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setting up new network and storage solution for small media production agency
by Jared Morton 2 months ago
Newbie here. **If you don't have time (or just don't care) to read the whole post, I'm basically looking for info on what I need and how to set up the network and NAS for a small media marketing agenc
Re: setting up new network and storage solution for small media production agency
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
Hello - I will answer your questions in detail below - you can purchase a small 8 bay, a mid size 12 bay, or an enterprise 12 bay, 16 bay or 24 bay system. You must have at least EIGHT matching 7200 R
Adobe MAX 2020
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Oct 20-22 Free virtual event. Registration now open. https: blog.adobe.com en 2020 08 17 max-2020-registration-is-officially-open.html#gs.dqcnsv Also - 2019 sessions here on YouTube: https: www.youtub
Re: Adobe MAX 2020
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
Trade show What's a trade show Bob Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Can't access Tolis Support - Need to restore tape contents to RAID
by Jim Curtis 2 months ago
I'm using the current build of ArGest Backup 4 and the Tape Import tool. My archive was missing some tapes. I used the Tape Import Tool to import a tape, but when I go into ArGest Backup to restore th
Re: Can't access Tolis Support - Need to restore tape contents to RAID
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
when you eventually get Tim Jones CEL phone #, please publish this phone # on Creative Cow. Do you see all the crazy political posts on all the news forums these days Well, I am kind of crazy. I feel
RAID setup
by Anuk Pereira 2 months ago
Hi there! Long story short, I'm struggling to install a 8 bay RAID on a MacBook Pro High Sierra (10.13.6). The RAID itself is called Stardom Thunderbolt SR8 TB-2 (it's some weird taiwanese brand). I t
Re: RAID setup
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
http: clouddisk.raidon.com.tw %E7%B6%B2%E7%AB%99%E5%B0%88%E7%94%A8 STARDOM Program 9580 Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Article: How to Choose the Right System for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
by helmly_dave 3 months ago
Adobe Premiere Pro How to Choose the Right System for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects "What s the best system for Premiere Pro and After Effects " This is a question that any editor or content c
Re: Article: How to Choose the Right System for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
I sure hope that everyone reads this article, as it is now the gold standard for what to do. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
How is everyone doing?
by Jeremy Garchow 3 months ago
I just came off my first production since February. It was grueling. Long, hot (really hot) 90+ degree, 100+ degree heat index, days in the sun, a little rain everyday, mud, sweat, and tears (from sun
Re: How is everyone doing?
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
OK - I just watched Mark doing Boogie Nights by Heatwave here is my political statement for today on Creative Cow - I am sure that none of this will surprise you. I don't care if you are black, white,
Can a Pre Roll Post tape archive be opened with any other software?
by Nick Ralf 3 months ago
Pre Roll Post has given up the ghost completely on Catalina. Imagine don't support it and doesn't sound like they going to based on conversations with Dan over there. So its redundant software. Id lik
Re: Can a Pre Roll Post tape archive be opened with any other software?
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
Catalina is on every major new system. If you have a 2019 Mac Pro or a 2018 Mac Mini, or a 2019 16" MacBook Pro, it comes with Catalina. Are you actually saying that these are unusable machines Almost
Interesting mindset from Blackmagic during this time
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
Blackmagic made the big announcement for the giant ATEM switcher production panel. It's interesting because there are no big sporting events going on, no concerts going on, and no big corporate events
Re: Interesting mindset from Blackmagic during this time
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
Given the Tokyo Olympics has been postponed, maybe BM are rushing to get this product out so they get a sniff at the delayed broadcast. 8K may seem premature but not to NHK.
Avid ISIS 5000 fan problem
by Robert Lindqvist 4 months ago
Hi guys, an old Avid ISIS 5000 still going as backup of old music sound FX library suddenly was complaning of fan error (fan 5) and sounded like mad due to fan 3 and 4 went on full maniac mode. Openin
Re: Avid ISIS 5000 fan problem
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
I was trying to be funny, and a smart ass. I guess you did not get the humor in my post. Bob Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
How stupid am I ?
by Herb Sevush 4 months ago
"Never trust Apple", I've told myself, again and again. But they come out with a shiny new Mac Pro after 6 years of nothing, and there I go again, falling for the same old shiny surface, like a crow i
Re: How stupid am I ?
