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Jack McGee

Member Since:
August 12th 2004
40 Posts
Recent posts still broken?
by Trevor Asquerthian 2 months ago
Doesn t anyone else use it https: forums.creativecow.net recent_posts.php
Re: Recent posts still broken?
by Jack McGee 1 month ago
I used to use it. It's been broken for at least a week.
Sorenson Squeeze follows Telestream Episode into the digital hereafter
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Sorenson Squeeze reaches its End Of Life https: www.provideocoalition.com sorenson-squeeze-end-of-life Sorenson Squeeze And then there were none I remember the heyday of compression when there was Med
Re: Sorenson Squeeze follows Telestream Episode into the digital hereafter
by Jack McGee 11 months ago
I am not happy with the current situation with desktop encoders. Telestream Episode checked off all the boxes after we left Autodesk Cleaner To this day, AME does not have the workflow tools Episode h
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BRU PE Windows and Linux versions? Can't find any news on this software that was announced 3 years ago? Should I just get Preroll Post?
by Malcolm Wright 1 year ago
Hello, I am leaning quite heavily towards BRU PE for archiving video to LTO. It was far more cost effective for me to opt for an internal LTO drive with a SAS interface destined for a PC, compared to
Re: BRU PE Windows and Linux versions? Can't find any news on this software that was announced 3 years ago? Should I just get Preroll Post?
by Jack McGee 1 year ago
We bought a 1beyond Netdrive bundled with CATDV. Some minor bugs, but 1beyond is beyond reproach on support getting this up. Very happy with the system and support. They also sell LTFS systems without
Finding replacement for Cache-A that works with existing media server
by Lee Warner 2 years ago
Cache-A was bought by ProMax a few years ago. Unfortunately ProMax will no longer be supporting the line past 2017. Our current Cache-A is starting to consistently error on backups so the hunt begins
Re: Finding replacement for Cache-A that works with existing media server
by Jack McGee 2 years ago
We didn't have any tapes with errors. I was only speaking to your "bonus" point. There is only one machine out there that will read those TAR tapes. I think that is the new Promax LTO machine. If you
Cache-A slow writes
by Jack McGee 2 years ago
I think this machine is on it's last legs, I am getting quote on 1beyond system with CATDV to replace it. But I still need to use this, and the problem currently, is it taking a very long time to writ
Re: Cache-A slow writes
by Jack McGee 2 years ago
Thanks Tom. I tried writing a small number of files to a newly formatted TAR tape. It is still very slow to the point of being unusable. The HP tools Drive Assessment says the drive passed. I have rep
The end of an Episode
by Jeremy Garchow 3 years ago
Maybe this has been discussed elsewhere, but I haven't seen it. Telestream Episode is moving towards EOL status: https: marketing.telestream.net acton media 5268 episode sid=TV2:Phk33jr0q
Re: The end of an Episode
by Jack McGee 3 years ago
I don't know, I am thinking just putting one instance of Media Encoder on network. With GPU processing, it might do more anyway than two Episode machines.
How do you transport gooseneck microphones?
by Daniel Appelt 3 years ago
Does anyone have a solution for transporting gooseneck microphones I need to carry 8 to 12 of them for meetings my channel covers and I can't find a good way to transport them. I'd like something that
Re: How do you transport gooseneck microphones?
by Jack McGee 3 years ago
No problem. They are located in a very cool old building. The case they made for us is 41' x 22" x 28". Has two rollers on the long end, and recessed handles on other end. There are 8 mics (4 rows of
NAB 2016: What is standing the test of time? (The 1 Week Edition)
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
So here we are, a week past the "actual" end of NAB 2016, and I'm asking myself, what's still worth talking about a week later Because if it ain't worth talking about a week later, is it worth talking
Re: NAB 2016: What is standing the test of time? (The 1 Week Edition)
by Jack McGee 3 years ago
What was notable to me was the Ross Acid box camera. It is a modified Hitachi DH-H200. It does 4:4:4 output with 64 db SN. I'm not aware of another studio camera that can pull this trick. It will be u
OpenGear UpDownCross converter -- Closed Captions
by Jeff Hartman 8 years ago
Here's a question: we just received four of the OpenGear UpDownCross converters, and have discovered that captions pass properly in some combinations of input and output formats, but not all. Setting
Re: OpenGear UpDownCross converter -- Closed Captions
by Jack McGee 3 years ago
I found this thread from 2011 and chose to reply to it to illustrate the likelihood of Blackmagic fixing this closed caption bug ever. I ran into the problem of 720P to NTSC captions not converting. B
FAR Out there Q: Live motion tracking for virtual set?
by Ted Bragg 4 years ago
This may be too ambitious -- is there a solution for doing live, motion tracked virtual sets We have a large greenscreen studio, and the idea keeps coming up to use virtual sets. However, if you move
Re: FAR Out there Q: Live motion tracking for virtual set?
by Jack McGee 4 years ago
Good luck with ORAD. We had placed a healthy order with them months ago, (before merger with Avid) and now can not even get a callback from account executive. We cancelled the order. My guess Avid is
Monitor Calibration
by Oscar Gotti 4 years ago
Hello, I just had a new JVC LCD monitor installed at work for grading, but the problem is I have no idea how to calibrate it! I tried setting all the parameters to the middle '0' but this just makes t
Re: Monitor Calibration
by Jack McGee 4 years ago
We have JVC DT-V24G1Z. I'm not sure what the results will be, but I plan to use this to calibrate them: http: pro.jvc.com pro attributes MONITOR soft calibration index.html
Large-Scale U-Matic Conversion
by Frank Jenkins 4 years ago
Newbie and not a broadcaster. I have a large-scale task to convert several thousand U-Matic, Beta, Hi-8, VHS, and other formats to a digital format. Preferably, all to a sustainable network location.
