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Bill Dewald

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Starting up a professional productiong company. How do i best spend my money?
by Jong Cardenas 5 years 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 Jonathan Ziegler 5 years ago
When you're just starting out, don't buy a ton of stuff. Rent. Rent. Rent. It's cheaper in the short run and you don't have to worry about storing and maintaining equipment - let the rental company wo
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Fair Use by editing compilation videos from other people's YouTube videos???
by stan welks 5 years ago
I have a hundred or so videos of my bird uploaded to YouTube, with some of my videos having over 500,000 views. I placed ads at the beginning of my videos with the intention that I might be able to ea
Re: Fair Use by editing compilation videos from other people's YouTube videos???
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
I wouldn't read too much into the counter-claim. The guy probably just searched "how to beat copyright claim" and copy-pasted the Fair Use stuff in - there's tons of sites that tell you to do just tha
BBC "Sherlock Holmes"
by Dave Gage 5 years ago
I finally got around to watching the 3 seasons of this show on NetFlix. Does anyone know what NLE was used to edit the shows There is an effect in the opening credits that looks like the "Miniaturize
Re: BBC "Sherlock Holmes"
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
BBC Sherlock was released in 2010. FCPX was released in 2011. Nice try.
Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Greg Jones 5 years ago
This is precisely why I would be nervous about using FCPX. Forgot the fact about lack of tracks, audio mixer, etc. The fact that Apple just drops apps without thinking makes me nervous. I love their h
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Re: Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Herb Sevush 5 years ago
Bill Davis "Language is a living thing. " I see, language is a living thing. And you're trying to differentiate between an NLE that allows you, although it doesn't force you, to do clip overwrites wh
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FCP X or not?
by Charlie Austin 5 years ago
"I never hear editors complain that they are missing a feature in FCPX that would help them do their jobs better," he says. "Trust me; if they had an issue, they'd be hunting me down." http: www.studi
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Re: FCP X or not?
by Franz Bieberkopf 5 years ago
Charlie Austin "Honestly, one of the reasons I posted this article was to see how quickly someone would come up with a reason that it didn't mean anything." Charlie, You get the forum that you make.
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Preventing resizing when creating a freeze frame
by Paula Zimmerman 5 years ago
Hi, I'm working with a provided transparent animation in MOV that I'm compositing over white in FCP 7. I need to stretch part of the animation that only lasts a single frame. When I create a freeze fr
Re: Preventing resizing when creating a freeze frame
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
A potential workaround - cut in the single frames for the duration that you need, and then nest them, and apply the fade (or keyframe transparency) to the nest. Of course, nesting can cause many heada
Fitness Video
by Greg Ball 5 years ago
I'm working on shooting a fitness workout video in a local gym. How would you handle music Obviously everyone needs to workout at a certain pace beat. But since the leader of the workout is also mikes
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Re: Follow-up Fitness Video
by Bob Cole 5 years ago
Ned Miller "extras are fellow aerobics instructors" Having made a series of yoga videos, I want to endorse Ned's observation. If you look at the best yoga videos, you will realize that the "students"
Beastie Boys and Music Rights
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Interesting story I just read, and a reminder to us all to be mindful... In short... in 2012 Monster Beverage Corp (the makers of Monster energy drinks) uploaded a YouTube video about a snowboarding e
Re: Beastie Boys and Music Rights
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
It wasn't a "girls build stuff" org, it was a commercial toy company. They settled with the Beastie Boys in March, and part of the terms were that Goldieblox has to donate to the Beastie Boys causes:
FCP 7 killed in Yosemite?
by Al LeVine 5 years ago
It's just a beta (so real buggy) but this article seems to suggest FCP 7 is finally dead in the Yosemite Developer Preview... Curious if this will work itself out or not. For reference, I remember FCP
Re: FCP 7 killed in Yosemite?
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
So you would switch from FCP7 to Avid in order to have AirDrop What's so important about AirDrop
Nomenclature and semantics: "podcast" : considered audio, video, both?