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
reality check Herb - 1) you will get 5 years out of it - no question 2) how much longer are both you and I going to be doing this Think you will need a new super computer 10 years from now I certainly
Synology NAS for a video production workflow
by Guille Ibanez 4 months ago
We recently got a NAS for our small video production house and it has truly changed the way we work and manage our data. So much so that we decided to write up about it: https: www.vivalazoom.co.uk sy
Re: Synology NAS for a video production workflow
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
very nice article - personally, if you are going to use a budget Synology, I would not recommend anything smaller than the DS1819+ with the optional dual 10GbE card. And eight matching 7200 RPM drives
QNAP TVS-871T Permissions and Disconnect Issues
by Nate Haustein 4 months ago
My small team and I have been editing in FCPX from a QNAP TVS-871T for about 4 years now. It's been a great asset, but in the last 6-12 months I've been having more and more issues with odd Final Cut
Re: QNAP TVS-871T Permissions and Disconnect Issues
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
Hi - you should have been using SMB and not NFS since FCP X 10.3, when Apple started to support it. Your disconnects to the QNAP are due to the macOS. I will call you in 2 hours, and give you the fix
Apple WWDC 2020
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
If you want to keep up on WWDC - June 22 https: developer.apple.com wwdc20 https: developer.apple.com - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Apple WWDC 2020
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
for the last several years, Grant Petty has been putting on a "virtual presentation" in his lab with all the equipment. Apple could do the same - but I guess they like all the big "hoopla" associated
Ending the quarantine...
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
This is soooo well done.... https: youtu.be Bpg-QbgoOIo T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Re: Ending the quarantine...
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
what of course is amazing about this - is if you search YouTube - within THREE DAYS, there are countless remakes of this original song. I guess this defines the term "viral video". This should be a le
News: Jim Peterik's Empty Arena Livestreams from Chicago's Jam Lab Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Switchers
by Cow News Droid 6 months ago
Virtual concert and Q&A with Grammy award winner shot and live streamed with URSA Broadcast cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher (Fremont, CA--April 14, 2020) Blackmagic D
Re: News: Jim Peterik's Empty Arena Livestreams from Chicago's Jam Lab Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Switchers
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
eh - no one cares about Jim Peterik - but I do. Ides of March, Survivor, 38 Special and so much more. Unlike all the other old bags - he is still rocking - in spite of all the insanity - especially in
Tired of Clients payment policies
by Greg Ball 10 months ago
Hi All, This is my last venting for 2019! I just lost a sizable video translation project. So frustrating! The NEW client agreed to our pricing for translating and subtitling their corporate video int
Re: Tired of Clients payment policies
by Bob Zelin 10 months ago
I work for a lot of companies, and certainly, I have had a few "tiny" customers (struggling companies that could be as small as 1 or 2 people) that have stiffed me for the money. But what I have found
Who should a start-up post production/VFX company target?
by Camille Villes 10 months ago
Hi All! I am planning on putting up my own post-production studio as a "soloprenuer" for now. I want to operate over the cloud and I already have freelancers home-based artists in touch. I've been get
Re: Who should a start-up post production/VFX company target?
by Bob Zelin 10 months ago
without any prior clients, no one will take you seriously. Get some clients - then you can start a company. You just don't show up, and say "I am the greatest After Effects NUKE Fusion guy in the worl
As a busy entrepreneur do you struggle with staying in shape/losing weight?
by Joshua Clark 1 year ago
Hey everyone, I'm currently in a research phase where I'm trying to find out how one could make it easier for busy entrepreneurs to stay in shape So I have two simple questions: As a busy entrepreneur
Re: As a busy entrepreneur do you struggle with staying in shape/losing weight?
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
Hi Joshua - so you are a video professional, looking to help us loose weight and have more energy I will tell you what - I will meet you at the local pub, and we can discuss this over a few rounds of
old/young-dinosaur/phone holder
by grinner hester 1 year ago
cross posted from The Art of the Edit I posted something on FB today and it's getting some interesting responses. I thought I'd share what I wrote here: Just had a dude, interview style, ask me how ma
Re: old/young-dinosaur/phone holder
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
oh - is this where the old people sit around and get to complain - well heck - I am old - so now it's my turn. It's beyond the comprehension of many young people that an AVID that would do cuts only a
Pet Peeves
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
What are your pet peeves in your business Mine is usually a potential client who doesn't respond after initially contacting me. I had someone fill out our website request form and I called her and ema
Re: Pet Peeves
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
I just had to add this, because it just happened. Received an email 30 minutes ago "we are having problems with xyz. " I wrote back and said, "I can fix that for you, would you like me to call you" th
mounting AVID drives and tapes
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
Hi - I have just received six AVID 9 Gig SCSI drives, with this really thick cable. Here is a picture of them - https: www.google.com url sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwir_Zev_9rjAh
Re: mounting AVID drives and tapes
by John Pale 1 year ago
There s this guy who used to post here a lot who s name eludes me. Kinda looks like he fell of the tour bus of the original King Crimson, but he knows his stuff. If anyone knows, he would. Anyone reme
The Lion King - A rant about semantics
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
