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LTO Archive vs Near line storage
by Eric Strand 1 month ago
While googling, I stumbled upon this thread that Bob Zelin posted in 2016 and was wondering if the different companies had a 2018 update on this topic https: forums.creativecow.net docs forums post.ph
Re: LTO Archive vs Near line storage
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 weeks ago
Tim Gerhard "but you need to take their location time zone into account. Imagine Products are in Indiana USA, YoYotta is in the UK, and Hedge is in Amsterdam or something " This statement is for thos
$149 LTFS LTO Software for Mac
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
https: hedge.video canister Free trial. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Re: $149 LTFS LTO Software for Mac
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 months ago
Canister was in Beta for a while and is now a product. Going by Hedge's reliability it should be a reliable product. It does save MHL checksums and keeps a database on disk. And it also handles bad fi
"ALL NLEs: The Great Debate" - genuine question
by Trevor Asquerthian 4 months ago
I like the idea of a hive mind with knowledge of all the NLEs (and the old LEs) to help figure out better ways of working. Q: I ve used the EVS (very basic) NLE IPEdit sporadically since it came out.
Re: "ALL NLEs: The Great Debate" - genuine question
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
There used to be an app that we used many years ago, called PictureReady, to edit shows in FCP 7 as they were being recorded to disk. I find that it still exists but can't say if it works inside any N
anyone working with Dell PowerVault LTO 6 drive with mac os?
by Hari Krishna Pune 4 months ago
I am planning to purchase a new Dell PowerVault LTO 6 drive sas model. I have used Ibm product earlier. As their support is not good I am planning to move to Dell as per my dealer suggestion. Before p
Re: anyone working with Dell PowerVault LTO 6 drive with mac os?
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
I've found Tandberg to have the best support, in Mumbai (India) at least. Tandberg are also IBM rebadged (at least some models are). Aim to get an LTO-8 drive if you don't need compatibility with old
Effect of buffer size to tape writing speed
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
I'm curious if the buffer size setting in LTO tape writing software, makes a difference (if any) to the tape writing speed. For instance, in Bru PE, buffer size can be set to 32k, 64k, 128k, 256k, 512
LTO 6 space occupying issue.
by Hari Krishna Pune 5 months ago
I have been using the IBM TS2260 3580 H6S HH Drive from 2014. From last week I am getting an issue with the space in the tape media. While I am copying data to LTO 6 media I am getting a message sayin
Re: LTO 6 space occupying issue.
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
Just a thought. Since you have a Mac system handy, why don't you download a 30 day trial of software like Bru-PE or Yoyotta (both Mac only) and write the tape using these. Both these softwares have re
Windows NT Backup anyone?
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 months ago
A client handed me some old LTO-4 tapes written by a post facility (which has subsequently shut down) and they now need to restore some files from the tapes. I managed to track down a techie from that
Re: Windows NT Backup anyone?
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 months ago
Jerzy, Thanks for the tips. I am downloading Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and Veeam Agent for Windows 2.2. I have a bunch of Macs and a couple of licences of Parallels as well as two old DVDs with W
Mental Canvas
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
We talk occasionally about interfaces and have mentioned the MS Surface before. Here's a cool video that shows some nice working examples of using the dial. https: www.youtube.com watch v=53KJerdHkdA
Re: Mental Canvas
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 months ago
The Surface Studio is basically a PC. So, while it can't run FCP X, it can run Premiere Pro and Resolve. Neither of which (AFAIK) have support for this puck device. The only application of this puck I
Lumaforge ?
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
HELLO What the hell is wrong with you people. LumaForge makes one of the greatest shared storage systems in history ! Particularly for use with FCP X, and of course Premiere and other editing and grap
Re: Lumaforge ?