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
We were having a discussion about an upcoming project where I'd upload a daily short edited video to youtube, and we discussed whether it was correct semantically to refer to it for marketing purposes
Re: Nomenclature and semantics: "podcast" : considered audio, video, both?
by Rich Rubasch 5 years ago
That's hilarious....late on a Monday I deciphered it as a web series on processed meats, but it is actually process meets tech. Ha, had my own little laugh here! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Pro
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My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Ned Miller 5 years 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 Mike Cohen 5 years ago
I use LinkedIn for the following purposes: Participate in some forums. However most forums are for people in the same industry. Kind of like I don't expect Mark or Todd or Nick to hire me for producti
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Here's what new media is like
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
And this is at a wildly successful company: A video editor who worked for Vice for two years said "the wage was $27K year." http: gawker.com working-at-vice-media-is-not-as-cool-as-it-seems-1579711577
Re: Here's what new media is like
by Richard Herd 5 years ago
The ace of spades. Lemmy rules!
Editor Numbers
by Franz Bieberkopf 5 years ago
U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics 10 year view (American-centric, obviously, 2012-2022 projections): 28,100 Editors nationally in 2012, projected to be 28,300 by 2022 (less than 1% growth over 10 years
Re: Editor Numbers
by Bill Dewald 5 years ago
This is info for that "other" kind of editor - the "print" kind. Suprised growth and wages aren't much lower, the interns and commenters do all the editing now in print.
Equivalent of Pro Res in Premiere Pro?
by Veronica Orlova 6 years ago
First I apologize if this post is naive, I'm a bit confused with Apple codec. I have to edit a movie shot with a DSLR in Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac. When I configure the time line settings I have an opti
Re: Equivalent of Pro Res in Premiere Pro?
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
Veronica Orlova "The editor I talked to told me that she only use ProRess and that there is no way one can edit in H 264" This editor must be using Avid or FCP. Editing H.264 native in those is NOT r
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Bill Dewald liked this 6 years ago
title render makes vid play fast
by Mick Kalber 6 years ago
Man, is this one strange. I'm putting a bug (title) throughout an hour long show to identify it to the audience... it's for a loop in a gift shop where they sell our shows. I've captured the old SD sh
Re: title render makes vid play fast
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
What is the graphic file format you're using for the bug How is it keyed
Get back lost/missing audio track for a clip in the Timeline (FCP7)
by Stephen de Vere 6 years ago
Is there an easy way to get back the correct audio that has been deleted from a video clip in the Timeline (Edit) Sorry, folks I just figured it out by using Match Frame.
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Drobo anybody?
by Don Walker 6 years ago
I'm sorry to interrupt all the angst and hand wringing in anticipation of the black tube, to bring you a question about a black box. Does anybody here use the new Drobo 5D (with Thunderbolt) as a medi
Re: Drobo anybody?
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Lance is correct - I made an ASSUMPTION (which is how I usually make stupid mistakes) and ASSUMED that this was yet another network shared device, and not local storage. So I am wrong (and this won't
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Bill Dewald liked this 6 years ago
Thunderbolt 1 shared storage tests
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Hi - I am anxiously awaiting my new Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2. But my initial testing with Thunderbolt networking has been dismal so far. No switch - just looping a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 1 to
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Re: Thunderbolt 1 shared storage tests - Corning reply
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Hello boys ! Well, I can wait for Greg Leuenberger to knock the teeth down my throat. I have just spoken with Corning. BOY AM I STUPID - you can't take me to any trade shows, because I certainly don't
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Bill Dewald liked this 6 years ago
Using News Clips in Documentaries- Rights Concerns/Fair Use
by Ned Miller 6 years ago
FWIW I received a spam from an entertainment lawyer and was about to reflexively delete it when I saw the word "documentary" so I felt I should read it. From time to time I have clients who want to "l
Re: Using News Clips in Documentaries- Rights Concerns/Fair Use
by Mark Raudonis 6 years ago
This "fair use" debate has come up regularly over the years in this forum. The above explanation by the lawyer is probably the best, most concise, realistic interpretation I've seen. The take away fro
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Why is my render time still huge after I reconnected the smaller versions of my files?
by Jonathon Musgrave 6 years ago
Hi there, I'm working on a 2-hour documentary for a client that is due to him in two days. I shot in 1080p and altogether have about 50gb of raw footage. In a moment of stupidity, I went right ahead a
Re: Why is my render time still huge after I reconnected the smaller versions of my files?
by David Roth Weiss 6 years ago
Jonathon, Though it may seem logical that smaller files equal faster renders, h.264 is an extremely processor intensive codec. Pro Res 422, though much larger renders many times faster. David Roth Wei
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FCP7 won't ask if I want to Conform my sequence.
by Paul Factora 6 years ago
Strangest thing. My usual workflow is to convert my clips to prores, make a project, make a sequence. drag a converted clip to the seq timeline, get prompted to conform my seq and say yes. been going
Re: FCP7 won't ask if I want to Conform my sequence.
