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Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Tom Sefton 4 days ago
https: www.google.co.uk amp s www.engadget.com amp 2018 12 13 nvidia-and-red-8k-video-editing Work at high resolutions with red cameras Things are going to get much much faster for you. Unless you are
Re: Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Bob Zelin 2 days ago
Hi Michael - I always get a kick out of articles like what Tom posted. It reminds me of the original FCP add, that showed a complex edit suite, and the copy of the ad said "The $50,000 edit suite, now
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10GbE QNAP switch with Cat6?
by Terry Barnum 1 week ago
In a presentation on the QNAP site about their QSW-1208-8C 10GbE switch , an asterisked bullet point at 27:15 appears saying Cat6 may be used for runs less than 55 meters. I don't see this listed in t
Re: 10GbE QNAP switch with Cat6?
by Bob Zelin 6 days ago
Hi Terry - I don't know where you are located. QNAP international distribution varies depending on your location. If you are in London, Span seems to be able to get new QNAP models before anyone here
SFP+ Cable Issues, Qbiquit and Mellanox
by Kevin Patrick 3 weeks ago
I'm having issues with performance between an iMac Pro and a QNAP NAS. QNAP checked my configurations, found no issues. QNAP ran some performance checks interally and determined the HW setup is fast.
Problem Solved - Re: SFP+ Cable Issues, Ubiquiti and Mellanox
by Bob Zelin 2 weeks ago
Hello Creative Cow readers - I hope that I have kept you entertained. Kevin Patrick contacted me. There were 2 problems in his system causing issues, that resulted in his slow speeds. 1) the latest QN
QNAP 873e now vs. 882XT next month
by Michael Tiemann 2 weeks ago
The 882XT has a pretty high price premium over the 873e. It also offers two pre-installed TB3 ports, USB 3.1 ports (where previously there were only USB 3.0 ports) and a pre-installed 10G port. Bob Ze
Re: QNAP 873e now vs. 882XT next month
by Bob Zelin 2 weeks ago
Hi - ok, I did all the reading I could on the new "unreleased" TVS-872XT. It appears that the TVS-872XT is the 2018 - 2019 replacement of the old discontinued (but wonderful TVS-871T, which is the QNA
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Decent VCR for archiving VHS?
by Joel Benedict 3 weeks ago
I'm looking for a VCR I can use to backup and archive certain VHS tapes. Not all movies, shows, and commercials have made it to DVD. Some studios are defunct or have shown no interest in making restor
Re: Decent VCR for archiving VHS?
by Bob Zelin 3 weeks ago
Hi Joel - you are simply out of your mind if you intend to continue to archive onto a VHS format. But of course, if you are looking for a playback VCR to offload old tapes - here you go - https: www.e
Trying to determine effective and affordable storage setup for short film
by Fay Gartenberg 3 weeks ago
Hey, I am editing a graduate school thesis film and I'm trying to figure out the most reliable, yet affordable storage setup that I can request for line producer to purchase. Can anyone give me furthe
Re: Trying to determine effective and affordable storage setup for short film
by Bob Zelin 3 weeks ago
you state - "Because I estimated that the cameras were more or less the same when calculating the cost of storage, I used the RED Weapon Helium 8K which is the graduate school's thesis camera. The num
If I buy this drive will I be able to use it to edit 4K or will it be awful?
by Adrian Begon 1 month ago
Hi there a colleague is convinced that I could buy this drive and that it would be great to use to to edit 4K footage. The drive is: a WD WDBFBE0200JBK-EESN My Book Duo Desktop RAID USB 3.1 External H
Re: If I buy this drive will I be able to use it to edit 4K or will it be awful?
