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Nicholas Bierzonski

Class of 2002 Harrisburg Area Community College
Associate Degree Liberal Arts/Mass Communication

Class of 2005 Millersville University
Bachelor of Science: Communication w/an emphasis on Broadcasting
Summer of 2005
Freelance Editor/Camera Oper... [more]
Member Since:
December 21st 2005
301 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Harrisburg, PA
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Steve Kownacki
My Graphics disappear after uploading my exported quicktime movie to YouTube
by Nicholas Bierzonski 7 months ago
I have a real puzzler for the cow: Some background on me first. I worked professionally for approx. 6 years as an editor using Final Cut Pro 4 through 7. I left the industry and recently have jumped b
Re: My Graphics disappear after uploading my exported quicktime movie to YouTube
by Nicholas Bierzonski 7 months ago
Doug, Thank you for your reply. I wanted to update everyone. So I have good news. The issue has been resolved...by itself. However I still don't know what went wrong in the first place or why it was f
Good Typography Using a baseline grid in InDesign
by Roger Chasteauneuf 11 years ago
Good clean typography is a fundemental skill of any designer. Most designers believe they have good typography but in my experience it is something which is developed through time and experience. I th
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Nicholas Bierzonski liked this 8 years ago
Re: Good Typography Using a baseline grid in InDesign
by Kelly Johnson 11 years ago
Great tips and ideas!
baseline alignment frustration
by Maria79 12 years ago
Please help! I working on a page with two columns of text. Each contains at least three different fonts of different point size and leading, one of which is underlined. I have the baseline grid set up
Re: baseline alignment frustration
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
In the Paragraph palette, click the Align to Baseline Grid button (the icon which looks like 2 groups of 5 lines aligned).
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Time Code Generator Issues
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi I am using CS5. I wanted to make a window burn of interviews for a client. I dropped the timecode filter onto the clip, and it doesn't show up. Even if I change it to generate. I tried nesting the
Re: Time Code Generator Issues
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Yes I am working on Lion, and I am running Premiere 5.5 -Nick Bierzonski Multimedia Specialist
Text Wrap Plus text
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi I am using InDesign CS5 I have a photo that is text wrapped. But I would like to have text on top of that same photo that does not text wrap. So I guess my question is how do I place text like a ca
Re: Text Wrap Plus text
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Thanks Matt! -Nick Bierzonski Multimedia Specialist
Magazine export to PDF
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi everyone! I am finishing a 20 page magazine. I would like to export the magazine as a PDF with a table of contents. However I also would like to be able to view the left and right pages at the same
Re: Magazine export to PDF
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Thanks! Will do! -Nick Bierzonski Multimedia Specialist
Recommended Tripod for a Canon 60D shooting video
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi everyone! I was wondering if you could recommend a light weight sturdy tripod for my Canon 60D. I will be using it almost exclusively to shoot video. What would you recommend Thanks in advance! -Ni
Re: Recommended Tripod for a Canon 60D shooting video
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Nice! Thanks so much for your help! -Nick Bierzonski Producer Editor DVD Author Media Specialist
Thank You & Advice!
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Lindeboom, and Mr. Wilson, I am a longtime member and fan of Creativecow.net and Creativecow magazine. I live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where I have worked in broadcast and media as
Re: Thank You & Advice!
by Ronald Lindeboom 8 years ago
Hello Nick, Thank you for the kind words. They are always appreciated. Since you seem to have most of the basics covered, the only advice that I can think of coming out of the gate, is to have copious
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Wireless Lavelier Microphone Recommendations
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi Everyone! I need to buy two nice wireless lavelier microphones. What recommendations can you give me on brands and models Preferably something that you have field tested at shoots. Thanks! -Nick Bi
Re: Wireless Lavelier Microphone Recommendations
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
I am looking to do interviews and field recordings....walk and talk... I am looking for 2 wireless lavs: I think the below may work. I see there are frequency differences. Any ideas on what I should b
Lighting Kit Recommendations
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi Everyone! I need to buy a nice light kit for lighting interviews, and maybe green screen. What recommendations can you give me on brands and models Preferably something that you have field tested a
Re: Lighting Kit Recommendations
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Thanks! I appreciate it! -Nick Bierzonski Producer Editor DVD Author Media Specialist
Old FCP Editor new to Premiere
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi everyone! I've edited for years professionally on a MAC, and on FCP. I am building a new edit suite (Mac Hardware Adobe Production Premium software) and I wanted to know if I would be able to recor
Re: Premiere Pro Book Recommendations?
