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Doug Metz

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Best way to use 29.97i in 24p timeline?
by Noam Osband 4 days ago
A common shitty problem: I have some 29.97i footage I need to use in a 23.98fps project. To be specific, it's PF24 footage shot with a Canon camera. In years past, I'd deinterlace the footage in Cinem
Re: Best way to use 29.97i in 24p timeline?
by Doug Metz 14 hours ago
As Jeremy and Joe have noted, FCPX does a pretty good job of this, but I've also had a few instances where the cadence isn't right... missing frames followed by duplicate frames. I also used to use Ci
Creating Reference QT from FCPX or anything else
by Nicholas Zimmerman 2 weeks ago
I m looking for any solution available that can generate reference QuickTime files on a modern OS X box (or even Windows). There is a particular workflow in place to generate reference files with univ
Re: Creating Reference QT from FCPX or anything else
by Doug Metz 4 days ago
Thanks for the elucidation! Hadn't looked at this in a long time. Doug Metz Dalton Agency
My effect vanished from my timeline - can't figure out how to get it back
by Scott Campbell 2 weeks ago
In my ignorance, I pushed the wrong button...but I don't know what wrong button I pushed...or how to reverse my mistake. I am new to FCP X, but I've managed to successfully animate (keyframe) a mask i
Re: My effect vanished from my timeline - can't figure out how to get it back
by Doug Metz 2 weeks ago
Hey Scott, Glad I could help! In the example above, opening the correction with the mask will allow additional adjustments outside the mask as well (or only outside, as needed), and the same visibilit
Where is my second graphics card (Dual D700)?
by Jan-Kees Looij 2 weeks ago
Have a lot of FCPX crashes lately, and sometimes the Mac switches off completely. A pop up tells me that the crash is caused by the graphics card. I was checking my graphics card, but in 'About This M
Re: Where is my second graphics card (Dual D700)?
by Doug Metz 2 weeks ago
If you're only seeing one card in System Information app (System Report), you've got a dead card. Nothing to check, except prices on a replacement. Doug Metz Dalton Agency
Catalina - check 32-bit
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
For those planning to update to Catalina when it becomes available,, double-check your 32-bit application status. https: support.apple.com en-us HT208436 You'll actually find that quite a lot of apps
Re: Catalina - check 32-bit
by Doug Metz 2 weeks ago
John Rofrano "I'm sorry but I have to say it again... Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was the last OS that was 32-bit only back in June 2009. We have had 64-bit support for 10 years!!! What have these dev
New FCPX Next week?
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
Just speculating, but I've been running the latest beta of Catalina and FCPX runs fine but is certainly a little buggier than before, hopefully if Catalina comes out next week we'll see an update to F
Re: New FCPX Next week?
by Doug Metz 3 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "So maybe preview FCPX at the Summit, release a few weeks thereafter, and then release the tower before the end of December. " This is my expectation as well. Doug Metz Dalton Agency
Change multicam video & audio edits to video only?
by Mark Smith 3 weeks ago
Working on cutting a dance piece.... My wife did the multicam edit and did an excellent job except for the fact that she made video+audio edits instead of video only edits . My question is whether I c
Re: Change multicam video & audio edits to video only?
by Doug Metz 3 weeks ago
If there's an angle that has audio you want under the whole piece, you can select it in the timeline and expand its audio components, drag it out to the top & tail, and then select all of the other cl
Migrating an FCPX install to another iMac
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
This is more of a hypothetical at this point, but I'd still like to know. My iMac is the oldest one in the shop. It has installs of FCPX and Motion, along with the Adobe CC suite. I like having two ch
Re: Migrating an FCPX install to another iMac
by Doug Metz 1 month ago
Mark Suszko "Would I have to first un-install on the older machine " As Jeff said, no need to uninstall FCPX or Motion, but you'll definitely want to make sure you move your plugins templates - doubl
new MacPro - can I use my current MacPro 5,1 as a drive bay for the new one?
by Paul Huppe 2 months ago
Hi all, Not sure this is the place for this Q. Apologies if not. Looking ahead at the new MacPro. It won't have any drive bays in it :(. I love that about my 5,1. So I guess it means having to buy dri
Re: new MacPro - can I use my current MacPro 5,1 as a drive bay for the new one?
