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Raid transfer speed inquiry
by Anhtu Vu 2 weeks ago
On my Z840, i have an internal 3 disks raid 0 (speed = 350MB s) and external SAS Raid 0 (550 MB s). The Atto SAS card is on a PCIe x 16 slot. When i transfer large files (800 GB), the transfer speed i
Re: Raid transfer speed inquiry
by Rainer Wirth 2 weeks ago
Hi Anhtu, you can test write, read speed with Aja speed test. Surprisingly you work with Raid 0, which is a bit harakiri. If one disk fails you end up with a total data loss. For video editing the rea
Does Da Vinci Like M2T Videos?
by Terence Christopher 3 months ago
How do you set up DaVinci to handle M2T videos and output to MP4 H264
Re: Does Da Vinci Like M2T Videos?
by Rainer Wirth 3 months ago
Why do you want to use DNx codecs, these are Avid codecs. If I were you I would go for ProRes because it works with all platforms (Premiere, Avid, FCP, Davinci). If I were an Avid user I would go for
Replacement disk for promos Pegasus R4
by Mick Ruane 5 months ago
I have an old Promise Pegasus R4, 4 X 2tb drives. I think I bought it in 2011. Still does the job. The current drives in the raid are Hitachi HUA723020ALA641. One of the disks has gone down. I know yo
Re: Replacement disk for promos Pegasus R4
by Rainer Wirth 4 months ago
Hi Mick, first of all back up your data, because you're on Raid0 level now with you Pegasus R4. All the drives are older than 5 years, so it is very likely that you get another drive failure in the ne
need advice to buy new raid
by Craig Alan 6 months ago
Current set up iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) 4 GHz Intel Core i7 40 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 MD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB 3 units of the 4 drive OWC Thunderbay raids with HGST NAS 6TB SATA 7200 RPM drive
Re: need advice to buy new raid
by Rainer Wirth 6 months ago
Hi Craig, the thunderbolt adapter will do the job. If you're going for a new computer with TB3, your raid system is up to date. I strongly recommend a 8 bay drive system, because of speed. The price d
Can I swap good drives into a new enclosure?
by Doug Stuckey 7 months ago
Sonnett Fusion DX800 Raid is not powering up. I'm going to have the enclosure replaced. Can I use the exsisting drives and keep all of the data as is
Re: Can I swap good drives into a new enclosure?
by Rainer Wirth 7 months ago
Hi Doug, what do you mean with not powering up Perhaps your power supply unit is bust, and you have to swap just the power supply. You can get it from Sonnet directly. cheers Rainer factstory Rainer W
NEED A SOLUTION: Having issues with importing .MTS files with iMACPRO and Da Vinci Resolve 15
by Shyam Lala 9 months ago
I don't know if anyone else is facing this issue, but having severe problems reviewing .mts files and importing or editing them in Da Vinci Resolve 15, using and I Mac Pro. 32 GB RAM, Does any one hav
Re: NEED A SOLUTION: Having issues with importing .MTS files with iMACPRO and Da Vinci Resolve 15
by Rainer Wirth 9 months ago
Hi folks, you just can't throw any compressed format onto the timeline, and expect everything works flawlessly. If a project gets bigger your CPU will slow down and finally crashing. Even pictures, fo
Frame rate conversion
by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski 11 months ago
I produced a 4K documentary in 59,94fps. I am looking for the best software solution to downconvert it to 50, 25 and 24 fps. This is for broadcast, so I can't accept any repeated frames, video stutter
Re: Frame rate conversion
by Rainer Wirth 10 months ago
Hi folks, any software frame rate conversion looks crappy, especially when the camera is in motion. You have to do a hardware conversion. Mostly these are stand-alone boxes or PCIx-cards. A profession
Promise Pegasus R4 - drive replacement procedure
by Adrian Begon 11 months ago
Hi I have a Promise Pegasus R4, set to Raid 0. Recently one of the drives failed (bad sectors) and I bought an exact replacement. I put it into the unit and it showed up as 'untitled' and was clearly
Re: Promise Pegasus R4 - drive replacement procedure
by Rainer Wirth 11 months ago
Hi Adrian, when we buy a used system, we swop all drives and replace them for new ones.. You have to use a set of drives out of the compatability list of Promise. Always use exactly the same drives. W
Baby's first RAID array?
by Kasey Gay 11 months ago
Hey guys, Can I beg some advice from a novice perspective. I would like to waste an absolute bare minimum of your time. Shortest explanation: I invested in a high-end IMac last year, and was still cho
Re: Baby's first RAID array?
