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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Template

Posted by Jon Geddes
6:04 pm on November 30th, 2011

We frequently receive requests for Bar/Bat Mitzvah themed templates, as none of our existing templates seem to be designed specifically for that.

What many don’t realize is how highly customizable our Pro Motion Menu Kits are, and how you can easily modify them for almost any type of video.

Here are some samples of a recent Bat Mitzvah project we authored using the True Romance template:


After Effects Rendering Tip

Posted by Jon Geddes
12:28 pm on February 16th, 2011

Recently while rendering a few of our templates from After Effects, we consistently had issues with the finished rendered Quicktime file. All the menus and transitions had random audio dropouts, and single-frame strips of black/multicolored pixels throughout.


Problems with Encore’s Dynamic Link

Posted by Jon Geddes
8:38 am on November 18th, 2010

This seems to be a recurring problem among an increasing number of our Pro Motion Menu Kit users.


Answers from Adobe on CS5 scaling

Posted by Jon Geddes
3:00 pm on November 12th, 2010

We’ve shown many quality comparisons here of the poor downscaling quality of the Adobe Media Encoder across multiple versions.

Todd Kopriva of Adobe has recently made a post that answers some of the many questions as to why the quality has been poor in the past, and how to make it look excellent in CS5.

The answer? Using a CUDA supported card with Premiere CS5.

Read more to find out: Scaling in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

He provides the details for which algorithms are used for each export settings. Very good read for those who are interested!

Old Encore Snow Leopard Bug

Posted by Jon Geddes
9:05 am on July 19th, 2010

encore highlight snow leopard

We recently had a customer experience a very odd bug which only seems to be occurring on some Mac Snow Leopard configurations. This bug has nothing to do with our products, as it is an Encore bug effecting even those who don’t use our templates, but we thought we should mention it here in case any of our customers encounter it. We have also discovered a solution to the bug.