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Nick Natteau

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February 27th 2010
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FCPX centered iTT captions shift way to the left when played back on youtube
by Nick Natteau 1 month ago
All of my iTT captions are properly centered in Final Cut Pro X and remain so when I export my videos as master files. But as soon as i upload them to Youtube, many of those captions are no longer pro
Re: FCPX centered iTT captions shift way to the left when played back on youtube
by Nick Natteau 1 month ago
Hi Spherico, Thanks very much for your help. I just realized that after going back to that link you posted. From now on I'll stick to SRT. I had no placement issues with the SRT format, all subtitles
FCPX related program "Producer's Best Friend" says some of my footage is over 100% of tim
by Nick Natteau 12 months ago
I'm currently using the program "Producer's Best Friend" PBF to monitor how I'm using all of my media in my FCPX project. But what I don't understand is that PBF is saying that some of my media (like
Re: FCPX related program "Producer's Best Friend" says some of my footage is over 100% of tim
by Nick Natteau 12 months ago
Thank you for your help Jeremy. In order for me to be able to see how great a percentage the stills occupy of the timeline, would I have to overwrite them all to the primary story line
Searching for Specific Marker in Event Browser Clips
by Chris Faber 7 years ago
Hello all, As someone who works in long form documentary, in FCP 7 I used markers for browser clips extensively. On a one hour clip I could have dozens marking a word spoken, a beautiful shot, a nice
Re: Searching for Specific Marker in Event Browser Clips
by Nick Natteau 1 year ago
Hey guys, having read through most of this thread I'd like to propose one solution which happens to be working out great for me. I too am frustrated by FCPX being too limited in its search capacity wh
Photoshop and Illustrator need a visual keyboard shortcut editor
by Nick Natteau 2 years ago
As an Adobe CC user, I'm very happy to see that Adobe After Effects finally has it's own visual keyboard shortcuts editor window. How come Photoshop and Illustrator still don't have this sorely needed
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Re: Photoshop and Illustrator need a visual keyboard shortcut editor
by Richard Dolesh 2 years ago
This whole topic has interested me! As a video editor myself, I identify with this as I started researching this topic. There are some workarounds...but agree, would be very nice to add this to all ad
Duet Display
by Scott Witthaus 4 years ago
Anyone using this for a streamlined FCPX setup If so, does it work well http: www.duetdisplay.com Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: Duet Display
by Nick Natteau 2 years ago
Just downloaded Duet and I'm running the latest version of FCPX (10.3.4). I'm sorry to say that Duet is not working at all with FCPX. It works with other programs on my 2012 Macbook Pro Retina. But in
Interesting new tool "FCPXTRA"
by Robin S. Kurz 4 years ago
A little something to "extend" FCP's keywording capabilities. Even using dictation. Look useful Worth the (introductory price of) $29 to anyone http: fcpxtra.com - RK p.s. I'm actually kinda baffled t
Re: Interesting new tool "FCPXTRA"
by Nick Natteau 2 years ago
Thanks very much Robin. It worked! :)
how do I replicate an object many times in After Effects CC???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I know I could simply copy and paste a bunch of layers from one layer, but is there a way to replicate an object in After Effects CC many times I'm trying to use After Effects to do an animated infogr
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Re: how do I replicate an object many times in After Effects CC???
by Robert Maric 2 years ago
Thanks!
impossible to create Illustrator CC keyboard shortcut for "Show/Hide Edges"???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I'm using Illustrator CC, and I wish I could set a few keyboard shortcuts the way I can so easily in Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. But for some reason, even the most used keyboard commands lik
Re: impossible to create Illustrator CC keyboard shortcut for "Show/Hide Edges"???
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
I'm using an older version, it still has CMD + H. I'm guessing that's been removed in CC If AI isn't showing a shortcut for it in the View menu than I suspect that it wouldn't even be scriptable, that
internal hard drive not showing up: what are my options???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
After not seeing my secondary internal hard drive on my 2008 MacPro desktop running Mavericks, I first verified that "hard drives" were checked in the Finder window. Then I ran Disk Utlity and discove
Re: internal hard drive not showing up: what are my options???
