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Slowwwww sparse bundles?
by Ian Johnson 6 years ago
We've been using Sparse Bundles to cut with FCPX on our server. It works fairly well overall, but they're so slow!! We usually see speeds of around 115MB s both ways (whether transferring files or cut
Re: Slowwwww sparse bundles?
by Caspian Brand 6 years ago
Craig Alan "I need a way for students in a FCP X lab to NOT have access to each other's media and projects. The only way I have come up with so far is storing the projects in sparse images and settin
SAN - Small Studio
by Jason Silzle 7 years ago
Hi guys, I have been reading through here and I think I know what I need to do but before I go buying gear i wanted to confirm with some of you. MY NEEDS: I'm a small production studio (One man band)
Re: SAN - Small Studio
by Caspian Brand 6 years ago
Hi Jason, If you want to repurpose that Windows computer with an Internal RAID, I'd recommend getting a RAID card that has an External port as well, this way you can add an external JBOD enclosure wit
SAN Latency Issues - 10 gig Copper vs. Fiber Channel
by David Tiberia 6 years ago
Hi Guys, Our post and production house has a very functional MetaLAN based SAN right now that is serving us well. We've got 4 - 1 Gigabit links and 2 direct connect 10 gigabit copper links. Our 10 gig
Re: SAN Latency Issues - 10 gig Copper vs. Fiber Channel
by Caspian Brand 6 years ago
David, Some of what you describe sounds like the difference between NAS and SAN protocols. David Tiberia "if there's a few files and folders, no problem. If it's a big file (video file), it's fine. If
Failing to copy files to network volumes
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Has anyone run into this bug: http: macperformanceguide.com AppleCoreRot-Finder-silent-failure.html I don't believe that I've experienced this, but none of my SAN systems are on Mountain Lion yet. I w
Re: Failing to copy files to network volumes
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
I have not relied on the Finder for many releases (10.7, 10.6, 10.5, 10.4, and earlier). I'm sure we've all experienced failed copies for one reason or another and lost much time chasing down director
Copying Files
by Bryan Less 7 years ago
Hello all When I copy the files I choose to "Update clips so they refer to new copy". However the media path does not always reflect this. The clip is copied to the new destination but the media path
Re: Copying Files
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
+1 for ChronoSync. And yes, the 'Copy' and 'Move' terminology isn't quite as literal as you would expect. Matt Stamos at JB&A explained this to me the other day, if I recall correctly, Move is a Move
Expense surrounding CATDV
by jack Bibbo 7 years ago
I have used CATDV once at another facility and could immediately see its potential. I never used it to its potential so could not tell what we had for peripherals or not. I am working with a new facil
Re: Expense surrounding CATDV
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
You can totally start with stand alone copies of CatDV Pro and start building catalogs that you can later publish to a CatDV Server installation. With stand alone copies you won't be able to search ac
SANMP Workflow
by Bryan Less 7 years ago
I have 3 work stations with both FCP 7 and Premiere CS6 connected via Sanmp to a 16TB drive. Taking into consideration sanmp's R W and R O of the partitioned drives,I've been thinking through best wor
Re: SANMP Workflow
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
Hi Bryan, I saw your post here on the Cow and also read through your previous support ticket with us regarding your installation. Your setup consists of the three MacPro edit systems, a Mac mini with
MacPro and Thunderbolt
by Cirilo Bonazzi 7 years ago
I have reading about using MacPro with Promise Pegasus Thunderbolt + Promise Sanlink + Fiber Channel Card. Has anyone tried it I need to playback dpx files (1920x1080 - rgb 10bit )
Re: MacPro and Thunderbolt
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
Hi Cirilo, Are you trying to share playback of media across more than one computer A MacPro Tower won't work directly with a Promise Pegasus Thunderbolt array. The Promise SANlink is not designed to b
Proxy workflow for Avid
by Robb Harriss 7 years ago
With the demise of FCP it's interesting seeing the choices are making as they move onto something "new," as an editorial solution. Here I'm looking at going back to Avid after 11 years away from it. I
Re: Proxy workflow for Avid
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
Robb, I know you posted this about Avid with CatDV, and that you mentioned thinking about moving to Avid. Based on your workflow comments, if you haven't bit the bullet on Avid yet, I would highly rec
Recommendation on new RAID for 8 person design team
by Vince James 7 years ago
I am an IT guy with a background in Photography and Graphic design. Because of this I was recently put in charge of supporting our marketing team. There are 8 people on the team, all using mac, none o
Re: Recommendation on new RAID for 8 person design team
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
With 8 active users, you might want to consider a system with more physical disk drives and definitely more than a single shared GbE port. Does the design team just work with stills or are they also d
G-RAID Array Set-up?
by Kevin Cox 7 years ago
I have a G-Raid RAID-0, but having a RAID-0 doubles the risk of data failure, so we're trying to format it as RAID-1 using FAT32 or any other filesystem that will support both MAC OS X & Windows 7. Ho
Re: G-RAID Array Set-up?
