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Michael Nikitin

Member Since:
February 1st 2008
54 Posts
Location:
New York, USA
Linking to video -- for good
by Michael Nikitin 10 years ago
Hello everyone, I have a bunch of video clips and audio that was recorded to a separate device. Going through linking video and audio, everything works fine, I line them up by the slate, then Cmd-L to
Re: Linking to video -- for good
by Michael Nikitin 10 years ago
Thanks, Chad! Editor Colorist VFX Artist www.michaelnikitin.com
automating still export
by Michael Nikitin 10 years ago
Hello everyone! Another beautiful Friday night in the tender paws of FCP... Would anyone happen to know how to export stills from a timeline in an automated fashion Instead of going through File - Exp
Re: automating still export
by Michael Nikitin 10 years ago
I don't know why I didn't think of that, and I feel ashamed of myself. It definitely beats exporting manually. Thanks, Rafael.) Editor Colorist VFX Artist www.michaelnikitin.com
Trouble with Video Playback from AE
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Hi guys, I'm having trouble with playback from AE. Perhaps someone will have pointers regarding what could be the issue. I'm running Aja IoHD with latest firmware from MacBook Pro via Firewire 800. AJ
Re: Trouble with Video Playback from AE
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Well... I fixed it. It took a complete uninstall reinstall of Aja software, AND trashing AE preference files. I guess we'll never find out what the problem was. :-)
extend background indefinitely
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Hi guys, I have a background movie that I'd like to use (looping it indefinitely), which is several times shorter than the comp I'm working with. Short of duplicating the movie 99 times and lining up
Re: extend background indefinitely
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Got it. Thanks again!
HD-SDI to MacBook Pro
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Hi guys, Would anyone happen to know whether it is possible to run HD-SDI signal from a Sony PMW EX1 to a MacBook Pro via Aja IoHD My goal is to capture 10-bit ProRes 422 to FCP, bypassing the step of
Re: HD-SDI to MacBook Pro
by gary adcock 11 years ago
Michael Nikitin "Would anyone happen to know whether it is possible to run HD-SDI signal from a Sony PMW EX1 to a MacBook Pro via Aja IoHD " YES, I and many others do it all the time. If you use Aja'
workflow for capturing to ProRes 422 10-bit
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Hi, I'll be shooting about an hour worth of green screen tomorrow with a Sony EX1 XDCAM. Naturally, I'd like to retain as much color information as I can. I'm thinking of shooting 1080P. I have a MacB
Re: workflow for capturing to ProRes 422 10-bit
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
I'd get the new AJA KiPro, it's a lot more portable than the I O: http: www.aja.com products ki-pro -Noah Writing RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera!. Unlock the secrets of the
interlaced to progressive conversion workflow
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Hello everyone, If I'm shooting in 1080i and the delivery format is 1080p, is there any particular workflow that would give me the best conversion results Any particular settings tweaks I should be mi
Re: interlaced to progressive conversion workflow
by Michael Nikitin 11 years ago
Thanks for the info, Russ. Will look into XL H1's pulldown particularities. I should add here that, so far, I have been unable to capture the footage I've shot, period. FCP freaks out, and is unable t
2K frames on a Mac Book Pro
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hi guys, Does anyone have experience working with 2K frames on a Mac Book Pro I have a 10-second shot that will require some compositing and matchmoving, and I'm wondering if my trusty MBP will live u
Re: 2K frames on a Mac Book Pro
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
Michael Nikitin "I'm wondering if my trusty MBP will live up to the task without overheating and exploding in my face. " More important than the MacBook Pro itself is your media drive configuration.
35mm shot to matchmove
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hi guys, I'm going to be matchmoving and doing compositing on a scene that will be shot on 35mm film in a few days. What format should I ask for, as far as footage delivery goes It's going to be a ver
Re: 35mm shot to matchmove
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Richard, Storage is not really an issue. The shot I'm concerned about is rather brief (the whole film is under a minute, in fact). The tricky part is that it's handheld, half the room is green, and I'
Sony LMD 2030W calibration
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hello everyone, I wonder if anyone knows how to calibrate a Sony LMD 2030W monitor. I'm running it from my MacBook Pro through HDMI via Aja IoHD. Any particular software I need to download Thanks in a
Re: Sony LMD 2030W calibration
by Stephen Les 12 years ago
The question I have about calibrating the LMD2030 is whether or not there are adjustments for contrast, brightness, chroma, and phase. I'm thinking of buying one but can't find out if it has these or
HD footage erroneously rendered into NTSC sequence
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Greetings, Client gave me a project that consists of DVCPRO HD 960x720 footage, which is contained within a DV NTSC sequence. I would like to have the edit reverted to DVCPRO HD, but I'm not sure how
Re: HD footage erroneously rendered into NTSC sequence
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Shane, I tried what you suggested, and it worked. Thanks so much for your response. Meanwhile, I've been poking around, and found another solution: Modify - Conform to sequence.
Unable to export Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 in 16x9
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hi guys, I feel pretty dumb asking this, but... how come every time I try to export an Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 Quicktime from AE, the rendered video comes out squished to a 4x3 from a 16x9, as it is
Re: Unable to export Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 in 16x9
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Wow. It works! Pretty cool... Thanks, Dave! Does this method mean that, to compress the video for DVD, for instance, I can only do it exclusively via FCP and Compressor (not that I have anything again
Addressing Dust/Artifacting
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hello everyone, I've got some footage, which contains... well, let's call it dust, for the lack of a better word. You can see a sample still here: http: www.udachi.org Meeting.jpg My task is to get ri
Re: Addressing Dust/Artifacting
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hmmm.... This technique might work if I duplicate the layer, and tweak the colors of the new layer in such a way that dust particles change to the opposite side of the color spectrum. Then do a Channe
Color space issue, AE to FCP
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Greetings. Got a bit of a color space problem on my hands, and I don't know exactly how to approach it. I've rendered a Quicktime clip from After Effects, and given it to the editor, after adding some
Re: Color space issue, AE to FCP
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
I'm not using ProRes or Animation; the file is Uncompressed YUV 8-bit 4:2:2. I want to change the Embedded Profile to "HDTV Rec 709 YCbCr" (which, I think, would be the correct setting for this type o
Slice Tool
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hey guys, I'm looking for a tool that would let me analyze the variation in RGB pixel values along an imaginary line in the footage. I believe that a tool like that is known as "Slice Tool". Does it e
Re: Slice Tool
by Lars Bunch 12 years ago
Hi, Synthetic Aperture's "Test Gear" would be ideal, having a slice tool as part of the set, although I don't know that it has been released for CS3 yet. I used it briefly under AE7 but once I upgrade
Missing components
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hi! Got a question for you guys, maybe someone will know what's going on... I've got an AJA Io HD; and I'm running FCS 2 on a Mac Book Pro. I'm trying to render a ProRes HQ-encoded file, using Aja, fr
Re: Missing components
by Michael Nikitin 12 years ago
Hi Gary, Yes, the issue had nothing to do with the Aja, as I know understand... at least, not directly. It was the corruption of Quicktime codecs. What caused them to go cuckoo is beyond me. But, at a
OMF export for sound
by Michael Nikitin 13 years ago
Hey guys, I've got a sequence in Premiere 2, it is a film that I've been working on for the last several months. Time to pass the OMF on to my sound designer, who works in Pro Tools. Although Premiere
Re: OMF export for sound
by Michael Nikitin 13 years ago
I'm afraid that you're right, Steve. Which is really bad news, since I'd like to have independent audio clips. With handles and stuff. Synched to their respective video clips. Ah, well. Premiere - EDL
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