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Simon Blackledge

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April 27th 2007
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Difference in clips when viewed in Davinci Resolve (12.5)
by Julian Hong 4 years ago
Does anyone know why I am unable to view import clips into Davinci as they would normally appear outside, and if there's anything I can do or should know to change this (if it is of any consequence at
Re: Difference in clips when viewed in Davinci Resolve (12.5)
by Simon Blackledge 4 years ago
Your QT window is simply bigger than the viewing window in Resolve. Is this a joke question :-
exporting alpha disappointment
by Andi Winter 4 years ago
dear all! i was very excited when i read that exporting alpha gets finally supported! but, today i tried it and was completely disappointed. it does only work when rendereing "INDIVIDUAL SOURCE CLIPS"
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Nat Jencks liked this 4 years ago
Re: exporting alpha disappointment
by Simon Blackledge 4 years ago
Import a 4444 clip with an alpha and drop it on TRK 2 and some text title onTRK 3 All looks good. Now select 1 or both of the clips on TRK 2 & 3 and make a compound clip. Now all you get in the compou
G-Technology NAS
by Ian Liuzzi-Fedun 4 years ago
I was with G-technology from a few years after their inception. I was quite happy to work with their stand-alone and raid products. Specifically I was enamored with their professional line of G-Speed
Re: G-Technology NAS
by Simon Blackledge 4 years ago
It indeed looks good. You seen Symply Bob
Ultrastudio mini monitor unusable in fcpx
by Steven Sanders 5 years ago
I'm not sure if this has been adressed in another topic, but here is my problem. I'm working on episodical drama in fcpx. For that I use prores HQ footage straight from an Alexa. This footage has been
Re: Ultrastudio mini monitor unusable in fcpx
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Ultrastudio 3D does the same. Hit play wait... wait... stutter... RT. AV off... like butter. Resolve is fine. Maybe a driver thing.. maybe a thunderbolt delay thing. ie a thunderbolt raid takes WAY lo
Support for DPX with embedded alpha or EXR?
by Nat Jencks 7 years ago
Hi, I'm getting a lot of VFX with mattes. I'd love to have the mattes embedded in the sources. My initial testing indicates that Resolve 10 still doesn't support DPX with embedded alpha. What if any a
Re: Support for DPX with embedded alpha or EXR?
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
You were supposed to be able to use any channel from EXR but I never got it to work. Sent some EXR's to support but never heard back after a short to and fro.
3 People, FCPX and a fast switch
by Marty Mulholland 5 years ago
Long time reader (12 years +) first time poster. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction for filling the gap. I've got 3 macs, all with thunderbolt and promise sanlink2. We've got cat6e shi
Re: 3 People, FCPX and a fast switch
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Sorted - http: lumaforge.com jellyfish HTH
shared storage
by Jeremy Braverman 5 years ago
Hello! I'll be setting up a small editing lab in an educational setting in Europe, and I could really use some input on storage. There will be 8 stations running Adobe creative cloud, mostly using pre
Re: shared storage
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
http: www.gblabs.com products Space
OT - is the "new" Mac Pro a failure
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
http: www.macobserver.com tmo article the-new-mac-pro-is-a-failure I'm buying another system soon and unless there is a radical update, I'll be buying a tower MP on eBay.