by Al Bergstein 5 years ago
Nick, what did you find out about your failed RAID Al
any recommended intuitive subtitling programs for mac???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I haven't been able to find a single decent subtitling program for mac. I tried a number of them on the app store (Jubler, iCaption, Subsfactory, Subtitlestheeditor) but I haven't had any success with
Re: any recommended intuitive subtitling programs for mac???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I forgot to mention that I use Premiere Pro CC which is why I posted in this section. Am I just better off creating dozens of subtitles in PPCC instead Thank you in advance.
using Photoshop to fix issues in my video - only one frame of video gets fixed even though entire clip is selected in timeline
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I can't understand what I'm doing wrong but when I import a video into Photoshop CC to fix issues in the background, only one frame of video gets fixed. Even though the video is clearly selected in th
Re: using Photoshop to fix issues in my video - only one frame of video gets fixed even though entire clip is selected in timeline
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
OK I figured it out. I needed to make an adjustment layer on top of the video layer and apply all fixes changes to the top layer. But another problem is that I have no sound. Even though the clip I im
is it possible to add a cross disssolve without adding frames???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I'd like a add a cross dissolve without adding a single frame. I know this was possible in Final Cut Pro 7. Is it not possible in Premiere Pro CC Every time I add any kind of dissolve in PPCC, it seem
Re: is it possible to add a cross disssolve without adding frames???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
Thanks very much everyone for all your replies. This really helped.
Premiere Pro CC bug regarding ripple edit function???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
Has anyone come across this issue Yesterday while attempting to ripple forward my clips on the timeline, Premiere Pro CC repeatedly crashed giving me this window notice: I have no idea what could be c
No Apple ProRes option in Photoshop CC export settings???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
After using Photoshop to fix issues in my film with tools like Clone Stamp, etc, I was surprised to see no Apple ProRes export settings. In fact I only see three choices available for exporting Photos
when upconverting from DV to 720p, Apple Prores or Pro Res HQ???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I'm using my Kona LHi and Premiere Pro to ingest and up convert my footage. But I'm not sure whether I should be using Apple Pro Res or ProRes HQ as my up convert result. Would there be any noticeable
Re: when upconverting from DV to 720p, Apple Prores or Pro Res HQ???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
Thanks very much Shane, will do then.
unable to upconvert and batch capture with Kona Lhi and Premiere Pro CC? Are they not compatible???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
AJA's web site claims Premiere Pro CC is compatible with the Kona LHi card, but I can't get the two to work together proper;y. After repeated tries, I uninstalled and reinstalled everything AJA, but s
Re: unable to upconvert and batch capture with Kona Lhi and Premiere Pro CC? Are they not compatible???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
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can the Kona Lhi be fitted into the brand new mac pro desktop???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
I currently have two 2008 Mac Pro desktops that I'm looking to sell to upgrade to the new cylindrical Mac pro desktop. But can anyone tell me if the Kona LHi card is compatible with the new Mac Pro de
Re: can the Kona Lhi be fitted into the brand new mac pro desktop???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
Sorry I read your post too quickly. I saw that you included more options. Could you recommend a good Firewire 400 card for that enclosure
Premiere Pro CC bug??? title in title window displays as completely different title on timeline
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Not sure if this has anything to do with reported bugs in the 7.1 update, but I've tried several times to lay subtitles on track V2 and after a couple titles, Premiere Pro causes them to display in th
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Re: Premiere Pro CC bug??? title in title window displays as completely different title on timeline
by Larry Asbell 5 years ago
In Premiere, making a series of unique titles based on the first one is possible but is so error prone it is awful. Several ways that ought to work, don't or are extremely convoluted. However you seem
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Premiere Pro CC misplacing my subtitles in the wrong locations...
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Not sure if this has anything to do with reported bugs in the 7.1 update, but I've tried several times to lay subtitles on track V2 and after a couple titles, Premiere Pro causes them to display in th
Re: Premiere Pro CC misplacing my subtitles in the wrong locations...
by Palli Kristjansson 5 years ago
I now this post is from a wile back but I m running into the exact same problem. Did you manage to fix it or...if so how P.
is it possible to change waveform RGB Parade scale from 0-1023 to IRE 0-100%
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
I tried googling this information but couldn't find anything. Does anyone know if it's possible to change the Davinci Waveform and RGB Parade scale from 0-1023 to IRE 0-100% I've always been used to w
Premiere Pro CC selection tool keyboard shortcut not responding...
