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Nathaniel Cooper

Sales & Marketing Manager for Promax Systems. Focused on shared storage in media and entertainment for 12 years. Located in SoCal.
Member Since:
September 9th 2009
118 Posts
100 posts
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Los Angeles, CA
Can Synology Support 3-4 Concurrent Video Editors?
by Zachary Maxwell 2 months ago
I originally posted this on the Synology forums, but I thought it might be better to post it here. I'm currently doing research on storage solutions for my company and was wondering if you can answer
Re: Can Synology Support 3-4 Concurrent Video Editors?
by Nathaniel Cooper 2 months ago
Sure thing, also, check out Which NAS is best for your video team if you want to see a comparison of ProMAX vs QNAP. For starting out in shared storage MediaHub is a great option. Good luck with where
Any thoughts on the QNAP TVS-672XT?
by Steve Remich 2 months ago
I've seen a lot of positive reviews of the QNAP TVS-872XT and was wondering if anyone has any experience with thoughts on the 6-bay model. I thought given our setup (explained below), the faster, cloc
Re: Any thoughts on the QNAP TVS-672XT?
by Nathaniel Cooper 2 months ago
Steve, I know a lot of video pro's have gone with QNAP Synology because the "premium video vendors" don't have fair pricing. We changed this at ProMAX a while back. We also launched the ProMAX MediaHu
Server or something
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
I'm looking for the best option to connect 2 iMac Pro's together so we can edit off the same drive. I'm looking at the QNAP TVS-1282T3 unless it makes more sense to use or do something else. Any thoug
Re: Server or something
by Nathaniel Cooper 1 year ago
QNAP makes a good server at a low cost. Like with many technology options, compare it to the market from 5 or 10 years ago and it's twice the product at a forth of the cost. That said, the question is
Any Cloud based SAN/NAS solutions out there
by Doug Bassett 1 year ago
Does anyone know if there are any solutions from Oracle, AWS, etc.. for a cloud based SAN capable of UHD ProRes 422 playback to multiple clients I'm leaning towards the EVO http: www.studionetworksolu
Re: Any Cloud based SAN/NAS solutions out there
by Nathaniel Cooper 1 year ago
Hi Doug, Most of the brand name vendors have solutions to backup archive to cloud services (S3, Google Drive, Backblaze, etc.), but the phrasing sounds more like you want to edit UHD ProRes remotely,
Portable NAS for Editing
by Nick Ralf 1 year ago
Hi all. I would appreciate your help and advice. I would like to get something that is small, ultra portable and can be connected to 2 video edit stations. Everything I have found so far has been pret
Re: Portable NAS for Editing
by Nathaniel Cooper 1 year ago
I'm going full commercial on this, I apologize for being that guy... This is exactly what the Platform Portable was designed to do. It turns local USB Thunderbolt drives into share storage. It comes w
QNAP 1282T3 and Internet and LAN access via 10Gige with iMacPros
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Hi; We have two iMac Pros connected directly to the 1283T NAS 10gige ports. We can connect without issue. We also use Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapters to connect to our WAN and LAN on a gigabi
Re: QNAP 1282T3 and Internet and LAN access via 10Gige with iMacPros
by Nathaniel Cooper 1 year ago
Without proper troubleshooting, I'm guessing two paths are being created between the iMac Pro's and the QNAP. I'm also guessing those two paths are on the same IP scheme. I'd recommend hard setting th
Consulting for new workstations, server (or NAS), network, etc - Seattle
by Chuck Kenney 2 years ago
I do general IT for a (currently) all Mac video editing shop of about 5-10 people. They use Mac Pros, and connect to a Mac Mini with a TB raid shared over a 10Gbit network, as well as a pile of thunde
Re: Consulting for new workstations, server (or NAS), network, etc - Seattle
by Nathaniel Cooper 2 years ago
Hey Chuck, Thanks for posting, sounds like you're looking in a lot of the right area's. All of the options you mentioned are good ones, Bob knows his stuff and from my understanding is mostly recommen
Akitio Thunderbolt-10GigE
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Just got an Akitio Thunderbolt-10GigE adapter for eval, and was putting it through its paces. Out of the box, the Akitio adapter showed under 100 MB sec read and write when copying files to and from a
Re: Akitio Thunderbolt-10GigE
by Nathaniel Cooper 2 years ago
I did some testing with the bus powered, Thunderbolt 2 model that Akitio has and 260 Read 480 Write is pretty much spot on to what I found testing with ProMAX Platform Online with a 2 year old 15" Mac
SAN still an option?
