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Thunderbolt transfer speeds not faster than firewire 800?
by Peter Vandall 6 years ago
Hi all, I am trying to learn more about the thunderbolt workflow and would love some help. I just upgraded to FCP X and like it, but the program gets excruciatingly slow when working on projects. Firs
Re: Thunderbolt transfer speeds not faster than firewire 800?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
I have not tested that exact setup, but yes it should work as the ThunderRAID Mini allows passthrough on Thunderbolt. Connect one TB port to the Mac Mini and the other TB port to your monitor. I would
Archiving: Keep a great lossless copy or not?
by Travis Landers 6 years ago
I will certainly show my ignorance at some point but I have reached a point in my reading where I was wondering if anyone would comment on something I am pondering.... Some of this is about archiving
Re: Archiving: Keep a great lossless copy or not?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
I don't think my problem was with ProRes. In reality, I think it could happen with any codec. Since I wasn't able to figure out the source of the error, just that I experienced it with multiple random
NAS & OSX Mavericks
by Chris Heuer 6 years ago
Hello. I finally got a mac at work and am trying to keep it connected to the network drive I have all of my projects on. I connected using the smb prefix and had issues with the folder I mapped disapp
Re: NAS & OSX Mavericks
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Would Thursby Dave work Caveat: I've never used it e Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist DIT http: www.erichansen.tv
USB 3.0 PCI card - Highpoint vs Cal Digit
by Kevin Blum 6 years ago
I need to purchase 8 USB 3.0 PCI cards for different Mac Pro Towers. After doing a little research, it seems like Cal Digit and Highpoint are the two best. I was wondering if anybody can recommend a s
Re: USB 3.0 PCI card - Highpoint vs Cal Digit
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
it looks like the Caldigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro needs a minimum of 10.7 not sure if all the cards will be like that, but I wouldn't be surprised if USB3 has issues on an OS that old e Eric Hansen Production
Thinking about upgrading main 7,200 drive to ssd
by Anthony Bernard 6 years ago
So I have been thinking about upgrading my system with an internal ssd instead of my 1tb 7200rpm drive. I know people that have put them in their laptops and the performance bump when editing is quite
Re: Thinking about upgrading main 7,200 drive to ssd
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
No worries, glad to help. Since the SSD only has the OS and apps and other small things, you can go smaller. My grading system uses a 120GB SSD. If i was getting a new one, i would go with 240GB so I
storage/server fresh setup
by Ben Pridmore 6 years ago
Hi there. Im looking for some advice about setup for a small company (10 users, 4 who are video editing). My background is in network server management, not so much in storage. Let me give you some of
Re: storage/server fresh setup
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
If by "Thunderbolt Hub" you mean a box with 1 Thunderbolt IN and multiple Thunderbolts OUT, that does not exist at this time. To do Link Agg 1GbE or 10GbE with a Mac Mini, you will need either a TB to
How to daisy-chain external drives with MacBook Pro?
by Vic Noseworthy 6 years ago
Hi, folks: I have been using several external drives with my MacBook Pro for a few years. Until now, I've simply used one drive at a time, plugging each one in as I needed to use it. I am aware that t
Re: How to daisy-chain external drives with MacBook Pro?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Hey Vic I'm guessing no one has responded because none of us really like Firewire anymore or daisy-chaining in general. One of the worst I've ever seen was one editing client that had 8 Lacie external
Your Color / Edit Suite (with windows, sunshine, and life!)
by Jim Klatt 6 years ago
So. I am interested in the color suites that you have created for yourselves. Anybody out there have a room that has real sunshine coming through real windows Most of the color suites I have been in o
Re: Your Color / Edit Suite (with windows, sunshine, and life!)
