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Bill Dawson

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June 23rd 2011
41 Posts
Looking for tips and manual for Media Express 3.2
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
I can't seem to find any online documentation or a user manual to study - having trouble getting Media Express 3.2 to cooperate on outputting files of any sort, from my imac with FCPX and an Ultrastud
Re: Looking for tips and manual for Media Express 3.2
by Bill Dawson 6 years ago
I use the Softron play out software in a broadcast control room and it's great. Bill
Big Thank You to Marianna Montague
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
At this years NAB (2013), I went looking for, and found, Marianna Montague. I wanted to thank her for all of the help she has given me. I support 25 Composers and 5 Symphonies and getting the Avid lic
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Chris Harlan liked this 8 years ago
Re: Big Thank You to Marianna Montague
by Rich Rubasch 8 years ago
I don't even own an AVID (well, 6.5 on a PC that gets little use) and I think she is spectacular. And she rides a Harley...bonus! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stag
Lock resolution?
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
Is there a way to stop OSX from changing the video resolution I need to lock in a resolution, no matter what is plugged into it.
Changing from Mac to PC?
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
Something I have noticed in a few post houses recently... When they added or updated a Avid edit bay, they switched to a PC. Anyone else noticing this Bill
Re: Changing from Mac to PC?
by Bill Stephan 8 years ago
We have two Avid systems bought at the same time from the same Avid dealer, one PC and the other Mac with similar specs (Nitris DX boxes). The PC system runs noticeably faster than the Mac. I've heard
AJA Control Room software
by Mel Feliciano 8 years ago
Has anybody seen the AJA "Control Room" software at IBC . It was announced last year at the same trade show. Is it shipping yet or is it just "vaporware" .
Re: AJA Control Room software
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
http: www.aja.com en articles 157 I have seen it at various trade shows and the sales people keep saying "very soon". But as you say, it's now been a year and no product has been released. I REALLY wa
6.5 is out there...
by Miłosz Koziol 8 years ago
... is it worth it Apart from audio I fail to see benefit. Am I wrong
Re: 6.5 is out there...
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
Setting the cost issue aside...we use Kona 3 and Kona 3G cards with MC 6.0.3.1. It it worth installing 6.5 Or wait until 6.5.1 Since we use Mac computers, it's a pain to have to uninstall and then re-
Mountain Lion Anyone?
by Miłosz Koziol 8 years ago
ML is out today - I was wondering if maybe anyone tested it with Avid MC 6.01 regards M
Re: Mountain Lion Anyone?
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
It may be too soon to know, unless someone has had a preview copy, but other than the gatekeeper issue, is there a reason to not install MC6 on Mountain Lion
Media Composer 6 on Mountain Lion?
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
I need to upgrade from MC 5.5 and Leopard to MC 6 and Lion. But with Mountain Lion to be released soon, should I wait for it Or maybe Mountain Lion will have an incompatibility with MC6. So maybe upgr
Re: Media Composer 6 on Mountain Lion?
by Bill Dawson 8 years ago
go to Lion and wait for Avid to approve Mountain Lion That is what I am inclined to do...except I have to do this on 25 MC edit stations. I really don't want to do this twice. Bill
A new poll
by David Roth Weiss 9 years ago
Had Apple simultaneously released FCPX and the fully functional 64-bit FCS 4 most were expecting, how many of you would be paying attention to this forum David Roth Weiss Director Editor Colorist Davi
Re: A new poll
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
We would have upgraded to FCS4 and would have loaded FCPX into a few workstations and started playing with it. Instead, we converted 24 edit stations to Avid.
Avid Announcement on NOV 3rd possible MC 6
by Mike Jeffs 9 years ago
From the slip up on the avid website it seems like a couple of features similar to FCPx are going to be included in MC 6. So i am wondering what other features form FCPx or even FCP legacy would you g
Re: Avid Announcement on NOV 3rd possible MC 6
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
At the SMPTE conference in Hollywood yesterday, I asked the Avid rep if we would see version 6 in December. He said it would probably be sooner than that.
Update Soon?
by Geoff Dills 9 years ago
From Larry Jordan: "My sources are telling me that we should see an update to Final Cut Pro X in the very near future. (Though everyone is being coy about the specific date.) " Best, Geoff
Re: Update Soon?
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
Tomorrows production WILL NOT be the same as yesterdays. Totally agree with that. I just wish Apple had done a dissolve instead of a cut.
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Autodesk Smoke for Final Cut Pro Users Video Series
by Grant Kay 9 years ago
Hi All, I dont normally post here but I thought that you would like to be informed about a new video series I have been releasing about Autodesk Smoke for Final Cut Pro users. This refers to Final Cut
Re: Autodesk Smoke for Final Cut Pro Users Video Series
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
It's not being marketed to the the FCPX market. Not so fast...how about free Ok, it's students only, but the price is hard to argue with. http: usa.autodesk.com adsk servlet item siteID=123112&id=141
Serial number for Resolve Lite ??