by Juan Carlos Aguirre 2 years ago
Hi everyone. I'm trying to figure it our if SAN still an option. I was an owner of a Post studio with 7 editbay's running on a SAN network. Basically all MAC bas for FCP + Premiere + Resolve. We was u
Re: SAN still an option?
by Nathaniel Cooper 2 years ago
Hey Juan, There are a few ways you can do this. If you want to go a little DIY, you can use Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel adapters, connect the FC RAIDs up to a MacMini and reshare them as AFP shares.
Shared storage: Jellyfish Mobile, QNAP TS-1685, vs. other?
by Justin Raine 2 years ago
Hi there, We're finally taking the plunge and upgrading to shared storage. I've been speaking with Patrick at Lumaforge and the Jellyfish seems like a great product. I later stumbled upon the QNAP TS-
Re: Shared storage: Jellyfish Mobile, QNAP TS-1685, vs. other?
by Nathaniel Cooper 2 years ago
All good Justin, thanks for the complements! Wait till you see our cloud integration Side note, we are about to launch a line of servers that will be at a much lower price point, that can grow into th
Digging for the best strategy for Storage/Backup/Archive for a team of < 5 editors
by Joao Pereira 2 years ago
I've been reading a lot about storage solutions but I still haven't find the right answer for my problem. We are a team of 3 editors (possible increasing to 4 or 5) on a 2 iMacs and a Macbook Pro (all
Re: Digging for the best strategy for Storage/Backup/Archive for a team of < 5 editors
by Nathaniel Cooper 2 years ago
I recorded a short video on this for you. It's not super clean, but I hope this helps! https: youtu.be onmysLza2CE Nathaniel Cooper - ProMAX Systems nathaniel@promax.com
Asset Management Software Advice
by Jasmine Miller 3 years ago
Whats the best way to manage assets these days for hundreds of terrabytes ! Been lost in a see of companies with tons of hype. We have looked at Cantemo, CatDV, and Vidispine so far. What are you guys
Re: Asset Management Software Advice
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
Hi Chad, Where I am a manufacture and I think your question is geared towards other users... it would be helpful if you clarified what you're trying to do with a MAM. Are you looking for both online &
Time to upgrade our SAN
by James Vorley 3 years ago
Hi Long time lurker first time poster here It s time to upgrade our ageing SAN and looking for some suggestions. We currently have a Nexsan SATABoy 4GbFC SAN shared via Tiger Store (recently upgraded
Re: Time to upgrade our SAN
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
Hi James, Thanks for posting. From what I can tell your biggest concern is performance. From what you mentioned above maintaining that level of performance will be no problem, you can easily swap our
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 3 years ago
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New Storage Network
by Kevin Christopher 3 years ago
OK I am looking to create a new Storage network NAS SAN, and I am looking for recomendations. I have looked at these so far: SNS Promax Platform Archeon Tiger Small Tree Prices are all over the map, f
Re: New Storage Network
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
I found your question Why is pricing all over the map really interesting and understand why it seems odd, here s my experience for what it s worth. Shared storage fast enough to edit video is now a co
NAS or local?
by matt chapman 3 years ago
I am setting up post production for a larger production that I am used to, and will have up to three editing stations. Mostly we will work in Adobe Premiere, on the Windows or Mac side. All the workst
Re: NAS or local?