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
awesome room Chris. I had a similar one at Brain Farm with projection, complete with standing desk, but more often than not the directors would sit back with me and not on the couch. It was better for
Capture/Edit/Archive Analog Footage: Workflow/Codec Advice Needed
by Eric Balboa 6 years ago
I have a variety of old tape formats including VHS, Betacam SP, Hi8, Umatic and miniDV that I need to digitize and edit for documentary pieces and archival purposes. I need to deliver these via DVD, B
Re: Capture/Edit/Archive Analog Footage: Workflow/Codec Advice Needed
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
I agree with almost everything that Sam says. ProRes is not overkill at all. Remember that ProRes SD is much smaller than HD and works well for this use. The ProRes concern on the PC side is that PCs
Mobile shared editing storage
by David Glass 6 years ago
Hello, Last year we got to the position (as I've read many others on here have) where we needed a shared storage solution for our 5 edit suites, as we couldn't deal with the multiple hard drives and c
Re: Mobile shared editing storage
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Kannan Raghavan "With the Small Tree TitaniumZ-5, you just hook up the MBPs with a ethernet cable, right " Yup. The first time you use it, you have to set it up (which Small Tree support can guide yo
Network shares has a -1 next to it. Not sure why?
by Chris Smith 6 years ago
Hi There, I have a basic NAS setup with clients connecting to a Mac Pro sharing storage via AFP. For some reason when connecting to the network share the folder is appearing with a "-1" next to it. Wh
Re: Network shares has a -1 next to it. Not sure why?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Does this happen with all clients, or just one I believe it's because the client sees 2 instances of the share, but the first instance is hidden, and the OS is adding a "-1" to the second share. I've
Safe backup XDcam vs LTO vs
by stig olsen 6 years ago
Hi, We have been archived our masters on XDcam disks the last several year. Is this safe for backup for the future or should we go for LTO or other solutions Stig
Re: Safe backup XDcam vs LTO vs
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
I've never used XDCAM disks, but I've heard of people storing masters on them similar to HDCAM and Digibeta tapes. But this is probably the most expensive form of storage you could choose. LTO5 6 will
new Macs and reverting to earlier operating systems
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
boy, this is frustrating. The new Mac Mini's ship with OS X Mavericks. A popular piece of software that we use in our business does not yet support OS X Mavericks, and to my dismay, I can't seem to ba
Re: new Macs and reverting to earlier operating systems
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
+1 to what Steve said. Apple updates the firmware. I have purchased either refurbished Macs or older (but still new) Macs still in the sales channel for clients in the past for this reason. e Eric Han
Advice for miniDV archive?
by Alden Brigham 6 years ago
Hello, I am going to digitize lots of miniDV tapes in hopes of keeping these older recordings accessible for the future when equipment to play a miniDV tape gets really scarce. My question is, for fut
Re: Advice for miniDV archive?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Since miniDV uses the DV codec over firewire as its standard, i would save these tapes as DV files. That way you have a bit for bit copy of the original, with matching timecode. Anything else, includi
Thunderbolt 1 shared storage tests
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Hi - I am anxiously awaiting my new Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2. But my initial testing with Thunderbolt networking has been dismal so far. No switch - just looping a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 1 to
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Re: Thunderbolt 1 shared storage tests
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
What if instead of "looping", you use a server with two TB ports, like a Retina MacBook Pro or iMac This way the storage is on one TB port and the client computer is on the other port. I know both por
Jump from 2010 config to 2013
by David Smith 6 years ago
I've held off from upgrading for a few years and I really can't wait any longer... I'm SCARED and need a little help. I have: 4.1 Mac Pro 2009 8 GB of RAM Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Resolve 8 Final Cut 7 - I
Re: Jump from 2010 config to 2013
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
When Apple releases a new version of anything, they treat the old versions as if they never existed. When Mountain Lion was released, they no longer sold Lion on the App Store. This is starting to cha
Velociraptor RAID or bigger 7200 RAID for grading and rendering?
by michael stirling 6 years ago
Hi Folks, We're in the process of speccing a new 'customac' system here and was wondering if anyone has experience with WD Velociraptor RAIDs. Lets say that 50% of the system's work will be RED EPIC f
Re: Velociraptor RAID or bigger 7200 RAID for grading and rendering?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
You don't need a crossover ethernet cable. Macs can autosense. I'm pretty sure that if you had 8x4TB Hitachis in a RAID5 via SAS, it would throw out the same numbers as the Velociraptor RAID. prolly a
Need to buy a Resolve Computer for Dailies
by Eric Chase 6 years ago
What do you guys think I should buy I'm just looking a computer to render out dailies and some light editing. Nothing too heavy A: 2008 8 Core Mac Pro B: 4 core 2.3ghz i7 Mac Mini C: 21" imac 4core i5
Re: Need to buy a Resolve Computer for Dailies
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
the 2009 or 2010 Mac Pro has a significantly faster bus and much cheaper RAM than the 2008 for very little extra money. e Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist DIT http: www.eri
Remote Grading Systems - How Similar?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
I'd like to set up remote grading at my facility with my out-of-state clients. The list of requirements in the Resolve manual is surprisingly short. basically: same version of Resolve and same resolut
Re: Remote Grading Systems - How Similar?