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Not sure if anyone else has encountered this problem. But I just double-checked to make sure that "v" is my keyboard shortcut for "selection tool" yet it doesn't work. I tried resetting it, but when i
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Re: Premiere Pro CC selection tool keyboard shortcut not responding...
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Forget this post, my mistake, I had the wrong keyboard shortcut for "v" in the titler tool, timeline selection tool had no assigned keyboard shortcut, working now.
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will Adobe CS7 have customizeable keyboard shortcuts like Premiere Pro???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Question for anyone who was able to see Premiere Pro CS7 at NAB 2013: Will Premiere Pro CS7 allow you to set your own keyboard shortcuts Unfortunately, After Effects CS6 seems to have very few keyboar
Re: will Adobe CS7 have customizeable keyboard shortcuts like Premiere Pro???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Thank you very much Todd!
animated typewriter: is it possible to pause the animation between lines of text???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
I know how to do the animated typewriter effect using either the typewriter tool or "character offset". But let's say I have a block of text broken up into 5 lines. I want to be able to stop the anima
Re: animated typewriter: is it possible to pause the animation between lines of text???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Thank you Tom and Ted. I'm currently copying and pasting the end keyframes for each line of text and turning the pasted ones into "hold keyframes" to stop the typing that way. Now I wonder whether it
Is it possible to add an edit in FCPX without using the blade tool???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Coming from Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 where I can easily add an edit in my timeline with a single keystroke, is it possible to do the same in FCP X. Instead of first having to select the blade tool, then
Re: Is it possible to add an edit in FCPX without using the blade tool???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Just did the same. Thanks everyone for your replies.
Tangent Devices on but not communicating in any way with DaVinci Resolve
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Just curious if anyone else has run into this problem. I selected "Tangent Devices Elements" in the Da Vinci Preferences section for my hardware. But even though all four panels are on in "USB state c
Re: Tangent Devices on but not communicating in any way with DaVinci Resolve
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Thank you very much Dmitry!
Can't export more than 1 minute with Da Vinci Resolve Lite, is this normal???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
I downloaded Da Vinci Resolve Lite to try out the software. But it doesn't let me export more than a minute of footage, is this a limitation of the free version
Re: Can't export more than 1 minute with Da Vinci Resolve Lite, is this normal???
by Joseph Owens 6 years ago
How are you specifying the render range jPo "I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.
how can I get DaVinci Resolve to display % brightness reference levels instead of "0 to 1023"
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Does anyone know how you can get DaVinci Resolve to display brightness reference levels in terms of 0% being black and 100% being white instead of "0 to 1023" as a reference I checked the preferences
Re: how can I get DaVinci Resolve to display % brightness reference levels instead of "0 to 1023"
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Thank you very much Juan.
what the correct fps for stop motion, early 1900s film, and super 8 mm???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
I'm planning to do a stop motion film with my Canon 7D and mix it with simulated turn of the century (1900s) type film, as well as super 8mm 1960s type film camera motion. Can anyone advise me on the
Re: what the correct fps for stop motion, early 1900s film, and super 8 mm???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Thanks very much for your help Sareesh. Sorry I had no idea that NLE's didn't have frame rate workflows below 24fps. Perhaps then I should simply shoot 2 identical frames per shot in a 24fps timeline,
can you maximize any window in FCP X like in PP CS6???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Does anyone know if it's possible to maximize windows in FCP X Right now I'm working in Premiere Pro CS6, and I love being able to maximize any window in PP CS6 the source monitor, the program monitor
Re: can you maximize any window in FCP X like in PP CS6???
by Tony Brittan 6 years ago
If you have a second monitor, you can place the events window (bins in legacy FCP Premiere) on one monitor and the rest on the other screen. You can even use an iPad for the events browser. I know...i
is the macbook pro retina not powerful enough to run DaVinci Resolve Lite?
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
I just downloaded DaVinci Resolve Lite to my Macbook Pro Retina 15" (2.6 Ghz Intel Core i7, 16GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM, 320 GB free), and I'm only seeing half the image when I apply an effect. Is this nor
PP CS6: no keyboard shortcut for jump to next/previous keyframe???
by Nick Natteau 6 years ago
Coming from Adobe After Effects where such keyboard shortcuts for navigating and adding keyframes exist, I'm not sure why I haven't found them in Premiere Pro. But I'm doing a lot of moves on stills a
Re: PP CS6: no keyboard shortcut for jump to next/previous keyframe???
by Gabriel Sanchez 6 years ago
You can jump to previous or next keyframe clicking in white little arrows on both sides of the Create keyframe button (in effects control pannel or in the timeline). Also, you can navigate to previous
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keyboard shortcut problem in Audition CS6...