by Rainer Wirth 11 months ago
Oh sorry, 500 bucks is very little. The promise pegasus 4bay starts at 1000 bucks. Lacie or G technologie 2 bay raid with raid 0, or better 1, 8TB are around 500 bucks (Thunderbolt 2 or 3) cheers Rain
AVCHD and DaVinci Resolve
by Kenneth Maultsby 12 months ago
My camcorder records in AVCHD dose DR work with this format or do I to convert it to some other format
Re: AVCHD and DaVinci Resolve
by Rainer Wirth 12 months ago
Yes it is necessary. We've used Episode, but they closed it down. At the moment we use PavTube, lots of studios use Squeeze. cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Mac pro 8core A
4K Client Monitor
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hello, I have a decent Mac Pro and have 2 computer monitors hooked up to it currently. I would like to add a 4K TV as a client viewing monitor while working. I don't know much about Da Vinci, just get
Re: 4K Client Monitor
by Rainer Wirth 12 months ago
Hi Kevin, a break-out card is the best option, otherwise you don't really know what you're doing. The blackmagic intensity pro 4k works perfectly for us, and is quite cheap (200 bucks) cheers Rainer f
Choosing a Low Budget Monitor for Color grade
by Ayodele Banjo 1 year ago
Good Day All, Am about to get into post on a feature length movie that will be released on digital Cinema. Can i use the HP W2371d monitor with its DCI-P3 preset or do i bite the bullet and get someth
Re: Choosing a Low Budget Monitor for Color grade
by Rainer Wirth 1 year ago
Hi Ayodele, the HP monitor has just a HD resolution, the Benq has a 2k resolution, definitely the better monitor. So I would recommend the eizo monitor, which is expensive. We've one workstation with
Best editing codec for DaVinci Resolve
by Rainer Wirth 1 year ago
Hi folks, I'm new to this community and have just built up a new 4k workstation to work with DaVinci Resolve. Components work well, apart from the fact that the new 15 Beta2 version is crashing. But I
Re: Best editing codec for DaVinci Resolve
by Rainer Wirth 1 year ago
Hi Marc, thanl you for your expertise. I'll do, as you said. It makes sense. Working codec will be ProRes422HQ. I'll keep the 4444 codec in mind, just in case we have some arri RAW or similar. We use
Sony F5/XAVC footage to Pro Res for FCP7
by Magee McIlvaine 4 years ago
Hey All, I need to do a quick turnaround on some footage this weekend for a client. The footage is XAVC shot on Sony F5. I was given the raw files in XDROOT folder structure. Is there a way to convert
Re: Sony F5/XAVC footage to Pro Res for FCP7
by Rainer Wirth 4 years ago
you need a UFUSOFT converter which is about 60 bucks, cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Mac pro 8core Adobe,FCP,Avid several raid systems
Sony FX1 FCE 4.01 Capture Issues
by Josh Levien 4 years ago
Yes my camera is old and yes I am really editing on FCE 4.01 and YES FCE is not recognizing my camera as an HDV deck. I'm getting the following msg. from FCE "Unable to initialize HDV deck. Please mak
Re: Sony FX1 FCE 4.01 Capture Issues
by Rainer Wirth 4 years ago
Did the camera work before If you wree able to capture with the camera over FW in the past and suddenly it didn't work with the same settings it is more likely that the FW output on the camera is dead
16:9 Digi Beta_ very basic doubt
by prathyush kumar 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, As the whole world is moving towards HD, 6K to 8K, our TV stations are still stuck in SD, just to give us sometime nightmares. I haven't made a digit beta for last seven years, but now i
Re: 16:9 Digi Beta_ very basic doubt
by Rainer Wirth 4 years ago
Michael has told you the exact workflow, cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Mac pro 8core Adobe,FCP,Avid several raid systems
Used FCS 3. Things to remember before buying.
by Suraj Chandran 4 years ago
Hi, I'm planning to buy a used copy of FCS 3 and I found a seller in my city. So I can go to his place and see it for myself. What should I take care of before I go ahead and buy it. I don't want to h
Re: Used FCS 3. Things to remember before buying.
