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Mike Molenda

I have worked in Chicago as a freelance film editor and lighting technician since 2006. I am also the lead editor for Chicago-based Glass City Films.

I bring a strong technical skill set and an obsession for detail to the editorial process. It is... [more]
Member Since:
June 19th 2011
112 Posts
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Extreme, erratic luminance glitches in H.264 output file
by Mike Molenda 6 years ago
I'm exporting preview files for the director of a project I'm working on. Source media is QuickTime H.264 1920x1080 23.98fps shot on a Canon 5D Mark III. Sequence settings match the source media. Befo
Re: Extreme, erratic luminance glitches in H.264 output file
by Mike Molenda 6 years ago
Thanks for the advice. I think using CBR might be the culprit, as I didn't get any complaints on earlier versions, when I was using 2-pass VBR. Still doesn't necessarily explain why it works on my sys
I can not hear audio on import of a m2t file.
by Alvin Lowery 7 years ago
I can not hear audio on import of a m2t file. I can hear the audio in the VLC media player but I can not hear it when I import it into Adobe Premiere CS5.
Re: I can not hear audio on import of a m2t file.
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
Sometimes it can take a while, especially if you've got a long clip. When you import the clip, Premiere has to do things like generate waveform data, index the clip for searching, etc. This happens in
Cuda acceleration causes 6.0.2 to crash and glitch - Retina Macbook
by Carlos William 7 years ago
Hey everyone, Installed PPro CS6.0.2 to get compatibility with my rMBP's GeForce 650m. I have the latest Cuda drivers and 10.8.1 OS X. Can't get a project to stay open, usually crashes with either a s
Re: Cuda acceleration causes 6.0.2 to crash and glitch - Retina Macbook
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
Thanks Tom. One of the first things I did when setting up the new MBP was to disable automatic graphics switching as the article suggests, because I had read that it affected performance for those try
Dropped frames in Adobe Media Encoder DVD output
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
I'm attempting to compress a ProRes 444 QuickTime master to DVD, and several frames are consistently being encoded in the wrong order at precisely the same point in the M2V output. The glitch happens
Re: Dropped frames in Adobe Media Encoder DVD output
by Nicolás Concha 5 years ago
IT's been two years. but I had the same problem today with very similar characteristics. I got the problem fixed by moving all the data to my local SSD drive. Apparently the USB 3.0 was causing the is
"Callouts"- like plugin (makes arrows, magnifiers, etc) for Premiere?
by Samuel Frazier 7 years ago
This is a plugin that Ripple Training makes for Final Cut Pro X. It adds (from presets I'm assuming) things like arrows, shapes, magnifiers, animated map trajectories, speech and thought bubbles, chec
Re: "Callouts"- like plugin (makes arrows, magnifiers, etc) for Premiere?
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
A lot of what these previews show can be done pretty easily with the built-in tools in After Effects, or Premiere's Title Tool (which can handle things like shapes, type on path, gradient fills, etc),
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AE vs Premier Pro Color Correction
by Kevin Eugene 7 years ago
Hello most intelligent ones... I have been coming up to speed on PPro and dumping Sony Vegas. The main thing that's driving me nuts is: In AE, when I take my footage and add a levels and curves to it,
Re: AE vs Premier Pro Color Correction
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
No problem. Oh, and if you still want to use S as split clip, don't forget you can set custom keyboard shortcuts!
What's the value of a database? or: How I'm learning to appreciate Avid again...
by Russ Johnson 7 years ago
First of all, I d like to make it clear that I like Premiere Pro CS6 a great deal. More than FCP7 in many respects. I m making this post with a lot of respect for Adobe, but I m seeing an issue with t
Re: What's the value of a database? or: How I'm learning to appreciate Avid again...
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
I'm going to second Walter on getting your footage named and organized before it comes in to the project. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I get a project file and every clip is named 00000.THIS a
PPRO? What are youing doing and why?
by Greg Burke 7 years ago
Hey All so When I try to playback certain sequences PPRO does nothing...I hit play....the screen just stays on frame and nothing happens what is this I need to watch these before export but PPRO is no
Re: PPRO? What are youing doing and why?
