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Peter Corbett

Commercials and Corporate Producer.

Produced 700+ corporates/programs since 1986, with 45 international awards.

20 films as PA/Assistant Director in Europe. Started at the top and working my way down.
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July 1st 2001
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Would the 2019 i9 iMac and Premiere benefit from 128GB RAM
by Peter Corbett 1 month ago
Just purchased a 27-inch i9 iMac as a "travel NLE" for nearby city clients. I only bought the base 8GB memory option, and plan to upgrade to either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB aftermarket. Just wondering if P
Re: Would the 2019 i9 iMac and Premiere benefit from 128GB RAM
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
XAVC that will be cpu bottleneck. I wouldn't buy anything that much unless I perused pugetsystems's detailed breakdown of what footage needs what RAM. in what program.
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Adobe CC 2016.3 update
by Chris Paul 3 years ago
As usual, be careful with updates and do not do them unless you have plenty of time to troubleshoot and never during a project. In my case, the latest Sapphire plugins do not work, scratch discs were
Re: Adobe CC 2016.3 update
by Peter Corbett 3 years ago
Pretty good here but all my Lumetri presets and custom ones were mixed up or gone. I've only opened one project but had to manually reload nearly every clip with the correct LUT. Premiere 2015.3 has r
Boris Continuum V9 Compatible with Adobe 2015.3
by Peter Corbett 3 years ago
Just wondering if the Boris products are compatible with today major Adobe CC update Red Giant has released updated plugins today, but I haven't heard anything from Boris. Last time I think they didn'
Re: Boris Continuum V9 Compatible with Adobe 2015.3
by Peter Corbett 3 years ago
All working. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Why is 4K XAVC so choppy with a Decklink Extreme 3D card?
by Peter Corbett 4 years ago
I'm doing a lot more 4K now with my Sony F5. But whenever I try to work with 4K 25P (and off-speed), the playback via SDI on the Decklink is terrible. It stutters and sometimes stops altogether. I'm u
Release date for 2015 Premiere Update?
by Peter Corbett 4 years ago
Did anyone at NAB find out when the new PPro update will drop I want to do a complete Mac Pro reinstall but want to do it at the time the new CC is released. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.p
Re: Release date for 2015 Premiere Update?
by Peter Corbett 4 years ago
Thanks David. I thought as much! Looking forward to the new Lumetri features. It seems lthat much of the post world has migrated to Premiere. It's not sneered at anymore. :) Peter Corbett Powerhouse P
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Problem Solved! Thanks Kevin! upgrade Premiere Pro CC!
by Armando Ciurana 5 years ago
All the workarounds of the problem with PP Pro solved Hi! I just downloaded the last version of PP CC I think is 13.1, and is totally buggy! nice UI but It doesn't read video with alpha channel in lay
Re: Do not upgrade Premiere Pro CC!
by Peter Corbett 5 years ago
No worries. That's all good. Glad it's working for you. When I updated, my current timeline was all black with no clips showing, but after I rebooted it was all fine. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Producti
Render halted with message "Bfx Error Code: 25"
by Peter Honig 10 years ago
While using Red as a plugin from Vegas v7, I received a Vegas error message that it encounteded and unknown error. However, when I viewed the partially rendered MPEG-2 clip I saw the text message embe
Re: Render halted with message "Bfx Error Code: 25"
by Peter Corbett 5 years ago
Wow it's five years after this post and I'm getting "Error Code 25" on Premiere CC with certain Boris Continuum effects like Denoiser. Did the guys at Boris clear this up (but it looks like not in my
Anyone evaluated the new FSI 32" CM320TD?
by Peter Corbett 6 years ago
I read through that huge thread about FSI and calibration with great interest. I don't have access to the sort of calibration services like Steve provides, but I am looking for a good studio monitor f
Re: Anyone evaluated the new FSI 32" CM320TD?
by Peter Corbett 6 years ago
I ordered the 32" and the BM210 last week, so I'm all in. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Call me crazy if you want... but I know an imminent extinction when I see one. :)
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
From reading the posts on here about the new Premiere Pro, I'm really starting to get the feeling that if this thing lives up to the hype, the days of FCP 7 are going to be numbered once it ships. Peo
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Re: Call me crazy if you want... but I know an imminent extinction when I see one. :)
by Peter Corbett 6 years ago
