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Richard Crowley

Engineer, Programmer, Producer, Musician
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Midrange 5.1 Surround Interfaces - do they exist?
by John McClary 5 days ago
I am trying to set up a mixing solution for two small Adobe suites. I'll admit that overspent on the treatment so the rooms are acoustically separated and now I don't have enough money for the RME Fir
Re: Midrange 5.1 Surround Interfaces - do they exist?
by Richard Crowley 2 days ago
I suspect that there are two distinct markets for 5.1 and 7.1 decoders. 1) Professionals who mix those formats and can afford pro-quality gear (and prices) 2) Consumers who just want a bunch of speake
Struggling to fix poor quality audio
by Neil Anderson 1 week ago
I'd really appreciate some help with the audio quality in my videos, it sounds synthetic. I've been trying to fix it and it's driving me nuts. I'm really struggling because I'm a beginner. I'm using:
Re: Struggling to fix poor quality audio
by Richard Crowley 7 days ago
It sounds like there is still a low-frequency "hump" in the frequency response. Your "distance test" wasn't really valid as it was both "farther away" and "way off-axis". Is it not possible to simply
Audio Level for Recording on Zoom H6 or equivalent
by Alexander Craggs 3 weeks ago
Hello, I'm relatively new to Creative Cow, but have spent several hours on internet searches and don't have a satisfactory (or direct) answer to a simple question I have. Perhaps I simply don't unders
Re: Audio Level for Recording on Zoom H6 or equivalent
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
Note first that there is a big difference between where we RECORD things vs. where we end up MIXING them. Boiled down to its essence: When RECORDING (aka. "tracking") we shoot for the best possible si
Used Lectrosonics purchase strategy
by Lloyd Lemmermann 4 weeks ago
I've decided to "buy once, cry once" and invest in a used tx rx Lectrosonics set rather than go the G3 route. I'm bewildered by the options available, but will do further research to learn about the p
Re: Used Lectrosonics purchase strategy
by Eric Toline 3 weeks ago
No advantage to mixing TX & RX from different series and the strong possibility that they won't play nice together. Buy a matched set from the same series and be worry free. "I push the RECORD button
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When using pre-record on the Zoom H6, it clicks when I start recording. Can I stop that?
by Noam Osband 3 weeks ago
I use the pre-record function on my Zoom H6. I've noticed that when I listen to tracks, two seconds in, the moment when I hit the record button, I get a click noise each time. Is there a way to turn t
Re: When using pre-record on the Zoom H6, it clicks when I start recording. Can I stop that?
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
It is not clear whether you are asking about a mechanical acoustical sound (the actuation of the physical button) or an electronic digital sound (some kind of disturbance to the signal). -------------
Why don't I get a signal plugging a lav directly into my Zoom?
by Noam Osband 3 weeks ago
I have these lavs that I use with my wireless kit. The mics have a 1 8' pin, and I want to connect it directly to my Zoom H6 recorder. I bought a converter that goes female pin to male XLR, but when I
Re: Why don't I get a signal plugging a lav directly into my Zoom?
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
"Plug-in power" is typically a low voltage (3-5V) which is applied to an unbalanced connection directly to a typical electret capacitor microphone capsule. This is the kind of microphone used in lav m
Recording Audio for DSLR Video Interview
by Brian Green 3 weeks ago
Hello everyone! Aside from hooking up a lav to the interviewees, my current interview setup of a RODE NTG-2 shotgun mic coupled with a Zoom H4n Pro isn't doing the trick (it's not recording a strong e
Re: Recording Audio for DSLR Video Interview
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
You said "interviewees" plural And you are using a single shotgun mic for two or more people Do you have a boom operator swinging the mic toward whomever is speaking At what distance are you trying to
Recorded audio level is about 10 dB less when imported into Premier Pro or Audition
by Ian Rosaaen 4 weeks ago
I'm new to professional audio but familiar with Premier Pro CC and Audition. Using a Sound Devices 633, I recorded a short test track in a dB range between -20 and -10. When I open the .wav file in Pr
Re: Recorded audio level is about 10 dB less when imported into Premier Pro or Audition
by Richard Crowley 4 weeks ago
Unless you use a stable test tone, you are only estimating what the audio levels are. And you are seeing the difference between the peak-reading meters during recording vs the average-reading waveform
Richard Crowley wins the award for answering the most arcane questions this week
by Ty Ford 1 month ago
Thank you, Richard, for your dedication here. For you and the short list of others, there a space in Heaven for you when you're ready. Hope they have a good sound system up there. Regards, Ty Ford Cow
Re: Richard Crowley wins the award for answering the most arcane questions this week
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
Thanks, Ty. Sometimes I wonder if I should answer the "too-arcane" questions that aren't really production-related. Maybe I should suggest other, more appropriate forums like GearSlutz for more audio
Question about audio in my youtube videos!
by Soumendra Jena 2 months ago
Here is a video of mine to ask about my audio; https: www.youtube.com watch v=0bJIFZBkJcM I have been getting comments saying, either my voice is echoing or coming out too loud. I use RODE NTG4+ and Z
Re: Question about audio in my youtube videos!
