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Re: Exploding Feathers
by Tim Maddoux in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Thanks Kalle!...

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Re: Inexpensive Multicam Editing
by John Rofrano in the Sony Vegas Forum
If you know Vegas Pro and, as Mike said, have Vegas Pro 8 or greater... that is the most inexpensive and the path of least resistance since you will be able to help your Dad a lot with it. Multi-cam in Vegas Pro is very easy to do. ~jr www.johnrofrano.com...

7 minutes ago   read more
Re: Thumbnail window and rendered video not matching
by John Rofrano in the Sony Vegas Forum
What are your project properties? What are your render properties? If your rendered output does not align with what you are seeing in the preview, I'm gonna guess that your render properties do not match your project properties. Especially if they are using different aspect ratios. The other thing to...

11 minutes ago   read more
Re: Sony Vegas 13 Sony AVC vs MainConcept - My tests, your experiences.
by John Rofrano in the Sony Vegas Forum
This is a complex topic. If you are doing your testes with FX's on the video it becomes even more complex. Here's why: Rendering = Playback + Encoding Since Vegas Pro 11, there has been playback GPU acceleration that is controlled under Options | Preferences | Video | GPU Acceleration...

13 minutes ago   read more
Re: Upgrading / replacing TerraBlock 24ex
by James Hoppe in the Facilis Forum
Got through to Facilis and the question has been answered. The migration will NOT be easy or painless apparently James Hoppe WILX-TV Engineering...

18 minutes ago   read more
Re: 'close media file when not active applicaion' not working -sharing workaround
by Aleksey Tarasov in the Sony Vegas Forum
I tried to recreate this bug in VP11 & VP13, but I couldn't......

20 minutes ago   read more
Re: ffmpeg transcoding error
by George Dean in the FFmpeg Forum
Thanks Lou, Yes, I'll post a sample Saturday. Best Regards.......George...

21 minutes ago   read more
Re: Vegas Pro 13.0 Weird problem when adding text/Video Effects
by Graham Bernard in the Sony Vegas Forum
Update your Video Driver? I'm trying here! * Grazie Video Content Creator and Potter PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge...

24 minutes ago   read more
Re: composition borders with CC fast blur
by Michael Foster in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I considered adding a mask edge feather, if that's what you're saying. It still would look boxed in, honestly. I need it to bleed into the entire area....

30 minutes ago   read more
Re: More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by Joe Marler in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
The dwindling of Moore's Law has been known for some time in the CPU design community. Even before this happened, so-called "Dennard Scaling" or frequency scaling plateaued around 2007 and there is no near-term solution for this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennard_scaling Moore's Law itself is limited by the heat problem, which was discussed...

34 minutes ago   read more
Re: Inexpensive Multicam Editing
by George Dean in the Sony Vegas Forum
How about $31.89 for Movie Studio 12 Platinum! Movie Studio of course doesn't have the Multi Cam support that Vegas Pro does, but if he is going to be using 2 cameras, manual isn't that bad. Before I got Vegas Pro, I used Movie Studio ver 12/13 for various 2...

34 minutes ago   read more
Re: Two free goodies over at Izotope !
by Russ Froze in the Sony Vegas Forum
Very eloquently put [Tom Edwards] "Sir, all you had to do was market those terms with a little finesse." Tom Edwards I can't help but marvel in the quality of the elocution in the response. Russ Froze...

45 minutes ago   read more
Re: More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by Jeremy Garchow in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Noah Kadner] "Actually it's a bit limiting to think of Moore's Law purely in terms of CPU development. It ignores the function of optimized software as well as co-processors, GPUs etc. I'd argue that computers will continue down this path of speed indefinitely as a matter of pure speed/functionality, not...

46 minutes ago   read more
Re: Inexpensive Multicam Editing
by Russ Froze in the Sony Vegas Forum
The are two free solutions I know.Blackmagic design Resolve 12.Lightworks 12 is also a free program. A websearch on how to use the new multicam edit feature may be needed to wrap your head around how it works. Conversely, using Vegas 13 trial will give you some time to finish...

48 minutes ago   read more
Re: Can you create a menu button to toggle Close Captions on/off
by Ricky Barrow in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Closed Captions are a function of the display (TV set). If you duplicate the movie, and thereby duplicating the space required on the DVD, add that timeline without adding the caption file and have a separate button for each, then yes, the button will allow or not allow captions. Subtitles...

53 minutes ago   read more
Re: panning
by John Rofrano in the Sony Vegas Forum
[bill henry] "I checked the pan menu and nowhere is there a place to turn it off. It's probably something simple. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it!" Actually it's not that simple. You need to undo whatever it is that you did. If you created keyframes you should select...

55 minutes ago   read more
Re: More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by Noah Kadner in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Actually it's a bit limiting to think of Moore's Law purely in terms of CPU development. It ignores the function of optimized software as well as co-processors, GPUs etc. I'd argue that computers will continue down this path of speed indefinitely as a matter of pure speed/functionality, not necessarily due...