by Rainer Wirth 4 years ago
Go for avid MC, we use FCS for old projects, personally I don't like Adobe, we're still on a box version, mainly we use it for Photoshop and After Effects. FCP is dying (we use it with snow leopard 10
Issues with Log and Transfering GH4 footage
by Jake Reeves 4 years ago
I need a workflow for Log and Transferring GH4 footage. Shot at 1080 Some at 24 some 60 some 96. Using MPEG Streamclip to convert but when I try to load source clips in Log and Transfer I get an error
Re: Issues with Log and Transfering GH4 footage
by Rainer Wirth 4 years ago
The GH4 shoots in H264 codec. You have to convert the files into Pro Res 422 4k or HQ before editing. You can't edit with the H264 files. cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Ma
Final Cut Pro 7 RED workflow problem
by james nickell 4 years ago
Ok so I have a short film I'm editing, it's about 30 mins long. I transcoded the Red footage using RedCine X-Pro to apple prores 720P for an offline edit. I edited the film, have picture lock, I expor
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 RED workflow problem
by Rainer Wirth 4 years ago
Something was different between the working workflow and the last workflow that failed. Any software updates between the two cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Mac pro 8core A
Best book for learning media composer 7?
by Rainer Wirth 4 years ago
Hi folks, I'm still a final cut user migrating to MC7. When I started with FC I had a good book which helped a lot. Any suggestions for a book on MC7 cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-17
Re: Best book for learning media composer 7?
by Nick Griffin 4 years ago
If I had to pick one book I'd go with Avid Agility over Uncut. It's better organized on the nuts and bolts of how to use the Avid. Uncut has a lot of workflow examples that seem more like what you mig
stereoscopic workflow in MC6
by Rainer Wirth 5 years ago
Hi folks, I'm new to this forum. My problem is: we've shot with a 3d panasonic AG-3da1, shots are fine, but in a H264 codec. The avid takes the files, makes the side by side pictures, so far fine. But
Re: stereoscopic workflow in MC6
by Rainer Wirth 5 years ago
Hi Michael, I've worked myself around. I've got a professional Class 2 monitor 2D for color correction. Then I've got a cheap 3D monitor over HDMI. I make a downconversion through my Aja LHI on 525i 2
Has FCX reached a professional status?
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm still on FCP7 and just wants to know, whether X has made the step onto a professional level. I mean functions like relinking files, setting them offline, share a project file, working wi
Re: Has FCX reached a professional status?
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
Hi folks, this sounds very fascinating and I will give it a try. Thank you very much for your input. I m looking forward to see Bills organizing stuff. Thanks for listening to a stupid question. cheer
The curious case of the self fixing card
by Roli Rivelino 6 years ago
Bit of a strange one this, as the problem's already been solved; but in such a weird way I had to post to get opinions. Before I go on, let me assure you that I'm 100% certain of the following events
Re: The curious case of the self fixing card
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
i would reinstall the camera software and do some tests with the cards. cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Mac pro 8core Adobe,FCP,Avid several raid systems
HPX2000 720p30 vs 1080p30 DVCPRO HD
by Paul Anderegg 6 years ago
I have a DVCPRO HD only HPX2000, and I am curious if I shoot in 1080 30p mode, will I be able to achieve higher resolution than 720 30p mode if I convert down to 720p30 for the final file. I understan
Re: HPX2000 720p30 vs 1080p30 DVCPRO HD
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
Obviously the 1080p is better than the 720p. If you have to deliver 720p then I would shoot on 720p and keep it through the entire workflow. The DVCProHD files are nearly as good as real 1920x1080 pic
Best book for Avid MC6
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm a final cut user switching over to Avid. I've had a good book for FCP at the beginning from Lisa Brenneis. I want one for Avid MC6. Any recommondations thanks, Rainer Wirth factstory Rai
Re: Best book for Avid MC6
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
Thank you for your Input Cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Mac pro 8core Adobe,FCP,Avid several raid systems
Thoughts from the departed?
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
I can't help noticing that quite a few people who posted regularly a few months ago are conspicuous by their absence. If you haven't posted for a while I'm sure we'd be interested to see how some of y
Re: Thoughts from the departed?
by Rainer Wirth 7 years ago
Still working with FCP 7, testing Adobe production suite and MC 6. Possible workflow for the future: Editing on MC 6 or FCP7, finishing on smoke 2013 on a seperate workstation. This new workstation wi
Interesting - NOW Apple wants our opinion on FCP
by Andy Field 7 years ago
A colleague received this via email - a survey asking - What do you think of Final Cut Pro Had Apple only asked the folks on this forum before FCP X - they'd still be the leading, gushed over NLE and
Re: Interesting - NOW Apple wants our opinion on FCP
by Rainer Wirth 7 years ago
My advice for apple: keep FCPX as it is and start a serious FCP8 and studio 3. Don't forget a new mac pro with thunderbold and 16 core. Rainer
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fcpx or not?
by Rainer Wirth 7 years ago
one year has gone by, since FCPX was released. To us, it hasn't met a professional editors standard. We have still got one workstation fcp latest version running with snow leopard. The new workstation
Re: fcpx or not?