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Richard Crowley "1) the space is way too reverberent and 2) the microphone is the wrong type and 3) too far away from your mouth" What Ricard said. First and foremost IMHO is that you should find way
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Best audio recorder for this budget?
by saleh alzughaibi 2 months ago
I currently use zoom H4N. Doesn't have the greatest preamps. I use it with my Rode NTG3 shotgun microphone. Mainly to record dialog on a boom. Looking to upgrade for something with better preamps gain
Re: Best audio recorder for this budget?
by Brian Reynolds 2 months ago
It will all depend on your work flow.... There are a couple of things the the new series MixPre series don't have.... They don't have a 'dual card' record. On my shoots i will often hand over one card
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Outdoor recording, only me
by Scott Hopkins 5 months ago
Hello I am recording outdoor interviews about 5 feet from subject with camera zoom H5. I'm using Laos and then I shot gun mounted on the camera 1 feet foot high and 8 inches to the left. I tried my Se
Re: Outdoor recording, only me
by Brian Reynolds 4 months ago
As a guide..... if the talent can't reach out and touch the mic......Its to far away.
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Richard Crowley liked this 4 months ago
I have run into a sound problem?
by Hugh Hill 6 months ago
Hello, Creative Audio Pros. I have been asked to do a corporate video for a company in London, I went down to see if I could hook into the existing speaker system but not sure if I can I have included
Re: I have run into a sound problem?
by Peter Groom 6 months ago
Hi Richards advice is, as usual, great. You wont get a London sound eng for that budget especially carrying 4 radio channels. Id add that, if you feel that your clients expectations and requirements a
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Richard Crowley liked this 6 months ago
How to capture audio on-camera rejecting the operator's noise
by Adriano Castaldini 6 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here, and I'm honored to ask for your help about a question: As a filmaking student I havo to make a little documentary with audio 5.1. The bad thing about audio is that I'm
Re: How to capture audio on-camera rejecting the operator's noise
by Bruce Watson 6 months ago
Adriano Castaldini "Infact, as I described the kind of sounds I'd like to capture from the old lady (sighs, steps, almost no words, etc.) these could be considered like ambient sounds, right " First,
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Richard Crowley liked this 6 months ago
wireless system at school
by Khac Hai 7 months ago
I have to show my idiot card here as I'm a studio guy and don't really have the experience with wireless systems that most of you do. My parents are administrators at a large school in Indonesia (Only
Re: wireless system at school
by Din noor 7 months ago
Hi There, I ll suggest go to Singapore next week for Broadcast Asia show and talk to some manufacturers exhibiting. http: www.broadcast-asia.com about-broadcastasia the-event be calm & patience.
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Richard Crowley liked this 7 months ago
Learning audio
by Wesley Harrison 7 months ago
Hello audio professionals, I recently bought an AT4053b and a Tascam DR-60D. I have some experience with low end shotgun mics and simple recorders. I'm looking for some resources to learn how to bette
Re: Learning audio
by Bruce Watson 7 months ago
Jay Rose's book Producing Great Sound for Film & Video pops into mind. Covers all the bases and then some.