58 minutes ago   read more
Re: Inexpensive Multicam Editing
by Mike Kujbida in the Sony Vegas Forum
Vegas Pro got the multicam option back in version 8.0 and has it to this day. From what I've read, Movie Studio doesn't have this option but you can do a pseudo version of it by using Track Motion to shrink individual tracks and use markers to define where you...

59 minutes ago   read more
Re: ffmpeg transcoding error
by Lou Logan in the FFmpeg Forum
Can you provide a short sample input file so we can attempt to duplicate the issue? Why the screenshots instead fo simply copying and pasting the text?...

1 hour ago   read more
Re: Database Connection Refused
by Andrew Saliga in the CatDV Forum
Excellent. Thanks John. Trying those steps now. Andrew Saliga I/O Specialist/Editor Steelehouse Productions www.steelehouse.com...

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Re: Database Connection Refused
by John Vaudin in the CatDV Forum
There is definitely a MySQL 5.7 install for 10.9, so it should be possible to get it working. You might need to manually set up a LaunchDaemon entry as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26476391/how-to-auto-load-mysql-on-startup-on-osx-yosemite, and its possible the status in the control panel won't be right, but it should be possible to...

1 hour ago   read more
Can you create a menu button to toggle Close Captions on/off
by Mitch Silver in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Is this possible in Encore? I know you can do it with a DVD remote, but I want this feature on the DVD menu itself....

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Re: Database Connection Refused
by Andrew Saliga in the CatDV Forum
Thanks John. You're probably right on that one. I'll give that a shot, but unfortunately it'll be a long process due to some software dependencies that are only licensed for 10.9.5. I'll need to purchase the upgrades along with updated OS and MySQL in order to have a functional system...

1 hour ago   read more
Re: Generator question
by Bret Williams in the Apple Motion Forum
The clock wipe? Make a circle shape, no fill. Make the stroke huge until it fills a whole circle. Turn off the curved end points. Animate the stroke begin and end points....

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Re: More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by Jeremy Garchow in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
:(...

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Re: More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by David Roth Weiss in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Which would be terrific if it did make up for the missing processor, but it doesn't. David Roth Weiss Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant David Weiss Productions Los Angeles David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum....

1 hour ago   read more
Re: Send to Motion..... Could Automatic Duck tackle this?
by Roger Bolton in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
We've also looked at this. As others have said the real issue is that the motion project format is undocumented and motion has no ability to import FCPXML (why that is makes no sense to me). Having said that to just have a limited send to motion where the clip...

1 hour ago   read more
Re: More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by Jeremy Garchow in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
They added an extra GPU to make up for it?...

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Re: Terrablock with new software EXTREMELY slow
by James Hoppe in the Facilis Forum
I know they are, but it seems as if they're swamped right now. I'll give the telephone another shot. James Hoppe WILX-TV Engineering...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Problem with closed captions - lines are missing frome my SCC file
by Ricky Barrow in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
the issue is likely not an Encore bug. More likely it is a caption problem. Captions generally need to be longer than a second by default - Encore is just following the rules. To avoid this, if each caption is 1 second, you'd need to combine 2 captions into one...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Problem with closed captions - lines are missing frome my SCC file
by Mitch Silver in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
I tried creating a 3 frame blank but it didn't fix the problem (even though these are captions and not subtitles I still tried). Then it occurred to me that all the skipped captions had a short duration (~1 second, give or take a few frames). When I extended the...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Fake 90's pulldown effect?
by Dave LaRonde in the Adobe After Effects Forum
AE's pulldown settins are meant to REMOVE 3:2 pulldown. If you want to retain it, just shoot 24p on a camera that records the file at 29.97; 1080, not 720. Then just import the clip into AE, and interpret the field order as Upper Field First. You're all set. Dave...

2 hours ago   read more
Inexpensive Multicam Editing
by Joshua Jackson in the Sony Vegas Forum
Hello... I've been a long-time Vegas Pro user, but my dad is wanting to dip his toes into multicam editing. He wants to do a couple camera angles, with a couple phones, and make a little video. Obviously, this isn't going to be anything great and he doesn't want to...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: composition borders with CC fast blur
by Chris Evans in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I'm not quite sure what those layers are doing, but I assume they're moving when you move the point around. If the whole layer moves then the edge of the layer will be visible and that's what you're seeing. Again, I don't know exactly how you have that set up,...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: composition borders with CC fast blur
by Daniel Waldron in the Adobe After Effects Forum
If you just want to make the edges less distinct, select your solid and double-click the Rectangle Tool. This will add a mask around the edges of your solid. Then hit the "m" key twice to open your mask options and decrease the mask expansion. Then add some mask feathering....