by Eric Fiegehen 6 years ago
Hi Eric, From the Cubix end of things, you should be good to go with the 2009 Mac Pro. You will utilize Slot 2 (16-channel Gen 2) of the Mac Pro for the Xpander's HIC, which connects to the Xpander un
9.1.5 and artist color not playing nicely
by Yoram Tal 6 years ago
I'm having an issue with Resolve 9.1.5 with the Avid Artist Color. Artist Color looses it's connection with Resolve when I go to the desktop and then back to Resolve. This is happening with Avid EuCon
Re: 9.1.5 and artist color not playing nicely
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
hey Dwaine I've been using Eucon 2.7.1 and Resolve Lite 9.1.4 on my work Mac Pro with no issues. Today I upgraded to Resolve Lite 9.1.6 and I'm getting the exact same problem as the OP. the panel work
Resolve 10 - LightSpace CMS integration
by Margus Voll 6 years ago
Have been testing a bit of Resolve and LightSpace integration here and i find it impressive. Resolve acts like pattern generator controlled over local network by LightSpace and feeds your exact image
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Re: Resolve 10 - LightSpace CMS integration
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
hey Margus are you using the Eizo's built-in calibration sensor Which Lightspace components are you using, so I can price out your setup I've never used the Eizo monitors, but I've heard good things.
Home Brew NAS...
by William Quibell 6 years ago
I purchased an iMac with a 500g drive with the hopes of the thunderbolt drives to come down in price, HA!... After buying my 5th USB drive, I decided to go and build my own NAS instead of purchasing s
Re: Home Brew NAS...
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Hey William As you can see by the lack of responses thus far, the members of this board probably won't share the info you're looking for. Unlike the other forums on Creative Cow, the SAN Networks foru
Question for those using Thunderbolt with SAN
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
I am looking to a Thunderbolt upgrade path in our current metaSAN network. Currently, all ethernet connected computers have wifi as the internet pipe. It's ok, but it's not as ok as having wired based
Re: Question for those using Thunderbolt with SAN
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
They were used by other people on other projects, but they worked fine as far as I know. e Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist DIT http: www.erichansen.tv
Promise Pegasus J4 or GRaid Thunderbolt?
by Kevin Rag 6 years ago
Hi guys. Am looking for a mobile Thunderbolt RAID 0 solution for OB van use. I travel with my rMBP for editing sports highlights. I've been carrying my Pegasus R4 for a few months now. It's just too b
Re: Promise Pegasus J4 or GRaid Thunderbolt?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Rome I think you need to do some more research because you're spending a lot of money on things that don't matter. According to the KataData app on my iPhone, the BMCC 2.5k raw at 23.98 is 120MB s. Ep
External hard drive(s) causing Kernel Panic since RAID setup.
by Luke Ogden 6 years ago
Hi all, I recently tried setting up a RAID 1 mirrored set of drives to use as an archive for my video work, I used two brand new 3TB Seagate Baracuda SATA drives plugged 'bare' into a Startech dock ht
Re: External hard drive(s) causing Kernel Panic since RAID setup.
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
once i have properly set up a drive, if it gives me issues even once and it's still under warranty, i send it off for replacement. i don't have time to mess around and my data's too important. i use H
Internal Raid 0 on Mac Pro - backup program?
by Einar Bjarni Davíðsson 6 years ago
Having browsed these forums it seems to me that an internal raid on a Mac Pro (4.1 model, in my case) is an acceptable solution if you need Raid on a budget. I was thinking of a pretty simple setup wh
Re: Internal Raid 0 on Mac Pro - backup program?