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Richard Crowley liked this 7 months ago
Portable recorder for outdoor interviews
by Danny Kane 9 months ago
Audio noob here. I need advice on a portable audio recorder that I can use for an interview-based show that will be taking place mostly outdoors. The types of locations I'll be at will have a fair amo
Re: Portable recorder for outdoor interviews
by Bruce Watson 9 months ago
Danny Kane "Any suggestions on a good recorder that will help to eliminate some of the background ambient noise " That's not how it works. Really. While the human ear brain audio system can in fact i
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Richard Crowley liked this 9 months ago
time code generator
by Craig Alan 10 months ago
Would like to start using gen lock and timecode sync for multicam shoots. Not quite getting the chain of connections. I will have 2-3 camcorders with gen lock and timecode sdi bnc. I'm planning to buy
Re: time code generator
by Brian Reynolds 10 months ago
Timecode and Gunlock are 2 TOTALLY different things..... Timecode is a 'number stamp' on each frame of media (just like the old 35mm film) the numbers are 'normally' 24hr clock time in hrs minutes sec
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Richard Crowley liked this 10 months ago
Audio Setup Advice
by Dan Sudkamp 11 months ago
Hello all, I'm looking for some advice on audio setup for a production this week with some budget-related hurdles. The production is a Q&A session between an off-camera adult and 3-4 on-camera grade s
Re: Audio Setup Advice
by Steve Kownacki 11 months ago
What type of camera are you using Something with decent audio XLR My first choice would be to LAV each student and feed the H4n's and send the adult's audio to the camera. Editing would be clean with
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Richard Crowley liked this 11 months ago
Silly concept BMD
by Dan Powers 1 year ago
The fact that you cannot record audio only with any BMD product is stupidity. Buy a $2000 device and it requires you to have a video input connected and must also record the video is an unfathomable d
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Richard Crowley liked this 1 year ago
Re: Silly concept BMD
by Richard Crowley 1 year ago
It is also very disappointing that products like the "H.264 Pro Recorder" do not support injecting analog (or AES) audio into on SDI or HDMI video stream. It has analog digital audio inputs, but they
New videographer in need of some audio guidance
by Justin Brewer 1 year ago
I have recently come up with a plan to record unknown artists Throughout my state. I REALLY want to give them a good platform to show there stuff on my new YouTube channel. I feel as though I'm obliga
Re: New videographer in need of some audio guidance
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
Justin Brewer "I was hoping someone out there would be able to give me some guidance as to how they could have pulled this off!" I think they have: http: smallsessions.com about.html That picture sho
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Is ATEM 1M/E discontinued?
by Richard Crowley 1 year ago
I don't see ATEM 1M E on the BMD website products page anymore. Does that mean they are discontinuing it I see: ATEM 2 M E Broadcast Studio 4K ATEM Production Studio 4K ATEM Television Studio ATEM Cam
Re: Is ATEM 1M/E discontinued?
by Gary Adams 1 year ago
Hello Richard. The 4K ATEMs are grouped under the Production Studio 4K link. They may be found here: https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products atem Sorry for the confusion. Regards, Gary Gary Adams Sr
Ty Ford 1 year ago
Thanks for your great help to Gami!
Testing for Edit function????
by Richard Crowley 1 year ago
Now that I have posted this message, will I be able to edit it at all I have logged out of COW, and back in. So this is the recommended test. First, there was no editing permitted. Then it was made av
Re: Testing for Edit function????
by Richard Crowley 1 year ago
As I suspected, the edit function is completely gone. Even seconds after the message is posted. Please bring it back. Recording audio without metering and monitoring is exactly like framing and focusi
Blackmagic Television Studio Inquiries
by Armando Irias 1 year ago
Hello, I am planning on building a 3 camera setup with Blackmagic Televison studio for doing live streaming of sporting events (boxing) to be exact. I have never done such a setup, thus, I have severa
Re: Blackmagic Television Studio Inquiries
by Richard Crowley 1 year ago
1. The Behringer Ultra Curve Pro DEQ2496 is typically used to convert analog audio into AES EBU digital to feed into the ATEM TVS video switcher. And the DEQ2496 can be set to compensate for the video
Recording audio on a boat out at sea
by Tarik Fouda 1 year ago
Hey Everyone, I just got asked to record sound on a project that is shooting out at sea on a boat. It's going to be very windy most likely, along with other sound issues--birds probably, small waves,
Re: Recording audio on a boat out at sea
by Craig Alan 1 year ago
Like photographers who wait for the magic hour and trees and cloud coverage to filter the light, wait for times when the wind dies down. and find locations on-board where when there is less wind. shoo
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Rode Mics
by Miranda Shar 1 year ago
Hi I'm in the market for some equipment to start getting some gear together. I've heard that Rode are relatively good mics for the price. As a person starting in the industry is this the way to go Tha
Re: Rode Mics
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
Miranda Shar "I'm in the market for some equipment to start getting some gear together. I've heard that Rode are relatively good mics for the price. As a person starting in the industry is this the w
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Microphone vs. Receivers/Transmitters... which is more important?
by Richard Greenwood 2 years ago
Here's my conundrum, I work for my University on a two man video production team where we mainly make promotional videos where audio isn't of much concern. Our go-to microphone recently broke and so I
Re: Microphone vs. Receivers/Transmitters... which is more important?