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
I've never used the G-RAID myself. By your first post, I took it to mean the enclosure didn't do hardware RAID 1. After having a quick read through the manual for the drive it appears the device is pe
Anyone seriously using FCP X in a Volume-based SAN like SanMP?
by Francois Stark 7 years ago
Hi We have a 12 seat, 60TB sanmp SAN. 8 seats are used for FCP 7, the rest for audio. We have a central job server, where the FCP suites save all projects and related Motion files. Any client can walk
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Re: Anyone seriously using FCP X in a Volume-based SAN like SanMP?
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
Hello Francois, From your description it sounds like you might have your SAN volumes configured per suite. For FCP X, you might also want to consider using some volumes configured per project (if you
FCP playback issues with SANmp
by Jay Trautman 7 years ago
I'm running FCP 7.0.3 on three machines linked to SANmp storage. We were on 10.7.2 Lion running SANmp 4.0.0.410, but we've tried upgrading to 10.7.4 and SANmp 4.1.0.326 with no luck. We're cutting Pro
Re: FCP playback issues with SANmp
by Caspian Brand 7 years ago
Hello Jay, It would be helpful to know a bit more about your environment so that we can better help you with these issues. Please open a support ticket with us by sending an email to: support@studione
QNAP 1079 pro/1279
by Joris Vorselaars 8 years ago
Hi, We are an European based company and I've requested information at several companies for our IT situation: - 2 Mac Pro's, one (mainly) for animations (AE); one for FCP editing - 1 iMac for editing
Re: QNAP 1079 pro/1279
by Caspian Brand 8 years ago
Hi Joris, That QNAP 1279 looks decently spec'd for what it is (doesn't look very expandable though). It very well may perform to your needs if properly configured for Video IO. You could build out suc
Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
by Casey Petersen 9 years ago
I am wondering what brand speed memory card you guys would recommend for the Canon 60D. I am a little behind the times and just discovered there are Class 4, 6, 10, and Ultra cards out there. I plan o
Re: commended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
by Caspian Brand 8 years ago
I just experienced an epic fail with Sandisk Class 6 200x cards in my 60D... brand new out of the packaging and dropping frames left and right, een after low level formatting in the camera...My class
FCP X iSCSI and MD1000 setup
by Nick Verwymeren 8 years ago
As you all know FCP X now has SAN support. Our media dept has just recently expanded our storage by buying another powervault MD1000 hooked up to a poweredge file server running windows server 20003.
Re: FCP X iSCSI and MD1000 setup
by Caspian Brand 8 years ago
How did you format your iSCSI LUN once you connected to it with globalSAN Did you use an Apple Partition Map when creating an HFS+ Volume I've used FCP X with iSANmp over iSCSI connecting to our own i
Reasonably priced SAN Solution
by Joey Medina 8 years ago
Hello- I am working at a small post production company that is growing out of the current storage server hardware (Drobo). Is there a faster, but yet inexpensive way to share files Thanks. Best, JM
Re: Reasonably priced SAN Solution
by Caspian Brand 8 years ago
You can buy into an EVO starting at $13,999 for a short loaded 16 bay chassis with 8TB of RAW storage and two GbE ports (use a common GbE switch to share the two ports between more users depending on
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ATTO R680 + SOHOTANK ST8-U5 + Seagate ST33000651AS = ISSUES!
by Christian Glawe 8 years ago
I've built an 8-drive array with the above components, and striped it RAID 5. In a week of operation, I've had 3 different drives "degrade". In one instance, I sent the drive back for a replacement. I
Re: ATTO R680 + SOHOTANK ST8-U5 + Seagate ST33000651AS = ISSUES!
by Caspian Brand 8 years ago
Christian, To reiterate and further comment on Steve's and Kyle's comments, you really shouldn't use desktop drives in a RAID array intended for high performance. In addition to vibration dampening, a
Looking into shared FCP media storage?
