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Erik Mickelson

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July 22nd 2001
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3D text path
by Erik Mickelson 5 years ago
I feel like I have done this before. The text layer needs to follow a spiral path "down the drain". The path is pasted from AI as a Mask on the text layer. The text follows the path just fine to the c
Re: 3D text path
by Erik Mickelson 5 years ago
Very nice! I'll use this method over mine for sure. Using the Scale with a Range Selector Offset stays truer to the path than using a null for scale(as I did). I would like to get it even closer, at a
Problems Rendering Effects with GPU Acceleration (OpenCL)
by Daniel Hughes 5 years ago
Hello there! I'm having a terrible issue rendering with OpenCL GPU Acceleration. Rendering footage without effects always works fine, but when I try and render effects in Premiere it usually crashes a
Re: Problems Rendering Effects with GPU Acceleration (OpenCL)
by Erik Mickelson 5 years ago
Check for an oversized or high dpi picture(1000dpi jpeg, tiff) at the point of crash.
Premiere CC is lowering audio nearly -6 db when exporting 24-bit mono
by Chris Borjis 5 years ago
This is odd, I have a 3 minute trailer with mono 5.1 surround sound stems in premiere CC.(mac) all the levels play at the same proper levels from pro-tools, within premiere cc When I mute all but one
Re: Premiere CC is lowering audio nearly -6 db when exporting 24-bit mono
by Erik Mickelson 5 years ago
Maybe the "pan laws" for PPro are what is causing this. I don't edit 5.1 but I know most audio applications use "panning laws" that dictate what the volume when a channel is at center. If it were "0",
New Titler for Premiere
by John Lewis 6 years ago
Hi Guys As you may know or Not Vistitle is now available for Premiere This titler has been available for GV Edius for over 2 years now and is the best titler I have seen. The things you can do with it
Re: New Titler for Premiere
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Windows only! NEXT....!
Alpha Channel
by Lance Bachelder 6 years ago
Is there a way to select either Straight or Premultiplied Alpha channel in PPro Can't find it and have bad banding on overlays etc. Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Downtown Long Beach, Califo
Re: Alpha Channel
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Try a different format for the clip. Is the clip ProRes 4444, Animation or DNXHD I have found that DNXHD sometimes doesn't carry the alpha correctly. Try a different flavor.
I'm so desparate! Premiere will no longer open project--says it can't find clips which are all there!
by Ronald Williamson 6 years ago
A project I worked on about 3 weeks ago and now must be redone by tomorrow suddenly has problems opening-Premiere CC (latest version and previous version both) says it can't find any of the 58 clips a
Re: I'm so desparate! Premiere will no longer open project--says it can't find clips which are all there!
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Try opening the project with the clips offline. Then try relinking them from within PPro.
still no keyboard shortcuts for scale/position keyframes in Premiere Pro CC???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
I love working with Premiere Pro CC, but I was so hoping by now that we would finally have assignable keyboard shortcuts for adding position and scale keyframes. I don't understand this because animat
Re: still no keyboard shortcuts for scale/position keyframes in Premiere Pro CC???
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Try Boris Pan n Zoom http: www.borisfx.com videos BCCFxPlug Pan-Zoom.php I have used it on projects in the past. Seems to work fine. Remember to leave your original image at 100%.
Can PPro CC import PSD's with same attributes?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Example: I have 20 PSD's that have layers(titles, slates, graphics) that need to be imported as Sequences. ALL of them need to be imported as Sequences to animate certain aspects of the graphic layers
Re: Can PPro CC import PSD's with same attributes?
by Peter Garaway 6 years ago
Sorry didn't make it in to this release. If you haven't done so already please submit a request here https: www.adobe.com cfusion mmform index.cfm name=wishform Get your friends to do it too ;) Best,
The Master audio track....anyone use it?
by Chris Borjis 6 years ago
I don't. Never have. Most of my work gets exported to an .omf for ProTools, but even if it's not in the budget, I can satisfactorily balance the audio without making use of the master audio track. Eit
Re: The Master audio track....anyone use it?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Ever use a master compressor and then a master limiter CS6 is actually quite lame in it's implementation of VST's but what they have sort of works(no ducker either). So...track compressor for VO and t
Which kerning option do you use in After Effects, and which should be the default?
