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Pete Burger

Freelance editor, director and author

Trained Avid-editor / Experienced in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop.
Member Since:
August 8th 2010
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Munich - Germany
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Using Canon Rebel T5i DSLR as B cam?
by Catherine Ceigersmidt 4 months ago
I just acquired a Canon Rebel T5i DSLR...naturally this would not have been my first choice but I got it for "free" with credit card rewards points. From my research I understand that the shooting cod
Re: Using Canon Rebel T5i DSLR as B cam?
by Pete Burger 4 months ago
Absolutely 100% agree with Steve. DSLR video can be gorgeous, lenses, camerawork and good lighting provided. Many music-videos, documentaries and even tv-shows are (at least partially) shot with DSLRs
Canon 6D - Shutter Speed 1/100 or 1/125 Problem?
by Mark Fraser 5 months ago
Hi, I don't know how common this problem is, but when I raise the shutter speed to 1 100 or above, I start to get jagged edges on straight lines and sometimes random colours showing up. Now I already
Re: Canon 6D - Shutter Speed 1/100 or 1/125 Problem?
by Pete Burger 5 months ago
Are you talking about the wires If so, two thoughts come to mind: I'm not familiar with the 6D, but shoot a lot with the T2i (550D) and the T5i (700D). To my knowledge the internal resizing from that
Video codec advice Please!!
by Scott Gaskin 5 months ago
Hi there, I am new to DSLR video and will be shooting a music video in the next 2 weeks (personal Project) and I'm trying to understand the best way of preparing the video once shot for post productio
Re: Video codec advice Please!!
by Pete Burger 5 months ago
You are most welcome, Scott! ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot." - Buster Keaton
Moderation question
by Pete Burger 5 months ago
After a long time of "abstinence" from the COW, I started to post answer again. I updated my profile and while doing that, I changed my name from "Peter" to "Pete" (simply because that is what people
Re: Moderation question
by Pete Burger 5 months ago
Thanks a bunch, Abraham! ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot." - Buster Keaton
Best Lens for shooting Video on Canon 550
by Damien Morgan 5 months ago
Hi I have a Canon 550d camera with a 50mm 1.4 Len. I am wanting to get a lens for shooting documentaries music videovs. Perhaps a zoom lens. Can anyone recommend me as a first time videographer to get
Re: Best Lens for shooting Video on Canon 550
by Pete Burger 5 months ago
The 18-55mm is not as bad as many people might want you make believe. Especially the newer version is quite neat. It's not the best, nor the fastest lens and it has some quite heavy distortions on the
VERY simple DV as IO device question
by Rick Neely 5 months ago
Hey Guys, quick question- have an old Sony DV camera that I want to use purely as an io device to feed and analog player (VCR) into via the RCA cables and firewire capture into my mac (via FCP as nati
Re: VERY simple DV as IO device question
by Pete Burger 5 months ago
As long as the camera accepts the tapes the video (AFAIK there are some compatibilty issues with Sony Panasonic camcorders recordings), there is no difference in quality. DV is a digital signal, so no
$100... What should I do with it?
by Jon Hwan 2 years ago
I have $100 I can spend on anything. I have a camera, kit lens, uv filter, and all the batteries I need. What are some accessories that you can recommend(can be a shotgun mic, some filter, a type of l
Re: $100... What should I do with it?
by Pete Burger 2 years ago
The 50mm 1.8II is... well... not really extremely well built. It's completely made out of plastic (apart from the lenses and the electronics of course). I dropped mine in the camera-bag just about 1ft
Cannot reverse engineer picture style....wondering why
by Dave Andrade 2 years ago
Forgive me if this is the wrong forum. I know what a picture style is and I know how to create my own using Canon's PS editor. However, I can download those made by Canon and open them without issue.