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
This could work, but you're forgetting to backup your SSD. On my system, I have Time Machine backing up the boot SSD. I also do a daily clone of the SSD so I have something to boot from if the SSD fai
Simple network
by John Kaley 6 years ago
I'm looking to build a simple 2 user shared storage network for an upcoming project. The footage is 1920x1080 ProRes 422 @ 100mbits sec. The "server" computer is a 64bit 2009 MacPro 8 core with 16mb r
Re: Simple network
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
no crossover cable needed on the internal ports either e Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist DIT http: www.erichansen.tv
Drive Upgrade for my Caldigit HDPro 2
by Muzafar Malik 7 years ago
I'm looking to upgrade my 8-bay Caldigit HD Pro 2 raid with 2TB or 3TB drives. I have 1TB drives from Caldigit in there right now. Has anyone installed non-enterprise drives in there Caldigit HD Pro2
Re: Drive Upgrade for my Caldigit HDPro 2
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
hmm. I wonder if the Toshiba desktop drives have the short timeout setting that RAID controllers expect, or if CalDigit has their controller set to deal with desktop drive time outs. e Eric Hansen Pro
Here's what happens when the Sun-Times gets rid of their photographers
by Mark Landman 6 years ago
There was a thread on this forum a few weeks ago lamenting the fact that the Chicago Sun-Times pink slipped all of their photographers. Here's a link showing how the pro photographers at the Tribune i
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Re: Here's what happens when the Sun-Times gets rid of their photographers
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
The problem isn't that the 23 year old kick ass Jack Of All Trades took the job for $28k a year. The problem is that he graduated from Full Sail $100k in debt, lives in his proud parents' basement, wa
boy, Premiere has lots of rules (for network storage)
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
well, now that we are finally getting into full-on widespread Adobe Premiere at facilities, I realize how ignorant I have been about Adobe Premiere "best practices". Especially in a networked environm
Re: boy, Premiere has lots of rules (for network storage)
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
i second the "network time server" suggestion. personally, i don't keep the Media Cache files on the SAN next to the media, even though that's the recommendation. i don't like how Pr spits files all o
No Caldigit Email Support and HDone with Windows 8 Support
by Leo Baker 6 years ago
Hello, I have a Caldigit HDONE I am using the Windows 2.1.3 on Windows 7 I was getting random blue screens Storport.s ys IRQL not Less or Equal When Accessing Caldigit HDONE Raid this only happens whe
Re: No Caldigit Email Support and HDone with Windows 8 Support
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
did you try calling instead of emailing e Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist DIT http: www.erichansen.tv
Spike TV LTO Standards and Practices (delivery spec question)
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Hi - my question first, and then the Spike Guide for LTO delivery below - when they say "confirm that facility is not utilizing proprietary LTO hardware and software" - I can only ASSUME that this mea
Re: Spike TV LTO Standards and Practices (delivery spec question)
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
interesting, thanks Tom. hopefully whatever they settle on (most likely LTFS), can be a simple add-on for whatever LTO system a production house might already have. i would be disappointed if my $20k
Archive Codec
by Eric Hansen 6 years ago
Hey All I'm looking for the ideal archive codec, no matter the file size. Years ago, at an old employer, I was capturing Beta SP tapes to Uncompressed 10 bit SD for storage on SDLT, since the analog B
Re: Archive Codec
by Sareesh Sudhakaran 6 years ago
I would look at uncompressed TIFF. I consider it the most universal archival format - encompasses the web, photography and video worlds. On the other hand, if you have multiple channels of data, then
Teranex: Adding selective pulldown
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Hey All I'm working on a snowboard event TV show for NBC. The delivery spec is 59.94i. We have mixed frame rates in the edit - 60i for event footage for a live feel, and 23.98 for the history vignette
Re: Teranex: Adding selective pulldown
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Nevermind. I moved the edit to a Mac Pro with a Kona 3, which adds the correct pulldown on the 23.98 shots on the HD-SDI output. thanks e Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist D
Shooting 1080 24p for 1080 60i drop frame conversion
by Christian Stoehr 7 years ago
Got a quick question that might be a old rehash. We have do deliver a project or broadcast at 1080 60i Drop Frame, and are shooting on Scarlet. The workflow that the team is using right now is to shoo
Re: Shooting 1080 24p for 1080 60i drop frame conversion
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
