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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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Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Annie Wong yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

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Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

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Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick on Thursday. 18 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

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Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh on Wednesday. 6 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

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Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

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