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Rob Alexander

Member Since:
January 28th 2005
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USB 3.0 PCI ExpressCard/34 Adapter for my early 2011 17 inch Macbook Pro?
by Samantha Bode 3 years ago
Hello all! I am currently using USB 3.0 hard drives for a project. My early 2011 17 inch Macbook Pro only has hubs for USB 2.0. My timeline in Premiere Pro CC 2015 is lagging, and I am wondering, if I
Re: USB 3.0 PCI ExpressCard/34 Adapter for my early 2011 17 inch Macbook Pro?
by Rob Alexander 3 years ago
As mentioned below, your drives should be up to it. USB 3 expresscards were a bit finicky on the macbooks - I have a caldigit one which has worked well but is no longer available. I suggest you look t
Multibridge pro not appearing in multibridge utility
by Rob Alexander 4 years ago
Hi, I have a multibridge pro 2 that works great as an i o device in older software but since I'm on the latest version of AVID, I've fitted an intensity 4K card in my desktop mac (and a mini monitor o
color correction problem when moving project between machines
by Rob Alexander 4 years ago
Hi, I have a problem whereby when I move my project from my studio to my clients' the color correction changes (it appears to be the basic input LUT mostly). The media and project are all on a portabl
Re: color correction problem when moving project between machines
by Rob Alexander 4 years ago
Thanks Tero but the LUT in the drop down menu had actually changed - in this case from an ARRI Amira setting to an Arri Alexa, and the look was wildly different. It has happened every time I've moved
hidden gigs
by Rob Alexander 5 years ago
Hi Can anybody help please I just noticed that my boot drive (250GB) is getting low on space, only 20GB left so thought I'd try to free it up a bit. When I get info on my user folder it tells me that
Re: hidden gigs
by Rob Alexander 5 years ago
Thanks omni disksweeper - it was loads of pesky Adobe cache files!
moving raid stripe?
by Rob Alexander 5 years ago
Hi All, I'm upgrading my Mac Pro (2008) to a 2012 tower. In my old machine I have 3 x 1TB drives software striped to make a RAID0 3TB volume. Is it possible to straight swap them slot for slot into th
Re: moving raid stripe?
by Rob Alexander 5 years ago
The old machine is on 10.7.5 and the new one 10.8.5. I've posted on the apple forums and opinion is split but the majority think it should work. So if the new machine doesn't recognise the stripe they
AE CC and GTX680 Mac Cuda Support
by Greg Jones 6 years ago
I noticed that in AE CC, my NVIDIA GTX680 isn't enabled for Cuda for RayTracing. I thought with CC you didn't have to manually enable this any more. It's not listed under the text file, even though I
Re: AE CC and GTX680 Mac Cuda Support
by Rob Alexander 5 years ago
AE isn't recognising the GTX680 in my Mac Pro (it's a custom build system and might be a flashed PC version of the EVGA), its identifier is NVIDIA GeForce GTX680. AE tells me that CUDA ray tracing is
move internal RAID
by Rob Alexander 5 years ago
Hi All, I'm upgrading my Mac Pro (2008) to a 2012 tower. In my old machine I have 3 x 1TB drives software striped to make a 3TB volume. Is it possible to straight swap them slot for slot into the new
Re: move internal RAID
by Chris Murphy 5 years ago
The advice to make a current backup before proceeding with any modification of an array is good. Apple software raid writes quite a healthy amount of metadata to each disk so it ought to be capable of
Nitris DX versus third-party I/O hardware for Symphony
by Timothy Miller 6 years ago
Bonjour everyone! Paris based freelance editor with my own set-up I bought a Mojo SDI some five or six years back for about 2500 usd, quite a rip-off compared to the then almost equivalent BlackMagic
Re: Nitris DX versus third-party I/O hardware for Symphony
by Rob Alexander 6 years ago
An alternative thought... Why not keep your Mojo DX and add a BM Multibridge pro (or equivalent from another manufacturer) running in standalone mode. It will convert your analogue sources to SDI and
1080p 25 with symphony and multibridge pro
by Rob Alexander 7 years ago
Hi, I'd like to be able to work in a 1080p 25 project in Symphony on a mac outputting via my Multibridge pro to an SDI SD CRT monitor (yes I'd prefer an HD monitor but that's for later). The only way
Clip/card manageme management
by Rob Alexander 7 years ago
Hi, Is there an application like Sony's clipbrowser for managing AVCCAM (AF101) media. The scenario is that I've had a heavy week of shooting and whilst I've been offloading to my nexto I haven't had
Re: Clip/card manageme management
by Erik Naso 7 years ago
Agree 100% Patrick. I have the same issue with AVCCAM Viewer software. Most of the time the AVCCAM software gives errors so it renders its self useless. If only Panasonic had implemented the same P2 v
globally remove ins and outs
by Rob Alexander 7 years ago
Hi All, Despite having cut on AVID for 18 years I know there are loads of shortcuts hidden in there that I don't know, but is there one for this.... I want to be able to select all the clips in a bin
Re: globally remove ins and outs
by Rob Alexander 7 years ago
Ah... it's so easy you'd never think of it!!