Re: OT - is the "new" Mac Pro a failure
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Mitch Ives "It could be faster... I'm only using 6 drives. Sixteen would make a huge difference. In addition, SSD's would definitely speed things up dramatically." Thunderbolt 2 is 20 Gb s, or 2.5 GB
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Simon Blackledge liked this 5 years ago
Trouble Configuring 10GbE Network
by Jonathan Loomis 6 years ago
Hi all, We're moving 4 of our Premiere editors onto their own dedicated 10GbE network and I'm having two serious issues that I'm trying to troubleshoot. First off our setup is a late 2014 Mac Mini ser
Re: Trouble Configuring 10GbE Network
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
Hi Adam - if you can setup a robust 1G network, then you can setup a robust 10G network. It is not difficult to learn (or no more difficutl to learn) how to setup a Synology, or QNAP, or other home ma
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Simon Blackledge liked this 5 years ago
ATTO R680 RAID0 Settings
by RJ Miles 5 years ago
Greetings... I'm hoping some experienced ATTO R680 users can comment on best settings for a RAID0 built with (8) Seagate 7200.14 3TB HDDs (ST3000DM001) Atto recommended default 128K interleave and 512
Re: ATTO R680 RAID0 Settings
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
I use 512 512 s
NFS sharing fcpx projects
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
So I did a test for this NFS setup to see if it suits. On initial connection it asks for no password Also when I drop a file in over finder there's a 10-20 second delay before the copy starts Fcpx see
Re: NFS sharing fcpx projects
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Same - SMB only - AFP stutters when using thunderbolt kit. want to share fcp-x projects set to leave files in place (on server) set Cache to a shared out cache folder on server. Set location of librar
Promise Pegasus drives
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
I've bought many a Promise Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID for my clients and for self too. In the past some of the units I've peeped inside, (with the RAID off and no data on it, of course) showed Hitachi d
Re: Promise Pegasus drives
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Got a Pegasus R1. Cam with Hitachi non enterprise. ( they never ship with Enterprise) Had drives die and they replaced Recently another died and they sent a seagate. Said they had no Hitachi left.. an
LTO6 FC to Thunderbolt connection on Mac
by Logan Roeth 5 years ago
Hey guys. I have been using multiple Tandberg LTO-5 HH FC Internal Drives for LTO backups for the past few years now and we recently decided to buy an LTO-6 drive to start the process of moving on up.
Re: LTO6 FC to Thunderbolt connection on Mac
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
I'd get in touch with Promise. Maybe look for an HP LTO6 mech instead If you want TB why not just get one of these http: www.mlogic.com products mtape s
OS X 10GbE Read Terrible, Write Amazing
by Chris Cantey 5 years ago
Does that make sense to anyone else We've been using an ATTO FastFrame NS12 in a 2010 Mac Pro for a while. BlackMagic Disk Speed Test has always shown read and write to our AFP server at over 600 MB s
Re: OS X 10GbE Read Terrible, Write Amazing
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
net.inet.tcp.rfc1323=1 I don't have this setting in any of my machines sysctl.conf is it an Atto thing s
OS X 10GbE Read Terrible, Write Amazing
by Chris Cantey 5 years ago
Does that make sense to anyone else We've been using an ATTO FastFrame NS12 in a 2010 Mac Pro for a while. BlackMagic Disk Speed Test has always shown read and write to our AFP server at over 600 MB s
Re: OS X 10GbE Read Terrible, Write Amazing
by Elvin Jasarevic 5 years ago
Read in general should be always better than Write and changing the TCP IP settings hacking the system is never a good thing. Having a software driver is ALWAYS BETTER than having no software installe
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Simon Blackledge liked this 5 years ago
Remote Usage of Resolve
by Achim Schaefer 5 years ago
We have Resolve 11 (and 12 beta) Studio running on an HP Z840 with a K620 for GUI and a GTX980 for computing. I'm trying to establish a remote desktop connection to our workstation so I'm able to do s
Re: Remote Usage of Resolve
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
So your opening a VPN connection Then running a remote desktop to the Z840 to run Resolve What application are you using to screen share S
Resolve 12 Pros and Cons
by Morten Ranmar 5 years ago
After some initial testing with Resolve 12, here are some of the Pros and Cons: Pros: - Nice tidy layout, and I love the easy expand- and collapsible side panels. - Great to have Ingest, Edit, Color a
Re: Resolve 12 Pros and Cons
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
No - You can- Your using Disk Database = Local You need to create a Postgres Database. This will reside where you define it and allow other to connect to it - edit - save etc. You can even collaborate
Will Resolve 12 Mac require the CUDA driver to be installed with AMD GPUs?
by Eric Mueller 5 years ago
Lots of Mac CUDA problems on Yosemite - particularly with Premiere Thanks!
Re: Will Resolve 12 Mac require the CUDA driver to be installed with AMD GPUs?