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Terrablock with new software EXTREMELY slow
by Ricky Barrow in the Facilis Forum
Should only take a couple of minutes at most. This is new system and Facilis is the best at customer service - a call or email should help solve quickly. Ricky...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Can anybody convert this FCP7 file into either xml or Premiere Pro or AVid project for me?
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Just the sequence? I can do the whole project. Tell you what, I'll do both. I have the PREVIOUS version to that 2015.1...so it should be fine. zip the FCP project file and email to comeback at mac dot com Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by David Roth Weiss in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
The "decommissioning" of Moore's law is interesting, but more important to this group is Apple's decommissioning of a 2nd processor in the 2013 and beyond MacPros. David Roth Weiss Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant David Weiss Productions Los Angeles David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Video and audio timeline doesn't scroll vertically (see picture)
by Peter Garaway in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Duke, This video from PeachPit provides a good illustrations of the Timeline controls. Hope this is helpful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjuEOE_8ndY Best, Peter Garaway Adobe Premiere Pro...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: How to DESELECT a label
by Karen Yarosky in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Thanks for this - so my question is: when I ADD a label to a clip in the timeline can I also then not remove it? I have been labeling clips in my timeline as markers to find them easily - does this mean I am stuck with them? Thanks!...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Diagonal Gray Stripes on my clips (not offline)
by Chris Walsh in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
This is a problem that has been plaguing me off and on for the last six months, all on projects consolidated via Project Manager. It has something to do with clip spanning and how the clips were originally imported (or how PPro names the imports). All my footage is C500...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Masking an object out but not making it seem like its 'stuck on'
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe Photoshop basics Forum
Ok, so the way the edges look cut-out is the problem? What does the background look like? I assume it is not just a flat black like in the image you uploaded. Is it an illustration? A pattern? Text? Photo? Gradient? What colors? How does this photo relate to the...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Sony Vegas Eating Up To 100% CPU
by John Rofrano in the Sony Vegas Forum
That's good information Rob. If OBS is recording at a variable frame rate at times, it's best to always transcode to a constant rate rate before editing in Vegas Pro. ~jr www.johnrofrano.com www.vasstsoftware.com...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: PP CS 2015: Take clips from larger video files but NOT import / conform entire video.
by Peter Garaway in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Agree with Tero. Take a look at Prelude. Here's an older video tutorial but should cover what your after. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs6-creative-cloud-feature-tour-for-video/how-to-ingest-and-log-with-prelude-cs6/ Best, Peter Garaway Adobe Premiere Pro...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Can anybody convert this FCP7 file into either xml or Premiere Pro or AVid project for me?
by John Watts in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi Shane Thanks for the reply. I'm using PP v9.2 (the latest release). If you wouldn't mind opening the project, look for the latest sequence and create an xml of that then I can take it from there? Thanks John...

3 hours ago   read more
Terrablock with new software EXTREMELY slow
by James Hoppe in the Facilis Forum
How many days is it supposed to take to convert a volume to multi-user write? Our 24ex with 12 drives still hasn't made the conversion, this is with NO clients attached. James Hoppe WILX-TV Engineering...

3 hours ago   read more
Fake 90's pulldown effect?
by Ike Hanson in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I'd like to simulate the old 90's pulldown look of tv-movies, where every 5th frame is a blend of two frames. I'm starting with 24p footage and I'm having for it to end up at any framerate, just as long as it has that distinct artificial motion look. Using the...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: How to DESELECT a label
by Peter Garaway in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Karen, There's no way to remove a label from an asset in Premiere. As you discovered you can only edit the color and label name. Curious to why you want to remove it? You can add a feature request here: http://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html Best, Peter Garaway Adobe Premiere Pro...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Noise reduction color chanels
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe Photoshop Forum
Unsharp Mask does pretty much the same thing, but it is faster and easier to adjust, and you have more control on the outcome with the threshold setting. (To use highpass, you'd have to make a copy of the luminosity layer and blend the highpass layer with the luminosity layer.)...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Vegas Pro 13.0 Weird problem when adding text/Video Effects
by Ricardo Caro in the Sony Vegas Forum
Problem hasn't been solved :/ tried eveything...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: How to create a trail of stars under a flying carpet...?
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Can you not manually keyframe the rotation values? If the emitter is too hard to see you could conceivably make a 3D solid of the same dimensions and link the rotation values of your emitter to it so that you see what you are doing....

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Vegas Pro 13.0 Weird problem when adding text/Video Effects
by Ricardo Caro in the Sony Vegas Forum
It always been at 100% :(...

3 hours ago   read more
composition borders with CC fast blur
by Michael Foster in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi everyone, I've been looking for a while now, and I guess I don't know the keywords but I can't find any solution. I'm sure this is a topic that you're tired of seeing now, but I honestly can't find the answer. I have a solid that I masked and...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Having Trim Paths Translate to rotation
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
The problem lies in that "0" point is the origin point for the path, so the trim paths ends there no matter what. My guess is that it would work if you linked the rotation of the circle to the rotation of one of the arms so that the zero...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Cut IN and OUT points simultaneously?
by Alex Udell in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
If you go to the IN point and LIFT the marked area... (leaving a gap) then (assuming your tracks are patched properly) Paste does this get you what you want? (lift should put your lifted clip in the clipboard) Alex Udell Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX Let's Connect on...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Performance on Nvidia Quadro K620 and K1200 vs. GTX 9-series
by Tero Ahlfors in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
There are cheaper low lever Quadros and then there are Quadros that are insanely powerful and cost more than a car. Just because it says Quadro on it doesn't make it a powerful card....

