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Matt Geier 5 years ago
I am still around!
Want to connect with me?
Find me on LinkedIN, Twitter, or Facebook or shoot me an email to Mattggeier@macDOTcom - I will ask you some questions to find out how you are, your business is. Why stop there, ill find out about your sales, and marketing efforts are working out for you!
10Gbe over fibre speed
by Stepan Ko 5 years ago
Hello We have just had new server installed for after effects and resolve work. The server is a dell power edge r720, raid5 array, 5 drives. It is connected with a fibre cable through pcie. Now when w
Re: 10Gbe over fibre speed
by Matt Geier 5 years ago
Hi Stepan, I hope someone comes and backs me up since I have not posted in what seems far too long. However, to set the stage, perhaps my friends can reassure you to some, most, or all of my advice im
WTS: HP (IBM, SONY, TDX) LTO 4 / LTO 5Tapes / Unused
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Through a consultative opportunity, I have found some HP Brand (and more brands added 1 31 14) LTO 4 LTO 5 Tape Cartridges. Brand Name Original OEM - HP - IBM - SONY - TDX New In Box Retail Packaging
LTO 5 and Mac Pro problem
by Tim Silva 6 years ago
I have a 2009 vintage 2x 3.2 GHz Quad core Intel Xeon Mac Pro running 10.6.8 with an ATTO ExpressSAS H680 card and an IBM TS2250 LTO5 tape drive. After installing LTFS I seemed to have access to the d
Re: LTO 5 and Mac Pro problem
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
I was just going down that path of trying to gather up some additional info.... I was thinking that IBM LTFS 2.0.0 supports the T2250 drive, because it does... So why not just start looking in the sys
Small-Tree 10/10 would buy again
by David Gagne 6 years ago
Yeah, so I liked Small-Tree even before I bought their gear, and now after buying their gear... I am not sure I want to buy from anyone else. I'll post some more details here, but I'll just start by s
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Re: Small-Tree 10/10 would buy again
by David Gagne 6 years ago
Follow up on this -- more praise. They have helped me troubleshoot a bunch of configuration issues with my clients connecting via NFS, helped me understand a bunch of configuration, etc. Configuring p
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Matt Geier's DELL Products List - Available NOW!
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Hey all, I have current Inventory Availability on the following DELL Stuff. - Call me for discussion on best price and custom configuration needs. - Call me for 3rd Party Maintenance Quotes on Dell. -
Need Hardware? Maintenance? Consulting?
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Hello fellow Cow'ers! Some of you know who I am, and some don't. I'm posting in Classified Personal section, because this post is geared to the end users ... you... the people buying and using equipme
Technical Sales Consultant, Networking, Media Workflow
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
I'm Matt Geier. I am looking to be a resource for anyone that is looking for free consultations and recommendations on hardware and networking configurations or video editing setups for a Shared workf
FTP/ File sharing question
by kelly armstrong 6 years ago
Hi there, I'm an editor based in London and I have a team in Mexico at the moment about to send me about 10GB worth of footage. We've signed up to the FTP site Wuala for sharing, but the upload time i
Re: FTP/ File sharing question
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Kelly, Bob's right. As usual. Here's some info I have that he may not - For this type of solution, you can consider using HELIOS Webshare and Document Hub. You can even try it out free of charge for t
Maximum Percentage on Avid Unity
by Ricardo Maria 6 years ago
Hello, I'm working on a big project from an Avid Unity. Can anyone tell me the percentage used maximum value on the Unity I heard that it shouldn't go past 80%... Is this true
Re: Maximum Percentage on Avid Unity
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Thats good advice for any Storage or CPU utilization. Memory etc.. You should always allow for Bursts... In the case of storage drive,... Utilizing them over a certain percentage, will start to cause
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Video Storage Question
by Mark Roberts 6 years ago
Hi everyone, I am new to the site.Currently we have we have two Mac Pro desktops in our studio room. The machines are connected to an old Rorke 8 drive storage unit via FibreJet. From what I have seen
Re: Video Storage Question
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Hi Mark, There are several ways to test your shared storage unit for "active" editing performance viability. Keep in mind, it may also be okay today, and not okay tomorrow if you change something. So
network throughput benchmark?
by Alex Gerulaitis 6 years ago
My client just installed a 10GbE switch with appropriate NICs all around, and reports 600MB s write but 250MB s read speeds. The DAS on the xServe is doing 1GB s, so it shouldn't be the bottleneck. Th
Re: network throughput benchmark?