Re: Cannot reverse engineer picture style....wondering why
by Pete Burger 2 years ago
I see... Just tried it myself and I got the same error... Maybe there is some way of protecting the .pf2 files or the Cinestyle is indeed built in another application ---------------------------------
Can I format CF Cards in different brands/types of cameras?
by Lynn Weissman 2 years ago
Hi, All, I just got a Canon 5D Mark III. I already own some: - 32 and 16GB Sandisk Extreme CF cards that I use with my Sony Z7U (HDV camera). - 32 and 16GB Sandisk Class 10 SD cards that I've used wit
Re: Can I format CF Cards in different brands/types of cameras?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
It seems as if the prevailing opinion among the "pros" is that, yes, some cards will read and write between camera brands, but that you should always format each card in the camera you intend you use
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Magic Lantern for 7D
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Pre Alpha is out: http: www.magiclantern.fm forum index.php topic=3974 ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot." - Buster Keaton Me on Twitter (english g
Re: Magic Lantern for 7D
by John Young 3 years ago
Some features in the second alpha version people might be interested in. -bit-rate manipulation -Built in Intervalometer -HDR bracketing and all the other goodies from Alpha 1. The bit-rate manipulati
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External Video Recorders Part IV
by Joel Dalls 3 years ago
External Video Recorders Part IV is available now at HDSLRnow.com. This review takes a look at the $995 Atomos Ninja-2. Up next: A summary and look ahead.
Re: External Video Recorders Part IV
by Joel Dalls 3 years ago
Here is another URL for the blog ... I tested it in "preview Post" and it works: http: hdslrnow.com atomos-ninja-2 Thanks!
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External Video Recorders Part III
by Joel Dalls 3 years ago
Part 3 in the on-going series examining External Video Recorders for HDSLR cameras: http: bit.ly YcLTID
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External Video Recorders Part II
by Joel Dalls 3 years ago
External Video Recorders, Part II: http: bit.ly WJrXHT This review takes a look at the Sound Devices PIX 220i.
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Video Recorder Roundup
by Joel Dalls 3 years ago
Excellent review of external video recorders: http: hdslrnow.com external-video-recorders The Canon MK III will be able to output 4:2:2 clean video in April due to a firmware upgrade.
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Audio advise required
by Suley Suleman 3 years ago
Ok, i need to order an external audio recorder and that to in the next 12 hours so i have it in time for delivery in mid week. I shoot on a Canon 550D and have a Rodeo Video Mic Pro, The main use of t
Re: Audio advise required
by David Rehm 3 years ago
The Tascam DR-40 is hands down (IMHO) the best bang for your money. I tested this out rigorously against the Zoom H4N and heard no difference. It's less than half the price of the Zoom H4N, easy to us
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Really confused about DSLR bitrate/quality...
by Josh Smith 3 years ago
Hello everyone, I am wondering if someone could please clear something up for me. I have a Canon 550D that I use to film video only (always 1080p25), and I'm wondering if I've got the settings right.
Re: Really confused about DSLR bitrate/quality...
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Josh Smith "why do people say that the 550D records in 40Mbps (I also read that the 7D records in 48Mbps), but when I look at the footage, it shows only about 3-5Mbps " How do you "look at the footag
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Getting started with audio
by Pj Heller 3 years ago
I m a longtime stills photographer and, like many here, am interested in getting started with doing more video. I m attempting to put together an audio kit and am looking for some advice. I ve been re
Re: Getting started with audio
by Brent Dunn 3 years ago
If you want to do it right the first time, you have to spend a little money. Roland has the best Pre-amp out of the portable recorders, but you pay for it. The R 26 has the same pre-amp as their more
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Downloading HDV footage shot on a Z7
by Michelle Fraser 3 years ago
I've shot some footage on a Sony Z7 and need to transfer the mini HDV tape footage to my hard drive and FCPX. I tried transferring it directly from the camera using a ilink firewire cable but the came
Re: Downloading HDV footage shot on a Z7
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Michelle Fraser " Is it possible to upload it to the hard drive and FCPX using a cheap HDV camcorder" Should be possible. Imported al lot of footage shot on various HDV camcorders with my Sony. Miche
Why do people hate the Sony HVR Z1U HD?
by Brian egeston 3 years ago
So I'm looking to buy a used camera for short films and documentaries. Everywhere are I look, there are a plethora of Sony HVR Z1U HD cameras and no one is buying them. All the ebay auctions have zero
Re: Why do people hate the Sony HVR Z1U HD?
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Brian egeston "What about recording directly to the HVR-DR60 hard drive Same concerns and issues " I haven't worked with it, but you won't have dropout video-head problems, I guess. I was thinking ab
VX2000 compatible with Windows 7?
by kevin smyth 3 years ago
Saddened to discover my little TRV19 is not compatible with Windows 7. Is the VX2000 compatible with Windows 7 Thanks Kevin
Re: VX2000 compatible with Windows 7?