Archiving to sd cards
by Rob Alexander 7 years ago
Hi there, I've done a search but haven't turned up much in the way of an answer. I'm interested to know people's thoughts about using sd cards to archive rushes from SxS rather than hard drives. Now t
Re: Archiving to sd cards
by Michael Slowe 7 years ago
Thanks Don, my feelings exactly. Can we please go back to film You could see it, you could touch it and provided you shone a light through it you would always get a nice picture. Michael Slowe
Video keeps failing harding test - working with stock - HELP NEEDED!!!
by Lawrence Vaughan 11 years ago
I have made a music promo, unfortuantely i have had it back from MTV twice now as it keeps failing the harding test (to test to see if it triggers epilietic siezures). I am working with stock from the
Re: Video keeps failing harding test - working with stock
by Rob Alexander 8 years ago
Hi Paul, The harding test is specifically designed to identify a potential epilepsy risk so whilst your flashes may or may not be illegal in luminance this is unlikely to be the cause. The specs are q
MC5 & 2.8GHz octocore
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi, Is anyone running MC 5 successfully on a macpro with the dual quad 2.8GHz processors (Early 2008 harpertown model I think). Looking on AVID's website they show the 3.0 & 3.2GHz as qualified but no
Re: MC5 & 2.8GHz octocore
by oscar de la calle 9 years ago
I have the same machine and works fine and smooth, not performance relevants differences in front an actual MacPro.
System HD recommendations
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi, I think the time has come to get a larger Hard disk for my Mac Pro (8x2.8GHz 2008 model) as I want to put separate boot partitions on for FCP and AVID. I'd appreciate recommendations of make & mod
Re: System HD recommendations
by Scott Sheriff 9 years ago
Hitachi or Western Digital Black. Scott Sheriff Director http: www.sstdigitalmedia.com I have a system, it has stuff in it, and stuff hooked to it. I have a camera, it can record stuff. I read the man
System HD recommendations
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi, I think the time has come to get a larger Hard disk for my Mac Pro (8x2.8GHz 2008 model) as I want to put separate boot partitions on for FCP and AVID. I'd appreciate recommendations of make & mod
XDCAM EX + Multibridge Pro crashing
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi, I'm encountering severe problems editing XDCAM EX footage. This almost always occurs when scrubbing up or down a timeline and only seems to happen when my multibridge pro is set to output video. T
horizontal and vertical shift rendering masks
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi, I'm experiencing a weird problem in FCP7. I use the mask effect to create vignettes by putting the same clip on two video layers and having different colour corrections on each. The mask and feath
EX to FCP & AVID
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi, I've searched around but can't see anything that answers this problem. I'm soon to embark on a trip which will be shooting XDCAM EX and editing shorts on FCP in the field. The rushes are also goin
Re: EX to FCP & AVID
by Noah Kadner 9 years ago
Some people... more like most people in this biz LOL. Noah Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera! Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD and Final Cut Studio with Call Bo
Case
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to decide which bag to get with my EX1R shooting kit, to carry camera & matte box, batteries & essential odds & sods - thinking about kata OMB74 & CB200. any thoughts Thanks, Rob
Re: Case
by Rob Alexander 9 years ago
Hi Noah, it's a soft bag I'm looking for. Always good to know other people's experiences. Rob
EX and AVC Intra on the same timeline
by Rob Alexander 10 years ago
