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Pasi Koivisto

I've worked as a editor since 1999, started my own company in 2002
Member Since:
September 12th 2006
138 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Sweden, Stockholm
Tripple Boot: [Lion, Lion, Win7]?
by Steve Maio 8 years ago
I seem to be lost swimming through a sea of Lion Win Linux posts online. I've gleaned some information from them(don't use bootcamp for more than a drive Cd for Win7, use rEFIt to let the Mac see all
Re: Tripple Boot: [Lion, Lion, Win7]?
by Pasi Koivisto 7 years ago
Would it not work to hold down option when the computer starts and then choose which one to boot from there or use System Preferences - Startup disk Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ra
permissions won't apply
by Craig Alan 7 years ago
I am setting up Imacs for video editing. I will have x number of user accounts and an external raid used as the media drive. One per Imac. I want each user account s media folder on the external drive
Re: permissions won't apply
by Pasi Koivisto 7 years ago
You could try doing it from the terminal. sudo usr sbin vsdbutil -a Volumes Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 4870, KONA 3, Sony PVM20L4, Tangent Devices Wave.
New SSD, clean install or cloned drive?
by Jeff Troiano 8 years ago
Not sure about where would be the best place to ask this question, so I'm trying it here. I have a 2009 Mac Pro (8 core, if it matters). I bought an SSD drive, to replace my boot drive. I cloned my bo
Re: New SSD, clean install or cloned drive?
by Pasi Koivisto 7 years ago
I would guess you have a lot more software installed than the OWC computers have. I don't know how many times a day you boot but my system usually only goes down for the night and the very rare kernel
MBP retina, Lion, Migration assistant and FCP 7.
by Kevin Rag 7 years ago
Hello everyone. Just bought a MBP retina pre loaded with Lion, not upgraded to Mountain Lion yet. I have FCP7 (with a ton of plug-ins and software) installed in my 2009 MBP running OS 10.5.8. Is it a
Re: MBP retina, Lion, Migration assistant and FCP 7.
by Pasi Koivisto 7 years ago
I always do a clean install on production machines. Leaves no room for error and on a work machine... P Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 4870, KONA 3, Sony PVM20L4,
Horizontally Pixelated. Will not restart.
by Ryan McCarthy 7 years ago
I was working on a project on Final Cut Pro and all of the sudden both screens turned pixelated (see picture) and my computer froze. I had to do a hard restart buy when I tried that the grey screen wi
Re: Horizontally Pixelated. Will not restart.
by Pasi Koivisto 7 years ago
I would reset PRAM and then start up in safe mode. If it works make sure to set the screen resolution and then reboot. Could be as simple as a corrupt preference file. P Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac
Lag when stopping after playing entire sequence in color correction mode.
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
Hey all, I have a problem with MC 4.0.5. I am playing the entire sequence in Color Correction mode, when I press stop the interface freezes for about 10 seconds and then resumes. Anyone else see this
Re: Lag when stopping after playing entire sequence in color correction mode.
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
It happens from time to time in edit mode. Not as frequent as in color correction mode. Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 4870, KONA 3, Sony PVM20L4, Tangent Devices
Field order when you media manage
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
Hi all, I just need to double check something. I think it's a happy surprise. I have a DV-pal sequence that I media managed to SD Uncompressed and it looks like Final Cut not only changed the codec bu
Re: Field order when you media manage
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
Yes, I know that. What I wanted to confirm was that the field order was fixed when you media manage. Something I haven't seen before. Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon H
Monitor calibration
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
Hey all, I am looking into calibrating my PVM20L4, it's drited and it's time to adjust the RGB Gain Bias. Now, my problem seems to be that I would ideally output the test patterns from Final Cut since
Re: Monitor calibration
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
Bob, I do have a probe but it's not good enough since it's drifted a lot since I bought it but the certified calibrator who's going to do the calibration has one. And I am pretty sure he re-calibrates
Color Profile explained
by Thomas Morter-Laing 9 years ago
Ok so I seem to know complicated things but not know the simple things... Anyway, can someone please explain what is meant when you get info on a movie and see it's "color profile" I sort of understan
Re: Color Profile explained
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
I think I will serve you best by offering this link. http: www.larryjordan.biz articles lj_sampling.html Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 4870, KONA 3, Sony PVM20L4,
Best Graphics Card
by Joseph Colombatto 9 years ago
Hello, I am presently working on a Mac Pro (the first version), Processor 2x2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, and Memory 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM, and am looking to upgrade my current system without hav
Re: Best Graphics Card
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
You should be able to upgrade to 16Gb of ram. Look into the Radeon 4870. I use it in my Mac Pro but it's the revision after your but I've read that it works But look into it. I think you should consid
Quicktime X Playback Controls Preferences?
