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Chris Gordon

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October 1st 2010
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Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
by Niklas Wikman 5 years ago
Upgraded my office iMac 21" and it went just fine. But now I can't access our netgear ReadyNAS NV+ over AFP. I have tried both Apples KB articles and other resources, but with no luck. Most likely I m
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
by Chris Gordon 5 years ago
Did you update the ReadyNAS firmware OS If I remember back several years ago when Mountain Lion came out, it had a new version of AFP and within a couple of weeks all of the NAS venders had updated fi
Can I store datas other than files like applications,data bases etc in SAN /NAS storage?
by syam mohan 5 years ago
Hi all, I a a fresher to the storage networks. I have a doubt. I read that NAS is a file server. So do it mean I can store only files in my NAS storage Can I store Data bases, application programmes e
Re: Can I store datas other than files like applications,data bases etc in SAN /NAS storage?
by Chris Gordon 5 years ago
When you hear that a NAS is a "file server", what that means is that the protocols used (typically AFP, SMB or NFS) provide access to the data at a file level. Your computer says "give me file foo.txt
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Memory on its limit
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Got an Imac quad 3.4, 2GB graphics. Had 16GB Ram but it always got clogged with FCPX and Lightroom, so I raised it to 32GB. It got much better but today (disgracefully) updated to 10.9.4 and the probl
Re: Memory on its limit
by Chris Gordon 5 years ago
What were the problems you saw with 16GB Both LR and FCPX access a lot of big files. It's very reasonable to expect the file cache to be as big as possible when using these. In fact you generally want
Restoring TAR files
by Tom Carlson 6 years ago
Is there a way, other than through Tolis Tape Tools, to restore an LTO 5 tape in TAR format. I'd be happy to purchase the Tolis Group program, if that is the only solution. Just need to read the data
Re: Restoring TAR files
by Chris Gordon 6 years ago
tar has been around in UNIX since 1979. Though implementations are a little bit different (different options features) across some platforms, the actual format of the file is a POSIX standard. You sho
Raid 10
by Herb Sevush 6 years ago
In this article in Red Shark News the author claims that Raid 10 is the optimal way to go for reliability and speed for video editing. Is that generally acknowledged or an arguable position http: www.
Re: Raid 10
by Chris Gordon 6 years ago
Alex Gerulaitis "Cris - great post, much better written than mine." Thank you. Alex Gerulaitis "Did you mean "the stripe" on which the updated bits are, rather than "the whole file" " Yes. I was just
Dual Network on MacPro
by Ervin Tia 6 years ago
Hello. Just wondering if this is possible - a dual network connection: server & direct to peer. Is it gonna help with speed transfer Thanks. ---------- Ervz Video Productions WMC-AP, Philipines System
Re: Dual Network on MacPro
by Chris Gordon 6 years ago
Yes, you can do that. You do need to understand IP networking to configure the networks properly on the machines to make it work right. Question is why I assume your LAN1 connections go to a switch (p
Imac SSD boot drive failed... replacement options?
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
My wife's used iMac had a drive upgrade by the last guy that owned it. It has a large RAID built in, as well as a 249 GB OWC Mercury Solid State Drive, containing the OS and applications... which has
Re: Imac SSD boot drive failed... replacement options?
by Chris Gordon 6 years ago
SSD vs Spinning disk is a balance between price, capacity and performance. For a given capacity SSD is faster, spinning disk is cheaper. Spinning disks are also available in much larger capacity than
eSata speed difference on G-RAIDS?
by Thomas Morter-Laing 7 years ago
A little bit more to this than the title, but I'll try and keep it as brief and tech specs only as possible: I have 2 iMacs, both 3.4 Ghz i7 (late 2011), one has 12GB Ram and a 2TB Hitachi internal, o
Re: eSata speed difference on G-RAIDS?