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Paul Huppe "Can I use my current MacPro 5,1 as a drive bay for the new one How would I need to configure it to do so and would I be able to get max speed out of it this way " There just isn't a good
Copy Utility
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Here is my scenario. I have to move 24TB of RAW film footage from one point to another. The issue I have is I can babysit the copy process and the facility has problems with power outages. Is there an
Re: Copy Utility
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
+1 for Beyond Compare. Great filtering, too. Doug Metz Dalton Agency
Synology NAS w Apple File Sharing
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Tried the Synology support route on this and all I get is that its Apple's fault. When using the Finder in High Sierra (nMP) we tend to crash it when doing a search on the NAS server. The crash isn't
Re: Synology NAS w Apple File Sharing
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Eric Santiago "Tried the Synology support route on this and all I get is that its Apple's fault. When using the Finder in High Sierra (nMP) we tend to crash it when doing a search on the NAS server."
OT - Filmmaker mode on UHD TVs
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
It's long past time that the TV set manufactures did this IMO https: www.forbes.com sites johnarcher 2019 08 27 new-james-cameron-approved-filmmaker-mode-coming-to-lg-vizio-and-panasonic-tvs #617aadfd
Re: OT - Filmmaker mode on UHD TVs
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Bob Zelin "when does this go on sale at Walmart for $349 for the 65" version " Given that they're introducing this as a settings option next year, and 65s are almost down to that price already, I'd s
Problems trying to transfer analog video (8mm, Hi8, VHS) to digital (2013 MacBook Pro)
by Matt Mitchell 2 months ago
Hi, I'm trying to digitize a bunch of old, analog videos in three formats (8mm, Hi8, and VHS). Starting with 8mm and Hi8, I have an old digital Hi8 Sony camcorder that plays the 8mm and Hi8 source mat
Re: Problems trying to transfer analog video (8mm, Hi8, VHS) to digital (2013 MacBook Pro)
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
I've had good luck with free-run DV Firewire capture using the ancient, but still functioning, Vidi.app: https: www.mitzpettel.com Hasn't been updated in forever, but still works (for now). Doug Metz
PP 2019 - exports not embedding time code
by Ivan Nabereznyj 2 months ago
Using the most up-to-date PP and brought in a QT that has 0-hour TC start but has BITC at 00:59:40:00. Want to export new video with embedded TC to match BITC. Have change all settings to start at 00:
Re: PP 2019 - exports not embedding time code
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
{ Ivan Nabereznyj } - Alternatively is there a way to export as and .mov file Maybe that would embed the TC properly. I just had a go at this - with your start time edited to your beginning BITC, expo
Ain't really a debate--rendering video?
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
I figure (and my wife laughs at me for it) I've spend 7 years just rendering video. What say ye How many years have you spent rendering video ha
Re: Ain't really a debate--rendering video?
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
Render time is a healthy "smoke break." A good reason to get up from your chair and walk about. Maybe hit the loo. Go talk to your post super, chat up another editor. Answer a few questions on a forum
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How are import resolution and export resolution related.
by Evan Stanfield 2 years ago
Thanks for reading! About 2 years ago I was digitizing some beta footage into FCP via a kona card. While I was talking with one of the Avid guys he mentioned (or so as I recall) it was better to impor
Re: How are import resolution and export resolution related.
by Joe Marler 2 years ago
Evan Stanfield "Will filming in 4k, importing in 4k and exporting from FCP at HD look better or the same as filming in HD, importing in HD, and exporting in HD..." With every other factor held consta
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Doug Metz liked this 2 months ago
Converting GoPro shot for viewing in a headset?
