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David Sikes

Director of Studio Services
Member Since:
April 27th 2012
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Workflow & Project Management
by David Sikes 3 months ago
At the company I work for we are growing aggressively and as our workload increases, our project and asset management needs to mature. We are hoping to implement a project numbering system for organiz
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Aishley Giles liked this 3 months ago
Re: Workflow & Project Management
by John Baumchen 2 months ago
If you have to deliver something, it's a project. We use a simple MS Access database to sequential number our projects and some notes about it in memo and text fields.
Autodesk subscription model
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
We debate subscriptions often here. This is an interesting article as it pertains to subscription at Autodesk. The last part about pirates is enlightening. http: www.studiodaily.com 2017 05 autodesk-r
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Brian Seegmiller liked this 2 years ago
Re: Autodesk subscription model
by Michael Gissing 2 years ago
Fascinating that it's a post about Autodesk and no-one is talking about Autodesk.
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David Sikes liked this 2 years ago
Effect Preset: Expressions on 3D Parameters if 2D
by David Sikes 2 years ago
Hello all. I'm working on an effect preset that controls rotation of a layer. The preset has controls for X, Y, and Z rotation. If it's applied to a 3D layer, everything works; however, if it's applie
Re: Effect Preset: Expressions on 3D Parameters if 2D
by Dan Ebberts 2 years ago
I don't think so. Dan
Expression Driven Loopable Motion
by David Sikes 2 years ago
I frequently use Math.sin(time) to drive a looping animation like adding a little Y rotation to a logo that will stay on a screen for a while, scaling up and down some text, etc. The problem I always
Re: Expression Driven Loopable Motion
by David Sikes 2 years ago
Thanks Dan! That's exactly what I needed.
Reactions to today's Apple Event
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
Placeholder until the live event starts. Though you're as always and inevitably, free to speculate beforehand.:-)
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Stefani June liked this 3 years ago
Re: Reactions to today's Apple Event
by Ricardo Marty 3 years ago
No use for a contour shuttle or like. the touch bar is here. however The 4 usbc tb is great Ricardo Marty
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David Sikes liked this 3 years ago
Apple's chip development and what it could mean for macOS
by David Sikes 3 years ago
After reading this article, I thought it would be interesting to read thoughts from this forum, as posts speculating on the future of macOS, FCP, Mac Pro, etc. are frequent here. http: www.theverge.co
Re: Apple's chip development and what it could mean for macOS
by Scott Thomas 3 years ago
Joe Marler "Actually I don't think the author knew what he wanted to say." Well, we are talking about The Verge. Joe Marler "The rapid performance progress of ARM-based CPUs like the A10 can be misle
Send to Motion..... Could Automatic Duck tackle this?
by Don Walker 4 years ago
FCPX is by far my favorited NLE. I love it. I certainly prefer it over Avid or Premiere. Along with my love for FCPX, is a companion preference for Motion over AE. That's my opinion, and I know that f
Re: Send to Motion..... Could Automatic Duck tackle this?
by David Sikes 3 years ago
Shawn Miller "You can't D&D from AE to PPro though, you have to use the Media Browser or the import dialog to do that. :-) " Minor correction, Shawn you can drag and drop a comp from AE to the Premie
Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Charlie Austin 4 years ago
Simon and Co. have just solved that. :-) Really cool plugin! https: www.youtube.com watch v=ej6LT1pMlcc ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poo
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David Mathis liked this 4 years ago
Re: Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 years ago
Ricardo Marty "Is it going to be just an fcpx app " Hi Ricardo, Yes, we do have a Premiere version in beta, but for now we are going to wait and see how it goes. Simon Ubsdell tokyo-uk.com
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David Sikes liked this 4 years ago
Star Wars... a rant (no spoilers)
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
Hey kids... Ok, this has pretty much nothing to do with business or marketing, but wanted to rant to my friends in here. Ok, I'll ask "Is this good business practice" right off the bat here...to justi
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Matt Yaple liked this 4 years ago
Re: Star Wars... a rant (no spoilers)
by David Sikes 4 years ago
I ended up skipping the show at the Space & Rocket Center because of this the dome is a pain to watch a normal movie on!
Camera recommendations for this look
by David Sikes 4 years ago
Hey everyone. I'm preparing for an upcoming shoot that demands a particular look, and I'm trying to decide what camera package to rent. I want as analogue of a feel as possible for this (without actua
Re: Camera recommendations for this look
by David Sikes 4 years ago
Hey Todd. Thanks for the response. Another Huntsville guy here! I totally get that much of that look comes from a lot of things outside of the camera. I've noticed that some cameras do tend to help ou
Rights and pay question for those of you who have worked with newspapers and online media.
by Thackston Addy 4 years ago
Hello Business and Marketing Community, I m an indie filmmaker and seasoned artist working on a series of tiny documentaries interviewing different artists. The docs are 3 min long. It s a personal pr
Re: Rights and pay question for those of you who have worked with newspapers and online media.
by David Sikes 4 years ago
This doesn't answer everything, but on Vimeo you can control where your video is embedded and lock it to certain domains, at least somewhat preventing them from being freely embedded anywhere.