Hi Folks, I've searched but couldn't see any threads relating to this. I know that technically it's possible to mix XDCam EX and AVC Intra on the same timeline - in fact any format, but what's possibl
Re: EX and AVC Intra on the same timeline
by Rob Alexander 10 years ago
I agree with that in principle but the project requires fast turnaround so a transcode isn't practical. ...and I know it would be better to just have one codec to be working with but I'm trying to fig
make AVI help please
by Rob Alexander 10 years ago
Hi, I've been asked to make an AVI from a 16min sequence that I've cut in Final Cut. The client wants as high quality as possible. I've exported a reference movie (DV-PAL), it's anamorphic so I've cha
Re: make AVI help please
by Rob Alexander 10 years ago
Hi Rafael, Thanks for the response. I chose 'export to AVI' from the file menu. In the subsequent dialogue box it offers me a 'compression' dropdown from which I chose H.264. Is this incorrect I have
Final Cut Studio 3 and Snow Leopard
by lee pretious 10 years ago
Don't know what to say except FCS3 is Super Uber unstable in Snow Leopard, has anyone else found the same thing Does anyone have any advice to share on the matter I've found that in both 32 and 64 bit
Re: Final Cut Studio 3 and Snow Leopard
by Rob Alexander 10 years ago
I was under the impression that Apple recommend NOT doing a clean install of Snow Leopard and doing an upgrade instead (haven't been brave enough to take the plunge yet though!)
FCP settings for PAL
by Josh Kletzkin 10 years ago
Hello All. I'm going to be shooting a project in the UK in PAL format on the Sony EX-1 (1080p 25). I haven't shot in PAL before and am wondering if anyone can help me with the proper FCP settings for
Re: FCP settings for PAL
by Rob Alexander 10 years ago
PAL NTSC only exist in the SD world, you're in HD so it becomes irrelevant. What is important (as Rafael mentions) is the timebase - in your case 25fps, and frame size (1080). You can use an easy setu
Blend modes and additive dissolves
by Rob Alexander 10 years ago
Can somebody tell me which Boris or Avid filters I need to use to get different blend modes (add, subtract, difference etc) when compositing and if there is the equivalent of additive dissolve (in FCP
Re: Blend modes and additive dissolves
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
There was a free filter called DMN Transfer to use transfer modes. http: images.digitalmedianet.com projects profoundeffects plugins free_plugins.htm I've used it on Xpress 5.7, I'm not positive it wi
DVCPRO HD compatibility
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
It seems there are compatibility issues with DVCPRO HD P2 media between MC3.x and MC 2.8. Could somebody enlighten me please Thanks, Rob
Re: DVCPRO HD compatibility
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
Thanks Dino, If as you say this is mainly to do with software then am I to understand that an Adrenaline system running 3.x would play the media correctly How did the older systems work with DVCPRO HD
SD Mojo, HD Media
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
Just a quickie, can I get a downconverted output out of a SD mojo when working in an HD (1080i 50 DVCPRO HD) project Thanks
Re: SD Mojo, HD Media
by Terence Curren 11 years ago
Yes, that is what you will get out of the Mojo.Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
6.8.4 Updater brought back old issues
by Will Salley 11 years ago
Darn, I updated the system and the same problem has re-appeared with the second monitor. Here's the original thread. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 124 868971#868971Primary System Info - Mac Pro
Re: 6.8.4 Updater brought back old issues
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
If you turn off your multibridge and restart I'll bet it'll see both monitors as quartz extreme enabled.
