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Premiere Pro CC 2019 problems playing back files from Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
by Kevin Prange 2 days ago
We have stage shows recorded using the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K unit and I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.0.2). The files recorded by the Blackmagic Duplicator are H.264 1080 with a data rate
Re: Premiere Pro CC 2019 problems playing back files from Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
by greg janza 2 days ago
go here to report the bug: https: adobe-video.uservoice.com forums 911233-premiere-pro category_id=332659&filter=hot&page=2 But you should also transcode that H264 to pro res, dnxhd or cineform for a
Timeline playback slow and jumpy.
by Michael O'Connor 3 days ago
My editing career started way back in 2000 when I started with Avid. All started out well, I had an old Panasonic SVHS Camcorder that I had purchased on eBay which took really good pictures and I woul
Re: Timeline playback slow and jumpy.
by greg janza 2 days ago
Your first step should be to transcode the P2 media into an edit friendly codec - pro res, dnxhd or cineform. If your problem remains with the transcoded footage then most likely you have compatibilit
Moving project to Resolve
by Robert Withers 1 week ago
Hello, I'm planning to cut loose from the rental lease system of Premiere when my subscription expires in April, and work with the free DaVinci Resolve, which I've tested a bit. Is there a way to move
Re: Moving project to Resolve
by greg janza 1 week ago
Robert, John's advice is correct. It's called a FCP xml but in reality it's just an xml file that can easily be read by any other NLE and it's the easiest way to move from one NLE to another mid-proje
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Can't merge clips in timeline created from previously merged clips
by Nick Thompson 4 weeks ago
Hi all, I've been trying to figure out my preferred workflow for syncing audio and video. I like to have them as single clips rather than sequences. I've been using the merge clips feature with 'audio
Re: Can't merge clips in timeline created from previously merged clips
by greg janza 1 week ago
Hey Nick- That Frame.io blog post is good. It has a lot of relevant info on best practices with audio syncing. The main reason folks have avoided using merge clips is that it's a destructive effect. S
The king of all tutorials
by greg janza 1 week ago
For advanced Premiere users who want to maximize efficiency, this is quite a video: https: youtu.be O6ERELse_QY Tallmanproductions.net Main Edit: Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 64 gigs RAM NvidiaGeForceG
Laptop specs for premiere?
by Dominic Reagan 2 weeks ago
Im planning on getting a dell xps 15 with the 6 core 8th gen i7, 16gb of ram, and a Gtx 1050 ti. Is this going to be fine in premiere Also I've heard that it's not worth getting a 4k screen because yo
Re: Laptop specs for premiere?
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
go for it. Tallmanproductions.net Main Edit: Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 64 gigs RAM NvidiaGeForceGTX970 Blackmagic Decklink 4k Mini Monitor Adobe CC 2019 13.0.2 Renders cache: Samsung SSD 950 Pro x2
Premiere Pro 4k Scrubbing Issue H.264
by Thomas Marshall 2 weeks ago
So recently I decided to build a more robust computer (previous was a 6 core i7, gtx 750ti, mainly ssds), with the hope of finally being able to edit 4k footage without messing with transcoding or pro
Re: Premiere Pro 4k Scrubbing Issue H.264
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
You've created a great custom built machine that will be a power horse for awhile. Now transcode your H264 media into a codec that Premiere can easily work with and you'll be living on easy street. Wi
File: Aja System Test
by greg janza 3 weeks ago
zip file disk speed test utility https: f1.creativecow.net 13061 aja-system-test
OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Alan Okey 4 weeks ago
Well this is unfortunate: https: appleinsider.com articles 19 01 18 apples-management-doesnt-want-nvidia-support-in-macos-and-thats-a-bad-sign-for-the-mac-pro
Re: OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by greg janza 4 weeks ago
"being locked to GPUs that aren't Nvidia isn't really a proprietary ecosystem, it just discounts using one manufacturers products...." When it involves the dominant GPU manufacturer that holds nearly
The continuing power of the talking head
by greg janza 1 month ago
There's a fair amount of criticism about using talking heads in videos these days. There seems to be a feeling that the standard talking head is a stale stylistic choice or that it's inherently boring
Re: The continuing power of the talking head
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Mark Suszko "And an eternal truth is that humans are innately fascinated by other humans." This has to be the single most important thing a film-maker needs to know. There is literally nothing as eng
Ain’t your grandpas TV Production studio any more, I suppose.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Yes, it s pretty much a LumaForge marketing video. https: youtu.be w3fKC1ZqnPE But it still signals the promise is that smaller virtual studios can now more easily do stuff like this on more of a DYI
Re: Ain’t your grandpas TV Production studio any more, I suppose.