by Rainer Wirth 7 years ago
At the present moment we are still with fcp7. We fiddle around with X, but really don't use it for serious work. We are trying Premiere and MC. Smoke is there as a powerful finishing tool. So, lets sa
Aja kona lhi and Adobe Premiere 5.5
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
I can't get monitoring with Kona lhi in Premiere 5.5. I'll get sound, yes, but no picture. Any idea thanks Rainer
Re: Aja kona lhi and Adobe Premiere 5.5
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
Hi Walter, I don't get any Aja presets in the preferences of Premiere Pro. i just get the premiere settings. I've installed aja software and firmware. Where are the aja sequence setings Thanks Rainer
Which OS?
by Rich Rubasch 8 years ago
I have 6 systems all Mac Kona based. We are all Leopard. I have installed Snow Leopard in new drives and have loaded Adobe CS 5.5 Production Premium on all of them. I also have loaded FCS3 on all of t
Re: Which OS?
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
I will put up the new system Lion on a clean install with FCPX, Production suite 5.5, new compressor and motion. The SL drive with FCP7 will be working untouched. Next week I'll know more. In the curr
no analog audio with new aja software
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
I have no analog audio with my kona lhi when I install 9.0.5 or 9.0.6. The kona card works perfect with 9.0.3. What is the problem I'm working with snow leopard 6.8 8coreMac pro and FCP7. The system i
Re: no analog audio with new aja software
by AJA Sales Department 8 years ago
Please feel free to contact AJA Technical Support if you need assistance. They can be reached via phone or email, Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm PST. -- AJA Video Systems +1 (530) 274-2048
FCPX and The Great Misnomer
by Gary Huff 8 years ago
In my opinion, a lot of the misunderstandings about FCPX and people's attitudes and beliefs towards it stem from some assumptions that not everyone takes for granted. A) Apple is a great company that
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Re: FCPX and The Great Misnomer
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
I agree, I forgot soundtrack pro. But with no proper monitoring, editing to me is not possible. So I need monitoring via Aja. I think if apple listens we'll get a great piece of software in 1 years ti
2 months later.... still nothing?
by Marvin Holdman 8 years ago
OK, it's been 2 months. I don't read this forum as much, but still wonder if FCPX might be something one day And when that day might be Checking back on it TODAY, two months after the release, I notic
Re: 2 months later.... still nothing?
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
"I've got X, and I'm poking at it with a long stick, but until I get some indication that its features and work-flow will be worth the time and effort to change over, I'll be on the sidelines." very t
can my mac pro support 4k video editing?
by Wong Yeong Chiann 8 years ago
I have a mac pro: 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 8GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM Mac OS X leopard it work fine when I m doin 1920x1080 editing in Final Cut Pro, because I converted the original 4k video to
Re: can my mac pro support 4k video editing?
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
to work with 4k video native you need the strongest devices. At least a 8 core Mac Pro with min. 12Gb Ram. You need a very strong breakout card (biggest Aja Blackmagic) You need a HD Monitor for Monit
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Crashes crashes and crashes 17
by Sala Sultan 9 years ago
Hello! I baught the New MacBook pro 17\" i7 a month a go, I used it for 3 weeks with a few problems then suddenly after I did the clean install it started to freeze (the whole screen) and I had to
Re: Crashes crashes and crashes 17
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
Hi Sala, what you need is Tech Tool Pro. It's a very good professional tool to detect hardware and system problems. To me it sounds that you have got bad ram, but this is only a guess. You have to run
Format NTFS on a mac
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
Hi folks, I need to format a HD in NTFS Format. How can I do it Thanks a lot Rainer
Re: Format NTFS on a mac
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
I have had a go with macfuse plus ntfs-3g. It's for free and it works. Thanks a lot Rainer
sound sync settings with kona LHI
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
Hi folks, I've got a brand new LHI. The settinga I work with are 1 frame offset Kona and 4 Frames FCP. Does this works with all codecs, or is it different for SD and HD. Monitoring is over Panasonic L
RAID not reading drive
by Naveen Mallikarjuna 9 years ago
So, I thought I had a hardware failure in my array. I have a Mac Pro with 3 1TB Seagate drives in bays 2,3, and 4. My array disappeared from my OS. Open up the box, and the drive in bay 3 is kaput. Or
Re: RAID not reading drive
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
internal raids are not very reliable. They get too hot. Did you do a raid 5 raid or raid0. If you did A RAID 0 the data is gone. There is a software called techtool pro. It can localize your issue. I
What is the difference betrween Kona LHI or Kona 3?
