Saturday, September 24, 2011

Re: [Avid-L2] Steve Jobs is leaving Apple

 


While their products were always great (even the Mac Cube was
interesting for a toaster), I was never a fan of Steve's attitude. Too
elitist is how he came off, at least to me. But I wish him well and I
know this isn't the last of him we'll see.

--
Mark Santora
http://www.marksantora.com

On 8/24/2011 3:58 PM, Dom Q. Silverio wrote:
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> http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/24/steve-jobs-resigns-as-ceo-of-apple/
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> Should be in all major news outlet in couple of minutes.
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[Avid-L2] Re: Convert Flash to .mov?

 

I'm on OS 10.6.6. When I try streamclip it says I need perian to open the flash. The total media converter I mentioned seemed to do the job without perian so I'm good for now. VLC would play the flash but the export options didn't seem to offer a .mov. I'll be the first to admit I'm not much of a file conversion expert so I may be missing something in these apps. The total media converter seemed to have an extensive list of mobile device choices, dvd ntsc/pal/secam and all kinds of mpegs 1,4 and many more including iPod, iPhone play station etc.... I just did the simply .flv to .mov and it worked. The software was about $40.00 don't know how that would compare with perian. I'm leary of perian because of the potential for level differences with avid's ama vs import issues I've heard about.

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "paul.hartel" <phartel@...> wrote:
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> streamclip should do it. It should also be able to rip your dvd - even just a part of it, if it isn't encrypted. do you have quicktime pro? installed, available? If you're doing it on a system with FCP installed, the full QT options should be available - even from within streamclip; it is on my systems. I can convert to .mov with all sorts of options.
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> flash files - and that was something i didn't have to do on 5.8.
> and the install wasn't a smooth one, but eventually it worked.
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> i've got streamclip on this little laptop, running 4.1, and it opens dvds and flash without issue.
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> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@> wrote:
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> > Why does converting .flv to .mov seem to be convoluted?  I googled and saw perian for mpegsteamclip and I can play the .flv in VLC but my export options don't seem to include .mov.  I finally found Aiseesoft Total Media converter for Mac and that worked very easily.  Is there a part of the Adobe Production Bundle that would convert .flv to .mov?  I also thought I could open dvds in premiere pro in the past, is that no longer the case?  I was trying to open a dvd disk  (.cdr) image from my desktop with premiere pro but it  would not show up in the list even though the disk image icon appeared on the desktop after clicking on the .cdr file.  Am I missing something obvious?
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[Avid-L2] Re: Convert Flash to .mov?

 

streamclip should do it. It should also be able to rip your dvd - even just a part of it, if it isn't encrypted. do you have quicktime pro? installed, available? If you're doing it on a system with FCP installed, the full QT options should be available - even from within streamclip; it is on my systems. I can convert to .mov with all sorts of options.

what OS are you running? When I upgraded to 10.6 i had to go through
the noise of downloading perian and installing it before i could open
flash files - and that was something i didn't have to do on 5.8.
and the install wasn't a smooth one, but eventually it worked.

i've got streamclip on this little laptop, running 4.1, and it opens dvds and flash without issue.

paul

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@...> wrote:
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Re: [Avid-L2] Thunderbolt Drives Yet?

 


We have been running a Pegasus on our Imac, MC version 5. Standard and HD, no problem. 2nd
monitor hung on the end of the chain after the drive.

Mark

> Promise Pegasus R4 and R6 disk arrays are available, I have few connected to
> Mac Minis as UPnP audio/video servers.
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> From: David Dodson <davidadodson@sbcglobal.net>
> Reply-To: <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:21:03 +0400
> To: <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [Avid-L2] Thunderbolt Drives Yet?
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> if there are, in fact, any actual Thunderbolt drives available yet, but I
> can't find any reliable intel out there. Does anyone know what I can't seem
> to find out?
>
> Thanks,
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> David
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[Avid-L2] Re: Shared projects become local - ISIS 5000 & MC552 mac

 

Still really struggling on this one. Please help ...