by greg janza 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "Let's not get carried away. The "facility" described represents a pretty huge investment in capital" In the youtube comments, Max Yuryev: "I know you guys can afford it and Jellyfish i
What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
The short film is more like an essay I guess you could call it. Not really sure what genre it is, but I call it an essay. I used footage from other sources as B roll since a lot of filmmakers do for d
Re: What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by greg janza 2 months ago
Part of your struggle is that you don't have a rhythm going with the piece. I'd advocate that you add music. Find some tracks that have the right tone and try laying them underneath as a bed. Use the
Is it Adobe or Premiere Pro?
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I just came across this on You Tube today. Thoughts https: www.youtube.com watch v=FONLVQuxhoQ
Re: Is it Adobe or Premiere Pro?
by greg janza 2 months ago
Oliver Peters " I would say that in my experience FCPX, Premiere Pro, Resolve, and Media Composer all crash at about the same rate. It really depends on project specifics and media types. " This is a
Adobe pro video apps now support ProRes on Windows
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Very big news for a small point update in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Media Encoder: https: theblog.adobe.com adobe-pro-video-apps-now-support-prores-export-on-windows Although I still personally
Re: Adobe pro video apps now support ProRes on Windows
by greg janza 2 months ago
The industry is oftentimes intractable when it comes to delivery specs and so this development is a big leap forward towards simplicity in post. Tallmanproductions.net Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 64 g
Cookies warning = annoying
by David Roth Weiss 3 months ago
Why is it that your cookies warning comes up every time I open a post on the Cow Shouldn t that go away forever once I acknowledge the cookie warning by clicking on the X ***FYI, the issue is on my iP
Re: Cookies warning = annoying
by greg janza 2 months ago
It actually doesn't work on the major web browsers. i continue to get the cookies box each and every time I load the cow into Opera and Chrome. And it's definitely not an Apple thingie since I'm on a
What is the single most important skill an editor needs to develop?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
I'd be fascinated to hear your thoughts, but first here's mine: You need to be able to watch and listen for the first time every single time you hit play. In other words you need to develop your own p
Re: What is the single most important skill an editor needs to develop?
by greg janza 2 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "I'm not sure "rhythm" is the right away of explaining that." With all due to respect to the many people out there that have made very engaging editing video tutorials, in my mind Tony
New Apple holiday commercials
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Featuring music (Logic), editing (Premiere), graphics (Photoshop) - but, key are the creative thoughts and the hardware and less the software. https: www.youtube.com channel UCE_M8A5yxnLfW0KghEeajjw -
Re: New Apple holiday commercials
by greg janza 3 months ago
Neil Goodman "ve worked on many Trailers and promotional content for Apple and Apple music and am familiar with the marketing and legal teams at each entity respectfully. None of which was cut on X,
Editing and music composition
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Simon Ubsdell's thoughts on the similarities between editing and music composition: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 11 22 editing-and-music-composition - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editing and music composition
by greg janza 3 months ago
Like usual, an excellent piece from Simon. Thanks for sharing. Tallmanproductions.net Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 64 gigs RAM NvidiaGeForceGTX970 Blackmagic Decklink 4k Mini Monitor Adobe CC 2019 13.0
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 3 months ago
I just got off the phone with our head of engineering, Rob Elder, and he told me that the new COW starts with you. This forum has been chosen to get the first swing of the bat and we look forward to y
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Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by greg janza 3 months ago
We live in a time in which, as customers, we're constantly being bombarded by advertising. It's necessary of course for many sites to pay the bills but there's also advertising fatigue overall. For ex
Revamped Forums
by greg janza 4 months ago
Ignore if this is already in the works but a major hindrance here on these forums is the inability to direct message individuals. Will that be a feature in the new design Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 6
Re: Revamped Forums
by greg janza 4 months ago
Tim, thanks for the thoughtful and exhaustive response. Now with all of that perspective, the request seems unnecessary so I'll rescind it. Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 64 gigs RAM NvidiaGeForceGTX970
Is it necessary to match shots in editing like this?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
Basically, most movies will match shots when it comes to reverse shots in editing. For example if character A is talking to character B, and the editor shots an OTS shot of character A, he or she will
Re: Is it necessary to match shots in editing like this?
by greg janza 5 months ago
ryan elder "Like in that scene for example, Ryan Gosling's character has more of a problem with her it seems, than she does with him. So why not use close ups of him, but still keep her at an OTS dis
Baby's first RAID array?