by Bob Zelin 4 weeks ago
https: www.wd.com en-gb products external-storage my-book-duo.html this is the product - correct It clearly states in this spec sheet that you will get 360 MB sec performance. It also clearly states t
inspiring article about a woman in our industry, and how she made it
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
its about Janet Furman - you know, Furman power strips, that almost everyone owns - great article - http: www.furmanhistory.com Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Re: inspiring article about a woman in our industry, and how she made it
by Herb Sevush 1 week ago
great article, thanks for posting. Herb Sevush Zebra Productions --------------------------- nothin ' attached to nothin ' "Deciding the spine is the process of editing " F. Bieberkopf
LTO Archive vs Near line storage
by Eric Strand 1 month ago
While googling, I stumbled upon this thread that Bob Zelin posted in 2016 and was wondering if the different companies had a 2018 update on this topic https: forums.creativecow.net docs forums post.ph
Re: LTO Archive vs Near line storage
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
Eric writes - I love Hedge, but am slightly wary of their Canister LTFS product simply because they are a smaller company. Even though LTFS is open source, where will technology and companies be in 5
Editing on PC with Mac Formatted Drives
by Miguel Zamora 1 month ago
Hello All, I finished production with a client, and the DIT had formatted the media drives for Mac (Journaled). The client has a PC (I don't know the specs), and wants to try to avoid buying a mac to
Re: Editing on PC with Mac Formatted Drives
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
yes, Mac Drive is safe to use. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Having a difficult time
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
Hi guys, I need some advise and encouragement. Business has been extremely slow. I've tried several different ideas but nothing has worked. One of my biggest challenges is that clients don't want to p
Re: Having a difficult time
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
Hi - I have nothing constructive to say - I will just make my observations. 1) you are in south Florida. You don't speak fluent Spanish. Which means that you can only be "professional" and can't socia
todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
Hi - I know this is a very volatile subject, and I expect it to be removed. But the "current" title of this forum has not changed to "Apple Talk" and STILL has the word "Debates" in the name. We all o
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Re: todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Tony West 1 month ago
Bob Zelin "Anyone that liked AVID was an idiot " I'm sure you were around folks that felt that way, but everyone I knew thought when we saw AVID, it meant an end to the way we did things at some poin
Flash Drives for Video Distribution
by Nick Karner 1 month ago
Hello. I shoot a lot of high school graduations and last year I got requests for digital copies(I usually do dvds). Can anyone suggest what kind of flash drives would be best for me to put a 1080p HD
Re: Flash Drives for Video Distribution
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
https: www.staples.com sd+card directory_sd%2520card fids=Department_3A_22Flash!Memory_22&akamai-feo=off here is the SD cards at Staples. I do not see a 4 pack of any size for 20 bucks. The ride to B&
Mac Mini with eGPU
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Does a new Mac Mini (optioned out with all the bells & whistles) - plus one of the BMD eGPU and TB storage - become a good FCPX option in the opinion of this group - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeter
Re: Mac Mini with eGPU
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
Erik writes - The new MacMini will replace our current server very well however. It s almost a perfect replacement there. Well, don't get too excited there. In November 2017, I was crushed when I saw
iMac Not Connecting To QNAP TVS-1282T
by Mark Crenshaw 2 months ago
27" iMac Retina, High Sierra 10.13.6., 4.2Ghz i7 quad core, 40gig RAM, Radeon Pro 580. Sonnet Solo 10Gbe adapter. After having such an easy time connecting my PC to our new NAS, I'm pulling my hair ou
Re: iMac Not Connecting To QNAP TVS-1282T
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
I am confused Mark. You need to have Internet on one port of the iMac and your connection to the QNAP on another port on the IMac. This is very easy to do 1) you can use WiFi 2) you can get a 10G adap
New Blackmagic eGPU
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
I don't want to distract people from the endless discussion about what the forum should be called but this looks interesting. BMD have released another eGPU. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products b
Re: New Blackmagic eGPU
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
you know - Steve Connor started off this thread very respectfully, just mentioning a new hardware product from Apple. And then some jerk named "Bob Zelin" started trouble ! The trouble that seems to (
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10Gbe NAS Upgrade Completed.
by Mark Crenshaw 2 months ago
I have just completed the upgrade of our network storage and I wanted to post my results for purposes of sharing information...something I longed for when researching options for our system. I went wi
Re: 10Gbe NAS Upgrade Completed.
