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What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 weeks ago
I think the ability to import and create proxies for Arriraw (both .ari file seq, and mxf), Panasonic Raw, Canon Raw, and Sony F65 F55 raw would help as these are getting more prevalent even for small
Classic Mac Pro and 10GbE Connected RAID
by Adrian Price 3 weeks ago
Ok first disclaimer, I fully acknowledge my lack of networking experience and apologise in advance if my newbie questions raise the hackles of anyone with a far greater brain and networking experience
Re: Classic Mac Pro and 10GbE Connected RAID
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 weeks ago
The QNAP unit you've mentioned has two SFP ports, so the Sonnet with SFP (Presto 10GbE SFP+) will work and the other one with RJ45 won't. You'll also need LC fibre cables to hook up the MacPros to the
Why no 21:9 iMac Pro?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Friday afternoon musing... Seems like Apple should offer this option for the creative market. AFAIK, LG is making Apple's displays and they offer this. So a 34" ultrawide 4K display on an iMac Pro wou
Re: Why no 21:9 iMac Pro?
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 weeks ago
Not a iMacPro, but something like Oliver's original post suggested. Digital Storm's Aura PC is a 21:9 curved monitor with a PCIe slots inside. Which can take a full length GPU card. https: www.digital
Generic restore from LTO tapes
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 month ago
Many people have old LTO-3, 4, 5 tapes with contents which are archives from finishing systems. Like Quantel Editbox, Quantel eQ, iQ, Pablo, Autodesk Smoke, Fire, Flame. And since the host application
Re: Generic restore from LTO tapes
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 month ago
Tim, Thanks. I am finding out first which host application wrote these tapes. It would vary between Quantel eQ iQ systems, Autodesk Smoke Flame systems. I've written to support at these companies to f
OT - Apple XServe
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Our XServe had to be shut down for a UPS change. Booted up with the folder icon flashing. Haven't figured out what to do yet with that but my off topic question is, what are you folks doing as far as
Re: OT - Apple XServe
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 month ago
You mention that your Xserve is 9 years old. That would mean (from Everymac) that its probably a Quad Core Xeon 2.8 GHz. Unless you got a CTO Dual Quad. These shipped with 2 GB RAM and a 80 GB SATA dr
iMac Pro with 10GigE
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 months ago
The new iMac Pro announced yesterday at WWDC will have a 10GigE port built in. So now its even easier, with a small 10GigE switch, and a QNAP or comparable storage, to have a small workgroup sharing s
Re: iMac Pro with 10GigE
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
while Arista switches are wonderful, let me assure that the Netgear 10G series works wonderfully. They have been used by Facilis, AVID and others (and I use them on the QNAP and Synology systems witho
QNAP TVS-871T and Amazon S3
by Michael Raff 6 months ago
We recently acquired a 48 TB QNAP TVS-871T (saw Bob Z's great post-NAB review) which we are now using as a Nearline Storage solution and also as the home of our archive of deliverables, masters & subm
Re: QNAP TVS-871T and Amazon S3
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 months ago
I just came across this old thread, and thought I'd pipe in with realistic costs for cloud storage. I had done a comparative study for a client who eventually went with cloud storage for smaller proje
Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by Ronny Courtens 3 months ago
I have really enjoyed reading this: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 05 06 a-conversation-with-thomas-grove-carter Thank you, Oliver. - Ronny
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Re: Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 months ago
With a Samsung T3 SSD of 2 TB running $ 750 or so, its like carrying a RAID of yesteryear in your pocket. 2 Tb can hold over 100 hrs of ProRes Proxy (or DNxHD36) so you could have down-converted rushe
QNAP's diverse range
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 months ago
For an upcoming project in the UAE, I was browsing QNAP NAS boxes and came across such a huge range of SKUs that I wonder how one makes a choice, and how they keep up with this vast range. http: www.d
Re: QNAP's diverse range
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
QNAP has TOO many models. Every time they add one feature, it's another model number. It can be quite confusing. And people always say "I am going to wait for the next model" (like a new Mac computer)