by Ann Clark 9 years ago
Quicktime X looks lovely, now that I have finally upgraded to Snow. One sort of gripe, though. The playback controls, which now float over the image, stay on top when you pause the video. Let's say I
Re: Quicktime X Playback Controls Preferences?
by Pasi Koivisto 9 years ago
Double click in the window. Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 4870, KONA 3, Sony PVM20L4, Tangent Devices Wave.
Sound Issues With Headphones
by joseph wilkins 10 years ago
So with my last Mac Pro I could just plug my headphones into the jack at the front of the tower and the sound would instantly transfer from my external speakers to the headphones. Now since buying a
Re: Sound Issues With Headphones
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
Ok... 1. Try to boot up into safe mode and then reboot. This should clear out some caches that might be corrupt. And if that doesn't clear it up. 2. Download onyx and clear out the caches with that. P
Downloading causes desktop lockup
by Ron Tonkin 10 years ago
Running a Dual 2.5 G5 with OSX 10.4.11 (6GB ram). I recently upgraded from a G4. I download often from our company server. Always been a slow connection, but since the G5, everytime I download it comp
Re: Downloading causes desktop lockup
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
Do you have a lot of stuff on the desktop I think this might be slowing you down. What kind of server are you downloading from FTP AFP HTTP Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Ra
eSATA speed with different disks
by Niklas Wikman 10 years ago
Just got the FirmTek eSATA PCIe card and installed. Semms to work fine - at least my WD and LaCie disks shows up, together with my "bare bone" disks. Just for the fun I ran some Disk Whack test. Both
Re: eSATA speed with different disks
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
A really good place to look at disk speed drives and other speed tests. http: www.barefeats.com Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 4870, KONA 3, Sony PVM20L4, Tangent
Monitoring Question
by Jeremiah Belt 10 years ago
I need to upgrade both my own monitor and my client monitor for better color accuracy and finishing. My current setup is a Kona 3 sending an HD-SDI signal to a 15" JVC CRT Broadcast monitor with an SD
Re: Monitoring Question
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
If you're on a budget you could use the analog component output to the client monitor. I can't say anything about which monitor to use, I still hold on to my PVM20L4 since I do mostly SD work but I ha
best LCD monitors for 2010?
by Kent Beeson 10 years ago
Need two new great monitors for editing FCP - what's the best recommendations for under $1000 each, can be 23" to 27". But must be non-glossy. Thanks K www.effectivevideo.net
Re: best LCD monitors for 2010?
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
Why not get a monitor calibration probe They're not that expensive and I've had good results with my Gretag Eye-One Display II. In sweden this goes for 380 or so with tax. Should be a lot cheaper in t
Advice for a stable setup with Kona 3
by Caine Mitchell 10 years ago
Hello I am looking to reformat my machine and perform a clean reinstall of all of my software including Final Cut Studio 2, Adobe After Effects 8 from CS3 , and my Kona 3 card. I am currently running
Re: Advice for a stable setup with Kona 3
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
I think I would move the timemachine drive to an external enclosure. That way if the computer breaks down you can take the disk to another computer without the hassle of getting it out, getting a exte
Watching streaming movies / desktop output option with LHi?
by Jim Krause 10 years ago
My Kona LHi does a wonderful job with my FCP and AE jobs, I'm wondering if there's a way to use it as an extended desktop to view, everything streaming clips to iTunes movies. I recall an extended des
Re: Watching streaming movies / desktop output option with LHi?