by Kasey Gay 8 months ago
Hey guys, Can I beg some advice from a novice perspective. I would like to waste an absolute bare minimum of your time. Shortest explanation: I invested in a high-end IMac last year, and was still cho
Re: Baby's first RAID array?
by greg janza 7 months ago
Kasey Gay "s there any sane reason why someone would go with that, rather than the Thunder Bay 4 " no. If you buy your own drives you can get OWC Thunderbay for around $700. Go to any major online co
USB Thumb Drive Issues on Smart TVs (Off Topic?)
by Mike Healey 8 months ago
Not sure this is the right place to post this issue but I don't know where else to post it.... I'm having issues with USB thumb drives not working on various smart TVs. The 4GB drives are formatted as
Re: USB Thumb Drive Issues on Smart TVs (Off Topic?)
by greg janza 7 months ago
You just need to get creative. Upload the dance recital to Vimeo or Youtube and then use the smart function of your tv to dial Vimeo or youtube in. And then never try to use a thumb drive ever again w
RAID01 or RAID10
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
For RAID enclosures with 4 or more (even number of) drives, RAID10 is one of the recommended RAID schemes, for speed and safety. RAID5 and RAID6 being the more popular RAID levels, particularly for 6
Re: RAID01 or RAID10
by greg janza 8 months ago
fwiw- there's a lot of articles on the web explaining why you should avoid Raid 5 at all cost. It's also been talked about extensively in the Adobe Hardware forum and the consensus is to never use Rai
Ingestion errors
by Robert Withers 10 months ago
Hi folks, I've been indoctrinated to copy backup the entire film structure of a camera card onto my hard drives. So here's what I do: Insert camera card in my Macbook Pro slot and open. I see a "Priva
Re: Ingestion errors
by greg janza 9 months ago
http: mudflatsoftware.com Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Blackmagic Decklink 4k Mini Monitor Adobe CC 2018 Renders cache: Samsung SSD 950 Pro x2 in Raid 0 Media: Samsung SSD 960 PR
A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by greg janza 11 months ago
I stumbled onto this video which gives a detailed editing analysis of David Letterman's new Netflix show. I have a huge amount of respect for Letterman and I think his new show is a great second act f
Re: A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by greg janza 10 months ago
Bill Davis "But a few years back, I watched my then teenage son watch content in our living room - and realized his entire experience of consuming media was massively different from mine." My kids al
GH4/5 4K playback delay on 5K iMac
by Anthony Rizzuto 11 months ago
I run Premiere 12.0.1 on a 27" 5K maxed iMac. Have been cutting a bit more 4K stuff from GH4 & GH5 lately and I m finding a bit of a lag delay in playing from timeline and loading current frame at pla
Re: GH4/5 4K playback delay on 5K iMac
by greg janza 11 months ago
Your GH4 and GH5 records in long GOP which is CPU intensive. Transcode all of that material into an edit friendly format (pro-res or DNxHD HR) and you will eliminate lag. Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU N
Can I upgrade my Mac to edit 4k or even 1920, or is it a lost cause?
by Bill Thomas 12 months ago
Hi all, I have an older Mac and was curious if it can even be upgraded to work with 4k (or even 1920, since even THAT format lags in Premiere Pro!). Here's my specs: https: everymac.com systems apple
Re: Can I upgrade my Mac to edit 4k or even 1920, or is it a lost cause?
by greg janza 11 months ago
Bill Thomas " I was trying to edit 1080p footage from our DJI Phantom 3, and it was REAL jerky! It would play for about 4 seconds, then stutter like heck. Not sure if it was the codec or what." The D
4K (and beyond) workflow for sports shooting
by Kevin Duffey 2 years ago
Hi, I am my kids soccer teams videographer. One of the things that has gotten to be pretty important for kids trying to work towards scholarships is video highlight reels. To make these, we need lots
Re: 4K (and beyond) workflow for sports shooting
by greg janza 11 months ago
4k would only make things much more complicated than they need to be for this programming. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Update old CPUs before buying server? And Storinator from 45Drives
by Geoff Birmingham 12 months ago
First, I don't see that anyone has mentioned the Storinator from 45 Drives as an option for a storage server. http: www.45drives.com. Just curious to know if anyone has used one of their products. I h
Re: Update old CPUs before buying server? And Storinator from 45Drives
by greg janza 11 months ago
In the spirit of continuing the incredible sharing of info on this forum I highly suggest that if you in fact go with a QNAP instead of 45drives then you should send Bob a bottle of whatever he prefer
How is my iphone 6s able to edit 4K but my 27" imac can't?
