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Micro Studio Camera Question
by Scott Thomas 3 days ago
Is there a way to set up the primary color corrector in the Micro Studio Camera (BMMSC) without needing an ATEM switcher I can't find any information about loading LUTs into the camera directly. I don
Re: Micro Studio Camera Question
by Scott Thomas 2 days ago
Thanks Kristian, Looking further into the Shield. Fascinating what Skaarhoj has done with it. With our camera application being wireless, after I set up the camera, will the settings hold after it has
State of the NLE panel
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Finally posted from NAB. https: www.youtube.com watch v=mGTHqo3GK2s - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Re: State of the NLE panel
by Scott Thomas 3 days ago
Aindreas Gallagher "Bill has walked into that valley. Bill is playing that piano." Why do I get the impression that this line is from an Infocom text adventure game I haven't played yet.
Which of two drives to choose for a 4K Premiere Pro edit?
by Marla Mitchnick 6 days ago
Dear Colleagues - I have been editing forever, but have been in a Pro Res 422 Final Cut (7 and X) multicam world for the last ten years. I am jumping into my first 4K Premiere editing gig, cutting a f
Re: Which of two drives to choose for a 4K Premiere Pro edit?
by Scott Thomas 5 days ago
RAID 0 should be a non-starter. Don't even look at that figure. RAID 5 or 6 is your starting point.
Hard drive keeps Windows from starting
by Rick Shorrock 1 week ago
I have an external video drive (2TB) that has encountered a serious problem: It has become inrecognizable by Windows Explorer, but is recognized by Device Manager from withing Windows Control Panel. T
Re: Hard drive keeps Windows from starting
by Scott Thomas 6 days ago
I don't know anything about the backup utility you mentioned before, but if it was my drive, I might try plugging it into a Mac or Linux box. If you don't have one, a friend might have one or the othe
Can not see my esata hard drive tower
by Nick Stan 2 weeks ago
I have a 4bay hard drive tower that I used with my 2009 Mac Pro desktop. When I tried to connect it using an esata to usb 3.0 adapter to my MSI Aegis 3 desktop I do not see the tower. Is there a way I
Re: Can not see my esata hard drive tower
by Scott Thomas 1 week ago
I'll have you know, I have two last names.
Sale what sale
by Michael Belanger 2 weeks ago
Ya gotta laugh at BMD when they announce they have a promotional price on some products but no one has stock at the promo price. Hilarious. The recent price drop promo for the Video Assist 4K was a ul
Re: Sale what sale
by Scott Thomas 1 week ago
I got mine at the sale price. I'm sure BMD got some valuable market research out of the sale.
What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Scott Thomas 2 weeks ago
Mark Suszko "That night you'll get a minute thirty composed of b-roll with voice-over and one, fifteen-second quote pulled from that three minutes of interview. " The producer will rewrite the story
Ross, Grass Valley, or Blackmagic Video Switchers?
by Ethan Dayton 1 month ago
Hello all, I'm the tech manager in a minor league sports arena, and we've been using a BroadcastPix Granite 2000 video switcher for about 2.5 years now. It's a Windows 32-bit based switcher, so it is
Re: Ross, Grass Valley, or Blackmagic Video Switchers?
by Scott Thomas 2 weeks ago
Ross and Grass Valley make nice products. Where I work, we've had a Sell Kahuna for ten years. It's only failed and kept a show from air once. They also have a lower-cost line called Kula. https: s-a-
OT - Apple XServe
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Our XServe had to be shut down for a UPS change. Booted up with the folder icon flashing. Haven't figured out what to do yet with that but my off topic question is, what are you folks doing as far as
Re: OT - Apple XServe
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
First thing I would do (if you haven't yet) would be the parameter RAM reset. At boot, hold down +P+R. Otherwise, it sounds like the system drive went bye-bye. Also, take that system drive from the Xs
Import Mini DV - Best Method To Get Best Quality
by KB Burnfield 2 months ago
I'm going back to some tapes I shot with my Canon XL1s a number of years ago and capturing them back to my current Mac using it and a small prosumer level MiniDV camera. There's a lot of stuff that I'
Re: Import Mini DV - Best Method To Get Best Quality
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
You might be looking at the DV footage through whatever deinterlacing is in Quicktime player If you play the footage back out to a SD broadcast monitor, it would probably look like your memory of it.