Huge PDFs from Bru-PE
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 months ago
When one does a backup of about 2 TB of Alexa shoot files to LTO with Bru, and makes a PDF of the contents at the end of the backup, one ends up with a PDF the runs into thousands of pages, since Bru
Free Version of Media Composer Still to Come
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
Avid Says Free Pro Tools First Offer Has Driven Subscriber Growth ...the company boasted more than 60,700 paying individual subscribers,... The long-delayed launch of a similar free Media Composer Fir
Re: Free Version of Media Composer Still to Come
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
Actually, not quite. I've found that is sequences use newer features and or effects not present in older versions, then opening a bin from a very new version (like 8.x) in a very old version (like 6.x
FCP X 10.3.2 and QNAP shared storage
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
Hi - I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the new QNAP operating system that supports Apple document HT207128, which discusses FCP X 10.3 shared storage. I have done tests in 3 facilities, mo
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Re: FCP X 10.3.2 and QNAP shared storage
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
Bob Zelin "please don't think of this as a "cheap system" that can just do 4 systems." No I'm not thinking of cost. Cost is no object, if the speed and reliability are good. I was attracted by the 8-
LTO-7 and Mac Platforms
by Tim Jones 10 months ago
Hi Folks, I wanted to provide an update about using LTO-7 tape drives on a Mac or Linux system. As always, my team continuously tests tape technology against all platforms and we have identified a ser
Re: LTO-7 and Mac Platforms
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 months ago
I just came across this page at Yoyotta's site which bears what Tim said about speed and LTO-7 drives... https: yoyotta.com help installRocketStor.html To quote... "The RocketStor does not support the
Will LTO-7 tapes drop in price any time soon?
by Luke Arndt 5 months ago
I'm brand-new to the LTO scene (getting ready to purchase my first tape drive), and I'm debating between LTO-6 and LTO-7. 7 appeals to me mainly because of the 6 TB uncompressed capacity compared to 6
Re: Will LTO-7 tapes drop in price any time soon?
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 months ago
Strangely enough, in India the price differential is not as much. An LTO-6 tape is now Rs 2,700. While an LTO-7 tape is Rs 8,200. Since I use Bru which writes 2.2 TB to LTO-6 and (may) write 5.3 TB to
The fastest and largest 2,5" form factor solution (with spinning drives).
by Karel Voners 5 months ago
Hi, I'm looking for a fast 2,5" 4TB+ solution to copy 4K red rushes. SSD's are in use but they need to be offloaded at the end of the day and i'm looking for a portable solution that is reasonably fas
Re: The fastest and largest 2,5" form factor solution (with spinning drives).
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 months ago
The iStar HDD cage that's mentioned by Tim is not an external device. It goes inside a PC cabinet and needs an SMPS to power it. and it uses 3.5" drives. For 2.5" drives you could consider a 2.5" RAID
Needed: Thunderbolt 3 RAID Set-Up Recommendations
by Ray Sherman 9 months ago
Hi, I placed a post back in February of 2015 named Needed: Setting Up RAID For iMac 5K For Video Editing https: forums.creativecow.net thread 292 3724 As I stated in that post, I do want a smooth 1080
Re: Needed: Thunderbolt 3 RAID Set-Up Recommendations
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Ray, you're right about the latest MacBook Pro (late 2016) having Thunderbolt 3. It does, and the same port doubles up as USB-C and power. Its on back order at the Apple Store and the estimated shippi
LTO windows software?
by Per Scaffidi 12 months ago
Just purchased an LTO-6 Drive to start archiving our library of hard drives from the past 10 years. Based on other posts, I was going to go with BRU until I discovered that a windows version hasn't be
Re: LTO windows software?
by Neil Sadwelkar 9 months ago
The original post referred to doing backups of "archiving our library of hard drives from the past 10 years". So I guessed these are single external hard drives. 10 years old means some would be even
Single System DAS is 10GbE worth it?
by Jake Hawkes 10 months ago
10GbE to a single workstation is actually pretty hard to find any info on. I suppose that is because everyone uses TCP IP for, well networking. Is 10GbE the best backbone for data transfer until you g
Re: Single System DAS is 10GbE worth it?
