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Dec
10
comment How to Sync a Layer's Position, to a Layer in Another (Time Remapped) Comp
While the loopout expression is better, to use the value of the property at an arbitrary time you can use valueAtTime. This does what it says on the tin: myProperty.valueAtTime(t) returns the value of the property myProperty at the time t. Now the property you want is the position of the other layer, and the time you want is the value of the time remapping of the current layer (timeRemap), so in the expression above you'd use comp("Comp Name").layer("Layer Name").transform.position.valueAtTime(timeRemap)
Dec
8
comment The ideal wood for the DIY slate?
What about a tablet? Less romantic, but there are slate apps that do the job, and you can see them in the dark. Just for my information, what are you shooting on? Unless you're shooting film, then even if you're recording on a separate audio device you can use the on-camera sound as a synch track and automagically synch with software such as FCPX, Premiere or Pluraeyes. Otherwise, a good dense hardwood should be fine. The old wood slates I've used were plywood, with a hardwood strip along the jaws.
Dec
8
comment Should I cut footage into clips whilst I'm logging it?
It's been a while since I've had to digitise a tape, but the way you describe it is how I would work. One addition is that if your software supports it you can add markers or subclips while digitising so you can log as you ingest.
Dec
5
comment How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?
Why would you bother to up-res DV to HDV? It will just waste a lot of space without any quality gain.
Dec
5
comment How to automate the rendering of all possible combinations of a composition in Adobe After Effects?
If you're editing in Premiere CC you could save the comp as a template and then edit the text values of the scores in Premier. helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/how-to/…
Dec
4
comment encoding 4:2:2 in 10-bit with libx264
So am I, that's the problem. I've posted a build request, we'll see how it goes.
Dec
3
comment encoding 4:2:2 in 10-bit with libx264
Find them here you will: download.videolan.org/pub/x264/binaries If you want to build it yourself there is a hugely long winded process invoving installing mingw, yasm, git and gcc and lots of mucking around here: doom10.org/index.php?topic=26.0 But I couldn't get it to work, mainly due to stupid corporate firewall which won't allow git.
Dec
3
comment encoding 4:2:2 in 10-bit with libx264
Damn, that makes things complicated. So I'll need two ffmpeg binaries linked against the two x264 libraries. Do you know if there are static builds of the 10bit x264 anywhere?
Dec
2
comment What is the technical advantage of celluloid film over digital?
Just FYI, celluloid is not what films are made of today. Celluloid or nitrocelulose is HIGHLY flammable, to the point of being explosive. Since the 50's celluloid was phased out, replaced by acetate base, AKA safety film, which isn't flammable, but is subject to a chemical degradation known as Vinegar Syndrome. Modern motion picture film (post 1990) is made with polyester, and is very chemically stable.
Nov
30
comment What is the technical advantage of celluloid film over digital?
IMAX use digital projectors now I believe. But +1 for the archival point. Long term storage of digital moving images is a thorny question for archives around the world: how do you come up with a file format that will be readable in 100 years' time, even without a zombie invasion in the interim? Film, you can take out of the can and look at with the naked eye, even if the zombies have smashed all the projectors.
Nov
30
comment How does Apple Motion compare to Adobe After Effects?
Certainly Motion wins on price, unless you factor in the extra cost of having to buy Apple hardware to run it on. Also your comparison over 30 years doesn't include the cost of upgrades, which can be significant. After all if price is the deciding factor then it's time to learn Blender.
Nov
17
comment After Effect: Create Stroke from Motion Track Path
That could be used to generate interesting particle effects, but it's a very computationally intensive way to draw a stroke, given that there's a couple of methods for drawing strokes built-in to AE.
Nov
14
comment Can you measure the width of a character in an AE expression?
Thanks for that. This looks like it samples the pixels to see if there's any opacity and determines the size that way. Good thinking outside the square. I'll have to test to see if it works on animated text.
Nov
12
comment Why doesn't the duration of a Premiere Pro encoding scale linearly?
I've found the same thing. Also opening the project can take ages, as premiere loads up the previews.
Nov
9
comment Scripting - Where is the documentation for the Layer#Effects attribute?
Could you use circular shape layers instead of effects?
Oct
29
comment Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter
You need to explain your question a bit more. If you mean can you move a camera through a transparent part of a layer, then yes, it can.
Oct
21
comment adobe premiere cc / picture in picture / editing video shape by its corners removed?
Yup, the way it works now is that the footage scales around its anchor point (the circle in the middle) So you'll have to scale then move, or change the anchor point then scale. AFAICT there is no tool that does both at once like AE has.
Oct
20
comment How to force Adobe Media Encoder to use 100% CPU and memory?
try ffmpeg. The payoff for having to learn how to use it is that it is way faster than any proprietary (software) media encoder I've ever used.
Oct
20
comment Simple way to downscale from 1080p@60 to 1080i@60
@ScottJamesWalter Actually 60i is not just twice the frame rate of 30p, the 60 in 60i refers to fields, not frames. To put it another way, 60i is twice the frame rate of 30p half the vertical resolution.
Oct
20
comment Is GoPro “Cam_Raw” a true RAW image format?
I wouldn't say that h.264 id a format "of choice" for editing packages. While it is a great delivery codec it isn't a good choice for editing.