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SFP+ Cable Issues, Qbiquit and Mellanox
by Kevin Patrick 6 months ago
I'm having issues with performance between an iMac Pro and a QNAP NAS. QNAP checked my configurations, found no issues. QNAP ran some performance checks interally and determined the HW setup is fast.
Re: Problem Solved - Re: SFP+ Cable Issues, Ubiquiti and Mellanox
by Kevin Patrick 6 months ago
Here's a not quite correct timeline of my QNAP adventures. Nov 16 - Hey QNAP, why so slow Nov 16 - Hey Kevin, set your Jumbo Frames to 9000 Nov 17 - Hey QNAP, Jumbo Frames set, why still so slow Nov 1
manual migration to El Capitan
by Craig Alan 3 years ago
My current set up is a 2011 iMac OS 10.10.5. Just bought a late 2015 iMac. Trying to get ready to move over. CCC Cloned back up. All media on external drives. Including FC libraries and needed media a
Re: manual migration to El Capitan
by Kevin Patrick 3 years ago
Craig Alan "I could transition to a new app like Lightroom" For what it's worth. I was (am) a long time Aperture user. (I'll try and refrain from going on a rant about Apple dropping products, then a
Dual Displays on Mac Tube and FCPX
by Kevin Patrick 3 years ago
Apple states that FCPX uses both graphics cards for playback and effects. But what affect does two displays have on performance Is it a 5%, 20% or more Could I be getting much better performance with
Re: Dual Displays on Mac Tube and FCPX
by Kevin Patrick 3 years ago
Well that's interesting. Seeing as Apple has been shipping 4K (and now 5K) iMacs, I would think FCPX would not have an issue with screen scaling.
FCPX and El Capitan
by Kevin Patrick 3 years ago
I read (don't recall the issues exactly) that there were issues with FCPX and El Capitan, back when El Capitan came out. Have those issues been addressed I have been waiting to upgrade to El Capitan p
Re: FCPX and El Capitan
by Kevin Patrick 3 years ago
Does the new Metal core graphics technology work with FCPX Was that support in the last FCPX release Unless I missed it, I didn't see Apple reference FCPX in the Metal section of El Capitan.
Offload and EditReady
by Kevin Patrick 4 years ago
Anyone here have any experience using either Red Giant's Offload, or Divergent Media's Edit Ready Kevin
D600, Does it output 422?
by Kevin Patrick 4 years ago
Does a D600 really output 422 I'm looking into HDMI recorders, because they can capture 422 color sampling. But it seems to me that in order to really benefit from 422, the camera (sensor ) has to be
Re: D600, Does it output 422?
by Kevin Patrick 4 years ago
Steve Crow "There was a discussion on this forum a few months back" I believe I came across that discussion. It was about whether or not an Atmos product was worth while. (something like that) That's
FCPX and Catalyst Prepare
by Kevin Patrick 4 years ago
I read through the previous posts on this topic, but I wanted to make sure I understand the current state of what does and doesn't work. OS X 10.10 Yosemite FCPX 10.1.4 PDZK-LT2_1.2.1 Sony Plug-ing fo
Re: FCPX and Catalyst Prepare
by Kevin Patrick 4 years ago
Ian Cook "You do not have to transcode in Prepare. " Not being an encoding expert, doesn't Prepare always transcode Or is the default XAVC the same coding as XDCAM Ian Cook "You do not need it for FC
FCPX and Catalyst Browse
by Kevin Patrick 4 years ago
Catalyst Browse seems to produce the same results as I just posted about Catalyst Prepare. The Copy command creates what appears to be the same *.MP4 file, which FCPX 10.1.4 cannot import. Assuming at
Multiple monitors on Yosemite?
by Don Scioli 5 years ago
Has anyone used multiple monitors on 10.10 ..mine have not worked since 10.9.2, which I stayed with. I'm using 3 HD monitors, 10801 not 4k on a 6 core Mac Pro 2014. I'm also using a powered dvi to min
Re: Multiple monitors on Yosemite?