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
Super helpful. So you're TIFF image sequences are pushing about 200MB s, so if you have 3 workstations going, call it 600MB s. It's decently heavy performance, but nothing too difficult for any half w
Thoughts on the Drobo 5DT?
by Travis Hubbard 3 years ago
I realize it's very new, but I'm guessing it isn't too different from the 5D save for the upgraded thunderbolt. Any decent comparison reviews for this and Promise offerings or other solutions This wou
Re: Thoughts on the Drobo 5DT?
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
Hey Travis, Little late to the party on this one, but I think I can chime in on a few things that have not been said... To everything said, so far in this thread, yes, I totally agree with all. If you
Integrating DAS and NAS RAIDs
by Randall Packer 3 years ago
I have a multimedia studio for video and music production, where I have accumulated several Thunderbolt 2 DAS and external hard drives as file workspace for my iMac. Each DAS or single drive is dedica
Re: Integrating DAS and NAS RAIDs
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
It's a matter of access to the storage, both the NAS you add and your existing Thunderbolt storage need to be able to see each other if you want to backup between them. You could do this at your 'crea
HD Athletic Asset Management and Video Storage
by Clayton Metz 3 years ago
Good afternoon, I am currently looking for the best solution for HD video storage and asset management for a video department that ranges from 3-6 users editing suites. I am highly interested in an SA
Re: HD Athletic Asset Management and Video Storage
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
Hey Ryan, good to know you guys are focusing on the NAS side now, that s awesome! My understanding was that SANmp is recommended for media files and the NAS partition is used for project files. Are yo
Major massive SMB issues with OS X 10.11.5
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
This will apply to all the manufacturers who read Creative Cow. I have been shown a major problem with SMB that has started with the OS X Update to 10.11.5. I was shown this by John Davidson of Magic
Re: Major massive SMB issues with OS X 10.11.5
by Nathaniel Cooper 3 years ago
Bob, Thanks for posting this, this is critical info. Just a heads up to ProMAX Platform customers who are reading this post. This issue does not affect ProMAX Platform users who wish to update their s
NAS for AFTER EFFECTS Projects. 4 machines working at the same time
by Andres Bocan 4 years ago
Hi everyone I need to buy a NAS for working with After Effects projects. VFX , Compositing tons of footage layers. 3D in Maya. Visual Effects Projects. I have 4 machines. 2 Mac 2 PC. I need to improve
Re: NAS for AFTER EFFECTS Projects. 4 machines working at the same time
by Nathaniel Cooper 4 years ago
It's hard to say generically what performance you need. However, if what you have is working fine from that standpoint; you could bench mark your local drives with a tool like the Blackmagic speed tes
Meta Tags and Quick Retrieval
by Yehoshua Malachi 4 years ago
Hello everyone. Sorry if these questions have been answered in another post, but I'm honestly not sure of the questions I should be asking, so I wouldn't know it. Any help or direction you can give is
Re: Meta Tags and Quick Retrieval
by Nathaniel Cooper 4 years ago
Yehoshua, If it's all internal and all creative department I would emphasize keeping it simple. Let your creative team stay focused on creative, if you try forcing them into spending 10 minutes enteri
Automated backups of a SAN
by Murray North 9 years ago
Hi creative cow. Long time and highly indebted reader, first time poster. We have an editshare at our post house, but we have never implemented a solid backup system for it. Does anyone have any sugge
Re: Automated backups of a SAN
by Douglas Learner 9 years ago
Check out BRU from Tolis Group: http: www.tolisgroup.com
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FCP & Pro Apps Video All Dark
by Chris Armstrong 9 years ago
A couple of weeks ago I updated from 10.6.4 to 10.6.6 and installed all the various security and ProApp updates. Since then, all of my video and image files in the ProApps (FCP, DVDSP, etc) have had a
Re: FCP & Pro Apps Video All Dark
by Nathaniel Cooper 9 years ago
Apple changed the IRE settings in 10.6, but there shouldn't be a change from 10.6.4 to 10.6.6. The changes they did to the IRE settings can make a file look 'darker' on the screen, however it's actual
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