Richard Cardonna "I llke this forum kinda reminds me of the old discreet edit* forums, all 3. In the sense that everyrhing was discussed. Richard" I sometimes pine for my edit* with it's power-packed
There WILL be a Premiere Pro CS7!!
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
For those who were wondering whether the CS7 apps would be available as a perpetual license, or if there would even be a new, separate version called CS7, this thread on the Adobe forum clarifies it:
Re: Did they fix the thumbnails view? Can you sort it?
by Peter Corbett 6 years ago
Adobe have the 40% off NAB cloud special for a couple of more days. Works out at $30 a month for the first year. I run two perpetual licenses (Mac and PC). Just wondering if I should buy a cloud sub n
Is the Mac Pro Dead?
by Peter Corbett 7 years ago
Just reading the Videoguys blog, who say the word on the street at NAB was that the Mac Pro line is dead and there won't be any update. Did anyone else at NAB get this feeling talking to Apple people
Re: Is the Mac Pro Dead?
by Peter Corbett 7 years ago
It's more complicated for us. We get literally hundread of lower thirds and captions from the agency's graphic department which we which often have to ammend with small changes. Hence we can't rasteri
Bravo
by Ronen Pestes 7 years ago
Congratulations to Grant and all the Da-vinci and Blackmagic Design team. Black magic is the new Apple :) Amazing line of software and hardware at NAB. Ronen Pestes Edit.Color.Post http: www.ronenpest
Re: Bravo
by Peter Corbett 7 years ago
Yes I guess you are right. Speedgrade looks great. Can't wait for CS6 to hit the streets. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Da Vinci Resolve Lite
by Gary Badgley 7 years ago
Hi, I tried to download and couldn't. Do you know if this free download is still available
Re: Da Vinci Resolve Lite
by Peter Corbett 7 years ago
Will V9 be more integrated with Premiere Pro If anyone is at the BM stand at NAB, could they ask the question please Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces The HJ17ex6.2B Portable HD Lens With Improved Wide-Angle And Close-Up Imaging Capabilities
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
Superb Optical Performance and Innovative Design in 2 3-Inch Premium HD Lens Enhances Versatility for Shooting in Diverse News and Documentary Situations (April 12, 2012) Responding to the demand for
Re: News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces The HJ17ex6.2B Portable HD Lens With Improved Wide-Angle And Close-Up Imaging Capabilities
by Peter Corbett 7 years ago
Nice. Wonder what sort of dollars Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Full new features list for PrPro CS6
by David Cherniack 7 years ago
http: success.adobe.com assets en downloads guides Pr_CS6_WN_Reveal.pdf All of them are great. My personal favorite is the CUDA (and openCL) real time (after background analysis) Warp stabilization. H
Re: Full new features list for PrPro CS6
by Peter Corbett 7 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "Relax guys. He was making a joke about the initial reaction to FCPX in this very forum we are virtually standing in. When that came out, it was all about how unprofessional it was due
Questions for CS6
by Dennis Radeke 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm very busy prepping for NAB and hope to see some of you there. That said, I always enjoy supporting this community and so... While I expect that many of the questions that might be asked, I
Re: Questions for CS6
by Peter Corbett 7 years ago
Marvin Holdman "My biggest hope is that Premier would mimic FCP7 in the way that it uses the rendered parts of the timeline to export the media, rather than re-rendering everything on export. This is
Should I buy a HPX3100 or a PMW500?
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Just looking for a utility camera for general run-and-gun to replace my ageing H-series Varicam and SDX900. I already have a Sony F3 for commercials and music videos which has been fantastic, but I fe
Re: Should I buy a HPX3100 or a PMW500?
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Thanks guys. It's a tricky market at the moment. I read on the DVINFO forum about rumours of a new 1080 60P shoulder-cam, but it could be just that; rumours. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.p
Need To Learn Avid
by Danielle Warren 8 years ago
Hello Avid Forum! I am a born and bred FCP user and love it. Every time I've used Avid in the past I hate it and find it extremely un-user friendly. I know there is a great divide in the editing commu
Re: Need To Learn Avid
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
I'm having trouble too picking up on Avid. I'm a short-term FCP and long term Adobe user, and I'm finding Avid... well, clunky. The old-DOS style font GUI, file import procedure and clunky titler have
Upgrade price
by Richard Cardonna 8 years ago
Does upgrading from mc5. to 5.5 qualify me for a free mc6 RC
Re: Upgrade price