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I am. Mac Pro Late 2013 (the tube) 3 GHz 8 Core OS X 10.10 Yosemite, also worked fine on Mavericks Dual NEC 27" PA272W (2560 x 1440) Dual AMD FirePro D700 Each are connected to separate TB2 ports. Peg
PreRoll Post
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I came across Larry Jordan's review of PreRoll Post and wondered if anyone here as looked into, or had comments on this product. Kevin http: www.larryjordan.biz product-review-preroll-post-from-imagin
Re: PreRoll Post
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
Bob Zelin "Is it better than BRU That is a stupid question" Well then, glad I didn't ask that question. I'm about to fall off the fence I've been sitting on for some time and finally acquire an LTO b
Frame Rate Confusion
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I have some media shot on an AVCHD camera. Shot at 1080 60i. I've always assumed 60i to be 60 fields per second, or 30 frames per second. I've noticed some odd differences in how the video looks in FC
Re: Frame Rate Confusion
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
It's been a while since I went to frame rate school. Seems no matter how much I learn about these simple facts, I always seem to forget. The FCPX setting is yet another great example. Thanks.
News: mLogic® Ships mTape®
by Cow News Droid 5 years ago
The Industry s First Thunderbolt Certified LTO-6 Backup & Archiving Solution for Creative Professionals (Culver City, California--July 24, 2014) mLogic announced today that the company is now shipping
Re: News: mLogic® Ships mTape®
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
Just wondering if anyone has purchased, or even seen one of these units. Kevin
OT: JBOD for MacPro Tube?
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
OT: JBOD for MacPro Tube Looking for JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) OWC ThunderBay IV seems to be the best solutions I've found so far. http: eshop.macsales.com item OWC TBIVKIT0GB Only negative I've he
Re: OT: JBOD for MacPro Tube?
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
Caldigit makes some pretty good products. In the short time I've used them (AV Pro), I've been very happy with the performance and reliability. I do believe you get what you pay for. I will most likel
LTO Brands to Buy (and avoid?)
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I am finally getting around to backing up with LTO. I was wondering if anyone can suggest which brands to purchase and possibly which brands to avoid Thanks. Kevin
Re: LTO Brands to Buy (and avoid?)
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I just realized I did a poor job of posting my question. Which brands of LTO media Not drives, or SW. I'm looking for recommendations for the LTO media. (sorry)
How Does Partitioning Impact RAID Arrays?
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I'd like to partition my new RAID array (Pegasus2 R8 32 TB). I'm thinking I'd like to segregate video media from everything else. (audio, photos, etc) My reasoning is the make backups easy. Video will
Re: How Does Partitioning Impact RAID Arrays?
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
Chris, Another thought I had is that I'd like to use the RAID array for Time Machine backup, without partitioning. It's my understanding that I can limit the size of a Time Machine backup by using spa
RAID 6, With or Without Hot Spare
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
Being paranoid (inexperienced and uneducated), I plan on setting up my Pegasus2 R8 as RAID 6. My question is whether or not I should also designate a hot spare drive in the array. If I have to make th
Re: RAID 6, With or Without Hot Spare
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
Chris Murphy "scrubs weren't scheduled" I'm not sure what a scrub is. Both the definition and how that translates to the features of a Pegasus array. The background activities that are available for
LTO/LTFS Solution For OS X
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I'm in the process of upgrading my old gas-fired Mac Pro 3,1 to the Mac Pro iTube, also adding a lot more storage with a Pegasus2 array. I'm looking for advice for LTO back up solutions for this setup
Re: LTO/LTFS Solution For OS X
by Ajit Nair 5 years ago
Hi Kevin, Just to keep you informed, you can also look into Storage DNA Evolution which is a Mac based LTO LTFS based archiving software. I don't know what is your archive size .. if you want to use a
AnandTech Mac Pro Review is up
by Robert Gilman 5 years ago
http: www.anandtech.com show 7603 mac-pro-review-late-2013 Extensive (15 pages) and basically positive.
Re: AnandTech Mac Pro Review is up
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
4K requirements seem to be a little vague. The dual GPUs seem to be for effects and rendering. Yet when the talk about 4K playback, they talk about both CPU and GPU. (unless I missed something) So, I
Pegasus2 R8 or R6
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I am currently planning my move from my old 2008 Mac Pro and eSATA RAID to the new Mac Pro Tube and Thunderbolt 2 using Promise's Pegasus2. With my limited knowledge on this topic, I'm not sure how to
Re: Pegasus2 R8 or R6
by David Roth Weiss 5 years ago
Kevin Patrick "I'm assuming more drives should provide higher transfer rates. I'm not editing 4K, so I'm not sure if it matters. I work with plain old HD, either XDCAM EX, or the over compressed stuf
Which New Mac Pro CPU Configuration for FCPX 10.1?
