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Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Craig Seeman 1 week ago
The Apple Nvidia War https: www.youtube.com watch v=hbk782qET5U
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Bob Zelin 1 week ago
well Resolve works fine with a Vega 56 or Vega 64 or the Blackmagic eGPU that has the Vega 56 in it. Because Resolve supports the AMD GPU. Who cares if Apple and NVidia hate each other. Why can't Adob
My NAS goal is to not make Bob Zelin upset
by Edan Cohen 1 month ago
Here is what I am thinking about purchasing for my NAS needs. Feel free to suggest an updated or better NAS. And let's try to keep Bob happy. =) Background: Video production firm with 2 Windows 10 PCs
Re: My NAS goal is to not make Bob Zelin upset
by Bob Zelin 2 weeks ago
Okay, hope I'm not posting blasphemy here. Bob, I met you at Cinegear last year and you really are the oracle of 10G. REPLY - oh yes, you are, because I can already see - you have only one priority. "
Storage & External Hard Drives
by Abbey Smith 2 weeks ago
Hello! I am a graphic designer that works primarily in Ai, Ps, Ae. I know how to work the programs, but I'm not very techy or knowledgeable when it comes to computers, drives, knowing which drives to
Re: Storage & External Hard Drives
by Bob Zelin 2 weeks ago
once you are in the program, Premiere looks identical on Mac and PC. I will get you more info on how to find the Media Cache folder in my next post. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.
12bay RAID as an archive and swapping drives for extra storage?
by Ollie Brent 4 weeks ago
Before I start, I know using a RAID as an archive is dangerous and swapping out the drives even more so. This wasn t my call and it s a temporary solution and hopefully in the next few months a proper
Re: 12bay RAID as an archive and swapping drives for extra storage?
by Bob Zelin 4 weeks ago
Before I start, I know using a RAID as an archive is dangerous and swapping out the drives even more so. This wasn t my call and it s a temporary solution and hopefully in the next few months a proper
NAS for Home Business Editing, 3 Macs
by Aj Jasche 1 month ago
I've been reading the forums for years for advice but this is my first post. My brother and I run a video business out of our house using two Macs and a MacBook running Adobe CC. Typically we have had
Re: NAS for Home Business Editing, 3 Macs
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
. Should we move in the direction of NAS Or what are your thoughts on having an Airport Extreme as a router and connecting a WD Elements hard drive into that as a server Will that work REPLY - it is s
Using a NAS as a working backup
by craig hawkes 1 month ago
So I have an issue that s been plaguing me for ages and i realise there any many similar posts but nothing quite answers my issue added to the fact that i am not 100% technically minded. Fundamentally
Re: Using a NAS as a working backup
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
I can sit here and tell you details about the QNAPs, but the bottom line, is that you will ALWAYS run out of storage. Drives have a finite size. If you wind up getting a 4 bay QNAP, and set this up as
10GbE Mac mini/iMac Pro Slow Transfer Speeds
by Dipak Ramkumar 1 month ago
Hi, I am trying to troubleshoot my network setup and hoping to get some advice on the problem. Here is my current setup: Mac Mini 2018 with 10G ethernet port, connected to an external thunderbolt 3 SS
Re: 10GbE Mac mini/iMac Pro Slow Transfer Speeds
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
you are correct Roy. The new Mac mini has four thunderbolt ports, 2 busses, and an optional Aquantia 10GbE port. With that said, this gentleman is not going to get the performance he expects from one
ATTO R608 RAID6 slow read&write speed
by Razvan Dimitriu 1 month ago
Hello! I just replaced my LSI raid controller with an ATTO, mainly to get MacOS compatibility, as I'm running a dual boot machine. I have 7 Seagate Barracuda 4TB drives connected to the ATTO R608. Rea
Re: ATTO R608 RAID6 slow read&write speed
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
That's why I use Areca hardware RAID cards now. The ATTO initialization process is about 24 hours. The Areca is about 30 seconds. The Highpoint RocketRaid is also about 1 minute. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin R
Shared storage: Jellyfish Mobile, QNAP TS-1685, vs. other?
by Justin Raine 2 years ago
Hi there, We're finally taking the plunge and upgrading to shared storage. I've been speaking with Patrick at Lumaforge and the Jellyfish seems like a great product. I later stumbled upon the QNAP TS-
Re: Shared storage: Jellyfish Mobile, QNAP TS-1685, vs. other?
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
Hi Mathias - this is an old post ! I installed a QNAP TS-1685 for Justin Raine on August 16th, 2017. He has four MacBook Pro's - all 1G, and one iMac Pro 10G connected to a Netgear XS708T 8 port 10G s
Raid Failure - Data Recovery
by marta reis 1 month ago
Hi guys, I have just experienced a failure on my media Pool (Software Raid 0 using Intel Rapid Storage). One of the HDD units was disconnected while working. I've all the data backup except a 65GB Fol
Re: Raid Failure - Data Recovery
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
yea - never use RAID 0 ever again for the rest of your life. https: www.datasaversllc.com Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Caldigit T4 vs OWC Thunderbay vs Promise Pegasus r4 vs Qnap!
by Peter Price 2 months ago
Hey all, I'm in the process of consolidating my storage. I currently have aged G-RAIDS, and want to upgrade. I'm currently running an iMac Pro, and will be editing 4K footage mainly from Canon, Sony a
Re: Caldigit T4 vs OWC Thunderbay vs Promise Pegasus r4 vs Qnap!
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
All that matters is the price. Cal Digit, OWC, and Promise (and G-Tech and Glyph) all make metal boxes and put either Seagate or Toshiba or Western Digital drives in them. The Cal Digit and Promise an
Thoughts on 2019
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
I hope everyone had a great holiday break (if you were lucky enough to get one!) So here we are in 2019, amongst other things we should see a new Mac Pro this year, I'm certainly looking forward to se
Re: Thoughts on 2019
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
I was going to make a long post, but much of my opinion is in Oliver Peter's wonderful Wordpress article. With that said, I look forward to 1) a new Mac Pro with interchangeable graphics card, user up
LTO-7 with a Mac
by Christian Zorzi 2 months ago
For a Quantum LTO-7 drive I'm looking for a reliable SAS HBA to be used in a Sonnet Echo Express SEL box. Seems that the Atto H1280 is the way to go. Any other recommendations TIA
Re: LTO-7 with a Mac
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
what computer are you using A Win 10 PC An old Mac Pro If you have a thunderbolt Mac, you use this - https: www.mlogic.com products mtape-thunderbolt-lto-7 or this - https: www.mlogic.com products mta
FirmTek ThunderTek/PX2+2
by Mike Parkins 2 months ago
I am trying to locate a FirmTek ThunderTek PX2+2. can anyone suggest a UK dealer or where I may purchase one. Mike
Re: FirmTek ThunderTek/PX2+2
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
http: firmtek.stores.yahoo.net ttpw22.html Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Tom Sefton 2 months 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 months 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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Decent VCR for archiving VHS?
by Joel Benedict 3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 Robert Brown 2 months ago
Nice article. Thanks for sharing this!
LTO Archive vs Near line storage
by Eric Strand 3 months 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 3 months 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
todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Bob Zelin 3 months 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 3 months 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
Mac Mini with eGPU
by Oliver Peters 4 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 4 months 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
New Blackmagic eGPU
by Steve Connor 4 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 4 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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Can I swap good drives into a new enclosure?
by Doug Stuckey 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
choppy go pro video
by Lor Porter 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 7 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 8 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 8 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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Upgrading our suites, seriously need some advice...
by Todd Terry 9 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
on the way ! Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
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