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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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
Your Color / Edit Suite (with windows, sunshine, and life!)
by Jim Klatt 7 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 7 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
Safe backup XDcam vs LTO vs
by stig olsen 7 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 7 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
Jump from 2010 config to 2013
by David Smith 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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.
Here's what happens when the Sun-Times gets rid of their photographers
by Mark Landman 7 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 7 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
Archive Codec
by Eric Hansen 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 11 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
Formatted iMac now FCP is running slow....
by Jake White 9 years ago
I had to format my Mac a few days ago and wiped everything clean smoothly. Well I loaded FCP back onto my newly formatted Mac along with the Adobe Creative Suite CS5 and now for some reason my Final C
Re: Formatted iMac now FCP is running slow....
by Eric Hansen 9 years ago
make sure that "Put the Hard Disks to Sleep When Possible" is UNCHECKED in System Preferences Energy Saver e Eric Hansen - http: www.erichansen.tv
Shotgun for Production Scheduling and Asset Management?
by Eric Hansen 9 years ago
Has anyone tried "Shotgun" and it's plug-in app "RV" Shotgun looks like a web-based production management tool, similar to the EP family of apps, but web-based and collaborative like Basecamp. There's
Re: Shotgun for Production Scheduling and Asset Management?
by bryson jones 9 years ago
I've been asked to integrate the 2 systems, but it looked cost prohibitive the deeper we got. Shotgun runs in Postgres SQL and is mainly aimed at gfx and vfx shops, at least from what I've seen in tow
Digitizing Umatic Tapes
by Brian Grant 11 years ago
I have a collection of Old Umatic Tapes, each has a music video on average 4 minutes in length. I want to digitize these Umatics before they disintegrate. I want to end up with Individual Quicktime fi
Re: Digitizing Umatic Tapes
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
i've adopted ProResHQ as my standard codec because of generational issues. i've worked on a few projects where we've reexported the same Quicktimes multiple times. ie, taking the final Quicktime of a
FCP Speed Effect to Twixtor
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
the editors i work with like to use FCP's Speed effect for speed manipulation and ramps because they can get their ideas down fast and move on. the editors have tried to use Twixtor in FCP, but it can
Re: FCP Speed Effect to Twixtor
by Peter Litwinowicz 10 years ago
Ah, here's another thing I didn't see in your original post: You said Automatic DUck or Boris XML Tool can work by " keyframing every single frame" if that's the case, then you are in luck. I presume
Zeiss Compact Primes - swapping mounts
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
hey all we have a set of Zeiss CP.2 compact primes with PL mounts. these mounts can be swapped out to Nikon F and Canon EF. Zeiss also includes shims for the mounts in case they need to be offset. a f
Re: Zeiss Compact Primes - swapping mounts
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
thanks john so, taking this one step further. we already have a set of 5 Zeiss primes. we also have a few from other manufacturers. considering that investment, and what we've already invested in our
buying "used" 35mm and 16mm film
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
hey all we recently did a shoot down in Chile and got a screaming deal on 35mm film because it was left over from another shoot. it was still new, sealed and refrigerated. is there a place in the US w
Re: buying "used" 35mm and 16mm film
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
thanks for the insights guys. have you had any issues with film you've bought this way i spoke with our cines here and they didn't like this idea due to possible bad stock. we did it in Chile because
35mm converter vs. Tele converter lens
by Eric Hansen 13 years ago
Happy 4th of July P2 COW! i've been looking at these 35mm lens converters for the HVX200 and i'm intrigued. the footage on some of the web sites looks really good. but i'm a bit confused. couldnt you
Re: 35mm converter vs. Tele converter lens
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
hey Gerardo you're jumping into a thread over 3 years old. you're also asking about a certain aspect of cinematography that has jumped by leaps and bounds over the last 3 years. i could get into this,
Intensity Pro and Spyder 3
by Michael Liebergot 12 years ago
currently own an Apple MacPro (2.66 Quad) and run FCP and Sony Vegas 8 (via Bootcamp) and am running an Intensity Pro card out to an external monitor for SD color work. I recently purchased a VIZIO 22
Re: Intensity Pro and Spyder 3
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
i wouldn't do any color critical work with a consumer-grade monitor. people ask me all the time what brand or model monitor to buy, and i don't know. there's too much variance. the problem with consum
Generating Faster Proxies with x264
by Allan White 10 years ago
I've been using Live Capture and CatDV to generate H.264 proxies of all our archival tapes, and CatDV to generate previews of file-based video we get from a variety of sources. Encoding those previews
Re: Generating Faster Proxies with x264
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
have you tried the Elgato Turbo.264 HD using it to make 640x360 H.264 at 1500kbps from Final Cut at ProResHQ runs at about 100fps. i don't use CatDV, but i think it should work. it installs as a Quick
adding huge internal HD to a McPro
by Irene Driessen 10 years ago
Hi, I have a fine MacPro (2009) and a huge series of external HDs. For several reasons I am now looking into adding an internal HD, and since I'm a video maker, I need a big one. I would prefer to jus
Re: adding huge internal HD to a McPro
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
Craig wrote: I am starting to wonder if the 2 TB drives have gotten acceptably reliable i haven't heard anything about 2TB drives being any more or less reliable than 1TB drives (or drives of any size
wifi and ethernet to same MBP?
