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June 18, 2021 at 1:03 pm
Perfect. Thank you Kevin, and thanks for the links to Dan’s expressions – I had been looking at some of his posts on threads here at CC and had got bogged down in how everything was working. I wasn’t aware that it was possible to do what I wanted in such a fantastically simple way but it makes perfect sense. Perhaps I’ll take some of my summer holiday to read up on expressions a little more!
June 17, 2021 at 9:21 am
Let me clarify my workflow. I’m actually working mainly in Premiere on a film project. What I’m trying to achieve is an effect that I can do with one click of a button in a live VJ environment like Resolume Avenue – when a clip is selected to play, the order in which it plays the frames in that clip can be from first to last, or reversed, or it can be randomised. Since Avenue is treating clips as loops the randomised playback will continue for as long as required, until another clip is selected.
In my film I have transferred 16mm footage that would be great to use in a (pseudo) randomised way similar to this. In other words I’m trying to use AE to make new clips that will then end up back in Premiere. They will be exported from AE as new clips of a duration x times longer than the original duration, with completely randomised playback for that new duration.
I don’t mind doing this one at a time, it’s not going to involve a massive number of clips and they aren’t long. So I don’t need to put them all in one comp, so long as I have a routine expression that I can just put in the same way for each one and then export to a new ProRes file.
Hope that makes clearer what I’m trying to do!
April 1, 2017 at 11:31 am
Thanks Andy.. Gradually getting my head around this. What I’m not getting really is the way in which my audio (now shifted from the primary storyline) insists on being attached to the b-roll that is now in the primary storyline. So when I drop a few video clips in and fine tune the edits with a ripple, it now wants to shift the audio along too. So I started using the Position tool instead and I couldn’t figure out why it would do what I wanted with one clip and not do it with the others.. Position doesn’t seem to allow you to shift the video independent of the magnetically attached audio.
March 31, 2017 at 8:33 pm
OK – got it. Some dragging and dropping. Not as instinctive as I’d have expected but it’s been a long time…
March 31, 2017 at 8:26 pm
Ah yes, this is where my understanding of the timeline in FCP X gets shaky. Primary and secondary storylines I understand in principle but only very vaguely..
The thing is that none of the image has to sync with any of the audio. The audio is a voiceover that’s totally independent, time-wise, of the video. So I gather that I need to make my secondary storyline into a primary storyline. How does one do that?
November 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm
My memory is that it was ProRes that was the problem – it’s not designed as an exhibition format, just a space-saver when you edit.. so I output the piece using another codec (I think I output it as DVCPRO50 or else as an 8-bit or 10-bit uncompressed file, I forget which) and it was fine.. Hope this helps..
February 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Yup, used the latest version from the website. I was using this last week, disconnected everything, moved it into a new office, reconnected everything and… Nothing. I’ve now uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers several times, disconnecting the cables and powering back up in different sequences – still nothing and no change!
February 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm
It seems that this is a hardware problem, having isolated and tested everything else and then tried the IO on another machine that has the drivers installed – the same lights just stay on regardless – FW and NTSC, regardless of whether there’s any FW lead connected or what my presets are.
And AJA are closed today!
Anyone else had this problem?
July 17, 2008 at 9:02 am
Thanks Nick. I’d read a little about ProRes but am only updating to FCP 6 next month so haven’t had a chance to try it. I’ll give it a go and see what happens. One problem I had before involved a very slow fade to black (minutes in length) at the end of one piece of work, which even 8-bit uncompressed couldn’t handle due to the very subtle gradation of blacks; eventually I found a workaround to smooth the contour lines I was getting but I’d be interested to see what ProRes does with it.
November 2, 2007 at 8:20 pm
will try fading in a bit of noise just as the black gets to about 96% or so. then it shouldn’t be that noticeable.. let’s see what happens..