3 hours ago   read more
Liquid animation | Easy After Effects tutorial
by Ilya Dji in the Adobe After Effects Forum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-d58UkzVz0...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: ProRes4444 in 10Bit: How can I Deliver in these specs and confirm it is in fact 10 Bit
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
The ProRes codec...ALL of the ProRes codecs...are 10-bit. They cannot be 16-bit...or 8-bit. Only 10-bit. You would probably have to work VERY hard to make it 16-bit, or even 8-bit....and that might take coding chops. It's always 10-bit. It's the nature of the beast. Shane Little Frog Post Read my...

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Re: How to create a 3D, flat-looking sphere pattern
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Forum
How about a flat, but 3D-looking pattern of same kind? 9775_meshwarppattern.aep.zip...

3 hours ago   read more
File: Mesh warped balls pattern
by Kalle Kannisto in the COW - Files Forum
aep file CC Ball Action plus Ramp through Threshold, then Mesh Warp. http://f1.creativecow.net/9775/mesh-warped-balls-pattern...

3 hours ago   read more
ProRes4444 in 10Bit: How can I Deliver in these specs and confirm it is in fact 10 Bit
by Jim Gregware in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hello All, I have a unique project which has thrown me down the rabbit hole of ProRes4444 and color depth. I have been given a number of png files at 3840x3240 and asked to create a 10 second animation at those dimensions and deliver in ProRes4444 at 10 Bit with...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Sony Vegas Eating Up To 100% CPU
by Rob Clapham in the Sony Vegas Forum
Hi, I use OBS and looking at some of the posts. I haven't imported massive files into Sony Vegas yet, but I haven't had any playback issues using Vegas for camera video, or the OBS files I have tested on. I typically convert the .flv files to .mp4 as it...

4 hours ago   read more
More than Moore - Moore's law decommissioned.
by Jeremy Garchow in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2016/02/moores-law-really-is-dead-this-time/...

4 hours ago   read more
Thumbnail window and rendered video not matching
by Maxime Labrèche in the Sony Vegas Forum
Hi So I have this project in which I have to replace the left portion of a split screen video by a static image. I found out that I have to uncheck "maintain aspect ratio" in the media properties of the image to change its proportions so that I can...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Performance on Nvidia Quadro K620 and K1200 vs. GTX 9-series
by Adam Kawecki in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
So, Quadros are like diesel or something?:D...

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Re: Align to spline - position driven by animated texture
by Brian Jones in the Cinema 4D Forum
maybe this has a hint https://vimeo.com/132829405 but detecting where the line is would be another matter. I assume your animated texture might change or else you would just keyframe the spline placement to match....

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Re: Cut IN and OUT points simultaneously?
by Jimmy Wanamassa in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Cool, yea I'm using those. It's just interesting they have lift and extract but not "split" or something of the like. Thanks!...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Performance on Nvidia Quadro K620 and K1200 vs. GTX 9-series
by Tero Ahlfors in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
A GTX 9XX-model will mop the floor with those low powered Quadros. That said you probably don't need either for what you do....

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Re: Cut IN and OUT points simultaneously?
by Tero Ahlfors in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I haven't stumbled upon such a feature. The keyboards shortcuts for go to in/out is shift+i/o so it doesn't need that many key presses. Or you could cut as you go with a keyboard shortcut instead of using the blade tool....

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Re: Can anybody convert this FCP7 file into either xml or Premiere Pro or AVid project for me?
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
It'll convert to a Premiere Pro project, but not Avid. Only sequences into Avid, and even then, I'd have to have access to the media so I could use Automatic Duck to recompress to Avid media. You'll have to relink once you get the Premiere project back. What version of...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Looping noise on materials (animation vs. loop period)
by Brian Jones in the Cinema 4D Forum
the help says "This setting is available for almost all types of noise, with the exception of Electric, Gaseous, Random and Wavy Turbulence, and will loop the noise in accordance with the time in seconds defined (Animation Speed) must not be set to 0). A value of 0 will turn...

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Re: reimport veg. projects with ACES RRT
by Russ Froze in the Sony Vegas Forum
Hi Fab, as I understand it the render template also needs to be set to render rec709. For info on the complete ACES workflow in vegas visit http://www.jbalazer.com/aces-in-sony-vegas#TOC-ACES-and-ACEScc-Intro-and-Tutorial-for-Sony-Vegas-Pro Russ Froze...

5 hours ago   read more
Slowdown on one drive rippling down to all drives in PPRO
by Jan Janowski in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
CS6.05 here, but this issue was strange enough that I feel a post is necessary.... as a warning. About 1.5+ Years ago, I changed from a spinning drive to SSD for Cache and Video Cache Database drive, and at that time (when New) the speed of this SSD was 200+...

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Re: Adding video from source to timeline - not linked
by Daniel Waldron in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Which version of Premiere are you using? It looks like the same issue with merged clips was fixed in the latest CC update ....

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Re: Noise reduction color chanels
by Ali Quintana in the Adobe Photoshop Forum
thank you, yes sorry, i was confused, the high pass for sharpening. I can use that high pass on the luma channel then?...

5 hours ago   read more
How can I clean up this audio?
by Jack Nichols in the Adobe Audition, Soundbooth Forum
Hey guys, I am having a hard time with this audio file. I used the noise reduction but am still getting a weird hiss when he talks - I know it's probably because the mic is crappy but is there anything you can suggest to clean it up? Thanks in...

