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Misha Aranyshev

Misha Aranyshev.

My first editing job was a feature film. The fact I learned what "Quiet on set!" means before I could speak these words helped a lot. The fact I was retouching hi-rez scans and laying out magazine spreads for five years before get... [more]
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Video and audio timecode sync questions
by Paul Page 3 months ago
Dear friends, I have received a project with RED raw files and separate stereo audio and was researching about a timecode sync in Resolve. I'm not very experienced in this workflow, but my assumption
Re: Video and audio timecode sync questions
by Misha Aranyshev 3 months ago
It appears so.
Oliver Peters on the evolution of the edit suite
by Simon Ubsdell 11 months ago
A fascinating piece looking at how far we have come from the early days of tape editing: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 12 02 five-decades-of-edit-suite-evolution Simon Ubsdell tokyo productio
Re: Oliver Peters on the evolution of the edit suite
by Misha Aranyshev 10 months ago
My biggest complaint about the evolution of the edit suite layout is the moving of the preview monitor to some place I can't see it without breaking my neck.
Resolve for Linux
by John Hong 10 months ago
Hi there, Regarding the linux version of Resolve, I've read that Blackmagic has their own customized version of the CentOS ISO for download. The most recent one that I can find is this from a forum po
Re: Resolve for Linux
by Misha Aranyshev 10 months ago
I couldn't install Blackmagic distro on Blackmagic-specced Supermicro rig. Generic CentOS 7 and most recent Ubuntu worked fine. There are a few libraries you have to add manually but the relevant thre
I Making a Corporate Video To Be Shown On Cinema Screen
by Andy Stinton 1 year ago
It's 2.4 : 1 ratio What pixel count would you set the project to in a NLE program .
Re: I Making a Corporate Video To Be Shown On Cinema Screen
by Misha Aranyshev 1 year ago
DCI spec digital projection isn't 2.40:1. It is 2.39:1. Resolution is 2048 858 or 4096 1716. I doubt though you are going to create and play DCP. Work in plain vanilla HD or UHD and letterbox.
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iMac Pro thoughts
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
For those of you who have taken the plunge with the new iMac Pro, what are your thoughts now Worth it over a 2013 Mac Pro or 5K iMac Or are you waiting for the next Mac Pro In my case, I work at a sho
Re: iMac Pro thoughts
by Misha Aranyshev 1 year ago
I didn't mean the expandability. By the way PowerMac 9600 had more slots than cheesegrater MacPro. I meant there always were hoops to jump through to make something to work in Mac: flashing firmware,
Fix in post, or take care of this in camera?
by Duke Sweden 1 year ago
As you can see, I'm a very handsome man. But aside from that, I have this problem with natural lighting. It seems to be worse in the summer, I'm assuming because of the angle of the sun. Anyway... My
Re: Fix in post, or take care of this in camera?
by Misha Aranyshev 1 year ago
Unless you're shooting Arri Alexa there's probably zero information in the blown out highlight so there is noting to fix in post. Couple of things to try: 1. Go into the camera menu, find "knee" and p
eGPU support in OSX 10.13.4
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
Looking forward to reading how this might work with FCPX https: support.apple.com en-us HT208544 "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
Re: eGPU support in OSX 10.13.4
by Misha Aranyshev 2 years ago
If Resolve is one of the only couple of thing that matters then you probably know well that it could use an Nvidia GPU in a Thunderbolt expansion box before this system update. It is things like hot p
zooming in waveform bogs down my machine
by Collin Christenbury 2 years ago
I edit VOD content in FCP7, that typically runs 80-87mins & have to do lots of audio editing. I've noticed when I blow my waveform up in the viewer window it bogs my machine down. Is there anything I
Re: zooming in waveform bogs down my machine
by Misha Aranyshev 2 years ago
Put the Waveform Cache on the fastest drive you have. Let it fully draw before attempting anything else. It's been like this since v. 1.
