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As a photographer, a flash is simply a very short burst of white light (as you're no doubt aware). The maximum time at full power is usually around 1/250th of a second, which is equal to 1/10th of a frame. In that case, if you were to accurately represent a flash being fired, you would simply boost the exposure of a single frame by several stops (to make it ...


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As of 2011, there aren't plugins that assemble a typography video for you, because this kind of work is really a sub-topic of motion graphics. There are tools that can help you with camera animation and rigging in AE though. My favorite is Video Copilot's Sure Target 2, which lets you think about the animation in terms of what you're looking at, instead of ...


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Check the Array script on aescripts.com website. It duplicates your layer in desired numbers and has more control for offsetting the properties like position, scale, rotation as well as time. It is really easy to use and has many great built in functions for creating really good looking and creative motion graphics. Especially for your case, playing around ...


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I'm pretty sure it hasn't changed since CS3 (in fact It's been the same for as long as I can remember): in Edit > Templates > Render Settings >. Another way of getting to this dialogue is from the Render Settings drop-down in the render queue. At the bottom of the list of templates in the drop-down is Make Template… Choosing that brings up the ...


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I can't give an After-Effects specific answer, but maybe this will help.. 1 - If you want to color a specific part of the image, deal with "region based filtering." In DaVinci-speak, that's Power Windows. Masks, Shapes, Roto. However you phrase it. That's how you tell the computer what part of the image you want to effect. Tie the mask to a tracker so ...


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After Effects is much more powerful than Motion when you get into advanced stuff like scripting your animations. After Effects is much more tolerant to large projects, and you can "precomp" different sequences (which is difficult to explain without you actually seeing it; basically allows you to put one timeline inside of another or reuse a specific portion ...


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A lot of commercials involving electronic devices, like Apple advertisements, usually have simulated screens. This is usually done in After Effects or 3D software like 3ds Max or Cinema 4D. You can do this animation and screen replacement yourself if you have the software and knowledge required. If you are an After Effects or 3D beginner, there are ...


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There are a lot of screen recording software, for example: CamStudio (free) Screenpresso (free/paid versions) Movavi Screen Capture Studio ($49.95) Camtasia Studio ($299.00)


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At the moment parenting a mask or its vertices to another object like a null is not possible by default. Although it is one of the most wanted features, probably there is no official solution for this. But in the same link you can find a link to a forum post where scripting master Dan Ebberts offers a solution. This solution has some limitations though, yet ...


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If you are trying to do editing, you are using the wrong program. Adobe After Effects is an effects and compositing program. It is designed to make alterations to clips of video that can then be used together. It is not designed for editing clips together. If you wish to do video editing, you want a piece of software known as a Non Linear Editor (or ...


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If you want to Preview Audio you need to use RAM Preview... Press 0 on the number pad [shortcut key for Ram Preview], then you can hear the audio. Press [0] on the Numberpad.


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Banding isn't uncommon in compressed video files, and can is exacerbated by the type and level of compression...there's also the bitrate of the original file and the final output. Lot's of points along the chain can cause banding. But I'd guess it's in your final output. What software are you using for rendering/conversion, and what are the render settings ...


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If you just play the comp it won't play audio. You need to do a RAM preview. Hit 0 (zero) on the numeric keypad or ctrl-0 if you're on a laptop. "." (period) on the numeric keypad (or for laptop ctrl-".") plays just the audio from wherever the playhead is. If your footage does have audio, you will see the waveform in the preview thumbnail in the project ...


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After Effects CS5.5 has the Warp Stabilizer (also check the video on the main Adobe After Effects site).


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They haven't used a preset or plugin. They have animated it. Achieving this effect in After Effects is done by enabling 3D on the layer, positioning the anchor point and then animating the rotation.


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to accomplish this, we need to cheat something. I assume you are trying to do something like this in the following image: First, create a camera in your comp (i see you already have one) Then create a text layer and make it 3D (you have this as well) Select your layer and select Ellipse tool (Q) but do not apply anything. While your text layer selected, ...


