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Sam Mestman

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State of the NLE panel from NAB 2018
by Sam Mestman 4 months ago
A little something for everyone here from Faster, Together at NAB 2018 with the State of the NLE panel (where we mostly talked about the business side of editing). Some great insights from Scott Simmo
If you are a creative businessperson... you must watch this.
by Sam Mestman 4 months ago
As creative professionals, we get lost in the tech and the craft a lot of the time... but the truth is you have more power than you think, and Krysta Masciale's Faster, Together presentation gives you
Alexis Van Hurkman and Resolve 15
by Sam Mestman 4 months ago
For the best overview you're going to find of what's new and why in Davinci Resolve 15, this presentation from Alexis Van Hurkman at Faster, Together NAB 2018 is all you're going to need: https: www.p
Re: Alexis Van Hurkman and Resolve 15
by Marc Wielage 4 months ago
Alexis will no doubt have some new Resolve 15 training tutorials available through Ripple Training in a few months.
If you didn't care about 8k, maybe you will now?
by Sam Mestman 5 months ago
Honestly, I didn't there was anything that was going to get me excited about 8k... until Michael Cioni did his presentation at Faster, Together at NAB this year. A really impressive, thoughtful talk t
Re: If you didn't care about 8k, maybe you will now?
by Alex Tabrizi 1 month ago
Cool! Outta my price-range and ability but good luck to those who own one.
LumaForge announce MAJOR new update for the Jellyfish
by Sam Mestman 5 months ago
If you want your shared storage to be simple, approachable, and blazing fast, that is why LumaForge is in business and makes the Jellyfish. The video in the link below from Faster Together at NAB 2018
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Alex Gardiner liked this 5 months ago
33 Free presentations in 3 days at Faster Together in the South Hall
by Sam Mestman 6 months ago
Hey there, Just in case you hadn't heard, the LumaForge Faster Together lineup has been announced for this year, and not only is it a who's who of post production, but it's officially coming to the So
Where to find Apple-FCPX at NAB 2018
by Sam Mestman 6 months ago
Hello all! I'm hoping to see as many of you as possible in Vegas at NAB... and if you're going and you love FCPX, here's the article with all the info you need to map out your NAB: http: www.fcp.co fi
Head scratcher: unable to export (share) a project
by Jeff Markgraf 10 months ago
Strange issue that came up today. Here's the background: 10 seats of FCPX 10.3.4 connected via 1GigE (through a switch) to a Jellyfish server. (3 seats directly connected at 10GigE.). Libraries live o
Re: Head scratcher: unable to export (share) a project
by Sam Mestman 10 months ago
Hey Jeff, Either way... always put in a ticket because your support contract covers workflow as well, so even if it's not a Jellyfish problem, we still help with things like this, so don't ever hesita
The Lumaforge Faster, Together Stage at NAB 2017
by Sam Mestman 1 year ago
The Lumaforge Faster, Together Stage lineup for NAB 2017 keeps getting a little more must-see. Recently added: Michael Cioni is asking the question on the back of everyone's mind, Jeff Greenberg is ta
A modern collaborative narrative workflow with FCPX 10.3
by Sam Mestman 2 years ago
If you've been wondering how to explain to someone how FCPX can save them time as a professional editor, this video from LACPUG should give you a really good starting point. You simply can't do this s
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Peter Steinberg liked this 2 years ago
Re: A modern collaborative narrative workflow with FCPX 10.3
by Noah Kadner 2 years ago
It looks like 10.3 was good enough to overcome that shyness: http: www.fcpworks.com apple-presos-from-lacpug Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
Major massive SMB issues with OS X 10.11.5
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
This will apply to all the manufacturers who read Creative Cow. I have been shown a major problem with SMB that has started with the OS X Update to 10.11.5. I was shown this by John Davidson of Magic
Re: Major massive SMB issues with OS X 10.11.5
by Sam Mestman 2 years ago
Hey Bob, Yeah... this totally sucked... Late to the party on this, BUT, as a public service to anyone who runs into this issue, we fixed this over at Lumaforge a few weeks ago with a button in our Sha
Shared Storage will never be the same.
by Sam Mestman 2 years ago
On behalf of everyone here at Lumaforge, You're welcome. This is the product you've all been waiting for: http: lumaforge.com news 2016 4 1 jellyflop-by-lumaforge Sam Mestman CEO - Lumaforge (www.luma
Re: Shared Storage will never be the same.
