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Aaron Neitz

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Basic question: How do I import and re-link an aaf?
by Aaron Neitz 6 years ago
I'm a flame artist struggling with an aaf that won't import into Flame. I'm first trying to see the edit in MC7 on Mac. I have a USB drive from the editorial with a master folder of the project, withi
Re: Basic question: How do I import and re-link an aaf?
by Aaron Neitz 6 years ago
Thanks Shane. I moved the files on the drive to reflect that structure and it worked. Now to figure out where the pesky bug is.
From a finishing and FX house perspective....
by Aaron Neitz 9 years ago
No EDLS I already eye match 30% of your offline due to poorly imported managed media. If we have to do 100% then it's going to cost you precious time chasing down clips when I could be starting that r
Re: From a finishing and FX house perspective....
by Aaron Neitz 9 years ago
Michael Aranyshev "Just thirty per cent The recent fashion trend is to cut video-assist footage. I did four features of 100% eye-matching conform." AH!!!!! Tell me you're kidding It's definitely been
Timeline Not Allowing stereo from sources
by Max Carlson 10 years ago
I have a sequence that is not showing me both channels on a stereo music clip that I have so I can't insert it into the sequence properly. It only sees a2, but not a1... But other sequences can see bo
Re: Timeline Not Allowing stereo from sources
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
You A1 is probably hidden WAY down below target A18. Try clicking around in the Source area and see if you can get it to pop up. Or insert audio tracks till you find it and drag it back up.
Dv to digibeta
by keith brooke 10 years ago
I have a 2 hour documentary in FCP 7 at dv resolution 720x480 ready to color correct. Should I go to pro res. I need a digibeta master. What is the work flow setting for my final sequence 720x 480 or
Re: Dv to digibeta
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
If your video is final AS-IS simply lay off directly from DV timeline to Digibeta. Aja will take care of those 6 pixels. ProRes won't buy you anything at this point.
EDL list for HD telecine doesn't show film roll info
by Johnny Smith 10 years ago
I need this for tomorrow, my assistant is out of country, please help. We shot a feature on 35mm, scanned the neg standard def, imported DVcams into fcp, cut the offline in standard def 24 fps. The as
Re: EDL list for HD telecine doesn't show film roll info
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Correct on that. Sorry didn't get back to you in time.
My least favorite sales technique
by Nick Griffin 10 years ago
It's that time of year again here in the Mid-Atlantic... Memorial Day weekend, time to open the pool. (Yea, yea I know California and Florida. Here in the colder climes we actually have to go without
Re: My least favorite sales technique
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
The two absolute worst companies at this: Jiffy Lube and EZ Lube. I don't patronize either anymore after too many years of telling the guy "no, I DON'T need XYZ done."
OT - Digital Cinema Format Delivery
by Max Frank 10 years ago
Hi, I'm putting a budget together for a documentary for which I need to add a line-item for Academy eligibility screenings in NY & LA. I've included the Academy specs below. I understand a 35mm print
Re: OT - Digital Cinema Format Delivery
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
partial answer: it's just like getting a *real* certified Dolby encode for theatrical (or DTS or whatever). you need to find a lab that can specifically format your film into the D-Cinema standard. We
Converting highspeed footage back to 24fps
by Mark Legg 10 years ago
we shoot canon 7D created the proress files then conformed to 23.98 so they look overcranked. Now the director wants to see use the footage as if it were shot in 23.98. We speed the clips up to 200% i
Re: Converting highspeed footage back to 24fps
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
You should actually be speeding them up to 250% (if they were shot at 60, you're FPS was re-conformed to 23.98). Turn off frame blending. Then it'll be playing in real-time. also you can go into Cinem
FCP format War
by john marino 10 years ago
Hello all, I have footage from an XDCam and a P2 that I need to work in the same timeline. I have picked the P2 for my sequence settings (DVCPRO HD). Every time I move an XDCam Clip (HDV) I have to re
Re: FCP format War
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Export one to the other's format before you start editing. Takes time, but saves time and frustration later.
The future of FCP
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
In light of last month's thread: http: www.appleinsider.com articles 10 05 18 apple_scaling_final_cut_studio_apps_to_fit_prosumers.html www.leskaye.net
Re: The future of FCP
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
It would be Adobe's chance to shine. Or maybe Avid to stage a comeback. The only reason we left Avid was FCP provided a functional product at a fraction of the cost. If Avid had been more nimble we wo
1080P vs 1080psF
by Andrew Dietz 10 years ago
Is there a difference if I capture using 1080P or 1080psF easy setups What if I capture using 1080psF, but export using a sequence preset of 1080P The sequence presets for ProRes HQ 1080psF or 1080P a
Re: 1080P vs 1080psF
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Excuse me for misreading.