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
And yes, I consider Yosemite a virus. This morning I partitioned an external Thunderbolt 2 drive and put Yosemite and R12 Studio Beta on it and the Resolve installer installed a version of CUDA that w
How to set this up in Media Encoder 2015
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Hy all, So delivery spec has changed yet again. for HD they want this 5.1.1 HD MPEG2 Container: MXF (OP1a) Video: MPEG2 (IFrame Only) Video Profile: 422P@HL Bitrate: CBR @ 100Mbps Can seem to setup in
New Areca 8bay 12Gb/s
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
http: www.areca.us products 12gsasjbod.htm Speedy! S
Re: New Areca 8bay 12Gb/s
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Yeah just pointing out its new 12G. Thanks for pointing out though. S
VFX shots. Grade before or after?
by MichaelMaier 8 years ago
I'm wondering what's the best procedure with VFX shots. If you should grade the plates and then send to VFX or grade after the VFX shots are finished I would think grading the finished VFX shot would
Re: VFX shots. Grade before or after?
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
But don't you need as much latitude in the plates as you can get A tech grade will goto Rec709 plus its a recompress - unless your going log out with a LUT So you'll be comping on possibly Log-c Rec70
What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12
by Peter Chamberlain 5 years ago
What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12 BMD and the DaVinci Resolve R&D team are pleased to announce DaVinci Resolve 12. For those unable to attend NAB and see it for yourself, have a look at the BMD web sit
Re: What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Heard about the UI redesign and thought.. urgh. Saw it. Good move. Much better. Awesome update! s
can not import any xml fro fcpx into davinci resolve
by Anthony Flotte 6 years ago
i can not get any of my fcpx xml's into resolve. every time i try i get this error message (error no valid sequences are present in the file) i am using the newest versions of both resolve lite and fc
Re: can not import any xml fro fcpx into davinci resolve
by Simon Blackledge 5 years ago
Preload all media into media pool import XML and uncheck import into media pool Do that work s
Decklink Mini Monitor
by Russ Johnson 6 years ago
We have a Decklink Mini Monitor card in a 2011 MacPro and use multiple boot partitions on this machine and when we boot between different OS as from 10.8.5 to 10.9.5, or vice versa, we don't get the d
Re: Decklink Mini Monitor
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Install a driver on both OS's that is the same and that works. The differing drivers will req Firmware updates downgrades switching os's - not a good idea. S
Avid MC 8 and Blackmagic Mini Monitor no output
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Hi all, Installed MC 8 to take a look at it to replace FCP7. Installed MC then updated the Desktop Driver. Managed to get a image on external monitor. Selected hardware in MC and it took me to sys pre
Import DPX into Avid
by Sarah Furie 6 years ago
Is there any way to see DPX files in Avid Seems like in Media Composer 7 I cannot import or AMA link them. I have not found any plugin that works either. The only conversion software that seems to wor
Re: Import DPX into Avid
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
I thought MC could work with DPX sequences now Was shown ama link in a pre release ages ago at some demo show. Is that not the case S
DeckLink configuration with mac pro 2013
by Jose Arce 6 years ago
I have the new macpro with a expansion chassis to my DeckLink HD Extreme 3D (this card was bought in late 2012), I need configure this card to use with my flanders scientific, how can do that. Thanks
Re: DeckLink configuration with mac pro 2013
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Same as always Install driver System prefs BM S
Stuttering Playback With UltraStudio Mini Monitor
by Michael W. Towe 6 years ago
Just did the upgrade to Yosemite which meant an update to Blackmagic Desktop Video and an update to the Mini Monitor firmware. Now I'm experiencing stuttering playback for the first few seconds each t
Re: Stuttering Playback With UltraStudio Mini Monitor
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Updated to latest driver 10.3.4 Set output in BM prefs to P not PSF. Restarted and issue seems to be resolved. S
10.1.3 log processing
by Mark Steele 6 years ago
I have just upgraded to 10.1.3 and my "log processing" has disappeared. Has anyone encountered this Someone else has 10.1.3 and they have no problem.. Should I reinstall 10.1.3 and if so how do I do t
Re: 10.1.3 log processing
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
It's just a shame it's a PRE process.. So LOG process Clipped CC .. :(
Promise Pegasus 1 - 4TD disks