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
I'm thinking of setting up a new system. What do I need I need motion and coulor monitoring SD and HD. I need FCP monitoring in HD and SD SdI (one channel) What card should I go for thanks Rainer
Re: What is the difference betrween Kona LHI or Kona 3?
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
Thanks Walter, this helps Rainer
does the Xraid work with Snow Leopard?
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
I'm getting a new mac. So does the Xraid I'm using work with snow leopard thanks Rainer
Just a quick note about AJA Support
by Ron James 9 years ago
I just want to chime in briefly about AJA support for anyone who might be on the fence about purchasing an AJA product. I have experience with the Kona3 and have dealt with AJA support in the past (to
Re: Just a quick note about AJA Support
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
Aja's customer service is well known in the pro world Rainer
is there monitoring with colour and kona 3 ?
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
Do you have monitoring using a kona 3 card thanks Rainer
Re: is there monitoring with colour and kona 3 ?
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
thanks Walter Rainer
OS X 10.5.7 any problems?
by Rainer Wirth 10 years ago
Hi folks, any problems with 10.5.7 Thanks Rainer
Re: OS X 10.5.7 any problems?
by Steven Lambion 10 years ago
I have not upgraded my client, but OS X server seems to crash now when I do a software restart. I have to shut all the way down.
External HD problems in OS X 10.5
by Ryan Atkins 10 years ago
I have an external Seagate hard drive that can be connected either Firewire 400, USB or eSata. I have been using this as an editing drive for Final Cut Pro, and has been working fairly decently. Well,
Re: External HD problems in OS X 10.5
by Rainer Wirth 10 years ago
You may have a hardware problem. I strongly recommend tech tool pro. You're lucky saving the data. Rainer
10.4.11 to Leopard install-reinstall software after update(NO TIME MACHINE)
by Nadeem Khan 10 years ago
I posted this on the apple forum but no response, hopefully the COW will abide... dumb question but I'm mid project on 10.4.11 but need OSX 10..3 to run a necessary plug in . I don't want to reinstall
Re: 10.4.11 to Leopard install-reinstall software after update(NO TIME MACHINE)
by Rainer Wirth 10 years ago
You need to do a clean install. wipe out one hard drive or a partition. Install Leopard, update leopard, then applications, update applications. Leave your system 4.11 untouched. Check your new system
HDX900 firestore issues
by Aynsley Baldwin 11 years ago
Hey there, I recently worked on a shoot that shot DVCPRO HD 1080pA24 to Firestore with tape backup. In downloading the footage using FCP 6.0.1, there were some repeated issues that I thought were rath
Re: HDX900 firestore issues
by Rainer Wirth 11 years ago
we are on 6.0.4 now, try updating Rainer
Possible to use computer LCD display for field monitor w/HVX200 or RED?
by Joel Fisher 11 years ago
Hi, I worked on a production with the HVX200 a couple years ago where we used a 24"+ Dell LCD monitor with component-in for preview on-set. It looked fantastic for the director client talent managers,
Re: Possible to use computer LCD display for field monitor w/HVX200 or RED?
by Rainer Wirth 11 years ago
Hi Joel, If you shoot HD with a proper HD Camera, you should use an HD Monitor in the field. Why cutting on a control instrument, which gives you control over focus and colour, which I assume are impo
HPX-500 Setting the Time Code
by Ahing Huang 11 years ago
I'm coming from being a long time owner of Sony cameras so I am quite used to their UI and button switch layout. I have a basic question that I can't seem to find the answer to in my manual. How do I
Re: HPX-500 Setting the Time Code
by Rainer Wirth 11 years ago
I think it's not possible. But I've never used it. It would be a nice feature Rainer
importing P2 material into FCP 6
by wendelien van oldenborgh 11 years ago
hello, why is my FCP version 6.3 (which i have with me on a G4 laptop) not showing any import possibilities for the P2 material I have shot I am working far away from home, and have used this format o
Re: importing P2 material into FCP 6
by Rainer Wirth 11 years ago
normally the files show in the log and transfer window. Does your external drive show up Did you transfer th whole content folder Rainer
cannot in install os x tiger
by Mark Schneller 11 years ago
I have a G4 Powermac 500meghz 1.5 ram (APG) sawtooth , I try installing tiger on a newly partition drive that was verified and repaired in disk utility. The install dvd will load base system 1 ok but
Re: cannot in install os x tiger
by Rainer Wirth 11 years ago
Hi, sounds good, at least you could install the system. No, the buildt in software is not enough. I've had this problem and even had to read the reports from tech tools pro to detect the fault. Tech t
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