Replacing 1080p Proxies with UltraHD 4K Clips - KEEPING ALL MY EFFECTS INTACT
by Sam Graff 4 years ago
I shot in UltraHD ProRes422 on a BM4K, but created 1080p ProRes(Proxies) to edit the project....Now I need to replace 1080 Proxies with the UltraHD 4k source clips, but I want to keep ALL my effects i
Re: Replacing 1080p Proxies with UltraHD 4K Clips - KEEPING ALL MY EFFECTS INTACT
by David Sikes 4 years ago
Sam Graff "(Lots of my shots have been scaled to new sizes. I have key-framed matted layers that track with movement, scaled layers, warp stabilized shots, etc...) " Sorry, I missed that. Ignore my f
Audio Controller with Premiere Pro (and Audition)
by David Sikes 4 years ago
I purchased a nanoKontrol2 from Korg to be a portable controller for Premiere and Audition. One of the biggest appeals to me of using a control surface instead of the mouse is the ability to adjust mo
Re: Audio Controller with Premiere Pro (and Audition)
by David Sikes 4 years ago
For anyone interested, I received a response on the Adobe forums: https: forums.adobe.com message 7778497#7778497 It's an issue on the software side that they are hoping to fix in an update.
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David Sikes liked this 4 years ago
Testing out LWKS as Premiere replacement
by Morten Ranmar 4 years ago
First of all sorry for posting a supposedly OT on this forum - but as mentioned by others, this IS the place where most editor opinions are posted ; P Yesterday I discovered that LWKS is indeed avail
Re: Testing out LWKS as Premiere replacement
by Mads Nybo Jørgensen 4 years ago
Morten Ranmar "LWKS is definitely not for me - but would really like to hear others experiences in this arena..." Some of the most memorable edits I've ever made, was made on the old Lightworks. The
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David Sikes liked this 4 years ago
Dan Ebbert's Scale Bounce expression keeps breaking
by James McCavana 4 years ago
Hello Creative Cow, I've got a problem with Dan Ebbert's Scale Bounce expression, you know the one k=16; final scale a=5; how quickly the bounce ends b=20; how many bounces it'll do (that is, the boun
Re: Dan Ebbert's Scale Bounce expression keeps breaking
by Dan Ebberts 4 years ago
If your comp is long enough, Math.exp will eventually reach infinity. This variation should fix it: k=16; final scale a=5; how quickly the bounce ends b=20; how many bounces it'll do (that is, the bou
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David Sikes liked this 4 years ago
Dynamic Link Color BIt Depth
by David Sikes 5 years ago
So, I've recently been onlining in After Effects due to some specific needs requiring a more VFX-heavy approach. I do all of my cutting in Premiere, but have been finishing in AE. For me that is every
Re: Dynamic Link Color BIt Depth
by Ht Davis 5 years ago
Pictures are usually limited to 32-48 bit true color in photoshop. AE allows the color display, but output into any movie container will be limited to the Container's profile. The same goes for Premie
How to find & purchase airchecks
by David Sikes 5 years ago
Hello. The company I work for is trying to get HD airchecks of stations across the country. Going directly through the station isn't always easy (and is typically a hassle for them), so I'm hoping to
go to next clip short cut
by Alan Condra 5 years ago
I must be missing something obvious in PP CC14. I am unable to go to next previous clip in the sequence with shift+; cntrl shift+;. I assigned page up down to go to next previous clip in track. Neithe
Re: go to next clip short cut
by David Sikes 5 years ago
By default, Up and down arrows go from cut to cut. However, it only responds to tracks you have toggled "on". So, if you only have V1 and A1 and A2 toggled on, pressing the down arrow will jump to the
Career Goals
by David Sikes 5 years ago
Hey everyone. I'm in my first position after college. I started in January 2013 and have been here since, doing video production for a company's marketing department. Something I'm facing when I think
Re: Career Goals
by David Sikes 5 years ago
Everyone, thank you for all the great advice. This is all so helpful. I will certainly take the advice to make the most I can of the time I have at this in-house job, to make good work and grow profes
Adding SSDs to 2011 MacbookPro
by David Sikes 5 years ago
Hey everyone. I have a 2011 (can't remember if it's late or early) unibody Macbook Pro. I'm trying to make it more usable for editing with Premiere. Maxing out memory is going to happen, but I also wa
Re: Adding SSDs to 2011 MacbookPro
by Andy Edwards 5 years ago
Been happy with the Samsung 840 Pro SSD's. Good warranty. I have chosen to stay away from the Chronos deluxe SSD's. I have had two go bad in the past few months. Also take a look at OWC as they have S
Live Updating Label Color & Clip Name
by David Sikes 7 years ago
Hey guys. We have recently switched to Premiere Pro at my workplace. A coworker here is very accustomed to a couple of steps in his FCP 7 workflow that he misses in Premiere Pro. Specifically, in FCP
Re: Live Updating Label Color & Clip Name
by Michael Litty 2 years ago
I was about to give up hope. Thank you! This did fix it. Exactly as you described, File Project Settings General and at the bottom there's a little check box.
Infographic - Student Employment
by David Sikes 7 years ago
Hello! I recently found this infographic online, and wondered if the stats about hiring college grads hold true in this specific industry. For those of you who are in positions where you consider and
Overwrite/Insert with Transition
by David Sikes 7 years ago
Hello, all! A friend of mine is considering Premiere Pro and has been asking me a few questions about it. One function that is "crucial" for him is the ability to insert or overwrite with a transition
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