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
I'm trying to use keyboard shortcuts for editing in the Adobe Audition timeline and I'm having problems: If "SHIFT-LEFT ARROW" is the keyboard shortcut for selecting anything in the waveform timeline
Re: keyboard shortcut problem in Audition CS6...
by Durin Gleaves 7 years ago
SHIFT+Left Right Arrow creates and adjusts the in-point of a selection while SHIFT+CMD+Left Right Arrow adjusts the out-point. If no selection exists, you'll see the behavior you described, but once a
where do I find keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator for "create new layer" and "delete layer"???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Not sure why this is, but in contrast to After Effects and Photoshop which I also use, Illustrator doesn't seem to have keyboard shortcuts for the most basic commands like: "Create New Layer" or "Dele
Re: where do I find keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator for "create new layer" and "delete layer"???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Hi Les, thanks for replying. I actually just discovered that there is a shortcut for creating a new Layer: L I'll try to create an action for "delete layer" though. Thanks again.
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any way to customize AE keyboard shortcuts???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Just wondering if there's any way I can customize some keyboard shortcuts for After Effects. For example: instead of Y for "New Null" or C for "New Camera" I would rather have my own keyboard shortcut
Re: any way to customize AE keyboard shortcuts???
by Leyen Filmor 4 years ago
Any other solution I want just set hotkeys or maybe bookmarks or any kind of shortcuts for most used effects. Yeah, baby!
Keyboard shortcut for twirling or twiddling open/close tabs in timeline window???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
I haven't been able to find the keyboard shortcut for this: But does a keyboard shortcut exist in AE CS 5 for twirling or twiddling open and closed the tabs in the timeline for each layer. And if not,
Re: Keyboard shortcut for twirling or twiddling open/close tabs in timeline window???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Whoa! Great! Silly me, I didn't realize it was that simple. Thanks Dave!
is there an easier way than Sure Target to dolly in on elements in a 3D scene???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
In my 3D scene, I have a map of the U.S. with text layers (L.A., Denver, Chicago, Boston) that I have placed on my map. The text layers are sitting upright on the map 90 degrees perpendicular to the m
Re: is there an easier way than Sure Target to dolly in on elements in a 3D scene???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Thanks so much Ted, your method turned out to be the most efficient and easiest of them all!
Why doesn't the AE Numbers plug-in have commas???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Just wondering why the Numbers plugin has no option for commas. Why is it that using the Numbers decimal counter plugin you can display "1080.90" but there's no option to display that same number as "
Re: Why doesn't the AE Numbers plug-in have commas???
by Declan Smith 7 years ago
Select all the keyfames for the point control, cmd click (or ctrl click if on windows) until they are all diamond shapes. Then, with them all selected, right click and select 'keyframe interpolation'.
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Chromakey issue: noise in dark areas after applying Keylight 2.0
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
After shooting my green screen interview using Reflecmedia Litering and my AF100, I brought the footage into Final Cut Pro and used Keylight 2.0 to chromakey. But whereas the original footage is clean
Re: Chromakey issue: noise in dark areas after applying Keylight 2.0
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Hi Dave, I was wondering if you could possibly take a look at my chromakeying work in Keylight that I posted here on Vimeo, it's a short screencast of the noise issue I keep encountering in Keylight,
best image still file format for animating and compositing photos in a doc-film???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
I'm making a documentary film that will use many animated composited photos as in the doc-film "Cocaine Cowboys". Can anyone tell me what format the stills should be in for compositing in Final Cut Pr
Re: best image still file format for animating and compositing photos in a doc-film???
