Chris Northcross
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Menu command question
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Synthetik Software Jul 30.

macOS Catalina
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Synthetik Software Oct 7, 2019.

Mac OS High Sierra
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Synthetik Software replied to Chris Northcross's discussion Menu command question
"If you are ever in a situation where you want to get a good overview of the current paint synthesizer settings to try and understand what settings are causing it's current behavior (like in the example i go through in my first post), you can…"
Jul 30
Synthetik Software replied to Chris Northcross's discussion Menu command question
"They let you select a movie file or folder of images, and then builds a default photo mosaic paint preset using the movie file or image folder you selected.  It works by running 2 paint synth macro edits, one to make the current paint synth…"
Jul 30
Chris Northcross posted a discussion

Menu command question

I'm playing around with mosaic projects and happened upon a set of menu commands that I hadn't noticed before and don't quite know what they do:file->paint synthesizer->New Move Mosaic (and New Image Folder Mosaic)See More
Jul 30
Chris Northcross replied to morales's discussion Studio Artist Workshop
"I was looking through my older posts and came across this one by accident. I'm just as interested in doing something like this now as I was then. Definitely the tools are there (Zoom/Google Meet/etc.) to allow for a good amount of folks to…"
Jul 10
Chris Northcross left a comment for Adrion T. Kelley
"I really dig your work!"
May 22
Chris Northcross replied to Karen Hochman Brown's discussion Preset mixer
"I think it might be helpful to have names or thumbnails of the paint patch memories visible in the Paint Preset Mixer rather than just numbers."
Oct 14, 2019
Synthetik Software replied to Chris Northcross's discussion macOS Catalina
"You can use image folder brushes to replace movie brushes. You lose the convenience of it all being in a single movie file, but gain some advantages with ease of use and not restricting all of the images to be the same size. You are correct, you…"
Oct 7, 2019
Chris Northcross posted a discussion

macOS Catalina

As Catalina effectively kneecaps the 32-bit version of Studio Artist, I'm wondering what kind of workarounds people are planning on using? I'm trying to come up with some new workflow strategies that will allow me to use SA 64-bit in a similar manner to how I've used the 32-bit version.I know I can use the "rocess with PASeq->images to images menu command to work on video files if I first export them as an image sequence and then bring through Studio Artist. But I'm at a bit of a loss as how…See More
Oct 7, 2019

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What version of Studio Artist do you own?
SA 4.0.5a3
How do you use Studio Artist?
I play and around and cook up different recipes to process my videos with. I've ventured into the realm of vlogging a bit (on hiatus right now) and want to meld interesting visuals with interesting content (or, at the least, try to make compelling content out of the mundane.)

I've mostly used SA as a processing/rotoscoping tool. I love "gunking" video up. I'd like to put it through its paces a little more and venture into more of its warping/animation applications.
About Me:
I've worked in the video/film industry for almost 10 years now (yikes! I used to think those guys knew everything when I was coming up and now I'm one of them! Very much don't know everything...)

I was one of the Producers that created videos for President Obama's campaign website and Youtube. Before that I worked as an assistant editor at a very busy full service production/animation company. (Never thought life could get busier than that!)

I'm an avid hill-roller, sometimes obnoxious Detroit Pistons fan and would love to spend a few months in Antarctica with my camera, my laptop and SA (and, of course, some warm, warm clothes!)
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Studio Artist 4 on a macbook pro (2011)

I just got my new Macbook Pro last week and I'm so excited!  The way that I work with Studio Artist 4 has been dramatically enhanced and I'm enthralled.  Floating palettes make sense now!  I had to decide between the 27" iMac and the Macbook Pro and ultimately went with the MBP because it allowed me to work away from my desk.  

 

With an external monitor I can actually see and think about things that I literally couldn't see on my old 13" macbook.  I also was able to snag…

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Posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:00am

Oh wow! How cool is this. With all respects to the DMN site, I'm very excited about this forum. Interested in seeing what people are working on and working with other folks to evolve my SA knowledge …

Oh wow! How cool is this. With all respects to the DMN site, I'm very excited about this forum. Interested in seeing what people are working on and working with other folks to evolve my SA knowledge (which is woefully behind where I want it to be.) Excellent!
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Posted on May 2, 2007 at 5:16am — 2 Comments

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At 10:27am on May 3, 2007, a73x15 said…
hi Chris,
I am very much interested in exchanging Presets and Technics-Tricks & Spells using this Forum for SA
BUT I am not sure this is the place 2 do it!
Anyhow, For been my friend and for existing and for blah...blah...blah! thanks -MANY-
i can't find any pictures of your work with SA
doUhaveANYuploaded?
At 12:47pm on May 26, 2007, a73x15 said…
i love the name of your site !!!!
At 11:12am on June 12, 2007, Vernon Reid said…
Thanks Chris! I appreciate it.
At 9:51pm on June 12, 2007, a73x15 said…
gracias, very much!!
At 8:23am on November 9, 2008, Victor Ingrassia said…
Needless to say (say it anyway), CONGRATULATIONS to you and to us all, for your work for the 44th president of these here YOUnited States! I hope you can continue to work for him... but won't forget your other roots here in the fertile soil that is Studio Artist!
At 11:48am on April 24, 2009, Victor Ingrassia said…
re your comment on "Sunny Tumbler"

Thanks Chris. I like the smoothness too. and, as i mentioned below, the 60fps version is super smooth, slippery and liquidy.

~victor
At 3:26pm on January 24, 2011, soumaya schnur said…
thanks for your friendship request , i don't know how much "if any" i can contribute to the know how of SA , i am trying to learn it on my own  when my time permits , but i have to say that people (you included ) do some amazing work with it  . it is encouraging to me .  thanks again . soumaya .
At 1:47pm on February 19, 2011, Victor Ingrassia said…

Hey thanks for the birfday wishes Chris!

At 5:09am on February 21, 2011, Catherine Brown said…

Hi Chris,

The clients were involved every step of the way - we shot the youth first, and got an approved audio cut from that.  Then we developed a storyboard, which we also got approved.  Then we did samples which were also approved. Still, they didn't really understand what we were doing - but trusted us anyway.  The reaction has been terrific from both client and audiences - usually involving tears, which I consider a win!

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Hey everybody, I'm new here and totally new to Studio Artist, as well. So far I'm loving the program--everything I create in the program looks amazing! But I'm having trouble exporting finished videos OUT of the program that actually play. I did receive a nice email from Peter here when I emailed Support but he also asked that I post my questions here on the forum so others can see and chime in.Basically, what I'm trying to do is use a pre-exiting mp4 video as my source and then auto-rotoscope…See More
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