Audio Ghost After Deleted Clip
by Greg Ondera 1 year ago
I am editing a talk I originally edited in FCP 7 and transferred it to FCP X using 7 to X for Final Cut Pro. I had to cut off the end of a shot statement which would have gone into the clapping audien
Re: Audio Ghost After Deleted Clip
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
I ran into a similar issue to this with 10.3.3. I was leaving imported files in place instead of copying them into the project. The video files would automagically refresh when I updated them in exter
Bricklayers and Sculptors
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
There are two different types of editors: Those who lay one shot after another like a bricklayer builds a wall. And those who discover the shape of their film by sculpting the raw material like a scul
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Re: Bricklayers and Sculptors
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Kind of depends on the medium for the sculptor. If you are using some Roma Plastilina, you can add and take away as much material as you like. If you are chiseling away at a block of marble, your deci
FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
https: youtu.be iaeux3cGtQo Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
That seems similar to what Walter Murch has talked about when shuttling through a reel on a Steenbeck. One interesting point he made was, when you shuttle through a reel, however fast, you are still s
Article: Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
NAB Show Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017 Longtime broadcast engineer, facilities designer, and workflow consultant Bob Zelin has been attending the NAB Show for years, and his legendary write-ups hav
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Re: Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Hey Bob, I've a friend at Tribune that sent me this story. They use a lot of BlackMagic stuff. http: www.tvnewscheck.com article 103819 diy-tv-tech-powers-tribune-newsrooms-mcs http: scottgfx.com
OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: OT Resolve 14
by Andrew Kimery 3 months ago
Scott Witthaus "What I am saying is that I am an editor, who (if need be, for non-bcast material) can color a little and mix a little. For me, having to make the investment to REALLY do color and sou
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The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Re: The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting - CASE IN POINT
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Scott Witthaus "an issue with focus, consistency and quality control" This cannot be overstated loudly enough. Just examining the text tools in AE, PP, AI, and PS ... hello Can Adobe institutionalize
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Betamax
by Rich Rubasch 4 months ago
Anyone in the Madison WI area or Milwaukee Chicago area have a working Betamax machine laying around Have a few old tapes to transfer! Would love to do it here rather than send them out. Rich Rubasch
Re: Betamax
by Scott Thomas 4 months ago
I'm all the way in Southwest Florida, but I have a couple of Betamax machines that still work... the last time I tried them anyway. You might want to check the Old VTRs List at https: groups.io g OldV
Symply Gone?
by Scott Thomas 5 months ago
Received a terse note from Promise that Symply was no longer selling their products. On the Symply site, it states that Promise is now handling sales and service of all Symply products, ending with "P
Re: Symply Gone?
by Scott Thomas 5 months ago
So, now the Symply website says that they will be at NAB 2017. No booth number given.
4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Drew Lahat 2 years ago
Hi everyone, Is there any 4Gb fibre-channel HBA that has working drivers and is known to work reliably under 10.10 (Not to mention one that is expected to work in 10.11). Support and driver developmen
Re: 4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Scott Thomas 6 months ago
Bob, Thank you for the response. Sorry I'm so late in finding it. The QNAP system since its installation has had other mount points added by IT and is being used for other purposes in the building. So
Blackmagic Video Hub reliability
by Barry Bernard 8 months ago
I am looking for a large (72to 128) video router for a new facility and I am curious about the Universal Video Hub. Although the price point and features are very appealing, I am a little nervous abou
Re: Blackmagic Video Hub reliability
by Scott Thomas 8 months ago
I know of a large media company in the US that owns a bunch of broadcast stations that installs Blackmagic routers in their facilities. (Don't work for them, don't know if I can mention names) I had t
Hidden composition layers on template
by Juan Merlos 9 months ago
Hi there, this might be easy i guess, but i can't find how to show the full composition layers in a template that i'm trying to edit. The only thing showing is the Controls layer, what can i do to mak
Re: Hidden composition layers on template
by Scott Thomas 9 months ago
"Shy" turned on http: scottgfx.com
Capturing Analog Video... (Time-Based Correction? BM Capture Products?)
by Alec Eagon 1 year ago
Hey Folks, So I just got a refurbished Sony CCD VX3 Hi8 Handycam for a project with an intentional lo-fi analog aesthetic. Footage looks great just coming out of the composite cables into a TV...just
Re: Capturing Analog Video... (Time-Based Correction? BM Capture Products?)