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
Its just amazing that when you buy the CORRECT equipment, and the CORRECT number of drives, you get great results. SO - for those wondering about the cost of Mark's QNAP TVS-1282T system (which he did
Just A Quick Question
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Once the forum name is officially changed how can we get more participation This is a sincere question. I love this forum and want to see it thrive.
Re: Just A Quick Question
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
thanks Greg - I am not saying that Reddit is not popular - Hey, I know that Snapchat is really popular if you want to email a picture of your "junk" to your girlfriend and have it disappear before her
Can I swap good drives into a new enclosure?
by Doug Stuckey 2 months ago
Sonnett Fusion DX800 Raid is not powering up. I'm going to have the enclosure replaced. Can I use the exsisting drives and keep all of the data as is
Re: Can I swap good drives into a new enclosure?
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
if they simply send you a replacement, then YES, your data will remain intact. Bob Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
LSI 9240 8i with HP z820 windows 10?
by bruce greene 2 months ago
I bought a used LSI 9240 8i RAID controller card to use in my HP z820. Presently I have a 16 tb RAID 0 running off the motherboard. It is fast enough, but I assume it uses CPU resources to control the
Re: LSI 9240 8i with HP z820 windows 10?
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
Hi Bruce - First I want to apologize to you for responding as aggressively as I did in my original post. I am a heavy drinker, and have these crazy responses based on my alcohol intake. With that said
T-Tap with 2018 MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt 3 port
by keith roberts 3 months 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 months 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
RAID Setup Advice
by Richard Quiner 3 months ago
Hey Everyone, I was really hoping I could get some advice from some professionals who have gone through the NAS RAID setup debacle before. Here's the story I work for a small post production company.
Re: RAID Setup Advice
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
your workstations are four 2015 iMac's. This means they are Thunderbolt 2 computers. You would purchase either Sonnet Twin 10G's or Promise SanLink2's for these to be your 10G adaptor. They are about
iTunes not working with AppleTV/Airplay
by Jeremiah Erikson 3 months 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 3 months 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
Trying to find a Good File Cloning Software
by Ryan McCormick 3 months ago
Hey all! I'm trying to find a good solution for our studio for data backup. We have three editors. We're all connected to a QNAP Thunderbolt RAID and then one computer is connected to a Drobo to backu
Re: Trying to find a Good File Cloning Software
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
as Jerzy writes, I personally use rsync - and I use it on ALL systems, but many people don't want to deal with all the command line "DOS" crap, that us "techno guys" are used to. I was going to write
$149 LTFS LTO Software for Mac
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
https: hedge.video canister Free trial. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Re: $149 LTFS LTO Software for Mac
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 months ago
Canister was in Beta for a while and is now a product. Going by Hedge's reliability it should be a reliable product. It does save MHL checksums and keeps a database on disk. And it also handles bad fi
FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young says so in a live interview from the IBC Floor. Slip of the tongue Judge for yourself. If true, that s kinda crazy growth acceleration. https: m.youtube.com watch v=OvKw3msZ6h0
Re: FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
there is only ONE thing that matters to me - PROFESSIONAL USERS. I dread the day (and I hope I am dead before this happens) - when EVERYONE knows how to edit and our industry is (almost) over. As I we
choppy go pro video
by Lor Porter 3 months 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 3 months 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
HighPoint rDrive Experiences
by Ben Crosbie 3 months ago
Hi, does anyone have any experience with the HighPoint rDrive (6628) series They seem to be a nicely priced 8-bay integrated RAID option, but I can't seem to find any reviews. I'm currently using an 8
Re: HighPoint rDrive Experiences
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
Ok that wasn't the last question... Based on your second post, and my research - there would be no way to use that Areca box with my current Mac Pro (2008 3,1) YES - that is correct. There is NO WAY t
More Livestreaming Questions...
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Hi gang... I asked a little about this before, but it now warrants a follow-up... A very quick re-cap... a couple of times a year we shoot a multi-camera event for a multi-national corporation that is
Re: More Livestreaming Questions...