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Hi Alex, Thanks for posting back. I like the feedback too! - BTW - I'm not with Small Tree anymore. I should make that clear. Some folks know by now and some don't. I am however still working on some
Pre and Post Production Workflow Consulting
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
I am taking on new clients as a workflow consultant. Please consider me when you need someone to speak with who has consulting, and workflow experience for Pre and Post as well as Video Editing and Ar
External RAID system recommendation for a Final Cut 7 setup
by James Nolan 6 years ago
Hi, just wondering if anyone has a great suggestion for an External RAID system recommendation for a Final Cut 7 setup. This workstation would use FCP 7 and FCP X for 1080i editing with an KONA 3G AJA
Re: External RAID system recommendation for a Final Cut 7 setup
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Hi James, If you're editing over the Ethernet wire, check out Small Tree's Titanium box. Either a Titanium 4 or a TitaniumZ-5 would suffice for you. http: www.small-tree.com GraniteSTOR_Shared_Storage
Selective Color Correction
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
Hey all - Anything in FCPX or a good plug in that will allow one to do selective CC Thanks in advance. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandc
Re: Selective Color Correction
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Would something like this help I'm not entirely familiar with Color Correction. People that I talk to that are, however, seem to think this would be a good thing to have in their workflow. I don't kno
Is a SAN right for me?
by Rob Wilson 6 years ago
Hi, I'm currently in the process of reviewing our storage setup and am trying to decide if a SAN is what I need. We currently have 2 UltraStor RAIDs (32TB+24TB RAID6) running via fibre into a server a
Re: Is a SAN right for me?
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Rob, What did you end up doing with this I'm curious to know where you came out with a decision. What rabbit hole did you go down How did that work out Let us know..I'm sure the forum readers would li
Windows 2012 - 8.1 Box File Sharing
by Steven Tee 6 years ago
Hello, I currently have a Server 2012 box. It has 2x 10 gigabit Ethernet NICs (RJ45 Cat 6) currently. I am planning on building a new workstation that would also have 2x 10 gigabit Ethernet links (RJ4
Re: Windows 2012 - 8.1 Box File Sharing
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Steven, What Bob said.. - what Bob says is good. PLUS... Take my advice too. Go look at PCShare from HELIOS.de - If you have Mac's check out EtherShare - This will let you get some nice speed transfer
Create a DVD from a Bluray Project?
by chris evans 6 years ago
So I have now completed my first Vegas Pro DVDA Bluray with some help on here and I am really pleased with the results. Next time it will be much easier! Now, I have some people that want the project
Re: Create a DVD from a Bluray Project?
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Hi Chris, Standard DVD players read the .Vob format, what is the format you're laying out with now (AVI or MPEG etc ) I would recommend you download ConvertXtoDVD. Ive been using it for over a year no
Rendering Options General Question for home movies
by Linda O'Connell 7 years ago
My main business is transferring all types of home movies to DVD. Lately, I have been getting lots of requests for their video files to be on hard drive. Sometimes people want it for just a back up st
Re: Rendering Options General Question for home movies
by Matt Geier 6 years ago
Hi Linda, I wanted to find out your Interest in Asset Management. Perhaps you have something already that you're using. A great one is Axle Video. It's inexpensive, and extremely valuable to the creat
SAN software for every machine? Or just host?
by Gavin Greenwalt 7 years ago
I'm evaluating our options as we consider rebuilding our studio's storage. If we were to go the infiniband or fiberchannel route would we need a $1k copy of MetaSAN for every single workstation or jus
Re: SAN software for every machine? Or just host?
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Gavin, What hardware are you talking about putting Infiniband onto Are you talking Macs (if yes, there is no current Infiniband market for Mac, unfortunately.) It does however exist on Windows and
Six 1GbE Link Agg Connection vs. 10GbE Connection to Switch
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
If you have an ethernet SAN with a switch, the 2 most popular methods of connection to the server are: 1. Link aggregation using a multi-port ethernet card on the server, up to 6 ethernet ports per PC
Re: Six 1GbE Link Agg Connection vs. 10GbE Connection to Switch
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Eric and Bob, Here's some things we tend to think about when it comes to this subject of 1GbE vs 10GbE. It's not true that the a Mac Pro has the limit of 2 x 10GbE Link Agg together. Where did you
Billing/Invoice for Post Production - get specific?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I thought I saw this thread somewhere but couldn't find it. Feel free to redirect me. How much detail do you include on your invoices For both a project that has one single budget, and for something y
Re: Billing/Invoice for Post Production - get specific?