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Richard Greenwood "What I want to know from you guys is will purchasing a better lavalier mic and using with this kit improve my audio quality, or is the receiver transmitter the thing that is holdin
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Richard Crowley liked this 2 years ago
Room mic's for small audience
by Tim Neighbors 2 years ago
I'm looking to install some fixed mics for a small room (about 35ft wide, 25ft deep) with theatre seating for an audience. This room will be used for presentations (presenter at podium, powerpoint on
Re: Room mic's for small audience
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Tim Neighbors " I'm just looking for the best solution that doesn't involve extra crew. As it is, they can't hear audience questions at all." Since this is video only, the best thing I've found is to
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Wireless G3 lav mic on a person holding a second handheld mic
by chon teck 3 years ago
Dear All, I'm trying to film a talk and plan to use the sennheiser g3 wireless system with a lav mic on the speaker who may be holding a second handheld mic. Due to the circumstances of the event, I'm
Re: Wireless G3 lav mic on a person holding a second handheld mic
by Peter Groom 3 years ago
If it were me Id 1) ditch the hand held. They sound awful, pop like mad, look rubbish on camera and are rarely held consistently in the right place to make the audio good. 2) put my g3 on the speaker
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Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
Argh! I got my nice wireless tally system all running, and now I find out that my Panasonic AW-HS50 switcher interface connector appears to be DEAD. None of the inputs or outputs appear to do anything
Re: Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Tom Matthies 4 years ago
Your switcher uses an open collector connection for tally so you will need to bias the connector with power to drive the transistor to conduct. See page 68 in your switcher manual. E=MC2+ -2db
Switcher for church IMAG
by Grant Hansen 4 years ago
My Church is looking to Upgrade our Video System and expand some of our IMAG capabilities. I'm look at Blackmagic's ATEM 2m e. I'm planning for the abblity to run 8 inputs (6 cameras and 2 computers).
Re: Switcher for church IMAG
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
IME the ATEM switchers do not have sufficiently low latency for live image mag use unless you use gen-lock cameras. Whenever I need to do live image-mag, I have to use my Panasonic AW-HS50 switcher. I
New setup Atem TV Studio / Decklink Studio
by Adam Kolish 4 years ago
Hi everyone, I had a couple questions I was hoping someone might be able to answer, as I think there might be a mistake in my setup: What I was tasked to do was design a new System for a church that h
Re: New setup Atem TV Studio / Decklink Studio
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
Check out MXlight as a solution to both live streaming AND recording the H.264 video from the USB output of the TVS. It is quite possible that it will run on one of your older PC systems. http: mxligh
Disappearing Threads?
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
I have seen a few cases where a thread completely disappears under different conditions. It seems like very odd behavior to be designed that way, so I think it must be a bug For example, the thread ti
Resolved, but I can't delete this.
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
I discovered this is because of the option to block "newbie" posts which appears to be defaulted "on". I personally think this is a bad idea because everyone was a newbie once and had to start somewhe
Video Cameras to use with Black Magic ATEM Television Studio
by Patrick Cutler 5 years ago
I'm upgrading my broadcast equipment and would like to know which HDMI video cameras work best with the Black Magic ATEM Television Studio I typically broadcast long sporting events (such as tournamen
Re: Video Cameras to use with Black Magic ATEM Television Studio
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
You didn't state a budget. I am doing something similar and I am VERY happy with my Sony HXR-NX5U cameras. (Street price: $4K) I have three of them and I am planning on dumping my EX1 and getting a 4t
New to Blackmagic Design ATEM question
by John Wilhelmi 5 years ago
Hi, I am new to Blackmagic Design and will have many questions while I learn. Linearity is not my style so I will be jumping around from model to model and software package to software package asking
Re: New to Blackmagic Design ATEM question
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
Powering down seems like a pretty kludgy answer, especially with no power switch and a captive power connector. I would just overwrite the unwanted frames with a black frame and get on with it. Name i
Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Mark Slocombe 5 years ago
Just got TV Studio for conference meeting webcasting, Using XDCAM EX1 cameras - SDI into Atem for video. We have 2 Sennheiser K66 boom mics. Am thinking simplest audio solution using our kit is to plu
Re: Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
The TVS has only digital audio input. I don't know that it does anything with the audio data coming in on an SDI or HDMI video input. Furthermore, "sync" implies that you are delaying the audio signal
Middle School Teacher looking for assistance with ATEM TVS!!!
by Michael Spano 5 years ago
OK I won't go into all the long drawn out specifics. To be short, I took on the challenge of starting a Film TV production coarse at the Middle School (8th grade) level. The Film class has been going
Re: Middle School Teacher looking for assistance with ATEM TVS!!!
