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Editor for 25 years from 3/4" to AVID Media Composer...recently working as a Reseller, but still editing and freelancing as a EVS op. Trying to take in as much as possible while still having a life! Awesome!!
Member Since:
December 10th 2009
40 Posts
Location:
Calgary Alberta
News: Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Stadium
by Cow News Droid 8 months ago
(Fremont, CA--January 23, 2017) Blackmagic Design today announced that Manchester City Football Club has integrated a solution featuring Blackmagic Design infrastructure products to handle all aspects
Re: News: Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Academy Stadium
by Earle Nichol 8 months ago
It would be interesting what lens set up they went with...or is the coverage just all wide shots I have been looking at this set up, but the lack of sensitivity inside a studio has been a deal breaker
can someone please explain to me the obsession with Cisco switches ?
by Bob Zelin 11 months ago
Hi - would one of you professionals PLEASE explain to me why there is this insane insistence for some companies on Cisco switches ONLY There are so many wonderful switches on the market today - everyt
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Earle Nichol liked this 10 months ago
Re: can someone please explain to me the obsession with Cisco switches ?
by Elvin Jasarevic 11 months ago
Any of switches you have mentioned are absolutely fine, and nothing special about Cisco at least for DDP storage. They are great for support etc, but so the others. We have some very big corporate cli
Migrate from Premiere to Avid
by Judith Ruich 11 months ago
Hello, I hope someone could help me. I am involved in a project that will have an assistant editor during the shooting who will be working in Premiere selecting footage shot in Alexa. After the shooti
Re: Migrate from Premiere to Avid
by Glenn Sakatch 11 months ago
Tell them to download the free 30 day trial for Avid. Glenn
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Roundtripping vs. Conform
by Ryan McLoughlin 1 year ago
Hello, I was wondering if the process of "roundtripping" from Avid to Resolve and back to Avid again is also known by the term "conforming." Do the two terms describe the same process I am starting a
Re: Roundtripping vs. Conform
by Glenn Sakatch 1 year ago
Great advice. I see people on the forums all the time wasting days and weeks trying for the perfect fix, rather than manually cutting in 10 shots and moving on. We'd all like the perfect conform, but
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Earle Nichol liked this 1 year ago
Cache-A alternative
by Jamie Crausman 1 year ago
We use a Cache-A pro cache unit to archive our media. We have (mostly) been happy with the integration between CatDV and Cache-A but are now being told by ProMax that they are ending support for our u
Re: Cache-A alternative
by bryson jones 1 year ago
Hi there, As was mentioned XenData provides a product that does indeed use a "cache" to archive files in its standard workflow. Also, there is middleware to connect a CatDV Server system to a XenData
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Earle Nichol liked this 1 year ago
Workflow suggestions?
by Aymie Elkins-Green 2 years ago
Hey everyone, really hoping someone on here can help me! I started a small home post suite off the back of working in TV for some years, but never required the scale I was used to. Started out at home
Re: Workflow suggestions?
by Earle Nichol 2 years ago
Hey Aymie, Have you looked at a small RAID setup like the ESPro from G technologies, ...or not sure which platform you are on ...maybe a Promise Technologies RAID, would be a good setup. There are ton
Headset Recommendations for ATEM Camera Converters
by Joe Christensen 5 years ago
Hello, What headsets are folks using with the ATEM Fiber Camera Converters We currently use cheap PC headsets but the audio quality in a live sports arena is very poor. Thank you, Joe Christensen Blaz
Re: Headset Recommendations for ATEM Camera Converters
by Earle Nichol 2 years ago
Hey Joe Just wondering what headsets you ended up going with for the ATEM Camera Converters I found some gaming ones,but they don't look that solid...any suggestions much appreciated. thanks! Earle Co
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this is a GREAT article on Thunderbolt shared networks
by Bob Zelin 4 years ago
Hi - read this - http: arstechnica.com apple 2013 10 os-x-10-9-brings-fast-but-choppy-thunderbolt-networking which says in it's title - "I don't need no stinking 10 Gigabit Ethernet, I have a Thunderb
Re: this is a GREAT article on Thunderbolt shared networks
by Bob Zelin 4 years ago
Hi Marcus - I have had this type of fight with other people like Greg, in the past. I am active on many "professional" forums, and like to express my opinion. When I talk to people in person, many peo
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Earle Nichol liked this 4 years ago
Need a recommendation for an offboard video recorder
by Angelo Lorenzo 4 years ago