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 months ago
I think for smaller groups they seem more expensive. For instance, from a review at Larry Jordan's site, a 24 TB Jellyfish with 4 GigE ports runs about $ 8,000. At the Lumaforge site, Jellyfish Mobile
QNAP FCP X Slowdown/Beachball Issue via Thunderbolt 3 & SMB 3 (TVS-1282T3)
by Nikos Papadopoulos 10 months ago
Hey everyone from chilly Athens! A problem with thunderbolt 3 and FCP X is driving me nuts and was looking towards your wisdom and experiences to help track this issue down. Connected to the NAS via T
Re: QNAP FCP X Slowdown/Beachball Issue via Thunderbolt 3 & SMB 3 (TVS-1282T3)
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
I think you're comparing network data flow with electricity through wires or water through pipes. It doesn't work like that. It is possible for, say, a storage, to 'feed' 10GigE to a 10GigE switch por
RAID01 or RAID10
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
For RAID enclosures with 4 or more (even number of) drives, RAID10 is one of the recommended RAID schemes, for speed and safety. RAID5 and RAID6 being the more popular RAID levels, particularly for 6
Re: RAID01 or RAID10
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
I know the benefits of RAID 5 and RAID 6, but there is a specific use case for which I had put the question. When shooting in remote places where magliners can't be rolled to, and where we have a very
FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 7 months ago
After playing around with the Fusion page in Resolve and Fusion itself I find myself enjoying a node based workflow even more. I feel it allows for more creativity with title work and adding spice to
Re: FCPX and Fusion
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 months ago
I find it interesting that each clip on Resolve's edit page timeline could have a Fusion comp associated with it and which can be 'called' instantly just by switching to the Fusion page. So, the Resol
FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
I find the Resolve threads here fascinating. 2.5 million FCPX users notwithstanding, is Apple playing catch-up now to Blackmagic Design and Resolve It amazes me that a community where a trackless UI w
Re: FCPX or R15?
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Scott Witthaus "And Oliver, didn t you say that Avid and Discreet failed in their attempt to make the all in one system. So why do you think Black Magic can do any better " Avid DS, Quantel eQ iQ, Di
EasyDCP
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Apparently they now offer integration direct from FCPX. https: www.easydcp.com publisher.php - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: EasyDCP
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Unless I missed it, no one here has mentioned DCP-o-Matic. Also free, also on Mac and Win. I've used it to make many a DCP even for theatrical release. But trailers and shorts mostly. I have a friend
relatively cheaper options for 90 tb storage systems
by Lucy Augustine 8 months ago
Hi Everyone! I'm looking to order two NAS towers (one master, one clone) for an upcoming documentary project my company is working on. We're shooting 300 hrs of Prores 444 footage captured on Arri 3.2
Re: relatively cheaper options for 90 tb storage systems
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
300 hrs of Arri 3.2k ProRes4444 amounts to 90TB like you've mentioned. So won't you need storage that's more than that 100TB as Bob has worked out, would be pretty close to full with 300 hrs of Arri P
Qnap has a 10GigE switch
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
I'm not sure how old this news is, but I noticed today, that Qnap's web site mentions a Qnap 10GigE switch with SFP+ and RJ-45 ports. It's unmanaged, but maybe optimised for use with Qnap NAS boxes. T
Re: Qnap has a 10GigE switch
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Also, the Sonnet web site doesn't seem to have the Sonnet Solo 10GigE adapter. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems c
Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018 DaVinci Resolve 15 with Fusion built-in. Price same - Free and $300. Fusion scripting inside Resolve. New Fairlight audio mixing desks. Missed the Fairlight features
Re: Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
BM's web site still shows Fusion 9 Studio as a product. Priced at $299. On the Support page Fusion 9.0.2 Studio and Fusion 9.0.2 are still there, so, they don't seem to have discontinued it. Whether i
MAC Pro release Date
by holden crawford 8 months ago
we will wait and see https: www.engadget.com 2018 04 05 apple-2019-mac-pro-shaped-by-customers
Re: MAC Pro release Date
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Bob, I actually checked out prices for the components mentioned Intel i9 7960x 32 cores @ 4.3GHz Thermaltake Floe Riing 360mm Water Cooler Asus x299 Prime Deluxe 64GB 3333 Corsair Dominator ram 2 EVGA
Samsung 30 TB drive
by David Mathis 10 months ago
Just came across this today: http: doddlenews.com samsung-ships-30tb-ssd-drive Has anyone really started shooting in 8K resolution
Re: Samsung 30 TB drive
by Neil Sadwelkar 10 months ago
No Bob, 3 GB, 9 GB, 18 GB was the norm in the Avid in the nineties. Gigabytes. The first Avid I saw in 1992 had one 2 Gigabyte drive. The first Avid I regularly edited on, in 1996 had two 9 Gigabyte d
Raid Drives in "toaster" keeps Ejecting from computer
by Alan Callaghan 10 months ago
Greetings! So, I recently had my Laci Raid 6TB drive fail. Sadly, it was RAID-0. Just to check everything, I scanned the drive and it said one of the drives was "Failed", and for the heck of it, switc
Re: Raid Drives in "toaster" keeps Ejecting from computer
by Neil Sadwelkar 10 months ago
Maybe you should get something like DiskWarrior and repair the directory. I've seen many an old drive work fine after DW has had a go at it. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadw
Synology DS1817+ for FCP X
by Neil Sadwelkar 10 months ago
Not a very rigorous review, but an intro to using a Synology DS1817+ for FCP X. https: 9to5mac.com 2018 02 21 final-cut-pro-x-revisiting-the-synology-nas-this-time-with-10gbe -------------------------
Re: Synology DS1817+ for FCP X
by Bob Zelin 10 months ago
your link is not working, but I saw the poor review. Synology makes very good products. This reviewer only put 4 drives into his system. That is crazy. bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@iclo
Relinking from AVID
by Joseph Berg 11 months ago
Hey everyone! So, running into a little bit of an issue here. I'm trying to color my sequence that was built in AVID in Resolve. I relinked to my raw footage in a 29.97 project (which is coming from a
Re: Relinking from AVID
by Neil Sadwelkar 11 months ago
If the footage is from Canon 6D and other DSLRs, then the Reel Info or Tape info column will likely be blank. Was the footage originally imported into Avid directly for editing, or converted to DNxHD
Thunderbolt 3 to FW800?
