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Al Bergstein

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Minor audio distortion - clipping or peaking not visible, but I hear it. Fixable?
by Diana Gualda 6 days ago
Hi, I did an interview with a wireless lapel mic run through a JuicedLink pre-amp into a DSLR (Canon 7D). Thought I had everything set right, since audio levels appeared good in both camera and on the
Re: Minor audio distortion - clipping or peaking not visible, but I hear it. Fixable?
by Al Bergstein 3 days ago
If it's not showing up in the waveforms, it's likely the lav quality or perhaps it's malfuncting if it's a good manufacturer. How much did you pay for this mic I tried an Azden lav once and it was ter
Canon 7d Footage recovery issue
by Jon Hart 4 days ago
Hi, I'm trying to recover some Canon 7D raw footage from a hard drive. After dumping the footage, we lost the files somehow**. We ran a recovery on the harddrive (specs: OS: Mavericks; external drive:
Re: Canon 7d Footage recovery issue
by Al Bergstein 3 days ago
Are you saying that the files are named the same but contain different data from different day shoots And the date your shoot occurred there are no files from it I have tried almost every kind of repa
Intensity Shuttle TB with MB Pro 2012 ...Problem with recording
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
I thought I had posted this before, but anyway: I have a TB Intensity Shuttle. I am running Media Express 3.2.4 (just upgraded and having the same problem as the earlier version was experiencing). Run
Re: Intensity Shuttle TB with MB Pro 2012 ...Problem with recording
by Al Bergstein 1 week ago
Frank. No. I have not been able to get it to work. According to BM tech, the accuracy of the VHS tapes in terms of head alignment etc is more critical with Intensity than with the cheaper but out of p
Starting up a professional productiong company. How do i best spend my money?
by Jong Cardenas 3 weeks ago
We have around $9000 to spend for equipment. I have made this list of things to purchase but i am not sure if they are the optimum choices for the small amount of money. We will be doing biopics and c
Re: Starting up a professional productiong company. How do i best spend my money?
by Al Bergstein 3 weeks ago
While all these are great ideas that you should seriously listen to, my thoughts were more along the line of Francis above. I have taken to getting low cost leasing, from Canon, to lease my cameras (C
Commercial Bid itemization- How much detail to give
by Tom Strodel 4 weeks ago
I want to start a discussion on the issue of bid itemization on proposals to ad agencies and directly to clients. Specifically - how much detail to give, and what not to disclose. But before I relate
Re: Commercial Bid itemization- How much detail to give
by Al Bergstein 4 weeks ago
Though I have not done TV commercials, all these folks great feedback is very much inline with what I have done to get business. Some clients want details, some not. I've been told by clients I've won
c300 card 'Unable to be read'
by Derek Jopple 1 month ago
Hello, While working with the C300 recently, one CF card that has been used many times before on the shoot and was playing back in-camera properly was 'unable' to be read' at all by the finder when mo
Re: c300 card 'Unable to be read'
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
I read about two years ago in an interview with the Canadian rep of I believe Panasonic, that he had a box full of failed cards in his office. As long as other cards aren't failing or that you can pin
Canon C100 HDMI Output Pulldown
by TJ Ingrassia 2 months ago
I'm trying to use my Canon C100 to direct capture to my MacBook Pro using HDMI output via the BlackMagic Ultrastudio Mini Recorder. Like most C100 users, I'm frustrated by the C100's 60i output over H
Re: Canon C100 HDMI Output Pulldown
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Yes, if you aren't broadcasting real time, you are correct. Al
canon xf100 or canon c100 ?
by kathreen anachioti 2 months ago
good morning to all, i am looking to buy a good video camera such as the canon xf100 it seems to be a good choice for me the canon c100 with just some more money than the xf100 yes, i know that the xf
Re: canon xf100 or canon c100 ?
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Kathreen, I've owned both cameras, still own the C100, and can say that they are very different cameras. It really comes down to your budget, and what you want to achieve in the look of your video. Th
Configuration question before buying ATEM TV Studio Prod Switcher
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
I have a question before buying this. I have a Canon C100 which when hooked to my Intensity Pro shows up as 1080i. ( ) Worked fine with Wirecast though. I want to buy the ATEM TVPS and also hook up a
Re: Configuration question before buying ATEM TV Studio Prod Switcher
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Gotcha. I just actually looked and my xf305 shoots 1080i at 60fps. So that will match the C100's output apparently. (posting this for other's who may have similar question). I'll go ahead and order on
2008 Mac Pro keeps restarting (crashing?)
by Rob Grauert 2 months ago
Recently my computer has begun acting strange. Without warning the computer will simply restart. Perhaps the computer is crashing I figured the system drive was the problem, so I replaced that last ni
Re: 2008 Mac Pro keeps restarting (crashing?)
