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Panda-Bear says

Perfect Answer. Thanks for this ButlerM.

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Panda-Bear says

Hi there,

I’m a Mac user through and through and when working for clients always output to Apple ProRess 422 HQ.

But for windows PC users when selling items on VH, do you recommend rendering to ProRes to sell items here? or should i use PhotoJPG which is more generic?

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Panda-Bear says

Congratulations… Keep up the good work and here’s to the next 1,000

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Panda-Bear says

Possibly he genuinely did purchase it, but made an anonymous account just to leave feedback… either way, this forum is not really the place to rant in a bad mood, and certainly not in spirit with the harmony of this forum.

Helpful positive feedback and suggestions is always going to be more useful.

But i do see his point though – Could of been worse – like if he burp through his tutorial :)

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Panda-Bear says

Definitely Adobe Premier. Really simple no messing. Drop your footage in. Snip/Cut. Save file. Done. It really saves extremely quickly, and doesn’t take up any RAM/resources so really efficient and easy to use.

...by the way, you look like Simon Cowell in that pic :) India’s Got Talent?

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Panda-Bear says

what suprises me is why anyone would want to produce stuff in .mp4? It’s equivalent to Photodune accepting GIF’s and .bmp

anyone’s iphone can produce a .mp4 and sell it on stock footage website.

So to maintain quality, Isn’t the idea to upscale and try and record with the most prosumer equipment we can afford? Shouldnt VH be looking for at least PhotoJPG quality, if not ProRes ?

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Panda-Bear says

Ah-hah! i think i solved problem.

It was a little glitch in adjustment layer. one certain effect wasn’t working properly and caused it to degrade the layers making them look jagged.

I took this effect off, and it seems fine now.

Although this is not a general work-around fix, (only specific to my particular situation. But for anyone else who is having jagged vector raster problems, the best way to troubleshoot is to systematically turn one effect ON/OFF, and see if that works, and continue doing this until you isolate the problem. -

Thanks for your help Keyframed and Ashcat :)

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Panda-Bear says

Ciao Keyframed, thanks for oyur help.. i think you are on the right track.

So do you think i should make the original placeholder big, but NOT scale up the original image?

or do you think camera is too close, and i should move camera back a little bit to reduce jagged edge ?

..amd what do you mean min/max effect ?

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Panda-Bear says

It’s difficult in these times, trying to get stuff approved. The standard just keep improving, but i love to see the development between your first and your latest version though – Just goes to show how useful this forum is as a tool to help people improve.

Speaking to fellow peers/VH authors, it seems there is general consensus on things that may be considered to look not so professional:

- Keyframe animation without easing.
- Drop Shadow
- Standard CC lightning (undirected and poorly overlayed)
- Unnecessary and dizzying Camera movements
- Stock/standard lens flare or poor use of Optical Flares (typically panned to sweep left to right).
- Also J.J Abrams blue anamorphic light stripe flares.
- Flourishes and Swirls
- CC Light Sweep (typically over end of Logo)

I’m sure others would add more. But it’s not that these above effects shouldn’t ever be used, we just might want to be avoided or used very discretionary. (I remember the first time i got Trapcode suite – it was all over everything i did back then!)

Still, gotta love that lighting though ”:)

Good Luck

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Panda-Bear says

hi there,

Yes, tried that combination of collapse transformation switches – still no joy.

Can anyone advise ? this is really annoying, and i hope it’s not an AE bug…

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