Extremely long rendering times
by Ben Curwin 10 years ago
I am new to final cut pro and I am trying to make a music video with an audio track and 5 camera angles. Each angle is about 12gb is size and every time i try to make any edit (especially working with
Re: Extremely long rendering times
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
I believe Log and Transfer can now convert h264 into ProRes. Haven't used it though. You could use Compressor to batch convert everything. Or even exporting from the QT player 1 at a time.
Color Finesse and premultiplication error
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
I'm doing some greenscreen comping in AE cs4. I notice that if I use Color Finesse after Keylight it's causing a premultiplication error and I'm getting black lines on my key edges. Can't seem to find
Re: Color Finesse and premultiplication error
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Thanks Bob! The upgrade did the trick.
Monitoring to SD
by Naveen Mallikarjuna 10 years ago
I posted this to an old thread, but realized a lot of people might not see it based on their viewing settings. So: I have an FCP project where the sequence is 1080p23.98. In the AJA control panel, whe
Re: Monitoring to SD
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Correct sir. You need to be working in the "sf" version: 1080sf 23.98 that will downconvert to SD just fine.
Suggestions for indie film recording
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Going to be shooting some "for fun" short films soon. We have access to a Canon 7D and want to go 2-system for better audio. Any suggestions for cheap(er) recording gear - or good places to start look
Re: Suggestions for indie film recording
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Thanks Richard. Excellent places for me to start. Definitely want to keep the entire audio budget under $1000 - which I would think could get us decent gear for our immediate needs.
10bit Quicktimes @ 2180x720 super blocky
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
CS4 on a Mac (10.5.8) Exported a 1280x720 sequence as a 10bit uncompressed QT. Looks great in QT player. CS4 reads it as a VERy chunky blocky file.... looks like I'm in quarter proxy mode! Any thought
Re: 10bit Quicktimes @ 2180x720 super blocky
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Yep. It was the AJA Adobe plugins for CS4. Cleaned 'em out and everything is crispy again.
Dear AJA, thanks for the DS Keyer
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
I had never used the Downstream keyer before, but today it saved me several hours of rendering a 1.85 matter over HD video. AJA is the rockinest!
Monitoring split audio
by Shane Ross 10 years ago
OK...scenario... I have a show that has 9 tracks of audio. SPLIT tracks. 1&2 are a stereo pair, 3&4 are Mix-Music, 5&6 are music only, 7 is mono SFX, 8 is mono interview, 9 is mono narration. I set my
Re: Monitoring split audio
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
How about a REALLY long headphone cable running from the machine room to the edit bay :)
7.1 Drivers and AE CS4
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Just installed Kona 7.1 driver plus the 7.1 Adobe CS4 drivers, OS 10.5.8 After Effects CS4 is always displaying through Kona, even if it's set to Computer Monitor Only. It is also stuck trying to send
Re: 7.1 Drivers and AE CS4
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
.... went back to 6.03 drivers. Everything fixed.
Time to change my email?...
by Franklin McMahon 10 years ago
I know Ron went through this, now I am deciding. My email has been on the web forever and I get thousands of spam messages each month. My mail program snags a lot but every time I check my mail I fee
Re: Time to change my email?...
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Ryan Mast "I'd recommend just getting a good spam filter. My various email addresses have been on the web for years, and I funnel them all into a single Gmail account. Out of the 8,500 spam messages
Taking points on a film's earnings...advice needed
by Chris Taylor 10 years ago
Hey guys, I m the director of photography on a feature shooting next year and wanted to get some pointers and maybe some experience on working partially for points after the film s release. The produc
Re: Taking points on a film's earnings...advice needed
by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago
Chris Taylor "Wait, so you're saying as a producer I shouldn't even bother with a contingency plan Because I shouldn't expect anything on the back end, I shouldn't bother with contracts " Not at all!
roughen edges + credit roll = boiling edges
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
I have a credit roll that needs Roughen Edges The edges are boiling when the text moves - a previous thread described it as "flowing water" forums.creativecow.net thread 2 919843#919843 per that threa
Re: roughen edges + credit roll = boiling edges
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
AH! Render out 1080x20000 TGA of credits with Roughen Edges applied. bring back in to new comp. Use as 3d layer and dolly camera down Y axis. It's *MUCH* quicker to render than trying to Y translate t
need some mepg-imx converted
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
Hey folks I've got some stock footage from the CBC. It's in "Avid mpeg-imx" format. I discover they don't provide that codec in the free downloads unless you own an Avid "because of licensing issues."