SDI capture with, hopefully, SDI passthrough. Will conference with post team tomorrow morning so I'm not sure if I'll need ProRes or DNxHD, but having the option of both would be great. Need to be com
Re: Need a recommendation for an offboard video recorder
by Earle Nichol 4 years ago
Hey Angelo, So the ATOMOS Samurai would be a better bet for you...FastForward has the SIDEKICK, not sure about the DNxHD on that one...and if you have a good budget..the PIX240 from Sound Devices is a
Media Composer incapable of importing / transcoding AVCHD video without crashing
by Neil Adamson 5 years ago
There are a number of posts on this on the Avid forums - but as I sit here baby sitting imports of a number of spanned AVCHD clips - I felt it necessary to vent my annoyance and frustration with my "t
Re: Media Composer incapable of importing / transcoding AVCHD video without crashing
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Michael Johnston "AVID has been, and always will be, a piece of crap, over-priced, editing system with millions of bugs and problems the company will never fix." Yeah, which is why 99% of feature fil
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Earle Nichol liked this 5 years ago
Editshare - Terrablock or Small Tree? Advice please
by Ross Garrett 5 years ago
Hi guys, very new to the forum and this type of system, while I do have a background in audio post and general network storage I need some help to way up the options for a NAS. we are a small producti
Re: Editshare - Terrablock or Small Tree? Advice please
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
the Terrablock seller was pushing EditShare I am sure that Facilis will love to read this !!!!!! I am sure they want to know exactly who is reseller is. The Terrablock is an ex-demo and is cheaper tha
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Earle Nichol liked this 5 years ago
AVID Nitris DX Closed Captioning
by Earle Nichol 5 years ago
Hey gang...so going to use the CPC HD Enterprise solution to CC a HD show...we also need to output a SD version as well. I don't see anything that says the Nitris will strip the CC out and insert it i
Re: AVID Nitris DX Closed Captioning
by John Pale 5 years ago
HD and SD captioning are completely different animals. Not saying its impossible but it would be very, very difficult to implement what you suggest.
What to do at NAB
by Rich Rubasch 6 years ago
Ok, let's start populating this thread with some of your favorite things to do at NAB, from vendors and floor highlights to social events and parties....this is only my second one and I don't want to
Re: What to do at NAB
by Earle Nichol 6 years ago
Bob, is so right! For sure you have to have your list or you will be crushed with info..and you will just end up overwhelmed(happened to me on my first NAB oh so long ago) If you can get a resller to
New MC6: Censorship on the Cow
by Juan Morales 6 years ago
Hi folks, Yesterday I've posted here a new subject on this very forum new details about the new, yet to be released Media Composer 6 which got on the Avid website erroneously last Friday. For some rea
Re: New MC6: Censorship on the Cow
by Ronald Lindeboom 6 years ago
Juan, AVID was NOT censoring, we were. And we will ALWAYS do it. Why We believe that YOU have a right to your intellectual property rights being protected. We do not think that anyone's free speech ri
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Earle Nichol liked this 6 years ago
My First NAB! What should I know to make the most of it?!
by Sean Kapleton 7 years ago
Hello friends, I might be getting a free pass for NAB this year and I am curious what people might advise someone who has never been in terms of making the most out of it, scheduling each day and acco
Re: My First NAB! What should I know to make the most of it?!
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Hey Ron, I survived 1 booth with Bob 2 years ago ...best frickin 1 2 hour at NAB ever!!! I recently went from Operations Manager to selling equipment(crazy ) I went last year for the first time as a S
News: Small Tree Introduces GraniteSTOR Archive at NAB 2011
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
Tape Storage System to Protect Critical Video and Audio Assets (Oakdale, Minnesota--February 15, 2011) Small Tree, designer of cost-effective networking and Ethernet-based shared storage products for
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Earle Nichol liked this 7 years ago
Re: News: Small Tree Introduces GraniteSTOR Archive at NAB 2011
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Small Tree is able to take your order for our new GraniteSTOR Archive solution we've anounced for debut at NAB 2011. For those of you that may be interested in this product, and would like to get more
I am building a SAN. A few questions for Bob Zelin.
by Christopher Delaine 7 years ago
So the Post Production house I work for has several multi episode Discovery series that will require a fair bit of asset management and collaboration to complete. Some how one of our higher ups got hi
Re: I am building a SAN. A few questions for Bob Zelin.