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Suspect a few of the desktop edition drives that shipped in this unit are reaching end of life. Anyone used 4TB disks in the V1 of the Pegasus Cheers s
Re: Promise Pegasus 1 - 4TB disks
by Jon Schilling 6 years ago
Simon, I found this compatibility list for you right off their site: http: www.promise.com media_bank Download%20Bank Compatibility Pegasus%20R4_R6_SR1.2%20Compatibility%20List%20v1.9-20131024.pdf Not
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Simon Blackledge liked this 6 years ago
10.1.2 - NMP - No viewer display :-/
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Upgraded ( have backup) to 10.1.2 Everything works but there is no image in the viewer . AV output is no ghosted but there is no output there also. Anyone else hit this On osx 10.9.2 S
Re: 10.1.2 - NMP - No viewer display :-/
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
I'm talking abut the actual UI viewer above the magnetic timeline.. well actually no image on any monitor.. When prefs widow didn't work suspected bad install. Update on app store was about 4 seconds
10.1.2
by James Ewart 6 years ago
Hi So I can still set storage location to Library and import proxy files (leaving originals in place) to my laptop (for example) and then revert to using full rez optimised media she I come back to ba
Re: 10.1.2
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Yes
BMCC with ENG Lens
by Tim Maddoux 6 years ago
Below is a description from our DP of a couple of issues we have run into using our BMCC under stage lighting. We are hopeful some of you may help shed some light on the issues that will lead us to a
Re: BMCC with ENG Lens
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
All down to the lens. S
Custom black border - hide image edge problems?
by Dave Nelson 6 years ago
Hello - Editing ProRes422 that has defects at the edges of the images. The HD was captured from Hi8 SD and it has: thin black borders on the left and right frame edges no black border on the top of fr
Re: Custom black border - hide image edge problems?
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Select all clips and make a compound clip. Scale the compound clip up and call it projectname_EDIT_CMPD . Rename project ProjectName_Scaled Your not going to loose hardly anything looking at the Hi8 q
Import cam files / Leave in place ?
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Hi all Playing with some F55 footage. Have copied the cards onto the server in ProjectX Media Footage Rushes OrigCamFiles F55 F55_D001_CRD001 etc.. Import in FCPX with the xdcam plugin installed. I wa
Re: Import cam files / Leave in place ?
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
Well its a clone of a card and needs the structure for the plugin to work. Seems it requires a rewrap hence the ingest. Unlike Resolve :( Shame. Ended up processing them all through Resolve to Prores
3G from decklink to monitor - does it work?
by Paul Provost 8 years ago
I have been trying to send a 3G signal (444 RGB 23.98) from Resolve to my Oled pvm 2541 using decklink hde3d+, and now the new 4K. No Luck. Single link, using 4.5Gig rated cable, monitor is capable, i
Re: 3G from decklink to monitor - does it work?
by Simon Blackledge 8 years ago
Shown BM tech in office. Gonna look into it. Sure it cant be just us 2
HERE we go again: 25p vs 50i Headaches with Decklink HD Extreme + CS6
by ninetto makavejev 8 years ago
Hello. Well this one might seem familiar to some, I have posted in the past about the problem of getting 25p or 25PsF material to work with Prem.Pro and Decklink HD Extreme card. The system is a brand
Re: HERE we go again: 25p vs 50i Headaches with Decklink HD Extreme + CS6
by Simon Blackledge 8 years ago
Our old Decklink HD Extreme only supported 1080 50i out. Playing 25p material out to it and having whatever app set to 25p timeline was fine. ie Resolve. Newer cards - plus our ultra studio 3D and the
Kernal panic with 10.8.2 and FCPX - Uncompressed
by Simon Blackledge 8 years ago
New install on macpro with a decklink extreme HD card all working fine .. prores HQ etc Import a PAL Uncompresed QT - Scrub in Event browser.. bam.. your machine has. etc etc... Anyone else had this i
Where is there mail?
by Joel Arvidsson 8 years ago
Why should it be so hard to mail a question to black magic. This worked great with AJA. Cant find there email on the site. joelarvidsson@gmail.com
Re: Where is there mail?
by Simon Blackledge 8 years ago
Whats so hard about this http: www.blackmagicdesign.com company s
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intensity for a macbookpro
by martin frédéric 13 years ago
Hi, I just would like to know if you have any plan to do an hdmi card for an expresscard34 slot. Thanks by advance
Re: intensity for a macbookpro
by Simon Blackledge 13 years ago
That would be pretty cool..
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