5 hours ago   read more
RAID Confusion on a PC...
by Gerry Cast in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
Hi, I've been reading here, but still am stumped. I currently has a 5 Bay Sans Digital RAID array connected to my PC with an estata cable to a RAID card. My array sometimes just "disappears" and I have to reboot to get it back. Sometimes after a few hours...

5 hours ago   read more
Full-time Video Editor
by Matthew Richie in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
WHY LAMPSTAND? Lampstand believes that well told stories can change the world. From nationally broadcast feature-length documentaries to :30 spots for a local non-profit or corporation, our goal is to engage our audience with captivating visual stories that are passionately and excellently told and then move that audience to action....

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File: Audio to Fix
by Jack Nichols in the COW - Files Forum
mp3 file Need help cleaning this up. http://f1.creativecow.net/9774/audio-to-fix...

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Re: How to create a 3D, flat-looking sphere pattern
by Joseph W. Bourke in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I think the best way to create this is in Adobe Illustrator (or maybe Photoshop). Illustrator has all sorts of distortion envelopes, so you would just create a straight grid of circles, then apply an envelope. Another possibility would be to create your flat circle grid, then texture map it...

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Sony Vegas 13 Sony AVC vs MainConcept - My tests, your experiences.
by Rob Clapham in the Sony Vegas Forum
Dear All, This is my first post over here, and I hope I have researched most things well enough thanks to all the informative posts here on creative cow. I did some render tests last night, to find the best way to render my videos. I'm currently using an i5...

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Cut IN and OUT points simultaneously?
by Jimmy Wanamassa in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I have a clip in the Sequence. I set my IN an OUT points in the middle of this clip. I want to cut at both the in and out points simultaneously (preferably with a shortcut), so I can then ramp speed on this new clip. Does this exist in...

5 hours ago   read more
Converting xml file from Premier to FCPx ads a .mov extension to all video clips and duplicates those in library.
by Zack Starr in the Apple FCPX Techniques Forum
When my editor sent back an xml file from Adobe Premier, I had to run it through the 7toX app to allow my FCPX program to import it. The timeline is there but it duplicated all of our video clips into the library with a new .mov extension to them....

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Re: How do I disable this annoying feature in the new version of AE
by David Cabestany in the Adobe After Effects Forum
It definitely has to be a glitch, but your workaround is a good idea. Thanks I'll file a bug report with Adobe later today. Best, D....

5 hours ago   read more
Re: Audio-Technica System 10 or Rodelink Wireless system?
by Ty Ford in the Audio Professionals Forum
D. J. No Problem. Any more questions? Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want better production audio?: Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide Ty Ford Blog: Ty Ford's Blog...

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Re: How to create a 3D, flat-looking sphere pattern
by Chris Evans in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Those are quite obviously 2d circles in a sort of curved, 3d funnel. I don't think you could achieve that with any of the built-in plugins. I don't have particular, but it might be possible to create something similar with it. You might be able to create it manually. My...

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Re: slog3 work flow
by paul gregory in the DaVinci Basics & Configuration Forum
thanks so much for your reply. Its good to know that i have to have the time line colorspace set to Slog3 when im working with slog footage. thanks!...

6 hours ago   read more
Re: How do I disable this annoying feature in the new version of AE
by Chris Evans in the Adobe After Effects Forum
As a workaround, you could move the render queue to another spot so it's not a tab in the same window. It sounds like a glitch or something with your workspace. Try resetting it to the default and see if it happens then. try a different workspace. Try closing the...

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Re: Trapcode Particular: how can I make this water fountain look more realistic?
by Chris Evans in the Adobe After Effects Forum
It looks pretty good. I'd add some blur and some randomness to the emitter force so it's not so static. Also, just to nit pick a little bit, your particles seem to be moving faster than the real water fountain. To correct this, you'll have to lower your gravity and...

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Rendered frames don't match result frames inside Color Finesse using Adobe Premiere
by Gerald Peters in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I am running the latest version of Adobe Premiere on Windows 7 64bit. The frame rendered by Adobe Premiere is significantly brighter than the one shown inside the full UI of Color Finesse. Everything matches with After Effects, but I want it to work with Premiere. Here are two screen...

6 hours ago   read more
How to create a 3D, flat-looking sphere pattern
by Pete Tong in the Adobe After Effects Forum
How do I create a pattern like that? I am thinking if CC ball action will help but i am not too sure. Thank you in advance!...

6 hours ago   read more
Re: No Audio Playback After Cleaning Cache
by David Laurent in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Thanks for clearing that up. But now, there's a portion of a clip in the timeline where the audio is out of sync. I know I didn't accidently move it cause when I try to import the same clip it's still out of sync and the clip itself is fine....

6 hours ago   read more
panning
by bill henry in the Sony Vegas Forum
I'm quite new at Vegas Pro 13 but I'm getting the hang of it. However, I'm stuck on one simple feature. I clicked the square on a clip (making the square green) and worked with the pan/zoom feature. Now I want to get out of that feature (because I've decided...

