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  1. I highly recommend Audiofinder (if you have Mac). http://www.icedaudio.com/main/
  2. Hi, What's the trick to having text in AE look good while working on a DV Widescreen project? Toggling the aspect ratio correction button shows jagged text in widescreen mode. Thanks Greg
  3. Yes. Some fragments go to AE.
  4. Hi, I need some advice on the optimum output from C4D for creating animation to be put on DVD. I'm using the NTSC DV widescreen preset and my results are mixed. Is this the best output for DVD? Thanks Greg
  5. Thanks for the reply. What I need is a shot of the products (ipad, iphone, blackberry). The only site I found that has it is www.photographersdirect.com, and it's expensive... The photos are purchased directly from the photographers. If anyone knows of any other photo stock site that has these pics, please let me know. Many thanks Greg
  6. Hello, I need to use ipad, iphone and blackberry images in a project I'm developing. I have found images on websites I could download and use, but would that be illegal? Stock pics of these mobile devices are hard to come by and very expensive. Thanks for any help Greg
  7. Hi, I work with Macs and just did a mograph job for a company that edits with Pinnacle. I want to send them the files in the QT Animation codec, but am not sure if Pinnacle will import them. Does anyone know if it will? Also, what lossless codec is best for the Pinnacle system? Thanks for your help Greg
  8. In the meantime I discovered that MacBook Pro LCD screens have 6 bit color depth. That explains a lot... Anyway, I'll post the image to give you an idea. If you use a MBP's LCD screen the glow should really look like crap. I'm talking serious jagged edges, pixelation etc.
  9. Greetings, It's a Macbook Pro 2.5 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, 512 MB VRAM. OK, so I rarely use the LCD screen when I work because I hook up an exterior monitor for that purpose. Recently I've been working with luminance and lights in C4D, you know, getting the hang of GI and the like and everything was fine and dandy and looked great on the second monitor... until today when I looked at the renders on my Macbook pro lcd screen. The stuff looked terrible.... All the luminance glows were jagged an pixelated, and even the glares on the surfaces completely lost their softness. This only happens with luminance and reflections. A normally lit surface looks perfect ie: no banding whatsoever - smooth shadows etc... What freaks me out is that I checked the images on my old G4 Powerbook and they look fine, so it's a Macbook pro issue. So I'm wondering if anyone has this issue. I get the feeling that the Macbook pro LCD screen can't handle brightness values above a certain level. Is the graphics card cap? Or is it the LCD screen...? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Greg
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    "cinema look"

    Thanks for the insight. The reason I'm asking is because a client has films distributed on DVD which need to be enhanced. It's interlaced stuff. Color correction already helps a lot, but I was just wondering if going progressive would help even more. Must admit I've done no tests so far. I found this over at Creative Cow: "If you author a disc with a progressive stream, only a player's progressive outputs will do. Also you must have a monitor which is capable of displaying progressive. If you do not have a progressive player, the player itself add the 3:2 cadence for interlaced outputs. If your footage was originally shot and edited progressive, then your disc should be as well. No need to worry about which player will play what. All players will playback a progressive stream, it just depends if it has P outputs. Never deinterlance or convert for DVD." Looks like I should forget about converting. Thanks again g.
  11. qfwfq

    "cinema look"

    OK, OK... Very funny... Seriously though. If you're doing something for DVD, should you stay clear of this?
  12. Hi, I have a question regarding plugins such as Red Giant's Magic Bullet Frame that will deinterlace footage to give you that "filmic" progressive look. My understanding is that for projects intended, say, for DVD, deinterlacing is not a good idea because it looks crappy on TV sets. So is it a good idea to use such plugins on interlaced material meant for DVD? And what are typical target formats for these plugins (video to celluloid conversion?) Thanks for your input Greg
  13. I would add the tracker, rotoscoping and color correction in favor of combustion... In that respect C kicks the crap out of AE. But let's not get into yet another C vs AE discussion. Use whatever is more convenient for your task... ...although C has a damn sexy interface... (sorry, couldn't help myself )
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