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  • David Patterson

    February 6, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Taking a wild guess, but do you have backface culling enabled in your viewport by any chance?

  • David Patterson

    December 22, 2020 at 1:22 am

    I’m using version 17.0.6 After Effects.

    I don’t dare update this and Premiere Pro as I’m in the middle of multiple projects.

  • David Patterson

    December 22, 2020 at 12:44 am

    I am getting an “unable to obtain dynamiclink project” error when I try to reapply Warp Stabilizer to a clip that had to be extended in length.

    As Dynamic Link has caused problems for me in the past, my workflow for the past 3+ years is to copy/paste footage from Premiere Pro into a new After Effects timeline, and render a ProRes file. This has worked flawlessly for me, and no need to mess with Dynamic Link once I had the files in AE.

    Today, I opened a project that contained some previously warp stabilized clips, one of which had to be extended in length. So, naturally I had to re-analyize that clip and re-stabilize it. However, now I’m getting the dreaded “unable to obtain dynamiclink project” error message…..but there IS NO DYNAMIC LINK PROJECT as I didn’t create one. What’s frustrating is that I tried replacing the clip, and reapplying warp stabilizer, but I still get the same error message. So now I am unable to use my project.

    I have tried importing the files into a new project, but no luck. I copied and pasted the existing files into a new project, but again, no luck.

    BTW, I am using the same versions of AE and PP, as you can’t copy and paste between them.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated, to avoid completely rebuild my complex AE project.

  • David Patterson

    December 12, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    This “feature” had me perplexed, too.

  • David Patterson

    October 26, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I don’t have the answer, but I feel your pain. An iOS update rendered my phone unable to share files with my Mac as I am still on High Sierra. I now have to upload files from my phone to Dropbox and then download them to my computer.

  • David Patterson

    August 14, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    I found this app that essentially does everything I need except indicate the dimensions of the background. It’s actually a great visual simulation for FOV and DOF, but there is not way to indicate what would be the size of the green screen. So close, and yet so far…

    https://dofsimulator.net/en/

  • David Patterson

    August 14, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Terry – Thanks for your comments. I probably wasn’t clear in my intent, but I am simply looking for a way to calculate the size of the green screen and space requirements for a shoot. Having shot in many green screen situations, I know all to well the need for adequate space to properly frame talent and light a green screen.

    Even if I have a huge space where I can place talent, lights and camera where ever I want, I still need to insure that the size of the green screen will exceed the area of the talent. Things get complicated when I’m given a small space to work with, and my choices for camera, lights, talent and green screen space are restricted.

    At the moment, I have a client who thinks we can shoot 2 people, head to toe, in a small room. There is not enough space to fully open my 12×20′ green screen, position the camera, lights and talent to achieve this, so I was hoping to find an app that would demonstrate this to them. For now, I’ll just draw out a FOV and lighting diagram while they grovel over the cost of hiring a proper space.

  • David Patterson

    August 14, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    I have a 12 x 20′ green screen, but in my experience I do need to know distance relationship of camera, talent and green screen. The closer the talent is to camera, the larger a green screen is required (to avoid the talent exceeding the area of the green screen). The closer the talent is to the green screen, the greater the risk of color spill. Cadrage app gives me a great idea of my camera sense/lens combination for FOV, but I need a way to do this when away from set to see the relative space and distance between talent and green screen.

    The other factor is having ample room to light the green screen and talent separately. All too often a client will assume I can cram a green screen into a space that doesn’t allow for lights and/or the ability to get talent far enough away from the green screen. The last thing I want to do is hand off footage that will be hard to key to an editor.

  • David Patterson

    October 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I’m working on a Mac, so export to AVI isn’t an option. Instead I found someone with a PC who was able to handle it for me. The uncompressed AVI files are HUGE, but that’s what the client requested.

  • David Patterson

    April 22, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I just received a request for an uncompressed AVI video 1776p H x 96p W for animated graphics to display in a stadium. Will iSkysoft converter properly encode a file with these dimensions?

    I am working on a Mac with OS High Sierra. I need to know how to encode to AVI from whatever I render from After Effects/Media Encoder. What tools are people using these days?

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