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Undertstood. However, as a machine that's now 6 years old it is at the age where failure rates go way up. Statistically, failure rates on electronics have been shown to go up quite dramatically over 5
MacBook Pro Retina 13 with Intel Iris graphics breaks Premiere Pro CC hardware output
by Peter Price 2 months ago
Hi all, I just recently got a MacBook Pro 13 Retina, to use for basic editing as a secondary system to my iMac. The MacBook Pro sports a Intel Iris integrated graphics system. When I use GPU accelerat
Re: MacBook Pro Retina 13 with Intel Iris graphics breaks Premiere Pro CC hardware output
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Since the 10.9.4 update just came out and fixed a lot of major video issues for Adobe, I'm wondering if this is related to the update. I would call Adobe tech support and find out if this is a new iss
How To Get Good Audio From A Phone Line
by Ty Ford 2 months ago
http: tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com 2014 06 handy-phone-recording-rig-improves.html Enjoy! Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want better production audio : Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide T
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Canon XF-305 Assistance needed
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
Hi - Im new on this board, but am hoping someone can help me with a problem I have with my Canon XF-305 camera. Basically Im losing faith with it rapidly. Im finding that in anything other than bright
Re: Canon XF-305 Assistance needed
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Totally agree with Terry. Always shoot manual. If you want to do professional work, you gotta master the basics. But I'm thrilled that the mystery is solved. It's so hard not being able to see the cam
Canon c100 flicker
by David Wheeler 4 months ago
I recently purchased a canon C100. On playback of the recordings there is a flicker, most noticable in darker areas but can also be seen on well lit actors faces. I took the camera to canon and they d
Re: Canon c100 flicker
by Al Bergstein 3 months ago
Hmmm. yes, I think you are right in trying an external recorder. As mentioned, it's only happened to me once. I have been watching for it. Just did shooting last week but no flicker. If I catch it aga
My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Ned Miller 3 months ago
On Monday the local biz paper wrote an article about how I use LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function. It barely scratches the surface of how I use it but suffice it to say it really, really works and it
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Re: My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Al Bergstein 3 months ago
My take on Ned's excellent marketing, is a few things. One is that he is in Chicago, a huge market. It's much more likely that media buyers for rapidly growing businesses are not as tuned into who to
Tascam DR-60 One Input sounds different
by Ari Mannis 4 months ago
Hi, I use a got a Tascam Dr-60 and I use two identical microphones record them with mono mix, its a interview style podcast. Monitoring during the recording the voices sound great but for whatever rea
Re: Tascam DR-60 One Input sounds different
by Al Bergstein 3 months ago
Ari, you didn't mention if you checked out my suggestion. If you were recording one track at 10db below the other, it would sound "tinny'. Did you check to make sure that wasn't the issue Al
Found out location required permit after shooting... what to do?
by Chuck James 4 months ago
The subject pretty much sums up the question -- we shot some footage in a park last week, and found out today that the park actually requires a filming permit as of 1.1.14. We were not asked to leave
Re: Found out location required permit after shooting... what to do?
by Rob Neidig 4 months ago
Chuck, You already know the answer. You either pay for the permit, or you don't use the footage. Otherwise you are being illegal and you don't want that. Asking for our opinion on whether or not to di
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How do you like Creative Cloud *today*?
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
The users need to make some rain. CC use is locked up due to some glitch at Adobe. Apparently worldwide. For those of you who base your shops on the Adobe Creative Cloud, is this just a momentary bug,
Re: How do you like Creative Cloud *today*?
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
I worked editing last evening with no problems. Didn't even hear about until now. CC continues to be a good value for me, i use Pr, Lightroom, AE, PS and find it quite ok to pay monthly and have acces
I need to tape a seminar: what do I do?! :-)
by Olivier Prudhomme 4 months ago
Hi all I need to record a 4 hour seminar with a spoke person on stage and also the Q&A that will follow. I;ve never done this before so I have a few questions and any tips will be welcome: Audio: How
Re: I need to tape a seminar: what do I do?! :-)
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
On my camcorders, I have the ability to record continuously, so when one card fills up it falls over to the second card, and I can remove the card and insert a new one. Many camcorders, even low end o
1920x1080 or 1280x720
by Nicolas Vallejo 4 months ago
I have a music video I'm editing - roughly 70% of it will be 60fps shot on a MKIII + 7D so 1280X720 is the highest output. Should I create a project with those dimensions or go for 1920. Gonna go to V
Re: 1920x1080 or 1280x720
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
Nicolas, I try to never upscale as the results I've seen are always worse. So if you can deliver in 720 and shoot most of it in 720, I doubt your audience will notice any difference. Us pixel peepers
Who's responsible of cleaning office on a small creativity business ?