by Sarah Bright 8 years ago
Hi, our company is expanding very quickly and we're looking into a reliable unity san to store out media. We run FCP 7 suits... I've had experience with Avid Unity, Lanshare (FCP and Avid) and SAN (Ju
Re: Looking into shared FCP media storage?
by Caspian Brand 8 years ago
Hi Sarah, If you're using DVCPRO HD, you can likely be well served by an all Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) system, and save on the expense of a Fibre network. Our EVO Storage Server is capable of being confi
CatDv integrator/consultant
by tim mcgee 9 years ago
Can anyone recommended a CATDV integrator who works the southcentral US Tulsa, Ok is our headquarters.
Re: CatDv integrator/consultant
by Caspian Brand 9 years ago
Niche Video Products in Marietta, GA. Ask for Jon Foster. -Caspian Product Specialist Studio Network Solutions
log and transfer issues in FCP 7.0 with 5D footage
by Chad Tingle 9 years ago
I was recently transcoding some 5D footage from my hard drive using the log and transfer window I FCP 7. It all seemed to be working fine but I had to force quit to attend to something else that came
Re: log and transfer issues in FCP 7.0 with 5D footage
by Caspian Brand 9 years ago
Are you importing the footage from a disk image of the original CF Card you shot on or Did you copy it's .MOV and .THM files to another hard drive I've found that FCP and the EOS Plug-In prefer to loo
Resolution of off-camera monitors
by Tony Connoly 9 years ago
Most small monitors I've seen, even expensive ones, have a resolution lower than the LCD on my DSLR. Why would that be helpful Shouldn't the resolution of the external monitor be 1080p or at least 720
Re: Resolution of off-camera monitors
by Caspian Brand 9 years ago
I recently did a shoot with a 5DMKII and a 60D, and found to my dismay that while in Record, the HDMI output of these particular cameras is reduced to 480p, and some monitors, like the Marshall V-LCD6
Overcoming the clip length limitation
by Dan Asselin 9 years ago
I would like to buy a T2i to use as part of a mobile interview kit. It is perfect because I will also need to shoot some quality stills while I am onsite. However my interview lengths are likely to ru
Re: Overcoming the clip length limitation
by Caspian Brand 9 years ago
There was a new product announced at IBC earlier this month that's supposed to let you tap the Live View functions of the camera over HDMI to a monitor recorder that brings in the signal as PRORES. My
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Round-tripping to Soundtrack Pro
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I keep getting the same results... On the past 3 projects that have required me to do audio editing past the capabilities in Final Cut, I've been going to Soundt
Re: Round-tripping to Soundtrack Pro
by Caspian Brand 10 years ago
I'm not encountering the frame rate sync issue, but I am having trouble getting the AIFF file to show up in the new sequence from Soundtrack Pro. I followed the steps by the earlier referenced screenc
Sony HDR-CX100, AVCHD and FCP?
by Adam Schoales 10 years ago
Its my birthday (yay me) and my parents oh so kindly decided that since I AM a video editor perhaps it was time for me to get a camcorder. Anyways, they got me the Sony HDR-CX100. It looks pretty grea
Re: Sony HDR-CX100, AVCHD and FCP?
by Caspian Brand 10 years ago
Hi Adam, I've recently been able to try first hand the AVCHD FCP workflow with these new flash memory based camcorders. I do have to say that I far prefer it to the tape based workflow of MiniDV. Howe
working remotely
by Phil Yunker 10 years ago
Hello, I'm looking for some info on how to share footage graphics (mostly HD 720p, could be any mix of HD and SD though) remotely, not in an office environment but across the U.S. (CA, IN, MT, etc..)
Re: working remotely
by Caspian Brand 10 years ago
Hi Phil, I would recommend looking into a product called CatDV, it's like Final Cut Server, on steroids. It can be a little more expensive than Final Cut Server, but they have the ability to publish H
Final Cut will not export 16:9
by Tim Jacobs 10 years ago
Hey everyone, So when I edit videos using Final Cut, i am editing them in 16:9. But when I export the footage to compressor or directly to a quicktime, it comes out 4:3. I have tried every obvious set
Re: Final Cut will not export 16:9
by Caspian Brand 10 years ago
I am having a similar problem. I am shooting DV in 16:9. I use the DV Anamorphic Preset when capturing into FCP. FCP Displays the video properly when editing. When I export a QT Reference or Directly
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