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
Downloaded Resolve Lite and documentation without trouble. The Lite pdf refers to to "DaVinci Resolve 8.0 Configuration for Mac OS X" When I try to download the Configuration for Mac OSX...it asks for
Re: Serial number for Resolve Lite ??
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
Yep, that worked. I was trying to be a good boy and read all the documentation before I installed anything. Strange that this part of the documentation requires a "serial number" but the application d
Thunderbolt Mac mini Server
by Andrew Richards 9 years ago
Thunderbolt Mac mini Servers (with Lion and its included Xsan software) dropped today. Now we've got an 85 watt OS X server with 10Gbps duplex I O available. With Promise's upcoming SANlink, it could
Re: Thunderbolt Mac mini Server
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
Except that...Thunderbolt is a PCIe 4 lane version 1.
Avid posted video from the Burbank event
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
http: apps.avid.com getmc video-brbnk elq_mid=4656&elq_cid=12780
Re: Avid posted video from the Burbank event
by Russ Johnson 9 years ago
I'm a FCP refugee (formerly an Avid refugee) and the 7.1 mixing looks enticing, but I'm not going to buy ProTools HD hardware to make it work. Did they mention what audio interfaces it will work with
Tweets from July 13 Burbank MC event
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
http: provideocoalition.com index.php ssimmons story tweets_from_avids_committed_to_the_professional_event
Re: Tweets from July 13 Burbank MC event
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
Thanks Shane. I was there but don't remember as much detail as you did...and I was not drinking. They talked about 28K (or was it 32k ). Was that MC related or something else The big thing for me was
AVID MC5 Using AJA ioHD or Kona3
by Echo Cuzaire 9 years ago
Hi, Does anybody knows that it is posible to use AVID MC5 (mac) using AJA ioHD or Kona3 micosite.com
Re: AVID MC5 Using AJA ioHD or Kona3
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
At a Avid event July 13 in Burbank...and after making a disclaimer saying there were no guarantees... they placed a picture of a Kona 3 card on the screen and said they had received a LOT of requests
Where was Apple in 1999?
by TImothy Auld 9 years ago
What drove the sales of Mac Pro's
Re: Where was Apple in 1999?
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
If that's the case they may be looking for a repeat if they can get FCPX into the schools now while they work on adding the pro features over the next year or so. I am with a school and we have talke
FCP X and Education
by Shane Ross 9 years ago
Looks like FCP X is taking a hit in education too. http: forums.macrumors.com showthread.php t=1176567 Remember, students are the filmmakers of tomorrow. They typically use the tools they learned in c
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 9 years ago
Re: FCP X and Education
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
Is there a solution Yes, buy Avid. We now find ourselves teaching a dead product. Does FCP 7 still work Yes, but our students will graduate a year or two from now. Will FCPX be "fixed" and ready for
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Thunderbolt
by Nigel Thompson 10 years ago
OK: So im waiting for the new Thunderbolt drives to be released and wondering who the heck will be selling Thunderbolt switches (if needed) so i can make this thing into a Tbolt SAN. Is the technology
Re: Thunderbolt
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
Apple makes things like this particularly difficult since one can never be sure what they are doing to do next Good point...OK, great point! Bill
Will Lion support FCP7?
by Gregorio Paolini 9 years ago
The debate on Fcpx is around a simple question: Is Apple still interested in the Pro market or not Fcpx is not a new pro editing program with all the flaws of a Version 1.0: it is an (interesting, inn
Re: Will Lion support FCP7?
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
The big issue at stake for the post industry is not what Apple hasn't done right with Final Cut Pro X, but what they've done wrong by pulling the rug out from under the legs of Final Cut Studio 3 and
Conan O'Brien on Final Cut Pro
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=sRzLP0FJ82I&feature=player_embedded Regards Stephen Best http: stephenbest.ca
Re: Conan O'Brien on Final Cut Pro
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=XHtgsBJhgUM http: www.youtube.com watch v=ZVV9wEQZmGE Those are the ones I am aware of. There may be others. The first one is rated G, the other is R.
Future update to add XML, Multicam and importing of old projects?
by Michael Largé 9 years ago
Do you think this is true and if so, why didn't Apple make it part of the initial release http: tinyurl.com 5wv3fnk
Re: Future update to add XML, Multicam and importing of old projects?
by Bill Dawson 9 years ago
then add other features as soon as they are ready. If FCP7 was still for sale until those features were available, I would believe that. It is not and I do not. Bill
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