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
Hi Todd - I think Chuck's solution for you is to hire Big Bad Wolf in Ft. Worth Texas, to do this for you, so you don't have to worry about any of this. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icl
What new product do you think Blackmagic will announce at IBC2018? (if any)
by Allan Barnwell 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 3 months 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 5 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 5 months 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
Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Well this board has been painfully slow, and I was just doing a repair in the studio which brought to mind a question I've been wondering about for years and years... so I thought I'd bring this up...
Re: Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Bob Zelin 5 months ago
quick summary - some idiot in front of the Chyron made the decision. And it stuck - here is the longer story - According to another source, in 1976, John Chancellor, the anchorman for NBC Nightly News
How to reclaim space san
by Bartlomiej Sudol 5 months ago
Hello everyone! I'm on trainee in a quite big company, which is using SAN (mostly on IBM's devices) technology. I'm new in it, so if I'm wrong, please forgive me. As you know, it is always not enough
Re: How to reclaim space san
by Bob Zelin 5 months ago
this is WAY beyond my knowledge - that's for sure. IBM is not typically what you see in a video environment. Not even for a huge company like a TV network. Certainly AVID, Facilis, and even Quantum, I
Mac Pro Tower 5.1: Compatible with latest Media Composer?
by Hugh Haynie 6 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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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Simple (but effective) DIT soloution?
by Dan Nastro 6 months ago
I'm a run n' gun production master, but woefully inept in the art of DIT. Typically I copy and paste card contents to my drive into a folder with a unqiue title. Then repeat the process for my redunda
Re: Simple (but effective) DIT soloution?
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
http: hedge.video Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
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Upgrading our suites, seriously need some advice...
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
Hi guys... I'll probably post this in Premiere or elsewhere, but thought I'd ask in here first... hope this is not too long, bear with me. We're probably going to upgrade our two main suites this year
Re: Upgrading our suites, seriously need some advice...
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
Bill is completely correct. I have not read thru the entire post and all the threads, but the game has totally changed. Everything is based on IP today. Believe me, for someone who comes from a backgr
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yet another political post that will get pulled from Cow -
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
hey - wait - it's about OUR industry ! from the mainstream press - Martina McBride and her husband are being sued by an unpaid intern for 1 Million dollars, for having to do "menial labor" - "Accordin
Re: yet another political post that will get pulled from Cow -
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
one thing we ALL can agree on - LONG LIVE THE COW ! Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
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Server or something
by Stephen Smith 6 months ago
I'm looking for the best option to connect 2 iMac Pro's together so we can edit off the same drive. I'm looking at the QNAP TVS-1282T3 unless it makes more sense to use or do something else. Any thoug
Re: Server or something
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
on the way ! Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Any Cloud based SAN/NAS solutions out there
by Doug Bassett 6 months ago
Does anyone know if there are any solutions from Oracle, AWS, etc.. for a cloud based SAN capable of UHD ProRes 422 playback to multiple clients I'm leaning towards the EVO http: www.studionetworksolu
Re: Any Cloud based SAN/NAS solutions out there
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
Doug writes - I was assuming the speeds were not there yet w out proxy, just wasn't sure. I've used edit share before, it just wasn't viable for us. The EVO has been great for for the past few years s
connecting AVID and PREMIERE PRO. Editing at the same time
by Ida Hugge 6 months 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 6 months 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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QNAP TS-453BT3, QNAP TVS-873e or thunderbolt 3 local storage
by Michael McDade 7 months ago
I'm trying to decide on a storage for a iMac Pro that will being doing 4k educational & documentary work. I'm just a one person shop at the moment so the offerings from Promise Pegasus3 Series & G-SPE
Re: QNAP TS-453BT3, QNAP TVS-873e or thunderbolt 3 local storage
by Bob Zelin 7 months ago
installing a QNAP or Synology or Netgear ReadyNAS involves a complex setup. If you are a single user, and just want to plug in a big fast drive array, and not have to pay someone for the setup, and no
Brand New Black Magic Build
by Melanie Foote 7 months 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 7 months 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
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