macOS High Sierra Can't Read All My Drives by Ken Bennett 2 weeks ago I just updated my OS from macOS Sierra to macOS High Sierra. In my "About this computer" under "Storage" is cannot read data on 2 of my 3 Seagate external drives.#1 and #3 are 5TB drives and "Storage"
which LTO6 drive to buy? by Rachael Busher 4 weeks ago I'm just trying to scour the web a bit more for any other advice or educated opinions to help me figure out the subject title. I'm planning on buying an LTO6 drive no later than the Feb-March window.
Re: which LTO6 drive to buy? by Tim Jones 3 weeks ago I can state without a doubt that there is no performance difference in the LTO-6 drives. You are correct that there was a speed difference for the FH LTO-4 and LTO-5 types, but it was due to a tape sp
LTO-7 and Mac Platforms by Tim Jones 1 year ago Hi Folks, I wanted to provide an update about using LTO-7 tape drives on a Mac or Linux system. As always, my team continuously tests tape technology against all platforms and we have identified a ser
Re: LTO-7 and Mac Platforms by Tim Jones 2 months ago Hi Jon, Have you given thought as to why you want LTO-7 LTO-6 is still the sweet spot in drive sales and will cost you around $600-$800 less than LTO-7. You need everything in our package to make this
Setting up LTO Tape drive server by jeffrey sonora 4 months ago hi guys is there a way to be able to write in LTFS LTO 6 Tapes faster is there a way to cache data for the tape or is there a way to efficiently write data to tape without wasting space in the tape an
Re: Setting up LTO Tape drive server by Tim Jones 4 months ago Hi Jeffrey, Be aware that LTFS is wasteful in its format and layout, so you're already getting as good as it gets with any method that you are using to write to the tape. However, this may not be a ba
Re: catdv 11.1 and MacOS 10.12 by Tim Jones 4 months ago CatDV Desktop and Pegasus work well with both 10.12 and 10.13 releases of Mac OS. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www.tolisgroup.com BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!
Computer trapped in 2010... by Marisha Camp 1 year ago I have an older computer (which can only support USB 2 and Firewire.) And I need to edit down a huge amount of video, much of which is stored on external harddrives that only use USB. Is it possible t
Re: Computer trapped in 2010... by Tim Jones 1 year ago Are there no PCIe slots in the system (you don't say what it is) If there are, try a HighPoint RocketRAID 2722 and a 4 drive SAS enclosure. You could hit almost 500MB sec if you can so that. Tim -- Ti
Raid drive with USB by sam mayfield 1 year ago I shoot with a 4K camera and edit in Premiere. I recently purchased a WD MyBook hard drive for storing and working with video assets. I realized when it arrived that it is USB3 not Thunderbolt. Can so
Re: Raid drive with USB by Tim Jones 1 year ago Actually, it won't be slower, because a Thunderbolt version of that drive wouldn't be faster. A 1 or 2 spindle solution (depending on which MyBook you purchased) is only going to hit 100MB sec or 200M
Motion Updae by James Thomas 3 years ago I just updated my iMac to yosimite not knowing my motion 4.0.3 wouldn't work. Is there an upgrade, or do I have to purchase 5
Re: Motion Update by Tim Jones 1 year ago Robin - have you disabled SIP rootless on your El Capitan system I just updated a 10.9.5 test system that has FCPS 2 Motion and none of the apps work due to the secure system folders. I can see how th
Project backup by Andreas Zeitler 2 years ago Hello, I'm researching ways to backup FCPX projects for longterm. As I see it there are files in a FCPX project that can be deleted because FCPX generates these files anew, when they are not present.