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
The Behringer SRC2496 does NOT include audio delay. And the Behringer Shark DSP110 does NOT include digital output. However the Behringer Ultracurve Pro DEQ2496 includes both adjustable delay AND digi
Shooting in China. Power Question
by Michael McSwain 5 years ago
Headed to China next week and I'm just now realizing that I don't yet have a solution for powering my lights and charging my batteries. I'm sure the batteries isn't a problem and a standard power conv
Re: Shooting in China. Power Question
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
Inspect the nameplates on your chargers. They may be "universal" meaning that they will operate from 100 to 240V, so you would need only a mains plug adapter. Very little modern equipment gives a fig
new Blackmagic products I would like to see
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
Hi - first, I too want my new Blackmagic products, like the Teranex, and Camera. So no matter what I suggest here, even if Blackmagic said "yes - we will do it" - I know that I would not see it until
Re: new Blackmagic products I would like to see
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
"Huh Which converter boxes are you talking about BMD's mini and OpenGear converters are the cheapest there is, at least from what I can find. Far more inexpensive than AJA, for instance." They are all
problems with Sony HVR-Z5 and fluorescent lights
by Ewan Horlock 6 years ago
Hi there, Not too sure if this is the correct section but here goes Basically I have been experimenting with the Sony Z5 under fluorescent lights and I was wandering if someone could help. I have read
Re: problems with Sony HVR-Z5 and fluorescent lights
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
What are you shooting 25P What problem are you seeing trying to solve What lighting options are available to you
Camera and teleprompter positioning
by Oliver de Morassé 6 years ago
We are shooting full body spokespersons against a green screen for e-learning videos. I have received contraditory advice, and would appreciate what you think: 1. Approximately how high should our tri
Re: Camera and teleprompter positioning
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
I recently shot a similar production of a 1 hour delivery. I used a 19 inch LCD screen positioned right below the lens and we were about 12 feet away from the talent. The farther away the camera is fr
Logo on a tractor as part of a shoot. Is this a problem?
by Olly Lawer 6 years ago
Hi, I'm filming a comical advert which involves a tractor, plus the make model of the tractor. They may not want to be affiliated with the advert, so I was going to blur out the brand and presumably t
Re: Logo on a tractor as part of a shoot. Is this a problem?
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
http: writ.news.findlaw.com commentary 20031023_hodes.html
Lighting case for airlines?
by Bob Knapp 6 years ago
Does anyone have any recommendations for a hard shell case for lighting stands small tripods backdrop stands I'll need to check this on airlines. It doesn't need to me padded. I'm just looking for som
Re: Lighting case for airlines?
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
I also went with a large golf bag case for a bunch of stands and cables. I managed to pack 95 pounds into it(!) The case was great, but the weight was a killer. On a short trip across the country, I n
Component video over cat 5 or 6 ?
by Al Kohout 6 years ago
Hello...we have a Tricaster Studio (not HD)...and wish to make connections simple. I heard we can run the signal through a Balun on each end and convert to cat 5. (or cat 6 --what is difference ) Can
Re: Component video over cat 5 or 6 ?
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
Yes, you can use an inexpensive balun to send composite or Y C or component video over Cat5 cable. Something like this... http: www.tripplite.com en products model.cfm txtModelID=4596 Depending on man
Welding Video
by Karen Howell 6 years ago
Has anyone shot footage of welding I don't want to ruin my equipment and I am not sure of how to protect the sensor. My best guess is to shoot with the lens protected by a welder's hood (glass). My de
Re: Welding Video
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
In addition to what Mr. Suszko said, is this just "B-roll" for something, or are you shooting instructional footage where we need to see the actual arc flame, how to move the work piece, how the metal
I'm looking for feedback on the following telerpompters: Stewart instruments, Electronic Script Propmting and an LCD4
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
I'm trying to create an interrotron setup so I am buying two teleprompters. I'd like a fairly large one in front of my main camera, a Panasonic HMC-150, so the subject has a larger face to look at. Do
Re: I'm looking for feedback on the following telerpompters: Stewart instruments, Electronic Script Propmting and an LCD4
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
I have the LCD4 product. It is OK if that size works for you. It is made for smaller cameras (like yours and like my EX1 and NX5s and closer operation (not across a large studio, etc.) It is reasonabl
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