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Grant, Personally I like to invoice a breakout by line. I also like to "bundle" my prices together in some way as to offer a value Package too. I think people tend to be more picky on final cost on
Full Width Navigation Bar Problems
by jamie wilson 7 years ago
Hi, I have had a problem with making this nav bar 100% width for ages. I'm not sure if the problem lies with the nav.bar container or the header.container. I was hoping some pro could take a look at m
Re: Full Width Navigation Bar Problems
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Jamie. Thanks for posting. I've looked at the link and I don't particularly see the issue. I appeared, normal. Can you specify what you've seen as the problem.. Might also be helpful to know what b
Places to post services
by Olly Lawer 7 years ago
Hi, We're a small production company looking to increase our reach. I wondered if anyone could recommend any online places to post our services Like People Per Hour and such. We're based in East Angli
Re: Places to post services
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Olly, Right here on the cow is a good place to post services. Check out http: services.creativecow.net - Let us know if you'd like more! I'm sure there are other places too! Regards, Matt Geier (Vi
Premiere Pro CS6: XSAN vs MetaSAN
by Patrick Edwards 7 years ago
We are looking to move from Final Cut Studio to Adobe Production Premium CS6. Does anyone know of any issues with using Premiere Pro After Effects Photoshop in an XSAN or MetaSAN environment We curren
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Re: Premiere Pro CS6: XSAN vs MetaSAN
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Hey Howard Great point. I'm curious, is that support from Apple directly, or are you talking about support from an integrator specialist With Xsan, you're pretty much on your own, which is part of why
Transferring big files
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
Thought I'd put out a shout to see how you guys transfer big files to clients when needed We usually just put them on our own server here in our building and give clients a link for download, which wo
Re: Transferring big files
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Todd, Have you considered using Google Drive or paying Dropbox for larger business type access There are probably some additional resources you could utilize as well, such as a hosting company for
Slightly OT - Curious about effective link aggregation (trunking) in OSX
by Ed Murphy 7 years ago
My apologies for being slightly off topic, but this seems to be the most appropriate forum for shared storage and networking discussions. I wonder if anyone can speek to my recent experience with link
Re: Slightly OT - Curious about effective link aggregation (trunking) in OSX
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Ed, Link Aggregation on the client won't work out of the operating system the way you'd expect. For you to link aggregate those client ports and pass data down both at the same time, requires the s
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Anyone using Sonnet's xMac as a server?
by Shane Winter 7 years ago
Curious if anyone has put the xMac to much use yet...especially with any storage attached to it. I can't help a little skepticism that such a configuration could handle any serious throughput, but am
Re: Anyone using Sonnet's xMac as a server?
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Shane, Lots of people in the industry experiment with this in both SAN and NAS. As with any of the shared storage configurations, you need to deploy and set it all up to work a certain way dependin
SAN server for collaboration on FCP7
by Eduardo Brambila 7 years ago
Hi I'm working for a company that does realities programs and we are looking to share the videos between the editors and the audio engineer. (about 10 people) We were thinking about buying a Dell R720
Re: SAN server for collaboration on FCP7
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Eduardo, It's always exciting to see someone investigating shared storage. Be sure to fully understand everything. Otherwise you'll get caught up and be forced to spend more on bandages and support
I want some freelance work. I am architectural 3d artist with 2 years experience.
by Kaushik Vadher 7 years ago
I am architectural 3d artist with 2 years experience. I want freelance work. Visit my online portfolio at http: www.arch3dstudio.net23.net index.php p=1_4&a=EXTERIOR_RENDERINGS http: www.arch3dstudio.
Re: I want some freelance work. I am architectural 3d artist with 2 years experience.
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
I'd love to connect with you so we can network together. I'm interested in similar work and have experience in this area as well. I'd like to get to know you better, and possibly work out a more forma
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Producers using a Mac: What CRM software do you recommend?
by Ned Miller 7 years ago
Hi, If you're not on a Mac or don't know what CRM software is, please refrain from responding. My (lack of) organization of keeping track of clients, leads, communications, etc. is now a complete mess
Re: Producers using a Mac: What CRM software do you recommend?
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
They can be expensive. Speaking from experience as a user on a team, as well as a one man show I understand your point. Were you aware they offer single user access as well as group, professional and
smalltree titanium vs. sonnet Rx1600
by Joachim Freitag 7 years ago
hi! we have to expand pur storage capacities. i would prefer a sonnet RX1600 connected to a macpro. the macpro is connected via a smalltree 6port ethernet trunk to our LAN switch. our workstations are
Re: smalltree titanium vs. sonnet Rx1600
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Joachim, I saw your post and wanted to lend a response. Note: I read that you are trunking two ports together on your Mac. Just a tip that although the idea is a good one, its not doing anything to
Fast, reliable & cheap (!!) SAN
by Chris Maytag 7 years ago
Hello, We're beginning the process of specifying a fiber-based (or that's our assumption, based on bandwidth needs) storage system for a small workgroup (< 12 clients). Our capacity needs are moder
Re: Fast, reliable & cheap (!!) SAN
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Chris, This is a little abnormal from my usual method of approach to engaging on the forums. I saw your post and knew I wanted to talk to you and learn more about your needs so I can help address t
website design for selling/downloading short videos
by Pattie Olson 7 years ago
I am a videographer that sells 2 DVDs from my website. http: www.gigglewiththegoats.com I looked at my analytics on my YT channel that has three of my videos displayed and over 70% of views are from m
Re: website design for selling/downloading short videos
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Pattie, To design for mobile, is much like designing for the web browser on your monitor in context. You should designate a "mobile" site, and your current website serves as your "standard" site. (
ATTO Drivers are now available!
by Tim Jones 7 years ago
Hi Gang, The ATTO Drivers t fix issues with Thunderbolt and Ivy-Bridge Mac Book Pro systems are now available for download. We've tested them with both affected systems (mostly Mac Book Pros) and norm
Re: ATTO Drivers are now available!