How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
Turns out, not a ton: http: appleinsider.com articles 17 07 13 baby-driver-cut-in-real-time-with-avid-on-apples-15-inch-macbook-pro
Re: How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Misha Aranyshev 2 years ago
It's all about trust. Back when you had to wait for dailies to get back from the lab you had to trust each other: client, producer, director, DP. Nowadays everybody is insecure and wants to check the
What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Misha Aranyshev 2 years ago
Replace on Playhead.
Settings for Feature Film Edit? (Switching from Premiere to FCP 7)
by Matt Wilson 3 years ago
Hi, I thought I'd ask some advice regarding setting up a feature film edit. I'm used to the world of Windows and Premiere Pro, but am now editing a feature in Final Cut Pro 7 on a MacBook Pro. (Origin
Re: Settings for Feature Film Edit? (Switching from Premiere to FCP 7)
by Misha Aranyshev 3 years ago
.MTS is just a way to pack bits. What codec, what color sampling
Final cut X A Diamond in the rough
by rohan ferreira 3 years ago
http: rohanf16.blogspot.in 2017 01 final-cut-x-diamond-in-rough.html spref=fb&m=1 A blog on my opinion of FCPX
Re: Final cut X A Diamond in the rough
by Misha Aranyshev 3 years ago
Shane, it's been too many years. You have the film part mixed up a bit. FilmLogic wasn't developed by Digital Film Tree. It was around before FCP 1 and you could use it to cut film in Premiere and Med
10.3
by Steve Connor 3 years ago
https: www.apple.com final-cut-pro
Re: 10.3
by Misha Aranyshev 3 years ago
Why Replace on Playhead is such a sacrilege for FCPX crowd
So, about that Apple event....
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
As far as I can tell, the only ACTUAL news that will affect anything about, really, anyone, anywhere, is the headphone jack, which, in the scheme of things is tiny compared to ditching floppies or opt
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Re: So, about that Apple event....
by Misha Aranyshev 3 years ago
The curious thing is that Thunderbolt2 devices seems to work on Thunderbolt3 motherboard Hackintoshes via a TB3-to-TB2 adapters.
Need to know how to export raw / close as possible to original footage from FCP 7!! Please!
by Julia Jones 3 years ago
Hi everyone! I don't even know if this is possible, but I am hardcore hoping it is! I need to export clips of my film for my VFX artist in as close to raw original format as possible as high of origin
Re: Need to know how to export raw / close as possible to original footage from FCP 7!! Please!
by Misha Aranyshev 3 years ago
Alexa clips have Reel Name embedded. How old is your footage Mine is from 2010 so if yours is newer they should've fixed this codec bug in camera firmware.
FCP ancient version
by Lisa Sanders 3 years ago
Hi...this is a question for y'all editors who have been around since FCP version 1. I captured some footage back in 1998 and believe it or not, I have to retrieve it. This is the name of the file in t
Re: FCP ancient version
by Misha Aranyshev 3 years ago
DV NTSC came with FCP 1.0. Then 1.2.5 brought DV PAL. That was the first version I could use for paying jobs.
Eyelines in talking head interviews
by Simon Ubsdell 4 years ago
This is pretty much completely off topic but I wanted somewhere to vent and here's as good a place as anywhere. So many people shooting talking heads which are supposed to be convincing the viewer of
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Re: Eyelines in talking head interviews
by Brett Sherman 4 years ago
I understand the theory, I've been doing this for 25 years. I personally shoot either straight on or typical interview fashion. And I don't shoot sideways interviews like this for a variety of reasons
Is this a scam?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
It s not a Nigerian prince but this does smell a little. A couple of weeks back I received an email from someone with an American or British type name from Romania and he inquired about me doing a two
Re: Is this a scam?
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
Look people, nobody uses checks for business or personal transactions besides a few backwards countries like the US and the UK. In modern places they wire transfer money.
"Polishing" a director's cut for a feature film?
by Arturo García 4 years ago
Hello CreativeCow community, I was hired as an assistant editor for a feature film with a 3 million dollar budget. The film was edited with a "more experienced" editor in Spain who I know charged 18,0
Re: "Polishing" a director's cut for a feature film?
