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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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What are you using currently? I use Camtasia Studio and it works pretty well, I can record portions of the screen or the entire screen with the native screen resolution [1280x800].


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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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It is often called a lower third because it is a bar often appearing in the lower third of the image. Also sometimes a name plate or title plate.


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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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Version control in the sense of Git isn't very practical in the video world. You would need to make a specific version control tool for every audio and video tool out there as all work with their own project formats. But being able to read these formats is just one thing, then you also need the render engine of that tool to show diff's. Though all of these ...


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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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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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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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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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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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They call this the rolling shutter effect. Also known as the jello or wobble effect and is caused by the side to side motion of cameras that have the CMOS sensor. The rolling shutter effect can be caused by: fast moving objects, moving or panning the camera quickly, or camera vibrations. Why does this happen? The CMOS sensor on the camera reads ...


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When you shoot from further away you use a "longer" lens, in other words a lens with a longer focal length. This has a few effects, that you'll have to fake to make it look real. First, the perspective tends to get flattened with long lenses. You've probably seen this in the classic cinema trope of a long shot of a crowd walking along a footpath, where ...


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Just to add to the previous responses: While there's nothing quite like Git for the video world, there are Digital Asset Management/Media Asset Management tools that can more or less do the same thing - version control and permission/user management (they also do a lot more, as they're really built as libraries for your media). For years, I used Apple's ...


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What you want is layer parenting.


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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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I use both. Agree with all of the above for After Effects, I use it for any heavy lifting because Motion just drives you insane if you try anything too tricky with it. The beauty of Motion is the way it is integrated into FCP. So I tend to use it for things like lower thirds or credits, because I can create "Master Templates" in Motion and import them into ...


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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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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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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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Just select all the keyframes you want reducing and use the built-in plugin called 'smother' which will convert your set of baked keyframes back into a bezier curve.


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Just move the camera to the top of the composition. The 1st camera is the one Ae will render.


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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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The technique you're looking for is called 3D match moving, and AE is definitely capable of pulling this off for simple/short shots, but you'll need to use it in conjunction with a 3d package like blender, maya, max, c4d, etc. Basically, you use AE's Effect->Perspective->3d Camera Tracker to extract 3d information about your physical camera's spatial ...



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