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi all, I felt it worth mentioning that I know several solutions in the field that are still going strong. Were going on 4 years now since Small Tree first released ST RAID (3gb SAS) shared NAS storag
Editshare - Terrablock or Small Tree? Advice please
by Ross Garrett 7 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 Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Ross, Bob is right. (As usual...) You'll get lots of responses from solution providers and integrators telling you that their product is the best fit and to buy that stuff. Certainly a "Do-It-Yours
Trouble getting JW player to work correctly
by Jeremy Chopra 7 years ago
Hi all I am not sure what I am doing wrong here but I have 2 pages reacting differently to the JW player on my site.. The first page I set up a while ago and the video plays fine with the a control ba
Re: Trouble getting JW player to work correctly
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Jeremy, I'm not entirely sure 100% this is the is actual cause of the problem, but line 363 seems suspect as to the placement of the tag.... Might want to check into that and see if you can remove
How many hours / years before you replace a drive set?
by Shawn Larkin 7 years ago
Is there a standard for when you swap out say 16 drives in a a rackmount We use an ATTO 380 RAID Card and a 2006 MacPro and 16 Hitachi Enterprise Class (Ultrastars) Drives that have been spinning for
Re: How many hours / years before you replace a drive set?
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Shawn, When it comes down to drives and storage, you'll find the manufactures will vary in how dependable they are made to run. Honestly I never like to suggest someone outright replace an investme
Where to look for work. How to land those big jobs.
by Ed Blackford 7 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am part of a collective that does all sorts of post production work and some pre-production. (http: www.full-beard.com if you want to check it out and see what we do). We have had so
Re: Where to look for work. How to land those big jobs.
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Go get what you want, and do something worthwhile with what you have! Turning 16 and submitting 2 job applications and making numerous phone calls to the organization to follow up asking for the inter
Real-World examples of 10Gb enet on a Mac?
by bryson jones 7 years ago
Just a strange conversation starter... Does anyone out there have a rig running with 10Gig on OSX server sharing to 10Gig clients (No switch uplinkers please, that's pretty common.) ;) Just gathering
Re: al-World examples of 10Gb enet on a Mac?
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hey Bryson, Same here. Call me too :) Matt Geier (Video Networking Solutions Expert) (Creative Design Workflow Consultant) (Social Media Networks Consultant) (Technical Video Industry Sales Consultant
Web Basics - Newb - Stationary background, scroll bars and image size
by Christopher Key 7 years ago
Hi, I just got a new Imac as a gift and when I saw my website I realized it needs a makeover. What I want to do is change my site so that the background image, header and upper navigation stays fixed
Re: Web Basics - Newb - Stationary background, scroll bars and image size
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Having the things defined for your site will depend on a few factors. Browsers on mobile devices like phones won't be the same necessarily vs tablets, monitor screen resolutions etc.... You can certai
Google Doesn't Indexing My Friend's Website
by Ramesh Rai 7 years ago
Hi guys, my friend has created a site at http: heavengb.com The problem with the site is that it is not being indexed by Google. Here are some details about the website development * Firstly, the site
Re: Google Doesn't Indexing My Friend's Website
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Just asking to know more - when was all the content changed That may have something to do with things. How often is the website being crawled by Google Is it indexing and also showing search results o
10G ethernet HBAs direct attach between 2 MAc Pros
by Nir Shelter 7 years ago
Hi guys I recently purchased 2 x Small Tree 10g Ethernet cards dual port intended to connect between 2 Macpros direct. I put 1 card in a 2010 macpro PCIe slot 2 (4xPCIe2) have attached a CAT6 cable be
Re: 10G ethernet HBAs direct attach between 2 MAc Pros
by Nir Shelter 7 years ago
Problem solved! Was a combination of OS up dates, Jumbo frames enabled in the Ethernet hard ware settings in network settings, driver update for the Small Tree card, flash firm ware updates on the R68
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OGG Video
by Sam Caino 7 years ago
I need to convert some videos to .ogg so my website will work in Firefox. I downloaded Miro Video Converter, which works. However, the files are far too big and Miro doesn't give you customization fea
Re: OGG Video
by Matt Geier 7 years ago
Hi Sam. Thanks - That will help folks to know what you're running. Perhaps another piece of information would be to ask you what type of format the files are currently in now All you said was you want
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