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
You might try to locate a Leitch DPS 575 frame sync. It has an S-Video input and outputs standard def SDI. It can also embed audio and has an option for noise reduction. It can be a read swiss army kn
Soft Raid vs Hard raid. CPU utilization.
by Russ D'Arensbourg 1 year ago
I'm looking into purchasing a new DAS raid solution again. I'm an indie producer director that mostly works by myself. So fibrechannel, SAS and other such multituser solutions are more than I need. In
Re: Soft Raid vs Hard raid. CPU utilization.
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
There was someone who did CGI (Lightwave I think) work who also wrote for the trades. His solution was to buy equipment for a production and quickly turn around and sell it after completion of the pro
Pocket Ultrascope Not Functional
by Bill Ravens 6 years ago
After reviewing all the requirements for USB 3.0 and the Pocket Ultrascope, I bit the bullet an bought the Pocket Ultrascope. Since BMD has an HP Envy15 laptop on their list, I was sure an HP Eliteboo
Re: Pocket Ultrascope Not Functional
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
Where I work, a previous engineering regime had bought a Pocket Ultrascope and had it attached to a "portable" computer. I dragged the system out of storage and tried to use it. The motherboard had US
Symply Storage
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
Just got a press release through the NAB for a new storage company that will be exhibiting at NAB. Symply Storage. http: www.gosymply.com Appears to be the former Apple XServe and Active Storage peopl
Re: Symply Storage
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
I went to their booth and walked around it. Most everyone was busy, but one guy came up and engaged me and probably scanned my badge. After I finished explaining my storage problems in detail, he tell
QNAP and 10Gig-E
by Scott Thomas 4 years ago
So, we recently bought two new MacPro systems for our art department, and instead of the Areca based RAIDs we requested, the IT department bought a QNAP NAS box. I'm not sure of the exact model, but t
Re: QNAP and 10Gig-E
by Scott Thomas 4 years ago
I was working with the QNAP on the two separate MacPros we have connected to it. Interesting behavior: Both computers see the folders created on each others screens, but cannot see the sizes of the di
My Chat with Al Gore
by John Davidson 6 years ago
I'm at Promax in NYC and got to meet and greet with keynote speaker Al Gore just a few minutes ago. Working up all my courage, I decided to sandbag him with complaints about Final Cut Pro X. Here's ho
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Re: My Chat with Al Gore
by Chris Conlee 6 years ago
Politics and religion... I guess I better not say what I would have called him... Chris
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You can't stop the signal...
by Jamie Franklin 6 years ago
It's back, and on youtube... http: www.youtube.com watch v=VXepNCs_iZo
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Re: You can't stop the signal...
by James Houk 6 years ago
While we're at it, let's get some hits on this one:
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Reposting Andrew Stone's remarks
by Aindreas Gallagher 6 years ago
They're down in the apple employee discusses thread - they pretty much ring like a bell, and well, they make for some rather grim reading. ------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: Reposting Andrew Stone's remarks
by Jean-Fran├žois Robichaud 6 years ago
I have fond memories of PPRO (I even had good times with the dreadfully unstable Premiere 6.5). Switched to FCP exclusively a few years ago not by preference but because I could no longer afford to be
I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Jason Wood 6 years ago
When FCP X becomes available for the iPad I could definitely see myself using it in the field to rough out cuts, make string outs, etc. As long as I can get an XML out of it once I get back to the sho
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Re: I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 6 years ago
Chris Kenny "... which Apple has independently told several media outlets are being added back in" Why is Apple hiding behind David Pogue's skirt That's one of the many things I don't understand abou
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Apple Employee's Remark
by Nelson Torres 6 years ago
If you think that Apple doesn't care about our opinions listen to what a friend of mine who works at Apple wrote me... oh - it was not a fun week at work. Sorry I can't include more but I think that p
Re: Apple Employee's Remark
by Godfrey Pye 6 years ago
I would be pleased if Steve and co are extremely unhappy with the arrogance the company has displayed through this whole P.R debacle. Because arrogance is what they've shown to us. I recall years ago,
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Avid - "Fool me once..."
by David Roche 6 years ago
Dear Avid, It appears that Apple has decided to abandon professional users of Final Cut Pro. Good for you. You have been given a reprieve. Don t screw it up. I hope you have a long memory, because you
Re: Avid - "Fool me once..."
by Scott Thomas 6 years ago
Steve Pankow "The mention of A62 makes me think of Charlex and The Cars "You Might Think" music video." I believe "You Might Think" predates the A62. What I remember hearing was that they had a huge
Fear, Loathing and Final Cut Pro X.
