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Donald Mitchell
ram preview full screen background
on Mar 31, 2012 at 9:11:25 am

is there a way to set the background colour when RAM previewing full screen? It's grey in my CS5.5, I'd like it to be black.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Mar 31, 2012 at 4:15:53 pm

Command-Shit-b. Pick a color. On a windows machine I guess it would be ctl-shift-b.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Donald Mitchell
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Mar 31, 2012 at 6:01:50 pm

Command Shit B?

Been to the John, it didn't work ; )

Actually Command Shift B didn't work either - ?

On mac, but it doesn't seem to do anything


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John Cuevas
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Apr 1, 2012 at 3:44:22 am

Try cntl+K and the background color option is there.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Donald Mitchell
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Apr 1, 2012 at 4:17:33 pm

That's the background colour for the comp. I need to play the ram preview full screen with a black background. Still can't figure it out!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Apr 3, 2012 at 9:39:20 pm

Put a comp-seized black solid behind everything.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Donald Mitchell
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Apr 3, 2012 at 9:50:05 pm

Nope, that don't work either. My comp is 1920 x 1080, in composition settings the background is set to black. I have a black layer at the bottom of the comp. In the preview panel I check Full Screen, and hit the preview button. The movie plays on a grey background. By setting the appearance slider in the preferences I can get it to play on a dark grey background, but not black.


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John Cuevas
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Apr 4, 2012 at 2:13:56 pm

Are you talking about the screen around your movie, not the background of the movie itself, but the container around it?

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Donald Mitchell
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Apr 4, 2012 at 3:23:04 pm

Yes indeed. When you play a RAM preview after ticking the full screen checkbox and the preview plays in the middle of the screen and the ae interface gets hidden, I want the surrounding grey to be black, just like when you use the present movie function in Quicktime.


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John Cuevas
Re: ram preview full screen background
on Apr 4, 2012 at 4:55:15 pm

You've discovered the controls for changing the interface color.

If necessary you could make a new compostion a little larger than your final file, create a black solid and mask out the middle. Drop your final project under the black mask and preview from there. Least then you could see what the final is supposed to look like.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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