by Osama Ommey 4 months ago
This had been a critical issue for me ... I run a small media production business ( less than 10 e ) , and because of the limited resources on such firms , usually it's the staff who do the general cl
Re: Who's responsible of cleaning office on a small creativity business ?
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
It's *so* easy to get misconstrued here. (G). The short answer to your question: Do I have as a business owner to force employees to do something not of their job if I want to get the most possible bu
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Improve hardware setup for live streaming
by Nigel Ga 7 months ago
Hello We run a number of webinars a month, with 100+ live viewers. Lately, we're been running into a lot of trouble with choppiness, lag, stuttering, skipping etc. Everything usually works fine in the
Re: Improve hardware setup for live streaming
by Nigel Ga 4 months ago
Al Bergstein " I'm trying to solve a similar problem for a customer. Did you find the root cause Your post went from trying to find something to take the load in the front of the computer to one in t
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Older upgraded Mac Pro or newer MBP for HD editing?
by Lloyd Lemmermann 4 months ago
Really not sure if this is the right forum for this, since it's a hardware question as opposed to an OS issue, but I'll start here anyway. I'm kind of bewildered by the more involved specs; maybe some
Re: Older upgraded Mac Pro or newer MBP for HD editing?
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
I think my iMac is the latest i7. I'm on my MBPro right now so I can't check. But when I bought it in January, it was still current top of the line. I believe you can partition the Mac hard drive and
Video on a Rebel t2i
by Bill John 4 months ago
Hi, I remember hearing something somewhere about shutter speed and f-stop affecting how your video looks. The first by light and the second by how much is in focus. I can understand the second working
Re: Video on a Rebel t2i
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
I don't understand what you mean by "Depth of View". Depth of field or something else As to shutter speed, there are numerous, in-depth tutorials and explanations found on the web. Just google "video
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Beginner to audio world, guidance with recorder
by Daniel Martinez 4 months ago
I am currently a film student at UCR. One of my goals is to enter the world of film broadcast recording. I have been doing tons of research including reading The Location Sound Bible. I came into this
Re: Beginner to audio world, guidance with recorder
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
Daniel. I've been through a lot of recorders in the last 5 years, and would have to say that if I was going to start over again, and wanted to try and get hired in the LA area (UCRiverside, right ), y
Copyrighted Material in a Documentary
by eric millen 5 months ago
Hello, I had a few questions about how some film makers are able to use copyrighted images and video in their documentaries. Do most get permission or is it considered "fair use" if they are using the
Re: Copyrighted Material in a Documentary
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
Having gotten back into the business in the last few years, and having done a couple of local documentaries on behalf of a Tribe and the State government here locally, the simple answer to your last q
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move internal RAID
by Rob Alexander 5 months ago
Hi All, I'm upgrading my Mac Pro (2008) to a 2012 tower. In my old machine I have 3 x 1TB drives software striped to make a 3TB volume. Is it possible to straight swap them slot for slot into the new
Re: move internal RAID
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
If you don't get a solid answer, my take is that I would not try this, without a absolutely current backup of the data. It's been my experience that RAID arrays do not travel at all. I have attempted
Quality problem with some video - Canon t3i
by Luke Collis 5 months ago
Hi guys. I've been having a bit of a problem when shooting with my Canon t3i - Quality isn't up to standard. Check out a sliding shot I did a few days ago below. I was expecting an amazing shot but wa
Re: Quality problem with some video - Canon t3i
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
Well, let's try some elimination. What I saw on YT was uniformly soft, and at 720p. To be clear, when you view the footage in your NLE or right out of the camera, it is exactly like this Soft at all d
Following up even after being rejected after an interview?
by Rob Grauert 6 months ago
Long story short, a job recruiter contacted me about a position and asked me if i would be interested in interviewing. I went in for the interview and everything seemed to go well, but they chose some
Re: Following up even after being rejected after an interview?