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
Monoscopic, GoPro fisheye shot. What do I need todo to it in FCP or Motion to play it in fake stereo on one of those Google Cardboard type headsets that leverages a smartphone for playback Or is After
Re: Converting GoPro shot for viewing in a headset?
by Doug Metz 4 months ago
Tom Sefton "Tim's plugins are long since gone Bill. Website returns a dead URL. " FYI - they're still available via FxFactory when you enable 'Show discontinued products' in prefs. Doug Metz Dalton+A
Older Version
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
I recently dug out my old MacBook Pro 2009 17". I updated it to El Capitain. It still have FCP 7 on it, and I'm wondering about installing FCPX. But I wonder if I can install an earlier version, becau
Re: NO Replies Older Version
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
Very Simple. Since I only have El Capitan on my 2009 macbook pro, I just had to go the App store and look for my purchases. Then I downloaded FCPX 10.3, which is what the app store said is the latest
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Doug Metz liked this 4 months ago
The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by Doug Metz 4 months ago
I was thinking along the lines of the Promise solution, but with the option to use multiple NVMe sticks in an MXP module. Doug Metz Dalton+Anode
Little App-for 'Pre-Flights' when using Libraries
by Andreas Kiel 5 months ago
A common thing: When opening "foreign" or longer unused libraries the problem arises that fonts or templates may be not found. For missing fonts this font font face will be replaced by the "default fo
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Re: Little App-for 'Pre-Flights' when using Libraries
by Michiel de Leeuw van Weenen 5 months ago
That's a great 'very big' little tool Andreas. Thank you for creating and sharing.
Shooting at higher frame rates is better than lower for future slow mo
by Sam Lee 6 months ago
Is it better to shoot moderate to fast action scenes at higher frame rates (240 fps) and later speed it up 2-8x to get the desired slow-mo rate than shooting it at slower (120 fps) and slow it down Th
Re: Shooting at higher frame rates is better than lower for future slow mo
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
There is another downside, the shutter time will be shorter, resulting in less motion blur. Shooting double frame rate, and in P gives you the option to output interlaced for the normal shots, and bet
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Doug Metz liked this 6 months ago
I don't want Youtube to automatically reduce video noise on my videos
by emilio torreggiani 6 months ago
I don't know if this is the right section of the forum, but I'm curious to know if there's any way to avoid the automatic noise reduction in Youtube.com. I find it very annoying! I use a lot of 8mm an
Re: I don't want Youtube to automatically reduce video noise on my videos
by Doug Metz 6 months ago
I don't think YouTube is doing anything special. This sounds like perfectly normal, heavy-handed compression. Doug Metz Dalton+Anode
Create a double key: the parts that are white have one background, black have another
by brianlaz 7 months ago
This is really hurting my brain. I have tried hard, I truly have. I created a decent workaround in FCPX but it's just not right. I have a shot of two silhouetted people, faces black, background white.
Re: Create a double key: the parts that are white have one background, black have another
by Doug Metz 7 months ago
brianlaz "Oh. My. God. That is IT!! So brilliant. I had an alpha channel so I did silhouette alpha for the blend of the lower clip. Worked perfectly. I'm assuming (fingers crossed) I can do the same
Exporting list of missing files
by Michael Crochetiere 7 months ago
Hello - Long story, but I need to decide if it's worthwhile doing data recovery on the external drive that holds my FCP media. Is there a way to export the list of missing FCP project files to (for ex
Re: Exporting list of missing files
by Michiel de Leeuw van Weenen 7 months ago
Maybe Final Cut Library Manager can help you I am not sure but Check the website. https: www.arcticwhiteness.com finalcutlibrarymanager
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iMac bump
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
More cores https: www.cnet.com news apple-updates-imac-line-with-more-cores-and-better-graphics-including-intel-core-i9-cpus https: www.apple.com imac - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: iMac bump
by Doug Metz 7 months ago
Oliver Peters "Aside from the issue of monetizing your data - Facebook is a horrible format to try and follow any sort of threaded discussion." Exactly! And aside from that aside, there's the whole i
How do you prepare your GoPro (upside down) content?
by Tangier Clarke 7 months ago
I am curious what tools you all use to process GoPro video that needs to be rotated 180 degrees. Unfortunately, FCP X 10.4.5 will not allow rotating browser clips; only in the timeline. This is disapp
Re: How do you prepare your GoPro (upside down) content?
by Steve Connor 7 months ago
I've assigned a key shortcut to "open clip" then it takes me no time at all to work my way through a batch of clips and "paste" effects to each clip. Would be great if you could "paste effects" to cli
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Doug Metz liked this 7 months ago
So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by David Mathis 11 months ago
I decided to post and present that question in here instead of the other forum. How is everything working for you The extensions and batch export feature are of interest as well as the compare feature
Re: So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
David Mathis "what would you like to see " (speaking of keyframing) Built in tracker.
