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Jun
24
comment Working with Premiere and After Effects
Dynamic link has been available since CS.
Jun
10
comment How to get a better quality diagonal line from Flash to YouTube?
What you're probably seeing there is an artefact of chroma subsampling. Youtube videos are usually compressed as h.264 with 4:2:0 subsampling. What this means is that colour is sampled at a quarter of the resolution of brightness. A workaround would be to use a less saturated red.
Jun
8
comment Reasons to use DNxHD instead of ProRes?
If you're using a windows machine then that's a good reason to use DNxHD.
Jun
4
comment How to Extract clips from a CD?
When you say 'dvd cds' do yopu mean VCD, or user-burnt DVD's. If you open them up using Explorer/Finder what folders do you see?
Jun
4
comment Software to make a transcript?
With the Premiere transcription thing I always found that the time spent hunting through the transcript and checking for errors was greater than the time it would take to just write it yourself. Especially as the errors are sometimes not apparent unless you're reading it while listening to the voice, and even then a few always slip through. We have to transcribe everything we produce and we use an online transcription service. The price beats paying one of the office staff for the time it takes for them to do the transcription (and then for me to check the timings) by an order of magnitude.
Jun
4
comment Making Premiere Pro Project Codecs Cross-Platform Compatible (Windows & Mac)
You could troubleshoot by removing that file and sending a test version. That said, Animation files work fine on my Windows machine. One thing that sticks out is the quicktime (Desktop) preview file format. Maybe change that to all I-Frame MPEG?
Jun
4
comment How do I recreate this Annotation effect In After Effects?
Well, I guess it depends on the look you're going for. I can't see what's so difficult about doing a 3D track. It's actually easier to use than the 2D tracker - you don't have to anything except run the tracker and create a camera when it's done analysing in the background. With a 2D tracker you have to set up track points, nurse the tracker through the analysis, and then apply the tracker to the target layer, for each target you want to track.
Jun
3
comment How do I recreate this Annotation effect In After Effects?
The good thing about a 3D camera track is that once you've done it all your 3D layers track properly without any more effort on your behalf. So if you had multiple annotations you'd have to 2D track each one, which would take way more time than one 3D track. 3D tracks also 3D so you get correct perspective, as well as rotation and scale.
Jun
3
comment Best way to dub the voice in a very low budget or no budget film
The mic is important, but so is the room, and the mic placement. Perhaps let us know what sort of problems you had with the first recording so that we can suggest answers.
Jun
3
comment Best HD camcorder for recording sports
A DSLR would be a poor choice for sports recording - poor ergonomics, limited depth of field, no slow-motion, low-resolution viewfinder, and compressed footage format. Great range of glass available though, and cheap.
Jun
3
comment Sync presentation with video of the speaker
The only other way I can imagine is if you use a recorder like an Atomos Ninja to record the HDMI output that was going to the presentation screen. That's a pretty expensive way to avoid having to do some editing though.
Jun
3
comment Archiving AVCHD from camera for later processing
One thing to be aware of is that the camera may produce multiple files with the same name. So keeping the original folders is a good idea.
Jun
3
comment Changing acceleration of animation path
"Normally I do this by positioning and adding keyframes manually to make that effect" …really? That sounds so incredibly tredious.
May
28
comment How to create a seamless loop in AE without a dissolve or crossfade?
It would entirely depend on the content of the shot whether you get a seamless loop or not. Unless you want to ping-pong the shot backwards and forwards.
May
26
comment Parent a Position X from Particular World to it's own transform xPosition
@poor thanks for the formatting tip.
May
26
comment Question about VHS backing up (Video cassettes)
Ah I didn't pick that up, being from Australia there are PAL VHS machines literally littering the streets (on hard rubbish days at least). Quite a few of the later model PAL machines would also play NTSC, I'm not sure if it works the other way around though? If you find a good, late model machine it might be worth giving it a try - the tapes are physically compatible so you won't damage them, you just won't get a picture if it doesn't work.
May
25
comment Question about VHS backing up (Video cassettes)
Welcome to video production.
May
22
comment How do I cut out black space on a video?
You might want to check the "repeat edge pixels" box in the blur filter to get rid of the dark lines around the outside.
May
15
comment Encoding Video For Archiving Using Premiere Pro CS6
Yes, if you trim it it re-encodes. If you don't re-encode then you can choose to keep just the clips you use. If your footage is just one long take then this method won't save much space—In that case you might be better re-encoding in one of the codecs mentioned.
May
13
comment Encoding Video For Archiving Using Premiere Pro CS6
You don't necessarily have to re-encode - see my answer.