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Sam Cole "So Peter - when do I have to prove ownership of FCP (not that it is a problem). Sam Cole" oops didn't answer you question. No I didn't have to. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.
ultra scopes 1.5 not showing gamut
by Robbie Carman 9 years ago
I just updated my ultra scopes to v 1.5 Seems like there is a bug. With gamut checked for both parade and luma waveform out of gamut trace doesn't appear read as it used to. Anyone having the same pro
Re: ultra scopes 1.5 not showing gamut
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Robbie Carman "Thanks Hersh and Joshua for your updates. (Joshua I just responded to your email). After Luke informed me about the profile tie-in, now gamut highlighting it does indeed work for RGB h
Decklink Drivers - Premiere Pro 5.5.1
by Ray Tragesser 8 years ago
Blackmagic Support: Is there any news on upcoming drivers for the Decklink cards that will support Adobe Premiere 5.5.1 We really would like some indication of a timeframe. Thanks Ray
Re: Decklink Drivers - Premiere Pro 5.5.1
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
I updated Ray which I think caused problems. I'm in LA shooting an ad at the moment but when I get back to the studio next week, I'll do a full reinstall. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.
Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5.1
by Ray Tragesser 8 years ago
Hello, Any idea when a new driver package is coming out with full support for the Adobe 5.5.1 patch that came out 9-13-11 Thanks Ray
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5.1
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
REDIT***** It's jamming again. My advice is to wait until we've heard from Blackmagic. Now I have to find those damned 5.5 discs.... Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Now I remember why I left avid.....
by larry tempesta 8 years ago
I'm relearning avid so I can expand my client base and I can't for the life of me figure out how to import mxf files with the media tool It's making me nuts, final cut is sooooo easy (log and transfer
Re: Now I remember why I left avid.....
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Diverging a bit, but that is the great thing about Adobe CS5.5; just import any clip straight into the bin - no AMA and no Log 7 Transfer. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Ki Pro Mini evaluation Australia Monday
by Tim Maloney 8 years ago
Hi All, Next Monday in Melbourne we will be having a swift look at the Ki Pro mini at our facility. We are always wary of what we read compared to real world outcomes of equipment developed in the 60H
Re: Ki Pro Mini evaluation Australia Monday
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Tim Maloney "Next Monday in Melbourne we will be having a swift look at the Ki Pro mini at our facility." What happened with the test Tim Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
How does Resolve interface with Adobe CS5.5?
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Posted this on the wrong forum before I found this one. Just wondering if Resolve software will interface with CS5.5 in any way The demonstrator at NAB said it had excellent integration with Final Cut
Re: How does Resolve interface with Adobe CS5.5?
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
Ohh.... I think your comments about Premiere are disingenuous. It is so much more than the belittling comments you give it. We use it on network television commercials every day. Where do I start The
Where are the official CS5.5 drivers?
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
I'm having hellish problems after just installing CS5.5 My Kona LHe is not being recognised on legacy projects and is crashing Premiere constantly. As soon as the Aja drivers are removed; no crashing.
Re: Where are the official CS5.5 drivers?
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
I tried the beta drivers but had constant crashing with CS5.5 (can't complain as they're beta I guess). But I got so frustrated I pulled the AJA LHe out and replaced it with a new Decklink HD Extreme
varicam in live
by Janne Ketola 8 years ago
Hello! I'm having trouble in converting HD-SDI from Varicam to SD-SDI (PAL Indigo mixer) with BM UpDownCross. The image seems soft and movement appears laggy. I was wondering if anyone has done this s
Re: varicam in live
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
I don't think this will work as the Varicam is outputing 60fps even in "PAL" mode. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Jerky SDI playback with XDCAM 1080 and Kona LHe
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
I'm just wondering why we get a "tearing" in the top 20% of the picture that is output via SDI from our LHe card when playing XDCAM EX 35mbs footage shot on a Sony F3 or F700 It can't be our system; w
Re: Jerky SDI playback with XDCAM 1080 and Kona LHe
by AJA Sales Department 8 years ago