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
New software has joined our old software. New ways of thinking about important tasks have also joined our old ways of thinking. And from the tenor here while I was away shooting in San Deigo. Today FE
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Re: Fear, Loathing and Final Cut Pro X.
by Jamie Franklin 6 years ago
Bill Davis "I m not afraid." Then you have something in common with the majority of people who have not embraced X. It's not about fear. It's about reality. It's about practicality. It's about a tool
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"Telling a Story" ...
by Lynette Gilbert 6 years ago
I want to make it clear that I'm not freaking out over FCX. I am concerned, but am willing to wait and see what happens. I think that Apple has made a huge mistake, but maybe - MAYBE - they'll listen
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Re: "Telling a Story" ...
by Greg Burke 6 years ago
Send me your info. Are you in the Los angeles area I wear many hats. www.gregburkepost.com
I just don't get it
by John Davidson 6 years ago
I'm not completely sure what the problem people have with the FCPX demo are. Are there questions about details that we would like to know Of course! Are they so massive that I have to have nervous bre
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Re: I just don't get it
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
Mac n' Cheese seems like a good analogy for this. FCP X runs on a Mac, and some of the automatic stuff they demoed seems very cheesy. ;)
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Way to fib the length of a final movie?
by Chris Hein 6 years ago
I know this is a weird and cheating question, but is there any way to fib the time of a final FCP movie export, like a plug-in for FCP or QT... For example, if I have a movie that's 43sec but I need i
Re: Way to fib the length of a final movie?
by Rafael Amador 6 years ago
You are looking for a "Five dimensions video clip". I think you will need to deal with the "Theory of Relativity" to blend 43 seconds in 30 without distorting the reality. May be Einstein could write
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Why Do AI need to Be Saved As Version 8 to Import into C4D
by Gregory MacBeth 7 years ago
Hi, I am new to C4D and found a tutorial that showed how vector objects can be imported into C4D but required they be saved as version 8 ai files. After seeing this of course I had to validate it and
Re: Why Do AI need to Be Saved As Version 8 to Import into C4D
by Scott Thomas 6 years ago
Re: Adobe Illustrator Prior to version 9, Illustrator was natively working with Postscript. At version 9 they moved to PDF. It's probably just easier that way. Postscript has only been around 25 years
black magic
by rui carvalho 7 years ago
I bought a black magic card deck link extreme HD III but not notice the difference .. I installed the card driver but when I'm editing in final cut see no difference .. I have to install anything else
Re: black magic
by Scott Thomas 7 years ago
Probably not since the Pinnacle CineWave I'm guessing The reality is that CPU power advances faster than the custom silicon that is developed for video processing. After one generation, you end up wit
OT: Used D5 Tapes
by Kevin Monahan 8 years ago
My buddy has a mountain of one pass D5 tapes. Is there a market for these or should he send these to the recycler Kevin Monahan 60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009 www.fcpworld.com Author -
Re: OT: Used D5 Tapes
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
A long, long time ago I bought some used DigiBeta stock from these guys: http: www.carpelvideo.com They do tape recycling. Not sure what tapes are worth these days, but some extra cash might be nice.
Intensity Pro in Mac Pro Nehalem
by Wayne Gordon 8 years ago
I have been using Intensity Pro cards in Mac Pro's for about a year with no problems. This month I got three new "Nehalem" Mac Pro's and the problem I have is that when you boot the computer up for th
Re: Intensity Pro in Mac Pro Nehalem
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Let me know if you find a solution. I have an Intensity that could be put to use again.