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
There is a https: forums.creativecow.net businessmarketing here on the COW. You may have better luck there. As for credits, I would ask for an editor credit for this type of work.
How to deactive FCP 7 on Macbook before selling
by Jared Smith 4 years ago
So my mid 2010 macbook pro has started suffering from the dreaded logic board failure so I'm going to sell it on ebay as is But I have FCP 7 on it and I just want to deactivate that on the computer (a
Re: How to deactive FCP 7 on Macbook before selling
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
If delete or uninstall the apps your license will still be there, so installing them again will give the new owner a working FCP install. Remove HD Library Application Support ProApps Final Cut Studio
Weird problems with files on FCP7
by gabriela castro 4 years ago
Hi everyone, i've been searching a solution to this problem, but didn't find any topic (really) related. I'm having a quite disturbing problem. I'm editing my project on fcp7. The files are all apple
Re: Weird problems with files on FCP7
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
Well, "FCP7 is zombi-ware" is hard to argue but file randomly going offline to me was always a sign of the hard drives going south.
two editors working on the same project on fcp 7: workflow question
by Nikolas Vavouris 4 years ago
hi all! i'm new in fcp (i'm more familiar with media composer) and i'm going to edit a project that has already been worked on fcp. shot mainly in 7D over a long period of time, the whole material has
Re: two editors working on the same project on fcp 7: workflow question
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
The advantage is when it's time to go back from Proxy to HQ you can point FCP to whatever set of media you have.
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Scanning for theatrical film
by Emmanuelle Antolin 4 years ago
Hi All, I'm editing a documentary with lots of archival photos - not negatives. What is the best workflow for editing At what resolution should I scan (For example, if I want to zoom in a lot and it n
Re: Scanning for theatrical film
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
What I meant is every 1.5" of your photo will fill the width of your frame at 100% zoom.
Location change
by Misha Aranyshev 5 years ago
I tried to change my location in the profile by typing the new one when prompted but it doesn't stick. Where do I go about it Thanks
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Re: Location change
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
It seems to work now.
Could Resolve 12 kills traditional NLEs ?
by Fred Jean 4 years ago
Is it the end of the roundtrippin saga I'm quite impressed I must say, maybe probably more than with the latest years on Autodesk Smoke. Considering also that BM owns Eyeon Fusion...(and this is also
Re: Could Resolve 12 kills traditional NLEs ?
by Misha Aranyshev 4 years ago
Michael Gissing "The big thing is can Resolve 12 handle outputting meaningful audio for post." There is Export to ProTools menu item in R12. We'll see how well it works.
Edit desk facing the window, is it a problem?
by Tom Cooper 5 years ago
Hi all, We're planning to expand our production company over a new floor of our building. Part of this is to install 6 new offline suites. I've been trying to push for making 2 larger suites and 6 sma
Re: Edit desk facing the window, is it a problem?
by Misha Aranyshev 5 years ago
It sounds weird to me. With windows behind you get all the glare on your monitors. Facing windows you get none unless you paint your walls white and wear white shirts. On a related topic, why all you
Favorite title sequence
by David Mathis 5 years ago
My list: Pink Panther (everyone of them) A Shot In The Dark Wonder Emporium Monsters Inc. Catch Me If You Can Anatomy of A Murder For some reason I just like those very much. It is like a double featu
Re: Favorite title sequence
by Misha Aranyshev 5 years ago
Thank You for Smoking and Cadillac Records were cool. Cotton Club one wasn't anything special visually but the cut from titles to action was precious.
Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Karen McCrocklin 6 years ago
Just for fun, here's an edit job that I'm currently working on. I'm dying to know what any editors out there would quote for the job. After working on this for months I am fantasizing about the bill t
Re: Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Karen McCrocklin 6 years ago
After 20 years as a self employed editor I have learned only one thing. If my price is too high, your job is not for me. :)
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Lightworks
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Now on Linux. New pricing structures with limited free version, paid "pro" version with monthly, yearly, and perpetual options. Support for AJA. OSX "coming soon". http: www.lwks.com index.php option=
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Re: Lightworks
by Oliver Peters 6 years ago
Tim Wilson "But this is why I'm left asking, as an actual thing for the rhetorical ME, are we talking about this for any reason besides that it's fun to talk about " I think it's indicative of the fa
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News: New Pomfort Silverstack 3.3 Update With ARRIRAW And Transcoding
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
The latest Silverstack 3.3 update includes real-time playback and metadata support of ARRI Alexa RAW sequences and comes with a brand new First Look Transcoding functionality that enables the efficien
Re: News: New Pomfort Silverstack 3.3 Update With ARRIRAW And Transcoding
by Misha Aranyshev 6 years ago
Transcoding is finally back in Silverstack is great news! Missed it a lot. Back in Arri D21 times Silverstack 1.6 was a great dailies tool.
So I went off on a rant about FCPX on the "FCP" forum...
by Nicholas Zimmerman 6 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 1175590 I don't mind if they leave "FCPX or Not" open, but isn't it time that FCP was discussed on the FCP board It feels like FCPX is still treated like it's s
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Re: So I went off on a rant about FCPX on the "FCP" forum...
by Herb Sevush 6 years ago
Nicholas Zimmerman "I honestly can't see any reason to stick with Legacy other than an aversion to change. " While I would like and am actively searching for a non zombied NLE, at the moment, given m
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Post-production workflow, the right/common order
by Robert Reichelsdorfer 7 years ago
Hey there, was asking myself what is the common order (if there is one) to do things in post when editing is done. Scrubbed the web already but didn't found anything precise and thought "hey .. let's
Re: Post-production workflow, the right/common order
by Misha Aranyshev 7 years ago
Generally color grading comes after VFX so your VFX guys should be comfortable with flat unsaturated look. Motion graphics like titles and logos is another story. Often international deliverables must
I have written a script and need advice on budgeting a film.
by Donna Zangaro 7 years ago
I have written a script and I am currently formatting it to standard.I have never filmed anything and I am unsure how much my script may cost to film. I was told to go to several websites to raise fun
Re: I have written a script and need advice on budgeting a film.
by Misha Aranyshev 7 years ago
Break down your script into scenes. Put all the scenes that happen in the same location together. Write down a list of everybody and everything you need to shoot those scenes, talent, crew, equipment.
I QUIT.... Working for nothing.
by Andy jackson 7 years ago
Anyone Else feel the same that the video industry has had its day. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 12 857674#858248 Your input would be much appreciated. Cheers Andy
Re: I QUIT.... Working for nothing.
by Misha Aranyshev 7 years ago
I wonder what's the economics of a "DSLR kid". He comes, destroys the market, then what
Arri Alexa footage
by Mike Garcia 8 years ago
Why is it that the arri alexa footage has a grey tint to it I think the footage has to be color corrected, but why does it first appear dark and grey
Re: Arri Alexa footage
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
Because color correction is basically the process of increasing contrast in parts of the image that you want to draw attention to. But to have headroom for increasing contrast you need to start with l
Paying to work for free - be very angry
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
Interesting blog post on how using tuition paying students for professional work and how it's being subsidized. Alas it may be a viable business model. Of course in the long run how many are going to
Re: Paying to work for free - be very angry
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
Welcome back to Middle Ages. My guess it's going to backfire. How many rotoscoped 4k frames a week can you expect from a guy who just paid a hundred grands to learn magic First week Second week Sevent
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field and post production data management
by Elliott Choi 8 years ago
Hello, First time posting so excuse me if this is in the wrong section, but this seemed like the place to ask questions about how to set up for a new production post production company in terms of dat
Re: field and post production data management
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
Whatever software you use in the field should have a checksum and create report of what was copied and where. You should have some form of LTO back-up in the house. You should keep one copy offsite.