You should consider contacting AJA Technical Support for assistance. They can review your settings and configuration to help you determine why you might be seeing this. -- AJA Video Systems +1 (530) 2
CS5 Issues
by Chris O'Neal 9 years ago
Am I the only one still having performance issues with my Kona Lhe and Premiere CS5 even with the new drivers It's LIGHTNING outside of Kona presets, but put it in an AJA sequence and the thing just s
Re: CS5 Issues
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
I'm getting crashes to desktop as soon as I launch CS5. Not sure if it's the new Mac drivers or not. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
nanoflash or aja mini kipro for panasonic varicam model H ?
by fabrizio catanzano 9 years ago
hi guys, i got a tape based panasonic varicam last model H. i want to digitize my camera. at aja told me that kipro captures 24 or 30 from 720p60. can nanoflash captures 25 from varicam i see that nan
Re: nanoflash or aja mini kipro for panasonic varicam model H ?
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Yes Fabrizio, I have a Varicam-H. I was referring to the 60Hz tape camera. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Ki-Pro Mini must be shipping soon?
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
I thought the Mini was meeant to be shipping in December Lot's of dealers are taking pre-orders with full payment upfront like B&H. Any word when it is actually shipping Peter Corbett Powerhouse Produ
Re: Ki-Pro Mini must be shipping soon?
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
This whole Apple, RED silence thing is very weird... The Ki has been advertised for months in trade mags, but Aja has made no comment on what the hold-up is. I assume something is not quite right with
KiPro or Ki Pro Mini with Varicam VFR
by Chris Magid 9 years ago
How do the Ki Pro products handle variable frame recording from a Varicam H Specifically how does it record off speed slow motions...48fps, etc What is the workflow through post production via Avid Me
Re: KiPro or Ki Pro Mini with Varicam VFR
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Tim, The NanoFlash will work in 25P VFR mode with the Varicam. I sold my Nano when the Ki Mini was announced but now regret it as the Ki doesn't have that functionality. The only thing is you have to
New Varicam at NAB 2011
by Charles Binn 9 years ago
Just got the information from my dealer that there will be a new Varicam(or varicam like) camcorder at NAB 2011. Full HD up to 30 frames and 720p up to 60 frames (or even more, up to 100 frames). Does
Re: New Varicam at NAB 2011
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
I hope the rumour of a large sensor Varicam is true. I don't think the 3700 trade-in deal is operating. It's only the 2700. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Exporting is Slow Compared to Premiere
by Ala Mctoom 9 years ago
Hello guys. I just got a brand new mac pro 2x2.4 GHz quad-core Xeon, 16GB RAM DDR3 and I used FCP for the first time but I was disappointed by how slow it takes to export a simple 720p clip compared t
Re: Exporting is Slow Compared to Premiere
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Matt Lyon "Man, who would've guessed 15 years ago that today Apple would be setting record profits and Premier would no longer be a POS :-) But performance aside, which do you prefer cutting with Mat
Looking for a GREAT backup program for FCP.
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
I'm looking for a good piece of software that will backup selected media files and folders from my FCP Mac Pro to a backup RAID. The Time Machine is not what I'm looking for as I only want to back med
Re: Looking for a GREAT backup program for FCP.
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Thanks guys. I'l try a couple of these out. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
What's with "Operation not allowed" when saving or exporting
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
Today, with a commercial deadline on my first FCP job, I've been plagued with my new 10.6 8-core Mac Pro not being able to save projects or export files. After searching all the archives including the
Re: What's with "Operation not allowed" when saving or exporting
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
I've actually switched back to CS5 (Mac) Carl because of the rendering speed of Mercury and other suite integation reasons. But I still dabble in FCP. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.
2700 Natgeo?
by Robin Probyn 9 years ago
I know this info is hard to come by.. I heard the Varicam 2700 is not a Natgeo approved camera is that true nuts if it is.. Thanks
Re: 2700 Natgeo?
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
BBC still has the 27H on the approved list (thanks Keith). We use the 2700 all the time and it's probably even better. The following cameras are presently approved by the BBC. Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, 27
Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Hi Keith,