This forum has been slow so I thought I'd take the opportunity to rant. I've just read a blurb where someone, some thing, or some article is referring to Disney's The Lion King as a live action re-mak
Re: The Lion King - A rant about semantics
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
Wait - are you telling me that animals do not talk, sing and dance What is WRONG with you Of course they do. The next thing you will tell me is that there is no Santa Claus. And the next thing you tel
don't put 6 Gig SATA drives in your HP PC's
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
If you are a professional user, and own the xw or Z series HP computers (which is all that I recommend), you CANNOT install the new, super fast 6 Gig SATA drives into your HP workstations. What does t
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Re: don't put 6 Gig SATA drives in your HP PC's
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Hi Josh - my original post was made in 2011. That is a LONG time ago. None of this applies today in 2019. Today, there is no issue in installing even a huge 14 TB Seagate Ironwolf in any modern Win 10
T-Tap with 2018 MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt 3 port
by Keith Roberts 2 years ago
I am connecting my T-Tap to a 2018 MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. AJA Control Panel says 'Unsupported AJA Device' and I don't get video out of Avid. I tried uninstalling an
Re: T-Tap with 2018 MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt 3 port
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
I just ran the exact combination that Scott is describing this morning ! 10 18 2018 new iMac Pro - T3 to T2 adaptor cable from Apple. T2 cable into AJA T-Tap. macOS 10.13.6. Current AJA driver downloa
iTunes not working with AppleTV/Airplay
by Jeremiah Erikson 2 years ago
Hi everyone! At the studio where I work, we will play our sizzle reel through iTunes into an AppleTV that connects to my workstation through AirPlay. We just recently started having an issue where it
Re: iTunes not working with AppleTV/Airplay
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Hi - this is just a guess. Many network issues are more complicated then just "ok - just click on this and you will be ok". I have a router (used to be Apple Airport Extreme, now it's a Synology RT260
choppy go pro video
by Lor Porter 2 years ago
the go pro video plays back choppy in my project. How can I get it smooth again I'm using MC - the subscription version. On a Mac. Project settings 1080p 23.976 Any advice would be very helpful. Thank
Re: choppy go pro video
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Hi Lor - this is NOT a dumb question. h.264 footage from GoPro's and DJI drone cameras ALWAYS stutter, and as Shane has pointed out, this footage must be transcoded. This is a VERY important post, bec
What new product do you think Blackmagic will announce at IBC2018? (if any)
by Allan Barnwell 2 years ago
I'm guessing Blackmagic has something new up their sleeve for IBC. Anyone want to venture a guess at what's cooking next I love to speculate. Allan Barnwell TM Television
Re: What new product do you think Blackmagic will announce at IBC2018? (if any)
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
my guess - 1) they bought AVID, and are now giving away Media Composer 2) they bought the GVG Group, and now a Quantel Rio is $1500. and The GVG Korona is now $5999. oh - I am so funny but in a twist
News: StorCentric to Acquire Drobo and Nexsan
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
Complete Portfolio of Storage Solutions Accelerates Growth Strategy (Sunnyvale, CA--August 23, 2018) StorCentric, the newly formed customer centric storage solutions company will be acquiring Drobo, t
Re: News: StorCentric to Acquire Drobo and Nexsan
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
interesting news. It appears that StorCentric was a non existent company that is based on financial investors. StorCentric will be run by the guy that runs Drobo. What is interesting is that both thes
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Anyone doing SDK custom development?
by Dan Powers 2 years ago
Wanting a program written to make a Smart VideoHub 20X20 do specific routes at a specific time. Has anyone gone down this path of making the router get some automation commands Thanks
Re: Anyone doing SDK custom development?
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
this is who does it - https: www.skaarhoj.com Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Which Mac should I buy for editing in 4k on Premiere
by jack wormell 2 years ago
Hello I'm looking for people's personal opinions about buying a new Mac. I'm a video editor and generally work on a Macbook Pro, but when it comes to editing a sequence of 4K material it's very laggy
Re: Which Mac should I buy for editing in 4k on Premiere
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
nMP is new Mac Pro, which is the 2013 Cylinder Mac Pro. I would never buy that in 2018. Get a new iMac (or get a Win 10 PC with an NVidia GTX-1080ti card). Those AMD D700 cards in the nMP's all develo
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bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
https: www.sorensonmedia.com squeeze All you old folks - it's over. See you at the cemetery. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Re: bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
by Tim Taylor 2 years ago
Or reliable .flv encoding. (finally got a client of this format) Tim Taylor, Producer Editor RESolution Media Services, LLC
Capturing D2 video in PP CS6
by Michael Cohn 7 years ago
I just purchased a Sony DVR10 D2 Player Recorder and I want to capture the video and audio from a large number of D2 tapes in Premiere Pro CS6. The DVR10 has a composite digital video output (db25) an
Re: Capturing D2 video in PP CS6
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Hi - I am sure that you have done, what I am currently doing - using google. I can see that http: www.broadcaststore.com has the Accom 221. They have a huge warehouse in LA with all kinds of obsolete
Mac Pro Tower 5.1: Compatible with latest Media Composer?
by Hugh Haynie 2 years ago
I have a 2010 Mac Pro tower 5.1 , 3,46 GHz 6 core, 32GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD7950 3GB GPU. Is my machine compatible with the latest version of Media Composer I didn't see my mac listed here: http: avid.f
Re: Mac Pro Tower 5.1: Compatible with latest Media Composer?