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
FireWire is a whole different connector than USB. Many camcorders do have a USB connector but you can't use it for capturing. You do need a FireWire card and a FireWire cable to capture DV signals. Ma
Can you determine shutter speed of DSLR footage already shot on your computer?
by Laura Weinstein 3 years ago
I have footage from a DSLR that I want to find out what shutter speed I shot it at. Is there a way I know longer have the footage on a memory card only on my computer.
Re: Can you determine shutter speed of DSLR footage already shot on your computer?
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Laura Weinstein "I dont think I have kept those... any other options " Sorry, I don't think there are any other options... :( ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy
First-time Video Camera Advice
by Benjamin Fields 3 years ago
Hello all! This is my first post on the forum and hope to join in future discussions. I am looking to purchase my first video camera for use in what I hope will turn out to be a low-budget, yet profes
Re: First-time Video Camera Advice
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
The JVC is a good option. My cut and paste answer is: don't buy a cameras if you don't have to and don't buy a new camera if a good used one will work. Rent the camera for only the times you need it (
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Vertical stripes / Banding when shooting low light in cinestyle mode on 5D MII
by Enginn Heima 3 years ago
Hello. I have been searching for a while on the internet for somebody dealing with a similar problem as I have but all in vain. I'm having a lot of vertical stripes banding when shooting in "CineStyle
Re: Vertical stripes / Banding when shooting low light in cinestyle mode on 5D MII
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Looks to me like the compression gets visible. I got these kind of artifacts as well in dark regions but for sure not as visible as in the example. Since you're using cinestyle it might just be as you
Can I get professional quality video (for broadcast) from a Canon T3i?
by Vic Noseworthy 3 years ago
Hi folks, I cut my teeth in digital video using Canon Vixia cameras. I'd heard that DSLR video could be used for broadcast quality video work, so I purchased a T3i. I've recently been told that the T3
Re: Can I get professional quality video (for broadcast) from a Canon T3i?
by Tiago Ribeiro 3 years ago
You are correct, HDMI will not provide FullHD, but it might be close enough so that you will be willing to lose a bit of screen resolution in turn of bit depth: http: magiclantern.wikia.com wiki HDMI_
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3 Camera Setup into my PC
by Rob Dupuis 3 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to have a simple 3 camera setup and it's been working perfect up to now because I've been editing in post. But I want to switch that up with some live-editing to save myself an immense
Re: 3 Camera Setup into my PC
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
I learned something new today, concerning HDMI-out. You might want to check this post: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 325 1515 ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up;
Wobbling on my Canon 5d mkii footage
by Keith mannix 3 years ago
Hey I am having problem trying to figure out why the picture is wobbling on my Canon 5d footage. If you look at the picture here you can see: http: www.youtube.com watch v=SlFG3qNrTIQ&feature=youtu.be
Re: Wobbling on my Canon 5d mkii footage
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
If your talkeing about the lines that run through your picture, it's as you guessed: the lights. The frequency of the electrica current and so of the lights don't match your shutterspeed. If it's the
Better Quality HDV 1440x1080 footage at 1280x720 or 1980x1080?
by Stamatios Dimitrakopoulos 3 years ago
Hello All, Shot a wedding on HDV with a native resolution of 1440x1080 and PAR of 1.33. Final product is going to be on DVD. Would editing in exporting to a 1280x720 sequence with square pixels or a 1
Re: Better Quality HDV 1440x1080 footage at 1280x720 or 1980x1080?
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
If you can, edit natively in a HDV preset sequence and then as a final step export to DVD-resolution (PAL or NTSC widesceen according to your source-footage). Maybe add a bit of sharpening. I wouldn't
In-Depth DIY Camera Slider Tutorial
by Tim Carlielle 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I recently decided to build my own DIY camera slider, after I didn't find any plans for sliders that matched my needs. The slider worked so well, I decided to build another and put toget
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Re: In-Depth DIY Camera Slider Tutorial
by Brent Dunn 3 years ago
Nice job Brent Dunn Owner Director Editor DunnRight Films DunnRight Video.com Video Marketing Toolbox.net Sony EX-1, Canon 5D Mark II Canon 7D Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core, with Final Cut Studio HP i7 Qua
Does video damages or consumes DSLR camera quicker?
by erzen pashaj 3 years ago
Since i bought my DSLR camera i didnt use it so much for video because i am afraid that will be consumed very quickly. I think that a photo camera is a photo camera and if you use it for purposes like
Re: Does video damages or consumes DSLR camera quicker?
by David Eaks 3 years ago
If by "the camera can take a certain number of photos", you are referring to the expected lifespan of the shutter. No, I don't think so. The "shutter" during video is electronic, offloading the image.