Re: Large-Scale U-Matic Conversion
by Jack McGee 4 years ago
Some time ago, we had a tape robot, made by Synergy Broadcasting in Addison, TX. It was pretty cool, automatically more or less, certainly unattended, digitize about 100 SVHS or Digital S tapes to MPG
HDV in CatDV
by Jack McGee 7 years ago
We bought a Pro-Cache5 and are pretty happy with it. For what it is. My thought was to buy CATDV to flesh this solution out, give us easier searching of what is on Cache-A device. However, most all of
Re: HDV in CatDV
by Rolf Howarth 7 years ago
Kyle is absolutely right, if you're at all unsure whether CatDV is suitable for your needs download a trial. In unregistered form there are some limitations but most of the basic functionality is ther
Portable HD-SDI Colour Bars and Tone
by Scott Goddard 7 years ago
I am looking for a portable test unit that can feed color bars and tone via SDI to assist in studio setup. ie Not an expensive rack unit. I have not had a chance to use the AJA GEN 10. Does anyone kno
Re: Portable HD-SDI Colour Bars and Tone
by Jack McGee 7 years ago
Not cheap by any means, but Harris HD-STAR is doing the trick for me.
ProCache 5 operating loudness - fans always full blast?
by Ed Murphy 7 years ago
We have a ProCache 5 unit on demo loan - pretty sure we want to purchase. I'm just getting into the manual and I've had it powered up for a little over and hour. I have mounted a tape and ejected the
Re: ProCache 5 operating loudness - fans always full blast?
by Jack McGee 7 years ago
Our Pro-Cache unit is just the same. Loud.
Monitor HDV through DV deck?
by Jack McGee 8 years ago
We are shooting on JVC HD250U to DR-HD100 firestores. Up until now, just using them in straight DV mode. We are using Final Cut 6 and Sony M25U decks attached to computer. Now we want to shoot hi-def.
Re: Monitor HDV through DV deck?
by Jack McGee 8 years ago
Ok, but this is what Apple said about Final Cut Pro 6, it doesn't indicate additional hardware needed. I know it aint' gonna look pretty: External Video Monitoring You can now output to external video
Dallas Ft. Worth area JVC repair for old stuff?
by Vincent Strader 11 years ago
I have a JVC DV300U that still records an awesome picture and audio as long as you have an external XLR mic. But the main mic is broke off The zoom and wide function needs to be cleaned The glass eye
Re: Dallas Ft. Worth area JVC repair for old stuff?
by Jack McGee 11 years ago
The last authorized JVC repair facility in DFW to my knowlege was Electronic Shop and they closed their doors a couple of years ago. JVC has the worst phone support for tech support. I have no suggest
NFS capture with FCP 6
by Anthony Paremal 11 years ago
Hi, Currently we are using two intel Mac Pros, one G5 and one G4. All are connected using gigabit ethernet. The gigabit switch is Linksys 24 port model with web control. The video server is Gentoo Lin
Re: NFS capture with FCP 6
by Jack McGee 11 years ago
I don't the particular answer to your problem, but maybe related to ours. We drop self contained quicktime movies onto a networked (windows) Cleaner machine. We cannot make Final Cut Pro render the fi
Where are the best hotel deals found.
by danic101 12 years ago
This is my first year going to NAB and I was wondering where the best strip hotel deals where found, thought the NAB website or one of the online travel sites
Re: Where are the best hotel deals found.
by Jack McGee 12 years ago
Another sleeper steak deal is available 24x7 at Ellis Island, steak, baked potato and other stuff for $5. Not on menu, you have to ask. For me, took the place of the late night $2 deal at Horseshoe.
Problem exporting Quickime Movie to Windows share
by Jack McGee 12 years ago
If I try to export self contained quicktime movie to a drive on windows computer on the network, it get's split into 2 gig chunks. If I export it to the Mac, then copy the resulting 5 gig file to the
Re: Problem exporting Quickime Movie to Windows share
by Jack McGee 12 years ago
The Windows machine has NTFS drive. We are able to copy a 5 gig file as one file to the same windows machine.
Recommend Firewire Harddrives for FCP and/or Photoshop
by ShootNStarz 13 years ago
Are there specific Firewire Hard Drives recommended by the experts I'm looking at a ACOMDATA 320GB FIREWIRE Price:$ 179.99 from Fry's Electronics in California Outpost #: 4562417 * AcomData E5 FireWir
Re: Recommend Firewire Harddrives for FCP and/or Photoshop
by Jack McGee 13 years ago
We have 9 80 gig external Acomdata drives I bought 3-4 years ago. One died, (never bothered to find out if it was drive or enclosure problem), but the others are still going strong. I just bought 9 mo
Any reccomendations?
by Aanarav Sareen 13 years ago
I am planning on attending NAB this year for the first time. Does anyone have any reccomendations as to where to stay Currently, I am looking at a BestWestern hotel that is right across from the expo
Re: Any reccomendations?
by Jack McGee 13 years ago
Can I ask where the hotel is During a convention that is a very good rate and there may be a reason. I don't think Motel 6 gets that low. The reason I ask, is I think almost without exception, the hot
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