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FCP to PP - a few questions
by Brian Dawley 8 years ago
Hello, I'm an eventual FCP defector and just used Premiere Pro for a really basic job and I like what I see so far. Have I read the entire manual yet No, but I did find a lot of info in the Adobe Help
Re: FCP to PP - a few questions
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
Mike Molenda "Since you need to use the mouse to select the clip, why not just drag it slightly to a new track while you're down there " You don't need to use the mouse to select the clip in FCP. X,
Another ARRI workflow/metadata question
by Brittany DeLillo 8 years ago
Hey everyone. We have some high-profile TV work due in a week and a half. 600GB of ProRes 4444 Log-C footage. It was captured from the SxS cards using software from ARRI's site I believe. I'm going to
Re: Another ARRI workflow/metadata question
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
Not all of Decklinks support LUT's. Go to System Preferences Blackmagic Design Processing Output Processing. If there is a "Lookup Table" button and it is not grayed out you're lucky. The list of supp
Film Editor looking for job
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
From the first bunch of dailies till the last answer print. 16 mm, 35 mm, Red R3D, Arri ARRIRAW, Phantom Cine workflows. Fimography
ergonomics: video editing efficiency and the right tool for the task
by ruy fajardo 8 years ago
Hi guys it has been some months since i found some pain in my knuckles and hand fingers because of too much work and too much mouse used in the desk. (im a video editor) i decided to switch from mouse
Re: ergonomics: video editing efficiency and the right tool for the task
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
I mainly use the Kensington Expert Mouse but I also have some older Logitech thumb trackball to take around. The real solution for me though is to use keyboard shortcuts as much as possible.
Losing a job to FCP users.
by Alan Kelley 8 years ago
Anyone have similar experiences I get a client, we do a day's work. She's happy and excited by the end of the day. Next day, 180 degree turn around. Her old editor had told her a project on Avid PC (m
Re: Losing a job to FCP users.
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
You're not losing a job to an FCP guy. You're losing it to a FUD guy. Happens all the time.
ARRI DIT Expectations
by Joella Davis 8 years ago
Hey, I have experience with the Alexa Camera from a 1st and 2nd AC position on some low budget sets. Before it was just experience with straight data management, REC 709, and ProRes 422. I've gotten t
Re: ARRI DIT Expectations
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
Check here: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 45 879529
The Magnetic Timeline – What’s The Paradigm?
by David Lawrence 8 years ago
Thanks again for your interest everyone. If you re new to this thread you can learn about my background here: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 335 9060 I originally started writing a brain dump of
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Re: The Magnetic Timeline – What’s The Paradigm?
by David Lawrence 8 years ago
Everyone, the discussion continues here: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 11511 Looking forward to your thoughts. _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propaganda.c
For documentarists
by Miha Pece 8 years ago
Now you can maybe get false impression that FCPX gained a lot for free-form editing (trailers, spots) and others loose. Let me just mention one neat feature for very linear workflow. In editing observ
Re: For documentarists
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
It isn't 3-4 clicks. It is exactly 2 keystrokes in FCP7: X then O to ripple head, X then I to ripple tail.
"Gang" emulation?
by Simon Ubsdell 8 years ago
Does anyone know how one might go about emulating the Gang behaviour that we used to know I don't of course mean gang to the same clip which it does automatically if you hit Shift F - I mean gang to a
Re: "Gang" emulation?
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
Simon Ubsdell "for many purposes" Invaluable for syncing dailies.
Apple answers some of you Questions
by gary adcock 8 years ago
There are fewer times than I have fingers that Apple has made announcements regarding un-released featues for an exsisting product. http: www.apple.com finalcutpro faq This page on the Apple website h
Re: Apple answers some of you Questions
by Misha Aranyshev 8 years ago
gary adcock "(highend data management tools like the Fotokem's NextLab do this on ingest) " Both FCP and FCPX also read it just fine. It won't help though to automatically put Scene_123A Take_03 to t
Apple FAQ on FCPX: the Real Thing
by Gregorio Paolini 8 years ago
A friend of mine was able to send me the first draft of the Apple FAQ on FCPX that were published today. Sorry for his english, he transcribed everything but he is from India. "Import Can I import pro
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Re: Apple FAQ on FCPX: the Real Thing
by Anthony Heath 8 years ago
I honestly love how it reads with an Indian accent. Very funny. Anthony Heath
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