6 hours ago   read more
Re: slog3 work flow
by Bill Ravens in the DaVinci Basics & Configuration Forum
There's several workflows that can be applied to slog3 acquisition.....LUTs, ACES, or, Davinci RGB Color management. Since you asked specifically about LUTs, I'll address that workflow. LUT's are designed to convert from one color space to another. Therefore if you acquired in Slog3, and you intend to use a LUT...

7 hours ago   read more
Premiere - Resolve round tripping
by Chris Coote in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
Hi there I have lot's of experience round-tripping between Avid and Resolve, but now I have a series coming up that was cut in Premiere. I have done a few Premiere-Resolve workflows, but I was wondering if there are any major gotcha's to watch out for. I seem to remember...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Send to Motion..... Could Automatic Duck tackle this?
by Simon Ubsdell in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Bret Williams] "The problem is with custom title fx, presets, transitions (even changes to apple ones), generators, and effects. Apple gave us the ability to create our own, but there's no management for such fx" It may not be entirely what you're asking for, but if you're unfamiliar with it,...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Assistance with Time Lapse (I'm desperate)
by Brett Naples in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Thank you guys for your help its much appreciated. I am unfortunately unable to use any of the footage in context so I will have to rely on my back up footage....

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Premiere using up all my free hard drive space
by Jon Doughtie in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
This is very likely a media cache issue. You will ned to re-assign the location in your preferences. Even then, if your experience is like mine, you will still need to back and periodically clean house on your system drive. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM...

7 hours ago   read more
How do I disable this annoying feature in the new version of AE
by David Cabestany in the Adobe After Effects Forum
In the latest version of AE (2015) when I send anything to render and start the render queue the window automatically changes back to the timeline that is currently rendering instead of staying in the render queue as it used to before. Is there a way to revert to the...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Premiere Pro on OS X crashes on playback
by Robert Withers in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I thought PP CC 2015 required a later version of the OS. Not so? Robert Withers Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: XML Transform
by Eric Santiago in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
[Joseph Owens] "Would have to backtrack to confirm this as a post-import process, but it has always been an option (uncheck the default) to use "sizing information" on the XML-import dialogue. " Thanks Joseph I will give that a look....

7 hours ago   read more
Performance on Nvidia Quadro K620 and K1200 vs. GTX 9-series
by Adam Kawecki in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Dear fellow editors and colorists! Can someone confirm rendering times and overall performance is better on K620 / K1200, compared to their gaming counterparts (I mean gaming cards with similar prices, like GTX 960, 970 etc.)? I mean, for a person who doesn't do any 3D at all, does it...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Disable grey area
by Tero Ahlfors in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
By disable gray area button you probably mean the highlight toggle? Press shift+H...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: I copied the MTS (Video Files) from my Memory Card rather than Importing them! :(
by John Rofrano in the Sony Vegas basics Forum
Yea, glad you found that. It's extremely important that you don't remove files from the camera card structure. Lots of people do this and it's a really bad idea. You wouldn't pull the tape of a miniDV cassette so don't pull the video files out of a camera card structure....

8 hours ago   read more
Re: Linking 2D and 3D layers for character rig
by Miguel de Mendoza in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
At first, you must write "toComp" instead of "to_comp". Second, do you need to call toWorld instead toComp, because you are geting a 3D value. But I think the real problem is the perspective, because I can see that the arm you are trying to link is bigger than the...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: Slider: visual response those not change
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Adjusting the time of the comp is the easiest way, but you can do it with expressions, too. As long as you know what the time offset is, you could use valueAtTime() to compensate. For example, if your precomp layer starts at 1 second in on the main comp: comp("eye...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: After Effects move all Mask Path Keyframe-Positions at once?
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Chris Vile] "I just wondering if it´s not ppossible to select all keyframes in a mask shape (rotoscope) at once and move their position on the image while keeping the exact relations of their animations." You could use the pan-behind tool [link] to slide the solid around within the mask,...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: Slider: visual response those not change
by max arch in the Adobe After Effects Forum
they have different time do you know a expression that work or it better for me to change the time of the comp...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: luminance of a material does not light close pyrocluster clouds
by helmut ringl in the Cinema 4D Forum
one last time ;-) would it be possible with a different renderer? maybe furryball? helmut...

8 hours ago   read more
Problem export
by Jean Mario in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
hello, i have a big problem with davinci resolve 11. This is an export: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEZTBp5Dgs8&feature=youtu.be i tried many options settings and many export format but i have always 2 problems ( color bands on the top and no image options on some frames (clipping effect) ). My configuration: Windows 8;...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: How to create a trail of stars under a flying carpet...?
by Duca Simone Luchini in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
BUT: If you already have 3D tracked nulls, I would think you could average the nulls' positions for the Particular emitter 3D position and then calculate the angle (if needed) from two (or four) corners' positions. Yes, this is my case. I copied the Position of my Null (it is...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: in and out points in source and playback
by Bob Pierce in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
In your keyboard layout you can assign a key to "play in to out". I have mine set to f6 (a vestige of the Media 100 days). Use it all the time. Bob _____________ Robert Pierce Director of Photography • Editor www.robertpiercemedia.com...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: I've tried everything - Avi's with DivX, Xvid video and Dolby AC3 audio codecs that play without audio
by Chris Wright in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4160002?start=15 A52Codec.component into ..>Library>QuickTime or http://savvyadmin.com/extract-ac3-dolby-digital-with-ffmpeg/...