I use Apple Compressor to add a pulldown to 24p footage. not sure if it would be faster than AE or not. Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist DIT http: www.erichansen.tv
CUDA, 60i and Kona/Decklink Output
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Hey All We're working on a 1 hour event show for NBC which will air at the end of March. It has mixed frame rates - 23.98, 29.97p and 29.97i (or 60i). They wanted a "live" look for the event footage (
P2 video glitches
by Tom Daigon 7 years ago
Adobe and forum members. I am documenting the continued existence of video glitches when playing back P2 in a sequence built from the P2 clip which was Imported from the original folder. This has been
Re: P2 video glitches
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
thanks for the quick reply Tom darn. ironically, i think i'm gonna bring FCP7 back into the mix. it can create native AVC-Intra quicktimes from the P2 cards incredibly fast. and it deals with spanned
Converting 23.976 to 29.97 with 3:2 pulldown using Compressor
by Matthew Boylan 10 years ago
When working with 23.976p footage, I know that many capture cards will add 3:2 pulldown when laying video off to tape, but what if you don't want to go to tape What if you just want a 29.97 file, but
Re: Converting 23.976 to 29.97 with 3:2 pulldown using Compressor
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
I deal with a bunch of broadcasters that want either XDCAM or H.264 for their final delivery. so i make a master ProResHQ file and make the XDCAM and or H.264 masters from that. the only time i wouldn
Digital Download security to prevent file-sharing?
by Seth Blaustein 7 years ago
I am preparing to launch a business that sells how-to videos for sports players. I am considering these three models for customer delivery: 1. Streaming service that provides the customer with a uniqu
Re: Digital Download security to prevent file-sharing?
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Hey Seth All of the packages that I've purchased online that include downloadable videos (mostly computer and camera tutorials and the like), have been unprotected H.264 files. some of these packages
Where to look for work. How to land those big jobs.
by Ed Blackford 7 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am part of a collective that does all sorts of post production work and some pre-production. (http: www.full-beard.com if you want to check it out and see what we do). We have had so
Re: Where to look for work. How to land those big jobs.
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Awesome post Bob. Wow. It's humbling that even after years of freelance, we still need to keep chasing. Same for business owners. Well, even more so for them so they can afford to keep their full time
Netflix Transport Stream Specs, can AME do it?
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
I just got delivery specs from Netflix: MPEG-2 Transport Stream High Profile 80Mbps PCM audio it stated in their specs sheet that Compressor is not able to deliver to their specs, and they recommended
Thoughts from the departed?
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
I can't help noticing that quite a few people who posted regularly a few months ago are conspicuous by their absence. If you haven't posted for a while I'm sure we'd be interested to see how some of y
Re: Thoughts from the departed?
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
All of my "facility" clients are still on FCP7. Many of them have downloaded PPro 5.5 and 6, Avid, and FCX to try them out, but they're all still working in FCP7 daily. Hardware, established workflows
Unspecified Path
by Eric Hansen 8 years ago
i read some other suggestions in other posts, but none of the solutions worked. i have some large projects - about 50MB each, that are full of timelines and bins that Assistant Editors have prepped fo
Re: Unspecified Path
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
I don't have Thunderbolt, so I haven't been able to experiment with a set up like this. but you're saying your edit stations have 2 Lacie 2Big drives (each) and are using Apple Disk Utility to create
Audio Levels Mysterious Drop
by Andy Bernstein 7 years ago
When I record a -20db tone on a wav file and play the file in a stand-alone audio program (like Audacity or Sound Designs Wave Agent), it shows up (as it should) as -20db on the audio meters. But when
Re: Audio Levels Mysterious Drop
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
hmm, shot in the dark here. is it Dual Mono and FCP is playing it back in Stereo e Eric Hansen Production Workflow Designer Consultant Colorist DIT http: www.erichansen.tv
Card to replace ATI Radeon HD 2600 for FCPX?
by Bobby Cullipher 7 years ago
I wanted to give FCPX a try before finding another editing solution; I can't afford the juiced-up Apple Computers anymore. I tried to dl the trial tonight but was told that my videocard is not support
Re: Card to replace ATI Radeon HD 2600 for FCPX?
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Hey Bobby I've used the 5770 in a 2008 "Harpertown" Mac Pro (which i think is the same as yours based on your specs), and am now using it in a 2009 "Nehalem" Mac Pro. no issues at all. the drivers are
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