by Bob Zelin 7 years ago
If you have a few multi episode shows for Discovery, this means that you have money. I am in Florida, and I know that if you have any show on a known cable station, and it's a regular show, it means t
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Earle Nichol liked this 7 years ago
what to get with 20K
by Bruce Little 7 years ago
HI Folks, I've been given a budget of approx 20k for a 4 edit suite SAN solution. a mix of FCP and AVID. 3 offline and 1 online suites. suggestions on how to best spend this 20k I have put together an
Re: what to get with 20K
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Bob Zelin " just had a client lose all his data on an 8 bay - he saw the RED light flashing on the array, and the ATTO SAS EVEN HAS OCCURED - DRIVE 2 HAS FAILED - but did NOTHING ABOUT IT (what is yo
Isilon vs. Xsan
by Michael Orlansky 7 years ago
I wanted to get some opinions from people about using Isilon for a 6 seat edit facility using ProRes as our main codec. I'm aware of the much lower bandwith compared to a fibre channel Xsan but I'm wo
Re: Isilon vs. Xsan
by Bob Zelin 7 years ago
Michael - if you read thru this very forum, you will see LOTS of systems that you can use. You only want to have 6 clients, and are only doing ProRes422HQ - right Guess what, THEY ALL WORK, you don't
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Earle Nichol liked this 7 years ago
ProTools on a Facillis
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Hi there gang, I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Facillis Terra Block with a Protools station. I am working with a company that want to repurpose their Facillis for their Pro-
Re: ProTools on a Facillis
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
I checked that link...it looks like this is just a push pull solution..not really sharing of media...am I missing something Getting the feeling that researching this,(maybe a quick call to Facillis) w
EX1R rental
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Hey gang, sorry don't usually post things like this, but does anybody know of a rental house in Las Vegas that rents EX1R packages thanks Earle Communication! Communication! Communication!
Cache-A and CatDV
by bryson jones 7 years ago
Here's a quick and dirty look at CatDV and Cache-A working together. bryson bryson "at" hidefcowboy.com hidefcowboy.com
Re: Cache-A and CatDV
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Hey Bryson, great to meet you at NAB...The Eagles concert was unbelievable!!! Not sure what my browser is doing but I don't see this video that the others are talking about...could you post a link or
Coolest Stuff
by Stephen Smith 7 years ago
What is the coolest stuff you have seen at NAB this year Stephen Smith
Re: Coolest Stuff
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Hey Bob, thanks for the tip on Cat DV, loved watching you demo it for me...and Bryce was awesome as well. Oh and thanks for the talks at the Hard Rock! Great learning and awesome enthusiasm! I'm with
PDW F800 Extender
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Hey Gang, This camera has a digital zoom feature called extender which is turned on in the camera. It's only briefly mentioned on page 35 of the manual and even though I turned it off I'm still missin
Re: PDW F800 Extender
by Earle Nichol 7 years ago
Hey Curt, thanks for the info! Yo're so right, I'll definitley take a look at the Vortex Media Guide. And yes that's exactly what the problem was and we did get it fixed up. thanks again for your time
Video production workshop - Is this course worth it do you think?
by Charles Williams 8 years ago
Hello everybody, Retirement is coming up soon and I'm new to video production but somebody suggested this course, http: www.videoproductionlabworkshop.com Do you think it looks like a good course for
Re: Video production workshop - Is this course worth it do you think?
by Earle Nichol 8 years ago
I agree with grinner...the first clue...why is he not looking at the camera...is he looking at the car's ....dicey...If there is a local indy group or like grinner says a night class at your local col
Long Term Storage Solutions for Red Camera
by Eric Weiner 8 years ago
Hi, first post! (Long time searcher though.) Hey, I work at a small production company, and we are just starting to use the Red Camera. We do a lot of work where we have to go back and find footage ye
Re: Long Term Storage Solutions for Red Camera
by Earle Nichol 8 years ago
. Jeremy Garchow "It's quite cool and I encourage you to go get a demo of the Cache-A products at NAB this year. You might see the temporary light." Hey Jeremy, I think the point that Bob is making is
AVid 3.0 not importing GoPro Hero Mpeg4 audio
by Earle Nichol 8 years ago
Hey Guys, I have just run some tests with the GoPro POV camera, and the video comes in fine(into MC 3.0) it even says its processing the QT audio on import, but when I check the files in AVID...no aud
Re: AVid 3.0 not importing GoPro Hero Mpeg4 audio
by Michael Cruz 8 years ago
Avid will import the audio and give you a track with media and all, but if it doesn't like the codec it simply will not play it... My suggestion, being that I'm pretty sure avid does not handle mpeg4
NAB Party
by Mark Alexander 8 years ago
I'm sorry but I'm not seeing where to register for Cows NAB 2010 party. Where on this site can I get info and sign up (It's probably right in front of me here somewhere!) Thanks Mark
Re: NAB Party
by Earle Nichol 8 years ago
Hey Ron, I know you are pretty busy, but I jut thought I'd ask the undying question..any word on NAB2010 COW party registration...I will jump off of PARIS Hotel if miss it...Tim can you pinch hit for
DVD Sonic Audio error
by Earle Nichol 8 years ago
Hey Gang, so I'm working on a AVID MC 2.7 I am testing for a client. I did a small cut...added my metadata track & put my chapter marks on and exported the "NEW QT reference". (tracks enabled & marker
Re: DVD Sonic Audio error
by Earle Nichol 8 years ago
Hey Jason, I think you may be right, we did a work around before Christmas, but I'll definitley check it out..thanks for taking the time. Earle
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