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Todd Dalton

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January 23rd 2008
49 Posts
Newertech Maxpower PCIe Mini-SAS 6Gb/s RAID Controller
by Todd Dalton 4 years ago
Hi, I wondered if anyone's had any recent expoerience with these cards in a 2009 Mac Pro running 10.10 and hooked up to a ProAvio raid enclosure (or similar). As much as the Attotech R680's would be n
Re: Newertech Maxpower PCIe Mini-SAS 6Gb/s RAID Controller
by Max Trautner 4 years ago
It's still running well in our 2009 Mac Pro on Yosemite, but in RAID 0. I haven't tried putting it back in RAID 5. It has, in a way, worked out well for us though because we were forced into "RAID is
BCC Witness Protection
by Todd Dalton 7 years ago
Hi all, I've used W.P. several times before and am always impressed with the tracker but I'm using a FCP 7 system with BCC 7.0.4 plugin today that won't let me track on the fly. When I select the 'Tra
Re: BCC Witness Protection
by Todd Dalton 7 years ago
Yep, that worked. And now I think about it it was an obvious work around!! Thanks Peter!
OSX 10.6 + FCP7 + Avid Unity = 1 Giant Headache
by Jason Byfield 8 years ago
I did a pretty exhaustive search on the COW forums and haven't really found any solutions to my problems yet. I'm trying to get four Mac Pro 12 core machines running OSX 10.6 and Final Cut 7 to play n
Re: Advice for SANs for video. How to make Unity and FCP work Re: OSX 10.6 + FCP7 + Avid Unity = 1 Giant Headache
by Todd Dalton 8 years ago
Kira, thank you for posting all that amazing stuff! I've also been advised that Unity workspace's should never go above 1TB... Anyone have any experience of that I know that my G-Speed Q raid drives c
"AVOID XDCAM like the PLAGUE for editing on timeline!"
by Michael Adante 10 years ago
Hi guys, We're at the beginning of a drama and have been told to "Avoid XDCAM EX codec for editing in FCP" like the plague.. we took this advice but commenced cutting anyway on the XDCAM. At the start
Re: "AVOID XDCAM like the PLAGUE for editing on timeline!"
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
My suite completed an Xdcam offline of a 60min doc a couple of months ago. There were issues with crashing - not of the severity your message seems to convey (my sympathies!). The main problem was VBR
Digibeta LAYERS?
by Cory Caplan 10 years ago
Just idiot check me on this one-- I have a agency client who is telling me that a digi tape they gave me has "layers" so I should be able to pull a super off without rotoscoping. Resisting the urge to
Re: Digibeta LAYERS?
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
Oooh, good thinking! I was with Mark on this one and had already played the whole scenario through in my head! :))) I did once had to listen to clients tell me that FHA safe areas would vanish once Ma
Making a PAL DVD
by Mark Richford 10 years ago
I want t make a couple copies of a wedding video for my buddy's mom in England. SD DV NTSC project: Got a general error when trying to export a QT with PAL settings, so I guess that was wrong. If a ch
Re: Making a PAL DVD
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
NTSC titles on sale in the UK, eh Well, it may be that here in London stores are catering to American tourists, but I muust say that I've yet to see NTSC titles on sale.... Out of interest, where were
voice over tool
by Nigel Rich 10 years ago
Just trying to use the voice over tool to lay a guide track. Cannot get any mic input to it, either via Blackmagic decklink or via the Mac line in connection. I have checked as many settings all over
Re: voice over tool
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
Hi, I've had the same problem: I found on my system that when using the Mac's line in (fed from an unbalanced, mic amp) FCP, or possibly the actual OS, sometimes looks at the right channel and not the
log and capture strange problem
by Fabrizio D'Agnano 10 years ago
Hello. I am running FCP, latest version, all updated, on a one year old Mac Pro.If I want to capture from one of my camcorders (in this case, a Sony HC1), FCP will connect and operate the cam only if
Re: log and capture strange problem
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
Hi, I've had the same problems with Panasonic DV camcorders, but I'm afraid it didn't last as long as you've had it. Generally it happened once every couple of sessions and that was a few software ver
Consolidating to raid
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
Hi, My client's come to me with his DV-PAL footage on G-raids. For the online I wanted to use Media Manager to consolidate the footage with handles and on the way, recompress to 'Uncompressed 10-bit'.
Re: Consolidating to raid
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
Ahhhh! Will the sequence link ok I guess I could create an offline version with the same amount of handles and that should relink..... I'll see if I have time on this project for this. There's also th
Exporting clips from timeline to seperate files?
by Andy Jordan 10 years ago
Hi, I wasn't able to find an answer to this- I have a sequence with a bunch of 5-10 second selects which I'd now like to be able to take to After Effects. How can I export at once all the clips in the
Re: Exporting clips from timeline to seperate files?
by Todd Dalton 10 years ago
There is an app called Crimson. It was made for Red Camera footage but basically does what you need, I think. Sorry I couldn't tell you the exact button pushes but there is a demo version that'll do 5
Duplicate First Frame on Edit to Tape
by Thomas McNamara 11 years ago
We have a client in who is crossconverting a 90min 720p23.98 show to 1080psf23.98 HDCAMSR using the Kona 3 card and FCP 6.0.3 with Quicktime 7.5 (149). The issue we are seeing is that when trying to d
Re: Duplicate First Frame on Edit to Tape
by Todd Dalton 11 years ago
Hi, This might be a 'dead' thread but here goes: both my system and the other systems I've worked on with Aja Kona 3 cards in HD experience a 2 frame delay on the cross-converted output when going fro
also posted on fcp forum: kernal panics...
by Todd Dalton 11 years ago
Hi, Just upgraded to a 3ghz MacPro, 4gb ram, with atto r380, aja kona 3. Now I'm getting a kernal panic when I do an edit to tape. Either just as I drag the sequence into the edit to tape or - after I
Re: also posted on fcp forum: kernal panics...
by Todd Dalton 11 years ago
Thanks Walter! I'll see if it helps.
HDCAM deck control with Kona 3
by Todd Dalton 11 years ago
Hi, I've got a late booked job tomorrow to lay off graphics files to HDCAM (50i). I was just wondering if anyone has any tips on what to look out for when controlling this deck with a Kona 3 or if I n
Re: HDCAM deck control with Kona 3
by Todd Dalton 11 years ago
Thanks Jeremy, the job went away in the end so I'll never know! :) For now anyway.....!
DV Firewire in. AJA out.
by Todd Dalton 11 years ago
Hi, Has anyone been capturing SD DV through the Firewire on their MacPro into FCP 6 and then trying to 'edit to tape' onto a digi or sp I ask because my copy of FCP on my 3ghz Intel quad core MacPro w
Re: DV Firewire in. AJA out.
by Todd Dalton 11 years ago
Thanks! It still didn't work, but I think I've found out why it wasn't playing nicely: the original sequence was corrupted! I dropped the entire feature into a new dv-pal sequence and it's currently p
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