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
That's not too bad, it's the sort of thing Premiere is pretty much built for. I just ask because I occasionally have the same problem with files running off a G-RAID RAID0 connected over eSATA. I've h
Premiere CS6 roundtrip?
by Ben Edwards 7 years ago
Done a bit of googeling and searching forums without lock. What is a good way to do a Resolve Premiere Pro CS6 rountrip Ben -- Ben Edwards - Freelance Picture Editor http: www.funkytwig.com Macpro1,1
Re: Premiere CS6 roundtrip?
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
I don't think I was clear. I've actually been able to successfully round trip Premiere to Resolve with EDL. And I've done FCP7 XML to Resolve successfully, too. Thanks for the offer to help, though!
FCP switchers and PPro 6
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
I know a lot of us have been testing PPro 6 and I have to say I like it a lot but has anyone here made the switch from FCP Classic for their commercial work and if so I'd be interested in your thought
Re: FCP switchers and PPro 6
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
I probably started dabbling in CS5 about a year ago. Coming from FCP 7, the first time I used it, I noticed a definite uptick in speed, smoothness, and stability. That was enough to get me hooked. Thi
Any IRIDAS Speedgrade users care to weigh in?
by Tim Wilson 7 years ago
I guess this is as good a place as any to ask for insights from the current prev user base from the good ol' IRIDAS days. That is, we've heard from a lot of Smoke 2012 and earlier user, pre-BMD Resolv
Re: Any IRIDAS Speedgrade users care to weigh in?
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
I should clarify. Send to SpeedGrade does work, and is pretty foolproof. However, the way it works is not ideal for every project. It renders your sequence out to DPX first, and sends that to SpeedGra
Using adjustment layers to add spice to Premiere's bland transitions
by Derek Andonian 7 years ago
(I posted this in the Premiere Pro forum, and was curious to see what people over here thought of the idea) One of the big criticisms of Premiere Pro from the FCP switchers has been the lack of good t
Re: Using adjustment layers to add spice to Premiere's bland transitions
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
I hear you can do one of those with an adjustment layer. All you have to do is put a hold keyframe on the opacity so it goes from 100 to zero over the span of one frame.
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Using adjustment layers to add spice to Premiere's bland transitions
by Derek Andonian 7 years ago
One of the big criticisms of Premiere Pro from the FCP switchers has been the lack of good transitions. This is a criticism I wholeheartedly agree with- but with CS6 I've found a remedy, which I think
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Re: Using adjustment layers to add spice to Premiere's bland transitions
by Nevin Styre 7 years ago
Adjustment layers are so powerful in AE I'm glad they brought them to premiere. Really though doing photoshop work I wonder why they don't make the photoshop adjustment layers more like AE, right now
What Did He (Shane) Edit That With?
by Kevin Patrick 7 years ago
When you read Shane's blog, you'll find out something you might already know about him. He's modest. So I figured I'd post this for him. Kevin http: lfhd.net 2012 05 08 what-did-he-edit-that-with
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Rafael Amador liked this 7 years ago
Re: What Did He (Shane) Edit That With?
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
00 Sequences 01 Interviews Sync Clips 02 B-Roll 03 Audio 04 Music 05 Graphics 06 Titles 07 Stills 99 Utility (color mattes and the like) Everything is always in the exact same place when I need it. It
CS6 is released - so what now?
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
So that's it, if you're moving on from FCS3 then all our options are now before us (apart from the small matter of the Mac Pro) Has the release of CS6 enabled you to make a decision about your future
Re: CS6 is released - so what now?
