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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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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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If you enable it in the preferences After Effects and Premiere automatically make incremental saves of the project files. These incremental saves could be used to revert to previous versions, which is like a very basic implementation of version control (you might want to increase the number of versions from 5 though). FCP has a "restore from previous ...


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Unless you need it make sure you are using the Classic 3D rendering mode and not the "Ray-Traced 3D" renderer. You can see and change the renderer in the top right corner of your comp view or just go into the composition settings menu through the top menu bar. If you are in need of using the RayTraced 3D renderer click on the options menu and increase the ...


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I do not know of and couldn't find a script that does this already but it would be certainly possible to write one. After Effects doesn't have a functionality built-in for that. With the help of ExtendScript you can write very powerful extensions for After Effects and its very easy to get going with it. Just open up the "Adobe ExtenScript Toolkit" that gets ...


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Oddly enough, this has to be done in the composition window itself. In the top left-hand corner of your timeline window, you know the little orange numbers that tell you the current timecode? If you CMD + click on that (ctrl + click on windows), it'll switch to Frames instead of timecode. When you hit CMD + K to bring up the composition settings again, ...


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This is most likely a practical effect accomplished with a photographic flash. It would just have to be fired on the action at the appropriate time. Photographic flashes are extremely fast firing and completely discharge in a very small fraction of a second. Since exposure is a cumulative effect, the majority of the exposure can be accomplished in a ...


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This may get down-votes since it's so manual and doesn't have perfect video quality, but I'll offer it anyway. CREATING THE GENERIC TRANSITION Bring 30 clips into a project. Shrink the scale of all of them. Drag them onto the timeline so they're all playing at the same time. Position them in a grid. Export that project in the best possible quality you ...


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You could also pre-comp the second smaller layer, then apply the scale inside the comp. Getting the timing on the keyframes would be harder, as you'd be inside another timeline, but if you position your time cursor at the point where you want to begin the scaling, then double click into the "inner" comp, the second timeline cursor will be in the right place. ...


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What you can do if you don't want to animate your layer unlinked from your mask (in that case use a track matte like you found out already), is to create a quick dummy layer like a solid, cut the mask(s) from your source layer and paste it to the dummy, scale the source layer and paste back the masks, they will keep their global position and scale throughout ...


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After some serious Google time I found a solution. Here is the link, but just in case is gets removed this is what they said to do. You want to use a track matte. Create a mask on a solid layer that lies on top of the layer you want to cut out. Then click on the TrkMatte dropdown menu on your footage layer, select Alpha Matte. Here's the layer order for ...


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Version control doesn't really have as much of a place in video editing because it is by nature non-destructive. At the core of any NLE, the output is actually something known as an Editing Decision List or EDL. This is extremely analogous to the history in Lightroom as that history is a record of all changes that have been applied in order. NLEs work ...


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Since your source is in h264 I'm guessing you are encoding to mp4/h264 again? The format doesn't support a frame rate of 99, you will have to use a less constrained video codec like mjpeg in an avi or mov container. Whenever you are violating certain video or audio specs After Effects will tell you that in your export settings like shown here (see the ...


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Practically you can't do this. The best you can probably do is make it more shaky and grainy. You could also drop the resolution to make it look like it had been digitally zoomed in. The reason you can't practically do it is because of perspective. When you shoot video from close up, the angle of view is much closer. A small difference in distance to ...


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There is a script called "rd_RenderLayers" from redefinery, maybe thats what you mean. It does exactly that, adding every layer to your render queue. Unfortunately his website is on hiatus but the downloads still work, you can download the latest version here.


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If I understand what your asking correctly there is a way of doing it. On the subcomp layer in the main comp add a colour expression control effect (Effects > Expression Controls > Color, then control it with an expression so that it's linked to the colour of the colour picker (use the pick whip). Now in the subcomp itself the colour will be available to ...


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You can link properties in different compositions by using an expression like this one. comp("Comp Name").layer("Layer Name")("Property e.g. Transform")("SubProperty e.g. Position") If the property is more nested you just add another ("sub property") until you reach the property you need, just as you would click through the drop down menus. Also helpful: ...


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Windows Server is very much the same as the Desktop Windows regarding the core of the OS, there is just some stuff missing and other stuff added that is usefull for webservers. You shouldn't have any problems installing an After Effects render node, I used Windows Server 2008 R2 myself for an After Effects CS5 network render node. Shouldn't have changed ...



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