8 hours ago   read more
slog3 work flow
by paul gregory in the DaVinci Basics & Configuration Forum
Hi There Im trying to get a basic understanding of a typical Slog3 work flow. I have a few questions which im hoping to receive some simple answers to. If I have Slog 3 footage from CineEI shooting mode. What stage / node do I apply a LUT? Some blogs...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: Premiere Pro on OS X crashes on playback
by Tero Ahlfors in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
If you want multiple GPUs I'd get either AMD or Nvidia cards. Using both at the same time might mess up GPU supported programs....

9 hours ago   read more
Linking 2D and 3D layers for character rig
by Matt Exton in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi all, Apologies if this has been covered in another post somewhere but I've searched a while now and can't seem to find an answer so here goes...! I have a scene with a foreground, mid ground and background that are separated in 3D space in order to give me...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Cookie Cutter doesn't render in Vegas Pro 13
by Steve Rhoden in the Sony Vegas Forum
You're welcome... Glad that at least that helped. Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader) Film Maker & VFX Artist. Owner of Filmex Creative Media. Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Trapcode Particular: how can I make this water fountain look more realistic?
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu in the Adobe After Effects Forum
It looks pretty good as is, but it needs to be softer and have some light modeling the volume. A secondary spray of smaller particles would help and a variation in emission/gravity would help. Tudor "Ted" Jelescu Senior VFX Artist...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Premiere Pro on OS X crashes on playback
by Bob Orr in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Thanks, Tero, that was a quick solution. Very much appreciated! Best B....

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Apply tracking mask path to an object
by Kar Bon in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Thanks for your answer. Actually the blade is already well tracked when it moves (with AE). I was hoping that some tool would allow to transfer the position of the moving mask (blade) to the layer (towel), but I'll keep the layer movement manual then !...

9 hours ago   read more
Cineware Delay Effector Issue
by Ivan Lüthi in the Cinema 4D Forum
Hi there, Its driving me crazy, I've put a Polygon Object into a Fracture Object, then I keyframed the Polygon object (position), and I've added a Delay Effector to the Fracture Object. Up to this point everything works fine, there is some bouncy movement on the object. Finally I've added...

9 hours ago   read more
pdw u1 recording problems
by Maicon Garcia in the Sony XDCAM Optical Disc & Related Forum
I can't paste mxf files with closed captions embebed in my xdcam drive pdw u1 . It shows an error (-36). What am I doing wrong?...

9 hours ago   read more
Image: timeline.png
by Peter Garaway in the COW - Images Forum
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9 hours ago   read more
Re: I copied the MTS (Video Files) from my Memory Card rather than Importing them! :(
by Satnam Virdi in the Sony Vegas basics Forum
I found the answer!!! The dos command in the following post worked! https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/24/925109 Thank you...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: How to remove first black frame in PPro Export
by Henry Cakebread in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi, I have been experiencing this problem in the latest Premiere Pro CC 2015 update. I am exporting "sequence in/out" but unless I move the in point to be in between a clip I get a black frame at the beginning. I am working in the middle of the timeline...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Dup. layer in template can't switch pictures
by Dileep Nadesan in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Thanks tudor , its really helped. :)...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Opacity of edges
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe Photoshop basics Forum
Add a layer mask to the layer and paint on the mask (not the image) in black with a large soft-edged brush and it will go transparent. Layer masks are excellent for this purpose: you can also paint on the mask with white and get the image back -- the...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Noise reduction color chanels
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe Photoshop Forum
In my experience surface blur followed by a small gaussian blur does a decent job. Highpass does something quite different, an edge detection of sorts. It is of more use in sharpening rather than blurring....

10 hours ago   read more
Re: How to create a trail of stars under a flying carpet...?
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Another option that came to mind is to get it roughly right with Particular, eyeballing the Particular emitter into place, and then using animated mesh warp to make it follow the rug more precisely. I'm certain that a magic carpet would bend and warp space-time :)...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: "Replace" Feature to correct metadata text entries?
by Dougal Matthews in the CatDV Forum
hi Lindsay the first step is to identify the problem records to do this I'd create a smart folder with a search for the incorrect records this way at least you know what / how many you're dealing with in the tools menu we have a Bulk edit feature WARNING...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Slider: visual response those not change
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[max arch] "it on a other comp" Are the comps offset in time? In other words, does the first frame of your eye comp line up with the first frame of the controller comp that contains it, or is there a difference? This expression should work if the two comps...

10 hours ago   read more
File: C4D File
by Ivan Lüthi in the COW - Files Forum
c4d file Here's the file.. http://f1.creativecow.net/9773/9773...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: How to create a trail of stars under a flying carpet...?
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Particular has a layer emitter option, where layer opacity/transparency determines where the particles are emitted from, so my thought was to generate a masked solid (matching the carpet's position) for a layer emitter so that the particles would original within that area. Since you can't attach mask points to tracking...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: How to create a trail of stars under a flying carpet...?
by Duca Simone Luchini in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Maybe do you mean to link trackers to the Mask vertex (of a Solid Layer) and then set the Solid layer as emitter?...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Audio-Technica System 10 or Rodelink Wireless system?
by D.j. Monopoli in the Audio Professionals Forum
It's very unlikely anyone would hear a difference and I won't argue that, but it seems like a bit of a stretch to say that "there is no basis of fact" in a statement saying a 44.1k transmission is (technically) better than a 48k transmission, when 48k is in fact...

