Professor FartSparkle

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Apr
28
comment Why do my Objects show up black in Cinema-4D?
When you create a light the standard infinite light gets deleted, if you now delete the light you just created you delete all lights in your scene and by that making the scene black. Without OpenGL you dont have any light visualization in the viewport thats why you see your stuff again.
Mar
18
comment What hardware/software to get fastest possible access time in AVC/h264 files?
No one is hindering you to answer the question yourself. Though I have 6 years of experience in video editing and have acquired enough knowledge about hardware to know that what you are talking about is quite non-sense and filled with half-informations and will certainly not spread false information that I dont approve of even though you think its correct what you are saying. I'm still not sure if this meant as trolling or not.. Answer the question yourself if you want this to be the answer to your question.
Mar
14
comment What hardware/software to get fastest possible access time in AVC/h264 files?
Like I already said in my answer. Every modern GPU supports hardware decoding for h.264, you dont need special hardware. It can't get faster than a modern GPU. Though several hundred frame after a keyframe?! You sure those are valid h.264 files? Thats an extremly high interval.
Feb
17
comment Why do my Objects show up black in Cinema-4D?
OpenGL is important for C4D to show advanced shading. The viewport is very limited in software mode. Always have OpenGL enabled as long as its not causing any problems (which is rather rare anyways). If adding a light shows you a shaded face then the missing infinite light was you problem.
Feb
17
comment No experience with AE, I want to create a Kinetic Typographic video. Am I being too ambitious?
In the shown quality? Depends on your design skills and how much actual animation you want to be happen. The video is quite playfull, it would require a ton of keyframes to do such a video. I'd say if you stick with more basic animation, yes its possible but try not to be overly fancy and get a rough animation going first and improve details later on.
Feb
17
comment What codec will my Youtube uploads be output in and what codec should I use to upload?
Sure thats what I made it (hopefully) quite clear that its theoretical and in no way practical. H.264 is to be recommended for almost all cases. The only actual practical usecase for MJPEG I can think of is when color banding occours with the first h.264 encode which will get worse with the second encode from YouTube.
Jan
16
comment Difference between 4K Edition and 4K Cineform
This is indeed the biggest factor but @Fred42vid is not wrong either, the two versions use two diffrent codecs that compress the video diffrently. He may have used h.264 with Level 5.1 or 5.2, it supports up to 4k. If the bit-depth of both files were the same I would estimate a file size of 60-80GB for the cineform file. That estimate includes chroma subsampling, h.264 would have 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 when using a standard profile, Cineform has 4:4:4.
Dec
21
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
Yes but like I said, the QuickTime codec family is very outdated and slow. Neither the PNG nor the Targa QuickTime implentation is using the full format features. Same with the JPEG2000 codec.
Dec
21
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
Well Targa and PNG are out of the game as they dont offer a container for the sequence, the downside I mentioned why I'm hesitating with JPEG2000 (which imo is superior to both Targa and PNG). That BBC codec sounds interesting, compiling shouldn't be a problem as long as it does a good job, will test that out. A pure windows codec is unfortunetaly no option as I need a cross-plattform codec like I mentioned already.
Dec
15
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
I did a test in Windows, the compression ratio was ok, the encoding speed was quite good though. If a workflow between OSX and windows works I'll accept this as the answer. Though I'm always open to more suggestions.
Dec
14
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
ProRes doesn't even compress at all. I could compress an 17GB ProRes 4:2:2 to 1.4GB with LZMA2.. The same sequence was 700MB with (lossless) JPEG2000 compression and 16bit bpc. So no, ProRes is really no option. It's an very outdated codec that wasn't properly updated for years. And yes I do need 16bit if I do color correction. Please name me a post house that does NOT use 32bit in the color correction workflow...
Dec
14
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
Sounds promising! Though one question, how is the workflow betweens OS's? As far I can see it integrates into the AVI output module on Windows but not the QuickTime module but it looks like its using QuickTime on OSX, will I be able to use a Ut AVI in OSX and a Ut Mov in Windows? I'm off work for the next weeks and don't have a Mac at home to test this out myself.
Dec
14
comment Reverse engineering: which video editing software was used on this video?
You could look if you find someone on services.creativecow.net The site is mostly visited by Video and Animation professionals. You could also create a "hiring thread" in the job forum of cgsociety, though they have an focus on 3D rather than 2D but I'm sure you will find talented 2D animations artists there aswell: forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=319
Dec
13
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
none of these codecs support 16bpc or higher and both are not lossless and have a bad compression ratio Also agree on FFmpeg, has nothing to do with web, its a project with a wide support of codecs including ProRes.
Dec
12
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
Maybe editing is a better word.
Dec
12
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
See my edit, maybe that clarifies it for you. Key features are named in the last paragraph. As long as it fullfills this stuff I'm ok with any codec.
Dec
12
comment Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products
I'm aware of that but using FFmpeg with Adobe products wasn't actually a nice experience. Maybe that has changed, I haven't used it in quite a while. The usecase is like the title said "production", means we do our animations in After Effects, maybe cut some needed footage and toss the files around the network. Those files will never leave our office and are only meant for use during the actual making of the product.