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
They EOLed OnLocation! Adobe doesn't care about their pro users, they're just interested in moving copies of Acrobat Reader! All kidding aside, I started using Premiere CS4 CS5 alongside FCP at my day
PP CS6 test drive
by Morten Ranmar 7 years ago
Got my Premiere Pro upgrade today, and playing around with it on newest top level MBP feels just as smooth as FinalCutProX. Managed to make it crash - just by slip'n'sliding media on the timeline, but
Re: PP CS6 test drive
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
Whoops, should clear up a misconception here. I had heard that SpeedGrade, by default, rendered your entire project out to a single, sequence-long file. Not true. Outputs each graded clip separately,
Early Reaction to The Hobbit in 48 fps
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
I just read this very interesting post from Peter Sciretta of Film, he attended a CinemaCon conference where Warner Bros screened 10 minutes of footage from the upcoming Hobbit film. The film, of cour
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Fernando Mol liked this 7 years ago
Re: Early Reaction to The Hobbit in 48 fps
by Mike Molenda 7 years ago
Don't get me wrong, I'm not too crazy about 3D. Any format that requires me to wear glasses over my glasses, no thank you. Do the studios not realize that many of the people who enjoy the movies that
The Fog Thickens
by Andrew Richards 7 years ago
So all the cats are out of their bags. Smoke's new UI and new price, CS6 in all its glory with OpenCL buds appearing next to the CUDA flowers, Avid doubling down on discounts with the Symphony crossgr
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Craig Seeman liked this 7 years ago
Re: The Fog Thickens
by Chris Kenny 7 years ago
Andrew Richards "Walster Biscardi reports FCPX is still very much instrumentum non grata and that Apple is either On Notice or Dead To Me for most editors he's spoken with at NAB. Terence Curren said
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Mike Molenda liked this 7 years ago
#JohnAdobe
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
Looks like the Conan show editors are digging Adobe CS6... Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Mike Molenda liked this 7 years ago
Re: #JohnAdobe
by Alex Udell 7 years ago
lol
Bluray burner for mac.
by Javier Lopez 8 years ago
Hello gentleman, Can anyone provide advise on the best Blu-ray burner for mac, besides de MC Tech products, there are many complaints abut their products taking way to long to burn Blu-ray discs. Than
Re: Bluray burner for mac.
by Mike Molenda 8 years ago
I've had good luck with OWC's Mercury Pro external (http: eshop.macsales.com item Other%20World%20Computing MRF8BDSD12X ). If you've got a Mac Pro you can get internal drives a lot cheaper (the OWC is
FCP How do I bake in the plugin effects and export the footage files individually? Ready for DeNoiser.
by stewart addison 8 years ago
Hi I have a 10 minute sequence with ProRes 422 LT footage, all of the footage has the Colorista II plugin used. Some of the clips have SmoothCam, I am trying to add Magic Bullet Denoiser and FCP keeps
Re: FCP How do I bake in the plugin effects and export the footage files individually? Ready for DeNoiser.
by Mike Molenda 8 years ago
Blehh. What a mess. Sorry, I answered your question assuming each clip was used only once. You may be better off baking the FX into the entire shot (deselect "Use Item In Out"), and saving them with t
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useful post on switching
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
Well, we're all going somewhere - useful post on resources and training - there is quite a bit of free stuff for Premiere and Avid. http: www.selfreliantfilm.com 2011 07 adobe-avid-and-fcp-x-resources
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Mike Molenda liked this 8 years ago
Re: useful post on switching
by Paul Harrill 8 years ago
Coming a little late to this, but I authored the post that Aindreas posted at the beginning of this thread. I'm glad it was useful for you! Like many others, I'm going to be doing test runs of Adobe,
stop motion effect
by Frank Miller 8 years ago
Hi I'd like to create a stop motion effect by being able to have each frame in my sequence run for half a second. I can cut each frame, copy it, and paste it in 15 times - and that gives me exactly th
Re: stop motion effect
by Mike Molenda 8 years ago
Effects Video Filters Time Strobe This filter should do what you're looking for, the footage plays back at regular speed, but skips a specified number of frames. I'm playing around with the settings o
Final Cut install claims I have 0 VRAM when I in fact have 256. What gives?
by Joseph Delaney 8 years ago
I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.6 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB VRAM I was running a copy of final cut from my school perfectly fine for the past 4 years but j
Re: Final Cut install claims I have 0 VRAM when I in fact have 256. What gives?
by Mike Molenda 8 years ago
Digital Rebellion's Preference Manager app (http: www.digitalrebellion.com prefman ) can take care of trashing your FCP preferences for you, automatically. It also lets you create backups of your pref
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