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Freelance FCP and Avid editor from Mumbai, India. Cuts Indian features and TV commercials mostly.
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Needed: Thunderbolt 3 RAID Set-Up Recommendations
by Ray Sherman 4 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 3 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 7 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 4 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
LTO Archive vs. drive based "near line" storage
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
This forum has always been an LTO tape backup forum. I cannot help to acknowledge that as the price of inexpensive NAS products from Synology, QNAP, and Netgear continue to drop in price, the reality
Re: LTO Archive vs. drive based "near line" storage
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
While a project is ongoing, then of course, a disk based storage (or RAID) is inevitable. But some projects remain semi-ongoing over long periods of time. There, a near-line storage is preferable to L
Single System DAS is 10GbE worth it?
by Jake Hawkes 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
Large number of copy and verification errors in LTO using PreRoll Post
by Joe Bender 10 months ago
Hi All, Following your responses to my questions in a previous thread, I decided to go with a Quantum LTO-7 drive (using LTO-6 tapes until the v7 media cost comes down) and PreRoll Post to back up my
Re: Large number of copy and verification errors in LTO using PreRoll Post
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
Two different setups... Joe Bender Quantum LTO-7 rack mount, SAS HighPoint RocketStor 6328, 6-core late 2013 Mac Pro, 64GB RAM, OSX 10.11.4. Source: 12-bay rackmount RAID over 10GbE, read speeds 900MB
Advice on improving my archive solution
by Luke Ogden 6 months ago
Hi folks, I'm looking for a little advice on how to improve my hard drive-based archive system, and make it a little more robust and (if possible) simpler. At present, when a project is finished and c
Re: Advice on improving my archive solution
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
The G-dock is a dock that accepts only G-Tech G-Drive ev drives. these are internally 1.5" drives of 500 GB or 1 TB capacity. So not as fast as 3.5" drives. The dock that you linked to (of which I too
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 6 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 6 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
Archiving Video Projects via LTO LTFS
by Markus Hergenroether 7 months ago
I want to store media projects on LTO Tapes using LTFS. This should be realized using a workstation with access to the storage and a single attached LTO drive. The archives should be listed in a catal
Re: Archiving Video Projects via LTO LTFS
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
What did you end up going with I've tested LTFS implementations and found them to be troublesome, particularly with large number of files - DPX, ArriRaw, OpenEXR sequences. Some LTFS implementations a
DaVinci clone tool/back up
by Matthew Kingdon 7 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 7 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 7 months 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 7 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)
Not sure what to do with TAR tapes written with Cache-A. Now have BRU.
by Mike Greiner 8 months ago
I have been using the Cache-A to write TAR tapes for the past 3 years, currently have 30 sets of LTO-5 tapes that span 60 tapes with both masters clones. Long story short, the Cache has been causing p
Re: Not sure what to do with TAR tapes written with Cache-A. Now have BRU.
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 months ago
Tom, I was interested in this info too. But, the link you've provided http: tomgoldberg.net www Cache-A CATechBrief-ReadCAtar.pdf is a dead link. The correct one is http: tomgoldberg.net Cache-A CATec
OT: New KeyFlow Pro Top 5 Features coming in the next update
by John Davidson 7 months ago
Check out the top 5 features the Malgn team has for the new KeyFlow Pro update. http: magicfeatherinc.com keyflow-pro-1-58-top-5-new-features 1. New Menu Structure 2. Sidebar Show Hide Prefs 3. Search
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Re: OT: New KeyFlow Pro Top 5 Features coming in the next update
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 months ago
Arri Raw - both .ari and .mxf support would be great if not already implemented. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems
OT-ish: This can't be good
by Scott Witthaus 8 months ago
https: www.thelayoff.com t HT3mFz5 Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: OT-ish: This can't be good
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
But didn't this happen in Feb http: www.betaboston.com news 2016 02 29 avid-technology-slims-down-again ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru F
Oh Update Where Art Thou?
by David Mathis 8 months ago
It is now the middle of June with me waiting for another update to FCP X wondering what gives. I am getting worried that it might be the next item that will be on the EOL list. Guess it is time for Pl
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Re: Oh Update Where Art Thou?
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Just as many rumour sites 'read the tea leaves' on dwindling stocks or big discount on a particular item to predict an impending update, when I start seeing discounts on tutorials on a particular soft
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Large 100TB+ Thunderbolt storage
by Neil Sadwelkar 9 months 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 8 months 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
LTO - faster to archive audio than video files
by Swami Kevala 9 months ago
Hi, We regularly write video, photo, and audio data to LTO tape. We recently noticed that when writing audio files, the tape write operation goes much faster. I am anxious to know why this is. Note: W
Re: LTO - faster to archive audio than video files
by Neil Sadwelkar 9 months ago
Bru, seems to write some error correction and redundancy information along with every file. So, when one is backing up a large number of small files, Bru is slower compared to a small number of large
Best Alternative to ISIS or Unity for Small AVID Production House
by Vikas Dharia 10 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 12 months 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 11 months 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
For Bill
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=tuN5HYtGyGg
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Re: For Bill
by Neil Sadwelkar 11 months ago
Could have been even faster if he had not set the import tool to close after each import, and if he had used search and replace in the Numbers part. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar
Missing media and Force Relink Redux
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
I imported a project into FCPX that was originally edited in FCP7. I used XtoCC to do the translation. It contained 4 sequences and everything linked up except 4 clips. The media is missing without a
Re: Missing media and Force Relink Redux
by Neil Sadwelkar 12 months ago
Files 'conformed' in CinemaTools is something that's extremely common in the PAL world where we used to shoot film at 24fps, telecine it to tape at 25fps (with 25fps TC), then capture them to FCP and
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
Cheap RAID (yes, yes, I know)
by Alex Valente 1 year ago
First let me say hello to this greta community. I've been directing to here often when I have some sort of question that I need an answer for but never registered, until today. I've registered since a
Re: Cheap RAID (yes, yes, I know)
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Alex, Chances are, your MBP might actually work out a bit faster than an older MacPro, unless you get the very last version. And add a SSD and a GPU like the Quadro 4000 or similar to that. About RAID
The language of letting go
by John Davidson 1 year ago
Today we're donating our HDCam deck to the local non-profit station because our clients don't use tape anymore and the deck now has a resale value of jack squat. For 18 months it's #1 job has been to
Inserts and deletes in a QT file
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
While tape had the ability of being able to insert or replace a shot or title, it could not delete without one having to lay back everything after that deletion. When I make masters as QT files, I bri
FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 1 year 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 1 year 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
An observation
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
I work with a number of folks who are director DPs and who occasionally edit their own projects. I've noticed that they tend to use FCPX as a scratch pad to work out temp ideas, but then go to Premier
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Re: An observation
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
I actually recommend FCP X to directors who wish to edit. For someone unfamiliar with the actual interfaces, FCP 7, Avid, Premiere Pro, ask too many questions and create too many barriers before one c
Gamma / Color Correction on FCP from Avid
by Matthew Kreiner 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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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 Kannan Raghavan 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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'. -----------------
Blog: A special Anniversary
by Steve Modica 2 years ago
11 years ago, I jumped in my car and drove to St Paul Minnesota and filed the paperwork to start Small Tree Communications LLC. In that time, I never would have imagined all the things we've been thro
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Re: A special Anniversary
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Can't remember if anyone's Dad ever participated in a thread involving his child here at the Cow. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Edi
DaVinci Resolve supports MTS
by Kerin Sharma 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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