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
10.1 is optimized for Dual-GPU for: Real-time performance (specifically layered effects and 4K streams ) Background rendering (if you choose need to do it) Optical Flow Effects Previews Background Exp
Re: Which New Mac Pro CPU Configuration for FCPX 10.1?
by Kevin Patrick 5 years ago
I just checked Apple's site. The above configuration is showing a ship date of February. It was January when I first looked this morning. I guess there is still a demand for "pro" level systems. Who k
Transcoding XDCAM EX to ProRes in FCPX
by Kevin Patrick 6 years ago
I installed Sony's XDCAM plug-in (PDZK-LT2) for FCPX, 10.0.9. So now I can get XDCAM EX files into FCPX several ways. FCPX can import the files from either the original BPAV folders, or from the *.mov
Re: Transcoding XDCAM EX to ProRes in FCPX
by Ian Cook 6 years ago
The reason is that the decode time and edit performance for ProRes vs MPEG 2 and the other listed codecs is almost the same. It was Apple's decision to disable this option for these formats.
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regular or fusion drive?
by Kent Beeson 6 years ago
May get an new iMac 27" - should I go for 1TB regular or 1TB Fusion drive, what are potential pitfalls for the fusion drive Thanks K www.effective-video.com
Re: regular or fusion drive?
by Kevin Patrick 6 years ago
Kent Beeson "Woah, the fusion drive is only 5400rpm Not 7200 " I believe the non-fusion drive in the 21.5" iMac is 5200 rpm. While the fusion drive in the 27" iMac is 7200 rpm. http: www.apple.com im
EX1R Slwo and Quick Motion
by Kevin Patrick 7 years ago
If you set the camera to 720 24P you can enable S&Q Motion and set the frame rate to 60 fps. The camera will record 60 fps (no audio) but the playback will be at 24 fps. How is this different from set
Re: EX1R Slwo and Quick Motion
by Kevin Patrick 7 years ago
Craig, You are jogging my memory on this issue. So the S&Q mode is over cranking the data rate (87.5 mpbs) to record, but then playing back at the normal HQ data of 35 mbps. More data, better results.
Prometheus "Already Seen It" thread
by Tim Wilson 7 years ago
I HAAAAAATE the word spoilers. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it, so I refuse to name a thread after it. But here you go. If you've seen Prometheus, read on. Otherwise, read or don't read as you wish. Just do
Re: Prometheus "Already Seen It" thread
by Kevin Patrick 7 years ago
I think I worded my question poorly. Both Scott and Cameron (speled is wrong the ferst time) have done some great sci-fi. Alien was (in my opinion) outstanding. I'm not sure if I can say ground breaki
FCPX users, share your favourite tips
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
I'm interested to see what tips or techniques people are using with FCPX and if there's anything people might like to share. Despite considering myself an "experienced" FCPX user, there's still an awf
Re: FCPX users, share your favourite tips
by Kevin Patrick 7 years ago
While I use a lot of Keywords and Collections, I wasn't aware you could, or should rename Favorites. The searching capabilities are a nice addition.
Keyword Search
by Geoff Addis 7 years ago
I must be doing something wrong, but I cannot see what! I've created Keyword Collections for each of several rooms and have sorted the clips into the appropriate collection and then have applied addit
Re: Keyword Search
by Kevin Patrick 7 years ago
In case you had not seen this tip on new searching abilities. Make sure you watch all of the clip, at the end they cover the searching clip types as well. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro tutorials 822-
Problems in Final Cut Pro X
by John Irvine 7 years ago
Hi - is anyone else experiencing major software glitches in FCPX when using, or attempting to use, cross dissolves Or when using the 'Hold' function retiming editor Just wondering, as I have been havi
Re: Problems in Final Cut Pro X
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
WRong forum. We here use FCP 7 and earlier. You want the FCX forum.... http: forums.creativecow.net fcpxtechnique Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Has anyone else experienced the painstakingly slow reder times I have with FCPX...among other very irritating things?