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Thanks! I will definitely check it out! -Nick Bierzonski Producer Editor DVD Author Media Problem Solver
Premiere Pro 5.5 and Blackmagic Intensity Pro
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi everyone! In the past week I posted in the Premiere Basic forum, Blackmagic forum and audio professionals forum and I haven't received an answer so here goes a last ditch effort. I've edited for ye
Re: Premiere Pro 5.5 and Blackmagic Intensity Pro
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
I have no problem recording to Audition. That will work I have ordered the software but it hasn't arrived so I can't try it yet. -Nick Bierzonski Producer Editor DVD Author Media Problem Solver
Premiere Pro 5.5 and Blackmagic Intensity Pro
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi everyone! I posted in the Premiere Basic forum and audio professionals forum and they recommended I post my question here, so here goes nothing. I've edited for years professionally on a MAC, using
Premiere Pro 5.5 and Blackmagic Intensity
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi everyone! I posted in the Premiere Basic forum with no luck so I am hoping someone can answer my question here... I've edited for years professionally on a MAC, and on FCP. I am building a new edit
Re: Premiere Pro 5.5 and Blackmagic Intensity
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi Ty! I am purchasing Intensity Pro. I will try posting in the black magic forum. Thanks! -Nick Bierzonski Video Editor DVD Author Media Problem Solver
8 Core Mac Pro...is it fast enough for my needs?
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi everyone! I am putting together a new edit system for HD video and Print. Ideally I would like the below configuration for editing using Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium. Product Highlig
Re: 8 Core Mac Pro...is it fast enough for my needs?
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Thanks to everyone for their help! I ended up ordering a 12 core MacPro with 64 GB of RAM. I can't wait for it to arrive! -Nick Bierzonski Video Editor DVD Author Media Problem Solver
Jumping from MAC To PC....Advice needed please.
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
I appologize if this is the wrong place to ask but it seems to fit the best. I am a Apple Mac guy (Final Cut Studio 3) Pro Editor (although I use PC too) and I am making the jump to Adobe Premiere Pro
Re: Jumping from MAC To PC....Advice needed please.
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Thanks to everyone for posting! It was very helpful! You have love the community on the cow! :) -Nick Bierzonski Video Editor DVD Author Media Problem Solver
MAC to PC
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Can a Mac created InDesign project file be opened on a PC without any issues -Nicholas Bierzonski Video Editor DVD Author
Re: MAC to PC
by Russ Blaise 8 years ago
I'm guessing that you have InDesign installed on the PC The only real problem you might run into is that your fonts might not match. If you are using OpenType fonts (otf), and they are installed on bo
Current state of the Video Editing industry PART 2
by Hunter Hempen 9 years ago
Greetings, So, I would like to thank you all for the wonderful, inspiring amount of input in the last thread. Needless to say, the sarcasm is starting to rub off on me as well. I also can't really say
Re: Current state of the Video Editing industry PART 2
by Rob Grauert 9 years ago
I definitely agree with everything here. But since I only graduated from college a year ago, I'll share some pointers since I was one of the lucky ones who actually landed a legit job. - As stated, le
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Nicholas Bierzonski liked this 9 years ago
Matrox MX02 LE with Max...yay or nay
by Mike Diiorio 9 years ago
Ok, so i'm spending a lot of time compressing my h264 videos and need to speed this up. Also, looking to output to a program monitor. Seems that Matrox' product is the best bang for the buck, but just
Re: Matrox MX02 LE with Max...yay or nay
by Nicholas Bierzonski 9 years ago
LOL! Thanks for the clarification, Shane! That's what I get for trying to read the cow while working. (Too many thoughts bouncing around in my head!) I'll definitely have to invest in this Compress HD
Think the Mac is dead? I think not...
by Ben Holmes 9 years ago
http: feedproxy.google.com r 9To5Mac-MacAllDay 3 CnqHzbyJr3k iphone_drives_apple_aapl_revenue Sure, the iPhone is a revenue cash cow. Good - I like my suppliers cash rich. Interesting point; the iphon
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Isaac Brillant liked this 8 years ago
Re: Think the Mac is dead? I think not...
by Nicholas Bierzonski 9 years ago
IMHO... I agree with Rafael. I don't think the average user needs to update to the latest Mac Pro. Are you telling me that people who bought a G5 5 years ago to mess around with photoshop, itunes and
ADR tips???
by Brian Pitt 9 years ago
95% of what I shoot is corporate video in a studio. We had an outdoor shoot today and of course...the wind had to show up, in a BIG way. We had a decent mic with a dead cat, but still - the audio can'
Re: ADR tips???
by Nicholas Bierzonski 9 years ago
This is called looping. And it might be the most effective way for you to complete your ADR needs. It doesn't take mad skills to complete it. I've heard it called "the Poor man's ADR" Dialog that cann
After Effects motion graphics design salary?
by sophie gallo 10 years ago
This question has been asked many times, but there is never really a clear answer. Does anyone know what a decent salary would be for someone working in Austin I have been working in post houses for t
Re: After Effects motion graphics design salary?
