Monday, May 23, 2011

Use LogMeIn for Remote GBTimelapse Control

For the last week I've been running GBTimelapse at the Hangtown Motocross site. The camera is tethered to a laptop computer in the control tower. It's been capturing images every day as the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle club prepares the track for the first big Motocross event of 2011.

It's about a 45-minute drive from my location, so I've been using LogMeIn to login and control GBTimelapse - saves having to drive out there to make some small adjustments.

I've also had GBTimelapse setup to FTP images every 15 minutes to my web site. That way I can monitor things to make sure everything is working ok.

Here's a short video showing how to use LogMeIn with GBTimelapse...

And here's a time-lapse video from the day of the big race...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Use GBDeflicker Plug-in with Adobe CS5.5

After Effects CS5.5 is out. The good news is that GBDeflicker for CS5 is compatible with CS5.5. But I haven't had a chance to update the installer yet.

You can easily fix that - just copy the plug-in to the new CS5.5 MediaCore folder. Here's how...

1) Find GBDeflicker64.plugin in the folder "Applications/GraniteBaySoftware64"
2) Using the Finder, duplicate the plugin
3) Drag the copy to the folder
"Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/CS5.5/MediaCore"
4) Change the copy's name back to GBDeflicker64.plugin

On Windows,
1) Find GBDeflicker64.aex in the folder "C:/Program Files/Granite Bay Software/GBDeflicker64"
2) Using the Windows Explorer, copy the file
3) Using Explorer open the folder
"C:/Program Files/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/CS5.5/MediaCore"
4) Paste the copy of GBDeflicker64.aex in the folder

AE CS5.5 will now find and use the plugin.

You may need to restart your computer after you install AE CS5.5. On my system, AE reported errors after installation. These error were cleared after a computer restart.