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How to get this soft look?
by Marco Falcone 3 years ago
Hey guys, I was just wondering how I could achieve this kind of look, http: www.blu-ray.com movies screenshot.php movieid=37971&position=9 It a very subtle, soft kind of look where the highlights are
Re: How to get this soft look?
by Ken Jones 3 years ago
That's because you are not supposed to put the stocking on the front of the lens. You are supposed to remove the lens, put the small piece of stocking on the back of the lens, and then re-attach the l
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Sound solution!
by Thomas Morter-Laing 3 years ago
Hi guys, Im filming tomorrow using a Sony Z7 and a Canon 7D. I have a Rode NTG2, a Blimp and a deadcat. I managed to stupidly forget the lapel mics, so am now obviously terrified of that roomy echoey
Re: Sound solution!
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
Sounds like you are already on location and can't go back and get the hardware you meant to bring. No worries, this is not a disaster. It might even be a good thing. Personally, I usually hate using l
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Zoom H4-N vs. Tascam DR-40
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Does anyone has some first-hand experience with those two mobile recorders I worked with the Zoom before and was quite pleased with the quality. What I'm most interested in, is the difference concerni
Re: Zoom H4-N vs. Tascam DR-40
by David Rehm 3 years ago
Hello, I have been a reader here for a long time - this is my first post. I have direct experience with the Zoom and the Tascam DR-40. Last February I bought my first DSLR and naturally I needed a goo
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Video loop
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
I hope this is the right place to ask: I'm in video production and a client wants to have a short litte video (about 6-10 sec) to play in loop on her intro-site. I contaced her webdesigner and he had
Re: Video loop
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Thank you, Curtis! Much appreciated! ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot." - Buster Keaton Me on Twitter (english german) http: twitter.com FastFoodV
Footage from DVD-camcorders
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Have to edit a wedding-project that contains footage of a DVD-camcorder (Mini-DVD). Copied the file structure onto my HDD and inported the VOBs directly into Premiere Pro CS5, because I wanted to avoi
Re: Footage from DVD-camcorders
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Thanks, Chris! MPEGStreamclip didn't work with MPEG2 files on this computer. I would have to install Quicktime Alternative or buy the MPEG2 component. Can't do that here... But thanks a bunch for the
MPEG Strereamclip converted files are much bigger than originals. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
by Stuart Samuels 3 years ago
Hi. I have some DSLR footage in the native H.264 MOV format and have converted it using mpeg streamclip to Apple ProRes 442. The thing is the resulting files are about 3 times bigger than the original
Re: MPEG Strereamclip converted files are much bigger than originals. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Glad I helped! :) ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot." - Buster Keaton Me on Twitter (english german) http: twitter.com FastFoodVideo
Why is quality so much better with my HV20 than with my 600D/T3i
by Lars Martin 3 years ago
Hi Comparing video footage from my HV20 with my 600D shows that the sharpness and focus is soo much better on the old HV20 with a tiny 1 2.7" CMOS sensor. I'm shooting dslr video with a canon 15-85mm
Re: Why is quality so much better with my HV20 than with my 600D/T3i
by Steve Crow 3 years ago
If you want sharpness like you get with the Hv20 on your DSLR, use a slow aperture of F8 or smaller and make sure if you are using a custom picture profile setting that the sharpness level is turned a
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is it possible DSLR footage achieve something like on Maroon 5 - Payphone?
by Firman Prasetia 3 years ago
I saw Maroon 5 - Payphone clip. I love the look. Is anyone having experience to grade DSLR footage, let say Canon 5Dm2 footage, into something like Maroon 5 - Payphone Is it possible to do that or may
Re: is it possible DSLR footage achieve something like on Maroon 5 - Payphone?
by Chris Wright 3 years ago
video looks like video because of the edge sharpening. the comparison examples tweak the gamma and brightness and contrast. There's basically no white-whites. You can do that in curves or levels. you
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Transcoding from Sony HVR - A1E/A1P camera (HDV1080i).
by rona lee 3 years ago
Hi All I've done quite a bit of reading around on this and I'm still somewhat confused. I am working in the UK and intending to project my video in a gallery, using a 4,000 lumens HD projector connect
Re: Transcoding from Sony HVR - A1E/A1P camera (HDV1080i).
