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Steve Wright: An Introduction to Node-based Compositing
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Steve Wright
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Steve Wright is a visual effects veteran with 70 broadcast television commercials and over 60 feature films credits. He's also written and taught extensively on many aspects of effects creation. Here, using Apple Shake as an example, Steve introduces the ideas and methods behind node-based compositing.

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Re: Apple Shake Video Tutorial: An Introduction to Node-based Compositing
by viktor kopenkin
excellent stuff, made for noodles like myself!
would anybody be able to recommend a node for uprezzing from sd (quicktime .mov file, PAL) footage to 1998x1080 (1.85) DPX or TIFF sequence?
alternatively, if Shake cannot convert from QT, i can do the conversion to DPX in Color and then import into Shake. Would that be easier to do?
someone suggested Shake would do a better job than Compressor...
any advice would be greatly appreciated
many thanks
angel


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