In this video, learn about the global preferences settings available, such as: display frames on time ruler, and interpret image sequences at 24 fps.
- [Instructor] Before I delve too deeply in the Boris Continuum set of effects, I want to mention a couple settings I use throughout these videos. The first is the fact that I use a frame read-out on the timeline as opposed to time code. This is fairly common when you're using image sequences as we are with this series. If you like to change your timeline, what you can do is go to file, project settings, go to the time display style tab, and switch from time code, which is a default, to frames.
Another thing I make sure I do is work a 24 frame per second. And this is because all the footage I'm using was shot at that frame rate. If you're not sure, you can click on a piece of footage on the project panel and see how it's being interpreted. And this is strictly an issue with image sequences. Here the ocean image sequence is being interpreted at 24 frames per second, which is correct. Now, if you bring in your footage and it's interpreted at a different frame rate such as 30, you can always change it. Right mouse button click, on that footage in the project panel and go to interpret footage, main.
In the interpret footage dialogue, go to the assume this frame rate and switch it from the incorrect frame rate, which might be 30, back to the correct frame rate, which is 24. Now my dialogue extends past my capture window. So I'm just going to press enter or return to close this dialogue. If you'd like to make sure all footage that you bring in is interpreted at 24 frames per second, there's a way to do that globally. To do that, go to edit, preferences, import.
In this dialogue, go up to sequence footage and switch the frame rate to the frame rate you want, such as 24. Once you click okay, then any new image sequence imported into After Effects is assumed to be 24 frames per second, which is perfect for this series.
- Working with common Boris controls
- Applying stylistic effects
- Relighting with Boris light effects
- Adjusting colors and color grading
- Warping footage
- Keying greenscreen with Primatte Studio
- Motion tracking
- Adding particles with Particle Illusion
- Working with 3D text and VR