Re: Project backup by Bret Williams 2 years ago Don't mess with the bundle. Deleting generated files will accomplish the same thing without corrupting your library. But I think the better solution is to create a new library using just the media you
archiving projects by Craig Alan 2 years ago has anyone tried saving a fcp x back-up (tiny) file plus all used media card copies and testing to see if a project would be recreated in FC This would be a way smaller archive than cloning the entire
Re: archiving projects by Tim Jones 2 years ago You're still dealing with whatever your current technology is and needing to plan for your longevity requirements, so keep that in mind whatever path you take. For immediate "backup", the FCP X mechan
USB 3 vs Thunderbolt? by Michael Dominic 2 years ago I am working in Premiere and After Effects on a feature documentary. I need a new drive and USB 3 is so much cheaper than Thunderbolt. Is there a big difference in performance I will be running the iM
Re: USB 3 vs Thunderbolt? by Tim Jones 2 years ago Correct - a single drive will never really get you where you need to go performance-wise. Both interfaces are equal in that situation. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www.tolisgroup.com
optimising HDD set up on FW800 system by Steve Doubledark 2 years ago Hi all I need some advice on how best to setup an older iMac for video editing. Currently have a 2.93 GHz Intel Core i7 iMac 12GB RAM, FW800 port. Internal hdd has failed so currently boot via externa
Re: optimising HDD set up on FW800 system by Tim Jones 2 years ago Black Magic Disk Speed Test is your friend (or enemy) in this case. Grab a copy from the MAS or BMD's site and check for yourself. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www.tolisgroup.com BRU
RAID 0 or not? by Tom Thorpe 2 years ago Hi all, I'm new here and didn't know where to post this, so I put it in "Storage" as well. I have a "noob" question regarding media drives for FCPX. My main business is audio recording and mixing, but
Re: RAID 0 or not? by Tim Jones 2 years ago You'll probably find the SSD's sufficient for HD video at the expected 450MB sec each, but you don't need anywhere near that performance for the audio components, so I'd just place those assets onto y
Outstanding frontend for ffmpeg by Tim Jones 2 years ago Hi Folks, I like Compressor, but there are a lot of things that ffmpeg does better once you learn its ins and outs. I didn't know if it's been discussed before, but if you are looking for an outstandi
El Capitan, SIP and BRU PE by Tim Jones 2 years ago Hi Folks, If you're a BRU PE user and planning to update to El Capitan, please be sure to update your BRU PE version to 3.1.15 (203). This is the first version that is fully compatible with Apple's ne
Re: El Capitan, SIP and BRU PE by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago This affects anyone with a SAS RAID, SAS LTO drive, or SAS device like the older Codex transfer station. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru
BRU PE to LTO workflow, share your methods? by Oleng Tjioe 5 years ago Hi guys, I've been trying to wrap my head around BRU PE workflow especially the part where i can document and retrieve the files inside the LTO archive, and it eludes me. I wonder how you guys do it,
video from USB thumb drive directly to TV? by tad newberry 3 years ago Howdy...i have a client wanting not a DVD, but the video put on a USB drive that will insert right into a TV. I've not seen or done this yet, and wonder what codec would work best Anyone Also wonderin
Don't throw out your Tower Mac Pro by Tim Jones 3 years ago We've been updating a few of our Mac Pro 4,1 and 5,1 systems to modernize them. A new goody that we've located is from a company called "Icy Dock". it's their "EZConvert Lite MB882SP-1S-3B Light Weigh
Re: Don't throw out your Tower Mac Pro by Tim Jones 3 years ago They are all Quad cores with 10.8.5 and 10.9.5 as the OSes. We also tested with 10.10.2, but it's still not quite ready. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www.tolisgroup.com BRU ... becau
Motion 5 refuses to 'save as' by Alan Lacey 3 years ago Brand new MBP running latest Motion. On many occasions it refuses to save or 'save as'. Very frustrating as I loose work. Is there a known problem or work around I can adopt Thanks XdcamEx & HD, C300,
Re: Motion 5 refuses to 'save as' by Tim Jones 3 years ago I hate to be one of "those guys," but it's working fine here. Is it possible that you've filled you destination drive Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www.tolisgroup.com BRU ... because
Which quadro to put in new workstation? by Steven J Casey 3 years ago Looking at building a new workstation and deciding between the K6000 and K5200. How much difference will the K6000 make (bang for the extra bucks in cost) over the K5200 Any real world examples experi
LTO-6 archive: copy Terminal command by Kiki Muchtar 3 years ago Hi, Due to budget limitation I plan to use LTFS to archive using LTO-6 system. Drag-and-drop a folder from an external HDD to an LTO tape seems not a good option in term of speed (take days to complet
Re: LTO-6 archive: copy Terminal command by Tim Jones 3 years ago Kiki Muchtar "He experienced incompatibility between Mac Linux and Windows." I am very curious about this statement as BRU is the ONLY product out there that uses the same archival container format,
10.1.4 just a day too late by Mark Morache 3 years ago I have a friend who shot several cards of footage with his Canon XF100 camera. He didn't remember to put each card into it's own folder to maintain the folder structure, and just dumped all the cards
Re: 10.1.4 just a day too late by Ann Bens 3 years ago Canon has a plugin for FCPx, Premiere etc to edit MXF files. FCPx still reads the files even though you dont have the card file structurer intact. Canon XF Utility. -----------------------------------
BRU PE will not restore by John Kaley 4 years ago I've been backing up and restoring projects using BRU PR 3.0.0 under OS 10.5.8. Works great. I've set up a new hard drive with BRU PE 3.0.2 with OS 10.9.2. Loaded all my catalogs, no problem. When I t
Re: BRU PE will not restore by Tim Jones 3 years ago That's the good thing about LTO - LTO-6 with read and write LTO-5 and read LTO-4. Basically - write two generations and read three. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www.productionbackup.