by Nikos Papadopoulos 1 year ago
I had this crazy idea, and I have no clue as to if it will work ! I am about to get an Areca 8050T3 8 bay enclosure for my MacBook Pro 2017. I am using the MBP for 99% of my video editing. I do have a
Re: Thunderbolt 3 to FW800?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
The T2-FW800 adapter is not reversible so you cannot use it to connect a FW800 host like an old MacPro to a new T2 device. However, the Apple T3-T2 adapter is reversible (a similar one from Akitio is
Can the Tape field for Arri raw files in Avid media have frames in it?
by Nina Lucia 1 year ago
So... I'm making Avid media from Arri raw files in Resolve 12.5 and I'm not experienced on Resolve. I've done a lot of testing and here's what I've found: If I make mxf files the Tape name is includin
Re: Can the Tape field for Arri raw files in Avid media have frames in it?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
When transcoding Arri clips in Resolve, For Arriraw, as .ari files, or ProRes .mov files, the best practice is to set 'conform using' to 'embedded in source clip'. For Arriraw as .mxf (from the mini)
Export as individual clips but with speed effect applied or 'baked'
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Maybe this has been asked before but, is there some way in DVR 14 to export all or selected timeline clips, as individual clips, but with speed applied, or 'baked', and with handles This is a VFX requ
Moving projects from one DVR14 system to another
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
In older NLEs like FCP 7 Avid MC Prem Pro we can save projects as Finder visible files folders which can be saved and copied moved to open and work on other systems. In Resolve 14 there's no Finder vi
Re: Moving projects from one DVR14 system to another
by Shane Ross 1 year ago
Resolve projects are buried in a database file. So what you need to do is select the project in the project list, and then right click and choose EXPORT, and then choose the export location. And then
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Resolve 14 Studio on App Store is live
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Resolve 14 Studio on App Store is now live. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant Mumbai India
Re: Resolve 14 Studio on App Store is live
by Morten Ranmar 1 year ago
Info on AppStore page says that the studio version will feature Multi User Collaboration - I thought this was one of the things that was crippled - No Parking Production - 3 x Adobe CC, 3 x iMac, 3 x
Shared storage: Jellyfish Mobile, QNAP TS-1685, vs. other?
by Justin Raine 1 year 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 Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
I would trust that Bob Zelin guy. He can get nasty, but stuff he builds lasts so long without any support, that you don't have to even deal with him after it gets going. ------------------------------
Speed effect or motion effect export
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
When exporting shots from a Resolve timeline for VFX (export to OpenEXR) we are sometimes asked to export without the speed applied and sometime with an applied (committed) speed. For instance, a clip
Re: Speed effect or motion effect export
by Glenn Sakatch 1 year ago
The other method would be to export the clip as a "single clip" instead of "individual clips" in the delivery tab. This would avoid the compound clip stage, but you still need to do them 1 by 1, and I
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Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
by Peter Chamberlain 1 year ago
We are pleased to announce the release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6. This is a no charge update for existing customers and is available from our support web site. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com suppo
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
It's a bit of a difficult choice right now. I'm working on a system with (dongle) DVR Studio 12.5.5, and we've had to upgrade to DVR Studio 14 because the VFX team needs ACES EXR files as ACEScg (AP1)
QNAP's diverse range
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years 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 2 years 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)
Needed: Thunderbolt 3 RAID Set-Up Recommendations
by Ray Sherman 2 years 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 2 years 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
Single System DAS is 10GbE worth it?
by Jake Hawkes 2 years 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 2 years 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
DaVinci clone tool/back up
by Matthew Kingdon 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
BWF timecode wrong in Premiere Pro CC2015
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 2 years ago
I fixed the same issue in Encore 5.5 by simply deleting the offending file from encore and re-importing.
Installing MC on a system with PrPro CC and FCP X
by Kevin Rag 4 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 4 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
Indiestor
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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'. -----------------
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