by Neil Sadwelkar 10 months ago
10 GigE is theoretically 10 Gbps, so its theoretically 2 times faster than USB 3.0 which is 5 Gbps. In practice, transfer speeds over 10GigE would depend on the drive RAID speed, network overhead, and
IDing tapeless media
by Shane Ross 11 months ago
OK....FCP 7 has been EOL for about 6 years now. Yet it STILL has a leg up on ALL the competition in terms of dealing with tapeless media. Yes, even with FCX. What is this you ask Well, when you bring
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Re: IDing tapeless media
by Neil Sadwelkar 11 months ago
I use DaVinci Resolve to transcode. When transcoding ArriRaw and RedRaw, we set the project to use Reel name embedded in the file. When transcoding other camera clips which lack an embedded Reel Name,
Credits are the bane of my existence - OT rant
by Herb Sevush 11 months ago
Ladies and gentlemen - this should not be so hard. Broadcast productions need credits which need specialized formatting which is made essential by the fact that they grow ever longer as producer's han
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Re: Credits are the bane of my existence - OT rant
by Neil Sadwelkar 11 months ago
My thoughts exactly. I used to do credits using the Photoshop-AE method twenty years ago. So recently I offered to do end credits for a full length feature thinking, how hard can it be. There must be
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 11 months ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Neil Sadwelkar 11 months ago
The new Resolve 12.5 and 12.5.1 has some really good features for editing, and compositing. It's getting closer and closer to 'FCP 8' or maybe 'FCP 9'. I tried Premiere Pro and found it to be less tha
DaVinci clone tool/back up
by Matthew Kingdon 12 months ago
Hi there, I recently discovered the clone tool for backing up copying cards on DaVinci Resolve and was wondering if anyone has used this feature If so, I was wondering what happens if it fails to copy
Re: DaVinci clone tool/back up
by Neil Sadwelkar 12 months ago
I've tried the DVR clone tool in various versions up until the latest 12.5. For what I need, it simply doesn't work. I'm trying to clone Arri Alexa Codex data packs to a hard disk. Gives an error as s
Storage for HD video
by Aparna Shome 1 year ago
Dear Sir, I am located in India. My company is a small production house and planning to upgrade the facilities to HD production(50 Mbps). We want a MAM -automation solution which will be able to handl
Re: Storage for HD video
by Neil Sadwelkar 12 months ago
Dibyendu the post you linked to is from 2008. EIGHT years ago. A helluva lot has changed since then. Why, some hugely dramatic changes came to the NLE universe from just 2011-12. Avid ISIS (now Nexis)
Large 100TB+ Thunderbolt storage
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Large 100TB+ Thunderbolt storage What are the options Multiple G-Tech G-Speed G-StudioXL 64TB x 2 The new LaCie 12big Thunderbolt NetStor NA333 16-bay box with an Areca inside Which of these are viabl
Re: Large 100TB+ Thunderbolt storage
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Yes the G-Speed XL 80 TB looks like an interesting option. It would be 60 TB as RAID6. BTW, the Netstor NA333 16-bay RAID enclosure can take up to 6 TB drives according to a vendor I contacted. So tha
Best Alternative to ISIS or Unity for Small AVID Production House
by Vikas Dharia 1 year ago
Hey guys Right now I have 5 MAC PRO EDIT BAYS running on AVID MC 7 on 10.7.5, that are connected to a Unity 5 through Fibre cards and a ISIS 5500, although the ISIS is just one engine and the Unity is
Re: Best Alternative to ISIS or Unity for Small AVID Production House
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
I've seen a few old Avid Unity setups where the editors are simply not using the Avid bin and project sharing facilities that only unity provides. Instead there are different editors working on differ
Mid Range RAID 0 USB 3, for video editing ?
by Jay Galione 1 year ago
Looking for a RAID solution for multicam video editing on my Mid 2010 Mac Pro Processor 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Memory 4 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB I have a USB 3.0
Re: Mid Range RAID 0 USB 3, for video editing ?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Between USB3.0 and Thunderbolt, 4-bay RAIDs you're likely to see better speeds with a Thunderbolt RAID. I haven't done a side by side comparison with the same box, but from observation, and running Bl
BWF timecode wrong in Premiere Pro CC2015
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Discovered a setting ('Indeterminate Media Timebase') in Premiere Pro preferences, which, if not set correctly, can have disastrous implications when one is exporting an EDL AAF XML, particularly for
what happens when thunderbolt 3 comes out ?
