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Does Studio Artist work better with mp4 material or ProRes?

I know rendering a mp4 from Studio Artist can be an intensive process, but I was wondering if there's an advantage in using a format like P…

Started by Chris Northcross

1 15 hours ago
Reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software

Resizing the file

It came to me yesterday how to double the size of the output of my SA file. It's such a simple thing that I am amazed that I did not think…

Started by Paul Perlow

2 15 hours ago
Reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software

Mild issue with resizing the brush

I'm running OSX Yosemite 10.10.1 (14B25) and there seems to be a mild issue using the B key to resize the paint classic brush. Every time I…

Started by Kai T.

1 yesterday
Reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software

Lost My Studio Artsit

Hi I was going to use my Studio Artsit and the icon went missing and all i get is this message : The Item 'StudioArtist 4.05.exe' refers t…

Started by Raymond Elf

2 on Saturday
Reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software

tif layers

Unless I am missing something the Save As .tif option does not allow for layers to be saved in the file. Adding this support would allow fo…

Started by Lucas Krech

3 on Saturday
Reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software

Photshop Brushes

Hi I wanted to share a tool that I found recently- windows only (sorry). This tool allows one to view and convert .ABR files to PNG images…

Started by liveart

2 on Thursday
Reply by Kai T.

Good looking artwork

There's some good looking animation here: https://www.depict.com/arts/769 (Palimpset #4 if it doesn't come up automatically) Any thoughts a…

Started by Dennis Miller

2 Dec 8
Reply by John Dalton Synthetik Software

Color Relationships Tutorial

I wanted to pass on some information from a Color Relationships workshop that is happening in Hawaii this fall. It's based on the teachings…

Started by John Dalton Synthetik Software

16 Dec 4
Reply by Jean Detheux

removing icons from Favorites bar

For some reason I thought that pressing option/cmd click erased the selected icon from the favorites bar. It runs the procedure instead. Pr…

Started by Tony Bouttell

4 Nov 30
Reply by gr

How to

I've got ten different paint presets that I want to run for 15 seconds each all while being captured to disk as an animation. I also want t…

Started by Dennis Miller

6 Nov 23
Reply by Jean Detheux

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"Oh yes, SA is still very much alive and kicking. A unique graphics "synthesizer" to be sure.  I'm sort of itching to see what all changes with V5. It's a surprisingly adept manual painting program even thought the main focus…"
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John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Chris Northcross's discussion Does Studio Artist work better with mp4 material or ProRes?
"In general, i don't think the format of the source movie codec is going to matter very much, as far as Studio Artist processing is concerned. But maybe if you're doing something in your effect processing that really pulls compression…"
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John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Paul Perlow's discussion Resizing the file
"Supersizer interpolation (one of the Studio Artist resizing interpolation options) is more sophisticated than the interpolation options available inside of Photoshop. I believe Paul likes the look of Supersizer, so that's why he's…"
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Does Studio Artist work better with mp4 material or ProRes?

I know rendering a mp4 from Studio Artist can be an intensive process, but I was wondering if there's an advantage in using a format like ProRes over a codec like mp4 or h.264 as a source file loaded into Studio Artist?I've traditionally rendered original media out to tif image sequences or ProRes movies (especially if I need to work in Final Cut Pro at some point - though I've done this less frequently with the advent of FCP X) See More
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Tony Bouttell replied to Paul Perlow's discussion Resizing the file
"I think I understand.. but why not just resize the 18x27 at 300 dpi created by SA, using photoshop. Does SA have a better resizing algorithm? "
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"Eric, Thanks for the feedback. I have been at this sort of thing for 25 years. Working with just about every 2D graphics and animation package around - at one time or another - or experimenting with them. I am very Mac based (sadly sometimes -…"
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