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Hugh writes - So, Bob, when are you retiring You're already living in the top state for it. REPLY - what, and not be allowed to be a cranky old man to all of you guys ! Bob Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bo
How to transfer videos from BMCC to desktop
by Andrew Diaz 2 years ago
I recently purchased a BMCC from someone selling it, so I don t know much of the camera yet. I have videos on my Transcend SSD370. What I m doing is I m ejecting the SSD from the camera, hooking it up
Re: How to transfer videos from BMCC to desktop
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
I am GUESSING that your SSD card from the camera is NOT formatted NTFS or exFAT. If its HFS+ format or AFPS format, your PC will not see this drive. Does it show up in the Windows disk manager Bob Zel
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connecting AVID and PREMIERE PRO. Editing at the same time
by Ida Hugge 2 years ago
Hi, We are two editors for the same project -- One using AVID MC and one using PREMIERE PRO. We can't get the programs to talk. How do we do that The computer that has Premiere on it runs 4K, but the
Re: connecting AVID and PREMIERE PRO. Editing at the same time
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
you can't even make up posts like this. It just has to come to you. "But we can't afford another Adobe License, and the AVID editor is old, and just wants to use their old system". But then again - it
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Brand New Black Magic Build
by Melanie Foote 2 years ago
I'm building a brand new Black Magic studio, from scratch. My goal is to shoot web-based learning in a format where I can transition from camera, to camera PPT combo (OBS studio), to PPT only during t
Re: Brand New Black Magic Build
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Hi - well, I gave you a "starter list", but you posted this. The Multidock is an SSD card reader. If you get the more expensive Hyperdeck recorders, instead of the less expensive Teranex mini recorder
Where to find Da Vinci 14?
by Robert Withers 2 years ago
Hello, Reposting because cow said I used a bad word: t******s Da Vinci web is all about 15. An apple store review said that was a bad version, slow and glitchy. When I search I feel like I'm on the da
Re: Where to find Da Vinci 14?
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
where to find Davinci 14 Umm, it's on the Blackmagic website, under support. Its directly below Davinci 15 https: www.blackmagicdesign.com support family davinci-resolve-and-fusion thats not the "dark
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AVID MediaCentral
by Ben Harris 3 years ago
With the big announcements from AVID at NAB recently I've been very interested in MediaCentral. Does anybody use it and know what it actually does It's hard to find a decent non-salesy answer on their
Re: AVID MediaCentral
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
I am not sure if Ben is looking for an Interplay type system, or just the ability to use Media Composer on a generic shared storage system. If it's the latter (use Media Composer systems with a cheap
Pocket UltraScope
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
It appears that BMD have dropped the Pocket UltraScope. Does anyone have an alternative solution My main interest is the ability to view the HD-SDI eye pattern for integration and maintenance support.
Re: Pocket UltraScope
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
whats a waveform monitor what's an Eye Pattern What's a Lightning Display - aah - words from a distant past. I would not worry about a tiny scope to look at SDI signals. The future (the near future )
Intercom Breakout for New Fiber Module
by Robert Soto 3 years ago
I am looking for a breakout cable that is compatible with the Blackmagic studio fiber converter intercom connector.
Re: Intercom Breakout for New Fiber Module
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
This product was just announced. I am sure that Blackmagic will have something. I have SO many questions about this - the connection is to a 25 pin connector for "third party intercom systems". Does t
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Xserve woes
by Eric Santiago 3 years ago
We had to shut down our Apple Xserve to replace a UPS in the studio. After boot up, the unit powers up with the folder icon. I've tried every old trick in the book and still no OS. The closest thing t
Re: Xserve woes
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
use an old mac pro as the new server. Or simply build a new boot drive with OS X Server. It's 20 bucks. Bob Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
RAID Set-Up Forum
by Creative COW 4 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net raid
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Who's going to NAB next week, and what are you excited to see?
by Joel Holland 4 years ago
I'm heading to NAB to man the VideoBlocks booth and walk the floor to cover the coolest new gadgets for our blog. What is everyone excited about this year, and what should I spend time checking out I'
Re: Who's going to NAB next week, and what are you excited to see?
by Bob Zelin 4 years ago
QNAP Black magic Design Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
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