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
Just a dummy check - is the sequence that is not prompting you incorrect for the media It won't ask you to conform if the footage already matches the sequence...
My daughter as client
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
My daughter is in Latin club, and the school clubs compete in various games and things inter-scholastically. One of their projects was to make a short about some facet of mythology, but updated to the
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Re: My daughter as client
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
The tornados missed me, but I've wound up chasing them: going back out to Washington IL tomorrow for damage assessment. Just came back from live-directing the IMAG and streaming video feeds at the Gay
How to match these two shots in FCP 7
by Daniel Berg 6 years ago
Hi all, I'm using Final Cut Pro 7 to edit a show. There were two cameras at the back next to each other, one mid and one wide (see image below). They had the same white balance (i thought!) and it loo
Re: How to match these two shots in FCP 7
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
Put them on two stacked video tracks, and use the crop tool to create a split-screen. Turn on your scopes display, Then invoke the 3-way CC, and you can see on the scopes when the levels match, both i
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FCP (7.0.4) Message "Out of Memory"---Far From it & Project Takes 23 minutes to Open--CRAZY!
by Daniel Monskey 6 years ago
FCP is being difficult. I have been getting messages late in edit sessions that say I am out of memory. I am working with a Wiebetech RTX 200 raid system with 2.0 TB internal drives with 1.1 TB availa
Re: FCP (7.0.4) Message "Out of Memory"---Far From it & Project Takes 23 minutes to Open--CRAZY!
by Daryl K Davis 6 years ago
Whenever I've run across this message it's sometimes a corrupt video file, but more than likely a still image that's either too big or it's in CMYK format instead of RGB. ------------------------- DK
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Bill Dewald liked this 6 years ago
FCPX - Transform not working as expected
by Tony Barone 6 years ago
I have 2 video tracks Top video track I created keyframes on Position & Scale going from 100% size, Position X:0 Y:0 at Timeframe 1:00 Timeframe 3:00 - Scale: 50% X:485 Y:270 Keyframes Basically creat
Re: FCPX - Transform not working as expected
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
Did you try asking this in the FCPX forum
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Calibrating a Gateway Monitor to use it as a second Monitor with accurate color from Final Cut Pro 6.0
by Glen Jennings 6 years ago
Hi, I just purchased a 21.5" Gateway brand monitor to use with Final Cut Pro 6.0. (and also After Effects CS6) on my MacBook Pro OS-X 10.8.5 as a second monitor. Would anybody recommend a correct Colo
Re: Calibrating a Gateway Monitor to use it as a second Monitor with accurate color from Final Cut Pro 6.0
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
Color calibrators for computer monitors calibrate for PRINT work...and PHOTO work...not video. You'll be hard pressed to get a video accurate image with FCP on a computer monitor. But if you calibrate
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Bill Dewald liked this 6 years ago
Creative Cows Exclusive Video Blocks Offer - Anyone actually been able to take up this offer?
by Andy Scofield 6 years ago
Hi Cows, I'd love to get your opinions on something: Last Friday I was rather pleased to see an exclusive offer sat in my inbox, I'm sure many of you saw the same email. The message promised an exclus
Re: Creative Cows Exclusive Video Blocks Offer - Anyone actually been able to take up this offer?
by Tim Wilson 6 years ago
Hi Andy, Our newsletters typically go out to hundreds of thousands of subscribers, so I'm sure we'd be hearing plenty about any issues. Not that we're able to provide tech support for a cart on somebo
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Final Cut Pro 7 and Mavericks
by Adam Berch 6 years ago
Hi, Has anyone who has Mavericks been using Final Cut 7 without any problems I am using FCP Studio 3 and would like to upgrade to Mavericks, but I don't want to have any problems. Thanks in advance.