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
rona lee "If ignore this and go into audio video settings I have options for sequence preset capture preset device control" As written, I haven't used FCP for quite a while now, but the "normal" sett
Blog: 13 Ways to Shoot and Edit Better Industrial Videos
by Kylee Wall 3 years ago
Industrial video is a majority of my day job right now, and has been for the better part of three years. I've edited training videos, advertisements, and video blogs, and I occasionally have to go int
Re: 13 Ways to Shoot and Edit Better Industrial Videos
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
This is great advice. Thank you, Kylee for sharing! Very much appreciated! ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot." - Buster Keaton Me on Twitter (engli
deciding on camera to use for low budget video
by heidi schrodinger 3 years ago
Hi, I have a project with limited funds and have a couple of cameras I can borrow cheaply- a Canon D90 DSLR which is HD video, somewhat difficult to use ( totally auto in video mode) and has low quali
Re: deciding on camera to use for low budget video
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Glad I helped! When taking the DSLR-route, you might also take a look at the Panasonic GH2 (it's not a DSLR, I know), but it seems it has less of the limitations of many DSLRs at a comparable picture
HD tape question
by Carly Smith 3 years ago
Recently I brought in a freelance shooter who railed about how we still shoot to tape instead of to P2 cards. He insisted that HD tape was garbage and a waste of money, and that the quality is no bett
Re: HD tape question
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
What HD format are you shooting on I assume - since you're writing in the HDV forum - it's HDV I don't know why the freelance shooter states that the quality of HD-video on tape is no better than SD..
HDV Browser & Player
by Ervin Tia 3 years ago
Hello, Please recommend an application where I can quickly browse by thumbnail & play m2t clips. Currently we're using VLC to play, but no thumbnail previews. We shoot HDV with Sony Z7, Z1 on CF card
Re: HDV Browser & Player
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Well, I'm not really an MAC guy. As written, we work on Windows 7 64Bit and the thumbnails even show up in the explorer. Maybe this can help: http: www.apple.com quicktime extending components.html En
Tips on giving a "dark" and "gritty" feel
by Mike Corey 3 years ago
Hello all! I'll be creating a film in the recent future depicting strange circumstances around a murder. I'm new to this sort of project, and I'm looking on tips & tricks on giving the piece an edgy a
Re: Tips on giving a "dark" and "gritty" feel
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Interesting question! What exactly do you mean by "dark and gritty" There are a couple of quite different approaches, that come to my mind: a) lighting - which could be low key with high contrast or d
5D Footge
by Marc Lucas 3 years ago
Transcoding 5D footage to ProRes for FCP use. There are also .THM unix files in with the rushes is it ok to delete those files What are they Thanks
Re: 5D Footge
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Those files contain a thumbnail plus metadata. They kind of contain the EXIFs of your clips. I don't know if they are *needed* but I wouldn't delete them. They contain valuable information. ----------
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Sony Z5U 1080p
by Fernando Bobadilla 3 years ago
I have two important questions: Is the Sony Z5U able to shoot 60fps I've been seeing awesome videos online boasting smooth slow motion, and I was wondering if I could achieve this as well using a Sony
Re: Sony Z5U 1080p
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Fernando Bobadilla "As for knowing what model i have, a NTSC or PAL model, how would I check " Since you have the Z5U it's NTSC. The PAL model is called Z5E. Fernando Bobadilla "NLES... I don't know
PP1 settings on FX1 and Z1U
by Nick Karner 3 years ago
Hello! Just bought a Sony Z1u and an FX1. I usually just leave most special settings off, but reading the Z1U instructions, it says PP1 is the best setting for HDV recording, which is what I do, but i
Re: PP1 settings on FX1 and Z1U
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Maybe this helps: http: bit.ly xC5qSD It's a post, that lists the differences in settings for all picture profiles. When set to "off" all settings are at default values or off. Hope this helps! ------
Views needed!
by emily parker 4 years ago
Hey Everyone, I wondered if I could ask you to have look at my stop-motion I have made for a competition, and give me any critical feedback on it, to help me with my uni assessment. It's only 1 minute
Re: Views needed!
by Pete Burger 3 years ago
Took a closer look at link you provided: Magnets seem the way to go :)) ------------------------------------------ "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot." - Buster Keaton


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