by Nicholas Bierzonski 9 years ago
Hi Sophie! I just wanted to write that you have a very nice reel! -Nicholas Bierzonski Senior Editor DVD Author Java Boy www.finalfocusvideo.com
FCS2 vs FCS3 Leopard vs Snow Leopard
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Hello fellow FCP Creative Cow grazers! Here's a rather useful article posted on Ken Stone's Website comparing speeds of FCS2 vs FCS3 and Leopard vs Snow Leopard http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage sno
Best book for FCP beginner
by Matt Surf 10 years ago
Hi, I'm about to turn my attention towards FCP from Sony Vegas and wondered if anyone could recommend the best book for beginners but with ability of course to improve (similar I guess to Douglas Spot
Re: Best book for FCP beginner
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Hi Matt! The other books mentioned are good. I highly recommend Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmaking (Paperback) You can buy it new for $4.08 or used for $3.36 on Amazon.com http: www.amazon.com
Apply Photoshop Edge/Border Effects To Video
by Steve Crow 10 years ago
I came across some filters actions for Photoshop that apply a variety of edge or border effects to still images such as torn edges or making the image look like a negative with the holes at the edges.
Re: Apply Photoshop Edge/Border Effects To Video
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Happy to be of service Steve! -Nicholas Bierzonski Senior Editor DVD Author Java Boy www.finalfocusvideo.com
After Effects Adjustment Lights...
by Jacqueline Dessel 10 years ago
I just found a workaround to something and thought I'd post it here in case it turned out to be something that helps someone else (since I've received so much help on these forums in the past). I need
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Walter Soyka liked this 10 years ago
Re: After Effects Adjustment Lights...
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Very cool! I'll have to remember that one -Nicholas Bierzonski Senior Editor DVD Author Java Boy www.finalfocusvideo.com
Best Superbowl spot this year
by Mark Suszko 10 years ago
I liked the Snickers Betty White, the VW slug bug game, Favre 2020 Hyundai made me smile, but I thought the best spot overall during the game was by Google: the entire Campbellian "Hero's Journey" in
Re: Best Superbowl spot this year & Spot Link
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
The thing I liked the most about the Google spot was the subtle use of Sound Effects in the background. Examples; When searching for "Study abroad Paris France" we overhear the noise of an airplane an
Best methods to edit with headphones
by Lauren DeFilippo 10 years ago
Hi all, I work for a documentary production company that is considering moving to a space in which the editor will have to wear headphones. Working off of Avid Media Composer, is this realistic Screen
Re: Best methods to edit with headphones
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Here's my two cents... When I was in college I used to edit with headphones all the time. This led to ear fatigue. Now I only edit with headphones when requested by my boss or if I want to isolate a t
Maximum DVD Master Quality For Replication
by peter dunphy 10 years ago
Hi Guys Delving into the world of Replication for the first time and would appreciate any thoughts you have on the following please: Prior to having my DVD replicated (a glass master taken from my DV
Re: Maximum DVD Master Quality For Replication
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Hi Peter! I would contact the replication facility, and ask what they need. When I submit a DVD for replication frequently they want a DDP disc and a Reference DVD. The DDP version depends on if copy
A few quetsions regarding a newbe.
by Alejandro Vargas 10 years ago
Hello, guys i have been lurking these forums (BTW, i never thought i've learned so much from a cow, lol). it is my understanding that one must read and read and read before asking. i've been part of m
Re: A few quetsions regarding a newbie.
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Not bad Alejandro. Keep at it. Keep honing your craft. Everyone needs to start somewhere. One thing I would highly recommend (and I apologize if you know this already) is steer clean of using music tr
XDCAM EX 30P to SD DVD Questions
by Andy Bissonnette 10 years ago
Hey everyone, I've been researching and researching with no luck on this. I have a bunch of footage shot with the EX-3 set to XDCAM EX 1920x1080 30p. I am using fcp6. What is the best way to get this
Re: XDCAM EX 30P to SD DVD Questions
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
This link is old but still might be of use to you. http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage ex1_sd_output_young.html Also when you encode you must decide if you are encoding for an anamorphic 16:9 TV or a
You knew this was coming....
by Tim Wilson 10 years ago
Reporters have been responsible for editing their own stories for years now, and a wide range of tools has been created for them - mostly oriented around the idea of editing video as if it was a group
Re: You knew this was coming....