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
It appears they removed that functionality after the 6.5.1 driver. Why, I don't know, but I bet they had a good reason in doing that. Pasi -- Editor, Colorist. Mac Pro, 8x3 Ghz, 8 Gb ram, ATI Radeon H
RAID5 performance impact
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
Hi all, I just installed a HightPoint RocketRaid 2314 with 2 Sonnet Fusion PM enclosures (10 disks) and I am getting write speeds about 320MB s and read speeds about 250MB s. I was pretty close to thi
Re: RAID5 performance impact
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
Yeah, those numbers are closer to what I expected. I will need to do some more research on this. Of course, it doesn't help that it's one 500P and one D500P enclosure but it's been built as need has g
Best workflow for multiple video formats
by Brick Blair 10 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm sure this is a basic question for most of you, but I wanted to get some advice on the best workflow to use for a project that has footage from the following sources: 1. HDV from a Ca
Re: Best workflow for multiple video formats
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
Depending on how much material there is I would probably use the codec of which I have the most material and then convert the rest of the material to the same codec (if it's a good enough codec). Prob
How to convert to .mjpg
by jeff michaels 10 years ago
My client is asking me to provide the final video in the .mjpg format. Can you please tell me what program for mac will allow me to convert a .mov to a .mjpg file I have done some online research but
Re: How to convert to .mjpg
by Pasi Koivisto 10 years ago
The codec is called Motion JPEG A B in QuickTime, if you can't see that codec in Video Settings of QuickTime you need to enable "Show Legacy encoders" in the quicktime advanced preferences.
EXTREMELY URGENT (at least for me)
by David Eells 12 years ago
I'll be brief. I'm in the middle of a long doc that was shot using DVCPro HD 720p 24, and captured via FireWire. We need to incorporate some DBeta footage, and Production Services hasn't been able to
Re: EXTREMELY URGENT - NOW 24p =23,98
by Pasi Koivisto 12 years ago
I am so glad I live in PAL land. We usually edit 25i or 25p, and even if we get material in the other standard in the middle of the project, no worries, it'll playback fine. We don't have a thing call
small still photos in FCP composite look low-res
by rileym 13 years ago
i should probably be doing this project in motion, but its having some issues on my new 2.66 mac pro, and i knew that i could bang out this composite in fcp, so i went for it. i've created a simple te
Re: ITS IN THE RENDERING... still not fixed
by Pasi Koivisto 13 years ago
Why not try to put it all in a 8-bit uncompressed timeline and render it. I really don't see a point in working graphics in a DV timeline unless you have to for delivery reasons but I seem to recall y
Apple's Color, my thoughts
by walter biscardi 13 years ago
Just entered into my blog, I welcome your comments good, bad or otherwise. Now off to NAB for another day! http: blogs.creativecow.net node 144Walter Biscardi, Jr. http: www.biscardicreative.com HD Ed
Re: Apple's Color, my thoughts
by Pasi Koivisto 13 years ago
Forgot to mention, this was on a AVID Media Composer Adrenaline and the second project I did online.http: kanalje.se - site in Swedish
Change log for the drivers
by Pasi Koivisto 13 years ago
Hi! Would it be at all feasible to create a page with changes to the driver This would really come in handy if you have a specific issue but everything else works, that way you could jusst have a look
Re: Change log for the drivers
by Luke Maslen 13 years ago
Hi, In the past we had very long Readme files that listed what had changed in every driver release. It turned out that this was causing confusion especially with references to new features added to Fi
1 frame missing
by Pasi Koivisto 13 years ago
Hi all! I have a mystery for all of you. Last week I put a 45 minute show to tape. Turns out I had missed to CC one clip, I was in a bit of a rush. Well, no big deal, I fixed it and then did a insert
Re: 1 frame missing
by Pasi Koivisto 13 years ago
Hi Luke! I have chosen the Uncompressed 8 bit pal easy setup. So, I'm working in 8 bit uncompressed.
Fields handling
by Pasi Koivisto 13 years ago
Hi all. Do the decklink drivers support field dominance I do a lot of online work and a lot of my material comes as DV files and as I live in PAL land it's lower field and I usually recompress to unco
Re: Fields handling
by Pasi Koivisto 13 years ago
That's what I usually do. Now, what I would like is to adjust the field dominance setting on the clip and have my card change the dominance on the fly, in realtime and mixed in a timeline.
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