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Mavericks
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net search.php q=mavericks&f%5B%5D=8
Coverting Audio Files to .cda?
by Greg Ball 6 years ago
I've been asked by a client to take the audio from several video clips and convert them to .cda files for CDs. Has anyone done this What software have you used Thanks.
Re: Coverting Audio Files to .cda?
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
A shot in the dark - author the CD using Itunes or whatnot, then create a drive image of the CD using Disk Utility
Youtube thumbnail problem! Videos from Avid.
by Leo Pepperrell 6 years ago
Major problem! So the problem is that I have a load of videos which when uploaded to youtube work fine, but the thumbnails are dis-coloured and this is a major problem for my boss! See images below fo
Re: Youtube thumbnail problem! Videos from Avid.
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
That's spooky! Seems like the problem is on Google's end, rather than anything you're doing. Especially since previous thumbs that were good have changed. Perhaps contact YouTube support Are you able
exporting AVCHD to mp4 from final cut for uploading to youtube (apple prores, .MOV, h264, x264, handbrake)
by Rodrigo Martin 6 years ago
Hello everybody, I Edit 1920x1080 AVCHD in Final Cut 7. Working with apple prores to export video to mp4 and then upload it to youtube. The goal is obviously the least quality loss in the process and
Re: exporting AVCHD to mp4 from final cut for uploading to youtube (apple prores, .MOV, h264, x264, handbrake)
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
None of the three! Export a reference movie from your timeline and then take the reference file into compressor.
copying/moving? Final Cut 7 Suite to new iMac
by Babylon Slim 6 years ago
I have FCP 7 on a older Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. I just got a new iMac with Mountain Lion (tho I intend to upgrade to Mavericks shortly). I have been advised that the installer that came with
Re: copying/moving? Final Cut 7 Suite to new iMac
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
I think you're over-complicating it. You don't need to do any tricks. I've done a clean install of 10.8 and then installed FCS from the disks, no problem. Just be sure to run the FCS updates until no
Lists of Sequences in Text or PDF form
by Doug Weiner 6 years ago
I have about 400 sequences across 20 projects, that I simply want a text list of the sequence names. I will take a PDF if I have to. I don't need the clip source names, just the the sequence name and
Re: Lists of Sequences in Text or PDF form
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
I'm not in front of FCP right now, but could you nest all the sequences in one sequence, then export an edl of that, and get rid of the superfluous info, leaving the sequence names Beyond that, copy p
canon xl1s & final cut pro 7.0.3
by gary graham 6 years ago
can someone please help im trying to log and capture video from my canon xl1s mini dv into final cut pro 7.0.3 i have the firewire800 - 9pin male to 4 pin male connected to the canon & my imac yet FCP
Re: canon xl1s & final cut pro 7.0.3
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
It's quite possible that you've got a bad firewire cable. They are pretty fragile, and the four-pin variety is pretty rare at this point. Since you've tested a variety of applications and devices, the
Student editor in conundrum over editing platform??
by Bobby Hami 6 years ago
Hello, I know that probably this topic has been beaten to death, but as a film student I need some Pro advice on this. As a film student, I've spent the last year or so on FCPX, and find myself pretty
Re: Student editor in conundrum over editing platform??
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
I'll third the vote for Avid - it's probably the most different system from FCPX, knowing both will make you a more well-rounded editor.
Have you switched from Avid Media Composer to Adobe Premiere? Then you might be able to assist us.
by jesper lundstrom 6 years ago
We are two students working on an essay in which we do a usability test to find out what sort of problems may occur when Avid users sit down and use Adobe Premiere for the first time. Our focus is goi
Re: Have you switched from Avid Media Composer to Adobe Premiere? Then you might be able to assist us.
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
I still use Avid on a daily basis working on reality TV, but I've started using Premiere for other projects. I found the Avid keyboard setting in Premiere, and it was pretty much smooth sailing from t
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Boosting audio levels past +12dB in MC7
by Mandla Bolekaja 6 years ago
I need to boost audio levels past +12dB. Can anyone tell me where I can locate the audio suite so I can increase gain to my audio. I thought it was in the Audio Mixer but I cannot seem to find it. Als
Re: Boosting audio levels past +12dB in MC7
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
AudioSuite is in the Tools menu. It's a little window that works like an effects mode for audio clips. There's a drop-down menu where you can choose the "gain" effect. It takes a render. Can Audition
Moving all clips at once?
by Eric Jones 6 years ago
Hey all, I'm fairly experienced with Sony Vegas, but I'm jumping into Premiere Pro CS6 now and I'm running into some difficulty finding what (I hope!) is a fairly basic function of editing here: In Ve
Re: Moving all clips at once?