by alex ezorsky 12 months ago
Ok granted my imac is a 2011 but it's got: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 20 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB And it chokes on the 4k files my iphone 6s makes unless I convert them to prores. I'm talk
Re: How is my iphone 6s able to edit 4K but my 27" imac can't?
by greg janza 12 months ago
John Rofrano "what format are you shooting in H.264 vs H.265 because H.265 is much, much harder to decode than H.264. I'm not sure what the iPhone 6S can shoot. Switching to H.264 may help." All good
Optimizing CC for Mac
by Kasey Gay 1 year ago
Hey team, I'm wondering if you guys can help clue me in. I'm sure this is a novice issue, but everything related to CC account is borderline unusable on my Mac. I work in Lightroom and Bridge for work
Re: Optimizing CC for Mac
by greg janza 1 year ago
You've probably already searched out these solutions but your problems sound like they may be either GPU or hard drive related since you obviously have a fast computer. Where are you accessing your me
Best Practices
by Nick Mars 1 year ago
Hello! I am updating my editing computer from an old MacBook Pro to an iMac. (Please spare me any argument on the exact computer, I need MacOS programs for other work that I do, and recently lost a mo
Re: Best Practices
by greg janza 1 year ago
Nick, Bob is giving you quite a special gift - free consultation advice from a veteran expert in the field. Please keep in mind that the veterans on this forum and most other professional video forums
New build with 2x 2TB HDD, 2x 1TB NVME SSD and 1x 512GB NVME SSD
by Gregory Williams 1 year ago
ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard, Ryzen Threadripper 1959x, 64GB Ballistix elite ram. Attempting a workstation gaming rig and would like to know how to deploy the storage devices. Still have a difficult
Re: New build with 2x 2TB HDD, 2x 1TB NVME SSD and 1x 512GB NVME SSD
by greg janza 1 year ago
You should go to the Adobe Hardware forum to get more feedback on best practices but it sure appears that you'll be best served by using the 512GB NVME SSD as your OS drive, stripe your two 1TB NVME S
CalDigit VR2 Not Booting Up
by JJ Foote 1 year ago
HELP! My drive went down... Said powering up at first (Only one blue light turned on... then off and the other turned on... and then said "Halted. Bad disk count". This is a MAJOR PROBLEM SINCE I HAVE
Re: CalDigit VR2 Not Booting Up
by greg janza 1 year ago
Sounds like you need to contact Caldigit for some troubleshooting help. Do you have any backup in place I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Video editing proxy for the simple folk?
by Joseph M. Cutcher 1 year ago
I need help with understanding proxy settings, and to that end here is my situation: I make simple help videos as a hobby. These videos are for video games usually, and don't require much from me. Edi
Re: Video editing proxy for the simple folk?
by greg janza 1 year ago
you won't see pro res anywhere because you're on a windows machine and pro res is only on mac. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by greg janza 1 year ago
This is a fantastic thread. thanks Bob for being the genesis of it. Many valid points have been raised and on some levels it's quite troubling that the democratization of the business has the potentia
How Long To Edit a Reality Show?
by Emily Geraghty 1 year ago
Hi! I'm working on a project that's taking me longer than I'd like it to, and probably longer than my company would like it to. So I thought I'd ask ya'll what your opinion is. I'm a producer, shooter
Re: How Long To Edit a Reality Show?
by greg janza 1 year ago
If you're doing it all by yourself there's no reason to feel as though you're taking forever to make it. A 30 min show is a ton of work for a single editor. I'm just wrapping up a 24:30 non-fiction tv
NAS Hard-Drives
by Eric Santiago 1 year ago
So many drives to choose from, getting dizzy here Need to create a simple RAID 0 using a Pegasus2 R4 so I'm shopping for drives. It seems some drives are labeled NAS. For my needs is this okay to use
Re: NAS Hard-Drives
by greg janza 1 year ago
Eric Santiago "What are people using to move from PC to Mac with RAID sets " I use Resilio to mirror my media from a PC raid to a Mac raid. Resilio is a simple program that syncs everything and moves
Windows RAID Issues
by Eric Santiago 1 year ago
I rarely use RAID on the Windows side of things. On set, the DMT was asked to swap RAID sets using an OWC (Thunderbolt chassis) and internal (HP Z840). Of course, I get to be the sucker to inherit thi
Re: Windows RAID Issues
by greg janza 1 year ago
by raid sets are you referring solely to the drives I have an OWC Thunderbay with four Toshiba drives and it works flawlessly in Windows...now. On the windows side of things there were a pile of varia
FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I get it: FCP7 is going away at last. But very often I have to open up an old FCP7 project simply as a means of tapping my archive of old graphics and clips. When a client asks about an old show and w
Re: FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by greg janza 1 year ago
Bob Cole "3. Keeping an old machine running is problematic." sure seems like keeping an old MBP around just for these random and infrequent needs would be the perfect solution. Unless you can create
I own a Fiber Channel SAN system
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
but now that I have finally realized, that between macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and Windows 10, that my investment is completely worthless, and that I can't even sell it on ebay, that I must go to work fo
Re: I own a Fiber Channel SAN system
by greg janza 1 year ago
Through reading about people's set ups on this forum it becomes clear that most folks are terrified to make dramatic changes with their systems. The fact that there's still a FCP7 subset here is kind
Big Interview Project - Should I tackle it with AVID or Premiere?