Intensity Pro clarification
by John Brookhouse 8 years ago
I'm hoping you all can help me understand how the Intensity Pro works. I am trying to improve the quality of my keys so I'm trying to reduce the amount of compression on my videos. My camera records t
Re: Intensity Pro clarification
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
You've mixed MiniDV and Mpeg in the same sentence. I can only guess you have an HDV camera Playing an HDV tape out though the HDMI will be no better than a standard ingest of HDV material. But lets sa
Intensity Pro in Nehalem based MacPro
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Pulled my Intensity Pro which had been working fine in my old system and put it into a new 2009 Mac Pro. I've tried both slots 3 and 4 and the card will not show up. Plugged the card back into the old
Re: Intensity Pro in Nehalem based MacPro
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Spent a couple of months trying to get the Intensity to work. I ended up getting a Matrox MXO2 Mini to replace it. Overall, I think the Intensity cards are good. Don't know why mine wouldn't work. Hop
P2 1080 30i down-convert is UGLY
by John-Michael Trojan 8 years ago
HI - I just recieved some p2 footage from a director who shot both 720p and 1080 30i. My delivery is a standard NTSC d-beta and I'm trying to down-covert the two by setting up a standard NTSC timeline
Re: P2 1080 30i down-convert is UGLY
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
"Whoever thought to call it 1080i59.94 has a screw loose." I'm not saying he's right, but you are saying that one of the founders of Pixar "has a screw loose" :) http: www.alvyray.com DigitalTV Naming
HP SAN with Mac OS X
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Our company has just installed an HP MSA 2012FC. We have the link connected to a couple of Mac Pro systems running Leopard. The SAN serves up a 8TB partition to the Mac that we then format as HFS+. Up
Re: HP SAN with Mac OS X
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Thanks for the insight. The SAN is still not functional, and I've really washed my hands of it. I've given IT all of the information I've uncovered on their behalf and I'm not interested is working on
Xserve RAID Slowing Down
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Our promotion department has an XServe RAID that was working well with a 2007 MacPro 8-core system. This year they purchased a new Early 2009 MacPro and moved the Xserve to it. I'm now trying to figur
Re: Xserve RAID Slowing Down
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
I've thought about that. It's only about half full. I wasn't expecting that to cause a problem until around 80 or 90%. Do you think the 50% range could be a problem
Ugly Color Bars...
by Eric Johnson 8 years ago
Gentlemen: Are there any settings you can change in the camera that will effect the color bars that the camera lays to tape Also, does the camera properly represent -I and +Q signals in the color bars
Re: Ugly Color Bars...
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
I and Q are signals specific to NTSC and would only be correctly represented in that specific domain. So not only do you really not need it in the digital world, you can't really create a pure I and Q
Looking for a good sounding Lavalier Mic
by Howard Ferguson 8 years ago
Hi, I realize this is a little off topic, but we're looking for a good sounding Lavalier for some studio Talking heads projects. I know nothing of them. Any recommendations and testimonials would be v
Re: Looking for a good sounding Lavalier Mic
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
I second that recommendation for the Countryman's.
FCS3 - a handy guide. Maybe. Possibly.
by Ben Holmes 8 years ago
I know - it's a rumour (and probably reported here before - I've been away working, and not really looked at the Cow recently), but hey, there have to be plenty of people playing with this now, so it'
Re: Another week another useless rumor
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
This latest rumor sounds like it was written using a template of the FCS-2 release. Whoever wrote it could have at least made it interesting. But then again, perhaps that was the intended effect. Make
hooking up two monitors to a new MacPro
by Lang Elliott 8 years ago
Can someone tell me what the final conclusion was concerning the easiest way to hook up two monitors to a new MacPro that has a dual-link DVI and a Mini DisplayPort connector Reading earlier threads l
Re: hooking up two monitors to a new MacPro
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Unless I'm not understanding your question; To hook up a second monitor, all you need is the following. http: www.monoprice.com products product.asp c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5106&seq=1&
Accom Affinity Codec
by David Fortin 8 years ago
Does anyone have the Accom Affinity Codec they could send me I've searched the forum, but the links from the old posts are not working any more. I also emailed Accom technical support. But of course,
Re: Accom Affinity Codec
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Accom no longer exists. The assets were folded into Abekas a few years ago. The OS X version of the codec was PowerPC only. I would keep a PowerPC machine around, just to do transcoding. Or use the Wi
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