Re: need some mepg-imx converted
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
Thank Job, but I got it taken care of!
anyone got an avid? need a favor
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
I've received some stock footage from the CBC. It's in "Avid mpeg-imx" format. I discover they don't provide that codec in the free downloads unless you own an Avid "because of licensing issues." Nat
Re: anyone got an avid? need a favor
by Russell Lasson 11 years ago
AVID Media Composer has a trial version. Have you tried that -Russ Russell Lasson Colorist Digital Cinema Specialist Color Mill Salt Lake City, UT www.colormill.net
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Kona 3 output defaults to bars
by John Christie 11 years ago
Hey Folks Even though I change the default output of the Kona card to be black in the Aja control panel, it always changes back to color bars. It's a pain as I'm starting to get some burn in on my pla
Re: Kona 3 output defaults to bars
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
when does it change back when control panel is open or when you close it re-install drivers....
How is the market out there?
by Emre Tufekci S.O.A. 11 years ago
Hello everyone, I am trying to get a feeling for what the market situation is like out there. I run a for a Production Post house full time for the DoD as a federal employee and have my own shop where
Re: How is the market out there?
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
I'm 100% with Shane. LA is a bloodbath. Lots of shops closed or closing. Editors out of work. Budgets are taking a NOSEDRIVE in commercial editorial. Now there's a ton of very talented artists milling
Handing over AE projects....?
by Mark Burnstien 11 years ago
Hi there I have been working with a production company creating a huge animated sequence for them. I am supposed to be delivering a single movie at the end for them to use. I have had an email from th
Re: Handing over AE projects....?
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
I've seen more and more of this happening in commercial post. And it's happening with BIG clients and BIG facilities. Clients are trying to save $$ everywhere and think they can stiff the senior artis
stealing Close Caption info from HD
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
The old trick on digibeta was to digitize the Close Captioned tape, and composite the top line (21 I believe) onto your master picture. Does the the same hold for HD Uncharted waters for me.
Re: stealing Close Caption info from HD
by Jason Livingston 11 years ago
Hi Aaron, If you are talking about uncompressed HD over HD-SDI, then the captions are in the VANC on line 9. But unlike SD formats, which store the extra lines as part of the image, compressed HD form
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Flanders Scientific Monitor and Kona 3
by Bob Zelin 11 years ago
Well, Walter Biscardi was right. I saw the Flanders Scientific 17" and 24" LCD monitor at an AJA Kona 3 client today. They had a LOT of standard def media, and they had an old Sony PVM-20M4U in the ro
Re: Flanders Scientific Monitor and Kona 3
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
Coming from Walter and now Bob, that's impressive kudos! Thanks for the 411 boys
Clients wants to copyright my FCP file
by Maria Cooper 11 years ago
Hello all, I did a memorial slideshow for a client, she wants the project file and copyright it. She wrote a song had it professionally produced, recorded and wants to market memorial slideshows using
Re: Clients wants to copyright my FCP file
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
That is a curious thought. Obviously the end product (the video and the song) are easily copyrighted.... but can you copyright the 'exact' steps you used to attain that video like if you had the photo
Exporting out NON self contained reference movie in FCP
by Michael Nichols 11 years ago
I am getting a "General Error" every time I try to send out a reference QT from FCP. I suspect it's my frame size (1868 x 780). Anyone know any cool tricks to circumvent this I want to use multi core
Re: Exporting out NON self contained reference movie in FCP
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
1) do you have enough free space on the target drive 2) or delete all your renders and re-render. sometimes a buggy render file causes this
LoG VS. LINEAR 0-1023
by Rand Gamble 11 years ago
Hello fellow colorist. I am new to the 2k world and had some questions regarding LOG vs. Linear. I am trying to understand exactly what they are and what has the most information to grade with. The fi
Re: LoG VS. LINEAR 0-1023
by Joseph Owens 11 years ago
Like Jobs says about Bluray, it opens a bag of hurt. First, the RED is a linear device, so going through all the hoops of negotiating a synthesized log workflow (especially for an 8-bit HDCam output)
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replacement cable for KBox?
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
any idea what sort of cable runs between the Kona and the KBox Need a replacement, hoping it's not a custom cable that will cost too much.
