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hello


Aug
21
comment Any way to change properties of subcomp based on parent comp?
Oh, I get it. Sounds like a job for scripting.
Aug
20
comment Find/replace duplicate comps?
This sounds like a good challenge.
Aug
18
comment Reducing the size of content within a composition in After Effects
Well maybe not less complex, but pre-comping has other side-effects. This script just changes the size of your comp without changing the comp's structure or any relationship between layers. Other than that it's pretty much the same amount of work. AFAIK it actually does it by creating a null, parenting everything to that null, scaling the null and then unparenting.
Apr
27
comment Graphic music visualizer without after effects?
@AJHenderson Jahshaka seems to be a bit of a dead project.
Apr
12
comment Best way to stabilize footage?
especially weird is the combination of rolling shutter + motion stabilisation in post, giving the effect that everything is randomly stretchign like jelly.
Apr
1
comment h264 settings for large flat areas of slowly changing colour
thanks, but it's probably not the limitations of the 8-bit output. Banding occurs with gradients. These are flat areas of colour, with every pixel the same value. The compression is introducing the banding as the the pixels change in time.
Mar
13
comment Are there any good video editing programs with a command line interface?
I think it's source-code only for windows. But for mac users it's available via hombrew (>brew install mlt).
Mar
7
comment restart encoding with ffmpeg when bad source
could you pipe stderr to another process that kills and restarts ffmpeg if it detects the "invalid, clipping" comment?
Mar
4
comment How did cameramen manually focus in the film days?
Telecine is for transferring film to video, it has nothing to do with the video split on film cameras. Basically a video split (aka video assist) is just a small video camera focused on the ground glass screen in the camera's viewfinder.
Feb
26
comment FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip
makes sense. I've been introduced to DaVinci since getting a BMCC and to edit the footage you need to do a one-light grade before going to FCP.
Feb
24
comment FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip
A kludgy workaround would be to open the XML file in a text editor and do a find-n-replace on the file path of the original clips, replacing it with the path to the graded clips. Eg if your ungraded clips are like /mediaDrive/rushes/clip1.mov and your graded clips are like /MediaDrive2/graded_clips/clip1.mov, replace mediaDrive/rushes with MediaDrive2/graded_clips, save (as a copy, need I say) and import into FCPX.
Feb
24
comment How can i achieve the effect of this video, focused in the foreground with a blurred background?
If you can't change cameras, then making sure your aperture (aka Iris) is as wide open as possible will also decrease your depth of field, as mentioned. In some situations a neutral density filter will help, by decreasing the light going into the lens, meaning that the camera will open up the aperture to compensate.
Feb
24
comment Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect
As for grading software there's a lot of possibilities. Grading in Potatoshop is one option, but as far as workflow goes an application that was designed for it will be easier to use. Adobe Speedgrade is the Adobe offering, and there's plenty of others: Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve or Apple Color two popular (as in I've used them). Alternatively there are grading plugins for NLEs Like Baselight, Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse for After Effects, or Colorista from Red Giant which has a free version. redgiant.com/news/featured/coloristafreelutbuddy
Feb
24
comment Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect
That stocking idea is as old as the hills BTW. You get different types of glow with different colour stockings. They also used to use a thin smear of vaseline on a filter in front of the lens.
Feb
24
comment Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect
If you use green screen you can track the camera in 3D if you are using After Effects or similar compositing software. But doing that will mean you have to match your background. If it's a distant or flat background that won't be a problem.
Feb
17
comment What are people using to connect SSD drives from a camera to Thunderbolt or Firewire?
Firewire 800 is for the older machines that don't have thunderbolt. They're rusted-on mac users here, so no USB 3.0.
Feb
14
comment How can I use FFmpeg to lower the quality of H264 video but keep it in H264 format?
The presets for libx264 are now specified by -preset as in -preset slow
Feb
11
comment Export high bitrate video in lightworks
What about mailing your friend a hard drive of the media, and the project files? Sometimes works out faster than compressing and downloading.
Feb
10
comment How to Set the defaults for Render Queue in After Effects
Yep, indeed there is, as always there's several ways of doing anything in After Effects. I've amended my answer.
Feb
7
comment Is is possible to trim portions of clips in FCPX to save disk space?
I meant cutting clips to trim them for disk space. Intra-frame codecs like h.264 can't be cut on arbitrary frames, without recoding.