC 3D extruded eps and not bother to extrude them, but is there another more straightforward way to use illustrator files in credits...?

cheers

Nick... BASE1268

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John Rofrano
Re: Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:12:53 pm

[Nick McMahon] "I figured I can bring them into individual BCC 3D extruded eps and not bother to extrude them, but is there another more straightforward way to use illustrator files in credits...?"
The simple solution would be to bring them into Illustrator and save them as PNG files with transparency. If you don't have Illustrator, I can convert them for you. It's really easy. If you want to use BCC Extruded EPS, I would still save them as PNG files from within Vegas preview. It will render a lot quicker.

~jr

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Nick McMahon
Re: Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 26, 2015 at 5:33:30 pm

Cheers John...

I have illustrator tho it's a fairly new addition to my toolbox and haven't yet got around to appreciating it's real power... too busy learning Vegas... but saving the illustrator vector art as a portable network graphic is simple to do and of course I'm now having a Homer Simpson moment wondering why I didn't work that out... DOH !!!

One only has to think at the file compatibility level with Vegas and therein lies the answer... however I probably wouldn't have selected png but rather lent toward a jpg, so thanks for the heads up that png renders faster.

Do you convert all hi-res jpg stills images to png to use in a project....???

Nick... BASE1268

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John Rofrano
Re: Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 26, 2015 at 9:43:52 pm

[Nick McMahon] "One only has to think at the file compatibility level with Vegas and therein lies the answer... however I probably wouldn't have selected png but rather lent toward a jpg, so thanks for the heads up that png renders faster.

Do you convert all hi-res jpg stills images to png to use in a project....???"
No, you misunderstood my reason for using PNG. JPEG's don't support transparency. So if your customer's logo was round and you saved it as a JPEG, you would have big square areas of some other color (probably black or white) around it. The reason I selected PNG is because anything that is not the logo will be transparent so that you can overlay it in the credits.

Both PNG and JPEG render equally as fast. My comment about rendering fast was referring to how slow the BCC 3D Extrusion would render compared to just a single image.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Nick McMahon
Re: Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:21:45 pm

Brilliant... now I won't find myself posing the question at some point in the future trying to work out why a Jpeg I'm trying to use is not working as I want.

I now have the huge task of trying to gain copyright sync licence for material that is not mine... The video bits should be more straightforward, but the audio copyright can be a minefield as several publishers and record labels can hold copyright to material.

Do you know if I have downloaded video from youtube whether I need permission to re-use what is already there...?

cheers

Nick... BASE1268

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John Rofrano
Re: Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:01:37 pm

[Nick McMahon] "Do you know if I have downloaded video from youtube whether I need permission to re-use what is already there...?"
If there is no copyright associated with the video, assume that you can't use it or at least contact the person who posted it to ask if they hold the copyrights. The problem with YouTube is most of the videos are illegal already because people post material for which they don't own the copyrights all the time. So I would avoid YouTube as a source unless your lawyer tells you it's Fair Use.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Nick McMahon
Re: Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:12:59 am

That's an interesting point I hadn't considered and worth me researching... 'Fair use'

It would seem perfectly logical and totally 'fair' to allow people to produce a composition that includes a snippet of an original work, for instance when composing a short parody such as the one I've done.

It has a few seconds of 'brains' from a Thunderbirds episode with completely different audio dubbed to make it look like he's saying something that is taken from an unrelated audio recording. The 2 parts are married up to form the parody and as they both now form something that is totally different from the original, my naturally bias but logical thought process sees that as perfectly 'fair use'.

As I've been told already by a chap from Sony/ATV, because my project is not for commercial gain whatsoever, then a sync licence should be easily obtained. I hope he's right.

cheers

Nick... BASE1268

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John Rofrano
Re: Using Illustrator vector art logos in credit roll
on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:28:35 pm

[Nick McMahon] "...my naturally bias but logical thought process sees that as perfectly 'fair use'."
The problem is that a Judge has to see it that way. ;-)

I believe that parody is one of the allowable "fair" uses. You just need to check with copyright lawyer.

~jr

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