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The following steps work for me for an arbitrary camera. Create the desired composition. Create a camera by going to Layer -> New -> Camera. For now just accept the default settings.. Position the camera as you desire by changing the Transform parameters or by dragging it to the desired position. Here below an image of the Transform parameters: Make ...


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What you need to do is to use a regular blur effect. You also have to apply the effect to an adjustment layer. I'll explain why later on. Why don't I just make a recipe for you to follow first, and then I'll explain what's going on! :) Make your text layer and fill it with text. Make an Adjustment Layer. (Layer -> New -> Adjustment Layer) Make ...


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Save the project in XML file format, do as you already did, open it in a text editor, find-replace the name. Open the modified file in AE and re-save it in its normal binary format (aep). Size shouldn't be an issue since renaming a file doesn't change it size. It seems like you have edited the aep file? Hope this helps! More on the topic here: ...


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It's a lot of matte painting. While the video is still running, they animate a semi-transparent shape (probably made in Illustrator or something similar) and animate the shape in over it. As soon as the painting finishes, they switch to a frozen shot of the last frame and seem to transition to the painted version of that frame. It's hard to tell exactly ...


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Its been a long time since I've been in AE, but you could do this a few ways. You could physically layer a clip of the effect(with transparency) over the section you want to 'flash', or select the frame and tweak the saturation until it looks right. Jim has a good point about splitting it into 3 frames. It will look much less harsh, but it will make timing ...


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After Effects is not designed as an editing platform. Audio preview only works when you do a RAM Preview and pre-render all the frames for the content you are previewing. You never get Audio with the real-time preview. The intent behind RAM Preview is that it lets you check the final quality of the render prior to writing it to disk, but it isn't really ...


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Let me start by saying what they did there is actually far, Far, FAR simpler than you think. I'll try to break it down shot by shot what is going on. On the title, there are three main elements. The first element fades in on a time lapse of clouds moving across the mountain. This appears to be the same time lapse they use a few seconds later for the ...


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As currently stated, the answer is, you can't. The only thing special about that video is that it is very well planned out and coordinated with lots of lighting making it almost certainly outside your budget to reproduce something similar. The video work itself is all actually fairly basic. Any camera with a decent dynamic range and sharpness could ...


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Simply copy the two animated masks to the 4th footage file and set them to "Intersect" instead of "Add". Then they will only reveal the footage that they are applied to when they intersect with another mask. Then put this footage files layer ontop of the others. Here a screenshot as a reference.


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I haven't tried chroma keying in Final Cut Express, but I'm pretty sure it depends on your needs and workflow. If you use Premiere for editing movies than AE should be more integrated. Yet, if you really want to get awesome results and have some spare bucks, I'd say you look at some plugins. After all neither AE nor FCE is specialized in chroma keying. ...


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Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects are very different programs. Premiere Pro (like all other NLE programs) has been designed to edit images together (moving or still). You can add clips to a timeline and play them back in real time with minimal rendering. The features that Premiere Pro has over After Effects makes editing sequences very easy and quick ...


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ok. lets start: we need a 3d model of a phone, lets say, an iphone (properly modeled, textured), then we need a shot of a moving finger which we will use later on. lets say we have everything. after we have the idea, what we should do with the finger(adequately having this shots on green screen so we can remove the background) we animate the phone in a 3d ...


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The flickering you are talking about comes because you have chosen a too narrow aperture. Normally you can completely eliminate the flickering by choosing a wider aperture than f/8. The reason is simple: The lenses are no longer controlled by a physical aperture ring. Today it's the camera's job to set the aperture, and if you choose a f-number higher than ...


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Thats because you have the collapse transformations button ticked: When collapse transformations is ticked After Effects takes the options of the layers inside the 'loader' composition. So you will need to open up the 'loader' composition (double click) and then you can enable motion blur on the layers inside. When you import Photoshop documents into ...



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