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Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ri Crawford Aug 23, 2013. 22 Replies

Hello,The title sums up my problem really, but just to be clear I will elucidate. When working in After Fx CS4 with the…Continue

Tags: rendering, FX, After

Which lights?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Dec 13, 2012. 40 Replies

I am making a stop motion film and am concerned about flicker. I have a Canon 1000D Ef-s- 55 kit and was hoping not to have to buy a Nikon manual lens and adapter. I am looking at buying either …Continue

 

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Joe Blaxland replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Data Dvd Burning Trouble
"Does a data DVD mean one that isn't authored-- a DVD with the movie file burnt on and that doesn't play automatically and doesn't have a menu, etc?"
Nov 27, 2013
Joe Blaxland replied to Scott Portingale's discussion Workflow Woes
"Ta Scott"
Aug 27, 2013
Joe Blaxland replied to Scott Portingale's discussion Workflow Woes
"I'm running the CS4 suite off a Snow Leopard "
Aug 27, 2013
Joe Blaxland replied to Scott Portingale's discussion Workflow Woes
"Can I ask which Codec each of you use to render your final movie file? Is an MPEG 2 best for, say, burning to a DVD?"
Aug 26, 2013
Ri Crawford replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"try turning off color management (working space in the project settings) see if that's tripping things up- it would, especially if you have any of the "simulate output" options enabled (under view). that would definitely result in a…"
Aug 23, 2013
Fursy TEYSSIER replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"Ok, makes senses if nothing change when you import it back on AEX. I don't know how to check which graphic card is used realtime but i have a software which helps me control that. It's called "gfx status " i think, not having my…"
Aug 23, 2013
Jack Liddon replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"I found this... Not sure if it helps, but might explain the gamma thing I mentioned earlier. http://vitrolite.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/quicktime_gamma_bug/ "
Aug 23, 2013
Joe Blaxland replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"I've been experimenting with different codecs and the Apple Pro Res seems to produce a better result-- still slightly bleached though. However, when I open the movie files in Premiere Pro they all look identical–– still very…"
Aug 23, 2013
Fursy TEYSSIER replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"Ha exact! Didn't see that. Good point Jack."
Aug 23, 2013
Jack Liddon replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"Any reason why you're working in 16bits per channel instead of 8bits? Might have something to do with it. Maybe Quicktime can't handle that color depth. There's also the chance that Quicktime is defaulting to a Mac gamma setting. All…"
Aug 22, 2013
Joe Blaxland replied to Steve Boot's discussion making of the new john lewis advert
"Crikey! Look at all those things to move! Thanks for the post."
Aug 22, 2013
Fursy TEYSSIER replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"Also, check that too. It must be on 0.  "
Aug 22, 2013
Fursy TEYSSIER replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file
"Ok thanks. well, nothing is strange to me. Everything looks pretty ok. Your settings are exactly like mine. I guess the problem comes from the codec used. Did you try comparing a few ones? Together with different players too? "
Aug 22, 2013
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Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 2 minutes ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

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Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

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Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

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Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

how do you animate doll eyes with no hole?

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Christopher Olsen yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi guys,I have a question that no doubt many have run into before. I want to use doll eyes in my stop-mo puppets. The doll eyes come with a stem in the back, that's easy  to grind off so now they are round. But how do you animate them without…Continue

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