jsbarrett

New activity?  You mean like yoga or pilates?  So confused what should be done with this space. I guess it's kinda like a user's "wall" on Facebook.  I can share random commentary about stuff I'm doing (which, sadly, I mostly can't).  Others can write here as well, but it's not private.  Interesting.

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  • @DafterThings My gut tells me that @Ecob will never reply.  They're in the ranks of forum users who join, make a single post on the same day they join, and never show up again. Not sure if accounts like this are real, or possibly someone's attempt a…
  • @Babbs HitFilm doesn't automatically alter clip levels.  Which version of HitFilm are you using?
  • Here's a video that might help.  Well worth the watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqhl0mRuTng
  • A lot more info is needed... System specs. CPU, GPU, RAM, hard drive, and OS version Media details.  Install MediaInfo (if you don't already have it), then drop one of your source clips into it. Change the report to Text mode, then copy the repo…
  • Welcome aboard, Duran!
    in Introduction Comment by jsbarrett May 22
  • "How do i create 'bones' between joints so that limbs remain rigid, rather than looking rubbery?" That's where the rigidity map feature of the Puppet tool comes into play. Make a new composite shot, and drop the spider/person/whatever image into i…
  • @Triem23 I think I might've posted this in another Puppet-related thread (forget which one), but the quote from Javert essentially covered it.  The key thing to note is that the map affects spring stiffness.  It does not prevent the mesh from moving…
  • Love it!  It does feel a little rushed in terms of animation, but the story feels good to me.
  • Awesome!  The latest version really looks sweet.  Would love to see this over a live background plate.
  • Welcome, @RedLudo23 ! I'm on a Mac, so I'll let others comment on your system specs, and instead ask a couple other questions: 1)Which version of HitFilm are you using? 2) What are the specs of the media you're importing?  If you don't have MediaI…
  • I suggest trying the ripple delete keyboard shortcut (Option-Delete on the Mac,  Alt-Delete on Windows as @triforcefx said above).  I've been using that religiously for a while now, and find it more efficient than using the contextual menu.
  • Getting back to the original issue (as I see it), editing with large files can definitely cause a problem.  You might consider splitting the large files into several smaller ones.  Ever since I started doing this a year or two ago, responsiveness ha…
  • @PhilTanny The only way that I know of to erase a control point is to reduce the number of points for the effect, which just gets rid of whatever is on the end of the list. As for identifying points, I wish that the process you described worked, bu…
  • As @Triem23 said, I can definitely confirm the performance and stability benefits of splitting long files into short ones, in addition to overall transcoding benefits. The difference is literally night and day compared to not doing those steps.
  • @Andy001z 1) The source material needs its own alpha channel directly in the layer, not one created as an effect on the layer.  Do the Luminance Key in a separate comp, then drop that comp into your main comp, where you'll add the Puppet effect. 2…
  • Not sure how the second and third keyframes are worthless, as they change the speed to new values on the appropriate frames.  The first keyframe only sets the speed on the frame where it sits, not the whole length of the clip, and then HitFilm adjus…
    in Speed ramp Comment by jsbarrett May 14
  • That MPEG Streamclip batch process also works if you need to convert multiple segments within the same file.  For example, when recording my tutorials, I typically need to split up my screen capture segments into smaller pieces (roughly 5 minutes ea…
  • @Triem23 Doh! How did I miss that?
  • Just tried it on the Mac version, and I don't see those extras.  Just bending text. BTW, I don't recall seeing this new Bend geometry effect listed in the new features.  Any other slick tricks get left out of the update notices?
  • Re: not seeing ProRes, did you check the entire list?  The codecs list in MPEG Streamclip is a little disorganized, and not completely in alphabetical order.  There are Apple entries in multiple places in the list.  The ProRes options are (for me) n…
  • Hehe!  Very cute.  Nice job building the tension at various stages.
  • @surrive Which version of HitFilm are you using?  In the most recent updates (v8 for both Express and Pro), editing a value in the timeline won't force-expand the properties in the Controls panel, and vice versa.  That sounds like what you're descri…
  • Slick trick!  I don't shoot live stuff, but will definitely remember that if it ever comes up.
  • Very cool!
  • Sweet! Definitely want to see more of this, and would love a more detailed tutorial if you're up for it.
  • @Keegan Interesting series you've got started there. Just watched the intro, and your story about following Freddie Wong's advice had me interested...but then it just stopped.  You said that you eventually found out that it was the wrong thing to do…
  • I use MPEG Streamclip to transcode stuff to ProRes.  Several ProRes options appear in the output options when exporting.  While I could use HitFilm, MPEG Streamclip's batch processing features win for me, plus something tells me its encoding speed m…
  • @AutomaticToaster To answer your scaling question, I'm guessing you're trying to scale interactively by clicking and dragging a corner of a layer.  Hold the Shift key while doing so, and it will force the proportions to lock while scaling.
  • While I don't promote myself as a voice talent any more, I've done quite a bit of it.  Perhaps I can help, or at least point you to some affordable resources that are actually worth considering (i.e. avoid Fiverr like the plague).
    in Voice over Comment by jsbarrett May 14
  • @Stargazer54 Thanks. @Juda1 tagged me above.