If you could send me those BBC specs I’d really appreciate it.

peter@php.com.au

Can you tell me; does the BBC use Australasian crews when they shoot down under or do they bring their Varicam guys with them you (or you)? I’ve done a fair bit of natural history stuff for Australian zoos and while I’m now mainly commercials, it’s an area I’d love to get back to.

Without stepping on your toes if you do work in Australia from time-to-time, is there a contact I could approach at the beeb to get on a freelance contact list?

Checked your website out. You’ve got a good setup. Thanks again.

Cheers,
Peter

Peter Corbett
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AJ-HDC27H in PAL
by adrian combes 9 years ago
Hi really interested to hear from anyone thats had experience using a varicam AJ-HDC27Hp shooting in 25fps for PAL use . currently considering a second hand unit as it fits the budget but wary of hass
Re: AJ-HDC27H in PAL
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Many thanks Keith, I sent you an email with my details. Cheers, Peter Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Varicam tape to hard drive
by steve phillipps 9 years ago
Wondering what's the best way to copy a Varicam tape to a hard drive. The idea is then that for those clients that don't have DVCPro VTRs and Frame Rate Coverters I can give them the drive instead. Th
Re: Varicam tape to hard drive
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
When I import directly from the deck into an AJA Kona Lhw, the 25P and 60P are correctly pulled down. the 60P plays back automatically in slomo in a 25P timeline. I have to ingest via FCP and it's a b
New Mac Pro - ATI 5770 and no USB 3 ?
by peter pop 9 years ago
http: www.apple.com uk macpro specs.html 12 cores, no CUDA option and no USB 3 Are we excited or disappointed
Re: New Mac Pro - ATI 5770 and no USB 3 ?
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
I switched to FCP last year from Adobe, but in the last couple of months I have cut all my major TVC's on CS5 (Mac). The CUDA Nvidia thing is just so advanced compared with FCP's ATI alternative. In C
Looking for a good data tape backup for FCP/Mac Pro
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Just looking for a good tape-based data backup for my FCP jobs. The preferred format seems to be LTO4. I'm concerned that having hard drives sitting on the shelf unused for months or years is going to
Re: Looking for a good data tape backup for FCP/Mac Pro
by John Heagy 9 years ago
Ernie Santella "About 300-400GB a month of shooting editing." Blu Ray might be a good fit for that amount. Dual sided holds 50GB. http: www.disc-group.com products DISC_BD_series.aspx
Lost my Array while editing, then White Screen of Death.....
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
I was editing some test footage from a Panasonic TM700 Handicam yesterday in FCP7 in 1080 50P mode (damn the footage from that camera is amazing), when my media array disappeared from the desktop. I'v
Re: Lost my Array while editing, then White Screen of Death.....
by Peter Corbett 9 years ago
Tried that. t just seems to hang forever. I've bitten the bullet, removed the RAID and am re-installing OSX. I'll post how I (gulp) get on. Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Field Report - South Sudan
by Ronald Borden 10 years ago
Hi all, Borrowing on an earlier post on use of the Ki Pro in the field, I thought I'd share my experiences with the Ki Pro on a documentary shoot in Africa. I have an F model Varicam and have been sho
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Re: Field Report - South Sudan
by Jim McNally 9 years ago
Thanks for this Ron. Jim McNally The Commercial Factory www.commercialfactory.com
Peter Corbett liked this 9 years ago
First commercial shot on the EX3 with Letus Ultimate
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
This may be of interest to anyone looking at getting a Letus 35mm adaptor to use with their EX cam. This was our first go with the EX3 and adaptor. Tony Brennan was the DoP. I've directed past TVC's o
Re: First commercial shot on the EX3 with Letus Ultimate
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
Hi Mickey. Tony used Nikon primes on the shoot. I think they were 28mm, 35mm 50mm and 85mm. I use Zeiss Contax lenses with my own Letus Ultimate because I like the way they focus in the same direction
Why isn't there a 35mm adaptor forum?
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
Just wondering why there isn't a dedicated Cow room for 35mm adaptor users I have to go to DVXuser, DVinfo or the manufacturer forums for posts and news about adaptors. There are a lot of Brevis, Letu
Re: Why isn't there a 35mm adaptor forum?
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
No worries. Thanks Tim Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Sony Launches New PDW-F800 Camcorder
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
Sony's launched a new camera. Where does that leave the PDW700 Peter edit: (Oops. Wrong forum, but an interesting development anyway.) The new PDW-F800 CineAlta camcorder and PDW-F1600 deck expand the
Re: Sony Launches New PDW-F800 Camcorder
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
Yeah I think it's 42+ without a VF. I'm told it still has the same lousy down-res slo-mo of the 350 355. I think it confuses the market and upsets 700 owners. The cameras are just too similar in my mi
Tossing up between another Diva 400 or Caselite4
by Peter Corbett 11 years ago
Just looking for an extra fluoro to beef up my interview lighting kit. have a Kino Flo Diva 400 and a Chinese knockoff (with Kino tubes), plus three Dedo 150's gobo projector and Dedo 150 and 1K softl
Re: Tossing up between another Diva 400 or Caselite4
by Peter Corbett 11 years ago
One other thing I'm looking at is a Westcott Spiderlite fluoro TD5. http: www.fjwestcott.com details.cfm id=1&tbl=td5 I'm wondering if it would punch out enough light in my 5' Octodome as a key, or le
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