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
If the Jelly-Flop was manufactured by Apple, people would actually take this seriously, and buy it - no matter what they charged. "Don't tell me, the Apple Jelly Flop is the greatest invention in hist
40G ethernet is the new 10G ethernet
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Amazing to me how no one is talking about SAN now, and everyone is interested in NAS. Amazing how the price of 40G Ethernet is the same price as 10G Ethernet was just a few years ago, now that 10G is
Re: 40G ethernet is the new 10G ethernet
by Sam Mestman 2 years ago
Could not agree more with this, Bob. Neil's doing 40G direct to his Windows machines now over NFS and SMB with the ShareStation and he's able to stitch VR in 10k with this. It very much opens up 4k DP
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - CPN
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
More about the film. http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news edit whiskey-tango-foxtrot-developing-and-deploying-film-s-final-cut-pro-x-workflow 613426 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services
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Ronny Courtens liked this 3 years ago
Re: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - CPN
by Sam Mestman 3 years ago
Hey Bob, Thanks for the kind words. Honestly, we would LOVE to have you come see us at NAB in our workflow suite, and really walk you through what we're doing... better yet, I'd encourage you to go se
Things you can do that you didn't use to be able to do....
by Sam Mestman 3 years ago
Things that used to be hard are no longer hard. In 2016, you can now shoot a well made Indie TV Pilot in 6k for less than 20k and easily finish in 4k with FCPX. You can have blazing fast post live on
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Ronny Courtens liked this 3 years ago
Re: Things you can do that you didn't use to be able to do....
by Tony West 3 years ago
I also like the idea of only paying for what I use. i'm sure Sync N Link is nice, but I don't need it right now.
10GB SAN for Davinci Resolve 12.
by Nat Jencks 3 years ago
Does anyone out there have good real world experiences with various 10GB NAS SAN environments and Davinci Resolve 12 I know that many if not all of the products from vendors listed here should work fi
Re: 10GB SAN for Davinci Resolve 12.
by Sam Mestman 3 years ago
Hey Nat, At Lumaforge, we happen to make a NAS that is perfect for Resolve 12. Not only that, but we're happy to put our system up under any kind of real world test you'd like to see. We do gigabit, 1
New version coming April 13th
by Chris Frantz 3 years ago
Per FCPXGrill & fcpxworks: "Apple Product Marketing will be giving an update on Final Cut Pro X more details to come." "...We ll have a special emphasis on large-scale multi-user installations of X. I
Re: New version coming April 13th
by Sam Mestman 3 years ago
Just to clear a couple things up I have no idea what Apple will be presenting and please, if you listen to what I said on the grill, don t read any tea leaves. As I said there, you should keep your ex
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Woah. This time it's not me. It's the filmmaking team from Focus...
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
The notable quote... Glenn Ficarra "I could cut at least twice as fast if not three times as fast on Final Cut Pro X as I could on Avid." You can find the comment in-context here: http: www.fcp.co fin
Re: Woah. This time it's not me. It's the filmmaking team from Focus...
by Sam Mestman 4 years ago
As usual... leave it to Oliver Peters to say something smart. Honestly, if there was one brilliant thing that was done as a part of the Focus process, it was bringing the departments (editorial, vfx,
Serious X Editors needed in LA.
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
Sam Mestman at FCPWorks in LA just posted on multiple Facebook groups both public and private with urgent needs for highly qualified FCP X editors. If you didn't listen to the naysayers and have real
Re: Serious X Editors needed in LA.
by Sam Mestman 4 years ago
Shane Ross "And BOY OH BOY did those guys complain and use the software improperly in all sorts of ways. They caused the biggest messes. But that didn't matter...they had someone fix it, like the che
The continuing saga of FCP to Resolve to Avid
by Jeff Markgraf 4 years ago
My goodness, it's like one of those serialized magazine stories... So it seems that X to Resolve and back or Avid to Resolve and back is straightforward. X to Resolve to Avid is considerably less so.
Re: The continuing saga of FCP to Resolve to Avid
by Sam Mestman 4 years ago
The bottom line is this... if you go into Resolve expecting to do anything associated with Audio, you are entering a world of pain. Resolve is simply not ready for prime time when it comes to audio at
FCPX workflow at NAB
by Sam Mestman 4 years ago
Hey guys, For those of you out there interested in seeing real world examples of FCPX workflow, whether it's RED Dragon, Resolve, feature film, feature doc, commercial, broadcast, data asset managemen
OT-ish: Sooooo....how's business?
by Tim Wilson 5 years ago
NLE and other technical stuff aside, how's your 2014 shaping up How are you feeling about it
Re: OT-ish: Sooooo....how's business?
by Sam Mestman 5 years ago
Hey Bob, I actually really agree with this... for post houses, etc... this change will require them to adapt their services. For in house editors that can't make themselves indispensable this may also
FCPWORKS launch this Saturday
by Sam Mestman 5 years ago
Hey guys, Been seeing my name thrown a lot in this forum lately. I'm at turns flattered, amused, and baffled. Regardless, I've got a put up or shut up moment this weekend. You're all invited: http: ww
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Gerry Fraiberg liked this 5 years ago
Re: FCPWORKS launch this Saturday
by Sam Mestman 5 years ago
It's not really odd. It might be inconvenient... but not odd. I realize you have a bit of a vendetta with all this, which is fine... but I've never lied with any of this stuff and feel comfortable wit
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