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Steven Nichols

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January 15th 2008
35 Posts
Pro Import with Avid in CS6: bug RAM previewing comp ?
by Steven Nichols 7 years ago
I imported an Avid timeline into AE using Pro Import. It worked OK until I RAM previewed the comp: I had color bars instead of my footage and an error message telling me "After Effects error: Error (4
Re: Pro Import with Avid in CS6: bug RAM previewing comp ?
by Steven Nichols 7 years ago
I also tried the Boris plugin and ended up with the same problem. I think it's related to XDCAM EX... I don't have FCP on this machine.
OSX 10.8 ANd ATTO cards
by Simon Blackledge 7 years ago
Anyone running 10.8 yet with an ATTO R380 installed I get the grey screen lockup on boot but if I boot with AltC and choose the 10.8 disk ir boots fine. downgraded to suggested FW but that causes wors
Re: OSX 10.8 ANd ATTO cards
by Steven Nichols 7 years ago
Same issue here with Sonnet D800RAID. I just updated the drivers before the OS and it was a total disaster :( Anything new with ATTO
CS5 and XDCAM EX
by Steven Nichols 9 years ago
I am working on a project with XDCAM EX footage and some clips can't just be imported in After FX. I get this error message: "After Effects error: Error (4) reading frame from file" (86:2)". It's only
Re: CS5 and XDCAM EX
by Steven Nichols 9 years ago
I tried importing the very same clip that causes this bug on another Mac with another Kona card and it worked just fine. So this is definitely not a Aja driver issue, probably more a multi processor e
CS5 multiprocessing on a 12-core Mac Pro
by Steven Nichols 9 years ago
Hi have a 12-core Mac Pro and After Effects CS5. Since my Qio is not yet 64-bit compatible I had to boot in 32-bit. Then I unplugged the Qio and restarted in 64-bit. But since then I don't see any dif
Re: CS5 multiprocessing on a 12-core Mac Pro
by Steven Nichols 9 years ago
I think I figured it out. For some compatibility issues with my Sonnet Qio, the Mac was running in 32-bit mode-hence the random behavior (it was like sleeping during rendering). I restarted the Mac in
New Mac Pro advice
by Steven Nichols 9 years ago
It's time to upgrade my Mac, but I am not sure which of them new Mac Pro I should get (4-core Nehalem, 8-core or 12-core Westmere). I need speed in FCP3 and After Effects CS5: do all of those apps rea
Re: New Mac Pro advice (After Effects specific)
by Steven Nichols 9 years ago
OK thanks yall. I am now ready to order the 12x2.93 cores, ATI 5870 and I think 32 GB of RAM. I will post some tests when I'll get this monster.
RAID: SATA vs Fiberchannel
by Steven Nichols 11 years ago
What would you consider for HD editing with FCP Any feedback would be appreciated.
Re: RAID: SATA vs Fiberchannel
by Steven Nichols 11 years ago
Sure I don't need 600 MB s but I think RAID 5 protection is better than RAID 0-which is none ! I switched to XDCAM EX last year so even though the workflow is great, I bear in mind that one day some d
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