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
I would agree with the thoughts above, and not just in video production. It's totally appropriate to let them know that you really would have liked the job, thank them for the interview, and let them
Suggestions on what kind of liability insurance is needed and references?
by Stephen Pickering 5 months ago
Hi there, I looked through the forum and found a few recommended agents to contact, which is a good start. I'm in South Central Wisconsin. I don't care if they're local or not, I just need someone who
Re: Suggestions on what kind of liability insurance is needed and references?
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
Stephen, I would start with my local business insurance agency. They can do the brokering for you, or maybe there is an agency in a nearby bigger city (if you aren't in one), that specilaizes in corpo
Awarded bid then it's recalled
by Greg Ball 5 months ago
I bid on a project from an agency who really didn't have a clue on their project. We were awarded the project based on our bid. Then in my first contact with the client, it appeared that the scope of
Re: Awarded bid then it's recalled
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
Greg, do you mean three separate videos If so, yes, I think you either need to ask whether you can go ahead with the bid they accepted on one, and add an addendum to that. It sort of goes to the issue
Spooky Slow Export Time in PP – Any Thoughts???
by Scott Miller 5 months ago
I m running Production Premium CS6 package editing PP on Windows 7, AMD Phenom IIx6, 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 adapter. (I know, my adapter is no longer supported. A real editi
Re: Spooky Slow Export Time in PP – Any Thoughts???
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
You really need to move the video processing off the C drive. It's likely contending with the OS. There are numerous posts about how to properly setup your system for Pr. Putting everything on one dri
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internal hard drive not showing up: what are my options???
by Nick Natteau 6 months ago
After not seeing my secondary internal hard drive on my 2008 MacPro desktop running Mavericks, I first verified that "hard drives" were checked in the Finder window. Then I ran Disk Utlity and discove
Re: internal hard drive not showing up: what are my options???
by Al Bergstein 6 months ago
Nick, what did you find out about your failed RAID Al
TB Intensity Shuttle problems Part 2
by Al Bergstein 6 months ago
I posted part of this before, but am returning to it as I still cannot fix the problem. The TB intensity has *never* successfully worked for me to create a clean image coming off either a DVD player o
anti-virus program for Mac?
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
Any recommendations I'm looking for a program which offers the best balance of protection and not getting in the way. I'd prefer a multi-device program which would also cover our PCs, but I'm willing
Re: anti-virus program for Mac?
by Al Bergstein 6 months ago
Bob, I've been very happy with Intego software's VirusBarrier. They also include a Netbarrier, but I've never turned that on. The footprint of Virusbarrier is very light. Right now, while active, it's
Working On Uninsured Shoot with Own Equipment
by Harrison Gruber 6 months ago
Hey all, so I took a job shooting on an insured shoot (It was a guerilla style web-series shoot) at a flat rate and my equipment was damaged. What should I do They didn't budget in insurance and they
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Re: Working On Uninsured Shoot with Own Equipment
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
Look up an inland marine" insurance policy. Insuring gear is part of a pro approach to business. It makes your costs higher, but you unfortunately see the result if you *don't* invest in the protectio
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Wannabes hurting the video business.
by Jason Sirotin 6 months ago
Hey CC friends.... Admin edit: Got something to say Say it here.
Re: Wannabes hurting the video business.
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
I gotta be honest, I saw the subject line, sighed, and moved on to other stuff. I didn't realize that the original post wasn't actually a discussion, but an external link. Nononono. Sorry I missed tha
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Al Bergstein liked this 6 months ago
Windows 8.1 and MAC OS sharing folder
by Sherry Bhatti 7 months ago
Hi, I am not able to connect to MAC shared folder from Windows 8.1. Someone has encountered this issue. please advice. MAC Shared folder able to connect on Windows 7.
Re: Windows 8.1 and MAC OS sharing folder
by Al Bergstein 6 months ago
Sorry, I got sidetracked and lost this thread. I was unable to connect via 8.1. The issues with W8.1 connectivity seem unnecessarily complex, and did not accept my Mac's connections for reasons I'm un
Dslr video workflow issues
by Christian Maine de Biran 7 months ago
I am having issues with my dslr video editing workflow. This is normally my process: - transfer and convert usable footage to pro res 422 codec for effective editing - (this is my issue) color correct
Re: Dslr video workflow issues
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
Christian. You've not mentioned the computer you are trying to do all this on. What model are you running how much RAM do you have and what's your graphics card It sounds like a graphics card issue to
How to export working DVD menus of movies to work on USB
by Adam Frimer 7 months ago
I am trying to figure out a way to deliver work on USBs instead of CDs. The problem is that I can't figure out how to get a working DVD with the menus and directions from encore in to one file that I
Re: How to export working DVD menus of movies to work on USB
by Tero Ahlfors 7 months ago
If you have a newer version of Encore you can export a Flash "website" out of it. It's just basically the same menu layout and you can open it in a browser to view it.