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Which kerning option do you use in After Effects Which should be the default How would you feel about us changing the default to Optical and creating a new preference where you can set the default ---
Re: Which kerning option do you use in After Effects, and which should be the default?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Is the kerning fix going to be released for CS6 or just CC
Neat Video, AFX vs PPro?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Anyone have any info on the Neat Video 3.2 noise reduction plug-in performance between these two platforms I know AE cannot open .MTS so advantage PPro right there. But noise reduction takes a long ti
Re: Neat Video, AFX vs PPro?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Thanks for the offer Ann but it's not that big of a deal. The 4.5 GB clip is from a consumer "1080p HD" camera. It imports into PPro CS6 just fine. AE cannot even see "see" the clip for import, it is
Any gotchas on a used EX1R or EX3?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Getting ready to do a documentary. The used prices on EX1R's and EX3's are unbelievable! Anything to watch out for on a used model Some are coming with 32GB SXS cards extra mics batts etc... CrippleBo
Re: Any gotchas on a used EX1R or EX3?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
I just missed the few I saw on Craigslist. The sooner 4K cameras get here the quicker I can nab a decent 1080p camera. C'mon 4k! CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 16GB ram, Lion 10.7.4, FCPStudio 3, Adobe CS
AE CS6 11.0.1 CUDA BENCHMARK PROJECT - test your graphics cards!
by Teddy Gage 7 years ago
Hey guys trying to get some data on fastest graphics cards for AE - I came up with a benchmarking project that stresses the GPU to 100% and already got surprising results: on win 7 core i7 3930K @4.7
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Re: AE CS6 11.0.1 CUDA BENCHMARK PROJECT - test your graphics cards!
by Erik Mickelson 7 years ago
Nope, not happening on my mac. I stopped the render after 15 minutes. Time remaining was over 7 hours. Obviously there is zero Open CL support(cannot select GPU option). Specs are in my sig. CrippleBo
CS6 Keylight inside mask problem
by Erik Mickelson 7 years ago
getting a mask problem with Keylight 1.2 in CS6. 4207_screenshot20120525at12.04.29pm.png.zip CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 16GB ram, Lion 10.7.3, FCPStudio 3, QT 7
News: Adobe CS6 Now Available
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
Adobe Creative Cloud Coming May 11 (San Jose, California--May 7, 2012) Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Creative Suite 6 software. The CS6 p
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Re: News: Adobe CS6 Now Available
by Erik Mickelson 7 years ago
Is this release updated for Open CL performance CS6.01 CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 16GB ram, Lion 10.7.3, FCPStudio 3, QT 7
OT: Drool fodder for CUDA devotees
by Andrew Richards 7 years ago
http: www.anandtech.com show 5795 nvidia-unveils-geforce-gtx-690-dual-gk104-flagship-launching-may-3rd Two of NVIDIA's new flagship GK104 GPUs on a single card, with 4GB total vRAM and 3,072 total CUD
Re: OT: Drool fodder for CUDA devotees
by Erik Mickelson 7 years ago
The card is Pcie3. That's the big deal. Twice the processing power of Pcie2. So at half the voltage it will equal a pcie2 card, or in x8 slot it will perform the same as a Pcie2 in a 16x slot. See wha
Mocha AE in CS6?
by Erik Mickelson 7 years ago
Anyone notice if Mocha AE was included with CS6 It would be a shame to upgrade now, while it's discounted, only to find it came as a freebie for CS6. CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 8GB ram, SLeopard 10.6.
Re: Mocha AE in CS6?
by Erik Mickelson 7 years ago
"There is no marketing speak going on. The drop date to be included in CS6 was very early and simply did not allow Imagineer to get all the new features ready in time." I don't think AE CS6 has shippe
Macbook Pro screen? Ugly!!!
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Anyone have a Macbook Pro screen like this The manager at the Apple store said it is in spec and is sorry that it looks like that. Great! CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 8GB ram, SLeopard 10.6.8, FCPStudio
Re: Macbook Pro screen? Ugly!!!
