The VFX behind "Äkta människor" (Real Humans)

Update: Just added a bit of info at the end of the post about the Arri Alexa ProRes4444 LogC workflow with Rec709 LUTs in After Effects.   Design for the hubot source code for “Äkta människor” from Jonas Hummelstrand on Vimeo.   Visual effects scene from “Äkta människor” (“Real Humans”) episode 5, season 1, 2012. […]

CasparCG Server 2.0 Released

The professional graphics and video play-out server for broadcast just got a major update. Here’s just some of the awesome new features:   NTSC, PAL and lower-field interlacing in SD and HD With the added support for NTSC, CasparCG Server 2.0 can now play all the current broadcast formats in both SD and HD, and […]

Great Time to Buy Software During NAB

Here’s a round-up of all the NAB discounts I’ve found so far. Remember, these deals will normally end when NAB ends, so be quick. If you find others, please post a comment! Zaxwerks offer up to $200 off on AE plugins and stand-alone 3D apps RedGiant Software offer 30% off on all software for Facebook […]

>Watch and Embed YouTube Clips in High Quality

>The term “High Quality” has to be taken with a bucket of salt when we’re talking about YouTube, but there’s an easy way to at least lessen the compression artifacts, which is especially useful for full-screen viewing. Even a lot of clips that don’t have the “Watch in High Quality” link on the page actually […]

>ProRes 422 Codec Finally Cross-platform (Sorta…)

>Before you get all excited about the Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Windows, let’s remember that you can only render to ProRes 422 if you’re on a Mac and have Final Cut Studio 2 installed. If you don’t you’ll be in the same boat as the Windows users and will need to install the […]

>Locking After Effects’ Layers So They Can’t Be Moved

>UPDATE:You can lock the position with a script put together by Jalea. If you want to lock more properties, Jeff Almasol (scripter extraordinaire) pointed out that Nab has a script that locks/unlocks all properties. Also, check out his plug-in experiments and scripting experiments. Truly amazing! ********************************** When you lock a layer in After Effects, you […]

>Import FCP Projects into After Effects

>Dale at Creative Workflow Hacks keep churning out useful scripts. Lately he’s been focusing on his FCPToAE script, and there’s new updates almost every week, including CS3 compatibility. – Jonas Photo by Joel Washing _________ From _________

>How to Optimize Photoshop for Giant Images

>The inside story on how to get maximum performance from Photoshop when working on very large files, courtesy of Scott Byer from the Photoshop team. You’ll want to look at the PDF in Adobe Acrobat, since OS X’s Preview app won’t render the text correctly. Conspiracy? Another tip is to check out Russel Brown’s scripts […]

>Troubleshooting After Effects (all versions)

>Having problems, crashes or installation errors with After Effects 7.0 or After Effects CS3 (8.0) or CS4 (9.0)? Here’s a collection of tried and true remedies, but before you start reinstalling and trashing things, make sure you’ve tried to locate what part of your AE project is causing the problems. Start by isolating the problem: […]

>What You Need to Know Before Installing any CS3 Applications

> Deactivate all previous CS3 versionsIf you’ve had any pre-release, public beta versions or if you’re simply reinstalling, make sure you open each program and choose “Deactivate…” from the Help menu.Note to Adobe: Please add an automatic “Deactive” feature to the installer. You’ll get sooo many support calls from people that forgot to deactivate. Backup […]

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