by Craig Shamwell 7 years ago
While I writ this I am building a 30sec spot for a client. (I am in the process of learning CS5.5 Premier) I have 27 3.4 I7 iMac with 16g Ram. I opened up the project and before I could even do anythi
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Re: Has anyone else experienced the painstakingly slow reder times I have with FCPX...among other very irritating things?
by Jim Giberti 7 years ago
Craig you're about three months late with this. Virtually everything you're asking frustrating about has been discussed over and over here so you'll understand why your post isn't exciting a lot of in
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Kevin Patrick liked this 7 years ago
Working Over the weekend...
by Greg Burke 7 years ago
Hey all I just picked up a gig that has me booked all weekend, I just got a email explaining the work were doing. Were packing and shipping all Macpros out of the Facility. (are are 30 towers) We'll b
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Re: Working Over the weekend...
by Greg Burke 7 years ago
Just thought it was an interesting job that had to do with Apple's business choices the last few months. thought I'd Share. I wear many hats. www.gregburkepost.com
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Quadro vs. GTX - Performance in MPE
by Frederic Segard 8 years ago
I'm sort of in an obsessive mode right now. I'm about to invest over $12,000 in a full edit suite, and I'm making damn sure I have everything perfect for my needs. I got almost every aspect cleared up
Re: Quadro vs. GTX - Performance in MPE
by Kevin Patrick 7 years ago
Did you ever get your answer Did you finally make a decision
Migrating from Final Cut Pro 6 to which new version?
by Neil Orman 8 years ago
Hi, I just bought a new computer that runs the operating system Mac OS X , and I was told my old Final Cut Pro 6 software wouldn't run on it. The Apple guys said I could either purchase the latest Fin
Re: Migrating from Final Cut Pro 6 to which new version?
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
If you go with Premeire Pro ... You might want to look into getting an NVIDIA CUDA card. This provides GPU hardware acceleration for Premiere Pro. ATI based cards don't. I use the Quadro 4000. I use i
Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX on same machine
by Daniel Kenyon 8 years ago
Hi I've got an iMac version 10.6.8 with FCPX already installed. I've just got myself Final Cut Studio also as i've never had it before (I generally used Premiere which is also installed on my Mac). I'
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX on same machine
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
David, Maybe I missed something in your tutorial. How do you install FCP X on a new partition (boot disk) if you've already purchased it Can you simply enter in your Apple ID into the App store app an
Premiere CS5.5 and Matrox conflict solved. FYI
by Harvey Goldberg 8 years ago
Be careful when you install Premiere CS5.5 and Matrox Drivers for an MX02 box. The latest Matrox drivers MTXUTILS_551.exe does not work with Premiere CS5.50...it requires Premiere CS5.51. 5.51 is an u
Re: Premiere CS5.5 and Matrox conflict solved. FYI
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
I am considering an MXO2 setup for my Mac and PP. In searching their products, I've heard some mixed opinions. I was wondering if you could share your experience with the MX02 Specifically, how does i
Blackmagic Intensity and PPro 5.5
by Mike Smith 8 years ago
Is Blackmagic Intensity and PPro 5.5 a workable combination I have a dealer advising me that Intensity knocks out some Mercury Playback Engine functionality and MX02 mini would be better. Any experien
Re: Blackmagic Intensity and PPro 5.5
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
I used a BM Intensity on FCP and had no issues. I tired to use it with PP CS5.5 on a Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1, simply for monitoring my video. First, you have to use a BlackMagic setting for your sequence
GT120 + GTX 285 for Premiere CS5.5?
by Kent Kumpula 8 years ago
Hello! I cannot seem to find a relieble srource for his information.. If I have a Macpro with a GTX285 (no displays attached to this card) and a GT120 videocard with two monitors connected to it. Will
Re: GT120 + GTX 285 for Premiere CS5.5?