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Doug Metz liked this 9 months ago
Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by Andrew Kimery 11 months ago
"In Final Cut Pro, you might see an alert that legacy media files won't be compatible with future macOS releases. Legacy media files are compatible with macOS Mojave, but they won't be with future mac
Re: Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by John Pale 11 months ago
Archiving becomes obsolete once time travel is perfected, Warren.
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Doug Metz liked this 11 months ago
todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Bob Zelin 11 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 11 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
Just A Quick Question
by David Mathis 12 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 Doug Metz 12 months ago
David Mathis "I love this forum and want to see it thrive." Completely with you on this. You see, I've a bit of a quandary... I deleted my FB account over a year ago due to philosophical, practical,
OS Mojave vs. Audacity
by Mark Suszko 12 months ago
I was helping someone with an audio project and they upgraded to Mojave before we started. I used a USB a d audio converter for audio capture from an analog source. The mac audio controls panel read t
Re: OS Mojave vs. Audacity
by Doug Metz 12 months ago
Mark Suszko "Good to know, thanks. Must be a problem specific to my friends' install." I'll check my iMac at home tonight as well, where I'm using a Steinberg interface. For reference, I've got the S
Advice: Filmed in 24 and need to export to 29
by Suzi P. 1 year ago
Hi Everyone, My crew filmed an interview that will be combined with broll in 24fps and I need to DELIVER for broadcast in 29.97. Wondering what the best workflow is BEFORE I dive in. Drop everything o
Re: Advice: Filmed in 24 and need to export to 29
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
You would definitely not use optical flow. You re just doing what has been done forever. Taking 24fps and broadcasting it at 29.97i. That s what TV does every day. Movies and shows are shot on film or
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Doug Metz liked this 1 year ago
Missing Titles/Effects FCPX (10.3.4)
by Johnie Wood 1 year ago
Okay, so I work in a production department with less than fastidious editors who sometimes add titles and effects from wherever they'd like. I'd say 95% of the time I'm able to relink the files to the
Re: Missing Titles/Effects FCPX (10.3.4)
by Brett Sherman 1 year ago
Yeah. I thought this was going to be a great feature. It's actually a dumpster fire. I wish FCP X had some relinking function for Motion Templates.
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Vote for new forum name
by Herb Sevush 1 year ago
This forum's name will soon be changed. I'm proposing that all who are interested vote for the best possible name. I do not want any discussion or persuading in this thread, simply list the name you p
Re: Vote for new forum name
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 1 year ago
How about "ALL NLEs: The Great Debate"
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Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
by Sascha Engel 1 year ago
Hi Everybody, I have a few questions, regarding an online & grading: The offline editor worked on FCPX 10.4. latest version. The total material of the documentary exceeds 3TB and is scattered over thr
Re: Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
by Joe Marler 1 year ago
Sascha Engel ...Where do I check to set Library settings to "Internal" ...And what does it exactly do ..." In FCPX you click on the library, then at the upper right make sure the Inspector pane is en
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Thunderbolt to HDMI not cutting it for second 4K monitor!
by John Wildgoose 1 year ago
Hi I am running a late 2013 Mac Pro 3.5Ghz 6 core Intel Xenon E5 (it s a current variant I think) with 16Gb 1866 MHz DDR3 with an AMD FirePro D500 3Gb I've just added an NEC Multisync EA275UHD display
Re: Thunderbolt to HDMI not cutting it for second 4K monitor!
by John Wildgoose 1 year ago
Sorry, it was a cable issue, all resolved. ;)
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Colors and Compression for huge LED wall visuals (avoiding banding and general ugliness)
by Lori Lin 2 years ago
Hi all! Anybody here with experience creating motion graphics for huge LED walls How do you deal with banding and blockiness in the darks We just had a big event with loads of video on a ginormous LED
Re: Colors and Compression for huge LED wall visuals (avoiding banding and general ugliness)
by Tom Matthies 2 years ago
Edit everything in 10 bit. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
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Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Re: Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
I think the fact that FCPX still doesn't have a good answer to collaborative workflows is also a hindrance to adoption in this market. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 2 years ago
Anyone use any disk catalog software on a PC to keep track of archived files and projects We've used CD Finder (now NeoFinder) and it works great, but it is for Mac only and we've started installing P
Re: Disk Catalog Software?