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Shane, it would be great if you came by and replaced the screen :P I am sending it to Apple after my next video is posted. Corporate wants to look at it. There are many out there like this one, but th
CS 5.5 Encore and Mac compatible blu ray burner
by Brian Ricke 8 years ago
Hello. I have a new imac and Adobe CS 5.5 Production Premium and am looking for a reliable blu ray burner. I'd like to keep the cost under $200, but speed isn't a major concern for me. Does anyone hav
Re: CS 5.5 Encore and Mac compatible blu ray burner
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Did you get a BluRay burn speed yet I just got the replacement drive from Videoguys...no dice exactly the same, not recognized over the eSata port and only 1x burn speed. CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 8G
Pioneer BDR 206 not meant for Macs. Please read.
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
I just got off the phone with Pioneer regarding the incompatibility of the BDR 206 that Videoguys.com sells as their mac compatible Blu Ray burner. Long story short. The support tech on the phone said
Re: Pioneer BDR 206 not meant for Macs. Please read.
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Wow! That was quick Gary. Tomorrow I will call. CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 8GB ram, SLeopard 10.6.8, FCPStudio 3, QT 7
Automatic Duck going to Adobe
by Lemur Hayop 8 years ago
Just when I was considering buying PEFCP to export FCPX OMF to Pro Tools. We'll see what happens. http: www.k9sound.com
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Re: Automatic Duck going to Adobe
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Two cents: Possibility of using Duck features to get Premiere timelines into newly purchased Iridias for color correction It's only Two cents. CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 8GB ram, SLeopard 10.6.8, FCPS
Qmaster won't run properly
by Tom Matthies 9 years ago
Seems to be the day for Compressor problems... I cannot get Qmaster to run properly any more. If I can even get the cluster to show up in Compressor, it will give me an error message "An internal erro
Re: Qmaster won't run properly
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Just started getting this. I have successfully used quick clusters in the past. This massage is a first for me. Share function does not work either. I have reset background processing. Reset sevices.
Fastest BluRay burn speeds in OSX???
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
I am only getting 1x burn speeds. I am using the NexStar DX USB enclosure with Sony BD205 loaded purchased from VideoGuys.com. Using Verbatim BD-R 2x and 4x media. One thing: Since purchasing the encl
Re: Fastest BluRay burn speeds in OSX???
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
It's not the enclosure. I tested it with a hard-drive and it did just fine with the AJA disk test. The Pioneer BDR-206, I was told, was not compatible with Macs and never was intended to work with the
Videoguys offers no support after 30 days for recommended products
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Just got off the phone with videoguys. They are directing me to Pioneer to warranty the Pioneer BDR206. after 30 days they want nothing to do with hardware that they sell. If that ios the case I may a
Re: Videoguys offers no support after 30 days for recommended products
by Gary Bettan 8 years ago
I was not in the office today so I do not know the details of your issue. We offer 30 days free tech support on our products. When customers run into problems after 30 days we do our best to try and h
Voice with underlying music
by Frank Howard 8 years ago
It looks like Adobe quit on Soundbooth CS5 just a few days after I bought it. I am working on an audio file which has spoken instructions with music playing in the background. Does Soundbooth have a f
Re: Audition v Soundbooth
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Nope no ducker in Audition. That is a cryin' shame too. That is a must have for ANY video audio software. Garageband has one that works. Maybe a VST plug in would work. MacPro 2.26 octo, NVidia GT120,
Reducing Harsh S's in Voices
by Evan Seitz 8 years ago
Every pronounced S in one of my audio voice overs is really intense and painful to listen to - what is the best method for reducing this Thanks in advance, Evan
Re: Reducing Harsh S's in Voices
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
Look for a de-esser. That is what it is usually called. If that doesn't work, you may want to try pulling down some higher frequencies if it is a really bad "ssssss". MacPro 2.26 octo, NVidia GT120, 1
Thunderbolt speed tests???
by Erik Mickelson 8 years ago
http: www.macworld.com article 161122 2011 07 thunderboltvsesata.html#lsrc.nl_mwweek_h_cbstories The 2GB file read write tests seem low. Very low. My 4TB esata is up there with the new Thunderbolt. Wh
Re: Thunderbolt speed tests???