by Enno Jacobsen 1 year ago
Which of the two, Avid or Premiere, allows for the best organizational tools during an edit of a complex interview project and which of the two allows for a proxy workflow that doesn't get screwed up
Re: Big Interview Project - Should I tackle it with AVID or Premiere?
by greg janza 1 year ago
Jimmy See "What would be useful would be if you could load sequences A and B in to the pancake stack, but nominate one as the 'source' and the other as the 'record' so that when you scrub the timelin
Is the passion for the Apple brand waning?
by greg janza 1 year ago
I stumbled onto this recent survey and it appears that there's been a shift in public attitudes towards the top technology companies. Full Article: http: bit.ly 2lp1dVN I Hate Television. I Hate It As
Re: Is the passion for the Apple brand waning?
by John Rofrano 1 year ago
Hmmm... As of the 2016 US census there are 323,100,000 people in the US and the survey covered 1,520 people which is 0.000005% of the population and they are claiming that is statistically significant
Formatting External Hard drives for editing both in Mac and PC
by Ariadna 1 year ago
Hi I do teach editing at a university. The students have access to Premiere on Macs. But some students have PCs at home so they want to be able to move between both systems. I've seen that they can op
Re: Formatting External Hard drives for editing both in Mac and PC
by greg janza 1 year ago
I've worked with NTFS formatted drives and they work without issue on both mac and pc. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Recommendations for Intermediate File Format/Codec for Adobe (PC)
by Ed Hecht 1 year ago
Hi Folks, Since Apple killed Quicktime support on PC and Quicktime (.mov) H.264 is no longer an export option in Adobe CC (for PC), what are you all using as a decent intermediate Windows-friendly cod
Re: Recommendations for Intermediate File Format/Codec for Adobe (PC)
by greg janza 1 year ago
Completely normal for DNxHR and ProRes to be large in file size. Both of these codec formats are mastering formats so the quality level is very high and that leads to large file sizes. I Hate Televisi
For anyone dealing with spontaneous unmounting and remounting of drives or raids, a simple solution
by greg janza 1 year ago
I've been dealing with a very odd and perhaps localized problem with one of my OWC Thunderbay raids for about six months. When I'm working, the raid that is attached to my PC works flawlessly. It's fa
Updading MBP to newer one with negligible internal storage
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
Hi all First off, apologies if this isn't really the best place for this. Mods, feel free to move this as appropriate. I have a decent iMac as my primary edit station. My laptop is a maxed out 2010 ma
Re: Updading MBP to newer one with negligible internal storage
by greg janza 1 year ago
that bob zelin is a wise man. A clean and efficient laptop setup just isn't how this business works. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Bars, Tone, and Countdown
by Norm Kaiser 1 year ago
Hello all: I'm working with a station that requires bars, tone, and a countdown leader. The part I'm confused about...So I'm going to add bars and tone at 58:30:00...and then slate and countdown, etc.
Re: Bars, Tone, and Countdown
by greg janza 1 year ago
there's multiple ways to deliver to a broadcast facility but when I was delivering tv shows our timecode started at 59:00:00, bars and tone were put at 59:00:00-59:30:00, slate 59:40:00-59:50:00, coun
Server/Storage for Editor..??
by Jake Cauty 2 years ago
Hi guys I'm a freelance Editor and do a lot of my work from home. I've been buying 2TB passport drives to store my work on, but it's getting to the point where there's just too many floating around th
Re: Server/Storage for Editor..??
by greg janza 2 years ago
sounds like you're best option is a raid like a Pegasus or OWC Thunderbay but definitely ask bob z. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
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