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
Well, the GT120 is not on Adobe's list of supported CUDA cards. I have an ATI 5770 running my two displays and a Quadro 4000 in slave mode. No monitors. Works fine. Premiere recognizes and utilizes th
Twixtor Seems To Start Render Forward In Time
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
Please note, that I've posted the question below to Re:Vision Effects tech. support as well. I'm sure I will get an answer. But in case I don't hear back from them this late on Friday, I figured I'd p
Re: Twixtor Seems To Start Render Forward In Time
by Christopher Hana 8 years ago
I have this issue as well. So far I don't know how to get rid of it but you can workaround it. First off check this tutorial from 3:24 to 6:10.http: youtu.be 3iF3dbvVD_g hd=1&t=3m24s So after setting
CS 5.5 Encore and Mac compatible blu ray burner
by Brian Ricke 8 years ago
Hello. I have a new imac and Adobe CS 5.5 Production Premium and am looking for a reliable blu ray burner. I'd like to keep the cost under $200, but speed isn't a major concern for me. Does anyone hav
Re: CS 5.5 Encore and Mac compatible blu ray burner
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
I just ordered a Pioneer burner from Mac Sales. I'll let you know how it works. http: eshop.macsales.com item Pioneer BDR206BKMP
FCP7 Suddenly Won't Launch, But It Did a Few Days Ago
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
I posted this on Apple's FCP Discussion forum, but didn't get any responses. So I apologize if you've already seen this post. For some reason, FCP 7 won't launch any more. It did just a few days ago.
Re: FCP7 Suddenly Won't Launch, But It Did a Few Days Ago
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
Jerry. Well, I decided to give it a try. No change. FCP 7 still won't load. It starts, the splash screen shows what FCP 7 is loading, but it never loads. DVDSP, Compressor and Motion all load fine. An
Advice on PC config for pp pro 5.5.1
by pierre conti 8 years ago
Hi All, Since Apple doesn't seem to be interested in pros anymore, i thought it might be time to get a PC instead of wasting money on ATI cards and cool designs. Things is: I never owned a PC. My budg
Re: Advice on PC config for pp pro 5.5.1
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
While I could very easily be wrong and there is probably a lot of things Apple has done up to now that would lead you to think they are or have left the Mac Pro market. But, if you've never owned a PC
Mac Video card recommendations?
by David Willey 8 years ago
I have a Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.93GHz with 16GB RAM. I am running PPro CS5.0.4. I also have a BlackMagic Decklink SDI card in the computer for external monitoring. The system has been crashing
Re: Mac Video card recommendations?
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
I have the Quadro 4000 along with an ATI Radeon HD 5770. Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 CUDA Driver 4.0.21 GPU Driver 7.4.10 270.05.05f01 (hey, that's what it says) I've had no issues at all. However, when I up
Twixtor Rendering Seems To Freeze PP CS5.5
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
I am currently testing the demo version of Twixtor. (non-Pro) I have a 1 second clip from a Sony EX1R, 720p 60. I check the clip and PP shows it to be a *.MP4 file, native XDCAM EX. 1280x720, 59.94 fp
Re: Twixtor Rendering Seems To Freeze PP CS5.5
by Pierre Jasmin 8 years ago
"never change the in-point on a clip"... Actually this is fixed in CS5.5, changing the in-point in Premiere now does not slide the end retime result... "PP is freezing" In CS5.0 I think there was an i
Slow Motion, EX1R Options
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
I'm looking for some advice on various options for slow motion. I know I can capture 720p60 and have the camera do the work and output 720p24, 2.5 times speed reduction. But, I won't have any audio. I
Re: Slow Motion, EX1R Options
by john lenihan 8 years ago
1. Most editing programs should all change the video plyback rate and the sound separately. If not just manually speed up the audio by 2.5 times. 2. Yes, If you shoot at 60i, then the longest the aper
Preview Plays Back OK, But The Scopes Do Not
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
Hello, yet another ex-FCP user ... I set the workspace to Adobe's Color Correction. So I have the Program window and I have a window for the scopes. I set the scope to display a single scope. When I p
Re: Preview Plays Back OK, But The Scopes Do Not
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
Thanks Robert. After Kevin Monahan pointed that out, I gave it a try. They do in fact play back in real time on the Program Monitor. However, the reference monitor functions the same way with the scop
FCP user Experimenting with Premiere
by Paul Roper 8 years ago
Hello I am a long-time Final Cut Pro user, looking to switch to Premiere (like all FCP users who aren't switching to Avid). So I've been trying it out, and love the interconnectivity between Premiere
Re: FCP user Experimenting with Premiere
by Kevin Patrick 8 years ago
Looks like you need a CUDA (Mercury Engine) graphics card, which means an NVIDIA card. CUDA is not supported on any ATI products. I just recently moved to Premier Pro as well. I purchased a Quadro 400
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