by Rafael Amador 8 years ago
Erik Mickelson "The 2GB file read write tests seem low. Very low. My 4TB esata is up there with the new Thunderbolt. What gives Anyone have any REAL speed benchmarks for Tunderbolt " That test makes
Missing vector elements (ai. cs3 import) in AE CS3 playback preview! :(
by Marc Johnston 10 years ago
Hello. I'm creating an animation in After Effects CS3 by importing .ai vector files from Illustrator CS3... I've done this at uni with no problems on the iMacs there, but when I try to work in AE on m
Re: Missing vector elements (ai. cs3 import) in AE CS3 playback preview! :(
by Erik Mickelson 9 years ago
Try clicking the "continous rasterize" check box at the root of your Illustrator file(if it's nested that means the lowest level). Works for me in CS5 now. MacPro 2.26 octo, NVidia GT120, 16GB ram, 4T
Gradient Wipe for Lower 3rds
by Jeff Mather 9 years ago
Greetings, Is it possible to use the gradient wipe effect with a greyscale image to create a transition for lower 3rds instead of a clip to clip transition Whenever I try it, it doesn't seem to work.
SOLVED!!! Re: Gradient Wipe for Lower 3rds
by Erik Mickelson 9 years ago
Must use TIFF or JPEG in order for the built in gradient wipe to work consistently for ins and outs. Mac no longer supports PNG files as of a few generations of OSX ago. MacPro 2.26 octo, NVidia GT120
Guitar Rig anyone, problems
by Erik Mickelson 9 years ago
I am trying to use Guitar Rig on my MacPro. It works with OK with the regular mic in(guitar cable cheapo adapter to mic in). When I try to use the analog in on the LHe I get a high pitched whine buzz
Re: Guitar Rig anyone, problems
by Erik Mickelson 9 years ago
Fixed! I removed the plist for Guitar Rig 4 and did a restart. When asked to re-install Guitar Rig 3 libraries I happily declined. All is good in the world again. A little mud slinging, but effective
Music Note for subtitles?
by Erik Mickelson 9 years ago
Anyone know how I can add the music notes to subtitles I am doing subtitles for a movie and there needs to be music "notes" that let the deaf person know there is, in fact, beautiful music playing. An
Re: Music Note for subtitles?
by Erik Mickelson 9 years ago
Solved ALL the fonts in the font folder for the system are loaded. You have to browse around through ALL the headings and sift to the character that you want(Helvetica etc...). Then keep the Titler op
How loud is the Kona?
by Petros Kolyvas 9 years ago
I spend over half my time working on sound and my computer is in a near-silent room. My current video I O, while cooled passively in its breakout-box, is unreliable and the support for it is even wors
Re: How loud is the Kona?
by Erik Mickelson 9 years ago
Lhi is very loud here as well. I switched it back for the Lhe and is MUCH better. No fan on the Lhe, big heatsink. MacPro Dual Core2Duo 3.0Ghz, ATI 4870, 6GB ram, 4TB SATA Raid that now works in SL, S
Custom particle alinged, sewing thread?
by Erik Mickelson 10 years ago
Hello all, trying to get a particle to "sew" on. Basically I am trying to imitate a sewing thread. I could just use an AI file and wipe a mask, but I would like more control using either 3D Stroke or
Re: Custom particle alinged, sewing thread?
by Erik Mickelson 10 years ago
Figured a different solution to the problem. I pre-comped the custom particle and I can size manipulate the whole size spacing thing much better now. Doing it this way really tightens up the spacing a
Kona 7.5 stability
by Stuart Smith 10 years ago
Hi all, other than the issues mentioned in this thread: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 98 875968 What is the general consensus of the usability stability of 7.5 We're always a bit wary of major u
Re: Kona 7.5 stability
by Erik Mickelson 10 years ago
There is no one doing anything wrong per say. The AJA drivers just need a fix is all. I should add that I am on the latest drivers and all that jazz. I have been having problems withh ALL of my macs f
Graphics card busted?