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
Eric Jones "I'll dig into the "Extract" and "Splice-in" modes immediately; sounds like precisely what I'm looking for." Those are the Avid terms for it - they're mapped to the "X" and "V" keys in Pre
Security Alert?
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
This went to my spam folder - is it legit *** Important Customer Security Alert To view this message in a language other than English, please click here. We recently discovered that attackers illegall
Re: Security Alert?
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
Yikes. I was hoping it was an elaborate phishing e-mail. Thanks for confirming.
Premiere CC - Sequence preset for animation?
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
Howdy - I'm playing around with creating an animated project in Premiere, and I can't decide on a sequence preset. If I was in FCP7, I'd use a plain 1920x1080 24p ProRes sequence. All of the new seque
Re: Premiere CC - Sequence preset for animation?
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
I've built a custom sequence and it's got me going just fine. Thanks, Ivan and Kevin!
Classical music evaluation experiments with wider implications ...
by Mike Smith 6 years ago
The experiments reported in the link http: www.bbc.co.uk news science-environment-23717228 find that observers can more accurately predict winners of classical music performance competions by watching
Re: Classical music evaluation experiments with wider implications ...
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
Or cue up some old "Hannity and Colmes" clips.
Advertising for videography
by Jonathan Buck 6 years ago
Howdy all, I've recently started a small videography house along with my business partner (a sound engineer). We've recently been offered a loan from a family friend towards giving the business a kick
Re: Advertising for videography
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
Rather than doing a traditional advertising spend, have you considered putting the 10K to a promotional project Find a track you have a great concept for and go ahead use the money to make the type of
Video Production in College
by Mike Kozlenko 6 years ago
Hey Guys, I am starting college in August and am currently majoring in Media Production. However, for the first 2 years, I will obviously be taking general education courses, before I get into my majo
Re: Video Production in College
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
I was in the same situation as you - I took about four semesters worth of general classes before I got to really sink my teeth into the film program at school. I took a lot of art and humanities class
YouSendIt is now HighTail- 10GB file size limit upgrade
by John Davidson 6 years ago
Have you guys noticed that "YouSendIt" now has a new name called 'Hightail" A notable change with it is that you can now send up to 10GB files through the system on a Pro account. This is a good thing
Re: YouSendIt is now HighTail- 10GB file size limit upgrade
by Bill Dewald 6 years ago
Cool. Google's sharing seems similar, and it's $4.99 a month for 100GB with a 10GB file size limit (I guess I have a legacy plan.) http: support.google.com drive answer 2494822 hl=en Is there a benefi
Interupty ad pages - auuugh
by Bill Dewald 10 years ago
Just wanted to be the first to complain about the little detours. Make that money, COW. We love you anyway. Ps - lets turn this into a teaching moment - what's the official name for those things
Re: Interupty ad pages - auuugh
by Bill Dewald 10 years ago
No worries Ron. Just came here to see if anyone else noticed they existed... Besides, there is no elsewhere. Every problem that I google leads to the cow. Is the once every thirty days thing done thro
Edit on your Iphone
by Bill Dewald 10 years ago
no longer an in joke. http: www.theiphoneblog.com 2009 06 30 iphone-31-nondestructive-video-editing-bluetooth-voice-control
Re: Edit on your Iphone
by Micah McDowell 10 years ago
Looks interesting... I'm writing this from my new iPhone 3GS, so this intrigues me greatly. Maybe I'll try making a whole short film on my phone; could be a unique aesthetic.
Low barrier of entry
by Bruce Frankel 10 years ago
It is a fact of life in the video biz these days: the barrier to getting in is low, so the number of people getting in is large. The law of supply and demand says an oversupply of a product or service
Re: Low barrier of entry
by Bill Dewald 10 years ago
Stephen Smith "The person doing the job for free or nearly free can't continue to do the job at that price forever." Maybe not, but when he quits, there's another one ready to take over.
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