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Not sure if you've found something already, but the makers of NeoFinder make a similar Windows app: http: www.cdwinder.de Doug Metz Anode
Photo wall animation.
by Kristian Appel 2 years ago
HI. I followed this great tutorial from izzyvideo: https: youtu.be _h4Bo5BA8Dk. I'm having a problem with Motion choosing ALL my pictures instead of just one. The tutorial is from an older version of
Re: Photo wall animation.
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Hi Kristian, Your pictures aren't named correctly. Each image must have the same prefix followed by a 3-digit number. Start with 001 and count up - in the tutorial, he's using face001, face002, face00
Apple Mighty Mouse alternatives?
by Neil Gowan 3 years ago
I'm on the hunt for the best mouse. Here are my opinions and coinciding assumptions, please correct me if I'm wrong: Apple Mighty Mouse is only mouse on market with 360 scrolling capability AND tradit
Re: Apple Mighty Mouse alternatives?
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Neil Gowan " Apple's Magic Mouse obviously solves 360 scrolling but does not match responsiveness speed of wired Mighty Mouse." Not true. Quite responsive, plus you get gestures (or not, it's up to y
Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Chad Greene 3 years ago
I thought it would be cool to create a Motion Generator with a drop zone that automatically scrolls my show's credit png based on the length of the generator. Just save the PNG out of Illustrator, dro
Re: Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
Here you go: 11249_panupcredits.zip *Edit* - Install in Movies Motion Templates Effects Place your graphic on the timeline, scale as needed, position the top edge of the still at the top of the frame.
Convert .mov to .mp4 and retain creation date.
by Rick Potter 3 years ago
Hello all. Hope this is posted in the right forum. I've got 12 years of kids family videos, over 1200. I want to convert them to .mp4 and retain the creation date. Any way to do that I've tried Handbr
Re: Convert .mov to .mp4 and retain creation date.
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
That will depend on the codec used in the .mov files... What's the originating file spec Doug Metz Anode
SliceX really not working like the tutorials say it should
by Richard Cross 3 years ago
I have a talking head against a plain black background with no alpha channel. The subject is wearing a white headress, so stands out really well against the background. He's well lit, the original foo
Re: SliceX really not working like the tutorials say it should
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
Thanks Roger! That's quite informative. I do still have a related question, though. If I have an entire head to track mask, is there a tool in the CoreMelt arsenal suitable to the task If not, any rec
Verify latest version number for CoreMelt plugins?
by Joe Marler 3 years ago
Lock & Load plugin for FCPX says v. 1.3.5 (112) in the on-screen menu. The release notes say ver. 2.1. On the Coremelt download page it says ver. 2.1a (111). Which of these is the true version number
Re: Verify latest version number for CoreMelt plugins?
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
Perfect! That's exactly where I should have looked in the first place... Thanks! Doug Metz Anode
Thread Follow-up? Anyone??
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
I've been all over this forum, and nearly every thread ends with a request from CoreMelt to send information samples etc. No follow-up, no resolution, nothing. Why bother having a forum with no answer
Re: Thread Follow-up? Anyone??
by Eberhard Ammelt 3 years ago
In most cases where we request further information, samples, etc., the issue is rather specific and requires specific measures which we often discuss apart this forum with the customer. When an issue
View Posts by Topic (Date Updated)... for the Apple FCPX Techniques forum
by Dave Gage 4 years ago
Tim, Since you recently added the new view option of "View Posts by Topic (Date Updated)", I use that and set the time to 2 Weeks. I don't usually view the forums other then this one and the "Debate"
Re: View Posts by Topic (Date Updated)... for the Apple FCPX Techniques forum
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
WooHoo!!! Fixed! Thanks Abraham! Doug Metz Anode
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