Lots more details ans pix are available at

http://community.avid.com/forums/t/100575.aspx

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Christopher Lowden" <christopher@...> wrote:
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> Many thanks for the reply. This is a really strange problem. I cannot replicate the issue at desktop level. The lck files seem to have the right authorisations but I have had similar problems with authorisations being unstable on Mac in the past. I will investigate further.
> I don't seem to having any takers on this issue, even from avid which I find strange. It is a dull and rather unfocused issue but a very irritating one.
> Thanks again
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> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Christopher Lowden" <christopher@> wrote:
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> > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Christopher Lowden" <christopher@>
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> > > Hello
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> > > For the last 6 months I have been suffering with a strange and very
> > arbortary problem. I have numerous shared projects that for some reason
> > will, during an edit session, become local. I realise this because when
> > I do a save or clsoe a bin, the lock bin icon disappears as do the bold
> > bin graphics. The avid attic starts to record local but not the project
> > itself of the media, they stay on ther server. A restart of the machine
> > and all is back to normal. The real problem is that once the bug starts,
> > all the machines sharing the project start recording one over the other,
> > like in FCP, which is catastrophic.
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> > > The strangest thing is that I have this problem since about april. At
> > the time I had a unity 5 and MC v5 running on macs over fibre. This
> > summer I swapped the unity for an isis 5000 with new macs and a new
> > MC5.5.2 but the problem continues.
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> > > Even stranger thing is that I have another installation is another
> > building that is nearly identical and they don't have the problem. The
> > difference is that the issis that works is purely ethernet and the one
> > that is difficult has ethernet to fibre conversion.
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> > > I notice that I am not alone on this so I was wondering if anyone else
> > has this issue?
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[Avid-L2] Re: DCP files

 

Decoding a DCP is often a difficult task for a many reasons. Principally because there are very few DCP viewer apps. Why? because DCPs use special JPEG 2000 files encoded in XYZ colour space. Those apps that do exist, like Easy DCP, cost lots of money. Then you need a screen capture software to record the file. Your best bet is to ask on the opendcp forum. They are doing amazing work on an open source DCP converter.

http://groups.google.com/group/opendcp?pli=1

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Nigel Gourley" <avid-l@...> wrote:
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> To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Avid-L2] DCP files
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Re: [Avid-L2] Thunderbolt Drives Yet?

 

Promise Pegasus R4 and R6 disk arrays are available, I have few connected to
Mac Minis as UPnP audio/video servers.

From: David Dodson <davidadodson@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-To: <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:21:03 +0400
To: <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Avid-L2] Thunderbolt Drives Yet?

You know, I've been diligently doing my due diligence in trying to determine
if there are, in fact, any actual Thunderbolt drives available yet, but I
can't find any reliable intel out there. Does anyone know what I can't seem
to find out?

Thanks,

David

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[Avid-L2] Thunderbolt Drives Yet?

 


You know, I've been diligently doing my due diligence in trying to determine if there are, in fact, any actual Thunderbolt drives available yet, but I can't find any reliable intel out there. Does anyone know what I can't seem to find out?

Thanks,

David

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davidadodson@sbcglobal.net

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RE: [Avid-L2] DCP files

 

I think it's a copy providing it isn't encrypted..

N

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
ksirul
Sent: 23 September 2011 15:13
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] DCP files

A client has a DCP of his film and he wants a copy. Is it just a matter of
copying the file(s) or is there some process that needs to happen.

KEN

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Re: [Avid-L2] AVCHD importing

That's what I ended up doing.

On 24 Sep 2011, at 02:00, Wilson Chao wrote:

> I haven't seen MC "coping" with spanned clips. The individual files
> are OK, & I manually string them together. Given the modest data rate
> of AVCHD, 4GB yields about 25 minutes, and since I don't often shoot
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> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Roger Shufflebottom
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> >> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 4:46 PM, Steve Hullfish
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Friday, September 23, 2011

[Avid-L2] Re: AVI file in MXF for HD Closed Captioning?

 

Do you happen to know what kind of captioning system is required to create the .aaf?

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Bogdan Grigoresco <bogdan_grigorescu@...> wrote:
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> www.finale.tv
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> Subject: [Avid-L2] Re: AVI file in MXF for HD Closed Captioning?
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