LCD questions
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
Hi, I'm planning to use an LCD display (Hazro HZ24 - good write ups, s-ips panel, seems credible alternative to ACD) connected HDMI-DVI from a multibridge pro to monitor HD 1080 50i p. Given that it s
Re: LCD questions
by Richard Cabeza 11 years ago
You might want to read this support note before you do that. Multibridge Pro's HDMI output will not convert to DVI for a computer monitor. http: www.blackmagic-design.com support detail.asp techID=162
LCD delay connected to ioHD
by Carsten Orlt 11 years ago
Just got my LCD connected to my ioHD. Only having one I can't compare so here is my problem: 1080i25 output from the ioHD. The LCD introduces a 1 (or 1 2) frame delay to the video compared to audio (a
Re: LCD delay connected to ioHD
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
Carsten, did connecting analogue component sort out the problem
Inexpensive LCD Tv for Eclipse HDMI
by Leo Baker 11 years ago
Hello, I have a Multibridge Eclipse, I have a Dell 24" Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP monitor, but realised the new Eclipse does not have the DVI out like the Extreme Multibridge. Rather then buying a HDLINK
Re: Inexpensive LCD Tv for Eclipse HDMI
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
The Dell has HDMI in doesn't it and I read somewhere that it even comes with a cable. So you should be able to hook it up directly HDMI from the multibridge to the monitor. Or component analogue. I'd
slowdown
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
Hi, is there any news from blackmagic about the recent slowdown issues people have been experiencing with FCP
Re: slowdown (YES.. it IS the Decklink)
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
Do the decklink pros use a different version of the driver
HD + SD Output on Multibridge Eclipse
by Oli Trenouth 12 years ago
Hi everyone, This might be stupid question, but should the MB Eclipse be able to output HD (eg. via HDMI), and downconvert to SD (for all other outputs) *at the same time* I've got the box to downconv
Re: HD + SD Output on Multibridge Eclipse
by Rob Alexander 12 years ago
Is the same true for multibridge pro
Io HD + G5
by Rob Alexander 12 years ago
Hi I've done a search but haven't found a definitive answer. I'd like to know whether Io HD will work with a G5 dual 2Ghz machine I've got an HD job coming up for NatGeo and it appears that they requi
Re: Io HD + G5
by Jeremy Garchow 12 years ago
NOt for HD, sorry. In order to capture HD ProRes(HQ) (that's the 220) you need a Quad G5 or above. Preferably a MacPro or MacBook Pro. From AJA.com: Minimum Io HD System Requirements Hardware MacPro 2
voice over
by Rob Alexander 12 years ago
Hi, what's the best way to use the voice over tool with an Io When I try to set the input to PRO IO analog it tells me the device is in use by another application. I've figured this is actually becaus
display wierdness
by Rob Alexander 12 years ago
I'm trying to pension off my cinewave and replace it with an Io. So I've run the CW uninstaller and removed the card but the only way I can get my cinema display to work is with the CW card installed
Re: display wierdness
by Rob Alexander 12 years ago
Thing is there is no display - so I can't see to do that. I've replaced the crd with an X800 today which is working well - but it'd be great to get to the bottom of the problem, clearly the old card w
used IO
by Rob Alexander 12 years ago
Hi all, I'm pensioning off my cinewave and I'm looking to buy a used IO and need to know if there are any pitfalls I should be aware of. The guy selling it doesn't know how old it is so are they all t
Re: used IO
by Rob Alexander 12 years ago
Thanks for the encouragement Bob, should get a look at it later this week - fingers crossed!!
iO LA as stand-alone
by Ron Thompson 14 years ago
Thinking about the IOLA as a stand-alone addition with the KonaLH. Can anyone confirm whether or not all outputs are active when the unit is setup as a stand-alone box I think this IS the case with th
Re: iO LA as stand-alone
by Rob Alexander 14 years ago
AJA Sales Department "All of the outputs on the IoLA are always active, even in stand-alone mode. This is the case on all three Io models." does this include firewire I'm wondering whether the IO cou
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