Re: replacement cable for KBox?
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
it was a joke bob :)
HDLink 2 problems with 23.98sf and HDMI
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
I'm trying to use an HDLINK 2 as an SDI to DVI HMDI converter for a consumer Panasonic plasma. We're working in 1080 23.98sf. But the TV won't recognize the signal coming from the HDLINK at this setti
Re: HDLink 2 problems with 23.98sf and HDMI
by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago
An engineer I ran into in LA says he tested the Dreamcolor and found it pretty horrible.... they couldn't get it to match the color on a CRT. Eizo however make GREAT little LCD's. We use them on our F
Scaling an image: (technical question)
by Jason Diebler 11 years ago
I know that in FCP, when you move the position of an image (movie, png, etc.) on the y-axis by odd numbers (1, 3, -5, etc.) you get a poorer result in image quality due to shifted field lines. For bes
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Re: Scaling an image: (technical question)
by Chris Borjis 11 years ago
Sean ONeil "FCP 6 has three different quality settings for scaling. Is "best" bicubic I'd love it if someone knew definitively." if it was bicubic it would scale a lot better. all 3 settings act like
test
by Aaron Neitz 12 years ago

Removie "nickname"
by Aaron Neitz 12 years ago
Now that we display full names, how do I go about getting rid of "CharlieX" next to my posts A bit silly to have a moniker, eh
Re: Removie "nickname"
by Ronald Lindeboom 12 years ago
Thanks, Abraham. You da man.
decklink popping audio
by Darren Jonusas 12 years ago
I'm hearing a strange thing, sort of a 'phut phut phut' on audio. Sounds like an audio sample rate problem but is only apparent on the Decklink audio output. Comes and goes intermittently. Not there i
Re: decklink popping audio
by Aaron Neitz 12 years ago
Yeah.... it's a known problem. Has been doing that same thing to me for MONTHS. I'm still on 5.4 drivers myself, so I see they haven't fixed it @ 6.4 either.
HD to SD downcovert doesn't work in 6.3
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
I'm a little late to the game because 5.2 drivers were solid...but they had problems with AE v8. Now I'm getting a jittery mess - frames jumping all over the place - on 720 23.9 footage played at "bla
OT: Old Avid's / Parts
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
I know this isn't the classified forum, but we have 4 systems of old school Avid MC 7.1 that we're getting rid of. 1 working system, and lots of peripherals that work too. Given how cheap a Xpress Pro
30fps EDL, 24fps loading, and 3:2 removal!!!
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
Can anyone explain to me how, or if, the Decklink System Pref "3:2 pulldown removal VITC Reader A Frame" works I have an online edit this week, they're cutting 30fps offline, but I need clean 24fps on
Re: 30fps EDL, 24fps loading, and 3:2 removal!!!
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
Right. So we have non-Decklink systems, and if you make a custom FCP capture preset for 30fps to 24fps media, and start digitizing on the A frame, it removes 3:2 properly. So it's a feature that FCP a
Xpress Pro and Film Editing
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
We've got 1 lone Avid editor in house, works on Xpress Pro (4.8.2 on mac, upgrading to 5.5 soon). Feature film project is coming in.... I learned my chops on Avid, but have been a Final Cut editor and
Re: Xpress Pro and Film Editing
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
Thanks!
Does Final Cut Pro 6 hurt you AVID guys?
by Richard Martz 13 years ago
I've been listening to all the buzz coming out of NAB about Apple's latest FCP 6 with all the new PRO features. They included the $25K Final Touch Color Correction program in the FCP bundle for $1300.
Re: Does Final Cut Pro 6 hurt you AVID guys?
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
You know, we're a 6 seat FCP shop with 2 Avids. I use FCP. But Avid, while more expensive, still has overall better tools. Especially for the effects-heavy edit. Stop picking fights. FCP 6 is hardly a
Avid DV codec on a Merdian Symphony
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
If we digitize some footage with Xpress Pro - Avid DV 25 codec - will that read on a Meridian based Symphony Just the media - not talking about bins. Thanks!!!!!!!!
Re: Avid DV codec on a Merdian Symphony
by grinner hester 13 years ago
no
HDLink
by Xandros 13 years ago
We are preparing new edit suite based on MacPro FCP BM HDpro 444 + HDLink + DELL 2407. As we will mostly work features and some PAL programmes can anyone help how HDLink doing sync with 60Hz LCD for P
Re: HDLink
by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago
Yep - it'll work for PAL being fed to a 60hz LCD.
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