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
I have been running into issues lately with what I think is my graphics card (ATI X1900XT). I've been noticing pixelated lines which randomly appear across the screen when I am working in either FCP o
Re: Graphics card busted?
by Erik Mickelson 10 years ago
And So what's your point Call em' up and tell them that the card is frying up. If the first Apple operator says no, politely hang up and call again until someone says yes. Mine is a quad 3.0 waaaay ou
Kona LHe latency
by Erik Mickelson 10 years ago
Anyone use the LHe with Amplitube I am going into my Mackie mixer with my electric guitar then from the Mackie outs into the LHe analog ins. From the LHe analog ins, then into Amplitube, then AES out
Re: Kona LHe latency
by Erik Mickelson 10 years ago
Did a full AJA software uninstall and reinstall. Latency is low again! Thanks Cow! MacPro Dual Core2Duo 3.0Ghz, 6GB ram, 4TB SATA Raid, Tiger 10.4.11, FCPStudio 2, QT 7.5.5
Pro Tools and KONA LH
by Mike Maloney 10 years ago
Curious. I'm having issues with Pro Tools. The DigiDesign folks don't provide support for a KONA LH card in the same Mac with their product. (They do however, provide support for Black Magic) Is anyon
Re: Pro Tools and KONA LH
by Erik Mickelson 10 years ago
Thanks for the hint on the software Gary. I did a full AJA software uninstall and reinstall. Latency is low again! Thanks Cow! MacPro Dual Core2Duo 3.0Ghz, 6GB ram, 4TB SATA Raid, Tiger 10.4.11, FCPSt
Import motion spline/path from C4D or other 3D program?
by Erik Mickelson 12 years ago
Import motion spline path from C4D or other 3D program Somebody please do a test! Inquiring minds want to know.
Re: Import motion spline/path from C4D or other 3D program?
by Erik Mickelson 12 years ago
That would be knd of cool too - Illustrator paths. The whole 3D space thing(z-depth) is just really hard to control without using spline generators found in 3D programs. Ae is not the most intuitive w
Import 3d path from C4d?
by Erik Mickelson 12 years ago
Does Motion3 support importing a 3d path from C4d like After Effects It would be great to be able to draw a path and then import said path and attachan emmitter to it! Someone say it will.
Re: Import 3d path from C4d?
by Erik Mickelson 12 years ago
That's what I'm talking about. Doing it in the app will be a nightmare compared to importing spline paths from C4d like we can do in AE 6 and up. Drawing 3D paths in AE is a nightmare as well- but onl
MOOOOOO render farm
by Nicholas Toth 13 years ago
Hey guys --- I'm looking for a little more indepth tutorial on the render farm process. High def renders are a BURDEN. The documentation given with the software seems like its missing some parts --- m
Re: MOOOOOO render farm
by Erik Mickelson 13 years ago
I would like to get this straight too. If two computers are being used, do the assets have to be on each one or does the server automagically use its own file Can PC Xeons be mixed with Mac Xeons I su
Red for sale
by Erik Mickelson 13 years ago
I have Boris RED 2.5 for sale. First $500 takes it.
Re: Red for sale
by Andrew Mehta 13 years ago
Does 2.5 work in OS9
10 or 8bit Software Codec BMD-HD on WindowsXP?
by Michael GroƟmann 14 years ago
Hallo, I wanted to see if the BMD HD codec is really 10 Bit, on a WinXP PC, because in Combustion 4 the Format of an imported footage was "Video for Windows (24 bit)" for AVIs and "Quicktime (24 bit)"
Re: What about Final Cut Pro HD with 10bit?
by Erik Mickelson 14 years ago
Try AE 6.5 PRO. It comes with Color Finesse which color corrects in float!
FX / Grafitii vs Red
by JackWhiteIII 14 years ago
I have FX version 8 and Grafitti version 3. I would quite like to have RED simply so I can use both functions in one applicaiton but as far as I can make out Red is basically FX and Grafitti plus the
Re: FX / Grafitii vs Red
by Erik Mickelson 14 years ago
It is a lot better. If you like, I happen to have a Red liscense for cheap- if you are interested. I am doing mostly 3D now on Lightwave!
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