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Michael Nichols

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May 9th 2008
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PAL Speedup
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
Is this REALLY acceptable when delivering PAL masters An instant cinema tools conform to 25FPS looks SO much better than the 60hr Compressor render that is giving me motion artifacts on pans and camer
Re: PAL Speedup
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
Thanks guys! Believe it or not, I think the speed up actually HELPS the pacing of my film. Huh, don't let the editor know I said that...Wait, I am the editor!! Abel Cine Tech - Rental Coordinator Phan
Outputting 25fps to 50i through Kona
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
Anything special I need to know with regards to sending footage that was run through compressor originating in 23.98 to 25fps, then out to 625 PAL digibeta @50i I assume the Kona will interlace for me
Re: Outputting 25fps to 50i through Kona
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
I am compressing with Compressor to go from 23.98 HD to 625i25 (50i PAL ) When I make my pro res file, should I keep the dimension 1920x1080 and let the Kona downconvert and scale This way, I would on
Deliverables
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
I am scared, because what I am doing seems to be working, but I guess I refuse to believe that Final Cut Pro is this powerful! I am have to deliver 5.1 Printmaster and M&E tracks with a stereo mix in
Re: Deliverables
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
Wait...is that because I am looking at the 23.98 HD master file in a project set up for PAL As a test, I did a .1% speed change to the HD 23.98 master file in my PAL 25fps project and it snapped exact
Frame Rates and Audio
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
I have a project that I am exporting a few different tapes as masters for: HDCAM-SR @1080 23.976psf D-Beta 525 @ 29.97NDF D-Beta PAL @ 25fps I am using my SRW-5800 to crossplay the HDCAM-SR master to
Re: Frame Rates and Audio
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
I used compressor and set it to maintain the speed at 100% of the original and maxed out all the settings. I have an 8 core with a virtual cluster set up and it took about 13hrs to transcode. The resu
Quicktime reading timecode
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
I am doing the closed captioning on my film in movcaptioner and my sequence has a picture start time at the 1HR mark on the timecode, but when I export out of the quicktime, my start time is zeroed. I
Re: Quicktime reading timecode
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
Oh Snap! That worked!!! You're a genius! Abel Cine Tech - Rental Coordinator Phantom HD Gold Arri Alexa Red MX 212.462.0163 mnichols at abelcine dot com
Good Pixel speeds for Scrolling credits
by Eugene Lehnert 9 years ago
I finally figured out how to make scrolling credits in 59.94 HD look good when downconverted to NTSC. I new 120 pixels second was the way to go for NTSC but I never even though to increase that rate f
Re: Good Pixel speeds for Scrolling credits
by Michael Nichols 9 years ago
Dave LaRonde "Excellent! You should then be able to get a lightning-fast answer on whether the product you need to deliver should be 1920x1080 anamorphic to be used at 2.35:1, or letterboxed to accom
Pass timecodes through in DPX renders
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
I have DPX files from an Arri Scanner that has timecode embedded in it. I am doing some work on the files in AE. When I render out to DPX, new timecode is written (starting at zero). It's making a con
Re: Pass timecodes through in DPX renders
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
I guess you could do that. The issue is, the amount of time it would take me to go into FCP and read the timecode off the DPX stacks and then manually enter that into each new Composition, I can just
DPX management
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
I don't really use AE with DPX files much. Usually it's Shake. I am doing some de-noise filters in AE. How can I pass the DPX files through AE without affecting the colorspace My problem is something
Re: DPX management
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
Strange...I just discovered a weird quirk in the FCP - Color - FCP roundtrip! If a DPX stack doesn't have a "REEL" name, but others in your sequence do, then XML transfer will fail. My issue wasn't re
Ki Pro Rental (x4)
by Jason White 10 years ago
I know these units are very new, but I was wondering if anyone on the forum had a lead on a company that is going to have these units available for rent in the next few weeks. I am working a festival
Re: Ki Pro Rental (x4)
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
Hey Steve, sorry I didn't see this earlier. We have a few units at Abel Cine Tech in New York and Burbank for future reference. Abel Cine Tech - Rental Coordinator We now have Red and SI-2K in our Ren
Ramping with Phantom Footage
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
Anyone have any resources for tips I am working with footage at 500+ frames and going for that "Saw" type of scattered ramp for a reveal. What I have been doing is using Time Displacement, but I think
Re: amping with Phantom Footage
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
Wow, kind of rude, but anyway... The Phantom is a high speed digital cinema camera and I am shooting at a frame rate of 500fps and above and I wanted to do a speed ramping effect similar to what you w
Using Audio inputs for voicework
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
Just curious. I have a 4 channel, powered mixer. Maybe with Logic or Soundtrack Pro (or even FCP), can I use the line outs from the mixer into the inputs on the breakout cable and capture live Audio t
Re: Using Audio inputs for voicework
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
Will bars from a signal generator be sufficient Abel Cine Tech - Rental Coordinator We now have Red and SI-2K in our Rental Fleet! 212.462.0163 mnichols at abelcine dot com
Kona 6.5 and Final Cut Studio 2
by Frank Bokoski, Jr. 10 years ago
Has anyone upgraded to the latest software version and still run Studio 2 Just wondering if it works, any improvements or best to wait till we upgrade to FCS 3
Re: Kona 6.5 and Final Cut Studio 2
by Michael Nichols 10 years ago
I did a clean install of everything! I actually installed a new hard drive and new OS! I uninstalled the 6.5 driver and then installed the 6.5 NND driver and it is working fine. Strange... Abel Cine T
Exporting out NON self contained reference movie in FCP
by Michael Nichols 10 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 Michael Nichols 10 years ago
I would rather not nest, because I have 4 reels at 25 min each of 4:4:4 RGB LOG files. Won't rendering bring me down to 8bit and just eat up gobs of space Abel Cine Tech - Rental Coordinator We now ha
"remember last" setting for monitors?
by Michael Nichols 11 years ago
I seem to recall a way to set your output to "remember last" application so that you don't go to color bars everytime you click out of Final Cut Pro or AE etc. Is that an application specific setting,
Re: "remember last" setting for monitors?
by Michael Nichols 11 years ago
Ah!! That's right! Abel Cine Tech - Rental Coordinator Come see us at NAB 2009 April 20 23 Central Hall Booth #C8537
FileOut DPX frame settings
by Michael Nichols 11 years ago
I am batch exporting FileOut nodes to DPX sequences. The problem I am having is that all the nodes are rendering out the global amount of frames per sequence. If stack 1 has 788 frames and stack 2 has
Re: FileOut DPX frame settings
by Les Stuck 11 years ago
Sad but true, it doesn't work. If the processing for each FileOut is the same, you can specify a different timeRange in a command-line, but that would have to be run separately for each timeRange. Ot
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