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Maverick 10.9.1 & CS6
by Jim Cunningham 7 months ago
I'm considering doing an upgrade to 10.9.1 from 10.8.5. Has anyone experienced and issues w Premiere& AE CS6 (Plug ins mostly from Red Giant). I'm just bringing on line a new iMac 27" and it came w Ma
Re: Maverick 10.9.1 & CS6
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
Same setup as you. No problems yet. Al
regarding youtube compression
by Patrick Coan 7 months ago
This may be more of a youtube question. In general, why might an .h264 look great when played locally, but drop frame-rate and pixel quality when uploaded and played through youtube Moderation in all,
Re: regarding youtube compression
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
Bitrate and youtube compression. Larry Jordan has an indepth look at compression issues, including basics, and comparisons of AME and Compressor on the new Mac Pro. Very good reading goven your questi
Into the Mind: a dizzying edit but beautiful
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
"Into the Mind" just came out on Apple TV , for .99. I had heard about this 'different' extreme skiing film, sponsored by some heavyweights. I loved the film. But my editing question was, there is som
Re: Into the Mind: a dizzying edit but beautiful
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
Interesting. So when using something like a Kessler programmable jib or dolly, (just to use one example), you can program in the movements, then transfer those x y coordinates into whatever you are wo
Getting Still images from footage
by David Lord 8 months ago
Hi all, I'm trying to save some still images from video in a project i'm working on. I'm using the "export frame" button from the project window, but when I save the image, some colors are off for som
Re: Getting Still images from footage
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
Strange. I've exported hundreds of JPGs, as recently as yesterday, and not seen this. You on a Mac or W7 machine Have you seen this same phenomenom with AVCHD footage shot on this same camera before W
Thoughts on cancelling the CC subscription
by Hans Swets 8 months ago
I have owned Adobe products, for many years, starting with Premiere 5.1 up to Adobe Production Premium-CS6. I signed up for the CC subscription in May 2013, at the promotional rate of $19.99 per month
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Re: Thoughts on cancelling the CC subscription
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
I'm going to take a bit of a different POV here. My business is a one man shop, and I came from Apple's FCP suite along with some time on Vegas on Windows. I've been running Pr since 5.5 and am keepin
What has the industry come to?
by Brian Reynolds 8 months ago
I hope this isn't where the future of the industry is heading...... https: www.youtube.com watch v=JlErGZeIhiM
Re: What has the industry come to?
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
Why anyone would produce let alone watch, an unboxing video is beyond me. It's really the epitome of a wasted mind. If you need a video to unbox a product, you obviously need drugs and or therapy. We
TB Intensity Shuttle TB - Bad SD Video feed
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
Running Intensity Media Express 3.2 on MB Pro Mid 2012 Running 10.8.5 w 16GBs RAM. Recording to external USB 3.0 drive. Have the TB plugged in, and have tried both component and S-Video ins. Have it h
The Very, Very Best Way to Recover Deleted Files from a CF Card and/or Hard Drive?
by Thomas Hughes 8 months ago
We have a nightmare on our hands. We shot a bunch of video on a 5DM3, transferred the files to a hard drive, then deleted the files from the CF card and reused it. We deleted the files from the hard d
Re: The Very, Very Best Way to Recover Deleted Files from a CF Card and/or Hard Drive?
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
On windows or mac If Mac, try disk warrior. Al
Need to create bootable usb drive with disk warrior on it
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
How do we make bootable usb drives Internet answers so far are not working. I can partition my usb drive, but can't find proper installer on Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion disks. What am i missing I've
Re: Need to create bootable usb drive with disk warrior on it
by David Eaks 8 months ago
If I recall correctly, you can put the installer at the root level of a drive, reboot holding option, boot to the installer, and install the OS to any available drive partition (getting around the old
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Newbie to the Adobe Cloud - machine spec recommendations
by tad newberry 8 months ago
i've recently migrated to the dark side from FCP, edited a pilot show on Premiere, and it looks like i've made a great switch, but now seriously time to upgrade my machine short of buying a new one. h
Re: Newbie to the Adobe Cloud - machine spec recommendations
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
Agree with video card upgrade..and get your machine to 16gbs ram quick. Al


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