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
Hi - this is just my speculation. Everyone thought that when thunderbolt 2 came out, you would be able to build shared storage systems by just plugging in your Mac into one of the thunderbolt ports on
Re: what happens when thunderbolt 3 comes out ?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
With 10 GigE switch prices falling, and 10GigE cable costs low (compared to TB cables), TB3 will make even less sense as a storage sharing method. Apple might even add 10GigE into their MacPro iMac. E
Drive recommendation - thunderbolt vs Usb3
by Mabel Valdiviezo 1 year ago
I am shopping for a new drive - USB3 or thunderbolt and in 6TB configuration. Already have several single drives (thunderbolt,usb3,esata, firewire 800) which I am using for my documentary project and
Re: Drive recommendation - thunderbolt vs Usb3
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
On a single drive, or even a 2-drive RAID0, USB3 or Thunderbolt doesn't make a difference in speed. It's only from 4-drive RAIDs and more, that the USB3 vs Thunderbolt vs eSATA difference becomes appa
FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
So... what's the verdict Does it (mostly) still work Any guinea pigs out there ready to report :)
FCP 7 meets new machine with El Capitan
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
I agree with not upgrading if FCP 7 is your primary editing (and bread-winning) application. It works fine for many folks who have established workflows with it. For me, for instance, the need to take
Gamma / Color Correction on FCP from Avid
by Matthew Kreiner 2 years ago
Hello CreativeCOW community! I have a (hopefully) quick question. I'm not the most technically inclined but I'm not devoid of technical prowess but I'm unsure of a situation. I am working on a film an
Re: Gamma / Color Correction on FCP from Avid
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
If I remember right, there's a setting in Avid where you set colour space to either RGB or YUV. FCP expects YUV from imported Quicktimes. Not sure if this is the right answer. ------------------------
Ultrastudio Express 1080p25 capture from Red Epic
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
I just got a BM Ultrastudio Express to help a friend live capture on set to enable an edit. First, I tested the Ultrastudio in an edit room feeding it 1080p24 from a DaVinci Resolve video out playing
2015 MacBook Pro 15 with M370x 2 GB for Resolve
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
The latest MBP 15" with the AMD GPU. Is anyone using it with DaVinci Resolve 11 Is it any faster than the previous ones Of course, when Resolve 12 is out, I'm sure it will be optimised for this GPU, b
Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Burning a complex multi menu Blu-ray. 6 timelines and lots of chapters. Took a while to set up links etc. Checked project for errors. None found. Tried to build a disk and got the error Blu-ray Object
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Re: Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Per Scaffidi 4 months ago
I fixed the same issue in Encore 5.5 by simply deleting the offending file from encore and re-importing.
New version of Smoke - Smoke 2016 on Mac
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Smoke on Mac subscribers (incl. me) received a mail about Smoke 2016 being available for download. Logged in to my account and it is there. Downloading now. However, there are no more details, on Auto
Re: New version of Smoke - Smoke 2016 on Mac
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Help is here... http: help.autodesk.com view SMOKE 2016 ENU guid=GUID-35C77E30-46D0-43CC-AF82-43622D115412 Along with new features. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blo
Installing MC on a system with PrPro CC and FCP X
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi guys. Would love to hear your views on this. I'm a long time editor currently using PrPro CC and FCP X. I started out on the MC. One of my clients is asking me to get MC now. I use MC two weeks a y
Re: Installing MC on a system with PrPro CC and FCP X
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
I have a MacBook Pro 15 (late 2014 model) running OS X 10.10.3 (currently) and have Adobe CC with PPro, FCP 7, FCP X, and Avid MC ver 8.3 and DaVinci Resolve Lit 11.3 all installed. All run fine. Occa
Consolidate bug ?
by Sascha Haber 2 years ago
Hi guys, i was trying to use the consolidate functions yesterday and i could only parts of work out. The project is 100% ARRI Amira and the conform worked flawlessly. It is mostly talking heads with 5
Re: Consolidate bug ?