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
TIF and PNG are best. If you do this in FCP, they need to be under 4000 pixels in dimension. You cannot work with 8000x6000 files. FCP will choke. I recommend using After Effects for this. No file siz
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FCP7 problem: two Apple cinema screens, "Mirror on Desktop" not checked prevents video playing back on 2nd screen
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
I'm editing with Final Cut Pro 7 with 2 Apple cinema screens: the main 30" and the secondary 23". When uncheck "Mirror on Desktop" in my Video settings tab, my footage no longer plays on my secondary
Re: FCP7 problem: two Apple cinema screens, "Mirror on Desktop" not checked prevents video playing back on 2nd screen
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay in replying. I tried every option: Digital Cinema Desktop_Main Digital Cinema Desktop Digital Cinema Desktop_Full Screen Digital Cinema Desktop_Raw Not sure what th
Flanders Scientific Monitor and FCP7 issue: am I properly calibrated because brightness not matching
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
I'm working in Final Cut Pro 7 in a 1080p24 Apple Pro Pres project. My Flanders Scientific monitor, although set to factory default, is showing a noticeably darker picture than what I'm seeing on my A
Re: Flanders Scientific Monitor and FCP7 issue: am I properly calibrated because brightness not matching
by Bram Desmet 7 years ago
Two things: 1. Turn the brightness knob on the monitor clockwise and see if as you increase the brightness the pluge bar shows up. If it is not there at all (which turning the brightness up would reve
"Final Cut Pro wants to make changes" bug??? how do get rid of this???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
For the last few weeks, every time I open Final Cut Pro, I keep getting this window: "Final Cut Pro wants to make changes" and it asks for my name and password. Even after I type it correctly, FCP7 so
Re: "Final Cut Pro wants to make changes" bug??? how do get rid of this???
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
Correct, I'm running Lion 10.7.2. Is there a way to get OS Lion to stop displaying this window Thanks very much in advance.
unstable pixels after applying Keylight 2.0 in FCP7...
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
I'm getting these unstable pixels around the edge of my chair and the rim of my head after applying Keylight 2.0 I don't understand because after tweaking my matte the black and white areas are both c
Re: unstable pixels after applying Keylight 2.0 in FCP7...
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
Hi Jerry, I just did another test. Would very much like to know how I can improve my key. Would you mind just looking at this quick test (44 seconds) and please tell me what I can do to improve my res
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can't get strobe effect to work in FCP X
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
OK...in FCP7 we had the Strobe effect in the Video section of the effects pull down menu. Because FCP X doesn't have a "Strobe" effect, I was told to go into Motion 5 and create it there. But after I
Re: can't get strobe effect to work in FCP X
by Eli Hollander 8 years ago
Nicholas, There is a filter that Brendan Gibbons created that you may download, and it will probably do what you need. Eli http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 344 2635
FCP X: Keywords vs. Favorites???
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
I know that Keywords and Favorites are very powerful tools for organizing your events in FCP X. But how do they stack up against each other When would you want to use Keywords over Favorites and when
Re: FCP X: Keywords vs. Favorites???
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
But can't you do the same thing with Keywords also I believe you can set in and out points with Keywords. So aren't Keywords also like subclips as well
FCP X can you assemble projects into a master timeline?
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
I plan to make a long format documentary with FCP X and my doc-film will have 12 parts or chapters. In FCP X then, should each chapter or part be a "project" And is it possible to make a master timeli
Re: FCP X can you assemble projects into a master timeline?
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
If you are planning to finish the doco in sound post or grade outside of FCP X, then talk to your facilities that will be doing the finish work BEFORE you start with FCP X, please! I am at the grade o
No way to achieve a "fit to fill edit" in FCP X???
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
So I have a 1 second clip that I'd like to stretch to fill a 3 second gap in my timeline. But when I do this with the Retiming Tool, I only succeed in pushing the others clips further to the right. Is
unable to set 2sec selection in browser clip and can't use timecode to navigate...bugs or limitations?
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
Just hoping it's something I'm doing wrong. 1 But if I take any clip and wish to set an "in" point and then an "out" point 2 seconds later using the "i" and "o" keys on the keyboard, FCP X ignores my
Re: unable to set 2sec selection in browser clip and can't use timecode to navigate...bugs or limitations?
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
Control P then +2. or +200
FCP X's sluggish responsiveness: related to lack of Lion???
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
Not a criticism, just a question. After experimenting with and learning FCP X since it came out, I notice that it often responds sluggishly to keystrokes and mouse overs. For example in the timeline w
Re: FCP X's sluggish responsiveness: related to lack of Lion???
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
Hello everyone, I forgot to mention that I'm running FCP X on a 2008 2. x 2.8 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 8 GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive that's 70% free, and an ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics card, so i
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