by Chris Gordon 7 years ago
It depends on what g-technology has exposed (or hidden). DiskUtility will show what info is available on the exact model. Some makers hide or don't provide that specific info (very annoying). You can
Video SAN for IT department
by Nicolas Forest 7 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for documents over the web that explain the difference between the need of a video SAN and a IT SAN. I'd like to be able to explain to IT guy in a technical way what's the video need f
Re: Video SAN for IT department
by Chris Gordon 7 years ago
It's good to sit and explain the details of how you use the storage -- give them "a day in the life" explaining the different stages in the lifecycle of the data (ingest, edit, rendering). Be sure to
Leopard vs Lion
by Lili Chin 7 years ago
hi all, I have a Sony Bravia KDL HD850 that looks great with my apple computer but it seems to output different resolution when I compare it with my mbpro 2 ghz intel dual core from 2006 with leopard
Re: Leopard vs Lion
by Chris Gordon 7 years ago
Have you considered the vastly different video graphics cards that are in those two machines 2006 to 2011 is 5 years -- an eternity in video graphics card technology. Is it also not surprising two dif
Avid Unity with Debian linux
by João Santos 7 years ago
Avid Unity with Debian Samba by Jo o Santos on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:52:52 pm I have a Unity 5.1.3 Server at work. I think is too slow for the hardware the system have. For example my samba server (for in
Re: Avid Unity with Debian linux
by Chris Gordon 7 years ago
The out of the box Linux and Samba configs are not going to get you the best performance they can deliver. Building a system like this is going to take a lot of expertise. Things you need to look at (
Need professional advice: I've been sitting on my Mac Pro 1,1 , now what?
by Bryan Roberts 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm at a serious crossroads right now and can't seem to figure out the best plan of action. I'm a professional Final Cut Avid editor working in LA and over the past few years, have only edited
Re: Need professional advice: I've been sitting on my Mac Pro 1,1 , now what?
by Chris Gordon 7 years ago
Unless you're really pressured to get a new machine NOW, I'd wait to see what Apple comes out with for the new Mac Pro. If for nothing else, just to have it as an option and do an objective analysis c
software RAID CPU question
by Brad Bussé 7 years ago
I have a Mac Pro with 3 2TB internal media drives, and a 4 (2TB) G-Speed Q external array which is formatted via RAID-5 to also be 6TB in size. What I'd like to do, is use the G-Speed as my primary me
Re: software RAID CPU question
by Chris Gordon 7 years ago
The CPU overhead occurs when actually accessing the array, not for mounting it. Do remember that with a RAID0 (simple stripe set), if just 1 of the disks goes bad, everything is lost. Also, please don
Adding a SATA disk shelf
by janakors saud 8 years ago
hi everyone, please pardon me for my bad english.i am beginner lvl SAN admin. i am taking my debu with this question. How to add SATA disk shelf.we have a cluster of filer FAS 3140 and every filer hav
Re: Adding a SATA disk shelf
by Chris Gordon 8 years ago
Have you tried now.netapp.com Assuming your array is under support, you should be able to get an account and get access to all of the technical documentation and other support items. NetApp support or
FCPX Trial Ver Crashes when an Effect is added to a Clip (APPLE JOKE SHOP)
by Fred Jackson 8 years ago
System setup as follows 1. New clean HDD 2. Clean Install of OSX 10.6.8 3. Run Software updates to ensure system is at current level 4. No other Applications installed 5. Download FCPX Trial and clean
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Re: FCPX Trial Ver Crashes when an Effect is added to a Clip (APPLE JOKE SHOP)
by Chris Gordon 8 years ago
Thank you! That seems to solve the problem, at least in the bit of testing I've done so far.