10 hours ago   read more
Depth pass problem
by Omri Soudry in the Cinema 4D Forum
Hey guys, I have this scene I made and i want to composite (using After Effects) people inside the vehicle, so I obviously need a depth pass. But... the exported depth pass is just a gray sphere, which doesn't allow me to put the people behind the support rings of...

10 hours ago   read more
No Audio Playback After Cleaning Cache
by David Laurent in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I just cleaned up the media cache on premiere pro for the first time after it was taking up a majority of my hard drive space and now none of the audio in my clips will playback How do I fix this?...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Cookie Cutter doesn't render in Vegas Pro 13
by krissyj Porozhanova in the Sony Vegas Forum
When I disable the GPU it worked!!! Thank you very much!!! :)) P.S : I'm sorry I didn't said my computer spec, but they are good - 7gb RAM and 4 core processor....

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Audio-Technica System 10 or Rodelink Wireless system?
by D.j. Monopoli in the Audio Professionals Forum
Just read your piece on Countryman B2D and watched the video. I thought you looked familiar in your icon! I've actually seen some of your videos looking up reviews of these lavs and wireless systems the past few days haha. Anyway, it was very informative and you did some interesting...

10 hours ago   read more
Service: greenwoodworx, media-production, video-production, Berlin
by torsten gruenwald in the COW - Services Forum
Berlin Berlin, Germany Web Training Production Support Services greenwoodworx, media-production, video-production, Berlin Web Video Production Software Training Full Production Services I am a videographer based in Berlin, coordinate video production for Making of, events and conferences. I enjoy spending to edit videos and also I do post productions. Specials: End-to-end...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Audio-Technica System 10 or Rodelink Wireless system?
by D.j. Monopoli in the Audio Professionals Forum
That's good to know about the size of the unit. Doesn't look to bad in the pictures but I guess the pictures can be deceiving. Have you ever had more than one person with an omni mic close to each other and tried to compress and bring them up in...

11 hours ago   read more
BMPCC Raw (DNG) and bit-depth
by mark thompson in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi, I have a bit of a puzzle at the moment. I have some Raw (DNG) footage from a BMPCC that I need to color correct and I'm a bit unsure of the workflow. When I open a DNG in Camera Raw (9.4), at the bottom it says it is...

11 hours ago   read more
Re: How to create a trail of stars under a flying carpet...?
by Duca Simone Luchini in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Hi Kalle, many thanks for you reply. I don't need to tracker anything, cause I have perfect tracks of the corner of carpet imported from Cinema 4D. What I didn't understand about what you say is how to create and use a sold mask... please, may you be more specific?...

11 hours ago   read more
Image: mesh-warp-balls-pattern.jpg
by Kalle Kannisto in the COW - Images Forum
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11 hours ago   read more
Re: Exploding Feathers
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
It is a two-part animation, the first being the explosion when the ball hits, when the feathers are flying out, then the second part -- about a second later -- as they meet air friction and change into a floating-down motion. Perhaps 5 separate layers with a feather image, using...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Keyframing nested projects, incredibly slow.
by Steve Rhoden in the Sony Vegas Forum
The way you are using Vegas nesting and as you put it, motion within motion, You are gonna do experience some lag, not much you can do to avoid that. ....Except for rendering out those nests first! Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader) Film Maker & VFX Artist. Owner of Filmex Creative...

12 hours ago   read more
Can anybody convert this FCP7 file into either xml or Premiere Pro or AVid project for me?
by John Watts in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hello Cow members. I have an FCP 7 project file and just want to be able to open the sequences in one of the NLEs I have installed (Premiere Pro CC & Avid Media Composer). I do not have access to FCP 7 and am struggling to think of the...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: How to create a trail of stars under a flying carpet...?
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
My first thought would be to use Particular, tracking the corners of the carpet by hand for a solid mask, then use that masked solid as a layer emitter. Or use a 3D null to control the emitter position and manually track it to the motion of the carpet....

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Trapcode Particular: how can I make this water fountain look more realistic?
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I would have never realized it wasn't real had you not pointed it out....

12 hours ago   read more
Re: DTS Sound Track as opposed to Dolby Digital for Blu-Ray Authoring - what software is best to use
by neil van heerden in the DVD Authoring Forum
Hi Danny, I 100% agree with your philosophy of not investing into dated software or hardware for exactly that reason, no backup or support, i'm just trying to cling onto an existing long term client by utilising existing systems. This is the reality of keeping abreast with technology and regularly...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: After Effects move all Mask Path Keyframe-Positions at once?
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Forum
What happens if you increase the size of the solid? ...or is that what you already did and now the masks are still going over two edges?...

12 hours ago   read more


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