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Derek Nickell

I am an experienced Producer, Editor and Colorist in Portland, Or with over 9 years of experience working on narrative and commercial productions in the US and abroad.
Member Since:
September 11th 2013
45 Posts
Location:
Portland, Oregon
Expression to drive a Tachometer & Speedometer together
by Colby Carter 4 years ago
Hi everyone, I am working on animating a gauge cluster in a car and am trying to get an expression to control the needles in both the speedometer and the tachometer. I can control the rotation of both
Re: Expression to drive a Tachometer & Speedometer together
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
It would be very cumbersome and rendering would slow down to a grind after about 30 seconds of animation, as you would have to calculate the speed based on the tachometer values for every preceding fr
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Derek Nickell liked this 4 years ago
Position and Scale Snapping
by Derek Nickell 4 years ago
So, I don't know what else to call it but snapping. I'm working in PPCC to add a couple layers of images to a timeline and I want to keyframe some movement into it. I drag the position X and Y to posi
Re: Position and Scale Snapping
by Derek Nickell 4 years ago
Thanks. I think that is exactly what I described I was doing... I'm trying to turn off the "snapped" values that keep the position from moving until you slide your mouse too far. I would like the valu
FCP7 Media Manager Audio Levels Changing
by Derek Nickell 4 years ago
FCP7 Editors: Have you run into an issue when using Media Manager that turns down the clip audio on random tracks I consolidated a feature doc and when we opened up the cleaned sequences, some of the
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Re: FCP7 Media Manager Audio Levels Changing
by Derek Nickell 4 years ago
Thanks for the reply Dave, The issue is that the actual keyframe leveling on random individual clips has either been blown away completely or the audio levels are turned all the way down. By doing thi
Workflow for c300 premiere/resolve..?
by danny phillips 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, I Just had some questions regarding workflow with premiere and c300 footage. I have a 10 x 30 minute series coming up and was wondering if people are transcoding to prores or cutting nati
Re: Workflow for c300 premiere/resolve..?
by Derek Nickell 5 years ago
I'm finishing a feature right now shot on the C300. No issues with the import into Resolve. -- Derek Nickell Editor, VFX, Colorist Blue Brownie Creative, Portland, OR www.bluebrownie.com O:503.922.211
Resolve XML Imports Issue
by Ihab Ali 5 years ago
I've spent a couple of days trying to figure this out and I give up. I'm hoping someone can help me explain the following: I'm importing an edit from PPro CS6 using XML for grading in Resolve but whil
Re: Resolve XML Imports Issue
by Derek Nickell 5 years ago
How far off is the TC -- Derek Nickell Editor, VFX, Colorist Blue Brownie Creative, Portland, OR www.bluebrownie.com O:503.922.2117
27" Apple iMac 1TB HDD 7200RPM + 24GB RAM, LIGHTLY USED!
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
I'm selling my brand new 27" iMac 13,2 (Late 2012). I bought it from the Apple Store in August and have been using it lightly for the last few months. Recently I upgraded the RAM to 24GB (32GB max) a
MacBook Pro 8,2 2Ghz 500GB HDD + 128GB SSD + 16GB RAM and Side Screen
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
I am selling my late 2011 MacBook Pro 15.4" with a 500GB Hard drive and an additional 128GB Samsung 840 Solid State drive. The machine has been upgraded to 16gb of RAM and will come with a fresh insta
Blackmagic Ultrastudio Express - New out of Box Never USED
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
Newly opened, never used Blackmagic Ultrastudio Express. Includes Thunderbolt cable ($50 value) Ultrastudio unit and complete breakout cable. Item ships from Portland, OR. On Ebay: http: r.ebay.com Y6
Billng per finished minute
by Vedran Mehic 9 years ago
Hi guys, could someone please help me with this: I should do freelance video editing for some tv show, and costumer asks what will be the price "per finished minute of final editing"... I should get r
Re: Billng per finished minute
by Patrick Ortman 9 years ago
I agree, and it's tough when clients have been trained on a "per minute" basis. I think it's easier to estimate on a per minute basis when you have a very straightforward project (talking heads, inter
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Derek Nickell liked this 6 years ago
Portable Editing Package iMac 27" 1TB, UltraStudio, LaCie: CAN SHIP $2700 +s/h
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
Included in this package: 27" iMac, Late 2012 Blackmagic Ultra Studio w both breakouts LaCie Thunderbolt to eSata w power supply Apple Keyboard and Mouse 2 Thunderbolt cables Pelican 1730 Flight Case
Exposure/Whitening footage
by Gigi Marzo 6 years ago
Hi community! During this time I have a lot of questions, one is: How can I increase the exposure (or color with bright white) the "white" part (the background) only This is the footage: 6950_shot.zip
Re: Exposure/Whitening footage
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
You will have to mask some of it if you don't want to change the brightness of the entire frame. If the shot isn't moving, add an adjustment layer to the seq, mask off loosely the part you want to mak
Relinking, Onlining issue
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
I inherited a project from another editor and I don't have any way to contact and talk to that editor. I believe the project has been started in MC7 but I have migrated back to a 6.0 MC load to cut on
Re: Relinking, Onlining issue
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
Ok, so this is what I did, and it might work for what I need. I ran off a EDL of my timeline. Opened Resolve, new project Imported all of the R3D folders into the media pool Imported the EDL. Popped u
Ultrastudio 4K + 2014 Mac Pro = Not so good.
by Bruce Colgate 6 years ago
Howdy. So, without the Ultrastudio 4K connected to the trashcan (6core 16GB), FCPX flies. So responsive. When I turn on "A V Output", playback is fine for about 8-10 seconds, begins to stutter, and st
Re: Ultrastudio 4K + 2014 Mac Pro = Not so good.
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
Must be a software update coming soon from BMD. -- Derek Nickell OMPA, VFT Editor, VFX, Colorist Blue Brownie Post Production, Portland, OR O:503.922.2117
Any ideas for a good and cheep scaler?
by Peter Roslund 6 years ago
Hi! Love this forum! <3 The company I m working for recently bought Television Studio + Camera Converter x3 + Studio Converter. My "problem" is that everything must run in the same format, ex: 1920
Re: Any ideas for a good and cheep scaler?
by Derek Nickell 6 years ago
Kramer makes some good stuff. Usually cheap on eBay.
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