[Theory + Math] Long Term Storage Strategy
by David Gagne 8 years ago
Hypothesis: Long-term digital storage is not cost effective when working with a data set that is growing significantly every year. Up front, I am not claiming to say that LTO or RDX disks are useless,
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Walter Soyka liked this 8 years ago
Re: [Theory + Math] Long Term Storage Strategy
by Chris Gordon 8 years ago
When you're thinking of long term archival storage, don't forget you need to make sure you have equipment and software that can actually read and use the data you've archived. Do you end up keeping yo
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SAN speed Testing
by peter kerin 8 years ago
Does anyone know of a free linux SAN speed tester I need one that spawns multiple threads and writes multiple file sizes. Thanks heaps
Re: SAN speed Testing
by Chris Gordon 8 years ago
I install the OS X version through macports (http: www.macports.org ). You walk through installing the Macports system itself (needs Xcode, and has a couple of steps, but is otherwise rather straight
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Can I rip to DV from Ubuntu Linux?
by Cliff Snider 8 years ago
Anyone know of a way to rip to a FCP acceptable format in Ubuntu Linux I am ripping DVDs to edit in Final Cut Pro. Needless to say, my client owns all the rights to the material. I used MPGStreamclip
Re: Can I rip to DV from Ubuntu Linux?
by Chris Gordon 8 years ago
Rafael Amador " Chris Gordon "Since you own the rights to the material, I'm assuming you have un-encrypted DVDs. Breaking the encryption regardless of the rights to the material may be illegal in cer
Is it worth the extra $$$ for 2.3GHz over 2.2Ghz?
by Jay Evs 8 years ago
I'm looking to get a new Macbook Pro 17". I know all my specs except for two things: Whether to get 2.2GHz or 2.3GHz i7 Proccessor Whether its worth getting more than 128 Gig of Solid state hard drive
Re: Is it worth the extra $$$ for 2.3GHz over 2.2Ghz?
by Chris Gordon 8 years ago
Typically you pay a significant premium for the "fastest" CPU where the increase in price doesn't match the increase in performance. The only real way to know if there is a noticeable difference in pe
4 year old iMac and new to editing-stick with FC Express?
by jim bachalo 9 years ago
Hi I'm an experienced stills shooter and just getting into editing. I also have a 4 year old iMac. If I'm serious about editing will FC Express suffice for most non broadcast work If I use MPEG Stream
Re: 4 year old iMac and new to editing-stick with FC Express?
by Chris Gordon 9 years ago
In Final Cut Express, you'd use Apple Intermediate Codec for the HD material.
Final Cut Pro Gamma Headaches - Deadlines... :(
by Bill Moore 9 years ago
The client keeps telling me that the image looks washed out, and I can hardly blame her. Everything looks fine in Final Cut in the Canvas, but when I export to .wmv (the desired deliverable) the gamma
Re: Final Cut Pro Gamma Headaches - Deadlines... :(
by Chris Gordon 9 years ago
It's been some time since I've had to use it, but I'm pretty sure you can just have it change the gamma but not re-encode. I meant to write up the details of what I did, but never got around to it. Ne
Data Rates
by adam chesbrough 9 years ago
See the attached browser window. You can see the various compressor codec used and the corresponding data rates. I am confused because, for example, the 01042001.mov was recorded in 50Mb s which doesn
Re: Data Rates
by Chris Gordon 9 years ago
You mentioned an online conversion tool.. Remember that the conversion between B (bytes) and b (bits) is simply a factor of 8. There are 8 bits in 1 byte. You can easily multiple or divide as appropri
G5 Tiger never crashed this much
by Blake Porter 9 years ago
Not even close. The old Tiger G5 was so, so stable compared to our new macpro. We figure the new macpro crashed 25-35 times as of November (10 weeks ago). Some crashes worse than others. It used to cr
Re: G5 Tiger never crashed this much
by Chris Gordon 9 years ago
Those Xeon CPU and all of that ECC RAM are power hungry. If you're not giving the machine good power, you can have all sorts of issues including crashes, disk corruption, etc. Make sure your UPS is ra
Final Cut Express 4
by peter rudolfi 9 years ago
This FCE message window: 'This project is unreadable or may be too new for this version of Final Cut', happens after saving a FCE 4 project file to either the desk top or to an external hard drive. Wh
Re: Final Cut Express 4
by Chris Gordon 9 years ago
The common solution for odd things often seems to be to trash your FCE preferences and try opening the file again. Have you given that a shot
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