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
wow! The world is changing rapidly. We've seen this on the news. We're getting less retroactive reporting and more instant cell phone footage of events reported in the news. Examples, The teen beating
Hammered
by Mark Suszko 10 years ago
If you are a fan of science fiction programming, you know all about what Bonnie Hammer and her appointed replacements did to the SciFi channel. They knocked off most of the science fiction as "too nar
Re: Hammered
by Nicholas Bierzonski 10 years ago
Me three! -Nicholas Bierzonski Senior Editor DVD Author Java Boy www.finalfocusvideo.com
Jamming timecode to Beta SP
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
I use the Aja Kona LHe 3.3 with Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 I am trying to output a SD 720x486 29.97 Drop Frame timeline to Beta SP while synchronized timecode. My sequence begins at 00:58:30;00 and the progr
Re: Jamming timecode to Beta SP
by Steve Kownacki 11 years ago
Thanks Rich!! I was wondering about those Horita boxes. Steve Steve
Editor Reel Version 1
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
Greeting all! This is version 1 of my short editing reel. I have three years of broadcast experience. This reel will be on a DVD with my DVD Authoring Reel, and longer samples of the projects shown. T
Z Space Distribution with Photoshop Layers
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
Is there a way to Z Space Distribute Photoshop Layers so the perspective does not change. I found a plugin from Zaxwerks that can do this. I have no problem purchasing it if After Effects CS3 can't do
Re: Z Space Distribution with Photoshop Layers
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
Thanks for your help. I managed to find combination solution. I probably will end up buying that plugin anyway. It makes some complex After Effect moves quick and easy. -Nicholas Bierzonski Senior Edi
Clarification
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
Correct me if I'm wrong here...(My eyes are getting blurry from reading spec pages for too long...) Kona LH does not up-convert during capture, only down-converts. AJA Kona 3 up-converts during captur
Re: Clarification
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
That's what I thought. Thanks for the clarification, Walter! -Nicholas Bierzonski Senior Editor DVD Author Java Boy www.finalfocusvideo.com
Acceptable practice in editing interviews?
by Thomas Seeuws 11 years ago
I have seen fine feature films that have resorted to using a dissolve to black between takes in a single angle interview (Man on Wire comes to mind). Some find this tendency distracting, though, and I
Re: Acceptable practice in editing interviews?
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
Editing is much like the pirates code from Pirates of the Carribean. They're not necessarily rules...they're more like guidelines. So to answer your question...it depends. I prefer an invisible edit b
Great Editing
by Stephen Smith 11 years ago
One of my favorite movies is Charade. I was thinking about how cool the ending was cut with the columns. I was wondering what films you felt where some of the best cut films great samples of editing S
Re: Great Editing
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
I thought I should add Citizen Kane to this list. You could learn alot from this movie just by studying the audio editing. Welles background on stage and radio gave him an deep understanding of timing
Basic Agreement
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Hi; I have very much appreciated the help I have received recently on this forum. I am in the process of drafting a basic business agreement for Corporate work and a list of questions I need to ask du
Re: Basic Agreement
by Mark Suszko 11 years ago
My 2 drachmas: Define in your agreement who has the power to sign the bill and authorize payments, and make that person also the one that authorizes any changes once the project is under way. This wil
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Export multiple mp3's from Protools LE 7.1
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
Greetings Protoolers! I would like to export 80+ tracks from Protools LE 7.1 as mp3's. I would like to export each track while retaining in and out points as well as the track name. If I export each t
Re: UPDATE
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
I just downloaded the inspector XL plug in recommended. It works like a charm! It is just like the inspector in Bias Peak. It functions the same way. Thanks for everyone's help. -Nicholas Bierzonski S
DV footage blown up to cinema screen size - possible?
by Meredith Gooblesby 11 years ago
Hi there, I have asked many people about this and I get varying opinions. The question is this - if I use a DV camcorder Panasonic nv-gs230 which has 3ccds to shoot a film, will the end result of that
Re: DV footage blown up to cinema screen size - possible?
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
Marsha, I urge you to stop before spending any money on equipment! A forum post on a great community like the cow will give you direction but there is no substitute for experience. We can't teach you
Close ups
by M. Oliver Watson 11 years ago
I finally got my first real paid video shoot. Its a core strength video. Here's my question. I know that I need to get a wide shot for the whole video for my go-to shot, but how do I get my close up w
Re: Close ups
by Nicholas Bierzonski 11 years ago
I thought I would add something to the fine suggestions given in this thread. I recommend you shoot some cutaway shots that will not matter continuity-wise. This way if you encounter continuity issue
World's oldest animation found
by Mark Suszko 12 years ago
What's the earliest animation Zoetrope No-a-trope. Try 5,200-plus years ago in Persia: http: tinyurl.com 2ys987 Blew my mind. Note the lack of intra-frame compression:-)
Re: World's oldest animation found
by Nicholas Bierzonski 12 years ago
I wonder what the render time on that animation was....Tee hee hee...-Nicholas Bierzonski Editor DVD Author Java Boy www.finalfocusvideo.com
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