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
I just did a test. On a MacPro cylinder OSX 10.9.5 with Resolve 11.2 Arri Alexa ProRes4444 clips three of them Cut them into a rough edit in FCP 7 Exported a XML and a ref mov Opened a new project in
Creating Dailies for MXF DnxHD 36 Metadata not getting copied
by Gustavo Jimenez 2 years ago
Hello all, I am trying to create a workflow to export Alexa Apple ProRes files to MXF DNxHD 36 as dailies. The caveat here is that the Editorial House is requesting for the original metadata to be emb
Re: Creating Dailies for MXF DnxHD 36 Metadata not getting copied
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
I don't know about the Shot and Scene metadata as we don't have that in our originals. But timecode in and out, file name, and reel name definitely pass through from ProRes4444 to the DNxHD files. In
Sony F65/F55 raw clips in Smoke on Mac
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Starting out on Smoke on Mac. When I open Sony F65 F55 raw files (.mxf), they look all crushed like there was a wrong LUT applied. Same clips look fine in Resolve on Mac. So what's the appropriate way
Re: Sony F65/F55 raw clips in Smoke on Mac
by David Jahns 2 years ago
I've not had great results with Smoke 2013 15 and f55. I've always had to run it through resolve for a first pass. But you guys should check out this thread: http: forums.autodesk.com t5 general-discu
Indiestor
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Should have searched before posting, but this seems too new to have appeared in this forum. Someone tweeted me about this company Indiestor which has shared storage solutions that apparently work with
Re: Indiestor
by Chris Kenny 2 years ago
Neil Sadwelkar "Should have searched before posting, but this seems too new to have appeared in this forum. Someone tweeted me about this company Indiestor which has shared storage solutions that app
10G to SAN
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Not sure if this question fits here but I'm assuming there's a SAN in here somewhere... http: provideocoalition.com pvcexclusive story jumping-into-the-10g-networking-market So the question is, is thi
Re: 10G to SAN
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Thanks Bob. Now I need to find a large enough place on a movie set with aircon, to try this out. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Edit
Is this practical?
by Barry Bishop 3 years ago
How practical is this setup Setting up a mac mini server connect the Mini via Thunderbolt to a Areca from the mac mini a thunderbolt to 10gig box 10g Box connected to a 10gig hub switch 10g from switc
Re: Is this practical?
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
Also, to add to what Bob posted, my experience with 'general IT guys', meaning honest hard-working gals guys who manage big iron servers and switches that keep servers, and other such stuff running, d
this is how my week ended (2 minutes ago)
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
I should pay a therapy charge, so that I can complain here. After having a good day (installing an AVID ISIS) a client of mine called, who was very angry. Two folders on their shared disk drive volume
Re: this is how my week ended (2 minutes ago)
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
Disappearing files on a shared storage. I've seen many of those. People ask me if there's some way to log when a file was deleted and by whom. I tell them yes. It's called 'Honesty'. -----------------
DaVinci Resolve supports MTS
by Kerin Sharma 3 years ago
Many of you might already know this but just today I noticed that Resolve Lite 11 supports MTS files. I've always trasncoded the MTS to mov but I don't have to anymore. This works great for documentar
Re: DaVinci Resolve supports MTS
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
MTS files from which camera ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant Mumbai India
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buying a new system for realtime 4k in davinci resolve
by sean pollaro 3 years ago
Looking to buy a new machine and really need some advice on where to start. Firstly, I'm an editor not a Computer wiz. I've never built a computer in my life and have no idea how to or even where to s
Re: buying a new system for realtime 4k in davinci resolve
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
Hang on. You cannot add external GPUs to a MacPro over Thunderbolt with the Sonnet PCIe extender. You can a large variety of cards for sound, storage, video capture but not GPUs. Not under MacOSX anyw
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News: Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderboltâ„¢ 2 Adapter
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
Sonnet's Twin 10G Adds Lightning-Fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Port (Irvine, California--September 3, 2014) Sonnet Technologies toda
Re: News: Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderboltâ„¢ 2 Adapter
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
How were you connecting using this adapter Two machines to each other or many machines through a switch. I saw this at IBC and there was one from Promise too. Was wondering if this would work between
Anyone had any experiencefor Axel You Play
by Ben Edwards 3 years ago
It is a TV station playout system which supports decklink cards. Was wondering if I could play through SDI and use a splitter to get audio out of HDMI. Ben -- Ben Edwards - Freelance Picture Editor ht
Re: Anyone had any experiencefor Axel You Play
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
I'm doing something like this in a theatre which I helped set up with a DCP server and projector. We invite people to view their work-in progress edits here. But we manage by insisting that they get P
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