by Arun Marsh 10 years ago
Hi I'll try and be as quick as possible! I usually use my MBP with my wifi connection around the house etc - fine for general web use. but occassionally i need to upload fairly large files to YT etc a
Re: wifi and ethernet to same MBP?
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
you should be able to seamlessly switch between ethernet and WiFi if you Airport preferences are set correctly. the gear on the bottom left of the Airport preferences window will bring up the "service
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Audio Sync - AJA, how is this supposed to work?
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
some of you may remember me posting about audio sync issues with the LHi and a HDMI-connected audio receiver and projector: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 98 875682 basically every piece of equip
Re: Audio Sync - AJA, how is this supposed to work?
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
Doug wrote: "the HDlink has a pair of RCA outs for monitoring" these outputs won't take into account whatever latency the LCD monitor itself has. i don't know if a lot of post houses run into these is
problem getting stable video out of VideoHub
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
hey all i also sent this to BMD Support. i'm currently using version 4.2 on a Studio VideoHub: a few things: 1. i've hooked up a AJA Gen10 sync to inputs 13 and 14. Input 13 is a 23.98psf HD signal an
Re: problem getting stable video out of VideoHub
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
it seemed like input 16 was giving me the problems. when i switched the decks to 14 and 15, things got better. i also moved the router power from the UPS with our RAIDs attached, to the UPS with the s
safety track with attenuators
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
i have a Zoom H4n and i would like to record a mic (either boom or wireless lav) to track 1 at a normal level and track 2 (or 3 or 4) at a reduced level as a safety track. the Zoom won't let you redir
Re: safety track with attenuators
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
thanks for all the help Rodney. i've been over and over this manual, so i know exactly what you're talking about. Rodney writes: I downloaded the manual for the H4n and looked up setting the levels. W
Logging and Sharing photos on a SAN, FCP-style
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
hey all i really didn't know where to put this question. there's no Lightroom or Aperture forums on the Cow. i also posted this question on the SAN Networks forum since i'm trying to do this on a SAN.
Re: Logging and Sharing photos on a SAN, FCP-style
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
does anyone have any suggestions i'm basically looking for a way to centralize our image collection and allow it to be shared and searched among different users computers in our office. Richard, i was
Where does 5D video fit in broadcast spec?
by Graeme Duane 11 years ago
Can anyone shed light onto where video shot on a 5D fits in the HD standards tabled by broadcasters. We have 7 f900R cameras, and I ran sample footage from a 5D and footage from a f900R onto a HD moni
Re: Where does 5D video fit in broadcast spec?
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
Graeme wrote: I ran sample footage from a 5D and footage from a f900R onto a HD monitor, side by side. Shot the same day, same subject. were you playing this live via the HDMI output on the 5D, or wer
Canon 7D Noise and Pixilation Issue
by karlis Kay 11 years ago
Hi Guys, I recently purchased a Canon 7D after watching so many beautifully shot short films on Vimeo. I bought Philip Bloom s 7D DVD and set up my camera accordingly No matter what I seem to shoot, I
Re: Canon 7D Noise and Pixilation Issue
by Eric Hansen 11 years ago
hey dan i tried to watch your videos, but it looks like they've been removed. the first still with pixelization "jaggies" - all video DSLRs have a bit of this because of the line skipping that is used
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